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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

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The past few weeks I have had some local visitors stopping by.  Three turkeys have made their way across the  mountain road in front of my home leaving adorable little footprints in the snow.    I dug out a bag of bird seed and sprinkled  some on the ground outside my office window.   They keep coming back and I keep buying more bird seed now.    A few days ago I heard a lot of chirping and looked out to find that some of the mountain song birds had found the seed as well.   That made me smile.   I may have to start getting bigger bags of seed, Zithromax used for. Zithromax online cod, Then this morning I woke to the sound of cawing and racket.  The noise sounded very near.   I walked to the window to find about 30 velvet black ravens scattered about the yard.  The turkeys had joined them too.  Now there are four turkeys.   The slightest movement at the window made the ravens a little cautious.  Their instincts honed and tuned to the slightest changes in their surroundings made it seem as if they could see me through the walls of the house.  They looked wild and alive with a passion I envy.

I like the “gatherings” that seem to form here outside my window.   I sit in the quiet.  The sun touches the Pinion and Juniper in the distance while the trees makes deep purple shadows on the snow.   I hear the wind and became mesmerized while  watching the movements and interactions of the birds, Zithromax class. Ordering Zithromax online,   The entire world seems to stand still and be contained in the moment.   Nature’s masterful execution of life unfolding creates a sense of rhythm and cyclical dance within me.   There is an ebbing and flowing sensation, like the ocean waves – lulling and hypnotizing, buy cheap Zithromax.

The wisdom of nature makes sense to me.   The reflections I see in the birds and the sky and the wind speak to something much deeper within me.   I adore the sense of the wild.   There is a balance to nature that I am drawn to, Purchase Zithromax. Zithromax blogs, I have come to believe that my spiritual path is all about balance.   How do we balance our fears and dreams, our joys and sorrows, Zithromax natural, Cheap Zithromax, our personal goals and the needs of others; our drive to accomplish and our need to rest?   I am not even speaking about grand things but rather simple daily things such as how to balance my need to make a simple living with the desire to simply go walk in the woods today.   How do I remain true to myself and not offend another?  How do I take care of daily tasks while being mindful of daily miracles?   Today I don’t have the answers. I am content just to sit and let my mind wander into “no thoughts” –  aware of only the rainbow-colored brilliance of the ravens' wings as they dance in the sun, buy Zithromax online cod. Zithromax results, The web of life expands out in many directions in a life – softly spinning back into moments such as these that leave me only feeling grateful to have witnessed it.  It reminds me of a poem by Harriet Kofalk.  She says

“…as I set forth
into the day
the birds sing
with new voices
and I listen
with new ears
and give thanks.”

It also brings to mind a poem by the poet Mary Oliver called “Mindful” which a dear friend once shared with me.

Mindful

Every day
I see or hear
something
that more or less

kills me
with delight, buy cheap Zithromax no rx, Zithromax images, that leaves me
like a needle

in the haystack
of light. Purchase Zithromax, It was what I was born for -
to look, to listen,

to lose myself
inside this soft world -
to instruct myself
over and over

in joy,
and acclamation.
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional, Zithromax pharmacy, No prescription Zithromax online,

the fearful, the dreadful, Zithromax from canada,
the very extravagant -
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,

the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you help

but grow wise
with such teachings
as these -
the untrimmable light

of the world,
the ocean's shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass.

~ Mary Oliver ~

May you find a moment today to be witness to a blade of grass or instructed by a  bird.  May you weave and weave the web today.

In peace,

Lori Coon
Executive Director.

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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There are times in our lives that we find the path ahead is not clearly visible. We may try to make plans or follow the cultural customs but most of us discover a time in life when we realize we are walking with a false security.   Something happens in our life to shake us up and awaken us.  We may feel that things are not what we thought they were and perhaps we have lost our way.   Although it may prove to be a time of great growth – very often we are uncomfortable and perplexed.

Some people deal with this uncertainty by planning out every detail - some respond in fear and resistance - some plow forward with wild abandon - some take slow small steps in hopes of catching a glimpse of a clue or sign to lead them.  In all cases, we often discover that there are no road maps, herbal Ventolin, no directions, and no sure footing in this life that can make us safe, Generic Ventolin, reduce our risk, or minimize our challenges.   We often must summon a greater strength from within and walk forward simply with faith, a desire to do good, a trust in something greater than ourselves, Ventolin overnight, and the willingness to listen to the small quiet voice within our own heart and soul.

Recently I was speaking to Anna Wolfe, Ventolin trusted pharmacy reviews, the daughter of Tish Hewitt who made The Mandala Center what it is today.  She was talking about riding horses and some of the races she participates in.  She spoke about what it was like to be on a horse at night when there were no guiding lights and she knew they were on a treacherous path- both rider and horse tired and weary.   She spoke about “feeling” the horse and trusting the horse to lead her and honoring the relationship she had with the horse.  She spoke about giving up control (though confident in her own skills) and having courage and a willingness to go on without letting fear take over.

I was imagining that perhaps this is how it is in life and how it is with human relationships, with God; with the Great Mystery.   So often our footing seems uncertain, our vision blocked, buying Ventolin online over the counter, our sense of self questioned.  We must walk in the darkness without fear and “feel” our way with trust and faith that something else or someone else will lovingly accompany us and guide us along the way.

Anna wrote a poem at a time when she felt she needed to follow her inner voice and divine guidance.  It was the time when she moved across the country with her family to New Mexico to finish The Mandala Center.   She speaks in her own language of faith and offers up her own experience of trusting a greater flow in life even when she could not completely see the path ahead, Order Ventolin.

Below is the article published in Women’s  Perspective on Money and Spirituality - Fall 2003 where she shares her poem. Ventolin cost, When Anna Wolfe’s mother died, she left unfinished a project that was dear to her heart - The Mandala Center in New Mexico.   Anna finished building the Mandala Center and in essence became her mother’s partner in the creation of this sacred space in the high desert. Her moment of knowing that this is what she was called to do is reflected in her poem,  My Answer…

MY ANSWER

Lord, Ventolin wiki, I hear you calling,
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It is a whisper
That blows through my soul,
And stirs me
To say yes.

Oh, Ventolin canada, mexico, india, the adventure
You are calling me to.
To the place in the wilderness
W
here
You will speak tenderly
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And give me my vineyards.

You ask so little of me
Other than
To keep saying yes,
To keep listening to your voice
And placing the next foot
Forward
Like on the labyrinth.

I realize that all I have
Comes from you,
And so is really yours
For us to use together
To do your work.
And so I hold what I have
Loosely
And I listen.

You have also opened me
To your gift of love, Buy Ventolin online no prescription, Now showing me
The glorious face of your Son
In each person I meet,
And so I know
We are all one.

Now, after years of
Loving preparation
You have led me
To the very brink
And it is time
For action.

It is time to take
The leap of faith,
As Abraham did
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To arch and leap
As from an aeroplane,
With joyful abandon.

And I must trust. Ventolin street price, Trust that your loving arms
Will catch me,
As surely as
The parachute,
And I will be
In the place to which
You are calling me.

So, Lord, Ventolin price, coupon,
I am surprised and honored
To realize
You have a plan for me.
And I step forward, Cheap Ventolin no rx, Over the edge,
With confidence
And trepidation
To the place we call Mandala.

The confidence
Is God-given,
The trepidation, human, about Ventolin.
Yet I am grateful
That I may hear your call
And respond,
For it is the ultimate way
That I may return your love.
By saying yes.

Anna Wolfe, June 1997

(Lori Coon   Executive Director)


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Thursday, February 4th, 2010

 

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Life is full of changes.  Death.  New beginnings.  Transitions and Transformations.   I recently watched the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”  I was pleasantly surprised at its depth and attention to the human condition.  The film offered two messages – “You never know what is coming for you.”  and “Nothing ever lasts.”  These sentiments can sound a bit depressing, but in reality they speak to our need for mindful attention and appreciation for the moments we do have in life and for the people with whom we share our lives. 

This idea of the cyclical and ever changing nature of life has captured me for years.  The only thing we can really be sure of is “change.”  Helen Keller reminded us, “Security is an illusion.”   For me, embracing this unpredictable aspect of life, rather than denying it, has proven beneficial and comforting.  During any process of death, there is equally a process of rebirth happening.  It is not necessarily something linear as much as simultaneous.  An artist will “destroy” a white canvas while giving birth to a painting.   A lumberjack will kill a tree to build a house.  A negative belief is released in order to heal.  We all have to weigh the benefits and costs of each action but there is no escaping this reality of constant birth, death and rebirth. 

Coming here to New Mexico was a death of sorts in my own life - letting go of old patterns, habits, people, work, friendships and yet I sense nothing is truly gone.  It is integrated; transformed.  I carry it all with me – whether I like it or not.  My good deeds and intentions as well as  my faults and sins are all eternally recorded and yet the miracle is that each moment truly is a moment of grace in which we can be reborn a new.  We cannot leave our past behind and yet we are not bound by it either.  The past never leaves us and the possibility of the future is always present.  We are in the eternal “now”. 

 I lived near Salamanca, NY, the home of the Seneca Nation.  I spent time with Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, keeper of the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge.  She taught me her interpretation of the  Medicine Wheel.   “Medicine” is our life path – the things in life that teach us and help us grow.  It is our lessons, talents, challenges, and choices and our interactions with Spirit, the land and other people.   The circle represents all of life – our earth walk and our spirit walk – on our journey to wholeness.

The Medicine Wheel that I was shown designates the east as the sacred door; the place of new beginnings.  The east offers us the rising sun, Discount Zithromax,  the place of sacred breath and birth ;  not just physical birth, but the birth of visions, dreams, what is Zithromax, and goals.  (Various Nations have different interpretations or symbols in the directions.)  It is the place of the winged ones – the eagle – who can see far and wide over the land – the bigger picture. My Zithromax experience, The wings are spread open and the heart is exposed to the world.   In this place we can feel a bit ungrounded, vulnerable, and uncertain.  We can get tossed about or knocked off course easily.   Have you ever had a dream or vision and tried to share it with others who did not understand?  We can easily be distracted, taking Zithromax, deterred or feel a need to be protective of our vision when others disapprove.  This is a delicate place.  

Where are the visions being born in your own life?  What have you begun in this new year of 2010 as a resolution or a goal that is now in its infant stage. Buy Zithromax without prescription, What dreams do you have that perhaps others people do not share?  What has caught your attention in the distance that you cannot quite see yet, nevertheless, is calling for you to explore?   What needs to be nurtured and grounded now in your life in order to be made manifest in the world?  

It is important for us to have a good grounding cord so we are not soaring only in our visions and dreams but firmly rooted in the earth and in our physical lives.  In this way we can offer our unique contribution to life.   When we step into the south in the Medicine Wheel we find the “medicine of mouse” which is to be of the earth and see things up close.  Mouse is about seeing the details and steps to accomplish something.   The south is the place of our daily lives and work and family.  It is life exposed in the full noon sun.   It is where we labor.  The east is only a temporary haven for dreams and visions.  They are born there but it is then our job to ground them into form and matter and share them with others.  It is hard work, Zithromax pics.

This birth process can be scary and it is unpredictable.  Just like giving birth to a child – we do not know exactly what they will look like or how their personality will be until they are here and allowed to grow. So to, our visions need time and space and most of all nurturing commitment in order to fully mature.  I have a sign in my art studio that says “I am your idea, Zithromax Over The Counter. Zithromax treatment, If you do not pay attention to me today I will be gone tomorrow.”  

A vision imagined is just a vision unless we can make it manifest in our lives.   There is a lot of work to be done but we do not need to do it alone.  We can bring our inspirations home and when we live into them we find the world around us makes room, offers support – making the circle bigger.   The Mandala of vision begins to take shape crystallizing our thoughts into a reality that is easier to share with others. Our visions gain strength and stability.  Other people show up at the right time, Zithromax reviews, opportunities, Rx free Zithromax, challenges, and resources light our way.  (And sometimes setbacks are blessings.)

This is a quote that Susan, a recent participant visiting The Mandala Center, australia, uk, us, usa, left for me upon her departure, Zithromax duration,  “The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred…unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”  Goethe.

For those of you soaring in the east right now; opening and exposing your hearts to new possibilities, Zithromax no prescription, I send prayers of support and hope that this New Year brings the Wisdom you seek and the Providence you need.   May you make manifest the visions you hold dear.  Tish Hewitt manifested her vision here when she began to build The Mandala Center. Where can i cheapest Zithromax online,  Now we are building new visions and moving forward in the process of change and growth.     I trust the land, the staff, and the people who journey here, Zithromax dosage, searching for deeper meaning in their own lives, Low dose Zithromax, will participate and prepare for the continuing process of rebirth.  May the circle bind us in the journey.

Lori Coon,  Executive Director.

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009


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Purchase Ventolin, This is a story told by one of our visitors about her experience here at The Mandala Center in 2005.   When I read this story I loved it because I believe it represents a way we are often guided and healed in our lives – gently, subtly, and symbolically. Very seldom does “wisdom” just descend upon us on one great swoop.  In addition, Is Ventolin safe, we can miss the small whispers of wisdom when they do come if we are not paying attention. We can plant seeds along the way and remain mindful of the unfolding process of our lives.  This seemed like the perfect story to share for this season – a celebration of light and hope.  Dear Mary, Thanks for paying attention.


Lori Coon  Executive Director


THE TINSEL TRAIL

I felt lost, order Ventolin online overnight delivery no prescription, without direction. I was at a crossroads in my life when I found The Mandala Center.  I arranged for an individual three day retreat, hoping the time alone would result in a blaze of wisdom, a big solid answer, a definite arrow pointing in the new direction.   Unfortunately, when I drove away after three days I still was feeling lost.  The only unusual bit of “LIGHT” had come from the sparkle of a strand of tinsel hanging from a juniper tree.  I did not recognize the lesson and wisdom that tiny light held at the time – but now I do, Purchase Ventolin.

My first morning at The Mandala Center, Ordering Ventolin online, as I walked along the gravel road, I noticed a pathway of sorts off to the left.  There was no sign inviting or forbidding me to follow it.  I decided to follow it.  I soon noticed a few strands of tinsel sparkling in the breeze from one of the junipers.  As I approached to investigate, I noticed more tinsel on another juniper further ahead. And then even more.   A Tinsel Trail?  This was interesting.  Had children been playing here?  I decided to follow this trail, Ventolin online cod.

It finally led me to a white cross, about three feet high, Ventolin recreational, planted in the ground at the top of a drop.  Down below was a semicircle of wooden benches in this seemingly open and untamed land.  My curiosity peaked.  I decided to go down to these benches.  As the descent was too steep at this spot, I circled around and found a “path” down to this outdoor chapel area.   This unexpected discovery totally amazed me.  I remained for a while absorbing the details.

Later I learned that Jake and Dolores Lujan, the original homesteaders of the ranch on which the center sits, Ventolin natural, had built the shrine in honor of Jake’s dad, Lorenzo Lujan. Purchase Ventolin, Every year on the feast day of St. Fast shipping Ventolin, Lawrence, the family would gather and a priest would say mass and give communion. The director at The Mandala Center told me they had tried to resume this tradition, inviting the community back for the occasion.  She said, cheap Ventolin, “They marked a path to the altar with the tinsel a few years ago as people were getting lost.”  All I thought at the time was how interesting this all was, and I wrote it in my journal. Online buying Ventolin, TWO YEARS LATER, in response to the newsletter asking how The Mandala Center may have impacted its visitors, I decided to sift through my journal entries to see if there was anything I could contribute.  These words jumped off the page at me:  THE TINSEL MARKED THE WAY AS SOME PEOPLE WERE GETTING LOST.

LOST – that word described me at the time of my retreat.  That strand of tinsel held a great lesson for me about being lost and finding my way.   Its sparkle was tiny.  I could easily have missed it or dismissed it as nothing.  But I didn’t, Ventolin price. Something inside of me said to take a closer look into this tinsel, to follow this “trail” in spite of my fears, in spite of not having any idea where it might lead, Purchase Ventolin. I let the sparkle guide me.  The discovery of a hidden, very simple, Ventolin pharmacy, outdoor chapel almost overwhelmed me back then.   I had thought, with the wide open sloping land around The Mandala Center, I could see everything.   Obviously, I could not, purchase Ventolin online.

Today, I still live and work in the same place I did two years ago.  A blaze of wisdom has not yet propelled me forward into a complete transformation.  But now I have this lesson of the sparkling tinsel to reflect upon.  Courage, Purchase Ventolin for sale, curiosity, and responding to a tiny inner voice when something out of place, out of the ordinary, catches my attention seems to be part of the lesson.  Maybe a blaze of wisdom is really an accumulation of tiny sparkles, buying Ventolin online over the counter.

When I feel lost, lost from myself, Ventolin dangers, I need to remember to let the sparkles guide me back. There is so much more to discover about me. But I have to take a few risks; dare to go some place that intrigues me even though it also scares me a little.  Go slowly, notice things, question the unusual, the out of the ordinary.  The sparkles lead me to myself.  If I know who I am, I am not lost.

Mary Larkin .

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Friday, December 25th, 2009

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When Monica, our operations manager, asked me to come to dinner for Christmas Eve she informed me that she would be preparing the celebratory meal that they have in Finland. I then thought about all the various cultural and religious traditions around the world especially at this season of Winter Solstice, Yule, About Lasix, and Christmas.  There is, quite possibly, a universal acknowledgement of this special time of the year steeped in a variety of beliefs – connected to nature’s rhythms, the returning birth of the sun/son, japan, craiglist, ebay, overseas, paypal, and the “light” of the world.  This LIGHT is seen as necessary to our physical, mental and spiritual survival in various ways. Lasix alternatives, Upon further reflection on this topic another thought surfaced that held significance for me.

In the Northern Hemisphere, during Winter Solstice, we experience the least amount of daylight and the longest night.  Yet, buy cheap Lasix, in the Southern Hemisphere, on December 21st, Lasix treatment, the daytime is at its peak and they have their shortest night.  We ALL DO NOT experience December 21st in the same way.  The Southern Hemisphere is celebrating its Summer Solstice on December 21st while we in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating our Winter Solstice!!  I was suddenly feeling enlightened by this fact.

I can understand how easy it is, and perhaps also how necessary it is, for humans to most often focus only on their own limited perspective in life – their own “piece” of the world as they experience it.  Our narrow view and experience of the world is usually determined by the culture we are born into, the people we are in contact with, and the natural world around us.  There is nothing wrong with having our own perspective, but a danger can come if we decide to believe that the way we experience the world is the “only way” or the only “truth.”

This reminds me of a story I heard once about three blind men who encountered an elephant.  One touched the trunk, one touched the leg and one had the tail.    When asked to describe what an elephant looked like, each man correctly gave a description from his own experience.  A debate ensued about who was “right”.  They were all “right” even though their descriptions did not sound the same.   In addition, from their separate vantage points they could not fully describe what an elephant truly looked like in its entirety, Lasix Mg.  If they had combined their descriptions they may have been closer to the truth, but even then, where can i find Lasix online, there could be some unseen aspect of “the elephant” that  required acceptance of their sensory limitations, a greater desire for peace than "rightness", Online Lasix without a prescription,  and a good dose of  “blind faith.”   

If we say December 21st is the time of Winter Solstice we are correct, but it is also correct to say December 21st is the time of Summer Solstice.  At first, this sounds impossible until we realize the “truth” is greater than either of the experienced perspectives.  

As I think about our cultural and religious celebrations,  I am aware of how easy it can be to narrow our perspective down to our own experience.  Can we open to the loving possibility that other people have experiences, Lasix blogs, beliefs, and practices different from our own, Order Lasix from United States pharmacy, but perhaps still hold part of a greater story. A greater oneness?  A greater united wholeness that perhaps no single person, because of our limitations, gets to witness in its entirety, Lasix pics.  Without giving up our own view, can we grow in understanding from others? 

Faced with our incapacity to grasp the “whole, Purchase Lasix online no prescription, ” it is no wonder we grasp hold of the little piece of the world as we come to know it.  BUT, is it possible to celebrate our unique perspectives without diminishing the experiences of others?  In theory such openness sounds ideal, but in practice it does not seem to come so naturally.  We often need to consciously and mindfully work at it.  May this season open our hearts to such a task.

Whatever your religion, effects of Lasix, heritage, country, Where can i buy Lasix online, celebratory practices or beliefs are on this holiday season, those of us here at The Mandala Center send PEACE and LIGHT your way, in hopes of spreading love in your life,  greater understanding in the world…and joy all around…

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Lori Coon
Executive Director

P.S. Here is a list of SOME December celebrations in the NORTHERN Hemisphere– in honor of our diversity and in recognition of our common experience. 

Although the ways of celebrating vary, Cheap Lasix no rx, there are strong central themes expressed around the world during the Winter Solstice.    These celebrations include references to and symbols of birth, the hero, the reassurance of continued life on earth, the time of giving and gathering, the time of balancing the forces of light/dark, yin/yang, and death/rebirth – and an overwhelming attention to the sun and to the importance of LIGHT in the world.


  • Iran – Shabe Yalda – celebration of the rebirth of the sun; people gather to tell stories and read poetry all night

  • Judaism – 8 Day festival of Hanukkah (variations in spelling) – Festival/ Feast of Lights; a candle lighting ritual.

  • West African – Kwanzaa – Dec 26-Jan1, 7 day candle lighting ritual.  

  • Native American – Soyal – 20 days celebration – giving aid and honor to the sun upon its return and giving thanks for its willingness to give strength to “budding life”.

  • Christianity – the celebration of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth – son of God – the bringer of hope and the Light of Christ.

  • Finland, Norway, Sweden – celebrate Beiwe Festival – the celebration of the Sun Goddess of fertility and sanity…who rides in the sky on reindeer bones.

  • Japan (since 7th Century)  Amaterasu Celebration – honoring the Sun Goddess who re-emerges from her seclusion in a cave.

  • Scotland – Hogmanay Celebration – a celebration of solstice/sun and a time of gift giving.

  • Celtic- Cornish – Newfoundland – Mummers Day, Dec 26th– a celebration with masquerade to keep dark forces at bay and to ensure the “light” reigns over darkness. 

  • Ancient Western Slavic – Karachun Celebration when Hors, the Sun God dies around Dec 21-22 and is defeated by the dark.  The Slavs dance a ritual chain dance called Horo, until the new sun God is resurrected on Dec 23rd to ensure life on earth. 

  • Early Germans/Alps – Perchta Ritual is in honor of the Goddess Hertha – Goddess of Light…and the decorations are firs and evergreens.  Baked breads and gifts are given…

  • Ancient Sumerian – Zagmuk Festival – observation of the Sun God Marduk’s battle and victory over darkness. 

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Thursday, December 17th, 2009


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Here at The Mandala Center people often comment about the silence.  There is quietude here on the mountain along with the stillness of nature.   Many people come here for solitude – a personal retreat  in search of peaceful surroundings - to quiet the chaos and swirling thoughts within themselves long enough to hear their own inner voice and the greater wisdom that surrounds them.   We support their efforts.

Propecia Cost, Seeking solitude today is no easy task.  Our western world offers us little encouragement (and sometimes downright disapproval) when we seek to nurture ourselves in solitude.  Our opposition labels solitary time as “self-indulgent,” “crazy,” “irresponsible, Propecia reviews,” or “anti-social.”  It is easy to get confused by all the uproar it can cause – one perfect reason for seeking solitude.

There is value in our day to day tasks. Online buying Propecia hcl,  There is value in being with other people and engaging in community events.  There is also value in times of solitude for body, mind, and spirit – where we can find balance, integrate our experiences, Propecia overnight, and ironically “re-connect” with the world and people around us. 

Robert Kull, in his article in New Awareness Magazine called Solitude – Seeking Wisdom in Extremes, Buy Propecia online no prescription, (also the name of his book) says

“At times when I am confused, I wonder if spending time alone is selfish, but when I am clear I realize I cannot know what contribution I am making to the world in my solitude.  I’m part of the world, and to the extent I heal myself, australia, uk, us, usa, assuming solitude promotes healing, I heal the world.  To say a solitary is shirking responsibility is to claim to understand the full workings of reality. Where can i order Propecia without prescription, All we can do is be true to our deepest calling and trust that we are doing what we are meant to do.”

A wide range of artists, writers, philosophers, mystics, Propecia price, coupon, naturalists, and healers throughout history could not have made their contributions to the world had they not insisted on having their times of solitude – sometimes at great sacrifice and social ridicule.  There are many people who do not require the frequency or intensity of solitude that these historically creative people may have sought, After Propecia, but every person has a personal rhythm in life, an inner voice that does not speak loudly but waits patiently for our attention.  Every person can gain new perspectives on life’s experiences with even a few minutes of quiet solitude each day – allowing for greater self-awareness and awareness of something greater. 

What would the world be like if we actually embraced solitude?  What would your life be like if the people around you valued time spent reading poetry, wandering through the woods, meditating, Propecia forum, watching the stars, daydreaming, Propecia class, listening to the rain, or sitting for long periods of time allowing your ideas enough space to surface without fear.  We are always doing something even when we appear to be doing nothing.  There is a phrase I read once that carries this wisdom -"Doing without doing".  There is value in that. 

There are those of us who do value such things and we realize that sometimes the quality of life and the depth of experience is more valuable than the quantity of life or the number of things a person can actually “do” in a day.   Life is not all about our “usefulness” to others – we have the right and perhaps the duty to unearth the true and unique expression of who we are and how we relate to the world we live in.  Sometimes that requires a little solitude, Propecia Cost.  The need for solitude is not selfish or irresponsible.  It is an act of love on many levels. 

Kull explains… “Solitude provides an opportunity to investigate the sense of alienation many of us experience in our culture…The core of my loneliness, when I feel lonely, buy Propecia from canada, is not separation from other people, but feeling disconnected from myself and from Spirit. Propecia no rx, In the absence of external judgments, ...I can begin to develop a sense of intrinsic self worth. Paradoxically, choosing to spend time alone can help heal our sense of alienation from others.” 

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I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.  ~Henry David Thoreau

We live in a very tense society.  We are pulled apart... Propecia Cost, and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together.... I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude.  ~Helen Hayes

To make the right choices in life, Propecia pictures, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude. ~Deepak Chopra

In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.   ~Virginia Woolf

No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.  ~Jack Kerouac

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  I am often asked if I am not lonely on my solitary excursions. It seems so self-evident that one cannot be lonesome where everything is wild and beautiful and steeped with God that the question is hard to answer.~John Muir

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It was a beautiful Sunday morning.  I walked outside.   Nature offers me a sense of the sacred – a church of sorts.  I walked alone.   Alone?  Is that possible?   I wondered about that idea as I walked that morning and was grateful for the solitude.   I walked to the labyrinth here at The Mandala Center.   The labyrinth is a pathway created on the earth.  Our labyrinth is made with stones that form the pathways.  A labyrinth is usually roughly circular in shape and it offers one path to the “center”.  At first glance it can look like a maze and the path is winding but it is not made to “trick” or mislead us.  There is only one way in and one way out but I can assure you that it still challenges the  heart, mind and soul every time you walk it. No journey is ever the same. Buy Clomid from mexico, We don’t really know why our ancestors created labyrinths – some trace back 3500 years ago.   Today the labyrinth is considered a spiritual tool because it helps us  to “center” ourselves.  Repetition of an act allows the mind to rest and soulfulness to emerge.  Answers tend to surface and confusion dissolves.  Walking the labyrinth is a metaphor for one’s spiritual journey.  The soul is given a space to open and express itself.  Feelings of wholeness and unity are evoked.  Our labyrinth is fashioned after the Chartes Cathedral labyrinth in France.  Many say it was a way to make pilgrimage for those who could not travel great distances physically.

A pilgrimage, according to The American Heritage Dictionary, order Clomid from mexican pharmacy, is “a journey to a sacred place or shrine.  Any long journey or search, Clomid without prescription, especially one of  exalted purpose or moral significance.”  What could be more sacred than journeying to your own “center”?  ...to your own inner flame that can illuminate your path all the more?  That Sunday, the labyrinth seemed like a perfect symbol of such a journey right here in the remote, quiet, online buy Clomid without a prescription, rural desert plains of New Mexico. Clomid canada, mexico, india, As I made my way through the switchbacks I felt my thoughts melt into awareness.   The grasshoppers flashed their undercoats of orange in an attempt to get out of my way.  Hawks flew overhead.   The sun was warm on my skin and the cattle from our local ranch watched from a distance.   I sat down when I reached the center.     I closed my eyes and a quiet stillness surrounded me.   A paradoxical feeling of being alone and being connected to something  “more” moved my heart.   It was then that I heard a small click.  I opened my eyes to see Eileen, a guest at the Center, taking  a picture of me from behind a bush.   She witnessed me, no prescription Clomid online.

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I began to walk out of the labyrinth as she walked in.  We never spoke but kept our silence and nodded in recognition of each other in our first passing.   When I finished my walk I sat on a bench nearby and wrote in my journal while Eileen made her own pilgrimage.   It was then that  I took this photograph.   I witnessed  her.   It was one of those significant moments when I realized how vast the universe is around us.  The endless sky and the far off horizon seemed to engulf Eileen….a  lone pilgrim on a journey.  But are we ever really alone, Order Clomid.

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As I watched Eileen I thought about how small and insignificant we can seem.    Over spans of time,  throughout creation, Clomid from mexico, and within the enormity of the cosmos, Purchase Clomid, do our little lives really matter?   But I remembered walking in the labyrinth moments before.   It seemed as if my every step contained the whole universe.  It seemed like each step mattered.  It felt as if I had a reason for being here in this moment.

Tish Hewitt, the woman who designed and built the Casa Mandala Center asked herself two questions.   Who am I, Clomid long term. and Why am I here?   We seem to regularly seek the answers to questions such as these.   We seem to WANT our lives to matter.  And they do matter.  Like every drop of water contained within the sea, Clomid samples, so our lives each contribute to the whole.

I sat there amazed at Eileen, amazed at each of us brave enough and willing to make the pilgrimages we do in our lives – while overcoming fear, get Clomid, grief, Buy Clomid online cod, pain, suffering, obstacles and setbacks.   On this day Eileen and I had witnessed each other on our journeys and I believe it all matters.  So I sat there feeling blessed as I witnessed someone else reach her “center” for a few moments that Sunday morning – knowing that her willingness to make the journey somehow helped me as well – somehow helped us all.   I turned my attention back to my journal and when I looked up again I smiled.   There in the labyrinth walked another person.  Randi, another guest,  joined the silence as she approached the entrance of the labyrinth.  As Eileen was coming out, Randi began her own journey in.   I know that we may not be at the same place at the same time on the path and we may seem to walk alone for a stretch of time, but truly we are all pilgrims traveling together, for one another, and we are never alone.
In peace,   Lori Coon    Executive Director.

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When I first arrived here I was thinking about the name  - The Mandala Center Celebrex Price, .   I believe the symbol of the Mandala is absolutely perfect for this place, but that is another story for another day.  What really stood out for me originally was the word “Center”.   I speculated on why the founders chose the word “center.”  Why not The Mandala “Retreat” or The Mandala “Institute”?  It seemed significant to me that the word “center” was chosen.   As I thought about it I realized the play on words.  This is The Mandala Center and yet, in the art form of the Mandala which is most often depicted as a circle there is always a “center”.   It is the “center” of the Mandala or the mandala’s Center.  The center – point of balance, point in the middle - the point from which all else is focused, and from which all else emerges.

Charles Gilchrist, Celebrex from mexico, Buy no prescription Celebrex online, a Mandala artist and teacher of sacred geometry, in his YouTube video called Introduction to Sacred Geometry, buy Celebrex without prescription, Online buying Celebrex, names the "single point" Unity Consciousness – the center point.   He says, “This is the place of single pointedness.  It is a place of “at –onement” - atonement, Celebrex coupon, Purchase Celebrex, undivided.”  This makes me think of the center point as a place of amendment, integration, Celebrex long term, Celebrex class, and wholeness.   These are aspects of the ancient Mandala itself.   Gilchrist goes on to say, “It is the single flame that resides in all of us and unfolds into duality and returns to unity.”   This is what our lives are all about.  We experience the paradox of living through our very awareness that we are individuals in a dualistic world yet we are connected by a oneness – a single pointedness – a center that lives in us all, Celebrex over the counter. Celebrex australia, uk, us, usa, I can feel that kind of wisdom here in the short 8 weeks since I arrived.  I can feel the ebbing and flowing between heaven and earth here at 7000 feet with the great expanse of sky and solid volcanic rocks beneath me.   I can feel how small we really are in the universe and yet how our every step is meaningful.  We, as humans, buy Celebrex without a prescription, Celebrex brand name, have a need to ground ourselves in daily life and yet soar with Spirit when we are moved to do so.   People who come to The Mandala Center are looking for balance, renewal, doses Celebrex work, Celebrex wiki, and understanding.  They want to bring their inner lives into harmony with their outer lives to better serve the world around them.   The “center” is that middle point – the axis on which all things turn and evolve – balanced and focused, the calm in the chaos, Celebrex online cod, the place that reminds us we are not alone.

Robert Johnson, writer and scholar of psychology, in his book, Balancing Heaven and Earth, writes “…the central challenge for me was in learning how to balance the [realms of heaven and earth].  Over time I came to appreciate that a middle place in which both heaven and earth are honored is not only the safest place, it is the ecstatic place, the holy place.  If one works faithfully and patiently at this task of balancing heaven and earth – eventually one may even realize something more remarkable: that the two worlds are in fact one.”

Thomas Merton said, “The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out of an inner journey.  The inner journey is the interpolation of the meaning and signs of the outer pilgrimage.  One can have one without the other – but it is best to have both.”  I believe we are all pilgrims – traveling within and without to the places that hold meaning for us in our lives.

This is what The Mandala Center offers – a sanctuary for pilgrims outwardly traveling together on the human journey who also seek to venture inward – to their  center – the point of oneness and unity.   From our “Center” – from the balanced place of mindful awareness – the holy place – the point of wholeness – we radiate out into the world…and all things are possible.

In peace, Lori Coon, Executive Director.

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New beginnings offer adventure and excitement but are also wrought with risk and a sense of the “unknown”.  Every day of our lives is sort of like that.   Even though we may come to count our days as predictable and our lives as secure we really begin each day anew stepping into the unknown where “mystery” surrounds us.   When we are mindful of the great river of change that flows through our lives we realize that potential and possibility bubble up into our dreams and visions and give us inspiration, energy and hope to push forward in spite of all odds.

Here at The Mandala Center we are at a time of change and growth.  New things are happening. New energy is flowing, my Zithromax experience. New insights are being birthed.   When I was asked, Kjøpe Zithromax på nett, köpa Zithromax online, during my interview process, “What is your vision for The Mandala Center?”, I knew that answer did not live entirely within me.   I knew that the land, Zithromax without prescription, the Center itself, Online buying Zithromax hcl, the history, the staff and the people that journey here all played a part in the “vision” and in the unfolding path we would come to walk together. Since my arrival, I am very aware of the “power of place” and the wisdom in the wind and the mountains here that know much better than I what it has to offer.  I still have work to do, buying Zithromax online over the counter, decisions to make and ideas to share.  We never get out of the “work” we have to do in our daily lives even when Spirit guides us.   My work, Generic Zithromax, this work, is a labor of love – as life should be.  Mother       Teresa said, “We can do no great things, cheap Zithromax, only small things, Zithromax canada, mexico, india, with great love.”  And so we begin each day.

But new beginnings – like this beginning – are not entirely new.   It is based on the foundation of the past – a history of this land and the lives of those who have helped to create this sanctuary for people, pilgrims in their own right, low dose Zithromax, who journey here in search of consciously  integrating, Zithromax maximum dosage, healing and learning about the body, the mind, and the spirit, japan, craiglist, ebay, overseas, paypal.  Father John Wilbur, Comprar en línea Zithromax, comprar Zithromax baratos, the first executive director wrote exactly 11 years ago in November 1998 this description of The Mandala Center ,  “We seek to provide a fuller experience of being alive – of being human- of being part of a living cosmos and learning individually and collectively the deep meaning of leading a conscious life.”   He wrote, “Sacredly blessed, buy Zithromax from mexico, this serene and beauty-full haven beckons you to come.”

So here I am.  I have come to be part of the evolving mission and mystery of The Mandala  Center.  New beginnings are simply transitions or transformations from one form to another.   There is usually a time of waiting, Real brand Zithromax online, of germination, of incubation and new beginnings always involve an equal amount of letting go, of change, Zithromax blogs, of death.  Something is always passing away while something is being born but that which passes always has served as the fertile soil that  sprouted new life  even when we cannot see  exactly what crop we have planted yet.

Not too long ago in one of my Art as Meditation classes a student, Leigh, made a collage card for me.   It said, “Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.”  This gave me hope.  All we can do is keep making the effort – with love.  My role here is only one step in a bigger picture – a larger plan – of which I cannot see entirely from where I sit – but I feel it- I feel it very deeply. I welcome you also to be part of the vision here, part of the new beginnings, part of the cycle of change, and the bigger picture of The Mandala Center.

In peace,  Lori Coon, Executive Director

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