Sunday 1st of July 2018
A prayer from Jainism
O man! Control thyself
Only then can you get salvation
If you are to fight,
Fight against your own desires.
Nothing will be achieved by
Fighting against external enemies;
If you miss this occasion,
It will be lost forever.
One's own unconquered soul
Is one's greatest enemy.
Tamara & Friend
Find a comfortable position on the bench you are sitting on. Close your eyes and let your physical body relax! Let all your muscles rest and let all your bones and veins be filled with a loving energy of health! Let your mind be free of any thoughts, let it relax and be in a state of complete peace! Feel your body now, it is completely relaxed, it feels light! You are now ready for a trip; a trip prepared especially for you, in a path of Healing and Rejuvenation.
See yourself getting up from your seat and slowly walking to the middle of this hall. In front of you now a strong and bright white light appears. It wraps all around you and it takes you higher and higher. You are now travelling through our beautiful universe. Look at the stars that are all around you! Look at the Sun and the Moon with their sparkling light! It is so beautiful! As you are gliding through this amazing universe a beautiful music starts to play. You feel happy, you feel content to be there, and you enjoy every moment of this experience!
In front of you now a shiny figure appears. You know, it is your faithful Guide who came to be with you and take you higher and higher again! You go through some different layers of colourful energies.
See yourself going through the powerful Red colour. The Red colour gives you strength and the will to go on with your life, to go on with your destined experiences.
As the red coloured energy fades away an Orange coloured energy wraps all around you. It fills you with an essence of wellbeing; with a strong essence of security! It helps you live your life without fear or hesitation.
A strong Yellow energy is now approaching you! With curiosity you go through this energy field. The yellow energy cleanses you from all impurities. It takes away all your stresses and all anxieties. It fills you with clarity and positive judgement!
With these positive energies around you, you now go through the Green layer. The Green energy fills you with a feeling of love, of great love! It restores your belief in you! It reassures you that you are an important part of this beautiful creation of God!
Your Guide now takes you by the hand and hand in hand guides you away from the colourful energy layers. You are taken in a beautiful valley! A valley full of tall green trees and colourful flowers everywhere. Everything is perfect around you! In the distance you now see some little creatures coming towards you. They are small with beautiful smiling faces, they are full of love. Feel the love they bring around you! In their little hands each one of them is holding a couple of flowers. They come near you and they give you their flowers to welcome you to their kingdom! They tell you that their purpose, their duty is to secure and protect your world. They teach all humankind to care and look after all living creatures in your world! They tell you that everything living in your world has a soul and a spirit. Some have a short life and others have a longer one. They teach you that you need to respect and help them go through their experiences and live their lives in peace and harmony.
With this energy of Love and Support for others, thoughts of all your friends and loved ones who need help and support and could not be with us here today and whose names are mentioned in our absent healing book; you want to help them too, to 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….
We thank you Eternal Spirit and you our Guides for the beautiful healing energies you extended to all of us, energies that revitalise the mind, the spirit, the soul and brings health to the physical body too!
Your Guide now tells you that the time has come for you to return to your physical world. Together you start walking towards the colourful energy layers. Your Guide tells you how nice it was to be able to spend some time with you and with a hug and blessings you say your goodbyes and you start your descend! Once more you go through the Green layer, then slowly though the Yellow, followed by the Orange and finally though the Red. You are now standing in the middle of this hall. Slowly make your way back to the bench you are sitting on.
Feel now your body becoming heavier and heavier, feel your heart beating stronger and stronger, feel yourself breathing heavier, feel the chair you are sitting on, feel your feet touching the ground. Move your fingers and your toes and when you are ready open your eyes and welcome back.
The Obstacle in our Path
There once was a very wealthy and curious king. This king had a huge boulder placed in the middle of a road. Then he hid nearby to see if anyone would try to remove the gigantic rock from the road.
The first people to pass by were some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers. Rather than moving it, they simply walked around it. A few loudly blamed the King for not maintaining the roads. Not one of them tried to move the boulder.
Finally, a peasant came along. His arms were full of vegetables. When he got near the boulder, rather than simply walking around it as the others had, the peasant put down his load and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. It took a lot of effort but he finally succeeded.
The peasant gathered up his load and was ready to go on his way when he saw a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The peasant opened the purse. The purse was stuffed full of gold coins and a note from the king. The king’s note said the purse’s gold was a reward for moving the boulder from the road.
The king showed the peasant what many of us never understand: every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
Fred had a problem and he confided in Jed because he was a little older.
“Problem is, “ said Fred, “I have a choice of two women.
One is young and beautiful and I love her dearly. But she is broke. The other is an older woman, a widow and quite plain, but she is a millionaire. What should I do?”
It was no problem for Jed.
“Follow your heart,” he advised. “Marry the young girl you love. .
And give me the address of the widow.”
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