Healing and Transformation

Healing and Transformation

We Were Born Free & Naked

posted by David G Arenson ND

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I am naked, I am okay.

I am naked, I am okay.

What if I am a free man willing to stand naked before you, without judgment or the strain of performance-anxiety?

“We never catch up with reality itself. The real nature of mystery always evades our attempts to conceptualize it, and escapes the nets of our language and symbolism. Its depths are never plumbed.” ~ Leonardo Boff

Unconditional mystery exists in perpetuity without needing a name, a formula, a substitution. The mystery prevails beyond our perception, beyond our conception and way beyond our wildest formula.

“The eye goes blind, when it only wants to see why.” ~ Rumi

In a continual state of becoming, we stare out at each other, at life, at the universe, at why things don’t work how we want them to.

Liberation? From what!

Freedom exists already. We were born free…And naked!

We do not need to be free from something or someone necessarily in order for it to still resonate as something real.

For us to be free, is to acknowledge that we are free.

There is no formula for success, no formula for being human, no formula for being good, no formula for being happy, no formula for being wealthy.

Yet, as human beings with egos and the “reality bubble” of our times being one of fear and limitation, 
becoming liberated is about freeing oneself from the lies and deception of the society around us, and believing ourselves to be limited and separate.

Despite the English language describing us as “human beings,” it’s very clear something has been lost in translation, for we are judged as human “doings.”

I don’t know about you, my dear readers, but I often judge myself. I am all too aware of my fragility and immanent humanity. I am filled with thoughts filling me up to the brim. Not all are of the positive variety. As a writer and humanist, there’s the stuff I put out there, and then there’s me—me, myself, I. That’s the real me who exists without having to “do” anything. That’s the person beyond the comings, goings and doings.

These thoughts can haunt me, hurt me, persecute me, annoy me. Thoughts swirling around sometimes sound like this, a collection of doubts that scuttle across my mind like a centipede:

How many read that? Did I appear on google searches? Twitter feeds? Did anyone notice me? Does anyone care? Did I get some feedback? Did someone write to me? How many? Why am I doing this if nobody is out there listening? Am I making a difference? Can I even make a difference? What’s the point?

What is holding me back from pure freedom, the freedom to express myself wholly and completely without judgment in the world?

Are we separate—me the person, me the thought, me the reader, me the screen, me the vast abyss of space, me the space between spaces? You and I?

The cult of separation can wreak havoc on people undergoing strain or going through changes, as it can feel like we’ve been cut off from the tribe and hence in crisis mode.

When we feel “lost,” or “lonely” or “sad,” our soul has not gone off track. Our soul is a light, it’s never lost. It’s more likely that we are totally on course and coming closer than ever to personal transformation. We grow more on the edge of our comfort zone.

It’s also inbuilt that if we feel discomfort, we would begin to judge our path as a mistake.

Coming in and out of co-creation and empowerment is what we do as humans.
 In our current evolution, that’s how it is for most people. Certainly not a failing on anyone’s part.

We just want to be natural and authentic and not feeling like we need to “try” to be anything we are not, or feel like we are judged just for being ourselves.

The reality of these times is that money is the chosen currency of control, and there is much evil in its distribution. The limitation we feel is part of our current paradigm.

I believe the time is coming where freedom will be natural and spontaneous and people will be free to follow their soul’s calling.

I believe one day, the world will be ready.

I know I am, when I can escape from those limiting thoughts that follow me around like a spectre.

Even if I am not yet ready to be free, I declare:

I am freeing you to be free.

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Practice:

Mantra:
“I am naked, I am okay.”

Meditation:
Breathing in: “Mys . . .”

Breathing out: “…tery.”

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“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Apple Inc.

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Photo Credits: Image by Pixabay

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You are awesome as you are, and I love you!

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David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer;
and Celebrity Therapist.

Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com

Inquire about arranging a retreat: http://www.mretreat.com

To send a question for Q&A with David, please email David - david@mretreat.com

Transforming Suffering into Love

posted by David G Arenson ND

hafizMany go through times of feeling lost and confused, or just have those off days when they seem to face more inner doubts than normal. You may sometimes even wonder, “what is my purpose?” It’s normal to ask these sort of questions.

Should you be ambitious and aim to reach some sort of high spiritual state of enlightenment or relax and enjoy life by accepting your foibles, while acknowledging that there’s always your next lifetime to come to master all these lessons! Enjoy the moment!

The journey of life is mysterious and filled with moments of crystal-clear clarity and joy, amidst the confusion and suffering.

Throughout your life, you may find yourself asking “How do I cultivate wisdom, and start listening to my inner voice, in the midst of a thousand voices?” Or, “How do I become more enlightened,” “How do I find myself if lost,” How do I find inner peace when suffering?”

It’s natural to have some cravings and addictions to overcome and it’s natural to strive to be more. That’s what our life is about — constantly learning more about ourselves and our role in life, bringing more light to shine on the darkness and knowing that consciousness is always expanding.

In Buddhism, attachment to Vedana (a Sanskrit term referring to sensations or feelings that occur when our internal sense organs come into contact with external sense objects and the associated consciousness) leads to suffering. On the other side, concentrated awareness of Vedana also leads to enlightenment and the end of suffering.

Vedana is crucial to your growth and expansion, wherever you are on the scale or pathway to enlightenment.

All of us are seeking pleasure and an end to pain suffering, and ultimately, “wholeness”. Yet, we get caught up in life’s dramas by judging others and ourselves and crave empty substitutes for living our truth authentically. It is not in denying ourselves that we find a pathway to inner peace; it is in the very experiencing of ourselves that we find authenticity and wholeness. This is the path.

Seeing beyond the veils of illusion reveals our true selves, what is inside—our authentic self. This is always present and always wholly authentically real — I like to call it your “essence.”

The mirror that life presents to us never lies. In our frenetic 21st century lives, it is more important than ever to change what is not working from the inside out—and not look for empty feel-good substitutes for doing the work. When we get out of the way of our ego, we can learn to truly experience love from the inside out as an intrinsic part of all creation—as an intrinsic part of our nature.

The heart is a vessel for love.

When you look within and live from the heart while expecting miracles—watch what unfolds. As Einstein said:

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Heart intelligence goes beyond our traditional comprehension—reopening our childhood imagination. It softens our way of being and brings kindness and compassion to our way of life.

The heart’s vibration extends far beyond our physical bodies. It’s vibration (electro-magnetic field) goes beyond our personal boundaries into the ethers of space; we can feel the energy around us when we attune this sense—often known as the sixth sense.

There is always something for you to learn and heal from—and always more to unfold. Yet, you need to forget your ego…just be still. In silence is found true healing.

Life becomes resistant when you resist what stares you in the face. See the light beyond the bars of separation. All it takes to break down the bars, is an open heart and courage to face the truth.

When we experience love from the inside out as an intrinsic part of all creation, we find our calling – experiencing ourselves as love. This is living our lives authentically. This is living our bliss.

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Photo Credits: Via Flickr

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David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer;
and Celebrity Therapist.

Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com

Inquire about arranging a retreat: http://www.mretreat.com

To send a question for Q&A with David, please email David - david@mretreat.com

6 Ways to Enlightenment

posted by David G Arenson ND

via flickrWhen we get out of the way of our ego, we can learn to truly experience love from the inside out —as an intrinsic part of our nature, and as an intrinsic part of all creation.

When we experience love this way, we find our calling. This is living our lives authentically. This is living our bliss.

Here are six ways to becoming more enlightened:

1. Accept there is no escape from yourself.

You cannot escape: not through drugs, sex, alcohol or junk food. While you may feel like you’ve escaped, the effects will soon wear off. And once again, you’ll find yourself in waiting.

As the Buddha said, “Our life is the creation of our mind.”

2. Find your true identity.

It’s amazing how everything will change when you change. Societal conditioning has misrepresented who you are. So many things in our life have been based on things that aren’t even true.

Keep asking:

Who am I?
Who am I?
Who am I?

3. Consciously reduce your attachment to material comforts.

Be aware that attachment to things outside of you will not lead you to happiness—they’re just an escape from facing yourself in the mirror.

As a society, we have become receptive to media messages about external comforts—non-attachment requires not chasing after these shadows, counterfeits and luxuries. If you find yourself attaching to objects, it may be helpful to repeat this:

I have needs; I am not those needs.
I have desires; I am not those desires.

4. Be the love you’re seeking.

You cannot love another more than you love yourself. Loving yourself leads directly to loving choices for yourself and for others.

Know thyself. Loving yourself gets you to the true source of who you are. This is the start of consciously awakening to who you are. You become your own healer.

Positive self-esteem is an essential foundation that should be installed in your internal software from the earliest age. Without this foundation, people will always seek external methods of validation. Yet, love is always the answer.

5. Stop Resisting.

Since the human body is made up of over 70% water, it’s helpful to meditate on and bring into your awareness the qualities of water. Be open to new beliefs and insights. Take on the qualities of water to soften your alignment. Stop resisting and intend to consciously and unconsciously live effortlessly.

On the deepest level of choice, we are the masterminds of creation.

Surrender to the flow~surrender to your flow.

Water is boundless, effortless, graceful, spontaneous, fluid and always changing. How many of these qualities are you incorporating into your life, so that boundaries disappear and limitations fall? To offer no resistance to life is to be like water.

What are you resisting?

6. Create your life how you want it.

Are you choosing your experience?

Once you realize you’re dreaming, then you have the ability to choose what you dream.

If your life were a story and you were the author, what would you put inside that story, what experiences would you create—who would you be being inside your story?

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These are my top ways of becoming more enlightened, what are yours?

Is becoming more enlightened one of your goals or secret ambitions?

Do you have your own “authentic code of honor” that you live by?

When you follow your own bliss, do you feel enlightened?

 

Are you ashamed of your secret ambitions, ashamed of wanting more money, more power, more sex?

Do you find bliss in unexpected places?

Is enlightenment something you feel when you come into contact with your true nature?

What is your true nature?

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Photo Credits: Image by Sarah Ann Loreth, Via Flickr

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 ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer;
and Celebrity Therapist.

Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com

Inquire about arranging a retreat: http://www.mretreat.com

To send a question for Q&A with David, please email David - david@mretreat.com

Solutions for a World in Crisis

posted by David G Arenson ND

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The state of the world is under serious threat. My hope is that we will come together and turn swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks as per the biblical prophecy.

How will we handle this crisis in the foreseeable future? Our individual, social and political choices stand before us as a test of will.

What is inside reflects exactly the outside. The external mirror reflects what is internal, and the exchange between what is within and what is without is a portal to primary reality.

It is only peace that leads to peace, that encompasses peace, that is the way to peace. It is only by sincerely being peaceful can anyone claim to want peace. Can anyone claim they want peace when launching missiles at their neighbour? Until both sides stop demonizing each other, we will never get peace.

It is a source of sadness and shame that those describing themselves as liberals have taken on issues of great complexity and have sought to paint one side as evil or another side as victims. This is not a mindful approach.

Historically speaking, there has been a racist tendency amongst humankind that is animalistic. Animals will often seek a “scape goat” or prey on weaker animals. It is an animal instinct to be tribal and territorial. So too, people have attacked ethnic minorities, homosexuals, witches and other outsiders. Hitler sought to murder anyone inform, feeble-minded, or mentally ill.

In essence, what we are still seeing is demonisation of one another. There is no way that we can advance as a civilization if we continue to characterize each other as evil. It feeds into the whole cycle of fear, trauma and collective disempowerment.

Crudely speaking, two main political groups have resided over much of the rhetoric in the media, both based on fear and alienation of each other. Neither is awake or awakened as the one system feeds of the other, coming at the expense of the opposition. When one has an enemy, one has a focus outside of the self. One can always blame and use the other as a scapegoat, whilst avoiding self-responsibility and correction. The political structure has placed power and its continuity as its most important goal. A battle for dominance is hence fomented in perpetuity.

Humankind is suffering from collective trauma. Our vitality and sense of self has been taken away from us. What we are seeing is a discharge of energy, which us both terrifying and also liberating. What do we perceive to be negative or positive? Who holds power over us? Are we victims of oppression? Do we have the power to create our reality?

What are our choices now? Will we continue to declare war?

Will we declare war on… war on drugs, war on terrorism, war on cancer, war on alcohol, war on depression, war on immigration, war on communism, war on insects, war on weeds, war on the homeless…(a list that never ends)?

New solutions based on common respect and a genuine goal of peaceful resolution – is the only way forward. The moment we demonize each other, is the moment we declare war on each other, fomenting the seeds for more terror. Hatred and fear only strengthens war, division and the cycle of violence.

If one can imagine that all our thoughts and feelings are known and loved without condition. If one can let go of all judgment and criticism of the self. If one can learn how to love the entirety of one’s self without condition. Then one will know peace.

Dharma is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. It’s all about harnessing our energies and focusing them on that which we wish to achieve.

“I have omnipotence at my command and eternity at my disposal.”
~ Eliphas Lévi

Thoughts grasp one’s energy and consciousness away from the now, away from love, away from silence. This moment is the only true reality. Finding oneself in this eternal now, is the most liberating thing we can ever do as individuals and a society.

The great goal of life is not to win, not to counteract, not to disturb, not to cause another pain, not to speak badly of another, and not so stand in judgment of others. Our goal is simply to love.

May all beings be happy.

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Photo Credits: Sculpture by Yevgeny Vuchetich, 1959, Via Wiki Commons

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 ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher and Energy Healer
Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com

Inquire about arranging a retreat: http://www.mretreat.com

To send a question for Q&A with David, please email David - david@mretreat.com

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