Saturday, June 26, 2010

Help Heal the Oceans, Chant the Gayatri Mantra

I have always loved the Gayatri Mantra. It has been used in India for over 3000 years. I first learned it almost 20 years ago in Ralph Blum's book, The Book of Runes. He associates it with "Sowelu"- Wholeness, the Sun's Energy. Here is his translation:

You, who are the source of all power,
Whose rays illuminate the whole world,
Illuminate also my heart
So I to may do Your work.

Recently, learned that Deva Premal and Miten are suggesting we chant it to help healing the oceans and all beings who live there. Here are the words in Sanskrit:

Om, bhur bhuvaha svaha
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yonah prachodayat

Watch their video and chant along with them as you imagine the Gulf of Mexico and all the worlds Oceans clean, healthy and vital. This includes all the beings that live there and those who rely on the Oceans as well, including people.

Practicing Compassion with Love and Tea

Practicing compassion is an important aspect of Tantra. Helping those less fortunate is a way of practicing compassion and also feeling gratitude for all the abundance we have here in the USA. Because of the situation in Tibet many Tibetans have been forced to leave and are living in refugee camps. My friend Kathleen Gorman lives here in Sedona and she is committed to helping support this Tibetan refugee camp which is located in Mainpat, India. She has created a website to make it easy to give and feel connected the this small community on the other side of the world. It is doing good works to help the refugees and they are also building a monastery there. Even small donations of $5-20 can help create miracles. Learn more

There is some great news on a new small business support program for the projects for the Tibetan refugee camp that Tibetan Stupa is doing! This 'program' started when a small family run, organic tea blend company, called Love and Tea, emailed to ask if they could arrange to donate a portion of their online sales to Tibetan Stupa. In just a short time, we easily worked out an arrangement, based totally on Love and Tea's chosen donation amount, and we're off and running.

Love and Tea does their bookeeping on a weekly basis, and so once a week, they simply go onto and donate their chosen amount to any of the active projects they wish. A simple, easy and generous way for them to put as they say "Love in Action' to help the camp. And a welcome contribution from small business for the people of the camp!

The thing I like most about Love and Tea's giving program is that they did not want to wait until they were a big company with a big giving department, they want to help now. I really appreciate that, as just about all of what Tibetan Stupa has been able to do to help the camp has come from many, many people having exactly that same thought and that same action, to help with what they can, now.

If you'd like to check out the fine hand blended organic teas that Love and Tea offers, their website is

If you decide to purchase any of the Love and Tea products, by entering 'Tibetan Stupa' in the 'discount code' box on the second page of their checkout, Love and Tea will donate a generous percentage of your online purchase to Tibetan Stupa. It is that simple!

If you're a small business owner and like what Love and Tea has done and want to explore doing your own giving arrangement in your own style, please contact me at kcampkathleen at

If you have a favorite small business and want to let them know you like what Love and Tea has done, and ask them to consider designing their own giving arrangement to help the camp, please feel free to send them this email. They are very welcome to contact me at kcampkathleen at

Many thanks again to Love and Tea for initiating this wonderful giving arrangement and for their 'Love in Action' to support the camp!

Kathleen Gorman for Tibetan Stupa
kcampkathleen at

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Purposeful Universe-Evolution is Conscious

I have just finished reading The Purposeful Universe-How Quantum Theory and Mayan Cosmology Explain the Origin and Evolution of Life by Carl Johan Calleman Ph.D. This insightful book describes and validates what I have always intuitively known to be true, the Universe is evolving according to a Divine plan and there is a matrix or blueprint imprinted into everything in the Universe and it connects us all together. Dr. Calleman calls it "The Tree of Life."

He goes on to explain that the Mayan Calender marks the dates when waves of Consciousness are sent out from the Cosmic World Tree and move through the universe. These waves contain messages that affect the matrix contained at all levels of creation and cause the next wave of evolution to occur. He documents how this has happened in the past and just how accurate the Mayan calendar is at matching the dates estimated by scientists of past evolutionary ages. Dr. Calleman says that the actual date that the Mayan Calender ends is October 28, 2011 not on December 21, 2012 the date most other sources quote.

Even more impressive, he has discovered where this matrix is encoded in the human body, he calls this the Cellular Tree of Life. This Tree of Life is the centriole with exists within the cells of our body and contains the Flower of Life. He believes the centriole defines the architecture of the human body and contains within it the Golden Ratio, a harmonious pattern seen throughout nature.

I highly recommend reading this book if you are interested in learning about the nature of Consciousness and the evolution of the Universe.

Here is a further description of the book:
Identifying the Mayan World Tree with the central axis of the cosmos, the author shows how evolution is not random. He shows how the evolution of the universe emanates from the cosmic Tree of Life. He explains the origin and evolution of biological life and consciousness and how this is directed using recent findings within cosmology, coupled with his broad understanding of the Mayan Calendar.

Biologist Carl Johan Calleman, offers a revolutionary and fully developed alternative to Darwin’s theory of biological evolution--and the theory of randomness that holds sway over modern science. He shows how the recently discovered central axis of the universe correlates with the Tree of Life of the ancients. This provides an entirely new context for physics in general and especially for the origin and evolution of life and suggests that we look upon ourselves as parts of a hierarchy of systems that are all interrelated and evolve in a synchronized way. Calleman’s research demonstrates that life did not just accidentally “pop up” on our planet, but that Earth was a place specifically tagged for this. He demonstrates how the Mayan Calendar describes different quantum states of the Tree of Life and presents a new explanation for the origin and evolution of consciousness.

Calleman uses his scientific background in biology and cosmology to show that the idea of the Purposeful Universe is real. He explains not only how DNA but also entire organisms have emerged in the image of the Tree of Life, a theory that has wide-ranging consequences not only for medicine but also for the origin of sacred geometry and the human soul. With this new theory of biological evolution the divide between science and religion disappears.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Shamanic Breathwork in Sedona with Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins

Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins return to Sedona!

Shakti and the Shaman: A Shamanic Breathwork Intensive Workshop

Thursday, June 24, 10 am – 6 pm

Raise and harness your Shakti Energy with Shamanic Breathwork™

This experiential workshop features a powerful Shamanic Breathwork™ journey to specially selected trance music designed to move through the chakras, activate your Shakti, fully awaken your Shaman Within and assist you in stepping more fully into your Sacred Purpose in the world. Our medicine is the sacred breath. We are all breathing the same air each moment of each day. We can choose to breathe together with more clarity, consciousness and with the intention of directing our Shakti energy into rebirthing our selves and our planet into a new paradigm!

Bring your open heart, a journal, a closed water container, your lunch and some snacks, and a pillow and blanket. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.

Workshop Cost: $100
To register Call (928) 282-8511 or Email:
To register on-line click on this link:

Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins are the Co-Founders and Co-Directors of Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts and the Isis Cove Community Retreat Center, located in western North Carolina, home of the Shamanic Breathwork Process. Star Wolf and Brad have been visionary teachers, guides and leaders in the fields of planetary transformation for over 35 years, offering workshops and sacred journeys all over the world. To learn more about Venus Rising, please visit their website:

Step back into your life with ENERGY, PASSION, POWER, PURPOSE and LOVE NOW!

Tantra Tip of the Day- Heart Wisdom

In the west we equate intelligence with the brain, intellect, and a high IQ. We also associate the mind with thinking. Consequently, we spend much of our time stuck in our heads. In Tibetan Buddhism the mind is located in the heart center not the brain. They see the Mind as much more than thinking. The Mind is beyond space, time and form. The Mind is Consciousness. Indigenous cultures value the intelligence that comes from the heart as more important than intellect. What we in the west are just beginning to learn is that the heart does have intelligence.

Research is now revealing that the heart has its own intelligence. The brain receives important information from the heart and responds to it. In the past we have considered the heart just a hard working muscle that pumps blood. Actually it is a sensitive organ that gathers and processes vital information in 4 important ways.

Biochemically- The heart produces a hormone called, ANF. That helps to keep the body in balance. ANF regulates blood pressure, edema and the electrolytes and affects the blood vessels, kidneys, adrenal glands and other regulatory parts of the brain. ANF also modulates stress hormones and supports the reproductive and immune system.

As it beats the heart creates a powerful blood pressure wave that travels rapidly throughout the body, much faster than the actual flow of blood. This is what we feel as out pulse.

Energetically- The heart emanates an electromagnetic field that is approximately five thousand times more powerful than the field produced by the brain. This field affects every part of our body and is broadcasted beyond our physical body.

Every time the heart beats, neural activity is sent to the brain. The heart has the ability to monitor hormonal, rate and pressure information, and translates it into neurological impulses, processes it and sends information back to the brain through the Vagus nerve and spinal cord.

The heart has its own intelligence and effects how we think and feel. Our heart is more than a pump it is a center of awareness that sends information to the brain and the body. It is important that we keep an open heart and listen to our heart's wisdom. When we live from the heart instead of from the mind we are able to be more present, centered and connected to life.

Heart Wisdom Meditation

Lie down in a quiet place and take some deep breaths into your belly. Let everything go outside of this moment. Place your hands over your heart and begin to focus your awareness on the center of your chest, this is your heart center. Notice what arises. Is your heart open, closed or somewhere in between. If your heart feels tight breathe into it and allow it to begin to relax and open. Then begin to generate a feeling of love and compassion. You can do this by thinking of someone or something you love deeply. Allow this feeling of love to fill your heart center and gradually spread throughout your entire body. Once you are aware of being full of love, allow love to heal and harmonize your body, mind, and emotions. When you feel ready, send this love out to others- those you love, the Earth, or to someone in need. End by offering gratitude for your life and for the opportunity to connect with your heart. Please share this practice with a friend.

Copyright 2010 Crystal Dawn Morris

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What is Your Love Language?

This article is based on the book The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, By Gary Demonte Chapman. If you want to learn more I recommend reading it.

People give and receive love in different ways. Our tendency is to give love the way that we like receive love. However, if your love language is not the same as your beloved's you may feel like you are constantly giving to them and they may complain that they don't feel you loving them. It's as if you are speaking to them in English and they only understand French. When love is not communicated effectively this can create feelings of confusion, anger and frustration. There is a simple solution to this dilemma. Learn to speak the five languages of love. Then figure out which languages you and your partner respond to. Once you know their preferred language you can speak to them in the language they understand. Then teach them your preferred languages so you can receive love in a way that nourishes you as well.

The Five Languages of Love Are:

Words of Affirmation
- Some people want to feel seen and appreciated for who they are and what they do through words of acknowledgement. They need to hear you tell them, on a regular basis, that you like their new haircut, enjoyed the meal they cooked for you, noticed they took out the trash, weeded the yard or emptied the dishwasher. Your words are a powerful resource for them to feel loved and valued. In the bedroom tell them how much you love the glow of their skin, the way he/she makes you quiver, how their touch drives you wild.

Quality Time
- For others words don't mean as much as spending time together. These folks want to feel connected through mutual activities. They need to feel your undivided attention on them and what you are doing together. They want time together to be a priority. These people enjoy date night, a planned activity that brings you together and where you focus on each other exclusively. In the bedroom this means setting aside a special time or even a whole day for love.

- Most people enjoy gifts but for some people this is the primary way they feel loved. This doesn't mean they need expensive gifts. In fact, they often prefer sweet or silly gifts given spontaneously, for no reason at all. This type may feel hurt if you don't give them a gift on their birthday or anniversary. Gifts are experienced as an expression of your love for them. In the bedroom this could take the form of a flower, a card, or a small expression of your love hidden under their pillow.

Acts of Service- Some people feel loved by what you do for them. These could be everyday things like folding the laundry or bringing home a pizza for dinner. They could be big things like taking them away on a romantic holiday or remodeling the house. Your actions speak louder than words. When you do things for them they want or need done they feel loved by you. In the bedroom this could be cleaning up the bedroom before making love. It could also be a lovemaking session when you only give to them.

Physical Touch- Many people respond most to loving touch. They want to hug, kiss, hold hands, be massaged, or snuggled up with you on the sofa. Just a simple arm around them as you walk down the street or reaching across the table and touching their hand will allow them to feel your love through the act of physical connection. In the bedroom this could mean offering massage as a part of foreplay.

What is Your Primary Love Language?

Here are three steps that can help you to figure out the way you most like to be loved. Commonly, we give love in the same way we enjoy receiving it. So one way to learn how we like to be loved is by noticing how we give love to others. Often, we complain to our partner about a need we feel is not being met. What are your common complaints about ways you are not getting the love you want? What requests do you make so you will feel loved? How do you most like to be loved in the bedroom (sexually)?

It is also helpful to increase your awareness of how you give and receive in all your interactions. When you recognize how people like to be loved it is easy to give people what they want in ways that make them feel good. It is helpful to share this information with your beloved and also with friends and family so that they can be more aware and give love to each other in ways it are mutually beneficial.

Sometimes, learning to speak a new love language is challenging. It may feel awkward or forced at first. Recognize that you are learning a new way of communicating and just like learning a foreign language it will take time and practice to get good at speaking in a new way that is foreign to you. In the bedroom you may feel uncomfortable giving love in ways you haven't before. Look at this as an adventure and enjoy the process. Also learn to surrender and allow yourself to be loved in new and delightful ways.

Crystal Dawn Morris is an intimacy coach. She does couples coaching in person or over the phone. She offers tools and practices that help you improve your relationships in the areas of love, intimacy and sexuality. Crystal also offers couple retreats for reigniting passion.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Practice Ho' oponopono, "To make right"

Ho' oponopono is a practice from the Huna tradition of Hawaii. Essentially, it means to make things right with your ancestors and the other people with whom you have relationships. The original purpose of Ho'oponopono was to correct the wrongs that had occurred in one's life including: Hala- to miss the thing aimed for, or to err, to disobey and Hewa- to go overboard or to do something to excess which were illusions, and 'Ino- to do harm, implying to do harm to someone with hate in mind, even if accidental.

We carry inside us all the significant people in our lives. Ho'oponopono makes it "all right" with them. The process of Ho'oponopono is to align with and clean up all our relationships with other people in our lives.

The Process of Ho'oponopono:
1. Bring to mind anyone with whom you do not feel total alignment or support, etc.

2. In your mind's eye, construct a small stage below you.

3. Imagine an infinite source of love and healing flowing from a source above the top of your head (from your Higher Self), and open up the top of your head, and let the source of love and healing flow down inside your body, fill up the body, and overflow out your heart to heal up the person on the stage. Be sure it is all right for you to heal the person and that they accept the healing.

4. When the healing is complete, have a discussion with the person and forgive them, and have them forgive you.

5. Next, let go of the person, and see them floating away. As they do, cut the aka cord that connects the two of you (if appropriate). If you are healing in a current primary relationship, then assimilate the person inside you.

6. Do this with every person in your life with whom you are incomplete, or not aligned. The final test is, can you see the person or think of them without feeling any negative emotions. If you do feel negative emotions when you do, then do the process again.