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LOTUS FLOWER SYMBOL MEDITATION 

A visualization practice using the lotus flower symbol involves bringing your attention to your root chakra, located at the base of your spine.

Imagine a seed there. Proceed to imagine a stalk growing upwards through the chakra line, root-sacral-solar-heart-throat-third eye-crown.

Upon reaching the crown chakra, located approximately 2 inches above your head, imagine the lotus flower opening and receiving the Sun’s energy from above.

This energy comes into the lotus, down the stalk, and then roots into the Earth.

Allow five minutes to complete this guided visualization. Afterwards you should feel connected to the earth below and spirit above.

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A lone Buddha statue placed in a crime-troubled neighborhood becomes a shrine that seems to have helped quell illegal activity The 11th Avenue resident in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood was simply feeling hopeful in 2009 when he went to an Ace hardware store, purchased a 2-foot-high stone Buddha and installed it on a median strip in a residential area at 11th Avenue and 19th Street. Area residents began to leave offerings at the base of the Buddha: flowers, food, candles.

Since 2012, when worshipers began showing up for daily prayers, overall year-to-date crime has dropped by 82 percent. Robbery reports went from 14 to three, aggravated assaults from five to zero, burglaries from eight to four, narcotics from three to none, and prostitution from three to none.

To this day, every morning at 7, worshipers ring a chime, clang a bell and play soft music as they chant morning prayers. The original statue is now part of an elaborate shrine that includes a wooden structure standing 10 feet tall and holding religious statues, portraits, food and fruit offerings surrounded by incense-scented air.

In 2012, after a resident’s complaint, the city’s Public Works Department tried to remove the statue but received such passionate blowback from neighbors that city officials decided to table and “study” the issue.

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