Last night my wife and I watched an interesting movie that has a resonance with what is happening.
In class last night we did a meditation about this. Meditation: 881026 Removing Fear of the Future
The meditation removes fear of the future by freeing us of the endless mental contrivances we construct in order to avoid fear and pain.
The man is portrayed in various stages of a very colorful and eventful life. He lives by his mother’s dying admonition not to worry about the future. She said that worry will always make things worse. She suffered greatly, even in dying, but knew the secret of happiness, even if she never realized it in her life. She said to Allan, her son (the now 100 year old man) it always is what it is, and will always be what it will be. He took her up on that, which made all the difference. He led a happy and charmed life. Even at 100, he wasn’t finished.
The story is similar to Forrest Gump. He also led a charmed life. Forrest’s secret was innocence. Allan’s was living in the moment, flowing like water. Both were lucky, seemingly making their own luck. Both were free of fear of the future.
We held a Meditation and Sat Nam Rasayan® Healing Workshop with Hari Nam Singh at the Healing Heart Center in Hollywood. The topic of the workshop was “Holding Together”. Much of the current conflict and chaos that we see in the world can be attributed to the denial of self and the individual’s separation from the self. That phenomenon extends to one’s local environment, where the group psyche is affected in the same way. Healing the self can be extended to healing the community.
We focused on living above denial and our awareness of God in us.
From the root chakra we healed the physical body.
We increased the flow of prana from the earth through the hara.
We increased the flow of prana from the hara to the top rear of the skull.
From the heart chakra we healed the pranic body.
From the heart chakra we healed the soma chakra.
On 02/01/2017, we held a meditation and healing class at Yoga West:
A recipe for living in interesting times
When we are anxious, at odds or even depressed with the way external events are going, often we are unsure that we can contain or meet the challenges that are presented to us. This can come from self denial. We doubt our strength, endurance, wherewithal to keep up and our ability to lead. Self denial can also cause chronic insecurity and crushing self doubt. We worked on mitigating that with the meditation http://www.harinam.com/meditation-nm0394-live-above-denial/.
If we can repair our inner projection and feel comfortable in our skin we can then modify how we are trained to relate with externals. Where we have withdrawn or checked out from what is going on around us and separated from other people we can reengage and participate again in reality. For that we performed the meditation http://www.harinam.com/meditation-for-faculty-of-self-engagement/
We performed healing exercises that reestablish the flow of prana between the hara and the heart chakra. Prana from the earth enters the hara. The flow through the heart supports our intentions and stamina. This can resolve obstacles in our life. Balancing the hemispheres of the brain also supports this.
We held a Meditation and Sat Nam Rasayan® Healing Workshop with Hari Nam Singh at the Healing Heart Center in Hollywood. The topic of the workshop was “Division and Unity”. Much of the current conflict and chaos that we see in the world can be attributed to the denial of self and the individual’s separation from the self. That phenomenon extends to one’s local environment, where the group psyche is affected in the same way. Healing the self can be extended to healing the community.
On May 29 we held a Meditation and Sat Nam Rasayan Healing Workshop at Shunnya Centre. We practiced “Healing with the Elements: Fire and Air”. Our goal was to include and merge elements with the healing space in order to allow them to affect the healing in ways that are specific to the elements.
In the healing exercises, first we included the fire element to stimulate a motivation for change. Fire can transmute consciousness into a completely different form. We practiced recognizing the sensation of including fire in the healing space.
We followed that by including the air element. Air has an effect of promoting a path for expansion. What the fire produced as changed consciousness, the air gave it a tangible form for development and expansion.
Using elements is one means of modifying tendencies in a rather general way. We can combine them and give balance to the elements that are present in a system. As with all healing, the use of elements can alter one’s path and destiny.
Another means of producing a roughly similar effect can be found in a meditation that we performed afterwards NM0413 – Intuition and the Strength of Excellence. This meditation uses components of mudra in an intimate configuration to produce change (Saturn) and expansion (Jupiter) in a similar way.
Later in the evening we followed up with these meditations: