January/February 2014

Table of Contents

11. The Divine Dozen

By Barry Eisenhart

Artist Barry Eisenhart describes how he created the Twelve Powers sculptures that grace the new prayer garden surrounding the Unity Village Tower. His muse? A neolithic stone axe head.

14. HeartMath: Harness the Power of Your Heart

By Angie Olson

Positive emotions like gratitude, appreciation, love, and compassion don’t just feel good. They balance the electromagnetic signals that our hearts and brains use to communicate.
Sidebar: Release Stress and Feel Better Now

18. Learning to Listen

By Annie Scholl

If a loved one is spewing negativity, don’t rush to the rescue with answers and advice. Sometimes all the other person needs is a good listener to put everything in perspective.
Sidebar: Four Tips for Effective Listening

22. Listening in With … Christiane Northrup: Rx for Joy

By Katy Koontz

America’s favorite women’s health guru talks about why we resist pleasure, how joy helps us attract our greatest good, and why being blissed out is vital to vibrant health. Tango, anyone?

26. The Healing Power of Music

By Lila Herrmann

Music is medicine. While it might not exactly cure disease, it distracts from pain, eases tension, boosts immunity, lowers blood pressure, regulates hormones, and much more.

30. Open Your Mouth and Be Filled

By Noelle Sterne

Act on faith and listen to your Inner Voice to find the answers you seek. And then make room for receiving more than you asked for—and maybe even more than you ever imagined.

34. Where Body , Mind, and Spirit Unite: A Conversation With Awaken Whole Life Center’s Tara Hitzig

By Marchel Alverson

Unity founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore believed that body, mind, and spirit coincide to form perfect health. The staff at Awaken Whole Life Center is dedicated to expanding upon what the Fillmores practiced.

36. Transformational or Translational Spirituality?

By Robert Brumet

Two very different approaches to spirituality—which one’s right? They both are! Getting clear on our intentions and needs will help us determine which approach is best in any given moment.