Newsletter 2017

19th May

We are getting close to what will probably be our last retreat at the beautiful Leela Center in Sweden. Please be aware that there are now only a few places left. There are possibilities for car sharing from Denmark. The retreat starts on 1st June and finishes on the 6th. You can read more about the program and see practical details on the schedule page.
A reminder:
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.

5th April

After answering a mail I received from someone I know well, I felt inspired to share part of the question and my answer here on the newsletter.

Question: 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?

My 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!

24th February

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.

Kosmos Journal NewsletterFEBRUARY 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.

Dear Reader,

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.

In Peace,

Rhonda Fabian

Please direct inquiries and comments to rfabian@kosmosjournal.org.

17th January

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.

13th January

Jacqueline was recently asked to write a brief comment on “The Meaning of Life” Read her reply on the Excellence Reporter website:

Jacqueline Maria Longstaff: The Meaning of Life and the Deep Connection With the Heart

12th January

We are a little late with the 2017  horoscope because our webmaster, Ashwita, has been here at the ashram with us since Christmas. Now she’s back at her computer in Bangalore and if you click here you can listen to the recording.
      2017 Horoscope - Jacqueline Maria Longstaff
I kept the talk short this year. Suddenly Ashwita asked, “What about India?” I then spoke for about 3 minutes on India and you can hear that talk here.
      Horoscope - India 2017
If you wish to join the Sangha evenings please look at the Sangha in Denmark page for dates. In the future the evening meetings are going to be held on Mondays and not Wednesdays as usual.

Newsletter 2016


24th December

We wish you all a blessed Christmas and an inspiring 2017

May many more begin to take the inner journey so we may have a real chance of inner and outer peace in the world.

Gratitude for all the support we receive from both on and off this planet.

Love and blessings from Jacqueline and Singing Heart Ashram here in India  💖

10th December

I have just been told that Mamo Bernardo of the Kogi Mamos is leaving his body. For some years now there has been, and still is, a letter from the Kogi Indians to humanity on this website.

I suggest you read this letter as it is still relevant today – Kogi & Hopi messages 

We are asked to light a candle and give a moment of attention to the Sierra Nevada in Columbia where Mamo Bernardo spent his life caring for the heart of the world.

Blessings also to his wife Jaba Antonia.

29th November

I received this today from Toby – many thanks. A real treat!

18th November

Hello everyone,
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!

11th November

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.

11th October 2016

Here is an interesting article written by Alex Pietrowski from Waking Times. Kids meditate instead of taking ADHA medication

As many of you know Anitha, my adopted daughter in India, gave birth to a baby boy earlier this year. I gave him the name Janaka and look forward to seeing him for the first timein December  We will soon have some new photos here on the website and you will be able to see him via the New Photos – India – Anitha, Kartik link.

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.

I also recommend you read this article about wheat. It is really shocking to see what has happened to our food through the food industry. I am sure most of you already know this but it’s good to be reminded.
Click here: http://www.ewao.com/a/80-people-worldwide-will-soon-stop-eating-wheat/

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 

OLD NEWS

I heard a wonderful short talk by Marianne Williamson – perhaps some of you have already heard it. You can go to this mail address.     https://www.facebook.com/williamsonmarianne/  It needs no comment.

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.

As I wrote earlier my trip to India in July was very fine. I visited first the ashram where all was well and where Saravanan and I were out in town checking what kind of organic vegetables are available. We have decided to buy as much organic as possible next season as the spraying of crops in India is probably the worst found anywhere in the world! Then I visited Pune and spent some time talking to about 800 students – 9 – 15 year olds – at the school in Alandi where there is soon to be a Cosmic Airport Training Center. We have already put some of the questions from the students plus my answers on the website. The  final 5 days of the trip I spent in the Himalayas in Ladakh. Many thanks to those who invited me. It was so fine to experience this part of India. I felt strongly the Buddhist influence. As I said to several people, even the dogs on the streets seem to be practising some kind of mindfulness and seemed to have reached some kind of inner peace!  It is hoped that we can hold a conference again next year and that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will join us.
Click here to see latest photos from Pune and Ladakh

SOME EVEN OLDER NEWS

Here are a few photos taken when my adopted daughter Anitha, her husband Kartik and baby Aditi moved into their small new house in the village. Astrologically I chose a time for them to move in and Arjuna and I began chanting Gayatri Mantra with them as they walked over the doorstep together. Then I gave blessings and they received our gifts. Usually a moving in Indian style is chaotic and noisy but Anitha and Kartik were so happy and grateful for such a quiet and meaningful moving in ceremony. Aditi is now walking. She is one of the happiest children I have ever seen.

 

You can click here to listen to Jacqueline talk a little about a theme she has used for several retreats these past years..

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 – 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.

I would like to remind everyone not to send mails to my old Yahoo address. I can no longer access this address properly and now use only gmail:thecosmicairport@gmail.com .
Some time ago I shared the sad news is that we could no longer walk the inner path around Arunachala. We were told this was partly because of fires. Well now here in 2016 we are still not able to walk the inner path and I was told the reason is this: The recent conservation work has been such a success that leopards have returned to Arunachala. So I guess that’s great news for the leopards but not so great for those of us who often walked the beautiful inner path close to the hill.

Thessi, who was staying at Singing Heart, took some fine photos in the ashram on the night of Shiva Ratri. Click her to see some of them.

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)

Here is an important message in Danish for Danish people who are coming to India:

I øjeblikket sker der svindel i forbindelse med online ansøgninger til Indien, idet ansøger bliver bedt om at betale for visum, når ansøgningen er udfyldt. Bliver du udsat for dette, skal du ikke betale. VIA Egencias visumafdeling gør opmærksom på, at betaling af visum sker på ambassaden ved personlig indlevering af pas og dokumenter.

Jacqueline and child Serious Angel

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”.

Arunachala

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.

Arunachala Photo above taken by Ashwita. Click here to see new photos taken by her at the ashram. Many thanks dear Ashwita.

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. I heard this years 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)

Several people have asked for the words of the Namaste Rap I made long ago. You can watch it on You Tube from the link on the first page of Cosmic Airport website. Here are the words:

          NAMASTE RAP

This is a time of celebrations
Starting to spread across the nations
Can you feel that great vibration?
D’Â’you know what it is? –Self realization

OK –Namaste –and blessings on your way – Namaste
OK –Namaste –and blessings on your way – Namaste

So go to Satsang whenever you can
ItÂ’s the fastest way to discover I AM
YouÂ’re not your body, your feelings or your mind
You are I AM and that’Â’s what you’Â’ll find

OK –Namaste –and blessings on your way – Namaste
OK –Namaste –and blessings on your way – Namaste

Our planet is going through a very big shake up
Telling us all itÂ’s time to wake up
A whole lot of Buddhas is what we need
And there’Â’s millions of us who carry that seed

OK –Namaste –and blessings on your way – Namaste
OK –Namaste –and blessings on your way – Namaste

Now it’Â’s about time for those seeds to pop
And all those little egos to wither and drop
Then a light will shine forth across our earth
As we begin to celebrate her cosmic birth

OK –Namaste –and blessings on your way – Namaste
OK –Namaste –and blessings on your way – Namaste

All for now – blessings for today!

Schedule

ALL BOOKINGS for Scandinavia and the ashram happen through Arjuna: arjunaspost@gmail.com
Please do not try to book through Jacqueline – Thank you.


2017


COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Saturday 25th March 1 day event with Jacqueline 
Teachings, meditation and a powerful heart energy transmission.
Bookings:  Email Maria:  mariathomsen1@gmail.com

TWICE MONTHLY SANGHA EVENINGS

We cancel the Sangha evening on Monday 15th May as Jacqueline and Arjuna are taking a holiday. We will meet again at Suchata’s home Monday 22nd May at 19.00 (7pm) as usual. This will be our last meeting before the summer break. Jacqueline will hold the evening herself as she expects to be in Denmark on 22nd. If there is any change we will let you know.
These twice monthly Sangha evenings will start up again in August. You can also see information on the Sangha in Denmark page on this website.

Sweden

1 – 6 June 2017: Final Leela Retreat in Sweden with Jacqueline 

Click here for details

BANGALORE, INDIA

18-20th Feb: 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.

Contact Ashwita  mail@reikibangalore.com


2016


AT THE ASHRAM

16th – 28th January Meditation Retreat
Bookings contact Arjuna  arjunaspost@gmail.com

BANGALORE, INDIA

27th – 29th Feb: Facing individual and collective challenges in 2016 – “Riding the Storm”
Contact Ashwita  mail@reikibangalore.com

SINGAPORE

13th March: Facing individual and collective challenges in 2016 – “Riding the Storm”
Contact Owen:  owenyeoh68@gmail.com

 SANTA CRUZ, USA

Two back to back weekends:

8th – 10th April: Relationship as a Spiritual Pathway – Sex, Love and Meditation

15th – 17th April: The Inner Wedding
Participants will receive certificates of participation when they complete the courses.

For both events  please contact Akashianna: akashianna@gmail.com

RETREAT AT THE LEELA CENTER, SWEDEN

21st August Onwards: “Activating Blueprints” 
Interaction with other conscious beings helps to activate the blueprints you came onto this planet with.

This retreat 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.
Strengthening relationships between the young and the “elders”.
How to stop absorbing low frequency energies from others.
Holding your highest vibration – also in the marketplace!
Cleansing breathwork, activating inner joy, transcendence and the heart.

As always, the program will be put it into a meditation retreat structure which includes about 48 hours of silence.

Arjuna and Jacqueline expect to arrive at Leela Sunday 21st August and start 22nd afternoon. We will finish with afternoon coffee / tea break on Saturday 27th. Anyone wishing to stay until Sunday is welcome. There will be morning meditation as usual on Sunday and an extra sitting with Jacqueline if enough people are interested. People who need to arrive or leave later or earlier because of work etc are also welcome – we can easily include you.

Price for Room and Food
The same as other years – Swedish kroner 450 per night room + food. (Sw. kroner 2250 for 5 days / nights)
That is a very good price for all we receive at Leela!

Donation for Jacqueline
Donation from 1700 – 2500 kroner is suggested for the 5 days. Extra donations for the work of the ashram are always welcome. You will as usual receive an envelope for your donation at check in.

Remember to bring:
Passport – needed now for Sweden – and your own bed linen and towels unless you want to rent from Leela.
Please remember bookings go to Arjuna NOT to Jacqueline. Thank you.

Arjuna:  arjunaspost@gmail.com

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

14th – 15th October: Dying for Truth
Grunden til jeg fokuserer så meget på dødsprocessen er at den er meget tæt forbundet med vejen mod realisering af Selvet – din sande natur. Første gang jeg afholdt Dying for Truth programmet i Danmark, holdt jeg det som et 7 dages meditations retræte. Bagefter sagde nogle som har været med mig i mange år, at dette program syntes at få alt det, jeg havde undervist i gennem årene til at falde i hak. Det kan jeg godt forstå.

Ikke blot er Dying for Truth en mulighed for at modtage en dybere forståelse og en forberedelse af din egen dødsproces på en meget simpel måde. Det vil også gøre dig i stand til at dele brugbar information med andre, som står ansigt til ansigt med døden.

Dato og tid: Fre. 14 Okt. kl.17.30 – 20.00 hos Lise Bertelsen, Klostervænget 7, 3 sal 2100 Kbh Ø (Gammel Kloster)
Lør. 10.00 – 20.30 holdes i Brønshøj: Stenlillevej 17, 2700 Brønshøj.
Please bring a couple of packed meals for Saturday – no meat. We provide tea and coffee.
Pris forslag: d.kr. 500 – 800 Du får en konvolut uden navne og betaler det du har råd til.
Donationer bruges til at støtte børneprojekter i Indien.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

22nd October: Deeper Into Dying
Only for those who have already completed the Dying for Truth program on awakening to your true nature in life or during the death process

Bookings contact Jaro: ja-ro@email.cz

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

28th – 29th October: Activating Blueprints 
We will start Friday from 18.45 – 22.00 and continue Saturday from 10.30 – 19.00

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. Anne-Louise Karlsson will speak briefly about cell memory healing as Jacqueline recognizes the importance of this work on the planet right now. (www.cellmemories.com)

CLICK HERE for more details (Opens in a new window)

Jacqueline will also be able to offer a few astrological readings in Stockholm. Please book early as she will only be available for a few days before leaving for USA.
All proceeds from this visit go to support the work of the ashram in India.

LOS ANGELES, Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay Area

For more details contact Daya: dayalight1@yahoo.com
Jacqueline and Anne-Louise Karlsson will be holding several events.

SALT LAKE CITY, USA

Between 17th – 20th November Jacqueline will be holding a seminar at the World United 2nd World Parliament on Spirituality.
See: www.WorldParliamentOnSpirituality.org

Oakland, California, USA

29th November: Two events along with Anne-Louise Karlsson; there will also be time for astrological sessions. Click here for more information.

SINGAPORE

4th December Jacqueline will be holding a short program.                    
Contact Owen:  owenyeoh68@gmail.com

ASHRAM IN INDIA

25th – 28th December: Resting in Natural Great Peace (Short Meditation Retreat)
Start 25th late afternoon. Finish 28th evening.

29th December: Ashram Visit
Visit to caves and lunch at Ramana Ashram

30th December – 8th January 2017: Arunachala Meditation Retreat
Start 30th evening. Finish 8th evening.
Includes New Year’s Eve cermony. Participants are in total silence from 1st – 7th January

Bookings: arjunaspost@gmail.com

Sangha in Denmark

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.

The meeting on Monday 15th May has been cancelled and we meet instead on Monday 22nd May at 7 pm as usual. Jacqueline will hold Satsang for us and remember she speaks English whenever non Danish speaking guests are present. This will be the final Sangha Satsang for this season. We will meet again in August.

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)

Registration required at tel. 3881 2005 or send an SMS to 6080 7937

You can always check this page for dates and changes.

Denmark contact:

Greetings from Suchata and Maria.

A message from Jacqueline

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.
Blessings Jacqueline

Kogi & Hopi Messages

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.

Jacqueline

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

Jacqueline

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.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

— The Elders Oraibi Arizona Hopi Nations

Conscious Birthing

” 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:

  1. Cosmic Airport Inspiration – sharing of ideas and experiences with regards to conscious birthing.
  2. 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:

Dying for Truth

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.

 

How to Control Anger?

asked by an 8th grade student

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?

How Will Spirituality Help Students?

asked by a 9th grade student

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”.

How Can I Know What My Spiritual Mission is About?

asked by Jagdish, 9th grade

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.

How to convert destructive minds to constructive minds?

asked by Siddhant, 9th grade

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