Watkins’ Spiritual 100 List for 2017

2017 Spiritual 100 list at a glance:

1 Pope Francis 35 Vandana Shiva 69 Doreen Virtue
2 Dalai Lama 36 Marianne Williamson 70 Gregg Braden
3 Desmond Tutu 37 Rupert Sheldrake 71 Daniel Pinchbeck
4 Eckhart Tolle 38 Michael Bernard Beckwith 72 Ajahn Brahm
5 Oprah Winfrey 39 Rob Bell 73 Bruce Lipton
6 Sadhguru (Jaggi Vasudev) 40 Graham Hancock 74 Akhtar Raza Khan
7 Paulo Coelho 41 Hamza Yusuf 75 Stanislav Grof
8 Rhonda Byrne 42 Thomas Moore 76 Richard Bandler
9 Bob Dylan 43 Justin Welby 77 Robert Bly
10 Deepak Chopra 44 Mooji 78 Larry Harvey
11 Malala Yousafzai 45 Martin Seligman 79 Teal Swan
12 Thomas S. Monson 46 Richard Bach 80 Steve Taylor
13 Alice Walker 47 Rowan Williams 81 Jack Kornfield
14 Matthew Fox 48 Karen Armstrong 82 Qamaruzzaman Azmi
15 Alejandro Jodorowsky 49 Alex Grey 83 Fritjof Capra
16 Fethullah Gülen 50 Ken Wilber 84 Satish Kumar
17 David Lynch 51 Robert Thurman 85 Clarissa Pinkola Estés
18 Tony Robbins 52 Pema Chödrön 86 Caroline Myss
19 Arianna Huffington 53 Prem Rawat 87 James van Praagh
20 Iyanla Vanzant 54 Gabrielle Bernstein 88 Adyashanti
21 Elisabeth Gilbert 55 Andrew Weil 89 Muhammad Abdul Wahhab
22 Sam Harris 56 Richard Rohr 90 Starhawk
23 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 57 Thich Nhat Hanh 91 Sogyal Rinpoche
24 Byron Katie 58 Daniel Goleman 92 David Frawley
25 Ram Dass 59 Gary Snyder 93 Elaine Pagels
26 Esther Hicks 60 Neale Donald Walsch 94 Daniel J. Siegel
27 Amma 61 Jack Canfield 95 Elizabeth Lesser
28 Francis Chan 62 Eben Alexander 96 Salman al-Ouda
29 Robin Sharma 63 Dan Millman 97 Lee Carroll
30 Don Miguel Ruiz 64 Daisaku Ikeda 98 Mario Reading
31 Jon Kabat-Zinn 65 Andrew Forrest 99 David Deida
32 Louise L. Hay 66 Brian Weiss 100 Tara Brach
33 James Lovelock 67 Julia Cameron
34 Erich von Däniken 68 Anita Moorjani

Theta Healing

What Is Theta Healing?

by: Kevin O. Hunking
There are scientific studies that show that we are unaware of more than 90% of the data stored in our subconscious mind. Subliminal thoughts & beliefs constantly influence our perspectives & experiences, in fact they shape our very perception of reality. We may believe “I am not good enough, good things don’t happen to me”, or “I don’t deserve to be happy”, thus we attract experiences into our lives that confirm those beliefs. As with many personal developmental training systems Theta Healing also begins with the belief that we can transform our lives by changing how we think!

Theta Healing was originally developed in 1995 by Vianna Stibal & has rapidly spread worldwide ever since. Among the new age crowd it has developed a reputation as an effective therapy for achieving emotional, physical & spiritual healing. It is a powerful modality that allows the user to access their subconscious mind and thereby change limiting thoughts that don’t serve them. The process takes place in what is known as the Theta brain wave state. Continue reading

Bioenergy Therapy

by: Kevin O. Hunking

Introduction

One of the fastest growing modalities within the field of energy healing is that of Bioenergy Therapy.

Bioenergy Therapy is a gentle but powerful hands-on healing technique that deals effectively with stress which is viewed as the cause of most health problems. Even though about 70-90% of the patients go to a general practitioner with symptoms caused by stress, official medicine refuses to diagnose stress as an illness. Bioenergy Therapy is incredibly efficient at lowering stress levels thereby preventing the development of stress-related conditions and immediately improving the quality of the client’s life. Bioenergy Therapy is a so-called complimentary therapy which means that it neither competes with nor replaces professional medical care. Healing with Bioenergy Therapy has been around for thousands of years and is known around the world. It is based on balancing the energy body, our matrix so to speak, which is capable of reflecting a stress imbalance long before the physical body shows any signs of illness or disease. This matrix (our stress defense or immune system) is seen to monitor all the information about our overall health, so when our stress level is balanced we are healthy, but when our stress levels are unbalanced we become sick. Continue reading

Magnetic Field Therapy

by: Kevin O. Hunking
magenetic-fieldsWhile not strictly considered a form of Energy Healing per se, this post will discuss a very popular healing modality known as Magnetic Field Therapy.

The Modality’s History.

Magnetic therapies have been around for a long time. Long before their therapeutic benefits were actually understood. Written protocols for using magnets (known as lodestones) on acupuncture points date as far back as 3000BC in Chinese culture. Other healers learned the practical value of using magnets for healing as well and there is even evidence that lodestones were used by Cleopatra’s physicians. Permanent magnets were being employed in Europe by the early 1800s. Continue reading

What is EFT?

by: Kevin O. Hunking
tappointsIn this post we will be exploring the energy healing technique known as EFT.

The acronym EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques which is a relatively new and fast-developing treatment within the field of Energy Healing. It is a form of therapy that has caught the attention of many healers, spiritualists, lay people and even the scientific community.

Sometimes referred to as “Psychological acupressure”, EFT purportedly works by releasing blockages in the body’s energy system (as discussed in a previous post). These blockages in the energy system challenge us emotionally and often lead to limiting beliefs and behaviors which do not allow us to live life in harmony. Continue reading

Types of Alternative Medicine

by: Kevin O. Hunking
alternative-medicine

Introduction

As we look at the field of energy healing we need to recognize that it is a subset of a much larger area of inquiry known as Alternative Medicine.  In this article I will be discussing the types of Alternative Medicine, as well as taking a quick look at some of the most popular forms of the practice.  While it is my opinion that energy healing is very effective on its own, many of the other forms of Alternative Medicine can be combined with energy healing to create a more complete and balanced experience for both the practitioner and the client.

First off we will begin by defining what Alternative Medicine is versus what is called “Complimentary Medicine”: Continue reading