Forgiveness

We have all found ourselves confronted by someone who has caused us pain and suffering or we simply go through a very difficult period in our life but very few understand why this happens.

There are different names for karma but whether you believe it or not, it does exist, both good and bad.

What is karma? often you will hear “what you reap you sow”, “what comes around goes around”,”For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. What does it all  mean?

For me, I have understood it to be an awareness of what we are here to learn from our past mistakes in this and previous lifetimes.

We need to be willing to take a step back from the situation and evaluate until there is an understanding without anger. Once this happens, we begin to learn why something has happened to then be able to move on. If we don’t learn and forgive, we will go through the same lesson until the cycle is complete (evaluate, forgive and learn).

 

Equality for Everyone

Somewhat a cliche but I believe that everyone should be treated equal, no matter their sexuality, race, religion, abilities, occupation, wealth etc.

I have been very grateful for the people who have presented in my life whether it be for ten minutes or ten years. It really doesn’t matter because these encounters have remained with me forever.

The only factor that should matter is that if the person favours kindness and integrity.

In Australia, we had to vote for marriage equality and since I was only married last year. I’m very grateful for the privilege to have married my Husband who I love dearly.

Here’s to equality for everyone….

 

 

‘5’ Facts You May Not Know About ‘OM’

1. The sound of OM encompasses all words, all sounds in human language 
OM is a matrix of all sounds, when in its diversified form gives rise to all words used in language.Linguistically, all audible sounds are produced in the space within the mouth beginning at the root of the tongue and ending at the lips. The throat sound is A, and M is the lip sound; and the sound U represents the rolling forward of speech articulation which starts at the root of the tongue, continuing until it ends in the lips.To pronounce OM correctly, remember, the sound vibration is pronounced “oom” as in home.
2. AUM and OM
In Sanskrit, the sound “O” is a diphthong spelled “AU”. A diphthong is the blending of two vowel sounds where both are normally heard and make a gliding sound. As a result, the difference between OM and AUM is simply one of transliteration.
3. AUM represents the 3 Fold Division of Time
A – is the waking state
U – is the dream state
M – is the state of deep sleep
At the end of AUM is a pause, a silence. This represents the state known as Turiya, or Infinite Consciousness
4. The visual symbol represents the meaning of AUM
The symbol OM visually consists of three curves, one semicircle, and a dot.The large bottom curve symbolises the waking state,
A. The middle curve signifies the dream state,
U. The upper curve denotes the state of deep sleep,
M. The dot signifies the fourth state of consciousness, Turiya.
The semi circle at the top represents Maya and separates the dot from the other three curves. It signals to us that it is the illusion of Maya that is an obstacle to realisation of the Highest.
5. OM is associated with Ganesha
The physical form of Lord Ganesha is said to be that of OM.  The upper curve, of OM, is identified with the head or the face of Ganesh. The Lower curve his belly. The twisted curve, on the right side of OM is the trunk.
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God Tells Us it’s Time to Change

This week I was profoundly given an opportunity to change.

I had allowed myself a few days to grieve the loss of something that was such a big part of my life and although I gave myself one more day, today, it so happened that I didn’t need it and now I’m peacefully writing this blog.

Sometimes we need to change but are afraid so we keep doing the thing(s) that makes us miserable. That is, until we’re forced to change.

Why are we afraid to change?

Just like Karma, we don’t get to choose what is best for us or what we think we deserve. Life will always know best and give us what we need.

The next time you get fired, lose money, end a relationship, just remember you will look back in the months after and be grateful for where you are at that moment.

Transform Your Mind

Benefits of Meditation. Science has shown that your mind and body benefits from taking time out of your daily life to shut down and meditate. The benefits of meditation are endless, but mantras for anxiety or sinking into deep relaxation with yoga nidra will help you feel centered. Your body will thank you!

Definition of meditation….

I often get told by students that they are unable to meditate because they can’t keep their mind still. My response is that a cultivated sitting practice takes time but there are other ways to mediate if you feel seated is too difficult.

It’s best to start with walking meditation or yoga/tai chi, sport, painting, sewing etc. Whatever requires you utmost mindful attention, will assist in preparing you to practice seated meditation.

The import part of this process is not to rush your progress as there is no competition to see who can get there the fastest or who knows more about it. It is a journey not a race.

Enjoy your journey.

 

 

What the Health

 

Just watched the documentary What the Health and was shocked by how much I was affected by the content.

I had watched other documentaries that did create a need to change but not enough to make the change.

What an amazing man Kip Andersen, taking the risk to produce this documentary to expose those who corrupt the health industry.

Although, I wasn’t surprised by the various associations (Diabetes, Heart) that are funded by drug companies, meat and other industries.

Click below, for more information and to watch to whole movie.

http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/about/

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