Loving Yourself
is Honoring
Your Highest Self. 




Good Things For You

Web Sites:
www.walkingstick.orgRabbi Gershon Winkler and his wife Rabbi Mariam Maron, R.N., M.A. provide deep insights into our Heart and Soul through Kabbalistic/Shamanic Judaism.  As quoted from the Walking Stick website: “Employing his usual combination of ancient texts, soul-stirring chants, shamanic journeying and deep belly humor, Gershon will marinate us in the lesser-promulgated teachings of ancient Jewish mystery wisdom that defy conventional religious thinking and challenge us toward heightened consciousness, inner healing, and joyful audacity.”

www.amma.orgAmma Ji is a contemporary East Indian Saint.  “A one word solution to all the problems the world is facing today is compassion”, Amma Ji.
If you have an opportunity to see Amma, do so.  Her hugs are divine bliss.  There is tremendous benefit to your Being to be in the presence of a living Saint.

www.chopra.comDeepak Chopra teaches meditation and self-care.  Don’t let his “popularity” put you off.  He has profound insights to share.

www.tnhtour.org Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace is Every Step Talk.  If you have the opportunity, see him in person. It is always a Blessing to see/hear/experience a Living Saint.

www.davidwhyte.com - David Whyte is a poet and voice for self compassion.

www.smfa.edu/Programs_Faculty/Faculty/B/Brown_Lizi.asp - You can view four paintings of contemporary artist Lizi Brown.  She teaches at the Boston Museum of Fine Art.  Lizi has been my friend for over 30 years.  She designed the spiral in the heart in the square for my card (see my Contacts page).

www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/03/21/18487694.php - Linda Burnham’s essay: The Tightrope and the Needle is one of the best contemporary pieces about racism that I’ve read.

www.mcphotog.com - Amazingly beautiful photos of African-American Women by Michael Cunningham.

www.ted.com  -  Talks by people who have radical ideas to share with the world.  Two favorites of mine: Olaful Eliasson is the artist who transformed NYC’s bridges into magnificent waterfalls (see: www.nycwaterfalls.org); and Chris Jordan who creates photographic images of 21st century excess.  Enter their names in the ted.com search field.

www.farmusa.org  This site is for those who need a reason to give up eating meat.  And
www.foodincmovie.com shows us how our food is engineered to produce disease.

www.melissaharrislacewell.com  Melissa Harris-Lacewell is Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University.  I became aware of Melissa Harris-Lacewell’s brilliance as she was interviewed on the Rachel Maddow show. 

www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/archive/200903/20090327_jamison.html - This link is Tavis Smiley’s interview with Judith Jamison, who is the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Here, I first heard Judith Jamison say her creed: “Pray.  Prepare. Proceed.”

www.mindfulnesscds.com This is Jon Kabat-Zinn’s website.  He was one of the first to
introduce the modern world to mindfulness meditation.

www.olohp.org/index.html   - Old Lesbians Oral Herstory Project.  Read the stories of older Lesbians who lived during a time of true cultural insanity about race, religion, gender, and sexuality. 

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ - The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC  With a doctorate from Oxford, Rachel is the smartest newscaster/news analyzer on air today; and she’s an out Lesbian! 

www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/  Bill Moyers has been a voice for Love and Reason for as many years as I can remember.  He always features thought provoking guests on topics at the core of our democracy.

www.newdimensions.org/index.php - New Dimensions Radio, hosted by Justine and Michael Toms.  Here you can find thousands of interviews with world Thinkers.

www.janphillips.com Jan Phillips produces a monthly MuseLetter which provides inspiration to seekers.  To obtain a copy of the MuseLetter, email Jan: jan@janphillips.com

www.thenewperspective.comRon and Denny Reynolds are leaders in raising awareness of How You Can Change Your Life. You can read their Ten Tools for Self Transformation in their website’s Toolbox.

www.rosenmethod.com  Marion Rosen is alive, and still working in her 90’s.  A Rosen Work experience helped change my life (see: my Blog post: August 6, 2008). 
After this profound experience, I wrote:
Marion developed the Rosen Method which asks the practitioner to use simple touch, unadorned, without expectation of eliciting a response.  It is this simple touch given without ego, without oils or flourish or expectation, which unlocks feelings which have remained hidden for years, nay lifetimes.  The miracle of Rosen work is truly the miracle of Life itself.  The ability to store, and when the ground is ready, to release.

www.wamc.org/commentators-smith.html - Barbara Smith is a city council person in Albany, New York and comments about being Black in the U.S.A.  She is one of the authors of The Combahee River Collective Statement (1974), which contains this kernel of truth:  The most general statement of our politics at the present time would be that we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression, and see as our particular task the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking. The synthesis of these oppressions creates the conditions of our lives. As Black women we see Black feminism as the logical political movement to combat the manifold and simultaneous oppressions that all women of color face.  (to see a full copy of this historic Statement, go to: www.circuitous.org/scraps/combahee.html)

www.thedailyshow.com/  -  Jon Stewart has some of the FUNNIEST commentary about current events and the state of our world.  Warning! He is sexist, as evidenced by his use of the word: Bitch, used when discussing some women.  I don’t believe this word should describe any woman.  His easy use of this word again shows us that (as I wrote in my essay, Truths):  “Presently, half of the world’s population is deprived of seeing themselves fully because women do not constitute at least fifty percent of the public sphere: business, politics, places of power, all types of media. We do not see
models of what women can fully become.” 
And we hear men speak of us as if we are less than them.  We are girls, they are men.
I watch Jon despite his lack of awareness; because his humor tears the clothes off the King. 


Three Books by Rabbi Gershon Winkler to change your consciousness:
The Way of the Boundary Crosser, An Introduction to Jewish Flexidoxy © 1998, 2005.
Magic of the Ordinary, Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism © 2003.
Kabbalah 365, Daily Fruit From the Tree of Life © 2004.
These three books by Rabbi Gershon Winkler have profoundly influenced my knowing that Judaism is my Spirit Path.

Anam Cara, A Book of Celtic Wisdom, by John O’Donohue ©  1997.  O’Donohue beautifully states his vision of Celtic Love.

Naam or Word, by Kirpal Singh © 1960.  Sant Kirpal Singh was the Spiritual Master of my Spiritual Master, Sant Ajaib Singh.

The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks © 1995.  Rumi was a Persian poet born in Afghanistan in 1207.  His collection of poems to his Spiritual Master, Shams of Tabriz, is an amazing journey into ecstatic love.

The Jewel of Happiness, by Sant Ajaib Singh © 1984.  Ajaib Singh comments on the teaching of the 16th century Sikh Saint, Guru Arjan.

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran © 1923.  Gibran was a Lebanese poet and lover of God.

Thirst, poems by Mary Oliver © 2006.  Mary Oliver’s collection of God infused poetry, written after the death of her lover/partner/soul mate, Molly Malone Cook.

Woman and Nature, The Roaring Inside Her, by Susan Griffin © 1978.  This book helped change my perception of the world.

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