Even when the outside world is going crazy, we needn't be effected if we have a strong connection with our inner world. Regardless of what's happening in the outer world, our experience of life is determined by our state of consciousness...in other words how we feel inside. The outside world literally changes in accordance with how we think and feel inside. If we allow ourselves to be sucked into everything we're being fed across all media, then we will suffer. But if we focus on our inner world, we will free our mind of the thoughts that keep us locked in a state of fear and anxiety. The world is going crazy, there's no doubt about that, but we actually have a choice as to whether we'd like to participate in this madness. If we instead choose to concentrate of cultivating a strong connection with our inner world, that doesn't mean we're sticking our head in the sand, it means we're choosing the most effective survival tool and one that will make us stable and strong, so that we can change this world for the better and help those around us NOW, in this moment because this moment will effect every future moment. But you might be thinking, "I don't have time to sit around mediating or practicing yoga when there are more important things to be concerned with right now. I need to think about what's happening in the world because what if? And that's exactly the problem. Most of our concerns are about things that haven't even happened, so we are worrying about the scenario of the possibility of them happening. How about instead we cross that bridge if and when we come to it? The only place you can truly feel safe and secure is within The only place you will find the ultimate Truth is within The only place you will find all the love and support you need is within EVERYTHING that we're looking for is within us... But don't take my word for it, try it and experience it for yourself. Imagine suspending your thoughts and floating in the light of your own consciousness...like lying on a fluffy cloud, weightless, comfortable beyond imagination and without a care in the world.... This experience is available to you right now. You just have to find a quiet place, light a candle, sit with a straight spine (on a chair or the floor) and breath. Relax. Observe your breath. Repeat an affirmation e.g: "I am submerged in eternal light. It permeates every part of my being. I am living in that light. The Divine spirit fills me within and without" (Paramahansa Yogananada) Sit in silence. Breath. Relax. Just be. Sitting for 15 minutes every day will change your experience of life. Problems find natural solutions. Things start to work out more and more in your life and situations that seemed problematic, turn out to be blessings in disguise. Negative emotions no longer rule your life You will find freedom inside of you The more you practice, the better you will feel Instead of living in the darkness of our minds, let us choose to live in the light of our consciousness by staying connected to the unshakable source of strength, love and support that resides inside each and every one of us.
Updated: Feb 28, 2021
It's very easy at this time to be sucked into the fear and feel overwhelmed with anxiety, but how we feel, depends on the choices we make. Right now, more than ever we need to discern between what is enhancing our mental and physical well-being, and what is diminishing and challenging it. We need to monitor how much news we expose ourselves to, what kind of films/series we're watching, how we're spending our time, who we're communicating with and how we're nourishing our bodies and minds. Making choices that serve your well-being will change your experience from fear and anxiety to acceptance and gratitude. But how is it possible to feel peace during such a time? By making conscious choices and moving inwards... When we go deep enough inside of ourselves, we cannot feel fear because it doesn't exist beyond the mind. Our inner world is like the ocean beneath the waves, always calm despite the threatening tumultuous waves above. If we allow ourselves to be victims of our circumstances, we will feel battered and lost, but if we dive down, we find we are immune to what's happening on the surface and our negative thoughts and emotions fall away.
Inside of us is something truly beautiful. It cannot be put into words, because it is beyond the mind, but it is a magical place that will give you all the love, protection and comfort that you need. It's always there, but we are so caught up in our minds and the outer world that we cannot hear the stillness that exists inside of us. And it is in this space of inner stillness that we need to be spending more time than ever before. How can we access this space? By communing with nature, through silent meditation, guided meditation, chanting, yoga, enlightening literature, documentaries and listening to spiritual teachers. Inside of us is the doorway to AWAKENING our consciousness. When we begin to understand who and what we really are, we have an inner knowing that everything is happening exactly as it's supposed to. There are no accidents, only serendipity and things no longer happen TO us but FOR us. Basically, we cannot lose when we're connected to our inner world. So what choices are you going to make today for your health and well-being? Remember, our feelings and emotions directly affect everyone around us, so the choices we make are not only for ourselves, but for our loved ones. Choose wisely and look after yourselves.
Was it just me or was yesterday an unbelievably productive day? I spent 7 hours cleaning the inside and outside of my apartment and once I'd got over the initial resistance in my mind, I loved every minute of it and couldn't stop! Isn't it strange how we resist doing things which we know deep down will be rewarding? That voice in our head is so adept at convincing us that doing something else, ANYTHING else is going to feel so much better. But when we listen to that voice (our ego) we create the perpetual cycle of procrastination-guilt-anxiety-stress etc because the thing we know we need to do, still hasn't been done. And when we hold such thoughts in the back of our heads, they affect every other aspect of our lives because we can never really relax and enjoy the moment. So why don't we just do the thing and avoid the pain? Good question, which Eckhart Tolle could so brilliantly answer, but for now I can tell you from my own experience, there is a way through it... As you know, I've recently finished recording my first full length Guided Meditation. Do you now how many years ago I bought the equipment and procrastinated? FIVE Yes, it's shameful, but everything kept getting in the way; finding somewhere to live (back then) admin, class plans, advertising, studying, cooking, cleaning, I was too tired, unwell, too many other projects on the go, wasn't in the right frame of mind, didn't know how to use the software & equipment, socialising, family duties, Facebook, Instragram etc etc. There's no end to the excuses but only YOU can decide when enough's enough and when you do, BOY IS IT AWESOME!! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed recording this mediation. It took two solid weeks with most days on the computer all day learning how to use the software and equipment (which in my mind was going to be overwhelming, but was in fact joyful), experimenting with sound effects, timing, my voice, music etc. I was completely immersed and the outside world didn't exist, nor did any of my habitual thought patterns. My mind was stilled because I was completely PRESENT and focused on what I was doing and it was....IS the most incredible feeling in the world. So it seems, the level of resistance equals the level of joy that you will experience doing the very activity that you're avoiding like the plague. Does that make sense? In other words, the more you resist, the more you will enjoy! So what are you resisting? Is it exercise, a new way of eating, getting to bed earlier, mowing the lawn, sorting out your cupboards, or a creative project? Try if you can to get over the initial hurdle, because when you do, you're in for a treat as the universe will flow through you, and that feeling is quite simply OUT OF THIS WORLD!! If you'd like to listen to my meditation, please click here