Happiness is about knowing how to live. Through this knowing comes happiness. All you need for a happy life may be a fulfilling relationship and a sense of purpose. Certainly your happiness does not come from external things, but from inside. Therefore there is no point in looking only to the outer world to achieve happiness, without checking in with your personal values and attitudes first. Surely happiness cannot be found by simply hoping for the best. While the material world can contribute to happiness, ultimately life is what you make it!
In the deep awareness and practice of living as a soul that has taken on a body temporarily, rather than as a body that has forgotten itself as a soul, the thought emerges that happiness comes as the result of being dedicated to something greater than the physical self.
Spiritually speaking, the situations that come our way in life are due to our past actions; therefore, they are often scripted differently than what we have anticipated or desired. This contributes greatly to the roots of human discontent. When situations unfold randomly or automatically, not complying with our wishes or desires, it can result in negative feelings and reactions. And yet, even in the midst of such adverse circumstances, one can adopt the creative awareness that I have a choice to create something beautiful, anyway. This help to strengthen the inner world of the mind and to engender contentment in life. Then it becomes possible to embrace the joy of growing in every moment.
We have a choice to create happiness by achieving control over the contents of our own consciousness, not by being in control of situations or other people or allowing them to control us.
In today’s world, wealth, status, and power have become important symbols of happiness. They can be genuine blessings, if they bring joy. It is important to understand how to consciously make efforts towards the attainment of these goals, while staying happy and content in the present moment.
Materialistic success is one dimension of life; there are many others that bring joy and satisfaction. Awareness of other dimensions that bring happiness will free you from being addicted to the attention and approval of others that often comes with being successful on a materialistic level.
In order to overcome the stress and demands of contemporary life, it is important to know and experience your original, innate virtue of happiness. To do this, start by defining what is important to you and what isn’t. By clarifying your values you will find enjoyment and purpose in the actions you choose, irrespective of their social relevance and regardless of external circumstances. Then you will feel rewarded by an internal sense of happiness and achievement.
THOUGHTS TO LIVE BY:
Simplicity is the cornerstone of happiness.
The one who is simple sees through the complications of situations and people. She has the ability to pick out what is useful and worthy from the expansion of all that is available. A simple person’s words and actions are able to spread happiness to those around her.
Affirmations: When my vision and attitude are guided by simplicity, I am happy.
I am free from the complications of all that is happening around me.
My mind is not caught up with unnecessary things; I am able to remain easy even in difficult situations.
My attitude creates an atmosphere of happiness making it possible for others to experience happiness too.
I love creating win-win situations.
“Do you do everything whilst stable in the stage of a detached observer? Those who constantly do everything whilst remaining detached observers constantly experience the Father’s companionship.When you are not a detached observer, the Father cannot be your Companion. Therefore, remain constantly stable in the stage of a detached observer.
1.Remain a detached observer even of your own body.
2. When you are detached from your body and bodily relations you automatically become detached from this old world. Then, whilst being with everyone and in your relations and connections with everyone, remain constantly detached and loving.
3. This stage enables you to experience being an easy yogi.
4. By constantly remaining a detached observer, you will remain immune to any effect, even of being together.
5. Souls are not immune to the effect of action, but the stage of soul consciousness makes you immune, that is, it keeps you beyond any effect or attraction of Maya.
6. To remain detached means to be immune. Therefore, do remain constantly stable in such a stage. Do not allow yourself to be attacked by any type of Maya.
7. Those who have surrendered themselves to the Father will remain constantly safe from any of Maya’s attacks.”
Open Your Inner Eye ~ the Divine Intellect
To fill your self with a quality or power, which you feel you do not have or one, which is lacking inside you, try the following exercise. Suppose you feel that you lack contentment (satisfaction). To increase this quality inside you, sit comfortably in a pleasant room with your eyes open.
Withdraw (remove) energy mentally from everything around you – turn your attention inward. You might think of how a tortoise withdraws into its shell to detach itself from the outside world, but carrying the experience of the world with it inside its shelter.
Create a point of consciousness. Focus on the centre of your forehead. Think of this point as a bright star, a sparkling jewel, a flame or a being of light. This will radiate positive energy, making you feel good about yourself.
Affirm (strengthen) this positive energy through positive thoughts and images about yourself such…
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Self empowerment is the process of filling your Self with a quality or power, which you feel you do not have yet or that is lacking in some way, inside you. To fill the Self, try the following exercise. Suppose you feel that you lack contentment (satisfaction). To increase this quality inside you, sit comfortably in a pleasant room with your eyes open.
Withdraw (remove) energy mentally from everything external around you, including your body. Turn your attention inward. You might think of how a tortoise withdraws into its shell to detach itself from the outside world.
Create a point of consciousness. Focus on the center of your forehead. Think of this point as a bright star, a sparkling jewel, a flame, or a point of light. This will radiate positive energy, making you feel good about yourself.
Affirm (strengthen) this positive energy through positive thoughts and images about yourself such as * I am a contented soul, I shower everyone whom I meet with the quality of contentment, * I am a jewel of contentment, or * I am the child of the Supreme Soul, the Ocean of Contentment.
Focus your energy on contentment; let this become the object of your meditation. As you focus upon the idea of contentment, you give it space, you bring it into your life; allow your thoughts about contentment to shift into feeling contented. You will experience this feeling by giving your conscious attention to it. This is how your mind works. For example when you concentrate on sad or angry thoughts, you will feel sad or angry. Through this same action of concentrating on any state, you add fuel to whatever thoughts you entertain, than the feelings that manifest are yours. So consciously choose what you wish to create, what you wish to feel and be.
During the entire day, visualize yourself performing each action under the canopy (shelter) of the Ocean of Contentment. This same meditation works for all the different virtues like: cheerfulness, courage, humility, tolerance, forgiveness, determination, etc.
For the qualities that already exist inside of you, use this exercise to strengthen them and bring them out into your actions, reactions, and interactions.
This is a way to experience empowerment through meditation.
Under the Canopy of the Ocean of Contentment
Reliving Past Memories:
Have you ever spent a whole day or series of days, weeks, or even months thinking about sorrowful events that have taken place yesterday, last week, a month ago, or even years ago? Did you know rehashing and going over past scenes, overworks and wears out the thinking capabilities of the mind?
Focusing on the past can even make us forgetful that a positive and beautiful future can still happen, simply by focusing on the present and doing the best right now.
A common tendency that many fall into from time to time, is the reopening of events that have already gone by in the reel of life and mixing them in with the present scenes. This can result in a negative future since our…
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This is essential knowledge about removing mold from our lungs, lymphatic system, and tissues with food for those of us who are weathering the after effects of the record-breaking Buffalo Storm we all experienced on Kauai. This list of wonderful food allies to clear our bodies from suspected mold contamination comes from the Medical Medium, Anthony William, whom I hold in the highest regard.
Here’s the list:
Eating apples, skin and all, will kill mold in the body. The pectin in apples pulls mold out of our tissues.
Organic purple grapes destroy mold. Other wonderful fruit allies are pomegranates and oranges.
Veggies that assist the ‘mold warrior’ are fennel bulb (I’ve seen it at Healthy Hut). Juicing the fennel bulb and drinking it will remove mold from the lungs and lymphatic system.
Salad fixings to cleanse and kill mold are arugula, mustard greens, and spinach. Add chopped up sage and rosemary to your salad dressings and guacamole for an extra boost.
Sprinkle pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds on your salad for the perfect mold removal topping or eat them by the handful.
All kinds of mushrooms remove mold as well. Feast on shitake and others. Also chaga mushroom powder can be made into a wonderfully restorative tea with a few sprigs of peppermint, honey, and lemon.
Supplement with lyposomal vitamin C.
Drinking 3 cups of nettle leaf tea throughout the day and you will be mold free in good time!