Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra – Delving Into the Depths of Subconscious Healing


January 25. 2018 | by Devi Archer | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles


No matter how well we work it out, cope with it, exercise it away, or even try to ignore it, we all feel how the accumulation of stress, trauma, and emotional turmoil affects...

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Centered in Being

Centered in Being


June 22. 2017 | by Devi Archer | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles


What does is mean to be “ Centered in Being ”? Many times we hear or use familiar expressions like “centered” “losing your center”, or “left of center”...

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Mindful Resistance - Overcoming Conflict

Mindful Resistance – Overcoming Conflict


January 26. 2017 | by Devi Archer | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles


Is mindful resistance possible? Let’s begin by exploring the characteristics of these two seemingly disparate states of being. Mindfulness is focusing our...

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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


  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


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


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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Creating the Healing Gift of Full Presence through Deep Listening


January 20. 2016 | by Brook Still | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles


People have always had challenges, pains, and sufferings. The most powerful way to heal that trauma is by coming together with one another and being fully present with each other through listening deeply. Deep listening is a practice that has been the cornerstone of indigenous healers for centuries, myself included. It is not only practiced when we work with those who have come for healing, but also when we move in nature. This is where it shifts from having a conversation heart to heart with another, to heart to nature, where the trees, plants and deva’s speak with us from that state of open awareness, the depth of deep listening. My best reference; a deep contemplation in a relaxed state. This space of being in nature creates deep peace. This sacred way of being is taught to us when we are young. This is not the way most Westerners have been trained. Because of this when we start to process our pain we stop it mid-track. We feel unsafe, judged, or not heard, and because of this we shut down,...

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Free Healers Meditation for Overflowing Energy

Listen to Brook’s teachings on why we sometimes feel depleted when working or interacting with others and a powerful meditation to make sure you always have more than enough energy to be of the best service possible!

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