Energy Experiences in Meditation

By Genevieve Lewis Paulson The meditative state can open you to energy experiences that happen in a variety of ways. Some disciplines teach that energy experiences are distractions and should be ignored and the focus should be kept on the main point of the meditation. For some types of meditation that is the correct method….

A Caring Mindset

“Don’t let yourself be a fake person by treating those around you as if they don’t matter.”  That was an unexpected sentence to find in the business book I’d just picked up in an airport gift shop. I don’t usually browse in the business section, but the only other choice was a display of publications…

What About Evil?

Many years ago William S. Burroughs wrote: “The face of evil is always the face of total need.” I’ve kept this in a back corner of my mind until now when it seems necessary to bring the question of evil forward. Philosophical debates about the nature of evil, or religious commentaries on Satan, or struggles…

The Magic of Dowsing

Dowsing, or divining, is an ancient practice that’s been used for centuries to find hidden sources of water. In the Tassili n’Ajjer caves in Algeria, one of the many the wall paintings shows, “… a group of people watching a diviner with a forked stick. It has been estimated that these drawings could be 8,000…

Wednesdays at Six

By Randolph Fiery Several years ago, I was impressed by research on the benefits of meditation conducted by Richard (Richie) Davidson at the University of Wisconsin. His scientific studies were coupled with collaborative conversations with both Buddhist and Christian practitioners of meditation. This combination of science, spirituality, and contemplative practice seemed to fit me, and…

HIDDEN

BY Molly Frederick There are secrets all around us. Today, for no clear reason, a light flashed twice at my window. What was it? Was it the sudden gleam from an aircraft banking? Perhaps a helicopter changing course? A shining drone looking down, looking in. Was it a white bird’s wings catching morning light, or…

Mr. T. H.

Mystics, saints, and sages know that living with compassion is of enormous value. And so do many people who visit “heaven” because of a Near Death Experience and who return with descriptions of a dimension filled with warm welcome, kindness, and love. We are caught in a culture that does not put these generous qualities on…

And, What Will 2018 Bring?

The title of Barbara Rasor’s first post in WINN was What Is 2017 About? (September 15) and, a couple of weeks ago, I asked her about what lies ahead in 2018. She said, “As we finished up 2017 we saw all of what a “1 Year” can bring: scammers, fraud, an attitude of “it’s all…

As 2017 Ends …

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” Martin Luther King Jr. We need to remember these wise words now in our age of wildly out-of-balance individualism. I believe that centuries of…

This Season of Gifts

Of course this week gifts have been on my mind, and it’s been about more than just nicely wrapped packages. My reaction to the endless stream of “asks” from a wide variety of organizations that need money has been to feel discouraged. So much is needed and I have only just so much to give….

The After-Life States of Consciousness

I highly recommend a book that is an easy read about a difficult subject – death. Robert Kopecky, an Emmy-nominated art director, has written HOW TO SURVIVE LIFE (AND DEATH): A Guide for Happiness in This World and Beyond. He does not dwell on the drama of his three near-death experiences and focuses instead on…

About Biofeedback and ADHD

“I know a kid with ADHD – how can we get Jean’s biofeedback light sculpture?” Questions like that came from last week’s post about the life of Jean Millay and her wonderful story about using the device she developed with Timothy Scully to change the life of a boy who had been unable to be…