Tips & pointers for building a spiritual life from scratch

16 11 2010

Daily Necessities
Tips & pointers for building a spiritual life from scratch

Pray                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meditate Be aware/Stay awake
Practise yoga
Chant and sing
Breathe and smile
Let Go/Forgive/Accept
Cultivate oneself/Enhance competencies
Cultivate contentment
Cultivate flexibility
Cultivate friendship and collaboration
Lighten up
Celebrate and appreciate
Give thanks
Walk softly/Live gently
Be born anew

from Awakening The Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das

Advanced Spiritual 12 Chakras System

16 11 2010






Besides the 7 primary chakra energy system there exists an extended chakra system, which is just now coming into humanity’s awareness. This energy system is latent in most people; however, as more people advance spiritually, and practice meditation this extended energy system begins to form in the etheric, outside of man’s body. This extended system is the next step in the spiritual evolution of our planet. Once, a long time ago, the Great Masters were of the few to access and use this powerful energy system.
Now, the time has come for others to become aware of this system and reap the rewards of using it in your daily and spiritual lives.

Muladhara ~ Base or Root Chakra (ovaries/prostate)

Swadhisthana ~ Sacral Chakra (last bone in spinal cord )

Manipura ~ Solar Plexus Chakra (navel area)

Anahata ~ Heart Chakra (heart area)

Vishuddha ~ Throat Chakra (throat and neck area)

Ajna ~ Brow or Third Eye Chakra (pineal gland or third eye)

Sahasrara ~ Crown Chakra (Top of the head )
Traditionally your connection to the divine (Atmic level of divinity), contains programs to be used by 8th chakra including the release of basic psychic skills ~ Telepathy, seeing Aura, Lucid Dreaming, Out of Body Travel, Healing

Chakra 8 – energy center of divine love, of spiritual compassion and spiritual selflessness, your karmic residue, activates spiritual skills contained in the seventh chakra,

Chakra 9 – soul blueprint ~ The individual’s total skills and abilities learned in all the life times

Chakra 10 – divine creativity, synchronicity of life; the merging of the masculine and feminine within, unlocking of skills contained in the ninth chakra

Chakra 11 – Pathwork to the Soul, the individual’s ability to acquire advanced spiritual skills ~ Travel beyond the limits of Time and Space, Teleportation, Bi-location, Instantaneous precipitation of thoughts, Telekinesis in some cases

Chakra 12 – Connection to the Monadic level of divinity, advanced spiritual skills, ascension, connection to the cosmos and beyond

On Cloud 9

16 02 2010

It was a rainy and gray weekend of the 13th and 14th February but my spirits were lifted and energised with a wonderful and peaceful weekend at Leura, up in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia about a 75 minute drive from my home.  I was at the Peacefulness in Teaching one-day retreat at the Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning.  This was my first visit  to the beautiful sanctuary which sits on 132 acres of bushland with wonderful mountain air, lovely gardens, creeks and waterfall (Where Waters Meet – an ancient Aboriginal healing place) and views to a serene valley.

The weekend was also special as it was both the start of the Lunar New Year (Year of the Tiger) as well as Valentines Day and the energy of New Beginnings, Courage, Strength, Adventure and Love were definitely in the air.

Piao went up a day earlier on Friday afternoon by train to start the 3 day Spiritual Awareness for Men’s Retreat and I went up with my daughter for the one day on Saturday.  Piao reveals he has had a great discovery weekend.

Our retreat was attended by mostly school teachers, a life coach and myself.  We had time to share our experiences as teachers always in a giving mode, we discussed our emotions, triggers, past experiences, awareness, conflict resolution, talking to our body to reveal cause of upsets, Brain Gym and Living Value and other topics.

In the second session after a wonderful lunch we balanced lots of dancing with some lively Latin American beats and movements with constrasting calming and relaxing meditative Yo Chi.  Teacher Marilyn made sure we moved our bodies to experience some liberating self-expressions.

This February 2010 marked the beginning milestone for our family to learn  more about our being, who we really are, why we are here, our purpose in this life and meditation practices to guide and empower us in our spiritual journey. The three children and I have also just started the Raja Yoga meditation course, once a week, with a lovely teacher Helen near where we live.  This has taken about 2 years for all this to happen but I appreciate my BK friends Pam, Kamal and Acacio for their quiet, gentle nurturing ways and  inspirations, with no expectations, demands or agenda.

There is a saying “When the student is ready, the teacher arrives”.

I stayed a night and was able to have some heartfelt conversations with several of the BK family members, especially Tony and Nancy, and all were very warm and welcoming to me. The vegetarian meals were delightful and nourishing, prepared with much Love and Care.  Enjoyed the Silence at dinner with cosy candles in the dining room.

Sister Sally was very kind and trusting to invite me to come back regularly to take the retreat participants for some Qigong and Tai Chi exercises in the mornings and to enjoy this wonderful place and all it has to offer.  I am humbled and honoured by her request and hope to work out some possible dates to do so in the near future.

My understanding is Tai Chi and Qigong is Mind, Body Spirit in Harmony and when I practice the forms here and share with others we can be more in tune holistically and feel the phrase  “Motion in Stillness, Stillness in Motion” come truly into our being.  The ultimate will be when I can give up the forms and be in the ‘formless’.

The Sunday was also special when I had an encounter with a stranger – a lovely lady who sitting by the roadway when I was driving out of the retreat centre on my way to visit my friend Dianne.  At first I thought she was “meditating” sitting by the roadway but when I stopped to ask if she was OK she related her dilemma – she had sprained her ankle quite badly and I offered to drive her to her home nearby.  At her home I made her comfortable, recalled R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice and Elevation but both of us couldn’t remember what ‘C’ stood for!), used my trusty Bio Disc (read Water and Body Energiser page) which I carry with me all the time and made some energised water for drinking and spraying on her leg and ankle.  First aid included the ice to reduce swelling and using the light with my bio disc giving scalar energy to help her sprained ankle which was starting to slightly swell.   I hope this energy will help her manage the swelling somewhat till she can go to the doctors to get it all checked out.

In our conversation she mentioned that she is a Shaman and I said I would love to know more about her healing energy work next time I came back to Leura.  We said goodbye with a warm hug as if we had known each other for a long time and she thanked me for being an angel.  Feels like I am on the right path, being there helping others when in need.

When I finally got to Dianne’s home she brought me to an off-the-tourist spot nearby in Leura that looked out to the cliffs so that we could check out places where I may be able to do more filming of Qigong and Tai Chi for our next DVD project.  We were lucky the rain held and when we walked down some dirt track we came to this heavenly spot east of the famous Three Sisters cliff (Katoomba).  Huge thick swirls of clouds and mist enveloped the valley between the cliffs below where we looked out.

The scenery inspired me to do some Qigong and Tai Chi postures that had names like “Parting the Clouds” and “Cloud Hands”.  We snapped a few quick photos but they came out rather lovely and mysterious,  as if I was part of the clouds above and below.

Here are some photos taken by Dianne of me on this rocky ledge lookout.   Thanks Dianne for the time together connecting and also discussing many things on wellness of body, mind and spirit, including topics on ‘staying centred in your own being’, ‘throwing a rope to help’, the word Appreciate vs Grateful, ‘Independent Contractor’, Healing Codes. writing down only positive words about a person and more.

It was all Magical!

"Parting Clouds"

"Cloud Hands"

"Cloud Hands" continued