Using the Five Elements on the Job

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Application gives us a true test of whether we’ve integrated knowledge. Understanding something can give us intellectual pleasure, while taking a concept and putting it out “in the field” to work with life’s many scenarios provides us with deeper awareness. It’s a feedback mechanism that helps us improve on the …

3 Benefits to Group Meditation & Ceremony

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While we maintain integral solitary meditation practices, I find it additionally valuable to engage in group meditative activity, whether that’s actual meditation practice or ceremony. The development levels vary within groups; backgrounds, experiences and skill sets also differ among participants. When ceremonial facilitation is performed with excellence, these distinctions dissolve, …

A Warrior’s Defense: Oprah’s Post On Belief

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This was my reply to a number of responders who seemed to show a pattern of blind skepticism on Oprah’s recent post. The pattern shows a strong disbelief for the ability to manifest experiences in our lives. First, I thought it was merely the definition people felt uncomfortable with. “Manifesting” …