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Gaia - Earth Mother and Turtle? Ancient Wisdom For Conscious Living

May 20, 2012 | Tania Marie

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Gaia is etymologically a compound word composed of two elements: Ge, meaning "Earth," which is also a pre-Greek substrate word related to Ki in Sumerian, also meaning Earth and Aia comes from an Indo-European derivative meaning "Grandmother." Therefore, the full etymology of Gaia was once "Grandmother Earth." Most of us know Gaia simply as Earth or Mother Earth; the primordial element from which all things originated, which is what the Romans believed as well. They knew Gaia, the Great Mother, as a single living entity that encompassed the totality of every element in the Universe; land, sea, or sky. The Greeks knew her as an ancient primeval goddess who personified the Earth and whose emergence appeared at the creation of the Universe, born from Chaos. Gaia's power was far reaching in Ancient Greece, making oaths sworn in her name to be the most binding of all. If only such value for her was still a part of our lives, perhaps we'd discover more honor in promise to the planet we live on and more synergy and harmony through conscious, symbiotic care of the collective she signifies.

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Harnessing the Power of Karma

February 15, 2012 | Michael Hamlin

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Karma is something that we hear about very often when relating to many eastern religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Karma is a principle that addresses the concept of cause and effect. What we do and think today affects our lives tomorrow. It can be visualized as a series of falling dominoes. Each and every thing we do, say, and think causes a ripple that changes everything around us.

Karma is often associated in bad terms. People often say, when bad things happen, that it was Karma. But also all the good things in our lives are also a result of this wonderful principle.

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The Evolving Soul of Animals

February 15, 2012 | Michael Hamlin

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Animals, like us, are learning and evolving, spiritually, in this life. They are advancing, on a soul-level, toward God realization, the knowledge that God is all there is and that we are all connected. It is through this growth, they are advancing toward natural states of compassion, love, and kindness. We see many animals who exhibit these signs of God: A gorilla who takes care of a baby kitten, a dog who rescued another dog from the highway, A cheetah who rescues a baby baboon, etc.

The soul of an animal and a human are exactly the same, one isn't better than the other. The main thing that distinguishes us, and makes us different, is the outward manifestation.

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Reincarnation Do second chances really exist?

August 14, 2011 | Ginger Red Hawk


What happens to the human body after death? Some believe in heaven and hell, others believe in the free spirit, children believe we become stars and yet others believe in rebirth. What really happens we can't ever know. We can only speculate. Is there really life after death? Hinduism and the New Age movement believe that death is not the end... we are in fact reborn!

What is reincarnation?

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