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Energy as a Language
By Ellen Meredith
Most of us talk about energy in practical terms. We say, “She’s got great energy,” meaning we sense from subtle cues that someone is animated or perhaps particularly comfortable to be around. We say, “I don’t have the energy to argue right now,” meaning that activity is somehow not being funded, emotionally, physically, or even spiritually. We say, “My energy has crashed,” meaning we have run out of fuel. On an intuitive level, learning about the subtle energies that we are composed of and how to positively influence their behaviors makes a lot of sense.
Craniosacral Therapy Stimulates Healing, Relieves Pain and Stress
By Molly O'Leary, DC
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on treatment that affects your whole body. By treating the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes all your nerves, muscles, and bones, it stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal itself in the same way it naturally heals a wound or your immune system fights disease.
Quarantined with Abuser?
Award-Winning Victim’s Rights Advocate Shares Thoughts on How to Stay Safe
By Jennifer Storm
As people are making sacrifices to shelter in place and help to slow the spread of the coronavirus, there are hidden costs that we may not have realized. Domestic and sexual violence, along with child abuse, all thrive in sectors of silence. More often than not, the abuse happens at the hands of someone the victim knows, usually a caregiver or household member. At a time when people are required to stay at home, they may be at unintended risk of violence while trying to keep safe from a virus. Police departments across the country are reporting an uptick in domestic violence calls.
Remember when people used to comment on Madonna's ability to reinvent herself? Time and again she would create a new identity to stay fluid with the times. We all have this ability to realize the current situation, take inventory, and realign our goals to meet the new climate — and reinvent ourselves in the process. I'm in the midst of that myself.
"Diversify," they say. "Don't keep your eggs in one basket." I thought I had this covered by working in two different fields simultaneously -- media and travel. Turns out they both took a heavy hit during the pandemic. So while I wait to see how media recovers, I look to what are the current needs: food, security, prepping.
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a bit obsessed with food. Cooking (creating, really) has always brought me joy. One morning I caught myself singing, "...there's got to be a morning after" while cracking eggs and mixing flour to make pancakes. I remembered an ex who commented that he always knew when I was in the kitchen because I sing or hum while cooking. I hadn't realized this until he pointed it out.
When the stay-at-home orders went into effect, I started "nesting" -- starting seeds for a garden, dehydrating food, sourdough fermenting, and other activities that bring me joy. People who know me immediately commented that I should write about this. Telling my sister Mary another one of my funny anecdotes about lessons I'm learning from dehydrating food, she asked if she could "tell me what to do." I said yes and she told me I need to share these stories in a cookbook. A practical, yet funny look at preparedness.
So while we’re in a somewhat period of lull right now, I’m moving forward and creating a new website: Well Preserved. It's a chance — in addition to Evolving Magazine — to write about another topic in which I'm passionate. The site is under construction but I look forward to sharing recipes for all methods of preservation (what an apt word for life in general) including dehydrating, fermenting, canning, and freezing. I hope you’ll follow along at www.WellPreserved.blog.
And, as always, Evolving Magazine will continue to be an online resource for conscious living, so stay tuned for relevant articles focused on growth.
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I Didn't See My Son’s Disability Until He Was 15. Now I Celebrate Knowing Who He Is.
By Stephanie Duesing
My son Sebastian and I lived in the same house together for fifteen years. I gave birth to him. I changed his diapers and taught him to ride a bicycle.
I was a stay-at-home mom, and he was my only child. We spent hours together every day playing and doing crafts together. He painted the most extraordinary pictures even as a toddler. His existence filled my imagination from the moment that I looked at the faint blue positive mark on the pregnancy test.
But I didn’t truly know Sebastian until he was fifteen. I didn’t know him, because I didn’t see him.
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JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS
Dreams in the Time of COVID
By Jude LaClaire, Ph.D.
In the new reality of COVID-19 our conscious and unconscious worlds merge in living color in our dreams. People are reporting more vivid dreams, remembering dreams more frequently (one French study suggests a thirty-five percent increase in dream recall), and having more fearful or anxiety dreams.
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By Aluna Michaels
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Happy birthday, Gemini! Venus turns to direct in your sign, asking you to keep commitments you made to yourself the past two months regarding relationships. Stay true to the values your intuition revealed in meditation. Keep observing your connection with others to see your principles in action (or how you fall short of them). Also keep to a budget that allows for small splurges but adheres to essential payments, since Venus is also about money. Sticking to your truth in all areas draws positive romance and work options, plus keeps your self-esteem high!