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Anyone who can turn trimmed hair and discarded hosiery into an ecologically beneficial cottage industry must be onto something. That’s just one of many amazing alchemical efforts brought forth by Matter of Trust, an “ecological public charity” whose mission is to “Link ideas, spark action and materialize sustainable systems. This often involves connecting, and in some cases jump-starting, people and ideas to create new systems that run on “surplus” – stuff nobody else wants. There’s also a strong eco-educational component to the mission.
The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University or Portland, OR. May 3 2009
As graduations have passed, summer allows a time of integration to those who will be experiencing themselves within the world in new ways. Though we may not have been at commencement many of us will live the experience this expansion.
I close my eyes as I walk into the forest. The air is crisp and clean tonight as my feet walk the well known path with ease. It is almost total darkness in the woods, but I know if I keep my eyes closed for just a few more seconds, they’ll adjust. It’s those last moments that get me. I’m with the dog, but suddenly I’m scared. What if I trip on a root or walk into a tree? What if someone comes up from behind me? Unknown fears creep up too, from a dark place deep inside. What if I stay lost here forever?
I invite you to begin a Healing Movement practice. With this introduction to movement and dance for healing anyone can begin. Start where you are and go where the dance leads you!
I invite you to begin a Healing Movement practice.
Collectively, we have been overlooking our innate ability to reduce the long-term effects of stress, anxiety, trauma, and injury. Day-to-day stress, worry, fear, and emotional or physical trauma, all cause involuntary muscular contractions to occur. Ideally, these muscular contractions relax after the circumstances pass. However, if the stress or anxiety is long-term, or the trauma or injury is deeply embedded in the brain, muscular tension will become habitual unless we intentionally release it.
I had a dream last night that I laid underneath a chestnut grand piano, submersed in water, knowing and surrendering to the fact that I was dying, as my heartbeat slowly danced its way to a complete stop, until I was surrounded by light. The dying part of dream was actually quite beautiful, being submersed in water was therapeutic and the awareness of my heartbeat slowing down with each breath was as welcoming as a sunrise after a long stretch of rainy days. There was however a disturbing aspect of the dream. I was O.K. with the dying part, O.K. with the fact that my body lay in a pool of water and I was O.K. with the knowing that I no longer would exist in this world, as I knew it. What bothered me in this lucid dream is that as I lay slowly dying, I was surrounded by many friends and family members that were completely sidetracked and oblivious to my deconstructing still being. They were distracted by talking on the phone, text messaging one another, sending out endless emails and surfing the net. Not one of my friends or family members noticed or cared about my last moments of existence as I prepared for my unknown journey into the spirit world. In the end, the white glowing light blanketed my friends, family and the chestnut grand piano and I awoke.
What is it? How does it work?
What conditions can it help or cure?
Homeopathic medicine is a holistic discipline that recognizes and makes use of the body’s own power, called the Vital Force, which animates all living things. This article will provide Inner Tapestry readers with an introduction to homeopathy.
Do not treat the information contained here as a prescription, it is intended as a resource of knowledge for you. Do not use any herb that you cannot positively identify, be it from the wild or your garden. When in doubt you should purchase your dried herbs from a reputable herbalist and seek treatment from a qualified practitioner.
Salves are generally created using oil (infused or aromatherapy) and beeswax. Salves are very similar to ointments.
When we think of the word movement, many of us automatically consider some type of physical activity. The dictionary terms movement to be the activity of changing place, position, posture as well as, a manner of physically moving. Movement is also defined as multiple activities that work toward a specific objective that promotes a trend. Moving mechanical parts that create a definite motion is another definition. In the arts, movement can be thought of a rhythmic theme that has a particular style of composition that creates a language all its own, like a musical movement by a symphony. In literature, the term movement is used when a book, paper, article or other publication holds the attention of an audience. All these definitions suggest some type of either physical action, or thought provoking non-physical action. Here’s where we come to realize that movement isn’t just physical. By our last definition, it can also be of the non-physical.
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