09 Mar 2012
in Ayurvedic Medicine, healing systems, Holi, holistic health, interconnection, medical systems
Tags: ancient sages, art to medicine, Bhangra music, care, classical texts of Ayurveda, collaboration, colors, demon king, demoness, disease, emotional balance, good of the patient, healing system, health, Hindu, Hippocratic Oath, Hiranyakashyap, Holi, Holi bonfire, Holi Festival, Holika, India, La Tomatina, Lord Naarayana, Lord Vishnu, medical system, mental balance, physical balance, Prahlad, prayer, story of Holi, Supreme God, sympathy, tomato fight, triumph of good over evil, unity in diversity, universe repeats itself, warmth, when the student is ready, world religions
I have celebrated two Holi’s in India with some of the most beautiful people I have met. My first Holi- colors flying everywhere, dancing under a rain shower to Bhangra music with a large group of laughing, exuberant people from various states in India and various countries around the world. Holi, in its array of colors has many stories to share, and my thoughts turn to many possibilities and interpretations of its message. Holi- what is it really?
Those of us in the West who are familiar with Holi, even vaguely so, think of a rainbow of colors, the Indian version of Spain’s tomato fight, La Tomatina. The throwing of colors, as fun as it is (an understatement!), is only one aspect of the festival. More
26 Sep 2011
in cancer, chronic illness, electromagnetism, healing, healing systems, health, meditation, mental health, mind-body connection, mind-body health, miracles, physics
Tags: cancer, chronic illness, electromagnetism, healing, health, meditation, mind-body connection, mind-body health, miracles, paralysis
The mind-body connection. How far connected is it exactly and what does this mean?
photo credit: tejiendoelmundo
Many have heard the wonder stories of people who have miraculously cured themselves of cancer, even recovered from paralysis. What has your reaction been? Amazement? Wonder? Hope? Disbelief? –even anger? For an individual living in relative health the stories are often just stories. For those struggling with a chronic illness or condition or having watched someone else do so, the mind may see-saw from one of enthusiastic inspiration to frustrated despair. More