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The Heart Trap

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We make so many decisions each day, consciously and subconsciously. Those decisions then become the basis of the words and actions that follow.

Sometimes decisions are clear and obvious and at other times illogical and even crazy! What is the basis of the decisions we make? What influences our decisions?

Whatever is in the heart will influence the thoughts that arise in the mind and then that will direct the intellect in making its decisions. Whatever is in our hearts is reflected in our thinking and then manifests in our words and actions.

When the heart is holding onto bad feelings and negative experiences, by seeing and realising it, there is an opportunity to release ourselves from that influence. That then frees us from so many other potential traps that can be generated from the feelings in the heart.

Take a moment to open the door of the heart and see what is really going on.

 

Om Shanti

 

December 10, 2015 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

The Spiritual Wave

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Our atmosphere is full of invisible waves of energy. We may be aware of the natural forms of energy like light and sound. There are also energy waves emitted from technology – computers, mobiles, microwave etc. And then of course the energy waves we generate with our thoughts and feelings.

If we move through the highways and byways of these waves we will find more subtle spiritual waves of energy that take us beyond the physical world and into a world of pure, powerful spiritual energy. An energy that is empowering, fulfilling and satisfying.

Once we are aware of this energy force, it takes only a second to take the journey and connect with it. The challenge is to navigate the mind through an atmosphere that is congested with other miscellaneous energy waves, align with the spiritual wave and stabilise long enough to absorb that energy. With regular practice there is no doubt this can be achieved.

Let me start my practice now.

I invite my mind to take a journey. Like a loving child, it quietens down – eager to start the journey. With concentrated focus, I visualise my destination….a world of pure energy. My mind cooperates and I move away from all distractions and congestion of the physical atmosphere, and I slowly move into the spiritual realm of pure spiritual energy. I find myself surfing on spiritual waves, absorbing that energy. This is the spiritual realm, my spiritual home, nirvana.

 

Om Shanti

October 15, 2015 at 6:43 am Leave a comment

My Still Point

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Let me take the opportunity, right now, to connect with my still point.

Sitting quietly I allow the body to become quiet.

Turning my attention inwards I become the detached observer of my thoughts. As thoughts arise I watch them and see that the majority of my thoughts, if not all of them, are of the past or the future. When my mind strays towards the past or the future, when I move away from this moment now, I lose connection with my still point.

Let me consciously become present in the now with my thoughts and feelings. Let me focus on the silence that this moment holds – let me allow myself to experience that still point where I am beyond all thoughts.

To be in the still point means to experience the true self without the costumes and masks of roles and responsibilities. Within the still point is the awareness of truth and as a result the experience of total freedom – liberation.

How often does the mind allow me to be in this still point? Let me give myself permission to become still – it is my mind after all.

 

Om Shanti

October 8, 2015 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

My Authentic Self

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Let me take a moment to stop. Stop physical activity, stop the thoughts in my mind and the feelings in my heart.

Having stopped let me now take a step inwards into that space that is at the very core of my being. That sacred space where I am alone with my conscience …my authentic self.

What is the authentic self – Is it my name, my role, my position or possessions? When I become focused in this space, detached from activity, thoughts and feelings, I realise that I am none of these.

My authentic and real self is the in-visible spirit within this body. Authentic is that which is original and always. That which is today and will be tomorrow. Let me take a moment to see, understand and experience the authentic self.

Everything in life changes, even my own personality and so what is authentic within the self?

 

Om Shanti

September 10, 2015 at 5:29 am Leave a comment

Deep, Deeper, Deeper Still

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Taking time out for ourselves just to sit quietly has become a luxury many of us cannot afford these days. There is just no time, we argue. A never ending ‘to do’ list.

It might be surprising however to find that it is when I give time to connect with my innermost self, that I will be able to ‘generate’ more time.

By diving deep into my inner world, I move away from the surface of my mind where I am subject to the turbulent effects of external influences. In the depths of the self I am the captain of my mind. In the still waters within I am reconciled with my own peace and stillness. My thoughts slow down. There is a sense of calm and clarity.

As I re-surface from the depths within, I sense a change in the nature of my thoughts ….fewer in quantity but greater in quality. With few but powerful thoughts my capacity for handling tasks and responsibilities has grown manifold.

Invest in ‘quiet time’ regularly and reap the reward……fewer thoughts, powerful thoughts.

 

Om Shanti

July 16, 2015 at 6:52 am Leave a comment

What is the Answer?

 

Wreasonshen challenges present themselves in our lives, often our immediate response is to analyse and find a solution – what is the answer?
What happened? Why? Where? When? How? In desperation for an answer we allow our mind to go into overdrive – thinking, re-thinking – over-thinking!

If I can take a moment to stop the torrent of these thoughts and turn inwards to see what is going on within perhaps I will begin to understand what is happening.

Instead of asking ‘why the situation?’, I ask myself ‘why is it so challenging? Perhaps rather than looking outside for the answers, I look within and unravel what is going on there, then I will begin to find answers that hold the deepest secrets about me and the answers that can transform my life.

Ask the right questions and surely the right answers will follow.

 

Om Shanti

June 18, 2015 at 7:16 am Leave a comment

Cloaked by the Mind

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Our mind is like a canvas upon which we can consciously ‘create’ and bring newness into our life.

However, we quite often find that our thinking is coloured by distractions of deeply held memories, beliefs and perceptions within our sub-conscious.

And we find that instead of being ‘creative’ we simply continue to lead a life of repetition – based on these memories, beliefs and perceptions.

Holding onto things – thoughts, images, ideas, concepts or beliefs does not allow us to be creative with new possibilities and insights.

The ‘old things’ that are on our minds create a cloak over us in a way that does not allow us to realise the potential of something new.

We ‘cloak ourselves in this way, sometimes consciously or more often unconsciously, and develop a false sense of ‘I’.

Uncloak yourself and create the new you!

 

Om Shanti

May 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

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