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Weekly Meditation: Regaining Your Energy

Now last week I talked about cutting the etheric bonds that drain you of energy.  This week I want to talk about increase your energy level.

There are three main sources of energy that we draw from.  The first is from God.  The second ourselves.  The third is from others. I’m going to talk more about the second and third next week but this week I want to focus on God.

We are all a part of God and constantly connected to him. He loves us unconditionally and would love to send us all the energy necessary for us to realize the silliness of this realm of existence and help us see that we are already an enlightened being and not in need of anything else to complete us.  However, since God also respects the law of free will, the thing that makes us his equal, he will not force us out of this dream, we have to do it ourselves, by our choice.  And because of that we deny ourselves a lot of energy that would help us raise our consciousness, our attitude, and our general well being every day.

So this week let’s try and dispel that.  Like last week I would first try and cut any etheric bonds that may be draining you of energy, or by which you are draining others.

Next ask God and your spirit guides to connect you back to your source, God, and let you receive energy from the love that God is already giving you.  If it helps  envision a single cord of light coming from Heaven, coming down and wrapping around your spinal cord and filling your whole body with energy.

I might also suggest if you can commit an extra twenty minutes or so you might want to go over your seven chakras, see each of them cleansed of negative energy and each connected with an etheric chord from Heaven.  As you do you might want to repeat the following mantras for each chakra:

First Chakra. My life is filled with abundance, safety and prosperity
Second Chakra. My emotions are balanced and in tune with light of Heaven
Third Chakra. My will is strong and one with God’s
Fourth Chakra. I love and am loved and know the love of God
Fifth Chakra. I speak and create beauty and truth inspired by God
Sixth Chakra. I see the complete truth and the now through the light of God
Seventh Chakra. I am one with God

Doing this should lighten your mood, increase your overall health, fill you with more energy each day and allow you to see things more positively.

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Weekly Meditation: Who am I

So a little late, again, sorry (start of school year chaos).

So a week and a half ago I recommended you go over what you want in life.  Is what you want going to lead to your happiness?  Is it something you have control over? Is it something that only takes a change in attitude to gain?

This week I want you to look at the other question I put to you a few weeks ago:  Who am I?

It’s not an easy question.  Most of us will spend a lifetime trying to answer it.

For me the easiest way to understand who I am is the value and causes I champion.

These question about your self are directly related to the energy of your third chakra.

For me liberty is the all important virtue of the political world.  The lack of it I believe has been the greatest impediment to personal, social, economic, and spiritual growth for the last 6,000 years.   I believe it is a cause worth fighting for, worth dying for, and worth living for.  (The last one there is the really important part).

And from what I can glean about my past lives, this fight has pretty much been the defining issue in most of my lives.*

Not that this is what you personally should use to define your life.  But what is a life if it is not for something?  You have to be working toward something?  What is that you have that’s worth dying and living for?

Another good way I find to define your life is by the virtues you admire and wish to possess.

I’m not going to go through a list of the virtues I admire here, but as any regular reader of this blog probably can figure out, humility is not on my list…but just because it’s not on my list doesn’t necessarily mean it shouldn’t be on yours.  Use what you consider to be virtues not what other people do.  And when you have that list, ask yourself what are you doing to make yourself an exemplar of the virtues you admire?

And finally a good way to look at who you are is by looking at which people you admire and want to be more like.   Emulation has been a time-honored tradition of driving us to be our best and understand who we are from Aristotle’s Ethics to the slightly more trite WWJD.  Now honestly I prefer using fictional characters as the archetype to emulate because real people come with problems.  Either the person you’re emulating has numerous flaws (because they’re human) or they’re a saint.  And when looking for someone to emulate flaws can be a major distraction (especially if it’s someone you’ve idolized for a while only to discover later that they were really screwed up).  And as for saints, the virtues of a saint are not exactly what most people need in life, unless you’re a saint.  It’s why I don’t like the phrase “What would Jesus do?” because the correct answer for 99% of all possible situations is “Perform a miracle and give a sermon”—which fails slightly at being useful advice for most of the situations we might encounter.

Now I like fictional characters because unlike real people it’s easier to know them.  With a real person you either have to know them personally or you don’t understand all the complexities and reasons they had for certain actions (that and in reality very few famous figures in history in the modern world are not hideously screwed up individuals).  But fictional characters, for all their depth and layers, are people you are to able grasp the whole of their being.

Now for me personally I look to Don Quixote and Cyrano de Bergerac as my guiding stars.  Follow your convictions and beliefs, damn the consequences, you’ll be a better person for it.  And I have found this to be very true.  But what works for me may not work for you.

The main point to all of this is do you know who you are and do you know who you want to be?   Because if you don’t how do you know what you really want and how do you know how to act?

Who are you? What do you believe in?

These are questions you should reflect on this week.

*Before you make any comments about that sentence let me say that if you don’t believe in reincarnation, you are so incredibly on the wrong blog.

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Weekly Meditation: Focusing on the important things…

I’m sorry, I really wanted to have a more detailed and thought provoking meditation this week…but 6 days of state mandated teacher training has left my brain still unable to function properly. It is often the case that 1 hour of boring and useless work is more damaging to the brain than 10 hours of pushing your mind and body…6 8-hour-days of propaganda and BS based off decades old, out-dated biased research.  Thank you state of Arizona.

 

Anyway, as I try to retrieve balance through more serious mediation, may I suggest this week we all focus on two very important questions:

“Who are you?” and “What do you want in life?”*

These two questions are at the heart of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, and have been asked in a myriad of forms over the ages.

 

Next week I’m going to bring your answers to these questions back to our eternal battle with the ego, but for this week I just want you to spend a few minutes a day and in silence ask yourself these two questions and come up with a list (mental or written down, it doesn’t matter) and be prepared to seriously look at that list soon.

Who are you?

What do you want in life?

PS It might help if you cleared all your chakras mentally before engaging in this if you have the time.  With the chakras cleared of negative energy and filled again with light and love you might get clearer and more preceptive answers.

 

 

 

*No, I’m not quoting a sci-fi show of questionable production values, these are important philosophical questions. Kudos, though if you get the reference.

 

 

 

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Weekly Meditation: Namaste and the Chakras

This week I would like you to continue with the morning and evening meditations from last week to keep your chakras balanced and connected to the energy of Heaven.  But this week I want to add a simple meditation throughout the day.

How simple?

I want to you say one word.

Namaste.  The word that roughly means: “The spark of the divine within me recognizes and bows to the spark of the divine within you.”

Now I know we’ve done this one before too, but done together this will not only help your balance your chakras but connect you other people through compassion and love which will not only send love to them, but in turn have it reflect back to you (creating a slight feedback loop of positive energy…)

So every person you see silently say to yourself “Namaste.”   Every person you pass in the store, on the street, in the office, everywhere.  If you miss one don’t worry.  Just get the next person.

These two practices together will lift your energy and make you feel better the whole week.

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Weekly meditation: Balancing the chakras

 

To one degree or another we have gone other the seven chakras that run along your spine and into your head. This week it’s time to stop looking at them as separate things, but rather as a single system of energy that connects you to the world and to Heaven.

So this week we’ll focus on all of the chakras. Sitting in the lotus position (or as close as you can get to it comfortably) clear you mind, and then focus on the chakras going up you spine. With each chakra focus on it, see it bright, large and spinning quickly and repeat the following series of mantras, one for each chakra. Start at your root chakra and work you way up seeing and feeling the energy move up your spine your mind’s eyes. When you reach the crown chakra focus on it’s mantra for a minute seeing a direct connection of that energy at the top of your skull connected to Heaven and God. Then work you way back down the chakras.

If you can do this once in the morning and once in the evening this should help to focus the energy of all your chakras and extend those positive vibrations into your life.

First Chakra. My life is filled with abundance, safety and prosperity
Second Chakra. My emotional are balanced and in tune with light of Heaven
Third Chakra. My will is strong and one with God’s
Fourth Chakra. I love and am loved and know the love of God
Fifth Chakra. I speak and create beauty and truth inspired by God
Sixth Chakra. I see the complete truth and the now through the light of God
Seventh Chakra. I am one with God

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Weekly Meditation: A Crown Chakra Mantra

This is going to seem cliche…but the mantra to chant to increase the energy of the seventh chakra is chanting “Om”.  (As with all of this mantra you should make this into three sounds, with the O first coming from the back the throat and then from the front mouth, followed by the m sound from the lips).

 

Sitting in the lotus position hold your hands out, finger locked, thumbs one on top of the other.  Extend your pinkies out and have them touch and then chant “Om.”  While doing this envision not just the amethyst colored chakra at the top of your head…but if you can all seven chakras over the whole length of your spine.  If you can envision all of them spinning and bright while chanting it should help to improve the balance and energy of all of them.  

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Weekly meditation: The 7th Chakra

The 7th Chakra , the crown chakra, that spinning amethyst colored chakra at the very top of your head…the one associated with your complete connection with the divine.  The one that if you were fully balanced in all the previous six chakra and the 7th would understand that the most ridiculous prayer in history is “yet not my will, but yours be done” because when you are completely balance and one with the universe it is not a choice between your will and God’s but rather, as you should be praying, let not the will of my ego be done, but our (my and God’s which are one in the same) be done. “

 

Now, before I go any further I do want to say something about the 7th Chakra and being completely balanced and Enlightened.  We can, and will work on balancing and enhancing the energy of the 7th chakra, and you should always work to improve the energies of all your chakras and make sure they are always free of negative energy.  However, fully realize that most of us only have fleeting moments where everything aligned and the we can see the world as it truly is and experience god as we should.   There is nothing wrong with that.  That’s the point of life to learn, to evolve, and to improve, so that this year we are more balance than the last; so that this decade we are a better person than the last; so that this lifetime we progress even closer to God than we did in the last one.  But the reason why these moments are so fleeting is that most of us are unbalanced in the lower chakras and haven’t fully realized how to balance everything with their energies.

 

I go over this because I have heard some people complain about working on their fifth chakra and still not having any moments of artistic inspiration, focusing on their sixth chakra to develop psychic powers but not getting anywhere, working on their seventh chakra but still haven’t had any divine revelations…and they use these seemingly failures as an excuse to give up on meditation and give into despair.  This is wrong, they are making progress, just not as quickly as they might like.  Enlightenment isn’t exactly easy to get to.  Why do you think so few have made?  It’s hard work—it’s worthwhile work, but it’s hard.  We work on the higher chakra not because we want the immediate results of what those chakras can bring when fully balanced, but to make sure there is nothing blocking positive energy from God and the universe that is coming in to help us with our lower chakras.  It’s a slow process and because you don’t get immediate results you should not be discouraged.

 

So that being said, let me start talking this week about a long term “meditation” to bring your first and seventh chakras into balance.  You’re not going to like it at first, but I don’t recommend it because I just want to annoy you.

 

What am I going to suggest?  Stop buying things.  The seventh chakra is all about us seeing this world as meaningless and our relationship with God as everything, the first chakra is about our relationship with this material world.  Now do I mean stop buying everything?  No, we all need food and shelter and entertainment and a hundred other things that cost money.  But may I suggest trying to buy less.  There is inevitably something we all buy or spend money on not because we need it, but because it gives us the comfort of Linus’ blanket.  For some it’s food.  For others it’s music.  Clothes. Tools.  For me it’s books and DVDs—especially  books, I buy them faster than I can read them (I have a library of about 1400 volumes and I’ve only read about half of them).  As much as it pains me, I need to stop buying books at the rate I do.  I need to appreciate and use what I have before I buy more.  And I need to waste less of my time and effort (which is what the money I get paid for my day job) on something I’m not enjoying.  And this is what we all do at some level, we choose to take comfort in something physical rather than looking for something deeper.

 

Now, for the pragmatic sake I’m not even coming close to saying you need to live like a ascetic in a cave, but to help focus less on things and more on what really is important, I would ask you for the rest of year to cut your budget by 10%.  I realize that many of us are already cutting corners and this is simply not pragmatic, but 10% is a healthy goal to shoot for. But it would help before you buy anything “Do I need this, will this help me be better person?”  might help.  Sometimes, even with meaningless things like buying a fantasy book or seeing a movie or buying a new piece of clothing the answer will be yes.  Enjoyment and pleasure are necessary pieces of being a better person.  But a lot of time we just do it as a distraction and don’t even enjoy the thing we’re buying—this doesn’t help you.  And I feel a goal of 10% cut will help you center more on what’s important.

 

You might find this odd as I am also the guy who praises capitalism.  But it shouldn’t.  Capitalism is a system that best allocates resources and maximizes freedom to allow people to live their lives…but it is not an end unto itself.  It is the best system to allow you grow and it should not be mistaken as the end unto itself.   There should not have to be a conflict between capitalism and the soul, rather the two work together rather well.  In a similar line of thought the yogi Paramahansa Yogananda once stated:

“Granted, the East is not practical enough; but the West is too practical to be spiritually practical! That is why I advocate a harmonious union of the two; they need each other. Without spiritual idealism, material practicality is the harbinger of selfishness, sin, competition, and wars. This is a lesson for the West to learn. And unless idealism is tempered with practicality, there is confusion and suffering and lack of natural progress. This is the lesson to be learned by the East.”

 

So for this week, this year, and hopefully further, try to focus just a little less on the material world and using it as a distraction for from other needs, joys, and questions that the material world can cover up.

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Weekly Meditation

Very short one this week for 2 reasons…

First because we’re about to head into the 7th chakra and this is going to take some time, so it’s best to start off with something simple…second because I have just spend the last week writing a behemoth of a political blog, let me take a moment to recollect my thoughts.

So this week I want you to do some candle gazing again.  Sitting in lotus position, back straight, stare at the flame, keep you mind blank.  If blank is too difficult and you need something beyond the flame think of the word “Om” or if you have to chant it.  Nothing else this week, but do this at least once a day.

This will help clear all the chakra and add energy to the 7th chakra, which I promise to get to in more detail next week.

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