"Bright but hidden, the Self dwells in the heart. Everything that moves, breathes, opens, and closes lives in the Self-the source of love. Realize the Self hidden in the heart and cut asunder the knot of ignorance here and now." ~ The Upanishads
Sit in your meditative pose and breathe deeply and slowly. Relax your entire body. If you feel any tension, focus on the feeling of space in that area to relax it.
Inhale and move… Continue
Added by Josephine on August 7, 2009 at 3:21pm —
One of the fundamental ideas in Yoga is the ability to focus all of your energy or attention in one place. The place that is recommended to focus on is called the "Christ center" or "The third eye". It is located between the eyebrows, behind the bone. According to yogic writings, the more you can focus all your energy upward to this spot, the closer you will come to enlightenment. Reportedly, many yogis have been known to look up towards the… Continue
Added by Josephine on July 15, 2009 at 2:03pm —
Imagine you are an unlit candle. Someone comes along and lights your wick and you begin to glow with orange light. Your flame grows stronger and your whole body becomes engulfed. Feel yourself giving off this warm light.
Your fire light is like the brightness of wisdom that is driving away the darkness of ignorance. You are the bright orange light. Feel yourself expanding, your light reaching out further and further until it fills… Continue
Added by Josephine on June 17, 2009 at 5:19pm —
Sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes ... Begin breathing deeply.
Focus on your breath completely. Feel each breath crawl up through your nose, spread throughout your whole body and then out again.
Imagine that you are at the gate to a beautiful place. Walk through the gate to see a luscious, colorful flower garden. In the center is a delicate circular fountain surrounded by magnificent flowers. Begin walking around… Continue
Added by Josephine on May 29, 2009 at 12:10pm —
Every vibration has a corresponding sound and everything in the universe has a vibration and thus a sound.
When you chant a mantra, you merge with the sound vibration and become at one with the energy wavelength of the object of your mantra. All the saints who have ever reached enlightenment through the technique of chanting that mantra connect with you as you connect with the vibration of the mantra. You merge with their essence… Continue
Added by Josephine on May 15, 2009 at 10:30am —
Sit or lie down and relax. Make yourself comfortable and keep your back in a naturally straight line. Begin to focus on your breath.
Slowly inhale…and then exhale evenly.
Close your eyes.
Breathe slowly in and out at an even ratio. If your mind starts to wonder, bring it back to focus on the breath.
Imagine that you are underneath a sunlit waterfall, basking in the sunlight and the trickling golden water.… Continue
Added by Josephine on May 8, 2009 at 1:08pm —
Fix your mind inwardly between the eyebrows on the shoreless lake of peace. Watch the eternal circle of rippling peace around you. The more you watch intently, the more you will feel the wavelets of peace spreading from the eyebrows to the forehead, from the forehead to the heart, and on to every cell in your body. Now the waters of peace are overflowing the banks of your body and inundating the vast territory of your mind. The flood of peace flows… Continue
Added by Josephine on April 24, 2009 at 12:41pm —
Sit comfortably and breathe deeply. Allow the breath to gently fill you from the depths of the lower abdomen and up to the collar bone. Take three deep breaths and then watch as the breath returns to its relaxed state.
Reality is taking place now, you are just not aware of it. We are so conditioned with responses to everything that our inner voice gets squashed in the mix. This witness sees everything though.
Which nostril… Continue
Added by Josephine on April 3, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Every night, before falling asleep, review the events of the day. Start with the first thing you remember and then continue as if you were watching a movie starring you. Try to remember everything. For instance, you may remember the alarm going off and you turning it off, pulling down the blanket and swinging your legs over the side of the bed to get up. Don't simply rehash how you usually go through your life's routine but rather note each nuance. An… Continue
Added by Josephine on March 20, 2009 at 12:15pm —
I recently discovered Osho, also known as Rasneesh. I was reading his quotes and really into what he was saying, but as I dug deeper I found out that he turned into a drug addict and abused the trust of his female followers. My question was this; does an enlightened person have to be perfect? People have reported that being around Osho was an amazing experience, that his mere presence lifted people, that there was no doubt that his psychic ability was advanced. Reading about him raised a lot of… Continue
Added by Josephine on July 11, 2008 at 3:16pm —
Listen to the cosmic sound, a great hum of countless atoms, in the sensitive right side of your head. Feel the sound spreading through the brain. Hear its continuous pounding roar.
Now hear and feel it surging into the spine, bursting open the doors of the heart. Feel it resounding through every tissue, every feeling, every cord of your nerves. Every blood cell, every thought is dancing on the sea of roaring… Continue
Added by Josephine on June 27, 2008 at 1:32pm —
Lock the eyelid-doors and shut out the wild dance of tempting scenes. Drop your mind into the bottomless well of your heart. Hold the mind on your heart that is bubbling with life-giving blood. Keep your attention tied to the heart, until you feel its rhythmic beat. With every heartbeat feel the pulse of almighty Life. Picture the same all-pervading Life knocking at the heart-door of millions of human beings and of billions of other creatures.… Continue
Added by Josephine on May 23, 2008 at 3:50pm —
The following simple breathing and visualizing exercise will help you relax and eliminate stress and negative feelings.
Imagine that all your negative energy, mistakes, misunderstandings, and emotions are black smoke that you expel from your body while you exhale completely.
While inhaling, imagine that all the positive energy of the universe is a pure, white light that you are taking in to every cell and atom of your… Continue
Added by Josephine on May 16, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Sit in a comfortable sitting position, preferably cross legged.
Center your attention on the point located two inches below your navel, the spiritual center of the body.
Begin rocking back and forth slowly, decreasing the arc with each rock until you rest at your natural center of gravity.
Press your tongue on the upper palate. Breathe through your nose and taste your breath. Imagine your breath coming down into… Continue
Added by Josephine on May 9, 2008 at 1:19pm —
Sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes. Begin breathing deeply.
Notice the light behind your closed eyelids. You will see streaks and blobs of color and light constantly moving and changing. Resist the temptation to create or project images onto the shapes you are seeing. Just calmly focus your attention on this abstract screen.
You will start to feel dreamy or perhaps sleepy. If your attention drifts back to your… Continue
Added by Josephine on April 18, 2008 at 1:08pm —
Find a comfortable position in a chair or lying down. Let your body settle towards the earth. Relax and allow all the weight of your body to sink down. Breathe deeply and allow your body to settle deeper with each breath.
Watch your breath as it returns to its normal state. Just observe it and do not try to control it. Pay attention to how it affects your body; the rise and fall of your chest and belly. If you are feeling uncomfortable or have any… Continue
Added by Josephine on April 11, 2008 at 1:06pm —
Sit in a comfortable position with your spine straight as an arrow. Close your eyes and begin breathing deeply.
Notice which nostril is most open and exhale as if only through that nostril. Imagine a blue-white light flowing in that nostril and reaching the point between your eyebrows. Exhale the same blue-white light out the most open nostril.
Now shift the breath to the other nostril. Imagine a blue-white light as you… Continue
Added by Josephine on March 14, 2008 at 12:56pm —
Sit in a comfortable position with your spine straight and eyes closed. Begin a calm and deep breathing pattern. Imagine your spine as an axis that keeps your body centered.
See your heart drumming its eternal beat.
Imagine your blood flow as flowing waters of the earth. The arteries are rivers of life. The veins are creeks and the capillaries streams. The heart pumps liquid up towards the surface like hot springs and underground… Continue
Added by Josephine on February 29, 2008 at 11:53am —
Press the tip of your tongue against your palate. Connecting the tongue to the palate is like completing an electric circuit between the body and the mind.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply.
Press your front heart chakra, at the center of your chest, with your finger for a few seconds.
Visualize a small earth, directly in front of you. Concentrate on the heart chakra and bless the earth with loving kindness.… Continue
Added by Josephine on February 15, 2008 at 11:28am —
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have all the luck? Good things always seem to happen to them: they are promoted at work, they succeed at every new thing they try, they have a fabulous spouse and great kids. Are some people truly luckier than others, or is there more to it than mere luck? One theory, called the Law of Attraction, claims our personal energy vibration attracts similar energy vibrations, and this attraction can help you… Continue
Added by Josephine on February 8, 2008 at 12:23pm —