The Mind Can be like a Jungle, Making it like a Garden requires a Plan~

Light in the Lotus
Most of what I write about can benefit anyone and does not need specialized knowledge or beliefs to put into practice.  However, the simplest direction is often the most profound and must be especially clear and exemplified by the speaker in order to be understood.

For example: the direction to become pure from impure, to become simple from complex, to become happy from sad, to become sensible from senseless, or to become peaceful from peaceless.   Who wouldn’t want to become all of this?

In the practice of Raja Yoga, we are given a simple directive from the Supremely Beloved to remember the One with love as much as possible.  To stay in this remembrance even while walking, cooking, eating, and moving around will create happiness, purity, simplicity, sensibility, and peace.  This is a clear teaching.  Here we only receive this one direction, a wonderful direction to attain everything.

Yet there are many who don’t believe it can be done.  Many others believe that God is everywhere and so they cannot have accurate remembrance of this One.  They don’t know how to direct their mind, when it is jumping all over the place like the proverbial monkey!

As a newcomer takes up this study, the first lesson is to “consider yourself to be a soul”, invisible, immortal, eternal, unlimited, and indestructable!  This is the first AND last lesson of all, getting our identity right!  Then it becomes easier to connect your essence, you, the light with the Light of the  Supreme Light.

The second lesson is “who and where is God?”  How can I remember this One, without knowing the name, form, and location of this Soul?  With this knowledge,  this introduction, there is a chance, we are not just shooting in the dark.  The light of consciousness has been lit when gifted with this knowledge. The knowledge that the form of God is the same as the form of every soul, a point of brilliant light…and the home of all souls, including the Supreme Soul is Nirvana, the soul world…a realm of golden red light. Beyond the sky is another sky.

Now it is time to experiement and experience the reality of this knowledge.  This is where the fun begins!

It is not a mystery, although it can be mysterious how one goes from being locked in a body of flesh and bones to becoming a free spirit, afloat in the Divine World of Nirvana.

This is our practice, understanding that truly I am a bodiless soul, free to explore and uplift this world, by going beyond this world into the sky beyond this sky to reunite with my eternal, bodiless Parent,  to “recharge”and to give the soul the strength to navigate this earthly world with its own valuable resources that emerge from within.

If any part of this journey sounds exciting, exhilirating, and inspiring (and necessary) to you, then fly off to your nearest Brahma Kumari Center to experience and experiment with remembering who you are and uniting with Supreme Bliss.

http://www.brahmakumari.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Are You Impressed By?

Do not let your eyes deceive you!!!

Shivalaya

the eye of DrishtiThe world today is so full of mirages that it is easy to become impressed by something or someone and feel that: I have found something great~ I am being impressed by something good; this influence is wonderful, beneficial!  Such is the power of Maya or impurity. It is everywhere.  The soul’s power of discernment is vital, for many people are “falling” for one thing or another every day, every moment: one belief system, one method, one ‘guru’or another.  Without a strong foundation in the Seed of goodness and value it becomes easy to be deceived by what “looks really good”.

It is important to develop a relationship and an awareness of the One seed of all goodness, all virtue, all value.  The Seed, the foundation of all human attainments is the Source of Love, the Source of all Benevolence, the true Source of Power.  When one is not in…

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What Are You Impressed By?

the eye of DrishtiThe world today is so full of mirages that it is easy to become impressed by something or someone and feel that: I have found something great~ I am being impressed by something good; this influence is wonderful, beneficial!  Such is the power of Maya or impurity. It is everywhere.  The soul’s power of discernment is vital, for many people are “falling” for one thing or another every day, every moment: one belief system, one method, one ‘guru’or another.  Without a strong foundation in the Seed of goodness and value it becomes easy to be deceived by what “looks really good”.

It is important to develop a relationship and an awareness of the One seed of all goodness, all virtue, all value.  The Seed, the foundation of all human attainments is the Source of Love, the Source of all Benevolence, the true Source of Power.  When one is not in connection with this Seed within the Self, then it is easy to be impressed by another’s nature.  The soul becomes caught up with a colorful branch and trys to swing from it, to derive happiness from another.  This is most often nothing but a distraction, for without a foundation, without being in touch with the Seed, swinging from a mere branch can only lead to a painful fall.

To be influenced by any individual means to be deceived.  To be deceived means to stumble into sorrow.  To become lost in any relationship or connection means that the soul has failed to link in all relationships with the Supreme, this is why the soul is experiencing a downfall in another relationship or connection.  It is when the relationship is broken with the One, the Source, that a soul can be influenced by someone else.  Where there is sorrow, there is no connection with the Source.

As you stabilize in the realization of who you truly are~a being of light, a sparkling jewel sitting in a vehicle of flesh, an eternal soul who has played many parts, in many bodies, you will become a detached and loving observer of life, people, situations, and events.  It is only when you maintain the consciousness of a detached and loving observer that you can make the Beloved One your Constant Companion, your Guide, and your Best Friend!  If you have this precious happiness of wanting to share the secrets of your heart only with the true Beloved, you can avoid being impressed and deceived by any other temporary relationship.  With this Pure Relationship, you will have the power to transform a soul that has an impure attitude and impure thoughts.

Such is the power available to you, when you are linked in True Love with the True Beloved.

Meditation for Children

Recently, a dear friend with a 6 year old asked me about meditation for children.

Child Soul MeditatingTeaching children at an early age how to relax, wind down, and let go is catching on.  It doesn’t have to be long, actually you might want to check out the wonderful meditation site called: justaminute.org  ~they have wonderful 5 minutes or shorter guided meditations for adults and another whole section just for kids.  Another online resource, where the following meditation comes from, is called:  www.relaxkids.com

Here’s a simple, sweet guided meditation for children to start with.

It’s called the “Magnet of Attraction”…you can call it whatever you like…you can say lets play a game and “pretend that your mind is a huge magnet, it’s not an ordinary magnet that draws metal to itself.  It’s a very special magnet that can attract all kinds of things, people, and feelings to itself, depending on what you are “holding” inside your mind.  Would you like to have a try at pretending your mind is a magnet?

Okay.  So guide your child to sit comfortable or even lie down.  They can keep their eyes opened or closed…either way works!  Just ask them to become as still as possible and become aware of how your breathing is.  If its fast, try slowing it down and feel the rhythm of your breath going in through your nose and then coming out through your nose.  Spend some time watching and feeling the softness of your breath as you breathe in, and breathe out, breathing in, breathing out, breathing in, breathing out…starting to feel very calm and relaxed ~

Imagine that your mind has become a big magnet….a very strong magnet, incredibly powerful magnet.  Your mind is a Magnet of Attraction.

They way it works is that whatever thoughts you have right now, the magnet will attract even more of those thoughts.  If you have a happy thought, your magnet will draw more happy thoughts to you.  Happy thoughts will create feelings of happiness and your feelings will attract and create happy situations in your life.  It will even draw people who are happy to you.  If you have a kind thought, you will attract more kind thoughts.  You will notice you are feeling kinder towards others and others are being kinder to you!

This is a great starter mediation for children or adults!  ENJOY

“They say it’s your Birthday!”

Anahola Praying Maiden

≅Yes it’s my birthday and in honor of birth, I’m posting this picture of the Kala’lea Mountain Range, here in Anahola, Kauai.  If you look closely at the very left you will see the head of a maiden gently resting upon the earth with her hair flowing down the mountain.  She is lying on her back, with palms together in a gesture of prayer, and her beautiful pregnant belly rises gracefully, just beyond her praying hands.  At about 3/4 of the way to the right, you will see a bit of a rise, that’s her feet.  There is a “birthing heiau” in these mountains, a temple dedicated to birth.  Hawaiian legend has it that all souls enter the material plane through this portal and leave at another portal at the west end of the island called Polihale…a beautiful cosmology, indeed!

It is a gorgeous day here and the waters I swam in today looked just like the water in this picture.  Before I left for my date with the sea, I was given a whole new spin on “happiness” when I opened up a book called 365 Days of Wisdom and opened up to a page dedicated to the value of happiness.  Most worth sharing with you~a gift from me to you~

Value: Happiness.

“Long-lasting happiness emerges from working constantly toward a specific goal.”

Contemplation

We tend to look for happiness in all we do.  If we cannot see the results of our efforts, often we are not inspired to complete the task. (Do you recognize this habit in yourself?) This attitude means that although we might experience happiness for a short time, it will never be long lasting. (Boy, does this coincide with what I’ve been pondering lately!!! There are lots of opportunities for short-term happinesses all around me, every day.  And yet, they can often total up to be plain old distractions, by the end of the day when I take account of what value I accumulated and actually shared during the time alloted to me!)

Application and Affirmation

Real, long-lasting happiness comes from committing myself to a specific goal.  When I am focused on what I want to achieve, the little things that I find difficult or which don’t give me immediate happiness don’t get in my way.  I move toward my goal with happiness.

 

All the Best to You on Your Journey of Accumulating the Kind of Treasure which will be Eternally Rewarding, not just for today!

 

Understanding Yourself and Others

Understanding the subtle aspects of yourself and others makes all the difference~

Shivalaya

   ” Hardly anyone understands what a soul is. It is a very subtle aspect that has to be understood.  Souls are extremely subtle and imperishable. Neither a soul nor his part can be destroyed.  It is very difficult for those with gross( purely material) intellects to understand these things. This is why the Father, the Father of all Souls, comes at this time and makes you realize this”. {Murli, 5/29/2015}

 How lucky we are to have been given a chance to receive this direction, straight from the Source, the only True Teacher who promises to teach us all the secrets of life and death and so much more. From this we learn how to live and how to die. This source of knowledge began in the 1930’s in a sweet spot in Karachi, India.

 The Murli or God’s Flute, as this precious guidance is called, is the basis of the…

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From the Land of Sorrow to the Land of Happiness

Rewritten for easier comprehension~Important to your spiritual health!!!

Shivalaya

rainbowMany are searching.  We search for the secret to happiness, for the way of the peaceful pilgrim, for the known and unknown secrets to self progress.  Understanding is just the first baby step. Knowing who I am is the predominant key. The most sorrow we can make for ourselves is when we depend on other human bodies for happiness, love, security, etc.   Have you noticed this? The human body, you may be giving all your love to, may not know who she/he truly is.  Double Jeopardy!!!

Depending on others is so easy and so dis-empowering for those of us who seek self-sovereignty.

Oh but love, the richest experience of life: something everyone seeks, finds, and then often loses in the ever-changing  world of humans being bodies.  The sweetest thing is to fill one’s Self with the everlasting, overflowing love of the Highest on High.  As a soul, my true original self…

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The Spiritual Power in a Smile

pink rose

Have you felt the power of a smile… someone else’s or your own?  A smile can help someone achieve in a second what would otherwise have taken a great deal of time. Such a simple thing to give one another!

It is the simple things in life that create its wonder.  Simple things like breath, thought, choice, sunlight, rainbows, flowers, and a smile.

Simplicity is the mother of contentment.  Smiling at yourself and others can create wonders.

Thinking powerful thoughts about yourself brings energy and enthusiasm.  It also creates self-respect.  When you give respect to yourself, there is no urge to demand it from others.  Giving yourself respect for who you truly are~is like smiling eternally at the wonder that is you.

Self-respect is a higher state of soul-consciousness.  It purifies and gives lots of energy.  One who is in self-respect can charge the atmosphere of any scene on the basis of that self-respect.

Smile, have self-respect, it’s simple!

 

 

 

How Constant is Your Love?

Dream, Dream, Dream~If you can dream it, you can BE it!!!

Shivalaya

Lotus

I belong to nobody but You, Divine Companion of the Soul.  I long to be with only You in all interactions!  I claim it now!

You have shared that to become perfect  like You, one must  remain constantly merged with Your Love.  Then it would not be possible to look askance at another soul, for all that could be seen is goodness, love, well-being, and sweetness in the self and the other.

I wish to become perfect and be merged in Your Love, so what’s left?  Just Do It, remember again and again, and then again…

Over time this must have an effect on the self and the world.  So this is how one helps the Beloved to establish a perfect world of perfect beings living in perfect nature.  By putting this “simple act” of staying merged in the Beloved’s Love, the perfect reward is received again and again, again…

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How Constant is Your Love?

Lotus

I belong to nobody but You, Divine Companion of the Soul.  I long to be with only You in all interactions!  I claim it now!

You have shared that to become perfect  like You, one must  remain constantly merged with Your Love.  Then it would not be possible to look askance at another soul, for all that could be seen is goodness, love, well-being, and sweetness in the self and the other.

I wish to become perfect and be merged in Your Love, so what’s left?  Just Do It, remember again and again, and then again…

Over time this must have an effect on the self and the world.  So this is how one helps the Beloved to establish a perfect world of perfect beings living in perfect nature.  By putting this “simple act” of staying merged in the Beloved’s Love, the perfect reward is received again and again, again and again!

What stands in the way of this happening very soon?  Only your determination to narrow down and simply your response to the world to begin and end with Love, the love that you are and the Love that the Beloved is.

Continually charge the battery of love in the soul and become a Powerhouse of Soul Love: ever radiating, quietly smiling, brilliantly shining, continually flying, constantly right through to the end.

Begin now, since this is the Beloved’s Direction.  Don’t delay, don’t forget.  Catch yourself responding in a way that does not meet this criteria; stop and change!

Keep catching yourself and change the feelings of mine to thine.  Not my consciousness, for now I’ve merged with the Beloved’s Love and there is no mine at all – no ownership, no fighting, no defending.

Just the awareness of the Beloved and I a powerful state of love.  For Love builds on Itself, dances the soul to Its rhythm, leaves nothing out, graces every situation, and costs not a penny.

The Beloved says “Do you want to be equal to Me?  Then come and be lost in Love with Me”.  Who, having heard and understood this invitation, could possibly turn away?