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Mallika Chopra: Renewing Yourself for Spring

Though it may be a little hard to tell if you are living in Southern California like me, spring is definitely in the air.  Longer days, kids spring break approaching, and more spring outfits (despite a cold spell!) are all signs of change.

While there are many poetic notions of spring and renewal, for me renewal begins in a very practical way — getting my expenses and taxes organized!  As I review the past year and think about the new one, I generally find myself making new commitments, assurances and intents around financial planning.
The longer days and warmer breezes (albeit only slightly warmer in LA) also lead to a motivation to renew physically — through exercise, a new haircut, a change in wardrobe… And a desire to clean house and get organized in general.
This week on Intent, our Intent Voices will be exploring great ideas on renewing ourselves: renew, refresh, recharge, refuel, re-invent—you name it. For many of us, the spring season is an inspiration for some major housecleaning. But maybe it can be as simple as getting a new haircut and a facial. Or maybe it can be as momentous as considering a new hobby, a new career, a new life goal. The sky is the limit!Here are some ways I like to renew whenever I need a quick energy lift (and have the time!):

* Going for an afternoon jog
* Reading magazines outside my usual fields of interest to pique my imagination
* Reconnecting with an old friend on the phone
* Visiting a new museum or park with my kids

* Cleaning my closets, my bookshelves and distributing my clothes and books to cousins, friends and organizations.

 

I invite all of you on Intent to write about your ideas for how you renew or recharge yourself. Tag your posts “spring renewal” and we will be featuring the best blog posts at the end of the week. Many spring blessings to all of you!

Twitter??

I have to confess that when I first looked at Twitter.com I found it a waste of time. A terribly narcissistic one, too…
I cringed imagining millions of egos, all fully busy documenting their every move… for an imagined eternity that can’t belong to the ego. The usual desperate call… look at ME and make me REAL…
But suddenly it dawned on me that this, too, is just a way for the desperate ego to call on Spirit and be made REAL.

Twitter is the new craze, it has captured the <i>attention</i> of so many people. Through it, humanity is broadcasting "who we are". So what better place to broadcast a new vibe, a new consciousness, than the place where everyone’s attention … is?

So dear ones, I have created a profile and have started to twitter whatever vibes constitute my world, and I encourage you to do so too, to broadcast who YOU are today, the new humanity you represent. If enough of us do it, the overall sound of humanity must change.

You’ll find me under AuroraCarlson if you want to connect. Have fun!

love,
aurora

God’s Dictionary: Reject

Reject

re- = back       +      -jacere = to throw

 I believe that rejection is the number one fear of the human species. The thing that boggles my mind is that if we’re so afraid of rejection, how is it that we’ve become so good at it? Especially since we don’t like having the experience? It makes no sense.

Oh, to be sure, we don’t always characterize our behavior as rejection, but just think for a minute. When was the last time someone approached you with something new to you? A new way to practice spiritual principles in your life? A new business opportunity? A new way to stop fighting with your partner? Anything new?

What did you say right after you heard the new idea?

Taking it down to the bottom line, was your first reaction a yes or a no? If I had to guess, I’d wager that 90% of us say no first. The roots of the word create a wonderful image of what’s actually happening in a scenario like this one. What we do is throw back the idea through our rejection of it.

Why ever do we do this?! It’s because we’re afraid. Of what? Of the idea that IF we say yes to whatever the new idea is, we’re going to have to change in order to benefit from it. Consider leaving immediate rejection of the new off your menu of Instant Reactions to New Things. Ask: How can I use whatever new idea comes my way to benefit myself and all other beings today?


Infinition:
I don’t like to feel rejected so I am giving up rejection as an immediate response today. Instead of throwing back an idea, I’m going to hold it lightly and wonder how it might bless me and the whole world.

Do Computers Benefit or Burden the Planet?

Recently, the world computer population surpassed 1 billion. It’s a legion of artificial intelligence that will never die, at least not while humans are around to see it.

The computer species appears to have a high mortality rate (whether due to the rapid progress of technology or an industry conspiracy to ensure that products must be replaced regularly). They "crash" and "die" in droves, their human counterparts literally kicking them to the curb. But there is no heaven, no place in the clouds, for the cold, hard shell once warmed by electrical currents. Once it has left your desk, your computer doesn’t disappear. In a sense, it lives on.

Each year, ten million computers land in the toxic graves that are landfills. Nestled among other CPUs and laptops and monitors, their lifeblood oozes out, leaking hazardous materials such as lead into our earth and water sources. Like many products we discard, defunct computers are dead to us but remain a force with which the earth must reckon.

It takes even more energy and resources, pound for pound, to produce a Dell than a Dodge. A 2004 study at United Nations University found that desktop computers require 10 times their weight in fossil fuels and chemicals to manufacture, versus two or three times for cars. This energy-intensive process depletes resources and makes a significant contribution to climate change.

A computer’s energy usage has just begun once it leaves the factory, though. In your hands, a standard desktop PC sucks up to 300 watts when in use, nearly half the amount used by your refrigerator It’s worth noting that if your computer carries the "Energy Star" sticker and was made before July 2007, the label is somewhat bogus–until that date, the rating only factored energy use while in "standby" mode.

Computers have had their share of positive environmental impacts, such as reducing our paper trail and rendering CD production archaic. But their birth, life and living-deadliness have downsides that you can minimize:

Never toss a computer in the dumpster. It’s illegal in most states, and deplorable in all states. Most cities have annual collection days for electronic waste. If your machine is salvageable, find a local company or organization that repairs or beefs up computers for re-use.

Reduce your tech sidekick’s impact by programming it to shut down when not in use for, say, 20 minutes (it’s hogwash that doing so degrades the machine).

When buying computers, look for greener machines. Dell is one manufacturer attempting offset carbon emissions by investing in green technology. Consult the Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool before you shop. Biodegradable plastics and other production improvements mean computers one day might die a natural death.

Read the full post here, and the entire Life Cycle series here.

This post was written by Sarah Smarsh and Simran Sethi. Thanks to the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Lacey Johnston for research assistance.

Invitation to Online Fire Ceremony

Dear Intent members,

You are cordially invited to the first Sacred Fire Ceremony on the World Healers
Forum. The ceremony will start with the fire being ignited at 8 am GMT on
Thursday January 28th here: Sacred Fire Ceremony .

The fire will consist of the light, clarity and compassion of the Spirit
within everyone participating in our ceremony. Please have the intention to
participate with your highest spiritual light.

When the fire has been lighted, everyone is welcome to surrender the
shackles of the old- any kind of trouble or problem; any feeling of hurt,
grief, regret, pain, anger, hate, shame, guilt, envy, greed, need,
hopelessness, powerlessness, weakness, frustration or fear; any grievance;
any attachment holding you back from the bliss and freedom of your Being.

Surrender these burdens to the sacred fire. Do it in any way you wish, by
writing about it in the ceremony topic, by posting pictures, songs, poems,
or videos. Use any style and language you wish, write as much or little as
you wish. You may want to pray, meditate, chant, fast or apply any
cleansing method you need. Surrender your burden in openness and trust to
the intense fire of light, love and compassion we are upholding together.
Be willing to let go and see the old leave you.

Our sacred fire will burn for three days. It will end on Sunday January
31st at 8am GMT. The entire Fire Ceremony topic on the World Healers Forum will then be
deleted and the "ashes" will be ceremonially spread over the entire planet,
as nourishment for the emerging joy, peace and love.

At that moment a Sunday Celebration will start as a new topic in the Open
Ceremonies section
at the World Healers Forum. Please come to the
party and post about the new, free you, share your joy, your freedom and
vision of the future with us! Share music, pictures, insights, and anything
else that makes you happy!

Thank you for your participation in our sacred Fire Ceremony!

With loving light,
The World Healers Forum team
 

My New Year Resolutions / Goals for 2009

 

My New Year Resolutions / Goals for 2009 –
 
Celebrate Life; Wisdom; Values; Principles
 
– Meaningfully & Responsibly
The following are a few of my New Year Resolutions / Goals
 
Accountability / Intentions
It is understood that what is known to one and all holds more accountability; Of course it also depends upon one’s sincere / good natured intentions principally as well
 
Acknowledging / Affiliation
By publicly acknowledging, it might be possible to affiliate with Individuals / Organizations that espouse the respective causes being campaigned for
 
Alignment / Objectives
Seeking to align my objectives with meaningful causes that are able to contribute to the Universal Welfare and Development respectively
 
Awareness
Seeking to understand that by being in the present and reflecting too much on the past will not help irrespective of the aspects / instances
 
Anticipate, Innovate and Improvise
Learn from the past, pay attention to the present and anticipate / prepare for the future meaningful (the anticipate, innovate and improvise approach)
 
*Celebrate Life
Celebrating Life in each and every Moment; there is nothing more precious than this Wonderful Life and the Wonderful Abilities and Meaningful Resources that have been provided
 
*Title
I have deliberately titled the captioned as Celebrate Life instead of Appreciate Life;
 
– since over the past few years, I have been consistently promoting the agenda of Appreciate Life and now intend to subsequently promote the agenda that relates to celebration of Life
 
* *Finest Abilities & Intellectual Faculties
Life has, is and will always provide us the very finest of virtues; it depends upon us; what we are able to do with what we have; with what we are and with what we will be provided
 
*** Depends
It does depend upon each and every one us to take the initiatives meaningfully and responsibly in shaping / designing / molding / sculpting /
 
– structuring /constructing / building our respective Life’s constructively and meaningfully
 
Prominent Visibility / Continual Challenge
It is prominently visible to one and all and becomes a consistent challenge to keep up with instead of simply drafting the resolutions in my diary and conventionally reviewing it each and every day symbolically
 
 
Continual Reminder
As the year progresses ahead, this is a continual reminder to keep track of what goals / resolutions have been accomplished
 
– and as the opportune instances prevail, further incorporate further meaningful resolutions / goals within the agenda accordingly.
 
Clientele’s Objectives / Far East Sourcing
Seeking to professionally assist my Clientele with their respective sourcing requirements innovatively
 
Detailing
Seeking to continually working with check lists / fact sheets / mind mapping
 
Discovering / Learning
Discovering and Learning from each and every day
 
Essential
It is essential to be lucid and clear, straight to the point; objective and specify the concerned details respectively
 
Early Morning Regimen / Yoga
Seeking to waking up more earlier in the morning and allotting a little more extra time to Yoga
 
Education / Academic
To work towards My Daughters aspiration/inclination to seek change of academy in the forthcoming semester and higher education study overseas
 
Esteem
Seeking to appreciate Myself as well as People all across the World
 
Family
My Family’s intent / desire to purchase our own home in India/Hong Kong
 
Goals / Time Frames
Draft a meaningful set of goals with specific time frames
 
Hunger / Malnutrition Eradication and Resourceful Management
Seeking to help with the awareness relating to eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition
 
Inspire Platform’s Health & Wellness Objectives
Seeking to help promote the Inspire Platform’s Health and Wellness objectives
 
Inspiring Youth
Seeking to encourage the Youth all across the World to "Recognize" their abilities and utilize this for their Academic and Future Planning
 
Intent Platform’s Inspiration & Wellness Objectives
Seeking to help promote the Intent Platform’s Inspiring / Wellness objectives
 
Incorporating / Integrating / Adapting Intermittently Additional Meaningful Goals / Resolution as Meaningfully Possible with Reason
Seeking to incorporate additional new goals / adapting flexibly as the relevance / essence applies instead of vacillating incessantly
 
– since certain aspects are time oriented and demand observance of an stringent etiquette / protocol relating to time
 
Inspiration / Inspire The World and Be Inspired Meaningfully
Inspiring as well as seeking Inspiration;
 
Interest / Inspiration / Appreciation / Wisdom
Seeking to recognize the above virtues in one another and appreciating the process
 
Prominent Visibility / Continual Challenge
It is prominently visible to one and all and becomes a consistent challenge to keep up with instead of simply drafting the resolutions in my diary and reviewing it each and every day
 
Keeping Pace in Thought and Deed
Seeking to keep pace with the evolving trends / prioritizing
 
Meaningful Causes / Universal Welfare and Development / Learn / Wisdom is a Gift that although with all of us can still be Further Enriched
Seeking to learn from People all across the World regardless of their age;
 
– since Wisdom is a gift that is prevalent in one and all; Wisdom is for those who wish to be inspired, learn and are passionately pursuing meaningful goals responsibly
 
Motivate and Be Motivated Meaningfully
Motivating as well as seeking Motivation;
Communicating
Communicating as well as seeking to Listen and "Understand" the meaning / essence
 
Prevent Slaughter of Cows and Whales
Seeking to help promote the awareness campaigns that prevent slaughter of cows and whales
 
Purposeful
There is also a purposeful reason for publicly featuring the resolutions
 
Prominent Visibility / Continual Challenge
It is prominently visible to one and all and becomes a consistent challenge to keep up with instead of simply drafting the resolutions in my diary and reviewing it each and every day
 
Resolutions / Goals / Objectives / Purpose of Life
Seeking to continually discover my higher purpose in Life; every moment; every day holds something special if we take the "initiatives" to recognize its meaning, value, essence and significance.

Appreciation
To appreciatively acknowledge the achievements
 
Rehabilitation Chair / Stroke Victims
Seeking to help promote the Rehabilitation Chair for Stroke Victims
 
Renewable Energy / Protection of Animals
Seeking to promote causes relating to Conservation of Natural Resources / Renewable Energy / Protection of Animals
 
Respecting Parents / Tremendous Importance of Mothers
Seeking to help the Youth understand to Respect their Parents always and recognize the tremendous of a Mother specially in one’s Life
 
Shark Fining
Seeking to help promote the awareness that could help reduce fining of sharks
 
Universal Welfare, Happiness, Peace, Inspiration, Unity, Prosperity and Progress
Seeking to encourage Universal Welfare, Happiness, Peace, Inspiration, Unity, Prosperity and Progress
 
Purposeful
There is also a purposeful reason for publicly featuring the resolutions
 
Thankfulness / Gratitude
Time and again, humbly acknowledging with gratitude for all that has been accomplished
 
– and diligently working with a meaningful perspective towards the specific resolutions featured onto this agenda
 
– as well as anticipating additional goals to be appended onto this intermittently after review / verification accordingly.
 
Understood
It is understood that unless one speaks and discussed reasonably with meaningful intentions, nothing can be imagined or interpreted;
 
Wishes / Prayers
Every day, time and again; repeating the following wishes and prayers for Universal Peace, Welfare, Development, Happiness, Prosperity and Progress
 
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina; Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina
 
May One and All be Happy and Satisfied;
 
May One and All have well-being and adequate resources;
 
May Happiness and Wisdom be showered on all;
May One and All be Healthy and Energetic
 
O Lord Protect us, O Lord Guide us, O Lord
Grant us Wisdom
 
O Lord Lead us from darkness to Light (From ignorance to Knowledge)
 
O Lord May there be Universal Peace, Happiness, Welfare, Prosperity and Progress
 
Best Wishes,
Vashi Ram Chandi
 
 
 
 
 

 

Counting the New Year Moments Inspiringly & Looking Ahead Aspiringly with Wisdom, Faith, Hope & Responsiblity

 

Counting the New Year Moments
 
Inspiringly & Looking Ahead Aspiringly
 
with Wisdom, Faith, Hope & Responsiblity
 
Wishing You and Your Family Happiness, Peace, Love, Prosperity and Progress always
 
Good Wishes / Expressed Inspiringly
12 Months of Happiness and
Many More Years of Happiness Ahead
 
52 Weeks of Achievements and
Many More Weeks of Accomplishments Ahead
 
365 Days of Success and
Many More Days of Triumps Ahead
 
8760 Hours of Good Health and
Many More Hours of Good Health,
Fitness and Vitality Ahead
 
52600 Minutes of Good Luck and many More Minutes of Fortune, Wisdom and Wealth Ahead
 
3153600 Seconds of Joy and many More Seconds of Peace, Love, Hope, Ambition, Aspiration, Meaningful Values, Constructive Accomplishments Ahead
 
Sincere Wishes / Opportunities
Sincerely wishing for this New Year to bring along with it to You and Your Family diversified range of interesting opportunities thereby enabling you with potential possibilities to explore every happiness and wisdom in Life
 
Firm Foundation / Wisdom / Meaningful Values
Also sincerely extending wishes to You and Your Family, hoping that the wonderful and interesting days ahead remain stable and establish a firm foundation upon which your respective ambitions / aspirations could be transform your endeavors into significantly great accomplishments of meaningful value and constructive progress consistently.
 
Pathways
May the New Year open the pathways for new Horizons that are illuminated with Wisdom and Meaningful Values
 
Bright and Meaningful Todays & Brighter and Meaningful Tomorrows and Days Ahead Consistently with Wisdom & Meaningful Values
May the NewYear fill your Heart with Inspiring hopes and create a stable foundation for bright todays and brighter days tomorrow and days ahead consistently filled with Wisdom and Meaningful Values in each and every Moment
 
Whatever is Beautiful, Whatever is Happiness,
 
Whatever is Wisdom, Whatever is Meaningful,
 
May all that for People all across The World, Today, Tomorrow and Always
 
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina; Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina
 
May One and All be Happy; May One and All have well-being;
 
May Happiness be showered on all; May One and All be Healthy
 
O Lord Protect us, O Lord Guide us, O Lord Grant us Wisdom
 
O Lord Lead us from darkness to Light (From ignorance to Knowledge)
 
O Lord May there be Universal Peace, Happiness, Prosperity and Progress
 
Best Wishes,
Vashi Ram Chandi
 
 
 

 

Wishing You and Your Family A Happy and Prosperous New Year 2009 Best Wishes

Wishing You and Your Family
 
A Happy and Prosperous New Year 2009

Good Morning denotes:-

G for – God


O for – Offers us His

O for – Outstanding

D for –  Devotion

M for – Making us


O for – Obedient and

R for –  Ready for a

N for – New day/year with Hopes

I for –  Inspire the Universe

N for – Never forget

G for – God always Loves and Cares for you

Whatever is Beautiful, Whatever is Happiness,
 
Whatever is Wisdom, Whatever is Meaningful,
 
May all that be Yours,
 
Today, Tomorrow and Always
 
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina; Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina
 
May One and All be Happy; May One and All have well-being;
 
May Happiness be showered on all; May One and All be Healthy
 
O Lord Protect us, O Lord Guide us, O Lord Grant us Wisdom
 
O Lord Lead us from darkness to Light (From ignorance to Knowledge)
 
O Lord May there be Universal Peace, Happiness, Prosperity and Progress
 
Best Wishes,
Vashi Ram Chandi
 
 
 

 
 
 

The New Year Agenda

 

The New Year Agenda – Virtues Contagion –
 
Universal Welfare, Prosperity & Progress
 
Accountable
Accountable in thought and deed
 

Admiraton

Admiration in thought and deed
 
Alignment
Alignment in thought and deed
 
Amazement
Amazement in thought and deed
 
Appreciation
Appreciation in thought and deed
 
Artistic
Artistic in thought and deed
 
Aspiration
Aspiration in thought and deed
 
Attention

Attention in thought and deed
 

Awareness
Awareness in thought and deed
 
Analysis
Analysis in thought and deed
 

Belief / Universal Ideals & Principles

Belief relating to Universal Ideals and Principles, in thought and deed
 
Beautiful

Beautiful in thought and deed
 

Creation
Creation in thought and deed
 
Consideration
Consideration in thought and deed
 
Confidence
Confidence in thought and deed
 
Conservation
Conservation in thought and deed
 
Courtesy
Courtesy in thought and deed
 
Consciousness
Consciousness in thought and deed
 
Commitment
Commitment in thought and deed
 
Cooperation
Cooperation in thought and deed
 
Constructive Endeavors
Constructive endeavors in thought and deed
 
Caring
Caring in thought and deed
 
Compassion
Compassion in thought and deed
 
Consideration
Consideration in thought and deed
 

Courage
Courage in thought and deed
 

Creative
Creative in thought and deed
 
Discipline
Discipline in thought and deed
 
Due Diligence
Due Diligence in thought and deed
 
Enthusiasm
Enthusiasm in thought and deed
 
Emancipation
Emancipation in thought and deed
 
Ethical Values
Ethical values in thought and deed
 
Feeling
Feeling in thought and deed
 
Experience
Experience in thought and deed
 

Expression
Expression in thought and deed
 

Etiquette

Etiquette in thought and deed
 

Fairness
Fairness in thought and deed

 

Foresight

Foresight in thought and deed
 

Generosity
Generosity in thought and deed

 

Global / Universal Admiration
Global / Universal admiration in thought and deed
 
Global / Universal Wisdom
Global / Universal Wisdom in thought and deed
 
Global / Universal Peace
Global / Universal peace in thought and deed
 
Good Health
Good Health in thought and deed
 
Goodness
Goodness in thought and deed
 
Happiness
Happiness in thought and deed
 
Humility
Humility in thought and deed
 
Ideals
Ideals in thought and deed
 
Innocence
Innocence in thought and deed
 
Innovation
Innovation in thought and deed
 
Introspection
Introspection in thought and deed
 
Investment
Investment in thought and deed
 
Investigation
Investigation in thought and deed
 
Intelligence
Intelligence in thought and deed
 
Forgiveness
Forgiveness in thought and deed
 
Investment
Investment in thought and deed
 
Intelligence
Intelligence in thought and deed
 
Integrity
Integrity in thought and deed
 
Kindness
Kindness in thought and deed
 
Modesty
Modesty in thought and deed
 
Logic
Logic in thought and deed
 
Morality
Morality in thought and deed
 
Magnificent
Magnificent in thought and deed
 
Meditation
Meditation in thought and deed
 
Meaningful
Meaningful in thought and deed
 
Observant
Observant in thought and deed
 
Peace
Peace in thought and deed
 

Protocol
Protocol in thought and deed
 

Purposeful
Purposeful in thought and deed
 
Healing
Healing in thought and deed
 
Logic
Logic in thought and deed
 
Outstanding
Outstanding in thought and deed
 
Principles
Principles in thought and deed
 
Passion
Passion in thought and deed
 
Perfection
Perfection in thought and deed
 
Practicality
Practicality in thought and deed
 
Protection
Protection in thought and deed
 
Perseverance
Perseverance in thought and deed
 
Prudent Acumen
Prudent Acumen in thought and deed
 
Reason
Reason in thought and deed
 

Regimen
Regimen in thought and deed
 

Regulation
Regulation in thought and deed
 

Responsible
Responsible in thought and deed
 
Reverence
Reverence in thought and deed 
 
Savings
Savings in thought and deed
 
Self Esteem
Self Esteem in thought and deed
 

Sensible
Sensible in thought and deed
 

Serene
Serene in thought and deed
 

Spirituality
Spirituality in thought and deed
 
Sharing (Responsible)
Sharing (Responsible) in thought and deed
 
Splendid
Splendid in thought and deed
 
Success
Success in thought and deed
 
Stability
Stability in thought and deed
 

Success

Success in thought and deed
 

Synchronized
Synchronized in thought and deed
 
Synergy
Synergy in thought and deed

 
Technique
Technique in thought and deed
 
Tolerance
Tolerance in thought and deed
 
Temperance
Temperance in thought and deed
 
Time (Punctual)
Time (Punctual) in thought and deed 
  
Understanding
Understanding in thought and deed
 
Unique
Unique in thought and deed
 
Unity
Unity in thought and deed
 
Values
Values in thought and deed
 
Versatile
Versatile in thought and deed
 
Vigilant
Vigilant in thought and deed
 
Virtual
Virtual in thought and deed
 
Vision
Vision in thought and deed
 
Visualization
Visualization in thought and deed
 
Wisdom
Wisdom in thought and deed
 
Whatever is Happiness, Whatever is Meaningful;
 
Whatever is Wisdom; Whatever is Beautiful
 
 
May all that be Yours;
 
Today, Tomorrow and Always;
 
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina; Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina
 
May One and All be Happy; May One and All have well-being;
 
May Happiness be showered on all; May One and All be Healthy
 
O Lord Protect us, O Lord Guide us, O Lord Grant us Wisdom
 
O Lord Lead us from darkness to Light (From ignorance to Knowledge)
 
O Lord May there be Universal Peace, Happiness, Prosperity and Progress
 
Best Wishes,
Vashi Ram Chandi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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