Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Vices vs Virtues

The opposite of vices is virtues. Virtues are discovered when we follow the footsteps of our soul. This leads to the discovery of true happiness. Happiness is our ultimate birthright, bringing with it all the qualities we strive to attain during our life on earth. We need the virtues of compassion, patience, courage, integrity, honor, strength, steadfastness, love, discipline, devotion, creativity, peace and wisdom to experience true happiness. Happiness is not something we find “out there.” It is something we find within.

The health of our body is controlled by the state of our mind. Our mind is the storehouse of our moods and emotions, so to insure health we need to pay careful attention to what we let occupy our mind. Negative thoughts, moods and feelings cut us off from our soul, which is pure and undisturbed by the emotions, thoughts and moods that can sometimes dictate the direction of our lives. This is simply the ego trying to usurp the soul. The ego creates envy, jealousy, resentment and revenge. These are vices. So our work here on earth is to tame the ego and elevate the soul. This requires balance, strength, flexibility and peace for the body, mind and soul. Let’s get started.

Your ego is your earthly persona. Your job is to tame it but, not to extinguish it. The ego is a mighty force and necessary for preservation of life. It gives us our identity and allows us to succeed in a competitive world. The problems arise when the ego consciousness tries to supersede and cut us off for the soulful path. We do not need to extinguish our importance in the world. We are all important parts of the whole. We just need to remove the vices and replace them with virtues. When we do this we tame the ego and begin to live from the seat of our soul and this power is far greater than the mightiest ego.

Doctor Lynn 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

What is Our Greatest Fear?

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 feel unloved 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 the fear of being rejected and the fear of dying. Hatred, prejudice and bigotry are byproducts of the fear of not being loved so we should always seek to find compassion and understanding and the fear of not being loved will dissipate. According to karma as you think so you become. Become the love you seek.

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 very 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. Therefore open your heart to the world with compassion and understanding and you will discover pure love. As you think so you become. Become the love you seek.

Doctor Lynn

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Why do we need the body-mind?

Remember we are comprised of seven layers of energy; body, aura, emotion, intellect, soul, cosmic and beyond knowing We are also swirling fountains of energy that lie along the spine better known as the chakras. We need to balance and support the positive integration of the lower layers of energy and the lower chakras in order to be able to transcend the ego’s hold. This transcendence moves us beyond the world of emotion, attachment and fear and into the realm of the intellectual self. As long as we are caught in the maya( the illusion) it is impossible to tap into the intellectual energy of the soul. When stuck in the negative aspects of physical weight, cravings, self-doubt, fear and the inability to speak and live the truth it is impossible to discover the resourceful energy of the soul.  When you learn how to move beyond the body, above the aura and detach from emotions the mental self is free to discover how to transcend the weight of the world and tap into your intellectual soulful self. It is here you will begin to discover how to live a prosperous life. Remember this for it is very important; when bogged down with physical weight and emotional turmoil quiet your mind and let your energy slip into your intellectual soulful self. This is transcendence and the pathway to prosperity.

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 known as life. They are the vehicle and the GPS for the soul. It behooves us to treat them well and attend to their good health.

Doctor Lynn

Saturday, March 10, 2018

It’s the Process and Not the Content

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. 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 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 of life that we learn. The content is simply the teacher. You cannot discover the process of love without an object of love to teach you. And what are we here to learn? We are here to learn how to bring balance, strength, flexibility and peace to our lives no matter what the content may be.

The content of our lives provides us with the opportunity to discover, correct and adjust our being. Anger, for example, will appear 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 to life. 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. Life presents itself to us for the “soul” purpose of using the content of life to remove vices and add virtues.  Just as in yoga, we are here for the  process and not the poses, and yet we need the poses to help us discover the process of balance, flexibility, strength and peace. Pay attention to the process of life and use the content wisely.

Doctor Lynn

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Where to Find Enlightenment

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.  As we remove the veil of ignorance (maya), we discover that our purpose for being here on earth is simply to remove vices and add virtues.  We have an opportunity to discover this through the contents of our lives. When we discover how to use all the content of our lives to remove deceit, greed, anger and pride we are on the path to enlightenment. That’s soul walking.

This process of soulful discovery is found through the contents of our lives. We just have to remember that the world is real and available for our evolution. It is our interpretation of things that creates the illusion. When we discover our true mission, the drama and dynamics of life give way to the process of enlightenment.  Enlightenment is found is those ahha moments. Be on the lookout for those moments as they will reveal to you the meaning of life. Just remember life is not about the accumulation of things. However, it is because of the material world that we have the opportunity to discover our reason and purpose for being here on earth. The work you do, the relationships you have and the things you accumulate can be powerful tools for your evolution. Use the world wisely or it will use you.

Doctor Lynn