It’s easy to forget the importance of forgiveness. We forgive others, not to benefit them, but to benefit ourselves. Holding onto anger, bitterness and blame eats away at us and stops us from achieving peace of mind. It can be tricky to forgive, especially when we’ve been deeply hurt.
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One of my favourite books is ‘The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success’ by Deepak Chopra. In this blog post I’ve summarised it in the hope that it helps others. To find out more visit Deepak Chopra’s website https://chopra.com/articles/the-7-spiritual-laws-of-success.
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Simple Summer Solstice Fire Ceremony
Holding a fire ceremony is a great way to move forward with your life and get what you want. Although this can be done at any time of year, it’s particularly powerful at certain times such as Summer Solstice and New Year. Continue reading “Simple Summer Solstice Fire Ceremony”
Coming off the meds (Again!)
I’ve been on anti-depressants for over 25 years! I’m currently weaning myself off them. Every time I’ve tried to come off them before I’ve had a relapse, as you may know from my previous posts. This time I was, and am, determined to stick with it and work through any feelings that come up. I know that negativity is bound to come up as the medication has been suppressing my feelings for such a long time. Continue reading “Coming off the meds (again!)”
I practice Nichiren Buddhism with the SGI, as you probably know from my previous blog posts. If you’d like to learn more about the SGI and Nichiren Buddhism and how it can make an impact on your life, please join us for our introductory event on 14 January 2018 in Ipswich.
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I was recently lucky enough to have a business meeting with the Managing Director and Marketing Director of Junari Ltd, a successful company that weaves love and consciousness into the fabric of everything they do. At the meeting they gave me a book that they give away on their 21st Century Alchemy courses, entitled ‘Love Is All There Is’.
I loved the book, written by Source, and I found it to be in the same vein as ‘The Course of Miracles’. My favourite bit was the chapter on prayer. In this chapter, Source, also known as Love, advises that whatever problems we have, love is always the answer and therefore love is what we pray for. When we have a problem we can say the following prayer:
“Love I hand this situation over to you. I ask that you help me to see the love in this situation and in every moment. Let Love’s will be done.”
Since then whenever I have a problem I’ve been saying this prayer and letting go. When someone pisses me off I send them love. In my head I say “I love you” and I picture pink energy emanating from my heart to theirs. I remember that we are all connected and that everyone has the spark of the Divine inside them. Everyone has Buddha nature. Sometimes it is really well hidden but it is there.
Whatever is bothering you in your life today hand it over to Love using the aforementioned prayer and let it go. Do the same when someone is pissing you off and send them love.
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Every time we say or think something we are sending out vibrations to the universe and we’re also sending messages to our unconscious mind, so it’s really important to watch what we think and say. If you want to remember to do something, you can either say “I mustn’t forget to do X,” or “I must remember to do X”. In the first example, we’re focusing on what we don’t want and our unconscious mind and the universe connect to the word ‘forget’. In the second instance, our unconscious mind and the universe connect to the word remember. Another example is saying either “I hope it doesn’t rain today” or “I hope we have nice weather today.”
I’ve noticed that people often say “no worries” or “no problem”. If someone says “thank you” or “sorry” and we say “no worries” or “no problem” both our unconscious mind and the unconscious mind of the other person is focused on the words “worries” and “problem.” As an alternative try saying “my pleasure”, “you’re welcome” or “it’s OK” instead.
Some believe that everything in life comes down to a choice between love and fear. Bearing that in mind, I would recommend avoiding using the phrase “I’m afraid,” i.e. “I’m afraid there are no appointments left on Thursday.” Another word I try to avoid is “awfully,” i.e. “it’s an awfully long way to go.”
- Become aware of your words and thoughts and how you can change them into focusing on what you want and / or something more positive.
- Write a list of negative words or phrases that you use and write another list of alternative words or phrases.
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Mike Dooley, mentioned in my previous article on detachment and surrender recommends visualising want you want for five minutes every day. He suggests that you stop after five minutes, even if you find that your mind has wandered. Abraham Hicks suggests that you can get what you want by visualising for just 68 seconds.
I have two techniques that I use to stop my mind wandering while visualising. The first is that I have written out my favourite visualisation and I read it out to myself. I have also recorded myself reading it and then I can just lie or sit down and listen to it while meditating. I believe that visualisation works because it helps our unconscious mind to focus on what it wants, it sends a message to the universe that this is what we want and it raises our vibration as mentioned in my previous articles.
When you visualise what you want it’s more powerful if you engage all your senses. One of the things I want is to live on the beach and when I visualise it, not only can I see the beach, in my minds eye, I can also hear the waves lapping on the shore and the seagulls crying in the sky above me. I feel my barefeet sinking into the warm sand and the wind blowing my hair. I can smell the seaweed and taste the salty air on my lips.
Visualise what you want for between one and five minutes daily. Remember to keep it positive and focused on what you want rather than what you don’t want. Be sure to enage all five senses to make it more real and powerful. To make it easier, write out your visualisation and/or record it.