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Self Connection Books: “The Magic Circle” Book
“Real Lives. Real People.” on Facebook: Forgiveness
This show, hosted by Shyloe Fayad, is dedicated to talking to real people about their lives and their journey towards wholeness. During this episode, we talk about the Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono and how it can help you. This video was watched over a thousand times on Facebook so far and so it seems that we struck a chord with folks out there with the forgiveness theme.
Articles Written by Jen:
“Allowing our children to go on that journey of discovery with our full support and sensitive guidance is the best way I know of to ensure a future where the Earth and all her children are well cared for. Children are much less likely to grow up to hurt themselves, others, and the planet when they know they have choices and that they are responsible for their own actions and indeed, the direction of their lives.”
“We’ve assumed that punishing addicts for their behaviour and marginalizing them is the way to deter addictive patterns but this is actually the stance that encourages addiction to flourish.”
Excerpt from the book “Dreaming of Cupcakes: A Food Addict’s Shamanic Journey into Healing:”
“People tend to treat addicts with everything from pity to disgust. All addicts are trying to soothe and cope with pain and emotional trauma of some sort. I want to highlight these people as survivors who have made choices that enabled them to keep living. I understand that we are each responsible for our own actions, thoughts, feelings, and words. I hope that this book shows the complexity of addiction and the inner world of an addicted person. I pray for a compassionate approach toward addicts and the people who live with them.”
Excerpt from the book “The Magic Circle: Shamanic Ceremonies for the Child and the Child Within:”
“With the growing secularization of society in the 20th Century, mainstream Western culture gained more freedom of spiritual discovery and expression. Unfortunately, some of us also lost our conscious tie with the sacred both inside and outside of us. This has created a generation of kids who seem to feel a bit in limbo; many want ways to walk their spiritual paths and make a difference in the world but do not feel comfortable in either secularization or organized religions. We find that many kids have instinctively discovered a relationship with the cosmos in a consistent way through spending time out in nature.”
“In the hubbub of everyday life, it can be so easy to forget what is important. Ancient Hawaiian families knew this and infused their lives with ritual because they knew this was a way to keep their mind/heart/body/spirit clean daily.”
“You don’t have to have a spiritual practice or even have spiritual beliefs to benefit from these techniques. If you struggle to keep your center in challenging situations, these could be helpful to you in tapping into your inner strength and innate wisdom.”
“Sensitivity is a gift and if a tough animal like the crocodile values it, it must have a purpose that can be equated with innate strength.”
“The indigenous social worker went on to tell me that she comes across the same ignorance I experienced often in her field where psychologists think that what they learned in their training is the only valid knowledge out there. She also went on to tell us that this is why the health care system often fails indigenous peoples: because it is culturally insensitive.