Thanksgiving Healing Gift

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Yes, I've renamed "health" and "healing." 

Kind of bold, I know.

If you've got the book Rooted in the Infinite you can jump to Chapter 16 for the full explanation. 

I've set in motion a new word: jhe.  It's short for "joyful harmonious expressiveness."  So if you hear me talking about "jhe," you'll know what it's all about.

As you might imagine, I like to look at jhe as a function of alignment – both physical and energetic alignment.  And when your jhe is flowing, others would say you are healing.

The Thanksgiving jhe Experiment (and Gift)

To help you bring yourself into alignment (and heal), I've decided to do an experiment.  If you'd like to get your jhe flowing by being part of this experiment, just click here to sign up.

Here's what I will do:

Everyday, for one week, I will do a YOFA group jhe session (healing session) for all the people on the list.  (Send as many friends here as you like)

The truth is, I have never done this before and I have no idea what will happen. 

Here are the rules (and yes they are a little strange.)

(1) Sign up here to get on the list.

Feel free to post any other comments here on the blog.

Well, anything but your problem. 

I mean it.

Don't tell me what's wrong with you!

It is my intention to see you in perfect alignment, and the less I know about your malady the better.  Anyone posting his or her problem will be removed from the list. (Sorry.)

(2) As the week goes by, let me know (by posting a comment to this blog) the improvement you feel in your situation – physical or emotional.  Your feedback is crucial to the experiment.

What do I expect?  Miracles. What is the best thing that will happen?  The intention of my offering will set a tone of alignment that your system can sync up to.  Then, you begin to "heal" yourself.  And as your jhe starts flowing, you start feeling better.  And as you start feeling better, you can post to this blog so that I have a sense of what is going on out there in your world.

Questions?  Just post them here as a comment.

Happy Thanksgiving!

And thank you to all of you who are participating in this beautiful international YOFA community that is growing daily.

Love and Blessings,

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Meditation and Intelligence

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By quieting the mind and bringing it to a state of wholeness, the mind reveals its deep intelligence.

Spiritual culture often depicts the mind as the bad guy.  We often recognize the mind as the source of our disconnection and the instrument that scatters and shatters our sense of well-being.  In meditation, we move toward a quiet and disengaged mind.  The Yoga Sutras tell us right upfront that our mission is to "unthink."  Swami Satchidananda translates verse two of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras this way:  "The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga."

And yet, we think as naturally as we breathe.  We think incessantly.  So, how do we go from automatic thinking to no thinking? 

It helps to have a ramp.  It helps to have a system that allows the mind to think, and yet, by its thinking, it leads to no thinking. Or more integrated thinking.  Or more "whole" thinking.

Rather than screeching on the brakes and crashing into your thoughts at high speed, it helps to have a way to gradually and naturally decelerate your thoughts so that you glide into higher states of awareness in mediation.

By approaching the mind in a nonresistant mood, we immediately dissolve one of its biggest obstacles.  In fact, it is the mind that has decided that the mind is a problem!

Here are three steps you can take to begin the process of preparation for mediation. With this approach, you achieve greater wisdom and more precise intelligence.  As you honor your mind and treat it with love and respect, it reveals its true brilliance.

Step One

Recognize that you are your world.  The Upanishads urge us to recognize all beings in the self and the self in all beings.  Contemplate this notion as you interact with your neighbors and your family.   Take on this challenge as you read the newspaper or when you consider your political leaders.  This practice dissolves blame.  Blame feeds the conflicted mind.  The less the mind has to blame, the more peaceful the mind becomes.  As the mind becomes an instrument of peace, so does your world.

Step Two

Speak your truth.  This is not to be confused with reporting about conditions.  Just because something terrible may have happened, it is not necessarily your truth to speak about it.  Your truth can be found in words that feel like nectar as they flow from your lips.  They soothe a difficult situation. They uplift you and others.  You can recognize their truth because everyone within earshot feels better from having heard them.  These are words of truth.

Step Three

Know when to keep silent.  If speaking something that seems to be your truth will cause harm or injury to yourself or another, that is the time to remain quiet.  Step two (speak your truth) does not command you to go around telling everyone everything you don't like about them.  Knowing when to hold your tongue (and enjoying the deliberate silence) is a cause and an effect of wisdom.

By approaching the mind with honor, friendship, and respect, we bring its chaotic and conflicted waves of activity into a harmonious and beneficial hum.  I like to call this song of the mind "meditative intelligence."

I guide you, step by step in this direction, in Rooted in the Infinite: The Yoga of Alignment.  Download the beginning of the book for free here: