Israeli archaeologists uncovered a ritual temple replete with cultic objects connected to the sacred worship of the Divine feminine natural worldview. The temple dates back 2750 years old, and was found less than five miles from the temple in Jerusalem.
The timing couldn’t be better. Not only did the world NOT end in dire conditions as was predicted by many of the traditional masculine world view, a wider perspective has been born!
Now the Antiquities Authority is indicating that there was another temple, whose discovery in Motza of all places, near Jerusalem, raises further questions about the status of the central Temple. “We’re talking about a settlement in the very heart of the Kingdom of Judea within walking distance of the Temple, and we’re finding vestiges of a temple and an altar and sacred vessels,” an Antiquities Authority official said. “That’s very surprising, and we have nothing to compare it with.”
A few weeks earlier, the same team, discovered a nine thousand year old object – of a ram – known in ancient times as the symbol of feminine power.
What if images were used to focus people on the Divine aspect contained WITHIN. With a feminine worldview, many layers of reality exist at the same time. Jerusalem “officialdom” was promoting a “masculine” worldview – intellectual in nature. It is human nature that when we move forward with some new idea, we tend to reject the old. What if the “old” way, were just another way to view the ONE Divine power which creates ALL?! I do not see any contradiction. If there is ONE Divine power, how can anything be separate from it?!?!?!?!?!?
What does the finding of this temple now symbolise to you?
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Here is the television interview with Channel TV8 in Vail, Colorado. At the end, I compose a short piece for curing holiday stress from the never ending “To Do” list:
How can you give yourself a short break today?]]>
You work so long, so hard for something… there’s that build up.
The experience is so intense, so powerful, and then… bam… it’s over.
Though, I wish we had more time to integrate, together, it was a blast to meet after the presentation was over at Dr. Judith Landau’s home. There, munching cereal, we laughed and shared our immediate memories.
What do these photos reveal to you? Leave a comment. Can’t wait to hear.]]>
It ‘s the morning before… I feel like a woman about to get married, or have a baby, or any one of those monumental occassions in life which change the way you see yourself and your world.
This is the impact of being involved in a TEDx talk. For the last three days, we’ve been acclimating ourselves to the high altitude, high energy.
The stress was thick that you could cut it with a knife yesterday at our dress rehearsal. After all these months of preparing, our team of seven speakers finally gathered in person. The power of the internet is amazing. For the last half year, we met together through Google + Hangouts. One of the purposes was to get to know one another. Another was to practice our speeches and provide feedback to one another. Meeting up yesterday in the flesh added a deeper dimension.
Going through the nerves of broken down powerpoint presentations, technical glitches together, brought about a deeper sense of camaraderie.
Kat Haber, who has organized this event has brought so much to the table. What an organizer goes through might make anyone else’s hair stand on end. She does it with aplomb.
TED talks and TEDx talks are exciting by nature as they bring new ideas to be shared with the world. What makes them particularly exciting though, is what goes on behind the scenes. It’s all that work that goes into the building of the team and the experience… the parts that you don’t see, or hear, which add that extra dimension.
What is most exciting is to create in real time with a group of inspired people. Freely giving of yourself and your ideas to the world makes the world a better place. It doesn’t take a TEDx talk to do that… You too can share freely of yourself and your ideas… dare!]]>
Tomorrow, I will head for the United States to make my TEDxVailWomen presentation in Colorado. I am so excited that I have been sick for a week in bed, with a virus which has taken my voice into captivity. No sound, whatsoever for more than six days.
Today it came back. But then I spoke too soon. Tonight, it run away again. Last week I gave a dry run presentation of my talk to an English speaking networking group. People were visibly moved and so was I. Their feedback was helpful.
It felt great to actually be ready for my talk, early. And then I fell ill. Immediately following my rise in temperature and my loss of voice, the organizer returned my speech with suggested edits, changing the whole format, requiring me to learn it from scratch again.
Talk about fear of public speaking, how would I memorize this new speech when I have no voice?
I wanted to respond and suggest all the reasons for keeping it the way it is. On the other hand, I sensed that God was giving me a lesson which if I chose to take it, would increase my power. Yet this would require my letting go. I decided to go for it.For an entire week, I have had the opportunity to learn the power of the essence of sound, which is silence.
Voice works, even if you don’t speak or sing a note.
In my courses and workshops, I teach my students that:
Connection + Attunement = Result
Boy am I getting a great lesson in that this week. Here I am the day before departure, still feeling weak. Faith is born in vulnerability.
Conscious vulnerability can be a source of great power.
Courage is feeling the fear and going ahead anyway. It is the end of time as we know it – we are going on to much better things. I am sure of it. It is what gives me the courage to step forward, one foot in front of the next, jumping and trusting the net will appear. It is God who gave me my voice, and God who took it away.
Never have I been so aware of my lack of control. Never have I been so committed to surrender to the Highest Good, to my Higher Power whom I choose to trust wants for my Highest Good. I take you all with me in my heart. I will return on 12-12-12 – the launch date of the year of Miriam’s Secret revealed.
To celebrate this new birth, along with the Birth of the New World, we will join for an ancient healing and transformational music adventure on December 22, at Bet HaGefen in Haifa, Israel – Hag HaHagim multifaith festival, where 100,000 Jews, Christians and Moslems will come to celebrate good.
If you are ready to hear your own voice, allow it to be heard, and step out in your own greatness, then MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!!! Bring your children and grandchildren. I will be giving a free ancient healing bell workshop for the first thirty children who show up. Adults are welcome with them! It’s time to ring in a new era. I invite you to join me. All the best, ELiana]]>
Did you know that stress is the number 1 cause of absenteeism in the workplace?
In fact, Yahoo reported on a very interesting study conducted in the UK, finding that “stress has now overtaken the common cold as the main cause of workplace absenteeism, with a cost to the UK economy of £9.6bn per year, according to the Health and Safety Executive”.
What is causing all this stress? In the article it states:
“If the impact on the economy is damaging, the affect on the individual can be devastating. Research suggests stress may be linked to everything from anxiety and depression to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and even cancer.
So how much stress is too much, why are some people more affected than others, and what can you do to ensure your health doesn’t suffer?
Understanding your relationship with stress
Pressure isn’t necessarily a bad thing – in fact a little workplace pressure can be a good thing, says Professor Stephen Palmer of the Centre for Stress Management.
‘With the right amount of pressure we will work effectively, feel creative, alert, stimulated and decisive – and look forward to the challenges of the workplace,’ says Professor Palmer. ‘But if we are stressed we can feel overloaded, anxious, irritable, exhausted and burnt out.’
The first step is to recognise what a healthy level of stress is for you and have coping strategies in place before your pressure gauge goes into the red.
The symptoms of stress can vary but typically include a racing heart or palpitations, headaches or migraine, sweaty palms, a dry throat, upset stomach, inability to think straight, irritability and difficulty sleeping – along with general aches and pains.
Taking positive action
With the risk of redundancy, few of us want to be seen as ‘not coping’ but if you do nothing about it, the problem is only likely to get worse.
You can help yourself by adopting positive behaviour.
One way is to take frequent short breaks to re-center and relax. You can listen to authentic, spontaneous natural sound. I recorded this short musical gift for you today so that you can relax, where ever you may be. It is a soft crooning lullaby, meant to soothe your inner anxiety and stress so that you can continue your day in a more relaxed and empowered way.
Where could you use some soothing today?
Leave a message below. Your voice makes a difference.]]>
It’s really important for every human voice to be counted. The sum total of those voices is so much greater than any one of them could be alone. This is the power of choice.
Today is election day in the United States. I hold dual citizenship: born and raised in the US – American – Adult life – live in Israel – Israeli.
I travelled to Tel Aviv to the American Embassy to cast my vote. It’s a long trip to take, but I believe every voice makes a difference. I choose to show up with mine.
Yesterday, when I spoke to a colleague in the US who was working on the campaign trail, I learned how close the elections would be. Admittedly, in years passed, I did not feel the need to vote. The choices were so drab, that I did not sense that my voice would make a difference.
In the last election, I suddenly felt the desire to vote. I wanted to see Barak Obama in office, as I felt this would be a real change, not only in America, but for the entire face of politics.
I remember taking my overseas ballot with me on tour to the US. It was in Oregon, that I actually found a postman in the middle of the street and handed him my ballot envelope. It felt so good to be counted.
When my colleague spoke of the close elections, I again felt the need to have my voice counted. It was exhausting to travel to Tel Aviv in the middle of a busy workday. I sat in bumper to bumper traffic for two and a half hours on the way home.
It is worth every ounce of energy.
I believe that it is vitally important to express ourselves. Every voice truly makes a difference. Though we so easily forget. that. Yet we are each a part of this larger whole. What each one of us does, DOES affect the whole, even when we DON”T do something.
Governments are only made of human beings. It is the consciousness of those human beings that contribute to the outcome.
Regardless of who we vote for, just the act of choosing consciously, is what contributes to the whole.
When we listen to our inner voice, and take it’s direction, it can take us to great places. Imagine what would happen if we would focus upon this more!
When you’re going through change… it’s kind of like renovating a house. First there’s a period of preparation. Then there’s a period of clearing away the clutter. Then there’s the phase of building….
Mayhem. Disorder. Disarray. Dirt. Debris.
Your schedule goes off. You find yourself answering to the schedules of workmen and contractors who either show up or they don’t. You count on them. You make plans together. Yet they never follow through like you expect them too. In fact the most disconcerting thing is that sometimes it feels like you can’t count on anything…
Yet once the foundation has been settled, and the walls are reconstructed and shifted around, you begin to see your home through a different light. New possibilities open up that you could never imagine, if all went according to the original plans you had in mind.
That’s what’s happening today in our world.
We’re going through change. It’s like renovating our house… earth…
12-12-12 is coming, known as the end of the Mayan Calendar, with a huge shift in the world… I sense it as the shift of going beyond time, into expansive timelessness.
What does this date evoke in you?
Looking forward to offer something special on that day… Keep tuned…]]>
Sound can be either a constructive or destructive force dependent upon how it is used. I have spent the last twenty years of my life investigating how sound, voice and rhythm can have a healing affect upon our body, mind and spirit.
Recently, a new research surrounding magnetic brain imaging has revealed that the most annoying sound in the world is the scrape of a knife down the side of a glass bottle – with the horrible screech of nails on a blackboard placing in fifth.
The research was reported in a edition on yahoo.com:
The most annoying sound in the world is the scrape of a knife down the side of a glass bottle – with the horrible screech of nails on a blackboard placing in fifth.
The chart is based on magnetic brain images of how sounds provoke a response within the amygdala, the brain’s ‘emotion centre’.
People also find nails on a blackboard, bicycle brakes, and electric drills highly unpleasant.
The research hints that we evolved this response long before blackboards, bottles and even knives existed.
All the sounds in the top ten are similar in frequency range to human distress signals such as female screams or babies cvrying.
“It appears there is something very primitive kicking in,” says Dr Sukhbinder Kumar, the paper’s author from Newcastle University. “It’s a possible distress signal from the amygdala to the auditory cortex.”
All the sounds come from roughly the same range of high-pitched frequencies, say the Newcastle scientists that made the discovery.
Anything in frequency range of around 2,000 to 5,000 Hz was found to be unpleasant. Dr Kumar explains: “This is the frequency range where our ears are most sensitive. Although there’s still much debate as to why our ears are most sensitive in this range, it does include sounds of screams which we find intrinsically unpleasant.”
Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL and Newcastle University used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine how the brains of 13 volunteers responded to a range of sounds.
Listening to the noises inside the scanner they rated them from the most unpleasant – the sound of knife on a bottle – to pleasing – bubbling water.
Researchers were then able to study the brain response to each type of sound.
Researchers found that the activity of the amygdala and the auditory cortex varied in direct relation to the ratings of perceived unpleasantness given by the subjects.
The emotional part of the brain, the amygdala, in effect takes charge and modulates the activity of the auditory part of the brain so that our perception of a highly unpleasant sound, such as a knife on a bottle, is heightened as compared to a soothing sound, such as bubbling water.
Scientifically, a better understanding of the brain’s reaction to noise could help our understanding of medical conditions where people have a decreased sound tolerance such as hyperacusis, misophonia (literally a “hatred of sound”) and autism when there is sensitivity to noise.
Professor Tim Griffiths from Newcastle University, who led the study, says: “This might be a new inroad into emotional disorders and disorders like tinnitus and migraine in which there seems to be heightened perception of the unpleasant aspects of sounds.”
The worst sounds in the world
1. Knife on a bottle
2. Fork on a glass
3. Chalk on a blackboard
4. Ruler on a bottle
5. Nails on a blackboard
6. Female scream
8. Brakes on a cycle squealing
9. Baby crying
10. Electric drill