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January 2016 – Discovering Hidden Patterns from our Genetics


April 6. 2017 | by Brook Still | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Videos

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In this A-Ha! Moments excerpt Brook Still shares a teaching on how hidden patterns from our genetics can show up and how many generations back these can affect...

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Maneuvering Through the Drama Triangle to Heal Deep Seeded Emotional Triggers

How to Heal Deep Seeded Emotional Triggers


June 9. 2016 | by Brook Still | Ask Brook, Featured Articles

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Q. How do we heal through deep seeded emotional triggers when they've been practiced for years? ~ Talya – B.C. Canada   A. The most powerful way I’ve found to heal deep seeded emotional triggers is to get really real with myself by asking the poignant question of “What part am I playing in this reactive state to my emotional trigger?” “What am I getting out of this that I am so willing to go into this reaction over and over again?” Once I’ve sat with these questions I can usually point it out to a role in the drama triangle. The roles of the drama triangle are Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer. And most of the time, it is one of the major three energies under each role in this triangle. It is also tied into feeling the need to be honored, being justified in our actions, being heard, receiving some form of acknowledgment of worth, feeling loved or the need for connection with others even if it isn’t positive - it’s still a connection. There is a remarkable way...

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The Three Gunas of Ayurveda

The Three Gunas of Ayurveda


April 14. 2016 | by Devi Archer | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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  According to Sankhya philosophy and the cosmology of Ayurveda, all of creation is a complex interplay of consciousness and nature-matter.  Arising from the foundation of primordial nature are three interdependent attributes known as the three Gunas.  The word “Guna” is translated as “string”, “thread” or “strand”, which implies that they are fundamental forces interwoven throughout all things and all beings in the natural world.  The three Gunas are referred to as Sattva (the essence of balance and absence from craving), Rajas (energy and desire), and Tamas (substance and inertia).  The expressions of these three Gunas manifest in various proportions and are always in flux.  Sattva is considered to be predominant when the qualities of Rajas and Tamas are balanced or in harmony. The Three Gunas: Essence of Sattva: adaptable, awakening, beingness, brightness, calm, clarity, compassion, complete, constructive, creative, equanimity, fulfillment, happiness, harmony, holistic, illumination, intelligence, joy, knowledge, light, luminosity, peace, preservation, purity, positive, tranquility, transcendence, truth, unifying, and virtuous. Tendencies of Rajas: activity, agitation, anxiety, approval-seeking, argumentative, attachment to material objects, pleasure and stimulation of the senses, competition, control,...

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What To Think During Meditation – Do We Need To Master Our Mental Chatter?


March 10. 2016 | by Brook Still | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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Mental chatter in meditation is something most people feel they have to stop, however, there is an easy way to master this with remarkable results.  Let’s look at this from a different point of view.  Many often wonder what to think during meditation to stop the chatter.  It's not about stopping the mental chatter, it’s about moving outside of your thoughts going through their motions.  It’s like noticing what your brain is thinking and not being personally involved in it.  The quality of your thoughts are important for inner happiness, but to think you cannot meditate with any thoughts is a set up for failure.  It’s like saying you can’t meditate unless it is completely quiet around you.  Yet can you not hear yourself breathing or the pulsation of your blood being pumped through your ears?  If this were the case, only the deaf could meditate.  Your brain is a gift, it's doing its job coming up with new wonderful ways of playing and experiencing life.  Where it can cause a disturbance in your meditation is when you are not...

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Unlearning – The Way to Dig Out a Lifetime of Opposing Beliefs


February 11. 2016 | by Brook Still | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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People will sum you up in a heartbeat.  They will look at your physical appearance and make judgments.  They’ll ask what your value is by questioning, “So, what do you do for a living?” They’ll check out what car you drive or the house you live in.  From our current social training and conditioning this all makes a big impression on who you are and what you’re worth. For some reason (probably because my Mom was a hippie, thank you Mom!), I didn’t fully get the depth of this social conditioning until my husband and I did a massive remodel of our home and we started having our daughter’s friends come over.  Seeing how they and their parents would react to the girls and I before they saw our home, compared to afterwards, was eye opening and made me feel really uncomfortable.  I am a very down to earth type of person and our home basically became a mini-mansion, by far the largest house in our lovely middle class neighborhood.  My husband relished in it.  You could see he loved...

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When a Laugh Really Isn’t Funny


January 28. 2016 | by Brook Still | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

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I love a good laugh and being able to laugh at oneself is of utmost importance in getting through this whole life process without taking yourself too seriously.  There is however a major difference in laughing at yourself and using self-deprecating humor.  I have found that a lot of young people pick up this behavior as a way to maneuver through school and often they  wind up carrying it into adulthood causing great harm to themselves.  So sure, everyone is laughing at your jokes, however, you are using your words against you.  Though the adulation of making others laugh may feel great, inside you feel small and insignificant, and you end up programming your brain that you are those  things. This is some of the worst programming we can do on ourselves.  It usually starts with someone poking fun at us, then even stronger than that, full blown bullying starts with: look at so and so they’re ugly, stupid, fat, have nasty acne, and the list goes on and on.  If the bullying is really bad our defense mechanism may...

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