Saturday, August 19, 2017

How do we know we have a soul?


 
 
 
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.

Doctor Lynn


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Heaven and Hell


 
 
 
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.  

Doctor Lynn


Saturday, August 05, 2017

Clearing the Power Channels


 
 

There is a branch of yoga called Anna- Maya- Kosha which simply means to pay attention to what and how you eat because you are what and how you eat.

Good nutrition is not about cure, but about life enrichment. This means that although we need foods to help rebuild and heal the body, the Anna yoga approach is a focus of life enhancement and wellness by increasing the life force energies through the choices of foods we eat. If we eat healthy the body-mind finds vitality, strength and balance and this is what is needed to keep us on our soulful path. It has been said that nature provides all that humankind needs to stay healthy and fit.  Therefore, whole natural foods should provide the basis of a healthy diet.

Disciplined eating is considered one of the basic moral observances or niyamas and one of the basic abstinences or yamas, which are two of the eight basic stages of the practice of yoga. Yoga teaches us to take care of our body-mind so as to do no harm to both the internal and external environments. Food can uplift or pollute our being. Only a body that is strong and steady and a mind that is clear and sharp can serve our soulful awakening. Therefore Anna yoga teaches that we should observe what we eat, abstain from harming the body with impure foods and take responsibility for our dietary needs and the health of our entire being; body, mind and soul.

Think digestion, assimilation and elimination.

Today lets’ focus on cleansing the power channels which goes from the anus to the throat and then we will open the higher chakras.

 
The body is your vehicle. The mind is your GPS. Your soul is the driver. Without a well running body and a clear sense of navigation it is impossible to make the journey. Take care of your body and your mind. They are the instruments of the soul. Just remember that all of life exists in relationship to and by coexisting with everything else that exist. Nothing exists in isolation. Pay careful attention to what you do with your body and what you let occupy your mind.

Doctor Lynn


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Why are you here?









The reason why we are here is to learn, know and master the mission of the soul. The problem is that most of us are so caught up in the chitter in our minds that we forget to listen with an open mind and a loving heart. Life presents us with experiences so that we might learn to be strong, to find our balance, to stay flexible and how to find happiness and peace. The experiences of life are like yoga poses; simply an opportunity to learn, know and master.

Resting on the mat

Letting go – everyone has something they need to let go – could be the tension in your body, an argument, a fear, an ache or pain – whatever it is let’s take a few moment to relax breath and let go.

Standing Mountain

Balance - to be imbalanced something is out of proportion. Seek balance in all things and in all things find balance – Be moderate – too little or too much and you lose your balance –let’s do standing mountain and then the tree

Child’s Pose on the mat – forward bend to Standing Mountain

Strength – when we think of strength we think of physical strength but also need mental and soulful strength - weakness means a shortcoming, a flaw, to be indecisive – find the courage to face your own weakness and you will find inner strength. Take a minute to focus on your strength in child’s pose - Now Let’s do triangle and warrior poses

Feet up for three minutes

Flexibility - to be inflexible means to be rigid, stiff and opinionated and stubborn.  Think about releasing something that may be keeping you twisted in knots- hold in shoulder stand or feet up for three minutes and then relax - Now let’s do bow and arrow and seated twist

The world is made up of real experience so that you might discover balance and learn to be strong and flexible. Do not let the world use you. Instead use the world to discover the truth. The truth is that we are here to learn, know and master our lives. Be balanced, strong and flexible and your ego will surrender to your soul. In this you will discover wisdom.

Doctor Lynn



 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Out of Chaos Comes Balance


 
To observe without judgment is to practice non-judgment. It is the ability to view the world without superimposing your opinions, perceptions and attitudes. The minute we apply judgement we break the suggested rule of “do not harm.” To judge another is to challenge another person’s right to walk their own path. Everyone is on their own mission and yet the mission of life involves all of us. We are not here to judge the path of another person. We are here to understand both our actions and our reactions and then reconstruct them to make the world a better place. The focus in life should always be on self and self- development without harm to anyone or anything. You are simultaneously responsible for bringing goodness to everyone and everything and at the same time only responsible for the path you walk. Walk it with respect and kindness.

The chaos of life will always be whirling around us. It will challenge our sense of balance, our strength and our peace of mind. We must decide to either walk our soulful path or let the chaos of life sweep us into frenzy.  But remember always from chaos comes the opportunity for growth and higher states of being.  That is because the basic nature of cosmic energy is chaos with the potential to create or destroy. It is void of judgement and so can move in either direction.  We just need to realize that we have the power to choose stability and balance over anguish, fear and pain.. Discovering and harnessing the energy of consciousness awareness we are empowered to continually create anew. We come back to the present moment and once again establish our balance and strength. However, it is important to remember that this process is work and will not come without a lot of effort. The paradox is that although the process takes tremendous strength and endurance, when living it we find peace and tranquility. However, along the way there will be many temptations. The greatest temptation of all will be that of the ego. It is the ego that thinks it can justify anything and everything; even violence.  Releasing the ego (diversity) and embracing the cosmos (unity) is soul walking.   

Doctor Lynn


Friday, June 30, 2017

Observe Your Freedom


 
 
To observe without judgment is to practice non-judgment. It is the ability to view the world without superimposing your opinions, perceptions and attitudes. The minute we apply judgement we break the suggested rule of “do not harm.” To judge another is to challenge another person’s right to walk their own path. Everyone is on their own mission and yet the mission of life involves all of us. We are not here to judge the path of another person. We are here to understand both our actions and our reactions, observe them and then reconstruct them to make the world a better place. The focus in life should always be on self and self- development without harm to anyone or anything. You are simultaneously responsible for bringing goodness to everyone and everything and at the same time only responsible for the path you walk. Walk it with respect and kindness.

As I head across the pond to visit our neighbors in Scotland and Ireland I am sure I will be asked about our politics and the state of our great nation.  As I observe the 4th of July in another country my response will be simple; I am a proud American. I respect the Constitution, the office of the President of the U.S (whomever is leading) and am so grateful for all the freedom and prosperity that exist in the United States. But I am saddened by the dwindling respect and lack of kindness.

 

When I first registered to vote I was living in Maine. I wanted to vote for a woman I admired. She was strong willed and a straight shooter. Her name was Margaret Chase Smith. She was the first woman to serve in both houses of the U.S Congress and the first woman to represent Maine. She was a moderate Senator, the first to criticize the tactics of McCarthyism in her 1950 speech, “Declaration of Conscience.”

 In this speech she said, “It is high time that we stopped thinking politically as Republicans and Democrats about elections and started thinking patriotically as Americans about national security based on individual freedom. It is high time that we all stopped being tools and victims of totalitarian techniques -- techniques that, if continued here unchecked, will surely end what we have come to cherish as the American way of life.

She went on the remind us to get off the Four Horsemen of  Calumny, which means making false statements to damage someone’s reputation. She called the four horsemen -- Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry and Smear.”

To this I would add let’s get on the Four horsemen of dignity, respect, kindness and comradery. After all don’t we all want the same things; freedom, prosperity, good health and the right to the pursuit of happiness? What will I tell our friends across the pond? I am a proud American!

Wishing you all a happy Fourth of July!

Doctor Lynn

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Character – How to Build It


 
 
Awareness of our vices should make it easy for us to apply virtue to our lives. However, the opposing force of vice is a mighty deterrent. That is because the soul will never dictate. Its job is not to usurp the desires of the body or the mind. Its mission is to discover and return to the pureness of life. The struggle exists within you. Therefore it may take lifetimes to discover that you have the power to change the nature and structure of your entire being. The soul is unconcerned with time. It patiently waits knowing that eventually each petal of the virtuous self will unfold.

Our lives presents us with content and thus the opportunity to discover through the process of living, the virtues we possess and the virtues we need to gain so that we may evolve. For example you may find that you are a very patient person who is gentle, peaceful, and loving. However, you may also discover that you are weak, indecisive and lack the steadfastness needed to accomplish your earthly mission. Life will then put you in a situation where you have the opportunity to discover your vices. What you do with this is how you create karma. To transcend Karma is to consciously act virtuously while removing the vices in each and every situation.  When you are feeling weak and indecisive seek patience and balance.

It is balance that we are here to discover. It is only in a state of balance that we find clarity. Emotional ripples always muddy the clarity of the mind. If you lose your patience with someone and become angry you lose your balance.  In this there is a lesson. There is a big difference between observing your anger and reminding yourself to pull back to your center and reclaim your balance, or proclaiming that someone made you angry and it is all their fault that you anguishing. It is your anguish that you need to remove to regain your balance. You need to practice patience (a virtue) and in this you will change your karma.

Life presents us with many opportunities to truly know ourselves. Let’s say you are a person of honor and integrity. You encounter a situation where another individual is doing something unethical. Let’s even say this person is making money doing this unethical thing. You on the other hand are being ethical, but still struggling for money. Where is the justice in this? There is no justice in life. That is why we have laws. And the laws of karma simply teach us that life becomes what life does. Money comes and goes, but character last for lifetimes. So choose wisely.

Doctor Lynn



 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Our Soul Purpose


 
 
 
 

The opposite side of vices is virtues. Virtues are steps towards happiness. True happiness is the result of following the footsteps of the soul. Happiness is our ultimate birthright, bringing with it all the qualities we strive to attain during our life on earth. This is the purpose of our being: to rid ourselves of vices and obtain virtues. The virtues we are here to obtain are compassion, patience, courage, integrity, honor, strength, steadfastness, love, discipline, peace, devotion, creativity, and wisdom.

If the health of our body is controlled by the state of our mind and our mind is the storehouse of our moods and emotions, then it would make sense to address our state of mind to ensure physical health. Negative thoughts, moods and feelings cut us off from our soul. At the soulful level of our energy, pure intellect reigns. This means that at the soulful level one is not disturbed by any emotion, thought or mood and simply looks upon the earthly self as an extension with the free will to act or react.

Moods change from day to day, hour to hour and moment to moment. Science tells us that diet, environment, chemicals, lifestyle, etc. affect our moods. This is called biochemistry. Biochemistry is about the chemical substances (hormones, peptides, and neurotransmitters) that dictate our moods and affect our bodies. And although moods affect certain types of individuals to a greater degree than others, all moods affect everyone. The major negative mood states that affect us are:

1.      Depression

2.      Fear

3.      Worry – mental turmoil

4.      Stress

5.      Indecision

6.      Boredom or indifference

7.      Doubt – discouragement

8.      Impatience

9.      Self-distrust

10.  Weakness or powerlessness – despair

11.  Over-enthusiasm

12.  Pride or aloofness

Is there a negative mood that you need to remove today? Let’s see if we can remove it and find a moment of happiness. Happiness is your birthright.

There are many variations of these mood states, but these are perhaps the most prominent. These moods compromise the integrity of the body-mind and thus cut us off from our soul. However, awareness of the energy of the moods and implementing conscious change presents the opportunity to know the nature of our Tikkum (the kabalistic word for “corrections”) or karma. Only through conscious awareness of the separation of self can we set about to make these changes. When we begin to replace the vices with the virtues  we  begin to change our karma.  Through the content of our lives, we have the opportunity to discover both the correction and the qualities that ultimately allow the individual to experience heaven on earth; better known as happiness. Acting from vices rather than acting from virtues compromises the health of the body-mind. When the body-mind is compromised the door is open to disease. Developing virtues is the soul purpose of our existence here on earth. Therefore practice compassion, patience, courage, integrity, honor, strength, steadfastness, love, discipline, peace, creativity and devotion, and in this you will discover wisdom.

Doctor Lynn


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Master Fear – Master Life


 
 
 
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 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.

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.

With an imbalance in the heart chakra a person may find they are unable to say no and thus develop feelings of jealousy, revenge, hatred, envy, resentment and malice resulting in hardheartedness, and lack of compassion.  These feelings (none of us are entirely devoid of them) either express themselves openly or continue to manifest at a more unconscious level. Either way they bring destruction and ill health.

Envy is a widespread feeling today. We think of it as being present only in the business world, but it also rears its ugly head along the soulful path. Secretly individuals may wonder how far the other soul has gotten and whether he or she has already reached a higher level of existence. This of course creates conflict. Transcending the egocentric self allows us to connect with the infinite energy of the universe where oneness is achieved. Here we begin to realize that everyone is on their own soulful walk.

Jealousy is a morbid emotion that looks for anything that will cause suffering. The individual feels threatened by the loss of control over another or a situation. Because the individual feels he or she is unlovable, they constantly feel in danger of losing. Unable to let love flow the individual radiates uncertainty and fear. Even love focused entirely on another human being cannot bring fulfillment in the long run. Transcending this emotion we find divine and eternal love. This frees us to rejoice in the pleasures of others without envy or jealousy even while dealing with our own disappointments and problems.

Greed is the negative side of the soul quality of love and tolerance for others. Greed can mean having excessive avarice for material wealth. It is also desire for power. Greed is never about the obtaining of things or money, but about the power of usurping the freedom and individuality of others. Greed is never satisfied so it tries to dictate, mold, command and usurp.   

Resentment is a negative state where the individual blames everybody and everything, but self for the state of his or her life. This individual feels he or she is the hapless victim of a cruel fate. Life is seen as unfair and full of disappointments. As a victim the individual refuses to accept responsibility for his or her own destiny and firmly continues to point to the outside world as the problem. Clearly, resentment blocks one off from the guidance of the soul. Success then is falsely measured not by inner experience, but by outward appearances. In a positive state, one realizes that they are the architects of their own destiny and that the human mind, and thus the soul, have unlimited possibilities. Realizing that limitations are self- imposed the individual is able to lift the veil of illusion (maya) and master one’s own fate. You can see the forest for the trees.

Once you know who you are (the infinite capacity to be) and why you are here (to discover this infinite capacity) envy, jealousy, greed and competition become irrelevant. Be the love you seek and the heart chakra will bring you compassion and understanding. Apply them to your life and in this you will be know that you are infinitely loved, always accepted and endless potential energy. Because you are infinite energy you need not fear love, acceptance or death.  Remove fear and pure love will open the doorway to eternal happiness.
Doctor Lynn
 
 
 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Why we need balance


 
 
 
 
 
An absence of virtue is a disturbance in the natural balance of nature. Nature is pure and vices such as worry, hate, fear, jealousy, anger, greed, cruelty, self-love, instability, ignorance, and pride disturb the balanced energy of the soul. Science even tells us that when there is an energy imbalance in the body-mind, it results in a breakdown of the system, otherwise known as disease.

Disease of the body is not necessarily due to physical causes, but rather to certain disturbing moods or states of mind that interfere with an individual’s happiness. This is because the mind and its infinite energy exercises control over the mental and physical state of every human being. The mind however can either draw its energy from the intellect self, which is the energy of the soul, or from the lower layer of self and get caught in emotion. In these lower layers stress, worry or fear results in a loss of peace and serenity. This energy transports through the body’s nerves system sending a message that disturbs the balance and health of the body. Continued stress and worry create energy that eventually deprives the body of vitality.   

Although the soul is our purpose for being here on earth we often usurp its importance in favor of the body and the mind. We relegate the soul to the back of the bus. But it does not feel slighted. It quietly sits back watching the body-mind act out its life. It matters not whether it gets heard in this life or the many lives hereafter. A life is a blink of time for the soul. It knows eventually it will get where it desires to go. But we do need the body and the mind to take us on this journey. They are the vehicle and the GPS. It behooves us to treat them well and attend to their good health.

Doctor Lynn


Saturday, May 20, 2017

What is the Paradox of Life?










Life is like the famous Buddhist paradox or Koan, What is the sound of one hand clapping? This places us outside the limitations of the rational mind. In life there is no right or wrong answer to this paradox as there are really no right or wrong answers to life.  How you live your life is based upon your morals and ethics, your level of consciousness and your a state of being. Like the Koan, paradoxically the content of your life is irrelevant and at the same time the content is necessary for the process of learning. It is only through the process that we learn, but the content is the teacher. You cannot discover love without an object to love.

The content of our lives provides us with the opportunity to discover, correct and adjust our being. Anger, for example, arises throughout our lives. It is not wrong nor is it right. We are presented with situations that create anger and then asked what we choose to do with them. We can be cruel or we can be kind. The choice is ours, and how and what we choose determines our karma. There is no right or wrong answer. It is simply cause an effect. If you act cruelly you become a cruel person.  So it is suggested that with all of life’s content we choose wisely because life presents itself to us for the “soul” purpose of using the process of life to remove vices and add virtues. Yoga is about the process and not about the content of the poses and yet we need the poses to help us discover balance, flexibility, strength and peace. Pay attention to the process and not the content.

Awareness is the task of exploring our vices and virtues. This is our purpose and our meaning; simply to gain virtues and leave behind our vices.  Our daunting task is to uncover the elements of self that need correction and replace them with virtues. The content of our lives is a vehicle full of potential for the “soul” purpose of bringing us awareness. It is only the potential. Unless we consciously choose to bring about constructive change our lives will appear to be chaotic, confusing and disappointing. The process of life is not about the content, but about the relationship we have with life and whether we choose to make it harmonious or tumultuous. This process of discovery is found through the contents of our lives. When we discover our true mission, the drama and dynamics of life give way to the process of enlightenment.

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Doctor Lynn


Saturday, May 13, 2017

You are Many Layers of Energy – What are they?


 
 
 
Prana is the life force that gives rise to everything.  How do we know it exist? Take a breath. What cause you to breathe? Not oxygen, but prana.

According to Eastern thought, our being consists of seven layers of energy. The final and most noticeable layer of energy is the physical body. This layer of energy vibrates at a frequency lower than the other layers, which accounts for its visibility in the physical world. The higher frequency layers cannot be seen, but still have an effect on our physical self. All of the layers of energy are interdependent and cannot be separated. As long as consciousness exists the layers exist.

The seven layers of energy are as follows. The first is the physical self, the second is the etheric self or the vital energetic self (known as the aura), the third is the astral or emotional self, the fourth is the mental self where thoughts are formed, the fifth is the soul or intellectual self, the sixth is the cosmic self (sometimes called the “pure intelligent self”), and the seventh is like the Tao impossible to name, as it is beyond name and form. We call it prana. It is the integration and balance of all the layers of energy that create a harmonious aura and thus a healthy body, mind and soul.  We then use the energy to projects our strength, flexibility and balance outward from the center of our being.  When in balance we exude self-confidence, self-esteem, happiness and peace.

Just remember center everywhere circumference nowhere.

As we begin to expand our consciousness we will see patterns of behavior that have been dictating our lives. These forces are nothing more than energy that we have taken on for our own evolution. That is the purpose and true nature of our being. But we can remove them, change them and create them. That is karma and why it is said that we become the creator of our own destiny. This is also known as self-mastery. As we remove the veil of ignorance, we discover that our purpose for being here on earth is simply to remove vices and add virtues.  We discover this through the contents of our lives. When we discover how to use all the content of our present and past lives to   remove deceit, greed, anger and pride we are on the path to enlightenment. That’s soul walking.

Doctor Lynn


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Simplify and Purify Your Life


 
 
 
 
 


Simplify and purify your life – can you think of a better way to live? Only bring into your life what serves to bring health, happiness and peace to the body, mind and soul.

Think about purifying yourself today. Remove what you don’t need. Live simply for this one day, or just for this one hour.  This means to let go of the stress and complications that you have added into your life and flow purely with the energy of life.  Stress, emotions and worry weigh us down and in the end you take none of this with you. All you take is the punja or merits you gain through good deeds. The best deed of all is to be good to yourself. Appreciate all of life with a pure heart and an outstretched hand and be healthy body, mind and soul.

Let’s get started; Doctor Lynn’s Anti-Aging Yoga Dance

 

Do the best you can, be the best you can and live purely and simply. Can you think of a better way to live?

Nietzsche wrote – “one must be a sea to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.” Today be the sea; open, expansive and receptive without losing your purity.

 

Doctor Lynn

Saturday, May 06, 2017

What is the force that gives rise to life?


 
 
Last week we briefly touched upon prana.  Prana is pure self. It is pure consciousness. This is the force that pushes the soul to reincarnate. It is the vital energy that brings everything into being. It lives in the organs of your body and unites all parts of the body into one unit. The soul attracts prana to the mind and the mind attracts prana to the body. It is the controlling force of the entire universe and beyond.

Everything exists due to Prana, just as everything exists due to energy. It is the vital force behind the movement of energy that causes all of creation. Prana is simply the movement that gives rise to breath, but is not the breath.. What causes us to take the first and last breath and all the breaths in-between? Prana- it is the life force.   It can take on any quality without losing its purity.

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. Let’s take a breath and begin.

Prana and the mind move naturally. Rising and falling, appearing and disappearing. This movement is commonly referred to as thinking. Prana and mind exist together with prana being the principle of movement and the mind the principle of intelligence. All action requires Prana, just as all action requires at some level intelligence. However, this intelligence is not something that we measure like an IQ. This is the fifth layer of our being known as the intellectual self.

For the next week just pay attention to the movement of thoughts through your mind and the movement of your breath. Prana remember is simply the movement of energy. What you do with this energy is determine by how your soul chooses to walk upon the earth.  You must quiet the mind to hear your soul.  It will guide you. Use your breath to quiet your mind, listen and then walk softly, kindly and with compassion for all of life. In this you will be wise.

Doctor Lynn



 

Health Tip- think blue

Cobalt – the color blue - a chemical element found in the earth’s crust – it is also an essential trace mineral that acts as a coenzyme and is associated with B-12. We need B-12 to aid in fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Cobalt is also needed to produce red blood cells. A deficiency in B-12 can cause problems with our nervous system. The best sources of B-12 Cobalt are found in animal kidney and livers. Other good sources are red meat, salmon, egg yolks, soy and sardines.  This is an essential vitamin-mineral so think blue and take care of your health.

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Obstacles to Overcome


 
 
To overcome the obstacles in life you need to Soul Walk. It is not a religious path, but it is a path of faith. It is about walking consciously with constant devotion towards making you a better person and the world a better place. It is about never forgetting the importance of health; body, mind and soul. It is an understanding that the path may take a few zigs and zags and a few divergences along the way.  Remember from here to there is never a straight line. But that is o-k - it makes life so much more interesting.

Our biggest obstacles along the way are our beliefs and attitudes.  Our beliefs are tied to our value system, which is ingrained into our consciousness by our upbringing and experiences. An attitude is the feeling we have regarding our beliefs. We defend our values through selective perception, or the ability to disregard anything that challenges our beliefs. 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.  Our attitudes and beliefs get tainted with deception, greed, anger and pride. These take us off the path of soul walking

Our second biggest obstacle is keeping the body and the mind healthy in a world of disease, pollution, corruption, low self-esteem and self-worth. We have measurements and definition for what is consider physical and mental health. IQ test, blood test and many more tests give us insights into our health. But they cannot measure with accuracy the existence or the health of the soul.  But if you take a moment to be quiet and listen to your soul, your soul will tell you how to proceed. The only test needed is your ability to truly listen to your inner self.

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.

So be kind, content, generous, happy, loving and peaceful. And never forget to take care of your health; body, mind and soul.
Doctor Lynn
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