Fear or pain, desire of pleasure. Pleasant is the ending of pain and painful the end of pleasure. They just rotate in endless succession. Investigate the vicious circle till you see yourself beyond it?
When we are suffering do we take the time to see and feel ourselves beyond the experience? What is my practice or relationship to fear or pain, desire of pleasure?
“Suffering is our teacher too”
There was a sign in Albert Einstein’s office at Princeton which said: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”With our singular focus on money in our global culture, many carry the belief that simply “more money” equals “more happy”….
The Seattle Area Happiness Initiative is the first project of the Happiness Initiative.
Alchemy is less about mysticism or working with metals and elixirs of longevity and more of a metaphor as it relates to working within oneself using our highest level of consciousness and existing conditions to manifest/experience wealth and longevity beyond our limited intellectual and external capacity.
Am I moving from my highest level of consciousness, giving and showing up from a place of awareness and power? Am I the Alchemist; manifesting and creating wealth and longevity with everything I have and know in this very moment?
JUST SIT Medtitation & practice
LOCATION & TIME: Los Gatos Yoga Center/9 Montebello way/Los Gatos, CA. SUNDAY @ 5:45 p.m.
Just sit meditation offers the optimal conditions for an accessible introduction to meditation with attention to the care of your body & breath in a fun, loving, and supportive social atmosphere. Because we honor and respect the diverse backgrounds that make you the unique person that you are our approach to this form of meditation stands independent of belief systems. Here we come together as one, come back to the true awareness of who we are, recognize our personal innate wisdom and power, into the feeling and experiential realm of our existence.
MEDITATION FOR EMOTIONAL ALCHEMY IN THE FACE OF MAJOR DISASTERS by Lama Larry Short
As our population increases and the fact that we are in the beginning of the Information Globalization Age, the news media can bring you pictures and information on disasters like what is currently happening in Japan. These used to only be felt in our base without any conscious information about what was going on. This has been the “ripple in the Force” effect for those energetically sensitive and without the words and pictures could easily be outgrown without knowing the details of what was happening.
Now, with the news media, images and words come in with the sensations. To the conscious mind this seems to at least give you a reference for feeling weird.
However, this also has a conditioning effect and can make dramatic and traumatic memories than drag out the effects. You are also being overwhelmed often with the drama the news people add to it in terms of how the Cultural Trance view is being reinforced. This does not help you or others.
You are being given information in areas where you may have little influence.
Certainly, financial donations, Red Cross, etc. is useful.
In addition to whatever you may choose to do in the physical realm, I want to share this meditation so that you can use a simple emotional Alchemy to clear your system in a way that puts energetic money so to speak where it can be used by Beings that can Work with the people in the disaster energetically. This will be of benefit to others and yourself.
Here we are using it for the Japanese and others who have been affected by the current disaster. The same will apply for future disasters as they show up. This assists not only you to properly discharge emotional energies; it makes the collective base of humanity more resourceful. Dedicate the energy of the meditation that way as well as specifically to the Japanese people in this case or any degree of specificity in future cases.
First, put your body in a relaxed state in a chair or couch, sitting relaxed and secure. One does not need a formal meditation posture and one can also do this at the close or opening of a meditation practice.
With your imagination allow the sensations to arise as if you are lifting out of your body into the sky.
Then travel in the sky to the top of the world – the Himalayas.
When you look down they will be all white and snow capped.
Look for what first appears as an Emerald. As you approach closer, you will see that it is a green valley surrounded by the mountains. These are mostly philodendrons and fern forests.
In the midst of this forest is a Temple-Cottage. Outside of it are a Divine Male and Divine Female; they greet you as you approach.
When you enter the Holy Space of the Temple-Cottage, you will notice a glowing Golden Orb.
Stand in front of this Golden Sphere and allow all of the sensations, emotions, and feelings that are related to the disaster to arise within you.
Gather them into your Heart Center where they are transformed into Golden Light.
Radiate this Golden Light into the Golden Sphere as if you were making a deposit in the bank, only it is transformed energy instead of money. This will take from seconds to 5 -10 minutes. Do not do the practice for more than 10 minutes at a time.
Know that the energy you have deposited will be used for the benefit of those involved in the disaster. At the end of this meditation you will naturally find your self wishing for things to turn out far more miraculously than anyone can understand for those involved. Offer this with Joy and Gratitude for your own life.
Then turn and leave the Temple-Cottage.
Acknowledge a good-bye to the Divine Male and Divine Female.
Rise back up into the sky and travel home to your body.
Re-enter your body and wiggle your fingers and toes and move around a bit.
Repeat this as often as you feel the need.
It will likely take less time each time you repeat it.
Practice it for less than 10 minutes max at a time.
Sometimes it will only take seconds.
P.S. IT IS FINE TO SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS.