Tag: consciousness

An Interview with Larry Dossey, MD

I am honored to interview Dr Larry Dossey about his new book, ONE MIND, How Our Individual Mind is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why it Matters.

Larry is is one of the fathers of the holistic medicine movement and a mentor of mine.

John Lloyd: An Animated Tour of the Invisible

I love this TED Talk by John Lloyd taking us on an animated tour of the invisible….gravity….the stars in day…thoughts….the human genome….time….atoms and on and on. So much of what really matters in the world is impossible to see. This talk will make you question what you actually know.

Mind Over Medicine: The Awesome
Power Of The Mind To Heal The Body!

I just finished my upcoming book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013), but I’m still researching the topic that has fascinated me for the past four years. I just started reading Consciousness & Healing: Integral Approaches To Mind-Body Medicine, by my friend and IONS president Marilyn Schlitz and Tina Amorok.

Here’s some juicy stuff I found:

Is “Doing” a Placebo?

Sometimes I think so hard I get a headache. And I really think I am solving my problems optimally this way. Upon further reflection, what has always preceded the fastest and most miraculous fulfillment of my dreams and visions has been a shift in consciousness, not thinking up a really good insight or plan. Dangit. What’s up with that?

There are multiple worlds in which we traffic. The world of our moods and feelings, though seemingly the most out of our control, may be the world that most impacts our results. When you feel good, don’t good things just tend to happen? When you are open and feeling positive, conflicts are resolved more easily, things roll off your back and you are more likely to take risks. Instead of feeling like masters of our feelings though, this is the realm where we most often feel like victims, or as we call it at Handel, “weather reporters” (those who tell what’s happening as though they were passive rather than active authors).

Mis-takes, Bagels, Perfection & Flying

Michael Beckwith tells us that even enlightened beings burn their bagels on occaision. Rumi tells us that there is no worse pretense than the pretense of perfection. Maslow tells us that there are in fact no perfect human beings. I often consult their wisdom when I find myself all up in their stuff because I just did something silly or when I’m struggling with something that was so clear just the other day.

Book Review of Aware, Awake, Alive

In Aware Awake Alive – A Contemporary Guide to the Ancient Science of Integral Health and Human Flourishing, Dr. Elliott Dacher, an old friend, draws on a lifetime of dedication to human healing techniques. For over twenty years he practiced internal medicine and, increasingly through the years, began to incorporate the principles and practices of consciousness and integral health. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Dacher built a growing reputation for his commitment to bringing together biological science and an understanding of mind and spirit. The titles of his previous books are sufficient to convey this commitment: Integral Health: The Path to Human Flourishing (Basic Books, 2006), Whole Healing (Dutton/Plume, 1996) and Intentional Healing (Marlowe, 1996).


The Reality of Being is a newly released book of writings and talks of Madame Jeanne DeSalzmann, who was called upon to continue the teachings of the Work after Gurdjieff’s death. I’ll be quoting from this book for years to come. One bit [that I’ve been sharing with a number of my classes recently] hits… Read more »

Art of Attention: From Complaint to Gratitude

“No more complaining” About 10 years ago I sat down with my teacher Hugo Cory and he changed everything with one request: no more complaining. In that moment I remember wincing, nervously smirking and then insecurely, impetuously countering, “I don’t complain, I’m a yoga teacher.” Ten years later, after observing thousands of my complaints [as… Read more »