Posts Tagged ‘mantra’
Dreams represent messages from the unconscious to reveal our innermost psyche — that which is not known or acknowledged by our conscious self. Dreams are windows to the unconscious, the intuitive part of ourselves. Carl Jung calls this “the shadow.”
According to Jung, the shadow represents non-thought the conscious thought process does not wish to acknowledge. For example, many people have dreams that foretell of events, but consciously it may be too painful or threatening for them to consciously consider. The shadow-self thus protects us, until the message becomes too powerful and breaks through in a dream. Read the rest of this entry »
I truly enjoy my alone time. I have enjoyed it since childhood. I was often teased by a great-aunt, who lived with us while I was growing up, about the famous silent film actress Greta Garbo who reputedly said, “I want to be alone…” Looking back, I believe my aunt was correct – this has become my personal mantra!
I was mostly a loner as a child. I felt no one understood me and my heightened sensitivities, so I learned to enjoy my own company. When I was in the presence of others, it was difficult to acclimate myself into their company. As I have grown older and discovered more about myself, I do truly love my solitude.
Now, mind you, I love being around people. But there are also times, as I have learned being the water sign of Pisces, that I need to be wrung out. I feel like a sponge absorbing other people’s energy. I do use the psychic protection of energetic shielding, but I still absorb other’s energies when I do psychic readings and energy work. Read the rest of this entry »
Anyone who lives in a big city knows that space is at a premium these days. And that’s just elbow room. We seldom talk about our psychic space, which is constantly being bombarded. How in the world do we protect ourselves?
First and foremost, you need to have healthy boundaries. Each of us needs and deserves to have a safe place, a sense of self-worth, and protection from others. Think about what happens to a beach that is battered constantly by waves. It will wear down and eventually disappear. If you don’t have boundaries, your very identity will be like those grains of sand.
Learning to connect back to the Earth and nature is essential to our well-being. This can be as simple as walking without shoes in a natural space, or by keeping plants in your living space. When we are separate from our natural selves, we lose perhaps the most important part of our soul. By walking in nature, you are literally reconnecting. Like a lightning bolt discharging energy when it strikes solid ground, you are releasing all the negative energies that accumulate in your body. Take a friend, or walk your dog if you have one. Read the rest of this entry »
Our bodies contain endless potential for energy: physical, mental, electrical, psychic. Much like the sun itself, we are constantly providing energy. Yet, many of us feel drained and exhausted? If we learn to tap into our natural channels, this doesn’t have to be so.
Like the power of our brains, we may only be using a small fraction of our personal energies. The best way to get started is a program of meditation or prayer to discover where our strongest energies lie. These are to be found in our psychic centers, or chakras. As you begin your journey, you’ll notice stronger feelings in one or more of your seven spiritual centers: crown, eyes, throat, heart, chest, spleen, and root. It may be a slightly prickly sensation, like static electricity, or a growing warmth, or a feeling, or a pleasant coolness. Read the rest of this entry »
Affirmations are a powerful and effective way to heal and remove negative crippling thoughts and suggestions generated by our ego. Our ego is not illuminated, or wise, or inspirational. So the ego is not a great guide or source of truth about ourselves when we are trying to discover who we really are.
Joseph Campbell put it well when he was talking about spirituality and made reference to the ego. He said “It’s a secondary organ and it thinks it’s running the show!” Since the ego is always talking in a loud and bossy manner, it’s important and necessary to discover a daily practice that provides an opportunity to hear from our true self, our gentle and loving higher selves, whose voice is kind and gentle.
If you are struggling with a repetitive pattern of unwanted behavior or have a diminishing belief about yourself, it’s very likely you’ve agreed to accept a message generated by your ego. You’ve stored ego messages on your mental hard drive and they come up and affect your feelings and behavior and keep you stuck. These negative “error” messages need to be deleted and replaced with the truthful messages from your higher self. Read the rest of this entry »
We perform Simran every day, for better or worse. The Punjabi word Simran is derived from the Sanskrit term for “act of remembrance” or “recollection”. Simran leads to the realization of that which is of the highest aspect and purpose in one’s life. It is the continuous remembrance of the finest aspect of the self, or the continuous remembrance or feeling of God, thus used for introducing spirituality. This state is maintained continuously while carrying out the worldly works outside.
Simran is remembrance of our Higher Self and Spirit; or we remember everything bad about our self and our actions. One is Spiritual Simran, the other is Lower Body Simran. Whether we are aware of it or not, we perform Simran all day, every day. We have continuous thoughts all day about who we are, what we think about our self, our actions, behaviors, character traits, and so forth. Read the rest of this entry »
If your friends, neighbors, or co-workers were asked to describe you briefly, what would they say? That you were “nice,” “kind,” “generous?” Maybe “rude,” “messy,” or “thoughtless?” What comes to mind when we hear those words? Each one of them is a snapshot of who we are as people. But we don’t get there without lots of words of our own.
Most of what we say, as well as think, the “little voices” in our mind, is done without much thinking. It’s easy to get into a rut and stay there. That’s how habits are formed. It’s also how we succeed or fail. If we start telling ourselves that we are worthless, unlovable, or stupid, we’ll start believing it. Others will too! Read the rest of this entry »
We create our own reality. Sadly, many people live their lives on default. They give their power away every day, believing that they have no control over the events in their life. Things just “happen” to them. This is a huge misperception.
We are magnificent, magical beings and we are totally in control of creating the reality we desire through our thoughts and belief systems. But for some reason we are “hard-wired” toward negativity. It takes effort, awareness, and control to catch the negative thoughts and shift them into positive thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »