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In a Love World

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Being Light

Keep the Lamp Alight

To keep the lamp alight…Choose to be polite…

And pour in the oil of Remembrance…

From this stance…you can dance…

Your reward becomes large…and your battery recharged!

To make firm this Divine Connection…

All other affection… Choose to remove.

This will give an enormous lift to your mood!

Draw in the  Beloved One’s energy

And watch how….gradually,

Your stock builds residually…

And increases your interest in tranquillity.

This vibration increases your liberation.

Being Light

On Gentleness

Introduction to Meditation

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Who is Meditation for…

 Meditation is for all who seek the deepest peace and the greatest love,

For whom all is not what it appears to be,

For those who simply seek to know what is truth and what is illusion,

For those who know they are not being true to themselves and are moved to live with greater authenticity and integrity,

For those who are aware that this world is on the verge of a dramatic and profound shift and sense they have a significant role to play,

For those who know a Higher Power is at work in the world and hear the subtle call of that One to be present and available,

For those who wish to know exactly who they are and why they are here.

For those who wish to experience life as a soul and to see others as souls and recognize this may be the greatest paradigm shift of all.

More incentives to bring meditation into your life

In our world today it is apparent that the sufferings of people and nature are widespread.  Often when we see seemingly innocent people, including children, suffering tremendous pain at the hands of others, our sense of injustice is triggered, often accompanied by what many would call “righteous anger” and perhaps even hatred for the oppressor.

In the process, these negative feelings create more suffering for ourselves and those around us.  

This becomes a habit, an inner pattern that is repeated, not only when we witness global strife, but also when someone at home, at work, at our place of worship, or on the street does something we consider unjust.  The same button is pushed and the same pattern of outrage, fear, sleeplessness, anger, hatred, or revenge can emerge.

What has not be acknowledged or understood that could alleviate this added pain and trauma?

A deeper understanding of the laws of action (karma) assures us that whatever we give, will eventually return to us. Therefore whatever happened or is happening  to us is the result of our actions returning.

When this understanding is integrated into our awareness while we watch apparent injustices in the world, it defuses our outrage, diminishes fear, and  lessens our pain. It’s not that we sit passively by and allow people to inflict suffering upon us or others, but it helps us to see that the best possible contribution we can make on behalf of both the victim and the ‘perpetrator’ is to help them to  remember who they are and to rise above their anger and fear.

And what helps us to know our deeper, wiser selves, yes, MEDITATION.

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Meditation opens the door wide into the realms of the unlimited…unlimited peace, unlimited love, and even unlimited bliss. Meditation helps us souls to break the bonds that have kept us trapped in negative karmic exchanges for ages!

However, before we can do this for others, we must do it for ourselves, and see that it works. We must have certainty in the process.

 RESEARCH

Fortunately, these days, meditation has been attracting good amounts of attention from  doctors, like Deepak Chopra, psychiatrists, and instructors and researchers such as Sara Lazar of Harvard University Medical School and Neuroimaging Center of Massachusetts General Hospital.   

Based on research done by Rossi in 1993 and followed by Chopra in 1994, it was found that meditation lowers the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, in the bloodstream, while at the same time increasing interleukin levels which enhance the immune system and provide us with more energy and a greater ability to cleanse chemical toxins such as lactic acid.  This can enhance neurotransmitter receptors and elevate your mood.

Further research on mindfulness meditation also indicates that qualities we once thought to be immutable including the ones that create temperament, personality, and character traits can be altered significantly because meditation practice creates new neural pathways.  As Sara Lazar, instructor at Harvard Med School and neuroimaging researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and others have determined, the more meditation is practiced, the thicker the mid-prefrontal cortex and mid-insular region of the brain becomes. This results in a happier, more even and peaceful you.

Lazar also found that even new meditators who practice meditation as little as 4 hours a week can achieve and sustain states of mindfulness that lead to creative flow or higher levels of consciousness, and that even beginners in their early twenties were able to achieve advanced states of concentration and contemplation equal to that of senior meditators of 10 or 20 years. (Lazar and Siegel 2007)

This information and much more can be reviewed in Wise Mind Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss, and Change by Ronald Alexander Ph.D.

Discover for yourself the doorway of reflective/contemplative meditation that will take you beyond the patterns of old thinking and allow new ways of being with yourself and others to emerge.

Find out how deeper waves of peace and love can inform your life and help you to navigate through situations which may have previously caused stress, blockages, and sorrow.

Learn how meditation truly is a practical way to deal with the waves of life.

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Where to Begin

Motivation: Imagine how it feels when peace arises from the depths of your soul.

Where do you begin when you wish to turn inward?  Have you created a well worn path that brings you into the nourishment of peace and silence easily?  Or do you feel overwhelmed by racing thoughts, innumerable distractions, and uncomfortable feelings that all get in your way of finding and maintaining the sweet spot inside your heart, mind, and soul? Where do you turn and what do you find when you wish to enter your inner sanctum? These are important questions to ask yourself.

First off, a prevailing misconception about meditation is that you must eliminate all thoughts in order to be “meditating”. This is simply not true. However if you are feeling at the mercy of your thoughts -try this- reflect on the “who” that is upset, the who that is troubled by the thoughts and who is witnessing the thoughts.  By refocusing your attention on who is hearing the thoughts, you have already created some space, some distance between you and the thoughts. Allow this part of yourself, the who, to focus elsewhere, on your breath, on the steady flame of a candle, or on a powerful thought such as: I am peace. As you withdraw your attention (energy, focus) away from the stream of thoughts, the thoughts will begin to slow down on their own. This is a powerful step in the right direction.  Bring yourself back to this awareness of the breath, the flame, or the powerful thought-I am peace. Don’t give your attention to the parade of thoughts.

In the next section, you are invited to focus on a little journey designed to take you into peace and silence and away from your everyday thoughts. This journey when practiced frequently can create wonders in your life. At the end of this guided meditation, you will find a special resource of short meditations that can be easily accessed anytime you wish to slow down and experience peace.

 How to  Meditate:

 Letting go and remembering who I truly am.   

                                           

From the stars A simple way to begin.

Find a comfortable spot in your home or in nature.  Begin to wind down by noticing and connecting with the rhythmic pattern of your  breath…Allow yourself to deeply inhale and deeply exhale. Breath into areas of tension and pain that may have collected in the body during the day or over time.

Starting out this way helps the body to let go and frees your awareness to begin the process of  refocusing on something besides the thoughts, interactions, or images, that may have been triggered  during the day. Remember you are the observer and can redirect your attention away from being consumed by the thoughts that are emerging.  

Direct your awareness to the part of you that is not your thoughts…You may wish to gently guide your mind  to contemplate on peace, your breath, or on a focusing object such as a candle or other object which works for you. Your thoughts will gradually slow way down.

This letting go stage is the first step.  Don’t try to rush it. With the dissolving of each distracting thought or feeling know you are getting more and more relaxed to experience the peace within.

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        Start by bringing your attention to the center of your forehead … see yourself as a point of LIGHT radiating brilliantly  in all directions like a star or a diamond.

Child Soul Meditating Hold this awareness of the self for 2 minutes.

Then gently direct the power of the mind to focus on Limitless Light all around you the point of light.

 

Hold this awareness of being light immersed in Light for 2 minutes.

 

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Be receptive to this Limitless Light.   Feel how this powerful, loving current of Light is embracing you in deep peace.  This peace is filled with silence, the silence that is your essence. As you transcend the denseness of the body and the mind, you will find you can experience your unlimited nature.  This is a very liberating and refreshing experience. Be patient, remember that for so long, we souls have been completely absorbed and identified with being just the body, just the mind, causing this experience of being a ‘light’ within the body, who can observe the mind to be lost. So be very patient and kind with yourself.  Remember: Just one moment of an experience of the true Self will never leave you the same. Once tasted you will want to dip  into the awareness of who you are again and again…And for longer and longer periods of time… Always remember your true self is a free, peaceful, silent, loving, blissful being of light.

When you return from this experience, notice what has changed.

You may wish to jot down a few notes about your experiences in meditation. Each time will be different. All meditation experiences count towards bringing you into a new consciousness.  

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You may notice you have gained energy and enthusiasm and that your inner resource of peace has been awakened.

As you continue your experiments in meditation, know that connecting with the self and then the Source of Light is the method for regaining inner powers of the soul such as acceptance, loving tolerance, the capacity to let go easily,  intuitive understanding, discrimination, fearless courage, humility, enthusiasm, detachment, and more

      

 What to Meditate Upon

Motivation: Frequent practice opens up the experience of deeper self-respect.

Before getting into “what to meditate upon”…think about what you know about the difference between self-esteem and  self-respect?

You may agree that self-esteem is most often described as the value the ‘world'(and you) places on the strengths and qualities that are connected to your outer achievements and talents.  These qualities and strengths are measurable via tests, as skill sets and the like.

Self-respect, on the other hand, is based on your intrinsic values within the soul, the qualities that are part of your humanity. Self-respect requires self-acceptance and self-awareness.  Your intrinsic qualities  are love, peace, happiness, bliss, joy, truth, and wisdom and are not measurable by outer methods. These qualities or values are also called virtues.  Often they have been covered over by the rust of time and the impact of negative worldly experiences. In our struggle for outward recognition, these intrinsic qualities or virtues have taken a backseat in our everyday awareness simply because they are the deeper, invisible side of who we truly are.

Your incognito qualities  are just waiting for a chance to emerge, to be known, to be appreciated, and to shine brightly into the world.  They are waiting in the wings for your attention.

This is where the “what” of meditation comes in~

CHOOSE the value, virtue, or quality you wish to experience more of in your life. Bring this  quality into your meditation by selecting an affirmation from this list of statements or create your own.

Love – My love is a gift to every soul, given freely without expectations

Generosity – I am overflowing, abundant, easily contributing,

Humility – I  bask in self-respect without seeking external praise

Peace – I sink into inner silence, as I unwind the flow of my mind

Detachment –  I love without clinging,  I’m involved, not dependent

Contentment – My needs are always fulfilled, as surely as the sun rises

Kindness – I see, I understand, never imposing, always supportive

Happiness – The joy of being alive flows through my being

Simplicity/Uncomplicated – I see the essence; I stay real and keep life simple

Lightness – I am free from thoughts of the past-life is a wonderful game

Courageous – Having seen the truth, I know what I must do; I am  undaunted

Seeing into Being

Bring your chosen virtue into focus for the next week by spending at least 10 minutes a day, experiencing yourself as a beautiful being of light, filled with the quality you have chosen.

Start where it feels most real.

Build up to two or three times a day, meditating on your special virtue.

Journal about the experiences, images, and feelings you have during these meditations and also about the magic and/or the tests that show up.

Share your experiences to uplift others. Encourage them to explore their original nature. Sometimes meditate together.

We are all special … most of us have just forgotten.

It is time to return to our original state of being!!!

Free Yourself

Remember to free yourself from the thought process by noticing the I that observes the you who thinks, dreams, and desires.  This is a part of you that is separate from the mind, from the habits, from the reactions.  This is the part of you that can be empowered through meditation. This is the part of the soul that is called the silent witness or the detached observer.  This part of you, the soul, is also called the intellect and is continually refined as you study, as you experience, as you learn, and as you meditate.

The intellect contains your reservoir of wisdom and knowledge gained, and has the power to discern, discriminate, and decide. The intellect contains the wisdom to calm the mind down and to choose which thoughts make you feel elevated and happy. The mind simply generates thoughts, indiscriminately.  It is doing what it was designed to do. However, it does need gentle guidance from the intellect, Grow this part of the soul. It is the ‘mother’ to your mind. It will guide you. Have faith in the intellect.

Etheral Candles and FlowesRECAP-4 Steps to Take You into Meditation

The first step in meditation is called INITIATION. It simply means creating a quiet, comfortable place that is conducive to slowing down your thoughts in preparation for meditation. A place where you won’t be disturbed or easily distracted.  A place just to be quiet in and to build up the energy of peace and stillness. A place where you can shift from the outer world of the body and mind, and refocus upon the inner world, upon your breath, a powerful affirmation, and possibly a focusing object.

The 2nd stage is called MEDITATION. It involves selecting a topic or a theme for your meditation. It could be a quality, value, or virtue that you would like to focus upon in order to understand it and embrace it more deeply.  It might be a statement claiming the quality … such as: I am a Peaceful Soul. It might be in the form of a question such as: What does bliss feel like? or humility? or contentment ? Concentrate your mind on your chosen statement or question.  

If the mind wanders, if there is a struggle, know you have the ability to bring it back, like a loving mother to the theme at hand. Training the mind is important, getting the wheels of a rusty mind going in the direction you want, may take a bit of coaxing… gently bringing it back time and time again.  Be kind to the mind and it will cooperate.

As this loving, guiding relationship develops between you-the witness and your mind, you will be able to naturally move into the next stage of concentration where the mind is happily engaged and moving with your topic.c.

The 3rd stage is called CONCENTRATION. In concentration you have reached the stage where your thoughts are flowing freely upon your chosen theme, circling around your subject like a bee buzzing around a flower, drinking in the nectar, enjoying the feeling state and the contemplation of your theme.  This will lead you into the 4th and last stage in which you become the topic of your meditation. You become peace, bliss, humility, or contentment, etc.

The 4th stage is called REALIZATION. It is the stage in which you come to know and feel the essence of the topic or theme you have chosen.   In this stage you have gone beyond contemplation into knowing and being.  This is when meditation becomes very practical and has a beneficial effect on the rest of your life.

You may choose to meditate on one theme for a month or longer.  Accomplished meditators are known to stay on certain aspects, qualities, or themes for long, concentrated periods of time. This develops patience and faith.

Contemplating on elevated states of being, such as peace, bliss, humility, true love will produce elevated streams of thought.  You are literally invoking these states to arise within your being. Doing this type of 4 step process on a daily basis can create a powerful vibration which will affect you physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Daily meditation creates a powerful momentum.  As you meditate, your meditation begets more meditation.  A new consciousness emerges from within. As you powerfully integrate the themes you have chosen to take up in meditation, they will color your experiences and even uplift others.

As you meditate on these beautiful states and qualities, ask yourself how can I stay in touch with this place inside of myself, with this knowing, with this awareness? How can I hold the preciousness of this consciousness, so it does not fade away? As you continue this process of realization, you will come to know the qualities of your own essence.

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Chronicles of Surrender

A new title!

ENLIGHTENED

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The idea for Chronicles of Surrender was birthed on Kauai on April 20, 2008  during a session of Divine Light with my sweet friend, Emily Rose. Up in the Homesteads, a full moon in Scorpio was rising, and it was Emily Rose’s 27th birthday.  The idea for the book was inspired by the power of the unseen and its invisible force upon the soul and upon the very destiny of our beloved planet, herself.

This book has asked to be written and longs to be read.  It is in a genre of its own making…something along the lines of practical spirituality meets divine mythos, and divine truth.  It’s about real people, real places, a collective autobiography, and hard to believe truths which become realer than the parameters of 3 D life, as the reader opens the doorway into the invisible realms of the soul.

It is about letting go of…

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Chronicles of Surrender

 

rose on hand with light

The idea for Chronicles of Surrender was birthed on Kauai on April 20, 2008  during a session of Divine Light with my sweet friend, Emily Rose. Up in the Homesteads, a full moon in Scorpio was rising, and it was Emily Rose’s 27th birthday.  The idea for the book was inspired by the power of the unseen and its invisible force upon the soul and upon the very destiny of our beloved planet, herself.

This book has asked to be written and longs to be read.  It is in a genre of its own making…something along the lines of practical spirituality meets divine mythos, and divine truth.  It’s about real people, real places, a collective autobiography, and hard to believe truths which become realer than the parameters of 3 D life, as the reader opens the doorway into the invisible realms of the soul.

It is about letting go of the old ways to allow the new way, the new life to emerge.

Chronicles of Surrender are stories about opening to the new and to the eternal. Each one tells of newness birthed through inner dialogue, the flowering of the soul, whiffs of immortality, divine power, unlimited love, and other powerful thoughts about the true nature of existence in these auspicious and paradoxical times.

These stories chronicle personal experiences of letting go; letting go of the old, the unnecessary, and all that holds the spirit back!

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Originally they were called The Jasmine Chronicles. Why jasmine you might be wondering?  Why name something so lofty as these ‘chronicles’ of life-changing moments after something as whimsical as a flower? The reasoning is somewhat autobiographical and very specific to where I was living at the time this idea came through; for every night, when it was time to let go of the day, I would be transported by the fragrance of the night-blooming jasmine wafting in through the windows of my little hale (Hawaiian for home) in Wailua. In each whiff, there was an element of newness and eternal freshness as I breathed in the fragrant air which swirled around my head.

Pikake, as jasmine is called in Hawaiian, became my benevolent, evening companion. One sniff cleansed the senses of the toil of that day and adorned my thoughts with the majesty of a god or goddess.  The jasmine uplifted my spirit, sparked a wonder in the soul, and spoke to me of a new direction,not just for me, but the new direction of bringing the Divine to earth.

Jasmine, pikake, was my friend, my ally, my beloved in the work of imagining Heaven coming to earth, in the highest sense of that completion.

Try it for yourself! Find some jasmine, although for you it might be a gardenia, a rose, or a starburst lily! Experiment! It might be the smell of your favorite cup of tea or the sound of the wind blowing over your roof as you lie awake in bed.  For you, it could be the scent of the sea, the sight of an innocent child, the taste of something sweet  infused with love? The magic is in the eyes and ears and soul of the beholder.

Whatever transports you, catches you off guard, lifts you up and out, grasp it fully into the membranes of your life, into you, the living soul. Let it merge with your own essence, with your unique flavor; let it  assist you joyfully on your mission.  Watch how ‘it’ sparks ideas and sparkles up the heaviest of heart aches.  Whatever ‘it’ is, be sure that it won’t let you drift apart from your true nature of joy, love, and delight.

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Whenever you begin to gasp at how alone you are in the midst of your life, embark upon planting this fragrance, this flavor, this sound, or that sight into your heart of hearts. Let it touch you so deeply that you open naturally to remembering how much the One Above really loves you!

When you long to hold another’s hand to lighten their steps along a thorny path, yet they are far, far away, across an ocean, remember your ‘touchstone’ and there you will find them, at the center of the universe within your heart! In moments like these, envision your power to uplift all souls and as you do, your own vibration will rise to meet the Heart of the One Above.

When the wind outside your door blows cold and the sky is a pearly gray, listen to the sounds of the little birds whose songs trickle in and blend with your essence…encouraging you to remember to sing, to hum, to compose verse of your own to delight the soul, yours and others!

When you feel far from home and loved ones, and many tasks have piled up before you can touch their tender hands, remember the sounds of gods and goddesses laughing through the sound of the little birds calling out to the Beloved.  Even the rooster’s call is an honoring of the Light!

When your head is filled with so much light, you can’t see straight, breathe slowly and imbibe what is yours. Give praise and thanks when there is nothing else you can do. Stay put, do not venture out until the flow of incoming higher forces directs your awareness to the truth of your existence.  Know it is most sensible not to travel anywhere, but to sit in the stillness, and reap the harvest of the inner landscape.  Go deep to find the riches joining you to the One. Watch as Peace drifts in and who ‘you’ are, or who you thought you were… drifts out.

When you feel empty, when you ache, when you say I wish for some fulfillment, an accomplishment, an aim, a reward, for love and respect for who I am, for people who speak truth comfortably, for awakening, for YOU in all of your sweet adorableness, for beauty, for closeness, for the new moon of bringing these things in…in the coming cycle into their completion, into fullness; when you feel this way… Stop and clear out the desires of another, of all others. Clear your palette and know your own choices, your own precious pregnant possibilities.  Know your own consciousness lifting you into another realm where you can come face to face with the Mirror of Love, the Creator, the Mother and Father of all souls.  Find refuge here, my friend and be nourished.

 

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You are not alone; souls just like you who have experienced such feelings, suffering from the ‘alloy’ that has been mixed in with what was once ‘golden’, share what they’ve found and how they have been filled to overflowing by those findings.  And so Chronicles of Surrender came to be.  It all began with the whisperings of the sweet, gentle jasmine blooming in the dark, who fanned the flames of my heart and evoked the stirrings of knowledge in this soul of letting go of this old world to make way for  the coming of Heaven on Earth. It is now, closer than ever, the changing of the times, the time to replace the old world with the new, the time of transforming hell into heaven.

 

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Although Heaven on Earth is currently a ” work in progress”,  it is steadily being established by the cooperation of many souls, the ones ‘experienced in the special art of the transformation of life’, the ones who are busy in transforming themselves in order to transform the world, the ones actively listening to the guidance of the Divine Director, the One in synch with the Cosmic Drama.

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This is the time for newness, for the new life, the new world.  Inspire each other with new life.  As you move forward, remember to bless each other.  Give thanks to one another, to the ones who firmly hold the hand of the One Above in theirs and especially to the ones who haven’t found that Hand of Blessings yet!

For as we say in Hawaii, When a task is done together, no task is too big…

‘A ohe hua o ka mai `ai ka la ho’okaahi

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Your blessing for coming this far with an open mind and an open heart:

You are a spiritual flower who spreads the fragrance of spirituality in all 4 directions.

You are an image that attracts all souls to you.

May you be in this awareness that: I am a fragrant flower in the Beloved’s Garden… spreading a spiritual fragrance to attract and uplift all souls.

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Because you have become this now, as a memorial in your temples, they light fragrant incense and adorn the altar of your non-living idols with their favorite flowers. 

Be Still and Come into your own unlimited presence.