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Twilight Zone

It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call ….. The Twilight Zone. ~Rod Serling

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Into The Woods

For The Love Of Trees. Wonder. Wisdom. Words Recommends This Digital Goodread: Emergence Magazine Issue No. 7 ~ Trees

Bear witness to wildfire, discover the memories held within the rings of a tree, trace the origin of the apple, experience the aromas of trees, visit the church forests of Ethiopia, honor the difficult histories that trees hold for our communities, and discover a village in India that is reclaiming a vital and ancient relationship between trees and women. Emergence Magazine is a quarterly online publication featuring innovative stories that explore the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. An editorially independent initiative of the Kalliopeia Foundation ~who responds to the global need to take spiritual as well as physical responsibility for our common home.

Menla Mountain

Subtler Shifts: Steady Awareness In Practice + Life With Elena Brower | Menla Mountain Retreat Catskills | March 27-29, 2020. Note: Canceled| To Be Rescheduled Due To Menla Closure In Response To COVID-19.

 Spring Retreat. For The Love Of Body Mind Spirit. Save The Date. This weekend journey with yogini Elena Brower will offer your body and mind a comprehensive reset. From asana to meditation, active movement to nidra, explore what it means to cultivate the subtler shifts within you to welcome a sweet freedom in your daily life. Set in a secluded valley surrounded by thousands of acres of forest preserve in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, Menla ~the Tibetan name for the Medicine Buddha, is a hidden oasis featuring a conference center, yoga studio, meditation sanctuary, and a state-of-the-art healing arts center grounded in rare and ancient Tibetan therapies in conjunction with other holistic paradigms. An awe-inspiring place that will continue to become a thriving resource for health, healing, and spiritual evolution for many years to come.

Menla Mountain Retreat | Dewa Spa + Healing Center

A project of Tibet House US spearheaded by American Buddhist Author and Academic Robert Thurman ~with a vision to draw from Tibetan wisdom sciences to reinforce the new wave of holistic integrative medicine now emerging in Western societies, Menla offers a rich tapestry of wellness experiences and activities including: individual and group retreats, workshops with renowned teachers, yoga and meditation, healing therapies and bodywork, and various levels of mountain forest hiking and personalized nature immersion experiences. Guests choose from a variety of eco-friendly, causally chic and comfortable accommodations, plus enjoy delicious gourmet vegetarian cuisine ~much of which comes from their own organic garden.

About: Teacher, author, speaker, and Double Diamond leader with doTERRA, Brower has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. Her first book, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages, and her second book, Practice You: A Journal, is now a bestseller from Sounds True. She has contributed to Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen + more. For Truth. Goodness. Beauty. visit Brower’s website and listen to her globally beloved Practice You Podcast.

Kerouac Rules

Be in love with your life, every detail of it. ~Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian ancestry. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his method of spontaneous prose.

Kerouac’s 3o Beliefs: Blueprint For Writing + A Meditation On Life
  1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
  2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
  3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
  4. Be in love with yr life
  5. Something that you feel will find its own form
  6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
  7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
  8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
  9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
  10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
  11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
  12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
  13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
  14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
  15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
  16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
  17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
  18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
  19. Accept loss forever
  20. Believe in the holy contour of life
  21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
  22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
  23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
  24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
  25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
  26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
  27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
  28. Composing wild, undisciplined, coming in from under, crazier the better
  29. You’re a Genius all the time
  30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

Mantra Meditation

 Meaningful Mantra For A New Year 

A mantra is a sound, syllable or group of words which, when recited, are regarded as capable of producing spiritual transformation. A word common in the eastern world made up of two words: man meaning “mind,” and tra meaning “instrument.” So, a mantra is an instrument of the mind. In eastern religions, and the mystical traditions of Christianity, mediators use mantras to center themselves and bring greater unity between the mind, body and spirit.

In many respects, a New Year’s Resolution is a kind of mantra. But, like mantras, resolutions must be practiced daily with intention and integrated into your way of being. Find a positive mindset mantra that resonates for you. To each his/her own. Think personalization and empowerment. Then, meditate. In fact, if you make only one resolution this New Year’s, choose to meditate every day. Align yourself for a stellar year ahead. Meaningful mantras will manifest.

Giving Thanks

Wishing You Friendship By The Fireside, Peace For The Pathway, Hope For The Journey + Safe Travels This Thanksgiving Season. May it be one of gratitude to see our lives more clearly and thankfulness to brings us back to the present moment, and the fulfillment we find there. Note: Wonder. Wisdom. Words. will be on a social media hiatus for spiritual maintenance through the holidays. To be continued 2020. Until then, enjoy the archives.