On Purpose

 

Lotus message if we master our thoughts, we master our lives

A blessing card I recently received was called Purpose.  It reminded me that…”As a master, I am motivated by the meaning of my life.  Persevering regardless of all obstacles, I never deviate.”

Perhaps as this applies to each one of us, our purpose must be identified first, in order to maintain such an unshakable level of motivation.  For after all, there are different levels of purpose, just as we exist on different levels of “life”.  In Hindi, there is a word for our everyday life which includes sustaining the self through one’s livelihood: the word is “lokik”.  There is another word that is used exclusively when referring to one’s spiritual life and its aims: that word is “alokik”.  Different folks have different lokik dreams, goals, and aims.  However, when it comes to the spirit, one constant of a soul whose aim is to be truly content and satisfied within is to know peace and happiness and prosperity that are of an eternal nature, not dependent upon the changing tides of the world, which is often “too much with us” (William Wordsworth).

Poets and saints often agree upon the eternal.

I relish this quote from Mary Shelley: “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose-a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”

I offer this short piece to you, the reader, as an opportunity to identify and hold fast to that which can tranquilize your mind and upon which you joyfully fix the heart of your soul.

Meditation or contemplation brings with it the subtle art of unlocking the original and eternal attributes of who you are as an eternal soul.  At the same time it can dissolve the impressions and imprints upon the soul that have caused  harmful and traumatic effects.  It can also clear your spiritual (alokik) vision for your Self.

Join me for meditation, free of charge, when you wish to clarify your purpose and meaning in life and when you wish to unlock the wonderful truths about your soul’s essential nature.

This is the aim of Raja Yoga Meditation which I practice and teach. Contact me and focus upon your life’s spiritual purpose.  808-639-9436.

With Divine Love and Respect,

Shivalaya

 

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How to Empower Your Self through Meditation & Be Free from Negativity

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.

 
 
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Under the Canopy of the Ocean of Contentment

The Divine Pilgrimage and Raja Yoga Meditation

The Supreme Soul, who is the Ocean of Knowledge, is not visible. However, it is the One who cannot be seen who is teaching you to remember Him.

from the Highest on High:

“I teach you Raja Yoga-the highest of all possible unions-the unique connection between the soul and the Supreme Soul.  I teach you to remember Me in order to remove your sorrow and lack of peace.  When you want to remember Me, you need only move your thoughts away from the physical world and all its attractions.  Having done this, you will be in a state of awareness that is only conscious of the soul and the Supreme Soul.  I say to you: Be Mine with your mind. Link your mind to My mind.  As you sit, as you move, as you walk, remember Me alone.  In remembering the name ‘God’, there isn’t the sweetness of the inheritance.  I am your Mother and Father.  You can call Me ‘Baba’.  By remembering Me as Baba, there is the experience of sweetness.  With this simple method, you will enjoy a divine relationship with Me.  I will take you beyond the consciousnss of the material world and lead you to a state of pure peace, love, and happiness.

Faith in Baba and faith in yourself is the first step.  Your thoughts will then walk towards My heart and My mind.  Then experience the result of linking your mind with My mind.  Your experience will become the proof of your relationship with Me; through this all attainments are possible.

I guarantee success to any child who comes to Me.  But I know you each come close to Me according to your role and the effort you make.  I never lose hope in any child.  You are all My children and you all have a right to connect with Me and to be with Me.  Why do you hesitate?  I only come when I am called.  I do not interfere or cause you any difficulty. I am your Obedient Servant.  I come to transform you and transform the world when you learn to connect your thoughts to Me.”

 

 

Silence is Golden

ENLIGHTENED

 Silence, once reached becomes a beautiful and accessible jewel that nurtures the soul.  Once attained, silence becomes ones touchstone of peace and stability.  What follows can be read before meditating as a touchstone pointing towards your true nature~ It is offerred as  a  BLESSING to acknowledge who you truly are.

SILENCE

“There is a part of you that is perfect and pure.

It is untouched by the less than perfect characteristics

you’ve acquired by living in a less than perfect world.

It is filled with divine qualities, so is in a constant state of resourcefulness

and well-being.

Its total absence of conflict and negativity of any sort makes this part of you

a Still-Point

a deep, enriching experience of Silence.

Make time to practice reaching this inner place of Silence.

It will bring you untold benefit.

First, it allows you to manage your thoughts better.

You will find, for example, that…

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Turning Within for Solutions

Hanalei Bay

This is a wonderful  “as above, so below” shot of the Hanalei Pier, the  mountains, and the ocean.  What is interesting to me is that the pier, the heart of Hanalei Bay, is not reflected in the water.  What is visible is only the physical structure; the reflection of the pier can not be seen for it has been swallowed up by the shadows of the mountains.

I find this very symbolic of the condition of much of the world today…whereby the physical structure and content of reality dominates our awareness  and the spiritual reflection or recognition of who we really are has been clouded over by the shadows of seemingly mountainous burdens and, at other times, by the distractions that have made us forget to turn within for solutions.

The part of us that is invisible, can shine like the Sun, when we pay attention to it. The light of the sun like our own light can illuminate the shadows. Knowing yourself from the inside takes effort and determination to turn away from the distracting ‘splendor’ of the physicality of everything around us, including our own bodies, in order to view the true splendor of our spiritual selves, the tiny point of light which resides in the center of the forehead. This can be experienced through meditation and is the foundation for Raja Yoga Meditation which the Brahma Kumaris teach worldwide.

A BLESSING from the Highest on High~who is also invisible, incognito, and yet ever so powerful when we turn our attention in that One’s Direction~

“May you be bodiless* and pass with honors with the stage of being detached…have the practice of remaining beyond your words and thoughts.  Let your soul become merged in the Ocean of Peace.  At the end only the bodiless* stage will be useful…and make you victorious.”

*Definition of BODILESS:  This is the state of awareness of your true identity as a point of light,  a sparkling star, sitting in the center of your forehead while in the body. It is actually a dual awareness of being in the body, and being separate from the body~This is the truth of our existence, since I, the soul, as a being of  light- am eternal, whereas the body made up of the elements of earth, water, air, ether, and fire)  is oh so temporary.

Remember you are an eternal soul!

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~You are a Peaceful Soul~You are a Wonder~

Child Soul Meditating

A meditation for you~

Turning Inward, I focus on the point of energy in the center of my forehead…I concentrate my thoughts on my original form…I, the eternal point of living energy…my form is that of a sparkling star…a point of living light…I shine like a diamond…I remember my original form…my original quality of peace…the more I focus attention inward, the more I experience silence and inner peace…peace is my original nature…peace is me…deep peace, the eternal peace of a being of light…whatever happens around me, I remain peaceful…I have the power of stability…the power of concentrating my thoughts…the power to be peaceful within myself…clear and free from external influence…I am free…these concentrated thoughts of peace become a powerful beam of light beaming me up into a beautiful world of silence…a world of golden-red light…I have come Home…to the land of peace…In this world I am completely myself…I am free…peaceful…a point of light…the essence of pure light, pure peace, pure love radiating all around…I am an ocean of peace, an ocean of stillness, at one with myself…and I know that at any moment, in any situation…in just a second …I can return to this peaceful state of being…all I need to do is to remember who I am…I AM A PEACEFUL SOUL…a being of light…I am up above in the silent world and I am Peaceful!!!

With Love, Light, and Peace,

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AN INVITATION~

Beloved Souls~Lovers of the One~

This is your invitation to join with a small group of like-hearted and light-hearted souls, in the world’s oldest sacred ceremony, a ceremony that was the first to be celebrated from time immemorial and is still being celebrated til this day.  It is called Rakshabandhan which refers to tying a Bond of Love and Protection with the Highest on High…the Renewal of your personal promise to that One.

This is a ceremony which has its origins in Mother India.  It is an opportunity that comes around once a year, as special holidays do, to renew our most sacred relationship.  It is a time of reflection, resolve, and renewal of our deepest vows, promises, and commitment to ourself and to God.

This ceremony represents the sacred movement of the Soul on it’s Journey back to its original pristine state, back to the purity with which this whole play began.  Who were you before your many spins around the sun?  It is a ceremony of renewal of the spirit, of courage, and of love.

For it is this deepest divine love, as well as courage which propels us forward, step by thoughtful step.  On Kauai, we are holding this ancient and unique ceremony on Sunday, August 30, from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Please do let us know that you would like to attend by calling me, Shivalaya at 639-9436 for directions and parking info.

You are Blessed and can add to Your Blessings by sharing with us in this sacred act of expressing our deepest resolve to the One who wishes us ALL THE BEST AND MORE!!!

A good portion of the ceremony will be spent in silent meditation connecting our hearts to the Heart of the Comforter of Hearts, also known as the Purifer of Hearts.

raidiating white heart on gold!This is our time to listen to our deepest longings.

Looking forward to hearing from you~

Many Blessings,

Shivalaya on behalf of Inner Peace Kauai

Turn to the Light and Know You Are Light

Take time to meditate on the heart of who you are, not on the part of you that has been conditioned since the time of your birth into your present body.  Conditioning by parents, society, education, and even your friends is the invisible barrier that keeps you from knowing You, the Soul.

As more and more souls awaken to our true nature, right action will follow as naturally as night follows day.

Have faith that you are a soul and begin to experience the peace and love that belong to your true nature.

Whenever you or another soul acts without the awareness of peace or love, find mercy within your heart, keep good cheer, and know this movememt comes out of ignorance, inner pain, or fear.

The way out is the way in; for within every soul lies true love and true law.  It may be dormant or unmanifest in its fullness.

To access the treasure, turn your attention inward, take time to be alone with the Ocean of Love and Peace, Your Original Mother and Father, and come to know the treasure that is freely given, when you the soul, turn to the Light and know you are Light.

Listen From the Inside

 Sitting here thinking of you, the reader,  I realize how it has taken years of pondering issues, problems, and dilemmas to get to a point of knowing. This kind of knowing goes far beyond the twin shadows of doubt and delusion. For so long, I wondered if I  had something to say worth the time it takes to write it down and worth the time it takes you to read it.  For so long, as well, I’ve known that I can write and that I love to write.  For just as long, I wondered what is it that I want to say and what do I dare say in these times?

The next hurdle to writing that I faced was: WHO will LISTEN, really listen from the INSIDE???  Several years ago, while living here on Kauai, I heard the answer.

“Many will listen,  many will hear, will resonate, and find their own goodness and spiritual power through your courage to write and share.

Souls with their own unspoken messages, with their own questions banging on the door of their consciousness, gasping to be heard, will listen and feel happy to hear another soul, voicing from the deep!  Souls, immersed in their own struggles and challenges, will sense a life-giving voice, that acknowledges who they are.

As I continued to listen from the inside, I heard more:

“THIS IS THE WAY INTO YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL TREASURE.”  Share the jewels of knowledge you have been ever so fortunate to receive.  For the more you share, the greater your fortune.  Churn the knowledge and directions given freely by the “Knowledge-Full  One”, so they may feed your intellect and make it divine.  Jump start others’ intellects so they may become golden, as well.

This life is all about awareness.  Where your awareness goes, your intellect either thrives or withers.  The Jefferson Airplane, rock stars of the sixties, were approaching this truth when they sang: “Feed Your Head”.  Their reference was to hallucinogenics, plant medicines, and the like.  What I’m writing about, dear friend,  is a very different calling.  This requires a different “out of the body” experience.  This is about surrendering “normal”, everyday body consciousness and going beyond the limitation of the senses, to know soul consciousness, our original birthright. 

     This is powerful medicine~ divine medicine for souls trapped in the material experience, an antidote for the growing number of insomniacs of the world, a clear passage for all who have ever been bound by conflicting emotions, “shoulds  and shouldn’ts”, weakening thoughts, obsessions, addictions, or compulsions.  It is for the spiritually-hungry beings who need an infusion of nectar to open the doorway into matters of their own soul, to realize and emerge their true nature,  to activate their true awareness, and forge their own destiny!

Yet, sometimes the best thing, in matters of the soul, is to say nothing.  I’ve learned that the best practice is to give others an experience, an experience that will stay with them for a long time and give them a sense of authority, of self-sovereignty, of knowing.

For truly it is only Truth that can awaken the slumbering soul; however, according to David Hawkins, MD, PH.D.  doctor, psychiatrist turned mystic, who has done extensive research in the fields of human development and enlightenment, only 22% of the present population will resonate with or recognize the truth when they are exposed to it!!!

Yet, look around and see it IS the time.  It is ‘now or never’ for the souls of the world to be filled to overflowing with truth.

As I listened from the inside, I heard more: the world is awaiting the preciousness of your smile and the wisdom of your heart. Your part is that of the actor who loves truth and walks onto the stage of life and becomes it. Share the truth… freely, but tactfully. Distribute the nectar and the jewels.

The first and foremost jewel for souls is to know: who You are… who you are beyond your present name, gender, occupation, relationships, family, and even, beyond your own  body.

You are so much more than all you see. You have been brainwashed into thinking that “seeing is believing” and that this is all there is.  Though you have attached your heart to all that you see, there is still hope to experience the greater you, the Magical You, the Higher Self, the Great Soul that you are.

You may enjoy beginning with this simple experiment using your”power of thought”.

As Einstein said: “the world we have created is a product of our thinking, it cannot be changed without changing the thinking that created it.”

In this contemplative experiment, you are invited to perceive yourself and others differently.  Here goes:

“I  am an amazing prince or princess from a civilization of divine beings of light~ angelic beings~.  I have come into this physical dimension to find my brothers and sisters, who are also angelic beings of light.  They lost their when their wings were cut by the evils of ego, attachment, greed, anger, and lust.  They tried to substitute the transitory passions of material existence for the eternal bliss of the spirit.  They confused this physical dimension with their true Home in the dimension of light.

I’m on a mission to retrieve them from the clutches of Maya, the powerful force of illusion, which has caused so many souls to lose sight of another reality.  I am focused and full of memories of our true identity as powerful, eternal, masterful beings of light, beloved children of the Supreme Being, the One who is calling us back Home.”

As these seed thoughts are received into the ground of you, the soul, you begin the liberation process. As you resonate to the truth behind this vision,  ask yourself if you are willing to  live a life that goes beyond the limitations of the five senses.  Ask yourself if you would like to become aware of yourself as a being of light who has simply put on a costume made of matter in order to fulfill your earthly role.

This process of waking up from body consciousness to soul consciousness, from forgetfulness to remembrance is the practice of  Raja Yoga Meditation of India, the most ancient form of yoga/union, as taught and practised by the Brahma Kumariis of Mt. Abu.  At the present time, this ancient practice of remembrance has spread around the globe.

This is a truly rewarding process; however, please remember that patience is a virtue, especially when shown to yourself.  Know that this  journey, this pilgrimage of a thousand miles begins with one step, with one call.   And that with each step you take, the Divine Being of Light will take a thousand steps to meet you and assist you.

My pure wish is that your way always be blessed and that you may you reach your ultimate destination with ease.  May you journey with happiness and honor!

To learn more about the practice of Raja Yoga Meditation and to step into greater freedom and awareness, you are welcome to call me @ 808-639-9436. All meditations and classes offered are free.

I’ve been a practitioner and teacher of this wonderful practice of inner yoga, a yoga without asanas, a yoga which brings the soul into union with the Divine for almost 9 years. I’ve just returned from my 5th journey to Mt. Abu, Rajasthan where the World Spiritual University of the Braham Kumariis is located.  I have come to appreciate that this ancient practice is meant for these times.  It is for all souls, all faiths, and all walks of life.  Take just a  drop full, a cupful, or come merge in the Ocean.  It is your call!  I am here to be of service.

Wishing You Many Blessings of Love, Light, and Peace,

Shivalaya

p.s. I’m available in person on Kauai or on ‘Facetime’ if you are anywhere else on the globe.

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