A Conversation with Sarah McLean: Musings on Meditation, Love, & the Power of Attention

On Saturday, October 25, I had the opportunity to chat with Sarah McLean about meditation, its importance, and its transformational abilities.  I first met Sarah at a monthly meeting of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, a local professional writing group in Phoenix, at which Sarah was invited to speak. At the meeting, I learned about Sarah's personal journey and her expertise in meditation. Later, on a weekend trip to Sedona, I stopped for a Sunday afternoon meditation at the McLean Meditation Institute, where Sarah is the founder, and she was facilitating that day.  The thing I like the most about Sarah's approach is her down-to-earth savvy, easily digestible explanations, and the warmth with which she exudes her wisdom. During our conversation, we chatted about meditation techniques, the paradox of shrinking time, the ego and the monkey mind, and more.   You can also learn more about Sarah's work, the McLean Meditation Institute, and the programs and retreats offered by clicking here. Image used in...
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Welcome to 2014: Insights for the New Year with Elaine Marolakos Edelson

I can’t believe it’s already 2014!  The 2013 year passed so quickly—and with many ups and downs—that it feels great to settle in to a new year and being again. I always love the time of year when we let go of what came before and envision a new way of relating to the world, perhaps expansive, perhaps introspective, but always moving forward and (at least for me) with intention. I don’t use the world resolution, and for many reasons. With each passing year, I learn some new things, I have grown in knowledge and wisdom, and have experienced important moments that I’ll remember forever. Time passes quickly—now more than ever before—and I felt it important to spotlight this fresh start in a new way. This month’s blog post features Elaine Marolakos Edelson, intuitive channel, empath, and astrologer. Elaine is also the author of the highly acclaimed Minutes to Manifesting, which she now uses in her Bodhi System ~ Intuitive Mastery Mentoring Program....
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Synchronicity: Being in the Flow of Life

Each month, I send out a subscriber-only newsletter and I want to share with you a section of the last newsletter.  I include a Q&A that covers a wide range of topics  including writing, editing, metaphysics, astrology, and other similar info.  This month's Q&A was particular poignant, so I wanted to make it available here for you. Stephanie from San Francisco, California wrote: How do you explain synchronicities and what do they mean? What if I told you that your question is itself a synchronicity? Leading up to this newsletter I’ve been thinking about and wanting to write about co-creatorship. The mention of Sagittarius and the planet Jupiter, earlier, starts to discuss this. Not only that, in the second interview installment with M.J. Rose, she mentions near the end the idea of synchronicity as the term was coined and defined by Carl Jung. Bravo Stephanie for being in the flow!   Synchronicities are most often seen as 'coincidences' that appear when we do not expect...
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Kristina Walsh on Biotech, Radio Shows and The New Wave of Love

In the last post we learned about Kristina Walsh's metaphysical training.  In this post, she talks about the connection between the metaphysical and the physical,  her work as a radio show host, and the new energies of 2013! How does your experience in the biotechnology industry hew to the topics and experiences you explore in the metaphysical? "I started in the biotech field as a temp position, and while I loved the humanitarian aspect of the idea of the industry, I had no idea what I was in for, or that it would have a relation to my clairvoyant life. In 1993, when I started the clairvoyant program at BPI, I had experience with healing and mediation, but not to that degree, but between learning a whole new industry, and having to learn about the science the company was working on, and I got really involved with creating slide presentations among other things. This forced me to ask questions, how to draw cellular...
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