Ayurvedic Tips and Reminders- The Importance of Understanding Consciousness

Dear friends,

When Apollo  14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell returned from his trip to the moon he had a profound shift through an experience he encountered of the nature of existence and reality. He then created the Center for Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, Calif. ( see below)

Last night at our Holistic Approach to Grief and Loss class we learned about how grief and loss affects our physiology and mind; imprinted by our beliefs, conditioning, traumas, grief , losses and emotions. All of our experiences, past and present, are filtered through our energy system known as the chakras. We also noted that “healing” means transforming . We noted that one of the tools to transform  began with “self awareness”. We also experienced how sound and color had the power to “shift our consciousness” and allow us to feel lighter and calmer, enlivening that transforming process.

The word ” Ayurveda” means “knowledge of life” or “science of life.” What knowledge is important for us to know? 

Taken from /http://www.noetic.org/  This site is a rich source of information, research, books, that support the research of energy healing and the nature of existence . Please visit and explore.

Some of the top leaders in the field of consciousness and healing are associated. I feel this is something we must begin to understand.

What are the Noetic Sciences?

no•et•ic: From the Greek noēsis / noētikos, meaning inner wisdom, direct knowing, or subjective understanding.

sci•ence: Systems of acquiring knowledge that use observation, experimentation, and replication to describe and explain natural phenomena.

no•et•ic sci•ences: A multidisciplinary field that brings objective scientific tools and techniques together with subjective inner knowing to study the full range of human experiences.

For centuries, philosophers from Plato forward have used the term noetic to refer to experiences that pioneering psychologist William James (1902) described as:

…states of insight into depths of truth unplumbed by the discursive intellect. They are illuminations, revelations, full of significance and importance, all inarticulate though they remain; and as a rule they carry with them a curious sense of authority.

The term noetic sciences was first coined in 1973 when the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) was founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who two years earlier became the sixth man to walk on the moon. Ironically, it was the trip back home that Mitchell recalls most, during which he felt a profound sense of universal connectedness—what he later described as a samadhi experience. In Mitchell’s own words, “The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes. . . .The knowledge came to me directly.”

It led him to conclude that reality is more complex, subtle, and mysterious than conventional science had led him to believe. Perhaps a deeper understanding of consciousness (inner space) could lead to a new and expanded understanding of reality in which objective and subjective, outer and inner, are understood as co-equal aspects of the miracle of being. It was this intersection of knowledge systems that led Dr. Mitchell to launch the interdisciplinary field of noetic sciences.

Why Consciousness Matters

con•scious•ness: In our work, personal consciousness is awareness—how an individual perceives and interprets his or her environment, including beliefs, intentions, attitudes, emotions, and all aspects of his or her subjective experience. Collective consciousness is how a group (an institution, a society, a species) perceives and translates the world around them.

con•scious•ness trans•for•ma•tion: A fundamental shift in perspective or worldview that results in an expanded understanding of self and the nature of reality.

world•view: The beliefs, attitudes, perceptions, and assumptions through which we filter our understanding of the world and our place in it.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend,


Gedalia Genin

Holistic Intuitive/ Ayurvedic Health Specialist

” transforming women’s emotional health using natural modalities”