Saturday, July 13, 2024

How to soften or lighten your karma

Our work here on Earth is to transcend the four great passions, deceit, greed, anger, and pride, which are the root cause of all our so-called problems. All four play a part in our lives. One will be stronger than the others, and it will be our lesson to learn in this lifetime. As we lessen the intensity of a passion through awareness, our aura softens, and we take on a new, softer coloration as we change. The practice of karma yoga is one way to soften the coloration. Karma teaches that with the proper work, the coloration of your aura will improve about every twelve years, with significant coloration changes happening between the ages of twenty-nine and a half to thirty-two, fifty to fifty-two and a half, or eighty-eight and a half to ninety-one. These cycles can begin one and a half years earlier and thus end one and a half years sooner. Although the soul has an infinite ability for creativity, it only has three central activities: thinking, speaking, and doing. These three activities create our karma, and all karma seeks expression through our thoughts, words, and deeds. So, to soften your karma, pay attention to what you think, say, and do. It's important to remember that it takes awareness, and awareness requires balance, flexibility, and strength. This emphasis on awareness empowers you and puts you in control of your life. Let's get started. END: To lighten or soften your karma (aura), you must manifest specific actions and inhibit others. Practicing yoga (physical) helps us learn to become motionless and balanced without losing consciousness. Practicing yoga is how we eradicate karma, being balanced and still body, mind, and soul while holding onto awareness. Awareness is our "witnessing consciousness," the observing principle of life. EGO: Flip your palm up and extend your index finger. Feel the ego pull you from your center. Desiring satisfaction for the sensory self, we are driven by the ego, where we fall prey to the four great passions: deceit, greed, anger, and pride. Our human cravings and desires bring about discontent and suffering. As long as we are caught in the cycle of discontentment, we can never find balance and peace. Cravings and desires cloud our awareness; thus, we become what in karma is known as the "ignorant, unaware self." Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to your soul. Sit still and be aware of the calmness and peace within the body, the mind, and the soul. This is your witnessing consciousness—the observing principle of life. It reminds us to stay balanced, flexible, strong, and peaceful with our thoughts, words, and deeds. This emphasis on balance and peace in your soulful growth should make you feel calm and reassured, bringing a sense of tranquility to your life. In this, you work your karma. 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, June 29, 2024

The Impact of Pride on the Ego: A Yoga Perspective on Self-Perception and Growth

While pride is often associated with self-respect and confidence, it can become destructive when excessive and misplaced. This is because excessive pride can lead to resistance to constructive feedback, hindering self-development. It can also foster arrogance and an inflated sense of superiority, essentially insecurity and fear projected outward in defiance. Moreover, excessive pride can lead to a constant comparison with others, resulting in resentment and envy. Comparison can make it challenging to genuinely celebrate others' successes, as they may be perceived as threats rather than achievements to be appreciated. In its most extreme form, pride can drive individuals to engage in self-destructive behavior as they strive to uphold their self-image. Self-destructive behavior can manifest in various ways, such as taking unnecessary risks, overworking, or even participating in harmful activities, all in an attempt to prove one's worth or superiority. Recognizing the potentially destructive effects of pride is crucial in maintaining a balanced and healthy self-perspective. By actively cultivating humility and openness, individuals can harness the positive aspects of pride while effectively mitigating its negative impacts. This process requires a delicate balance of adaptability and inner strength. Let's get started. END: pride is crucial for maintaining a balanced and healthy perspective on oneself. By fostering humility and openness, individuals can harness the positive aspects of pride. It is good to be proud of yourself and your accomplishments, but it is also good to appreciate others. EGO: Flip your palms up and extend out the index fingers. Feel the ego pull you from your center. • Pride can be positive and negative, depending on how the ego processes and expresses it. When the ego becomes overly inflated, leading to excessive pride (hubris), it can result in arrogance, narcissism, and interpersonal conflict. This form of pride often involves an unrealistic self-image and a lack of empathy for others. • Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. On the other hand, when the ego experiences pride in a balanced way, acknowledging achievements while maintaining humility, it can enhance motivation, resilience, and interpersonal relationships. Be humbly proud, and you will prosper. • Namaste~ may you walk your life's path with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For books, consultation, and classes http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, June 22, 2024

How to Find Calmness in the Storm: Harnessing Anger Through Yoga

Anger, a passion that resonates universally, is an emotion we have all encountered. It's a complex emotion to navigate, even though it's easier to acknowledge than others. This could be because Anger can be perceived as a justifiable response to an injustice. However, it's a challenge to wield Anger in the right measure, at the right time, and for the right reason. Feel the grip of Anger after an argument with someone, and you can feel the body tense, and the mind becomes scattered and irrational. Basic instincts such as violence kick in as the adrenaline runs through our bodies. Often, we say and do things we later regret. But Anger, like everything else in life, is transient; it comes and goes, and sometimes, we can't even remember what angered us. Anger destroys self-awareness. Anger rushes through the body, causing it to go off balance while enslaving the mind. In yoga, we embrace a positive approach to Anger. We strive to maintain our composure, and instead of reacting aggressively, we aim to respond with actions that elevate our sensibility and rationality. This practice holds the potential for profound personal growth and transformation, offering a beacon of hope in the face of Anger. Managing our emotional balance and regaining our inner equilibrium is a journey, not a quick fix. It requires us to recognize our emotional imbalances and find the strength and flexibility to bring ourselves back to a state of balance. Balance is a challenging task, but it becomes more attainable with practice. Let's get started on this journey together. END: Savasana ~ In savasana, your mind is now flooded with strong, vibrant thoughts. You have exercised the body with the asanas. Now relax and let go. At this moment, your mind is like a battery fully charged. What you let into your mind will have a hundred times the force it usually has—think kindness and peace. END: Anger, like all emotions, is transient. It comes and it goes. When it gets its grip on you, try to stop and ask yourself if it is worth letting the tension and irrational thoughts take away your balance, your inner peace, and your opportunity to inspire rather than take the path of hatred and violence. EGO: Flip your palms up and extend out the index finger. Feel the ego pull you from your center. Like all the great passions, the ego gets attached to Anger, for it is the ego that seeks self-preservation. It is a basic instinct to lash out when someone or something angers you. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. Feel the rationality and the calmness in your body, mind, and soul. Remember, when Anger arises, and it will, return to this state of peacefulness; it is only a breath away. Step back, find your balance, take a breath, be kind, and inspire. Namaste ~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For books, classes, consultations, and more http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, June 15, 2024

THE PASSION THAT DESTROYS WEALTH

Greed is a passion from which we recoil. No one likes to think of themselves as being greedy, and yet each of us, on some level, has been consumed by Greed. When we think of Greed, we usually think of avarice or excessive hoarding of money and material things. Greed is a fixation upon objects of sensory pleasure and gratification—for example, alcohol, food, or material possessions. Greed causes us to commit violence against others and ourselves. In yoga, we practice Greed if we push ourselves beyond our limit while doing a particular asana (pose). We may risk injuring ourselves because we desire to keep up with the teacher or go beyond the other students. When injuries happen, we contract and must stop our practice and heal our injuries. We, therefore, stop the flow of evolution and growth. Greed imprisons our time, emotions, and energy. If we removed Greed from our human physical, verbal, and intellectual selves, we would remove violence, dishonesty, and theft. Greed is a mighty force; the best way to combat it is with awareness, balance, strength, flexibility, and humility. END: Unselfishness, the polar opposite of Greed, is a force of transformation. When we give without any expectation of receiving, we rise above Greed. This is not about the destruction of wealth but the freedom from the clutches of Greed. It's a liberating experience that can reshape our perspective and bring us closer to our true selves. EGO: Turn your palm up and extend your index finger. Feel the ego tugging you away from your center. The ego, a significant player in Greed, is not about accumulating things or money. It's about our fear of inadequacy, our resistance to seeing others surpass us. This sense of disempowerment compels us to greedily cling to what we perceive as the most significant aspect of our identity: the ego. Recognizing and overcoming this ego-driven Greed is crucial in our journey toward unselfishness and contentment. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. One key concept of non-greed is to be content with what comes into and goes out of your life. In doing so, your mind becomes quiet, and more positive energy flows through your body, mind, and soul. In this, you are working your karma. Namaste ~ May you walk the path of life with health, happiness and peace. Doctor Lynn For Books, classes, consultations, and more http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Deceit – a destructive passion

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 Deceit means lying or not telling the truth to most of us. If someone deceives you, that person may deliberately make you believe something false for the person's advantage. But we also deceive ourselves into false beliefs by telling ourselves we are less than or superior to others. Blaming others for the nature of our present and past existence is also a form of deceit. Here's an example of deceit: In one of my workshops, a woman named Julie discovered her central karma as deceit. At first, she was distraught, believing she was a good, caring, and honest person. As we worked on her karma, she began to see that she had always been a caregiver to others. She had done it because she wanted others to love her so that she would give so much of herself to others with little in return. She resented the selfishness of others. Now, Julie could see that she had been deceiving herself into believing she would be loved and considered a good person if she gave. She gave of herself to gain a feeling of self-worth. She discovered that she was deceiving herself by looking to others for approval. END: Deceit affects all of us. It is a false belief in something, whether about something outside of ourselves or something deep within ourselves that we fear. Karma reminds us to be aware of deceit when it arrives and then consciously turn it into honesty; in this, you are working your karma. EGO: Flip your palm up and extend out the index finger. Feel the ego pull you away from your center. Fear is at the root of all our problems. Deceit is a form of fear wrapped in a lack of self-worth. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. Honesty in your outward actions and how you see yourself taps into the soul's quest for truth and honesty. Be honest and truthful with others; you will work on your karma. Namaste~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For books, classes, consultations, and more http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, June 01, 2024

How to Master the FOUR GREAT PASSIONS of Life

Understanding karma, we realize our ultimate goal is to restore balance, love, happiness, and abundance by resolving our negative karma. This process involves multiple reincarnations, where we consciously choose our body, parents, and life situations to address our karma. The key to this journey is self-awareness, which serves as our compass for mastering karma. 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 Mastering the four great passions is not an easy task, but it's one that can empower us. It necessitates a sense of inner balance and stillness, immense strength to resist impulsive actions and reactions, the adaptability to remain open, and a peaceful connection with the soul. This is the work ahead of us, and by undertaking it, we can gain control over our karma. Let’s get started. END: Deceit, greed, anger, and pride lack honesty, tolerance, unselfishness, and humility, which are the triggering mechanisms for all karma. They also lack sincerity, fairness, joy, admiration, detachment, and courage. These give rise to prejudice, sorrow, disloyalty, fear, disgust, and cruel joking, which will activate karma and get us into trouble. However, we can overcome these passions with awareness and illuminate our path to soulful growth and self-improvement. EGO: Flip your palm up and extend out the index finger, the symbol of the ego. It is the ego that gets triggered by passion. Without conscious awareness, it seeks to protect itself, often resorting to deceit, greed, anger, and pride. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top, the symbol of the soul. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. The soul reminds us that practicing honesty, generosity, compassion, and humility would be wise to combat the four great passions. Be aware, and you will begin to master your karma. Namaste~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For books, classes, and consultations http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Why Practice Yoga - Turning Passion into Compassion Brings Balance to Your Life

Before prospering in life, we must learn how to identify and address the karmic energy of passion. Being passionate is not “bad.” Passion just needs to be directed in ways that create balance. It begins with awareness of how we use our energy physically and mentally to bring about soulful awareness. As we become more aware of how to direct our power, we better understand how we live. We become mindful of the importance of being flexible, open, strong, steady, balanced, and still. This moves us from chaos and insanity to calmness and peacefulness. The awareness of the simple movement of passion to compassion then forms compassion into wisdom. This requires engaging the body and the mind in the present moment. Ultimately, this is the purpose of the yoga poses and why we practice yoga. Let’s get started. END: 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 usually what brings about a shift in karma. However, be careful with attitude for it can sometimes lead to passionate imbalances. Be present in your body and quiet in your mind, and you will turn passion into compassion, leading to a life of balanced health, harmony, love, happiness, and peace. Living here, you will be wise. EGO: Flip your palms up and extend out your index finger. Feel the slight pull of your ego away from your center. Our desires and uncontrolled passions keep us in the ever-repeating pattern of karma. While there is value in 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. As you pull your index finger in and place your thumb on top, be mindful of the return to your center. If you choose to break the patterns of passionate karma, you liberate your energy to explore the vastness of the universe. In this exploration, you will unearth wisdom- the realization that you now have the freedom to choose your actions rather than being driven by karma. This newfound understanding extends beyond the body-mind, reaching your essence, also known as the soul. With your soul liberated, you can now create from a place of balance, harmony, love, happiness, and peace. Namaste~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For classes, books, consultations, and more, http://www.doctorlynn.com

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

Saturday, March 02, 2024

What is #WEALTH, and how can you acquire it? Lakshmi presents us with four main directions, aims, or goals. Understand and follow these, and you will prosper.

The first direction or aim in life is the accumulation of wealth. Don’t confuse wealth for money. Money in and of itself is valueless. Only what we can purchase in exchange for money gives it value. Wealth is abundant potential energy. Wealth is not just about the accumulation of money or material goods, although both have the power to make the world a better place. Wealth comes in many forms, such as good health, love, happiness, and rewarding work. Many people get lost in the illusion of material wealth and confuse the earthly symbols of wealth for success. Success is measured by the degree of your happiness and not the size of your bank account. In this world, no one would argue that it is better to be rich than poor. Wealthy people have greater access to the necessities and the luxuries of life. Wealth affords more options and choices. But just remember this - it is not wealth that destroys. It is greed. Problems arise when wealth is used to control others and abuse society. In a world such as ours, with so much wealth, no person should ever go without or be abused. So, if you want to prosper, find a way to make the world a better place, and you will become a wealthy person. END: Remember the difference between wealth and material possessions. Wealth can mean having beauty, love, and good health, and these can never be replaced with gold, money, or other material possessions. Your true wealth comes from within. It is the source of your abundant energy, and this energy has the power to create. Draw from it, create, and you will prosper. Once found, this cosmic energy can never be depleted. Just remember that energy is never lost it simply changes form. As long as the universe exists, there will be infinite opportunities to tap into this abundant energy and, with it, create wealth. Money may come and go or slip past your outstretched hand, but if you use your abundant energy wisely, you will always create wealth, and with this, you prosper. EGO: flip your palm up and extend out the index finger – the symbol of the ego. The ego often associates success with the accumulation of material things. But the ego's real task is to balance our uncontrollable desires and what is socially and technically acceptable. That’s where the soul comes into play. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top – the symbol of the soul. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. The soul is our consciousness. It is our ability to see the world for what it is – ever-changing. Material wealth comes and goes, but when we truly understand the meaning of a wealthy life, we prosper. Namaste~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For classes, books, and more http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, February 24, 2024

How to Become Prosperous

Everything in life is a byproduct of energy. Therefore, to be successful in life, we must learn how to harness the energy of prosperity. Contrary to what some people may believe, yoga is not about living in a cave in an impoverished, austere manner. The practice of yoga fully acknowledges the realities of living in a material world. It encourages us to incorporate the four important goals of soulful growth, meaningful work, pleasure, and wealth into fulfilling and meaningful lives. Yoga encourages us to prosper while consciously paying attention to our energy use. Life is a dance of creation and destruction. Lakshmi, the goddess of the energy of prosperity, is a powerful force. Her name means “aim” or “goal.” She has four arms, which signify her power to grant the four goals, or directions, towards a prosperous life: wealth (artha), worldly pleasure (kama sutra), harmony by adhering to a good moral and ethical code (dharma), and soulful liberation (moksha). The four goals or aims direct your highest potential into creating a prosperous and fulfilling life. Awareness of how you use your energy is the key to living a prosperous life. So, let’s get started focusing on balance, strength, and flexibility, as they will be needed by the body, mind, and soul if you wish to prosper. END: Remember this: the most abundant thing in the universe is energy. Use it wisely. The punjas, or merits we accumulate as we travel through life, are with us from lifetime to lifetime. They define us and are by far our most valuable assets. Money can’t buy you happiness, but prosperity can! “Although you may gather a million gold coins upon your death, you cannot take even one copper penny with you.” (CHINESE PROVERB) EGO: flip your palm up and extend out your index finger, the symbol of the ego. The ego defines itself by its connection to the material world. It forgets that the world is transient; everything is constantly changing and that our material possessions do not define us, but our character does. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top, the symbol of the soul. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. The soul reminds us that wealth is not the accumulation of material things. Wealth is the ability to manipulate the energy of consciousness to bring about prosperity. Mate¬rial things come and go, but once achieved, the consciousness of prosperity is eternal. It becomes our frame of reference and our way of looking and acting within the world. The material world, on the other hand, is a constant flow of changing energy. Youth changes to old age and day to night, but the consciousness of prosperity, once found and fully understood, is eternal. You carry it with you forever. Be prosperous. 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, February 17, 2024

Ten Ways to Improve Your Karma

If we want to create punya and merits, we must exhaust papa, demerits, or bad karma. The three basic methods of developing merit or Punya are giving without expecting a return, living a virtuous life, and spreading goodwill. These fall in line with the ten ways to make merits. They are: 1. Giving for the sake of giving 2. Observing virtue - patience, and humility are considered virtues 3. Concentrating – falls in line with number 4 4. Focusing – being present and aware 5. Honoring others - 6. Being of service 7. Dedication – be fully committed to something 8. Being happy for others’ good fortune 9. Listening to and practicing virtuous teaching – attending a yoga class 10 . Teaching others to be virtuous. Such as being kind and generous – setting an example Consciously focus on doing good deeds; the result will be good karma because you are what you think, say, and do. Takes work – let’s get started. END: If you want to bring good energy into your life, give, be present and aware, honor others, practice humility, and be kind and generous. When you give without expecting anything in return, you will create Punja or good merits, bringing you many rewards in body, mind, and soul. EGO: Flip your palm up and extend out the index finger – the symbol of the ego. The ego acts as a rational mediator, navigating the often-competing forces within us and ensuring our actions are realistic and socially appropriate. But reality and socially acceptable sometimes can be hard to define. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top, the symbol of the soul. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. Remember to do no harm and always do the greatest good for the greatest many. Following this path, you create good merits – these create your character, and your character creates your karma. 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, February 10, 2024

GOOD DEEDS LEAD TO GOOD KARMA

To work our karma, we must understand “Punja” and “Papa.” “Punja” and “Papa” are Sanskrit terms used to describe the law of karma, which is cause and effect. Punja means to gain merits by doing good deeds. It’s the accumulation of our positive thoughts, actions, and intentions. Sometimes referred to as “good” karma, it can lead to positive outcomes in the future, such as health, happiness, and success. Papa refers to the accumulation of negative actions, thoughts, and intentions. These negative actions, sometimes called “bad” karma, can lead to negative outcomes in the future, such as illness, suffering, and failure. Working your karma means cultivating Punja while reducing papa. We can do this in several ways, such as practicing karma yoga - bringing balance to your life and being flexible and open helps us to create Punja – let’s get to work. END: If we want to create punya, we must exhaust papa, demerits, or bad karma. The three basic methods of developing merit or Punya are giving without expecting a return, living a virtuous life, and spreading goodwill. These fall in line with the ten ways to make merits. They are: 1. Giving 2. Observing virtue 3. Concentrating 4. Focusing 5. Honoring others 6. Being of service 7. Dedication 8. Being happy for others’ good fortune 9. Listening to and practicing virtuous teaching 10. Instructing others in being virtuous. Consciously focus on doing good deeds; the results will be good Punja. EGO: Flip your palms up and extend the index finger – the symbol of the ego. To develop good merits, we must harness and redirect the energy of the ego because the ego, presented with obstacles, sometimes falls into victimhood, not seeing that it creates its negative energy. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top, the symbol of your soul. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. Remember that karma attaches itself to our actions, thoughts, and speech. So, if you want to create punya, you must exhaust papa. You are what you think, say, and do. Think, say, and do Punja (good deeds), and you will draw good karma to your life! Namaste~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace Doctor Lynn For classes, books, and more, http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, February 03, 2024

WHAT IS KARMA?

Sometimes, it is better to define something by what it is not. That is probably the best way to understand karma. In our Western world, we use the pop culture definition of karma as good or bad actions and results. We use phrases like, “What goes around comes around,” or “It must be my karma.” Good and bad imply judgment. Karma is not about judgment. Judgment is a very subjective impression. Good and bad signifies punishment or retribution if a deed is not morally correct. But morally correct is also subjective and often based on cultural norms. What might be morally acceptable in one culture may be different in another. For example, in some cultures, if you steal, you get your hand cut off. Other cultures find this morally unacceptable. So, karma is not the impressions but the result of specific actions. Whether you get caught or punished, a thief is a thief, and the impressions of stealing get embedded into the subconscious or the soul. Tell lies, and you become a liar whether you get found out or not. You carry this energy, and it affects your life. Karma, therefore, is not about punishment or rewards but simply the energy of cause and effect. The laws of karma state that every action, thought, word, or deed produces a physical or mental effect. It also produces an invisible intention or inclination. This proclivity is stored in your soul (the memory track of your spirit). Everything we do, say, or think affects us on all planes: body, mind, and soul. It takes work. That’s karma. Let's get started. END: Recap: Karma is simply energy that moves—there is a cause and effect to all movement in the universe. According to karma, we have chosen to reincarnate, choosing our parents, the place and time of our birth, and the environment that will give us the most incredible opportunity to work through our karma. Our karmic percentages rule us. We can change 84 percent of them, but we cannot change our individuality or family of origin. Pay attention to the things you can change and the things you cannot change. Know the difference, and you will prosper. EGO: Flip your palm up and extend out your index finger – the symbol of the ego. The ego can make us believe that our way of life is the right way to live, yet every culture has its norms, rules, and conduct. Karma reminds us to do our work and not judge others. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top – the symbol of the soul. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. The soul reminds us that we are not here to judge but rather to do the work that brings about a higher level of being body, mind, and soul. Remember, you are what you think, say, and do, so choose wisely, and you will prosper. Namaste ~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace Doctor Lynn For FREE newsletter, online classes, books and more http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, January 27, 2024

We are PERCENTAGES of ENERGY - Karma - what can we change to improve our lives?

Karma - what can we change to improve our lives? When we reincarnate, karma particles come into our lives in percentages, greatly influencing our lives. The smallest percentage of karma relates to the length of your life. No matter what you do, negative or positive, this karma determines the length of your life. The percentage is 5 percent. This is an exciting concept, as we can see that the length of our life is not nearly as important as the nature of our life. Name and fame equal 6 %. Your individuality equals 8% as well, and your family or origin equals 8%, for a total of 16% The karma of knowledge, happiness, and awareness equal 12% each, and Belief and conduct equal 19%. The karma of joy equal 18 % You cannot change your individuality and your family of origin. But you can change the length of life, name and fame, knowledge, happiness, awareness, belief, conduct, and the joy you bring into your life. This means that you have the power to change 84% of your karma – but it requires awareness and work, so let’s get started. END Your karma is divided into percentages, which rule different areas of your life. We cannot change our individuality or family of origin. Still, we can change the other 84 percent: name and fame, knowledge, happiness and awareness, beliefs and conduct, and the expression of joy. We have chosen to return to a particular family as a particular individual for the completion of our lessons. Using these percentages, we can see ways to improve our lives. EGO: humans tend to be egocentric. That means to think of themselves as the center of the world. When out of balance, the ego causes one to be egocentric. When in balance, we have a healthy sense of self as being a part of and not a part from all of life. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to the soul. Appreciate your individuality. Honor yourself while not hurting others. There is no one on earth living your unique life. You are unique and special, and so is everyone else. Even with all of life’s ups and downs, you are here to discover the amazement of your soul. Honor yourself and every other unique soul. 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, January 20, 2024

TIME GATES-the endless possibilities

Time gates are passageways or spaces we step into at a particular time that changes the direction of our lives. Time gates exist everywhere without regard for time. Wherever you are in the world, you will face time gates. These gates are constantly opening and closing. When we step through a time gate, we consciously or unconsciously set off a stream of time-space events that can influence our lives. In an instant, our lives can change. An artist is discovered, a lover is found, or 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 stepped through a time gate, and the space one occupies has changed. Whether it is prosperous or not depends upon awareness and a number of circumstances. What might appear to be a stroke of luck might be a burden. Balance, flexibility, strength, and awareness are needed to discover time gates. END: Being aware and open to opportunity allows you to discover time gates. You cannot be in a hurry to find them, but you must know what you are looking to find and then stay open to all the possibilities. EGO: Flip your palm up and extend out the index fingers – the symbol of the ego. Don’t let the ego's control and fear for survival hold you back from allowing the time gate doors of opportunity to open for you. You will find prosperous gates when you allow yourself to move through time with balance, flexibility, and strength. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to your soul. The soul can feel and see opportunities where the body-mind closes them off. Be aware, quiet, and listen to your soul – your intuition or that small voice inside knows which gate to open and which to close. Choose consciously. Don’t Confuse the Map for the Territory Here is an example of a time gate. I was living in Maine and wanted to move to LA, but I had no idea how I would do this. I kept feeling this tug to move west. One day, when I was working with a real estate client, I mentioned I wanted to move to LA. Later that day, she called me and told me her son had been offered a job in LA but would turn it down. The company was looking for people to move and would pay all the moving costs. She gave me the contact information. I contacted the company, was hired, and moved to LA, which completely changed my life. Be on the lookout for time gates! Doctor Lynn http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, January 13, 2024

KARMA: we begin with: how did we get to this life, at this time, and in this place?

According to karma, we reincarnated. To fully understand karma, we need to begin with an understanding of reincarnation. Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, it is an interesting subject for most people. According to karma yoga and physics, we are simply a bundle of energy. According to the laws of thermodynamics, energy is never lost but changes form. Therefore, our energy field (body, mind, soul) is seen as a subtle form of motion, like a wave or a pulse that goes on and on. If we follow the laws of thermodynamics, we can conclude that our energy is never lost. It simply changes form. So, it would stand to reason that when we die, our energy changes to a different form of energy, and that energy maintains the potential to return to Earth and change its form again. The laws of karma state that when we transcend to the astral world (die), we go to the holdover place where emotions do not weigh us down and are free to appraise our past deeds and misdeeds accurately. We then decide what areas need improvement and what needs to be addressed. We then decide to return to earth life to do the correction work. But to do this, we must experience all of life, pleasure, and pain and be willing to take on human emotions and feelings. According to karma, we find and choose a suitable body, our parents, and a situation that will best help us work our karma. Therefore, honor your body, parents, and life – for you have chosen all three. Takes work – that’s karma! Let’s get started with the work of honoring your body, mind, and soul. END: According to karma, you have reincarnated to do the work that will improve yourself and the world. Just remember, energy is never lost. It simply changes form. Pay attention to your thoughts, words, and deeds, for they tell a lot about the state of your being, your character's depth, and your karmic work. You are here to work on your being, body, mind, and soul. Honor your body, your parents, and your life. EGO: Flip your palms up and extend out the index finger. The ego is our survival mechanism. It warns us of danger and urges us to protect ourselves. But it forgets that time on earth is temporary and why it is here. It often sees itself pitted against others and, therefore, can get caught up in believing it is always right and more important than other souls. Pull your index finger in and place your thumb on top. Take a breath and surrender to your soul. Connecting with the soul, we relieve ourselves from the ego's grip. We realize that this life is temporary and that we are here not to exert our importance but to do the work that makes us and the world a better place. It takes work – that’s why you are here - that’s karma! Namaste~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For classes, books, and more http://www.doctorlynn.com

Saturday, January 06, 2024

The Power of Karma will Transform Your Life.

To unlock the power of karma, we first need to understand what karma is. Sometimes, it is best to define something by understanding what it is not. Karma is not the “pop culture” definition of good karma and bad karma. There is no good or bad karma because karma is not about judgment, which predisposes something as good or bad. All action is karma, and all action takes work. Therefore, karma means we are here on earth to work on our character and to do that, we must experience all of life, both pleasure, and pain and then, through experience and knowledge, discern what appropriate course of action will bring about the greatest good. The goal of life is to acquire knowledge. Nothing can be achieved without knowledge, and knowledge only comes through experience. All action is karma, which requires balance, strength, flexibility, and peace. Let’s get to work… END: Karma is not about good behavior or bad behavior. It is about consciously deciding how you think, speak, and act. These are the things that define your character. Whether good or bad – it's up to you to do the work. Karma means work – you are here to build character through your life experience. Use these experiences to guide you to take the appropriate action that does no harm and brings the greatest good to the greatest many. That’s how you work your karma and transform your life. EGO: Flip your palm up and extend out the index finger – the symbol of the ego. The ego is the part of us that compares, competes, and passes judgment. Be careful when judging others. Remember, a bad deed does not mean you will receive something bad, nor will a good deed bring you something good. Pull your finger in and place your thumb on top – the symbol of the soul. Take a deep breath and surrender to the soul. You are here to do the soul’s work, which means building your character to create the greatest good within yourself and acting in ways that bring the greatest good to the greatest many. Work your karma and transform your life. Namaste~ may you walk the path of life with health, happiness, and peace. Doctor Lynn For online classes, books, and more visit http://www.doctorlynn.com