Aug 26

Natural White Light is comprised of what we often call the seven colours of the rainbow.

By its light astronomers are able to analyse and distinguish different features of a celestial body or galaxy through observation of its colours. These are the true colours or energies that are recorded by sophisticated technology, not the colour enhanced, beautiful images we are often provided through NASA.

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May 25

In maintaining clear thought and concentration we realize the importance of the instrument of our brain, more sensitive and more valuable than our material computer.

We all suffer at some time certain tiredness of the mind. Of course there are many causes. The most obvious ones often relate to study and intellectual demands through professions bearing heavy responsibility, or the self inflicted habit of cycling and recycling personal disturbing thoughts of anxiety related to everyday life.

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Mar 9

We will all know the soothing effect of wandering around our own garden, tending or watering.  It tends to put us in a natural meditative mood of appreciation of plant life in general and perhaps allows us a little sense of pride in the results of our personal horticultural efforts.

All meditative states of consciousness commence with a stimulus or focus. If we have a material focus such as a beautiful flower we will be inclined to expand our thoughts and emotions and also elevate them as we look at the intricate handiwork of nature and drink in its beauty.

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Dec 9

When the mind is peaceful there is no room for negative thoughts.

 

Depression melts away when our mental waves and restless thought is stilled.

 

We learn to take pleasure in making no conscious effort.

 

We find that we enjoy periods of just Being.

 

And find that it is Good.

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Oct 20

In meditating we aim for a harmonious flow of thought awareness rather than erratic statements of thoughts and ideas without a common thread. In meditation one’s self consciousness of thought activity changes to a state beyond the process of thinking to a state of higher awareness or Being that is related to a higher type of feeling rather than thinking. It is usually a little of both.

We learn to build a bridge between the differing realities of the material and subtler or spiritual states of consciousness. In states of relaxation and meditation, these two worlds tend to blend. We have a somewhat similar state that occurs between sleeping and waking. Ultimately they will become one to the extent that they will no longer seem isolated one from the other but will unite to create the integration which has inspired the name of Yoga – union.

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Jul 9

Union with the Divine ! this is a phrase common to human aspiration and the inherent desire we have to realize truths through our own direct spiritual experience.

All of us long for profound, conscious realisation and confirmation of our beliefs.  It is natural that we seek to have a direct relationship with our Maker. To have an intimate inner knowledge of the Source of our life energy helps us to feel spiritually secure. Without this inner element, life can remain incomplete.

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Mar 2

Yoga is a science offering a system for an individual to extend consciousness beyond the known and familiar limitations of the personality into the limitless realms of Universal Consciousness. Although experiences of this kind generally come to us spontaneously through outer stimulus or through religious experience it can also be achieved through deliberate desire and training. The practice of quiet mindedness or meditation is designed for this purpose.

Beyond improved mental fitness, the ultimate benefits of meditation include not only a wider perception of life as a whole, but increased understanding, and a more vital, purposeful attitude towards our personal life. Not only do we become more self-confident of our own potential but feel more certain of the beneficence and magnitude of the world in which we live. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

Perfumes, natural oils, resins and incense have been used in religious ritual and in private meditation for centuries or even thousands of years. They have been used not only to provide a pleasant atmosphere but to induce peaceful, devotional and meditative moods in the souls of the people.

Modern sophisticated science of perfumery through the additional use of synthetics presents us with an overwhelming variety for personal selection of our body perfumes. These usually contain small amounts of natural ingredients but in the main reflect the wide use of chemicals.

As certain artificially produced scents can be harmful when inhaled, they are not recommended for use in either aromatherapy or for meditation. The olfactory sense is extremely delicate and can be seriously injured, as can the brain, by inhalation of the smell or vapours of toxic materials and by some chemical combinations. Only natural essential oils, resins or other plant material is safe to use in aiding meditation mental health and mental fitness.
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Dec 22

We all need mental refreshment of some kind, to restore vitality to both brain and body. The finest way to do this has been time tested over centuries by those who have preserved the art of meditation in their traditional practices. Meditation is an inherent part of any religious or spiritual discipline.  Now it is proving essential in programmes and practices designed to improve mental health and mental fitness.

Meditation is helpful in alleviating symptoms of mental illness; it also offers a vital aid in establishing a healthy condition of mental fitness; and it allows us to access our higher levels of consciousness that relate to our spiritual nature and aspirations. Many famous people in history from Pythagorus and Marcus Aurelius to present day philosophers confirm the value of meditation.

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Nov 25

There are many techniques and suggested methods which assist one to meditate.

Because it is the most private of any ‘practices’, requiring a withdrawal from outer activity and retreat into one’s innermost being, it is essential that each chooses their own way – a way that feels natural and appropriate.

Generally, however, the simplest preparation and technique is best. An example will most likely be something like this… Read the rest of this entry »

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