I went to a talk on this subject last week in Oxford, given by Rose Kelly and came away beaming! I will summarise what Rose talked about and what I learned. The blue bits are my comments. The rest is pretty much what Rose said in her talk.
Do you realise your inner treasures? Ask yourself – what inner treasures do I possess?
For me, mine are my instinct, my intuition, my love – giving to others and to myself and finally my ability to heal others and release their tensions by massage or just talking to them.
With the light of understanding, our mind grows and we gain a broader and deeper understanding – this leads us to become aware of our hidden depths = awareness. You experience a freedom and a sense of expansion when you look at your inner treasures.
You can liberate yourself through your creativity. You can free yourself through your thinking. This is what perception is all about – who am I and what am I doing?
Examining my motivations cultivates my freedom (I love this bit.)
I maybe incarcerated but in my mind, I’m free.
I maybe physically fit but how fit am I in my mind?
I know inside me is the key to unlock the wisdom that is there. Once you tap into this, you feel contented. There is an abundance of love and light there. The more you use, the more you get. The feeling spreads. I feel in tune with myself.
The awareness of the self gets shadowed by all of the stuff going on outside. This leads to a clouding of judgement because it moves me away from my inside.
Meditation is best when you have a restless mind because you actually recognise what you feel.
Don’t be a thorn, be a rose. Ask yourself regularly – am I a rose today or a thorn?
When I start to be happy on the inside, I start to smile from the outside and this starts to spread. You can actually be spiritually contagious! (I love that!)
When you are in a state of aliveness, your eyes sparkle and you smile. When I am so in tune with my inner, nothing can stop that. This is real power – you generate it. It’s not distorted.
Have your inner eye open – be internally focused.
Most of the time, what’s really bothering me has nothing to do with me.
(Gopi Gill taught me this – when you have something bothering you, place it into one of the following categories:
1) is it Gods problem? For example, the weather, climate change, politicians being exposed for swindling money out of the government.
2) is it someone else’s problem – that you have taken on board. For example your friend’s husband is treating her badly, or your mother is trying to coherse you to get married like in my case!! Or…
3) is it your problem? Is it directly affecting you? For example, you have found a lump or you are depressed.
Try and approach any issues with this analogy. If they stem from the first 2 points, you cannot do anything about them. Let them go. Lighten the load on your shoulders and get on with your life. Unfortunately we all take on other people’s stuff and that can bring us down. For the second point, I’m not being callous. I’m saying be there for your others, advise them but acknowledge that this is their problem and only they can find their solution.
Back to the talk….ask yourself – what is my vision like towards me, my family, life, the world?
Become this beam of light and become beyond the pull of anything physical. This bit for me is essential.
Going from a thorn day to a rose day:
Recognise that the thorn is there because I’ve not noticed something in myself. What’s going on? Go inside. Stop pretending there isn’t anything there. Talk to yourself, ask what is it and write down any information you gain.
Then, change your scene, get out of the situation, change your perspective. Get advice. Ask yourself ‘how can I shed light on this situation?’ Expand not Contract. This process shows me where I need to heal.
And that’s it. A great talk on how to Lighten Up Your World.