The Illusion of Hope

March 17. 2016 | by Devi Archer | A-Ha! Moments, Featured Articles

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm - I’ve heard it in the chillest land - And on the strangest Sea - Yet - never - in Extremity, It asked a crumb - of me. ~ Emily Dickinson   This poem by Emily Dickinson is one of my favorites. It conveys so eloquently the romance, the love affair, with hope that so many of us have entrenched in our psyches; almost as if hope is an innate virtue and without it our humanity hangs askew on a twisted hinge. Recently I listened to a discourse where a Tibetan Lama was quoted as saying “the best place to stand is halfway between hope and hopelessness.” Immediately I felt the breath flee my body, realizing that for the majority of my life I...

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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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