Photo by Caroline Grondin | https://tricy.cl/2HRxpaD Insight meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein explains how to treat consciousness as the object of meditation. By Joseph Goldstein It’s March, and that means Meditation Month is back! Our annual challenge to sit every day until March 31 is a great opportunity to reinvigorate your practice or get one off the ground. And you won’t be alone. With a new guided meditation video each week, a steady stream of helpful articles here on Trike Daily, and a Facebook discussion group where you can get in on the conversation with practitioners from all over the world, you’ll have all the resources you need. Join here. It is important to make … Continue reading These Are Not “Your” Thoughts
“We too are made of starstuff.” BY MARIA POPOVA I have always been fascinated by transformation — the seemingly magical process, sometimes delicate and sometimes violent, by which a something becomes a something-else. This, perhaps, is why I chose chemistry as a concentration in my science-intensive Bulgarian high school. When I came to the United States for university, I was bewildered to realize that the college-level American textbooks of my high school curriculum were not necessarily a reflection of my teachers’ academic overambition but of the fact that high-school-level chemistry textbooks were simply a rarity bordering on a nonentity in … Continue reading Carl Sagan on the Enchantment of Chemistry, with Stunning Illustrations by Artist Vivian Torrence
by Gary Z McGee, Staff Writer Waking Times “Paying all due respect to the world’s shamanic traditions, we shall not refer to them any longer but instead explore our own position in relation to the time and place we live in as modern shamans.” ~Antero Alli Traditionally, shamanism is not a choice. You don’t choose the shamanic path; the shamanic path chooses you. This is because existential thresholds must be passed. A Dark Night of the Soul (or two, or three, or four…) must be overcome. An initiation from an ego-centric to a soul-centric perspective must be achieved. Besides these grueling steps, much pain must be self-actualized and … Continue reading SELF-INFLICTED SHAMANISM – CHOOSING THE PATH LEAST TRAVELED
by Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times They say that energy goes where attention flows. And in today’s insane media universe, our attention is everywhere. Which means our energy is everywhere, and if it’s everywhere, it’s not where we need it most, contributing to our personal health and wellness. This is especially true in times of crisis, when tragic events flood society-at-large with intense fear, anxiety, and worry, causing extreme stress. When human beings are operating in these states, our spiritual energy is drained, and physical and psychological health rapidly deteriorate. There is more to this than just a feeling, it’s the science of Chi, … Continue reading TAOIST MASTER EXPLAINS HOW NEGATIVE CHI AFFECTS US AND WHY TURNING INWARD IS SO IMPORTANT TODAY
by Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times Imagine being able to go back in time to relive those experiences from your childhood which have had the greatest impact on your life. Imagine being able to witness yourself as a child, but from the perspective of yourself today, looking at traumatic events with the understanding and compassion of an adult. On the cutting edge of human health and mental wellness is the exploration of the effects of childhood trauma on the long-term health of human beings. Dr. Robert Block, former President of the American Academy of pediatrics remarked, “adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest … Continue reading HOW THE SHAMANIC MEDICINE IBOGA CAN RESOLVE AND HEAL CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
By: Johanna Bassols For far too long, but particularly in the modern, Western world we have thought of the heart as simply a pumping mechanism responsible for bringing blood to our organs. The heart’s physical importance not to be underestimated, it supports life, sending the bloodof life to the tree-like limbs of our vascular system – but this is an overly simplistic view of what the heart is capable of. Gregg Braden’s latest research elaborates on the ancient technique of using the heart as an intelligent organ. The heart’s intelligence has been ignored for far too long. What we’ve learned about the heart’s wisdom, however, … Continue reading How to Start “Thinking” With the Heart
Therese Wade, Guest Waking Times What do the activities of our sun have to do with the increase in extreme weather, public scandals, mass tragedies and social unrest that we are experiencing here on earth? According to indigenous and shamanic belief, and their understanding of life and the universe… everything. Each time I travel to the Southwest, I happen to cross paths with a different, indigenous Indian man who teaches me about this period of accelerated change and instability. The indigenous people of our land have valuable insight to share with us. Their oral traditions, passed down from generation to generation have … Continue reading RIDING THE STORM: DOES THE SUN TRIGGER HURRICANES AND SOCIAL UPRISING?