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Desiderata

desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

– written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s —

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Creating Mandalas

Mandala is a Sanskrit word, which means, “Circle”. This hallowed diagram or meditation symbol is normally round and is a symbolic representation of the cosmos and its energy. It is utilized in Eastern and Native American medicine for curing body, soul, and spirit. Meditative reflection of the mandala can bring the internal light of the soul to awareness, trigger secret powers of the mind and open the heart chakra to the therapeutic power of absolute love. Open your mind chakra and explore the wonders of the universe. Open your chi chakra and draw in the incredible power of prana. You are only limited because you choose the easy way out. You are interested in Mandalas but refuse to do the work that is necessary to unfold the patterns of the Mandala that represent your life and your spirituality. There are no easy answers and the universe will not just magically open up to you. You must work to understand and unfold the Mandala that is your life.

Create Your Own Mandala

Create Your Own Mandala

Coloring and making mandalas is a simple technique. Essentially a form of meditation, you set aside your internal dialogue as you draw figures on a page or color in a pre-made figure. As with any form of meditation you will be capable of accomplishing the same serene, calm impressions of conventional meditation without the troubles of posturing for hours at a time or trying to quiet your rushing mind.

Through meditating on a mandala, specifically the heart of the pattern, a person can well be absorbed into the circle to discover their center, and above all else keep that focus. Creating mandalas or using pre-made mandalas is a great way to begin the process of spiritual growth and introspection.

Creating an individualized mandala can be the equivalent of a journey where you are figuring out in your mind who you are and what is important to you. You may draw a mandala one day and although it can look well balanced the drawings may represent negative emotions that you weren’t aware of. If you work on your Mandala once again you may be able to research in your mind ways of understanding these negative emotions and removing them with positive thoughts to help you feel happier and better balanced.

To create your personal mandala you’ll want to find the place and privacy where you will be able to allow yourself to relax and then to clear the channel for your ideas to pour forth and manifest as an imaginative exercise.

The artistic value of the mandala is not as important as the insight you can gain from creating a mandala. Each person will have a different experience from their drawings and hopefully gain a new perspective on their life and their problems.

Do not be concerned with how quickly you can draw or color the mantra but keep your mind open to any thoughts or revelations that you receive while you are doing it. Monks have been known to take weeks to complete a single mandala only to destroy it afterward. Enjoy your reflections and you will learn something about yourself.

As you build upon the knowledge that you are learning it may all start to make sense to you. Each bit of information is another key that will lead to self-realization and awareness of who and what you are.

Become the Master of your Destiny. Don’t just be swept away by the tides of uncertainty. Break free from the Matrix, which controls how you act, how you feel, how you exist. You have one chance to understand the Mandala, which is your life. It’s your choice whether you awaken or stay asleep.

Handbook Of The Navigator Excerpt

THE TRUTH OF YOUR BEING
By Eric Pepin

You have known your entire life you are here to serve a greater purpose. What you do not know is exactly what that purpose is or what the driving force behind it is. Yet, ever since you were young, you have been aware of it.

Realizing that sense of purpose, feeling it, is the first moment the Navigator makes itself known to you. In its own way your Navigator is trying to reveal to you the nature of your being. How much it reveals to you depends on the choices you make.

For the Navigator to be effective we must listen to it, because like any other instinct, we can repress it, ignore it or be strengthened by it. The Navigator provides an instinctual sense of the truth. As babies, instinctively we know to suckle milk from our mother, so too instinctively we know that the Navigator leads to knowledge that will aid in awakening. This instinct alone will not lead to awakening. You must refine your ability to understand what the Navigator is saying.

It is the responsibility of individuals to train themselves to listen and be aware of the Navigator’s communications. Even if it is ignored and pushed away, the Navigator can never be destroyed.

In the journey up the stream, there were many times the salmon’s instinct was ignored or abandoned. Yet, the instinct was still there, waiting for you to listen to it and continue on your journey. The Navigator is a part of you, waiting for you to recognize it and choose to listen, so that it can fulfill its purpose and help you achieve your higher purpose.

That is right, you have a higher purpose.

Although you may have already felt this throughout your entire life, it is important to acknowledge it. As I mentioned earlier, feeling is the first way the Navigator begins to subtly reveal itself. Are you beginning to see the quiet way of the Navigator? Its purpose, its very design, is to help you achieve yours.

Your higher purpose ties strongly into what you really are. Beyond who you are right now, the person reading these words, there is another part of you. It is your higher self. Your dimensional consciousness. It is your higher consciousness.

Our dimensional consciousness is the truest form of what we are. It is the culmination of all of our lives and experiences. I said lives because we are capable of moving beyond the life we are living now and being reborn into another. Our dimensional consciousness may contain the memories of a great many lives, or this life may be our first. The dimensional consciousness is really our soul, which is just another word to describe it. It is our most complete consciousness.

Imagine if every time we read a book we forgot everything else about our life, or any other book we have ever read, and believed we were the character in the book. It is an absurd thought but that is what has happened!

We have forgotten the totality of what we are. We believe we are only our immediate personality, living this one life in this one body at this one time. That is what it means to be asleep. We have forgotten all that we are. The Navigator is trying to reach down and show us we are not the person in the book but the one reading it with knowledge far beyond the simple pages of our life!

Free Audio Handbook Of The Navigator