Inspiration Journal - Body - Mind - Spirit
Issue 34 Inspiration Journal, November - December 2008

November - December 2008

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The Spirit of Love by Deepak Chopra
In the West what we generally call love is mostly a feeling, not a power. This feeling can be delicious, even ecstatic, but there are many things love is meant to do that feelings cannot.

When love and spirit are brought together, their power can accomplish anything. Then love, power, and spirit are one.

There are never been a spiritual master - not Buddha, Krishna, Christ, or Mohammed - who wasn't a messenger of love, and the power of the message has always been awesome: it has changed the world. Perhaps the very immensity of such teachers has made the rest of us reticent. We do not accept the power love can create inside us, and therefore we turn our backs on our divine status.

Spirituality in Medicine by Elizabeth Chen Christenson, MD, LAc.
Spirituality, in a narrow sense, concerns itself with matters of the spirit - the vital principle or animating force within living beings. The word spirit has been connected to breath, divine spark, life force, psyche, soul, vitality. Spirituality is a perceived sense of connection - connection to a metaphysical reality greater than oneself, which may include an emotional experience of religious awe and reverence, such as nirvana. Spirituality relates to matters of sanity and of psychological health and is not a religion.

Going Green with Vegan Cuisine
with Chef Mark Reinfeld and Dr. Devin Ryerson of Pure Prescriptions
QUESTION: In past interviews we have been discussing the health benefits of raw and vegan foods. You mentioned that there are environmental and social benefits to this form of eating as well. Can you elaborate a bit?

MARK: We hear a lot these days about global warming, food shortages, water shortages and rainforest destruction. Many people, including environmentalists, don't realize that including more vegan foods in our diet is one of the most effective steps we can take to protect our environment and conserve the earth's resources. A recent UN report called Livestock's Long Shadow revealed that 18 percent of all greenhouse emissions come from the livestock industry. That's more than the entire world automobile industry combined! This is incredible to me.

  • The Spirit of Love by Deepak Chopra
  • Spirituality in Medicine by Dr. Elizabeth Christianson
  • Facing Up To The Challenges of Life by Barbara Brennan, PhD
  • Re-Localization: Transitioning in a Time of Uncertainty by Andrea Brower
  • The Sunday Night Bazaar, Sensual Enchanted in Thailand by Richard Diamond
  • Give the Dark a Boot By Sally Spencer
  • Question Mark! with Chef Mark Reinfeld - Going Green with Vegan Cuisine
  • HOLY CACAO! Science Adds Love to Chocolate by Hilary Hart
  • Le Guru is You: Hatha Yoga with Paul Reynolds

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