50 things to do before you die in India

linked from red bubble
1. See the Taj Mahal
2. Eat at the highway Punjabi dhaba
3. Watch an Indian movie in the theatre
4. Play cricket on the street
5. Put mehndi aka henna on your palms
6. Take a dip in the Ganges at Varanasi
7. Walk through the bazaar of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
8. Go to Pushkar Mela(Fair)
9. Sip tea at a streetside stall
10. Watch the cricket match at Eden Gardens Stadium, Calcutta
11. Visit the city of Palitana, City of Jain temples
12. See the Golden Temple, Amritsar.
13. Spend a week at Osho Ashram, Pune
14. Sunset with the camels on the sand dunes of Rajasthan
15. Visit the mystical ruins of Khajuraho
16. Tiger Safari at one of the many Tiger Reserves
17. Visit the Gir Sanctuary, the last refuge for the endangered Asiatic Lions in the world.
18. Attend the Durga Puja in Calcutta
19. Fly kites at the annual kite flying festival in Ahmedabad
20. Blind yourself dancing in the monsoon rains (my personal favorite)
21. Go the southern tip of India, Kanya Kumari.
22. Get an oil massage in Kerala
23. Ganesh Visarjan, watch the idol of Ganesh the Hindu God being immersed in the sea.
24. Visit the Tirupati Temple, Tirumala.
25. Stay at the Udaipur Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur.
26. Dine at The Taj Hotel, Bombay
27. Take the Darjeeling Train Journey, Darjeeling.
28. Volunteer at an Orphanage.(believe me it will change your life)
29. Travel in the train (make sure it’s not first class)
30. See the Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
31. Attend the Republic Day Parade, New Delhi.
32. See the world famous Dabbawallahs (lunch delivery specialists, all of them uneducated) in action in Bombay. (given a six sigma rating for organization and zero wrong deliveries)
33. Meet the Real Maharaja staying at one of the heritage hotels.
34. Go to Ladakh the highest plateau in the world
35. Visit the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier in Old Goa.
36. Yak Safari in Sikkim
37. See the Sun Temple in Konark, Orissa.
38. Stay in the Shikara or House boat in Dal Lake, Kashmir.
39. See the Mysore Fort lit up, Mysore.
40. Sun Bathe in Goa.
41. Visit the Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad
42. See Jodhpur, the blue city, Rajasthan.
43. See the Red Fort and Qutub Minar, Delhi.
44. Tashi Jong Monastery, a Buddhist Monastery, Himachal Pradesh.
45. Follow the Buddha Trail, Where Budhha found enlightenment.
46. Scuba Diving in Andaman Islands.
47. Visit the Ajmer Dargah, Ajmer.
48. Ride a motorcycle on the street of India.( seems impossible)
49. Do Kushti i.e. Indian form of wrestling.
50. Get a Gold Facial. Yes, 22 carat gold facial.

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Postmodern Churches | Integral Life

Postmodern Churches | Integral Life

[Six Varieties of Christians and Their Churches

Postmodern Churches

August 27th, 2012

Christians and their communities of faith exist in rich diversity today. Why are there so many different kinds of Christians and churches? There are historical aspects, political factors, matter of taste, and personality types. However, from an integral perspective of evolutionary stages we can see a quite remarkable tendency for churches to fall into one of perhaps six different altitudes of understanding. I and others often call these six stages tribal, warrior, traditional, modern, postmodern, and integral. In this series I want to outline how understanding stages of faith and church can help us understand one another and act in more loving ways toward each other in the midst of all of our differences….]

ponder this wave of anger …

Copyright Mike Robinson 2002
ponder on this!

The piano teacher looks at the clock again, it is 5.30p.m and his client is 15mins late. At first he thinks it may be traffic that has held her up, but 30mins later there is still no sign of her and no telephone call. Even though he works from home, he is now angry and he feels that his time has been wasted. He starts to think how selfish she has been and he begins to judge her past actions, which are only confirming his belief of how she never follows his rules of time and his frustration begins to emerge…

His client is driving her car to pick up her daughter from school, and she is late for the piano lesson because her daughter’s school trip has over run. The woman has not been home during the day and does not have the piano teacher’s telephone number with her. Suddenly, she starts to feel angry and she does not know why. She starts to get angry at the school and in particular with the bus driver for his lateness, and then she remembers all the times people have let her down and she starts to think about various people who have made her angry in her life. In turn, these people begin to feel angry…. and they do not know why…

At the school she meets up with the other 30 parent’s who are waiting for the school bus, and they too are angry about the driver being late. It is Friday evening and everyone wants to be at home winding down and relaxing. A woman calls to the head teacher, ‘This is ridiculous. I’ve waited here for 30mins and still no sign of them’. They all nod their heads in agreement and they start to talk to each other about the last time the school made a mistake, or how long they’ve had to wait for a bus, to see a doctor, or a dentist, etc, and emotions begin to run high, as the chat turns into gossip and judgment. This distorted energy is now being sent to those from the past and the doctors, dentists and those that they have gossiped about suddenly begin to feel angry…and they do not know why…

Meanwhile, the bus driver is very flustered, as he has now been stuck in a roadwork jam on the M25 for 45mins and he is feeling angry with the guys who are laying the new road. He beeps his horn in frustration, and because he also has 30 parent’s thinking about him, his anger is gets worse. To top it all off, the kids are tired and they are beginning to play up. He yells at them to be quiet, but they too are feeling fed-up and frustrated.

The guys doing the road works are just not happy at all. There has been several hold ups with the building of the road, and they have had to narrow the motorway to a single lane, causing an eight mile queue. One guy looks up as the school bus as the driver beeps his horn. He tries to diffuse the situation by waving at the driver, but the driver puts up his fist in anger and the guy drops his head. He begins to feel angry too and he begins to look at his life. It is a monotonous existence and he is just not living his aspirations. An image of his father pops into his mind and he thinks about how his father would not let him follow his dream of playing in an orchestra, and feelings of anger and blame begin to surface. In a town 50miles away his father suddenly feels angry with his life…and he does not know why…
The guy looks at his work mates, who also look fed-up. You can almost see a haze of projected thought forms of anger and frustration around them from the passing traffic. ‘Fancy a drink down the pub?’ he shouts. No wonder they get drunk most nights, as the pub has become a way of releasing themselves from the disruptive projected energy.

The rush hour of six thousand cars slowly pass the workers by. Most of the drivers face’s look fed up and stern. They are thinking about the traffic queue and angry memories from the day or from the past begin to surface. They pass on the anger to at least half-a-dozen people each. There are now 36,000 people feeling angry who do not know why… In turn, they begin to think about what has made them angry and pass it on to at least half-a-dozen people each. There are now 216,000 people feeling angry who do not know why… they pass it on… Within the hour 46 million people are feeling angry who do not know why… This anger is spreading faster than any disease or plague!!!

Meanwhile, nature is being bombarded by all the polluted thoughts from humanity. In response the rats begin to run riot in a city’s main sewage system. Over a period of days they begin to infest thousands of homes. It is becoming a hygienic problem for the inhabitants. A rat bites a small child and she breaks out in a fever. Mother Nature is giving expression to the anger of humanity. The thought forms from humanity always materialise and deeply effect the environment…

A week later the piano man is laid in bed with flu. He has not been able to move out of bed for two days, as his temperature is very high and he is furious with himself. All of his appointments have had to be cancelled. No-one around him has had the flu so he cannot understand how he caught it… His daily life is created by his thoughts and his original thoughts about his client have now come back to him laden with angry bacteria, which has broke through his aura and sapped his strength. His thoughts added to the anger that plagues this planet and this had an effect on millions of people. What is given out will always return multiplied…

In the next village, a woman is sitting with a cup-of-tea. She is looking out of her window at the daffodils in her garden when suddenly, she begins to feel angry. She immediately goes outside into the garden and questions where the anger came from, as she knows it does not belong to her. Checking her own thoughts and feelings she begins to search inside for the source and she finds the energy of an old school friend who is projecting anger towards her. In response she puts up a mirror at this friend and sends light through the mirror to diffuse the anger. This light travels into her friend’s energy and begins to break down the anger. In turn, the light is passed on and affects the person who sent the anger to him, and the chain goes on. The only antidote to a disease or plague is love. To change the world, only one person needs to take responsibility for their thoughts. The woman has now given light to millions of people without even leaving her garden. The plague ends here…until the next thought of anger arises…

A few years later the piano man dies and he finds himself in a dark and crowded place. He is in a parallel world that is not much different from the earth that he left behind and surrounding him are similar things and similar people. His level of understanding life is just the same. In his confusion he starts to get angry with those around him for his current state. He grumbles to himself and blames the government, his parent’s and society and he looks back at all the times when people did not live up to his expectations and please him and he remembers the incident of his client who did not show up. Immediately, he begins to defend himself by judging and criticising her actions. Suddenly, he remembers her apologetic telephone call that occurred the next day, so he starts to look at the whole situation from her angle and the reality of what really happened reveals itself. He sees the effect his angry thoughts had upon her and the world and he begins to cry and wail at the emptiness of his life. All those wasted opportunities to bring forth a life filled with love, compassion, self-love, joy and freedom. Instead he chose to create a small, limited and cynical world. Slowly over time he is shown that there is nothing outside of the self. We attract all that comes our way.

The truth is… whether in life or death, you will have to face the effect of all your thoughts, words and actions. One thought affects every living thing, every aspect of nature, the earth, the planets and the cosmos; that’s how powerful you truly are ….

Revenge of the introverts

Revenge of the introverts: .

… It's often assumed extroverts do best in life, but a new book claims quite the opposite… | Mail Online
[Do you hate crowds and small talk? Is your idea of heaven a weekend with nothing to do but spend time with your family and read a book? Do you find it exhausting to be around people all the time — even if they are people you really like?

If the answer to these questions is yes, the chances are you an introvert. Contrary to popular opinion, an introvert is not someone who is anti-social or shy. Shyness is the fear of social disapproval or humiliation, while introversion is a preference for environments that aren’t over-stimulating.

Unlike extroverts, who are the life and soul of the party — and need to be around other people to recharge their batteries — i

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2120187/Revenge-introverts-Its-assumed-extroverts-best-life-new-book-claims-quite-opposite …]

Sidran: Help for PTSD, DID and dissociation.

Sidran: Help for Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and dissociation..

[Understanding Integration

By Rachel Downing, L.C.S.W.-C.

© 2003 Sidran Institute. This article may not be reproduced without express permission of the publisher. Contact permissions@sidran.org.

The purpose of writing this article is to provide survivors with DID and therapists who treat DID with a greater understanding of integration and life after integration. One of the least understood aspects of the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is the concept of integration. Information on this topic for professionals or individuals with DID is limited. Therapists may have difficulty explaining what integration means and how it will benefit their clients. Individuals with DID often express fear of integration. Sometimes survivors feel that the integration of personalities is disrespectful of the important role they have played in their survival.

In material written by DID survivors, integration has been referred to as the “I” word. In a recently published book for survivors with DID, therapists are advised not to discuss integration with clients until the latter stages of therapy, … ]

7 Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra (Laws Of Vibrational Energy)

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra | Laws Of Vibrational Energy

[The Law of Pure Potentiality

Take time to be silent, to just BE. Meditate for 30 minutes twice a day. Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. Practice non-judgment. We have unlimited pure potentiality all around us. We need to be open and ready do not lock you into one thing. The universe is gives us the ability to manifest and do what we like we just have to know how to get it. There is unlimited pure potential.

The Law of Giving and Receiving

Today bring whoever you encounter a gift: a compliment or flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Keeps wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love? We have to have the ability to receive. When a person gives us something and we say no that is creating an imbalance. It is important to give every day: give thanks, gratitude, support, love freedom, what you can afford, time. All that you give you will receive back bigger and better than ever.

The Law of Karma

Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. … click link to read on]