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Healing and Transformation

Healing and Transformation

If We Were to Fall in Love with our Souls

posted by David G Arenson ND

Helmuts Guigo_Evening swim_Calm Baltic sea after the sunsetWhy are we suffering as a result of external stimuli filtered by our internal complexes and held within?

Marcus Aurelius has a powerful concept that explains this:

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any time.”

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This insight may not encompass the deeper reactions and induced suffering of the meme—those elements of the mind-body complex that have been experiencing, causing and creating suffering for generations. “Memes” are our genetic inheritance in terms of historic habits and patterns of behaviour, thinking and feeling. A “meme” is based on a thought-form or idea that creates behaviours, yet is not based on actual reality. Memes spread like thought viruses within cultures, affecting generations. The word, “meme,” coined by British biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene, uses evolutionary principles to explain ideas being spread, yet the affect on the human mind and society is one worthy of exploration.

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To break away from generations of falsehoods, and distorted conditioning, requires a shift into awareness and out of reactivity.

It is not what is happening that causes the most suffering, it is our reaction to what is happening. When awareness shifts, our whole reality shifts. It is the kind of awakening described by Nisargadatta Maharaj:

“Awareness is love in action.”

Awareness itself involves the motion of love. So why do we feel disconnected? The disconnection we feel is really a disconnection from our souls.

One of the biggest challenges facing our society is the removal of “soul” from our daily vernacular. We don’t talk about our souls.

Just because we don’t talk about it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

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Our soul is calling, inviting us to listen. Will we hear the call, follow the omens, and awaken to share in the love of Spirit?

William Blake writes in The Marriage of Heaven & Hell:

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, 
every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.”

Imagine living in a world of wide-eyed awareness and complete perception, an infinite world.

Imagine how life would be if we came to the realization how wonderful and perfect life really is, and if with this affirmation we were able to transcend all the difficulties and suffering?

For if we were to fall in love with our souls there would be a lot less to prove, a lot less to steal, a lot less to cling to. The love inside and desire to serve others would naturally be expressed more and more. From a genuine place, love is love.

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When we force love, control it or cajole it, it ends up being sullied.

Love is the greatest message and the greatest messenger from our souls, the deepest place within every human being.

I have done a lot of explorations. Seeking answers and contemplating the soul’s journey, understanding the nature of life, and the Buddha’s teachings about suffering and changeability (impermanence) does help, yet it doesn’t resolve all the world’s problems. I am in a human body, after all.

To me, the most productive practice for reaching higher states of awareness is to be in nature, whether with the ocean, plants, forests; it all starts with stillness. Some places of high vibration (temples/cathedrals) can also be that way, yet many of them are cluttered with noise and people’s energy, as well as the fear-based energy many of these old religions radiate.

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Recently I discovered an amazing forest temple far-removed from people. It is dead-quiet, so silent, you feel like you are disappearing. Endlessly arising depth from stillness. For me peace, silence and stillness are the language of the soul.

The greatest expansion of groupthink since the industrial age began has been in the realm of materialism, creating physical structures….expansion, development and advancements in knowledge and science (our heads). Science is fashioned via logic, proof and evidence. Through this refinement and acquisition of knowledge, science has often followed a reductionist path, hence rejecting empiricism, imagination, emotion, and spirit.

The role of spirit has been almost entirely ignored. Hence, the state of the world today (admittedly a slight over-simplification!). My hope is that we can start to bring together eastern and western approaches/ world views together to create a synergy, and forge a new path. This is an optimistic dream, but dreams can change, and people have an infinite ability to change…so it is possible. The Mayans predicted that 2012 was the year when the two polarities of east and west start to merge, the beginning of balance and moderation perhaps?

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(Since the dream has been a “false God,” a new dream can be created – a dream of peace, love, and respect for Gaia, our sacred earth.)

My fear is that we’re going to have to go through a period of difficult shifts before we can recreate our thoughts aligned to Spirit. I see the people around me still living and expanding the Western dream with such vigour and energy, that I don’t know if they’ll be able to stop their ill-fated trajectory. The beautiful soul of earth is so peaceful and forgiving, but there are realities and physical laws that need respecting. Western man has such a disregard for the soul of the planet, that it has created a tragic void in our hearts which is leading us to self-destruction.

What can we do about it?

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Soul is a component of love, a tangible force which presides over our lives, and “animates” our beings. Soul is the part of us that lives on beyond our physical deaths. It is the part of us that reincarnates. Soul is based in our bodies, but has a non-local component, like all spiritual entities it is not physical, and not bound in any way to the physical.

Our soul speaks to us in our dreams, in our desires, in our yearnings, in our love, in our connection with nature. Soul is our connection to God. Soul is in our connection to loved ones.

Joni Mitchell sang:

“I remember that time you told me “love is touching souls”
Surely you’ve touched mine
cause part of you pours out of me
in these lines from time to time.”

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We are all one when you look at Earth from space. The Earth is a living entity which supports and sustains us. Our lives, our future, our planet, are all connected. Wishing for you and for the entire planet a healed and reconciled Spirit, and a soul alight with the joy of being alive. Your soul deserves it.

We can do more to heal our souls.

I think that as a society, our biggest challenge is that of healing our souls.

Soul is our connection to God. What if we were to fall in love with our souls?

 

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David G Arenson, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Naturopath, Energy Healer

Find out more about me: http://transformationalmedicine.net
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Balance, a Neutral Space for Love

posted by David G Arenson ND

Flickr/Zach DischnerMature understanding is that love comes from a neutral space. Nature itself is transpersonal, it does not judge, nor does it have any inherent prejudices.

All of life dances in creation in perfect harmony with all things seen and unseen, visible and invisible, physical and spiritual, effable and ineffable. The nature of reality has been described in the Tao, the all-knowing balance between all things. Nature as a formation of winter, spring, summer, autumn; yin and yang dancing and disappearing within themselves, is Tao itself. There can never be winter without summer, death without life, black without white, night without day, darkness without lightness, sadness without happiness.

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Harmony is the essence of life itself. When there is a change in the constituents, there must be a concomitant adjustment in the related parts. Hence, a change in equilibrium forces equilibrium or balance to assert itself. When off-balance, the system naturally rights itself to achieve balance.

When the differential variables in the system change, the integral factors at play will always move towards restoring stability. On a personal level, the same is true of human beings. When a tsunami causes devastation in its wake, there is always a subsequent attempt to create harmony. Life returns to natural order. Nature is inherently neutral, loving and without judgement.

We are all part of an infinite source without boundary, yet we define the world within our own version of reality, our own bubble of certainty, reason, and even, experience. It’s hard to let go of being hurt and other people’s judgements as well as our own. Sometimes it’s natural to feel broken. Fear lies in the deepest recesses of the human heart.

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Every experience holds a neutral charge from the perspective of Universal Mind, whether one believes in a type of universal creator, omnipotent being, or merely quantum energy phenomenon/ I am not speaking here from the perspective of a religious personal God. According to the Bible, God literally got angry and jealous. This is an old concept of a Hebrew God. Such outdated ideas are being cleansed from human consciousness.

Neutrality is an most important understanding about the nature of life. That the universe is in an eternal state of balance or equilibrium, is self-evident. Using this universal concept, we may extrapolate it further for personal use in healing and transformation in finding a neutral scope for understanding the power of love.

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Events like murder, torture, rape, terrorism, carry a negative charge of fear within the human energy field. How can we interpret and understand these events from a universal context or neutral mind?

The Buddha taught that, “Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.”

We tend to paint our experiences as good or bad. Reframing them with a neutral understanding, is the approach of wisdom.

A wise person knows that all events have negative and positive traits, and all of life is seasonal, ever-changing. Euphoria will be replaced by depression if not balanced by realism. The drug addict is searching for endless “highs” and suffering through the unavoidable “lows.” Mostly, this type of addiction leads to crime and often early death. The exhilarating high of an amphetamine rush is always and inexorably followed by the little death of rebalancing.

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An abuser is playing a game with his victim, and the victim is dancing along in tune. Naturally, I am talking on a sub-conscious level, as few would choose consciously to be victims. However the drama plays out, both parties will go through some level of catharsis, the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. On a soul level, all experiences (however difficult) are chosen for our learning.

The word catharsis comes from the Greek, katharos meaning ‘pure.’ Aristotle wrote of this notion of releasing in his classic work “Poetics.”

Each experience is interpreted as a feeling, a felt sense, yet there is always a purity beyond any range of emotions. The field self-corrects, is harmonious and is profound beyond rational understanding.

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Jung taught about the universality of all experience and archetypal roots. I love his teaching – “We meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.”

We are meeting ourselves because we all share common traits as human beings. We all experience suffering as human beings. We are all born and will all die. We are never strangers, never isolated, never alone. It is our very ‘human-ness’ that makes us equals.

The reality of the all-conscious field we inhabit, is that it operates consistently from a space on non-judgment neutrality. It is in a constant state of equilibrium, and it will always return to equilibrium. If we see our life through this lens, it’s a helpful metaphor for perceiving suffering and the distress caused by change.

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All natural processes teach balance. The world functions from a self-correcting, unconditionally loving space.

In creating a neutral space for consciousness and understanding, wisdom naturally arises, and we become avatars of our lives. This is an experience of “coming home” to a our true nature.

The word, avatar is of Sanskrit derivation. Here I use it to denote a manifestation of the Divine in bodily form, a deity alive walking the path of Godliness.

Welcome home, avatars.

 

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Photo Credits: Image via Flickr: Zach Dischner

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What do you think? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!

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David G Arenson, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Naturopath, Energy Healer

Find out more about me: http://transformationalmedicine.net
Facebook: davidarenson

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Soul-Catching: Our Soul is Calling Us

posted by David G Arenson ND

Image via:  http://newartcolorz.com/cat/4/207901.html - See more at: http://www.themastershift.com/color-consciousness-miracles/#sthash.YD6p00ZN.dpufOne of the biggest challenges facing our society is the removal of “soul” from our daily vernacular.

The greatest expansion of groupthink since the industrial age began has been in the realm of materialism, creating physical structures….expansion, development and advancements in knowledge and science (our HEADS). Science is fashioned via logic, proof and evidence. Through this refinement and acquisition of knowledge, science has often followed a reductionist path, hence rejecting empiricism, imagination, emotion, and spirit.

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The role of spirit has been almost entirely ignored. Hence, the state of the world today (admittedly a slight over-simplification!). My hope is that we can start to bring together eastern and western approaches/ world views together to create a synergy, and forge a new path. This is an optimistic dream, but dreams can change, and people have an infinite ability to change…so it is possible. The Mayans predicted that 2012 is the year when the two polarities of east and west start to merge.

(Since the dream has been a “false God”, a new dream can be created – a dream of peace, love, and respect for Gaia, our sacred earth.)

My fear is that we’re going to have to go through a period of difficult shifts before we can recreate our thoughts aligned to Spirit. I see the people around me still living and expanding the Western dream with such vigour and energy, that I don’t know if they’ll be able to stop their ill-fated trajectory. The beautiful soul of earth is so peaceful and forgiving, but there are realities and physical laws that need respecting. Western man has such a disregard for the soul of the planet, that it has created a tragic void in our hearts which is leading us to self-destruction.
What can we do about it?

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Soul is a component of love, a tangible force which presides over our lives, and “animates” our beings. Soul is the part of us that lives on beyond our physical deaths. It is the part of us that reincarnates. Soul is based in our bodies, but has a non-local component, like all spiritual entities it is not physical, and not bound in any way to the physical.

Soul is in our dreams, in our desires, in our yearnings, in our love, in our connection with nature. Soul is our connection to God. Soul is in our connection to loved ones.

Joni Mitchell evocatively sang something that touches me deeply,

“I remember that time you told me “love is touching souls”
Surely you’ve touched mine
cause part of you pours out of me
in these lines from time to time.”

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We are all one when you look at Earth from space. The Earth is a living entity which supports and sustains us. Our lives, our future, our planet, are all connected. Wishing for you and for the entire planet a healed and reconciled Spirit, and a soul alight with the joy of being alive. Your soul deserves it.

We can do more to heal our souls.

I think that as a society our biggest challenge is that of healing our soul.

Soul is our connection to God.

__________________________________________________________________________

Photo Credits: Image via: http://newartcolorz.com/cat/4/207901.html

No Copyright Infringement Intended.

What do you think? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!

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And if you love me back, please click ‘share’ up at the top!

David G Arenson, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Naturopath, Energy Healer

Find out more about me: http://transformationalmedicine.net
Facebook: davidarenson

DAVID’S JULY 2015 RETREAT AT MUSEFLOWER RETREAT & SPA, THAILAND

David will be holding his Detox Retreats at Museflower Retreat & Spa this July 2015, including a Weekend Detox Retreats from July 17-19 (3D2N), July 24 – 27 (4D3N) and July 24 – 29 (6D5N), 2015, Spiritual Alchemy Retreat: Meditation & Qigong from July 20 – 23 (4D3N), and Sacred Meditation and Detox Retreat from July 31 – Aug 2 (3D2N), 2015.

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The Illusion of Thinking

posted by David G Arenson ND

Thinking. It’s something humans do a lot of. So much so, that most people don’t even know what it’s like to experience peace, stillness and quiet.


Ula Ahmed:FlickrIt’s not important what you’re thinking about. Thoughts are illusions which can be twisted and shaped.

It is important to know that thoughts have a destiny.

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If your thoughts are out of control, don’t let that rest. Create a new possibility…a new destination.

Thoughts are neither bad nor good, they just are. Don’t give them more power or less power than they deserve. If they come when they’re not invited, say ‘thank you’ to them and let them go. Don’t fight thoughts.

Your every waking moment is at play in the fields of consciousness. Thoughts are not consciousness, but thoughts create consciousness. Your being is way beyond your thoughts.

The quality of your life, is equal to the quality of your thoughts. And yet true bliss lies beyond thought. Thoughts get in the way of love. Thoughts get in the way of awareness. Thoughts get in the way of prayer. Thoughts get in the way of being in the moment. Thoughts get in the way of ecstasy.

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One of the clearest moments of bliss is the moment of orgasm, in which all thoughts are extinguished in a flood of feeling. This crescendo truly obliterates mind chatter. One experiences Oneness with the universe, and a greater awareness of one’s true self.
If every moment was clear like the crystal waters of paradise, then we wouldn’t have anything to do, but relax and enjoy heaven. This is not what Earth is about. This is a place of polarity, of yin-yang opposing forces, a place of change, passion, opportunity, and growth. It’s a real cosmic laboratory!

Celebrate the opposites, don’t be so hard on your thoughts. Let them pass and focus on creating more harmony in every waking moment.

Life is a journey – enjoy the ride. If you can gain control of your thoughts, then you have mastered your life.

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Know yourself.

Be yourself.

Love yourself.

 

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for whom success is something beyond any material achievement, however wonderful they are. I work with those interested in the spiritual journey and being supported as a SOUL.

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What do you think? Feel free to comment down below!
You are awesome as you are, and I love you!

And if you love me back, please click ‘share’ up at the top!

David G Arenson, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Naturopath, Energy Healer

Find out more about me: http://transformationalmedicine.net
Facebook: davidarenson

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