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Saturday, May 10, 2014

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"True Spirituality is much more than what you believe and why you believe it." 


Your  Chakras Ascending

True spirituality is about how you live; 

it's about how well you serve; 
it's about your ability to listen; 

it's about your ability to lead;
it's about your ability to heal; 

it's about being willing to step into the unknown!
It's about falling down 9 times
but getting up 10 times to try it all over again.

It's about love!

It's about finding the light within and sharing it in a world that
often retreats into darkness."

                           James Weeks/Across The King's River

"True spirituality should remind you of your own divinity. And the light that you came to earth with. How can you grow in Spirit if you're not even aware
of your own light? The raw, unique, potential that you have to bring
healing, or art, or literature, or leadership, or medicine, or music,
or dance, or laughter, or science, or justice, or nourishment
to our world using YOUR light and the light
that flows to you from the Creator? 

May your light never go dim! 
May you trust your light! 
We need your light. 
So bring your light."

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2nd Chakra: Sexuality, Self-Gratification and Emotional Identity

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{As some of you know, I currently practice Bikram Yoga (at BYEH in East Harlem 
on 116th Street off 5th Avenue) and I actually used to teach Hatha Yoga.  As I was 
writing next week's article for my weekly column on herbs, I was moved to share 
this partial article from my website on chakra healing, as it is an active and 
daily healing practice of mine.  I hope you get something out of it.  
If you do - send me a comment and let me know.}

2nd Sacral Chakra – Swadhisthana

Swadhisthana is the second or sacral chakra and like the 1st Root Chakra (Mooladhara) it is related to the unconscious mind, but here the seat of the self begins to emerge. Swadhisthana actually means ‘dwelling place of the self’. It is closely situated just behind and above the 1st Chakra, being located at the coccyx base of the spine, or approximately 1 inch above the pubic bone at the front of the body.

The 2nd Chakra is related to the element of water and like the nature of water it provides those qualities, enabling movement, change and flexibility to the body and mind. The 2nd Chakra is very important in self development because it is the storehouse of all our personal impressions and habits from past actions. The energy of the sacral chakra is the stream and connective thread through this life and all our previous lives too. Its energy contains all our personal past impressions and experiences of body and mind, whereas the energy of the 1st Chakra is our biological genetic inheritance to our past ancestors and essential source of vital energy.

The sense associated with the sacral chakra is taste, the sense organ is the tongue and the organs of activity are the sexual organs, kidneys and entire urinary system. Therefore the sacral chakra is responsible for purification of all bodily fluids through the kidneys, bladder and lymph system, and for the continuation of life through the sex organs and glands of reproduction. It governs the gonads and production of sexual hormones and therefore has a very strong influence upon our moods and emotions. The sacral chakra is also linked to the mobility of our joints and especially the hip joints and pelvic area.

The instinct for survival and material security is sought through the first chakra and although the function of the second chakra is also linked to these, its emphasis is more on sexual activity and relationships which nurture survival and make life easier. It has a stronger sense of pleasure and enjoyment for the self, whereas the root chakra is pure survival. Sacral energy is very creative and manifests through a desire for sex, for relationship, for food and drink, for material comforts and is the energy of mind which finds great pleasure in them. The driving force of this very creative energy is continuation and largely involved with forming sexual relationships and having children. Therefore its important to purify this chakra and remove the negative imprints so that we may connect to another person in a healthy way.

Through the accelerated development that comes through our yoga practice we come to a greater self awareness and through this increased wisdom we come to accept ourselves and our personal history which completes who we are. Then we can fully unite with another person without hurting ourselves. So purifying the experiences stored on the continuum of the sacral chakra and also the root chakra is vital for our well-being in relations with others. With wisdom of the chakra system we can focus on the sacral chakra through postures (asanas) and breathing (pranayama) and with our intention to heal we can uproot the unconscious learned behaviors and the patterns of disharmony and dysfunction, which limit our capacity and our self esteem and become more and more empowered.

The sacral chakra is considered a feminine energy and often depicted symbolically as a flowing river when active and a crescent moon when inactive. The root chakra equates to the urgent raw power inherent in the color black/red, but the sacral chakra is more refined through the joyful nature inherent in the color red/orange. Being emotional in nature and related to the element of water, the sacral chakra energy is normally fluid, spontaneous and can be very unpredictable sometimes. For this reason the animal associated to this chakra is the crocodile, denoting its hidden dangers just below the waters surface.

In its natural state the second chakra brings a joyful and spontaneous expression to the self, through activities such as dance, rhythmic movement, exercise and art. The creative character of the sacral chakra needs to express itself, to bring out the inner potential and actualize it in form, which makes them natural artists, performers and inventors. They are constantly seeking new experiences and are the the type to change and transform any technique they learn and improve it, which can aggravate but also complement those of the old school with a strong faith in tradition.

Through being related to the element of water, the sacral chakra has a flexible, aesthetic and inventive nature that can help us adapt to new situations. Like water it can help us move around, over or under the obstacles of life. If this chakra is blocked we will find it hard to make changes to our life and patterns of behavior and probably feel stuck in a rut all the time. We may hold on consciously or be totally unaware of our sub-conscious holding onto the fears which prevent us from unfolding and evolving into the wonderful people we have the potential to be.

Through studying the science of chakra and yoga healing we can gain a deep insight into the nature of  the root causes of suffering in human nature. When this wisdom is applied to yoga postures (asanas), pranayama (breathing) and meditation we gain highly effective tools which liberate the energy of mind through the vehicle of the body. Since the moment we were born our willpower has been guiding our actions in this life and they have had outer and inner consequences. The inner consequences are trapped in our energy field of body and mind and shape our character, our biases, tendencies and points of view. When negative they cause illness and suffering and isolate us from love and from truth. Chakra yoga is like peeling an onion where we gradually uncover the layers of our being and remove the history trapped within us and causing suffering, and we keep on unfolding until we arrive at the emptiness of our center; the self realized enlightened awareness. 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

FYI - Weekly Teleconferences: Self-Discovery, Healing and Self-Empowerment

I'm sharing this information in the event you might benefit from the
 teleconferences. I've been studying with this teacher for over 
five years, and have found his classes to be extremely 
rewarding and spiritually elevating - 
inspiring happiness and hope.
~     ~     ~
His name is Peter Roth and I copied this introduction from his website:

Join our Monday night classes on the phone and with your computer and webcam.

Peter is continuing to offer Heart River evening classes on the special topics of self-discovery, healing and self-empowerment that people have been asking for. During the class, he works with attendees individually to intuitively provide insights into their life process according to the class theme.    

The classes are designed to help see how our lives are patterned and dominated by unconscious strengths and limitations.  Peter offers deep insights into these patterns so new life strategies can be developed.

Our souls are striving for fullness and happiness in the face of our limited minds and egos. When we can recognize our true soul identity and give it the freedom to help manage our challenges and be in touch with its higher needs, we can reach fulfillment.

Come to classes that will work with you to reach inward to the vast stretches of the Universe and the greater consciousness of your soul.

Learn how to change life habits to stop any grip of self-sabotage and move to a life of inner strength and greater happiness.

Classes are all on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and the cost is $30 per class unless you sign up for a package of any 5 for $125.  You can register for each class at and click on "Join Peter's Teleclasses" on the right side of the home page. Call 212-222-7748 or email for more information.

April 21 - What is your love path in this life? - How does love reveal itself in your life? Can you give it? Can you get it?  Are you attracting enough of it?  What about your self-love?  Let's see what we can learn about you.  Come to a class where Peter and Human Design will both reveal some important patterns for you to know about.

April 28 - Identifying past life times - Students have loved these past life time classes as Peter has tapped into their soul histories.  It's not just about the entertainment value.  Peter will find lifetimes that have important meaning in today's trials.  Knowing our past is about knowing ourselves better.  Join this fascinating class that will offer intriguingly valuable insights.

May 5 - How you think differently - Not surprisingly, we all think differently  Fortunately, the Human Design System can discern the unique way your particular mind works.  Peter will talk about the many ways the System can decipher thinking and explain how your unique mind is revealed through it.  He will also use his higher consciousness to hear what the Universe has to say about the way you think.

May 12 - What is your abundance theme? - Is abundance working for you?  What strategies are needed to get more of it?  Peter will both work intuitively and through Human Design to get at the core of your unique abundance nature.  He'll need your birth data to prepare your chart ahead of class.

May 19 - What traits does your higher self attune to? - You are being guided by your mind, your ego and your soul as well as having beings on other planes support you.  Often, our survival mechanisms allow our minds and egos to prevail and often we are not living in the full context that our soul and higher self would prefer.  Peter will tap into the Universal Mind to hear from your higher self as well as look at your Human Design to see what it they have to say about your ideal traits.

June 2 - Where do you really come from? - We've had past lives and also have a life outside of corporeal life.  These show us our soul journey.  Not all of us are truly earthlings with the focus on lives we take here.  Many are from other places and have come here to experience and support the Earth's evolution.  Peter will look far back and see where your origins stem from.  You might be very surprised.

June 9 - What do you have to let go of? - We all have deep blocks that keep us from fulfillment.  Peter will tap in to your energy patterns and look for the theme(s) that are holding you back.  Just showing up for this class is a step in the right direction.

June 16 - What is your real job in this life? - We are all here for important reasons on our soul journey.  So many people are unsatisfied with their circumstances and limitations in life.  They might say "There's got to be more to it".  Perhaps there is and maybe we can find out.  Peter can tap in to your soul patterns and speak from a higher consciousness to offer more information and help you understand your purpose better.  He can also refer to your Human Design and see how it describes your role.  Call ahead with your birth information for him to do that.

June 23 - What are the past life patterns you're healing? - What issues from our past lives are we still dealing with?  Probably many.  What is the karma that we need to change?  What can we expect to complete in this life?  Our past life history is mostly veiled from us so we don't second guess ourselves too much.  What can we know that can help us heal and grow best?  Peter will ask in the Universe for answers.

June 30 - What is your crisis tone? - We all respond differently to crisis.  Peter will tap in to see the response he gets about you in the Universe.  He'll also use information in your Human Design.   

Monday, May 5, 2014

MY eBOOK - Just Finalized the Front AND Back covers!!!

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Hi Everyone!  I've been working feverishly for you . . . and have whittled down the Steps to only "7" now instead of the original 10 Easy Steps to Better Health.  It won't be ready for launch by Mother's Day as I'd hoped, but will be within the next 6-8 weeks.  I was thinking about setting up a page on my website ( where you can pre-order yours now . . . but I also haven't decided whether the eBook will cost $3 or $5 (or $285.00!!!!)  Yeah, that's a joke.

I'm gonna make getting healthier easier than ever for you.  I'm even going to include some "home made exercise" where you don't have to go to a gym or need any special work-out clothes or music.  This INTRO book will be filled with simple explanations that will revolutionize how you understand and look at illness/disease, how you can remedy most imbalances with simple herbal teas and small changes in your daily habits, some great pictures of herbs (to help you identify herbs that you probably walk by every day), and some real easy herbal formulas to work on eliminating those pain in the butt chronic illness that you can't seem to get rid of.

You'll be pleased!!!  I Promise!

It would be even better if you let me know what topics or issues I could address for you in the book (like having your own personalized healing manual).  Just shoot me an email or include a comment below, and I'll get right on it.

I've included the Table of Contents below . . . as I don't believe it will change much more.

INTRO to Herbs are Nature’s Medicine


I.         Access Your Power to Create Better Health
You Were Created in the Image of God – You Can Do Anything
~ Just Do It At Your Own Pace

II.      Living in Rhythm with the Universe
~ As It Is Above, So It Is Below

STEP 1.    Adjust to the Earth's Daily Three 8-hour Cycles
                        ELIMINATE ~ 4am to 12noon
                        NOURISH ~ 12noon to 8pm
                        REJUVENATE ~ 8pm to 4am

STEP 2.    Understanding the Elements Can Save Your Life
 Ether / Air / Fire / Water / Wood / Earth / Metal

STEP 3.     Herbs and How They Work to Heal Us
                        Herbal Therapies / Herbal Properties / Herbal Modalities

STEP 4.     Healing Beyond Diet and Fitness
                        The Chakras & Your Emotions

STEP 5.     The Zodiac: Your Sign is a Sign (to Your Strengths)
                        AIR SIGNS: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
                        FIRE SIGNS: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
                        WATER SIGNS: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
                        EARTH SIGNS: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

STEP 6.     Are You Eating to Live or Are You Killing Yourself (And Your Body is Just
                        Going Along With Your Program) ~ Kitchen Herbology

STEP 7.     Move Your Body/Change your Habits ~ Or You Will Die (Earlier)
                        Home-Made Exercise

III.   Your Mind is Not in Charge
~ You Are a Spiritual Being Having a Physical Experience

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