Cloudy days


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Cloudy days are a visual reminder of the veil in front of your eyes, or that which is keeping the false self engaged. Think right now, am I surround by false thoughts and impressions? Are they about myself, or the world around me?
Is that negativity live streaming in front of your eyes?
The uncleaned mind becomes filled with all the images, thoughts and feelings, amassed each day. This creates a cloud through which your perceptions and judgements must fight through, for you to see, reality that is… Without a meditation practice whether chanting or in silence, the clouds may never clear and sadly you may never even know they are there.
Today the clouds are your teacher. Are they easy to see through or dense and impenetrable?
Learn about the cloud in front of your eyes and then
learn how to move it.

Spirituality of health


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In the world of spirituality the proof, we say is in the pudding. If you walk a spiritual path, declare yourself a spiritual person, yet your life is not in order or on a path of success, then exactly what are you talking about? For me there can be no greater advertisement to the efficacy of a spiritual system than those who are successfully walking it and doing it while living in the real world.

I mean walking it, not walking above it.

Meditate in conscious devotion for 10% of your day. Spend the rest of your waking moments in consciousness and you will experience spiritual awakening, no doubt! You will cultivate greater spiritual growth, health, you name it. Time spent with God offers the benefits of God spending time with you. Boom, system successful. The light in the spiritual teachers eyes tells the truth of that statement. But no one said it was a fix to the problems of life they said it was a path for creating success on the journey of life.

People ask why do spiritual people get sick?  But it’s not about why people get sick. Every human physical vessel is vulnerable. The power is knowing when you made the mistake that opened you to sickness and knowing how to correct it. I had an intensely emotional event happen and in rapid secession 2 others things, each designed to start a downward spiral of omg’s and are you kidding me? Enough to weaken me until at the grocery, someone’s sneeze in produce, wrapped itself around me in bakery, making me sick by sundown.

As soon as I realized I had to take the physical descent into sickness I got back on my own healing work. My experience with my health and knowing what to do cut my reaction time to sickness and made it unnecessary for me to see a doctor. I built back up my vibration worked with my body and got well sooner.

The spirituality of health is the spirituality of life. When we spend our day in a state of awareness then we see where we are going and we can sense the danger that may be near. Allowing our emotions to cloud our judgment even one second can be enough to allow a downward spiral to begin that can be very tough to stop, like they say, it only takes one…(little germ) or one badly placed word.

The more you meditate the greater your inner light can shine. Darkness of thoughts, emotions, and ideas can not hurt you and your body will not weaken. The greater you keep your inner light the healthier your life. Keep the light of the sun with you always.

Feel free to message me with questions maybe I can help or lead you in a direction you can go.

Peace!

Conscious Giving


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This is a track from my cd. I have been a chanter for many many years so when my teacher encouraged me to do a chanting cd it seemed both an awesome and challenging idea.

Plus, it scared me a lot! “You want me to do what?” I was in a difficult place emotionally and didn’t want to ‘do’, anything. But ask any artist and they will tell you heartache is the stuff of greatness. By turning our difficulties around God blesses our pain creating beauty with the ashes of our burnt dreams. I had tons of fuel for a fire and my teacher helped me turn the fire into gold. I am grateful for his encouragement! God is great!

We have heard a thousand times to be grateful. In every thought, word, and deed, every minute, every second, of every day. Yet we have a hard time moving our consciousness outside of our small selves. So self involved does our inner talk become that we believe ourselves stars in a movie and the world our set. The truth teaches that our lives are nothing out side of the creative energy that sustains us, nothing, poof, gone! We actually do move, live, and breath through God’s being.

Maybe it is easy to have a grateful attitude when you walk through a constant stream of blessings, I don’t know. I have gained entrance to the spiritual world through the Planet Saturn, the planet of hard knocks and figure it out! There was a certain time in my life when the shit storm had grown so over whelming I fell to my knees and in doing so I was given the strength to get back up. God gave me this track on one of the days I was down on my knees and through the strength of this prayer I got up and finished recording the cd.

We can be experiencing the most difficult of circumstances. It happens to us all at some time and it is a test of what we are made of. All we have to do is walk in faith keeping the divine laws active in us and we will be led through our inner wisdom and spiritual intuition. This wisdom is a gift and it counteracts the imbalance we often face when we indulge our free will towards our animal nature. Knowing the laws of cause and effect makes toeing a righteous line, a much easier task! Believe me!

I hope one day for each person to understand their potential greatness and through their struggles they have learned to reach up for support and felt the guiding light. It is always there. We have often been remiss labeling it coincidence or accident. Nothing is done by chance, its something we have to learn.

There is a force leading us not by force but by course. Every time you trip yourself up, its something trying to get your attention. Every time you experience success, you have let the divine show itself through your unique voice. Open yourself and the force will move gifts through you, its how it works.

If it is still dark in your life, keep reaching, keep working to better yourself. I can tell you it can get really dark before the light of wisdom and understanding can reach us. It is through working with sacred vibrations that helps to elevate the spirit allowing us a glimmer of what could be, what shall be… Use this prayer of God to sustain you, share it with others. Let God guide you like God guides me.

Peace

Spiritual discipline


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I use to describe spiritual discipline as getting up early every morning to do my sadhana practice. My sadhana is normally the time I spend chanting as I am not as interested in moving first thing in the morning but I am totally in love with getting up early to chant. I have been a devotee of chanting for 20 years now. I love to chant!

I chant Naam, which is the holy word or words that sang, whispered or thought, elevate the listener/chanter. Through the natural law of osmosis we know that that which you spend most of your time doing or who/what you constantly surround yourself with, will be reflected in your daily life. It is also reflected in your level of happiness and overall success. This is why we do Naam!

Chanting Naam, or the continuous repetition of the sacred mantras over time  bring increased light not just to our bodies but down to our cells. Chanting allows us to accumulate light giving us increased chances for continuous health and prosperity. The more light in the body the higher the vibration. It is my belief and experience that sickness and jealousy, darkness and lack cannot live in a body filled with light or a affect a being who spends time merging with the sacred sounds and/or names of God.

These Divine mantras allows us to feel within our hearts our true state of being, united with the highest vibration. We were meant to live our life with our hearts wide open filled with love but the traumas of our lives and the effects of the body of pain over our lifetimes keep us trapped in a life of false darkness, filled with constant lack and conditional if any love. Chanting Naam allows us a river of higher sound vibration to ride opening our hearts filling them with love so we may merge with the Divine Light in our soul projecting love peace and light to beings everywhere.

But chanting isn’t enough. Understanding the overwhelming influence of the body of pain, its naysaying negativity, its dooms day predictions of ‘you’ll never be good enough’ means we must carry our spiritual discipline into our daily lives. We must teach ourselves to be the master of our emotions. We must live everyday as students of the divine spiritual wisdom putting the wisdom to work rather than being victim to the many unseen forces influencing us. As we work through our studies we learn about these unseen forces and living  in a constant state of awareness we know we can make these forces work for us in our endeavors rather than fall victim to them.

Spiritual discipline is a constant practice until the wisdom walks with you and you become the wisdom not just a student of it. You know, the day the student becomes the master, it is the path we are all walking, yup, all of us! But until that day we must make successes of our lives by implementing the tools laid out for us by the master teachers who have gone before us. It is our job to put spiritual discipline to work.  We must do the work. We must take the steps. We must implement the wisdom. We must take time to increase our vibration through meditation and prayer. We must be driven to be a better human every day.

This is the kind of spiritual discipline we all need to embrace. Working towards being a better humans everyday!

Be sure and watch for the release of my chanting CD Chanting Living Words on 1/20/2015 on CDbaby.com I would love for you to love chanting as much as I do, it changed my life.

Completion


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Well I did it! This is a picture of my book and chanting CD. It has been a long process and a sometimes painful and frustrating one but I did it. I went through the creative fire and was able to produce something that I hope will help many lives. This project pushed and pulled me through many emotional peaks and valleys but it also forced me to grow on so many levels and has become the foundational platform from which my next work will be created.

I’ve talked before about the book. It’s about my journey through a nearly 4 year illness and what I did to recover. The story is very important to me because at the time of my illness the doctors were never really able to determine what was wrong with me. I was very ill, in a great deal of pain, very weak unable to get out of bed. I ended up having about 6 surgeries and was in and out of the hospital a great deal. Not to mention that during the same time I was so ill my Grandmother dies, my Mom is diagnosed with stage 4 non-smokers lung cancer and she dies, soon followed by my husband leaving me. By the time I turn 50 I had pretty much had enough of life. But the spiritual fire that had been stoked by my long illness was still lit and the teacher I worked with while I was so sick told me I should write a book, so I did. And because of the energetic healing belief I have in the power of chanting, it made recording a chanting album next on the list.

I am as grateful to my teacher for helping me to recover from my illness as I am to his pushing me to finish and publish my book and for helping me get past the sheer terror of recording a CD. But I did it! I am so proud of what I did and that has been a bit tricky as well. Any time one of us steps forward we can find others milling around blocking our ability to pass, negative well wishers, jealous and stuck in their body of pain wanting to take everyone down with them. It makes celebrating your accomplishments feel like an exercise in self indulgence or something you wish to avoid.

But life is to be celebrated. Most people are genuinely happy for someone else’s accomplishments and successes. It helps us to remember that all things are possible and when we are willing to put in the work we too can make our dreams a reality. Celebrating a finished accomplishment is an important part of the cycle created when the idea was first born. Remember again that most people are filled with ideas, one after another of brilliant ideas, and not a lick of follow through. It takes work, and lots of perseverance to make something happen. You have to be willing to fail, and fail again, it can be humiliating but it’s movement, it’s action, it’s doing…it’s life.

We need to do creative work in what ever capacity it comes to us. Whether we are writers, painters, homemakers, landscape artists, people who like to color, being creative in whatever capacity allows the creative force of God to move through you. And really, let me tell you, when you are in that creative zone, in the fire, it is just like they say, time stops, nothing matters, just you and the work. You will feel God, even if it just feels like the best rush of good feelings you have ever felt. In allowing the flow of the creator to move through you is also to remember that creator also works through us and our creative endeavors become the teaching experience and tools used to push stories, and new information through the masses.

Sit in a Church with paintings of the stations of the Cross, watch the unfolding drama of the story of Christ and tell me you can not see what torture was at hand, what sacrifice was made. These paintings are a meditation on faith, without saying a word. In the creative flow of images and words, songs and chants is the ability to lift people, move people, inform people and offer a glimpse of the vast concept that is our creator. We must do our work in order that God may be heard through the masses, in voices that the masses understand. Each of us has a unique voice and way to tell a story that reaches every soul in a vastly different way. So we need everybody sharing so the wisdom may move to uplift our brothers and sisters. All of our voices together become a choir singing to God.

You can find my Book on Amazon, BN.com and my CD on CDbaby on 1/20/2015. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Find me on Facebook and message, either way.

Get out there and get your creative on!

Sunrise meditations


This is the way the sky looks in the morning when we are at the beach at sunrise for our meditations. I have been at the training for almost 2 weeks. No television or news, no cell service, no distractions, just me and the group and the intense work we are doing. It’s hard work looking and re-looking at your self. Trying to truly see the way your mind works. Watch how it can spend endless hours making sure you hold onto some antiquated negative thought about yourself just because it’s ‘comfortable’  and you are ‘used to it’. Somehow comfortable is better than awesome, really???

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The sun begins to come up as we do our breath work and chanting. Your heart is moved. There is nothing you can do about it. While you watch the sunrise and the changing colors in the sky you notice how all at once the world is alive. You really can’t help but be moved.IMG_1236

 

In a world where labels and things are held as important and the separation that people feel from their people and their society, the idea of community stands to replace what is a valuable commodity, companionship. The unconditional love and support you find within your community what ever kind of community it is, is a necessary part of a positive life. As more and more people are alone or single by choice they will need community to stay independent. A spiritual community is a special thing as each member is there to learn, to grow and assist and like i said we all need a little assistance every now and again.

The Ocean does its magic every morning giving me a greater focus than the fatigue I feel, it brings me the grace of the Divine. I watch every morning what the creator has done, and given us. I see the light so I may see the worlds glory, I hear the waves so I may hear the mighty wisdom of the universe, I feel the wind so I may know the creator is there, everywhere.

As the sun comes up to its glory we do a special meditation called Star Pose. Doing it while watching the sun, allows the heart to expand even more making you so grateful for the day. Have a great day!

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Vibration is key


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In a word filled with people who have the answers its hard to discern the truth. Do this not that being a clarion call when this or that is not a one size fit all kind of thing. What’s right for one is different from what is right for someone else. My awe ha moment was the understanding of vibration. Vibration is the underlying common denominator linking everything together. In the beginning was the word, the word is vibration, vibration is the mother to sound. Vibration makes everything live, even in the rock just resting on the ground is a vibration that can be recognized. All life vibrates and the rate of vibration is what we read off of people even though most of us would never cop to that.

I have been a chanter for years its one of my forms of devotion in my spiritual practice. Chanting is said to raise the vibration of the human vessel letting more light into a dark ignorant experience changing everything. The more you know about vibration the more you know about everything. Light wins when the battle is against the dark, one little candle breaks even the darkest dark. So chanting is a spark to our inner light moving us away from darkness to light, activating our own inner guru.

We meet someone we like, it’s a vibration thing. The person with the greatest rate of vibration is the most engaging in a group. The person with the weakest is probable not noticed and is clearing the table feeling like a slave. Our rate of vibration is ultimately tied into our free will. When we live by spiritual principles our rate of vibration increases bringing better understanding and health to our lives. Talk right, be right, act right, all ways to increase vibration in our spiritual heart, eat right sleep right exercise right all increase the physical bodies rate of vibration increasing health and immunity. When we choose otherwise your mental state make reflect lots of stress, control issues, unhappiness.

I have had a sinus cyst issue for years and when I get under the weather and am not eating right, or thinking right my sinus cyst blows up leaving little room for air, something I find necessary for my life. I get into almost panic like situations trying to sleep lying down and its all my own fault. I’ve been to enough doctors had the cyst removed twice not to know exactly what is going on. When you refuse to listen to your body your body will eventually have you as a captive audience, on your back, in your bed, at the doctor or in surgery. In the end it was vibration that turned my health around and it was vibration I used to push that cyst away again. I used chanting to increase spiritual light plus returned to eating right to increase my body health.Woke up cyst gone, again, and thank you body for doing your job.

There is no magical cure for anything until you turn up the frequency of your self than miracles abound. The greater the frequency the greater the vibration the greater experience you get to have at this game called life..