The Sunrise Ranch Journal
Welcome to the Sunrise Ranch Journal, the official blog of Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado! The purpose is to interact with YOU, both in offering posts related to health, community living, poetry, spiritual growth, education, politics, parenting and family, business, creative arts, and other interesting topics AND in offering YOU a platform to post YOUR ideas about similar topics.
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I took a walk in the forest to speak with the trees, in search of that something that everyone seeks. So many wonders and questions that fill up my mind, to help me understand my purpose this time. Suddenly she came, as perfect as could be. A blue bird singing this song from a tree. […]
by Jerry Kvasnicka If human beings have demonstrated anything in their somewhat less than glorious history on this planet, it is a reluctance to alter their thinking and behavior as long as they are essentially comfortable. It often requires a state of depression or even desperation brought on by the loss of health, of a […]
A lifetime spent since days of childhood and school Getting by… just trying to fit in, look good and be cool I find I’m governed by expectations of an exterior world So I allowed myself a box into which I crimpled and curled The largeness of myself, being bordered and confined I fell asleep and […]
Spring does bring regeneration as nature calls forth for birth and growth and new life cycles begin And I’m reminded of a life once lived as Love incarnate, that transcended death around to life again I honor and celebrate that life example greatly given and embodied some few short millennia ago Preserved and anchored into […]
What sets Sunrise Ranch apart from other retreat and conference centers? Although it’s one of the oldest intentional communities in the country, Sunrise Ranch is more than a neighborly surround. It’s a spiritual body, a teaching and demonstration site, and an eco-minded farm and garden. Many residents joined the community by participating in Full Self […]
There may be a scientific explanation for the joy of plunging your hands into rich garden soil—and it’s not just because it reminds you of making mud pies as a kid. According to a recent article on Gardening Know How, Mycobacterium vaccae is a microbe that stimulates serotonin production and happens to be found in […]
You may not find spiritual internships listed on a university brochure, but such opportunities do exist around the world. The Ananda Center in Portland, for example, offers internships in yoga and community service. The Toronto School of Theology and Hamilton College provide more traditionally structured internships for college credit. And the Society for the Promotion […]
by Larry Pearlman I’m on the move again. No, that’s not right. I’m still on the move would be more accurate. Since my last post, which was way too long ago, I drove up to NJ where I spent 4 months with my friends Phyllis and Deb (more on that later) and then flew down […]
Eat to Live: A Glimpse Into the Food Culture at Sunrise Ranch By: Charlie Angelo “Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are.” Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Each August for the past two years, the usually tranquil pastures of Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, fill with bright faces, fanciful structures and […]
by Jerry Kvasnicka It was his passion for service that allowed the legendary Arthur of old to draw the sword Excalibur out of the marble stone and anvil in which it had been set by Merlin the Magician. This in turn allowed Arthur to claim his sovereignty and be crowned king of the realm. But […]
Organic gardening and humane animal treatment have always been cornerstones of Sunrise Ranch’s operations. We’re strong believers in the connection between nourishing food and spiritual well-being, so it makes sense to put healthy, satisfying meals at the top of our priority list. There’s no doubt about it: humanity is making a great shift in consciousness. […]
Submitted by Jerry Kvasnicka Why are we so different from one another? I have always been rather curious about this and consider the fact of human diversity to be at least as fascinating and worthy of celebration as the fact of human unity. We are such a varied lot. On the physical level there are […]
by Lori Rock, STANDING IN THE LIGHT® Teacher and Facilitator Of all the New Year’s resolutions we can set for ourselves, what would be the one underlying quality that would help all of them? What one factor would help you achieve a better diet, a more appropriate exercise regime and more joy in daily […]
By Elizabeth Fritzler Lose weight. Eat less sugar. Practice guitar more often. New Year’s resolutions like these are fairly common in America. Weight loss and fitness goals regularly top the list of most popular resolutions. One trip to the gym on January 1 will show you just how many more people occupy the treadmills than […]
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By Elizabeth Fritzler If you’ve ever seen a visual display of sound frequencies, it’s probably been on a screen with sharp spikes and wavy lines. But did you know that the vibration from certain frequencies can form breathtaking shapes in matter, some of them resembling snowflakes or sacred geometry patterns? The study of the vibrational […]