New Connexion: Ending Print, New Beginning Online

New Connexion, a trusted publication in the Pacific Northwest for 24 years, is now an online resource. The January/February 2015 edition was our last print issue.

You can still find ideas for healthy living, spiritual practices and discovering your true self — all in our online community. Check in daily for new blogs or search through 14 years of back issues.

All you need is within.

 

Be Love Now
By Ram Dass

The ego is based on fear, the soul is based on love, says author Ram Dass. Release the ego by offering it to your heart’s fire of love.

Mantra: I am a point of sacrificial fire held within the fiery will of God.

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Herbal Antibiotics
By Stephen Harrod Buhner

The overuse of antibiotics has led to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria. The pharmaceuticals that once seemed our saviors are now our bane.

The alternative? Plant medicines.

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Affirmations for Job Seekers
By Paul and Tracey McManus

When you’re out of work, where do you turn when it seems nobody can help you or those you love? Try these seven affirmations to overcome unemployment and the painful emotions surrounding it.

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Dirty Art
By Leah Fanning Mebane

My medium of choice was traditional oil painting, which uses turpentine and toxic metal-laden paints. Then I learned to make my own oil paints from earthen clay and oil.

My passion for dirty art was ignited.

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Emotional Vampires
By Judith Orloff

Some relationships are positive and mood elevating. Others can suck the optimism right out of you. These emotional vampires do more than drain your physical energy.

They can make you believe you're unlovable.

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Power Animals
and Reiki
By Colleen Benelli

Eagle offers us a view from high above our path. Horse offers freedom with stability. Cougar is powerful and gentle. Fly asks the question: What have you missed?

Power animals are great spiritual companions, and they work well with Reiki.

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Magic Pill?
By Julia Schopick

Is there a “magic pill” that can stop the progression of diseases by increasing endorphins — the body’s natural pain killer — making you not only feel good, but get well?

Low dose naltrexone may be one of the most important medical discoveries of the 20th century.

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RESOURCE GUIDE

Practitioners for Whole Being Wellness

 

Portland School of Hypnosis
Professional Hypnosis Training and Certification

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Julia Ingram, MA, Master Hypnotherapist
Trauma Resolution, Past-Life Regression, Personal and Spiritual Growth

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Spiritual Healing Class
Learn how to control your energy flow

The world is a matrix of unseen energy: forces, flows, blockages that connect, encourage or disallow. ...

The Teachings of the East
Seven-Week Course Begins March 24

The East represents the element of fire, will, the spring and a place of new beginnings. The East brings us the gifts of the child, ...

ASTROMARK
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An astrology chart is one of the most important tools for personal growth. Periodic updates help you take maximum advantage of changing ...

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We are offering a series of Apprenticeships to guide you to new levels in your work. Level 1: Harmonics of Healing — Becoming ...

Ultimate Wellness Party
Relax and Rejuvenate

Gather your friends for an ultimate wellness party! Relax, rejuvenate and reconnect in a welcoming and warm setting, while Debby Boekeloo ...

Self-Realization Fellowship
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“The more you feel peace in meditation, the closer you are to God...” —Paramahansa Yogananda Each week our ...

Feeling Disorganized?
Get Help Now to Reclaim Your Space and Your Life!

Feeling overwhelmed by your stuff and not sure where to begin? Or have unexpected life circumstances thrown your once-organized life for a ...

Crystal Wizard Gallery
Crystals, Books & Gifts

Enter this magical place by the sea …Browse its chambers, finding treasures at every turn …Go on, spoil yourself or find a ...

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TODAY'S NCX BLOG

Web exclusives: Fresh insights and ideas

 

Coconut Oil Pulling Combats Tooth Plaque
By Joseph Mercola

Coconut, especially its oil, is a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, many of which harm human ...

AstroMark: March 1-7, 2015
By Mark Dodich

March has the final challenging square between Uranus and Pluto (seven of seven, which started in summer 2012). It is exact on March 16, but ...

Take the Chotchky Challenge
By Barry A. Dennis

The more junk you continue to tolerate in your life, the more stressed out, irritable and burdened you feel. I call this junk we accumulate ...

Loving Yourself to Great Health
By Louise Hay

Disconnection equals dis-ease. The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner examines the top solutions for living longer and better from some of ...

Journey Through the Rabbit Hole
By Vicky Thompson

Everyone has the ability to be a 21st century shaman, according to Jan Engels-Smith, author of Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and ...

The Cosmic Kick
By Nate Loomis

  Hello, I’m Nate Loomis, this week’s “eyes and ears” at New Renaissance and your resource for all things ...

The Soul Is Immortal
By Jan Engels-Smith

In the shamanic belief, the soul is immortal. This belief is common to several of the religious and spiritual doctrines of the world. What does ...

The Goosebump Factor
By Sarah O'Leary

  Hello, I’m Sarah O’Leary, this week’s “eyes and ears” at New Renaissance and your resource for all ...

Who Are You?
By Jan Engels-Smith

  Attempting to be the best that you can be is the most exquisite gift you can give the world. We may— and should — take ...

The Astrology of 2015
By David Wood

  Hello, I’m David Wood, this week’s “eyes and ears” at New Renaissance and your resource for all things ...

The Wisdom of Discipline: Saturn in Sagittarius
By James Sebastian

On December 24, Saturn enters the sign of Sagittarius after a long journey through Scorpio that began in October of 2012.  Saturn takes an ...

What's Your Ascendant Sign?
By Nate Loomis

  Hello, I’m Nate Loomis, this week’s “eyes and ears” at New Renaissance and your resource for all things ...

Spirit Allies
By Jan Engels-Smith

Who and what are the spirits? We live our lives often aware of “presences” that do not have normal concrete form and cannot be ...

Heal Your Body with Astrology
By Sarah O'Leary

  Hello, I’m Sarah O’Leary, this week’s “eyes and ears” at New Renaissance and your resource for all ...

Having Fun While Saving the World
By Vicky Thompson

Can you make the world a better place and have fun at the same time? Carolyn North, author of Serious Fun: Ingenious Improvisations on ...

Do You See Me?
By Nate Loomis

  Hello, I’m Nate Loomis, this week’s “eyes and ears” at New Renaissance and your resource for all things ...

The Mystery and Magic of Power Animals
By Jan Engels-Smith

  The shamanic journey is filled with mystery and, despite its ancient history, is little understood in Western culture. The journey ...

Choosing Happiness in Difficult Times
By Jan Engels-Smith

Each summer, I conduct an outside workshop, in a camp situation, on telepathic communication. Set in Tillamook, Oregon, the land we use is ...

Toltec Wisdom through Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.
By David Wood

Hello, I’m David Wood, this week’s “eyes and ears” at New Renaissance and your resource for all things enlightening, ...

Can Trees Heal You?
By Vicky Thompson

When you look closely at the shape of a tree’s trunk and branches, what do you see? Maybe a gnarled old man’s face hidden in the tree ...

Who Am I?
By Nate Loomis

  Hello, I’m Nate Loomis, this week’s “eyes and ears” at New Renaissance and your resource for all things ...

Three Worlds of Shamanism
By Beth Beurkens, M.A.

  There is a world full of help and healing above you, a world full of unconditional love and guidance below you and gentle wisdom all ...

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ASTROLOGY FORECAST

AstroMark: March 1-7, 2015

The moon is in Leo to start the week, helping you to open your heart to play with friends and bring your creativity to the forefront.

Mark Dodich
Mark Dodich

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Feature

Loving Yourself to Great Health

The concept of family dinner is becoming a rarity in most homes. We are no longer connected to the loving and sensory act of nourishing our bodies.

Louise Hay
Louise Hay

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Everyday Intention

Take the Chotchky Challenge

I call the junk we accumulate chotchky — anything that clutters or distracts from our soul's highest purpose. Become aware of everything in your life that has crossed the line and release it.

Barry A. Dennis
Barry A. Dennis

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Alternative Health

Coconut Oil Pulling Combats Tooth Plaque

Coconut, especially its oil, destroys of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa. Oil pulling combined with the antimicrobial power of coconut oil is one powerful health tool.

Joseph Mercola
Joseph Mercola

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