How To Do All Things – A Book Review by Hercules Invictus


The third section of this four-part text by Mark-Age consists of fifty How-To’s, the first of which is How To…’ Do All Things’. This bold heading also happens to be the title for the book as a whole and the short paragraph that follows provides a great summary for everything expounded upon in the entire volume.

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The Journey of A Highly Sensitive Person – Blessing or Curse? – by Debbra Lupien


Are you a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or do you know someone who is?
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Did you know there was a time when we called them empaths? Back then being an empath was seen as something positive. It meant that you had a big heart and could understand what other people were experiencing, even though you hadn’t experienced it yourself. That understanding empowered and validated people. It was a gift to be able to offer compassionate support. The empath was uplifted by using their gift. The give and take that resulted served to complete an energetic feedback loop which is what feeds the soul.

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Hearts Full – by Annette Rochelle Aben


December was quite the month. Many holy days to honor and celebrate, which our family did, in fine style. It turned out to be a month of goodbyes as well. Not only to the end of the calendar year, but to physical lives of friends and family. Beginning with Christmas Day, there was phone call after phone call, alerting us to the fact that someone near and dear to us had departed. Only one of those was a family member and oddly enough, that was the only one that wasn’t a surprise.  So, here we were, with hearts filled with cheer and slowly the cheer was trying to be edged out by tears.

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Living in Your Heart not Your Head! – by Shuddhaanandaa Bramachari


Do you think you have a brain in your head, well that is true, but science is telling us even the heart has a brain! So if there is IQ Intelligence Quotient, then there is another intelligence of the heart, EQ Emotional Quotient. As such if we are head smart (IQ) we can make money and earn false vanity, but if we are heart smart (EQ) we will balance our life and be happier at work, business or in our personal and family relationships. Gradually the world is shifting towards learning Emotional Intelligence, to become more empathetic, loving, and caring, and being good human beings to lead at work and in our family, creating a sustainable world. Yes, the heart is calling for our attention. Let not technology rob it! Time for our Inner Journey!

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Around To It – by Annette Rochelle Aben, Editor


Do you have voicemail on your phone? Do you see that calls come in and think to yourself, “Yeah, I’ll get around to returning that call, one of these days” then, you get to the end of the week, month, or year and you never got around to it?

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January is National Mentoring Month – by Annette Rochelle Aben


When you were growing up, was there someone you looked to for guidance?  Perhaps, you were simply mesmerized by a teacher and the way they were able to command the classroom. Maybe, the neighbor who knew everything there was to know about gardening, was a person you found yourself shadowing. One might say that you were mentored by these folks, intentionally or otherwise. Mentors are an important part of our culture, without them there is an incredible amount of information that would be lost. To pass along what we know how to do, to the next generation, helps to ensure that traditions can live beyond our lifespan. But it’s more than that. When someone takes another under their wing, they are not only doing so to share information but to aid the underling in the absorption, processing and utilization of said information. There are strong bonds being built through those connections.  We teach each other to value each other.

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Art for Art’s Sake – by Annette Rochelle Aben


I read a quote once that said that without ART, the earth would be nothing more than EH. That’s not the exact quote but it makes sense.  I mean, I you took the ART of out the word EARTH, then you would be left with EH.
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Yeah, I figured that you “got it” but I wanted to drive the point home.

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The Book of Nature is in The Heart of The Earth – by Andreas N. Bjørndal


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Ha Aretz
is the old biblical Hebrew word for The Earth and has some marvellous secrets to reveal to us. In Hebrew, every letter is a picture or concept and hence closer to the old Egyptian language with hieroglyphic pictures than modern English. The Hebrew language has its root in the old Egyptian language.

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Bibliomantic Benefits – by Moon Laramie


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Bibliomancy is an age old tradition practiced around the world. It involves opening a book at a random page in order to divine the answers to spiritual questions. The term bibliomancy was first coined in 1753. It was originally used to determine the guilt or innocence of a person accused of witchcraft. The accused was weighed. If their weight was less than the volumes of the Bible they were deemed innocent. The practice later developed into the use of the Bible to answer metaphysical questions. Eventually bibliomancy was no longer restricted to the Bible and it came to be used with any book.

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A Zen Hoofprint – Service – by Bob Rush


I had not planned to do a column this issue but something I participated in today changed my mind. Today, I was part of the Wreaths Across America project at Arlington National Cemetery. Every gravestone had a wreath placed upon it and a moment of rememberance.

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Spirituality of An Elder Through Sleep- by Marie Pollnow


Who doesn’t love a good sleep?  I do.  It’s a time where our bodies repair themselves.  In the case of Elders there is a sameness ye they tend to deal with sleep in a different way and they really do value sleep.  It may be a tricky business though since you have to be aware of any melancholy, depression or sadness.

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How to create a magic new year – by Andreas N. Bjørndal


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Life is full of cycles. The day, month and year are all determined by the movements of the Earth, Moon and the Sun.
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All cycles have a beginning, a growth, a maximum, a decline and an end. We are now starting a new year and new beginnings. Let it be a magic beginning by giving it the little extra.

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Escape from Gravity – by David J. Little


What a great time it is to be here in the physical form on this planet. I know I came here for reason and I have a pretty good idea why. You’re probably saying “David, what about all the turmoil and suffering that’s going on right now?” Well my friend, it seems that this has been going on for thousands of years. I think that there’s a great big shift happening right now. I am so grateful to be a part of it. The planet is in a state transformation. You and I can be part of the solution.

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Living Consciously From the Heart – by Renee Harrison


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The world is changing.
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I hear people say this a lot. They could be talking about what they see on the news every day or maybe they are upset at the shift of family values and want things to be like they were. Perhaps they are referring to the speed at which technology is spinning, much like an atom smashing particle accelerator and they feel they can’t keep up. Others, like me, notice the subtler changes. Like the shadow work being done within to bring the darker aspects into the light. More and more people are waking up. They’re asking questions, getting clearer, and paying attention to how they feel. Me too.

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