Saturday, December 18, 2021

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

 


The last two #karma classes we #meditated on or pondered on understanding #self-realization. This week overcoming obstacles finding #contentment.

To overcome pride, be humble

To overcome hate, be loving

To overcome selfishness, be generous

To overcome excitement, be calm

To overcome ignorance, use knowledge.

To overcome evil, be good

To overcome restlessness, meditate

Karma defines contentment as being happy with what you have. It means to end all cravings and to find peace within your life. Not an easy task – takes work – that’s karma!

Yoga presents us with nine obstacles to overcome; physical illness, apathy and boredom, doubting self-worth, being distracted and careless, feeling heavy and burnt-out, having desires and cravings, doubting once progress, getting caught in the illusion of life and an inability to maintain and achievement continual yoga practice.

Karma teaches us that all of this falls into the four patterns of karma that block our progress. Blocking knowledge, blocking feelings, blocking vitality and blocking free will. It takes work to identify these and then to unblock them – that’s karma; let’s get to work.

 

END: Yoga presents us with nine obstacles to overcome; physical illness, apathy and boredom, doubting self-worth, being distracted and careless, feeling heavy and burnt-out, having desires and cravings, doubting once’s progress, getting caught in the illusion of life and an inability to maintain and achievement through continual yoga practice.

So, avoid burnout and stay vital; focus on health body mind and soul. Believe in your self-worth you are unique, seek to always learn and never be bored or distracted by life. Be happy with what you have and then reach out for more. Remember life is real; it is your perception that is the illusion, and continue to practice karma yoga for you have made such progress however, you must continue to practice and when you think you have achieved success practice some more. That’s karma – it takes continual work.

 

EGO: flip your hands up and rest them on your knees. Extend out the index finger – the symbol of the ego. Being bored, doubting self, being careless, feeling burnt-out, craving, doubting progress, living in an illusion and inability to maintain achievements are symbols of the egos fight to maintain its importance. Do not seek to extinguish the ego. It is for your self-preservation and self-identity. Simply seek to temper it by drawing your index finger in and placing your thumb on top which is the symbol of our soul; and remember for the soul’s perspective:

To overcome pride, be humble

To overcome hate, be loving

To overcome selfishness, be generous

To overcome excitement, be calm

To overcome ignorance, use knowledge.

 To overcome evil, be good

To overcome restlessness, meditate

Finding peace in meditation you shall find all things that you crave

May you go with health, happiness and peace

Happy Holidays

Doctor Lynn

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

#Meditation 2 - Self- Realization #Karma

 




To acquire self-realization on earth requires a dual existence. We must consciously perform our earthly duties while being immerse in soulful pursuit. Human life is full of sorrow and conflict until we learn to work our karma.

Karma teaches us that we are here on earth to perform our earthly work always mindful of the process of soulful pursuit. Everything that happens in your life is about the work of self-realization. We take on the body and the mind of a human and thus must do the earthly work of pursuing shelter, food, procreation and the means to survive. When we balance this with soulful work, we achieve self-realization and the answers to the question: why am I here, and what is this all about?

A self-realized person: Finds humor in a given situations. They get enjoyment and satisfaction out of the present moment They Understand what they need in order to gain a sense of purpose and meaning.

The process of self-realization is different for everyone. It is best described as being a sum of the parts rather than an isolated trait. For example, a person may have a creative soul and still not be fully self-realized. Self-realization is more about how we grow and expand our consciousness rather than about acquiring ideals such as perfection, success, or happiness.

 It takes work – that’s karma Let’s get started

END

In general, self-realized people:

·      Accept themselves and others

·      Have a well-developed sense of creativity

·      Maintain deep and meaningful relationships

·      Can exist independently

·      Have a sense of humor, particularly an ability to find humor in their own mistakes

·      Accurately perceive reality, both as it pertains to the self and others

·      Have a sense of purpose and work towards realizing this

·      Experience frequent moments of profound happiness and joy

·      Show empathy and compassion for others

·      Appreciate the goodness of life.

Because self-realization is a duality between performing earthly duties and seeking soulful growth it can be a challenge. Working your karma, you begin to integrate your earthly work with your soulful work and in this you begin to walk the pathway of self-realization. But this takes work for it requires balancing the two while staying open and flexible and having the strength to believe in yourself.

Becoming self-realized is not always a straightforward process, and it can take lifetimes to achieve.  Many are good at acquiring earthly things through their earthly work, but few are good at achieving self-realization; it takes work – that’s karma.

 

EGO; the path of self-realization may be confusing to the ego. The ego sees the world as one of self-preservation and in this gets caught in the work of the world believing this to be the purpose of our lives. The main goal of the ego is to survive. Its need to belong, to get recognized and feel self-importance which often times overshadows the other side of our work – namely realization of the true self which has taken on this earthly presence to work our karma. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top. See your talents, for we all have them. Work diligently to take advantage of them through conscious self-realization while consciously realizing your limitations.

Understanding comes to those who realize their true self. Realization of their true self comes to those who have gained understanding.

Namaste ~ may you go with health, happiness and peace

Doctorlynn

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Saturday, December 04, 2021

#Understanding – it’s good #karma

 

Week 1 #Understanding – it’s good #karma



Understanding – what does it mean to understand something?
Understanding is a relation between the knower and an object of understanding. In karma you are the knower presented with objects both physical and metaphysical for the sole purpose of understanding how what is presented to your life helps you to work your karma so your life works for you. It means to become the witnessing conscious to life. For example: anger is a great passion. We can all recognize it in ourselves and in others, but do we really understand it? it is simply a passion that if we let it control us either from the inside or out, we lose our true self which is called the pursusa – the witness who is able to observe life from a nonjudgmental place and to see it for what it really is – an opportunity to work our karma. It is energy that has taken on a passion. It is neither good nor bad but simply energy with a force. Anger can be used to right a wrong, or it can be an uncontrollable emotion. It is up to us to observe and understand.

Understanding means to stand under where we stand now. Know where you stand first and then try to stand where others are standing. It is a realization that we all stand on different levels with different capacity, taste and temperaments. We may look upon something and judge it a good or bad without taking the time to understand that each person has his or her own stand (perspective) in life. Everyone interrupts the world from their own point of view.

Sit in prosperous pose   Ommmmm

Meditation

Understanding comes to those who realize their true self. Realization of their true self comes to those who have gained understanding.

This takes work – that’s karma – let’s get started

 

END: Understanding means to be able to detach and observe both the seer (self) and what is seen for what it really is – simply opportunities to work your karma so your life works for you. When we can see and understand a passion within ourselves and apart from ourselves, we understand the true nature of life. Detached you are not affected by anything, but simply become the witness to all of life and it is here you gain total understanding of yourself and the meaning and purpose of life – work your karma so your life works for you. Detach but never be indifferent.

 

EGO: is the part of you that acts in self preserving ways without a clear understanding that we all have our own stand in life. One is not better or worse than the other. We are not here to superimpose our stand on the world, nor to save the world, but to work out karma so that we might first gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and then a deeper understanding of life. When we, as the seer, understand the true nature of what is seen we understand everything. This requires surrendering the ego to the soul. Here Understanding comes to those who realize their true self. Realization of their true self comes to those who have gained understanding. This takes work – that’s karma

Namaste

Doctor Lynn

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

ENJOY YOUR #THANKSGIVING DINNER #GUILT FREE!

 

Healthy Tips to keep your #weight under control and have fun!




We all know what we should and should not do when it come to the Thanksgiving feast. But indulgence once in a while is good for the body, the mind and the soul. As yogis say – you only live once; with this karma! So, enjoy this life in moderation. Now so you don’t feel guilty about indulging here are a few easy health tips to keep your calories in check.

Dance whenever you get the chance!





Here’s a music party play list for you below. Use this to have fun, burn calories and stay healthy.

Put the music on and start the party

When setting the table – Dance to Loco-Motion

After the meal have guest help clear the table by picking up their plate and forming a conga line dancing to Conga

After dessert – Have guests stand up and play - Twist Again

 And then play A Little Less Conversation – and take a walk

After the meal get up and move. Take a walk with a family member and spend some quality time chatting. Thanksgiving is not about the meal, but about giving thanks for all the goodness that exists in your life. It’s a time to put aside conflict, strife and work, and enjoy your family and friends.

One half hour (that’s just 30 minutes!) of brisk walking a day will burn an extra 100 calories. Not only does walking burn calories, but it also helps to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and the sunlight you get will help your body make vitamin D which is needed for strong bones and good health.


 

And the play list:

Thanksgiving Theme/ Guaraldi

Family/Darcell

Having a Party/ Sam Cooke

De-Stress/Rebelution

The Thanksgiving Song/Adam Sandler

Harvest Moon/ Neil Young

The Turkey Song/Thanksgiving Theme

Instant Karma/ John Lennon

The Loco-Motion/ Little Eva

Conga/ Gloria Estefan

Let’s Twist/ Chubby Checker

A Little Less Conversation/ Elvis Presley

Imagine/ John Lennon

Grapefruit Diet/ Weird Al

What a Wonderful World/ Louis Armstrong

The Farewell Polka/ Ruthie and the Wranglers

Now if that doesn’t work for you…

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AND ONE LAST TIP – increase your metabolism naturally

Ok, so the holidays are coming and you want a natural way to increase your metabolism, right? Well, you’ve heard green tea will do it. But did you know adding a little mustard to your diet can increase metabolism? It’s called the thermo genetic effect. When we add certain foods to our diet, we can increase our metabolism because these foods literally heat up the body, improve circulation and require energy to digest them.  Lean protein is the best thermo genetics food as it takes a lot of work to digest protein, thus burning more calories (think turkey). When we add mustard, it increases the thermo genetics effect. Mustard is virtually void of calories so that makes it a good dressing and spread for lean meats. An added benefit is that mustard seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which also helps to increase metabolism and improve both heart and brain functioning.

Here is an easy and healthy side dish recipe that is low in calories and will give a boost to your metabolism from my book; Recipes for Sex, Health Happiness and Love; eating your way to success.

1 Bunch of fresh leeks cut into ½ inch disc, 2 tablespoons of mustard seeds, a tablespoon of olive oil, several button mushrooms sliced and the peel from one small orange cut into small slivers. Heat oil and toast mustard seeds in the oil, add leek slices, mushrooms and orange slivers and sauté until leeks are tender.



Now enjoy your Thanksgiving feast guilt free. When shared with family and friends for the sake of giving thanks for all the blessing we have in our lives, Thanksgiving becomes the best meal of the year. But the real challenge is to keep those blessing and thanks going throughout the year to come.

Remember to enjoy the food, laugh with your family and friends, count your blessings and when you have the chance get up and dance!

Happy Thanksgiving

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Karma plus the Troublesome Four

 


As we say with Karma yoga – don’t fall into D-GAP. The four great passions of deceit, greed anger and pride will surely get you into trouble. As you move through life working on your karma each of the troublesome four will also try and attach themselves to your work. If you let them, they will make your labor one of burden as opposed to joy.

Envy brings with it deceit which confuses acquiring for achieving. Many people are good at acquiring, but not at achieving. Greed brings a lack of contentment, while anger leaves us wanting to inflict misfortune because our sense of pride is misdirected and we feel inferior.

 

Jealousy is often disguised in deceiving ourselves into feeling threatened. Greed comes along to make us feel a loss of control while anger adds suspicion and pride leaves us without trust.

 

Resentment’s deceit is in blaming others and not taking responsibility for our part. Do we really think that we had nothing to do with the unfolding of events in our lives?  Resentment gets attached to greed leaving us measuring success by outward appearance while feeling angry because the world seems unfair and disappointing. Our pride kicks in to make us feel like a victim.

Revenge deceives us by getting into our heads. We are the one who suffers when we deceive ourselves with thoughts of greed fueled by anger and enhanced by self-deserving pride that seeks to even the score with an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

It will take balance, strength flexibility and the ability to find contentment and peace in a chaotic world to master the 4 great passions and the troublesome four – it takes work -that’s karma, so let’s get to work.

 

END:

Be careful not to fall into D-GAP and be controlled by The Troublesome Four. Just be aware when they arrive; trust me on this one; they will arrive, one by one, in a pair and sometimes all together at once.  Acknowledge them and then investigate why you let these four get into your head and control your life in such a burdensome and impoverish way. What did you gain?

Deceit, greed, anger and pride will never be mastered by letting envy, jealousy, resentment and revenge reside in your mind.  So, be careful what you let occupy your mind.  Because what you let in your mind will occupy you.  It’s takes work – that’s karma.

 

EGO: Just remember the four great passions and the troublesome four will always pull you away from your center – your core is where your soul its quietly waiting for you to return.  Pull your index finger in and place your thumb on top; the symbol of your soul. You are here on earth to work your life so that your soul evolves. Let your soul be your guide and you will know how to work your karma so your life works for you.

 

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Remember ~ Life becomes what life does so work hard to master your karma and you will begin to prosper.

 

Namaste ~ I celebrate the place where our souls meet…see you on the pathway to prosperous success!

Doctor Lynn

 

 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Karma ~Watch Out for the Troublesome Four

 





The Troublesome Four are envy, jealousy, resentment and revenge. These four will surely get you into karmic trouble!

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 being. This of course creates conflict as an unhappy soul may wish to inflict misfortune onto others. This conflicts with the guidepost suggestion of doing no harm.

Jealousy is a morbid emotion that looks for anything that will cause suffering.  With jealousy an individual feels threatened by the loss of control over another person or situation. It is a feeling of suspicion and mistrust. Jealousy corrodes and destroys everything it touches. Jealousy is really a feeling of being unlovable and in constant danger of losing.  It is based in uncertainty and fear.  The opposite of jealousy is trustworthiness.

Resentment is a negative state where an 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. Resentment results from expectation. We expect something and when it doesn’t turn out as expected we experience resentment.  We then begin to see ourselves as a hapless victim when in fact the responsibility for our destiny and happiness has to do with how we see things and not what another person does or does not do.

Revenge is an act of wanting to conflict hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands. You want to even the score by one-up-man-ship. Retribution in the form of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is the focus of revenge.

The worse thing about revenge is that it gets inside your head and hijack your focus. Once revenge occupies the space within your head fighting it is like fighting yourself. Be careful with what you let occupy your mind; it will occupy you.

To master the Troublesome Four requires balance, strength and flexibility, as well as the ability to be content and at peace with your life just as it is. Circumstances happen. You cannot un-happen them. Accept what happens. Learn from it and focus on using what you have learned to prosper. If someone has done you wrong don’t try to correct it with another wrong; because two wrongs will never make a right. Let’s get started:

END:   Life will present you with the troublesome four: envy, jealousy, resentment and revenge. You cannot avoid them but you can see them for what they are:

Once you know who you are (the infinite capacity to be) and why you are here (to discover this infinite capacity) envy, jealousy, resentment and revenge become irrelevant.  To master the troublesome four, be content, trustworthy, generous and objective, and remember the world is real. It is your perception (how you see things) that is the illusion. Remove the maya (illusion), detach and be objective but never indifferent, and you will see the world and all its events as opportunities to learn, know and master your life. Change the way you see things and the way you see things changes.

EGO:  it is the ego that uses the troublesome four in an attempt to control. Pride and deceit are mighty passions that cause one to justify envy, jealousy, resentment and revenge. The ego wants to win and yet in life whenever we employ any of the troublesome four, we always lose. The best way to master the troublesome four is to pull back to the soul. Be content with what comes into your life, trust yourself, be grateful for what you have and forgive. These are not easy things to do. It takes work and that is karma.

Namaste

Doctor Lynn

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Friday, November 05, 2021

Is #Life an Illusion? What about #boundaries?

 


Maya means illusion or boundaries and can be quite confusing. It does not mean that the world is not real. The world is made up of real experiences through which we gain real knowledge into the nature of our purusa or our real being. It is not the world that is the illusion, but our interpretation of the experience.

Millionaires come and go. Beauty fades. What might be important today might mean nothing tomorrow. Understanding this we realize that the maya or the illusion is in believing that life is about boundaries, bank accounts and material possessions. It is not the material world that defines us, but rather it is how we use the material world to define and refine our being.  We need the world to help us create our lives. We are here as a physical and mental being to assist the soul’s evolution and so we need the world to help us evolve.

 

To best understand this, suppose something makes you angry. It is not the “something” that makes you angry, but rather your interpretation of the experience and how you choose to experience it. Understanding this you have the opportunity to evolve, which is simply to change the passion of anger to kindness and this is known as working your karma. But it takes seeing the world for what it is – simply experiences for the soul to evolve, and then stepping back into a balanced state of being which requires strength and flexibility. This all takes work and that is karma. Let’s get started.

Simply remember that everything in the world is real. It is here for your evolution. The maya or illusion is in believing that everything is permanent and more important than the journey of your soul. Use the world, but do not be used by the world. Remember you are a steward of life so use it wisely. To overcome maya detach without indifference. Observe everything with an objective eye. Remove the emotional attachment and you will discover clarity. You will begin to understand why you are here and what you have to learn. See every problem as an opportunity to learn, know and master your life

But remember if you fall into the D-GAP and you block knowledge, feelings, vitality(health) and/or free will (choice) it will be impossible to understand maya and to see the forest for the trees.

EGO: the ego thinks it knows all, puts up a good front when it comes to feelings, takes physical health and vitality for granted and still believes it can control both the cause and the effect of things. It tries to use the world for its own gain rather than for preservation and continuation which is the true purpose of the ego. Humble yourself and bow to your soul. It will always show you the maya if you take the time to step back and observe the true purpose of life – it is about the evolution of your soul.

Namaste ~ may you go with health, happiness and peace

Doctor Lynn

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time Gates - the door to opportunities

 





Watch Out for Time Gates

Time gates are passageways or spaces we step into at a particular time that change the direction of our life.  Time gates exist everywhere without regards for time. They are simply space providing the means for change.  When we refer to change, we refer to time and not space.  However, all points in space are relative to one another and therefore a time gate cannot exist in empty space. It must be linked to a specific event and events happen as a result of time.

 

Wherever you are in the world you will be faced with time gates. These gates are constantly opening and closing. When we step through a time gate, we either consciously or unconsciously set off a stream of time space events that can have a power influence upon our life. In an instant our life can change. An artist is discovered, a lover is found, and a leader is toppled. From the outside it appears that a person’s life has changed dramatically for better, or for worse when in fact one has simply stepped through a time gate and the space you occupy has changed. Whether it is prosperous or not depends upon a number of circumstances.  Be careful because what might appear to be a stroke of luck might turn out to be a burden.

 

There are creative and prosperous time gates and then there are destructive and disastrous time gates. It is our level of perception and the depth of our wisdom that determines which gates we step through and which we avoid. Our karma will draw us to certain gates and bind us to others. The gate to prosperity may open before us, but because of our karmic blindness we might walk right passed it.

Being aware and open to opportunity allows you to discover time gates. You cannot be in a hurry to find them, but you must overcome the four patterns of blocked knowledge, blocked feelings, blocked vitality and blocked free will to discover them. Be open to receiving information, none of us have all the answers. Experience all feelings for this is what it means to be human. Keep yourself vital and healthy, and remember you have the power to choose what and how you let things into your life. But this takes work and that is karma.

 

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Being stuck in negativity at the lower chakras and at the lower layers of your being will blind you from the prosperous time gates and bind you to the destructive gates. Free up your energy, lighten your load, and keep your eyes open for opportunity. Look for knowledge, acknowledge your feelings, stay vital and healthy and remember you have the power to choose what and how you let things into your life. Work on your karma and be aware. You have the power to choose which time gates you walk through and which ones to avoid.

 

EGO: The ego often thinks of itself as having all the answers, justifies its feelings, thinks it is strong and like to use free will to justify any and all actions. None of us have all the answers in life and often times our feelings are miss construed. The ego is weak in that it can easily be crushed and free will does not mean to justify any and all actions. The soul reminds us that being open to all of life without judgement gives us the ultimate in power, for we realize from the soul’s perspective that we are all a part of this vast universe. Each with a significate part to play. Be open and aware. Stay vial and strong and choose the path of the soul and prosperous time gates will open for you.  

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Karma - Reincarnation – how did I get here?

 





Whether you believe in reincarnation or not here is an interesting thought;

according to karma yoga and physicist we are simply a bundle of energy. And according to the laws of thermodynamics energy is never lost, but simply changes form. Our energy field (body, mind, soul) is a subtle form of motion like a wave or a pulse that goes on and on. It’s energy and movement. We could conclude then that our energy (self) is never lost; it simply changes form.

According to karma and many other philosophies when we die our energy changes to a different form of energy and that energy maintains the potential to return again to earth and change its form again. We call it reincarnation

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. Free of emotions and sensations we make an accurate appraisal of our deeds and misdeeds. We then decide what areas need improvement and what areas need to be atoned. After we have reached the decision, we find a suitable body and parents that will best help us accomplish our mission. Because we cannot accomplish 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 easy, but in the physical world we once again experience pain, cold, heat, grief, fear and physical limitations. We may become so frustrated with the load of our karmic debt that we forget what we set out to do. Life then becomes a repeat of a former life with different props and players. However, if the new self does meet the challenges of life the individual is on the road to enlightenment. Transcendence frees us from the hold of the ego and from the cycles of physical rebirth and death, and the wheel of karmic debt.

According to the laws of karma humans reincarnate on earth until they have regained their status as children of the spiritual universe.  Our present task is simply to make this chapter (life) of our evolution a happy and fulfilling journey. It is about releasing our soul from the bondage of karma so that we can find freedom, purity and serenity.

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 witness and observer 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 created in the past or the memory. We must, however, not be too frustrated if we do not accomplish all that we would like in this lifetime. Simply let this chapter of your life be a reflection of a truthful, happy and loving existence. Remember, this is only a chapter in your book of life. There is no time limit for completion of the book. And yet in a sense there is a hurry because if you wish to end your suffering and continual rebirth you must sincerely seek to transcend the lower humanly aspect of yourself. It is easy to fall into D-Gap and allow deceit, greed, anger and pride rule your life. It takes work to identify these things in yourself and overcome then with honesty, generosity, kindness and humility. But when you learn to work you karma your life will begin to work for you.

 

EGO

Reincarnation will not provide you with a straight and clear path. You will soon discover that from here to there is never a straight line. There will be many twists and turns, as well as many detours. There will be low valleys and high mountain tops, as well as many ravines. How low you go or how high you climb will depend upon your moral compass. Let it be your guide and not the ego.

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. You never know what you will find. But remember as along as the ego is pushing you towards the path you are not on the path. You must know when to pull back to your soul and work your karma, so your life works for you. The true purpose of your journey here on earth is to do the work that frees you from all encumbrances; body, mind and soul.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Discover the Secret #Power of #Karma ~Virtues and Vices

 






Our lives present us with content and thus the opportunity to discover through the process of living, the virtues we need to gain and the vices we need to remove 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 and build character.

The question then becomes how do you build character? Character is reflected in how you react to things. Character is built through our experiences and work, also known as our earthly duties. According to karma no one should be judged by the mere nature of their duties, but all should be accountable by the manner and spirit in which they perform them. Those who do the so-called lower work are not necessarily the lower person. This simply means how we perform our duties(work) is the real determination of character.

We often judge a person by what they do, or have as opposed to how they performed the work. We also oftentimes judge others by our customs and values. We should remember to see the duty of others through their own eyes and customs and never judge others by our own standards. No one or any culture holds the standard for the universe. When this thinking comes into play, we develop prejudices and bias and these are mighty strong vices.   

 

The chaos of life will always be whirling around us.  But chaos can present us with opportunity for growth. We just need to realize that we have the power to turn chaos into opportunity. The chaos of life 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 a frenzy.  Just remember the basic nature of cosmic energy is chaos with the potential to create or destroy. How we use this energy to combat vices and build virtues depends upon our strength and flexibility, and our ability to bring balance and peace to our lives.   This takes work and that’s karma– let’s get started  

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So, how do we develop virtues? Observe without judgment. It is one of the fundamental laws of karma; 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 no 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 so as to create a strong and virtuous character, and in this 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.

EGO:

Taming the chaotic nature of life is work and will not come without a lot of effort. That’s karma. It means action with moral consequences. The paradox is that although this work takes tremendous conscious effort, 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 judges and thinks it can justify anything and everything; even violence. It is the ego that throws up walls of division. Pull your ego in and place your soul on top. Consciously taming the ego, we remove these walls and learn to embrace the unity of life and when this happens, we discover why we are here; to discover through the process of living, the virtues we need to gain and the vices we need to remove. 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.

 

Namaste ~ may you go with health happiness and peace

Doctor Lynn

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Saturday, September 04, 2021

In a Chaotic #World Chakra #Balance is Important for the #Health of the body, the mind and the soul.

 

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Vital to the creation of life is the pure energy of the universe. Quantum physics reveals that at the subatomic level there are simply fields of fluctuating energy with the possibility of infinite creativity. So even science tells us that energy is everywhere with the infinite possibility to create. We are simply a bundle of energy that has manifested as a body, a mind and a soul, and as such have the infinite ability to create. What gets in our way is our inability to get grounded, centered, empowered, loved, find our voice, tap into our creativity and to open ourselves to pure peace and serenity.

The chakras are simply energy points. When we consciously learn how to work through them, we not only bring peace and serenity to the mind, but we also bring health to the body. Any time you bring the energy of your body, mind and soul into perfect balance you have perfect health.

This is called prevention.  This means getting in touch with the energy of your being before it gets so far out of balance that we become ill. Chakra balancing is a tool that is supposed to be combined with proper diet, exercise and sound sleep; which are the three pillars of health.

Learning about the chakras can help you to understand your own imbalances and through a process of readjustment bring about health. This series of lessons is meant to teach you how to open the door to another form of natural health and fitness. It is but another tool in the toolbox of health. Abraham Maslow once said that if your only tool was a hammer, you would begin to see the world as nails. The more tools you have the greater your perspective of the world, of your health, and of yourself.

Let’s get started:

Let’s begin moving through the energy centers known as the chakras. Sit pressing your sit bones into the mat and focus on your root. Get a sense of grounding and take a deep breath. Move to your sacral between your hip and get centered. Take a deep breath. Sit for a moment and connect to your third chakra at your belly. Take a deep breath and feel yourself lift up to your diaphragm. When in balance we are grounded, centered, and confident in our personal strength, without the need to overpower others, or get lost in our own sense of powerlessness. We are empowered.

Take a deep breath and as you exhale move up to your chest at the heart chakra. the place before sound which when in balance allows us to become unstuck.  Here we reserve judgment seeing the world objectively rather than subjectively; we cultivate compassion. Now take a deep breath and move to the throat chakra to purify and find your voice. We now have brought balanced breath to the five chakras that connect and hold us to our earthly life.

Let’s move to the sixth chakra, the command to receive located between the eye brows. This the center of intuition and creation.  To reach this we must observe life without judgement. Take a deep breath and release.

Take a deep breath; exhale and allow the lotus flower to open at the top of your head and here you are being peaceful and balanced and not being scattered and chaotic – you are being and not being at the same time. But to fully understand this we must get to work – that’s karma

 

 

END: let’s work our way through the chakras

Grounded, centered, empowered, compassionate, find your voice, open up your infinite source of creative energy and finally connect with your crown – you are of this world and at the same time not of this world for you are, an important part of all that exist both physically and metaphysically. Energy is infinite, it is creative and it is destructive. You have the power to choose how you use your energy. I hope you will choose to use it to bring health, happiness and peace to your body, your mind and your soul.

EGO: Remember the ego separates itself from the world. Its job is to protect and preserve life in a world of competition, chaos and judgment. The ego is your persona. When we see ourselves as balanced energy the ego gives way to its need for control and allows the soul to be your guide. The soul is infinite without beginning or end and by following it we begin to understand the true nature of life – life becomes what life does.  Think, speak and act wisely.

Namaste ~ may you go with health, happiness and peace

Doctor Lynn

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