>Imbolc in Eternity

>I was thrilled to make it to the opening ceremonies in Eternity. Eternity is a RP region in Second Life. Currently residing in Tir na Brighid, which is just a stone’s throw (well, a continent) away from Eternity. I can easily make the trek there by foot.I love the region, and the people. Having a … [Read more…]

>Second Life Travels

>Well, I’ve been hanging out in SL alot these days. After the work is done, kids are sleeping, lunches made… I venture off to my virtual home in the metaverse.I am still enjoying my time in Spirit Nations immensely. It is truly a lovely place with lovely people. It is not a role playing sim, but … [Read more…]

>Circling Around the Sun

>I often sing ‘Light is Returning’, the Charlie Murphy song, and I often reflect on:One planet is turning…Circle on her path around the sun… It’s such a marvelous thing really.The way the whole thing works.Yes, there is despair and hate and darkness and other horrible things caused by imbalances within our system. But overall, even … [Read more…]

Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks

ScienceDaily (2011-01-21) — Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. A new study is the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110121144007.htm Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks

>Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks

>Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks ScienceDaily (2011-01-21) — Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. A new study is the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.

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Earth teach me stillness as the grasses are stilled with light. Earth teach me suffering as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me humility as blossoms are humble with beginning. Earth Teach me caring as the mother who secures her young. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands alone. Earth teach me … [Read more…]

>Blessings and Animals

>In observing different Medicine Wheels, Pagan Wheels of the Year, and other such symbols, it’s just amazing how many similarities there are. Blessings In reference to our wheel, pictured to the right, one can see the four bars of colour. Yellow, Blue, Black and Red.I call these these our blessings. Air/Yellow represents the gift of … [Read more…]

>Rekindling the Eternal Sun

>I have been a part of the Pagan community for about six years now. A mere drop in the hat compared to many, but they have been formative years indeed. The past year has led to my ordination as a Minister within the Universalist Gnostic Communion, and my study is still continuing and most likely … [Read more…]

>Circle of the Eternal Sun

>Our group has been revived. After a year long break in which we have all been pursuing different projects and treading some different paths, we have come together to rebuild our circle.We each had things that were not resonating properly with us within the structure and correspondences of our previous coven framework. However we had … [Read more…]