“Free Yourself from Mental Slavery”is my favorite “Bob Marlyism.
The Highest on High Spiritual Father blesses us with: “Become a Bestower of Liberation and be free from the limitation of your own mind, free from the bondage of negative thoughts.”
The only barrier to your happiness
is the quality of your own thoughts
and the habit of seeing other’s faults and weaknesses.
Be free-Experience the Lightness and Brightness of You, the Soul. This body is oh, so temporary.
To become attached to anything temporary will bring a temporary happiness, with a wake of sorrow, close behind. Retreat into the timeless nature of you, the soul and our original Home far beyond this earth, which will soon be swept completely clean for our New Beginnings.
Your soul has become tired from playing these mortal games and for all the costume changes, lifetime after lifetime. Retreat to your original Purity, your original Happiness, your original Peace.
Remain so full of your original melody of happiness that no tones of sorrow will drown it out!
No longer, out of ego, continually think of the faults of others. Each soul has their own part to play in this eternal drama and is playing it perfectly!
Do not be bound by jealousy, carelessness, or laziness-for this finishes your power of realization. Become free of those subtle bondages and become a liberator of souls who are drowning in despair and weakness.
At this time, the world is governed by a cruel kingdom based on human desires and vices. Everyone has become colored by those vices. They are easy to spot for they are called: anger, greed, lust, ego, and attachment.
The Benevolent One, the Purifier, has come at our darkest hour to establish our original kingdom of True Happiness and True Love. His main direction is to Remember Me, for I will purify you.
Remember your True Self, the self governed by Love and Light. Remember the time when our kingdom was in its full glory. Establish the kingdom within first…feel it in your heart and soul now. Be of faith that it is soon to come, as it once was. Have faith that you are a soul and break the bondages of your body. No longer be a slave of the senses. Become Free, through the pure and positive thoughts of your mind. It is possible-it is the only possibility to return Home in Peace.
WIth thoughts of the Father , the boatman, in your mind, He will take your boat across from this side to the other. Wrapped in Her Light and Love, you will be refreshed, restored, and made new once again.
Throughout the day, watch your thoughts. As your meditation process becomes firmly ingrained in your life and you can easily slip into the awareness of being the “detached observer, you will find that observing your thoughts becomes more natural. When you recognize that you are creating thoughts or feelings that are negative or wasteful, remind yourself that you are a peaceful and powerful soul and the creator of your own experience.
Give your mind a powerful/loving thought to ponder, not only while you are sitting for meditation, but also while you go about your day. Exercise your right as a self-sovereign soul to choose the thoughts you create.
This simple process will enhance your meditation later on in the day. Holding thoughts such as “I am a peaceful soul” or “I am a loving soul using my divinity to complete this task” will actually carry over into your ability to create and sustain peaceful, positive streams of thought in your meditations.
Have faith in yourself, that you are the rudder of your ship, guided by the the Highest on High with whom you have connected during your inner contemplations and “remembrance” of that One.
Just as your remembrance empowers your ability to be peaceful, to make good decisions, to act from self-respect, and to respond rather than react while engaged in life, so your awareness while engaged in life can impact your meditation when you remember the true, elevated thoughts that make you feel good about yourself.
Chances are if you are experiencing obstacles during meditation, it is because you are experiencing stress during the day due to contemplating negative thoughts and feelings.
When you notice this, challenge those negative thoughts, stop them, turn yourself around, and give yourself the chance to regroup your thoughts to create a better feeling and thinking mode. This will make moving into a meditative state easier whenever you choose.
As we grow in self-love and self-respect, it is easier to move forward in all areas of life, including spiritually.
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,
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 avirtue. 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
Do you remember the Rolling Stones’ song: “Time is On My Side”? This article has been written about that kind of time, the kind of time that is truly on your side…on the side of humanity, on the side of progress after a long time of stagnancy and degradation. Strong words, for sure, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you hear yourself questioning the previous statement about these times and how time could possibly be on your side, at this time when the globe is experiencing and witnessing a time of one natural disaster after the next, of pandemic, of brutality, of inhumanity towards another’s human life, compounded by continued human atrocities to nature. Many of the scenes that are playing out at this time are creating a sorrowful darkness for our people and the world of nature. This piece wasn’t written to dwell upon the sorrows of our world, yet they cannot and should not be denied. Rather my purpose in writing this is to alert you and uplift you and explain how time is of the essence and time really is on your side!
Most of us are very familiar, although often uncomfortable with chronological time, as there never seems to be enough of it; and it seems to be speeding up everyday. This type of fleeting time, which we measure through clocks, watches, and calendars is governed by the Greek god, Chronos who is god of time, god of death, and the god of material consciousness.
Chronos governs the 3D world where time doesn’t always seem to be on our side! But wait, there is another god of time, and his name is Kairos. This Greek governs a very different kind of time; he gives us a different senseof time.
In Kairos Time, one qualifies time in terms of events that make a deep impact on the quality of life. For example, there are moments in everyone’s life which prove to be highly impactful and even life changing. They may only take moments to transpire (in chronological time) and yet they have the power to change the entire direction of your life, in a matter of minutes!
Kairos Time gives meaning to life that is far beyond ordinary chronological existence. Some of those key Kairos moments are ‘enlightenments’, but some are also traumas. It is as though ‘time stands still’in those moments. These types of events change you so totally that you can never go back to what you were before. The experience of Kairos Time creates new responses, clearer understandings and offers us important, defining, moments in our lives.
However, in order to truly change and evolve there has to be a force operating in time that rejuvenates everything and everyone; that force has to operate on life, physically, mentally, socially, financially, and spiritually in every possible way. What is needed is a force that can reverse the effect of time! The force we are talking about is an extremely, powerful, force which carries the state of the world and the condition of humanity from the very bottom to the very top, from its lowest ebb back to its original, purest, and highest condition.
In India, a name for God is Mahakaal which means the Great Time. Maha(great)kaal(time) has the power to reverse the effects of time. Mother India gives us another thought-provoking point about time; about the time some of us have found ourselves in right now, the time period called the Confluence Age. A confluence is known to come between two things; in this case , like the confluence between two rivers. In this case, the confluence is an exceptional, though short period of time, that has come between two very long periods of time. The time that most of humanity is presently in called the Iron Age or the Kali Yuga (the age of falsehood) and the period of time that is just ahead called the Golden Age or Sat Yuga (the age of truth). The confluence that is now occurring is between the darkest of times and the coming brightest of times.
The Confluence Age is the only time in our human history when we have the possibility to elevate, to evolve, and to ascend; i.e. it is the only time that we have the force of Mahakaal, God and the Great Time supporting us to make a leap of consciousness to right all wrongs and to settle all karmic accounts, both individually and collectively.
The importance of this time is paramount! Many souls are tuning in to the enormous potential for greatness that is now present.It is an epic time of both destruction and creation. It is this peak of destruction which will create the pure opening into another age, an age of beauty, harmony, and prosperity, the true heaven on earth.
In order for heaven on earth to be established, it is imperative to let go of everything of this old world. The destruction of the old is imminent, and with the complete culmination of the old age, the new age is born.
Life and death, light and darkness, trauma and enlightenment, rise and fall, the natural cycle of life, devolution and evolution, and the comings and goings of unprecedented events; it is all upon the stage at this time. Trust in the greatness of this time, let go of the known shore, let go of your fears, especially the fear of death, for it is the time for complete renewal, the time for the reset button which comes after death.
Keep your thoughts with the Great Force that is fully reversing the effects of time and bringing in a bountiful age when the earth and all souls are made new once again.
If this article has peaked your interest in any way and/or raised questions and you would like more information and support for navigating successfully in these times, feel free to contact me at 808-639-9436 to set up a time to share.
Six women gathered for their first Zoom Meeting together. Each was invited to join the group to read and discuss the spiritual contents of a book called “The Four Faces of Woman” by Caroline Ward. In our opening session we each shared our reasons for joining the group…it sounded something like this. Each one has the aim to become true to the self that is authentic, loving, beautiful, trusting, aware, and connected to the self, others and God.
Honesty was in the air and a deep sense to share.
And more importantly for some,
to listen from the heart.
We were connected by our joy to know all that is divine within the self and in the Supreme Being. One participant said that what “Spirituality” meant to her was: the awareness of God and our own Divine Nature that eventually sends Light Out into Everything! Another said for her spirituality meant to realize the deep significance of Silence in connecting with God…that Silence is the way to do it!!! Another said for her Spirituality is a way of life, as well as life-changing. And another said spirituality was the interconnectedness she felt with her Guardian Angel who was helping her to be kinder and more loving to people and animals.
What weeach appreciated about ourselves that made 2021 more doable:
When the topic of what quality or virtue did you especially appreciate and use to navigate 2021 came up, the responses were profoundly relevant to the qualities needed by our world, its leaders, and its people as we go forward.
Appreciation of the Self is Important
One blessed soul commented on the tumultuousness of 2021 and that she relied on her quality of Flexibility in order to respond to the many changes in an accepting way while standing in her truth. Another beloved soul said that Peace and Silence in these trying times helped her to navigate. Another courageous soul said Love and Faith in God and Trust in Life helped her shift from “being a mess” into a Loving Being with Self-Respect. And yet another bright soul said: Forgiveness in Family Matters was what she appreciated about herself this year. She reflected I’m easy and don’t hold grudges…yet I’m still feeling challenged ~To Forget!!! And another beautiful soul shared that taking responsibility for her feelings was what got her through 2021 with more grace.
Our Goals for 2022, sounded like this:
Emerging optimism, harmony, and time for meditation so I can make the changes to be responsive to others and even my community in a positive way.
Being more present and patient with myself…dropping the struggle…appreciative of the little things…AND trusting myself to Be My SELF.
Going deeper into silence and Oneness. Keeping the Connection with the One Above.
More Silence and Nature Time to bring into the rest of Life.
Detect subtle changes in your body, by performing an energy scan regularly.
Positively affect your health, balance your emotions, prevent illness, and heal injuries by regularly focusing your mental and spiritual energy inward.
Begin by lying in a comfortable position and taking three deep cleansing breaths. Imagine, if you will, a sunbeam entering the top of your head. Feel this light slowly scanning each part of your internal body. Allow it to scan every cell in your body and keep breathing. Every time you exhale, blow out negative energy you may feel. Notice any changes in your body. Sensations may vary from person to person. You may feel a shift in body temperature, see a color or flash of light, or hear a voice offering you guidance. If you feel a block in a certain area of your body, sit with that block and feel into it. Ask your body why that block is there and what you need to do to release it. Try not to judge or analyze the wisdom that comes to you. Often, we experience energy blocks in our body because our body is trying to tell us something. You may want to breathe into that area until you feel the block dissolving. When you have finished your scan, take one last deep breath and exhale any energetic residue that you are ready to release.
The body doesn’t lie, and it has much wisdom to share with us. Any injuries or blocks that exist in our bodies are there so that we can learn from having them in our bodies. An existing injury can teach us to slow down or help us recognize that something is out of balance in our bodies. The more you scan your body, the better you will become at it. If you sense that something is not right in your body, you may want to visit a doctor and tell them about your experience. When you have finished your scan, don’t forget to thank your wonderful, amazing body and congratulate you, the soul, the master of your body, for paying attention!
It is a cool Sunday morning here on Kauai and I am wishing you a fruitful and happy attitude towards whatever is in front of you in this moment.
Remember the power of Silence, step back into the self, to connect with the One Above, the Comforter of Hearts, and then take actions, speak, or think. This transforms your every thought, word, and action from ordinary to elevated.
May you resonate with the sweet reminder below, that mental tiredness is a symptom of the self going against its own truth…
Stop, reflect and remember that you are an eternal being, your true nature is of Light, Peace, and Love, and your Best Friend is the One who resides in a state of silence in our original, eternal Home, called Nirvana.
It is our honor to return there shortly with Him, to rest in His Company before we re-enter the journey once again through the Eternal Cycle of Time.
We live in the age of ‘busy’. Busy people not only do a lot, they think a lot. The origins of ‘busy’ are mental.
Mental tiredness is a symptom of the self going against the grain of the truth about the self. Being lost in thought, thinking constantly about things to do, what’s been done, what could have been done, what was done wrong, what should have been done but wasn’t, what others did, are doing, should do, must do, is tiring and a waste of energy,
Meditation allows one to turn the eye of your attention and awareness within, gradually the mind becomes quiet and still. Even one minute of awareness of your inner space changes things inside and outside!
Realize that outer space is but a reflection of inner space.
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-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 remembering to think I am a peaceful, loving soul brings these qualities into my awareness 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. From awareness into action...this is the method!
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 began 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 wherever 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!
Be the lotus which grows in the mud, connected to all, but remains untouched and lovely!!!
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.
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.
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!
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~~~
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.
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.“