Today: The Matrix of Us

What is always with us and within us is the collective psyche of whom we identify with.  That’s we, just as the soul is I.  In Western terms (Jung) it is the collective unconscious. In yogic tradition it is interconnectedness through our subtle bodies.  Enjoy the times that bring a strong perception of common awareness with our brothers and sisters.  That is now.

Meditation Merge with the consciousness of others.

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Today: Nourish Wisely

Nurture others in need, as if you were feeding yourself.
Take care not to provide sustenance for those who feed off others.  In bestowing care and nourishment, it is important that the right people should be taken care of and that we should attend to our own nourishment in the right way. If we wish to know what anyone is like, we have only to observe on whom he bestows his care and what sides of his own nature he cultivates and nourishes.

Be especially careful about what you support and consume. Indulging in tempting delights that feed compulsions and other preferences will have long lasting consequences.  Keep your attention on your intention.  If your goals seem constantly out of reach, don’t lose your balance lunging for the brass ring.  Do not put energy into short term endeavors that will certainly fail and produce long term negative effects. Cultivate self restraint and grace. Keep your focus on the long term.

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There is only one simple fact…

SSSYWa“There is only one simple fact: On the spiritual path you have to pass through your mind, your power in experience, to reach the soul. But mind is not bound in time and space. So you must create a focus, an identity, a sensitivity to be beyond time and beyond the challenge of space. The soul is always immediate and present. It gives you a flow and makes your presence glow.” Yogi Bhajan
 (via Ram Anand)
 Meditation to conquer time, space and destiny

Today: Nourish

Nurture others in need, as if you were feeding yourself.
Take care not to provide sustenance for those who feed off others.  In bestowing care and nourishment, it is important that the right people should be taken care of and that we should attend to our own nourishment in the right way. If we wish to know what anyone is like, we have only to observe on whom he bestows his care and what sides of his own nature he cultivates and nourishes.

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Today: Everywhere people are oppressed…

 

Everywhere people are oppressed and held in restraint by those who serve the narrow interests of their own egos.  When a strong person meets with adversity, he remains cheerful despite all danger, and this cheerfulness is the source of later successes; it is that stability which is stronger than fate. He who lets his spirit be broken by exhaustion certainly has no success.  If a strong person bends and is not broken, a power grows within that will in time manifest itself.  Be true to yourself and sparing of words until that power grows enough to take effective action.

The bonds of oppression can easily be broken once one grasps the situation, recognizing the fear of regretting taking action.  The attitude can change in a moment where it is possible to make a firm decision and master the oppression.

The external conflict may remain, due to intentional obstruction.  But with the proper attitude one relate clearly with obstruction and know how to deal with it gracefully, not just with confrontation.

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Today: Follow your nature and stay out of trouble

Rhythms in nature produce forces that move our consciousness like the tides that follow the phases of the moon. Water does not resist the moon’s gravity, nor should we struggle futilely against the cyclical forces of natural attraction.  Following what comes from the sense of adaptation to the demands of the time is a joyful pursuit.

Words and examples that come from those who would gather a following by force or cunning, by conspiracy or by creating factions, invariably arouse resistance within us and obstruct our willing adherence.

Faced with adversity, as we contemplate our direction in silence, an inner voice within us says “yes” to the first case, and “no” to the second: Listen.

We cannot afford to sell out our entire future for the promise of a quick fix today.  If we can renounce childish indulgence in our emotional reactions to all influences and view passing trials in the light of Eternal Truths then those false promises will also move on, we will remain unaffected in our original nature and our path will be strewn with blessings.

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The total sum of this life and this earth…

SSSYWaThe total sum of this life and this Earth, of this planet, this cosmos, and this space is nothing but energy. Call it any kind of theory you want, this life is constructed so that the energy of existence is transferred into matter. That matter can also be transferred into energy. Whatever the details of your theory, somehow that essential energy created matter and that matter sustains us through the energy! Life is about that balance and exchange of energy.” Yogi Bhajan
 (via Ram Anand)
Offers a scientific view of an aspect of the interrelationships between matter and energy. He talks about Einstein’s theory of general relativity  and gravity waves, an integral element of the theory, and the landmark measurement of them in February, 2016 that proves Einstein’s theory. His lecture is engaging and accessible to non-scientists.