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7 things to do while you’re on Soul’s Code

7 things to do while you’re on Soul’s Code

What are we about? A 20-second tour . . .


Have you ever had a peak experience? Read honest, life-altering accounts under our category, Peak Experiences.

The term was coined by one of the founders of humanistic psychology, Abraham Maslow. Peak Experiences are aspirational stories about natural highs: (Paul Kaihla on the shaman origins of the sauna), first-person breakthroughs (Jennifer Scalia on her greatest love, ever), and psychotherapist David Rickey on his Aha! Moment that took him a lifetime.

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Soul’s Code’s own Vaishali Love and Phyllis King – LIVE

Soul’s Code’s own Vaishali Love and Phyllis King – LIVE

Making Your Mind Your Friend: Reclaiming Your Personal Power

Saturday, April 24th 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Jack London Aquatic Center, Oakland, CA


Soul’s Code’s has celebrated the notion of female mystics, and how spiritual teachers who are women have emerged at the forefront of a pursuit that has been male-dominated since the Old Testament prophets. Okay . . . since the Buddha.

Here, two of the most prolific contributors on Soul’s Code, appear together at the same time and place.  Vaishali and Phyllis will teach you how to:

  • Become fully aware of your life purpose
  • Identify your ego-based dialog, and how it affects your abundance
  • Receive readings from these experts on enlightenment on your most pressing questions
  • De-oxidize your thought-patterns and recycle your psyche to a fresh start

Go to:  Vaishali and this event, and Phyllis, the common-sense psychic

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When in Rome: My Thanksgiving Pilgrimage

“At that moment, language, distance and time were transcended. Where the sacred brings the past and present together is the point at which each experienced traveler knows that any one of us is open to meeting the next person.”

BY KOHL GLAU — When traveling abroad, I strive not to be just another tourist, either on the inside or the outside. But what else could one possibly be? Stepping foot into another country, by definition, implicitly means you’re a five-year-old again: open to meeting all good people, open to unanticipated ideas, fresh ways of life, speaking a new mother tongue — and like, blending in as much as possible.

So why go through all this trouble as an adult? To paraphrase the great Harold Bloom, we can never meet enough people, and we learn something new about ourselves when we learn something original from another. If this is also the merit of reading great literature, doesn’t the same hold true of travel?

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Thank you for choosing the winner of our “Enlightenment Contest”

Congratulations to Xuan-An Thai, an upwardly-mobile seeker from Texas who took a clandestine trip to Cuba — and stumbled upon a smokin’ (cigar, that is) smiling Buddha

First, we asked everyone in the world to send Soul’s Code an image of a person, place or thing that inspires or “enlightens” them.

Then, some in our Soul’s Code circle may have quietly imagined  . . . ‘Megan Fox meditating at Machu Picchu’?

Still others may have projected: modern-day shaman, Tony Samara, imagining satori in San Francisco?

But we suspect that you fell in love with the winning entry (left) because Xuan-An’s moment of Zen-lightenment in Havana, Cuba is such a pristine revelation of the  serendipitous, sublime, shit-happens quality of being that defies linear thought.

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By popular demand! You now have to Aug. 31 to enter the “Enlightenment Contest”

We’ve extended the best, brightest and biggest Soul’s Code photo, video and art contest: Get featured on our homepage, in our next postcard . . . “Take” a shot at snagging a spiritual basket of prizes worth $250!

The idea: Show us a person, place or practice that inspires, or enlightens you. Email us an image or video clip. Finalists will have their work featured on our homepage, and the winner will receive a

Grand prize:

* A $50 lululemon gift card 
* A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
* The companion audio CD, Meditations for a New Earth, by Tolle’s companion, Kim Eng
* An energy reading with psychologist and healer, Smadar de Lange
* And for when you have Zinned too much, Vaishali’s Gemstone Alcohol Detoxifier

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E-MAIL INSPIRATION: The Obama-Palin paradox

E-MAIL INSPIRATION: The Obama-Palin paradox

This week’s hottest viral email uses Sarah Palin’s resume to ridicule Republican attack lines

In the section of Soul’s Code called Email Inspirations — look way up, and in the middle of the navigation bar that runs across our banner — we curate viral emails that people are forwarding to friends and family around the world. We pick ones that have a spiritual or mind-bending psychology. Or that simply make you smile.

We went for political humor with the newest one, The Obama-Palin paradox.

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Photo Contest: YOGA, aisle 9; PILATES, domestic departures; MEDITATION, wherever

Have a chance to be featured in a Soul’s Code slideshow. The prize, other than Web glory, is a $50 giftcard to

Does the notion of striking a tree pose in the beverage aisle of your local supermarket seem downright ordinary? Then read on.

Here at Soul’s Code, we want to see photos of you doing your mind-body spiritual thing — yoga, meditation, pilates, Tai Chai and so on — anywhere but where we’d expect.

The yoga studio? Forget it. Try the boarding gate at the airport.

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The Soul’s Code PAIN BODY INDEX gets a life!

The Soul’s Code PAIN BODY INDEX gets a life!

We’ve launched our Pain Body Index as a slideshow. The arresting images are drawn from sources like The Bridge, a documentary that chronicles the dirty little secret of that postcard-shot called the Golden Gate Bridge. The San Francisco tourist mecca also doubles as America’s No. 1 destination for suicide attempts.

The Soul’s Code Pain Body Index (PBI) is a loose riff on the Body Mass Index, known as BMI. Our Pain Body Index, while far less scientific, measures an individual’s unconscious hurt and anger — the stuff that resides in the psyche’s basement.

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the kiss

Kudos to our PEAK EXPERIENCE Photo Contest Winner – Michael Hampson

Congratulations to Michael Hampson, whose photo, “The Kiss,” won the first Soul’s Code Show us your Peak Experience photo contest. As Michael explains, “This is Drew and Katie at a benefit I organized. The band had just finished their set. He was so happy to share the moment with her.” [It almost looks like it could be Adrian Grenier in the HBO series, Entourage.]

Michael has won a $50 gift certificate to, the iTunes of audio courses, books, videos, and music for all things spiritual.

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Share a photo, win a $50 “Sounds True” prize

Share a photo, win a $50 “Sounds True” prize

Show us! *Not* the money. We want your Peak Experience

Enter the first (but not the last!) Post a Peak Experience photo contest!

The Good News: You don’t have to write anything! (Well, just a couple of lines).

Here’s how to enter . . .

(Left: Cinque Terre , the Italian Riviera)

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