Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy & Safe New Year!

With 2017 only a few days away, we wanted to take a quick moment to wish everyone a happy and safe new year! Like every year, 2017 is sure to come with it's own set of challenges, but we know that together we can help get through anything! If you are looking for someone to talk to or help you develop a plan of attack for the unresolved issues in your life, contact us today! We are here to listen and to help.  


Monday, December 19, 2016

Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear

Good morning!

Today's featured article comes from http://neurosciencenews.com/  and is entitled 'Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear.' This is a great article which digs into the depths of how a new study reports that the rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement.

Being a holistic healing supporter, we know how important meditation and mindful breathing can be. To learn more about what this study discovered and how it can affect you, visit: http://neurosciencenews.com/memory-fear-breathing-5699/


Monday, December 12, 2016

A Happier You: Sharing an article by Eckhart Tolle

Good morning,

Today we are sharing an article from Oprah.com entitled 'A Happier You' written by Eckhart Tolle. This article brings up 10 great points for all of us to keep in mind as we go through our daily routines, especially this time of year!

"The greatest goal you can set this year is to make peace with your life, no matter your circumstances. These 10 powerful insights from Eckhart Tolle will get you started.

Oneness with All Life by Eckhart Tolle

Don't seek happiness. If you seek it, you won't find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it.

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is. There is the situation or the fact, and here are my thoughts about it. Instead of making up stories, stay with the facts. For example, "I am ruined" is a story. It limits you and prevents you from taking effective action. "I have 50 cents left in my bank account" is a fact. Facing facts is always empowering.

See if you can catch the voice in your head, perhaps in the very moment it complains about something, and recognize it for what it is: the voice of the ego, no more than a thought. Whenever you notice that voice, you will also realize that you are not the voice, but the one who is aware of it. In fact, you are the awareness that is aware of the voice. In the background, there is the awareness. In the foreground, there is the voice, the thinker. In this way you are becoming free of the ego, free of the unobserved mind."

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/eckhart-tolles-10-powerful-insights-to-a-happier-you#ixzz4SdkMQ1tC

Monday, December 5, 2016

Healing Sounds for the Holidays

Healing Sounds for the Holidays
Kalpana Shere-Wolfe, MD

"This is a time of year where regardless of our cultural and spiritual backgrounds, we celebrate love, family, peace and hope.  It can be easy to get swept away or overwhelmed with preparations, holiday meals, parties, and gift giving.   As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaches, staying grounded and centered can be more important than ever.  Meditation is a wonderful way to achieve this but as the yogis clearly understood stilling the mind is easier said than done.  Sound is a wonderful tool for facilitating meditation – it can soothe, tame and center even the most chaotic and busy minds. Whether you are a novice or a long time meditator, sacred sound can keep peace, joy and light at the forefront of the holidays.'   

'Sound is universal and timeless.  Peoples from all beliefs, backgrounds and times – ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Shamans, American Indians, Aborigines and more - have used sound for healing and transformation.  There are many examples of sound being referenced as a primordial force in our existence.  In Vedic tradition, sound is considered a means to link with the Divine or Universal Force – “tasya vacakah pranavah”.  The American Indians reference a Spider-Woman who created all forms of life and breathed life by singing Creation song.  In the Christian tradition, the Bible states “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

To continue reading the entire article, click here. 

To learn more about Inner Passages and how we can help you get through this holiday season, visit: http://innerpassagestherapy.com/