Sat Chit Ananda- The Three Points of The Soul

Intention is guided by the soul. The following is a meditaiton to help you ignite the fire within your soul.

Take a Deep Breath In, slowly close your eyes:

Exhale

Repeat

Deep Breath In

This time as you Exhale

say aloud

Sat Chit Ananda.

How Do you Feel??

 

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Justice Has A taste

The best place to meet your enemy, though you might not think it, is beneath the spotlight in a ring of a crowded room because the truth is as as good as gold and as indestructible as a diamond. Light and truth are one and the same, and they belong together. If you are on the side of truth, get them into that ring and vanquish them and their lying malicious ways that they might learn a thing or two… To the victor goes the spoils and justice is a sweet thing your enemy will never taste.

“First, Do No Harm” and Vax’ing Your Child

I am reading a fascinating article in “Pathways” magazine entitled “How Scientific Is Modern Medicine, Really?” by Dana Ullman, MPH. Anyways, it alleges that modern ‘scientific’ medicine is no longer honoring the Hippocratic oath of First Do No Harm. I would say this is exactly right when it comes to Vaxxing. “The challenge for us all is to determine how can we make modern medicine more ‘scientific,’ more effective and more safe. We must develop a more integrative model of medicine and healing, using various naturopathic and homeopathic methods as a way to honor the Hippocratic tradition of “First, do no harm.” zing.

Since the birth of my son 5 months ago, I have been mulling over and over in my mind one question- Should I vaccinate my child?

My elijah has had his 2 months and that is it. I’m holding off while I decide; more and more I am reading that most of the medical society is controlled by the Pharmacamafia… So, while in theory vaccs aren’t bad, I am given pause due to the fact that the scientific community is becoming corroded by the bottom line and pressures from the Pharma. Until it opens up to integrating with Holistic and Homeopathic and realigns itself with the Hippocratic Oath and the idea of “First, do no harm” I don’t trust much of what they say. There have been many claims that the MMR vaccine causes Autism for instance. And many children are vax injured every year. Most of this is swept under the rug. We need to research what is actually going on here. I saw on KY3 (local news channel) last week that 1 in 80 children are now autistic. When do we say stop- enough is enough. What is actually going on here??!

Here is the smoking gun article that solidified my decision not to vax from the International Medical Council on Vaccinations.

CHAKRAS: The Root Chakra- The Path to Enlightenment Begins With Regulating This Wheel of Life

Chakras“- or spinning wheels of life- are energy centers. These 7 manifestations of energy- both physical and metaphysical- are located throughout the body and comprise the aura.  It is believed that through these wheels, one can gain or shed excess energy and bring the aura- and your life, into balance.

“Chakras are more subtle than the physical body but their state of balance will reflect in our physical and mental health.” (wikipedia.org “Chakra”)

Each chakra resonates- much like a wave length in a rainbow, to different colors and sounds and arenas of your life.

Observe this picture:

These are the chakras.

By working through meditation, yoga and other balancing actions- one is ultimately working toward balancing the chakra ‘wheels’ and toward balancing and cleansing the aura.

Kundalini- The Kundalinin is the ‘primal fire’ located in the Root Chakra at the base of the spine. Elightenment is ultimately the chanelling of this latent energy from the Root Chakra upward to the Crown Chakra.

The Root Chakra- At the base of the spine is the Root Chakra (Muladhara). It resonates to the color red and is the foundation of earthly, physical well-being and security.  It has been said that this is also where “our individual potential lies sleeping in the depths our unconcious mind.” (yogainternational.com “Wheels of Life” Summer 2012) An often neglected area of focus toward balancing and tapping ito the power of the Red Chakra is the practice of the yamas and the niyams. Focus on these aspects of the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ within us will help us to free ourselves from the earthly shackles of our passions and actions.

“The Yamas

*** Borrowed from Discover Yoga Online- “Yama-Niyama”

Since Yama comes from the root word ‘yam’ ‘to hold’ or ‘to rule’, yama yoga represents the behaviours that ‘control’ certain negative tendencies (the ‘animal/instinctive nature’) that occur in all human beings. These are the five ideals of:

  • Ahimsa (non-violence)
  • Satya (truth)
  • Asteya (non-stealing, or non-cheating)
  • Brahmacharya (continence, involving self-restraint and moderation in all you do)
  • Aparigraha (non-coveting, including no envy, jealousy or unhealthy competitiveness).

The Niyamas

The niyamas are the general actions that are necessary if we truly want to achieve a condition of health and deep balance within ourselves. The niyamas ask us to aim for:

  • Purity (Sauca)
  • Contentment (Santosha)
  • Ardour (Ishawar-Pranidhana)
  • Discipline (Tapas)
  • And study of the Self (Svadhyaya)
    Red Chakra Basics:
    Color: Red
    Sound: Lam
    Area of Life: Survival Issues, Security and Instinctive Urges
    Also Known As: “The Unconcious”
    Physically: governs sexuality
     Mentally: governs stability
    Emotionally: governs sensuality
    Spiritually: governs a sense of security
     Senses: Has a relation to the sense of smell.
    A Brief Meditation:
    Sit comfortably in your chair or in a meditative pose. Inhale deeply. Slowly release.
    Close your eyes.
    Now, in your mind’s eye envision a red spinning wheel. Say aloud Ram. Ram. Ram.
    Then Say Aloud this Affirmation: I am well-grounded and secure. All is well. Inhale deeply…. Exhale slowly…
    How do you feel?
    Namaste.
    Ashli

The New E-State

From WIKI

“Self-love is the love of oneself.

In 1956 psychologist and social philosopher Erich Fromm proposed that loving oneself is different from being arrogant, conceited or egocentric.  He proposed that loving oneself means caring about oneself, taking  responsibility for oneself, respecting oneself, and knowing oneself  (e.g. being realistic and honest about one’s strengths and weaknesses).  He proposed, further, that in order to be able to truly love another  person, a person needs first to love oneself in this way.[1]”

From www.yogamagazine.com

“Live a life that shows how you feel about yourself and that you care about yourself.  For instance, when you wake up early to do Yoga or Exercise, or to eat a healthy breakfast you are showing yourself that you are worth the effort. As you continue through the day, you will notice other habits falling into line with this simple action: feeling better about yourself, you eat…

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“Self-Love: Experiencing The Perfection Within”, by Amarjit Singh- From YOGA Magazine

From WIKI

“Self-love is the love of oneself.

In 1956 psychologist and social philosopher Erich Fromm proposed that loving oneself is different from being arrogant, conceited or egocentric.  He proposed that loving oneself means caring about oneself, taking  responsibility for oneself, respecting oneself, and knowing oneself  (e.g. being realistic and honest about one’s strengths and weaknesses).  He proposed, further, that in order to be able to truly love another  person, a person needs first to love oneself in this way.[1]”

From www.yogamagazine.com

“Live a life that shows how you feel about yourself and that you care about yourself.  For instance, when you wake up early to do Yoga or Exercise, or to eat a healthy breakfast you are showing yourself that you are worth the effort. As you continue through the day, you will notice other habits falling into line with this simple action: feeling better about yourself, you eat better, and with a healthier diet you feel happier, and your actions follow by respecting your well being. Be conscious of the effect that improving self-esteem influences your life.

“NEARLY ALL PROBLEMS, STRUGGLES AND IMBALANCES SPRING FROM ONE SOURCE:

– insufficient self-love!

Try to transform your inner dialogue from judgmental to constructive and helpful. The love you have for yourself is what creates strong and healthy relationships. If you don’t love yourself you can’t fully love others!

This is why love is often contaminated with unconscious projections. The only way to take these projections away is to own them, understand them, and live your self-love. When you are able to accept and love yourself, you will act with love, with divine actions.

Remember: You are already perfect! You do not change, it is how you View Yourself that changes, then you act according to this perception. Self-Love is the foundation to transforming your life! Open your heart to yourself, celebrate your uniqueness by giving it life!”

http://www.yogamagazine.com/

ARTICLE: “Learn to Meditate in 5 Easy Steps- YogaInternational.com”

FROM: http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/study-online/free-content/learning-meditation/

“Meditation is not part of any religion; it is a science for calming yourself, resting the mind, systematically exploring your inner dimensions and fathoming all levels of yourself to finally experience that center of consciousness within… Commit to yourself, to your path, and to the goal of knowing yourself.”

The Real Meaning of Meditation, by Swami Rama

1. Stillness in Body

To begin to glimpse that tranquil space deep within you, work from the gross (physical) body inwards, refining your focus to more and more subtle energies. That means starting with a comfortable, grounded sitting posture that is effortless and steady. It’s fine to sit on a chair if you are not comfortable cross-legged on the floor. The important thing is to maintain a straight spine with a minimum of effort. On the floor, support the pelvis and the knees with cushions or neatly folded blankets so the thighs relax and the lower back doesn’t collapse.

2. Diaphragmatic Breathing

To further quiet your body and mind, cultivate a relaxed, smooth, and even breath through your nose. Feel the breath deep in the center of the torso (the chest is still and relaxed). Allow the breath to become slow and subtle. Practice daily in crocodile pose as well as in shavasana and your sitting posture.

3. Systematic Relaxation

For the third step, move your mental focus through the body, starting with your head and moving sequentially to your feet and back again. Then relax all effort and rest in whole body awareness. Your meditation will deepen with daily practice of systematic relaxation in shavasana as well as in your sitting posture as part of your meditation method. Enjoy a guided relaxation to get started.

4. Breath Awareness

You’re in a steady and effortless seated position; you’ve established diaphragmatic breathing and released tension throughout your body. To step deeper into your meditation, turn your attention to your breath. Notice the movement of the breath at your navel center (solar plexus) and feel the touch of the breath in your nose. Feel the breath in each nostril. Track the breath in and out, even as it changes direction from inhalation to exhalation. When your mind begins to wander, bring it back to the touch of the breath in your nose.

Relax your attention and move deeper with the next step.

5. Mental Focus

On inhale, follow the flow of breath from the tip of your nostrils to your eyebrow center (deep in the middle of your forehead) and out again as you exhale. Gradually focus more on the sensation at the eyebrow center and notice the subtle energy that guides the breath in and out. Relax your attention, but return to this awareness if the mind begins to wander. If you have a personal mantra, it might arise spontaneously in this tranquil state.

“Have patience and do your practice systematically. It is not possible to meditate and not receive benefits. It takes time to see results. Be gentle with yourself. Be patient. Work with yourself gradually. Persist in your practice and you will find that meditation is a means of freeing yourself from the worries that gnaw at you. Then you are free to experience the joy of being fully present, here and now.”
Swami Rama

GUIDED IMAGERY: “Purify Your Dreams in the Waterfall of Light”

Sit in a comfortable chair with your hands folded in your lap, palms up and touching. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in counting to seven. Hold for seven and then release counting again to seven.

Now, imagine with you mind’s eye a white light descending from Heaven. This is the Light of Truth and Love (some call it God) ☺

. Imagine this Light enters the top of your head and fills you to the brim. So much so that it radiates from your every pore. Imagine little white beams of light pouring from you- cleansing you and clearing away the debris.

As it filters out- the white Light changes slowly to a Violet/Purplish haze which fills your aura. The Haze filters back through your third eye chakra in the middle of your forehead. The Violet haze becomes a water fall of light which trickles down to your root chakra gradually becoming a deep shade of red. This can be thought of as Courage. Perhaps the courage you need to fulfill a dream you’ve been holding inside?

Imagine little roots growing from your feet. The haze filters out through the roots of your feet.

You aura is completely cleansed. All your chakras are in balance and as the white light recedes it fills you with a very deep sense of calm.

Affirmation: Say aloud: I am cleansed in the Light, any self doubt or mis-perceptions I may have had about myself are washed away. My dreams are coming true.

Know that your being is Sacred. Your dreams and wishes for the world, your family, your friends and yourself are the basis for this being and know that every moment until now (both positive and negative) has been a building block for the legacy you wish to leave.

God is within you and His Light is an ever cleansing waterfall, accessible to all. ☺

GUIDED IMAGERY: “God’s healing power is quickened within me. I am healed.”

15 Minutes with a Tree and Your Heart Sutra.

Trees are an enormous comfort as well as a good de-stressor.
Use this meditation when you’re feeling overwhelmed or in need of some pure love.

Affirmation: God’s healing power is quickened within me. I am healed.

Step 1: Go find a good climbing tree.
Climb it slowly and carefully. The higher you can go the better!

For best results remove shoes and socks and wear comfortable clothes.

Step 2: Slowly ascend. As you climb, look around you. Really take in your surroundings. Stop to take deep breaths, to hug the branches, and to feel the rough bark on your skin.

NOTE: Try to do this exercise in secret and away from prying eyes.

Step 3: Find a good and comfortable sitting or resting spot in the tree. In this place meditation is best found. Take slow and deep breaths.

Quiet your mind and the chattering. When the mind is perfectly still a path way is opened and cleared for the Spirit.

Be patient with yourself, your mind will wander. Just keep breathing- even a moment of stillness is worth the wait!

”Just listen. Try not to focus on any one sound, or follow any particular sequence of sounds. Let your whole being function as a 360 degree open sphere of listening. Don’t process what you hear. Don’t day dream. Don’t doze. For fifteen minutes, please, just listen.”
~From the Zen of Creativity by John Daido Loori

Step 5: Hug a vertical branch near you so that your heart chakra is pressed against the branch. Close your eyes. Remember to breathe.
Imagine yourself as one with the tree. Any stress you have is released and in turn the tree sends its healing energy through you.