People feared when our country’s corona count was 100… And now, there is no fear when it is over two lakhs..

The answer lies in the psychological view of the human mind… There is a philosophy called the “Kubler Ross Model”.

That is, when any human goes through any sort of problem, tragedy, natural disaster, accident : they pass through 5 stages or moods or thought process.

They are —

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargain
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance
  6. denial – Refusal to believe such a thing never happened. For example, we all denied that Corona will not come to us. Even it comes , repeated denial that it will not spread to our place due to our hot climatic conditions.
  7. anger – Getting angry. For example, anger over the loss of income and the loss of normal life due to lockdown.
  8. bargain – Inwardly lamenting that the Corona may not have come and there should not have been a lockdown at all.
  9. depression – It happened like this and goes in to mental pressure and depression.
  10. acceptance – the last stage, the one that actually makes us aware to make the neccessary changes to change or adapt… Simply said, is to accept the situation and find a way out.

These 5 levels are not limited to Corona alone. These apply to almost all the problems or situations we face in our human life..

*** The worst sufferers are the ones who do not reach the last and crucial – Acceptance level and remain stuck in previous levels…

TRAUMA.GRIEF.ANGER

One of the ways I practice with my own trauma is to let it be, not try to fix it.

Trauma must be respected because it is part of our precious humanness.

We can experience wanting to fight or flee or just numbness.

We may experience the paralysis of not knowing what to do. This is our biological system in action. It is normal and there is nothing wrong. In fact, you might say something is right if we are experiencing this fear, this anger, this numbness, this heartbreak…

And it is very important here to understand the point of anger in Buddhism.

Anger is a normal, perfect human experience that you may and I may be having in daily life, but especially at this moment. The point of this is not to lose ourselves. Not to lose our sense of oneness with ourselves, not to lose our sense of loving ourselves, not to lose ourselves in fragmentation. And it could be anger, it could be fear, it could be numbness, but the point of practice is not to lose ourselves.

We don’t push away suffering. Feel every ounce of suffering through your whole body, but don’t drown in it either.

And that’s the great practice of my life.”

WHY DOGS LIVE LESS THAN HUMAN

Here’s the surprising answer of a 6 year old child.

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that dogs’ lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said, ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old continued,

”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.”

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

• When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
• Take naps.
• Stretch before rising.
• Run, romp, and play daily.
• Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
• On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
• On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
• When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
• Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
• Be faithful.
• Never pretend to be something you’re not.
• If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
• When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

That’s the secret of happiness that we can learn from a good dog.

HARMONIZE : ESSENCE !

“THE THREE POISONS OF THE SOUL”

Buddha explained that there were three things that poisoned the Soul and they are:

“Attachment”
“Rejection”
“The ignorance”..

“Attachment”
It leads us to hold on, to believe that we are masters of things and people, of work groups, of friends, of children, of couples, even of the places where we walk.

This is how our mind works. So holding on to everything.

Attachment generates jealousy, attacks on others for believing that they are going to take away what we “believe” is ours, because in reality, nothing belongs to us, we do not even own our body, because we have to leave it behind at the moment of death.

Attachment is a source of suffering because we ignore the 1st Great Noble Truth:
“Everything Is Impermanent” .. And if things are impermanent, what is the point of holding on to something that we are sure is going to go away?
Example: A marriage that ended long ago makes us suffer for years. You just have to accept that people have the right to change their minds.
Like ourselves: maybe we didn’t like something before and now we do, and we count it with amazement when we talk to friends. We say, “I didn’t like pizza before, and now I love it.”

Yes, people change in everything, attitudes, tastes, activities, opinions and love is not forever in some. When the person is suggested to let go of what was NEVER HIS, the feeling of well-being is indescribable.

Attachment is the main source of suffering and we will continue to analyze it.

“Rejection”
Which leads to anger and hatred. Wanting something to not exist, wanting to remove something from our life is useless, because whatever you do, what bothers you is going to be there.

Perhaps that neighbor bothers us, but far from coming into conflict with that person, what we should do is find out why it bothers you so much? What things are you projecting into it that are yours? And those things of yours CANNOT BE ELIMINATED, you are going to have to learn to live with them.

Rejection is the other source of infinite suffering.

“The ignorance”
Ignore the universal laws. Not knowing that if you do damage, that damage that you do somehow will return to yourself.

Ignoring the law of karma, ignoring the three poisons of the soul, and generally not knowing the teachings, constitute a very powerful poison.

Many people think: “As that guy likes me, I’m going to hurt him”, he is actually signing his own sentence. That damage he does he will receive unfailingly.

“It is serene to remain fair and offer good deeds to others” ..

Let’s harmonize our essence !

LIFE IS A DANCE !?

Look at this incredible text by André Luiz, a psychography by Chico Xavier,
“LIFE IS A DANCE


When one door closes, another opens; when one path ends, another begins … nothing is static in the Universe, everything moves non-stop and everything always changes for the better.


Get used to thinking this way: everything that arrives is good, everything that leaves too. It is the dance of life … dance it as it appears, without attachment or resistance.
Do not panic about diseases … they are alarm clocks, they have the mission to wake us up.

Otherwise, we would remain distracted by the seductions of the material world, forgetting what we came to do on this planet. The Universe sent us here for more important things than eating, sleeping, paying bills ….

We have come to realize the Divine in us. All inertia is a disservice to the Divine work. There is a world to be transformed, our role is to contribute to making it better than we found it.

We have the resources for that, just lack the will to serve God by serving men.


Do not say that people are difficult and that coexistence between human beings is impossible. Everyone is working hard to fulfill the mission entrusted to them.

If we are already firmer, be patient with your fellow travelers. Although the paths are different, we are all going in the same direction, looking for the same light.


And whenever impatience threatens your goodwill with the walk of a fellow man, exercise compassion. It will help you to realize that no one is actually standing in your way or wanting to harm you, just trying to be happy, just like you.


When we put ourselves in the place of the other, something very magical happens inside us: the heart opens, generosity settles inside it and from there comes an enormous understanding of the greater purpose of existence, which is the practice of LOVE. When we look at a person with the eyes of the heart, we perceive the kinship of our souls.


We are one energy, together we form an immense fabric of light. There are no physical distances. Quantum physics has already proved that it is all an illusion. We are interconnected by invisible threads that connect us to the Creator of Life. My sadness contaminates my neighbor’s well-being, just as my joy inspires someone on the other side of the world. It is impossible to hurt someone without being hurt too, let’s remember that.
The daily exercise of compassion makes us first-class human beings. “

RELIGION : SPIRITUALITY

The difference between #Religion and #Spirituality :-

Religion is not just one, there are many.
Spirituality is one.

Religion is for those who sleep.
Spirituality is for those who are awake.

Religion is for those who need someone to tell them what to do and want to be guided.
Spirituality is for those who pay attention to their inner voice.

Religion has a set of dogmatic rules.
Spirituality invites us to explore within and get attuned to the Universal Rules.

Religion threatens and frightens.
Spirituality gives inner #peace.

Religion speaks of sin and guilt.
Spirituality leads us on the path of emancipation.

Religion represses everything which it considers false.
Spirituality transcends everything, it brings us closer to our Truth !

Religion invents.
Spirituality helps us to #discover.

Religion does not tolerate any question.
Spirituality #encourages searching questions.

Religion is human. It is an organization with rules made by men.
Spirituality is #Divine, without human rules….leads us to the Causeless Cause!

Religion divides between us and them.
Spirituality unites.

Religion follows the concepts of a sacred book.
Spirituality seeks the sacred in all books.

Religion feeds on #fear.
Spirituality feeds on #trust and #faith.

Religion makes us to live in External Reality.
Spirituality lives in Inner Consciousness.

Religion deals with performing #rituals.
Spirituality has to do with the Inner Self.

Religion feeds on internal #ego.
Spirituality drives to transcend beyond self.

Religion makes us renounce the world to follow a #God.
Spirituality makes us live in God, without renouncing our existing lives.

Religion is a cult.
Spirituality is inner #meditation.

Religion fills us with dreams of glory in paradise.
Spirituality makes us live the glory and paradise on earth.

Religion lives in the past and in the #future.
Spirituality lives in the #present.

Religion creates cloisters in our #memory.
Spirituality liberates our #Consciousness.

We are not human beings, who go through a #spiritual experience…

We are….Spiritual beings, who go through a #human experience….

Each emotion is associated with an internal organ—and when one emotion is too intense, it impacts that organ’s ability to function properly. This is because each emotion impacts the circulation and direction of energy (Qi) in the body in distinct, but predictable ways.

Compared to biomedicine where mental and emotional processes are connected to the brain (reactions in the cerebral cortex, limbic system, and hypothalamus), these processes are driven by the internal organs themselves.

Have you ever heard someone say they had a “visceral reaction” to something? There is a reason: our emotions are experienced physically as much as they are mentally.

In other words, our psychology affects our physiology, ie. how our body is supposed to function under healthy circumstances.

Of course, emotions are natural and healthy – they are not “good” or “bad.” However, they can be balanced, repressed, or excessive. When an emotion is stuffed-down as well as even experienced repeatedly or inappropriately (out-of-context), it can show in the body as physical symptoms associated with its paired internal organ. The same is true in reverse: if the physical functioning of Qi (energy) of an organ is impaired, it can reveal itself as that organ’s paired emotion.

Here are a few examples of common emotions and how they are embodied:

JOY

Although the Heart feels all emotions, Joy is the most closely linked emotion. Joy can also be interpreted to describe over-excitement.

Associated Organ: Heart

The heart’s function is to regulate itself as well as the body’s blood vessels; maintaining an even and regular pulse. The Heart is connected to our vitality and consciousness. The health of the heart is expressed through the tip of the tongue, complexion, and arteries. Joy relaxes and slows the movement of Qi.

Symptoms from a Heart or Joy imbalance can result in:

  • Palpitations
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Mania

SADNESS

Sadness is said to include grief and regret, and is closely connected to feelings of nostalgia.

Associated Organ: Lungs

Sadness affects the Lungs, whose functions include respiration, creating and distributing qi throughout the body, regulating sweat glands the skin, as well as maintain boundaries between our internal and external as seen in a healthy immune system. Sadness ultimately weakens the Lungs and causes the Qi to dissipate.

Symptoms of a Lung or Sadness imbalance can result in:

  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Allergies & asthma
  • Getting sick frequently
  • Dry skin, eczema, etc.
  • Waking between 3am-5am
  • Crying easily & frequently

*When the Lungs are impacted for long enough, it can directly affect the Large Intestine, its paired Yang organ, leading to issues with elimination (Constipation, IBS, IBD, Ulcerative Colitis, etc.)

WORRY

Worry is one of the most common emotions that may include obsessive thinking, dwelling, and mental work that requires intense focus.

Associated Organ: Spleen

Worry primarily affects the Spleen, whose responsibilities include food digestion, nutrient absorption, energy production, as well as the formation and management of blood. For women especially, the Spleen plays an important role in maintaining a regular menstrual cycle by influencing the duration and quantity of blood lost each month. The Spleen also governs the “sinews” and muscles of the body and is connected to the mouth and lips. Worry weakens the Spleen and causes the Qi to become stuck and “knotted.”

Symptoms of a Spleen or Worry imbalance can result in:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Poor digestion, bloating
  • Loose stools or diarrhea
  • Bruising easily; bleeding disorders
  • Long/Heavy Periods

ANGER

Anger is also interpreted more broadly to include emotions of frustration, irritability, jealousy, resentment, and animosity.

Associated Organ: Liver

Anger affects the Liver whose main role is to ensure the smooth flow of qi and blood throughout the body. It also stores blood, which again, for women is important for ensuring a pain-free, regular cycle. The Liver is also expressed through the strength of the tendons, hair, nails, as well as the eyes. The effect anger has on the body depends on how it is processed: whether it is bottled up or expressed outward by yelling, for example. Overall, anger causes the Liver Qi to stagnate and fester, leading to poor circulation and/or the generation of internal “heat” (think: redness, a rising dynamic, agitation).

Symptoms of a Liver or Anger imbalance can result in:

  • Verbal or violent outbursts
  • Depression
  • Red face and eyes
  • Dizziness, High Blood Pressure
  • Waking between 1am – 3am
  • Headaches
  • Stiff Neck & Shoulders
  • Tendonitis
  • PMS & Painful Menstrual Cramps

FEAR

Fear arises from chronic anxiety, insecurity, or trauma—things that are not present. It is also linked to weak willpower and isolation.

Associated Emotion: Kidneys

Fear impacts the functioning of the Kidneys (and Adrenal Glands which are considered one system). The Kidneys are considered our “life gate.” They share similar roles to the Thyroid. Figuratively, the Kidney’s are like our body’s batteries. They are responsible for our longevity, growth & development, metabolism, temperature regulation, fertility, as well as managing our stress response/energy levels on a daily basis. They are expressed in the low back, bones, ears, and teeth as well. It’s no surprise the Kidneys govern fear: in biomedicine, the adrenal glands produce cortisol and norepinephrine when we are faced with threatening situations, stress, and major life changes. Fear ultimately weakens the Kidneys causing the Qi to descend.

Symptoms of a Kidney or Fear imbalance can result in:

  • Frequent urination & incontinence
  • Night sweats & hot flashes
  • Poor memory
  • Low back + knee pain
  • Ear ringing
  • Hearing Loss
  • Premature aging + hair loss
  • Infertility
  • Osteoporosis

SHOCK

Shock is considered a sudden emotional reaction to something that is present and is associated with trauma, terror, fright, and being startled.

Associated Organ: Gallbladder

Although shock can be associated with joy and affect the Heart, it is more closely linked to fright and therefore the Gallbladder, whose primary e ie is to store bile produced by the Liver. It’s channel runs up the side of the body, along the back of the shoulders, as well as the side (temporal region) of the head. When affected, symptoms in these areas of the body can arise. When the Gallbladder is balanced emotionally, sound judgement, courage, and making decisions comes easily. Shock causes the Qi to scatter.

Symptoms from a Gallbladder or Shock imbalance can result in:

  • Timidity (startled easily)
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Temporal Headaches
  • Poor Digestion, especially with fatty foods
  • Ribside or R. Shoulder Pain
  • Constipation (floating or pale stools too)
  • Waking between 11pm-1am

If you think that your emotions are at the root of a something you are struggling with, or if you have been made to feel like symptoms you are experiencing are just “in your head,”this is here to reassure you : they are not. As we just read, our physical and emotional health are far more connected than many might think.

If you are open to naturally navigating and healing from emotions and symptoms that are negatively impacting your health (from daily stress, trauma, loss, heartache, and difficult life transitions), do so now : before it’s too too late !

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MERCY

A list with 10 of greatest phrases that carry profound teachings for all of us.

“The truth will set you free”.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy.”

“Courage! Lift your head because your release is near ”.

“Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have already received and will achieve”.

“Don’t worry about tomorrow”.

“Treat others as you would like to be treated. This is the essence of everything that is taught ”.

“Love your neighbor as yourself”.

“Do not judge if you do not want to be juged”.

“Whatever you want others to do for you, do for them.”

“You are the light of the world; you cannot hide a city built on a hill, nor do you light a lamp and place it under a bushel, but on a candleholder, and give light to everyone in the house ”.

These teachings are doctrines, and they guide us on a positive path in life. Whether you are a believer in or not, your lessons can always be used to your advantage.

Do you have any other positive phrases please do add ?

A “NEW” EARTH

Corona virus just like H1N1 and SARS virus will soon be a thing of the past. Human beings are resilient when it comes to survival, rather than resistive to change. There have been pandemics before and man has survived its onslaught by coming together.

Just like the man on the surf board fearlessly manoeuvres the waves to reach the shore, we have to overcome our incessant fear of the worst.

The universal concept of ‘ Oneness’ is now becoming a reality for all of us. No longer are we divided in grief, instead the boundaries of selfishness and self-centred ness have broken to give way to togetherness. The subtle energy of the virus has united billions to fight for their life. Instead of fearing its wrath which is being hyped to a nuclear holocaust, look at it gently as a ‘wake up ‘ call.

The more man is divisive in nature, nature reciprocates with the same. The more man hurts, sabotages and attacks the very earth which nurtures, he will have to pay for his misdeeds. Man has awakened a ‘sleeping giant’ and is paying the price for it. A collective effort to harness our ‘ mothering’ instinct to help the virus to rest in its cradle can help human kind to survive.

Let us know that every time we abuse the environment, extinguish species and kill harmless animals to satisfy our gluttony, nature will attack in unfathomable ways. Man has to respect and honour the fact that the earth is a home to millions of species and learn to co-exist with them. When man refused to co-exist with man we had 9/11 which turned nations against each other. Back home we suffered the train blasts and Taj attacks. When eye for an eye becomes mans mantra, then the tiniest particle of consciousness turns to break mans resolve. As within, as without; as in, as out. We live in a mirrored existence and so we must change to expect one.

Let us not fight this consciousness, instead pray for its peace. Thank its presence, which will allow it to rest. I have always believed that nothing happens without a reason. The reason is always for my higher good. Thus, if this occurrence is for my betterment, then what is Corona indicating to me?

In the last week, nations are talking about health issues, diet and sanitisation rather than economy. Companies are looking at safety of employees than their financial losses. Schools and colleges are concerned about the health of their students than the exams and parents are expressing their love rather than worry about the marks. We are down to basics- love, health and happiness.

A nation that just a month ago was communally divided, is focusing on all it’s citizens as one. In the quarantine wards across the world, man is helping his coloured brothers. It does not matter whether he has worn a turban, grown a beard or covered herself with a hijab. Let us learn to live in peace with our differences instead of being at war with them.

The message of the corona virus is clear: ‘ Together we can survive, Divided we will fall. ’

Meditate for peace for all species.

DAILY MOTIVATION

Let us thank the universe for everything we have, for everything we receive, and for everything we will receive.

In fact, don’t stop giving thanks, because it is that same positive attitude towards life and the same act of giving thanks that attracts the best to us. It helps us keep our mind and heart open; it helps us expand our consciousness. Surely there are always things to be grateful for, and as you do so and begin to count those blessings, they will increase. You will realize how blessed you are, that everything I have is yours, and that

My stores of abundance are full to overflowing and you lack nothing. Each of my needs is met in a wonderful way, and in that state of consciousness i am able to give without calculating the price, because it is by giving that we receive more.

As you give, you leave room for more to be returned to you.