Sunday 7th of October 2018
A prayer from Jainism
O Lord! Make myself such that I may have love for all beings,
Joy in the meritorious, unstinted sympathy for the distressed
And tolerance towards the perversely inclined.
O Lord! May my soul always find fulfilment, in friendship and love towards all beings,
In all the virtuous, in compassion toward all suffering creatures,
And in remaining neutral towards those hostile to me.
This is my prayer.
Tamara & Friend
With great respect towards the Infinite Unconditional Love close your eyes, concentrate and relax! Empty your mind from all the thoughts, good or stressful, let them all go away, far away from you! Feel a beautiful energy penetrating inside you, bringing you Peace and Harmony! Feel your heart slowing down; you are now ready for your travel, a journey full of surprises and healing!
See your astral body being raised slowly, slowly! You are going higher and higher away from this hall! You are travelling among the stars, below you is the Moon and above you is the Sun. You feel happy, you are in peace and also curious to find out what is installed for you!
Suddenly a hand appears in front of you; it takes you firmly by the hand and guides you through different layers of energy. Each layer has its own beautiful colour!
You first go through a majestic Red. This Red energy revitalises your body and gives you confidence and the ability to face successfully all the challenges you will meet in your path.
As you leave the Red energy you immediately enter the Orange coloured energy layer. As this energy penetrates your body it gives you strength and courage to live your life with happiness and joy.
As you exit from the Orange layer you enter the Yellow coloured energy. This energy fills you with compassion and caring for all the creatures that exist on your physical world. You feel free and happy to continue on your physical path.
From the Yellow you now enter the Green coloured layer of energy. This energy gives you a sense of security, it reassures you that you are loved and protected at all times. It tells you that you are never alone, that you are very important, that you are the son or daughter of God, that beautiful and unconditional energy of love.
As the green energy disappears you see standing in front of you your Guide. Your Guide is smiling to you and is very happy to be with you again. Feel your Guide’s Warm and Loving energy coming over you! With gentleness and kindness you are now taken to a place of Harmony and Peace, where every soul is full of love! It is a bright, shiny and colourful place; a place full of shiny stones! People are standing either side of the path throwing over you colourful flower petals and singing the songs your loved ones were once singing or dancing to! This music brings back to you beautiful memories from your past!
At the end of this path you find all your loved ones waiting for you. You see your Mother, your Father, your Spouse and all your friends. They came to be with you and give you all their affection. Near there, there is a white marble bench, you sit on the bench surrounded by all your loved ones enjoying their company and devotion.
In this magic moment thoughts of family and friends who need help, support and healing, and whose names appear in our healing book, come to your mind. 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.
We thank the Great Spirit of Love and all our Guides for the healing we have all experienced. We pray and we ask for help to let this healing energies revitalise our bodies, our minds and our souls and make them healthier and stronger.
Your Guide now tells you that the time has come for your return back to the physical. You get up from the bench you were sitting on, you thank all your loved ones for coming to meet you and you once more start walking through that shiny path towards the energy levels. There with a big hug and a kiss you thank your Guide for the beautiful healing experience he prepared for you and you start your descend. You go first through the Green layer of energy, then through the Yellow, followed by the Orange and finally through the Red.
A strong attraction is bringing you more and more down and now you find yourself back in this hall, back to where you have started from, back to your bench.
Feel your feet touching the ground, feel your hands resting on our laps, move your fingers and your toes and when you are ready open your eyes and welcome back!
An Old Man Lived in the Village
An old man lived in the village. He was one of the most unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired of him; he was always gloomy, he constantly complained and was always in a bad mood.
The longer he lived, the more bile he was becoming and the more poisonous were his words. People avoided him, because his misfortune became contagious. It was even unnatural and insulting to be happy next to him.
He created the feeling of unhappiness in others.
But one day, when he turned eighty years old, an incredible thing happened. Instantly everyone started hearing the rumour: “An Old Man is happy today, he doesn’t complain about anything, smiles, and even his face is freshened up.”
The whole village gathered together. The old man was asked:
What happened to you?
“Nothing special.” He replied “Eighty years I’ve been chasing happiness, and it was useless. And then I decided to live without happiness and just enjoy life. That’s why I’m happy now.”
Don’t chase happiness. Enjoy your life.
A New York attorney representing a wealthy art collector phoned his client. He said, "Saul, I have some good news and I have some bad news.”
The art collector replied, "I've had an awful day, let's hear the good news first.”
The lawyer said, "Well, I met with your wife today, and she informed me that she invested $5,000 in two pictures that she thinks will bring a minimum of $15-20 million. I think she could be right.”
Saul replied enthusiastically, "Well done! My wife is a brilliant businesswoman! You've just made my day. Now I know I can handle the bad news. What is it?”
The lawyer replied, "The pictures are of you and your secretary!”
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