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Mindfulness for Success in Life – 6 weeks online course

Mindfulness for success

Mindfulness for positive change online course

Overcome negative thinking,  experience inner peace and begin to create a more prosperous and successful life with this 6 weeks online course.

As many of you may have noticed I have moved away from tarot much since this site began.

It’s funny, as I have begun to undergo my own awakening and self growth and learning through my holistic counseling,  I have found that many people require healing as much as they yearn for guidance through tarot.

This is not to say that tarot does not have its place (I promise my next post will be tarot focused :). I am excited to go through the minor Arcana). It’s more that support and development sometimes requires more.

The tarot is a great tool for guidance but self mastery and healing are being shown to me as  much needed with people undergoing awakening and dissatisfaction in a society that has become empty of heart. And my Dharma/Karma is ever leading me to enrichen my knowledge and practice.

Why Mindfulness?

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama

Mindfulness is an enriching process of creating positive life altering changes, that if continued, will effect your well being and life forever. Mind, body and spirit.

Take a deep breath in and be aware of how this idea feels. Breathe into it and be with it. Now let it go.

You’ve done it. Your first mindfulness practice, easy wasn’t it?

Practicing mindfulness Over a few weeks you will deepen your inner connection. You will experience shifts in your inner life, your brain will begin to create new neural pathways, your body will experience healing and repair and your spirit will be lifted (literally).

Mindfulness is an Ancient Buddhist practice that basically means: The ability to focus one’s attention on the present moment. To be aware without judgment and to be with whatever is arising.

It uses the principles of:
relaxation
acceptance
compassion
and surrender to move our minds from the endless chatter into a more peaceful and useful state.

When we become aware of our thoughts we can choose how we respond to them. This is where acceptance comes in – being present to what arises without judgment, just being with it – cultivates acceptance. Acceptance of what is. When we accept what is happening, we begin to disengage the struggle, the resistance, the fight. This is a fundamental principle of mindfulness. It is what opens the pathway to a loving kindness (compassion) for the self, which heals us, and for surrender (letting go).

It is important to note that surrender in Buddhist philosophy does not contain negative connotations that we in the Western world have attributed to it. It means to let go of attachments (of the mind) to something. In this case a thought or a feeling.

We become aware of it – we be with it – we meet it with loving kindness – we let it go.

Most people are living, acting, reacting from their subconscious mind. Mindfulness brings these subconscious thoughts to the surface, so that we can begin to move from a new and better informed place.

Research shows that the brain is elastic, meaning it is able to change. This change occurs through practical measures. By repeating something over and over we change the neural pathways in our brain, we change our subconscious patterns and we begin to create new ones. But this takes time and practice.

Mindfulness  practice that uses techniques that help us begin to become aware and abiding in the present moment. But, we can also take it a step further, to change the negative patterns and behaviours, and bring in more success promoting thoughts and beliefs. By using techniques that create new and transformative mind suggestions so we can begin to manifest success in ways we never thought possible.

Start Mindfulness NOW

6 week course(1)I am very excited to offer you this new 6 week mindfulness healing course. Through working with many people over the last 7 years I have come up with a comprehensive and holistic course to help overcome anxiety, sadness, feeling stuck and other life challenges. In Particular negative thinking and ego chatter.

This course is easy to follow, allows you to make subtle changes on an energetic level, while making fundamental life changes and choices long term.

This course is designed for self healing at your own home and pace, saving you much time and money. I have used the same process and modalities that I use in my counseling service.

I am offering a discounted rate for people on this site. You can take a closer look at it here if you so desire.  Mindfulness for success in everyday life .

In the mean time I am open to any comments about which minor arcana tarot card you would like me to indulge in the next post 🙂

Warm blessings

Megan

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The word yoga comes from sanskrit and literally means ‘union’ or ‘connection; of the individual consciousness or soul with Universal consciousness or spirit.

yoga5Most people in the Western worlds see Yoga as the physical excercise (called Asanas) but this is just a technique to assist us on the path of yoga and these are actually only a superficial aspect of the profound metaphysics of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul that yoga really is.

This is not to discount its significance by any means, as it is a beneficial and beautiful path of yoga. But it is important to establish that it is not yoga itself but a means to.

In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection. In a philosophical sense, however, yoga means the conscious connection of the limited egoic self with the unlimited, eternal, higher Self.

Therefore, yoga is a process of changing  the  outward flow of energy and consciousness so that the mind becomes a dynamic hub of direct connection  (no longer dependent on the five senses) but, able to see the whole truth. Which is a journey of self realisation.

yoga west end brisbaneMost people worldwide ask them selves the questions: Who am I? Why am I? and How do I realise truth? at sometime in there lives. Often this is done in childhood. In the West we learn to try to find this from outside of us – through status, relationship or some other means.

We are educated with the intrinsic beleif that who we are is found ‘out there somewhere’ rarely are we taught to look in. So, many people when they start asking these question seek from some outer experience and find themselves at some stage unhappy, anxious, confused, moving from relationship to relationship, loveless, unfullfilled, physically in pain or some way disasisfied.

These questions are an important part of yoga and they can be found within; first through self enquiry and various other yoga techniques discussed below.

Awareness is the key to yoga. meditation is the key to awareness. stillness, quietness alongside active participation of love and compassion – Seeking outside oneself is a superficial illusion of  immediate satisfaction, that is unsustainable. Hence the perpetual roller-coaster ride mentioned above.

justice tarot cardThe ego mind must be seen through the eyes of universal intelligence and become integrated with this reality. The unconscious mind is to be realised and seen and energetically and consciously cleansed. Through this process the self can become authentic and non attached to egoic illusions and be in a state of union or connection which induces bliss.

There are many paths and techniques  to attend yoga, to attain union. the aforementioned Asana (yoga poses) are just one of them. Each one is a specialised path to self realisation and yoga bliss.

Hatha yoga – 

Hatha yoga includes postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), purification techniques (shat karmas) energy regulation techniques (mudra and bandha). hatha yoga’s purpose is to purify the body and give us control over its internal state making it fit for meditation – which is the key to higher consciousness.

Karma Yoga

This is selfless services to others as part of one’s larger Self, without attachment to results. Here the ego is given up and therefore diminishes its control and brings us closer to self and our divinity.

Mantra yoga

This is where we center the consciousness within through japa, or the repetition of certain universal root-word sounds representing a particular aspect of Spirit.

Here is a mantra for wisdom protection and enhancing abundance.

Chant it 108 times a day for 40 days and watch vibrational shifts occur 🙂

“Om aim hreem kleem chamundayai vichhe namaha”

Translates to: Infinite awareness knows the one, the many, and she who unites them, transforms them and makes them whole.

yoga 1Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti  is the surrendering of the ego through pure devotion to the universal divine. through which one strives to see and love the divinity in every creature and in everything. In Bhakti ones feels no seperation and it is considered the most direct experience in merging with pure consciousness. 

Jnana Yoga
Jnana yoga is the path of wisdom – in other words applying discriminative wisdom to achieve liberation. otherwise known as right knowledge. Jnana yoga is about direct experience. This is usually achieved by meditation or deep still contemplation letting ego aside.
Raja yoga

This is considered the master of Yoga.  It is a system of Patanjali from the Bbhavad Gita that brings one to self realisation and in direct contact with oneness and universal wisdom. It consists of the Eightfold path as shown below:

  1. Yama (moral conduct): noninjury to others, truthfulness, nonstealing, continence, and noncovetousness
  2. Niyama (religious observances): purity of body and mind, contentment in all circumstances, self-discipline, self-study (contemplation), and devotion to God and guru
  3. Asana: right posture
  4. Pranayama: control of prana, the subtle life currents in the body
  5. Pratyahara: interiorization through withdrawal of the senses from external objects
  6. Dharana: focused concentration; holding the mind to one thought or object
  7. Dhyana: meditation, absorption in the vast perception of Universal intelligence in one of it’s infinite aspects — Bliss, Peace, Cosmic Light, Cosmic Sound, Love, Wisdom, etc. — all-pervading throughout the whole universe
  8. Samadhi: superconscious experience of the oneness of the individualized soul with Cosmic Spirit.   reference

yoga3Yoga is the balancing of our self with the universe. The systems and techniques are designed to help us come closer to our true selves so as to be at peace and live an authentic happier life. Well being is essential to this and these practices may vary in usefulness to each individual.

However meditation, mantra, practice of self enquiry, service to others, asanas and experiential direct experience will allow for the unfolding of awakening. With this we find a true yoga and a self that is enlightened by connection with the beauty of the universe, experiencing sincere unattached joy, peace and love for all sentient beings.

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