What is Enlightenment?


My most passionate plea is for you to wake up to your true self as pure awareness. We have all heard it said that you are not a human being having a spiritual experience, but instead, you are a spiritual being having a human experience. Yet you are not a being of any kind, spiritual or physical.

Do We Plan Our Lives Before We Are Born?


The theory that we plan our lives was something I had never heard of before 2011. Up until that point, I could not have even imagined such a thing. Even after hearing about it 3 years ago, it took me quite a long time to let this concept into my paradigm.

Karma Cleanse


When we hear the word karma, we often hear it in the context of having done something “bad” and its consequence of justice served, well-deserved. This is a rather small vision of what karma actually is.

A clearer short explanation is that the word karma in Sanskrit principally means action…and as we know, because we dont live in a vacuum, every action has its resulting reaction hence creating a circle of cause and effect.

10 Qualities Every Human Being Should Have


“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

10 Reasons to Love Your Homeopath


Lots of people who swear by homeopathic medicines, but a small group thinks they should be banned. In the book “Think Like a Freak“, authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner tell us that the three hardest words in the English language are “I don’t know.” These three words are the reason for arguments against homeopathy.

Turning Adversity Into Alchemy


“All adversities are here to help you. They can become instruments of your progress.” ~ Swami Rama

Would you return a really expensive gift from a friend that you’ve coveted for ages? What about the opportunity to uncover one of your own personal assets, long hidden by years of accumulated dust and wanton negligence? As odd as it seems, adversity is as valuable as any material gain, and more potent than power or prestige. You can turn a huge upset in life into pure gold.

‘What is Love?’ – Why We Need to Reframe the Big Questions


Sometimes, I come across a piece of information, a statement or happening from around the world that knocks me for six. An event that signals the direction in which humanity is heading. The sort of harbinger that I like to imagine Orwell, Huxley or Bradbury used as inspiration. While the media fixes its lens firmly upon the latest war zone, little alarm bells are ringing in our living rooms.

30 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Thích Nh?t H?nh


When I think of Thích Nh?t H?nh, words like – stillness, love, compassion, peace and oneness, come to mind. And even though these are some really beautiful and powerful words, they somehow can’t really express the beautiful, pure and loving feelings that I get from reading Thích Nh?t H?nh’s books and watching his beautiful videos.

Alternative cancer treatments


In the mainstream medical fraternity and administrative community of this and many other countries had their way, we would only have conventional, allopathic treatments for this so-called ‘dread disease’. But things are not as cut and dried as many medical types would have you believe. Michael Rault, who has more than 35 years of work under his belt in the natural health field reports.

CAMs regulations are junk


Intro: Last November, in what appears to be unlawful process that defies both the proper administration of the law by regulators and the country’s constitution, SA’s Department of Health (DoH) summarily issued regulations for complementary medicines (CAMs) in terms of a law designed to control high-potency allopathic medicines.

Meditating on the Purpose of Life


Purpose is a moment to moment experience. The word purpose is synonymous with motive, cause, reason, and intention. Our life’s purpose has everything to do with how we choose to live. Yet like life, our purpose is ever changing.

New Experiment Will Answer Some Mind-Bending Questions On Whether We Live In a Hologram


The Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is completing a unique experiment called the Holometer which has recently started collecting data to answer some mind-bending questions about our universe–including whether we live in a hologram.

Odyssey - Issue 3 2014

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