You Are Free !

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Expose your deepest fear.
After that, fear has no power
and fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes.
You Are Free !

  -Jim Morrison

Meditation Is Not Evasion

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Meditation is not evasion.
It is a serene encounter with reality.
by Thich Nhat Hanh 

 Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content. Meditation can also be an end in itself for those who seek to distress themselves and live a peaceful life of balance and harmony. Why you chose to meditate is up to you but since its benefits are manifold it is suggested worldwide and by anyone who has even tried it once. Change your life today, by simply meditating for 10 minutes every day. Do nothing, just sit in silence and lose all n light

by Shallu Arora and posted in Reiki - A Path to Health on Facebook

Courage Is In Your Heart

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To have courage is to have the mental and moral strength to listen to our heart. 
It takes courage to do what is morally right.
Native people were told by the Elders to be proud of who they were 
and never to deny the way of life the Great Spirit gave them. 
It is with courage that we reclaim our rightful place in the circle of life 
and the right to honor the Great Spirit and pray for all people.

Just dance...

You will never find a better Dance Partner then your own Spirit..

Feel the rhythm, hear the beat 
Love the music 
now move your feet...

The Hopi Concept of Time

  The Hopi’s universe has only two great temporal forms: the manifest and the manifesting (or not yet manifest). Manifest is everything which we perceive with the senses; it is objective and past. The manifesting is purely subjective and is a content of our heart. It is simultaneously present in the “Heart of Nature,” in the “powerful something” (a’ne himu) or Spirit of Breath (hi’wsn); it embraces everything of the future. The razor’s edge situation between the subjective and its having become objective is what we would call the present. But the Hopi circumscribe it by indicating either that the causation of something has stopped or by an inceptive suffix telling us that the end situation is beginning to manifest. The Hopi verb tunátya means “think,” “wish,” and “cause”; it is the word for what is subjective and not yet manifest.

 The past, on the contrary, is manifest and perceptible until, in its most remote forms, it re-disappears into the realm of the Origins, into the time and place of myths. There it becomes again “subjective” because it is only known to our consciousness after having come to visible forms in the world. It is as if from the original divine “Heart of Nature” a stream of events would flow out, becoming manifest and thus already past, while ever-new events still press forward from the realm of the subjective into actual manifestation. The remote past is, as I said, again “subjective” because no longer perceptible. One is reminded there of the Aljira of the Australian aborigines, who know a mythical Dreamtime (Aljira) where the great mythical figures walked about and created the world and from which the souls of the children still come and to which the souls of the dying return. It is the sphere from which dreams come. This is just another instance of the relative timelessness of what we would now call the collective unconscious.

Meditation Tips

Take it eeeeaaaassssssyyyyy...................
That's it now notice your breathing
Notice air flowing in deeply 
As you pause then notice air leaving your body and return
Notice the area of your heart, heartbeat
And again notice your breathe  

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You have just done a mini meditation by focusing inward and directing your thoughts and you can of course do it for as long as you like. Congratulations and notice how easy it can be and trust that it gets even easier with practice

When to do it? 
Anytime that's convenient and safe.
First thing when waking, absolutely and preferably before your eyes open and thoughts start
With your first cup of coffee  (a mindful cup meditation)
Shower time, breakfast, lunchtime, on a walk ...
Stop light meditation, sure and at work? yes especially when you may feel stressed or pressured ;)

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How do you do meditation?

For a regular meditation, you may just sit comfortably but the positions of sitting developed and used by monks, helps your body to stay in one position comfortably. One I use is to sit with legs crossed on the ground or on a thin pad and you may use a small cushion under you. Tuck your feet into the fold of each other legs, one below and one above. This takes the weight of your body off the feet and all helps to keep your back straight as you sit. There are other variations and choices if you look on wiki or google "how to sit in meditation". You can also sit comfortably in a chair or laying down but if you fall asleep (which is ok) then next time you may want to try a seated position. Rest your hands on your lap if you like, with palms up and one on top of the other or whatever comforts you without any effort.

Meditation does not require that you select something to "distract" you from your thoughts but you can use music (I prefer soft music with no singing), a mantra (chanting "om", "aum" or "amen" as has been done for perhaps 1000's of years and is said to be the resonance or frequency of the Universe, Cosmos or Spirit) You can use a candle light or a long video of flowing water (or long video of a candle burning) or the number "1" to focus on as many do, a prayer or whatever you choose or choose nothing at all. Binaural Beats are another tool used in meditation and built into music as in this site where free and free to listen songs and albums are available.

 A favorite method of mine is the 3 2 1 method from The Silva Method  "breathe in deeply and picture the number 3 as you exhale 3 times (in one breath/exhale 3..... 3..... 3.....), then another deep breath and picture the number 2 as you exhale 3 times (2...2...2), and again breathe in and out and picture the number 1 for 3 times as you exhale (1...1...1). With this you are falling deeper into the inner silence and you can also from there count backwards from 10 to 1 by viewing the numbers (not naming them) and knowing you are going even deeper and deeper with every number...

Or to put it simply,  begin your own mindful meditation practice. Find a quiet place, then focus your mind on the present moment. Don't think of other things, but sit in silence, eyes closed. Begin with ten minutes and meditate daily. Be aware of your thoughts, but be willing to release them and stop thinking about or focusing on them.

Keep your focus and be intent on practicing and you can accomplish anything.

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More practice can be throughout your day and just being the observer of your thoughts when you can helps you gain life changing control. No judgement when you do but often catching yourself going over issues of the past in your head or fantasy or whatever instead of noticing the finer things all around you, you decide. Smiles, butterflies, someone made fresh coffee in the office, the birds are chirping a soft melody. The natural ringing in your ears (which is said to be the music of Mother Earth and is the same frequency as Gaia or Earth)  

A technique I use is listening to every noise I can instead of labeling and blocking out much as we generally do. Also walking through nature doing this and noticing, but not labeling everything that you see also, is a good and refreshing method of mindfulness.

There will be more tips coming soon.

I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day.