Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Organic Living
Through Evoultionary Consciousness

--Feature: "Pleasure Healing w/Mary Beth Janssen"--

Last time, in "Organicism and the Vibrant Life," we explored some of the reasons for the "organic boom" in the consumer market as well as the many benefits of living a vibrant life through going organic. This time, let's explore a different perspective - beyond how organic living impacts us as individuals, but how its impacts us on a more planetary and universal level.

Our thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and values deeply affect how we live. This is our consciousness guiding us. By exploring ways to live more consciously, we broaden the possibilities for peak experiences. This is all integral to living an organic lifestyle, a conscious and purposeful decision made from a heightened awareness that precipitates great positive changes.

For some, this change will mean a reconnection with the natural world, and for others it will mean maintaining an existing connection - for a lifetime. From this connection comes many more positive changes, resonating through the many parts of your life. After all, we are part of nature, not separate from it.

The environment is an extension of our mind-body physiology. We are recycled earth, water and air—carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur. We're made of the exact same stuff as all other living things. It is simply the configuration of our DNA that differentiates us. Whatever we ingest from the earth becomes the tissues and organs that make up our bodies—the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink.

Choosing an organic lifestyle nurtures balance and health within our own physiology as well as that of the Earth. The understanding and respect for this phenomena is a product of our own "evolutionary consciousness."

"Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."

--Chief Seattle

Mary Beth Janssen is a leading organic beauty and wellness expert, educator, and author. She offers a complete curriculum of highly experiential mind/body healing seminars, workshops and retreats. She speaks regularly at prestigious events worldwide—and has shared the same stage with the likes of Dr. Mehmet Oz, Bob Greene, and SuzeOrman, amongst others.

Janssen is also a certified Mind Body Health educator for The Chopra Center for Well-Being—having been personally certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra. She is also a certified massage therapist, aromatherapist, herbalist, and registered yoga teacher (through The Yoga Alliance). She writes for several media outlets including "ask the organic beauty expert" columnist for Organic Spa Magazine(

Her column on The Lohasian, "Pleasure Healing" explores the mind-body-spirit approach to organic wellness and beauty. Her fifth book Pleasure Healing: Mindful Practices and Sacred Spa Rituals for Self Nurturing is set for release in early 09'.

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