Atma Namaste Everyone!
Today’s Quote: “Practice loving kindness to people and other beings.” -GMCKS
I almost skipped over this quote because it’s ‘too simple’ or ‘too obvious’ and most of you would just go about your day saying, “Yeah, duh…now let me see what the Announcements are.”
But then I thought about it.
Aren’t the most profound truths in life simple to understand yet require a lifetime to master?
Loving-kindness is no different.
As with all virtues we teach in Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, there are many levels of understanding and practicing.
For instance, loving kindness (yang) AND non-injury (yin)….
On a physical level…hugging, kissing, sex AND not hitting
On a verbal level…words of encouragement AND not yelling, swearing, or using harsh words
On a mental level…teaching AND not mentally criticizing and judging
On a spiritual level…blessing all beings with loving kindness and non-injury AND not using subtle energies to manipulate others.
On a financial level…providing food, shelter and resources to sustain and protect life. Think of your parents.
Loving energy is magnetic, attractive, nourishing, trans-mutative and healing.
Remember the line in the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi, “…It is in the giving that we receive…” or “…grant that I may not seek…to love as to love…”
As you give and share love with all people and all beings, you will rapidly receive that back into your life. By loving others, you will be love. By healing others, you will be healed. By consoling others, you will be consoled.
Its interesting how we can look at our lives with pessimism, resentment, anger, and misunderstanding. But if we’re honest with ourselves, we are reaping those negative qualities in our lives because that is what we’ve been planting in the past.
PLANT NEW SEEDS!
Try planting loving kindness with friends, family members, even complete strangers and see what happens.
Loving another person does not deplete you of love, lighting another’s candle does not diminish your own.
So where in your life can you show loving-kindness and non-injury to another person (or being) within the next 24 hours?
Give a call to a friend who’s been struggling.
Give a love letter to your partner letting him/her know you appreciate him/her
Give $10 to a homeless person holding up a sign
Give your child a hug and verbally affirm he/she is loved
Give 3 hours of donated time to a charity you’re passionate about
Give a tutoring session to an inner city kid
Give a scratch to your dog’s belly
Give (fill in the blank)
See how each line requires GIVING with an ACTION?
It is in the GIVING that you receive.
It is in the TAKING that you receive MORE (you can’t get water from an empty well)
Lets love each other more, care for each other more, support each other more…life rocks when you’re sharing, giving, teaching, and blessing!
OM MANI PADME HUM
1. The event this past weekend with Jeffery Combs was a smashing success! We had over 100 people register with awesome feedback afterwards.
2. Master Co is giving a LIVE streaming talk celebrating the Indian holiday Diwali, Festival of Lights, with a lecture and meditation. It’ll be ready tonight at 8:00pm. Check it out!
3. I’m a little late on sending this out, my apologies. This is the Oct Full Moon Meditation with Master Co. The lecture is on Working in Harmony with the Beings of the Inner World, followed by a meditation on Om Mani Padme Hum. I have been doing Full Moon meditations in Pranic Healing for over 10 years and this is one the most powerful ones I have ever attended! I strongly recommend spending some quality time with yourself and this recording.
See ya Sunday!
What: Twin Hearts Meditation
Why: Physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing for you, your family and community.
When: Every Sunday 11:45am to 12:45pm
Where: Downtown Denver YMCA
Facebook Event Page: Here