Ong Namo

Ajeet Kaur Sings Ong Namo

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo translation: “I bow to the All-That-Is. I bow to the Divine Wisdom within myself.”

The autonomic nervous system has 2 parts.

The sympathetic nervous system, the “Flight or fight” part helps us get away from danger by speeding the heart rate but can also cause anxiety, panic attacks if not balanced by the parasympathetic NS

The parasympathetics provide an alternative, slow the heart rate, help us to relax.

How can we engage the parasympathetics?

  • Practice breath awareness, posture awareness,
  • Feel gratitude – place hands on heart, slow the breath and feel something you are grateful for. Do this for 3 minutes
  • Sing, chant, hum, drum, dance “let the soft animal of your body love what it loves”
  • Listen to this song.
  • Meditate daily – Consider a 10 day free meditation retreat to reboot and get grounded in the science of mindfulness.   This retreat is designed for beginners.    http://www.dhamma.org

Reclaim your birthright of full embodiment, be fully human. Walk, skip, run. Swim, or sit in cool water, even just the feet or barefoot on the grass.

 

“WILD GEESE”
by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

 

 

Don’t Make Change Too Complicated: Instead Just Begin — Doug Lisle, Ph.D.

My good friend Debbie called me the other day and asked for a little motivational help. She was struggling with giving up caffeinated tea, and asked me for the secret to giving up bad habits. She was setting in for a long explanation, figuring this had to be complicated, but with enough insight, she might just find the motivation to quit the habit.
I told her there was a secret, and to get ready. “OK”, she said, “I’m ready.”

So I told her the secret. It is to just begin.

Too often, we overcomplicate the process of change. We wait for a great moment, turning point, an inspiration. Forget it. Just begin. You might not finish. You might not stick with it. You may not beat the problem this month or this year. Who cares? You want to get rid of a bad habit? Just begin.

I told Debbie I could help her right then, but we would have to “commit a crime.” She laughed. What did I mean?

“Go get out your tea, bring it over to the sink while we are talking, and get some scissors,” I said. She laughed nervously. “I can’t believe you are making me do this!”
I had her cut the tea bags, and put them down the disposal. Gone. Poof. Kaput. Now she could just begin. I pointed out that if she wanted to change her mind, she could run to the store tomorrow and get some more tea, no problem. Well, that was two weeks ago, and guess what? She hasn’t bought any more, and she is kicking her habit. She’s begun.

Don’t wait for the golden moment. The turning point. The magic key. There isn’t one. If you want to change something in your life, don’t plan to change the whole thing at once and “really get into this.” Forget it. Just begin. Once you start, you just might build a little momentum. Commit a crime or two….toss some of the junk down the sink. Clean out the cupboard a little. A little crime can help get you going.

And a little saintly behavior can help too. Can’t get into an “exercise program?” Then don’t. Just begin. Six pushups, eight situps, a little jogging in place until you are tired. Right in your living room. You can begin right now….and in just a few minutes, you have discovered the great secret to change.

Doug Lisle, Ph.D.

Doug Lisle, Ph.D., is the staff psychologist and director of research for TrueNorth Health Center and psychologist and speaker for the McDougall Wellness Program. Dr. Lisle has published numerous articles in the scientific literature and is co-author of The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness.

Beeler’s Broth

Highly recommend. I need it now. Cayce, along with Ohsawa (Macrobiotics) would stress the importance of acid-alkaline balance. Most Western diets are too acidic, less greens in favor of more refined sugars and meats. So a good way to cheat on the go is to make this broth and keep in fridge for daily intake.

Recipe:

1 lb of green beans
1 lb of zucchini
1 bunch of parsley
1 bunch of celery

Dice, boil until soft, then puree in blender. You can flavor with lemon juice. It makes a very mild, super-green mixture that alkalinizes your system.