Saturday, September 23, 2017
Hatred, prejudice and bigotry are rampant in our world and yet the opposite, love, is the greatest desire on earth. It is programmed into every cell of our being. Every being wants to give and receive love. If we are denied love we experience unbelievable disappointment and will begin to believe we are destined to be denied the love we seek. We then become cynical and hard hearted. Karma yoga teaches that there are three fundamental fears in life. All fear and negativity comes from one of these; fear of not being loved is at the head of the list, followed by fear of being rejected and fear of dying. Hatred, prejudice and bigotry are byproducts of a lack of love and respect for the essence of life. To remove these look to compassion and, understanding while reminding yourself that we are all no matter what our culture, gender, race, religion or orientation a part of the human race and this beautiful thing called life. It begins with establishing balance, finding your strength and staying flexible while finding quietude and peace within your body, mind and soul. Let’s get started
Love is a tremendous power. It can destroy and it can create. In yoga we find it in the heart chakra. . Here love means expansion and the unwavering nature of the human soul. Love is the capacity to sacrifice for the sake of sacrifice. To love someone, something and yourself is to touch the heart of your soul. Love from your soul and you will find the balance, strength and flexibility to be at peace within and become the love you seek.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Ancient Greeks defined love as “the madness of the gods.” Psychologists define it as it the strong desire for emotional union with another person. But what, actually, is love? Shakespeare said, “Love is blind and lovers cannot see.” Aristotle said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
But love is not only romantic notions between two people. Love is a feeling that expands within your soul. I love what I am doing means I get great joy from something. But joy and love are not the same. Joy means to have great pleasure and happiness. Love isn’t always pleasurable and happy. Loves often is sacrifice and a lot of hard work. We must give to receive. The most important love is the one we give to ourselves. So let’s get started by focusing on loving ourselves today body, mind and soul.
Don’t confuse love with simple expressions like I love chocolate; you don’t love chocolate. You enjoy it’s taste and because you enjoy it you eat it and before you know it’s gone. True love is always present because it is based upon compassion and understanding. It is based upon trust and respect and requires compromise and a lot of work. The work is not always joyful nor does it always bring you happiness’ as any mother or father can contest. Love can be blind, but it also can build strong bonds that lead to happiness and joy. Be the love you seek.Doctor Lynn
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Two of our three biggest obstacles along the path of life are our beliefs and attitudes. Our beliefs are tied to our value system, which is ingrained into our consciousness by our upbringing and experiences. What we value in life tells a lot about what we believe, who we are and where we are going.
An attitude is the feeling we have regarding our beliefs. Through our attitudes we defend our values by engaging in selective perception. This is the ability to disregard anything that challenges what we believe. Although it is important to have a value system it is necessary to be open to the values of others if you are to Soul Walk. One of our biggest challenges is to be nonjudgmental, tolerant and compassionate, as well as open toward others who may have opposing views
If we hold too firmly to our attitudes and beliefs they can get tainted with deception, greed, anger and pride. An attitude is how you feel about something. A belief is what you value. If you believe that the greatest value is kindness than your attitude will reflect honesty, generosity, love and humility. What does this have to do with yoga? Yoga is about removing the obstacles that prevent us from finding happiness, joy and peace. Yoga reminds us to be honest, generous, loving and humble Let’s get started…
Two of our biggest obstacles along the path of life are our beliefs and attitudes. Beliefs are tied to what we value and our attitudes are feelings about what we believe. Believe in the value of nonjudgement, tolerance and compassion and your attitude towards all of life will be respectful and benevolent.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Visiting family can be challenging. These are the relationships where we feel the most comfortable and at the same time the most vulnerable. The family you were born into is important to your soul’s journey. According to karma yoga you choose this family as the best way to assist you in correcting your karma.
Sometimes the challenges are uncomfortable and sometimes they are not. But whenever and whoever we relate to in life it gives us an opportunity to discover harmony. Try to live your life in harmony within yourself and then with your family and the world at large. How? When you feel the tension of disharmony, make a space, take a breath and let it go reminding yourself that everyone on earth is doing the best they can. Sometimes the best is hard for us to understand so be compassionate. Remember not all souls have evolved; yet.
Let’s work on harmony, purity, beauty and love.
Be compassionate with all of life. Reach out to help with an open hand and a pure heart. Remember that soul’s speak to souls and although you may not understand another person, their soul is there to help you evolve. Bless everyone and everything. Live your life in harmony.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Rene Descartes the father of modern philosophy is famous for saying. “I think therefore I am.” But yoga would take a different twist on this and say “I am therefore I think.” This means that you do not have to be a thinking human being to exist. You are at your highest level a field of energy that is constantly moving. You think when you slow your energy field and allow thoughts to congeal. You let thoughts occupy the space within your mind. The thoughts you let linger within is what you become and what you become is constantly changing. So in a sense as you think so you become, but you must become before you can think.
Prana the great force of energy is simply movement. For movement to construct thought you must first make space for the thought and then allow it to materialize. Pay careful attention to your thoughts because you are what you think and not because you think.
Yoga today -Let’s get started. Take a breath and feel the movement; the rise and the fall of the breath. Prana is the rise and fall that gives us the power to think.
Pay careful attention to what you let linger and occupy your mind. Remember first you exist as pure energy and then you have the power to think. Use this power carefully for it will define who you are and who you are becoming. I am therefore I have the power to be. Think wisely.
Namaste – may you go with health, happiness and peace.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
If we can’t measure the soul how do we know we have one? In yoga the life force that vitalizes everything in the universe is called prana. It is actually the energy responsible for the movement of all consciousness in the world. What lies beneath your consciousness is a force (prana) that causes it to rise. This we call thinking. As you think so you become. Prana gives rise to the breath and this gives life to the body and the mind. When this happens your soul begins to walk its earthly life.
How do we know it exist? Take a breath. What causes you to breathe? Not oxygen, but the power that causes movement and that is prana.
Let’s get started – Yoga Today
Prana gives vital energy to our bodies and also gives us the power to think. It is pure and simple and yet gives birth to the complexities of life. It is pure subconscious movement giving rise to conscious thought. I exist so therefore I have the power to think - So think kindness, contentment, generosity, happiness, love and peace. And never forget to take care of your health; body, mind and soul.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
We all have good days and we all have bad days. We often call these days’ heaven or hell on earth. When we think of heaven we look upward and when we think of hell we look downward. When we feel happy we say we feel high or up lifted and when we feel down we say we feel downcast or low.
Human beings show their happiness by raising their posture and smiling. We move upward. When we are unhappy we tend to droop our shoulders, hunch our body and frown. We drop downward. This is why it is important to clear the lower chakras, better known as the power channel. This allows us to reach the upper chakras where it is said we reach a state of heaven here on earth
Let’s set the tone with the Om and then begin to clear the chakras. Sit tall, close your eyes and let’s begin.
As human being we are all aware of the call to rise to higher states of being. But this call easily gets drowned out by the demands of our everyday life. It can seem like we live in a constant conflict between heaven and hell. Heaven and hell are not places that are above us or below us. They are states of consciousness that can uplift us or deflate us. This week pay attention to your body and what happens when you experience both heaven and hell. You will experience both. When low draw yourself upward, sit tall, take a deep breath and smile. When uplifted embrace and enjoy this precious moment – you are experiencing heaven on earth.