Ready to Soar Ready to Soar: is all about reaching our potential, always improving, growing and learning. I have always been fascinated with birds, their ability to travel where they want and soar at will. We too can soar if we want to. We all have so much potential and together we can all improve ourselves and the world in the process. It is not easy, but it is worth doing. We hope our site helps you in your journey of soaring through life.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How to become an environmentalist

How to become an environmentalist

treehugging-kid By David Suzuki

Young people often ask me what they have to do to be environmentalists. They want to make a difference. My answer is, "Follow your heart. Do what you love most and pursue it with passion."

You see, environmentalism isn't a profession or discipline; it's a way of seeing our place in the world. It's recognizing that we live on a planet where everything, including us, is exquisitely interconnected with and interdependent on everything else.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Humans may have loaded the bases, but nature bats last

Humans may have loaded the bases, but nature bats last

crowd_sciencemattersHumanity is facing a challenge unlike any we've ever had to confront. We are in an unprecedented period of change. Exponential growth is causing an already huge human population to double in shorter and shorter time periods.

When I was born in 1936, just over two billion people lived on the planet. It's astounding that the population has increased more then threefold within my lifetime. That staggering growth has been accompanied by even steeper increases in technological innovation, consumption, and a global economy that exploits the entire planet as a source of raw materials and a dumping ground for toxic emissions and waste.

We have become a new kind of biological force that is altering the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the planet on a geological scale. Indeed, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen has suggested that the current geologic period should be called the Anthropocene Epoch to reflect our new status as a global force - and a lot of scientists agree.  Read More

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Lifeforces Newsletter, June 2011

Welcome to the June 2011
Lifeforces newsletter

We are offering many workshops over the next few months. If you are interested in taking a class that is not listed, please contact us: tel/fax 03-3472-1714 or tel/fax 03-3357-2067

Directions to Lifeforces locations in Shinagawa and Shinanomachi:

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Free Energy Share Meetings in June & July
Sunday June 12th & 26th
July 10th & 24th 18:00-21:00

Lifeforces 2, Shinanomachi, Free

Rainy season is on the way, but it's cool and dry at the free Energy/Reiki Share!
Meet new people and share experiences. Learn more about channeled energy/healing and how it can enhance your life.

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Workshop schedule:

All of these classes can be taken by distance!

Angelic Opening & Shielding of
the Base Chakra level 2

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Monday 6th June 19:00 - 21:00

By distance only Fee 7,000 yen
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Drisana level 1
Offered with Japanese translation
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Saturday & Sunday 11th, 12th June 13:00 - 17:00
Fee 33,000 yen
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Red Ankh level 1
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Wednesday 15th June 19:00 - 22:00
Lifeforces 2, Shinanomachi, Fee 5,000 yen
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Neriya level 3
Offered with Japanese translation

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Wednesday 22nd June 20:00 - 22:30
Lifeforces 2, Shinanomachi, Fee 45,000 yen
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Phoenix Rising level 2
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Wednesday 29th June 19:00 - 22:00
Lifeforces 2, Shinanomachi, Fee 9,000 yen
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Quote of the Month:

“Oneness - the destination you never left.”

The basic premises of any political system, be it capitalist, socialist or whatever, are fundamentally flawed as they are all based on the idea of limitless resources. Domestic product, wealth and so on cannot keep growing indefinitely. Yet this is what we are promised by politicians and is touted as the solution to our 'problems'.
War and poverty exist, though, because those in power see resources as being scarce. Resources are something to be fought for, and the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. This situation is continued by the promotion of the 'us vs them' mentality, amongst other things.
The fact is, neither viewpoint is accurate. While resources are not infinite, there is no scarcity. Scarcity is something that is manufactured by a consumer economy to give so-called 'value'. Diamonds, for example, are not particularly rare, but the major mining companies tightly control the amount on the market. Motor vehicles could be built that are very fuel-efficient and easily last 50 years.

We don't even need to have a fossil fuel-based economy; solar, wind, wave, and especially geothermal energy could provide our energy needs for thousands of years to come, safely, cleanly and renewably. This is a sustainable economy.

The only 'catch' to meeting everyone's needs is the lack of a global consciousness. Nations, religions, political groups, etc. all emphasise uniqueness and separation from the rest, instead of emphasising sameness.
To an an extraterrestrial, our similarities far outweigh our differences, and as a species we must seem insane as we harm ourselves with war, pollution, habitat destruction, bad food, etc.
Most people gain great satisfaction from helping others, but most of the time we look at others as, well, other, instead of realising we are all one.

Book of the Month:
Great teachers tell us that no amount of intellectual understanding will help us realise that we are all one, and that only love can bring about this realisation. Yet author John Greven has done a pretty good job of overcoming the intellectual barrier.

To quote, " This book will offer no path, no exercises, no teacher no guru, no mantra, no nothing! It is not about self-improvement, spiritual growth, or hocus-pocus.

"This is about totally radical discovery. It is about seeing who you are, who you have always been, and who you will always be."

Should You Try Tai Chi?

Should You Try Tai Chi?
Published: 6/5/2011
If you've been searching for an exercise that is great for your overall health and provides mental and physical stimulation, try tai chi. Considered by many to be a gentle martial art, the term "tai chi" refers to a harmonious balance between the yin and the yang - the two forces of the universe. Those who practice tai chi work to perfect a series of physical motions that flow into one another very smoothly and gracefully, while the body is held straight and upright. The movements are gentle, continuous and circular, exercising every part of the body.

Tai chi is especially beneficial for those with osteoarthritis. It can help strengthen leg muscles, improve posture and promote balance, flexibility and mobility. It also can teach relaxation and focus, and is a way to synchronize the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. In addition, it helps many to develop concentration and coordination, and can reduce the risk of falls, a common concern of older people. Learn more about tai chi, including what to expect when you participate in a class and where to locate an instructor.

About Me

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I am a teacher and writer. I own Kevin`s English Schools in Kanagawa, Japan. I teach at Tokai University. I have taught at: Keio SFC, St. Mary`s College (Nagoya), ECC, The YMCA, Columbia College, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. My Japanese wife is a junior high school English teacher.