Deepak Chopra – Ten Keys to Happiness In Spirituality – 9-14-14

Written by Deepak Chopra M.D.
https://www.deepakchopra.com/blog/article/4930
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Here are my 10 keys to happiness:
1. Listen to your body’s wisdom, which expresses itself through signals of comfort and discomfort. When choosing a certain behavior, ask your body, “How do you feel about this?” If your body sends a signal of physical or emotional distress, watch out. If your body sends a signal of comfort and eagerness, proceed.

2. Live in the present, for it is the only moment you have. Keep your attention on what is here and now; look for the fullness in every moment.Accept what comes to you totally and completely so that you can appreciate it, learn from it, and then let it go. The present is as it should be. It reflects infinite laws of Nature that have brought you this exact thought, this exact physical response. This moment is as it is because the universe is as it is. Don’t struggle against the infinite scheme of things; instead, be at one with it.

3. Take time to be silent, to meditate, to quiet the internal dialogue. In moments of silence, realize that you are recontacting your source of pure awareness. Pay attention to your inner life so that you can be guided by intuition rather than externally imposed interpretations of what is or isn’t good for you.

4. Relinquish your need for external approval. You alone are the judge of your worth, and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks. There is great freedom in this realization. When you find yourself reacting with anger or opposition to any person or circumstance, realize that you are only struggling with yourself. Putting up resistance is the response of defenses created by old hurts.

5. When you find yourself reacting with anger or opposition to any person or circumstance, realize that you are only struggling with yourself. Putting up resistance is the response of defenses created by old hurts. When you relinquish this anger, you will be healing yourself and cooperating with the flow of the universe.

6. Know that the world “out there” reflects your reality “in here.” The people you react to most strongly, whether with love or hate, are projections of your inner world. What you most hate is what you most deny in yourself. What you most love is what you most wish for in yourself. Use the mirror of relationships to guide your evolution. The goal is total self-knowledge. When you achieve that, what you most want will automatically be there, and what you most dislike will disappear.

7. Shed the burden of judgment – you will feel much lighter. Judgment imposes right and wrong on situations that just are. Everything can be understood and forgiven, but when you judge, you cut off understanding and shut down the process of learning to love. In judging others, you reflect your lack of self-acceptance. Remember that every person you forgive adds to your self-love.

8. Don’t contaminate your body with toxins, either through food, drink, or toxic emotions. Your body is more than a life-support system. It is the vehicle that will carry you on the journey of your evolution. The health of every cell directly contributes to your state of well being, because every cell is a point of awareness within the field of awareness that is you.

9. Replace fear-motivated behavior with love-motivated behavior. Fear is the product of memory, which dwells in the past. Remembering what hurt us before, we direct our energies toward making certain that an old hurt will not repeat itself. But trying to impose the past on the present will never wipe out the threat of being hurt. That happens only when you find the security of your own being, which is love. Motivated by the truth inside you, you can face any threat because your inner strength is invulnerable to fear.

10. Understand that the physical world is just a mirror of a deeper intelligence. Intelligence is the invisible organizer of all matter and energy, and since a portion of this intelligence resides in you, you share in the organizing power of the cosmos. Because you are inseparably linked to everything, you cannot afford to foul the planet’s air and water. But at a deeper level, you cannot afford to live with a toxic mind, because every thought makes an impression on the whole field of intelligence. Living in balance and purity is the highest good for you and the Earth

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Serapis Bey via Julie Miller – Making Time for Happiness – 2-2-15-15

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Making Time for Happiness
February 20 – 27, 2015
received by Julie Miller
February 20, 2015

What does it mean to have a structured lifestyle? Cultivating a more structured lifestyle is the foundation for living life fully and with meaning that provides contentment as the outcome.

How many times dear ones have you muttered, “I wish I had more time today?”

What this could easily indicate is that you lack structure in your life and find it difficult to manage your time. Lacking structure is not taboo, but from what we observe, the dear souls that are disciplined and understand the necessity of good time management have obtained routine and structure that enables them to get the things that matter the most to be done. One of the great motivators of cultivating more structure into your life is happiness.

Those that are more structured in their day-to-day living don’t worry what they can’t get done and are able to sleep fitfully. Of course adding more structure can be described as being a broad term. And depending on your individual needs, you will discover a number of ways that you can achieve greater balance and peace not only in your home, but at your workplace as well.

It is important dear ones to be able to discern if you lack structure. Pay attention to the things you are doing and how many of your goals you have actually met. Take time to explore and to experiment different ideas and ways until you find methods that you can make use of easily every day.

Learn to not do everything at once. Pick and choose what is important by determining what is more crucial and necessary and if something seems to be less important than others, then put it aside.

Don’t fret over what isn’t done right away. Prioritize what is most important to what is least important and stick to your plans. Remember life is not written on stone, there are no exact guidelines one must follow in order to create a life that is satisfying that also provides contentment and happiness.

Life in itself is an experiment, learning why things went wrong, how to make things better, becoming better focused and know what it is you want to achieve personally and spiritually that will have great, positive effects in other areas of life. Remember dear ones, this is your life.

Anyone can advise you, I can advise you through support, God can guide you, but it is you that must take that advice and guidance and turn it into action.

Many people swear that by waking up at least an hour earlier than normal provides an incredible change to one’s life. Starting a little earlier provides you with time to get the little things done that may be normally ignored that later on creates stress.

Giving yourself more time at the start of your day may be hard to do for some folks, but it will reward you by being more awake and positive.

You may be giving yourself more time to pray, meditate, exercise, enjoy early morning solitude as the sun rises; the list is endless at what you can accomplish when you give yourself that extra time in the morning.

As we mentioned earlier, learn what your priorities are and focus on completing what is most important. Don’t add on more tasks when you still have unfinished work or goals.

Simplify your life by simplifying your to-do list. Your life is already filled with stress from the daily challenges that meet you throughout your day, you do deserve to give yourself time to enjoy life and to be productive at the same time.

It may be hard to apply this at work when many things are time sensitive, but even then you know what needs to be done and when and you focus on what is most essential. You can do this for your personal and spiritual quests as well.

Put your attention on the things that would be the best use of your time and most rewarding. Even if you get fewer tasks or goals completed, you will be much happier because you kept things simple.

There is no reason to rush anything when it comes to the development of your Self. No matter how sound someone’s guideline to living a better life may be, it is still just their perception.

Remember everything gets done when it is meant to. You will not reach new heights in consciousness unless you are ready and who deems you to be ready is God.

So slow down, and enjoy life. Stop rushing to do this and that and find a pace that suits you where you can take in more and not miss many of the beautiful gifts God has been sharing with you since you woke for the day.

When you are not working, take the time to enjoy the scenery, even if all your scenery are busy streets filled with people rushing to get somewhere, if possible leave your bus one stop early and walk the rest home, relax when you eat; don’t worry if your food gets cold, learn to savour life in every bite.

Bringing about a more structured and disciplined lifestyle does require patience with yourself and with those around you.

As a parent you understand the necessity of being patient with your children as they grow from babies to adolescents to adults. Patience doesn’t end there. Patience is one of those virtues that is always necessary to maintain but very few succeed at mastering it all the time.

Patience is not just a virtue dear ones it is also an essential skill. The more you practice patience, the happier you’ll be. It may hurt sometimes to bite your lashing tongue back, but you’ll be better for it.

There are so many things you can to that would raise more structure into your life; practicing compassion consistently is one of the most important methods of bringing balance into your life.

For you to practice compassion towards others, first you need to practice compassion with yourself. From your effort of being compassionate towards yourself, you’ll be more empathetic towards others that may be going through a difficult trial or tribulation.

You will come across as kind and understanding. Compassion also can be described as invaluable skill. A skill that is appreciated by all people of all class and creed.

Being able to alleviate other people’s suffering is a great reliever of stress, it humbles you and encourages genuine kindness through your actions.

Actions that are compassionate have a way of encouraging happiness to enter your life more often and affect those closest to you as they are able to feel the warmth of your energy, even if you don’t say a single word.

You know life is hard. You have met many difficult challenges, some were easier to work through while others were very difficult. A great and effective way of moving past challenges of any difficulty is by thinking positively.

It is too easy to follow your negative emotions and to act out with negative words and actions. It takes great inner strength to re-focus your thoughts and to stay on track.

Keeping a few positive affirmations nearby, in your purse, wallet or even on your computer, tablet or cellular phone will help remind you of the healing affects a positive mindset brings.

As you go through life you will find that it is important to set goals, some short term and others long term.

The reason you do this is for planning your life and determining what is most important for you to accomplish in the near or far future. As you determine what your goals are, it is important to review those goals by putting up specific times as checkpoints.

This allows you to see if you have remained on track or if you have become derailed. It also shows you areas where you may have lacked understanding and misunderstood what you needed to do.

Reviewing your goals also helps you to re-prioritize what is important once again, being realistic on what you know you can accomplish. To make any goal a reality, you need to be purely focused on bringing each step into light, by applying your concentrated effort in each step.

It sounds like hard work because it is, but what we have also observed dear ones is, when you want something bad enough, you will do what it takes that fits your own beliefs, sometimes stretching comfort zones that will bring yourself to a successful conclusion.

Adding structure and balance into your life is not some project you can start one day and think to be done by the next. It will take time. Start slow with small steps. Pick up the pace when you see promising results from your current efforts. Don’t begin plans for more than one goal at a time.

It may sound very slow, but learning to focus on just one thing will help you achieve your goals and provide you with the incentive to pick out larger and larger goals as your confidence rises.

When things become a little much and you feel overwhelmed by the tasks of your goal, then slow down, readjust by reviewing your plans. Remember dear ones, there is no need to rush. You have the rest of your life to accomplish the goals that mean the most to you.

And so it is…

I AM Ascended Master, Serapis Bey through Julie Miller

Dalai Lama On Happiness – Walking My Path – Mindful Wanderings in Nature – 2-1-15

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What I know about happiness is this: We are supposed to be happy, and being in the moment gets us there. Being mindful, aware and totally present in each moment is all there is to it. Easy, right?

About 20 or so years ago, I was walking out of, and locking up my house to go have a weekend with some chums out of town. Just then, the phone rang. Ooooh, shoot! Should I go back inside and get it? Maybe it’s one of my chums, so I went back in.  Well, it was this guy I know saying,” I don’t know if you would be interested at all, but I have an extra ticket to see the Dalai Lama in about an hour.” So, I called my friends, told them I’d be late, and went off to hear His Holiness. I had the image of an auditorium with hundreds of people. It was a small room, holding about 40. Wow.

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He came into the room, and walked up onto a little stage, and began to speak. I teared up just seeing him. The sound didn’t work.  We couldn’t hear him. Suddenly, I was having direct eye contact with him, and I can’t even describe the feeling of total and utter blissful love that shot through my whole being. Then his eyes shifted to someone else. The feeling inside stayed with me for a long time. I bet he looked at everyone in the room.  Then suddenly the sound came on, and he said, “People ask me why I am so happy all the time, given all I have been through, losing my country, watching my people get slaughtered in front of me.  It is a choice in every moment.  In every moment is the choice to be happy.  It can be work, but it is always a choice.“ At the end of that sentence, the sound went out again, and didn’t come back on. That was the message we were all meant to hear.

A friend of mine heard him interviewed on TV. One of the questions posed to him was, “what is the happiest moment of your life?”  He thought for a few moments, smiled and said, “Right now. This is my happiest moment.”

We can’t all be as enlightened as the Dalai Lama, but there are ways to go about being happy.

When present in the moment, we are neither stuck in the past, nor anticipating the future.

Many therapists will tell you that you have to dive way into your past and dig up all the skeletons lurking there. In my experience, while being in the present, the past will automatically come up to be healed. Much of what we learned in childhood is unconscious. The outer world, being a reflection of our inner reality, will present us with all the things we haven’t yet worked through, like a mirror. If we can, in the moment, dis-identify with the thought or feeling (ego), and watch ourselves react, we can use mindful self – compassion and self – forgiveness to heal the parts inside that learned whatever it is we are reacting to. Be the watcher, or the witness. Free yourself from your mind. Be the witness to your repetitive thoughts and patterns.  Listen impartially without judgment, without clinging.  Love the child. Embrace the pain. Let it go.

We are responsible for how we choose to respond. Not being identified with the ego takes its power away. Unresolved issues are not bad.  They are a perfect opportunity for Soul growth. You are dealing with the past and dissolving it through the power of your love in the present moment.

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If you don’t face the wounds from past experiences; If you don’t bring the light of your presence into the pain, you will be forced to relive it again and again, in different ways. Grieve. Do the work of healing. Bring wisdom into it, without clinging or judging. Just love. Ram Dass says, “It is a paradox of mindful living that without having embraced the past, we cannot let go of it. “

Listen to your body. It gives us symbolic messages about what needs to be healed. It begins by tugging on our shirt tails, then uses more drastic measures if we don’t listen.

It is easy, when reacting in a way that feels bad – in order to justify our inner state – to put blame on something or someone.  We are inclined to say, “I am upset because…..” I am upset because the world is in chaos.  I am upset because of climate change, and how we are hurting the planet. I am upset because we are losing our ecosystem, and the creatures that need it. I am upset because of something you did. The only real truth in these sentences is “I am.” Just- I am.  These words indicate you are in the present moment. I am. Bring yourself back to the present, by saying, “I am.” Then you are automatically the watcher of your experience, not identified with it.

Events don’t automatically have to make us feel a certain way. The assumption that our feelings are because of something external is inaccurate.

It is easy for me to be in the present moment when I am home. When I look out the window or walk by the creek or in the woods, I see beauty.  Beauty always grounds me in the present, because I am just observing and becoming one with what is. I am not thinking about it or creating some kind of commentary about it, I am just in it.

 

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I can be 100% in the moment when I am in Nature. When I am doing tai chi in it, talking to lizards in it, meditating in it, laughing in it, crying in it, being 8 years old in it, being wise in it, being creative in it.  I am happy, mindful and aware in the moment. I am not “happy because.”  Rather, my state of being is at peace.

The harder part is being happy out in the world. I get upset because…..

I get emails from agencies that support Nature.  There are always horror stories, all beyond my control. The news bums me out. It disturbs my peace.  I am “upset because” of big business greed, or whatever the “because” is.

Ok, what I can do is meditate; do tai chi; put as much love and happiness out there as I can; recycle; volunteer; Love the planet; raise my vibration, pray for the highest good, and then TRUST.  When in the moment, when in the witness, we can bring wisdom into the upset, and heal ourselves. When we heal ourselves, the vibration reverberates all over the world.

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Another way we leave the present is fear of the future. I am afraid of so much. I am afraid of violence; I am afraid of climate change; loss of bees; poisoned water, air, food; the pain of loss; the collapse. I am afraid that I am losing my frogs.  I am afraid of the pain of losing my beavers.  I am afraid BECAUSE of the news and the horrors that are happening everywhere. I am anticipating pain. We don’t need to invite thoughts about the future into our minds before their time.

Inner disturbance isn’t caused by outer experience.  Inner disturbance is projected onto outer experience.  We are the authors of our experience, and not a victims of your autobiography.

“When you are not involved in the upset, you can be clear to address the challenging situation with wisdom, caring and effectiveness.” Ron & Mary Hulnick

This is acceptance of what is.  Addressing the situation with wisdom is not resignation.

“We must be willing to open to all that the moment contains, including that which seems most threatening….to cultivate fearlessness.” Eckhart Tolle

It is what it is.  Fighting reality never works. Let it go.

Be present and aware.

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Gary Z Mcgee – Creative Detachment – Secret to Freedom, Happiness – 11-19-14

let-go-or-be-draggedWritten by Gary Z Mcgee, Fractal Enlightenment, November 18, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/k2nu4cv

“A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.” –Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The universe is both a complicated and a simple thing. As individuals we are interdependent manifestation of the universe, and so we too are both complicated and simple beings. We are complicated in the sense that we have a sense of self (ego), which seems at odds with our sense of connection (soul), and we are simple in the sense that we are aspects of the universe becoming aware of itself.

The key to freedom and happiness lies between these two senses and is found within the creative process. In this article we will discuss the power of healthy creative detachment and inquire as to how it can give us a healthier perception of reality.

Hungarian psychology professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is known for the concept of the “flow” state. Csikszentmihalyi described flow as “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”
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This is the power of the creative process; where we become so completely involved with our art that our ego falls away and we reconnect with the cosmos in an authentic way, and we become aware that we were always connected to the creative forces of the universe. It’s like opening a door labeled “The Great Mystery” that was always there.

We just needed to open it and ecstasy pours in. But, and here’s the rub, we cannot force ourselves through the opening. We have to sink into it. We have to float through it. We have to allow its natural gravity to pull us through. That’s why it’s called “surrendering.” Next to meditation, the creative process is probably the healthiest way to surrender.

When we surrender to the creative process, we are surrendering to life and the creative energies of the interconnected cosmos. Such concepts as “flow” begin to surface, and we free ourselves to become an active agent of the creative universe. A big part of surrendering is letting go of expectation. When we let go of expectation we free ourselves to go in flow with the universe.

When we are attached to an outcome, we expect things to be a certain way. And when it doesn’t happen a certain way, we suffer and we feel dejected. But when we let go of our expectations, we free ourselves to be free. We free ourselves from suffering. Letting go of our ego’s attachment to an outcome, frees us to be vulnerable. It frees us from the illusion of perfection. It frees us to be fallible. It frees us to fail.

But even failure cannot stop us once we’ve abandoned the co-dependent perception of expectation, because even failure is just a stepping stone toward being a more individuated person. Luck then becomes a subsumable concept, an energy that’s relative to our disposition. It’s the difference between being a flexible goal-maker focused on a healthy intention, and an inflexible goal-definer attached to an outcome.

When we are attached to the unfolding of a particular outcome, we cannot be grateful or feel unconditional love or enjoy peace of mind. We are so hung-up on not wanting to be stuck that we end up stuck. When we combine the act of letting go of our expectations with an act of creativity, we become creative microcosms surrendering to a greater creative macrocosm.
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This is what it means to have a healthy creative detachment. And the result can be magical. Like Klaus Joehle said, “The Universe is saying: Allow me to flow through you unrestricted, and you will see the greatest magic you have ever seen.” And it is amazing, euphoric even. The entire universe becomes a fountainhead, pouring through us and into our art.

Creative detachment is courageous creativity. It takes courage to surrender to the artistic process and to allow it to flow. We just have to get out of our own way, and to stiff-arm our egos if need be. To get back to a place where we are free to be like a child at play, immersed completely and totally in what we are doing without the concern of a particular result. Like Shunryu Suzuki said, “We must have beginner’s mind, free from possessing anything, a mind that knows that everything is in flowing change.”

Detachment is more than just a mindset, it’s a lifestyle. In order to be optimally creative, whether it’s painting a portrait, writing a novel, or manifesting the life we want to live, we must be able to detach from the outcome. There’s a battle going on in our brains over logic and creativity. Detaching from the outcome seems illogical and counterintuitive, but it’s necessary to unleash an optimal creative state.

And the satisfaction gained from creating for the sheer love of creating while divorcing ourselves from the need to have it come out perfectly, is invaluable. It frees us to practice our craft more often and to be more and more creative. Detached from an outcome, we focus less on quality and more on quantity, and our art becomes free to go through the natural trial and error process necessary to achieve true quality. The journey is the thing, even with the creative process. And especially with the creative process of manifesting the life we want to live.

At the end of the day, having a healthy creative detachment leads to freedom and happiness exactly because it frees us to be fallible. It frees us to be imperfect. This liberation is the height of ecstasy because we’re no longer hung-up on an ideal; we are instead caught-up in the free flow state of a creative idea. We’re free to flow, in the now, perfectly imperfect with our creative juices flowing and carrying us down the cosmic river that connects us to all things.

http://cultureofawareness.com/2014/11/19/gary-z-mcgee-creative-detachment-the-secret-to-freedom-and-happiness/

 

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Removing Psychological Masks – Unblock Your Happiness, Peace and Love – Lincoln Gergar – Channel Higher Self

 

People wear psychological masks. Our masks hide the emotions we feel to present a false self to others. We suffer deep within. Our thoughts and emotions are painful. Learn why we wear masks and what we can do to remove them.

Our psychological personalities (egos) have many layers. We have our conscious waking thoughts that tell us what we think about ourselves, other people, situations and the world. We have emotions and feelings that energetically express our beliefs about ourselves, other people, situations and the world. Deep within our minds, we have core beliefs. These core beliefs exist at the root of all of our thoughts and emotions. It is with these core beliefs where we find the key to removing all of our suffering.

In this Channel Higher Self video you will be taught about the psychological masks, or layers of thinking, feeling and deep mental content that shape our human experience. Information will help you to understand these parts of yourself and a simple and direct technique will be given to help you change your deepest psychological beliefs. The result is a greater state of psychological freedom — without the suffering and confusion.

Blessings and Love.

Adyashanti – How to be Happy Always

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If your happiness depends on something; you’ll lose your happiness once that ‘something’ is taken away from you. Adyashanti explains Causeless Happiness.

Angelic Guides via Taryn Crimi – Happiness cannot be found Outside of You – It can only be Created from Within – 2-22-14

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Angelic Guides: Happiness Cannot be Found Outside of You, It Can Only be Created from Within, channeled through Taryn Crimi, February 21, 2014 at http://angelicguides.wordpress.com

Today we would like to focus your intention upon the topic of happiness. We watch as so many get dismayed as they chase the elusive feeling of happiness. We will share with you why it is often only moments of short-lived happiness rather than a sustained state of being.

You see many often are in a constant state of chasing happiness rather than learning how to sustain it. Is a constant state of happiness attainable? Indeed, it is well within all of your reaches. But first we would like to share with you our perspective on how happiness can be not only achieved but maintained.

We will start with a bold statement; nothing can make you happy. You must first find the happiness that already exists within you and only then will you find the happiness that you seek. Many are under the impression that if they only accomplish a goal, obtain a particular product, or find the perfect partner, they will surely find the happiness that they seek. But this cannot be so, as everything in your reality is only a mirror of the feelings and vibrations you are pulsing out. It would be similar to expecting the mirror to show a more youthful and vibrant image of you and only then will you feel the youth and vibrancy you seek. The image that the mirror reflects can’t change unless you do.

This analogy may sound humorous to you, but it is what many people do when they are seeking something outside of themselves. Remember that nothing can bring to you something that you are not already in alignment with. No material object, or even another being is capable of bringing to you what you do not already hold within. Many continually seek material abundance and expect that happiness, joy and peace of mind will follow, but this is not so. So why is it that you still feel bursts of happiness when you receive a gift, purchase a new product, meet someone new?

Because your mind believes it will make you happy; only to soon realize that the empty feeling still remains when the “newness” wears off. Only by following your inner joy will it lead you to a place of peace and happiness. Happiness cannot be found, it can only be made. Many often say that it is their lack of abundance that is bringing them misery, but to this we reply, no it is your misery that is bringing you lack.

We do not just refer to material wealth when we speak about abundance. This is only one form of abundance. You can be abundant in health, wealth, friends, love, problems or fears. But we can assure you, you are always abundant in something.

If it is peace you seek, then you must first find it within yourself; only then will you attract more experiences that further elevate your sense of peace. If it is happiness you seek, then you must first find that happiness within yourself. With each goal, accomplishment or purchase you will only find a very short lived emotion, but it will not last. Why is that? Because the ego will always want more; it is driven by the motivation to continue to always want more. But we would like to remind you, that you all have the ability to find the peace and joy you seek right now, in this very moment.

You see each emotion that you have is a choice. You may wonder, why then would I choose to be sad, angry, or discontent? To this we reply, you tell us. You react based on the beliefs and expectations that you have in any given situation. The expectations that you set for yourself are intrinsically tied together with your overall reaction and perspective to each circumstance that you witness. Nothing can take away your happiness, your joy, your inner peace but you.

We realize that negative emotions and feelings are never the conscious desire, but rather it is the beliefs and expectations that have then required and allowed for a negative reaction. Many look to the future to bring to them the peace and happiness they seek. “I’ll be happy when, or I’ll find the peace of mind if”. But the future is determined by the choices you make in the now. How can you expect to create something different than what you have, if you do not change what you do in the now?

Maintain the joy and peace that you seek in this present moment, and you will surely attract more situations that will continue to please you; to give your focus to your fears, concerns, and worries will only bring to you more to be worried about. Remember if you are worrying, you are focused on the future, if you are regretful you are focused on the past, only by being fully present in the moment can you find the inner peace and happiness that you seek.

To choose to be happy is a conscious decision that every one of you can make regardless of the circumstances that have manifested in your reality up until this point. Those experiences were created by the thoughts and beliefs you had. What you create from this point on is determined by the thoughts and choices you make in the now. You can change your state of mind and therefore your vibration immediately, and when you do your reality will shift. It must, as it can only bring to you that which you resonate with.

The elusive peace of mind that so many seek has been held within the entire time, though they have looked everywhere else they could think of in order to fill that void they felt deep within. But we are here to remind you, that you cannot find peace outside of you, peace, joy, and happiness comes from within. There are no souls that are not capable of maintaining this state of being, each of you can make the choice right now to feel the joy that you seek in this now moment. There is no other time than this now moment. The future is an illusion that is kept alive by the belief in linear time. There will always only be the present moment.

When each of you detach from the stress and worry that you feel for the impending experiences of tomorrow, and the regrets of the past and truly assess this exact moment you can then determine what you really feel at this now moment. Do you have all that you need in this exact moment? Do you have the air, shelter, and water that your body needs in this exact moment?

If you are not happy with what you have in this now moment, no amount of money, people, friendships, or material objects will change that. But we can assure you that if you change your vibration in this now moment you will attract what you seek.

To try and create joy, peace and happiness outside of yourself, is to try and manifest backwards. To seek peace, joy and happiness in the future will always dangle the proverbial carrot just a few inches out of your reach. The reason why happiness seems so be so fleeting is not because of the circumstances that surround you, but rather because it is something you are trying to find rather than create. Please take a moment to really understand what we have just shared as it is the key to maintaining happiness and peace as long as you desire.

We hope that we have served you in some way and that you found our message to be helpful.

In love and light, we are your Angelic Guides

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Matthieu Ricard – The Habits of Happiness – TED Talks

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http://www.ted.com What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard has devoted his life to these questions, and his answer is influenced by his faith as well as by his scientific turn of mind: We can train our minds in habits of happiness. Interwoven with his talk are stunning photographs of the Himalayas and of his spiritual community.

Abraham Hicks – Happy Under All Conditions

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Extracted from: Long Beach 02/11/2012. I was there, It was a wonderful workshop.

Check out the music-free version: http://youtu.be/eLcMyMzhojA

All recorded and printed Abraham-Hicks materials are copyrighted by Jerry and Esther Hicks. For more information on Abraham, Esther & Jerry Hicks please go to their website: http://www.abraham-hicks.com

Ryan Farish – Sea Of You / Beautiful (Mixed with waves sound)

Thank you all for watching my videos and your lovely comments!!!
Much love and appreciation to ALL!!! ♥¸.•¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨♥ 😉

TED Talks – Jill Vialet – What Play Can Teach Us

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Jill Vialet believes that playing is essential to human development, and addresses significant education reform issues by encouraging greater creativity and problem-solving skills. This approach, she says, creates learning environments where kids feel safer, more engaged and more connected. Jill launched Playworks in 1996 in Berkeley, California. In 2012, Playworks will be bringing play and physical activities to 350 low-income, urban elementary schools in 23 cities, including Albuquerque.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

EPHEMERAL MISTS – Awakening Spirits – PEYOTE Mix

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Psy Ambient …Excellent track !!
Altar records 2011

Unconditional Divine Love

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Music and Visuals to connect to Divine Love and Open Your Heart. Go to http://www.SoundHealingCenter.com/music.html to purchase versions of song. It’s on the Nutri-Energetics “Body Field Sound Healing” CD. A rock version is on the “Unconditional Love” CD. A 1/2 speed version is on “Unconditional Divine Peace.”

The Road to Happiness by Mac Anderson and BJ Gallagher

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This movie, based on our book by the same title, will reveal simple secrets to a happy life.

 

Bashar – Being YOU

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Baby as Art | Newborn photography by newborn photographers Carrie Sandoval and Brittany Woodall

See more original and inspirational baby photography by southern california newborn photographers, Carrie Sandoval and Brittany Woodall at http://www.babyasart.com

Kitaro – Chinese Bamboo Flute

Basho Matsuo

An old silent pond…

A frog jumps into the pond,

splash! Silence again.

Yosa Buson

A summer river being crossed

how pleasing

with sandals in my hands!

Natsume Soseki

Over the wintry

forest, winds howl in  rage

with no leaves to blow.

THRIVE Theme Song

Introduction to “The Code” – Foster Gamble

3rd Dimensional Shift

#rd Dimensional Shift

The Shift Is Up To Us

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Waking Times

To address the media hype around Dec 21, 2012, it will be important for us to hold a positive energy and convey an optimistic message. We really don’t need to repeat the fear that Y2K created. To that end, we would like to emphasize that there is a shift occurring, but how that shift plays out is up to us. The emotions and intent we send out into the universe will either maintain or transform our frequency, and thus our vibration. Which earth would like to be a part of?

The galactic energies of 2012 are stronger than ever. They started to arrive almost three decades ago. It is a continuum of energy that we are in and it won’t just take place on Dec. 21, 2012. The decreasing magnetics of the planet, along with increased solar flares, have already been impacting our consciousness, global warming, and Earth changes. We have witnessed the dismantling of structures that no longer work such as Wall Street and the Berlin Wall.

From a spiritual perspective, this time is associated with the co-creation of New Earth which has been happening over the last several years. There will not be a marked delineation of Old World / New World on the planet, but rather a spectrum of energies. Some countries will carry more Old World energy and others will have more New Earth energy. Some will be more receptive to the infusion of light and some will remain in the dark. Within our cities there will be pockets of light; even within our neighbourhoods there will be folks of the Old World and those who carry the vibrational signature of this time onto 2013.

Within yourself, you will have parts, sub-personalities or archetypes that have ascended to the New Earth, and others which will live in Old World energies. Some aspects of yourself may still be influenced by the negative ego or resist transformation. These energies will co-exist within you, and for those on a spiritual path the balance will definitely favour the resonances of the New World. In this sense, the microcosm always mirrors the macrocosm. This is not an all-or-nothing event. We are in the process of being reborn as the Sacred Human as we acquire more light. The esoterics say a gradual transition from Homo Sapien to Homoluminescent will occur. It can only occur through a deeper intellegence and collective consciousness.

Collective Consciousness

Collective consciousness is a mode of awareness that emerges at the first transpersonal stage of consciousness, when our identities expand beyond our egos. A crucial capacity that accompanies this awareness is the ability to intuitively sense and work with the interactions between our and others’ energy fields, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. For example, just as Gene Rodenberry imagined a future where Star Trek’s Spock could “mind meld” with others, more of us are now becoming aware of our capacity not only to intuit each other’s thoughts and emotions, but also to consciously think and create together without communicating through our five senses.

Collective Psychosis

C. G. Jung, the great doctor of the soul and one of the most inspired psychologists of the twentieth century, had incredible insight into what is currently playing out, both individually and collectively, in our modern-day world. Jung never tired of warning that the greatest danger that faces humanity is to unwittingly fall into our unconscious en masse such that we become instruments for a psychic epidemic to wreak havoc in the world, just like we see today

Jung writes that psychic epidemics “… are infinitely more devastating than the worst of natural catastrophes. The supreme danger which threatens individuals as well as whole nations is a psychic danger.” We are in the midst of a collective psychosis that has become so normalized that very few people are even talking about it, which is itself an expression of our collective madness.

How things actually turn out depends upon how consciousness responds to the situation. During a collective manifestation of the unconscious, the great danger is a mass movement where millions, or even billions of people fall into their unconscious together, igniting a psychic epidemic which spawns an apocalyptic war that ravages life on earth and destroys the biosphere of the planet. To quote Jung, “the unconscious works sometimes with most amazing cunning, arranging certain fatal situations, fatal experiences, which make people wake up.” Catastrophe can only be avoided if enough people wake up to what is being revealed to us as we act out the unconscious, and then connect with each other so as to de-activate, assimilate, and transform the potentially deleterious effects of the activated daemon. We can then, under the guidance of the Self, our intrinsic wholeness, help each other to usher in a new era of sustainable peace, understanding and mutual co-operation. Our very continued existence as a species on this beautiful planet depends upon this realization.

Blessings in Drag

When we become taken over by the unconscious, to quote Jung, “… the unconscious in large measure ousts and supplants the function of the conscious mind. The unconscious usurps the reality function and substitutes its own reality. Unconscious thoughts…manifest themselves in senseless, unshakable judgments upheld in the face of reality.” When we find ourselves ignoring factual evidence and holding a “magical” belief that we rationally know not to be true, we are under a spell, being “driven” by the unconscious, which is at that point in the driver’s seat. The psychic factors which make possession possible are suggestibility, lack of critical discernment, unwillingness or inability to self-reflect, fearfulness, propensity to superstition and prejudice. The contents that take us over when we are possessed by the unconscious appear as phobias, exaggerated affects, peculiar convictions, idiosyncrasies, stubborn plans, compulsions and obsessions, all of which are not open for discussion or correction.

We must realize that every moment of our experience is inseparable from our own consciousness, which is to recognize the fluid, non-objective and thus, “dreamlike nature” of reality. Just like figures in a dream, the way we observe the world literally evokes the very world we are observing. This means that it is through our awareness itself that we can intervene in the underlying matrix of creation and find the leverage point where we can change the waking dream we are having, which is “evolution-in-action.” Interestingly, we wouldn’t have woken up and had this realization without the antagonistic co-operation of other forces that are secretly allies in disguise, catalysts of consciousness appearing as adversaries, blessings in drag.

Duality to Oneness

As we connect to higher realms of consciousness, we move beyond the existence of a polarized world where things are only black or white, good or evil, and instead we experience a continuum of energies. To transcend our duality, we need to move to a state of unconditional love and non-judgment of our self and others. For our planet, we will overcome duality with the archetypal blending of the Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine.

Karma and Ego

When we are living in higher dimensional energies, the law of cause-and-effect or karma takes a back seat to the law of attraction. The magical process of synchronicity guides the art of co-creation and manifestation. If we are creating from a conscious, enlightened part then our results will be magical, and without the burden of unfinished business and painful lessons. We are learning how to manifest from light, love and joy.

If we are creating from an unconscious part, then karmic lessons and transforming shadow will be involved. Due to our wounding and the resistance of the negative ego, our lessons may be challenging and painful. But there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Once we transform our darkness, that aspect moves into light.

We are not trying to kill or annihilate the ego. The ego should be the willing servant of our soul. We want to be soul-guided as opposed to ego driven. The egoic selves are transformed through the process of love, pain and suffering. Love moves us beyond narcissistic self-absorption. The higher purpose of suffering that coincides with difficult lessons is the transmutation of the ego. With the loss of the egoic selves comes a void and emptiness. Replenish this void with the higher octave emotions such as love, gratitude, joy, and energies currently present as we approach 2013.

Descending Heavenly Energies

The current alignment we are experiencing through the process of transformation enables us to bring more sacred, heavenly energies to Earth. They move down to us, allowing us to connect more consistently with Source energy. We don’t need to die and “go up” to experience facets of heaven on Earth.

We are meant to rejoice in these divine vibrations, celebrate the rebirth of Paradise within, and create beauty and harmony in our lives. Let’s remember this is not a polarized experience, but one that lies on an array of frequencies. We will still have bad days. We can slide up and down this spectrum based on what level of consciousness we are coming from.

As messengers of these energies, we don’t need to convert others, but through role modelling, a ripple effect will occur. Those who are ready but not there yet will be magnetized to this higher energy through the law of attraction and synchronicity. These are indeed exciting times to be living and at times they are tumultuous. Remember, this event only happens every 26,000 years. Aren’t you glad you showed up for it!

In conclusion, then, it is of the highest importance for our individual and collective flourishing to appreciate the importance of global consciousness and spirituality in opening deeper access to our encounter with Reality. There is more to Reality than any one cultural, religious or disciplinary narrative. And awakening the global lens, the global heart and mind has been a perennial concern of our great spiritual traditions through the ages. Our future now depends on making this shift together.

The Age of Aquarius

Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In’ by The Fifth Dimension, was a hit song in the sixties, with very intuitive lyrics, that carry great symbolism & significance in the times now at hand.

Your goal in life is NOT to be happy

This video is one of the reasons why people end up incarnating back to this 3D experience. Upon death, you go thru levels of progression in the afterlife. On one of these levels, you’ll judge your life experiences. When people see that they wasted their life doing mundane things, like watching too much TV, they’ll decide to come back and do it again, the right way. They’ll try to remember this lesson in their next life, but it often escapes them.

It’s ALL about the experience.

by Gregg Prescott, M.S. The biggest hurdles are the ones we learn the most from (EXPERIENCES!!!) That’s what life’s all about, that’s why we’re HERE! The good, the bad, the ugly are all experiences that we’ll bring back to Source. Happiness is an emotion, it’s not a goal. Happiness is the result of experiencing life. Live life, my friends!

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