The Power of Meditation

Meditation brings about the ability to live naturally and to have control over your inner self and your mind. It can be simple or complex, depending on one’s knowledge of the methods involved, or your own needs at the time of your life.

The two types of meditation taught are contact and control meditation. Contact meditation is when a person tries to get in touch with their inner ability or reality. Whereas, control meditation controls the mind through thought pattern programming. Both are fine and it depends on the individual which process they prefer. There are no right or wrong ways to meditate. The key is to quiet the mind and bring yourself closer to your higher self.

Meditation can bring about a positive self-image of oneself. It will bring you closer to listening to your intuition, that inner voice or gut feeling, and begin to help you rely on it when you come to a cross-roads in your life. It can help develop our ESP and telepathic powers. We all have it, it’s just a matter of tapping into these abilities, and meditation can help.

Meditation can also bring good health to the body. By meditating daily, you discover how the body is an energy field that is affected in a healing and renewing way by contacting the primal or God-energy, which is the natural healing energy of the body. You will also begin to change negative thought patterns into positive ones.

If you faithfully practice meditation, you will soon discover how much happier you are, and how you can become more successful in your relationships, career and finances. You’ll also develop a successful inward spiritual awareness that can help you become a more evolved individual.

Some feel it’s impossible to keep the mind quiet or don’t even think they can meditate. The truth is, we all have the ability, even if it’s only for five minutes. Here is a simple meditation practice that can put you on the path to become aware of the true spiritual power within yourself:

  • Sit either on the floor or in a comfortable chair in a relaxed position;
  • Place your hands gently in your lap;
  • Close your eyes and begin to deeply breathe in and out noticing your breath entering in and out of your nostrils;
  • Place your concentration on your breath as you see in your mind’s eye your chest rising and falling;
  • Now, begin to repeat the mantra silently to yourself “So Hum”, which means, “I Am That”. That represents the Universe, which symbolizes how we are all connected to the universal energy. I am one with the Universe;
  • Continue to breathe deeply and calmly as you repeat the mantra So Hum. If your mind drifts to different thoughts, or there are disruptions in your body or in the environment, gently bring your awareness back to repeating the mantra;
  • Try this for five minutes just to begin to get a feel of how your mind can actually shut off from thoughts. Don’t get frustrated and give up. We ALL have wandering thoughts. In fact, when our mind drifts off to random thoughts that is its way of relieving stress, so that’s a good thing;
  • When the five minutes (or longer if you prefer) are up, you can release the mantra (stop repeating) and remain restful and bring awareness back into your body (wiggle your toes and fingers), but keep your eyes closed;
  • Then you can gently open your eyes and recognize how you feel. You’ll notice your heart rate is slower and you’ll feel a sense of calm and peace. Carry this feeling with you and eventually as you increase your meditation practice, you’ll discover that you will have a calmer and lighter spirit when confronted with life’s daily routines.

Discover the power of meditation and become a better you, for yourself and others…and so it is!



Mind, Body, and Spiritual Tune-Up

Just like your finest car needs to have periodic tune-ups to function properly, so too, does our mind, body, and the spirit within us need to be maintained daily. It’s important for us to nurture our inner success mechanism so that it can provide us success in love, income, health and career.

Here are some tips, or owner’s manual, to help rejuvenate your mind, body, and the spirit within:

  • Don’t allow any negative thoughts that you may have had throughout your day be taken to bed with you. Eliminate them from your mind;
  • Fuel up each day by meditating, which will regenerate and renew your mind, body, and spirit;
  • Be sure to give your body the proper rest, exercise, and sensible diet, which will positively affect your mind and spirit;
  • Build your subconscious mind with positive goals and positive self-image thoughts;
  • If your mind and spirit is in need of repair, be sure to pray for healing;
  • If you are sick or ill, give positive mental affirmations to those areas to restore your entire mind-body-spirit;
  • If your mind or spirit overheats with a negative or painful situation, have a cooling off period where you do nothing, so that peace can enter back into your mind and spirit;
  • If you feel as though your mind or body sputters or feels clogged, be sure to meditate to unclog those areas and ask for God to help clear any negative thoughts or energy;
  • Don’t allow past negative issues or failures to hinder you from moving into a successful future. Use these techniques to release any past negativity.

Try mental visualization by combining thought and breath by doing the following:

  • While inhaling deeply, visualize your breath coming into your body and state, “I inhale peace.”
  • Exhale and visualize your breath leaving your body and state, “I exhale negativity.”
  • Then, inhale deeply and state, “Positiveness enters my subconscious.”
  • Exhale while visualizing your breath leaving your body and state, “I telepathically broadcast positiveness.”
  • Next, inhale deeply and state, “I go into God’s presences.”
  • Exhale and say, “God’s energy fills me.”
  • Finally, sit quietly in meditation for a few minutes so that you can feel the effects of the above-mentioned steps.

Remember that you are a vital part of the universe and giving and receiving positive love and energy will help you to tune-up your mind, body, and spirit daily…and so it is!

How You See Yourself

How you see yourself everyday reflects the quality of your life, whether it is progressing or regressing. What you are thinking in your mind could make or break your life and its potential. You have an image of yourself in your mind. That image can impress your subconscious mind gearing it for success and happiness, or failure and frustration.

Your minds thoughts can project or radiate out to others, which will in turn attract back the likeness of those thoughts, known as the law of attraction. Those thought energies will either make your company more attractive to people who can advance your life, or your thoughts will repulse them and attract negative people who can hinder you.

Your self-image can be constructed by your thoughts as they stimulate corresponding emotions. The key is to see yourself in a better light, and then through this positive view, eliminate any thoughts of despair in every area of your life. You need to add positive energy to all levels of your mind.

To do this, you need to develop activity visualization, which can bring extra dimensions of positive thoughts to your mind and daily awareness. You’ll need to apply it every day in everything you do. Basically, we create what we see in our own minds.

Try the following visualization affirmations each day:

  • Every time I see a healthy person, I will SEE myself in my own mind as having the same kind of health;
  • Every time I see a prosperous person, I will SEE myself in my own mind as a prosperous person;
  • Every time I see a person who has/knows love in his/her life, I will SEE myself in my own mind as having love in my life;
  • Every day I will visualize myself as a person who thinks, acts, and feels as a person with a wonderful life;
  • Every time I see something that I’d like to own, I immediately SEE myself in my own mind as having the money to buy it, and then enjoying it;
  • Every day I will SEE myself as a healthy, prosperous, fulfilled and happy person;
  • Every day I will SEE myself as a person of radiant health, financial wealth, fulfillment, and happiness.

Finally, be sure to thank your divine creator for all the good in your life, now and always…and so it is!

Establishing New Patterns in the New Year

A pattern is a manifestation of a psychic force that is active in our lives. We all speak about a positive or negative pattern in our life, but with psychic and spiritual wisdom, we can gain further insight as to how to handle them.

I’ve discussed before how thought is energy and how important it is to be careful of what we think. Therefore, when a pattern is established, there is a pattern of energy that exists in the universe. We also know that the mind rules the body and the body rules the mind. Therefore, we have the ability to influence those energy patterns in our minds.

We’ve all heard that when a person is in a rut, they need a change of scenery or a vacation. But one doesn’t really need to take a vacation in the ordinary sense, but rather, they need to take a vacation from certain set ways of doing things in the course of their daily activities.

To break a negative pattern, we need to shake it up. Sometimes these negative patterns began as a positive pattern, but have since served its purpose and no longer serve you in a positive manner. We need to learn to break through any psychic wall that is holding us back.

Here are a few techniques to help change or break an unwanted pattern:

  • Whenever you feel old patterns closing in on you, go outside and take a few deep breaths. As you do, feel that there is renewing energy clearing your mind and dissolving old patterns.
  • Burn incense in your residence for a few days. Sage is a great at clearing any negative energy that is lingering from old patterns and thoughts in one’s mind.
  • When you are dealing with anyone who has a negative effect on you, picture a huge white light of protection around your entire body.
  • Each day give yourself positive thought suggestions (i.e. the power of God has already dissolved unwanted thought patterns from my mind).
  • Shop at a different time or place than you normally do.
  • Change or add something new to your diet.
  • Try new exercises.
  • Do something you have been putting off.
  • Clear your house of any items no longer needed, or give them to someone who can use them.
  • Meditate at a different time of day.

Anything that has been can be changed! You have the power of God within you to make things new. Expect with an attitude that positive new changes will begin in your life. And finally, exercise patience. Patience builds psychic-spiritual energy that makes positive things happen…and so it is!

Here’s to a Healthy and Happy New Year in 2017!!

Understanding Karmic Cause

We all can understand a problem on the surface, but understanding the nature of a problem when it arises in life can help us to better solve the problem. A karmic cause is based on the law of cause and effect. Basically, if you’ve done or thought of something, you will either reap the benefits or pay a debt.

In most cases, it is something that has been done in this lifetime, but in some instances it may be an action from a previous life. Whichever lifetime, by removing the karmic cause in your mind, the psychic reason for your problem will withdraw the problem itself, resulting in a new growth of oneself.

When we remove the karmic cause, we must have a growth of consciousness. One way is to deal with a problem as soon as it arises. We must remain calm and believe that no matter what the problem, it can be dealt with spiritually. There may be physical actions that must take place, but for the most part it must be outgrown. After all, that’s what we’re all trying to do in our lives…grow.

Here are a few guidance guidelines to help with handling problems as they arise:

  • After your initial reaction, don’t overreact. Search for spiritual peace and power in your higher conscious to deal with a problem;
  • Don’t spend time blaming yourself or others. Instead, ask for higher guidance on what action to take to remove the problem;
  • Tell yourself that the power within you is greater than the problem;
  • Meditate more often to bring your consciousness above the psychic energy of the problem;
  • If other people are directly involved with your problem, bless them instead of cursing them or seeking revenge. This will set up positive thought energy currents to help remove the problem;
  • If the problem is for a lack of something, immediately tell yourself that what you appear to lack, it is already yours through the spiritual belief within you;
  • Ask for divine guidance as soon as you awaken in the morning and anytime of the day that you feel the need. Always give thanks for being guided;
  • When a problem arises, don’t think of it as something going wrong in your life, rather consider it a signal for a new growth;
  • Don’t take a negative or defeatist attitude. Even thought at that time it doesn’t feel as though you can cope with the problem, know that God is divinely guiding you to a solution.

Believe that the healing God-power in your mind will remove the karmic cause of any problem…and so it is!

Divine Mind Remedy

Divine mind remedy is for the purpose of eliminating negative thoughts from our minds. It’s not an easy thing to do, and it takes daily practice. I’ve posted before on how important it is to immediately cancel a negative thought that pops into your mind about yourself and/or others.

As time goes on you will begin to retrain your mind to think of the positive in every situation, and you will slowly begin to find yourself becoming more calm and relaxed in difficult scenarios.

It’s important not to react abruptly to a negative comment or argument. If you can, practice the no response reaction. I’ve tested it, and the results are quite amazing. Example…I was being confronted by someone who had a strong opinion on something they felt about me. The first thing you naturally want to do is defend yourself. But instead, I chose to let them “vent” and remained silent and listened. Out of nowhere, the unthinkable happened. They realized I wasn’t retaliating with hurtful words or negative comments and they gradually calmed down.

Once they had finished, I simply replied, “I’m sorry that you feel this way. I hear you and I apologize if I did or said anything that caused you pain.” Even though I knew deep down what they were saying wasn’t true, I chose the high road, as they say. It’s not easy, trust me, but it diffused the situation and an argument never ensued. I even gave this person a hug when they left.

Now, I was hurt by their words, and I needed to release my emotions in private, but the friendship remained in tact. I told myself, these are their issues, not mine. The key is to believe and love yourself. To have the positive mind and thoughts about yourself and not to let others drag you down with their emotional negative baggage.

How do you do that? By daily meditation and positive affirmations. Here are a few that you can try, especially in those toxic moments when you want to lash out at someone in defense. It’s just not worth it. Eventually, you’ll have a more peaceful existence.

  • By the power of my divine mind, I find the power to forgive…now – this is to release hate;
  • I am one with eternal peace within me – this is to release anger/hostility;
  • All of my needs have been met without taking from anyone – this is to release jealousy/envy;
  • I have an infinite source of supply, I am one, now and always with financial abundance – this is to release poverty-lack;
  • I am at peace with myself now and eternally – this is to release frustration;
  • The healing power of the divine mind within me has already forgiven myself for times I have erred – this is to release guilt;
  • All is perfect…all is well – this is to release worry-doubt.

You have the power within you to bring peace into your life and to give love out to the universe. Believe it is so…and so it is!

You Can Bring Unity Back Into Our Country

In light of the last couple of weeks, it is pretty obvious that fear has set into many of the hearts of people in our country.  There has been constant words of negativity, anger, and more, that has divided us not only as a country, but from family and friends.

Many are despondent on what will happen now and they fear the worst. But we need to stop giving into those fears, our egos, and begin to realize that it is up to us, as individuals, to take control of our lives and remove from our minds any negative thoughts that prevent us from obtaining the best that life has to offer.

It is up to us “alone” to make a difference and bring peace back into our lives. We can make a difference, no matter how small of a level you may think it is. Take this one small step toward bringing peace back into your own life, which in turn will put out peace into the Universe.

We must focus on the good in everything and everyone. It’s clearly obvious we won’t agree with everyone on any given subject, but if we could just listen more to those we may disagree with, maybe gradually we can begin to understand one another again. To kindly agree to disagree.

In order to do that, we must work on ourselves to reinforce our own positive characteristics. Our positive traits are the key to our destiny. We can’t possibly worry about everyone else’s thinking and beliefs, it’ll wear you out. But by being more positive, empathetic, compassionate, accepting, understanding, kind, loving, forgiving, even on a small-scale, you’d be surprised how you will spread more peace and love into the world.

One by one, we can make a difference. Remain calm and at peace with yourself, and you will begin to see the shift in your own life. You may realize that those you once had in your life begin to drift away from your friendship, but maybe they weren’t meant to be in your life.

We all have a voice. Let that voice be of peace and love. Don’t continue to dwell on the negative. Don’t speak it, don’t think it. Change your thoughts through peaceful meditation. Your higher God-mind will help you eliminate negative traits of your personality and strengthen the already strong ones. It’s up to you! You CAN make a difference…for the better.

Remember that your own confidence exists in you now and always. Your own intuition will direct you to success and happiness. God’s positive presence will eliminate negative thoughts in every moment of your life. Keep a winning self-image of yourself. Keep a sense of humor about yourself and those around you. Most of all, forgive everyone every day, no matter what. You’d be surprised how good you will feel in the end.

The bottom line of it all is LOVE…you alone can bring unity back into our country.

And so it is!!