Eckhart Tolle 2018 – Beware of Spiritual Teachings!

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There is No Choice in Eternity ~ Rupert Spira


Published on Jan 19, 2018

It is seen in this conversation that causality, choice and time are the finite mind trying to make sense of eternity.

Much needed Shift to change your life! Eckhart Tolle

Published on Jan 4, 2018

Eckhart Talks about the badly needed shift that can revolutionize our lives!

Published on Jan 11, 2018

Eckhart Tolle talks about the importance of doing one thing at a time!

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Shakti Rising: Embracing Shadow and Light on the Goddess Path to Wholeness by Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan MD (Author),‎ Greg Goode (Foreword)

The wisdom of the Mahavidyas, the ten wisdom goddesses who represent the interconnected darkness and light within all of us, has been steeped in esoteric and mystical descriptions that made them seem irrelevant to ordinary life. But with this book, written by a respected cardiologist who found herself on a spiritual search for the highest truth, you’re invited to explore this ancient knowledge and learn how it can be applied to daily struggles and triumphs—and how it can help you find unreserved self-love and acceptance.

The pursuit of contentment is an innate part of the human experience, arising from a fundamental sense of lack or inadequacy—all the things we believe to be wrong with us when we compare or judge ourselves. In our search for peace and happiness, we may find ourselves fighting the shadows within us, trying to repress or disown certain qualities, especially our anger, violence, discomfort, craving, and disappointment. But in order to stop this fight, we must expand our understanding beyond the dualities of good versus bad, right versus wrong, and beautiful versus ugly, and accept the parts of ourselves we’ve tried to deny.

Pulling from Eastern traditions including tantra and yoga, and focusing on the feminine principle of divine energy also known as Shakti, this book bridges the divide between dualistic concepts and non-dual philosophy. By exploring the symbolism of the Mahavidyas (Kali, Tara, Tripurasundari, Bhuvaneshwari, Tripura Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Baglamukhi, Matangi, and Kamalatmika)—each with a veiled face representing a destructive quality that perpetuates ignorance and suffering, and a true face representing the wisdom that stimulates profound transformation and liberation—you’ll learn to embrace and incorporate every aspect of who you are.

With practices, self-inquiry prompts, and stories from the author’s own spiritual seeking, this exploration of the divine feminine will gently reveal the source of your fear, pain, and suffering, showing you that when you allow those parts of yourself to arise and simply be, you can finally begin to heal, overcome your limitations, and open to the light and beauty of your true nature.

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D. is an integrative cardiologist and advance cardiac imaging specialist. She combines her medical expertise with eastern wisdom to promote wellness and freedom from suffering. She has studied Ayurveda, yoga, Vedanta, the Direct Path and Tantra with teachers across the globe, the elements of which form her various meditation-centered courses. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two daughters and dog.

Shakti Rising – Book Publication Announcement – Critical Acclaim

Opening the Door of the Heart: Adyashanti and Edward Frenkel

Published on Jan 17, 2018

Two passionate lovers of truth and wonder, a spiritual teacher and a mathematician, exchange stories of the path to awakening, and discuss the psychological nature of the rediscovery of the experience of being. For many of us it’s natural to start on the intellectual plane and to use the power of the scientific, rational mind to surmise the reality of those dimensions. But at some point we move beyond the mind and hear a call from the heart.

A Japanese Buddhist Master reveals 21 rules of life that will blow your mind By Lachlan Brown –

For years I struggled to find the peace I really wanted.

You know the dream:

Happiness

Not overthinking

No anxiety

Physically fit

And the to live every moment without being distracted by the past or the future.

During that time, I lived with anxiety, insomnia and way too much useless thinking going on in my head. It was never easy.

One of the reasons I was never truly at peace was because of one recurring problem: I couldn’t learn to “accept” where I was without wishing it were different.

Because avoiding and fighting against what is happening inside you only makes it worse.

Unfortunately, acceptance is also really hard to cultivate. We’re practically wired to not accept the moment if it’s not 100% comfortable.

So, what can we do?

What helped me was coming across Japanese Buddhist master Miyamoto Mushashi’s 21 rules of life.

Known as Japan’s greatest ever swordsman, he wrote these 21 rules 2 weeks before his death.

Each rule teaches you to accept your circumstances in life, detach from outside forces you can’t control and be comfortable with who you are.

I find these rules powerful because the only way to cultivate acceptance is through continued practice in your actions and your attitude. The two things we actually have control over.

And these rules give you the necessary guidelines to do just that.

It might take months to rewire your brain, but it’s well worth it.

Check them out:

1) Accept everything just the way it is.
Acceptance is perhaps the most important attitude to overcome mental challenges in life.

It’s a state of mind. There’s no destination or goal with acceptance. It’s simply the process of exercising the mind to be tolerant of anything life throws at us.

Why is it powerful?

Because instead of fighting against negative emotions like anxiety and stress, you’re actually accepting them the way they are. You’re not bitter, and you’re not creating more negativity out of your negativity.

Through acceptance you pave the path for negative emotions like anxiety to become less powerful. You’re not fighting against them and making them worse.

But to be clear: Acceptance is not the following: It’s not indifference or apathy. It does not involve giving up or not trying. It’s simply about accepting things without judging them.

It is what it is. Whatever happens happens. It’s about being patient and allowing the natural flow of things to take place.

2) Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
As humans, we’re unhappiest when we become dissatisfied with what we have, and decide that we want more.

When we seek pleasure for pleasure’s sake, we put ourselves in an endless loop of desiring that’s only temporarily satisfied when we experience that pleasure.

But feelings don’t last forever. And before you know it, you’ll be back desiring again.

This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and enjoy pleasure when you experience it. It just means you won’t be constantly seeking pleasure for its own sake. You appreciate what you have in every moment, and sometimes that will be pleasurable emotions.

But you also won’t be unhappy when you aren’t experiencing pleasure.

3) Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
Same as above, feelings don’t last forever. Emotions are transient. You won’t be happy all the time, and wanting to be so will only make you unhappy.

4) Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
When you think of yourself too much, you amplify your ego and your insecurities.

Happy people are the ones who focus on helping others. There’s a beautiful Chinese Proverb which describes this perfectly:

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

In other words: Be humble, don’t take yourself too seriously and focus on helping others.

5) Be detached from desire your whole life long.
Buddhism says that desiring leads to suffering. Why? Because when you’re desiring, you’re dissatisfied with what you have right now.

And when you get what you want, this leads you down an endless loop of desiring.

If you can forget about the idea of wanting, you can learn to be comfortable and grateful for what you have right now, which is key to inner peace.

6) Do not regret what you have done.
Regret is a useless emotion, isn’t it? You can’t change what’s happened. Yes, you can learn from what happened, but that doesn’t involve experiencing regret.

I know that sometimes we can’t help but regret things in life, but it’s important not to dwell on it. It’s useless to do so.

7) Never be jealous.
Another useless emotion. It also means you’re insecure with yourself, because you’re envious of someone else.

Instead, look inside yourself and be grateful for who you are and what you have.

8) Never let yourself be saddened by separation.
It sucks to separate from someone you want to be with. But getting sad over it won’t help you or them.

Sometimes you just need to toughen up and appreciate what you have, not what you lose.

9) Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.
Again, complaining without action doesn’t help you achieve anything. It only serves to raise your toxic energy.

And don’t let what other people do affect you as well. You’re not in control of what they do. But you are in control of how you react to what they do.

10) Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
This one’s probably a controversial one for many. For me, too. I think we can all agree that you don’t want to be guided by lust. It’s similar to chasing emotions that don’t last forever and will only give you temporary fulfilment.

Love, however, is a different story. I don’t know about you, but I think that love is one of the most important emotions to be guided by. Your family is everything, whoever they are, and your life is much more fulfilled when you do whatever you can for them.

11) In all things have no preferences.
Similar to desiring, by having preferences, you’re not happy with what you have right now. You’re dissatisfied and unable to enjoy the present moment.

So if you can, try not to prefer something over something else, especially if you can’t control it.

12) Be indifferent to where you live.
If you can change where you live, then by all means go ahead. And don’t stop looking for opportunities to do so.

But besides doing that, it’s more fulfilling to appreciate where you are right now, rather than wishing it were different.

13) Do not pursue the taste of good food.
Interesting one. Focus on eating to be healthy and for nourishment. Desiring delicious food can lead to addiction and attachment. This goes for alcohol and drugs, too.

14) Do not hold onto possessions you no longer need.
It’s easy to get cluttered with junk that you don’t need. But if it’s not benefiting your life, get rid of it. More space and clear thinking is what’s needed. Not more stuff.

15) Do not act following customary beliefs.
Follow your own common sense. Do what makes sense to your own values, not what other people think. Decide for yourself.

You know what’s right and wrong. You don’t need someone else to tell you.

16) Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
A tribute to his swordsman time, but we can apply this for our lives, too. It’s better to be an expert in one thing, than okay at everything.

17) Do not fear death.
Extremely hard to do. But it’s something none of us will escape. We can either learn to accept that our own and our close one’s time will eventually come, or fight against it causing anxiety and sadness for the rest of our lives.

18) Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
What good will they do you when you’re gone? Only collect what is useful. Don’t waste your time.

19) Respect Buddha and the Gods without counting on their help.
Take responsibility for yourself. Don’t count on luck or god to pull you through. Tackle the endeavors you know are within your capabilities. Keep doing the right thing and everything else will fall into place.

20) You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honor.
Don’t do anything that you won’t be able to live with for the rest of your life. Your actions define you, not your beliefs.

21) Never stray from the way.
Stay humble, do the right thing and always keep learning and growing.

Looking to reduce stress and live a calmer, more focused life? Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world – without chanting mantras or finding hours of special time to meditate.

Why Is There Manifestation? – Rupert Spira 

It is not possible to ask consciousness a ‘why’ question.

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Rupert Spira – See Clearly You’re Not There

1. Finding balance within duality 2. The truth is known in silence ~ Leonard Jacobson


The enlightenment teachings of Leonard Jacobson

The truth is known in silence

Take Control of 2018! How To Change Your Reality! | SADHGURU

We Are All Creators of This Reality! We have forgotten the divinity that is inside all of us. We are able of achieving miracles but our educational system teaches that matter is the highest there is, but we know better know don’t we? 

Everything is energy, every emotion or situation is purely energy, we don’t have senses to sense emotions, but what we do sense is energy. 

Ancient civilizations were very well aware of this, and they were master in harnessing and directing energy to they’re will. We must reclaim this knowledge. We are not the victims of this reality, we are the creators of it.

 We must remember that nature’s natural state is abundance! When something is lacking in the natural world the eco-system will be out of balance and will not thrive but try to survive. This is humanity right now, we are not really living we are merely surviving. Regain your ancient power and be in charge of your experience here on the physical plane.

The True Nature of the Mind : Rupert Spira 

Published on Dec 22, 2017

Rupert describes the process of inquiring into the true nature of the mind and the subsequent realignment of all aspects of experience.

Winds of Homecoming ~ How Intention Frees our Heart

Published on Jan 12, 2018

Tara Brach: Winds of Homecoming ~ 

2018/01/11

The Buddha taught that we live our lives on the tip of intention, it is the seed of our future. This talk explores the difference between “limbic” intentions driven by grasping or fear, and intentions that are the call of our awakening heart. You will learn how to identify and shift from a “limbic” to wise intention, and several different ways you can more readily and regularly access your deepest aspiration.

Application of Impossible Things: A Near Death Experience in Iraq by Natalie Sudman (Author)

This is an amazing true story of a female civilian employee of the Army Corps of Engineers in Basrah and Nasiriyah, Iraq. She was riding in a truck with other men when a roadside bomb destroyed the vehicle. Her body was so severely damaged that there was no possible way she could live. She vividly recounts her Near Death Experience when she went out of the body to the spirit world. There it was decided that her work on Earth was not done and with the help of spirit guides, they repaired the body so she could reenter it. She retained the conscious memory of what happened and during the time in the hospital, more details returned. This is the amazing story of a survival in wartime conditions. This has happened to many others in Iraq, but how many remember the spirit side of the experience?

Before this experience, Sudman was dubious about anything that smacked of the paranormal. This experience made her a believer. She shares her story here for the first time to demonstrate that the paranormal is normal and to assist others who have had similar experiences.

This is a book for anyone interested in near death experiences and out of body experiences. It is one of the first such book to come out of the Iraq conflict.

Natalie Sudman earned an MFA from the University of Oregon in 1989. In order to support her art habit, Sudman worked as an archeologist for sixteen years, and as a project manager in Iraq for a year and a half.

Born in Montana, raised in Minnesota, Sudman has lived most of her adult life in the Black Hills of South Dakota, southwestern Montana and eastern Oregon. An enthusiastic traveler, she has lived and worked in such disparate places as Iraq, Florida, and Antarctica. She has visited New Zealand, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, and – very briefly – China. She currently resides in southern Arizona.

Natalie Sudman’s artwork is available from the artist.

Natalie Sudman’s poetry and essays have been published in various literary journals. Her non-fiction book , Application of Impossible Things: My Near Death Experience in Iraq, published by Ozark Mountain Press, is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon, as well as other booksellers. Her first fiction book, Bare Bones, to published by Hearth Bright Books, is due out in 2014. She occasionally blogs at Trace of Elements.

Sudman offers psychic consultation over the phone or by email. More information about readings can be found on the Readings page of her blog at this link: Trace of Elements.

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Near-Death Experience In Iraq – Natalie Sudman


Natalie Sudman
worked as an archeologist in the Great Basin states for sixteen years before accepting a position managing construction contracts in Iraq. After being injured by a roadside bomb (improvised explosive device–IED), Natalie has since retired from government service. She is now enjoying art, writing, and continuing explorations into the non-physical. Natalie Sudman has been a subject of studies performed by the University of Virginia’s Division of Perceptual Studies, and welcomes invitations to act as a lab rat for any scientific investigation. Describing herself as an open-minded skeptic, Natalie finds that the rigorous methodology of science appeals to her critical mind, while her artistic nature enjoys the expansive freedom of leaving behind the critical mind in frequent forays into the non-physical. She maintains that an irreverent sense of humor and a willingness to look foolish are the cornerstones of constructive exploration. Raised in Minnesota, Natlie Sudman has lived most of her adult life in eastern Oregon, Montana and South Dakota. She recently moved to southern Arizona. Her artwork is available through Davis

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God Is the Very Self of Each of Us ~ Rupert Spira

Published on Jan 12, 2018

A woman wants to know what happens to her faith in God and prayer now that she has recognised her essential infinite being.

Consciousness Is An Art By Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D.

What is consciousness anyway? It has been studied, supposed, written about, experimented with ad nauseum. There haven’t ever been any definitive answers to the question, but yet, there have been fleeting glimpses of possibilities to the human race that have the potential to change our entire earthly experience.

Consciousness is super luminal. It is faster than the speed of light. It is unlimited in scope, not tied to the boundaries of our brains, or even time or space. Our consciousness can travel outside of our bodies unfettered, reaching into endless realities to learn, to experience, to heal, to well the possibilities are endless.
The greatest misconception about consciousness is that it has anything to do with our brains. Our brains are electrical in nature, with neurons firing, exciting specific pathways that are developed in our cognitive and learning processes. These pathways are predictable and can be expanded (or not!) with our life experiences.

Our brains strive to create logic in our perceptions, even filling in gaps in incoming information in order to create an entire story for us. Our brains act as our survival mechanism, letting us know when we are safe and when we are not.

In addition to the pure logic that our brains demand and create, our egos influence our thinking dramatically. Unfortunately the ego is the greatest liar on the planet. It bases all of its deductions on past experience and never considers the possibilities that are available in the present. Our egos in conjunction with our brains keep us afraid so that we don’t step outside of our understood and predictable comfort zones.

Consciousness on the other hand, is not limited by any earthly experience except our perceptions. As we deduce our experiences in our everyday lives, we form story lines that become our reality. That reality is often based upon self-deception and or misinformation.

The more we live these illusions, the more tangled out lives become and we move farther and farther away from the truth that remains deep within us.
Fortunately our consciousness remembers those truths. Our access to higher awareness is often inhibited by the very firing of our brains. The more mental we are, the more linear our thinking, the greater firing of the nerves within our brains. As the electrical activity escalates, our access to the finer perceptions of our consciousness diminishes and our perceptions become hammered down into finite beliefs. Worse, we lose our intuitive nature.

Consciousness is electromagnetic. It is a living field of energy that both animates our corporeal bodies and acts as a continual flow of information both to us and from creation. Consciousness has the ability to visit past present and future individually or simultaneously. It can bring information to us as whole knowings rather than singular linear thoughts. In fact, our consciousness is our lifeline to creation.

Consciousness isn’t logical. It doesn’t know how to lie. It just is. It never sleeps, in fact when we do, our consciousness works very hard to assist us in processing our daily life experience in the form of dreams. Often when we are sleeping and are no longer defended as we are in our waking moments, our consciousness takes us to very real places where we learn on multiple levels of awareness, remember past experiences and even get glimpses of coming experiences. While we are sleeping our consciousness also helps us process our powerful emotions.

In our waking time, our consciousness assist us with high awareness, bringing us messages about potential directions we can take, opportunities we have, and provides guidance to us about all manner of things.

The question is are we listening? When our intuitive thoughts come to us we often blow them off as crazy or unrelated to the moment. In fact, those sideways thoughts are a much more aware part of us trying to steer us where we really meant to go!

Consciousness does much more than simply guide us through our days and nights. It carries the memories of all of our experiences in relation to all of creation. As our experiences are communicated into creation, they move as a free energy flow outward, telling creation about our experiences, our thoughts, feelings and emotions, our desires, needs and limitless other bits of information. As creation receives our messages it literally rearranges to bring us the very reality we have messaged.

We don’t realize how powerful we are because we are too busy believing our external world about who we should be. We become sidetracked because we are taught not to trust ourselves, that we are imperfect, lacking, whatever. The truth is that our consciousness allows us to act as co-creators in the experience of life. As aspects of God, reflected in human form, each with the purpose of living and interacting within every moment to the best of our abilities without hesitation or fear because we are whole and perfect members of creation divinely guided by the part of us that is unlimited, not subject to untruths, misguidance or anything else that could way lay us from the journey we as souls have come to have.

Consciousness is an uninhibited, unembodied, living expression of infinite art. It is creation evolving in every moment along with us and our human experiences. It can bring us anything and everything if only we can trust ourselves to let go, to let our daily defenses down so that we are accessible to ourselves. It is our divine light, showing us the way beyond imperfection and back to luminosity as living expressions of the divine.

Journey to the Divine ~ Deepak Chopra


Published on Jan 10, 2018

Deepak Chopra shares a story about George Harrison, talks about higher states of consciousness and answers questions from guests

The Emergence of Conscious Evolution: Jude Currivan


Cosmologist Jude Currivan is an enthusiastic and inspirational advocate of the positive view of the transformations we are witnessing on planet Earth. As a scientist she can report with confidence that science can at last conclusively prove and reconcile scientific evidence with ancient wisdom and universal spiritual experience – resolving SAND’s ongoing quest by revealing the unified nature of reality. “Consciousness is not what we have it is what we are” – and this understanding has the power to heal our fragmented perspectives and radically change our collective behaviors, transforming the challenges of our global emergency into the emergence of our conscious evolution.

What is True Awakening? Adyashanti

Published on Dec 31, 2017

In this video, Adyashanti tells us what true Awakening really is!

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