For most of us, after watching moments like this our hearts and minds will be filled with love and gratitude and then unfortunately somehow we slowly and unintentionally return to our unconsciously unappreciative selves. My personal challenge and my challenge to you is to hold to this state of gratitude and appreciation for as long as we can. It is said that if we do something repeatedly over a period of 21 days then it becomes a habit. So, for the next 21 days, Ill begin my day with this video in an effort to create and maintain a consistent and habitual state of gratitude and Oh My Godness.
I am immensely grateful for people like Ed Dobson, who midst great change and challenge are able to GET UP and contniue to seek purpose and be of service.
Moments like this reflect the divine spark of God that abides within us all…Enjoy!
Im looking for a few members of my blogging family to join me for the Oprah & Deepak Chopra’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge- Perfect Health which begins on March 11th! I have participated in past meditation challenges and I must say that I really begin to look forward to each day of the challenge. I have dedicated a page “Dont Meditate Alone” to share our experiences and comments as we go through each day of meditation.
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Lets share this experience together! Are You In?
At 5.25 Dr Maya Angelou defines LOVE….
“Armstrong Williams interviews Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou is considered to be one of the greatest voices of contemporary literature”
John P. Kee (born John Prince Kee on June 4, 1962) is an American gospel singer and pastor. Kee has been active for more than 20 years in the music field. In 2007 Kee was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame. Kee is also known as “The Prince of Gospel Music”.
John P. Kee was born the 15th of 16 children in Durham, North Carolina. At an early age he began to develop his musical talent both instrumentally and vocally. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and at 14, he and his brothers Wayne and Al moved to California where he began attending the Yuba College Conservatory School of Music in Marysville, California. During this time, he began playing with various groups such as Cameo and Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds. After having a hard time adjusting in California, he left and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina only to find himself living in a part of the city known for its violence and drug activities. After watching one of his friends being murdered in a drug deal gone bad, he rededicated his life back to God during a visitation to a revival meeting.
Ministry Kee says that it was during a trip to Michigan with his choir that he received a calling from God to be a preacher. Kee was in his mid-twenties when he became an ordained minister. In 1995, while ministering in Ohio, he received a prophetic vision and went forward with the building of a Fellowship Center in Charlotte which could minister to the people in the community. He officially founded the New Life Fellowship Center where he became and remains the senior pastor. The church is located in the same area where he had once led a life of crime and drugs.
Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature: external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy– by one, or more or all of these — and be free.
He is the founder of The Divine Life Society (1936), Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy (1948) and author of over 200 books on yoga, vedanta and a variety of other subjects. He established Sivananda Ashram, the location of the headquarters of The Divine Life Society (DLS), on the bank of the Ganges at Shivanandanagar, at a distance of 3 kilometres from Rishikesh
Born September 8, 1887- Died July 14, 1963
Yogic Meditation is far more than just closing your eyes, regulating your breath and just sitting still quietly. There’s actually an ancient science to the process of achieving meditation. True meditation is a life long goal for the yoga practitioners. To achieve a true state of meditation is an optimum goal for the yogi and is believed to take life times to reach.
The pathway to meditation consists of detailed lessons in mental concentration procedures that teach the yoga meditation student to channel his or her thoughts in one direction for long periods of time. The restriction of the mind and concentration of a single thought for a determined period of time leads to a calmer and clearer mind. And a crystal clear process of thought formation, which allows the student to access huge amounts of information from any targeted subject and also stored memories with their subconscious mind.
The constant practice of these concentration techniques leads the student of meditation to the door of contemplation, where he begins to have episodes of increased sensory perception which brings into play new information of the item, subject or object that is being concentrated on. This is known as clairvoyant powers such as; psychic sight, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting and telepathy. When the concentration moves into this stage it becomes contemplation, the second major path toward meditation.
The student then takes his new ability to concentrate and contemplate to the next level by constant practice of his contemplation which leads him into a series of contemplative states of samyama. This samyama allows him or her to formulate mental and energy patterns of those things that they are concentrating and contemplating on which brings the knowledge and similar power of that object into manifestation and deposited into the mental and physical structure of the practitioner of contemplation. The student then performs this samyama on everything that he can, in order to gain as much psycho-mental spiritual conscious experience. This leads him to deeper states of conscious contemplative experiences, where he begin to control the flow of mind and subtle energies within the nadis, which are the subtle nervous system of the auric structure and the chakra system which are the major points of man’s consciousness.
At this level of contemplation the student has achieved the ability of long periods of concentration which easily moves the practitioner into a highly mental sensory perception state of contemplation. Where the student begins to consciously raise the power of kundalini partially in order to go into higher spiritual states of contemplation that leads into true meditation states.
True meditation is brought about by the ability to bring about a singularity of mind without fluctuation of thought and the ability to move large quantities of mind substance and vital energies through the nadis and chakras in order to achieve a full movement of kundalini a highly concentrated vital force used by the Soul to gain higher states of consciousness through the purification of nadis and opening and synchronization of the chakras.
CD audio – Concentration, Contemplation and Meditation; lecture by Dr. George King
CD audio – The Psychic Centers – Their Significance and Development; lecture by Dr. George King
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.