Saturday, May 11, 2024

Karma Yoga and the Nine Flavors of Life

Yoga philosophy Gives us nine flavors of life, also known as emotional essences. They are love, joy, wonder, courage, peace, compassion, anger, fear, and disgust. These emotions are not isolated; they interact and coexist within each of us, shaping our emotional experiences. By understanding and balancing these energies, we can create emotional harmony and realize our true potential. For example, if we balance anger with love, fear with courage, and disgust with compassion, we change our emotional experience. Balance does not mean we eliminate any of these experiences. It means that when we experience anger, if we can counter it with love, we bring harmony to our emotional existence, bringing us a sense of balance. Let’s work on our balance today. END: Yoga philosophy gives us nine flavors of life, also known as emotional essences. They are love, joy, wonder, courage, peace, compassion, anger, fear, and disgust. These emotions are not isolated; they interact and coexist within each of us, shaping our emotional experiences. Please watch them as they appear this week and observe the experience. Then, seek balance in all things, and in all things, find balance. EGO: Flip your palms up and extend out the index finger. Feel the slight pull away from your center. The ego is transitory and artificial for how you see yourself, and your life is based on your experiences, emotions, and judgment. The ego is not to be destroyed. It is essential for our survival. The problem is when the ego believes its view of reality is the only and final view. Pull your index finger in and place the thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. The soul is your true self. It is the part of you that observes life without emotion or judgment. It sees things for what they are: opportunities to learn, grow, and evolve. Namaste ~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For books, classes, consultation, and more, http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Reincarnation – why are we here?

According to karma, when we transcend to the astral world (die), we go to the holdover place, which is not the final resting place. It is a place for reflection. We can accurately appraise our deeds and misdeeds free of emotions and sensations. We then decide what areas need improvement and need to be atoned. After we have decided, we find a suitable body and parents that will best help us accomplish our mission. Because we cannot achieve this without human emotions, experiences, and sensations, we return to Earth to take on earthly form and begin again. On the spiritual plane, the karmic debts appear reasonably straightforward, but we once again experience pain, cold, heat, grief, fear, and physical limitations in the physical world. When we uncover our karmic obligation, we are faced with a decision: to conquer our fears and guilt or allow them to overwhelm us so that nothing gets resolved. To awaken and grow, we must be willing to become the witnesses and observers of our lives and learn to live from a place of compassion, faith, balance, serenity, peace, strength, and divinity. Not an easy task. It takes work, and that is karma. Let’s get started. END Remember, the present is shaped by the past or the memory. If we don't achieve all our goals in this lifetime, let this chapter of your life reflect a truthful, happy, and loving existence. Remember, this is just a chapter in your book of life. There's no deadline for completing the book. However, there's a sense of urgency if you wish to end your suffering and continual rebirth. You must sincerely strive to transcend the lower human aspects of yourself and replace them with honesty, generosity, kindness, and humility. When you learn to work your karma, your life will start working for you, leading to a more fulfilling life. EGO Reincarnation will not provide you with a straight and clear path. You will soon discover that from here to there, there is never a straight line. There will be many twists and turns, as well as many detours. There will be low valleys, high mountain tops, and ravines. How low you go or how high you climb will depend upon your moral compass. Let it be your guide, not the ego. Pull your index finger in and place your thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to your soul. When life takes you on a detour, don’t resent it, fear it or avoid it. Be on the lookout for opportunities, adventures, and chances to learn and grow. This is your soul leading you towards liberation. You never know what you will find. But remember, as long as the ego is pushing you towards the path, you are not on the path. The true purpose of your journey here on earth is to do the work that frees you from all encumbrances: body, mind, and soul; in this, you will be free. Karma Yoga with Doctor Lynn http://www.doctorlynncom

Friday, April 26, 2024

WHAT IS KARMA?

According to karma, our true purpose is to return to balance, love, happiness, and abundance while removing our negative karma. A change in attitude is what brings about a shift in karma. However, be careful with attitude because what may work in one moment may not in another. Our desires are what keeps us in the ever-repeating pattern of karma. While there is value in the repetition, it is of a higher value to transcend the rebirth cycle of karma and find our true self, which exists in a state of balance, harmony, love, happiness, and peace. The root of all karma is seeded in the four great passions. One of these passions is more intense in your life than the others, but they all appear simultaneously. The four great passions which are the major causes of all of life’s problems are: Deceit Greed Anger Pride Karma is about the ability to direct our energy from the four great passions in ways that bring us balance, strength, flexibility, and peace of body, mind, and soul. Let’s get started. END: If you choose to break the pattern of your karma, you will free your energy to explore the rest of the universe, and through your wisdom, you will realize that you can now do as you choose rather than being compelled by karma EGO: Flip your palm up and extend your index finger, symbolizing the ego. The ego, sometimes an inflated sense of self-importance, hinders us from genuine growth and connection driven by fear and vulnerability. Pull your finger in and place the thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. Knowing something is beyond the body and mind, you tap into your essence or soul. Your soul is then free to create and thus bring about positive karmic change. Namaste ~ may you walk your life's path with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For class books, consultation and more http://www.doctorlynn.com Doctor Lynn #FREE #YOGA #VIDEO - How to #Prosper #ENJOY YOGA VIDEO https://youtu.be/fIcracpKWqQ

Saturday, April 20, 2024

What is Wisdom?

Wisdom, often mistaken for knowledge, is a distinct concept. While knowledge can be acquired without common sense or judgment, wisdom necessitates both knowledge and experience. It's the art of learning, understanding, and mastering one's life. Science categorizes wisdom as crystallized intelligence. This implies that as we mature and accumulate experiences, our minds amass a wealth of knowledge to tap into. While youthful minds may be swifter, older minds can more readily find solutions or make decisions due to their experiences and crystallized intelligence. Could we label this wisdom? Perhaps wisdom is more than just experience and knowledge crystallized into accessible information. It's not about the quantity of data you store, but how you utilize it to stay on the soulful path. Wisdom is discerning which path to walk. Integrity is walking it. It's a journey that requires effort – that's karma – so let's embark on it. END: The soulful path will involve numerous detours, twists, and turns. The journey from here to there is never a straight line. Sometimes, you may stray so far from the path that you need assistance finding your way back. Each day, strive to bring wealth, pleasure, harmony, and liberation to yourself and the world. Aiming for these four directions while working on your karma will uncover the path of wisdom and the integrity to walk it. EGO: Flip your palms up and extend your index finger, symbolizing your ego. Feel it give you a slight tug and pull away from your center. Watch out for the ego. It can sometimes think of itself as having excellent knowledge and being superior. Wisdom is more than knowledge and intelligence. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top – the symbol of the soul. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. Wisdom is more than intelligence. Wisdom is knowing everything constantly changes, so don't get attached to anything. It is also the realization that time has wings; it flies, so don't waste it. Just remember—you never step into the same river twice. Choose wisely, walk softly, and stay on the path. Namaste~ may you walk the path with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For books, consultation, classes, and more http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Fourth Aim on the Soulful Path

The first aim is wealth, the second is pleasure, the third is harmony, and the fourth, the pinnacle of the Soulful Path, is liberation. This aim is not just a goal but a transformative journey that leads to true freedom and wisdom. Liberation is not a static state of being, but a dynamic and continuous process. It's about making peace with life as it is, observing life without disturbance and judgment. This ongoing process of liberation is what leads us to discover true freedom, and it all starts with accepting change. Change is the only absolute in life, so why is it so difficult to accept it? We want permanence because it makes us feel safe, content, and connected. But things in this world are constantly changing, down to the molecules that make up your body. That is why we need liberation; it gives us the freedom to accept things and then let them come and go without attachment. It's not an easy thing to do. We must constantly work to find our balance, be strong, stay flexible, and make peace with life just as it is. That’s karma and what we are here to practice. Let’s get started. END: There is a proverb that goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This refers to the ever-changing element of nature held fast by the never-changing essence of life. Although things in the material world are constantly changing, the underlying essence of life stays the same. Love, hatred, war, peace, feast, and famine will always exist. Life will continually present us with the fundamental challenges of existence. It is our approach to these things that constantly change. Since the beginning of time, humans have waged war and conflict. How we approach it and what we call it has continuously changed. EGO: Flip your palms up and extend out your index finger – the symbol of the ego. The ego wants constant control. This is how it feels safe and secure, but in the power struggle, the ego forbids itself from experiencing contentment and peace. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top – the symbol of your soul. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. The soul will remind you to accept things as they are and to flow with life. When you do this if only for a moment, you will discover liberation – the freedom to accept, let go, and be content and at peace with life just as it is. Namaste~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For books, classes, and consultations http://www.doctorlynn.com

Friday, March 22, 2024

If you want to prosper, what should you aim for each day?

Aim for Harmony Our third aim should be to move in harmony with life. Harmony requires a code of ethics and morals that act as beacons telling us how to behave. It is easy to get caught up in life's dramas, problems, and stresses and believe them to be the final reality. All that happens in your life is simply an opportunity to discover and correct your karma. When you understand how to work your karma, you will find ways to bring rhythm and melody together in every situation to create harmony. The irony of life is that for all our outward striving and drama, in the end, the total always adds up to zero. We take none of the dramas, problems, and stressors when we depart this world. We take the karma of our experiences. How we use these experiences defines our next reincarnation. If life hands you a complex problem and you face it with compassion and understanding, you create harmony, not discord. It is not the problem you take with you when you depart this world but the virtue of compassion you develop that will assist you in this life and all the other lives to come. Let's create some harmony today. END: The material universe consists of five everlasting and imperishable substances: space, motion, rest, matter, and soul. What's important is how matter (you) relates to other matter (the world) within its space. All of life is equal but different, which makes life so interesting. Harmonize with life, remove the obstacles that block success, and you will prosper. EGO: Flip your palm up and extend out the index finger – the symbol of the ego. The ego is what keeps us separated from each other, and this separation sometimes causes disharmony. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top – the symbol of the soul. Take a deep breath and harmonize with your soul. By cultivating harmony, we develop compassion and understanding in all our relationships on Earth. We move from being separate and bound by the ego to merging past the barriers that keep us apart and at odds. When we develop impartiality towards all things of the world, we become one force of energy that endures under all circumstances. However, impartiality does not mean to be indifferent. It means to be undisturbed by the ebb and flow of life. Flowing with life is how we create harmony. Namaste~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For books, classes, and more, http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Pleasure Aim for This, and You Will Prosper

As human beings, we are wired for pleasure. We are programmed to strive for survival and longevity, an essential part of which is a drive towards pleasure. What would the world be like if we could not enjoy the pleasures of life? Your primitive brain, also known as the limbic system, is located in the temporal lobe at the base of your skull. The limbic system comprises multiple parts, including the amygdala, responsible for the primary sensations of pleasure and pain. So, we can see that on a purely biochemical basis, humans are wired to avoid pain and seek pleasure. The problem arises when our chemistry gets out of balance due to illness, poor health, or addiction, and we fall into the rapid urge to seek a false sense of pleasure to avoid pain. The pleasure eventually fades, and we find ourselves back into a state of pain, craving pleasure, and then the cycle repeats itself. That’s why we practice karma yoga – pleasure is best experienced from a balanced and disciplined state of mind. Let’s get started. END: Human beings are wired for pleasure. We are programmed to strive for survival and longevity, and the drive toward pleasure and pure joy is an essential part of this. What would the world be like if we could not enjoy the pleasures of life? Pleasure is an essential part of our lives. It motivates us to find joy. Aim to bring pleasure into your life every day. Remember to keep it balanced, know the difference between pure pleasure and the avoidance of pain, and then choose wisely. EGO: The ego is our survival consciousness. It constantly moves us from harm and pain to safety and pleasure. But sometimes, it forgets to tap into the soul, where it can discriminate between what is right and what is wrong, what is pure pleasure, and what is the avoidance of pain. Pull your index finger in and place your thumb on top, the symbol of the soul. Take a deep breath and surrender to the soul—pleasure at the deepest level of our being installs pure joy. Aim daily to bring balanced, disciplined pleasure into your life, and you will prosper. Namaste ~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For books, classes, and more, visit http://www.doctorlynn.com