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Is Your Purpose-On Purpose?

The Joy and Grace of Living Your Purpose

Aloha to You, Wherever You May Be,

When I recently drew the blessing card called Purpose~I read it thoughtfully and began to wonder! It said: “A master is motivated by the meaning of their life and will persevere regardless of all obstacles. A master doesn’t deviate.” I began thinking about the nature of purpose, motivation, commitment, and overcoming obstacles. In one’s life there exist different levels of purpose. In one respect, we have our physical goals and purpose~i.e. to have a satisfying career, faithful friends, a supportive living environment, a healthy body, and maybe even a decent bank account! In Hindi, the word- lokik relates to all things material, i.e. our outer world. When it comes to lokik goals,pursuits, and responsibilities, they are varied and unique depending on one’s specific interests, talents, family conditioning and upbringing, education, and other worldly factors that have influenced one’s development.

When it comes to spiritual goals and aims, the Hindi language has another word that is used exclusively when referring to one’s spiritual life or inner world. That word is “alokik”. When it comes to spirituality, or inner aspirations, a constant of almost all people if they take the time to wonder is the question – Who am I? The answer to this question must be broad enough to be independent of the changing roles one has in the course of their life as they journey from an infant to the grave. Another spiritual purpose for many is to discover their own personal connection to the Creator, the One Above, the Universe, or whatever name one gives to that All-powerful Force.

At the lovely age of “60 something”, I had gleaned from life personally fulfilling and universal answers to both of these questions. The quest for the answers intensified as I approached the age of retirement~when there was space in life away from the immediate demands of family, work, and friends to give time to the inner world. I am now in a position and place in life where I have the tools to share with others to assist them on the inner journey. Perhaps you are now becoming aware that as a result of your perception of yourself and others, as simply lokik human beings, with lokik mindsets, chances are that your spiritual or alokik nature has become buried and unaccessible under the burden and overload of impressions and imprints of “the world which has been too much with us”. This happens due to karmic relationships, poor choices, harmful situations, and traumatic events that have distracted us and /or blocked our ability to access our truth.

I offer folks different opportunities to clarify their lokik as well as alokik purpose and meaning in life. I’ve synthesized through my own ongoing journey over the last 21 years while living on the island of Kauai a process of Spiritual Empowerment that I share with others. This process includes deep listening, writing, meditating, and silence to assist you in unlocking your doors of perception into the wonderful truths about your own essential nature which can lead you to embodying your true Self.

What better time, than the present unprecedented times of “lock down” and social distancing to dive deep into the wonder of the Self.

Contact me @ 808-639-9436 for a free 30 minute session of Spiritual Empowerment.

As well as this, I facilitate a small group experience called “The Art of Stillness” each Thursday from 4p.m. to 6p.m. Hawaii Time. Call me at (808) 639-9436 to learn more about this experience and how to join us!

With Divine Love and Respect for Who You Truly Are,

Shivalaya

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Doing What’s Good for the Soul to Create Lasting Happiness!

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One of the many benefits of meditation is that through daily meditation one carves out time and space away from the drama of life.  This one aspect of switching out of the limited, everyday world of involvements with people, places, and things into the inner world allows the unlimited self to feel into new attitudes, reflections, and perspectives that will color and shape your outer world.  This is an ultimate form of creativity.  This is a space to reflect upon your life goals not just projects, career, and health, but to discern what is your ultimate course for happiness, eternal happiness. What is the highest aim you have for yourself, the soul, the cosmic navigator of your life. What direction will set you on your course for ultimate, everlasting happiness…

A great example of our time is the Dali Lama who says that “kindness is his religion”. This is the rudder of his ship that keeps his thoughts, words, and deeds on course. Your aim or goal may start out as simple as that. Meditation will assist you in staying true to your aim. For as you accumulate time in reflection and meditation, your thoughts will continue to decrease and slow down and you will see what patterns have been set in place that no longer usher you into the right seat.  When this begins to happen, you are in a better place to change the old patterns and create new habits that put you into the seat of self-determination, self-respect, and sovereignty.

At the end of the day –  check inside and see how this day added to or detracted from your feelings of positivity and wellness.  Where were you on course, where did you go off course… What situations, people, or tasks contributed to achieving your aim and which didn’t.  Keep an account, just as a successful business must keep accounts of profit and loss to stay out of the “red”.  Shakespeare said in one of his great plays: “All’s Well that Ends Well”. At the end of every day, ask yourself, did this day add to my account of joy or did it add to my account of sorrow? Use this end of the day reflection as a rudder to gauge what adjustments you can make to create more joy than sorrow tomorrow!  Adjustments usually involve attitude…what attitudes will I cultivate to arrive at my destination at the end of the day successfully…

To be successful at this, you must be willing to see yourself.

Ask yourself, am I willing to look into the mirror of my own heart?

If you are hesitant about looking at yourself…ask yourself another question: would I rather listen to my conscience/heart or to the ego?

Granted, it isn’t always easy to look at ourselves.  It’s much easier to see the faults of others, isn’t it?  Practically speaking, there’s not much chance that you can change anyone else. Therefore you may as well love yourself enough to make the changes in you that will bring joy and contentment.

When you have mercy and love for yourself, it makes it okay to see what mistakes are going on and to share them with a Higher Power, the One who has an overview of the situation and who has your best interests at heart!  Stay honest, clear your heart each night, and see how you will attract a shower of Divine Love and assistance as you open up each night. This kind of love makes the impossible possible.

Talk to yourself sweetly:  assure yourself that “I believe in Love and I believe I can change”.  Then you can do what is good for the soul.   Be willing to let the ego die and do what’s good for the soul!

Doing what is good for the soul can feel like a blow to the ego. In your meditations, practice being the witness, ie. the detached and loving observer. The muscle of awareness or the consciousness of being the observer, the loving witness will become stronger than the ego as it is practiced in meditation.  This awareness is your true power and will begin to be activated and available when you are in action during the day. As you witness yourself as you act through the body,  each day… as you become the observer and the doer at the same time, self-checking becomes automatic and natural.

While each individual’s aim or ultimate goal for themselves will be unique to them, a common denominator for all souls at this time is to reduce the amount of negativity in their lives in favor of creating more positivity.

A simple nightly ritual to help you with this process is to have the determined thought to let go of a weakness that you are aware of and to replace it with a virtue. This ritual can help turn the negative behavior around. For example, if you wish to let go of arrogance and its offshoots, a virtue to replace it with could be sweetness, cooperation, or humility. Rather than focus on the negative feelings and obstacles that arrogance has brought into your day, use your imagination to bring into your feelings what it could feel like to act sweetly, cooperatively, or humbly.

You may even wish to replay a scene from your day which didn’t turn out well.  See yourself replacing the old, weakening behavior pattern that emerged with its opposite…replace the arrogance with humilty, the anger with understanding and care, or the hurt or disappointment with a feeing of empowerment. Enjoy this contemplation.  Anchor in to the new feelings that may emerge, allow new patterns of response to come into play. This is using the same visualisation technique that successful athletes use regularly and frequently before a practice, a game or a match. As well as physically practicing the skills of their sport, successful athletes will also ‘see’ themselves going through the motions in detail. It all happens in the mind first. They see themselves playing the game successfully and then they go out and play to win! This is a great technique that you can use to your advantage during your nightly checking and in morning meditation as you set the tone of the day!

This is a wonderful opportunity to remind yourself that life itself can be seen as a game and that you are a player, an actor who is playing a part.  To play your part well, takes knowledge, love, determination, and lots of practice.  Be gentle and kind with yourself and the other players you encounter in this game of life.

Another end of the day reflection is to recognize what judgments or criticisms you  imposed upon yourself and/or others today .  Also check to see what judgments or criticisms were received by you from others.   In order to sleep with a clean and happy heart, visualise bathing it all away in a pristine pool or under a waterfall. Clean yourself in this way until you are left with only pure feelings of  compassion for yourself and others.

A powerful mantra that can be done seperately or in conjunction with the ‘bathing visualisation is: I am a pure soul and So-and-so (the soul that disturbed you) is also a pure soul.  Repeat it as many times as needed til it feels real and true and your negative thoughts/feelings have been washed away, transformed.

Be creative as you gain ease and success with your nightly ritual.  Take up  different themes.  For example, you may wish to bathe in the Ocean of Contentment and release all uncomfortable, unsatisfying feelings, complaints, and nagging inner voices.  As a soul, you are unlimited.  Whatever you focus upon will increase.  What will it be…contentment or discontentment… love or hurt…the choice is ultimately yours.

Self-checking is about lightning up and feeling great, not about blaming yourself (or others) or feeling guilty.

Let your nightly reflections be your rudder moving you easily to the shores of happiness, lightness, love, well-being and success

It’s Time to Spread Love

From a Journal Piece written on January 3, 2012

Ocean of True Love ~Haven of Bliss

My heart has felt this old world, full of thorns, pricks, and pokes!

I have withdrawn into the Haven of Bliss, the Ocean of True Love which I have found by being who I am…

I speak Truth to a world that has come out of touch with its own Goodness~

I speak with the wisdom of knowing I am an immortal soul, acting out my part in this Drama, knowing it is time to change from humans into angels.

I am becoming the Embodiment of my Angelic Presence filling the atmosphere with God’s Love, Peace, and Comfort. I can speak, no longer struck cold by the Maya of Love mixed with seduction, abandonment, and emptiness.

It is time to spread Love like the Night-Blooming Jasmine whose breath fills the evening air with softness Or the Rose whose fragrance enlivens the heart bringing love to the surface of life. The love that was buried so deep behind those iron-aged bondages of possession, attachment, and disappointment.

Time is running out, be ready to fly and live in exaltation in this the highest age, the Confluence Age when truly we can elevate as much as we desire.

What else is there, Dearly Beloved but You and Your children all around playing out their parts! To see clearly and know this mission of mercy brings balm to all this brokenness.

You guide me constantly. By my side, Beloved, Companion, Teacher, Guide, Friend, Father, Mother, Child.

I know You Now~ Connected so closely ~You are here and I am Yours.

Reach Your Total Brightness of Purity

Fully positive!!! YES, that is the aim~to be pure, positive, and creative even in the face of the negative and most destructive, for the true essence of my being and yours is PURITY! It is this original purity through which all conflict within the soul will come to an end! Purity brings with it peace and with peace, we can experience happiness. Life becomes worth living fully positive!!!

Fully Positive

Fully positive-what does that look like? Being true to the self and not being compromised by anything less…But firstly I must know the Self. Then I can begin to practice and solidify the awareness of who I am as a soul. As I connect with my own innate virtues of purity, peace, love, power, bliss, and joy by going within at frequent points during the day, especially when most of my activities are outwardly directed. As I connect with my own innate original qualities, I can connect with another’s soul’s innate qualities, no matter how they may be acting at the moment! This does take practice, because seeing the worst in others has become an acquired, cultural habit!!! So I give myself reminders and signals throughout the day. Originally and eternally I am a pure soul, full of divine virtues and powers. And so is everyone else. Having an attitude of soul consciousness and the vision of soul consciousness is really a service. This truth will prevail through intense, consistent attention and practice. As I exude the original qualities of the soul through my thoughts, I help others and myself. Just thinking I am a peaceful, loveful soul brings these qualities into my consciousness and then they can be brought into my actions. This is how to practice soul consciousness. Take a few powerful thoughts into your day and connect with them often in your awareness.

Experiment each day or week with a different attribute you wish to increase and accumulate within your being. One week have your focus on purity~create a mantra or a “go to ” slogan such as I have only pure and positive thoughts and feelings about myself and others! Think this, each time you drink a glass of water or a cup of tea. Stir your pure thoughts about yourself into your food as you prepare it and eat it. Changes will happen. Everything that exists has begun with a thought. Soon you will embody what you practice.

Build enthusiasm for your practice! Know that the results you create are not temporary! They are being embedded in the fabric of you, the soul. Enthusiasm brings with it God’s help. The root of enthusiasm is “theo” from the Greek. Theo refers to God as in the word: “theology” which is the study of God. To be enthusiastic, is to be with God. Be gentle with yourself and at the same time nurture your zeal and enthusiasm to regain your true and original, eternal identity! I am a pure and positive soul! Fully positive, yes, it is my true nature. As I was, so I will be again!!!

Become stable in knowing the truth of your own being.

Shine steadily where ever you are.

Your light brings hope to the darkness and ignites the lights of others.

This is true service. This is what it means to be the change!

Become the lotus which grows in the mud, connected to all, but remains untouched and lovely!!!

The Biggest Change You Can Make is to Consider Yourself to Be a Soul~

To consider myself to be a soul means to become aware of my Self and of the innermost power of peace.

For this I turn inward and become aware of what is happening inside.

Reaching into my very core, beyond the issues of the body, I become aware of my inner world, a space of silence.

In order to stabilize in this beautiful, rich place, I talk to myself like this.

I am a being of light, sparkling behind the center of the forehead like a shining star.

I center my attention here to know my original nature of peace and purity.

I the soul am pure and peaceful.

Peace and purity are my original nature.

If any other thoughts come into my mind, I choose to let them go , as if nothing happened.

As I give attention to what I wish to experience…I feel peaceful and pure.

I am a being shining from the center of the forehead.

The depth to which I can experience peaceful feelings depends on my purity. To be easily disturbed by situations and people’s comments and behavior is a good sign that I must purify inside. To do so, requires help from the Almighty, the One who is also called “The Ocean of Peace”.

My purity depends upon remembering this One and to merge into His Unlimited Nature of Peace, in order to restore my own reserves of peace and accumulate the power of peace.

For if I am peaceful, I will be happy. For with the vibrations of peace everything moves smoothly. Therefore let me speak inside to the self~with this affirmation.

I, the shining light am connecting to the Supreme Light. I am merging ~light into light to absorb the gift of peace from the Source of Peace.

In order to merge with the Supreme Peace, I must become aware of where that One resides. I must go there in my mind to make a connection and to charge up from the powerhouse of peace.

Enjoy this wonderful journey of remembering your true nature of purity and peace.

You will become happy and help others to be happy as well.

Happiness and Peace are our original birthright.

ENJOY these links which will take you to guided meditation commentaries to help you connect BEYOND THIS WORLD to the HOME OF PEACE where you can connect with the Supreme Being and with your Natural State of Peace.

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Laughter lives in your eyes, enabling you to see pathways that lead to happiness.

Is it possible there is one way to free yourself from the world of emotional pain, sorrow, fear, and regret? Sure, you might be thinking, and how much does it cost, and how long will I need to try it, and for how long will it work?

Asking these kinds of questions comes from the present state of the human condition: materially-minded, limited, and trapped in a world with many issues and lots of false, expensive claims.

This state is very familiar to all of us-as a matter of fact, most of humanity is immersed in what I have recognized after much meditation and then in a flash ( inspired by a great teacher) that the world of sorrow is all around, but we have a choice, to live in it or not!

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What Do You Love the Most?

When the wise and loving elder affectionately called Dadi Janki was asked- what do you love the most. She replied: ME!!! As a student and teacher of Raja Yoga Meditation she was the embodiment of radiance and love and contentment. She embodied the satisfaction of a soul stabilized on its own form.

What is the secret behind her ultimate contentment? The secret is this :Souls can only be content when they are stable in their eternal form of light, peace, love, bliss, wisdom, truth, and joy. This is true happiness…it is true because it is eternal. Because the soul is eternal, it is only fulfilled by that which is also eternal. Temporary fixes will not do.

Contentment is the crown jewel of all the other virtues. In other words, contentment is the end result of the study and practice of concentrating on the awareness of being a soul and seeing others as souls. Complete fulfillment is experienced when the soul experiences it’s own self-respect and love and experiences love and respect from the Divine Beloved. This means that I , the soul, can be content even knowing my own present weaknesses. True contentment is when I base my contentment upon what is eternal and on the love I receive in my eternal connection with the One. Step by step we build our own self-respect based upon this stable and eternal foundation.

When a soul doesn’t accept herself, she seeks approval from others (this is like being a beggar-always needing praise and assurance). One’s life is lived through the eyes and opinions of others. This results in a rollercoaster of fluctuation and uneasiness caused by the internal pressure of expectation.

Be gentle and patient with yourself so that you don’t slide back to square one. While aiming for the highest, accept where you are at and notice how far you have come!!! Don’t reject yourself when you Slip Up!!! Don’t put yourself down or overreact to yourself~~~

When I stay rooted in self-respect, I am not subject to the influence of others, or the atmosphere.

Make sure your sense of self, your identity is not based on what you DO. Remember you are an eternal being, vast, infinite, great, loving. To enhance this awareness, start the day with soul consciousness for this will set the tone on the day. Soul Consciousness means the soul becomes conscious of its own inner powers. When my awareness is based in soul consciousness, God can influence me and use me. My positive qualities and powers are also influencing me. I am not subject to the influence of others or the surrounding atmosphere.

There is success where there is determination. Be determined to remain content with yourself and make everyone else content too. Then your original sweetness will shine through and you will be known as a soul who is a Jewel of Contentment.

A Mentor to Mentors

The late, great Dadi Janki has been and still is a mentor for thousands, if not hundreds of thousands. She created “The Call of the Time” dialogues and retreats to serve the movers and shakers of the world. She has inspired people in the field of world service who also maintained a spiritual dimension to their lives and work. Since the first dialogues began in 1998 in Oxford, UK, Dadi Janki and the cadre of those she became a spiritual resource for, were looking at this basic question: What is the call of this time for you? Now in 2020, this question is even more pertinent, whether you are navigating world issues or the challenges of your own life and assisting others to do the same.

Dadi Janki was deeply touched by the community of souls that had emerged and considered each one to be a spiritual friend. Her love for them evoked a feeling of special care and concern for what they each faced in their field of service. She shared her thoughts and insights on the inner state of being they would need to maintain in order to address the outer conditions in the world. Her consistent message to those spiritual friends was to pay attention to the quality of the thoughts in your mind and create spaces of silence in which to slow down your thoughts and bring the most elevated of them into life.

The following is a short letter written by Dadi that shares a universal message for anyone with the intention of creating a positive influence upon our world.

“In order to serve in the world at this time, we need a mind that is qualified to serve. Our thoughts, words, and actions should be aligned with the values we want to bring into the world to strengthen a foundation that seems to be falling apart. However, when many people turn inward and look for strength and power, the state of their own mind weakens their resolve to serve. What do they see?

Thoughts are like ants. They can create havoc for us, if we are not careful. Ants follow each other like an army. If one comes, then a whole troop follows. And they line themselves up is such a way that it looks like an invasion. In the same way, one wasteful or negative thought has the power to form an army and create a pattern of thinking that can defeat the soul. So observe the spiral of your thoughts. Is it an upward spiral, or a downward spiral?

Take care of the pattern of your thoughts. It takes one second for thoughts to be positive and one second for thoughts to be negative. And it takes one determined thought to transform a negative thought into a positive one.

Serving others is to offer them the gift of your elevated thoughts.

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Laughter lives in your eyes, enabling you to see pathways that lead to happiness.

Is it possible there is one way to free yourself from the world of emotional pain, sorrow, fear, and regret? Sure, you might be thinking, and how much does it cost, and how long will I need to try it, and for how long will it work?

Asking these kinds of questions comes from the present state of the human condition: materially-minded, limited, and trapped in a world with many issues and lots of false, expensive claims.

This state is very familiar to all of us-as a matter of fact, most of humanity is immersed in what I have recognized after much meditation and then in a flash ( inspired by a great teacher) that the world of sorrow is all around, but we have a choice, to live in it or not!

Once you recognize how it is being created inside of you, you have the creative option to design your escape plan and get in touch with the inner world of happiness. First step is to recognize and remove yourself from the world of sorrow, second step – have a plan that you use to redirect your attention to the rediscovery and revival of the world of happiness within you. You are not alone. Others are also involved in this practice! It is not a process, rather it is a practice-that you will enjoy. You are replacing a very old habit with a new habit. You will have experiences when you practice. Then you will be your own authority!!!

But back to the first step of recognizing how you have been immersed in the world of sorrow, like a fish immersed in an ocean. The fish may not truly appreciate the ocean until it jumps out for a moment. For the fish, the ocean is essential, but for us this ocean of sorrow is non-essential, it is a choice. To jump out takes the courage to recognize it first of all and see how it has become part of me and my patterns of perception!

The world of sorrow is created every day by many minds and many hearts feeling stuck in their past words, reactions, choices, and actions. Locked into a familiar-comfortably uncomfortable- state of consciousness, limited by what is known, by what is seen, heard, tasted, smelled, and felt through the domain of the five senses. Relief from this state of affairs is occasional and temporary-perhaps a good meal with friends, a beautiful sunset, a shared bottle of wine, a good night’s sleep. And then the same old, same old thoughts are back on the screen of your mind, immediately as you awaken each morning. The cravings, the longings, the compulsive behaviors, the should haves, the wish I could have, the when will it happen….the dread, the news, the deadening routine… sound familiar?

To take the first step out of this world requires courage. Not every one will take that first step. But for the willing, with that step, a 1,000 boons become available. A new path of light opens up to the seeker and the pen to write your own destiny is at your fingertips. The world of happiness stands just on the other side, as one awakens from the deep, addictive sleep of the world of sorrow. Besides courage, you must also invoke determination.

Take a deep breath right now and feel inside for these two qualities: COURAGE & DETERMINATION. Go beyond any doubts coming from within or without. Go deeper. Invoke the power of Courage, and the power of determination!!! Take your mind out of the mud of regrets and the fears about repeating them…take the insightful lessons of the past with you, but not the negative feelings associated with the situations. The situations are over…Done. With courage and determination you are armed to create the future. Don’t let the past define your future or define your character, either!

Clear the past and create your future!

It is a new day. How will it be different? What do I do if the old thoughts and feelings creep back in, in a moment? First off, do not be surprised or caught off-guard, be aware, have a plan! Think of this challenge of shifting out of the old world of sorrow and invoking the divine virtue of happiness as a game. While playing a game, there is usually lots of enthusiasm and effort to win. Knowing the rules of the game is essential for success. Breaking a rule will disqualify even the most skilled players. Remember one of the rules of this game is not to waste a lot of time tolerating your old thoughts and feelings…i.e. tolerating and creating sorrow through your own thought patterns. First check to see what happened that triggered the wave of the old…the wave of sorrow. Identify your “Achilles heel”, i.e. the weak points in your being, the tears in the emotional or mental makeup that have been created by traumas and dramas of your past. Catch yourself, before responding in an old, habitual way! If you didn’t respond outwardly, but you felt yourself hit by the familiar arrow (which could be one of your own recurring, destructive, negative, wasteful thoughts or someone else’s) have a backup up thought to replace it. For example, go beyond the human dilemma, by reminding yourself who you really are! I am a peaceful, loving soul. I can choose to have self-respect and focus of what is true and good for the soul.

This is one of the major rules (truths) of this game called Life…. I am more than meets the eye…I am in fact, incognito…I am an eternal point of light, of consciousness…and the essence of my nature is that of peace and love. In fact, the truth is: I am a peaceful soul. My original and eternal nature is love and joy. Are you willing to play? Can you feel that this is true?

It is understandable, that you may need to sit and contemplate about this and find that sacred awareness that leads you into an experience of who you truly are. With this simple practice, you will build a powerful stage of self-respect that insures meeting life with a sense of security and confidence. This is the missing piece of the puzzle…this is the game changer which gives you a chance to master life. This is where to start. This is the practice. If you become aware of this fact many times throughout your day, I AM A PEACEFUL SOUL, for even a moment or two, you will begin to see and know yourself and see others in a new sweet way! For actually, originally every soul’s original religion is that of Peace and Love!

Everyone is a soul, eternal, originally pure, loving, peaceful, and happy. The game is to get back to this original state of consciousness or awareness. The game is to pay attention to this “rule”; the drill is to practice this awareness frequently to refine your skill at becoming a hero or heroine of your own life. As with anything you practice, it requires repetition. The more practice, the better you get. At first, it feels difficult, because it is new. Or you may think it sounds to simple to be effective. The reason this practice works is because it is based in the truth. It is not an expensive mantra that you will need to pay someone a big chunk of money to receive!

This practice is like turning on a light, flipping a switch. The light is within you…you are the light! You are a soul. You are a peaceful soul. Thinking about the real you will bring your eternal consciousness into the present and create a beautiful future, more beautiful than you may be presently able to imagine!

The practice is called Raja Yoga Meditation. In these days – yoga- has become fashionable and expensive in the west. Raja Yoga is the ancient and original form of the yoga of India. It is the yoga of the mind. It is freely shared. It does require determination and discipline. However it is not difficult. It is shared freely because it is priceless. It will connect you with the deepest truth of yourself and also with the truth of the Highest on High.

To learn more about it: http://www.bkwsu.org

You are encouraged to call or text me- Shivalaya for personal instruction~808-639-9436

Experience INTRODUCTORY Raja Yoga meditation with these 12 simple, but profound 10 minute guided meditations.

OM SHANTI~You are a Peaceful Soul~Enjoy the Game of Discovery

Following the Light of the Sun~ We leave the Old World Behind and Create the New One

“Imbibe this very well and share with others. Wherever you came from, you were pure.” At present no one is pure. With that said, what are the most important questions to ask yourself in life?

Why am I doing this…Am I doing this with love…If not, why?

If we ask ourselves these questions, we are able to check our own blind spots. Best to check the self now when there is the great opportunity to respond and change rather than at the end of life when there can only be regretful reflections and the response of sorrow!!

So fall in love with your own efforts to be the highest version of yourself. You can not be alert to transforming without love…or else your movements become mechanical. Results are important to note; you must not just be treading uphill. However, some results are very subtle to grasp.

How to cultivate this landscape of love which is the essence of every soul? How will I know that I am fully worthy of God’s Love? Let me accept this great challenge to accept my own worthiness and to know and feel love from the Supreme, who truly affirms again and again ~ you are my child, I am yours, and You Are Loved. Keep yourself open to allow God to love you and allow your heart to feel it. Accepting this Divine love, I receive an enormous power that gives me the power to transform. Along with Godly Love is the importance of love and compassion for my Self.

Be in Love with the Self. For ‘observing the self’ and ‘love for the self ‘ go together. Don’t ignore that you are a unique and special soul. Rather, consider yourself to be a soul (not the body you are inhabiting). Dive deep into the qualities of the soul and the treasures that lie within, especially the original treasures of peace and love.

The more I’m connected with my Self and experience the truth that I am a soul, the less I need or take from anyone else, especially in the form of their praise and acknowledgement or their rejection or defamation. For this, I the soul, need a lot of silence to see the game of the ego and to discern what I am not, from what I truly am. It takes a lot of courage to own our own greatness. We have to stop processing and start practicing the kind of awareness which leads us to the goal of self-realization. See your journey as a wonderful and interesting game. The game of emerging your original and eternal nature of love will take you beyond the unsustainable emotionality that has come from adopting the norms and standards of a world that is sadly on a path of destruction.

Play the game of love to create win-win scenes of a new norm, a new standard that discerns what is temporary, limited, and illusory from that which is real, eternal and unlimited.

Life, itself, and the scenes of life will give you a lot of signals. For example~ any form of discomfort in the self means something needs to be put right. Discomfort shows you what is calling out to be transformed (loved) in any moment.

Ask yourself, what methods do I have to keep me connected to my Higher Self, the soul who is eternally and originally a being of peace and love and to the signals of Life?

For many of us, journaling is the practice of choice, that helps to keep us deep within myself, that provides the time to be inward facing, i.e. introverted enough to catch myself in order to keep myself within the garden of flowers , the new consciousness which is establishing a world of happiness before my emotions go astray and take me off into the forest of thorns (the old, present condition of the world, which is on a course of self-destruct) in order to make room for the new!!!

There are many creative self-triggers that can be used to keep your awareness high and your vibration loving, happy, and peaceful. For starters, pay attention not to be influenced by negative atmospheres from the outer world. For this, some use doors as triggers…any door that you go through can be a signal to stay alert to carry across that threshold a strong sense of who you are as a loving, peaceful soul, immune to the vibrations that are causing others to be immersed in forms of negativity and sorrow. Instead carry your light of awareness with you, as you walk, consciously, through each door. Remember this is a game of consciousness, stay light, play to win and help others win too. The new world we are creating is full of happy, loving souls who are currently trapped in this old world and often do not even realize it; they, too, can only thrive in the light of love!

Another method for remaining self-aware or soul-conscious, is to check and see what are the EXTRAS I’m carrying around in my head? Extras = baggage that weighs me down and takes me away from the awareness of my loving, peaceful self. Extras = reacting rather than responding, saying too much, thinking too much, being opinionated, being influenced by past experiences, associations, and memories.

Remember when you clear the past, you create the future! Again, think “game”~ this is a game of retraining the mind. Stay loving, be peaceful.

Many of us, try to create an external comfort zone and surround ourselves with only things we can manage easily. This is very limiting and actually a form of laziness. When we try to live out of our own comforts, we are living according to the games that the ego likes to play-our spiritual love is then comprised; we become careless and lose our alignment with truth.

What to do? This is a game of expanding our consciousness of true love and true peace. So we go deeper into our own spirituality, our inner sanctuary of peace. This is called living from the inside out, rather than the outside in. When I’m truly comfortable on the inside, I make peace with everything. Situations become more co-operative and true love and contentment can arise.

For this to become my stable state of consciousness, I must develop great familiarity with my inner world, my inner spirituality, my inner resources of peace and love. For this, I must turn to the Source when my own resources seem to be running low.

For this purpose, the Benevolent Source is always available. Many souls have found that through a simple and profound practice of meditation called Raja Yoga or Remembrance, they can fill up with Universal Love and Light and Peace and be a powerful influencer in their own families, workplaces, and communities. As one remembers this Light and follows it constantly, one becomes not only a transformer of the self, but a transformer of the world.

This is a practice freely shared with all. It is truly user-friendly. To learn more, checkout:

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There are many kinds of flowers- there is the rose, then there is also the flower that has no beauty or smell that grows in the wild.

The Divine Gardner says, ‘become a fragrant flower‘. There are many kinds of flowers- there is the rose, then there is also the flower that has no beauty or smell that grows in the wild.

A garden is small, He says, a jungle is large. The garden is carefully tended to by the gardener. It has beautiful flowers that spread their fragrance everywhere, they bring happiness to those who see them. A garden is free from thorns because thorns bring sorrow, flowers bring happiness.

Am I a fragrant flower?

Fragrance comes from purity – in thought, word, action and intent. Where there is purity, there is happiness, contentment, peace. Why? Because I am successful. People think success is dependent on others liking me or what I do. Actually, the Divine Friend says, success is based on intent. If your intention is pure, you are already successful. Then, the fragrance of those qualities spreads far and wide without me having to do anything. It is indeed like a flower in the garden that radiates beauty and fragrance automatically..it is not an effort, it is part of its nature.

As I become purer, my happiness and contentment increase. Purity comes from remembering who I am and Whom I belong to, in other words, it comes from remembrance. When I forget who I am and fall into the trap of body consciousness, I become contaminated with all kinds of traits – comparison with others, jealousy, hustling, one-upmanship, desire to win and be right all the time, etc. When I am consumed by these emotions, I live my life in fear rather than in peace and contentment. My mind becomes toxic and toxins don’t release a fragrance as much as they release a stink.

Don’t be a thorn, says our Divine Friend.

A bad smell brings unhappiness and discomfort to people around- they hold their noses and try to get away as far and as quickly as possible. On the other hand, when I am content, when I am happy and peaceful, it lightens the mood for everyone. Even if a person might be feeling low, when a good natured, contented person walks in, they make everyone else feel better.

The good news, the Divine Friend says, is that you are a fragrant flower, fragrance is part of your nature…you just forgot who you are.

It is not something I have to learn, it is not a muscle I have to grow…it is who I am innately. All I have to do is remember…not just in the morning but throughout the day as I am walking, talking, moving around. I, am a peaceful soul. I, am a loveful soul. I, am a child of God. Then, along with remembering, let me follow that up with being in that awareness. What does peace feel like, look like? What does being loveful mean? Let me touch base with my own truth, let me step into my reality rather than simply contemplate it.

This is who I am, a fragrant flower. Now let me remain in that awareness.

Positive Mind Meditation for Everyone

This meditation commentary is spoken by the late Anthony Strano, a wonderful teacher of Raja Yoga Meditation. He left this world to watch over us as a great Angel!

Enjoy! A suggestion is to watch the video first before sitting down to meditate ~ then play it again!

Add your positive vibrations to this world.

Blessings,

Shivalaya