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Monday, December 26, 2011

The New Year !! I am not about New Year Resolutions ..more about Positive Thoughts ..

For the "New Year"" 2012... Is amazing...I think it is great to share ideas..

instead of "Resolutions " most of the time they are broken in 30 Days or less.

Here are some  positive thoughts to ponder on......

I am here to share my  Knowledge with others and to help them make rapid
progress on the path of Yoga ...

I bow to the Inner Light, and focus on my right side of my heart.

Be Receptive everything is perfect  with Yoga  you can achieve equanimity
in all things.

Reduce your wants and lead a happy, contented  Life. Ahimsa  is supreme Love.

Be happy with what you have become like a child  that's it...

 Total surrender of the ego!!

Be kind to all Living beings...

Think of God as soon as you wake up in the morning .

Think of God  before you go to bed !!

and remember  everything  is perfect !!!  Namaste  Janis Tate...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Accepting The Cycles of a Spiritual Life...

Every  ancient system of  wisdom teaches  that human life unfolds in a succession of stages:

childhood, a period of education  and learning a period of family life  and meaningful work, and  a period of contemplative practice.
Just as there is beauty  to be found in the changing of the earth's seasons and an inner grace in honoring  the cycle of life, our spiritual practice will be in balance when we can sense the
time  that is appropriate for retreats and the time  that is appropriate for travel, the time for settling down  and planting roots and the time  to have family and children.
 honoring  these cycles, we honor the natural law of the universe in the Tao or the dharma of our own lives. Change comes to our lives not only from shifts in our inner needs, but also
from the shifts in our external circumstances. First we must respect the changing cycles that life brings us and accept the inner tasks they bring. Each of  life's stages has a spiritual dimension. Each contributes wisdom and experince that we will draw upon  in our spiritual growth.
More often  we don't get to choose. The great cycles of our life wash over us, presenting us with challenges and difficult rites of passage  much bigger than our ideas  of were we are going .But when we  bring to them attention and respect , each of those task  has a spirtual lesson in them. It may be a lesson of  staying centered through great confusion. or a lesson of

developing  a forgiving  heart  with someone who has caused us pain.  a lesson of acceptance
or courage ,finding the strength  of heart  to stand our ground  and live from our deepest values.. Difficult cycles are everyone's practice..

Meditation: sit and close your eyes. let yourself feel present  and at ease. .Let go of any plans and feel the natural rhythm of your Breathing.
when you become quite , reflect back over  your whole spiritual life.The cycles you have gone through , the situations that have taught you the most, the unexpected lessons. The times of solitude  and community ,your trials,your guides your recent practice. The problems you  encountered  as well, their difficulties , their teachings.

Enjoy this reflection, seeing it as a story ,and adventure , appreciating  its cycles with a sense of wonder and gratitude.Then feel yourself resting  in this moment  today with an openess

toward your life ahead  of you : the next natural stages of your life . the incomplete areas
of your life , the demensions of spiritual practice you may be called upon to include.
 As your own Spiritual guide , become aware of what situation might be beneficial to you . How can you best honor  both your choices and your  life situation  and include them in
 the opening  of your heart  and the cycles of your practice ? Sense how you can be true
to yourself and true to the dharma, the Tao that is unfolding in your life...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Be Thankful For !! Thought for Thanksgiving !! On GRATITUDE...

 Be thankful that you don't already have  everything you desire,
 If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
 Be thankful when you  don't know something
 For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

   Be thankful for the difficult times.
    During those times you grow.

        Be thankful for your  limitations
Beacause  they give you  opportunties for Improvement .
                     Be thankful for  each new challenge
Because  it will build your strength and character.

                   Be thankful for your mistakes
          They will teach you  valuable  lessons.
Be thankful  when you're tired and weary
      Because it means you've made a difference .
It is easy to be thankful for good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
                also thankful for there setbacks.

GRADTITUDE can turn  a negative into a positive.

Find away to be thankful for your troubles
         and they can become your Blessings.......

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Light on Forgivness !! Forgivness Week..

 The healing  can take place  only in release , and you  can release every person only when
that state of  "GRACE ".. has come to you  and you realize that you  no longer need power.
Your oneness with " SPIRIT "  is your  assurance of  Omniscience, Omnipotence , and Omnipresence, and because of that you can  "RELEASE'"  anybody and everybody.

This might be called forgiving, but is far better way of dealing with the whole subject of "Forgivness" than the traditional approach. To "Forgive", is difficult because  forgivness has always implied  the forgiving of a actual wrong done, which in some way one is  supposed to forget. This is rather difficult to do. It is  far easier to forgive if you can see that the reason that you think a wrong has been done to you is because you were expecting something from someone, and you had no right to expect anything from anybody. So in the begining it was your
fault; you brought it on yourself. You  expected something of someone; therefore, that person did to you what you are having a hard time forgiving. If you had not expected anything  of him,
however, you would have nothing now to " Forgive", and you  and he would be at "Peace"....

Bringing the Awareness to the Movement of the Body "Meditation"

One  aspect  of meditation is to come  back into the Here and Now.
Normally we are remembering the past or thinking about the future.Very seldom are we ever in the present moment. This technique will help you come into the present and will help
relaxation to happen.
 Moving slowly, become aware of how you walk. Close your eyes and with your inner eye, see or sense or feel the foot moving, become aware of the heel,ball of the foot and the toes.
Move your awarness to the calves, feeling them as you move along.Now observe your knees and thighs. Become aware of your belly and solar plexus.Move your inner seeing/sensing or feeling to your chest. Tune into your breathing. Now include in your inner awarness your shoulders,your neck and head. Add to this awarness of your arms and hands.

This is one way to practice awarness. To start with, choose simple actions from the daily routine life, such as walking, eating, cooking and cleaning . Make it like a game. When you  lose your awarness, don't be discouraged. It takes time to be able to be continually aware of your actions. Give yourself praise for having been aware even if it is just for a moment...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Listening "How to Increase awareness of your Inner Guide"

 Lesson 3 ; "Listen  with Assurance,
 We  are being  directed even when  we are unaware. We are where we are supposed to be  and doing  what we are suppose to be doing. "Why is  this happening to me ?''  These judgements are the result of how  we  perceive the world about us. We are spending time asking "Spirit " to explain the insanity of the world that we ourselves create through our attitudes and beliefs... Therefore the question . "What is happening here?''' if asked  with a desire to change the situation and not to know what lesson is involved, will bring  no useful answers.
 The ultimate answer to the question.  "Why is this Happening ?" will always be. "Everything
is fine, despite what we  see, feel. or think about it , and despite what others tell us." Spirit's "
 will is always done, regardless or our awareness, or lack of awarness. of this reality.
It  will eventually dawn on us that the only real request is . "Show us the blessing or the lesson You  would have us learn". We then find that what was happening all along was for our  happiness, and  that we are being given chance after chance to learn our lessons...

Dropping the belly / Dropping into the belly

1. In a standing position , experience  how we were taught to hold our bodies: the shoulders are pushed back, the chest  is pushed out , the belly is "tucked in," and the buttocks are tightened. from this posture, try to take a good long, deep breath !! Of course, you can't !

2. Now close your eyes and simply "drop the belly". let it hang out !! Don't worry about  what it looks like. Simply let it go.This dropping naturally helps the shoulders to fall and the buttocks to relax. And now you are able to take in  a deep breath !!! You can use the Lamaze stroking method to help relax the belly. Just experience what the belly feels like when it isn't being  held in.( Look at very small children. Their bellies are naturally in the relaxed position !!)
3. Once the belly is dropped, then drop  into  the belly- into what the Japanese call the "hara"- two inches  below the navel. This area can be more easily accessed by placing both hands there, and gently pulsating it with your fingers.
4. One of the easiest ways to get the feeling of the hara, and to breathe through it, is to do some vigorous dancing. Then Stop !! Feel the breath in the belly... the energy flowing there. Feel the feet grounded on the floor.Experience the belly muscles, the shoulders, and then  drop into the belly.
5. Then move into any activity...