Spiritual Diary

From Mindful Being towards Mindful Living Course Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 3:49 pm

Spiritual Diary

From Mindful Being Course

What is Spirituality?

Contemplating , a dear friend of mine wrote a few days ago:

"How is it even possible that I grew up without a clue how to share affection, how to handle conflicts, how to understand my feelings and desires, how to express them kindly, how to accept another person's view without immediately taking a position, how to identify and eliminate bias, how to get over possession, envy and jealousy, how to discover and dissect what I really really want... I can call myself educated and successful in terms of knowledge and money, but it must be a glaring failure in terms of being a human being. Learning these skills in my adulthood just doesn't stick. It's too late, my form is mostly done. I can adjust and train and get better, but will it ever become my nature?"

In an attempt to help ALL who wish to start / continue / or improve their jourey towards their highest potential we today share an important  tool known as: Spiritual Diary.

The Spiritual Diary let us focus our energies towards important things in our lives – creativity, virtues, righteousness, inspiring company, motivational books, encounters, eco living, God.

Spiritual diary and divine flow poem by Nuit

The Spiritual Diary beautifully supported my

The Spiritual Diary is within our set of daily tools to stay as a constant reminder of what is truly important and as such is the King of all Tools that help us avoid the horrible time-wasters that keep occupying our hours / days / weeks / months – TV, Computer, Gossiping, Fearful Thinking – that keep us away from spending time within the creative flow.

The spiritual diary is kept every day. This method of self-study and self-observation was included within the teaching of many Spiritual Masters.

We record the time spent in the meaningful and -enriching activities, creative and spiritual practices. Devoting regular time to the  and  is an indication that our curiosity towards Spirit and our relationship with is widening and deepening.

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4 Elements Baby Blessing Ceremony

Spiritual not Religious Gathering from the Tree ofLife Monday 27 November 2017 at 10:10 am

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Four Elements Baby Blessing Ceremony from Tree of Life

  journey into  and  

It all started as a baby blessing ceremony of my two kindred spirits soul-friends. In the middle of the forest, where our camp-site hid, we were greeted by two chameleons mating and we were not dreaming!

Chameleons mating game

We arrived at the campsite overlooking the gorgeous Mediterranean sea surrounded by the endless blue and they were immersed within their mating game. Swaying back and fourth they were dancing. The male extended his neck, lifted his front legs balancing skillfully and swayed on the branch in all possible direction. The male also changed colors making his body a living displays for his female. He was showing his strength, his beauty, his power and we were gathered silently observing the ritual. They did not mind us being there and they left after we finished our fascinated around the tree gathering.

See also - 4 Elements Wedding Ritual from Tree of Life

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Christian Meditation and Mindfulness

Differences between Prayer and Meditation Thursday 16 November 2017 at 09:47 am

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How to meditate Properly

is more-or-less defined as a mental exercise of concentration and contemplation, by either focusing on a single thought (e.g. meditation repeating a mantra), or by following an intuitive imaginative flow that involves relaxing the body, and calming the river of thoughts, with an aim to enter deeper levels of .

St. Teresa of Avila 1515-1582 Christian mystic about meditation

For Mystical Christians meditation is a type of contemplative practice often known as , induced by inspirational readings, and practiced with a form of visualization.

In both Eastern traditions and the Christian tradition the goal of contemplative practices is a closer intimacy with God, Christ, Buddha, Shiva consciousness, or a Guru.

The Mystical Christians would completely agree with the Yoga gurus of our present and past about the benefits of meditation.  

St. Teresa of Avila and Meditation

St. Teresa of Avila a Christian Saint living during the 16th Century wrote about 4 stages towards God and her inspiring words of contemplation very much resemble the description of a Yogi that talks about meditation. She names the four stages to God as:

1. Contemplation and concentration

2. Prayer of quiet or SILENCE

3.  Devotion of UNION or "ecstatic state of blissful peace"

4. Devotion of ECSTASY, where "the body Consciousness disappears".

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