July 6 count your blessings
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Just Be it
July 6 Counting your blessings
So I like to start with a quote from Grandmother Parisha:
No one is powerful enough to effect or control your Life, its all you, like it or not,its you.
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Please take a moment and look around where you are this reality is a direct reflection of your belief systems. How does the room look around you? It is a clear reflection of the positive and negative beliefs you hold. Look at your friends worklife your finances…what does it tell you about you?
One of the things we also can do is count our blessings, you could take a sheet of paper or a small notebook and each day write down 6 blessings in your life. Think twice, you and I live in paradise..we are part of a very small percentage of humanity who sleep in therr own bed, who can switch on and off the air conditioning, the heater, who have food and shelter..its these simple things we can be grateful each day.
Here are my blessing for today, the sun was shining, I had an unexpected invitation to lunch and the restaurant had exactly the menue items I needed for the special diet I am on right now, I am grateful for the garden and the flowers, I am grateful for all the computers, gadgets and cell phones and applications I have allowing me to communicate just with my finger tips with someone in Australita today. I am grateful of having a room of my own with a view from the windows into the green of bushes and trees.
This practice lets me realize how abundant my Life already is..and I focus on the simply things of life and its beauty, and brings me in the present moment of that what I am grateful for.
Would you like to share with me your 6 blessings of the day? I would love to hear yours, just send me an email to email@example.com
Anxiety around money…fear of scarcity can be best countered with gratitude.
As Grandmother Parisha says:
Each of us given the joy of life. Appreciate it all, and if you want more health and wealth in yours , appreciate what you have and focus on it joyfully. Live without fear of scarcity.
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What you’re put your attention to, you simply get. Wherever the mind goes, the energy flows.
In the last episode we looked at the idea of implicit beliefs, a word coined by John Assaraf, meaning underlying beliefs causing procrastinations, self doubt and questioning our goals…like I am not good enough, I am not worth it, what will people think of me?
These beliefs systems could go much deeper and be much more subtle.
For example, extreme busyness or work alcoholism can be caused by a belief of not being worthy..so I have to prove myself and grave constantly for acknowledgement only then I am a worthwhile…and we see these people in the rat race with all the adornment of success, cars, gadgets, houses, luxury based on a 60 hour week for someone else!! And mass society tells them they made it.
Yet it is abusive to the own self to work soo much…and not taking the time to re-connect to the Inner vastness of your True Greater Self. The idea of spending hours in the office especially for someone else is not really leading us to an Inner Balance with the inner and outer world.
I can sometimes see myself doing just that
I could then need more stillness and less work and less doingness and more being…so I run off into the beautiful forests around my living space and Mother nature calls me back to what is real; the creative forces of the Absolute in all its beauty and harmony.
The belief system of not being worthy can be based on the belief that something is basically wrong with me . That comes from a n experience we had in our upbringing or is engrained in our family roots. We made the decision ok something is wrong here, I am not part of the pack, because I had no father, my family was poor.
However, there are many examples of accomplished people who did not allow these adversities to stop them from having a joyful Life.
It is not really what happened to us, but the decision our mind child made about this, the belief and the ongoing reactionary emotional cycle it keeps creating based on what happened. We always have a choice.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama says
The suffering and happiness each of us experiences is a reflection of the distortion or clarity with which we view ourselves and the world.”
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So first of all we must change our view of the world, our inner decisions we made and n the world around will change too. When our self image, our self worth is low, it does not matter how hard or clever we work we will not manifest the riches or the happiness we desire and deserve. One way to change our world is to change our habits.
Another way is to start simply changing one habit…
Habits are creating our behavior which is often detrimental to our goals or Inner calling like being healthy. It is not only important that we match our beliefs and thought pattern with our goals but also our habits. They are based on 3 steps as John Assaraf says. We discussed the work of John Assaraf already in the last episode and you can find more information and his website on my blog
Habits are based on first on a trigger then the routine follows which give then a reward. Trigger is an emotional engrained reaction, we are ..waking up and we think of coffee The routine is to go in the morning to the coffee machine and the Reward is we feeling more alive
You can change a habit when you have a routine that gives you the same reward without drinking coffee…exercise, better eating habits, deep breathing, cold showe. Whatever works for you. Therefore it is useful to become aware what are the triggers and what are the routines..and the rewards of my habits.
Like checking your emails right after getting up in the morning. Does that serve my goal to stay in an Inner Peace and consciously connected to my Inner being when I focus on the demand of the world out there early in the day.
What is the reward=…what implicit belief is supported here ?
To speak with Paul Lowe philosophy the wisdom teacher of today …we cannot change the mind ..we move into the observer of the mind and re-focus on who we really are and this is done by moving in the moment, as the mind is always in the past or the future, Our belief system also comes from our bloodlines, belief patterns of generations ago
They are genetically inheritated. Today the woman I had lunch with discussed with me her scarcity beliefs. She shared that her Grandparents had a small child which died, because they did not have the money to bring her to a doctor. Well what beliefs does that create in the family history?
The woman is very active and self employed in her business. She kept saying hat she is not making enough, she does not have enough clients…at the same time she shared with me about these trainings and seminars she attended some of them costing 1000s of dollars. She lives the belief that I will always get what I just need and at the time she is not grateful for that and she rightfully wants more. .
I have been in the same situation in my Life and many years ago. Someone said maybe you will never have enough money, but do what you want to do anyway. This belief works for both of us and yet it is not meaning to live wealthy.
Someone else shared in the past she applied all these techniques whch are now widely teached to create more money like the law of attraction, or the brain technology of John Assaraf is offering like imagination, affirmation self hypnosis . The woman finally got out of her scarcity situation with money and got exactly the amount of money she needed in her Life. Then she realized that she wanted to create goals and a supporting belief that she can have more then what she just needed, just to get by.
So we do create beliefs to survive and to cover up other hidden beliefs.
Today I heard someone saying that it is important not to let yourself get caught up in negative thoughts. You are not your mind who makes distinction between good and bad, past and future, .you are an identical drop of water of the vast ocean of the Absolute consciousness, you are spirit learning to become human pause
The thinking mind creates time, it likes to dwell always either in the past or in in the future. Yet in the underlying reality there is not time and there is not matter madeof matter. Our eyes and brain do not recognize that the space in front of us is filled with active and energies, because the brain has no association of this reality.
For us it is empty space and then there is a table or wall…and also these are not as the brain constructs them…the table or the wall is a very dynamic field of wave functions. A field of moving energy.Our desires or goals (for example having wealth) must be aligned with the right beliefs and !! what I feel is important to my Inner Being, it must be aligned with your Inner calling.
I think it is not every ones purpose to have a lot of money…some of us played that game in previous lives and this time they want to explore to just get by but to live happily on a organic farm.
So maybe we can think more along the lines of the word of abundance! Abundance of time, abundance of ideas, abundance of friends, abundance of freedom, abundance of nature around me…and so on. All this is something to be grateful for
Grandmother Parisha says the money game is easy.Money is simply energy and can be easily attracted…Love is much more challenging for us. .
You have been chosen! The omnipotent power of the creator did not make a mistake to put you here…right where you are in this house, with these people, in this nation
When we realize what our Inner calling is, we can then express that. Only when we do what we want, all else will follow health, happiness, inner peace, joy..and luck. Luck is a constant stream of synchronicity because the universe supports us.
Grandmother Parisha says is more clearly:
All of us humans have been chosen by the Creator to come here and deliver your message/Purpose.
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Fear of scarcity, or thinking in lack has to do with a lack of trust in Life, or Faith. Faith is not to believe we are a slave giving our power away to a punishing God father..as religion institutions have teached that to us for 1000 of years. Faith is to belief in your Inner Being, to follow your heart.
When I moved to the United States many years ago it felt very right to my heart and there was fear but the calling of the heart was stronger…the heart knows and the mind needs to follow, not the other way around.
When we follow our heart, our mind needs often to jump off from the comfortable, safe bank into the river..yet is it not a very powerful confirming experience to look back and see that the water carried you when you jumped.
A woman shared with me recently, that when she heard that her husband has a chronic depression, she as mother of 2 young children, she first faltered.. Sitting on the steps of the hospital where she just heard of the diagnosis she cried and she felt all her Life falling apart, the family, the financed the plans for the future. Then her Inner Being spoke in her saying its all gonna work out somehow. She took one first step trusting that it will work out and now she is still happily married since 37 years, having raised the 2 children together and holding her demanding job in the emergency unit of the hospital.
She took that first step, that leap of faith of trusting her true mind, her heart. She had faith, as Grandmother Parisha calls it: trusting in one’s own sacredness..
And once we have jumped one time from the shore into the river or the ocean and learned that things worked out, our faith grows and our own ability to swim to new shores. Most of the time we want to stay comfortable at the benk, but comfortable makes things stale and stagnant life is change like the running waters of the river. The river would die if it became stagnant.
Just like exercising my body each morning. Its sometimes uncomfortable it pulls and peeks here and there..but I know only by the stretching my muscles can become stronger and grow. So our muscles of self reliance and faith grow, if we keep jumping forward. Fail forward…then we grow..
I like to share a saying from the famous German writer Rainer Maria Rilke from his well known book
“Letters to a young poet”.
I like to share from the German writer Rainer Maria Rilke from his book Letters to a young poet. Here he writes to a young man who is thinking about becoming a poet.
For if we think of this existence of the individual as a larger or smaller room, it appears evident that most people learn to know only a corner of their room, a place by the window, a strip of floor where they walk up and down, END OF QUOTE
Many settle for less.
Many years ago, I organized seminars for an American professor who was deeply rooted in the spirituality of India and at the same time teaching at a college in the United States. And in his opening remarks he always shared that there are so many people attending nowadays workshops, seminar, buy books and cd for and are on their spiritual path and at the same time many of them work still work in low paid jobs as a sales clerk or a clerk in or in the service industry as a waiter or waitress.
If we continue to aim low, we accommodate to a life alien to our true nature.
We set aside our possibilities and do your best to howl like the rest of the pack…and barely we noticing what goes unexpressed from our core, our Inner Being. More is possible, there is always more possible.
The joy of being
Ask yourself Is there joy ease and lightness in what you are doing? And I quoted here Eckhart Tolle from his book Practicing the power of now. Eckhart Tolle who has German roots had a Samadhi experience, an experience of union with pure consciousness. In his teachings he is well known today speaking about only one thing: The power of the moment, of now.
Eckhart Tolle says further…if you are not at joy with what you doing it does not necessarily mean you need to change what you doing, leave your job or whatever
It may be sufficient enough to change the HOW, simply give ou full attention to what you doing and stop all thoughts of good enough. Of right results of fear of failure, just do whatever the moment presents. This means also one stops resisting what is happening, otherwise you cannot give your full attention and Be in the Now.
Accepting what is…is the key to move into the moment to quiet the mind child racing back and forth between distinction.
To move into the moment, it helps to be in gratefulness and count you blessings.
So I invite you to get a notebook or paper and write each day 6 blessings. Simple things.
I took a short break and sat in our living room and appreciated all the green plants and flowers which are there, making me feel nurtured and surrounded by living beings.
Also I like you to identify a habit which you want to change identifying the trigger, the routine and the reward.
Allow me to gift you with a well known poem in Germany by a modern Austrian writer called Erich Fried. Erich Fried (6 May 1921 – 22 November 1988) was an Austrian poet, essayist and translator. Born in a Jewish family in Vienna, he fled with his mother to London after his father’s murder by the Gestapo following the Anschluss with Nazi Germany. From 1952 to 1968 he worked as a political commentator for the BBC German Service. He translated works by Shakespeare, T S Eliot and Dylan Thomas. He died Germany, in 1988 and is buried in Kensal Green cemetery, London. From https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Erich_Fried
The poem is called
What It Is
It is madness,
It is what it is,
It is calamity,
It is nothing but pain,
It is what it is
It is ridiculous,
It is careless,
It is impossible
It is what it is
says Love. PAUSE
So we are at the end of this episode. Thank you for listening in tonight.
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And remember Always, always love yourself.