Sometimes it’s a little voice in our head telling us we can’t do it, a person in our life shaking their head or smirking, or simply daunting circumstances. But don’t give up. Instead simply reach for an archetype.
After a few weeks of practicing this teaching, the metta meditation will become the gentle way you start your day. You’ll quickly notice that your heart is more open, you are more tolerant of irritations around you, and you have a ripple of a smile flowing through every word, thought, and action. You’ll also realize that it is a pure present-moment experience to help you connect to your essence.
As the swirl of life sweeps through you each day, allow these three powerful stanzas to become an ongoing contemplation. Gently rippling them through your thoughts will help you gain clarity, cultivate patience, and trust in the moment.
It’s important to have goals, targets, and ambitions. If we don’t, how can we truly achieve or fulfill our dreams? But, if we spend those precious moments living in the future, we are not seizing this sacred, precious present moment. We are not brilliantly executing in the now.
This meditation is designed to give you 5, 10, 20 minutes of pure present moment – pure intimacy – a gentle safe pattern interrupt in the wild tsunami of life. Enjoy and see how tantra raises your vibration.
But there is another side to the story… integrating the magnificent gifts you’ve received from what you’ve lost – the sweet memories, the joys of your past, the special moments – and that magnificence is something to celebrate.
Extraordinary people use failure as a catalyst to grow, and if you’re not failing sometimes, you might not be pushing yourself to become your best version. So this week, reflect on a recent failure… it can be giant or small… but none is insignificant!!!
When we introduce a pattern interrupt into our flow of thoughts, we can gently step aside from the uneasy memories of the past or the anxious thoughts of the future – and truly ground ourselves back into the present moment – our bodymind moves beyond all that irritation, anger, discomfort, anxiety, less-than, or “it’s not fair” thinking.
As we breathe in and out we harmonize our Venus and Mars, we merge our Shiva and Shakti, we embrace our masculine and feminine. The balance that occurs with in us allows us to move in any moment with the right response and spontaneous right though, word or action.
Enjoy, spiritual warriors!!! I’m in India right now, leading 10 law enforcement professionals from the Blue Courage program on a 10-day pilgrimage. Wander with me on @flowoflove on Facebook and @davidjimeditation on Instagram and follow our adventures. Peace. -davidji
This conscious choice-making process can be activated in any moment – and is ALWAYS worth taking the time to first slow down and pattern interrupt from your relentless swirl of thoughts, mental activities, chatter, and confusion.
Ganesha is one such archetype that has inspired me particularly when I’m faced with an obstacle in my path. He’s powerful enough to remove obstacles and ensure success, or create obstructions for those whose ambition has become destructive.
When you awaken the Sacred Power of Acceptance, you finally recognize that wherever you are, every moment of the past is carved in stone and for you to evolve your life, improve your situation, or find deeper fulfillment you must own the present moment.
In this week’s meditation we will activate, open, release, and expand our chakras, by “tuning” them and bringing our awareness to them, envisioning the color of the chakra, connecting to its particular intention, and then repeating the vibration or mantra associated with the chakra. Enjoy!
With so many people on the planet, it’s often impossible to comprehend that you share the essence of a tribal warrior 10,000 miles away. Or that your soul and the soul of some violent dictator in another country are one. But at your core, you are whole and one with everything in existence and everything that has ever existed.
The Divine Principle of Awareness is the evolutionary starting point for transforming the world around you as you transform yourself! It’s the cornerstone for every step you take to move your life from where it is to where you’d like to be.
The ancient teachings of energetic flow say that your heart is your forgiveness center and your throat is your permission center. To awaken your power of REbirth, we need to awaken forgiveness and permission, forgive ourselves for everything that’s ever happened in our lives, and grant our self-permission to heal, move forward, and thrive.
Many of Osho’s teachings irritated people, and many others found them irreverent. But at the end of the day, his purpose was to challenge us to reach deep within our souls and find our own constrictions.
If our fire is burning brightly, we trust, we listen, we stay fully present, and we risk being vulnerable. And, ideally, once we have absorbed all that we believe will nourish us, we release, sidestep, or let go of anything that will not serve us.