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Returning to Unity with the Divine: An interview with Robert Ibrahim Jaffe, M.D.

Robert Ibrahim Jaffe, M.D., has dedicated his life to healing and teaching. After many years of traveling and studying healing arts around the world, Dr. Jaffe has discovered the deepest and most profound healing system in the practice of Sufism, a mystical branch of Islam that at its essence belongs to no one religion. It is the Truth, and it leads people to Truth through love and devotion. During his training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Jaffe witnessed miraculous ... Read More

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Walking with Spirit: An interview with Cedric and Janet Michele Red Feather

Two speakers who will present a keynote talk at the upcoming 2014 Minneapolis Edge Life Holistic Expo -- Cedric Red Feather and Janet Michele Red Feather -- walk a natural path through this world. They listen inwardly, gather information externally and process everything into a balanced way of life, just as the indigenous peoples of the planet have for centuries. Once married and still best of friends, the Red Feathers will speak on "Mandan Ancient Wisdom & Prophecies" from 11 a.m. to ... Read More

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Deep Wisdom: The Marriage of Science, Spirituality and the Real World

During the late 1980s, I had a front row seat to one of the most frightening times in the history of the world -- the last years of the Cold War -- as well as the desperate thinking about how it would be won. I was employed at the time in the defense industry, working as a senior computer systems designer while the super powers of the United States and the former Soviet Union developed a war strategy that seemed unthinkable to any rationally minded person today. They spent the time, energy ... Read More

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On the Brink: Maitreya Emerges

In the April 2014 issue of The Edge, the title of an article asked: If the Christ or Buddha returned today, would you recognize Him? In that article, you read about the return of the world's Teacher for the Aquarian Age, Maitreya, and His group, the Masters of Wisdom. That Spiritual Hierarchy has guided humanity since our very beginning on this planet, and after having retreated from public life after the Atlantean crisis, they are once again taking Their places openly among us. Maitreya ... Read More

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Past Life Regression to BodySound Chairs: Support for Awakening

As human beings, we are in an unprecedented time of awakening and growth -- computers, cell phones, weaponry, you name it, with new inventions obsolete at an increasingly faster pace as we awaken to more advanced ideas and technology. This exponential growth also is apparent in the realm of consciousness, as a significant number of people are beginning to awaken from the sleep-like trance of the ego-identified state of being, and into a natural, transcendent and permanent part of their selves ... Read More

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Meditation: Healing the Scars from Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, PTSD and More   

Meditation saved my life. My father, Richard North, died in a Navy jet test flight crash when I was 6 years old. Fifteen months after his death, my mother, Helen North who had eight children, re-married a man named Frank Beardsley who had 10, making us one of the largest families in the country. We became famous, and our story was featured in the movie, Yours, Mine and Ours. But it wasn't one big happy family. We had to hide the fact that we were living a lie. My stepfather was abusive on ... Read More

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Star Wisdom: Break Old Patterns and Rejuvenate Yourself

Mercury retrograde and eclipses in Aries and Scorpio unleash tremendous power that we can use to break old patterns and rejuvenate our lives. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)...This is one of those moments where you either step into who you really are or let the rejections and disappointments of the past swallow you up. Fortunately, you see with astute clarity that there's nobody to blame for what's already happened; we each create the Universe we believe in. This insight empowers you to take back ... Read More

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Recipe: Braised Beef Short Ribs

Ribs are a flavorful cut of meat with plenty of healthy, satisfying fat. Although you can bake them, I find the slow cooker to be more convenient. Ribs are not inexpensive, but when you figure you can get up to 10 servings from this delicious recipe, the cost per meal is very reasonable. Ingredients 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. ground black pepper 1 tsp. sea salt 12 grass-fed beef short ribs 2 TBS coconut oil 6 carrots, chopped 6 celery ribs, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 ... Read More

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From the Heart: Identity Theft

As I read my credit card statement, my eyes bulged. I was being billed for two $5,000 cash advances I had not taken. Then there was a clothing shopping spree in Dallas. Someone had stolen my credit card information and went to town on it. Fortunately, the credit card company absorbed those losses, but they are not unusual. Every day crooks steal the identities of thousands of people, and as a result banks and Internet businesses go to elaborate security measures to protect customers' ... Read More

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Choose to be Alive

Sometimes, you have to sit back and just be. That's why I shared this video. Four minutes of straight-up truth. More powerful than any words I can share with you this month. Did you watch it? All of it? And how did it make you feel? Prince EA, who delivers the incredible message, is an up-and-coming rapper out of the north side of St. Louis, probably not far from Ferguson, where unarmed teen Michael Brown died in the street, where protests led to a military assault by the local police ... Read More

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Spirted Kidz: Making Friends

Dear Nadine, My kid is having a hard time making friends. Ideas? -- Concerned, New Hope "Hi! I'm Heather and I'm Lucy!" I met two of my best-friends-forever in the first hour of that first day of the first year at university. It was instant compatibility -- the Universal Law of Attraction -- that brought three kindred spirits together. Heather was a math-majoring, feline-friendly, fiery Leo who loved nothing more than sailing on the open seas. Lucy was a soft-spoken Arien, who studied ... Read More

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Yoga for YOU: Child’s Pose

Child's pose is a posture that nurtures you through connection with the earth. You are physically in contact with the ground in a gesture of surrender. Through my life of spiritual work I have learned a solid truth: healing only happens when we surrender to it. We can only be healed and nurtured when we release our ego's control over the means and outcome of the healing. My life has had highs and lows, bumps and bridges, challenges and rewards. I have had nights of crying while banging ... Read More

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Spirit Leaves: Staying With the Light

This evening, I'm in my leather recliner reading. Suddenly, brilliant white-orangey light intensifies behind the vertical blinds. I drop what I'm doing and go out onto the balcony. The sun begins its gentle descent toward the horizon amid clustering clouds. There's a Spirit woman who helps me, and she is associated with the setting sun. Without my loving and compassionate Guides, I'd probably remain asleep -- like the mass of humans leading lives of quiet desperation. Staying connected to the ... Read More

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Itineraries: Our Mother’s Fiery Heart

My relief melted into joy as we settled on our cushions, forming a circle in the quiet. Thick adobe walls sheltered us from the icy, Peruvian winter. Built by the Spanish centuries ago when this hilly slope of Cusco was farmland, the building is now a refuge for healing and spiritual pursuit. A yoga class in the inner courtyard garden began softly chanting, their voices sweetening the air as each member of our group spoke of their journey from home to this ancient, Incan capital and the ... Read More

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Manifesting Your Brilliance: A Transformational Weekend

Renowned healer Robert Ibrahim Jaffe, M.D., will be in the Twin Cities on October 24-26 to lead a soul-focused workshop entitled, "Manifesting Your Brilliance." The weekend event -- taking place at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul (Directions: www.carondeletcenter.org) -- is open to the public, with an early bird fee of $245 ($295 after October 17). Participants can alternatively attend Friday evening for $20. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, ... Read More