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First Issue: First Edition: August, 2006
(2 K'an 17 Yaxk'in -Long Count )

Published every 13 days (trecena) from Encinitas, California.

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Welcome to the Lotus Blessings Newsletter
My intention in writing this newsletter for you is to provide a forum where you can read some of the highest teachings for this era of human awareness. I will include segments of longer articles on consciousness and spirituality, notes of wisdom from saints and sages, some humor, some tips on simple health remedies, and provide Emotional Freedom Techniques you can do on yourself. The idea is to make your spirit sing and to maybe open your awareness even more to the potential for your life. After all, we came here to manifest our divinity. It is my intention to give you pause for a few minutes with each edition to remember THAT ! If you choose to send some or all of this newsletter to your friends, feel free, but because of copyright laws, you will need to provide the following: "Copyright to Lotus-Blessings.com" Thank you!
Ruth, Encinitas, California.

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Published each Trecena:
A Trecena is 13 days corresponding to the time it takes a certain dark spot on the sun to appear and disappear, and it's based on the Mayan calendar, the Tzolkin; according to various interpretations, it is based upon the beginning of the universe and the solar system's relationship to the Milky Way Galaxy which in turn is spiraling around a "central sun." The 13 day cycle, my lucky number, will harmonize with this cosmic event when our galaxy aligns with the central sun.

Zen: The Temper
A Zen student came to Bankei and complained: "Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it?"
"You have something very strange," replied Bankei. "Let me see what you have."
"Just now I cannot show it to you," replied the other.
"When can you show it to me?" asked Bankei.
"It arises unexpectedly," replied the student.
"Then," concluded Bankei,"it must not be your own true nature. If it were, you could show it to me at any time. When you were born you did not have it, and your parents did not give it to you. Think that over."
from Zen Flesh; Zen Bones A collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings compiled by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki. Tuttle Publishing, 1985.

Experiment #60 of Astonish Yourself! 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life by Roger-Pol Droit
"Fast for a while": ...To frighten or soothe, to compel or to cause indifference, to disturb or to calm--fasting is capable of provoking all these reactions, depending on time, intensity, and circumstances... If you have no experience of fasting, try going for a single day to begin with. Doctor's orders apart...it is not dangerous. Take some sugared water at regular intervals. Don't expect anything amazing. Just explore your mood changes, and more generally what appears to you to be "reality" after just a few hours.
A little less glucose, a bit less fat, some missing proteins, and you no longer see the world in the same way. Don't you think you should draw out all the possible inferences of this discovery? Well try. (128)

Shri Sankaracharya
Verse 121:The Absorption of the mind in the supreme Consciousness by realizing Atman in all objects is known as Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind) which should be pratised [sic] by the seekers after liberation.
Verse 122:The steadiness of the mind through realization of Brahman wherever the mind goes, is known as the supreme Dharana (concentration.)
Swami Vimuktananda Aparokshanubhuti: Self-Realization of Shri Sankaracharya Advaita Ashrama, 1996. (Atman = a form of Brahman; Brahman= The embodiment of creation.)

Reincarnation: Do you believe this time around?
"Reincarnation was accepted for the first 500+ years of Early Christianity, but after the Council of Nicea in 553 A.D. all that changed. Reincarnation and all reference to it were outlawed and stricken from the Bible." (unknown author) The number of Westerners believing in Reincarnation has jumped in the past 20 years according to this web site . What is significant is that belief in God declines as the belief in reincarnation increases. Also the belief in reincarnation has increased in youth age 15 - 30 well ahead of the general population, and Catholic countries have a higher incidence of belief in reincarnation. In some parts of Europe, one in every three persons believes in reincarnation.
According to Patricia CoriKaren Charboneau-Harrison "By understanding Reincarnation you will lose any fear of death you might have. You'll know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is indeed life after death -life after life after life. "
It is undisputable to me that reincarnation is a factor of our consciousness as I have met MANY souls with whom I have shared past lives and they too have remembered this. I even discovered a skill in Kung Fu that I learned in a past life in China. About 20 years ago, one arrogant chap unwisely punched me and triggered my past life ability. In a state of trance I almost killed him with skillful kicks, jumps, howls and jabs until someone pulled me away. When I came to full awareness, I was as shocked as they were. I had never had a lesson in Kung Fu in this life. A reading in the Akashic Record confirmed this past life as a Chinese Kung Fu adept. This is such evidence that I do not doubt reincarnation. However a very smart and witty friend when asked if he believed in reincarnation said, "Not in this lifetime."

EFT - The amazing tapping technique that cures just about anything! Information about workshops for learning EFT are at http://www.lotus-blessings.com/EFT.html
Kay Madore and I focus these workshops for healing pain, cravings and fears, but they work just as well on prosperity issues and life skills problems. As Gary Craig, the founder, says, "Try it on everything!" When I look into the body as a medical intuitive, I can see a health problem (such as kidney stones or IBS) change right as the person taps on the pain. It is like a magical thing. The biggest problem with EFT is the belief factor. People just do not believe they are cured, so they make up other reasons why they suddenly have no more symptoms. This just proves the power of belief; however, EFT works in spite of that!

For longer articles on spiritual topics, please visit Wisdom of the Ages.
And for a selection of books for spirit and mind see my Books List.

    Hopi Nation,Oraibi, Arizona (unknown source)
  • You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour
  • Now you must go back and tell the people that this IS the Hour
  • And there are things to be considered:
  • Where are you living?
  • What are you doing?
  • What are your relationships?
  • Are you in right relation?
  • Where is your water?
  • Know your garden.
  • It is time to speak your Truth Create your community
  • Be good to each other... And do not look outside yourself for the leader
  • Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, "This could be a good time!"
  • There is a river flowing now very fast
  • It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid
  • They will try to hold on to the shore
  • They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly
  • Know the river has its destination
  • The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle
  • Of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above the water
  • And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate
  • At this time in history we are to take nothing personally
  • Least of all, ourselves
  • For the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt
  • The time of the lone wolf is over Gather yourselves!!
  • Banish the word struggle from your attitude And your vocabulary
  • All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration
Aloha from Ruth.
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