The old Master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. “How does it taste?” the Master asked. “Awful,” spat the apprentice.The Master chuckled and then asked the young man to take another handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and when the apprentice swirled his handful of salt into the lake, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake. As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?” “Good!” remarked the apprentice. “Do you taste the salt?” asked the Master. “No,” said the young man. The Master sat beside this troubled young man, took his hands, and said, “The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount we taste the ‘pain’ depends on the container we put it into. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things….. Stop being a glass. Become a lake!”
The power to heal from within….
This is a very touching story about the first week of life for twins Brielle and Kyrie born in 1995. Each in their own incubator and one was not expected to live due to breathing problems, heart rate was weak and she seemed to be in distress. A hospital nurse breaking the rules moved the weak twin and placed her in the incubator with the strong twin. When they were put together the stronger of the two embraced the other with what looks to be like a loving hug. Minutes later the twin’s heart beat stabilized and she was no longer in danger of loosing her life.
I sometimes use Ho oponopono when an unwanted thought or memory enters my mind and I don’t want to get stuck in that negative thought pattern. I want to neutralize myself. Ho oponopono was traditionally practiced by healing priests,it is a forgiveness cleansing chant, a hawaiian word which means to correct or make right. Our words and thoughts are made up of energies, we carry them in our human energy field. In order to neutralize these feelings we have to Ho oponopono them. The mantra goes like this -” I am sorry, Forgive me, thank you , I love you. Admitting the fault, asking forgiveness , sending gratitude and unconditional love are all part of the healing process.
“Every event has a purpose and every setback its lesson. I have realized that failure, whether of the personal, professional or even spiritual kind, is essential to personal expansion. It brings inner growth and a whole host of psychic rewards. Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as the teacher that it is.”
― Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
The power to CHOOSE to RESPOND to CHANGE.
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
― William Jennings Bryan
“Through the Wormhole” is a very interesting series of documentaries about science, space and the unknown. The episode “Life After Death” explores consciousness and the mystery of the universe. Morgan Freeman brings to light several theories… What happens to the soul when we die? Does the consciousness live on or does it cease to exist ? Are we all connected by some sort of higher energy unknown to man? Will we one day become one with the divine creator? ….