Ayurveda and Gnostic Transformation – with Craig Williams

The process of self transformation is a continual pursuit. Join me to listen to an excellent interview with Craig Williams. In this discussion, Ayurveda and Gnostic Transformation, guest speaker, Craig shares his view on the role of Ayurveda to catalyze Gnostic alchemy for personal and spiritual transformation. Craig also discusses the importance of Ayurveda and…

Reiki: The Healing Light Within by Dr. Christie Smirl

Healing abilities are present within us all. We are all divine beings of energy. When we think of our body we think of our physical anatomy and mind, but we are much more. We have an energetic anatomy which is composed of many energetic fields which support our physical body function. Those same energetic fields…

Energy Vampires by Dr. Christie Smirl

Are there people in your life that exhaust and drain you, leaving you feeling frustrated, manipulated and bewildered? Consider that you may be dealing with an energy vampire. At first glance this term may seem silly or fantastical, but if you have experienced the phenomenon of an energy vampire, the description is spot on. In…

Meditation for Compassion Cultivation Dr. Christie Smirl

Compassion is the ability to feel sympathy, empathy, love and humanity for others who are suffering. Compassion can be extended to those in physical pain, mental pain, social conflict, financial hardships and many other situations. How about holding compassion for somebody who is lashing out in anger or fear? In current society there are so…

Svadhisthana Chakra Therapy by Dr. Christie Smirl

The second of the primary 7 chakras is the svadhisthana chakra. In English it is referred to as the sacral chakra. In Sanskrit, svadhisthana means “one’s own base”. This chakra is symbolized by an orange 6 petaled lotus flower representing the mastery over 6 modes of consciousness, known as vrittis: affection, pitilessness, feeling of all-destructiveness,…

Muladhara Chakra Therapy by Dr. Christie

The first of the primary 7 chakras is the muladhara chakra. In English it is referred to as the root chakra. In Sanskrit, muladhara is divided into two terms: mula meaning root and adhara meaning the basis or foundation. This chakra is symbolized by four red petals representing the four compass directions of north, south,…

CHAKRAS – Your Subtle Body by Dr. Christie Smirl

Higher levels of health and wellness can be obtained when we realize that we are so much more than just a brain and physical biochemical body. For thousands of years, Ancient scholars and physicians from civilizations across the globe knew about the subtle energy systems and that are integral to our existence and health.

Aroma Therapy for Mental Health by Dr. Christie Smirl

Aromatherapy is the ancient practice of using plant oils for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. The use of aromatherapy is an ancient health practice traced thousands of years back to Greek, Egyptian, Chinese, Persian and Indian cultures. The mechanism of action takes only 8 molecules of aromatic substance to trigger the sense of smell…

Sage for Smudging and Wellness by Dr. Christie Smirl

Sage (Salvia apiana) is a perennial shrub that is native to the southwestern United Sates and northwestern Mexico. Sage belongs to the mint family with rosemary, oregano, lavendar, thyme and basil. Native Americans call sage qaashil in Luiseno, shihtaay or palhtaay in Kumeyaay , kasilile in Tongva, we’wey in Chumash, qas’ily in Chahuilla, shaliai in…