Dr.Alan Chong and his HOA show: Healthier, Happier YOU. Heidi was invited to share her thoughts and insights about the importance of alignment. Physical alignment was first possible by the manipulation of a chiropractor which made it possible for her - the first time in her life - to stay really UPRIGHT. Then she experienced that the body regulated itself to be upright in the moment of stepping into her full and authentic voice while singing, when the breathing and the emanation were aligned with the body and the intention to send out the musical message. Personal growth is also the result of the alignment with our highest visions of ourselves, what we want to become and what our soul's purpose is.
My husband told me about a thread in facebook where someone presented some ideas - and then this tread was taken over by men who were fighting about who was better and more right than the other - and the sense of the discussion was completely lost in the battle of predominancy. Nothing unusual, you might say. But there is a BUT. The people involved claim to be “highly evolved” in the “integral state of consciousness” and on the “leading edge of our present culture”. Wow! Do they really believe that about themselves? Don’t they instead behave like humans have behaved for thousands of years? The fight for “being the boss” and dim down the others under MY power? If not physical power, it has become the power of the mind, the power of knowing more - all still used in the very old ways of putting oneself on the pedestal and devaluating others. Far [...]
A journey through belief systems and their impact on life and death. I am in a age where deaths begin to occur, parents, schoolmates, lovers, even children. My father died 30 years ago of cancer in age 59. Everybody agreed that he was “too young” to die, but he didn’t make it in face of the ultimate failure of his life’s goal: to be elected as the first mayor of our city. Life seemed not to give him any more a stimulus to go on and so he died with in a few months. He died at home, my mother was the main caretaker, assisted by myself or my sister. It was an intense time which took me 20 years to finally integrate. I had dared to look into his eyes, to create a deep heart connection with him, be there for him – while everybody else was only concerned about the outward care, the morphine [...]
From the beginning of our life we are going through periods of beginning, blossoming and then ending. With every new triumph we have to let go the previously known ease of being. This becomes most obvious in our transition from childhood to becoming an adult. The teenage years are a challenge to all young people - and you might have some equivocal memories of your own as well. Marriage, your own children - who finally leave home, your professional life begins, changes, maybe ends all together. Your husband or wife leaves you for somebody else. Painful experiences, but yet, life goes on and we have a right to live it fully and not get stuck by what has happened by the actions of other people, not even if they are as close as the own family. Then your parents die, friends, your spouse or even your child - and now? Or you have to face your own death, your [...]
Talking about RELATIONSHIPS: Are your relationships in a flow? Are they easygoing, smooth and satisfying? And how is your relationship to yourself? These are the topics we often talk about here in this blog. To create really good relationships with others necessitates to have a REALLY good relationship with ourselves and from there go out into the world. My friend Bence Ganti is really successful with his "Flow Therapy", which is not really a therapy for when you are not well, but it is a process for growing up and waking up. As you know, we are working on the same subject but with different methods. Interesting to watch others and how they do their work (I participated in one of his workshops which was great) Check out the website of the Integral Academy in Budapest HERE
Considering the topic RELATIONSHIPS from a different perspective: What can our relationship with animals teach us about us and our relationship to ourselves and others? In this period this exact question shows up for me ever and ever again. Not by chance, I guess! Here a conversation with Sangita Iyer,(recording from our show "Connections Forum") a woman born in India in close contacts with elephants - and then, when she went to Canada and adopted the life in western civilization she completely forgot about them. Then, some years ago, coming back to India and being confronted with the reality there, she was touched deeply by the suffering of her beloved elephants and she decided to create a film "Gods in Chains" which will come out soon. Sangita since her return to India created a strong bond to elephants again and she understood much better than in childhood what humans can learn from them. So she created an [...]
This is Tommy, my favorite cat. When he came to me 11 years ago he was 4 months old but so tiny that he would stay in my open hand. He needed to be protected against the dog and the older and bigger cats. This was the beginning of our intimate journey together: he alone allowed into the house, even into the bedroom, special conditions everywhere beginning with the special food to make him catch up with his growth and many special treats to come. Now Tommy is ill, seriously, his thyroid is completely crazy, his heartbeat extremely high and he doesn't want to eat. He lies somewhere, half dead, sad, unhappy, and I am sad and unhappy, too. I posted this photo and a short text, asking people to send healing energy to him, 2 days ago on G+ -- and I was blown away by the response: so far 762 plusses and 34 [...]
HOW CAN WE MANAGE DIFFICULT MOMENTS, WHEN WE ENTERINTOO STRESS AND OUR EMOTIONS RUN AMOK? These are the moments when we can realize what kind of relationship we have to ourselves. Are we able to calm down or do we get deeper and deeper into overwhelm and hyper excitement? In our last show of CONNECTION with special guest Vicki Lewis we explored the possibilities to learn how to do this. Several techniques were explained which are equally used in spiritual communities, like for instance the breathing exercises and the concentration on the body. At about 23:15 Vicki disclosed her ability to communicate with animals and there was an animated discussion about our relationship with animals. What is the difference? What are animals communicating to us. The conclusion: LIVING WITH ANIMALS IS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
This is one of our PRE-EVENTS for the WISDOM FACTORY with the creator of the colorful artwork SCOTT MARSHALL He shares with you how his life changed radically when he came in contact with the INTEGRAL WORLDVIEW. It is an inspiration for everyone to get curious and to see what is in for them, how their life can change to the better when they see themselves and the world from a different perspective which - all of the sudden - makes sense. Visit The WISDOM FACTORY and especially the video archive on Integral Theory and our Life
I just came across an article by Robbie Gonzalez which I want to share with you, my audience in regard to relationships. who holds the power in a relationship? It is surprising how we can detect by the use of specific words how the authority relationship between people is. Go back to your email exchange with a boss or with your beloved and have a look who is using the word "I" more often, who is speaking more about him or herself? And guess what the power-relationship is between you and the other person? Check out this article http://io9.com/to-see-who-holds-the-power-in-your-relationships-check-1630619630 and have fun in finding out! I especially like the quote at the end of the article citing Alix Spiegel: "You can't change who you are by changing your language; you can only change your language by changing who you are".This is what his research indicates.