SUNDAY 19th of November 2017
A Jainist Prayer for Peace
Peace and Universal Love is the essence
of the Gospel preached by all the
The Lord has preached that equanimity
is the Dharma.
Forgive do I creatures all,
and let all creatures forgive me.
Unto all have I amity, and unto none enmity.
Know that violence is the root cause of
all miseries in the world.
Violence, in fact, is the knot of bondage.
"Do not injure any living being."
This is the eternal, perennial, and unalterable
way of spiritual life.
A weapon howsoever powerful it may be,
can always be superseded by a superior one;
but no weapon can, however,
be superior to non-violence and love.
Tamara & Friend
With devotion, trust and faith slowly close your eyes, gently let all the thoughts in your mind, go away; let all the parts of your physical body slow down; relax your hands and your feet from their daily routines and allow yourself to enjoy this relaxation!
Feel now a beautiful and loving energy coming down over you and taking you higher and higher. Feel this energy enter inside you! Feel this energy making you lighter and lighter, light as a feather! You feel peaceful! You feel curious to see what this journey will bring you, where this journey is going to take you to! You rise higher and higher till you find yourself in front of a big rose. You enter with your body inside this big flower and you rest over its petals. See its majestic colour of pink with a dash of red, smell its delicate fragrance! When this perfume enters inside your body, it brings you all the beautiful memories of your childhood or of your younger days! The happiness, the dreams, the freedom of your youth is coming back to you now. Enjoy this moment which helps you to unblock the feelings you have hidden deep inside you for so long!
Slowly now see yourself moving, flying inside the flower; see yourself surrounded by pollen, surrounded by a yellow velvety substance! Feel the feeling of this flower, feel how proud it is, proud to give such love to everyone around it, proud for the honour to be chosen as a gift of joy and eternity! These feelings are now growing in you too, bringing you respect for yourself and a great love to share with everyone around you, to honour your life with all its difficult and happy moments! Keep these feelings in your heart because you too are like this rose, because you too radiate love and joy to yourself and to all those that are around you!
A white energy now surrounds you and takes you higher and higher. A very pretty animal now stands in front of you; it could be a pet of yours or an animal you admire so much! See that animal jumping on you, jumping of happiness, of the opportunity to be with you again. Feel the love it had and still has for you! Feel the great love and protection it always gave you! It was always near you, giving you the energy you needed every moment of your life. Look in its eyes and see the admiration it had for you and its gratitude for the years you have looked after it.
Feel the love and care, that animal had and has for you! Feel the love and care filling your heart now! Your thoughts now go to your dear ones, family and friends who need help, support and healing, and whose names appear in our healing book; you want to help them experience the healing energies you have just experienced. You present them to the Guides and you ask that they extend to them too these healing energies. Bring these friends in your mind now and send them your love and healing…..
Thank you Divine Spirit for the Healing and for the Love you have shared with us and all our loved ones. Help us see more clear and choose more wisely our daily experiences and guide us always to Harmony and Peace.
The white energy is now coming nearer and nearer to you. You know it is time for your return trip. You give a big hug to that beautiful animal and you thank it for all the love it has for you, you also say good bye and a big ‘thank you’ to that beautiful Rose for its Love and for releasing all the hidden anxieties you had in your heart. That white energy now brings you down and down and soon you find yourself standing again in the middle of this hall. Slowly make your way back to your sit, to the bench you were sitting on.
Feel your feet touching the ground, feel your hands resting on our laps, move your fingers and your toes, start breathing normally once again and when you are ready open your eyes.
A Very Special Bank Account
Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar each day!
We all have such a bank account. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t borrow against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys an unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back.
There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and THAT is THAT. Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money, you decide how you spend the money. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.
I went to the liquor store Thursday afternoon on my bicycle, bought two bottles of wine and put it in the bicycle basket.
As I was about to leave, I thought to myself that if I fell off the bicycle, the bottles would break.
So I drank all the wine before I cycled home.
It turned out to be a very good decision because I fell off my bicycle four times on the way home.
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