Most Powerful Prayer in the Universe

Ever thought what the most powerful words ever strung together in a sentence may be? This prayer you will see down below, in it’s naked and true form, may be just that combination. The good news is that everyone is invited, just as they are, no terms and conditions, to go ahead and use these powerful Aramaic words of Christ in their prayer lives to change their lives profoundly, for the better. Regardless of race, religion, background or belief. Pray these powerful Aramaic words to change your life. It has been used for centuries to connect deeply to the Divine. The Aramaic prayer you’re about to hear was uttered by Christ 2000 years ago, may just be the most powerful and comprehensive prayer we can make.

The good news is that it is available to everyone at anytime, and at any place. It comes without limits and is free, divine and inspired communication with everything That exists. God is after all That. He said I am that I am. What doesn’t that include? It includes the sinner and the saint. The ignorant and the wise. The gracious and the garrulous. Prayer is something that a group of people tried to keep exclusively for themselves. Who can blame them. The power of prayer in all probability supersedes all other powers we are capable of. It outdoes meditation, rises about fear and darkness. It casts out your demons and has historically be known to precede almost all miracles that have ever taken place.

Many people today don’t know how to pray because they have never been part if the right club and felt somehow excluded. They were never baptised, or confirmed, or initiated. Others have lost faith in the art of living a prayerful life because of what they witnessed in churches and individuals when growing up. Prayer is oftentimes a discourse and art form that people return to at some point in their lives. When they do they have described life changing occurrences. From deep senses of inner connection, to having synchronicity show up in their lives. I especially love the inclusivity of these words.

Our father, doesn’t need much translation or understanding. Yet, groups of people for centuries have tried to keep it as their prayer, not our prayer. As a modern day mystic Christian myself, I know the horrors of what “it’s mine and not yours” has created over the centuries. Yet Jesus Himself sat with thieves and outcasts and sinners more than those who thought they were saints. Perhaps the more humble are the former group in hindsight and therefore dare we say the more Godly in some ways? Whether you are religious or not, Hindu or Hedonist, believer or sceptic know the inclusivity of these words is non-negotiable. You’re invited and as worthy as the next chap to benefit from the profound connection to all things that you want, need, pray and wish for. God is good, and this prayer seems to speak directly to that Goodness. #prayer #godisgood #faith Most religions, sciences and philosophies agree that if there was an evil energy, a serpent or a devil, it would want to deceive you. If you had the imago Dei, or image of Good within you, it would perhaps try and make you not see it, never mind believe it. At the moment in the world their is a growing awareness, and inclusiveness and togetherness that is coming into being like a hurricane. We are more accepting of each other than we have ever been. Wars are few, food is a plenty and love is abound. Perhaps a part of why the Light seems to be prevailing so much is because of this prayer and others like it from other religions, philosophies, sciences and faiths?

What we do know is that these words are more powerful than ever before, and if we get it right this time, and really do include our kaleidoscope of neighbours and particularly God, the Creator of all ‘That’ is in our lives then Heaven, joy, nirvana and peace and love can be daily experiences for all of us, each and everyday. But rather listen to the words for yourself and let their inclusive and loving invitation touch you deeply. Each line is a Divine connection that covers every single need a human being having a spiritual experience may need in their lifetime. Like God, the prayer leaves absolutely nothing or no one out! Benedizioni and Namaskaram

THE MOST POWERFUL PRAYER IN THE UNIVERSE

“Oh Thou, from whom the breath of life comes

Who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration.

May Your light be experienced in my utmost holiest.Your Heavenly Domain approaches.

Let Your will come true – in the universe (all that vibrates) just as on earth (that is material and dense).

Give us wisdom (understanding, assistance) for our daily need

Detach the fetters of faults that bind us, (karma) like we let go the guilt of others.

Let us not be lost in superficial things (materialism, common temptations), but let us be freed from that what keeps us off from our true purpose.

From You comes the all-working will, the lively strength to act, the song that beautifies all and renews itself from age to age.

Sealed in trust, faith and truth. (I confirm with my entire being)

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Why you need shame to be happy

There is an old saying which states that the truth shall set you free. Without the truth, you can’t live life in reality, in a manner that will bring you peace, happiness, hope and joy. But most of us naturally try and shy away from what we call our negative feelings like shame, low self esteem. In fact we numb them as best as we can. But there is one major problem with our attempts at doing this. You can’t selectively numb your feelings!

When perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun, and fear is that annoying backseat driver.

Understanding our feelings is no easy task.  Most of us have felt the burden of shame at one time or another.  Some of us may have been dishonest about our feelings – to ourselves and others – for fear we would be found out or others would know too much.  Hurtful feelings frequently surface in healing therapy, and when we hurt, we feel bad.  Words like miserable or sad can describe these hurtful feelings.  Sometimes we not only feel bad, we believe we are bad.  We not only hurt, we also believe something is wrong not only with our use of emotional escapes, but with the core of who we are. We feel something is lacking – we feel inadequate and empty.

That pervasive psychological feeling of chronic emptiness is often shame. The void is deepened by self-reproach and a constant longing to be filled. “So don’t hide from yourself, says Mark L Lockwood…You will hide both the good and the bad without even knowing you are doing it….you are on a journey to find reality, and thus an authentic self that will experience reality. You need more than your intellect, you need a body, mind, soul, emotions and your sacred, spiritual self as well”.

Where does shame come from?

For most of us, shame has its roots in our childhood.  Emotional problems run in families, and many of us were raised in unhealthy families that did not function well at meeting our emotional, and sometimes our physical, needs.  When parents are chronically depressed or overwhelmed in their struggle with an alcohol or other drug dependency for example, they are often unable to meet the emotional needs of their children.  When children do not get their emotional needs met, they often feel shame.

Shame is fostered when a child’s emotional needs are not met, when that child is not allowed to grow as a valuable person free to explore personal strengths, test individual limits, and embrace himself or herself emotionally.

A nurturing family naturally provides for each member’s emotional needs.  Children are accepted for who they are; they are cared for and respected.  The individuality of family members is maintained.  Parents are free to be adults, and children are free to be children.

Shame grows when children and adolescents feel abandoned or neglected, when they are not given adequate care to grow and develop and to value themselves as worthwhile people.  These children and adolescents often mature with deeply entrenched beliefs of inadequacy and worthlessness.

Inadequate nurturing during childhood can take a number of different forms.  For some of us it was blatant:

  • being hit, pushed or slapped
  • being coerced into sexual behaviour
  • being abandoned for days at a time

For many of us, it was subtle and pervasive:

  • being compared with high-achieving brothers and sisters
  • being subjected to derogatory remarks about our masculinity or femininity
  • being criticized about our ability to achieve or make it on our own
  • being criticized about our appearance or weight
  • being constantly reminded of mistakes we made
  • being threatened that we would turn out just like our “no-good drunken father”

People raised with inadequate nurturing often learn to be vigilant around others lest someone else discovers their feelings of inadequacy.  They may feel a need to hide themselves, their emotions, and their thoughts.  It becomes important to them to keep secrets, to resist discovery, to avoid making mistakes.  Mistakes are seen as the ultimate evidence of worthlessness.  A mistake is not viewed as an isolated event, but it is generalised to describe the entire self: I am a mistake.  My shame means that I not only feel bad, but that I believe I am bad, inadequate and flawed.

This sort of law of attraction styled reasoning promotes a vicious cycle where children who aren’t valued often mature to adulthood believing they are not valuable.  To hide their feelings of worthlessness, they develop a rigid defence system.  No one is to find out about them.  Hints of inadequacy are cautiously guarded.  They deny and distrust their emotions and no longer freely express their feelings, show affection, or feel comfortable with their sexuality.  Chronic unhappiness, apathy, and anticipation of being found out take the place of feelings of trust and sharing.

In the end we have to work through all of these feelings. even if we don’t want too. Life gives exams and seems to insist that we grow through our pain in our pursuit of happiness. TO really be peaceful, joyful and ecstatic even, know that shame is on of those backseat drivers that is getting you there. It will push you to grow. And when you grow, you can transform your life, the lives of others and then the world itself. Don’t Stay Stuck ! You CAN heal your life. Gassho and Blessings.

Mark L Lockwood

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Peace is your new Secret Superpower

Learn how to unlock the Power of Peace in your life

Peace is a superpower. It might just be the answer to healing our addicted, depressed and anxious brains. Brains that are super-stressed out. Brains that have become lost, running on virtual automatic. When our lives feel out of control you can learn how to unlock the power of peace in your life.

When our brains become reactive we loose peace quickly.

When a baby is born he or she becomes hungry. Then the baby is fed and in this state then becomes peaceful. This process was all about survival for us. Today the memory remains. We are always searching for peaceful states. Rest from the chaos. Just think about it. You come home from a long, hard day at work. You’re tired and worn out. You put your feet up. Pour a drink and take a deep breath as you soak in the sounds of soothing tunes that relax you. A real Ahhhh moment.

But the real motivational magic comes when we start to understand how profoundly potent the abundance of peace is to our mind. Your mind lustfully and blissfully seeks it at every turn, and in every moment. It wants to get the job done sure, it helps you give life and the tasks at hand all you’ve got, but then, it seeks the reward of returning to a peaceful state. This is the minds idea of success and victory that you will discover as you learn how to unlock the power of peace in your life. The power of peace is what makes the significant efforts worthwhile.

Not being aware of what your mind is seeking continually can lead to all sorts of problems. We get stressed and guzzle on bags of chips and soda’s. We drink alcohol, take pills and puffs. We do whatever it takes to get the powerful feeling of peace back into our bodies, minds and souls. We can find no happiness until peace courses through our veins.

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On the flip side look at why a person becomes addicted to finding peace and bliss through food, substances and gambling for example. That feeling of contentment is so powerful it can direct your life down a path of destruction in a snap – without many of us even being aware it is happening until it’s too late. Peace comes from the Latin word ‘Pax’ which for the Romans translated into a cessation of hostilities.

Finding healthy ways to how to unlock the power of peace in your life and satisfy your innate and powerful need to return to peace can change your life in a short space of time! Becoming a witness to the cycle of reactivity and then peace is how we begin to effect change.

Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful – Jesus Christ, called the Prince of Peace. Our Jewish heritage also sheds much wisdom on the power of peace. Shalom meaning peace, also encompasses much of the beauty of life. The peace of Shalom also translates to feelings our natural states of harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility. In fact “peace” is oftentimes defined as the condition of life that should be. So imagine right now what living a life of abundant peace would look like, as you ditch all the drama, judgement and anger for everything else in the world that you may not fully know or understand.

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Not letting your heart be troubled and fearful is exactly how our minds go straight into survival modes on impulse. We become reactive and angry in a heartbeat. But the problem with this is that each time we let go of peace, there are emotional and psychological consequences. The struggle to find homeostasis and peace will happen at any cost, through healthy or unhealthy avenues, whichever are most available. Leaving a mind in search of peace we become victims of natural circumstances. Victims of our own subconscious minds.

So how to unlock the power of peace in your life and how to choose peace, consciously and with purpose and directed intention is a fast track to getting out of depression or anxiety ruts. Anxiety is a rush of energy that is so scared of not finding peace that it believes it will die without an immediate hot of it. Training the mind to know peace will be achieved through meditation, yoga, exercise of other mindful exercises is not only the key to breaking cycles of depression and unhealthy habits. It is also the doorway that we need to walk through to living a spiritual life of abundance in all areas of our lives. Lead yourself into the abundance of peace though awareness, acceptance and then new actions. That’s how we make powerful and sustainable change occur!

WIN THE WAR INSIDE YOUR BRAIN

Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you. Know that emotional reactive thoughts weaken you, generally speaking. Today, start to shift away from thoughts that weaken you. Judgement, competition, winning and control are thoughts that weaken you. On the other hand, gratitude, kindness, and acceptance of reality exactly the way it is are guaranteed elixirs that WILL bring you all the healthy peace you need to live a good, balanced life. So, learn to listen to the war raging inside your head. Become your own witness and observer. Your brain is actually waging a war on itself to return to peace. We go bomb our enemies in the hope of finding peace from it. We drink, eat, procreate, exercise, compete and strive for success all in order to achieve what we think will be a peaceful state in the future. Make no mistake as you learn how to unlock the power of peace in your life, your are ‘being done’ by your brain.

Magnetoencephalography or MEG scanning allows us to see realtime actual moving pictures of your brains activity. In it’s most basic form you have a front and back brain and a left and right brain. Fight or flight reflect one half and the other is dominated by creativity and self actualization. Your left brain and the rear or back of your brain produce attack, judgement and survival thoughts in lightening speed. Your right and front brain segments produce peace and a giving nature, as well as creativity and healthy spontaneity, adventure and empathy.

Yes. It is just like yin and yang, night and day or good and bad. The brain works with opposites, just like everything else in the universe does. If we can learn anything from Buddhist and spiritual teachings it is to treat the middle ground between these two neurological giants. We can think of them as two rivers of life on each side of our brain. In this universe there is always an opposite to consider and perhaps choose at every turn to we take. So amid the chaos of life, as we become more aware, awake and conscious of these two sides to everything we can start to choose, as a witness or observer the side of life we would like to live. So purposefully remember to imagine Peace and not war.

Visualizeorder and not chaos. Choose life and not death. Now as you do that imagine for a moment The Peace of Wild Things, peace that goes beyond all our mental understanding which is explained so beautifully in the poem by Wendell Berry, which goes like this:

When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their lives with forethought

of grief. I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day-blind stars

waiting with their light. For a time

I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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Finally, as you learn how to unlock the power of peace in your life, when you become purposely peaceful and begin to harness the power of peace, you will float through the chaos and order of life between these two raging rivers. Balance is key in all things, including your neuro-chemistry. So, I wish you the blessings, as Christ offered you of Peace that goes beyond well beyond all understanding that your mind can give you.  Namaste and Shalom.

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How to set a New Years Resolution

Setting a New Year’s Resolution, or 10 New Year’s resolutions for that matter may be the most important thing you do all year. Power means action. Without action you get very little of what you want and need. The reason why we don’t set New Year’s Resolutions is because it immediately makes us accountable. Learning how to set a New Years Resolution makes us sets parameters that hold us accountable to success or failure. Learning how to set a New Year’s Resolution for yourself that works in 2020 can be nothing short of life changing. Imagine ditching the anxiety, the depression and the addictions or bad habits once and for all? It is more than possible when you become resolute with your thinking, feelings and actions.

Discover how to set up day-to-day goals for yourself, and then resolve to begin living with present moment awareness for the rest of your life. Resolving to live your life one day at a time and on purpose, can literally change everything. Moving towards goalposts that really matter is the shortest route towards living a self fulfilled life where you can find peace, happiness and purpose in doing the things you do. Remember that with God, all things are possible. That leaves nothing out at all. So aim carefully for the stars, no more waling in the dark, and hoping for the best. Be focused, intentional and resolute about what you want and where you are going this year. Lao Tzu said “When you correct your mind, everything else will fall into place.” Conscious awareness and focus are the key to creating the life you want this year. Specific, measurable, realistically achievable and time-bound resolutions are far more likely to succeed than wishy-washy maybe’s. Spend an hour on your resolutions for 2020. Get quiet and be specific. Write them down for clarity and treat the finished product like a personal contract you have with yourself.

Pin your resolutions somewhere you can see them everyday and begin to include them in your meditation, contemplation and prayer time. Keep them top of mind while you do your yoga and daily exercises. Operating without goals and objectives oftentimes leaves us confused, lost and feeling frustrated that we can’t seem to find our way to where we need to be as easily as other people seem to do it.

Resolutions give us clear personal contracts to operate from. They let us know what is and is not acceptably productive behavior. Clearly defined ideas on how to set a New Years resolutions help us to instantly see where we are operating successfully and where we are not. Just thinking about the positive things you want to attract in your life is not enough to get them to manifest for you. You need daily action steps that will lead you somewhere. Either towards what you know you want and need for yourself and the people you love, or we can drift away into timeless oblivion as we set and reset our intentions in our heads without ever applying the daily deeds necessary for success. Learning how to set a New Years Resolution can make all the difference to a life that was once lead by mere chance.

This is your year! Be resolute about how you want to achieve what you need to. Keep your spiritual needs of growth and contribution in mind as you start to connect with the world in a new, powerful way. The quality of being determined or resolute sets the power of intention and the laws of attraction into motion instantly. When you are clear about your questions, the answers speed there way back to you in the same manner. It is non-clarity and confusion about what we need and want that leads us around in circles.

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. – G.K. Chesterton

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7 Steps to Transform Your Life

Transforming your life involves going beyond the way you live, co-creating a better life for yourself, and changing the way you live. You do this by using your thoughts, visualization, words, faith, actions, or a combination of them. By Dr. Nella Ann Roberts, an excerpt from Transform Your Life: 7 Steps to a Better Life.

Many people want to change some aspect of their lives. Others prefer to transform their lives by making significant, lasting changes. We run a 12 week course in personal transformation here.

7 Steps to Transform Your Life involves training yourself with belief and going beyond the way you live, co-creating a better life for yourself with self love, and changing the way you live and your entire belief system. You do this, seeking ultimate success,  by using your thoughts, visualization, words, faith, actions, or a combination of them. You use them to change some of what is happening within you and in your life, to co-create what you truly desire, and to live differently.

This training process of using 7 Steps to Transform Your Life begins from within and results in significant changes in you and your life. As you change, your life will also change. You will have a better life. Your better life can be your best life ever — the life of your dreams. If you are going through a major challenge or several challenges, they may seem to go on forever, but as day always follows night, so too your breakthrough will follow your challenges if you follow some of the advice presented:

Embrace your Darkness and Suffering to Heal

  1. Build and maintain a strong burning desire

Desire is the driving force that propels us to achieve our goals. If you are serious about transforming your life, you can set this as one of your major goals. However, to achieve this goal, you must have a strong desire that is like a fire lit within you and you must maintain this strong desire until your life is transformed.

  1. Engage in transformative learning

Transformative learning is about changing how you think and the thoughts you think along with your beliefs. It involves training and changing your perspective and acting from a new, more empowering, self love styled perspective. As the apostle Paul noted, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Rom. 12:2) Transformative learning is one of the best ways to renew your mind and transform your life.

  1. Change your self-concept

Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I?” You are not your name. You are not your job title. You are not your body. You live in a body. What do you think about yourself? For many, these are deep questions. There is a tendency to believe who others tell us we are and this can limit us. Spend some time finding out who you really are and then change the concept you have of yourself to that of the real you. When you do this using the 7 Steps to Transform Your Life, you will change, and when you change your life will also change.

  1. Understand some basics of the co-creation process

You may have heard others say that you create your reality. Really? We do not create anything. We are co-creator and we bring things into existence together with God and others. We co-create both good and undesirable things and events for ourselves and others. If you understand some basics of the co-creation process, this will help you to transform your life.

  1. Co-create your better life

After you understand some basics of the co-creation process, take the time to plan your life. You can develop a strategic plan for your life. A strategic plan outlines where you are now, where you want to go, and how you intend to get there. It includes things like your mission, vision, and your major goals for the key areas of your life, such as health, wealth, success, and your relationship with God and others. Write down your plan and take action to achieve your goals. The sooner you start, the faster you will get more of them. Plan to have a better life full of the desires of your heart and enjoy your life.

  1. Start living differently

To start living differently you have to start thinking, talking, and acting differently and continue doing so until your life is transformed. Implement your plans, monitor them and evaluate them on a regular basis. Revise them if you need to. Every step you take in the right direction gets you closer to your desired destination.

  1. Be grateful

Many of us have a lot to be grateful for, including things we take for granted. Having eyes to read and access to the internet are among our many blessings. What do you have to be grateful for today? Who can you thank for a blessing you received recently? Gratitude releases endorphins in your body and this makes you feel good. It helps you cope with stress and it is good for your health. Gratitude opens doors in your life for receiving more — for yourself, and to share with others.

Transforming your life can be challenging, yet exciting and rewarding. If you want a much better life with more of the things you truly desire, then take some action today to start doing so.

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