Revolution and True Freedom

rainbow over anini beachIn recent times the greatest revolution has been the awakening that human beings can change the outer aspects of their lives by changing the innermost thoughts and attitudes of their minds.   Truly, it is the only way to make changes that matter and which are sustainable over a long period of time!

The way to restore our spiritual identity is not in the rejection of the world of matter around us, but in becoming an awakened, fulfilled soul free of cravings, distractions, and self-gratification at the expense of others.  This elevated state is only possible when the soul is truly intoxicated with its Self,  fully conscious of its own worth and power, and its deep connection with all there is!

Then, it is possible to dwell, as a guest, in the material/social, three-dimensional, environment without any attachment to things, people, or places.  True freedom expresses itself through unhampered mastery of  spirit over matter or unlimited spiritual awareness over limited body consciousness, and the wherewithal to be of service to the whole, knowing that by your very presence in this world, you are making a difference.

One sage has been known to say that “when the time is ripe, the advancement of a soul towards self-knowledge (and self-mastery) comes about as naturally  as the physical body of a child growing into a full-fledged mature form.”  My friends, the time is now ripe.  Don’t waste the dynamics of this stellar age to become as elevated as you can ever be!

The blueprint for this short span of time we have before the ‘new beginning’, before the reset button is pushed, before chaos brings on its own demise, is that of ascending, completion, closing the karmic accounts of the past, and preparing the inner being for the greatest world we’ve ever seen.

Yes, the time is now.

 

 

 

 

Get a Jump Start on Living as a Soul!

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Ask yourself what truly gives me peace?  What am I insisting needs to get done before I can be at peace?  What helps me to “be still”?  Your eternal nature is free and peaceful.   Your eternal nature is free from fears, free from doubts, free from pain, and free from suffering.  To fly away, to be unlimited, and to be in peace are all deep soul memories which create a deep, yet subtle, longing.

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Buried within us, lies the truth that we are much more than bodies.  We are all experiencing an identity crisis, without knowing it!  Most of us have been under the deep impression that I am this body and I have a soul.  In actuality, I am the eternal being who has taken a body, in order to play a part on the stage of life. I temporarily reside inside this body; however I am an unlimited soul-playing a limited role. I must remember the costume (body) is not me…it is a temporary outer garment that will soon be exchanged for another. This is why trying to derive total fulfillment or contentment through the senses of the body is not possible.  It is always temporary and does not feed the inner resources of the soul, which can become dry from lack of attention and awareness to the true self.

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  • Ask yourself, what exactly do I yearn to be free from?
  • What makes me feel unlimited?
  • What helps bring back the memory of who I am… a peaceful, powerful, happy being?

Worthy sages, poets, and healers, all endeavor to guide humanity’s focus towards the inner treasure of our true identity.

In the 18th century, the poet, William Wordsworth mused upon these sentiments in his classic poem:

The World is Too Much with Us…in which he wrote:

we are beings~

 “trailing clouds of glory… blinded by the  distractions of the material world.”

 He cautioned then, what is even more true now: Don’t  look to the world to fulfill the longing of the soul.

You are an eternal being, a soul and your quest is for the everlasting, not the temporary bling or the immediate gratification. This type of compensatory gratification is a highly, over-rated commodity of our time and keeps the soul under-nourished.

Listen to yourself – the answers do lie within.  Become knowledgeable about your inner resources and transform your life and its difficulties into a life of ease and grace.

HOW?

  • Give yourself time to Go Deep Into the Silence that is You.
  • Speak kindly to the you that is emerging… the You that is waking from a deep and troubled sleep, a kind of amnesia, a forgetting!
  • As a spiritual being, I require spiritual sustenance…the kind received through spiritual truths that restore my self-knowledge as a vital, loving, wise, and powerful soul. To receive that means I must be in touch with my spiritual nature…my spiritual home and my spiritual source.
  • Spiritually detox. Begin by burning up all false beliefs that taught you the Highest on High is not a loving Benefactor, discard any teaching that says that One judges and a punishes.  Free yourself from the lies and misconceptions that do not serve you in any way.
  • Purge the beliefs injected into you from your childhood that tell you that this One gets angry with you.
  • Remember: healing your “religious past” ensures that your “spiritual future” will be positive and bring you in closer loving communion with the Most Loving Force in our universe.
  • Find a spiritual practice that eases your heart of all guilt, hatred, and fear: a path with Heart  that will allow the flow of more kindness, peace, love, and honesty to flow in, from, and around you.
  • Commit to a path that supports you, and allows you to experience the true nature of God.
  • Claim as your own, the kind of relationship/s you would love to have with this One.
  • Having made your claim, ask to be guided towards its complete fulfillment.
  • Know this is your birthright.
  • Begin a thorough “detoxing” of all ancient, spiritual skeletons left unhealed, in your “closet” of forgotten burdens and recurring memories. Without doing this spiritual detox, you will feel bound by subtle forces that make it hard to move forward and to melt into love, contentment, peace, and acceptance. (p.s. I share a wonderful practice that can be used to help you get free from negative memories.)
  • Clean out, open up, and receive comfort and support from the One who has never stopped loving you!
  • Consciously and/or unconsciously, if your strongest perceptions of the Beloved are of fear and judgement, you will tend to be that way with yourself!     (I was definitely “there” for a looong time~OUCH!)
  • And the way you are with yourself is essentially how you are with others, and how others “see” you and treat you.
  • Your relationship with the One is so unique and the most intimate mirror you have. Take the time to clean this mirror of other peoples’ fingerprints, of the greasy smudges of old perceptions.
  • The reflection that shines through will astound and uplift you.

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You will wonder how it was possible to be duped for so long about your own true worth and the benevolent brilliance of the Bestower of Happiness, the One who removes sorrow.

The practice of Raja Yoga has immensely helped me to clear lifetimes of confusion about my relationship with this One!!!

It has become such a joy to practice and teach this wondrous method of meditation which assists others in finding clarity and deep connection.

Contact me @ 808-639-9436 if you would like to experience newness in your present practice of meditation, in your relationship with the Divine, or more comfort and ease in your life, in general.

Email me to discuss whatever is touching your heart of hearts at this time.  I teach free classes on “The Art of Stillness” formerly called “Living as an Eternal Being instead of as a Temporary Human Being”.  My email is: donnadalessio@yahoo.com. I can also be reached directly @808-639-9436.

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I share guided meditations over the phone and as we move forward, will resume them in person.

Remember You are a Beautiful Soul.

Your Life is a Journey of Remembering and Forgetting.

It’s Time to Remember!

Kindness is the Highest Form of Wisdom

Goddesses Have Divine Virtues!

Girl and the Sky“The Father sits here and explains about devotion and knowledge”.                                                         Murli:  1/1/2016

Spiritual Children:  Have you understood how there cannot be true fulfillment through devotion and that it is only through ‘this knowledge’ that ordinary human beings are made into deities?”

You may be asking what is meant by knowledge in this context and how does it differ from devotion?  What kind of knowledge comes from the Father/Mother of all and is infused with the transformational magic of changing ordinary human beings into deities.  The Beloved Parent/Friend gives us ordinary humans, caught in the web of thinking we are the roles we play, the recognition of the Self.  The Beloved finds us and helps us to recognize the One, as He/She is.  The Beloved also gives the knowledge of the beginning, middle and end of the world cycle.

Again, you may be asking how can I recognize the One who comes to create the new world through this knowledge?  The Father, Teacher, and Guide comes with a gift to assist us to connect with Him/Her in the Supreme Abode, the abode of all souls, the abode of silence.  This gift comes in the form of Meditation…Raja Yoga Meditation.

As we connect with the One and get on this One’s incorporeal wavelength, we begin the process of purification of the karmas of our past and present and imbibe that One’s virtues and characteristics.  Nice tradeoff!!!

Presetly we are living in the “kingdom of Maya” where we are all sufferring from anger, lust, greed, ego, and attachment.  The One comes from on high, out of mercy and love, to  teach us and restore our original purity.  In essence, the incorporeal Beloved descends to establish a new world of purity, peace, and happiness through the power of Raja Yoga (union with the One).

“Although Maya is very powerful, there is hope.  Even those who have become completly degraded have to be uplifted. ” (murli)

 Since the Beloved is incognito, the human souls who are destined to help in the establishment of the new world, reveal the One to others and share the knowledge they have been given.  Brahma (who becomes Narayan, a deity, in his next life) and Saraswati ( becomes the deity Lakshmi, in her next life) have the distinction of being the first and best students of the One.  They are the roots and trunk of the human world tree.  Saraswati, in this life, is also called Mamma.  “She would tell everybody that we are just instruments of God and that One is getting the things done through us.  So, we should remain detached observers.   She was an embodiment of  sweetness, humility, truth, maturity, seriousness, tolerance, and cheerfulness.  Her presence transformed the vicious attitude and sufferings of others. She also had a natural disinterest towards wordly affairs and would tell everyone to live as though it were their last moment!  She would also say that an ‘effort-maker’ is one who understands the lessons of the Highest on High and translates them into practical life immediately.” from Mateshwari Jagadamba Saraswati by B.K. Surendran, from Bangalore.

“The Goddess Lakshmi has a nose, ears, and a mouth, etc. because she is also a human being.  However she has divine virtues and this is why she is called a deity (goddess).

How did she become such a beautiful deity?

It is only by remembering Alpha (the One) that one becomes a god-like deity from a human being.

Alpha is said to be the highest.  People point upwards with their finger to indicate Alpha.  Alpha is also said to be One.  

There is just one God and all the rest are children.  

This One gives you knowledge and makes you His children…It is of Him that it is said: ‘Even if you turned a whole ocean into ink, a forest into pens, and the earth into paper, this knowledge would not run out.’  

Hand over all your burdens and bondages to the Father, and become Light.” (murli)

It is possible that you will understand some of this knowledge.   Some of you will instantly have faith, whereas others won’t.

Hope is kept for everyone.  If not now, then you will definitely understand in the future.

One has to keep hoping for the souls of the world.  To keep hope in them means to have an interest in serving them.

“This knowledge and divine virtues have to be imbibed.” (murli)

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Respect ~ Let Me Count the Ways

 

 

I am a child of GodA spiritual journey often begins with  the question:’Who am I?’

Focusing on our eternal nature with self-reflection and self-respect brings into awareness the unfoldment of the answer to Who am I.

Giving respect to your true Self, instead of demanding or expecting respect for your ego from others has great benefits.   As your self-respect increases, the soul becomes humble and fulfilled. Eliminating negative and useless thoughts about myself and others is easier when focused on the elevated awareness of the Self as a being of light..  This kind of self respect dispels consciousness of the self as a limited, temporary body governed by an ego and our true nature of peace, love, and joy can be expressed.

Being in self-respect brings respect from others easily and continually. This is the opposite of arrogance; this has to do with acknowledging the True Self and our true qualities.

Renouncing the desires of I, me, and mine cools the ego down.  Work on the ego allows one to experience progress in meditation and other spiritual work.

Self-respect is the foundation of the state of soul-consciousness.  Each and every thought of respect  about our true and eternal nature creates energy, while wasteful thoughts about myself and others reduces my power and vitality.

Start this process of respect for your eternal nature by creating a list of respectful  thoughts or ‘titles’ you have for your soul.  Such thoughts will build inner stability to  face adverse situations.  They will keep you in a good stage of soul-consciousness and in the company of the Highest on High who wishes only the best for you.

Here is a starter list to get you moving in the right direction.

  1.  I am a great soul.  It is true that I’m great.  Feel it and accept it with deep     realization.
  2.  I am a destroyer of obstacles for myself and others.  My Divine Parent is always with me.  I am under the Canopy of Protection.
  3.  My original and eternal state is of  sovereignty of the soul over the mind and body.
  4.  I am a pure soul and so is everyone else originally and eternally a pure soul.
  5.  My true nature is of peace.  When I am connected to peace, I give peace to all souls through the freedom of my mind.
  6. On the basis of self-respect, I charge up the atmosphere around me, including my home, my meditation area, and wherever I am present in the world.
  7. I am a powerful soul, unlimited and blissful.
  8. Expressing love without conditions and expectations is a natural joy for the soul.
  9. I am a beloved child of God.

Give yourself the gift of Self-Respect every day.  It is especially powerful, during the first ten minutes of your day to reflect on one of these points.  This practice can be repeated for the last ten minutes of your day before sleeping, as well. These times of the day, your subconscious is most available and will take in your positive thoughts.  Also imbibe a powerful point of self-respect while eating and drinking.  Work this practice into the things you do everyday for the sustenance of your body.  You will be also sustaining the energy of your soul.

You are a blessed soul.  Blessed by this spiritual knowledge, blessed by the Divine Director of this play, and blessed by every positive thought you choose.

Choose well, live well, and progress.

 

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To Drink from the Well of Peace

 

In the practice of Raja Yoga Meditation, one method to connect with your inner peace is through the thought ‘Om Shanti’.  These 2 words point to the awareness of our eternal state of peace and our true spiritual identity.  By thinking or saying Om Shanti you are claiming your natural state of peace to emerge.

 In Sanskrit, Shanti means ‘peace’ and Om means ‘I am the soul’.   Together they affirm that I am a peaceful soul.

As you accept Om Shanti as a reality and focus upon it, your power of peace and serenity manifests as a powerful vibration bringing your true nature of peace to the surface of your life and you become a wonderful force of peace in the world around you.

It takes just a few seconds of concentration to connect with the soul-self and the current of peace and tranquility.  Practice for 10 to 20 seconds, as many times throughout the day as you wish, to establish and sustain the awareness of the peace which abides within you, the soul.  Your Om Shanti current will never fail to energize your peacefulness.  However, it must be practiced with complete attention.

What follows is a wonderful testimony from a young woman in her twenties, a first time participant in one of our Raja Yoga Meditation sessions.  “My first encounter with Raja Yoga Meditation at a Solstice Gathering on Kauai was simply wonderful.  It filled me with a sweet sense of light that uplifted and acknowledged my soul.  One of the most profound experiences of the evening was realizing how powerful it is to recognize and deeply connect to soul-consciousness.

The soul is our source of our existence.  I am deeply thankful for everyone who drinks from this well of light.”

 

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Lightness and Magic Are Real

The deepest untruth has been to go down the road, so far, into the depths of matter that I forgot who you and I are!  

This turning away from the lightness and magic of our unlimited nature is the deepest lie.

The deepest lie is being pulled into the claws of Maya, the Grand Illusionist, and believing that this body is center stage and that you and I, the living souls, are distant and removed, waiting in the wings somewhere.

For this I apologize, for forgetting how close we are to You~  How we truly are: incorporeal, unlimited, loveful, merciful, beyond the five senses, lost in love, creative, the ultimate magicians.

Let us hold hands and circle the globe in our minds with our love and benevolence.  It can be done.  It will be done.  It is done.  The world and our souls will be made new and pristine once again. Bright and Beautiful as it was in the Beginning, So it Shall Be, Once Again.

                                            

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There’s Benefit in Everything

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I’ve been in India for almost 3 weeks having powerful meditations and connections with my Self and the Divine, as well as meeting amazing people from all over the planet!  The whole time I’ve been here, the body has been in a vulnerable state.  I, the soul, have decided to take charge again and again commanding health, well-being, and balance.  It is beginning to materialize.  Somehow, it has been easy to over-do here, even though each day is spent in hours of deep meditation and reflection.

Paying close attention to the rhythm of each day and each night has helped to create balance.  Being alone and connecting with new “old” friends is another dance of balance.  Reading, writing, sitting in the sun, finding the perfect mementos for folks back home all fill the days of a perfect retreat.

What is the backdrop to all of this, that makes coming all the way to India to do what, seemingly, one could do anywhere so powerful?

The backdrop is that one is nurtured in a very sacred high vibrational  energy field  where heavy meditation has been carried on since the 50’s  by fully surrendered yogis making it easy for others to rise to a state of lightness, bodilessness, and connect in a profound way with the Highest on High.

There is great value in this for the soul.

Pilgrimage of November 2015/Dadi Janki’s 100th Birthday CelebrationOn my way~~~~~~~~

Creating with Soul Power

Doing what you do “with love” is the only way to accumulate sprititual power and merit.  If you are moving from guilt, obligation, or force, you will not receive the results you are seeking.

As you choose to build up the spiritual aspect of your nature~do it with Love.  The love of knowing that everyday you have committed time to do something that will be yours for eternity.  You are adding to your account of consciousness.  Keep this appointment with yourself.  This teaches kindness and respect to the self and strengthens your determination to overcome distractions, carelessness, and laziness.

Start your day right, by carving out some morning time that is dedicated to You.   Make it spiritually significant to you.  Then it will be easier throughout the day to enjoy moments when you connect in  with your Self again.  Being able to quickly recognize that you are a soul, by affirming this truth through a simple statement such as: “I am a peaceful soul” as you sip water throughout the day, empowers every cell in the water, as well as every cell in your body.  Choose a simple statement that resonates deeply~choose a statement that is most likely to ignite your light! Starting with peace is a powerful step.

Even the most basic practice, repeated consistently, can bring enormous benefit.  You may also add to this by saying I am a peaceful soul 10 to 20 times as you cook,  do your laundry,  as you are driving or as you go about your work day.

As you walk to your car or to the bus, continue to affirm to yourself…I am a peaceful soul.  This small step qualifies you to enter a wonderful spiritual doorway. You are entering into your true reality, that of a spiritual being of light.

You may feel that it is not easy to live in this world and to be spiritual. Granted there are definitely forces at foot to pull us down.  An easy method to lift yourself time and time again and to fuel your consciousness is to have easy access to thoughts which make your soul smile, which refresh and restore your stamina.  Thoughts, which as soon as you think them, give you a spiritual rush and transport you from ordinary consciousness to a higher state of awareness.  It does take effort to redirect thoughts.  The choice is yours, would you rather have thoughts that elevate you or thoughts that limit you, keep you stuck, or even depress you?  As we understand on deeper and deeper levels, that thought creates reality, this practice takes on more meaning and importance.

Take the thought that “I am a powerful soul, full of spiritual power”.  Yes, I am a powerful soul despite any weaknesses that I have acquired over time.  The reality of my original state of being is that I am a powerful soul. Allow yourself to accept this thought. Allow the feelings behind the thought to come into your experience of yourself; this will happen as you contemplate on the spiritual truth of the thought. “Yes, I am a powerful soul, I feel my spiritual well-being rising.”  Such contemplations  guide us into positive experiences of power.

“As you palpably feel the fullness of your spiritual energy, that experience is imprinted in your subconscious mind. It becomes a new reality that you can access.  Over time, with regular reinforcement, this subconscious imprint will begin to impact the activity of your conscious mind and   I am a powerful soul will color your attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs…i.e. this reality will become first nature to you.”   from: De Carteret, Soul Power p.71

Are You Living as a Divine Soul? Maybe the Answer’s Looking for You~ (part 1 of 2 parts)

Part 1~

How do you see yourself?   Do you walk around feeling like a beggar or an emperor/ empress?  What determines how you see and treat yourself?  Self-respect? Self-esteem? How your parents felt about themselves and each other and you?  How others perceive you and treat you?   On a subconscious level, all of these factors contribute to your present vision of yourself.

What is the difference between self-respect and self-esteem? Are they the same?  How are they different? How are they related?   My understanding is that  how I think about myself determines my level of self-esteem…whether it is high or low.   Self-respect, on the other hand, is influenced by my thinking and my belief system (which is pretty much based on my social conditioning) and shows up in how I treat myself and others, with regard or without regard.

What naturally follows from this is that if I think well of myself, I will treat myself well!  This points to the importance of  weeding out the false beliefs that I’ve picked up along the way about myself during my formative years.  These belief systems include how my teachers, parents, friends, and family members have projected upon me…which continue to effect me in the present.

Then there is the question of how did you develop your level of self-esteem, high, medium, or low, in the first place?  Common-sense tells us that:

  • First,  you developed high self-esteem if your  parents have or had high self-esteem.
  • Second, you built self-esteem if you were listened to by your parents and care-givers.
  • Third, you adopted higher or lower levels of self-esteem  depending on how much success you experienced in learning age-appropriate skills and tasks, at home, at school, or at play.

When you were born, like most babies, the innocence and purity of you, the soul, shined through effortlessly as the natural state of the soul.  In other words, you were expressing directly as a soul.  You responded to life without your present, acquired mechanisms of ego and habit, name and gender, opinions and beliefs, for you had not formed any of these aspects as yet.  The world and your own karmic accounts had not yet played upon the soul’s innocence to give you a reason to develop any false or protective ways of being human.

To lose this true natural sense of self is the greatest loss one can experience.  And yet, most of us don’t realize we have lost the most important jewel we could ever possess!  Instead, once the soul merges into the background and the ego starts living as though it were you, the soul  becomes dependent on the external environment for its identity.  The ego turns toward people, places, things, position, social media, obsessions, compulsions, and  addictive behaviors to make you the soul feel temporarily good about yourself and even to define your sense of who you are and who you are not.

Your vision of yourself becomes impacted or impressed upon by the external, changeable, and temporary things of the world. This vision supplants your inner vision of who you truly are eternally!

Until we recognize the difference between the true self and the false self, we don’t have the power or awareness to choose which identity to give life to.  Soul-awareness brings us in touch with our intrinsic value and with the fundamental goodness of ourselves and others.

Without the identity of soul consciousness, we don’t know ourselves as beings of light…positive, loving, complete, beyond gender, beyond name, beyond fame, serenely peaceful and eternal!

I Am the Being that I AM

This predicament of the soul in modern times fuels the fields of psychology and psychotherapy.  While psychology, in its literal sense, means the study of the soul (psyche=soul, ology=study of) and psychotherapy promises therapy to the soul, both of these fields mainly focus on changing or adapting the personality/ego and its behavior to be more effective and in line with the world.   These fields do not include methods to restore the soul’s conscious awareness of its Self!

Part 2 will be added tomorrow and will have the answer that is just waiting for you!!!

p.s. If you suspect you are experiencing this kind of loss of your true identity and would like to restore your original innocence, purity, joy, love, and peace, feel free to call on me!  I am offering  free classes on Living as a Divine Soul, instead of as a Temporary Body. Please call to register~my # is 808-639-9436.  Classes will be held on the FIRST 3 MONDAYS in AUGUST, 2018.

Wishing you Oceans of Peace and the Blissful Awareness of the True You,

Shivalaya