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Teaching the House Rules:
Two things I feel pretty sure of by now about spirituality: 1) foundational truths are simple; 2) spiritual thought needs to be practical for life on Earth. Both of these speak to my appreciation of Dan Millmans work.
Probably best known for his Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Millman has put together an eclectic stack of writing, from his famous novel to work with numerology and practical application of his varied thoughts. In what began as something of a finale to his nonfiction books, Dan has now pulled together 25 spiritual principles that his old mentor, Socrates, used to call "The House Rules," and Dans titled this gathering Living on Purpose. As a fan of the "conscious living" theme, I couldnt resist I spoke with Dan to find out more of what the book has to offer, and to find out what his message is today.
All the Money Belongs to God
In 1975 when I was manic, a man named Jai found me dancing on the beach in Santa Monica. For some reason I don't remember, he drew a symbol in the sand and said, "All the money belongs to God. It just gets recycled."
When I met Jai, I was 21. That year brought a crash course in inner exploration called insanity. It was a wild ride, and I took it again a year later.
The Power of Empathy
When I worked as a nanny, I assisted one day each week in a cooperative preschool, where the twin 3½-year-old girls in my care were enrolled. They had been to school there the year before, and were comfortable enough to run off and play without needing my constant attention. Several other children were newcomers, however, and in the process of letting their mothers leave for the first time.
Accentuate the Positive
Negative earth energies often result from natures attempt to restore a balance that has been disturbed. Public interest is growing in many disciplines that analyze and remove "harmful to life and vitality" effects of negative zones. Geobiology, dowsing, ley line analysis, Feng Shui, and geopathology are a few approaches used to reduce stress on the environment, plants, animals, and humans. These reemerging skills, echoes of ancient wisdom, benefit us all.
By adding the universal year 2000 (2+0+0+0=2) to the 9th month of September, we come up with the vibration of 29/11/2. The main themes of a 2 month are reflection, cooperation, and harmonization. We can achieve a great deal this month by bringing our lives into greater balance and harmony and through working in cooperation with others. In a 2 month, we learn to harmonize with life so that it becomes a cooperative effort rather than just an individual one. Use this month to reflect on the new life experiences and directions that you initiated last month. Ask yourself, "What is the universal feedback that I am being given about the new directions that I have chosen?"
Internet Security as a Service to Humanity
Internet security is something that concerns us all. I thought that I was safe; after all, I dont keep financial information on my hard drive. So what if someone gets access to my computer? The most they could access would be my games, and copies of e-mail so mundane I wonder why I keep them!
What So Proudly We Hail
Ours is a wondrous age. I, like many others, marvel at the science and technology we have achieved. Mars probes and genome maps arouse my imagination, pushing it past its former limits into uncharted space. Each day, it seems, we accept without effort the advent of new discoveries and convenient devices, moving in stride with a future that speeds into the present.
But part of me weeps for the way I am arrested by these effects, the part that knows there is no gain in pursuit of their appeal. Glitz and glamour aside, material progress cannot arrive at deliverance.
Does Feng Shui Really Work?
It happened to me again, as it has so often in the last few years. I was in a social setting, chatting with someone I hadn't seen for a while, when I felt a tug on my sleeve.
Standing before me was a woman with whom I'd consulted on a Feng Shui appointment a year ago. She began to tell me yet another story of how an intention had moved into reality. This time I was blessed with the news of her wedding date. She assured me that Feng Shui had helped to bring about this long-awaited event. A week after our appointment, she had hung a crystal with a nine-inch pink ribbon in the Partnership area of her bedroom. Within two months, her husband-to-be showed up on the scene. In truth, this would be the fourth wedding I could directly link to a Feng Shui adjustment.
Finding Your Medicine Songs
Breath is life. It is also voice. When we sing, we share our sacred breath with all creation. Sacred sound is an open doorway, connecting us intimately with every being on Mother Earth. Each one has his or her own special songs through which they can be honored and communicated with. Song brought forth from the depths of the heart brings us back into harmony and wholeness within ourselves. This naturally leads to sacred communion with all that is.