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Panache Desai
Panache Desai Takes a New Approach to Self-Discovery
Omega: How did you come to be a spiritual teacher at such a young age? Did you have a religious upbringing? Panache: I am Indian and I grew up in England. My mother visited India when she was three months pregnant to reconnect with our family’s spiritual lineage. She was told at that point I was coming back for a very specific purpose—to facilitate God’s work. She had dreams and insights about me even before I was born. More
Proof of Heaven book cover
Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander spent 55 years honing his scientific worldview until experiencing a transcendental near-death experience. In this excerpt from his New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven, he shares what happened in the moments before slipping into a coma from a rare illness. Lynchburg, Virginia—November 10, 2008 More
As we move further into 2013, Eric Francis offers a deeper look into the unique astrology that makes this year so distinctive. For this month's horoscopes, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: February 2013. More
As we move another step further into 2013, Eric Francis offers a deeper look into the unique astrology that makes this year so distinctive. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see February 2013: Water Sign Theater. More
Finding the Courage to Chart New Territory
Law of Divine Compensation
How the Universe Maintains Balance to Your Benefit
The universe is self-correcting and is set up to work on your behalf. Like a GPS that re-routes you when you take a wrong turn, the universe does the same to bring you back to an abundant state. Marianne Williamson explains how this Law of Divine Compensation works. More
As December brings us to the close of 2012 and the end of an era, Eric Francis explores the relational effects of Juno and the Sun in your life. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: December 2012. More
Omega Institute Meditation for a New Perspective by Joan Halifax Roshi
Begin by bringing the attention of your mind and heart to the presence of someone who is having a difficult time. You may choose a friend, relative, or someone you feel close to. Open your heart and mind to this person. Really let yourself sense into his or her situation. Feel your way into this person’s heart. (pause) What are they going through? What is their experience? (pause) Now let yourself imagine looking out through his or her eyes. More
Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chödrön
My granddaughter’s university professor asked her students to leave their cell phones behind when they came to class. My granddaughter was amazed at how much more present and alert she was as a result. She observed that her whole generation was getting in-depth, intensive training in being distracted. To me, this underscores how important it is for her generation, and the generations that follow, and the generations that came before, to counter this trend by getting intensive training in staying present. More
Mercury Retrograde and Scorpio Eclipse
Astrologically, this November involves a Mercury retrograde and Scorpio eclipse, so it should be an interesting month especially because Mercury retrograde begins on election day. As Eric Francis says, this can be a slippery time, where it is difficult to discern the truth. So don't act on what you know or suspect to be incomplete information.  More

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