Sounds very interesting what you are learning and the personal development you are going through, indeed. I'm here in Cairo for 10 weeks to do a some research. I could live here though. I feel happy here!
I totally agree, to find what empowers us is so important. And what works for one person might be completely wrong for another.
One thing that I noticed that I learned as I was becoming a breathworker was to become aware of what kind of mentor or teacher would work best in line with me. A duck mother teacher that is the type that pushes the children in the water and then jumps in herself or a deertype mother teacher that first runs ahead of her children and makes sure all is safe so that she after can call for her kids to try out the new terrain. I i.e. need a deer mother type of instructor, to dare to move ahead. But this is so individual. Nothing is wrong or right. :)
Seems like these are making you feel good about yourself from what I hear, that is personal growth and spirituality in its finest form.
And yes, how important it is that when something sad happens to receive compassion. You mention staying strong, that is a defintion that can vary in meaning for many people. What does it mean to you to remain strong?
As far as changing your reactions to every negative thing, here again, I must say that for me I would first need to get clear on what exactly do I perceive as being negative? Or is only situations, people and events we have no power over i.e. referred to as a negative phenomena in this context?
For me I would need to know this first, because eitherwise I would feel as if though I were being adviced to just accept anything and then working on reactions could easily turn into encouragment of denial to what is not good for me in my Life. And then be asked to remain with certain situations, people or places and required to look inwardly in an attempt to "only" search for my own "negative emotions" when in fact what one perhaps needs to do instead is to take action in another manner.
Perhaps being observent so that personal inner exploration doesn't serve as a means to becoming negligent towards oneself. I don't know if this makes sense that are some of my thoughts and fears maybe?
I feel tired after the revolutions day here today with many fatatlities so if I don't make any sense that might be the reasons.
Good Night and God Bye for now!
And thank you so much Loa for your thoughts and wise words!!!
Blessings from me
Thank you Mary
I agree. What works for one doesnīt work for another. That's what makes people so special and great.
For me, I like to take the best from everything that comes to me and I feel like is being right and serving me to be in abundance with life and god. As far as I have come I havenīt yet found some one belief or idea that I want to stick with or praise completely. So I guess Iīm on an endless search wich will probably never take end. Sometimes itīs going well but other times I get stuck. But thatīs another story.
I think you have an interesting point regarding negativity. I asked the teacher if trying to train your mind in never thinking a negative thought meant you should let people roll over you, just because you earned that negative thing from some other life. Her answer to that was: No, not at all. She said that we would always know the difference between right and wrong and that we are able to leave situations, people or whatever, without negativity in our mind. That we could in fact release us from negative karma by adding positive energy to it.
In the every day life I somtimes find the same things that annoy me, looking me up over and over again. I donīt know if itīs karma or just my reactions to it, but maybe for me itīs worth trying their style :)
But again, after reading what you say, if something is perceived as wrong I would think that would at first always call on a negative feeling or a thought. But after that we should have the power to transforming that feelings/thoughts.
What does being strong mean to me ? Thatīs a good question. I think my view on that has been changing over the years.
Iīm raised up in a community wich in the past had to fight to survive, for example because of bad, cold all kinds of weathers and natural events. People were isolated and poor and when winters were hard people were dying at home and couldnīt be buried til spring came. So through the ages being physically strong and never give in has been considered as a great strenght. And that meant not showing your emotions or feelings. Not cry never because if you would, you would not survive.
I feel like the definition of being strong has been changing, even just since I was little ( Iīm 37) and I feel like itīs canging fast these last years.
Working with seriously ill people the past ten years have taught me that having the courage to share your feelings, your " weakness", show tears and be who you are but not pretending to be something you are not, is what being strong is all about for me, because this is something that has never been easy for me to do. It probably has another meaning for people who do not lack the courage to show and share their feelings in a healthy way.
In the content of my previous post being strong would mean that people would not enter the bottom of the unhappiness with me but rather meet me somewhere in the way to assist me to get up.
What does being strong mean to you ?
Well Mary. itīs so great to have these conversations with you and you make a lot of sense, even after a big day like that. It doesnīt surprise me that you like Cairo. It must be totally amazing there ... and you have a history in that area, right ?
Thank you for sharing your experiences Loa!
I hear you are questioning and not just buying whatever you encounter on your spiritual search and journey. I believe that is a healthy attitude. I'm on a spiritual quest too. I keep searching for answers about life and why we are here?
Its interesting your mention the impact the climate has on the concept of being strong. Any extreme weather conditions do shape those who must live under them. Being from Scandinavia and growing up among farmers I should know! Hard working from dawn till dusk. Winter or not doesnt matter. You just keep it up. So I believe there is my role model for being strong. Similar to what you are describing. Non emotional attitude, whatever happens. Only survival counts. If you would break a leg, get injured: That is irrelevant, just keep working. And that is really a problem; I was talking to a guy last summer who explained to me that this attitude is killing us up here in the North. We have the highest rates of suicide in the whole world, Sweden that is. I know 2 that died due to that last year. Two guys actually that had these attitudes around them, and a woman too that tried, the list could be made long. But, therefore, I believe it is so important that we start becoming more compassionate, as to overcome these health problems that are so unnecessary.
I mean, as you are saying you are working with those with severe diseases. Can we afford to be so shut off in this world? Does it require a lethal disease Before we realize that we are emotional beings?
I like your view on what being strong is. I agree completely with that!
Blessings from Mary
Hello Mary :)
We seem to share similar experiances of these things, and both live up in the north. It would be interesting to see some researches on this. It wouldnīt surprise me that suicidal rate could be related to what is perceived as being strong in different communities. Are people who live in communities , were" being strong" is perceived as not sharing and showing emotions in more risk at developing emotional and physical diseases ?
I am now reading the book "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying" ( Bronnie Ware)
Regret 1: I wish Iīd had the courage to live a life true to myself
Regret 2: I wish I hadnīt worked so hard
Regret 3: I wish I had the courage to express my feelings
Regret 4: I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
Regret 5 : I wish I had let myself be happier
This says it all, right ? And explains why it is a priviledge to work with serously ill people ;)
Extremely interesting questions you are asking Loa!
I'm convinced there is more to it than a lack of light that are causing many people to feel low up there in the Nordic nations!
The top five regrets are food for thought indeed. Every time I see them, they make me contemplate over what is really important.
I still have far to go but, I feel proud to say that I have lived almost all my Dreams, not that all of them turned out like I expected them to but I feel it has been far more important attempting to pursue the dreams, to give them a fair chance to become real rather than the actual outcome itself. To me, in my life, there are not many things I will be regretting when lying on my death bed, which is good. A few maybe, I guess...but hopefully there is still time to make amends for those.
One other thing that I find so interesting too is finding evidence, valid to yourself that, when for instance, you get a message from what we believe to be the other side, that leaves you without any doubts that someone just sent a message that the living would never ever be able to know or make up stories about.
That's all for now from me,
And by the way, praises to you for the admirable and incredibly important work that you do!
Take Care Loa!
I think I will add to my " being strong" list, people who have the courage to live their dreams like you have. Probably one of the most important thing when you look back over your life in the end.
And yes, Itīs a great gift indeed to to get confirmation that you just feel and know is true from the other side. Helps us to go on and not loose faith, right ?
Keep up the good work and keep on following your dreams :)
Thank you Loa, I will do whatever is in my power to keep living my dreams.
What you mentioned about wishes and regrets of the dying is truly a lesson that we shouldn't ignore.
Then I must also mention, in regards to what I suspect could have been some of my previous incarnations here in Egypt. I decided to revisit the Egyptian museum for entertainment purposes but primarily in order to, once and for all, investigate further into whether I would/could "recognize" anything in the museum, as some kind of validation to my "memories" from the glimpses I have been receiving in regressions from around the period of when Pharao/Queen Hatsepsut was ruling Egypt.
First thing that I noticed was that there was one room I experienced a strong sense of unease toward. So signifcantly overwhelming it made me feel reluctant to enter.
One was that from the period around the New Kingdom.
So I passed it by, and kept on walking until I, upstairs, felt compelled and drawn to some rings. I discovered one that I felt it was belonging to me.
Unfortunately, I couldn't interpret the arabic text next to it.
Last but not least, in my exploration for something connected to my regressions about Hatsepsut, I was truly in the right Place since her mummie was there.
As I was standing next to the mummie of Hatsepsut; I felt NOTHING. No recognition, at all!! And, For a moment, it felt as if my old "me" from that incarnation, whom seemed to have been more authoritative in nature than I am today, reacted strongly with: Who is that???!! That is NOT the Queen!!!
When I attended a course in Parapsychology I learned about how energy can stick to objects and things, so then if some energies would remain attached, not the soul, but energy memories, to the body of, in this case, a mummie. :) Is it that far fetched really?
Next thing I did was to walk over to the mummie of her half-brother, and here I felt instant recognition, it was the recognition of energies. This would be from Thutmose II. I could swear as I was picking up the energies around this "body" that this was someone, when he was alive and thriving, that I used to know and get along with, that he was almost like a brother to me.
As opposed to the previous they claim belonged to Hatsepsut.
And why I experienced such discomfort around the room of the remains from the New Kingdom which is from the time around when Hatsepsut and Thutmose II were ruling baffles me. Perhaps I died in an unpleasent manner? Or I just took in energy memories from events that had occured around these remains?
It is so hard to find clues to other life times in museums. For me at least. So this felt like a unique opportunity. I could have misperceived the information I was receiving during the regression. However...when in Luxor, 20 years ago, I was not searching, the deju vu, caught me by surprise, and it was soo powerful.
After I could see, indeed very clear images of me and someone similar to Hatsepsut and now that I am writing this I recall: the end.
Her end, was an extremly tragic suicide. And I never recovered fully after that happend, judging form the regression. That would even explain the unease about objects from that area. Maybe my soul, was reminded of the loss of a loved one in a very tragic way?
Blessings from Egypt,
Hi again Mary
and sorry how long it took me to reply.
Thank you for sharing all your perceptions from the museum. Must be so special to be able to explore places where you feel so strong connections from previous lives.
So you think that the mummy of Hatsepsut is someone else maybe ?
Iīm certain that all your perceptions are real and true and it seems like you have developed the ability to get them rather easily. How does it feel when you get regressions from some events that were not so nice ? I mean, does it just feel bad or like you can understand and work with your present life better ?
Well, as the answer to your question if I think that the mummy of Hatsepsut is someone else? I would say: Yes, I believe it is someone else.
It is nice to hear that you believe that my perceptions are real and true. Some are and I have it verified, with this, I can only describe my impressions.
Regarding reconnecting with sections from past lives that were very unpleasant, I would say, I have found my self starting to breathe through the the painful events using rebirthing breathing.
The process is the same. Time does not seem to be relevant. Regardless of if the trauma has stayed with me from my childhood in this life or from an incarnation 10 000 years ago or further back in time than that.
Releasing the pain stuck in the cell memory or where ever it has remained seems to be the focus for the intelligence that rules this. I don t know how or why. But this is what I have noticed. And over the years I have heard many other rebirthers decribe similar experiences, when in contact with previous incarnations and when dealing with releasing old traumas. But one can never decide when or where, some intelligence seems to be in charge of this within us, I mean.
From a time when I was being transported as a slave over to America on a ship. This has been hard for me to even get in touch with. Only with people I felt completely safe with, this could surface in the present to be released somewhat, with the support of their presence, going through this trauma, was possible.
And after a breathwork session for instance, I would feel, lighter, as if a weight has been lifted off of me. A burden is gone.
I would say that every trauma and any unplesant undealt with emotion pressed away deep down into the sub-conscious is pulling us, taking from us a high amount of our focus and energy from being in the present moment where life is actually happening. So, I would say that this is the gain in going back to release it. To bring us more to the here and the now.
Does that make any sense to you at all? :)
Btw, how is your personal development and spiritual journey unfoldning?
Thank you Mary :)
yes this makes a great sense. Breathing sure is a powerful tool and I can imagine it being useful when dealing with past lives. And it must be important to have some ways, like you, to be able to actually benefit from these experiances.
Thank you ...my spiritual journey is going ok I guess. Meditation is becoming a necassary part of my life to stay in contact with my self and the spiritual world, I so much feel the difference when I forget to take the time for it :) I would like to get more in contact with my past lives though.
Think I just have to tell you that for 12 years ago I went to a past lives therapist. I had high expectations for this meeting. Probably hoping she would say I once was a queen, someone famous ... or at least a nun. But all she could see were some many lives as a slave .... oh and yes .. a SMUGGLER that was thrown down the White cliffs. LOL I bet my face looked funny during that meeting.
Well today I love my past slave lives and just know iīve gained something important from it that serves me and others in a positive way. Donīt know about this smuggler live though ;)
Take care Mary
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