ALL BOOKINGS for Scandinavia and the ashram happen through Arjuna: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not try to book through Jacqueline – Thank you.
SATSANG with Jacqueline
Copenhagen Wednesday 18th April kl. 19 (7pm) at Suchata’s home in Bronshoj. Jacqueline will speak Danish or English depending on what is required. Space is limited so let Arjuna know if you are coming and he will give you the address.
SWEDEN Leela Center
18th – 22nd July Every Heart to Love will come (Retreat program)
Jacqueline and Arjuna expect to arrive at Leela 17th. Jacqueline will start the retreat after lunch on 18th and finish 22nd afternoon. There will be a special program on the evening of 17th. More information will be given to you on booking.
During the retreat there will be teachings to help you understand Heart and what blocks the deeper connection with Heart and an understanding of the prayer / affirmation Jacqueline is putting out into the world. There will be some silent meditation and Jacqueline will also offer a powerful heart energy transmission to enable you to come into the deeper layers of the heart chakra. We will also have at least 2 days in total silence to help you to come in touch with the deepest within you.
If you would like to book please do so through Arjuna: email@example.com As you know room space is limited and many have booked already. There are not many places left on this retreat.
Other events in Europe in 2018: These will include Denmark, Sweden, Holland and Czech Republic. More information will be posted soon.
SATSANG with Jacqueline
Dates will be posted soon but most Satsangs will be held in Copenhagen some Wednesdays kl. 19 (7pm) at Suchata’s home in Bronshoj. There will also be some Satsangs and other events at Gammel Kloster, Østerbro in Copenhagen. Jacqueline will speak Danish or English depending on what is required. Space is limited so let Arjuna know if you are coming and he will give you the address. firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to be on Open Retreat when other programs are not happening. Here you can stay at the ashram and take part in the daily morning meditations and any Satsangs or Heart Energy Transmissions held by Jacqueline when she is present.
31st December We will of course have our usual New Year’s Eve Ceremony. More details later.
ASHRAM, INDIA 2019 Arunachala Meditation Retreat with Jacqueline
The retreat begins Thursday 3rd January around 11 am. From 6th we will be in silence. There will be teachings during the silence and Jacqueline will answer written questions. We expect to finish 11th January but you are welcome to stay until 15th and continue silent sitting, walking and dancing meditations with Jacqueline. More information and bookings through Arjuna: email@example.com
Tuesday 30th January Satsang and Heart Energy Transmission. See flyer.
Bookings throughKaren: firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Feb – Every Heart to Love will come
There will be teachings, silent and dance meditation and Jacqueline will also offer a powerful heart energy transmission to enable you to come into the deeper layers of the heart chakra. We start with morning meditation on 9th at 7.40 am and finish with Satsang in the evening.
A full day seminar: “Relationship – Rising in Love” will be held by Jacqueline at the International Spiritual Festival that is being held from 16th to 18th March 2018 at Zorba the Buddha, New Delhi. See website www.lifepositive.org for registrations. This Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/345457629246733/ has been created to increase awareness.
Bangalore Another event will probably be organised for early 2018. More information later.
May Every Heart to Love come Tokyo 20th March 6 – 8.30 pm
Teachings to help you understand Heart and what blocks the deeper connection. An understanding of this prayer / affirmation Jacqueline is putting out into the world. There will be some silent meditation and Jacqueline will also offer a powerful heart energy transmission to enable you to come into the deeper layers of the heart chakra.
Bookings: email@example.com Entrance fee: 8,000 yen
Venue: In Nihonbashi, Tokyo (Information given on application)
Below you can read about other earlier events with Jacqueline
Teachings and Meditation. Jacqueline says: “A very appropriate theme for what we are moving through collectively right now. I invite you to send me questions by mail before we meet. Please keep them short and to the point – I will weave them into the program.”
Donation for ashram: What you can afford from kr. 150 – 25 Venue: Gammel Kloster, 2100 Copenhagen.
Book: firstname.lastname@example.org Address given when you book.
18-20th Feb. 2017: Activating Blueprints
Interaction with other conscious beings helps to activate the blueprints you came onto this planet with.
This program is intended to inspire you to open up to more of your blueprint as you go deeper into that silent place within where you can recognize your true nature. Some of the topics are:
The thought climate we create.
Becoming more conscious = ending denial
The enlightened state recognizes that we are all one being and that enlightened action is the complementary outflow of the enlightened state.
How to stop absorbing low frequency energies from others.
Holding your highest vibration – also in the marketplace!
Jacqueline will offer a group heart transmission on Sunday to enable you to come into the deeper layers of the heart chakra.
HEART ACTIVATION AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING Sorø – Denmark: Saturday 29th July 2017 from 11 – 17.30
Since she was contacted by higher dimensional beings in 1979, and prepared for the work she is here to do, Jacqueline has often said it is the energy that does the work in an the awakening process. She says it is important to be able to contact so high a vibrational energy as possible and she helps people understand how it is that they lose this contact.
On this 1 day event she will begin with “teachings for awakening” and take questions from participants. There will also be some silent meditation and dance. Later in the day Jacqueline will hold a special session where she channels a high vibrational energy through her eyes. This energy goes directly to your heart and will help you come to a much deeper contact with the energy and the reality of Heart. This event will be held in simple English as we have some overseas visitors. Bookings: email@example.com
USA Programs include Satsang, Heart energy transmissions and readings. Contact Jacqueline if you are interested.
The 2019 Arunachala Meditation Retreat will start 3rd January around 11 am. From 6th we will be in silence. Please see Schedule for more details.
As many of you know I have often held talks, question and answer sessions and meditations for young people – both In India and in Denmark – and would like to be invited to hold more such events. What I offer is suitable for 15 year olds and upwards.
I hope to hold a one day event for adults here in Copenhagen during this month. More details will be on the schedule page soon.
There is a new audio available on the audio page if you wish to listen. I have called the audio: How to stay centered even in a relationship! I made it as a reply to a student’s very sincere question. Most of what came to me to say is probably not new for many of you, but I felt to share this recording as the area of relationship is where many people are still most vulnerable.
Most people are now aware of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which took effect in EU from 25th May 2018. I asked everyone on my mailing list if they still wanted to be on the list and promise no-one’s details will be passed on to anyone else without permission.
There is a slight change to do with the starting and finishing day of the retreat to be held in Sweden in July. Please check the website schedule.
Another recent message and recording:
The other day I received a mail from one of my students. She wrote:
I know my next step on the journey is for me to take, and it can only be taken by me! How to consciously navigate fear of letting go of the identification with the body. The trust I have in the unknown seems not enough to take this step. Yet there is a deep longing to be one with my true self. All the intellectual understandings also seem not enough to step into the unknown courageously. Please guide me.
As a reply to her I made an audio recording and share it with you here.
There are only a few rooms left for the July retreat at Leela Center in Sweden. Remember to book through Arjuna: firstname.lastname@example.org. See the schedule page for more details.
I have been having a rest here in Denmark after three weeks in California. Many thanks to all who came to me there and to those who shared their homes with me. Hope to see you all again soon.
We also had had some very fine months at the ashram in India and I thank all who came and participated. There were also beautiful days in Pune and at the Life Positive Expo in Delhi.
Our new charitable trust: SHOT – Singing Heart Opportunity Trust – is now registered and events are happening at the ashram and in the nearby village. We will soon make a special website for SHOT and link it to this one.
Good news: We can be at Leela Center in Sweden again this coming summer. The dates I have booked are from 17th – 23rd July. Arjuna and I expect to arrive at Leela 17th and I have an idea for something on 18th but more about that later. I will start the real program sometime on 19th and finish 22nd or 23rd. More details soon.
If you would like to book – at least for the 19th – 22nd or 23rd – please book through Arjuna: email@example.com As you know room space is limited. Go to the website schedule for more details.
In February I made a fine, short visit to Singapore beautifully arranged by Karen. Many thanks dear Karen and also Tilly and Jeverina. During the event I held there it came to me to invite others to join in a blessing I have been sending out for some years now. This blessing was inspired by a line in one of my favorite Leonard Cohen songs, The Anthem. At one point he sings, ” Every heart, every heart to love will come” and my blessing became ”May every heart to love come” and also ”Blessings that every heart to love will come”. Please join me and use this if it feels right for you.
The greater the number of people who come into the heart the easier it will be to lift the consciousness on his planet and bring about the shift many of us have incarnated to facilitate. This blessing will also support those who use it and help you to shift more easily to the heart in times of challenge. Here at the ashram I will hold a one day event 9th February entitled Every Heart to Love will come. You can read more about this on the Schedule page here on the website. All are welcome.
Here’s a question Jacqueline answered on how to know if a guru is right for you
Also, click Here to see this short clip from Cow Pongal held here at the ashram a few days ago. Cow Pongal is the 3rd day of the Pongal holiday – one of the biggest here in Tamil Nadu.
Jacqueline was asked to bless the cows with the sacred fire. As you can see the cows are dressed up with balloons and flowers and those with horns have had them painted. This is done every year on Cow Pongal day.
The English version of Jacqueline’s book ” The Cosmic Airport” is now available on Amazon Kindle.
16th January, 2018
Here it is finally! Jacqueline’s planetary horoscope reading for the year 2018. The retreat went beautifully as well, one of the best we’ve had.
5th January, 2018
Happy New Year!
December was been a busy month at the ashram. We did a one day program – From Transformation to Transcendence, and had the New Year’s Eve celebrations with the horoscope reading from Jacqueline, fire ceremony by Ashwita and sky lanterns from Singapore thanks to Karen.
2nd December, 2017
Feels good to be back here at the ashram. Everything is fresh and green after good rains. We will soon be celebrating Deepam and the fire will once more be lit on top of Arunachala. We look forward to welcoming many of you back here and of course welcoming our new visitors. As i have often said the energy of Arunachala will help you to realise the Truth of who you really are. This Truth is hidden behind the illusiory self – the small self people are conditioned to believe they are. The Shiva energy of Arunachala is also known as ” the destroyer of illusion.” When one sees through this illusion the real Self shines through.
Recently I have often found myself repeating the following: Awakening is not a cure for life! I meet many who seem to imagine that if they awaken to Truth only so called “good things” will happen to them. Life is as it is and what we are passing through right now is challenging. It’s OK to feel challenged, sad, angry etc etc. We can only meet what comes and let it pass through us, remembering that anything that comes and goes is not who we truly are.
Jacqueline was recently interviewed by Kelly Meehan for Soul Baby Radio in Los Angeles on the topic of Cosmic Conception. There is now a link on the Audio page here on the website. You can also click here to listen
I am now spending a little time in Denmark and held a short Satsang and a late 70th birthday celebration a few days ago. Many thanks for all gifts and donations for the work. I expect to hold a Heart Energy Transmission here very soon and will put information about this on the schedule page.
Before leaving India I celebrated my 70th birthday at the ashram. Many thanks to all who came from Bangalore to celebrate with us. Also a big thank you to all who sent their greetings from around the world. I hope I managed to acknowledge each mail but perhaps some were overlooked along the way as there were so many. Our webmaster, Ashwita, is away on vacation right now but when she comes back I’ll ask her to put up some photos and a short greeting I recorded.
I remember my 60th birthday held in Denmark. During the evening celebration the mother of one of my students came to me and said, “Now that you’re 60 you can do whatever you like!” I replied with something like, “Oh, I didn’t know we were supposed to wait until we were 60!” Well, now I’m 70 and no-one has told me what I’m supposed to do. I do hope I can manage to figure it out by myself!
Yesterday was a celebration of Ganesha day in India. Kartik took two photos at the ashram. The first is Singing Heart’s Ganesha statue dressed up for the celebration. The second shows Adithi and her little brother Janaka praying to Ganesha.
So much is happening in the world at the moment and many feel very insecure. Much change has to happen and as always I suggest the following:
Stay “tuned in” – hold the highest vibration you can and at the same time be grounded.
Whatever comes up don’t judge yourself. Judgement is extremely disempowering.
Remember not only to visit your heart but to move in permanently!
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Don’t believe everything you hear on the news. I just heard on BBC that Ken (of Ken and Barbie) is getting a 21st century makeover WOW!!! I don’t think that was fake news!
Remember to switch off wi-fi at night and switch off smartphones if you are resting etc.
Look after the bodies: massage, yoga, dance, walking in nature for the physical body, love and compassion nourish the emotional body, pure teachings nourish the mental body and, of course, meditation nourishes everything.
Do your best to live the teachings.
A reminder from Jacqueline:
My first book, “The Last Waltz” (The enlightened consciousness embracing the collective shadow), has been updated and is now available on Amazon Kindle. Go to www.amazon.com and search the title plus my full name as there are other books with the same title. Remember that the third edition of my book Relationship as a Spiritual Pathway – moving from RelationSHIT to true RelationSHIP is also available on Amazon Kindle. If you are interested please go to amazon.com and type in the title or Jacqueline Maria Longstaff and the book will appear. Apart from general updates, the new e-book edition includes 3 new chapters:
What we may be destined to become
Martinus: The Double Poled Human Being – The Third Sex
Questions about Relationship from Students.
Question to Jacqueline: Is there a way to use the current system of banking and daily existence and yet not be part of the power and control cycle? Seeing how the current system is really being controlled by a handful of individuals, must it be broken before there is hope for a better way? Or can it at least used in a conscious manner?
Her answer: The first that comes to me is what the Master Jesus referred to as “being in the world but not of it“. We have incarnated here and can give the best we have and at the same time do our best not to get pulled into the drama and to remember who we really are. This is easy to say but can be a real challenge to constantly put into practice! This is where meditation / witnessing can be a great tool.
Some of us have to work very much within the system in order to do what is ours to do – others not so much. We can endeavour to do what we must do An example of this could be moving to a bank that is very “green” compared to others but still in some way part of the system. For many people refusing to use a bank would result in them not being able to do what they are here to do, not being able to receive salaries, pensions etc! That would not serve anybody.
About the system you ask: “must it be broken before there is hope for a better way?” I used to believe we could build bridges between the old and the new but later could see that isn’t always possible because the very foundations of most systems are so rotten and corrupt. This is why this difficult and quite violent astrological aspect – Pluto / Uranus square – that has been with us for a few years now is so important. This square demands the total breakdown of the old hierarchical structures (Pluto in Capricorn) in order to set humanity free (Uranus in Aries)
As you also suggest, we can use what we need to use in as conscious a way as possible. Remember we are all part of the collective energy fields: many people are having difficulty believing that such a huge manipulation of consciousness is actually happening. However the more people who are willing to wake up and look at how we have been deceived the easier it will be to expose and transform the systems on this planet. As I believe you know the New Age movement with it unenlightened focus on always being positive held many people back from looking at what was really going on! They got the message that if you look at the so called “negative” you only made it stronger.
So we can do our best to live the teachings, stay in touch with the heart no matter what and create the best possible structures that enable us to carry out our Dharma.
A couple of minutes after I sent this reply to the person concerned I received the following from another source:
“In the process of my awakening, I have been driven to consume all of the knowledge I can find. Many foundations upon which my life was built, are shattered and gone, being rebuilt now while I try to discover truth (the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me god! taking on a whole new meaning), ascertain fact and then to reconcile all of that information, while being a husband, father, brother, son, etc. To say that some of my friends and family have cast a sideways glance at me is an understatement. The more accurate term would be “bat shit crazy” in their minds.”
I’m sure many can also relate to this!
I recently held a 3 day program in Bangalore. It was wonderful to be there with all who attended. Thank you all for being there. Many thanks to Ashwita who did a great job of organising and to Rohit for his contribution. I’d also like to thank Sumant, Ashwita’s father, for making sure I didn’t get too lost walking around on the big campus!
I recently received the following article from Kosmos. In a way it’s nothing new for many of you but I feel it’s good to be reminded. Sitting in the taxi on the way to Bangalore I suddenly found myself contemplating the fact that we know today that our “inner computor” decodes the signals we receive and thus we experience what we call “reality”. However our 5 senses are only “programmed” to decode part of the total reality. It came to me how important it is that as children are growing up they are helped to decode as much as possible of the 5 sense reality and beyond. With so much focus on technology I see children becoming what I would call “tuned out instead of tuned in”. With so much focus on technology – and at such an early age when the focus should actually be on helping children to incarnate fully into the physical body and feel safe – children are being tuned in to a very narrow band of reality.
Long ago Rudolph Steiner, well known for Steiner or Waldorf education, warned people that in the times we now live in there would even be vaccines that would turn chilldren away from their natural inclination towards spirituality.
Sitting in the taxi I began thinking about indigenous peoples and shamans. I also found myself remembering old cowboy movies where we saw red Indian scouts listening to the signs in nature – decoding the signals. Now people are focussing on a reality that is not in tune with nature and is far away from heart and being.
When I arrived back at the ashram I saw I had received the following essay from Kosmos Online and wish to share it with you.
FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017
Why Have We Imprisoned Our Children?
Special note: Our Call for Essays deadline is coming up, March 1. Anyone can submit an essay. How are you called to action in these times? Your voice is needed, especially now.
It’s heartbreaking. When I see a toddler who can barely speak, screaming for her parent’s smartphone or tablet, I’m filled with sadness. My own children, now young adults, were the first ‘wired-in’ generation. As a parent I learned where the traps lie – the emotional meltdowns around wifi access or the latest interactive game, cyberbullying in middle school, and the torrent of violent, highly sexualized and disturbing content that floods pre-teen minds despite feeble ‘parental controls’. Parents have trouble unplugging as well.
When we talk about evolutionary human consciousness, we don’t say much about the consciousness of children. Somewhere along the way, lots of kids lost touch with Nature and their innate sense of wonder and freedom. We confine them instead to an extended sentence of ‘youth culture’, and let marketers be their wardens. What has resulted is deep collective suffering for young and old alike. We have isolated kids from the whole of creation and are poorer for it. Most schooling only reinforces this disconnection.
There is hope because there must always be hope. Some young people are waking up and educating themselves about the effects of growing up in a runaway consumerist culture. They are bringing raw wisdom and warriorship to social justice movements, ecovillage and restorative living movements, the arts, sciences, and more. They volunteer, travel sustainably, and tread lightly on the Earth. They bring ‘beginner’s mind’ to the challenges of our times – challenges inherited from us.
Still, many are trapped in an electronic nether world and the need for true mentorship is very great. As David Marshak says in this edition, “What kinds of experiences and social structures would we offer teens if we understood adolescence rightfully to be a new stage of human development that can allow a more complete unfolding of each human’s potential? This is the creative challenge we need to answer today.” Our youth worldwide are a great untapped aquifer of ideas, energy and talent waiting to be unleashed for the next phase of human evolution. We can and must be the conduit.
Here is a message from Jacqueline who is spending 4 days in Pune together with Saravanan.
This morning 3000 school students plus staff and some parents gathered for my talk, question time and heart energy transmission. It was a wonderful start to our trip. Tomorrow we continue at a smaller school where we expect around 500 students. It really is a joy for me to be able to share so deeply with these youngsters. Many thanks and blessings to dear Nisha and Jitendraa who organise these events for me.
This morning we were also introduced to a Vedic process in the form of a chant that enhances the intelligence of the students. I hope to share this with Singing Heart Ashram tuition teacher so she can teach it to the village children. This chant has been thoroughly tested by Harvard University and it’s beneficial effects have been documented.
Jacqueline was recently asked to write a brief comment on “The Meaning of Life” Read her reply on the Excellence Reporter website:
I received this today from Toby – many thanks. A real treat!
Perhaps you’d like to see this TV – radio interview with Anne-Louise Karlsson and myself. It’s from a radio station in Hollywood where we were recently. Sorry I look so tired but didn’t get much sleep the night before as I sat up to watch the USA election!
I heard the news yesterday that Leonard Cohen has left the body. He has been an important part of my life since the late sixties. Blessings to his onward journey or as Jaro in Prague just wrote to me, “Alleluia to him”.
9th November 2016
I watched the election on live TV here in California. Amazing!
People who know me well know I’m not for Trump, Clinton or the system, but we need a breakthrough so the new can really be born. When the results came in I felt a bubbling joy inside and today I keep hearing Leonard Cohen singing inside of me:
“There’s a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in”.
If Clinton won there’d be no crack.
That’s my reflection this morning.
I was recently introduced to two people who share teachings that very much connect with the Cosmic Airport arrival lounge. Here are a couple of links:
One is a Russian woman named Elena Tonetti: Birth Into Being
The second is Kelly Meehan, MA: Cosmic Pregnancy: Birth Healing
I also received this link that I really do recommend in connection with all the fantastic technologies we know ought to be available for humanity. Go to The Full Disclosure Project
It truly is an amazing time we are living in with so many people living their dharma and supporting the lift in consciousness in their own unique creative ways.
I strongly advise that you watch this 90 minute interview: THRIVE: Who Owns Your Body?
This interview is NOT against vaccinations. It is against forced vaccinations of the type we have today – especially multi -vaccinations. Listen to how many one day old babies die each year in the USA. The numbers are much higher than in other countries.
After very fine visits to Singapore and Japan a short trip to Brazil also materialised and of course this included a quick trip to the sacred land. Nivedano and I hung up Singing Heart prayer flags there and discussed plans for the future. More about this later.
Now a very important reminder for women coming to visit in India: Please be aware that we are in South India and near a village and it is very important you dress suitably for an ashram and for village life.This means your legs covered down to the ankles, no low cut necks, no see-through clothes and please have the tops of your arms covered. It is important your clothes are not tight fitting or too revealing in any way. Tight fitting jeans are not what is meant by having your legs covered. If you just follow these simple guidelines then we have no difficulties – thank you.
Ashwita from Bangalore painted a beautiful Buddha on the outside of the meditation hall here at Singing Heart. Click here to see photos
EVEN OLDER NEWS
This made me laugh: “In the 60’s people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.” Yes, much is happening and as I often say, “Stay tuned in and grounded”!
My last book, “The Cosmic Airport – A vision whose time has come”, is now available as e-book in Danish. It is now on the webpage Jacqueline’s Books.
The title is Resting in Natural Great Peace and is taken from a short text of Nyoshol Khen Rinpoche. Here is the text:
“Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind
Beaten helplessly by karma and neurotic thought
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.”
It is a real gift to give oneself time out for a meditation retreat. To give the mind time to settle and take a back seat, to open into silent spaciousness and rest naturally in inner peace is to come home. When we look at the turmoil and confusion in the world today it is encouraging to see so many people looking in the right direction Â– inwards. I would suggest these periods of silence and inner reflection provide a greater opportunity to stay in balance and give our best to the world in our daily lives. I never encourage turning our backs on the world but do encourage being in the world in a mindful way, living with awareness and remembering who we really are. When you see the truth of who you really are then you know that there is only One.
There is now a new page on the website titled: Jacqueline’s Answers to Kids Questions. As some of you know, a Cosmic Airport is slowly emerging in Pune and we now send out a monthly e-newsletter to parents and students of 6 fine schools connected with the Cosmic Airport project. I gave the newsletter the name: The Awakener. Part of the newsletter is dedicated to answering questions the school kids send to me and I felt it would be fine to share these letters and answers on the website. You can go to the page via the SHIC button on the homepage or click here to go directly to the page. (opens in a new window)
In December 2012 two of my students consciously conceived a baby at the ashram. Here above are a couple of photos of him. The one together with me was taken a couple of years ago in Pune and the second one is more recent. I have called it “The Serious Angel”.
Many of you have heard me say we need systems busters with hearts. The reason I say this is that great change is happening now and much needed, but at the same time if we are really to have creative change and evolution – not just revolution – we must remember we are one. There is only one. In the depths of the heart we know this to be true. I would like to remind you of the prayer that is usually called the peace prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. This prayer has been with me since I was a teenager.
The Peace Prayer of St. Francis
Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred,
Let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, Joy.
O Divine Master grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled
As to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
I received a fine quotation of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.It was sent by Jennifer in California and feels appropriate. Here it is:
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
Click on the following website to see a fine video about Singing Heart Ashram sent to me from Evan https://vimeo.com/48843168 (Opens in a new window) There are actually 3 video clips – look at the top of the mail to find a longer interview with me and a short clip of us chanting the Gayatri mantra in the meditation hall.
I received this link from my sister, Julie many years ago. I heard this song long ago and had forgotten how much I enjoyed it first time I heard it. The message that came with it was This clever piece originated in Australia. It is so very well done most don’t realize how much info he is sharing! Eric Idle, who wrote the words, came from Monty Python! Photos by NASA. Just click on the link and enjoy your journey!
Click: http://dingo.care2.com/cards/flash/5409/galaxy.swf (Opens in a new window)
From the start of 2017 we will hold Sangha evenings MONDAYS – 19.00 hrs (7pm) in even numbered weeks i.e 23 January, 6th February and so on.
Jacqueline will hold Satsang for us whenever she is in Denmark. She speaks English if non Danish speaking guests are present. There is a possibility she will be here Monday 13th November. More information about this soon.
If you want to join us please come 10 minutes before we start and settle in. However if you live far away, you can simply tune in to us in meditation at 19.00 hours these evenings please let us know by email or text message and we will “place” you in the circle. You are welcome to send us ideas or requests you may have for these evenings.
We also expect to hold some full day meetings once in a while. You are very welcome to offer your home for these meetings and to facilitate the events for the day. We are willing to offer our help with the event by facilitating a part of the program or the whole program if necessary.
All are welcome to come, whether you know Jacqueline or not. Please arrive 5-10 min before we start.
Location: At Deva Suchata Stenlillevej 17 in Husum (2700 Bronshoej)
I was very happy to read this initiative from Suchata and Maria and really appreciate their dedication. Of course I will facilitate the evenings and full day events whenever I am in Copenhagen. More details will be posted here when I know my plans for 2017.
For many years we have only requested a donation of 50 Danish crowns for the evenings. I feel it’s time to request at least 70 if possible. The full day events I suggest 200 crowns or more according to what you feel to give or can afford.
Towards the end of May 2009 I sent a mail to people about the Neptune / Jupiter conjunction in the heavens. At the same time I received a copy of the Kogi Indians new message to the world. Some of you may remember a fine BBC documentary made about 20 years ago after the Kogi released their first message to humanity. Now Jan Frank, a Dutch man who is close to the Kogis, has brought this message out into the world from Colombia. I feel this latest message is very important and needs to be brought to the attention of as many people as possible. I felt we should have a special page on the website for these messages plus an old message from the Hopi Indian elders. The messages are important, so please take the time to read them. There is also a link to a short and beautiful video version of the Hopi message.
MESSAGE FROM THE KOGI TO HARMONIZE LIFE
Certain beings have cast a shadow over the Earth, seeking to destroy the Life in it. Their gloomy intention is scattered across different biopolitical centers of power disguised in speeches and actions which move to yield to this crime. There, where their masked agents act, almost incurable epidemics have been gestated. These masked agents are very professional, highly competitive, and have decision-making power: they are politicians, technocrats and sorcerers. Some of them do not even know where the power that keeps them acting and dominates them comes from. Only a few quite know to which power they obey.This situation is so terrifying, that a few months ago the Kogi Mamas, the Harmony Guardians of the Earth, considering that their efforts to promote the Harmony of Life are almost useless, were a stone’s throw from defusing this sacred place, thus generating the final catastrophe.
The Harmony Guardians of the Earth met in that sacred place of our Mother Earth to agree on a final decision. The great majority thought that we have already reached the point of no return, and that the most advisable was to favour the hecatomb, once and for all, given the gloomy disaster generated by the Children of the Earth regarding Life.
A few remained silent, and when they were allowed to speak, they expressed something different:
In four previous Lifecycles, the Sacred Beings are the ones who have decided to turn the world over, thus propitiating a new creation. It is true that we are on the verge of a fifth universal catastrophe – all the natural signs of Life show this, just as it has been heralded in the sacred messages revealed to us, but it is not us, the Harmony Guardians of the Earth, who are to bring about the final catastrophe. This decision is a sacred plan of the Sacred Beings and it is their deed to carry it out. Our deed is to continue with our sacred commitment to Harmonize the Life of Mother Earth. The Harmony Guardians of the Earth unanimously proceeded to consulting the oracle in order to find out which of the two choices was the right one. The decision came out to be continuing with the sacred virtue appointed to them as Harmony Guardians of Life in Mother Earth. There is a very sacred virtue that vibrates and emanates from the Heart of our Mother Earth, a vitality that pervades every existing thing. Similarly, a sacred ancestral vitality vibrates and emanates from the Heart of Heaven, a virtue which kindness permanently invigorates every existing thing. These sacred mysteries are immanent to Life, and the power of renewal, healing and harmonization never cease to bestow upon it.
From the Heart of our Mother Earth, a luminous and glittering energy spreads in all manifestations and expressions of its own Life. From the Sky, the power of the great mystery of the Sun Light, and of all luminous beings, reaches all manifestations and expressions of Life in our Mother Earth.Amongst these virtues of Light, lies that gloomy breath which casts a shadow over Life seeking to destroy it. Its purpose is to encourage action to such an extent that the luminous radiance emanating from Heaven and Earth into the spirit of human beings and their nations is overshadowed, thus promoting and forcing more crimes against Life. In order to fully accomplish its purpose, this shadow’s agents resort to all possible and imaginable methods and techniques: biopolitical, mass media, economic, technocratic, virtual, military, religious, ritualistic… at the same time ancient, modern and post-modern. In this way, a gigantic device of apprehension is unfolded, which triggers mechanisms to trap spirits, minds and bodies to set them to work and act according to their darkest powers, fully convinced that the right and proper thing is being done.
The curious thing about this novel device of apprehension is that the vast majority is unaware of the manipulation they are subject to. The consequences are nothing less than the immense disaster caused to all of Nature, to the spirit, the mind, bodies, to culture and society. Given all this, can we still be proud of the humanity we are part of?
Perhaps, we could rather feel ashamed of our cruel humanity: shamed by the vast forests we have mutilated and all the life that tries to survive in them; shamed by the waters we have devastated and contaminated and the life that is dying in them; shamed by the Earth’s broken mantle and the devastated ozone layer; shamed by the air pollution and the life it poisons and kills; shamed by the misuse of fire; shamed by all the homicides, assassinations, holocausts and wiping out of ethnic groups daily perpetrated.The wizards of war have to do with all this. War is not only the endless clashes and armed aggression; war is any act that threatens the Harmony of Life on our Mother Earth. And Peace is not just the cease-fire of the clashes and armed aggression, but the cease-fire of any sort of war against Life. Peace is finding the virtues of brotherhood, understanding, of respect for all differences, respect for all manifestations and expressions of Life in our Spirit and in our way of living.
The human population is one of the majority species in the Life of Earth, outnumbered by species such as cows and ants. Will we be able, with the human paradigm that we have primarily formulated, change this degree of ecological disaster we have caused? Perhaps with this human paradigm we will only achieve temporary palliatives which will prove insufficient for the healing and recovery that the Harmony of Life on our Mother Earth requires. This urgent task requires more than just a paradigm shift. It requires abandoning the consuming human paradigm. It requires building a new spirit, a new mind, a new body… new ways of existence. As we face this global disaster, this imminent catastrophe, we need to Return to Life as something Different.The ancient wisdom of native peoples tells us that the history of Life on Earth has gone through four, some say five cataclysms, after which Life was completely and radically renewed *.
According to these traditions, we have reached the end of the transition period, so that a new Age will emerge. The shift of ages has always been marked by a global cataclysm due to a widespread crisis. And the final moment of each transition period allows us to discern what will happen in the future. The only certainty we can have is that this present is already an archaeological vestige of a past which will have nothing to do with the coming future. The small benevolent upswings that we are experiencing today here and there are merely the last socio-cultural phenomena that will eventually favour the advent of a future that will have nothing to do with the paradigms established until now. Perhaps we will no longer be human beings, just as in the preceding era we were urged to being hominids no more and grow into something better. Perhaps we might return in a different form: such as we had to abandon the hominid condition in a previous age, reinventing ourselves as human beings in order to survive during the present age we will have to abandon the current human condition and it’s devastating nature and create a post-human condition that respects all life and its surroundings if we wish to survive in the immediate coming age.
Everything is possible for the force of will of a body; a body can achieve anything when it wants and desires a new possibility of Life, and much more when new conditions of Life demand it. If a Cro-Magnon or a Neanderthal man could see us today, they might not be able to recognize us as their relatives. Today we look at our children in amazement and we acknowledge spiritual and intellective skills we lacked when we were children and still lack as adults. We have a great responsibility to our children. They clearly see everything we do, and consciously decide whether or not they will repeat what we, their parents, have done; they will even consciously decide whether or not they will accept us as their parents. Each of our actions has repercussions and consequences during the following seven generations, and similarly for the next generations that follow.
And always, much more in this transitional period, there is much to do and to decide. We can allow ourselves to blunderingly be trapped by this device of apprehension that casts a shadow over Life seeking to destroy it, or we can, if we want, attune with the luminous energy emanating from the Heart Of Mother Earth—and with the Light of Life which emanates from the Celestial Being—to avert the sorcery of the catastrophe, so as to pass through it, into infinity.
This is neither a new practice of resistance, nor a struggle. This is a matter of a new mode of existence that attunes us while uniting us to the new possibility of Harmonizing Life in the same context as the imminent catastrophe, after which Mother Earth will give birth to a new possibility for her Life. The shamanic traditions and practices of our Mother Earth have always done it this way. Today, more than at any other time, it is urgent and necessary to join and to close the Sacred Circle of the knowledge, the traditions and the shamanic and spiritual practices of our Mother Earth around the sacred purpose of Harmonizing Life. Thus is being done and thus will be done.
* Contemporary biology concurs with these ancient traditions, stating that we are on the brink of the sixth extinction of life. Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin. The Sixth Extinction: Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind. Ba Brcelona: Tusquets Editores, 1998. Kajuyali Tsamani – Wichapishinteton Luta – Mama Nabi.
Jacqueline’s mail to people:
Hello dear friends
Just a few lines about a powerful conjunction in the heavens at the moment (July 2009): Jupiter and Neptune are now standing together in Aquarius – 26 degrees – in aspect to the Galactic Heart Center at 26 degrees Sagittarius. I remember a Hopi Indian saying that many of you have heard me quote throughout the years: “We are the ones we have been waiting for”. (See below)
Aquarius is the sign of the water-bearer who carries the water of life – the wisdom of many incarnations and gives this wisdom freely wherever people seek it. Aquarius sees the one humanity beyond the so-called differences but, being ruled by Uranus (the systems buster of the zodiac), it is not afraid to make waves when necessary! Jupiter, the esoteric ruler of Aquarius, is also wisdom and it is the Guru principle lying deep within each heart – the ability to embrace everything and know that who we really are can never be touched by anything that comes and goes within the drama we call life.
Neptune is compassion, healing, unconditional love and grace. Neptune is sometimes referred to as the heart of God – I often call it the kiss of God. It is also the abilty to accept the unfolding drama and the parts people play in it. Put all of this together for yourself and remember: “We are the ones we have been waiting for”.
Stay in touch with your heart and share what you have to give in your own creative way.
Love and blessings
The Hopi Elders Speak:
“We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For”
You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
” Conception, pregnancy and birth are very important for the soul coming into incarnation. We can help the soul into incarnation in the most loving, respectful and gentle way possible. Bringing a baby in with as much loving energy as possible is so important. A birth that becomes ” complicated” can still be filled with these energies. ”
Jasminika Dolfi (From a Radio Unicorn programme in Copenhagen, Denmark.)
ARRIVAL LOUNGE OF THE COSMIC AIRPORT
This lounge is a place where women can birth their babies in a most sacred space. At the moment we are able to offer the following:
“Insight into Birth ” This 2-day programme with Jacqueline is now available in several countries. The programme is in 2 parts:
Cosmic Airport Inspiration – sharing of ideas and experiences with regards to conscious birthing.
Healing your own birth process – confronting the phases of birth and healing of trauma. A psychological understanding of these phases and of their influence in our lives can be very useful. Sometimes a painful birth can be a reflection of one’s own birth as psychological memories may be restimulated and create pain. Those present at a birth may also come into contact with their own birth process. Anything we do to heal our own birth traumas will be of benefit when giving birth or assisting others.
Cosmic Airport Training
Part 1 of the training, Birth and Being, focuses on conscious birthing. After a resume of the Insight into Birth programme we look at how the birth process effects our ability just to be. Participants also experience the power of being in relation to healing. Jacqueline shares information from the devic kingdom regarding pregnancy and birth, and gives a valuable esoteric understanding of conception. From her earlier work on sex, love and higher consciousness she also offers guidance for those hoping to become pregnant.
Meditation groups available for births. Groups of meditators who go out and sit during births. They will not involve themselves in any practical or social way during the birthing process, but will simply provide an enlightened energy field to support the soul coming on to the earth plane.
See inspiring work for healing birth trauma with babies in Prague:
The physical death process as a path to enlightenment
Exploration of the death process – safe journey through the 7 bodies at time of death – moving beyond attachment – liberation.
This is a very special programme. It actually focusses on the physical death process as seen from an esoteric perspective – as a possibility to be free from identification with the matrix of illusion. The retreat will be an opportunity to receive, in a very simple way, a deeper understanding of and preparation for your own death process. It will also enable you to share useful information with others who are facing death.
If you have any fears around death this retreat may help you to shift your perspective from the fear of death to seeing death as a process – a natural progression of life. Creation moves in a series of cycles and the death process is simply one of these cycles.
Silent meditation (Vipassana) will also be used to focus on the Truth of who we are beyond the illusion of who we may think we are. To explore meditation and spiritual awakening is to prepare for an enlightened death. Preparation for an enlightened death gives a deeper understanding of the path to awakening.
Jacqueline offers the Dying for Truth programme in the following countries: India, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK, Holland, Czech Rep., USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. You are welcome to invite her to your area.
Later in the summer this year there will be 2 CDs available with guided meditations on the death process. One CD will be in English guided by Jacqueline and the other will be in Danish guided by Arjuna. They will be available at the late summer events in Sweden and Denmark.
There is now a new clip on You Tube where Jacqueline answers a question on death. You can see this via the link here on the website.
One of the most important things in dealing with our feelings and emotions, including anger, is to be able to accept the fact that we have these feelings. Every emotion is just an expression of a certain energy and if we don’t accept that we have it then it is difficult to learn how to express that energy in a most positive way. If you feel bad about feeling angry then it will be difficult to learn how to use that energy. Actually, with any feeling, one of the most important things is to remember it’s your feeling and to do your best not to blame other people for what you are feeling. This is a very big step to take.
I would suggest that with the feelings you have try to think of them as a child who one day will become a mature adult. A child needs to be shown the way, taught and helped to bring our the best within him or her. It is also like this with our feelings. Sometimes I say that every feeling is waiting to express itself in the most positive way and be lifted onto the throne in the heart and, like a king or queen, receive its crown. In the heart we can experience love and acceptance and it is my experience that everyone wants to be loved and accepted. It’s the same with our feelings. However until we learn how to express feelings in a positive way they can cause us trouble.
Very often anger has to do with our need to feel powerful and strong. If we haven’t learnt to express our power in a good way early in life we can end up with a big anger problem! Years ago in Denmark parents might say to a child, “your power is in my pocket”! That meant the parents decided over the child and any attempt the child made to say “no, I don’t want to do this” or to make decisions himself or herself was met with resistance or punishment. Later these youngsters would have difficulty feeling good about their power and their right to decide things for themselves. Then one day that power would burst out as anger – like a volcano!
When we don’t know how to express feelings we tend to try to blame someone else for these feelings. Imagine one day you are feeling anger arise. It is quite possible something someone said or did awoke this anger in you and you might start shouting at this person. But it is your anger and you have to take responsibility for it. To be able to do this is a big step forward! Until you can do this you might even end up hitting someone! That might make you feel better for a while but it is not the way to go – this is not power being expressed in a positive way. If you can accept your feelings then you can begin to express them in a more mature way.
Anger is a very powerful energy and you need to find ways to express it. Eg: express it physically by running, boxing into the air, going outside and shouting to the trees and to the sky. Then feel the energy running through your body. You will feel strong and you will not upset or hurt anybody. This is a good start. Martial arts are also a fine way to learn to use this energy.
Later you will be able to watch anger arise and breathe with it and if you breathe into a feeling you don’t get stuck in it. It will just pass through you. If you can accept anger is there you can ask why something made you angry. Don’t judge yourself for feeling angry.
Another thing to remember is that sometimes things need to be said in a very powerful way. For example: if you see a big guy in the playground bullying someone, hitting one of the small children perhaps, this will not be solved by you beginning to hit the big guy. However, if you can say powerfully “no, no, no – this is not OK” or just keep your head cool and get some help for the one being bullied, then you are using the anger to deal with a situation where something does need to be done.
So just remember that every emotion you can possibly have wants to be able to sit on the throne in the heart and receive its crown. It will then be able to express itself in a positive, useful way.
A few more words
If you feel very angry stop a minute and try to breathe deeply. Look at why you are angry. Perhaps you need to say something to somebody about how you feel.
You can be angry and still be in your heart – do you understand? You can breathe deeply, feel your heart and say to the person who has made you angry, “I don’t like that you said this to me.” You can explain why and be honest about how you feel. Please remember you can be angry and still speak form your heart and that’s very different from screaming at someone or hitting them.
You can take a deep breath, feel you heart and say, “Please don’t speak to me like that ” or “Please don’t treat this child in this way” or say whatever you need to say. You have to express things, but try to find the best way of doing so. This is also the teaching of spiritual science.
You can read in an earlier edition of the Awakener what we also spoke about last time. People often have to ask these questions about anger because everybody gets angry sometimes. Please don’t feel guilty about it. You understand?
This is a good question and I could write a whole book about it! However I will try to answer briefly.
First of all, what is spirituality? What is spirit? I would suggest that spirit in spirituality refers to the one energy, the one consciousness that some call God, that flows through each one of us. Having a form of spiritual practice is about lifting your consciousness to a higher level of vibration where much more is revealed to you. Real spirituality will reveal to you the Truth of your being. Today we talk about spiritual scientists – those who also research the unseen, inner world and work with its laws. They research a reality that is not experienced through our ordinary five senses. We experience the world of our spiritual selves through more finely developed senses: the third eye chakra for example opens us to be able to see the “unseen”. Some call this clairvoyance. A finely developed throat chakra can awaken us to clairaudience so we begin to hear on a finer level than we can with our physical ears. As people open up to deeper levels of the heart chakra great compassion and a love for all life forms develop.
It is often said we are spiritual beings having a human experience – a spiritual practice keeps us connected to the part of us that is pure spirit and that is not lost in the dramas we can get caught up in as we experience being human beings here in this world. We hear it said that the truth shall set you free. Truth is not religion. Truth is the good old ancient wisdom teachings that help us to remember who we really are. Anything that helps us understand who we truly are, anything that helps us realise that we are one will naturally help to bring about peace in the world. When this realisation happens we naturally develop compassion and then there is no wish to hurt others or have power over others. Many of the difficulties in the world today, including wars, poverty and the destruction of the environment, happen because we have forgotten that we are one.
Meditation helps you find an inner peace that enables you to do things in a much better way. You will be more focussed – not so easily distracted – and in this way be able to realise your full potential here in life.
Some of you may have heard of the Heart Math Institute – a place of research in the United States. They have done many scientific studies and learned much about the unseen aspect of human beings. One of their studies has shown that when we are in a state of love far more of our DNA is activated than when we are in a state of fear. If we go into a state of fear and close, we close down to our spiritual potential and become less bright. When we open up and access more of those parts of ourselves that ordinary science does not address, we are more alive and simply more “switched on”! We also become more creative and truly are an inspiration for others.
Some studies have shown that Indian people often perform better in the IT world as, generally speaking, many Indians still have a natural form of spirituality and are more philosophical. This results in a greater balance between the right and left brain, enabling them to tap into new ideas and possibilities and to “think outside of the box”.
Actually I feel this is enough from me right now. I would like to invite you who asked this question, and other students, to send in some of your observations to us. What benefits have you noticed? Perhaps you can discuss this subject with friends and let us know if you have something to share that can inspire others. We can print your ideas in future editions of “The Awakener”.
Many today are trying to discover their spiritual mission – I prefer to use the word dharma.
Often dharma is described as doing what comes naturally. We know that a flame’s dharma or mission is to burn. However what comes naturally needs to be understood properly. If your natural reaction is to hit someone who says something you don’t like – this is not dharma! I would say that Dharma is what comes naturally when heart, mind and body are aligned – when they are working well together.
Dharma is not an easy way out! Often we have to give up tendencies we enjoy in order to follow dharma. For example: someone might have the tendency to switch on the TV the minute they enter the house, sit down and watch one program after another for hours at a time. Is this their spiritual mission? I don’t think so! Often discipline is needed in order to put aside lower tendencies and do what we are really here to do for the world.
Dharma is also often described as following the path of righteousness. Here are some simple yet powerful techniques to help you become centered in your true self. When this centering happens you will act righteously and your mission will become more and more clear to you.
1. Listen to that small, quiet voice within – often called the voice of conscience. It whispers to us if what we do is out of line, doesn’t it? It points us in the direction of righteousness.
2. Do your best to live what you understand to be the highest truth. E.g. If you feel you know that humanity is one, then do your best to live that understanding. Treat all as equals and treat others as you yourself would wish to be treated.
3. Stay in touch with your heart. I heard a song recently written by a friend. The title was, “What would love do?” If you do your best to respond to situations from this space – acting as love would – you become more heart centered. When a person becomes truly centered in the heart he or she will naturally act according to dharma. He or she will follow the path of righteousness.
4. Use your imagination to see how you would act in a certain situation if you were really in balance – if you were coming from a place of unconditional love.
5. What do you love doing? What are your natural talents? These can be an indication of what you are here to give to the world.
6. Remember you are still young – you are still maturing. It’s great you are asking these kinds of questions! However it’s also OK to make mistakes, learn from them and move on. So, be real. Don’t try to act “holy”. Holy is not natural – dare to be yourself and allow others to be themselves.
This is a very important question. First get to know your own mind. Look at what kind of thoughts dominate and what kind of feelings arise in you when you follow certain thoughts. Also it is good to understand what the mind actually does: it plans, discerns, compares, remembers. This is what all minds do. If the mind becomes negative, then discernment becomes criticism. The mind is a tool and can be used well or misused. If you decide to visit Delhi the mind can be very useful if you need to check train or plane timetables and make arrangements with the people you want to visit etc. However if you keep thinking negative thoughts you can end up out of balance emotionally. I often tell people, “The mind produces thoughts but you don’t have to think them.”
However the contents of different peoples’ minds can be very different. By contents I mean the themes and stories that the mind makes up. Two people can witness the same event: e.g. someone gets angry with a sales assistant and says he’s being charged too much for the groceries he’s buying. Two people watch what is happening and one person’s mind makes a funny story out of what has happened and shares the story with friends. The other person has a strong reaction. He hates people being treated unfairly and his mind starts turning the happening into a war about goodies and baddies!
The mind is a useful tool but it also has its limitations. Therefore it is important to quieten the mind – to develop a more meditative mind. When faced with a topic for study it can be a good idea to tune in meditatively and reflect on what you have read or been taught. You can close your eyes, be quiet and imagine bringing light into your mind. Then reflect on the topic. Perhaps new ideas come to you and perhaps you feel inspired to share your ideas. This is using the mind in a constructive way and it’s also how you awaken your inner wisdom.
Please try not to over stimulate the mind. This isn’t easy today as there is so much information, so many distractions. Minds today are becoming so stressed out and just as a physical body can become sick with stress, minds can stop functioning well because they are over stimulated.
There are many ways to use the mind but this is all I am going to say right now because A few years ago I wrote a chapter about the mind in one of my books. Reading your question, I felt it could be a good idea to share what I wrote in The Awakener. Let me look at the chapter and see if anything needs to be adjusted for younger readers. Then we will share it with you