Understanding energy leaks; or, Seven Ways to keep your Mojo

In the yoga tradition we encounter a fascinating metaphor: it is said that the milk of a lioness is so potent that no container can hold it except for pure gold. If the golden vessel has impurities, the milk will eat through the vessel like acid at those points, and drain away. In the same way, if the practitioner has too many ‘energy leaks’ then the spiritual energy (shakti) that is generated through yogic practice will simply leak away again.

Have you ever been to a yoga retreat or meditation weekend that was so inspiring and empowering that you felt sure your life was going to change radically, only to find within days or weeks of returning home that all that extra juice had seeped away, returning you to much the same default state you had before the retreat? If so, you’re not alone. This is a very common experience. Because energy leaks.

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6 Ways A Spiritually Enlightened Person View Death

By Farida Rizwan; topyaps

Death is a destination shared by all living things. People view death with fear, as means of escape from worldly suffering, or a natural process of replacing the old with new, based on their own way of thinking. Different religions and cultures view spiritual enlightenment in different lights, but the basic meaning remains that being enlightened is having full comprehension of our purpose of life which ends with death.

According to the author of ‘On Death and Dying’ Elizabeth Kubler Ross, death is nothing but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body. A spiritually enlightened person does not fear death but views in different ways based on philosophy of his/her life.

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Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

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“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown 

Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.

And maybe the pain and the discomfort we experience in life can serve as a great teacher, if we choose to see it that way.

Everyone has bumps, bruises, and pains in life, right?

Things happen that are outside our control, and it’s up to each one of us to decide how these experiences shape us.

There are those who endure incredible trauma and pain and choose to use those experiences to see life differently. They learn from it, grow, and move on.

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Trump Plans Detention Force and Network of Camps for Immigrants

Here are two important articles outlining Trump’s new proposed immigration policies one veteran federal prosecutor described as “f-ing horrifying.”

The Trump administration is advancing plans to create a national force of paramilitary guards and officials aimed at deporting millions of undocumented people from the United States. According to the Washington Post, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning on jailing tens of thousands more immigrants in the coming period, hiring thousands of agents, as well as the construction of a wall between the US and Mexico.

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The 10 Lies We Tell Ourselves

“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we’re afraid.We fear we will not find love, and when we find it we fear we’ll lose it. We fear that if we don’t have love we will be unhappy.”
~ Richard Bach

Most of us don’t like liars. In fact, we often feel offended, even angry, when another person lies to us. But the truth is, we lie to ourselves every day. We engage in negative self talk and thought patterns that inhibit our personal growth and limit our ability to live a full and grounded life. We deserve to live life fully, to experience all of the joy and mystery that life has to offer. The first step towards this way of being is awareness. If we can become aware of the ways in which we  lie ourselves, we can begin to filter our thoughts in a productive way. Here I have listed 10 lies that we need to stop telling ourselves in order to push past our own limitations and begin to enjoy the totality of living for which we are destined.

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U.S. Policies Created the Immigration Problem. Scapegoating Immigrants Makes It Worse.

Donald Trump railed against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during his presidential campaign. But he failed to mention how the measure forced vast swaths of Mexico’s farm population off their land and into the United States by flooding the country with cheap, subsidized, U.S. agricultural imports.

It was a curious deletion, given Trump’s immigrant-demonizing pledge to “build a [southern U.S. border] wall and make Mexico pay for it.” For Trump, the point of the wall is to stop the flow of supposedly dangerous and criminal Latinos into the U.S.

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5 Difficult Truths That Will Change The Way You Live Your Life

The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn,” wrote C. JoyBell C.

It Is In Our Pursuit Of New Life Lessons That We Are Able To Change, Grow, And Improve The Way We Live.

Here Are Five Truths That Will Absolutely Change Your Outlook:

1. A Meaningful Life Is Built With Effort – Not Discovered By Chance.

Many people wait their whole lives to “find themselves.” Unfortunately, that isn’t how personal identity and meaningful living work. Instead, we need to put an intentional effort into creating ourselves. We need to decide who we want to be and design a life that is fulfilling and enjoyable. We each have the responsibility to choose who we become and what we do. This might sound scary, but it is also very liberating. You have the exclusive power to dictate who you are and how you live your life. Don’t waste it by neglecting to take charge of your own existence. Happiness and fulfillment are personal choices – and they are often brave and difficult ones.

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Israel is the only country… The hard truth!!

Service to Others is the Only Way to Unity Consciousness

by Angel V. Ornedo Jr.,
Guest writer, In5D.com

Some of us wonder why we live a life of service to others and service to self has been a second fiddle, always on the sidelines.  As a kid at five to twelve, every time our playmate ask for something, anything, I run home to get what he desires.  We find happiness, satisfaction and deep fulfillment when we have given something, a gift, a favor, a service to family, friend or an acquaintance. My friend is more advanced of help to family, he assists his father at a young age to fish and sell  them to buy necessities for home while I get it from our household to share with friends.

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Horrifying New Study Shows People Willing to Hurt Complete Strangers Just to Obey Authority

For the state to make war, it must convince the populace that killing other people is just and necessary. Many different rationalizations have cropped up over the millennia – from controlling resources to exterminating races to “fighting terrorism” – but murdering strangers requires a particular obedience to authority.

Fifty years ago, psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the Milgram experiment, which measured the willingness of study participants to hurt others, even when it conflicts with their personal conscience, in the interest of obeying authority. The results, published in 1963, showed that a very high percentage of participants were willing to follow orders and cause serious injury to others.

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