Monday, October 26, 2009

Karma Necklace

What goes around, comes around. Create a Karma Necklace to wear as a reminder to keep the circle positive, peaceful and loving.

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Karma means "deed" or "act" and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction that governs all life.

According to Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, we produce Karma in four ways:

* through thoughts
* through words
* through actions that we perform ourselves
* through actions others do under our instructions

Everything that we have ever thought, spoken, done or caused is Karma; as is also that which we think, speak or do this very moment. After death we lose Kriya Shakti (ability to act) and do karma. Actions performed consciously are weighted more heavily than those done unconsciously. But just as poison affects us if taken unknowingly, suffering caused unintentionally will also give appropriate karmic effect. We are in position to do something about our destiny by doing the right thing at the right time. Through positive actions, pure thoughts, prayer, mantra and meditation, we can resolve the influence of the karma in present life and turn the destiny for the better. A spiritual master knowing the sequence in which our Karma will bear fruit, can help us. As humans, we have the opportunity to speed up our spiritual progress with practice of good Karma. We produce negative karma because we lack knowledge and clarity.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

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Monday, October 12, 2009

October Birthstones - Opal, Tourmaline & Jasper

October Birthstones: Opal, Tourmaline & Jasper

The modern & Ayurvedic birthstone for October is Opal, the traditional birthstone is tourmaline and the mystical birthstone is jasper. Opal is a mineraloid gel which is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl and basalt. Opal is said to be an overall chakra tuner.

Tourmaline is a crystal silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is reputed to keep one in the here and now.

Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color. Jasper is said to bring good fortune and new beginnings to the wearer!!

October always gets me in the mood for crisp days filled with colorful leaves & the beginning of the Holiday madness :) While Down-Under in Australia it is spring time with Spring breaks & all. Read more about it on Annette's blog: Under the Loupe.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I think everyone knows someone affected by this disease. And this month there are so many ways to help raise funds for research and prevention ranging from pink M&Ms to Quilted Northern Toilet Paper to beautiful pink Jewelry.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

World Teachers' Day

I learned about World Teachers' Day earlier this year so I was able to take some time and think about what defines a teacher for me. I learned from many people in my life; school teachers, yogis, college professors and others. Some of these 'teachers' didn't even know that I have learned from their examples, words and deeds. A big thank you to them and future teachers. Be sure to take some time to recognize your teachers, past and present :)

World Teachers' Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994, commemorates teachers’ organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. ~Wiki

Ataturk teaching the children of Turkey the Latin alphabet, a statue in Istanbul (Asian side)