let’s get naked 3

Three parts into this and we are still hell bent on stripping ourselves bare!?! Yep! This and this will tell you why. I suggest you read from the first part.

So as we can see, we can apply the same practice to any emotional discordance that we might be having, anything that we might be struggling with. It could be past hurts, painful memories, betrayal, resentment, dogs in the sky, birds in the water, fishes on the street, you name it!

The amazing thing is once we have experienced that which we need to for enough time or sat with it frequently enough or experienced it to the maximum degree \ intensity, it won’t carry enough charge. We still might get a thought related to the entity, but it won’t bother us. It will be a passing thought just like a passing cloud in a beautiful blue sky.

And the parameters (enough time, frequently enough, up to the required intensity) varies from person to person and how much heavy the charge is.

And as strange as it may sound, the wounds are healed and forgiveness happens – forgiving others but most importantly, ourselves. Keyword here is ‘happens‘; we don’t try to forgive by thinking our way through it or justifying our hurt and the reason for it but forgiveness very naturally and automatically happens.

Don’t worry, we won’t attract, via the famous Law of Attraction, more of such feelings in our life like the one we are experiencing during a meditation session. I don’t think LoA works like that. At least I have not attracted more of that which I was\am sitting with. Instead, I’ve shed many pounds off my emotional body and boy, it looks sexy!

Let’s face it: if we don’t confront and experience it, it is STILL there in our system, in our subconscious. And as we all know, our subconscious is million times more powerful than our conscious mind (a bit of exaggeration maybe) and it almost always wins. What are the results of it winning? We let those subconscious programming and beliefs to govern our lives and attract more of what we don’t want.

And that is why I am NOT a big fan of positive affirmations. Especially when we are just beginning on our spiritual path. To me, it seems so unreal, untrue, fake!

Here in my inner world, I’m carrying a hurt “my parents have wronged me” or a belief based in fear “I will not be successful” and out there, I’m barking “I am full of love for everyone” or “I am Tom Cruise” like a mad dog!! My subconscious is not going to believe the hogwash.

We need to start from where we are, not where we want to be!

OK, some might say positive affirmations help rewire the neural paths in our brains or whatever. However, to me that seems like it is going to take a LOT of convincing and cajoling on my part to my demons within. I’d rather calm them down by giving them space to do Zumba and then use positive affirmations once I’m empty of my garbage and baggage.

I’m not completely against affirmations. However, I’ve my own timeline as to when I can let them enter my world. That’s just me. For some, it might not be the case; they are effortlessly able to land in Honolulu the very next day they affirm “I’m in Bali” 😜

So, by sitting and letting that which has been suppressed, for lifetimes after lifetimes, out we are giving it a voice, an outlet to be released. We have been taught since our childhood by our parents, teachers, society not to express our so called ‘negative’ emotions and how should we behave and what should we be doing. Not any fault of their own. They were none the wiser.

Oh mate, I so hate this word ‘should’. We should not do this, should not say that, should not cry, should not be angry, should not ride a crocodile, should not kiss a kangaroo!

Once we start going deeper, we will see that there is nothing like positive or negative, good or bad, right or wrong. And that’s what we have to learn – to master. To accept and most most most importantly love all aspects of ourselves – all polarities.

And we can only love an aspect of ourselves if we are aware of it.

“You can only wipe the dust off something if you can see it.”  TWDY

One most important block whilst we sit for any type of meditation is our mind trying to distract us. It most definitely will start throwing myriads of thoughts at us. Or we will be reminded to make an important call. Or it will try to rationalise that the person who hurt us was not actually intending to.

Sure enough. The person didn’t mean us harm. But we are NOT that person. Our truth is we are hurt. Period. We acknowledge it and start our healing process. What, why, how, when of the other person is their business, not ours. Simple as that.

The mind doesn’t want us to experience anything because it’s survival is under threat!  It’s a master deceiver! It will want us to quit and move from the present moment in countless ways! That’s just the way the mind is.

Here mindfulness can be useful in that just acknowledge the thought from the ego mind and get back to our experiencing the feeling as quickly as possible. The only way is to persevere.

Persevere and give yourself the freedom to feel and express and strip the layers off of you. Believe me, once you have mastered this, you will only smile at things that used to piss you off. And you will be in a lot more happier space. True Happiness.

So then, the question is are you ready to get naked?

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let’s get naked 1

No, don’t worry, we aren’t really going to! And I ain’t going to talk about nudity nor going to post any such pictures. So calm down, take a deep breath or two and relax! You will see why this title.

Quite a while back, I was asked by a friend to write something that might help those who are beginning their spiritual journey consciously or perhaps the Ascension energies are pushing them onto a spiritual path.

First things first: I am not a teacher to anyone nor do I proclaim to be one. And I do not intend to preach. I’m still in my infancy! I can only come from my experience and share out of my own lifebook! And anyway, we all have a teacher and teachings inside us, as my Master Shri Bhagavan would say. Perhaps someone can show you the way to that teacher within, but we all have to walk the path ourselves.

Also, I reckon, where we, as humanity, are going, we will be in direct connection with our Source and so we wouldn’t need any spiritual organisation or teacher per se. Helpers, yes. Teachers, I don’t think so! I maybe wrong. We shall see.

And believe it or not, this Ascension thing is REAL, it is indeed happening and I guess most of us who are here on this planet at this time will be going through it sooner or later in varying degrees in our own way, in our own time, provided it’s writen in our soul plan. Check these articles here and here to get an idea of what’s happening and how it could play out in your lives.

Now that I’ve got it off my chest, I’d like to share what has helped me tremendously.

The most important ingredient in this recipe is an honest acknowledgement that life sucks! A reality check that life in the current state is not as happy and joyous as we think (and sometimes pretend) it is! To have the integrity to accept that not all our relationships are harmonious and loving but more superficial! A look in our inner mirror and saying “No, two hours of a comedy movie isn’t true happiness! No, retail therapy isn’t true happiness! No, managing my sorrows isn’t really being free and happy!”

Maybe some would argue that not all relationships are important and need to be loving. “Why would I need to be loving in my relation with my boss or colleague? It’s only a workplace!” And I ask “why not?”

Maybe some would disagree; they would say a nice movie makes them happy. Yes, I agree. But does it last long? Let us be clear in not confusing pleasure with happiness. We can have all the pleasures in life and still have a sense of emptiness inside, a sense of something is lacking, a sense of feeling incomplete, a sense of dissatisfaction.

I am not saying we should renounce the world and all the material pleasures and live like a caveman. Noooooo!!! Even this yogi is a well dressed one who likes his movies even though he lives in this digital cave (Sidenote: I was told off by someone for my pseudonym; LOL, the person couldn’t accept that yogis can be well dressed!! Oh well, old paradigm I say, I could only smile)

Right. Back on track. So, where were we? Yes, material pleasures are part of our lives here as humans. We are here on the material plane to enjoy the material life. However, we must accept and acknowledge we are leaning way too much on the material side. We have lost touch with our spiritual side. I had, until I met my Master some 15 years ago. And this imbalance is the major cause of dissatisfaction in our life!

We may achieve success in our worldly pursuits but most times than not, we feel we haven’t quite reached there, yet. And so we go for more and more, not realising that we are imprisoned and we will never feel contented unless we switch our spiritual engine on. Unless we reconnect with our Heart in a deeper way.

Long lasting happiness seems to elude us. Pleasure is always momentary – maybe the duration of that “happiness” is half an hour or a day or a week. But then it leaves and we are back to our old grumpy, sorrowful state, trying to manage our suffering!

So, when we are ready to honestly see this reality, when we are willing to see ourselves naked in our inner mirror, then we can, no, we will want to take a step towards freedom. And the first step would be, you guessed it right, meditation.

Meditation. This one word used to scare the hell out of me (even more so than the Muppets!) It may bring up many feelings inside us, the most predominant would be, I guess, boredom and procrastination. We always want to do meditation tomorrow!! There’s always something else to do today. And there is always this one common excuse we give “I have tried it once and I couldn’t stop my thoughts!”

The matter-of-fact is our starting of meditation is the beginning of the end of the ego mind. And so to it, meditation will always be unpleasant and boring. And we are, if I may be direct, under the clutches of this mind since time immemorial. So it is actually the mind making use of us by making us think that we don’t like meditation. That’s how much we are under the control of the mind!

And trying to stop the thoughts from coming isn’t going to help either. Because that’s not going to work. The more you try to shoo it away, the more louder it becomes. That’s the way it is! That’s the nature of this bloody mind.

So how do we go about this and where do we start? We will look into that tomorrow.

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