What is the Law of One?

Spiritual Energy Creates Harmonious Spirit

Have you ever considered the sun  or the earth spiritual energy. The energy that nourishes our higher self,  our spirit, soul, and higher-self or divine force. In Chinese cultures, this is chi or qi and other cultures ki, prana, chakras and kundli. As spiritual beings with a body and mind, we have a life force made of electromagnetic energy or _DSC5550copyenergy that cannot even be measured or explained. Even our thoughts help create our reality through emotions.

Sunlight is something we cannot live without. Light is the food for all life on earth. The human body, according to the doctrine of chromotherapy, is basically composed of colors. Insufficient sunlight will result in low Vitamin D deficiencies, leading to the development of prostate and breast cancer, memory loss, and an increased risk for developing dementia and schizophrenia. We have been told to wear sunscreen to protect ourselves but what is really happening? We are light beings with chakras and the energy of the sun has the colors of the rainbow. Every creature and plant on earth is engulfed in light that affects its health conditions.

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Grounding as we all know when we go to the bench improves sleep and reduces stress. When I go barefoot, I am more relaxed and have a feeling of connection to the earth. Grounding is bare skin to the earth and performing Chi gong or any meditative practice outside barefoot is an excellent way to cultivate energy as well connect to mother nature. We all wear shoes and that prevents us from getting the benefits from the earth. Grounding is a simple way to prevent and help inflammation with these techniques.

Qigong or chi gong. My first experience with qigong was in 2012 when my brother was diagnosed with cancer. We found Master Kim, a former martial arts expert who was also an acupuncturist and taught qigong. I learned qigong was a slow meditative movement cultivating qi throughout the body. Being westerners we were a little slow in learning the process but we did learn still practice today. My brother had surgery and with the excellent care his wife provided with essential oils and diet he is cancer free today.

Meditation and prayer. My brother’s experience with cancer led me to wanting a deeper _DSC5618copy (2)understanding of meditation. I studied various meditative methods, mindfulness, meditation at Buddhist temple and even mantras by a Buddhist priest. I took a course titled, The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religion experience by Dr. Andrew Newberg. I learned of a 12 minute exercise, called the Kirtan Kriya is a type of meditation practiced daily for 8 weeks will improve cognition and activate parts of the brain that are central to memory.

Emotions control who we are and what be become. Paracelsus, Father of Modern Medicine  said “The spirit is the master, imagination the tool, and the body the plastic material . . . The power of the imagination is a great factor in medicine. It may produce diseases in man and in animals, and it may cure them . .. Ills of the body may be cured by remedies or by the power of the spirit acting through the soul.”_DSC6031copy (2)

We live in a world of distractions. Fear, anger, greed but love is the one emotion that would overcome all. It is also the most difficult to understand fully and certainly the most difficult to achieve. Jesus said love your neighbor as you love yourself. According to the Law of One, our purpose on earth is to learn how to love and be of services to others. A world where everyone love one another as Jesus said,  would heal the world.

Divine Inspiration

You will remember also that in your holy work which you call the Bible, detail of the life of the one known to you as Jesus is full of times spent alone. Perhaps, my friends, you cannot find a wilderness in these crowded days, but we would ask that you consider the possible virtue of finding that silence within yourself in which you cease to follow the road of everyday life and find yourself upon the trackless desert where nothing is previously set or known. Allow yourself to listen within yourself. There is a source of mistic46_00_smalllove which can only speak to one who asks. The content of that speaking cannot be   predicted, but there are qualities that can certainly be shared—clarity and sweetness. As you go into meditation seek for that love which is within. Do not expect the road to be already drawn for you, for the wilderness is trackless, and yet, my friends, from each meditation the way before you becomes less crowded, the road more wide and the possibilities for love more evident. – Hatonn

The impulse of the manifestation of yourself which is human has the instinct to grasp and hold those things which are perceived as being needed. There is the stretching and the reaching for enough to withstand what might occur. Yet change does not happen well to entities which are holding on to anything. What if in this instant the gravity you experience was reversed. Would you do a somersault or would you fall all over yourselves while explaining that this was impossible. How much of change is painful because it is resisted? There is in the makeup which you have supplied yourselves with a great tool; as always, we mention this tool, that being meditation. The levels upon which are lived the life are several. You see, to unite the spirit, the mind, and the body to promote that unity which appears as health, that health may be greatly aided by the frequent remembrance of the ground of being during meditation, even if it is only for a second. The various pieces of self are knitted up in that opening to the presence within that loved you before you ever hoped to love it. How precious each of you is. – Q’uo

Essential Advice on Meditation

There are always  questions about Meditation and techniques. This is something I read and wanted to share.  Enjoy!

ESSENTIAL ADVICE ON MEDITATION   excerpts from Teachings by Sogyal Rinpoche

When you read books about meditation, or often when meditation is is  presented by different groups, much of the emphasis falls  on the techniques. In the West, people tend images-25to be very interested in the  “technology”  of  meditation.  However,  by  far  the   most important feature of meditation is not technique, but the way  of being,  the  spirit, which is called the  “posture”,  a  posture which  is  not so much physical, but more to do  with  spirit  or attitude.

It  is  well  to recognize that when you start  on  a  meditation practice,  you  are  entering a totally  different  dimension  of reality.  Normally  in life we put a great deal  of  effort  into achieving  things,  and  there is a  lot  of  struggle  involved, whereas  meditation is just the opposite, it is a break from  how we normally operate.

Meditation  is  simply a question of being, of  melting,  like  a piece  of  butter  left in the sun. It has  nothing  to  do  with whether  or not you “know” anything about it, in fact, each  time you  practice  meditation  it  should be fresh,  as  if  it  were happening  for  the very first time. You just quietly  sit,  your body  still,  your speech silent, your mind at  ease,  and  allow thoughts to come and go, without letting them play havoc on  you.

If you need something to do, then watch the breathing. This is  a very  simple process. When you are breathing out, know  that  you are  breathing  out.  When  you breath  in,  know  that  you  are breathing  in, without supplying any kind of extra commentary  or internalized mental gossip, but just identifying with the breath. That  very simple process of mindfulness processes your  thoughts and emotions, and then, like an old skin being shed, something is peeled off and freed.

Usually  people  tend  to  relax the  body  by  concentrating  on different  parts.  Real  relaxation comes  when  you  relax  from within,  for  then  everything else will ease  itself  out  quite naturally.

When  you begin to practice, you center yourself, in  touch  with  your  “soft spot”, and a298962fbbaed17bed11296d59c324b4--buddha-meditation-meditation-quotesjust remain there. You need not  focus  on  anything in particular to begin with. Just be spacious, and allow  thoughts  and emotions to settle. If you do so, then later,  when you use a method such as watching the breath, your attention will  more easily be on your breathing. There is no particular point on the  breath on which you need to focus, it is simply the  process  of  breathing.  Twenty-five percent of your attention is  on  the breath,  and  seventy-five percent is relaxed.  Try  to  actually identify  with the breathing, rather than just watching  it.  You may choose an object, like a flower, for example, to focus  upon.

Sometimes you are taught to visualize a light on the forehead, or in  the heart. Sometimes a sound or a mantra can be used. But  at  he  beginning  it is best to simply be spacious, like  the  sky.  Think of yourself as the sky, holding the whole universe.

When  you  sit, let things settle and allow all  your  discordant self  with  its genuineness and unnaturalness to  dissolve,  out  of  that  rises  your real being. You  experience  an  aspect  of yourself which is more genuine and more authentic-the “real” you.

As  you  go deeper, you begin to discover and connect  with  your fundamental goodness.  The  whole point of meditation is to get used to the that  aspect which you have forgotten. In Tibetan “meditation” means  “getting used to”. Getting used to what? to your true nature, your  Buddha nature.  This  is  why,  in the  highest  teaching  of  Buddhism, Dzogchen, you are told to “rest in the nature of mind”. You  just quietly  sit  and let all thoughts and concepts dissolve.  It  is like  when the clouds dissolve or the mist evaporates, to  reveal the clear sky and the sun shining down. When everything dissolves like  this, you begin to experience your true nature, to  “live”.

Then you know it, and at that moment, you feel really good. It is unlike  any  other  feeling of well-being  that  you  might  have experienced.  This is a real and genuine goodness, in  which  you  feel  a  deep sense of peace, contentment  and  confidence  about yourself.

It is good to meditate when you feel inspired. Early mornings can bring that inspiration, as the best moments of the mind are early in  the  day,  when  the mind is calmer  and  fresher  (the  time traditionally recommended is before dawn). It is more  appropriate to  sit when you are inspired, for not only is it easier than  as you  are in a better frame of mind for meditation, but  you  will also be more encouraged by the very practice that you do. This in turn will bring more confidence in the practice, and later on you will  be able to practice when you are not inspired. There is  no need  to meditate for a long time: just remain quietly until  you are  a little open and able to connect with your  heart  essence. That is the main point.

After that, some integration, or meditation in action. Once  your mindfulness  has been awakened by your meditation, your  mind  is calm  and your perception a little more coherent. Then,  whatever you  do,  you  are present, right there. As  in  the  famous  Zen master’s  saying:  “When I eat, I eat; when I  sleep,  I  sleep”.   Whatever  you do, you are fully present in the act. Even  washing dishes,  if  it is done one-pointedly, can  be  very  energizing, freeing, cleansing. You are more peaceful, so you are more “you”.  You assume the “Universal You”.

One  of  the fundamental points of the spiritual  journey  is  to persevere along the path. Though one’s meditation may be good one day, not so good the next,  like  changes  in  scenery, essentially it is not the experiences, good or bad which count so much, but rather that when you persevere, the real practice  rubs off on you and comes through person-meditatingboth good and bad. Good and bad  are simply apparitions, just as there may be good or bad weather, yet the sky is always unchanging. If you persevere and have that  sky like  attitude  of  spaciousness,  without  being  perturbed   by emotions and experiences, you will develop stability and the real profoundness  of meditation will take effect. You will find  that gradually  and almost unnoticed, your attitude begins to  change.

You  do not hold on to things as solidly as before, or  grasp  at them  so strongly, and though crisis will still happen,  you  can handle them a bit better with more humor and ease. You will  even be  able to laugh at difficulties a little, since there  is  more space between you and them, and you are freer of yourself. Things become  less  solid,  slightly ridiculous, and  you  become  more light-hearted.

 

The Law of One Teacher

Inspiration

When I started reading the Law of One I found it complex, but intriguing, metaphysical, spiritual and scientific.  Additionally, it provided a sense of reality and understanding of our world; so much information and insight regarding our past, present and our future.

The message and  understanding was so complex, that I needed a teacher.  That’s when I  discovered Scott  Mandelker.  Scott Mandelker, Ph.D, presents a reading and interpretation of the Law of One that started in December 2013 on youtube. As of this date, he just completed session 86 out of 106.   He is a excellent teacher, dedicated to providing a better understanding of the Law Of One with honesty and humor to all those who are seeking.

He completed his doctorate in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco in 1992. His Ph.D. combines eclectic Western psychology with intensive study…

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The Power of Love

Inspiration

We are emotional beings. Love is personal to each of us and cannot be defined or explained in simple terms.  In 1763, Emanuel Swedenborg said In Love and Wisdom, “Man knows that there is such a thing as love, but he does not know what love is. He knows that there is such a thing as love from common speech, as when it is said, he loves me, a king loves his subjects, and subjects love their king, a husband loves his wife, a mother her children, and conversely; also, this or that one loves his country, his fellow citizens, his neighbor; and likewise of things abstracted from person, as when it is said, one loves this or that thing. But although the word love is so universally used, hardly anybody knows what love is.”

Do we know any more today about love? In 1763, there were 700 million…

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We are One

Inspiration

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As I look around me, I see many with smiles on their faces, yet others in a daze seem to be moving involuntarily, merely surviving life rather than living it.
Today with all the distractions of life, it is easy to get caught up in our own little world. Easy to turn a deaf ear to the cries for help, Easy to turn a blind eye to the wrongs we see committed, but the most harrowing of all is we find it easy to simply pretend our life is independent of all those around us, and our actions or lack there of only affect ourselves.
We are counted as many, yet in reality we are one. Our lives are entwined our destinies intermingled and yet our hearts we keep to ourselves. We may share it with our families, our children, our spouses and yet those who need our hearts the…

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Native American Prayer

Oh, Great Spirit                        images (40)

Whose voice I hear in the winds,

And whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me, I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.

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Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.

Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.

 

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but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.

Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.

So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my Spirit may come to you without shame.

 

(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)