Looking-Glass and VeggieGlobal
can be achieved through what you give out to the world - the unconditional
virtue of compassion" - Looking-Glass
Well-Being at Looking-Glass doesn't
consider "self" improvement as its primary focus. The
Looking-Glass definition of well-being is mainly about how you outwardly
project your life mission; your view of the world outside own body
and to what extent you care about the Earth on which you live and
Helping to nurture the planet back into good health will automatically
bring benefits to you ... because the positive energy you give out
will return to you. The transparent effect of such a compassionate
endeavour is that you'll be rewarded with a clear inner conscience
and ultimately a healthier journey through your life ... inwardly
and outwardly. That's the true harmonics of well-being.
about this ...
Are you reflecting?
It is important to realize that
Looking-Glass is not a religious, politically oriented or commercially
driven experience. It is somewhere for you to explore solutions
- From finding inner peace and enjoyment to making outward differences
towards the planet's well-being - Sharing cultural, philanthropic,
existential and creative interests ... all in a thoughtful, stylish
and easily absorbed way.
Here are some examples:
as self-healing therapy
Sleep, and therefore
dreams are an essential ingredient to maintaining a naturally
balanced, self-healing life. This is because what we experience
within the dream-state is the counterbalance needed to maintain
a healthy psychological outlook in our waking hours. This may
seem illogical for those who suffer from frequent nightmares or
repetitious dreams that give vivid reminders of emotional turmoil.
In those times, dreams can feel that they are causing more anxiety
than alleviating it. But because we are able to assemble familiar
imagery and scenarios in a dreamstate - whether subliminally or
not - unsettling dreams should be regarded only as an "event induced"
predisposition. This is because we bring all manifestations and
metaphors - whether happy or unpleasant - into a dreamscape from
our physical, waking world. Here they become integral to the way
we recall the imagery in a dream. Therefore it's conceivable that
you can use your dreams to take control of your emotions and to
actively repel those negative manifestations. If you can do this
then you will be making effective progress in dealing with the
trauma or anxieties in your everyday life.
... the Dreaming Tree
To A Naturally Aspired Lifestyle
You already may consider
yourself environmentally aware - you may already be vegetarian
and you may eat and live "organically". But are these
actions derived or contrived through fads and fashion?... Do you
actually have an organic personality?!
You must imagine rooting yourself into this Earth. Like a baby
is pacified by its mother's heartbeat, humankind must finally
listen and respond to the fading pulse of mother Earth. This way
you can grow intellectually, intuitively and empathetically. Regardless
of fads and fashions you can be consistently tuned to the
natural harmonics of the universe, and in turn help not only bring
this planet back to life, but change humanity's role from parasites
into planetary gardeners.
Lost in the
Tapestry of Life? ... Try This
On a warm, totally clear dark night,
find a hill away from the glare and sound of the city. Climb to
the top and lie down facing the stars. Now look deep into the
sky and allow your eyes to adjust... as thousands of stars come
into view. Imagine those luminary specks, not as stars, but as
little round open doorways in the far distance. The twinkling
light which you see shining through those doorways is from one
single brilliant source... a Universe of completeness... the home
of the pure conscience, the senses ... your soul...(your wonderland).
describes how so many millions of people generally live that
far apart from their inner consciousness. Between you and those
tiny openings of light is an empty void... a blackness - a universe
of your unexplored, and hence uneducated self awareness. Your
choice, or not, is to travel across this void to reach any of
Sounds spooky and lonely? Well it's not. There are beautiful paths
that you can find leading you to these lights. They are as wide
as the Earth itself, with forests rivers, seas and mountains,
pleasure gardens, palaces of knowledge, cottages of delight -
a biodiversity of nature - wildlife and animals everywhere. On
these paths blows a warm, therapeutical breeze from the direction
of the "soul" bringing you contentment. And the breeze
resonates a harmonic, bringing a feeling of esteem, as it dissipates
any bad vibrations into the void.
What you change about
your everyday life on what the Dreambeat calls the Mantle (the
common layer of everyday humanity on this planet) will determine
how you discover these paths. Whether it be an exploration towards
compassion, morality or higher wisdom. Or even a total reevaluation
of your human and vocational associations - however close - who
you may feel are essentially bad news for your karma.
So turn to the looking-glass
try to see yourself as you would rather be, not the person you
act when with others or the sufferer (or even the giver) of oppression.
Look through the exterior of your personality and through the
bottleneck of your anxieties. And if then, there is a purity within
you, your breathing will relax, warmth will encircle you and your
reflection will begin to resonate as a pure harmonic. If that
chord is struck, only then will your path become visible to you.
... The Dreambeat Harmonics
A journey through
the social web of vegetarianism and animal compassion
Aspects of veggieglobal.com
have been involved in programs and issues covering animal welfare,
vegetarianism and conservation on all kinds of interactive levels;
observing viewpoints, habits and behaviour amongst those involved.
This has helped build a profile on what's out there in the land
of lentils and sun-dried tomatoes, where those wonderful torch-laden
oddballs help toads across the road at midnight!
And as our main site introduction suggests, the stereotypical
image of a lentil-bound ageing hippy dancing bare-bottomed round
a tree has long been overshadowed by the draw of future trends.
Modern day vegetarianism may stem from some social aspects of
the Flower-Power generation - but vegetarianism is now integral
to many societies, incorporating a far wider cultural mix than
Cow to Clown
... a human's
natural dietary requirement may be considered a lost harmonic
for many, particularly in the western world.
As the health conscious
amongst us forage around the supermarket shelves for non GM and
additive free products, there is otherwise little mental dialogue
with our own psyche. We need to establish what our bodies nutritionally
need, by rekindling and listening to our instincts. Abiding
by some trendy diet regime doesn't constitute an understanding
of our natural lifeforce, which empathizes with its counterpart
- our human mechanics.
What makes up a
healthy diet is revised almost annually. The search for the perfectly
balanced elixir of a long, fit and disease free life provides
lucrative returns for researchers and food manufacturers world
wide. There will always be someone reaching for the ultimate...
and whoever makes the first life prolonging, body-shaping chocolate
bar will be very rich!
From both ends
of the social spectrum, true natural dietary balance may have
become a lost sense of purpose. It's now distorted by social upbringing
and lifestyle pressures. That is why many of us find it very hard
to choose the right mixtures of healthy food, and still make eating
an enjoyable pleasure. We simply depend on manufacturers to provide
taste-enhancing, quick-fix packages to fill our needs. Many of
us are confused or oblivious as to what constitutes a well balanced
food intake. But many of us also assume that everything we buy
from a supermarket, or even our health food shop is an assemblage
of nutrients automatically containing the essential sustenance
of life ...
... That, of course is shortsighted.
The Harmonics of a Natural Diet
Are You a Rainbow?
As this Looking-Glass dimension
continues to grow it will embrace many issues that concern us
all in some way . . . Things which you may not realize touch your
life subconsciously . . . and which could, in a very real sense
affect your future.
Away from the everyday environment around you, this retreat and
its philosophy can also help to guide you towards understanding
the natural harmonics which run throughout this and all universes.
Tuning into your extended consciousness can help you deal with
much that is thrown at you throughout your life. Many millions
find life's journey to be a minefield of unexpected shocks and
surprises, either with or (more commonly than ever) without companionship.
The natural harmonics which we call the Dreambeat, may just help
you examine and deal with many of these anxieties. The Looking-Glass
retreat is a place for:
Those who want to feel they can be themselves - an unthreatening
atmosphere where they can find sanctuary and release for their
inner emotions, discover who they might be without the effects
or stifling influence of their everyday lifestyle.
Individuals who search for a place that is able to mirror their
view of life, which they have found impossible to put into words
or share with others.
Those with a (perhaps dormant) sense of imagination which needs
Those who may have already experienced something that has precipitated
some meaning of life - and wish to share their awareness with
like-minded others - or those who are "soul searching".
Those with a (perhaps dormant) concern for their environment,
the planet and its creatures but who require a convenient Internet
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