Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Spring. Crocuses break through the earth signaling new life. And for many faith traditions, spring marks a time of spiritual rebirth as well, celebrated with holidays like Easter and Passover. What better time of year to share YOUR personal stories of renewal?! Enter Beliefnet.com's Stories of Renewal Writing Contest now by sharing your story. Did the birth of a child transform you? Have you changed careers? Beaten an addiction? Did you choose a new spiritual path or deepen your faith? We want to hear YOUR stories of renewal. Let this season inspire you!
Use your journal to share your personal story and to enter the Stories of Renewal Writing Contest.
Need help getting your journal started? Click here for instructions on creating a journal entry.
Your entries will be judged by an expert panel of writers. The winning story will be published on Beliefnet and featured in several newsletters and pages.
To enter the contest, simply indicate your interest in the comments section, then start writing! Length, style and content are up to you. The contest begins Monday, March 22 and ends Monday, April 12.
We’ll be highlighting the best contributions throughout the contest, so get yours in early!
We look forward to reading your contributions!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
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Hellmann's® and Best Foods® Mayonnaise to unveil the Real Food Project on Hellmanns.com, a comprehensive online resource offering tips and ideas on how to create real meals made with Real Food.
Because videos are great for multi-tasking moms, The Real Food Project features a series of entertaining how-to tutorials, hosted by Bobby Flay, to give us tools and techniques to prepare great-tasting, at-home meals for our families. Just by visiting www.Hellmanns.com, you can access a wide range of recipes, including sandwiches, entrees and side dishes, all designed to please picky palates. There are even chances to win great prizes like a kitchen essentials bundle, Bobby Flay Grill It and Hellmann's® and Best Foods® products by playing the "Wheel of Real" instant win game and entering the Real Food Sweepstakes.
"Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Hellmann's® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place."
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Ghosts, Spirits & Entities:
George Noory delved into the world of ghosts, spirits, and attached entities with alternative health practitioner and clairvoyant psychic Rita Louise, Ph.D. Louise recalled her first encounter with a "dead guy" at her childhood home -- a house built in 1898. In one area of the basement there was a shift in energy and the distinct impression of a man, she said. Louise went on to study at the Berkeley Psychic Institute and became part of house healing team there. One of her cases involved a three-year-old who claimed to have a boogie man in her closet. According to Louise, the girl had opened a door into the spirit world simply by allowing imaginary playmates into her life.
Louise described an attached entity as "a being without a body, with a ghost-like character." We tend to invite them in or something in our personalities attracts them to us, she said. Attached entities enter a person's auric field, the electromagnetic energy surrounding a physical body, where they can cause a host of problems, she continued. Louise believes these beings are responsible for mental conditions ranging from obsessive–compulsive disorder to schizophrenia. Though they have been known to stay attached to people, usually these entities feed off of a person's emotional energy until the victim stops the behavior that attracted them, she added.
Louise discussed her work as a soul healer/medical intuitive and shared details of her work with a woman suffering from bulimia. The patient had a very hungry young man in her auric field, Louise explained, noting that the woman would regularly consume a couple of boxes of cereal and a dozen eggs for breakfast, followed by five Big Macs (with all the trimmings) for lunch. Louise said she was able to resolve the case by moving the entity out of the woman's auric space and performing energy work on the entity.
She also spoke about non-human entities, the difference between demons and attached entities, as well as her experiences with ghost-hunting group Metroplex Paranormal Investigations. "There isn't really anything going on [at most of places the group visits] or it's residual energy that the people are picking up on," she explained, noting that active haunting cases are fairly rare. In the event that one's house is really haunted, Louise suggested giving the ghost a name and trying to communicate with it.
Thanks, CoastZone Newsletter.
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
—Susan J. Bissonette
Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
—Sarah Ban Breathnach
Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
—Rainer Maria Rilke
Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want —oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.
—W. Earl Hall
In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head.
—Emma Racine deFleur
Spring—an experience in immortality.
—Henry D. Thoreau
The force of Spring—
powerful beyond measure.
Spring is the Birthday of the World
'Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There's crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Happy First Day of Spring!
"You cannot change what you will not admit. In order to live fresh, you have to identify what needs to be discarded. A superficial change will not sustain your core values. Examine honestly."
"Remember the good memories that shine in your heart and let that light shine through you and out to others always."
"We need to stop taking each other for granted. We are only here for a brief moment. So let's enjoy each other while we are here, for tomorrow is not a promise."
"It's so wonderful and yet so difficult to live in the moment."
F- Free yourself of expectations.
R- Realize that every moment counts.
E- Eat more chocolate.
S- Service to others.
H- Heal your heart.
Today I see the beauty in each day.
Today life is filled with caring, sharing, loving.
Today is about acceptance of others, and myself.
Today cannot be replaced.