New Connexion: Ending Print, New Beginning Online

New Connexion, a trusted publication in the Pacific Northwest for 24 years, is now an online resource. The January/February 2015 edition was our last print issue.

You can still find ideas for healthy living, spiritual practices and discovering your true self — all in our online community. Check in daily for new blogs or search through 14 years of back issues.

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Be Love Now
By Ram Dass

The ego is based on fear, the soul is based on love, says author Ram Dass. Release the ego by offering it to your heart’s fire of love.

Mantra: I am a point of sacrificial fire held within the fiery will of God.

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Herbal Antibiotics
By Stephen Harrod Buhner

The overuse of antibiotics has led to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria. The pharmaceuticals that once seemed our saviors are now our bane.

The alternative? Plant medicines.

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Affirmations for Job Seekers
By Paul and Tracey McManus

When you’re out of work, where do you turn when it seems nobody can help you or those you love? Try these seven affirmations to overcome unemployment and the painful emotions surrounding it.

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Dirty Art
By Leah Fanning Mebane

My medium of choice was traditional oil painting, which uses turpentine and toxic metal-laden paints. Then I learned to make my own oil paints from earthen clay and oil.

My passion for dirty art was ignited.

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Emotional Vampires
By Judith Orloff

Some relationships are positive and mood elevating. Others can suck the optimism right out of you. These emotional vampires do more than drain your physical energy.

They can make you believe you're unlovable.

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Power Animals
and Reiki
By Colleen Benelli

Eagle offers us a view from high above our path. Horse offers freedom with stability. Cougar is powerful and gentle. Fly asks the question: What have you missed?

Power animals are great spiritual companions, and they work well with Reiki.

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Magic Pill?
By Julia Schopick

Is there a “magic pill” that can stop the progression of diseases by increasing endorphins — the body’s natural pain killer — making you not only feel good, but get well?

Low dose naltrexone may be one of the most important medical discoveries of the 20th century.

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Living Now

5 WOWs to Transform Fatigue into Fantastic! Part 5 of 5

How do you recover when sabotage occurs?

The key is growing your emotional hide!

 

Blaine Scott, M.Div., CFS, Sr. Care Family Guide
Blaine Scott, M.Div., CFS, Sr. Care Family Guide

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Astrology Forecast

Astromark: September Forecast and September 1-5

The quieter tone of summer receives a rude awakening in September. Venus ends her retrograde cycle on the 6th (since July 25) and that means its time to take action on all those changes in values that have been under review. 

 

Mark Dodich
Mark Dodich

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TODAY'S NCX BLOG

Web exclusives: Fresh insights and ideas

 

Astromark: August 30 - 31, 2015
By Mark Dodich

Rest up on Sunday under a gentle, non-ambitious Pisces moon. Monday completes August with high activity and constantly changing action.  

5 WOWs to Transform Fatigue into Fantastic! Part 5 of 5
By Blaine Scott, M.Div., CFS, Sr. Care Family Guide

Here are some secrets to having a thick hide and increasing your tolerance and flexibility when you experience sabotage.

21st Century Shamanism Part 2 of 2
By Jan Engels-Smith

The 21st Century shaman believes in quality of life, happiness, and love... and that each person is a radiant being of light.

Astromark: August 23 - 29, 2015
By Mark Dodich

The sun moves into Virgo Sunday morning. This is the annual wake up call to get moving on those outdoor home projects that need to be accomplished before ...

A Message from Gaia
By Csilla Toth

One of the big changes that Gaia needs from us is shifting our paradigms... to let go of the fear-based behavior and embrace our power as creator beings...

5 WOWs to Transform Fatigue into Fantastic! Part 4 of 5
By Blaine Scott, M.Div., CFS, Sr. Care Family Guide

5 WOWs to Transform Fatigue into Fantastic! This week we’ll look at #4: Cooperation among family members for positive outcomes...

21st Century Shamanism - Part 1 of 2
By Jan Engels-Smith

Exploring the shamanic landscape offers everyone the opportunity to discover what we have forgotten...

Astromark: August 16 - 22, 2015
By Mark Dodich

Sunday is a quiet and pleasant day. Tend to all those little tasks and details at home or office on Sunday and Monday morning, because you will not have patience to bother with them as the week...

5 WOWs to Transform Fatigue into Fantastic! Part 3 of 5
By Blaine Scott, M.Div., CFS, Sr. Care Family Guide

Wildly Outstanding Ways That Wild Horses Help Weary Humans to Overcome Compassion Fatigue...

Self-Reiki Meditation to the Kingdom of God Within (Continued - Part 4)
By Colleen Benelli

I use the following meditation for myself and I also use it for my Reiki clients. You can use any of the Reiki symbols you are attuned or ignited to...

The Medicine Wheel Explained - Part 2
By Jan Engels-Smith

The Medicine Wheel represents the birth, life, and death process...

Astromark: August 9 - 15, 2015
By Mark Dodich

The moon continues in curious and flirty Gemini all day Sunday. Get out and talk to a lot of people, but don't believe everything you hear...

5 WOWs to Transform Fatigue into Fantastic! Part 2 of 5
By Blaine Scott, M.Div., CFS, Sr. Care Family Guide

Wildly Outstanding Ways That Wild Horses Help Weary Humans to Overcome Compassion Fatigue...

Reiki Symbols Connect Us by Going Within - (Continued - Part 3)
By Colleen Benelli

I called on the Reiki symbols to help me heal and to help me go within to make the connection to the kingdom of God...

The Medicine Wheel Explained - Part One
By Jan Engels-Smith

The reason we work with the Medicine Wheel is so as to develop a lens to understand our life, to make progress within it, and to make peace with...

Astromark: August 2 - 8, 2015
By Mark Dodich

Quick Mercury makes a harmonious trine to eclectic Uranus Sunday morning. It is a great morning to meet new friends, invent something weird, or just get your body moving early...

5 WOWs to Transform Fatigue into Fantastic! Part 1 of 5
By Blaine Scott, M.Div., CFS, Sr. Care Family Guide

5 Wildly Outstanding Ways That Wild Horses are Helping Weary Humans Overcome Compassion Fatigue...

Reiki Awakens God-Consciousness Within - (Continued - Part 2)
By Colleen Benelli

The more I listened, the more I realized that Usui Sensei was also seeking the same understanding when he received Reiki...

What's Your Worry Quotient?
By Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD

Do you always second-guess yourself and mentally run through every possible scenario and all the potential risks? Do you find that after resolving one worry...

Astromark: July 26 - August 1, 2015
By Mark Dodich

Sunday should be interesting as the moon moves into Sagittarius, a sign that wants to head into the great outdoors or to expand on a philosophical level.  

Success Depends on Finding Equilibrium
By Magazine Editor and Stroke Survivor Lumbie Mlambo

While some people might say balance in life is an impossible goal, she disagrees and says when each of us find our equilibrium...

Reiki and the Kingdom of God Within - First in Multi-Part Series
By Colleen Benelli

Although I have explored the idea that I am Divine Love at the core of my being, I haven’t used the specific words, “the kingdom of God is within” in my spiritual work...

Recognizing that We are Already Well
By Dr Denee Jordan

‘Already Well’ is a simple, yet profound perspective on wellness that says that by developing respect and compassion for ourselves, exactly as we are, our Spirit will...

Writer, Heal Thyself
By MJ Schwader

In my work with writers in my retreats and in my coaching, I have seen amazing transformation in the lives of the writers. In a few days and sometimes hours, the level of change is profound.  

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Astrology Forecast

Astromark: August 30 - 31, 2015

Rest up on Sunday under a gentle, non-ambitious Pisces moon. Perhaps hang out by the water or rent a movie. Monday completes August with high activity and constantly changing action. 

 

Mark Dodich
Mark Dodich

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Shamanic Energy Medicine

21st Century Shamanism Part 2 of 2

The 21st Century shaman believes in quality of life, happiness, and love; that everyone deserves the best possible life; to be healthy physically and emotionally; and that each person is a radiant being of light. 

 

Jan Engels-Smith
Jan Engels-Smith

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RESOURCE GUIDE

Practitioners for Whole Being Wellness

 

The Teachings of the East
Seven-Week Course Begins March 24

The East represents the element of fire, will, the spring and a place of new beginnings. The East brings us the gifts of the child, ...

ASTROMARK
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An astrology chart is one of the most important tools for personal growth. Periodic updates help you take maximum advantage of changing ...

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