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Universal energy and Theta brain waves

We all are aware of the energy or prana component in our lives in one way or another.  We know when we feel energetically low, which is an indication of a low prana in the body. We know when we feel energetically high and all is well- this is balanced prana. Energy healing practitioners have more awareness of this energy flow.  A reiki / energy healing practitioner or a person receiving this energy has a direct experience of this energy , mostly as a feeling of the energy- hot or cold, vibrations, a feel of being soothed or massaged, mostly a general feeling of calm and well being.

From a spiritual perspective, this energy exists as prana or life force in all of the universe. It exists freely in the universe, available to all. This energy can be accessed through a combination of intention and attunement of the chakras to receive it. Once accessed, it flows to the part of the body/ mind where there is a depletion. (Many a times people have also actually seen waves of this energy flowing through the hands of reiki practitioners, to the area receiving it.)

Founders of the various healing techniques have almost always been meditators, who were able to get into a state of complete receiving – the theta brain wave state. In this state, the mind is capable of profound learning and healing, as it accesses the subtle energies and experiences of the subconscious mind.

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So, is it possible to induce a theta brain wave state? Is it possible to use ‘prana’ in a tangible way? Does ‘spirituality’ have any application in practical life?

The Power of Now- Eckhart Tolle

Book Review-”The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

Living in the present moment is the essential spiritual practice one would undertake to get a glimpse of the joy and peace that comes by letting go of the past and future. This is the beginning of the journey into the formless world that exists within us and through which everything emerges.

Even during the course of the journey, this one practice sees us through the ups and downs that come as we let go of identification with the various layers that we take on during lifetimes and finally establish a constant connection with the Source.

As a continuous practice, living in the present moment would mean giving complete undivided attention to whatever comes up at that moment- without engaging in thoughts arising in the mind. It would mean taking each breath deeply and feeling it. It would mean being totally aware of how your child looks and feels as she comes to you for a hug. It would mean being aware of the temperature of the running water, the touch of the dishes and the smell of the soap while washing dishes. It would mean listening to the person talking to you, through every pore of your body. Many of us do it unconsciously when we are living the moment from our heart, when we are engaged in an activity we love doing -like singing, or painting or gardening or just looking at a beautiful rose, a waterfall or the starry night sky. If you could take a moment and experience the peace and joy that particular moment brings unconsciously, you can carry it to all activities that you do.

The following book review of the phenomenal book by the luminary Eckhart Tolle, ‘THE POWER OF NOW’, is intended to remind us of this basic truth. I have given a few excerpts (in quotes) from the book so the readers can feel the power of those words for themselves and get a glimpse into what priceless wisdom they can gather from the book.

The book explains the concept of Beingness, which we so often forget in this world of form and activity, explains the illusion that prevents us from Being, and then takes us through the practice of Living in the Now as the one main path to that Beingness, Oneness, or the Source. Understanding the perception of mind and time- that has come from the conditioning throughout our lives , is very important to know the barriers to present moment awareness. Once, we are free of this illusion, the Beingness just shines forth.

 

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The book begins with a beautiful story, which reminds us that looking within is the only direction we need to take in our spiritual journeys to discover who we truly are. Discovering who we are directs us to the steps we can take to fulfill  our highest purpose.

“A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day, a stranger walked by. “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap. “I have nothing to give you.” said the stranger. Then he asked:”What’s that  you are sitting on?” “Nothing,” replied the beggar.”Just an old box as far as I can remember.” “Ever looked inside?” asked the stranger.”No,” said the beggar. ”What’s the point?There’s nothing in there.” “Have a look inside,” insisted the stranger. The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold. “

I am that stranger who has nothing to give you and who is telling you to look inside. Not inside any box, as in the parable, but somewhere even closer: inside yourself.

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Kundalini Yoga and the Art of Living with Adam Fazlur

Ionearth is pleased to share an interview with Adam Fazlur, where he talks about Kundalini yoga practise, touches upon life skill courses for children and young adults and shares his wisdom on achieving our higher purpose , along with his life story on an extraordinary path.

Vijaya- You have been teaching yoga for the past 10 years. When and how did you decide to take up this path of teaching after having studied in Europe and worked in the US to be in the Hospitality and Tourism line?
Adam- The seed was planted by my father, who was very interested in yoga and spirituality. He had an exceptional bookshelf full of books on yoga and spirituality. I would get drawn to these books and especially to a particular book on Kundalini yoga by a well known Kundalini master. (I was around 12 years old then). When I was a bit older (about 16 years), I asked him about the book and he said that he had just started learning Kundalini yoga. I wanted to go and learn also, but he asked me to wait until I was older. That was my earliest inclination. My father used to meditate (he even had a deer skin for meditation!) He used the word Kundalini a lot and with that word, something lit up in me, and I did not know what it was.Though I did not follow any particular practices, I used to read a lot of books. Around the age of 20 years, I had already read a lot of books. People who were respected or revered  had given me a hint and also highlighted that I would be a teacher of some sort but  I never understood the implications..

Then in the year 1996, everything changed. I was living overseas and had come back to Singapore in 1996 (after studying in Europe and working in the US for a while). My dad passed away that year. That was a big trigger for me, and I began my journey in a different direction. I had worked for one year in the hotel line, but now (probably with the issue of dad passing away); the urgency to do something different was strong. I realised that if I continued doing the work I was doing, I would end up being pretty well in a white collared job, probably as a manger in a high post and comfortable but could foresee misery in the future!. Within that year, I put in my resignation,  terminated my bond with  the hotel and went to India to stay at the Osho ashram. I stayed there for one and a half months. Through all these decisions that I made, my family never stopped me. It was a blessing. That initial setup was given to me for a purpose!

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Accessing Akashic Wisdom with Linda Howe

Linda Howe’s book, How to Read the Akashic Records gave me my introduction into reading Akashic Records. I discovered the book during a time when I was looking for guidance in my spiritual path, and I found my way into my own Records through the simple and beautiful ‘Pathway Prayer Process’ that Linda lays out in her book. The Records provide a gentle way to connect with our soul and access our soul wisdom to guide us in our life journey.

We can all read our own Records. Even though I offer the service of reading for others, I also acknowledge and tell my clients that I am the acting facilitator at this time, however, the resource is available to one and all so as to empower ourselves to connect with and work from the space of our soul. It takes practice and clarity to get deeper into the Records, however, when accessed, this becomes a powerful tool in understanding and choosing from our soul/ higher purpose.  In this interview with Linda Howe, I discuss the importance of the Akashic Records during this time of shift in 2012, as well as how we can each tap in to this amazing resource to help through our individual shift in consciousness.

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Spring Equinox 2012, Tuesday March 20th by Virginia Returning Journey

Energies of Spring Equinox 2012

I haven’t felt inspired to write about the Equinox until now, several hours after it was exact. The Spring Equinox/Autumn Equinox (Southern Hemisphere) is the beginning of The Astrological Calender, so Happy New Year!!!

Today feels very new to me. When something new arrives we react in different ways depending on our expectations and past experiences which have established how stuck or open to change we are in the moment of it’s arrival.

There are as many ways to interpret a chart as there are astrologers, and my way is more energetic than intellectual. What I write here is my translation of the feelings and themes that are activated in me as I look into the chart…

The influx of challenges and change will continue, and it is my feeling that anything could happen, but we know that, it’s 2012!!!

The Astrological New Year begins with a grounding force that inspires me to think that whatever we say or think will come to be in a more powerful way than before. We are laying down our own foundations, the training wheels are off, but not everybody is ready for the
responsibility!