• I WIN: Intense Wakefulness of our Inner Nature

    by Bhashkar Perinchery

    We are in a very decisive and intense period of the life process on the earth now. This is a period where we can move in both directions—to the most beautiful and harmonious, but also to the most painful and destructive! This is because life is not pre-determined and we have a responsibility to take in the evolutionary process.

    As individuals, we can develop the potential to see, to understand, and take responsibility. But it is recognizing the implication of this potent


  • Flower Ball Meditation

    As we welcome spring, what better time to practice this lovely Flower Ball Meditation? This active meditation helps us to become more receptive to the process of nature and attuned to its harmony. For it is our consciousness of the way of the nature, along with our willingness to orient to it, that makes our lives more harmonious. Understanding and living with this enables us to move in tune with the wholeness of reality and be fulfilled.

    To prepare for the meditation, find an area where you wo


  • Directing Your Energy: A Mini-Mediation for April

    Using our energy consciously is something for which we need to take individual responsibility. But without a practice of reflection, self-observation, or inward attention, we may not even realize how our energy is being squandered.

    Becoming more aware of where your energy flows is the theme of this month’s mini-meditation from IMU initiator and spiritual mystic, Bhashkar Perinchery. We encourage you to read this reminder each day this month setting aside a few moments to simply sit with whateve


  • Can Two Souls Become One?

    A guest post by Barret Hedeen

    A Soul’s Journey workshops are portals into a deeper sense of self, one that can transcend time and space, allowing access to an experience beyond our normal daily awareness. By seeing the source of the patterns that we relive over and over, we can begin to shift out of our often painful way of going through life. Carolyn Hennes experienced this in a workshop with energy healer Barret Hedeen, exploring her past lives, and one lifetime in particular.

    Carolyn is the


  • Meditation: Question Everything (Part 2)

    By IMU Co-Founder, Coordinator and Meditation & Feldenkrais Instructor, Amona Buechler

    Last week, I asked you to consider what it might be like to question if all the beliefs that create our experience of life are the truth. While they seem so real, what would shift if you began to recognize these as simply conditioned responses based on the values of the environment in which you live and grew up?

    Just picture learning to attain an inner freedom in which any action or non-action can be sponta


  • Meditation: Question Everything (Part 1)

    By IMU Co-Founder, Coordinator and Meditation & Feldenkrais Instructor, Amona Buechler

    For some years I have been facilitating the free Thursday evening Meditation Introduction Class for Beginners.

    This weekly meditation always feels very special to me. Oftentimes people coming together who have either never meditated in their lives, or feel that they had not advanced the way they had hoped for while practicing by themselves. It always touches me when someone is entering something totally new


  • How to Meditate: Becoming an Observer of the Duality of the Mind

    By Bhashkar Perinchery

    Ordinarily, people try to find relaxation—or a quality of peace, tranquility, and silence—through friction. What does this mean? That they experience silence as simply a contrast to their habitually activity, their effortful life. When they finally have a little space of peace, rest, and silence—when they stop all their activity—this silence is simply the other side of the coin of being overly active, a reaction of exhaustion and fatigue. It is not wakeful or alive.

    In o


  • A Life of Gratitude & Contentment: A Meditation for March

    In this month where the seasons will officially change and nature begins to rouse from her winter slumber, reflect upon this reminder from mystic and IMU initiator, Bhashkar Perinchery:

    Let me remember, in every situation, to accept life as it is. Let me remember to bring my attention to what I have, the blessings that are in my life, rather than focusing my attention on what I lack. Let me feel grateful to be simply be part of this mysterious dance of life.

    We encourage you to work with this m


  • Go Green: 5 Simple Ways to Help the Environment and Your Pocketbook

    Living more consciously doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. In fact, these 5 simple tips will have you rethinking recycling as a great money saver!

     1. Repurpose paperboard boxes for gifting:

    Instead of recycling those cereal and other paperboard boxes you lug home from the grocery, turn them into fun gift packaging. For great gift bags, simply cut off the top flaps of a box, punch two holes each near the top of the front and back of the box, then insert ribbons for handles. Some boxes h


  • A Gathering of Goddesses

    A guest post by Chrissy Jacobs

    Goddesses unite! Eight powerful women bared the cold and gathered on Sunday night January 26, to share, learn, teach, heal, and create with one another. Tracey Ostrand, also a Reiki Teacher, was the gifted facilitator of the evening, and Amona Buechler represented IMU as a gracious hostess. 

    The evening began with warming, comforting tea and sharing of personal experiences. The topic was energy healing and how we sometimes "take on" others energy. Many similarit