Issue 4. Bounty

   Mother Earth   by CocoClem

Mother Earth by CocoClem

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The Dawn of Peace & Prosperity

by Maria Borghoff

“Peace is the feeling of being satiated by the exact moment of right now. Prosperity is the state of wellness that carries us closer to our true nature. It is the path of positive influence. Yet we tend to get trapped in our achievements, or we deprive ourselves of goodness, because we are attached to identity, confined to the structures of familiarity.”

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"LIVE IN EACH SEASON AS IT PASSES. BREATHE THE AIR, DRINK THE DRINK, TASTE THE FRUIT, AND RESIGN YOURSELF TO THE INFLUENCE OF THE EARTH." - HENRY DAVID THOREAU

The Head of An Elephant: Ganesha’s Story

by Elisabeth McCachren Mitchell

“Ganesha was able to become who he was because of his beheading. This story could have been only of tragedy, but instead, it is one of transformation and what we are able to do when all the pieces of ourselves reconfigure.”

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Cups

by Colleen Choate

“what if I stood alone
for hundreds of years
standing one-legged
in the mountains
chanting the destroyer’s name
would you appear?
slow and solid
liquid as a cow”

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“THAT WHICH BREAKS US ADDS TO OUR BOUNTY.”

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Core Strength Exercise for Hip Release & Relaxation

by Maria Borghoff

“Oftentimes, lumbar spine pain and hip tension correspond directly to high stress levels, lack of core stability, and the absence of deep breathing. In order to find physical relief and a deep state of relaxation, we must strengthen the abdominals and the muscle of the diaphragm. Core exercises paired with diaphragmatic breathing (big, slow belly breaths) are the most effective way establish a sense of equilibrium. It’s not easy - and it’s not supposed to be. But the physical challenge, the shaking and quivering of your muscles, will burn off stress so that your psoas can soften and release.”

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Mantra & Meditation for Success

In Vedic Astrology, Rahu was born out of greed and became immortal by over-consuming the nectar of life. Now, holding a powerful and malefic effect, Rahu causes laziness, dirt, filth, delays and hurdles. But when masterfully channeled through regular routine, moderation, generosity and fairness of character, Rahu can signify great wealth, financial success, and abundance. Chant this mantra with respect, humility and awareness in order to increase your bounty.

“Rahu Rahu Rahu Om-Rahu”

 

“THE TASK AT HAND IS TO CULTIVATE EASE (SUKHA) & STEADINESS (STHIRA) AMIDST THE UNFOLDING ABUNDANCE IN OUR LIVES.”

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Backyard Tinctures & Vinegars

by Elisabeth McCachren Mitchell

“A few pots of herbs on a back stoop can add to the abundance. If you can accurately identify the plants in your yard, you can easily craft them into tonics that keep long after the green withers to brown.”

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Born from Creation, Born to Create

by Laura Sofía Zepeda

“Just as the tree adjusts its roots and the direction of its branches to gather the nourishment it requires, we too must carefully craft our connections to create the community that we seek. We can choose a community that gives us life. Or we can make choices that give us death.”

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Patterns of Down

by Josephine Wood

“I don't want this wonderful life to go by me without being documented. I write to understand the thoughts in my own head; to parse out the world I'm living in.”

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