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  1. Healing Brokenness
    11 Nov, 2018
    Healing Brokenness
    Healing Brokenness When I’m sad, or when I mourn, you can find me balled up on the floor. The pain is so great that all I can do is lay there with my knees closed in towards my chest. In what’s called, “child pose,” I’m using my body to express how I feel. By using positions that we naturally assume, Yoga offers a way to release emotions that are buried deep; allowing for an unspoken release.  The practice of yoga lightens the load, confirming its multi-faceted fitness of the mind, body and
  2. Coptic Mantras- Pressing Away From Sickness
    03 Nov, 2018
    Coptic Mantras- Pressing Away From Sickness
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  3. Prayer Beading
    02 Aug, 2018
    Prayer Beading
    Scriptures About Prayer Philippians 4:6  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6) 2 Chronicles 7:14  if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be
  4. Yoga and Diet
    20 Oct, 2018
    Yoga and Diet
    The Serpent and The Staff, a symbol for good health and healing...  Today's world offers little in regard to good health. With lack of exercise and poor diet, too many find themselves swimming in a pool of disease or of sickness. In the past the symbol of the staff and the serpent represented healing. Its origin is biblical chronicling how when in the desert the Israelites were told to look at the staff with the coiled serpent to cure themselves of their sickness and were healed.  Recently
  5. Wheel Pose, a Rainbow Bridge
    23 Sep, 2018
    Wheel Pose, a Rainbow Bridge
    Rainbows are Promises. From it's first appearance, it has continually reminded all that there's mercy for after the waters swallowed whole the world, it is the symbol that assures us of a future peace, of restoration.  Genesis 9:16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth. Experiencing daily headlines of gloom and doom, the comfort found in a promise is all the more
  6. Happy New Year in September
    11 Sep, 2018
    Happy New Year in September
    For two thousand years, Ethiopians have been celebrating the new year on September 11th and 12th. Celebrating Christmas in September, it is believed, by the Orthodox Ethiopian Church that September 11th is date that marks the birth of Lord Jesus Christ. According to Ethiopian biblical scholar, Nibure-id Ermias, not only is it the date of the birth of Christ but also, Mary, other Saints and the wisemen who visited the Christ child at his birth.    Western societies use the Gregorian calendar,
  7. A Coptic's Anahata, the Heart Chakra
    08 Sep, 2018
    A Coptic's Anahata, the Heart Chakra
    A Coptic's Anahata, the Heart Chakra In the middle of the chakras lies the heart, in the middle of the Beatitudes, scriptural blessings, lies the summoning of a pure heart. Both are one of many in a list but first in its importance, as  the heart is the source of what we do and what we say. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (Matthew 12:34b) The following comparison of  the heart chakra and the biblically based "pure heart" offers a unique perspective. It redefines the
  8. Guided Meditation A
    05 Sep, 2018
    Guided Meditation A
    Guided Meditation Close your eyes. Deepen your breath, extending your exhale. I want you to see what you see, darkness. Adjust your bodily position so that your eyes face the ceiling. Imagine lifting up slowly, rising so that your nose touches the ceiling. Now, imagine rising above the building. Looking back you can see the tops of the building becoming smaller and smaller and you rise higher and higher. Now look around. You can see puffy clouds in a blue sky, maybe a flock of birds passing by.
  9. Wholly, Holy
    25 Aug, 2018
    Wholly, Holy
    Wholly Holy Holiness is the purest state of being. It’s been called Kundalini, the serpent like rod of energy conducted through the spine by the unblocking of the flow of its powerful force. It’s set free by the removal of blockages, meaning its free from whatever prevents its flow. To the Hindu, holiness is often a place, object or divine being. Whether the Ganges River or the silver coins on altars, the idea that holiness is assigned to something outside of self contrasts to the concept