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That Day


I wanted to share this poem that I wrote on April 2nd.  It was meant as a reflection of my social anxiety.

“That Day” by John Adams

Blown about by winds of fear,
a timid prayer escapes my lips.
How long shall they overcome me?
As long as the part is played?
Counting minutes ’til curtain;
the great finale–the close of the great
masquerade,
when trembling fingers
pull uncertain mask strings,
and the whole company–
the antagonist, the hero,
the lovers, and the dead–
rise, maskless,
bowing upon applause
with vulnerable human faces.

Undeniably, that day,
the scales will fall.
But for just one moment
my eyes shall seek comfort
in the unsteady hands
of the whole company.

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how I rediscovered and reclaimed my spirituality


I would like to quote a story from the book called “Alcoholics Anonymous”. I want to share it, not because I wish to talk about alcohol, or addiction, but because I believe it beautifully illustrates how each one of us can find our own spiritual path, one which does not depend on any religion or the acceptance of anyone else’s creed.

There was a time when I did not know the difference between religion and spirituality, and when I felt I no longer fit with the religion I was raised with, I rejected all of it. For over ten years I considered myself an atheist. Those were ten very dark years. In 2011, I had a spiritual experience. I consider it a miracle. My mind opened up to the fact that I could believe in a spiritual purpose that did not need to agree with any preacher, holy book, or dusty baggage buried deep within my subconscious.

This whole blog, Chakra Toaster, is sort of my own personal journey of spiritual discovery. It represents the fact that my spiritual life is a living, evolving reality.

I have gone from religious, to atheist, to spiritual. I believe in Spirit guides, and we all have a unique journey. But are we really so unique?

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Here is the story that taught me the difference between religious and spiritual:

“I had always believed in a Power greater than myself. I had often pondered these things. I was not an atheist. Few people really are, for that means blind faith in the strange proposition that this universe originated in a cipher and aimlessly rushes nowhere. My intellectual heroes, the chemists, the astronomers, even the evolutionists, suggested vast laws and forces at work. Despite contrary indications, I had little doubt that a mighty purpose and rhythm underlay all. How could there be so much of precise and immutable law, and no intelligence? I simply had to believe in a Spirit of the Universe, who knew neither time nor limitation. But that was as far as I had gone.

“With ministers, and the world’s religions, I parted right there. When they talked of a God personal to me, who was love, superhuman strength and direction, I became irritated and my mind snapped shut against such a theory.

“Despite the living example of my friend there remained in me the vestiges of my old prejudice. The word God still aroused a certain antipathy. When the thought was expressed that there might be a God personal to me this feeling was intensified. I didn’t like the idea. I could go for such conceptions as Creative Intelligence, Universal Mind or Spirit of Nature but I resisted the thought of a Czar of the Heavens, however loving His sway might be. I have since talked with scores of men who felt the same way.

My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea. He said, “Why don’t you choose your own conception of God?”

(From the book “Alcoholics Anonymous” Chapter 1)

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The Power of Crystals


The Power of Crystals

This picture is not a Photoshop. These giant crystals are deep within the Earth in Mexico. Some call it “The Cave of Giant Crystals”. You can read more about it here: http://endlesscancun.blogspot.com/2011/01/naica-crystal-cave-of-giants.html . I am posting this picture as a reminder that crystals are truly a miracle of beauty created by the Earth (or God, however you see it). They have truly amazing healing power. If you click on the picture of the Cave of Crystals, you will be taken to an article about HOW to use crystals and other stones to balance your Chakra System. Enjoy!

What exactly are chakras and what do they look like?


What exactly are chakras and what do they look like?

Chakras are our energy centers. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. They are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions.
Chakras have been depicted as a funnel of sorts with smaller funnels within the funnel. They are also often referred to as looking like lotus flowers. I have intuitively viewed the intake of individual chakras as appearing similar to the blades of a fan or windmill in circular motion. (taken from about.com)

The Earth Chakra System and How We Can Tune into It


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Try putting pictures (or postcards, or computer backgrounds) of places in the world that correspond to the chakra you are working on. For example, I am currently working on my root chakra, so I will set my computer background with a picture of Mount Shasta.a2c3c049dbee11ea19d85a0e9a454ece
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