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Akashic Records -- An Illuminating Healing Journey

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.<p>Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love<p>and then we return home -- Australian Aboriginal proverb<p>I remember the serene humongous place filled with misty white light and pillars. I can still feel the awe from …

Spirituality

Why Spiritual Retreats Are A Waste Of Time

A few years ago I went on a 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreat near Lake Tahoe, California. For 10 days you are permitted from talking, reading, writing, working out and watching television. The only time you are allowed to speak is if you have a question for the meditation teacher or the …

Meditation

How to Free Yourself From Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives -- so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about achieving success. Yet when we set our minds to do something seemingly simple -- losing weight, giving up a bad habit, acting nicer to people, and so on -- …

Forget dyeing your hair! Meditation can help you stay young forever

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Patients suffering from AIDS or cancer have shown complete reversal of symptoms by this method.<p>LIFE<p>| Paradigm shift | 5-minute read | …

Meditation: But I Just Can’t Stop Thinking.

Trying to stop ourselves from thinking is a losing battle. It will just create resistance and agitate the mind even more. The problem isn't even our …

Meditation

32 maps that will teach you something new about the world

EVER THOUGHT TO YOURSELF, “How many smaller countries could you fit into Australia?” Or possibly, “Which countries in the western hemisphere have …

How to Make Maps and Influence People

Maps are one of the most trusted forms of communication – which makes them great for getting your point across. A look at the dark art of cartographic persuasion.<p>We depend on maps every day—to navigate, to check the weather, to understand the world. Perhaps because maps typically depict the real …

Online retailers are getting shoppers to pay up-front fees in exchange for benefits

Google, Instacart, Jet, Sephora, and Thrive Market have each formed some type of members-only program for online shoppers that gives consumers added benefits in exchange for an up-front yearly fee.<p>In an in-depth report from BI Intelligence, we define what an e-commerce membership program is and how …

eCommerce

The 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Must Read Before You Die, According to Amazon

Assembling the list of the most essential science fiction and fantasy books is a huge undertaking, but Amazon has tackled it. And their list is not …

Science Fiction

8 Stunning Maps That Changed Cartography

You probably think you know what a map is. And chances are, you’re not totally wrong. Yes, maps <i>are</i> visual representations of how to get from A to B, …

Data Visualization

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

Justin Faerman, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

The Pentagon is working on technology that will allow it to engineer a new organism within a day of it being found in the wild.<p>It's no secret that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Whether that excites or terrifies you …

E.coli

Google's new finger control technology is straight out of a science fiction movie

If Google has its way you won't need to touch a screen at all anymore.<p>The company's lab for advanced projects showed off new technology on Friday that lets users move their fingers in the air to control objects in the virtual world.<p>It's called Project Soli, and it uses radar waves to detect precise …

Wearable Tech

What You Learn From 1,000 Days of Meditation

Imagine if you had the opportunity to live on an isolated mountaintop and meditate for three years. You had no cellphone, no email, or news from the outside world. For three years, all you had were ancient texts and the opportunity to meditate deeply.<p>What would you discover? And what would you want …

Meditation

12 Timeless Truths to Learn from Bruce Lee, Master of Self Mastery

<b>“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering”.</b> <b>– Bruce Lee</b><p>Bruce Lee, an influential martial artist, teacher, actor, film director, …

What If ‘God’ Is a Metaphor for Energy?

This article contains opinions which may be viewed as controversial. My intention is not to offend anybody, only to explain my beliefs in theology …

6 G.I.S. Top Tips -- How Not To Throw Your Computer Out The Window

• <i>This is the last in a 5-part series about GIS: Geographic Information Systems</i><p>An enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) can be an amazingly powerful tool: It not only represents your data spatially, but can also do magical things like track sales by shop location.<p>And then there’s asset …

Maps

6 Ways to Use Location Analytics Data in Retail Design

<i>Hyperlocal vendors that offer location analytics tools are changing the way the in-store shopping experience looks and feels, providing retailers of</i> …

5 Tips on How to Meditate for Beginners

Meditation is an energy healing art that has great health benefits, but it is often overlooked by most people. Many people tend to shy away from …

Music: The Language of Spirit

Wes Annac, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><i>“If we can feel that</i> <i><br>It is not our voice,</i> <i><br>Not our fingers,</i> <i><br>But some reality deep inside our heart</i> <i><br>Which is expressing</i> …

Get Lost in Gorgeous Conceptual Flood Maps of the World's Supercities

Rio, Cairo, Tokyo, and more get remixed in this series of technicolor topographies from Chaotic Atmosphere.<p><i>Map of Tokyo, 2014. Images via</i><p>The colorful remixed cityscapes in <i>Flowing City Map</i>, an image set from Istvan, a.k.a Chaotic Atmosphere, are more than just remixed renditions of the world's urban …

Art

Rise Of The Drone Mapper

Maps built from UAV images are transforming everything from anti-poaching efforts to cemetery management<p>When the U.S. military needed to identify mines in a dangerous valley in Afghanistan, aerial-imagery specialist Tudor Thomas helped build a plane-based system to map it. The project wasn’t cheap. …

Drones

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

What It Takes to Go From Dead Broke to 6 Figures in 6 Months

Leading Authority for Young Entrepreneurs<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs we know life is often a roller coaster with lots of uncertainty and chaos. When you’re in the struggle, it’s tough to see a clear path to success, but it’s crucial to let your …

Entrepreneurship

How to Use Customer Experience Maps to Develop a Winning Content Marketing Strategy - Copyblogger

Customers. Complex bunch.<p>They pull out their wallets and purses to trade hard-earned dollars for stuff. Stuff we design, organize, grow, program, or …

Customer Experience