s. Paramahansa Yogananda, when in America, enjoyed a cup of coffee. The following day, when he travelled down the hotel's stairs to breakfast, he looked forward to drinking coffee. At the dining table, he rebuked himself and refused to drink coffee. Although for Westerners, that might seem extreme, it illustrates how Yogananda perceived the invisible enemy (coffee) and stamped it out before becoming a slave to it.
Suppose you suffer from a chronic condition, such as asthma, arthritis, emphysema, etc. In that case, you will be all too aware of the daily slog of putting up with your symptom. From the moment you get up, your enemy is ready to pounce. Some days are worse than others. There is no relent. Even if you have a good day, the foe is waiting to punish you for enjoying a pain-free day. This constant fight against symptoms dictates the kind of day you will have. We have our morning drug ritual involving an asthma pump, swallowing various pills, and attending to our wounds. We visit the hospital and undergo uncomfortable examinations and tests. We hear our consult informing us that our condition has deteriorated, we need more drugs or surgical procedures.
I watch negative news and think about what is really important. I contemplate unfair parallels in life, and that keep things in perspective for me. We have a TV interviewer earning multimillion dollars for a TV company. Her guests live in a multimillion-dollar mansion, with multimillion-dollar deals with Spotify and Netflix, complaining about distasteful remarks made to them and how living in the spotlight gives them mental trauma. At the same time, the show they are on goes out to seventy countries around the world.
Did you know there exists a reservoir of latent intelligence (God’s light) thriving on the fringes of the universe? You and I were created out of pure essence. The second before our creation, we were non-existent, and then, boom …we lived. Leonardo De Vinci, Albert Einstein, Vincent Van Goth, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, plucked their beautiful ideas for inventions from this inexhaustible untouched energy source.
The other day I heard a woman remark, ‘What is the use of putting makeup on? No one is going to see me.’ When you feel depressed, the last thing on your mind is re-evaluating the way you look. You can’t be bothered to get out of bed, let alone shower, style your hair, and dress in the way you would if you were going to an evening ball. However, I am going to motivate you to do just that.
Should I get out of bed today or lie here with the pillow over my head? Dare I turn on the news to discover the next stage of terror to face me? Can I look at my children in the eye and make myself appear normal? What is the best way to tell my children grandma had disappeared from the face of the planet? These thoughts are all too familiar in the world in which we are surviving today.
Do you ever feel blessed, lucky to be alive? Most of us at some time in our life have wondered – how in God’s name did I get away with that. A miraculous escape can be viewed from many angles. My mother abandoned me when I was a baby. I could look back at that with a ‘poor me’ attitude. However, I have learned from confidential files that had I lived with my mother and her husband; I would have lived a miserable life. I passionately believe, with all my heart, my Guardian Angel was watching over me.
Why not get away from all of your worldly trials and tribulations and enter your inner universe. Follow this little uplifting visualization to find healing and comfort.
The Aureoles Borealis (Northern Lights), those beautiful sheets of colour illuminating the Northern skies, are produced by magnetic energy. Your magnetic field/aura glistens just as fabulously, radiating every colour of the rainbow. A gifted aura-reader can spot health irregularities in the human energy field by looking past the subject and gazing into their coloured light.