Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha

Buddhism is a “family of beliefs and practices” honored in various ways depending on the geographical area. Buddhism originates with the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who is considered to be “The Buddha”, the Awakened One, The Enlightened One.
Born to a father King, in the city of Lumbini around the year 485 BCE, and was raised in Kapilavastu, Nepal. According to the scriptures, only moments after being born, he performed the first of miracle. It is said that he, took a few steps and proclaimed, “Supreme am I in the world. Greatest am I in the world. Noblest am I in the world. This is my last birth. Never shall I be reborn.”
As in other religions, for example Jesus in Christianity, Mohamed in Islam, Buddhists recognize Siddhartha Gautama as an awakened teacher, he shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering by understanding the true nature of phenomena, thereby escaping the cycle of suffering and rebirth.

When Siddhartha was very young, a wise man visited his father, King ?uddhodana.The wise man said that Siddhartha would either become a great king or a holy man, based on whether he saw life outside of the palace walls. Determined to make Siddhartha a king, ?uddhodana shielded his son from the unpleasant realities of daily life. Years after this, Gautama married Yasodhara, with whom he had a son, Rahula, who later became a Buddhist monk.

When he was 29, despite his father’s wishes, Siddhartha frequently ventured outside the palace complex and as a result, he discovered the suffering of his people through encounters with an old man, a diseased man, a decaying corpse, and an self-starving man. These are known among Buddhists as “The Four Sights, which eventually prompted Gautama to abandon royal life and take up a spiritual quest to free himself from suffering by living the life of what was known as a “Mendicant Ascetic” —a respectable spiritual practice at the time. He found companions with similar spiritual goals and teachers who taught him various forms of meditation.
One day, after almost starving to death, Gautama accepted a little milk and rice from a village girl named Sujata. After this experience, he concluded that ascetic practices such as fasting, holding one’s breath, and exposure to pain brought little spiritual benefit. He abandoned asceticism, concentrating instead on meditation, the awareness of breathing, thereby discovering what Buddhists call the Middle Way. After this discovery, he sat under a sacred fig tree, better known as the Bodhi Tree, in the town of Bodh Gaya, India, and vowed not to rise before achieving Nirvana. At the age of 35, and after many days of meditation, he attained his goal of becoming a Buddha. After this spiritual awakening he attracted a band of followers and founded a monastic order. He spent the rest of his life teaching the Dharma (what lead him to enlightenment), travelling mainly throughout the northeastern part of the Indian subcontinent.
Siddhartha died at the age of 80 (405 BCE) in Kushinagar, India, from food poisoning.

Buddhism remains most popular in Asia, however it is now being practiced around the world, His teachings are the foundation of the 2 main branches in Buddhism. The Four Noble Truths were the first teaching he shared after attaining enlightenment. The Noble Eightfold Path is the fourth Noble Truth.


“It is for you to understand that you have to achieve, out of all achievement, one state of consciousness called Attalataa – ­unshakable experience of righteousness. . . When you reach and experience a state of Attalataa, there’s no sacrifice which you cannot make, there’s no person which you cannot confront, there’s no situation which you cannot pass through. . . Atta­lataa is the most desirable and highest consciousness which a person should achieve, and it’s living beauty is very divine. . . One thing I want to share with you is this Attal conscious-ness . . . can only come to you through the practice of Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga starts with Nam. Nam is to conquer the Kaam. Kaam means Vaashnaa, desire, desirousness. To transform this kaam, you have to use Nam . . . So, in human caliber, when you want to be somebody, and you want to be a finite who has the experience of Infinity, this is a practice given to you. This is how a person can correct himself or herself. There is no other simple method available. The minimum formula is one hour of sadhana, one hour of Kundalini Yoga kriyas, and a half an hour of Sa-Ta-Na-Ma meditation”.
— Yogi Bhajan



Yogi Chai

This is the recipe for the yummy chai we serve after a kundalini yoga class.

– 2 tbs whole cloves
– ¼ cup whole cardamon pods (green)
– 1 tbs whole black peppercorns
– Fresh ginger root- about ½ to 1 inch – optional
– 3 small cinnamon sticks
– ¼ tsp of black tea – *optional (ok to leave out as some are allergic to blk tea. I leave this ingredient out)
– Almond milk (I personally use Almond Breeze Vanilla Milk and it tastes super deliciousAnd if i find Almond Beeze Coconut Vanilla milk i use that ^.~), rice milk or soy milk can also be used


~ To 5 quarts of boiling water add the first 5 ingredients on the list.

~ Continue low boiling for at least 30-60 minutes, then turn it off and let it steep for at least an hour (with a ¼ teaspoon of any black tea or tea bag – optional). Strain and refrigerate until time to serve.

~ When ready to serve, add amount of cold milk equal to the amount of tea you want to serve (ie: 1 cup of yogi tea + 1 cup of milk), heat thoroughly -almost to boil, don’t let it boil over. Serve and enjoy!

It may also be enjoyed without milk, adding some agave or maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts: The black pepper is a blood purifier, the cardamon is for the colon, the cloves for the nervous system and the cinnamon is for the bones. The milk aids in the easy assimilation of the spices and avoids irritation to the colon. The black tea act as an alloy for all the ingredients, achieving a new chemical structure which makes tea a healthy as well as a delicious drink. The fresh ginger root will help if you are suffering from a cold, recovering from the flu or just want some extra energy.

Tip: Add milk to the amount you will be drinking and save the rest of the tea in the refrigerator -without milk-, it will stay up to six months! You may also cool and drink as Iced YogiChai, or freeze and make yogichai ice cubes!

Ianuarius, the god of the doorway

Around the world, the month of January is observed and celebrated as the first month of the solar year. During this time people prepare for their journey down the list of new resolutions. There is a certain balance taking place in the world during this month, while it’s the coldest month in the Northern Hemisphere, the warm rays of the Sun hit full force in the Southern half of the planet. This balance has begun it’s shift, as the blue marble makes its way back around the sun Mother Nature gently brushes the cold towards the south and the warmth of the sun moves up north.


January is named for Janus (Ianuarius), the god of the doorway; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology, coming from the Latin word for door (ianua) – January is the door to the year. Traditionally, the original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months, totalling 304 days, winter being considered a monthless period. Around 713 BC, the semi-mythical successor of Romulus, King Numa Pompilius, is supposed to have added the months of January and February, allowing the calendar to equal a standard lunar year (355 days). Although March was originally the first month in the old Roman Calendar, January became the first month of the calendar year either under Numa or under the Decemvirs about 450 BC (Roman writers differ).

Historical names for January include its original Roman designation, Ianuarius, the Saxon term Wulf-monath (meaning wolf month) and Charlemagne’s designation Wintarmanoth (winter / cold month). In Finnish, the month is called tammikuu, meaning month of the oak, but the original meaning was the month of the heart of winter, as tammi has initially meant axis or core. This month is in Czech called leden, meaning ice month.

January’s birthstone is the garnet.
Its birth flowers: carnations and snowdrops.



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Source: Global Healing Center


During the last month of every year it’s common to hear people talk about their transformation for the new year. What things are going to be left behind and what new and exciting things we will introduce ourselves to. Many take this chance to turn their lives around, wipe the slate clean and start completely anew, others take it as an opportunity to “trim and groom” by letting go of old habits and changing bad customs for good qualities. Some are subtle about their plans, others are not, what is it about the new year that makes people react this way? ..I believe that back in the days, at the time of the shortest day and longest night of the cycle, our ancestors prepared for the return of the Sun, as the Earth gracefully heads back to float close to the warm Sun. Plans were projected ahead for another cycle of abundance and prosperity.
To many, the new year is like a special window in time-space where one can replenish.

The Year of Mastery & Completion: 2007 => 2 + 7 = 9

The Year of New Beginnings: 2008 => 2 + 8 = 10 = 1

The Year of Global Balancing: 2009 => 2 + 9 = 11 = 2

Have you made your plans for 2009? According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year 2009 is the year of the Ox, a great time to get things done in the physical world.
Also, Edna G. Frankel, a medium who channels the Brotherhood of Light, shares predictions for 2009.

Greetings, dear ones, from the Brotherhood of Light! We are so glad to be with you once again, sharing our energies and our love. The way of the heart is beckoning, do you feel the tug of Home yet? (Chuckles – each in his own time, dearhearts.) You may be feeling the press of time, and how quickly the days, weeks and months are passing. We said in prior channels that time is speeding up, indeed, you have heard this from many channeled sources. The best way to circumvent stress on a daily basis is to focus on one thing at a time, really focus on what you are doing; don’t let your mind wander into old habitual loops, for you don’t have time for that old stuff anymore! Also, don’t try to multi-task as you may have been used to doing, for you will get less done and what you accomplish will be poorly done. You may feel that your mental capacity has diminished, as if your head is clogged and your thoughts are fuzzy. Or, you may be doing something and lose track, then find yourself doing something else! We suggest that you prioritize your time and work on what needs done first, then what needs done second, and so on. In that way, you will get through your tasks and truly feel that you have accomplished something each day. Keep reminding yourself what your deadlines are, and save inconsequential things for later. Make lists of things that await your attention, and be sure to remember where you put your lists!

The above are all ways in which the heightening energies bombarding your planet are affecting your mental faculties. Rest assured, your mental capacity will expand with the new energies, as you learn to think and function in new ways. The old ways no longer work, dear children, the old support behaviors and beliefs you had in your prior 3D lives will no longer serve you in the new energies. As the electromagnetic grids of the planet are rearranged and strengthened to uphold the earth’s spinning into the fullness of the Photon Belt, so too are the electromagnetic synapses of your brain and your nervous system being changed and affected. Be kind to yourself, shorten your daily lists of what needs done and be happy with what you get done! Even being annoyed at yourself for not accomplishing what you had planned can cause your body chemistry to plummet into a lower range of function. Then it will take your body at least six hours to recover a higher vibration. Just knowing that your mood affects your physical chemistry will help you to stay above anger and fear, in the higher emotional range of love, kindness and unconditional love that will heal your body at all PEMS levels.

Always remember to love yourself, to honor yourself and each other on this challenging journey of human awakening. Remember, too, that the journey itself is your real goal! Stay in love and joy, let your inner child come out and play.

We offer to join you and help you along the way, if you call for us. To that end, we remind you of the four-part prayer that gives us permission to be with you, day and night, whenever you need us. Please say it aloud, even a whisper will do, for the vibration of your voice gives us leave to join you in your physical dimension, no matter what you are doing.

Dear Father-Mother God (or whatever form of ultimate energy you believe in), Divine Source, Divine Mother, please join me for this healing meditation.

Dear Ascended Masters, guides and angels, (or whatever differentiated energies you believe in) please join me for this healing meditation.

Dear Brothers, the Brotherhood of Light, please join me for this healing session.

Dear Higher Self, please join me in this sacred moment to guide and lead.

We love you so, dear dedicated lightworkers, for you embody the higher vibrations that will turn your planet from dark to light. Every single one of you is vital to the unfolding of the Divine Plan. Yes, every expanding heart matters. You matter to us!

In our last year’s 2008 Predictions Article (Sedona Journal, Dec. 2007), we named 2008 the “Year of Global Awakening”. Indeed, so much darkness has come up to the light that it seemed as if all of your global problems got worse! We counsel you to minimize your time spent watching and reading the news. Why? Because you are being bombarded from all sides by one dismal event after another. You are experiencing information overload from more 3D sources than any other time in human history. By all means, keep current with global happenings, but do not become enmeshed in them. Most news is repetitive and fear-based, from constant television coverage to the internet, radio and the written word. You are being inundated with way too much news these days, so stay abreast but don’t get lost in it. Dear ones, we have explained before that the only constant in the universe is change. Nothing ever stays the same, and wishing for what was will rob your energy and focus from what is happening now. We remind you of one of our favorite sayings: “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape!”

Though the global financial turmoil of 2008 will continue into 2009, rather than being afraid, rejoice! Yes, these turbulent times prove once and for all that you are a global community now, and what happens in one part of the world affects the rest. Your global financial difficulties prove that you are all connected! Finally, you (as countries) have good reason to help and support each other in order to balance your financial markets and find common ground upon which to trade. Indeed, we advise you that the best path to that common ground will be a new global standard of money, as exemplified by the European Euro. Eventually, you will realize how much time and energy you spend trying to hang onto your individual national monies, to constantly be translating from one to the other, and that excess time and energy wasted translates into…money wasted!

In prior text we explained that the presence of this “physical form” of money creates an unfair, exterior value of your worth on this planet. Those that are clever and live in affluent societies have the opportunity to pile up more money than people in underprivileged situations. Your true gifts and talents, your inner spiritual worth cannot be measured in dollars and cents. Indeed, having money is a form of power, just as owning oil is an unbalanced form of power. Money fuels greed! Again, common sense should rule – do you not see how your cultural feuds perpetuate the “have and have-nots” perspective that has been so destructive in your past? Start learning from your own mistakes! Are you not tired of sending out your children to kill or be killed? So much of your political unrest is military posturing to cover up the real war – the war over oil prices. What will you do, dear ones, when you run out of oil by 2025? The way time is flying by, that time will come sooner than you think.

Yet there is so much free energy on your beautiful planet! The three most obvious sources are the wind, ocean waves and sunlight. It may be expensive right now to capture and convert these “alternative fuels”, but we trust in your ingenuity and inventiveness. Necessity fuels invention! Just as your computer technology is advancing so rapidly that today’s new computers soon become yesterday’s has-been, your need for alternative fuels will spur you to new heights of creation. Also, your global spiritual awakening will eventually change the balance of power, as more and more people demand fair play and denounce the violence and killing of war that was once an accepted way of life. The global spiritual awakening of 2008 will lead to nation after nation of peoples demanding a new level of respect, of acceptance, of a global balancing of resources – that is why we named 2009 The Year of Global Balancing! You must find your own internal balance, and act from your hearts, not from old biases. Choose wisely now! Choose young, spiritual leaders, not old military war-horses that will lead you back down into death, destruction, and bankruptcy.

Though the weather patterns are not shifting as drastically as had been predicted in early channeled works, we inform you here that three-quarters of the earth’s population lives in coastal areas. Why are you not seeing that it goes against common sense to rebuild in areas that have been inundated over and over again? We warn you that any homes near water are no longer safe. Global warming is causing the ocean levels to rise more quickly than you realize. That trend will not abate, and your shorelines will be redrawn by Nature’s tempestuous hand. We counseled you in a prior article not to buy coastal property – that was not an off-hand remark! Not only the oceans, but the rivers, too, will overflow their banks more and more, causing more and more damage. How many times will you exhaust yourselves trying to hang on to what is no longer safe before you understand that you need to move inland? We counsel you to relocate at least one hundred miles inland, and at least one thousand feet above your current sea levels.

Many lightworkers have already moved to new locations, and many more of you are being drawn to do so. Walk the land, dear ones, explore different places, and you will know as soon as you find your new home. Yes, you will! Though things may seem bleak right now, the best way to manifest your chosen future is to clear a big space for your manifestation to land. Whether you choose to move or not, you still need to get rid of old things you no longer need. Cleaning away useless clutter from your living space allows energy to move more freely, and allows you to think more clearly. Start with one drawer at a time, one closet at a time, one room at a time, and make three piles – one to pitch, one to give (or sell), and one to keep. You will find it easier than you think to make those decisions, since the new energies are forcing you to clear, clear, clear! Not only at the physical level, but at the emotional, mental and spiritual levels as well. Yes, (chuckles) back to our favorite topic, the Circle of Grace clearing exercise, which helps you to clear at all PEMS levels!

In prior text we have given you specific details about how to clear your nervous system of internal pressure that you feel as stress, strain and pain. Here we will only say that you will find much relief and peace in your hectic lives by having a daily practice. Whether it be sedentary or moving, just remember to keep your jaw open so that your energetic meridians and nervous system (truly one and the same, auric and physical) can flush excess pressure and refuel your body with new universal energy. Yes, dearest ones, through the Circle of Grace work we are teaching you how to eat and excrete at the energetic level! (Chuckles.) The closer you get to 12-21-12, the more your body needs to release 3D density and adjust to the refined frequencies of 5D. Hot baths and massage are also good ways to break up those etheric pockets of denser energies, even jumping rope, or five minutes a day on a trampoline, can help release your density at all PEMS levels.

Most important, we remind you of the three Rs: rest, release and recharge. If you don’t honor your body’s needs with adequate rest, nourishing food and plenty of spring water, you will have more trouble adjusting to the rising energies in the next four years.

Some of you feel like you’re hovering at the edge of a cold, others feel tired and lethargic, as if gravity has increased. You may feel as if your limbs are dead weight, and you have to drag yourself around by sheer will to get anything done. Many people are feeling pain in their hands and/or feet, which means that your exit points of pressure are blocked. Most of all, you will begin to feel your blockages more and more! Other common symptoms of Pre-Ascensionitis are mental fog, inability to stay focused, depression, interrupted sleep and eating patterns, and increased sensitivity to chemicals, preservatives, and other toxins in your environment. Many will develop pressure-related illnesses, or feel painful pressure where there are no discernable symptoms. We do not mean to scare you, but to comfort you ‐ you’re not going crazy, you’re becoming Divine!

Dear practitioners, please study the Chakra Pair information (SJ, April 2008) and the stacked blockages we explained (SJ, October 2008). Learn how to clear each other of stress, strain, pain, and etheric pockets of density. No matter the biography or biology of each person, you all clear the same way! This work will prove itself out, time and time again, and pave the way for all of your other holistic endeavors to work more efficiently and effectively. We love you so, and our deepest wish is to see you all, each and every dear one of you, to be happy and healthy so that you can play, play, play in your new lives on the new earth we are creating together.

We are, in All Love, the Brotherhood of Light.

— This is a message from The Brotherhood of Light channeled by Edna G. Frankel