Acceptance, A Path To Wholeness

There is a fine line between acceptance and being involved to fix, resolve and replace.

Acceptance is just letting it be.

Fixing is seeing it and wanting or needing to do something about it – action steps to rid yourself of the experience.

Acceptance is, however, totally accepting it, period.  Accept it.  There it is.

Rainforest Poem

What If?

a poem by Ganga White

What if our religion was each other?
If our practice was our life?
If prayer was our words?
What if the Temple was the Earth?
If forests were our church?
If holy water—the rivers, lakes and oceans?
What if meditation was our relationships?
If the Teacher was life?
If wisdom was self-knowledge?
If love was the center of our being

©1998 Ganga White, Santa Barbara All Rights Reserved
– Written at the Rainforest Benefit, NYC April 1998

(photo by Trần Anh Tuấn)

Stabilizing Your Energy with Food

I have always known how much food helps or hinders your body.  I mean we hear about it all the time about the nutrients, the vitamins, the chemicals, etc. and what is good and what is not good for your body.  But, for the most part, it has always gone out one ear or the other because I have never subscribed to any diets and frankly eating always seemed like something I HAD TO DO.

New Moon Ideas and Rituals

NEW MOON!  NEW MOON!

I love rituals.  Ever since I can remember I have loved designing and creating rituals around repetitive lifecycles, whether nature or human ones.

There is an inner knowingness and sacredness to me that comes from setting aside a moment of time, marked by some cyclical event. I become present, full of intention and creativity as I construct something that is meaningful to me.

The Power of Knowing What You DO Want?

“Ugh, I don’t want to clean the kitchen.”  “I don’t want people to think I’m stupid or lazy.”  “I know I don’t like red cars.”  “What do I want for dinner?  I know I don’t want Mexican food.”  “I don’t want this to come across wrong but…  I don’t want my boss to think I’m a doormat.”  “I know 100% I don’t want to waste my life.”  “I don’t know what I want to “do” with my life.”  “I don’t want to feel this way (frustrated, resentful, disappointed, angry, etc…)”

Using Music To Relax With Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Well, it sure has been awhile. Unfortunately, I have been on a restricted computer diet since the end of July. I have had to pick and choose the computer projects necessary and unfortunately the blog had to go on a little vacation.

What was the cause of this medically imposed computer vacation? I have something called Thoracic outlet syndrome. Some people refer to it by its nickname – TOS.

“Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a syndrome involving compression at the superior thoracic outlet resulting from excess pressure placed on a neurovascular bundle passing between the anterior scalene and middle scalene muscles. It can affect one or more of the nerves that innervate the upper limb and/or blood vessels as they pass between the chest and upper extremity, specifically in the brachial plexus, the subclavian artery, and, rarely, the subclavian vein, which does not usually pass through the scalene hiatus.