Category: SOUL



Published on Jul 4, 2017

Tara Talks – Soul Recognition: Reflection – with Tara Brach

A practice of seeing and acknowledging the sacred that lives through ourselves and all beings in every moment.

There are three transformational processes within the evolution of the Consciousness. These are, in fact, three levels of development. At these different levels of development the state and functions of the Counsciousness show entirely different signs. If we are aware of these characteristic signs, we may easily recognize what state of development of the Consciousness we are in: ordinary Consciousness, awakening or the level of complete freedom.

The Level of Ordinary Consciousness

This is the lowest level of the evolutional process of the Consciousness. Ordinary Consciousness is rooted in, and feeds on, past times. The present moment is less important for it, it is only a gateway leading to a future we long for. Future is nothing but an improved and beautified version of the past, a future in which we will be successful in the all the things in which we have failed in the past. For ordinary consciousness, only past and future exist, it lives in those and feeds on those.

In that state of Consciousness the appreciation and opinion of others are very important for us. We want to meet the expectation directed at us, we are pleased to play the social roles that are dictated by our community. We thrive to be good parents, a good husband or wife, useful employees and law abiding citizens. Our willingness to play these roles is caused by our complete identification with those roles. Our entire indentity is based upon those roles. We do not look for true answers to the question ”Who am I?;” we are content to be told that by others.

In the state of ordinary Consciousness, the dominant character of our life is the Ego; we wish to make it larger, brighter and more individual. That is why we are learning, gathering knowledge from others, until the end of our life, in the belief that we will thus become more and more intelligent. Still, we become less and less self-confident, and we do not have enough courage to face the challenges of life on our own. We therefore need a guide, a support. We do not long for complete freedom, we follow pre-determined rules and respect authority.

The Level of Awakening

The advent of that level is indicated by moments in our life when we wake up from our ordinary life, and recognize the reality that we in fact live in the captivity of our thoughts, emotions and social roles. Under the effect of those moments, a profound desire for freedom and truth arises in us. We then begin to search for the paths leading to the desired freedom. We intend to become more conscious and alert, to find the truth for ourselves about who we are and what our mission in the world is.

We no longer want to obey the old rules, old leaders, traditions and authorities. We no longer accept ready-made, second-hand theories and explanations. We are not ready to depend on the opinion of others any more. Instead, we want to acquire knowledge and experience from the world for ourselves. We take pleasure in discovering new things, and we embark on new journeys without fear.

It is at that level that real self-control is created in us. This self-control is not rooted in fear of punishment or hope of reward. Many people are able to develop a high degree of self-control in the fear of Hell or the hope of Heaven, or merely because they want to work together with something they regard as larger than themselves. That kind self-control will, however, only produce temporary results, since it is the based upon suppression. Its maintenance requires constant effort from us. If, for some reason, the degree of effort declines, the suppressed desires, anger and emotions burst out, causing us even more suffering.

Real self-control is not born in us out of suppression, but out of the recognition and understanding of the meaning of Life. That kind of self-control will liberate our Consciousness from the state of identification with the world of Shapes and Forms. It will create a space between us and the functions of the Mind, and in that space the ability of seeing and understanding will be born.

Real self-control does not have any rules, and there is nobody around to tell us how to do that. Everybody must create that self-control in themselves without any external pressure, putting aside all kinds of authorities, and using their own personal experience. Everything created for us by others is transitory, but what we create for ourselves will be lasting and permanent. Everybody must find himself or herself what he or she is looking for.

The Level of Complete Freedom

This is the highest peak in the evolution of the Consciousness. The most important characteristic feature of this level is alertness, the acceptance of the present moment, an openness to the existence, and a celebration of life.

In that state of Consciousness an entirely new dimension of existence opens up for us, showing us Existence from a completely new perspective. The unity behind the controversies is revealed in front of our eyes, and we no longer insist on looking on the sunny side of life, as we are able to discover beauty on the dark side, too.

We accept life as it is, and it is not done under pressure, since that acceptance is the result of our complete freedom. The freedom is, in turn, a fruit of our escape from the world of Shapes and Forms. We have understood and experienced the process of awakening. The time has come for us to take control over our mind whenever it is required by the circumstances. When we do not need the work of the mind directly, let us give it some rest.

Everything will be quiet and peaceful in us. We are beyond all good and evil, we are a mere Consciousness that does not analyse or judge, only contemplates. We realize that the same contemplating soul lives in everybody, so the differences between human beings are only superficial, and deep inside we are all the same. Experiencing that unity will bring us the ecstasy of Life, the perfect joy of Existence.

This article is excerpted from the book, The Chant of the Heart: Enjoy the Nectar of Being…
The of the Heart: Enjoy the Nectar of Being

By Frank M. Wanderer

I’m always writing about depth—deep feelings, deep thoughts, deep relationships. But I know too well that when you focus too much on one quality, its opposite begins to stir, complain, and beg for attention. Could there be something about height that’s important?

For one thing, the spiritual traditions often place the realm of the holy and the most meaningful in the sky, or even beyond it. This is poetry, of course. They’re not talking about literal angels and bodhisattvas in the clouds.

Try a simple experiment. On a clear blue day, look into the sky and simply contemplate it. Feel wonder awaken in you. Notice where your thoughts go. The sky can spark your imagination to consider the most important matters in life and your highest ambitions and ideals. Do the same with a night sky and contemplate the mysterious black vastness. You may well get to thinking about the mystery of it all and your place in the cosmos.

This simple practice of stopping, looking, and wondering can be a powerful ritual. But you may find other rituals that inspire you to transcend yourself. Being intimate with other aspects of the natural world; chanting or handwriting or reading deeply the world’s spiritual literature; doing a sparkling job of teaching or parenting; listening to or playing inspired music—all these natural experiences can be more than an emotional peak experience. They can place your life high in the sky, at the edge of your reality, making you dizzy with possibility and awe.

One of the most serious problems we have had with religious means of transcendence, of being identified with our highest self, has been to take it all too literally. Instead of seeing the sky as a metaphor, so many have expected some physical being to appear divinely in that region. We have also lost touch with an inner transcendence, a personal sky, and a sensation of being close to our ideals and to our cosmic destiny.

The profound ancient Greek philosopher Herakleitos once wrote: “The way up and the way down are one and the same.” But what does this mean? Perhaps that it’s necessary to go both up and down, or that you discover the same mystery upward or downward. Maybe we shouldn’t make such a distinction between ascending and going deep.

A clue may be hidden in the very old document known as the Emerald Tablet, used by alchemists and others. This is a long, mysterious statement often summarized to mean “as above, so below.” The world we discover in our highest meditations is reflected in the realm of ordinary life or deep in our psyche. The Christian theologian Origen said, “We all have a sky within.”

What all this means is that the transcendence that inspires us and charges our souls with wonder and idealism takes us up out of our current condition, but at the same time it is immanent—deeply personal and down in the glowing heart of nature and of things.

This idea of our highest self being mirrored in our deepest experiences holds our world together. We can do everything possible to be in touch with the unknown vastness of possibility, while also working out our painful past, our daily work and challenging relationships. In fact, as long as we do the one openly and with constancy, we can achieve the other.

Belief is not quite the right action for the highest self. It has to go further by seeing no end to the discovery of what the world and life are all about. The language we use may seem fixed and unchanging—God, eternity, and even the infinite—but the opening up of that language to mystery is one of the important things we can do if we are to truly stand at the edge of our world and glimpse the enlivening mystery of it.

It helps to have concrete methods of maintaining a higher self: sublime art, generous service to humanity, regular contemplative practices, extraordinary love and sex, work that contributes, and exploration of the world. We may have to find our own particular practices that make a hole in the sky—keep us open to the mysteries.

Part of you is always growing and maturing, and that process will never stop. Be faithful to that process and you will know in your own being what transcendence is. Your endless discoveries will help you appreciate the endless mysteries of life itself. In this way, your highest self is not just an idea. You feel its presence, and endless transcending becomes a way of life.
Source: SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH

 

Thomas Moore has been a monk, a musician, a professor, and for the past 30 years a psychotherapist practicing archetypal therapy with a spiritual perspective. His latest book is The Soul of Christmas, from Franciscan Media.

Published on Mar 16, 2017

https://www.scienceandnonduality.com

Ian Stevenson
, the consciousness researcher who reported thousands of cases of children who claimed to remember previous lives, observed, “It has been wisely said that the question of a life after death is the most important question that a scientist – or anyone – can ask.” He further stated, “I believe it is better to learn what is probable about important matters than to be certain about trivial ones.”

Research into human survival of bodily death has involved approaches such as near-death and out-of-body experiences, mediumistic investigations, children who report previous lives, evidence of global consciousness, and apparently nonlocal manifestations of consciousness such as telepathy, clairvoyance, psychokinesis and precognition.

In this presentation, physician Larry Dossey will explore the possibility of survival by examining the inadequacy of a materialist approach to consciousness, which forbids the possibility of survival of mind. He will show that a nonlocal model of consciousness implies infinitude in space (omnipresence) and time (eternality and immortality) for some aspect of who we are; and that, if unbounded in space and time, consciousness must in some sense be unitary and collective – the ancient vision of the Universal or One Mind.

An omnipresent, eternal, and unitary aspect of consciousness resembles the concept of the soul in many spiritual traditions throughout human history. Generally considered a religious and faith- based idea, it is ironic that empirical science is producing evidence that is favorable toward such a view. Thus, the concept of soul is decidedly not obsolete, but may be more grounded than ever. Dr. Dossey will also discuss the ethical implications of a unitary, collective aspect of consciousness for the many global challenges that currently confront humanity.

Dr. Larry Dossey
is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is executive editor of the peer-previewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. He is the author of twelve books on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health, which have been translated into languages around the world. His most recent book is ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. He lectures around the world.

Q: In your recent blog post, “Playing 3-d Chess with the Absolute” , you have written about “authentic individuality” or soul… I want to know whether by “soul” you mean that which takes rebirth. This is normally not talked about in non-duality, where it is stated that there is no self.

A: Thanks for your very good question. In many teachings of Advaita or non-duality, there is a strong emphasis on the absolute truth. Reality is considered to be that which is unchanging and which never comes or goes. That way of pointing is useful and powerful in pointing awareness beyond appearances and beyond all that does come and go like souls, bodies, objects, thoughts, etc.

I tend to point with a more relative definition of reality. I would suggest that how long something lasts is an indicator of how real or how true it is. So a thought that lasts at most a few seconds is not very real. A body or incarnation is more real. And a soul that lasts through many incarnations is even more real. But all of these are still appearances that come and go within the ultimate reality that cannot be named or described. So they are real, but not as real as the absolute substratum of existence that does not come or go.

A nice metaphor is the ocean. The depths of the ocean are relatively still and unchanging, while up on the surface there are lots of waves that come and go. In my way of seeing, the waves do exist, but only for as long as they are individually happening. However, when you are being tossed to and fro by the waves, there is no question that they do exist, just as when you have taken birth as a body, there is little question whether that body exists for you. And also there is no question that when the waves subside or the body dies, that they no longer exist.

The soul is like the deeper currents that are also moving and changing and yet have a tremendous effect on the appearance of many waves. These currents persist for a much longer time than any individual wave, and can generate many different waves over time. These currents would have much more effect on our journey than any individual wave. And for those who can sense it, there is no question that the soul still exists when the body dies, just as the currents still exist when the waves subside.

Eventually all currents and all waves subside back into the stillness of the deepest water. And surprisingly, the depths are the most intense and powerful level of the ocean of Being that has the most profound effect on our consciousness. Sensing the depths and vastness of the ocean can put the entire journey into perspective and allow us to see that it is all one beautiful play of splashing, flowing water. Since we as souls are also made of that same water, nothing can harm us or do any damage to our eternal nature.

All of these levels or depths exist simultaneously, and they are all one ocean. The biggest truth is that they are all made up of water, but the smaller truths of currents and waves appear within that one vast body of water. The appearance of waves does not contradict the vastness of the ocean, and the existence of the infinite stillness at the depths does not contradict the arising of the currents and waves. These different levels of truth are all true simultaneously, and they are not separate from each other. The currents and waves exist within the eternal ocean of Being.

A good question is what level of truth is functional or useful in this moment. For discriminating how to steer a boat on the surface moment to moment, being extremely aware of each wave is useful and can even keep your boat from capsizing! For navigating across wide stretches of ocean, then understanding and appreciating the deeper currents becomes useful and functional. And for putting it all in perspective and touching the depths of your Being, then it is appropriate to sense beyond appearances and form to the underlying reality of the infinite ocean of water itself. The flexibility to shift awareness between these different levels of reality allows the most appropriate response in each and every moment to the ever-changing and yet also eternally unchanging experience of the ocean of Being. There is no right or wrong level of truth, there are just all of the different experiences of water here for us to explore. Both the depths and the surface are wet, and they both can be refreshing and rich to play in.

I hope this is helpful.

Source: endless Satsang

Every person is an immortal spiritual being expressing their life through a material body, mind and senses. We are in this world to learn effectively and to eventually awaken to complete awareness and knowledge of our true spiritual nature and ultimate Reality. Spiritual life begins when you accept the necessity to aspire to know and realise directly the highest Truth. Your sincere and earnest desire to want to know Truth, will keep you open to the inflow of the nature of Truth in your own Self. On your spiritual path to inner freedom and Self- and God-realisation, this book will be a useful guide and source of inspiration towards understanding your mind and knowing your true Divine nature.

Look Inside

Stephen Sturgess: Yoga, the Soul and Consciousness

tephen Sturgess is a London­based yoga and meditation teacher, and the author of The Yoga Book, a recommended text of the British Wheel of Yoga. Since 1969 Stephen has studied and practised yoga and meditation in India and UK under the expertise of well-
known gurus.

Practised authentically, yoga provides us with a starting­point for meditation, which awakens us to our oneness with true reality. This book demonstrates how to use a wide range of yoga postures, purification practices, breathing exercises and meditation practices as a portal to a higher consciousness – with all the everyday benefits implied in that phrase: an enhanced sense of peace, love, joy, happiness, harmony and personal fulfilment. Drawing upon the tradition of Kriya Yoga – the goal of which is to attune one’s individual consciousness with the Divine, or Universal, Consciousness – Stephen Sturgess shows us how to progress beyond the supple body to the vital, contented mind.

“What is the Soul?” ~ Jason Gregory

Published on Sep 2, 2016

In this episode of Enlightenment Today we will explore the nature of the Soul from the Eastern perspective. We unpack the science behind reincarnation known as the Wheel of Samsara Framework which tries to explain what it actually “is” that comes back life after life. This is a comprehensive system for understanding the subconscious root conditioning, latent tendencies, and unconscious actions of our mind. It also explains methods of how to eventually make them conscious so that we transform our mind at the root level with the Eastern view of transcending our soul.

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller and a USA Today Bestseller

Combine ancient Eastern and modern Western wisdom, mix in proven techniques from both a CEO and a legendary soul healer, and you get Soul Over Matter. Designed for readers at every level of economic experience, this book gives you a unique and powerful path to financial abundance.

Adam Markel, bestselling author, attorney, and CEO of New Peaks, North America’s largest personal and business development company, shares inspiring life lessons and strategies to create abundance. World-renowned miracle soul healer, Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha reveals sacred and practical wisdom, including universal laws that everyone can apply to create abundance in every aspect of life: personal finances, business, relationships, and more.

Destined to be the Think and Grow Rich of the 21st century, Soul Over Matter shares practical wisdom and easy-to-implement, proven techniques. In addition, Master Sha provides two new calligraphies that carry extraordinary power to remove blockages to achieving lasting abundance. With these simple techniques, you’ll learn how to focus on your unique challenges and conquer them.

Soul Over Matter is the first financial advice book to focus on the role of soul in creating abundance. Whereas other books have hinted at the importance of connecting to universal laws to create abundance, Soul Over Matter is the first book to deliver the techniques to do so.

Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha
is a soul leader, a world-renowned master healer, and a divine servant. He is the founder of Soul Mind Body Medicine. He was trained as a conventional medical doctor in China and a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine in Canada and China. The founder of the Institute of Soul Healing and Enlightenment™ and the Love Peace Harmony Movement™, Master Sha is a grandmaster of many ancient disciplines, including tai chi, qigong, kung fu, feng shui, and the I Ching. Master Sha is also an expert in the most advanced cellular healing science now occurring in China. In the West, he is involved in breakthrough research on the effects of spirit on the human system. Dr. Sha was named Qigong Master of the Year at the Fifth World Congress on Qigong. In 2006, he was honored with the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Award for his humanitarian efforts.

Adam Markel is the CEO of New Peaks (Formerly Peak Potentials) and the author of the forthcoming book Pivot. Formerly, Adam was the senior trainer with Peak Potentials which has delivered training to more than 1 million people in over 104 countries. Adam personally trained more than 100,000 people around the world. Adam has been interviewed by Fox News, The New York Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a law degree from Saint John’s University and an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he graduated magna cum laude. Adam founded a multimillion-dollar law firm specializing in finance, commercial and employment litigation. Over the course of his 17-year practice, Adam represented over 1,000 matters with hundreds of clients including Citibank, Wachovia, and HSBC.

Marilyn Tam is a speaker, bestselling author, consultant and board certified executive leadership coach. She was formerly the CEO of Aveda, president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, vice president of Nike, and a successful entrepreneur who built four companies. She is the founder and executive director of Us Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to serving the world. Her book, The Happiness Choice, shows how and why happiness is crucial for business productivity and success, and for your physical, emotional, spiritual and financial health. Marilyn Tam is also a writer for Huffington Post. Brand Channel lists her as one of the four most prominent names in Ethical Business globally. Inc Magazine ranks her as one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world.

William Gladstone
is a prolific author, literary agent, publisher, and filmmaker. He has degrees from Yale College and Harvard University, where he studied medical anthropology. His background as the original researcher for the NBC television special hosted by Rod Serling, In Search of Ancient Mysteries, prepared him for the research and analysis of Dr. and Master Sha and his miracle soul healing accomplishments. Mr. Gladstone is known for his philanthropic activities and commitment to helping authors publish books that contribute to the well-being of others and to our planet. His personal clients in addition to Dr. and Master Sha include Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch, Thom Hartmann, Barbara De Angelis, Jean Houston, Linus Torvalds, Tom Anderson, Peter Norton, Hunter Lovins, Dr. Michael Tobias, Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, and many authors whose books have contributed to increasing knowledge and well-being for hundreds of millions of readers.

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Master Sha – Soul Healing Miracles – Removing Blockages


With illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies, The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to discover the simple truths that unite us.

The mysteries of the soul have evaded mystics, sages, and gurus for centuries. Humanity has long yearned to discover the answer to our existence, and many spiritual traditions have evolved to provide those answers through sacred texts that facilitate journeys of transformation and discovery. Yet, never before have all of the spiritual traditions been distilled so simply into one easy-to-follow path—a path of love and devotion.

In this long-awaited follow-up to The Journey Home, The Journey Within guides readers through the essential teachings of bhakti yoga. World-renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami draws from his personal experiences to demystify the ancient devotional path of bhakti, capturing its essence and explaining its simple principles for balancing our lives.

His down-to-earth writing simplifies spiritual concepts and answers timeless questions in a heartfelt narrative that brings this sacred philosophy beautifully to life. What is love? What is the soul? Who is God? How can we live in the physical world without losing touch with the spiritual?

In concise and approachable language, Radhanath Swami sheds light on how to answer these vital questions and offers solutions to life’s challenges with the simplest of resources. Reach beyond the material world and journey within to discover the beauty of the true self.
Born in Chicago in 1950, Radhanath Swami, sets out to wander the world on a spiritual quest. Arriving in India in 1970, he lives the life of a wandering mendicant, travelling both outwardly and inwardly. Within months, his young world is augmented by experience, realization, soul-stirring revelations and near death experiences. He imbibes the teachings of great yogis, monks, and gurus including Swami Sivananda, Swami Rama, Swami Satchitananda, Swami Chidananda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Ananda Mayi Ma, Neem Karoli Baba, Muktananda, the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa. He meets lepers and Naga Babas, contemplative Buddhists and mystic yogis. Living in Himalayan caves, forests and under trees, he moves through the subcontinent with a thirst for “the truth” that is rarely seen. Fasting and meditating for a month on the Banks of the Ganga in Rishikesh, he hears the celestial sound of mantras emerging from the Holy River.

Each experience brings him closer to the core of India’s mystic teachings and to the divine love he has been seeking. He reveals all in “The Journey Home”, a penetrating account into the heart of a seeker, filled with humor, adventure, wisdom, and inspiration. Perhaps not since, Autobiography of A Yogi, has such a lucid and intricate tale of one man’s revelation of the soul been so wonderfully recounted. As a man of infinite depth and grace, his life story offers all who hear it, an infinite wisdom.

LOOK INSIDE

Radhanath Swami – The Journey Within: Unleashing the Power of the Soul

Radhanath Swami, born as Richard Slavin in Chicago, came to confront a deep sense of alienation from the materialism and the civil injustices of mid-20th century America. Near-death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim’s path led him to the inner sanctum of India’s mystic culture. Now a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti Yoga, he is the author of “The Journey Home,” a memoir of his search for spiritual truth.

An exploration of the multidimensional interplay between body, mind, and spirit

• Identifies the frequencies that support life and the dissonant frequencies incompatible with life, such as the imbalances of EMFs

• Explains how to cultivate higher consciousness by building a strong light body

• Includes techniques and exercises for psychic cleansing, physical and emotional detox, chakra and aura strengthening, and oracular dreaming

Civilization has reached a critical threshold in time unlike any other. Whether life continues to evolve or devolve depends upon our ability to reach higher states of consciousness en masse. This requires calling upon the transformative power of the soul–a power not handed to us, but earned. We are living proof that the physical and spiritual realms of existence work together in unity. Yet for many of us our natural soul light and inner spiritual intuition are suppressed due to the distractions of day-to-day living and the electromagnetic pollution of our screen-filled technological world.

In this exploration of the multidimensional interplay between the body, mind, and spirit, Carrie L’Esperance reveals how we can restore the flow of spiritual light in everyday living through the art of self-mastery. She explains how technology has severely reduced humanity’s natural abilities and spiritual power. She shows how EMFs and wi-fi toast our energetic bodily systems and suppress our immune systems, blocking the ethereal frequencies of light and suppressing our creative intuition and higher powers. Detailing the spiritual bio-geometry of light and the holographic principle, she explores how the cells of our bodies receive light’s deeper vibratory frequencies to support conscious evolution and soul development as well as explaining near-death and out-of-body experiences. She identifies the dissonant energies that endanger mind/body health and reveals new advances in brain science that allow us to transcend the malign influences that hamper human evolution. She provides exercises and techniques for spiritual alignment and receptivity, including psychic cleansing, physical and emotional detox, chakra and aura strengthening, and oracular dreaming.

Preparing us for the new cosmology and the greater community of worlds that is being revealed, L’Esperance shows that when we are properly connected with our soul’s intelligence and cultivate the reception of higher frequencies of consciousness, then we are able to soul breathe, to absorb more pranic energy, the electromagnetic force and cosmic radiation that is the sustaining element of all life and consciousness.

Carrie L’Esperance has spent more than 25 years studying the healing systems of the world’s cultures. A certified iridologist and former gourmet food professional, the author now specializes in helping clients discover the individual nutritional requirements that will allow them to feel and function at their best. She lives in San Francisco.

EXCERPT

Chapter 5

The Alchemy of Destiny

One definition of Alchemy is the knowledge of how to keep all things in life in creative balance through transmutation. That which we aspire toward must be undertaken with a quiet passion day by day. Willpower and ardent desire to align with Spirit combined with persistence is the starting point of self-mastery. It is important to establish that all things do not contain Spirit. Some things are void of Spirit. No experience that influences us through higher spiritual forces can be harmful.

There is a silent and supportive power that aligns with those who do not lose hope in the face of discouragement. Conversely, the presence of destructive emotions will generate a dissonant frequency that destroys one’s sense of justice and fairness if not controlled through the chemistry of the mind. Thought backed by a strong desire tends to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.

ADDICTION TO DISTRACTION

Distraction is a pre-eminent condition of the age that many people struggle with. It is reasonable to enjoy a certain amount of distraction in one’s life. However, addiction to distraction creates an obstruction to the deeper self. It is a form of self-avoidance and a denial of how one is really feeling about life. It is difficult to enjoy a moment of peaceful insight when there is a defending and impenetrable wall of distraction driven by an erratic state of mind. If we cultivate the courage to simply be with the experience, however unpleasant . . . it enhances the clarity and deeper understanding of life’s lessons in a constructive manner.

Some people are so accustomed to noise and distraction that the subtle path of the Soul goes unnoticed. It is possible to become addicted to stress and the need to fill each day with methodical busyness and empty moments. Regular peaceful interludes sharpen and balance the mind as well as maintain flexibility in one’s perceptions, so it is imperative to avoid the things that hold you back and waste your life energy. The power of spiritual insight is what gives people strength in challenging times, and even though our thoughts and emotions may become contaminated, we can heal ourselves. Time, energy, and attention are necessary for learning greater things if we are to escape the shadow of these times and mend our world.

When people feel afraid to be alone, they are not connected to their Soul–to who they really are, which is an extraordinary spiritual being creatively expressing in a temporal world. Taking the time to be with the deeper awareness of who we really are and what we are feeling is a form of self-realization. Self-realization establishes what action we must take. Is there something in our awareness that is recurring and attempting to get our attention in the silence beyond the distraction? Without this deeper connection, life tilts toward becoming more chaotic and self-destructive.

When people are afraid to feel, it is because the personal mind is not engaged with the Spiritual Mind. Honoring and implementing our spirituality assists us in surmounting the difficulties and challenges of life. In a material world we can become disillusioned by the overwhelming array of things to do, places to go, and people to see. The hand held digital devices that people are obsessed with, also attempt to capture minds and sway attentions away from the deeper processes of thought.

Amidst our distractions can we rescue a world in decline? If our obsession with distraction and technology surpasses our quest for spiritual evolution, the demand for materialistic possessions will be all consuming. How will we balance busyness with quietness and sustained concentration? Will productivity prove to be constructive or destructive? Do our activities propel us toward spiritual advancement or do they hinder our progress?

In an increasingly technological society, people are becoming less aware of the interior energies that move them from Light to dark and dark to Light, and so deciphering these energies is an exercise in selfawareness. It is you who is in command of your own thought processes. No one else can do this for you.

PSYCHIC CLEANSING

When we are aware of weak areas in our thoughts, words, and deeds, it is necessary to conquer all adverse frequencies through strengthening Spiritual Power. The ability to bring forth Divine Principle pays great dividends. Daily deep reflection will help pinpoint adverse emotions and in turn will assist the process of reversing the negative effects. Centering conscious awareness upon one’s deeper spiritual union, thanksgiving, gratitude, and constructive thoughts will support the greater purpose, talents, and journey of the accomplished individual.

It takes patience and perseverance to clear the field of consciousness of useless weeds that are difficult to uproot. Yet, when the field of consciousness is reseeded, the indestructible Soul, hidden within the perishable Earthly body sprouts forth, yielding the fruits of more meaningful activities, fulfillment, and the sensation of being profoundly touched deep inside. It is liberation through harmonization of the mental processes with the power of Spirit. The essence of this harmonization is produced electromagnetically.

Thoughts that generate a pulsed electromagnetic field producing electricity or vitality create a magnetic resonance of Light. When the brain’s pulsed frequency matches the tissues and organs of the body, and when they are in resonance, there is an enhancement of molecular action, which is a catalyst for health and wellbeing. Spiritual guidance reveals itself when the individual is open and ready to align with the higher purpose of connecting with it, and the natural flow of communication that manifests through the inner being is enhanced.

Conversely, the downward spiral of sickness and disease is also greatly affected by one’s vibratory level. Centering conscious awareness helps to illustrate how the spiral is a living thread that can lead us to different levels of vision and energy. Spiritual attainment has purpose when it is grounded in matter, in who we are, and what we work toward, or away from, in a conscious manner.


Published on Mar 18, 2016

“Consciousness of Oneness” with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee was a series of events which were open to all with a sincere interest in the emerging global consciousness of oneness.

This talk, “Oneness and the World Soul”, was filmed on July 17, 2006 at the Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley, California.


You and I are souls clothed in both a physical body and identity. It is soul that is supposed to incarnate from one so-called lifetime to another, but the words we use to describe this tend to create a false picture. The suggested image is that we die, then through rebirth we incarnate onto Earth once again. In other words, the image is birth, death and rebirth, over and over. This image is false.

Body dies, identity clings, and soul continues forever. Our life is actually the continuity of soul, using one body/identity after another to continue our journey of soul growth, of expanding consciousness, of Self awareness. I mostly describe this process as a movie, The Continuity of Self.

Who we are never dies, thus is never reborn, but continues on in a greater frame of timeless time. Soul/Self has no linear measure of time. Body/identity measures the passing of linear time by the ageing of the body, for physically we live in a linear reality. This gives us “cause and effect” and “polarity”, both wonderful tools for the growth and expansion of our human consciousness.

Unfortunately, however, it has also caused us to believe in our mortality, to believe and accept that we actually die. For many people death means the absolute end, while others think that we lay in a grave waiting for a clarion call to rise again from the dead. Yet others think that we live in heaven… or hell… all according to the way we conducted our single life. And, oh so many people believe in a judgement day by some vengeful God.

In a Greater Reality all time occupies the same space. I call this Spherical time. It means we live in the eternal moment. Both soul and Higher Self know this, but soul moves in and out of linear time as part of its growth process. And during this growth process, which in linear terms can span many thousands of years – while in a greater reality occupies the eternal moment – the soul forgets its Truth. Soul forgets, so it depends on identity to give name and meaning to life. But as soul grows, so it gradually – or suddenly – connects with its greater Truth, and soul knows itself as Self. In this process, identity/ego no longer has any true meaning, no longer serves us the daily fear and illusions of separation, for Self knows its Oneness with all life.

Personally, I do not like to use the term ‘Higher’ Self. Higher Self implies that the identity – I/me – is a lower self, and this is not true. You and I are soul/Self on a journey to discover the ‘I Am’ Self through the experiences of the identity/soul self. This is why we are here. There is no other reason. Ambition, goal setting, and all the ‘trappings of success’ are exactly that, subtle traps that feed the fears of identity/ego while further trapping identity/ego in illusion.

Okay, how can financial success feed a fear when it would appear to alleviate it? Fear is always based in falsity, in illusion. So anything that makes fear appear to go away is feeding and nourishing fear. Many years ago I kept pigs. When it was their mealtime they would scream in loud and piercing shrieks for their food, and with over a hundred of them I would hurry to get them fed to stop the ear-splitting crescendo. Of course, the peace lasted only until the next mealtime. This is how fear is. You buy the meal ticket to stop fear screaming, but the moment you can no longer buy the next meal ticket, the screaming begins again. And during this whole process the appetite of the pigs/fear gets bigger and bigger. You can see where this leads. It leads to lifetimes of conditioned reaction to doing anything to stop the screams of fear that echo through your very Being. This is the journey of soul when the going gets tough.

The Difference Between Soul, Spirit and Higher Self
“Body dies, identity clings, and soul continues forever.”

I look at some of the people who consider themselves very successful, and I am aware that in their self-delusion/illusion they have no idea of the process of soul/life. They are driven to make more money, to create more financial security for their ego/identity driven fears that many of them do not even recognise. This condition keeps the hospitals full and busy! Blind faith can be a temporary fix, but it offers no permanent solution. To make matters even worse, most people in this situation – and they number billions – have no idea of what the situation truly is. Their whole focus is the illusion/problem, rather than the Truth/solution. An intellectual approach will offer nothing, for it is the intellect that believes in and creates the self-deceit of illusion. Intellect is a long- established isolationist, while intelligence expresses through and from wholeness. When, or if, we use intelligence to deal with fear, we quickly find that fear has no foundation within itself; it has to be created. Wholistic intelligence never gives any valid reason to create fear; isolated intellect creates fear by following a negative “what if” set of worst possible scenarios.

Before I leave this I would like to offer the way out of fear. Trust! Trust in Self. Trust that despite all possible evidence to the contrary, you are both adequate and capable. Trust that the immortal Being you truly are has the intelligence to deal with anything that comes into your life. After all, you are the author of the book of your life! Trust that you truly are a magnificent, metaphysical, multidimensional Being of Love and Light. This is your Truth. Trust it.

In all life there is spirit. You are a spiritual Being. The soul whom you are is the growth of the individualisation of spirit. In every moment of your life you are expressing spirit… and all spirit is One. Spiritually, you are One with all life, with every person. Positively accepting or negatively critical, the way you think is the way you will treat yourself and other people, and it is the way you will create for life to deal with you. Every life form in Nature is an expression of spirit, the same spirit that expresses in you.

Through spirit you are connected to everything. Nothing is outside Self, for Self is a boundless and measureless expression of spirit. When soul withdraws from the body, spirit remains with soul, for just as soul is an expression of spirit, so is body an expression of soul. Spirit cannot die, life cannot die. All that happens at so-called human death is that consciousness/spirit/soul withdraws from the physical body, continuing as a metaphysical Being of Love and Light on a non-physical level of expression. You are an eternal Being of Love with the freedom to express Self in whatever way you care to imagine. Your imagination is creation; whatever you continually imagine you will eventually experience. Be careful with your imagination. Look on imagination as meaning; the inner images you create will invariably be part of your life. Imagine yourself as a Being of Love and Light. That’s wisdom!

Michael Roads talking about: “Over-Soul, Souls and Identities”

Michael Roads talking about: “Over-Soul, Souls and Identities” during the 5 day Intensive 2014 in the Netherlands

There are pivotal moments in the lives of all seekers when we realize that we’ve been traveling on our path of growth toward happiness and ful­fillment, but, simply put, we want to go faster. How we have been living, working, and loving just isn’t enough or even acceptable anymore. We know we’re being called to something more signi­ficant and expanded—we can feel it. At these times what’s needed is not simply more change or an adjustment in our outer life, but profound transformation. We don’t just want to rearrange the pieces of ourselves so that they look better temporarily. We want nothing less than rebirth. We are ready for Soul Shifts.

Soul Shifts is the groundbreaking new book from New York Times best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. Now, in her most powerful offering yet—and the culmination of her life’s work—Dr. De Angelis offers a practical handbook for awakening, and a brilliant revisioning of the journey of personal and spiritual transformation that will inspire and enlighten longtime seekers as well as new arrivals to the path of growth.

Soul Shifts are radical, vibrational internal shifts that spontaneously and inevitably transform the way you relate to yourself, to others, and to the world. For transformation to be real and lasting, it must originate from the inside out, so that instead of trying to constantly micromanage everything, you operate from true mastery at the deepest level of who you are—the soul level.
When you learn how to make these “Soul Shifts” on the inside, everything on the outside of your life shifts. Places where you’ve felt stuck or confused become illuminated with new clarity and understanding. Obstacles turn into possibilities, dead ends transform into doorways, and challenges convert into astonishing maps leading you to exciting new territories . . . all because you have made a Soul Shift.

A masterful and moving teacher, Dr. De Angelis will offer you illuminating guidance and invaluable techniques for living a life of practical spirituality and making your own personal Soul Shifts. Written with Barbara De Angelis’s trademark eloquence, keen insight, and compassionate wisdom, Soul Shifts takes you on nothing less than a sacred inner journey to emotional and spiritual rebirth and lasting attainment. Reading it will leave you truly and authentically uplifted and transformed.

DR. BARBARA DE ANGELIS is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of personal and spiritual transformation. A renowned author, speaker, and media personality, she has earned legendary status as one of the first people who helped popularize the self-help movement in the 1980s.
Dr. De Angelis has written 14 best-selling books that have sold over 10 million copies and been published in 25 languages, including four #1 New York Times bestsellers. She has starred in her own television shows on CNN, CBS, and PBS; and has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the TODAY show, and Good Morning America.
Dr. De Angelis is President of Shakti Communications, Inc., dedicated to bringing enlightened messages to the world through her work. She offers seminars, retreats, online courses, and training programs to all those longing to live a life of mastery, fulfillment, and freedom. She is delighted to be a resident of Santa Barbara, California.
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There are pivotal moments in life when we realize that how we have been living, working, and loving just isn’t enough or even acceptable anymore. At these times what’s needed is not simply more change or an adjustment in our outer life, but profound transformation. New York Times best-selling author and renowned transformational teacher, Dr. Barbara De Angelis, offers a practical guide for transformation from the inside out. Dr. De Angelis is a renowned author, speaker, and media personality, who has earned legendary status as one of the first people who helped popularize the self-help movement in the 1980s. Dr. De Angelis has written 14 best-selling books that have sold over 10 million copies and been published in 25 languages, including four #1 New York Times bestsellers. She has starred in her own television shows on CNN, CBS, and PBS; and has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the TODAY show, and Good Morning America.

The souls journey to God, as described by the greatest mystics in history, takes Seven Steps. This Path that Christ, Magdalene, Rumi, St Francis, Kabir, Theresa of Avila and Hafiz walked on was of Seven Spheres or Dimensions of Love.

What is love …and what is it not? Why is love the most misused word on this planet? Is the love between me, my partner and family the greatest love I can experience? What is The Pathway of Sacred Tears? Is there a map of love I can follow? What is Divine Love and what is Natural Love?

What is the difference between the soul and the spirit? What are the Five Deaths we must face before entering Union? What is the True Prayer, and its REAL meaning that Yeshua gave to us, the only Prayer we need to enter Union with God?

Each ascending Sphere or Dimension of Love holds ever increasing, vaster amounts of love, with this love gradually becoming part of the very fabric of your soul. As we drink in this Love, It inexorably transforms our human soul into a Divine Soul. This is the Grace Filled Path where by following divine laws so simple a child could understand them, and through deep desire for God, one reaches Union with the Beloved.

This involves deep humility and a steadfast anchoring into the centre of your own, pure soul, along the way feeling all the emotions you have never dared to feel. To become this Divine Love, we need to realize what love is, what it is not, and the six forms of love.

The Pathway to God’s Divine Love, the simplest pathway on earth, has been obscured by our own forgetting of who God Is: the Divine Soul who created your soul and deeply desires to give you Divine Love.

Dimensions of Love: 7 Steps to God brings forth new, interesting and sometimes radical truths for the soul into the 21st century, and shares it as direct experience.

Padma Aon Prakasha is a evolutionary author, visionary creative force and spiritual teacher. Padma holds the power of great change and transformation, and is part of the new generation of evolutionary guides.He combines all his multiple lineage initiations, teachings and skills into being a powerful catalyst for soul expansion. His ability to tap into the heart of the ancient mysteries and articulate their modern day message is renowned, and he has been described as “unique, provocative, fresh, full of profound integrity, knowledge and experience.’

He speaks and teaches worldwide and is the author of The Power of Shakti, The Christ Blueprint, The Nine Eyes of Light, and the forthcoming Womb Wisdom with his wife Anaiya.

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