“In this earth, in this soil, in this pure field, let’s not plant any seeds other than seeds of Compassion and Love.” Rumi

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Compassion – Oxford Dictionaries Online – Middle English via Old French Latin, from compati ‘suffer with’

For some weeks I have been trying to organise my thoughts around compassion; the importance for each of us to feel compassion for ourselves and for others. For those of us working on our soul’s journey towards spiritual ascension/enlightenment in this lifetime, compassion and love are interlinked. We cannot have one without the other. My concern was how to write on this topic from a secular point of view so as to not cause further pain or offence to people who are suffering. And there it was!

This morning I read a heart-wrenching article in the Guardian newspaper under the heading “What Did I Miss?” Written by journalist Joanna Moorhead, the story is about Charlie Roberts who in 2006 walked into an Amish school near his home in Pennsylvania USA and shot and killed five young girls aged between 7 and 12 years and injuring five others, before turning the gun on himself.

For the full story – http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/nov/28/my-son-the-mass-murderer-what-did-i-miss

His mother Terri, in her terrible grief, agonised through the minutiae of his life trying to work out what traits her son may have had that could have warned her of his potential to carry out this terrible act.

His traumatised wife and parents found it difficult to organise his funeral as, to quote his mother Terri, “Which undertaker, after all, would want to handle the burial of a man so loathed?”

Joanna Moorhead continued – ‘Eventually, though, it was arranged. The family braced themselves for a media barrage. As they walked through the churchyard, Terri remembers, she could see the telescopic lenses of the media trained on them.’ “We felt vulnerable – we knew everyone was looking at us. Then, from behind a shed, a group of Amish people appeared, men in tall hats and women in white bonnets. They fanned out into a line between the graveside and the road. They were protecting us from the media.” Those who many of us would think should be filled with hate for the massacre of and injuries to their beloved daughters instead were forgiving and compassionate. “We are sorry for your loss” they said.

We are exposed to so many terrible traumas these days. Large numbers of people being massacred or tortured regularly. It is easy to jump to judgement and hate. It is much more difficult to sit with a story or event for awhile and try to look further into the background. Why did this happen? What caused this?

I believe there are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason. We are not always able to know the reason. In eastern religions, they talk of karma. In Christianity, God is blamed.  Who knows the truth?

Would you like to be able to do something to help those suffering from within the privacy of your own home? If so, all you need to do is just open your front heart chakra and send love and compassion to those who are suffering, the victims and the perpetrators, knowing that we don’t have to know why, but we can help the healing by sending the energy of love and compassion to all of those affected and in need.

The side effects are love and compassion for yourself. Bonus!

One of our seven major chakras/energy centres which bring life force energy/prana/chi into our physical bodies is located at the front of our torso close to our physical heart.  Shaped like an ice cream cone and aligned horizontally out from our body, our front heart chakra is located on the sternum/breast bone between the breasts and penetrates right into the heart.

To feel love and compassion for ourselves and others, our front heart chakra must be open and energised.

Method

close your eyes and take your awareness to your front heart chakra – inhale

with strong intention, exhale while silently stating

“opening and energising front heart chakra now. As I will, so be it.”

feel the expansion of this chakra, as peace, love and compassion, flow out from your heart centre

direct these feelings towards individuals, groups or countries who are suffering

sit in this quiet and gentle space for as long as you can.

With love – Lindsey

Suggested reading:

“Grand Designs – Reflections of a Soul/Oversoul” Volumes I to 5 by Patrick Francis

“The Tao of Forgiveness – The Healing Power of Forgiving Others and Yourself” by William Martin

http://www.11principles.com.au

 

 

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What Are Thought Forms and How Do They Affect Us?

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Are you aware that we exist in a sea of consciousness, also referred to as the quantum field? If you have seen the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” you may already know these terms.

Every time we have a thought, we create a thought entity, a living thing, which can be either positive (from love) or negative (from fear).  Weak thoughts, such as “I must remember to buy milk on the way home,” have a very short life span. Strong, powerful thoughts, both positive and negative, continue to exist.

Science tells us that energy once created cannot be destroyed. Our thoughts leave us as radial energy and flow into this collective sea of consciousness – the ‘place’ where every thought of every person on earth continues to vibrate. Can you imagine the cacophony? Thank goodness we can’t hear them.

What types of thoughts do you think most people are thinking from day to day? Do you think that they are thinking thoughts of love, compassion, joy, kindness, consideration and co-operation, to list just a few positive, loving thoughts, or do you think that they are thinking thoughts of fear, frustration, resentment, irritation, loathing, sarcasm, anger, hatred, rage, racism, greed, infidelity, addiction …….

Have you ever experienced a thought coming into your mind which surprised you? You don’t normally think like that! Where did it come from? We all live in this ‘energetic’ field.  It surrounds us.  We just cannot see it.  However we affect it every waking minute with our own thoughts and feelings and we are affected by it in turn. We are exposed constantly to everyone else’s thoughts. How terrible!

Have you ever been in the presence of an angry person? I am sure that you have. We all have. The person may be very angry with someone but because he or she is radiating an energy field of anger, everyone around him/her is affected by that anger. We immediately feel a little fearful. We try to move away from the situation. The radiating energy field of anger brings us down very quickly as it flows into us,  affecting our own thoughts and feelings.

When we come into contact with a person who is happy, we also feel happy. This is because that person is radiating an energy field of happiness. When a person radiates an energy field of love, we become more loving. What type of energy field are you radiating right now? Are you radiating peace or anxiety? Are you radiating frustration or kindness? Are you radiating hatred or love? It is your choice.

Would you like to know how to protect yourself from the negative thoughts and feelings in the sea of consciousness which surrounds us all? If so I will teach you how to put an energetic shield around you; let’s call it a responsibility shield, meaning you are taking responsibility for how you think and feel from now on. Your responsibility shield will be the buffer between you and the ‘world’.

Method

1 Visualise yourself standing inside a pink and gold balloon surrounding the whole of your body and extending about one metre away from you. (The colour pink vibrates love. The colour gold vibrates compassion. The colours may mix or separate. It does not matter.)

Just sit in the energy of this shield for a moment. How are you feeling? Do you feel safe, protected, calm?

2 Then, silently state with very strong intention

“I now renew and strengthen my responsibility shield to remain in place until I wake for the day tomorrow. As I will. So be it.”

(Intention is everything. A sing-song approach will not cut it.)

By using strong intention, you actually re-organise the quantum field around you, forming a protective, energetic layer all around your body. Others will pick up on the vibration of the gold and the pink and be more loving and kind towards you.

When wearing your shield, any negative thoughts or feelings you experience will be your own.

Your responsibility shield will break down if not renewed on a regular basis. If you want to move forward on your ascension path, I strongly advise that you renew your responsibility shield every day.

If you are not sure if you are doing it correctly, send me an email – lindsey@11principles.com.au

Rumi said

Put your thoughts to sleep

Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart.

Let go of thinking.

With love, Lindsey

Suggested reading:

“Practical Psychic Self-Defence for Home and Office” by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui

“The Hidden Messages in Water” by Masaru Emoto

http://www.11principles.com.au

The Necessity and Power of Forgiveness

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The biggest block to moving along our ascension path and into a life of joy and bliss is lack of forgiveness for ourselves and for those who have hurt us.

We tend to be harder on ourselves than we are on others, berating ourselves regularly for things we have done or not done; even things we did as a child when we did not have the awareness we now have as an adult. We speak to ourselves harshly for being so stupid, such an idiot.

Some of us have experienced dreadful trauma, especially in childhood, which may have ruined any possibility for joy, happiness, love and peace.  Most of us are carrying some emotional pain which we find difficult to reconcile, but while we continue to hold onto unforgiveness, the pain and the anguish never go away.

Unforgiveness is so powerful that it rusts our physical bodies, manifesting disease; it distorts our thinking, destroying our ability to find hope, peace and love. We continue suffering, sometimes decades after the damage was done to us. Day by day. Month by month. Year by year.

Marianne Williamson said “Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die.”

Your forgiveness does not excuse the behaviour of those who have hurt you. They have created their own karma to be addressed at another time, and it will have to be addressed. Forgive them, not because they deserve it, but because you deserve peace.

It is not necessary to forgive the other person face to face, by phone, email or text. You can do it silently and privately in your own home, on the train or bus on your way to or from work, while standing in a queue; anywhere in fact, without any contact with the ones you are forgiving.

The person you are forgiving does not have to be alive. It is never, never too late. Forgiveness is about you freeing yourself from despair.

The 19th century English poet William Ernest Henry wrote a poem entitled Invictus (Latin – undefeated, unconquered). This poem sustained Nelson Mandela through the decades of his incarceration and the brutality of the treatment he endured at the hands of his jailers. As the first South African President elected through a fully representative democratic election, Mandela galvanised his country to pursue a path of forgiveness and reconciliation, enabling many to move past the atrocities which occurred during the reign of apartheid.

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me
black as the pit from pole to pole
I thank whatever God there be
for my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced, nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
my head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
looms but the horror of the shade
and yet the menace of the years
finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate
how charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul.

If you think you are ready to be the master of your fate, the captain of your soul, I encourage you to practise the following affirmation daily to begin removing the burden and pain of unforgiveness from your entire being – your body, your mind, your feelings and your soul. It is important to mean what you are saying – use strong intention; put some umphff into it!

Silently state with strong intention

“I now forgive myself

and everyone who has hurt me

in this life

through all times, all dimensions, all realities,

on all layers of my being

and I release them now with love and forgiveness.

As I will. So be it.”

Sit in the energy of this affirmation for a few moments.

Feel peace begin to flow into you.

Blessed be.

Repeat the affirmation as many times each day as you want. You cannot overdo it. Soon you will feel the peace and joy that comes from forgiving. And through peace, all good things will come to you.

With love, Lindsey

Suggested reading: “The Sunflower – On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness” by Simon Wiesenthal

http://www.11principles.com.au

Let’s begin.

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Have you experienced a time in your life when just as you thought everything was going swimmingly, or at least the best it could be, everything began to fall apart?

Your job suddenly became impossible for no apparent reason. You hated going to work. Your family became unreasonable. You hated going home. Your friends and colleagues thought you were becoming a bit weird. You were always anxious. Your heart raced constantly. Your adrenal glands were ‘on’ all of the time, causing you to shake. You couldn’t sleep and when you managed to snatch a few moments of sleep, you had bad dreams. You started having panic attacks. No peace to be found anywhere. No contentment. No joy. No love. No belonging. You thought you were going insane!

In a panic you rushed to your doctor who diagnosed depression, extreme anxiety, and prescribed anti-depressants. They didn’t work. They numbed your mind for a bit but you were always in a fog. So you stopped taking them.

No-one around you seemed to know what was happening to you. They were worried. They tried to be supportive. You didn’t like their fussing. You withdrew. More and more. Isolation became the only way you could find peace for awhile. But the psychological pain remained. Became harder to bear. Perhaps you numbed yourself with something else? Alcohol, marijuana, heroin – anything to kill the pain. Or did you just fall into a heap? Could not go on any more. Stepped out of society. Or sadly, out of the world.

Earth is a school onto which each of us has chosen, queued even, to incarnate to learn about coping with emotions.  And don’t we have plenty of opportunities to experience emotions, to practise them, to become skilled at using them to manipulate others? The trouble is we are bombarded by them, totally overwhelmed by them, and our lives often become unbearable.

Western culture doesn’t acknowledge this, unlike eastern religions and their philosophies, so we are forced to go down the winding and perilous road of western medicine when we don’t ‘fit the mold’.  Oh the damage to our frail souls!

But earlier in our lives our Higher Mind/Higher Self/Higher Soul, or whatever term you are comfortable with, tried to influence us to follow a specific ideal or path. We often ignored these thoughts and carried on with what we were doing. Never one to give up on us, our Higher Soul offered us many opportunities to make changes; to look at things differently, to open ourselves to new and more loving and compassionate ways of thinking and living; to be less reactive and aggressive, to be kinder to ourselves and others. We generally ignored these also, especially if we were stubborn and determined in the way of life we had chosen.

You see we think that we are in control of our lives. But we are not! We are spiritual beings having a physical life, not the other way around. Our Higher Soul is in control.  Whether you can get your head around this or accept it or not is immaterial.  Belief is not required.  However, when we ignore this level of support, direction, guidance and love, there will come a time when we are forced to listen. And that is when our lives start to fall apart, because much of what we have built up, have believed in, have fought for, now must be let go.

We are not aware of course that this change will be for the better, so we hang on, we dig our fingernails into the wall while we bang our heads against it and wail. Through our ignorance, we have separated ourselves from the very part of us that can help; that knows us, that understands us, that supports us, that loves us.

From a metaphysical point of view, all depression comes from separation; separation from the path we chose before we came into this life; separation from soul, separation from God.

Is it time now for you to think about reconnecting? Coming back to your centre? Going inwards to find the real you? Regaining your true and authentic power? Are you ready?

If so,

find a quiet place to sit

turn off your digital devices

close your eyes and just breathe

inhale slowly from the depth of your abdomen until your lungs are full, then

exhale slowly until your lungs are empty

feel the coolness of the air as it is drawn into your nostrils

feel the warmth of the air as it is released

continue breathing slowly

maintain your awareness on your nostrils, feeling the changes in breath temperature

feel your heart rate begin to slow

feel your body relax

feel peace expanding within you

your mind is calming, returning to its natural state

when you are ready, take your awareness, your focus, within

be still, be aware

ask your Higher Soul for help

it is waiting for your call.

Suggested reading – “The Trial by Existence” by Robert Frost

With love, Lindsey

http://www.11principles.com.au

Why Are We Here?

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Have you ever thought “Why am I here?  What am I supposed to be doing with my life?” 

These are questions many of us ask ourselves on a regular basis, especially when our lives are not going the way we planned or hoped, or when we are stuck, staggering from one setback to another with no end in sight.

We set out on our life’s journey thinking or hoping that we are going in the right direction, perhaps blindly following a ‘safe’ option or along a path forced by others, only to find that what we thought would make us happy and successful did not.  In fact we can’t stand where we have ended up or those we have to work and live with.

Often we have been misdirected by well-meaning teachers or family, who have disregarded our creative abilities and ignored what makes our hearts sing.  Each of us came into this life with soul gifts, gifts which may not seem special to others.  These gifts may not assist us to be a celebrity, a rock star or a super model, but they are very special to each of us and have a very specific purpose.  They have often been honed over many lifetimes of use.

Is it time now for you to tap into your soul gifts?  If so, do you know what they are?  If not, reach back into your childhood.  Is there something you absolutely loved doing as a child but stopped doing through lack of funds, discouragement or family obligations?  Did you love drawing, painting, making things, helping others, spending time with your elderly grandparents, baking, playing sport, mending things, dancing, singing, playing a musical instrument, looking after animals, gardening, and so on?

What is it that you truly, truly loved and perhaps still love but ignore?  When you find that, you will know your purpose, your true passion, what makes your heart sing – why you are here! 

Then you need to research, to plan, to work out what you must do in order to bring that passion back into your life, even if just as a hobby or on a part-time basis.  This renewed passion will fill your heart with joy, improve your psychological and physical health and your relationships.

We spend a lot of our waking hours every day working and being with others. Get that passion happening again.  Laugh, sing, dance, play, love your life with what you have and with all the gusto that you can muster and soon you will begin to love yourself.  Your self-esteem and confidence will grow.  

You will be back on your ascension path.  

With love, Lindsey

Suggested reading: “Grand Designs – Reflections of a Soul/Oversoul” Volume I by Patrick Francis

http://www.11principles.com.au

What is Ascension?

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Ascension is the name given to the process of raising our consciousness to a certain high vibrational level, above that which is ‘normal’ on the earth.

In order to reach this high vibrational level, we must learn how to cultivate love, forgiveness and compassion within ourselves, by releasing most of our cellular memories of pain, trauma and suffering which we have collected over many, many lifetimes.

These old traumas form negative patterns which affect our thinking and our emotions, triggering how we react to the world and those around us – our family, partners, friends and colleagues.

Much like an icon on a computer screen, when our emotional buttons/negative patterns are triggered by others, our behavioural file is opened and we are instantly in full flight. Sound familiar?

When we have reached the high vibrational level of ascension, we are mindful of our thoughts and feelings and seek always to find love as the outcome.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our emotional buttons were no longer operating, that we could no longer be triggered to stir up old feelings of trauma, betrayal, abandonment, and so on, and our lives were peaceful, joyous and loving?

It is possible!

With love, Lindsey

Suggested reading: “A Beginner’s Guide to the Path of Ascension” by Joshua David Stone Ph.D

http://www.11principles.com.au