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What is Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness

The term sounds easy enough to comprehend, but there is a much deeper meaning. Terms like mindfulness and loving-kindness seem obvious, but you have to understand them before you can implement them, into your daily life. This reminds me of a conversation I, recently, had with a friend.…

The Fine Art of Smudging

An Aboriginal Canadian friend of mine who teaches at the Whispering Lodge in Toronto was explaining to me how physical or emotional healing cannot take place until the person is cleansed of any of the following conditions: 1) Emotional conditions such as resentment, bitterness, envy, jealousy and guilt 2) Negative thoughts about others or one’s past or future 3) Negative emotions such as grief, hatred, desire 4) Bad or evil spirits 5) Attachments or negative energy sent to us from other people In most Aboriginal traditions, a sweat lodge, basically a tent or teepee or cave filled with smoke and heat, is used to remedy the sick person of these conditions.…
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