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Welcome To Conscious Friends
March 22, 2009

Hello and welcome to Conscious Friends, a community of The Conscious Living Foundation!

As you know, our site was created to support those interested in spiritual and personal growth. Along the way, many of us have realized that relationships are an important part of creating and maintaining a harmonious and uplifting life.

To that end, The Conscious Living Foundation is pleased to offer these pages on our site in the hope that we all can find new like-minded friends and perhaps develop deeper relationships.

There are several ways to visit these pages.  As a...more

50 Benefits of Meditation
June 17, 2008
Meditation literally means, "thinking process with present moment awareness".

1.) To have healthy heart.
2.) To have normal blood pressure.
3.) To have normal cholesterol.
4.) To prevent stroke / paralysis.
5.) To have perfect digestion.
6.) To have perfect weight.
7.) To have perfect sleep.
8.) To become a perfect choice maker.
9.) To reverse and regress ageing.
10.) To remain young.
11.) To prevent cancer.
12.) To become embodiment of positive emotions.
13.) To get rid of negative emotions. more

Is Consciousness Energy?
June 11, 2008
If you tune into someone's "vibrations," are you picking up some form of energy they are emitting - perhaps something we might call "psychic energy?"


It may be tempting to think so . . . to think of consciousness as a form of energy. But is it?


What might be going on when we say we feel someone's vibrations?

Well, one possibility is that their brain or their body could be sending out waves of energy - something, perhaps, like electricity. If so, it must be far more subtle than any form of energy known to...
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100 Ideas for Creating a More Peaceful World
May 20, 2008

Creating world peace takes many forms, but surely it begins with individuals. Here are 100 ideas for creating a more peaceful world. Everyone can play a part in creating peace. It continues to be the most significant challenge of humankind and requires the efforts of each of us.

[The list contains only 97 Ideas because I removed broken links to defunct websites.

You can bring it back to 100 Ideas by adding your own for Creating a More Peaceful World!

When you do, take a moment to post your additions on the Conscious...more

Recipe for Simplicity
May 6, 2008

"Simplify, Simplify…" More than a century after Henry David Thoreau uttered these words, his plea for simplicity has more significance now than ever before.

We work hard and play hard, filling nearly every moment with activity. Most families believe they need two incomes to pay for a standard of living that has doubled in the last 50 years. But do we?

Based on my three-year study of over 200 people who have simplified their lives, I found that we can work less, want less, and spend less, and be happier and more fulfilled in the process.

Here are ten...more

Spiritual Diversity
April 29, 2008

To our pre-Christian spiritual ancestors, spirituality was both contemporary and relevant. In cultures where polytheism (the belief in many gods) was the rule, rather than the exception, individuals were given the ability to find their own beliefs and to choose their own spiritual paths based upon their personal needs and the calling of their own hearts. Households had specific deities that represented the prosperity and protection that the family hoped for their home. Agricultural festivals had gods that watched over the planting, the growing crops, and the harvest. This diverse pantheon of deities created a culture where a person would draw closest to the god...more

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Living Within Nature's Cycles
May 6, 2008

The writing I share with you is "Return" from p. 81 of _Everyday Tao_ by Deng Ming-Dao, Harper San Francisco, NY, 1996, ISBN 0-06-251395-8.

"Return

"One needs to understand cycles to understand Tao.

"Days and nights, summers and winters
Waves curling up, consumed by new waves,
The ongoing march of generations,
The vapor of water congealing into clouds-
Tao is cyclical, not linear.

"The multitude of things are innumerable,
But they travel circularly.
Those who accord with Tao
Understand rise and fall
And gain clarity and insight.
Those who do not accept...
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Friends Help Keep You Healthy!
April 13, 2008

At the 1972 Grammy Awards recognizing 1971 musical achievements, Carole King, songwriter, won the Song of the Year award and James Taylor, performer, won the award for Best Pop Vocal Performance-Male. Both awards were for the song "You’ve Got A Friend."

The world was a pretty stressful place in 1971, and I think an important statement was made about the needs of the people when a ballad about friendship was chosen as the most important musical accomplishment of the year.

Just how important is it to have good friends? Pretty...more

The Power of Affirmations
February 22, 2007

Affirmations are words or phrases which are said over and over to AFFIRM a single thought about yourself or other people. This is the way you have formed negative and positive programming through out your lifetime, saying things to yourself, about yourself, over and over. After thoughts are repeated, they soon become a BELIEF, and then we think this belief is our reality. In this way we form fears of poverty, health, weight and relationships and the emotions connected with these beliefs can even become our comfort zone, no matter how negative they might be.

Since we created these...more

What Is Spiritual Awareness?
February 22, 2007
There are many different sounding answers all linked by a commonality. No matter what spiritual path you have chosen to walk, in order to be more spiritually aware, set aside time to strip away the unnecessary tradition or dogma and in an ultimate distillation the truth will be found. You know all things, each of you holds the answers and yet the fragmentation of yourself erects barriers to becoming whole and to being. It is this fragmentation that separates us from spirit and raises these kind of spiritual questions.
  • Who am I?
  • Why do I feel something is missing in...more
The Perfect Imperfection of Our Relationships
February 22, 2007

In the course of my practice, I've increasingly been met by people with relationship problems -- spouses, lovers, parents, children, even the living and the departed -- people whose lives are disrupted by various issues regarding the ones they love, have loved or regarding the search for love.

Some, maybe most, of this increasing disturbance in relationships can be attributed to Earth Changes -- the changes of energies associated with astrological and solar upheaval impelling Earth's citizens toward Ascension. But Earth Changes, Ascension, Zero Point, End of Times, etc., energies only accelerate our spiritual paths, they don't make...more

Tips For A Healthy And Balanced Physical Body
February 21, 2007
Your body is the only vehicle you have been given for this ride called "Life." Taking good care of your body will ensure a longer, happier ride. The following tips integrate your Body, Mind, and Spirit, which are all required to maintain a healthy, happy body!

1. Healthy diet and nutrition.

Health care practitioners will tell you that you have to provide your physical body with high quality fuel if you want it to run properly. Eat a healthy, chemical-free diet high in vital nutrients. Take the herbal and vitamin supplements that will support you in your good...
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Inner Peace and Reduced Stress With Prayer
February 21, 2007
Prayer: Communication back and forth with our source. Supplication, meditation, hand in hand, energy uplifted by appreciation reduces stress and carries out a useful plan.

  • Supplication Asking for guidance by using our own words or set prayers
  • Meditation Being still in body, which is conducive to the settling of the turbulent waters of issues in the mind; confusion falling away so that the voice of conscience can be heard
  • Appreciation Caring, thankful, and loving thoughts, which in turn energize
  • Application Putting the inner guidance of conscience into action

Directives from conscience are perceived through peaceful thoughts, feelings of contentment, and...more

Meeting People Online? Watch that Profile!
February 20, 2007
New to Online communities? Trying to find the man or woman of your dreams, or just make new friends through the Virtual World? You need to have a Good Personal Ad or Profile

Some people don't believe me when I tell them that most problems with not enough Responses to your Ad can be fixed just by writing a better Ad. And then I often take them, real-time, to an Online Community Site. I randomly start reading out profiles, and they cannot believe that so many people write such terrible ads! Maybe it is this overvalued notion of spontaneity,...
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Reaching and Releasing The Child Within
February 20, 2007
This sharing is dedicated to the child within us:
WHO HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
WHO HAS SOMETHING TO SHARE
WHO HAS A WAY TO REACH US NOW
We allow this wondrous child to share with us.
    WE ARE HONORED BY THIS TRUSTED SHARING AND WE ALLOW THIS CHILD TO SPEAK OPENLY, TRUTHFULLY AND WITHOUT RESERVATION, THROUGH US... WE ARE BECOMING COMPASSIONATE LISTENERS...
Paths of Recovery

Each of us follows a path unique to our own experience and to our own needs.

This sharing of my experience, my strength and my hope is unique...
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Building Relationships Online - A Practical Guide
February 18, 2007
More and more people these days are finding love online be it due to time constraints, unsociable working hours or simply the death of the community, but one thing is for sure, this is the fastest growing way to meet potential partners, however it has it's pitfalls. Whilst online dating agencies may offer a quick way to meeting these partners, Instant Messaging using programs such as ICQ, MSN, or Odigo offer a lightning speed way of getting very intimate, very quickly. It is so quick because you can be just who you want to be when you are chatting online,...more
Whole-Self Time Management
February 17, 2007

Many of us would relate to the following thought:

There aren't enough breaks in my life, with work and home (consisting of 2 kids, 1 hubby, 2 dogs) and not enough time for ME! This article is about taking a different look at this issue.

Do you remember back when you were in school, and you had regular report cards? Imagine that you are still getting report cards. Except now, the subjects are no longer English, Math or Physical Education.

Let's say you're doing very well at WORK, pretty well at FAMILY, but SELF...more

Finding Peace In The Age of Anxiety - Meditation
February 17, 2007

How can we find positive, sustainable comfort in this age of anxiety? A comfort that connects us to ourselves, and the Divine, regardless of our religion or spiritual tradition? In my life, meditation is a key that turns the lock and opens the mind and heart, as it shifts us from unconsciousness back into consciousness.

In my mediation practice and the groups I lead we experience the positive pleasure of being alive. Meditation allows us to reduce our pains, and rekindle our hopes and dreams. It takes us to an inner sanctuary where our inner resources can fuel our...more

Practicing Intentional Relaxation
February 16, 2007

The cornerstone of looking good is feeling good. Well-being is an individualist concept and begins with self-exploration and learning what works best for you.

We are constantly told that exercise is the most effective method to improving our health. While there is substantiated truth to this fact, most people have no idea that exercise can be used as a means of connecting to and improving bodily functions. The more familiar you become with your body the smoother it will run. Although weights, reps, sets, classes, and cardio are methods by which you can improve your overall health, the...more

It was going so well...what happened??
February 12, 2007
There seems to be a new phenomenon of late whereby a first date seems to go extremely well and may well lead on to a second date and then all of a sudden it's over. Why would this happen when everything seemed so right? The chemistry was there, shared interests and the kissing was good too so what happened? I wish I had an answer to this one as it has happened to me a couple of times and each time it has left me pondering how many different variables are involved in making a successful relationship. I do however...more
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