Hau’oli la Heleui

Hawaiian HalloweenHau’oli la Heleui!  Aloha E malu ‘oe a hoihoi … Le’a le’a!

Happy Halloween!  Please be safe and enjoy … Have fun!

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Hau’oli Aloha Po’alima

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Aloha kakahiaka oukou e Hau’oli Aloha Po’alima … Na kanaka he waiwai nui ke aloha, o ka u no ia e pulama nei. Aloha, o ka pono no ia, o ka noho na’auao. Aloha, mai keia manawa a mau loa aku I ho’okahi kahi ke aloha e hoihoi keia makana o ola.  Aloha Ke Akua

Good morning and Happy Aloha Friday, everyone … People, Love is of great value, it is what I cherish. Love, that is the right (thing) living wisely. Love, from now until eternity, from now on & forever be one in love and enjoy this gift of life.  God is Love

 

Astrology Chart for Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket explosion

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Here is the Astrology Chart for Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket explosion.  We have used 6:22 PM EDT based on this article at CNN and this article at CS Monitor.  (Our Atlas does not contain Wallops Island, VA, so we used nearby Temperanceville, VA.)

Orbital Sciences Corps Antares rocket (Beginners)

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We note that Moon is besieged by Mars/Pluto and close to the midpoint of Mars/Pluto.  Otherwise, the chart is curiously unremarkable (how oddly similar in that sense to the Marysville Shootings chart).  We note that, except for the Moon, the planets of this chart (the rocket explosion) in the sixth house are essentially opposite themselves in the twelfth house of the Marysville chart.  (This implies that they are astrologically connected, but how?)

Moon / Pluto are in an intercepted ninth house, Mars in the eighth (death), and Uranus (explosions) in the twelfth.  Pisces / Virgo is intercepted (with Chiron/Neptune contained…

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Seeds for Meditation ~ What Does It Mean To Be Free? ~ Brad Austen

leap of faithLately I’ve been enjoying some time away from computers and technology. I came to the realization that in one sense technology liberates us but at the same time also can enslave us. The enslavement is the time it takes out of our days, where we could be enjoying the sunshine or a sunset. I started to think about freedom and what it really means to be free.

I identified that as a human being on earth at this time, we have conditional freedom but in many cases not absolute freedom. Conditional freedom means that we usually have to invest our time and energy into something, such as a job, to be rewarded with money to then spend as we see fit. This is a give and take system.

Absolute freedom is the freedom that is not bound by conditions or expectations. We often associate this freedom with our childhood, when we were innocent and without a care in the world. However, as we grow into adulthood, this usually becomes a scarcer experience. Many people associate freedom with financial freedom, because most things cost money in this world. However, there is that saying ‘the best things in life are free’. This got me pondering, what things do I enjoy that are free? Friendships and love are free. A walk outside, breathing the air, enjoying the sunshine and listening to the birds sing, are some examples.

Freedom is also a matter of perspective. Two people with the same circumstances can both have a different view on their personal freedom. One may feel a victim to circumstances or empowered by their circumstances. It can be easy to feel a victim in life, especially when things don’t go to plan. However what we often forget or don’t realize is that on a soul level we have chosen these experiences for our growth. Life doesn’t always go to plan or turn out as we hoped.

I think it is important to evaluate your life from time to time and ask yourself, what will it take to feel free and happy? There are some things in life we cannot change, but we can always change our perspective. Life is pretty short to feel trapped or unhappy. Sometimes we need to take that first step and everything begins to fall into place. Spirit is always working with you for your highest good. Trust the process of life and things will become easier and more enjoyable and you will also feel more freedom in your life.

~ Brad Austen

“Don’t Go Back to Sleep,” by Elizabeth Lesser

The Way HomeTo be human is to be lost in the woods. None of us arrives here with clear directions on how to get from point A to point B without stumbling into the forest of confusion or catastrophe or wrongdoing. Although they are dark and dangerous, it is in the woods that we discover our strengths. We all know people who say their cancer or divorce or bankruptcy was the greatest gift of a lifetime—that until the body, or the heart, or the bank was broken, they didn’t know who they were, what they felt, or what they wanted. Before their descent into the darkness, they took more than they gave, or they were numb, or full of fear or blame or self-pity. In their most broken moments they were brought to their knees; they were humbled; they were opened. And later, as they pulled the pieces back together, they discovered a clearer sense of purpose and a new passion for life. But we also know people who did not turn their misfortune into insight, or their grief into joy. Instead, they became more bitter, more reactive, more cynical. They shut down. They went back to sleep.

The Persian poet Rumi says, “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill, where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep.”

I am fascinated by what it takes to stay awake in difficult times. I marvel at what we all do in times of transition — how we resist, and how we surrender; how we stay stuck, and how we grow. Since my first major broken-open experience — my divorce — I have been an observer and a confidante of others as they engage with the forces of their own suffering. I have made note of how fiasco and failure visit each one of us, as if they were written into the job description of being human. I have seen people crumble in times of trouble, lose their spirit, and never fully recover. I have seen others protect themselves fiercely from any kind of change, until they are living a half life, safe yet stunted.

But I have also seen another way to deal with a fearful change or a painful loss. I call this other way the Phoenix Process — named for the mythical phoenix bird who remains awake through the fires of change, rises from the ashes of death, and is reborn into his most vibrant and enlightened self.

I’ve tried both ways: I have gone back to sleep in order to resist the forces of change. And I have stayed awake and been broken open. Both ways are difficult, but one way brings with it the gift of a lifetime. If we can stay awake when our lives are changing, secrets will be revealed to us—secrets about ourselves, about the nature of life, and about the eternal source of happiness and peace that is always available, always renewable, already within us.

 

Questions to ponder after reading this piece:

What does it mean to stay awake and be broken open?
Can you share a personal story of a time you were broken open and felt reborn?
How do you practice staying awake when your life is changing immensely?

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 29, 2014

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Anabhijjhālu vihareyya,
abyāpannena cetasā.
Sato ekaggacittassa,
ajjhattaṃ susamāhito.

Live without covetous greed,
fill your mind with benevolence.
Be mindful and one-pointed,
inwardly stable and concentrated.

Aṅguttara Nikāya 4.29

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma,
compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Seeds for Meditation … Be Present

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Be Present …..In the state of mindlessness, our mind is not free to think, focus and act. It is bound by images, thoughts, feelings and functions in a mechanical and repetitive manner. Each one of us at some point in life wishes to change either ourselves or others. However, we often remain stuck due to the all-pervasive impact of mindlessness that we are largely unaware of.

The first component of mindlessness is the desire to control. Everyone carries a fantasy of how they and the rest of the world should be. People are constantly putting intense pressure on their own selves as well as others to match up to this image.

Usually, there are reasons behind all negative and dysfunctional behaviours and these attributes cannot vanish until understood and dealt with systematically. If we try to suppress negativity, there is often a counterattack from negative forces. In our desire to control things, we forget this simple fact and end up creating more misery for ourselves and others. Mind power can be utilised only when we give up the wish to control and instead, work to build understanding.

Another element of mindlessness is our obsession with the past and future. There are individuals who relive memories of a happy past or mourn negative experiences. Some are petrified by possibilities of future uncertainty and focus their attention in fighting imaginary battles. There are still others who keep daydreaming about an ideal future. On the whole people spend a lot of their present time in either dissecting past baggage or imagining an ideal future. As a result, they are not anchored in their present and are unable to put it to good use. We need to understand that what really exists is neither the past nor future but the present. We can grow only when our complete attention is anchored in the present.

The third component of mindlessness is greed for quick enlightenment. Several people experience disillusionment because they commit themselves to superficial perspectives for instant nirvana. Another set of people are those who commit to a valid perspective but leave it halfway as they are unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Both types of individuals experience intense suffering due to their attitude.

It is important to remember that no one can give you enlightenment. The wise can guide you but enlightenment will come only gradually with your own consistent efforts. When even the most revered masters got enlightenment after years of hard work and patience how can there be a short cut?

In order to grow and blossom it is important to become aware of our mindlessness and gradually change it to mindfulness. Mindfulness is very liberating as it requires us to notice and understand all kinds of thoughts, feelings and actions without judgment or criticism.

We should try to keep our attention in the ‘here and now’ and observe all that is happening around us without clinging to either the past or future. In this journey, we need to move at our own natural pace with perseverance and without greed. Although mindfulness appears to be simple and trivial at the outset, it is,in fact, the essence. About mindfulness Buddha said-‘Mindfulness, I declare, is all-helpful.

All things can be mastered by mindfulness.’

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  ~ Zuli Masih

 

Just For Today … Practice Self-Compassion

fairys-and-mermaids-image-31000Practice self-compassion today by writing a letter to yourself acknowledging all of your positive characteristics and attributes.

We live in a society where we often feel as though we are in a state of constant competition in all areas of our lives:  work, relationships, hobbies, and in turn, we are often overly self-critical.  Practicing self-compassion can help us to restore feelings of self-worth and instill an inner peace to propel us in our actions.

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”  ~ Jack Kornfield

Seeds for Meditation ~ “Don’t Go Back To Sleep,” by Elizabeth Lesser

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To be human is to be lost in the woods. None of us arrives here with clear directions on how to get from point A to point B without stumbling into the forest of confusion or catastrophe or wrongdoing. Although they are dark and dangerous, it is in the woods that we discover our strengths. We all know people who say their cancer or divorce or bankruptcy was the greatest gift of a lifetime—that until the body, or the heart, or the bank was broken, they didn’t know who they were, what they felt, or what they wanted. Before their descent into the darkness, they took more than they gave, or they were numb, or full of fear or blame or self-pity. In their most broken moments they were brought to their knees; they were humbled; they were opened. And later, as they pulled the pieces back together, they discovered a clearer sense of purpose and a new passion for life. But we also know people who did not turn their misfortune into insight, or their grief into joy. Instead, they became more bitter, more reactive, more cynical. They shut down. They went back to sleep.

The Persian poet Rumi says, “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill, where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep.”

I am fascinated by what it takes to stay awake in difficult times. I marvel at what we all do in times of transition — how we resist, and how we surrender; how we stay stuck, and how we grow. Since my first major broken-open experience — my divorce — I have been an observer and a confidante of others as they engage with the forces of their own suffering. I have made note of how fiasco and failure visit each one of us, as if they were written into the job description of being human. I have seen people crumble in times of trouble, lose their spirit, and never fully recover. I have seen others protect themselves fiercely from any kind of change, until they are living a half life, safe yet stunted.

But I have also seen another way to deal with a fearful change or a painful loss. I call this other way the Phoenix Process — named for the mythical phoenix bird who remains awake through the fires of change, rises from the ashes of death, and is reborn into his most vibrant and enlightened self.

I’ve tried both ways: I have gone back to sleep in order to resist the forces of change. And I have stayed awake and been broken open. Both ways are difficult, but one way brings with it the gift of a lifetime. If we can stay awake when our lives are changing, secrets will be revealed to us—secrets about ourselves, about the nature of life, and about the eternal source of happiness and peace that is always available, always renewable, already within us.

What does it mean to stay awake and be broken open?
Can you share a personal story of a time you were broken open and felt reborn?
How do you practice staying awake when your life is changing immensely?

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 28, 2014

Woman doing yoga on the beachKaraṇīyamatthakusalena
yanta santaṃ padaṃ abhisamecca:
Sakko ujū ca suhujū ca,
sūvaco cassa mudu anatimānī,
santussako ca subharo ca,
appakicco ca sallahukavutti,
santindriyo ca nipako ca,
appagabbho kulesvananugiddho.
Na ca khuddamācare kiñci
yena viññū pare upavadeyyuṃ.

This is to be done by one skilled in aims
who wants to break through to the state of peace:
Be capable, upright, & straightforward,
easy to instruct, gentle, & not conceited,
content & easy to support,
with few duties, living lightly,
with peaceful faculties, masterful,
modest, & no greed for supporters.
Do not do the slightest thing
that the wise would later censure.

Sutta Nipāta 1.143, 1.144, 1.145

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

 

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 27, 2014

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Māvamaññetha puññassa, “Na mantaṃ āgamissati.”
Udabindunipātena udakumbhopi pūrati.
Dhīro pūrati puññassa, thokaṃ thokampi ācinaṃ.

Think not lightly of good, saying, “It will not come to me.”
Drop by drop is the water pot filled.
Likewise, the wise one, gathering it little by little,
fills oneself with good.

Dhammapada 9.122

The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom,
translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

NA PULE (Prayer/Blessing): Makahiki (New Year) Blessing

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E mahalo kakou i la mea loa’a – Let us be thankful for what we have.

Aloha ke Akua. He la nani keia la, ke ola maika’i. Na ke Akua e malama mai ia au. I keia la pomaika’i. E olakino maika’i au I ke Akua a me ha ehuola o ka’u no ia e ‘ano i nei. Mahalo ke Akua.

God is love. Today is a beautiful day, the good life. God protects me this blessed day. May God grant me good health and a healthy life for it is mine to cherish. Thank you, God.

 

HA’AWINA NA UHANE ALOHA ~ E Homai (Return Me, Grant Me)

SuperegoA HUGE activator of Mana and an invocation to connect back to all wisdom inside you, above and around you; to all that became hidden behind human concerns. An intentional return to your own spiritual source.

E homai
Ka ike mai luna mai e
Ona mea huna no’eau
Ona mele e
E homai
E homai
E homai

 

RAISING MANA ~ Connecting To The Source ~ E HOMAI

This is a chant of connection:
• To all the wisdom inside you,
• To the wisdom above and around you,
• To all that has become “hidden” behind everyday human level concerns.

This chant is an intentional return to your own spiritual source. It was written by Auntie Edith Kanaka’ole of Hui Ho’ola on Moku o Keawe, the “Big Island” of Hawai’i.  This is a very popular personal chant performed by many hula halau.  The English translation and a tiny bit of kaona (hidden, metaphoric meaning) follows:

 

(Hawai’ian to English Translation)

E — Respectfully, with greatest regard, asking for and granted the right to be heard.

Homai — Return, grant me, activate the unbroken universal energetic flow.

Ka ‘ike mai — The skills, knowledge, the knowing, seeing, the understanding … return.

Luna mai e — from above (the higher, super-consciousness, perspective) … return.

O na mea huna — Of the things hidden (the tiny, seemingly insignificant grains of sand on the seashore, the things lost
amongst the melieu of other everyday concerns)

No’eau — Wisdom, inspiration, talents, skills (hidden treasures, wisdom)

O na mele — Of the songs (the joys in Life, those things that make
the heart sing)

E — (a closure, having been heard by Na Kupuna,
acknowledgment that the “lei” of regard is closed.)

E homai — Return me, grant me (also means, “I am returned,” “It is granted me”).

 

Additional Notes:

This is one of the best chants ever created for reconnecting you with your spirit source. Chanting this particular chant will put you in ‘da canoe every time! No be ha’ale (shy) now – belt it out – chant it until it is part of your cell structure. “Owning” this chant will heal you in the physical sense, all the way to your DNA … I no kid you, eh!  And seriously, the Aunties on the Big Island have plenty of medical documentation that shows that chanting this chant makes cellular changes within the chanter!

E homai!

 

Evocation ~ A CALL TO ALL BEINGS OF LIGHT

pulsating starWith the most auspicious energies emerging with Mercury going Direct this New Moon night … I send these intentions out for All to BE THE STARS:

I INVOKE, DECREE AND DREAM AWAKE
THE FULL CELLULAR ASCENSION OF MY BEING
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL IN THIS NOW

WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF GOD/GODDESS,
THE ASCENDED MASTER REALM TO INCLUDE:

OUR ASCENDED MASTER SELF, FATHER ST. GERMAINE,
SANANDA, THE HOLY MOTHER MARY,
QUAN YIN THE GODDESS OF MERCY

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL AND THE LEGIONS,
ASHTAR AND THE ENTIRE COMMAND,
BABA GEE, RAPHAEL, GABRIEL, CLAN OF THE TRUMPET ANGELS
ABORIGINAL AND TRIBAL SHAMANS,
GODDESSES OF FORTUNE, ANGELS OF LIGHT,
ELOHIM, CLAN OF THE SERPENT, SHIVA
ALL CHRIST FREQUENCIES, ALL ANIMAL TOTEMS,
ELEMENTALS OF EARTH, AIR, FIRE AND WATER
ALL DIVINE BEINGS OF LIGHT, LOVE AND ASCENSION,
NAMED AND UNNAMED, TO ACTIVATE THE CELLS IN MY BEING
WHICH ARE YOUR COUNTERPARTS,

WITH THE UNIFIED POWER OF THE ONE,
I DECREE MY HIGHEST GOOD ALWAYS OPERATING IN THIS NOW,

I DECREE GRACE AND MERCY ALWAYS OPERATING IN THIS NOW,

I INVOKE, DECREE AND DREAM AWAKE THE FULL REALITY
OF ASCENSION IN THIS NOW

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE WITH EVERY BREATH THAT I BREATHE
THE VIOLET FIRE TRANSMUTING MY WHOLE BEING,

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE THE FULL CURRENT OF ASCENSION
IN EVERY CELL OF MY BEING

I AM ASCENDED, I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE EXPANDED GOD CONSCIOUSNESS, FULLY REALIZED IN ME.

AS UNLIMITED ABUNDANCE FULFILLING MY EVERY NEED AND DESIRE
I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE THE ENDING OF PROCRASTINATION,
TIREDNESS, BLOCKAGES, OBSTACLES AND UNHEALTHY BELIEF SYSTEMS
I DECREE IMMEDIATE ABUNDANCE IN MY LIFE,
I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE MY LIBERATION FROM ALL KARMIC DEBT

I AM INFINITE OPULENCE, I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE MY PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT IN EVERY INSTANT THAT ANYONE HAS IMPACTED BY MY BEING AND CREATIONS

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE WORLD WIDE RELEASE OF ALL MANIPULATING FORCES AND BEINGS WHO WOULD CONTROL HUMANITY,
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

I INVOKE THE ANGELS AND ASCENDED MASTERS TO REALIGN AND HEAL ALL MISUSED ENERGY, TO INCLUDE THE FULL RESTRUCTURING
OF OUR DNA,

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE THE TRANSMUTATION OF ALL NEGATIVE AND JUDGMENTAL PROJECTIONS

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE MY CONSTANT ABILITY TO BE CENTERED
AND BALANCED IN MY PSYCHIC PERCEPTIONS AND EMPATHIC NATURE,
ALL OVERWHELMING PSYCHIC ENERGIES ARE REALIZED BY ME AUTOMATICALLY, EASILY, EFFORTLESSLY,
I AM EMPOWERED BY EVERYTHING

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE MY LUCID DREAMING
EACH NIGHT I SLEEP AND GO TO REMEMBERING WHEN I AWAKE

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE MY INFINITE HARMONY
WITH GOD/GODDESS IAM

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE THE FULL EXPRESSION OF MY MIRACULOUS HEALING POWER MY LIFE IS A CONTINUOUS STREAM OF MIRACLES,

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE MY INFINITE ABILITY AND WILLINGNESS TO RECEIVE ALL LIFE’S BLESSINGS

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE A CONSTANT ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE FOR MY WHOLE LIFE, ALL MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND BLESSINGS INCLUDING THE SAME FOR THE UNIVERSE AT LARGE.

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE THE RELEASE OF ALL PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE LIFETIMES OF DECREES AND VOWS WHICH WOULD BIND ME TO LIMITATION, LACK DENSITY AND ANYTHING NOT OF ASCENSION IN THIS NOW

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE THE FULL RECLAIMING OF MY ETERNAL SELF AS POWERFUL LOVING AND FULLY ALIGNED AND ABUNDANT GOD CONSCIOUSNESS

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE THE TOTAL DISSOLVING OF ALL MANIPULATING FORCES WHICH WOULD BIND THIS EARTH PLANE IN FEAR

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE THE INFLUENCE OF THE ASCENDED MASTER REALM AND ANGELS TO INTERCEDE AND RAISE THE VIBRATIONS HIGHER

TO BRING DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHT
RAISING THE FREQUENCY OF LOVE AND GOD
CONSCIOUSNESS ON PLANET EARTH IN THIS NOW

I INVOKE AND DREAM AWAKE THE ASCENSION OF PLANET EARTH IN THIS NOW.

AND AS I WILL IT, SO SHALL IT BE!

Meditate on Gratitude Today

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Always start your day with gratitude.

Quite often we take our blessings for granted. Too often, we forget to appreciate the people or things we already have in our lives as we rush to strive for other things that we do not have. But, by doing so, we do not enjoy the beautiful people or things that are present in our lives NOW.

** So, take a moment of your busy schedule every day to be thankful for the countless blessings that God has showered on each of us. You will notice that it will bring you so much peace when you know that you already have so much blessing in your life.

JUST FOR TODAY … Go Through A Check-up From The Neck Up

praying at mosqueAlan Watts had a singular way of dispersing our illusory convictions about infinitely important dualities, such as belief vs. faith … or, money vs. wealth … or, productivity vs. presence … or, ego vs. true self … selfishness vs. gratitude … or, stimulation vs. wisdom … or, profit vs. purpose … or, the notions of hurrying and timing. In his essay “Does It Matter? Essays on Man’s Relation to Materiality (1970)”, Watts said:

“Just exactly what is the “good” to which we aspire through doing and eating things that are supposed to be good for us? This question is strictly taboo, for if it were seriously investigated the whole economy and social order would fall apart and have to be reorganized. It would be like the donkey finding out that the carrot dangled before him, to make him run, is hitched by a stick to his own collar. For the good to which we aspire exists only and always in the future. Because we cannot relate to the sensuous and material present we are most happy when good things are expected to happen, not when they are happening. We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we can’t slow down enough to enjoy them when they come. We are therefore a civilization which suffers from chronic disappointment — a formidable swarm of spoiled children smashing their toys.”

He later addressed the last duality related to Timing thus: “there is indeed such a thing as “timing” — the art of mastering rhythm — but timing and hurrying are … mutually exclusive.”

Check in to yourself, BE PRESENT with what’s going on inside as you go into your day or relate to others …

“The prevalent sensation of oneself as a separate ego enclosed in a bag of skin is a hallucination which accords neither with Western science nor with the experimental philosophy-religions of the East.” ~ Alan Watts

 

Daily Chabad ~ Be Real

light thru treesWhat is your job in this world?  It is to be real.

Act real, mean what you say, think and really be thinking, talk to your Creator and let the words flow from your heart.  Every cell of your body down to your fingernails should be real.

Yes, everyone knows there are so many things to accomplish in life and everyone agrees it’s better if they’re done with sincerity.

That’s not what’s meant.  There’s just one thing you’re here to accomplish:  To be real.

Hayom Yom, 20 Adar I.
Tishrei 29, 5775
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

Daily Words of the Buddha ~ October 25, 2014

rainbowlake reflectionsAttadīpā viharatha,
attasaraṇā;
anaññasaraṇā.
Dhammadīpā,
dhammasaraṇā;
anaññasaraṇā.

Make an island of yourself,
make yourself your refuge;
there is no other refuge.
Make Dhamma your island,
make Dhamma your refuge;
there is no other refuge.

Dīgha Nikāya 2.165

The Discourse Summaries by S.N. Goenka

 

Meditation ~ Soothing Tibetan Sounds for your Sacred Space

Bodymindzone’s selection of meditation music videos, with slow, beautiful, instrumental pieces, often using soothing sounds of piano, flute and acoustic guitar, will support your meditation practice. The sounds of nature, of the ocean, gently caressing and calming the mind provide the meditative space in which the beginner meditator or experienced practioner of mindfulness may further their meditative practice.

Whether your meditative practice focus is centered prayer, a yoga practice, walking or seated meditation, aided by a mantra, guided visualization, or using breath focused techniques, our lovingly composed songs playlist will relax mind and body and support your meditative spiritual search for relaxation, health and inner peace.

Meditation for beginners teaches that there is no right or wrong method. Whether using music for meditation, or music as a background for meditation, you will aim to bring your mind to focus. You may choose to focus on the instrumental music as a whole, bringing the mind back whenever you notice it has left it, or choose to focus on the movement of sound of the piano or guitar. If you choose your breath or a mantra as your focus, allow our meditative music to slowly pass by in the background, bringing your focused attention back to your breath or mantra if you find our heavenly music pulling the mind away from its focus.

As you use our music meditation playlists, and perhaps watch the inspiring beautiful images, become aware too, of listening and watching. Watch the watcher, watch the listener. Who is aware of the listener? Who is aware of the watcher? Has that awareness ever not been there, the silent ever-present Witness of all that you do?

As you become more mindful, you will find that you become more mindful not just of your own needs but also the needs of the people around you and the world as a whole. Finding compassion, positivity and mindfulness in relation to the world around you can be a starting place for a more productive and creative life in all areas, including relationships, work and your own spiritual journey of growth.

Relax, focus, love, accept.