The 4 Spiritual Laws (they are magic)
The Fours Laws of Spirituality
They say there’s a brief moment in life, when you feel more lost than ever, when an encounter occurs. An encounter with yourself, with your depths, fears and soul.
They say that if you experience this kind of transformative moment, it’s not by chance. It’s because there is something you need to understand.
Spirituality goes beyond the material and earthly. It is not a religion or a doctrine. Spirituality is to take care of ourselves. To let our hearts, jump over the chasms that our minds create and cultivate our values humbly.
These are the four laws of spirituality from Hindu philosophy:
1. Every person that comes into your life is the right person. No one enters your life by chance. Everyone around you is there for a reason, even toxic people. With each exchange and every moment, we all contribute to each other in some way.
We live in a world of grays; nothing is black or white. We’re not always teachers or always students. Each one of us provides something positive, even if it is through a negative trait. For example, something that we can’t handle or harms us.
We are always flashlights in the darkness. Some people are more representative than others. But all of us have something to say, no exceptions. In time, we learn to be grateful for the stones we tripped over along the way. Those who complicate our lives or those who support us loyally all have something to teach us.
Everything, absolutely everything, adds up in life. That’s why we should maintain a positive outlook towards others and not underestimate any lesson.
2. What happened is the only thing that could have happened. Nothing that happens in our lives could have happened in a different way. What happens to us is the only thing that should happen to us. It’s the right thing at the right time, and it is from this that we should extract a specific meaning.
We have the habit of thinking about what could’ve happened. The habit of creating hypothetical situations in which we acted a different way and, therefore, obtained different results.
Each change causes unpredictable situations. Therefore, we should accept that whatever happened is already in the past. There are no other possibilities. Each one of our actions creates a ripple effect around us that determines our path.
Let’s not worry ourselves over what we could have done differently. There’s a time and a place for everything. And a certain amount of time is needed to learn each necessary lesson. As they say, you have to crawl before you can walk and walk before you can run. You can’t skip the necessary steps in life.
3. Whenever something begins is the right moment for it to begin. Everything always starts at the right moment, not sooner or later. The new things in our lives appear because we draw them to us, and because we’re prepared to observe and enjoy them. Understanding this, accept that when life puts something new in our path, we should enjoy it.
4. When something is over, it’s over. We tend to be tied to an endless number of stories and emotions. Saying goodbye hurts. But when something ends, keeping it with us is just an exercise in masochism. It generates great discomfort and many dependencies and insecurities.
Moving forward is the best option in order to enrich your life and avoid suffering. Remember that the most impressionable person you interact with every day is you. Be careful with what you tell yourself and just flow along with life.
I turned 80
My birthday is November 7, 1942. This year my daughter and her mom invited me and provided a plane ticket for me to visit Portland, Oregon for my birthday and Thanksgiving. It was the best time that I have had in the USA in many years. The result of this event is that I feel energized and happy to accept my situation, living in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.
The following shows the primary party for my birthday.
What do I know now;
HORIZON: For most of my life, I never thought of an ENDING. Since COVID and my 80th, I know there is a horizon, and yes, I know there is an END. I just do not know when or where it will manifest. I'm sure the next adventure will be more exciting.
FAMILY: That is all there is. I said it, and my sister said it. It is about the precious nature of family.
TIME: Do not waste it if there is no JOY.
JOY: If there is no JOY, do not do it.
HEALTH: Have nothing to do with TOXIC people, places, or things. Move away and toward the positive people, places, and things.
The Result of COVID
It was back in 2019 that COVID came upon our world and a lockdown occurred. I was living in Chapala, and isolated in my home high above the city. I paid for everything digitally and had good food delivered by Pancho's Deli. I lived well.
My daily routine included preparing meals and eating on my terrace. I accomplished two major activities: a. I created a book, "la dulce vida," and "moments, or doodles." I created a book of 420 pages answering questions about my life. In addition, I created 190 moments or doodles. So, I lived well.
BEFORE the lockdown, I was on my journey into Mexico, and adventure. I was escaping being depressed for 3 years as i had been laid off from my primary work, and was older at age 58, and seemingly did not find work. I came to the second-best climate in the world and left SAD (seasonal affective disorder) (form of depression) behind. I was happy.
AFTER the lockdown I seemed to be different: I have noticed that I am super sensitive, so very emotional, where I experience highs and lows. I am also continuing to follow Abraham-hicks and move away from all people, places or things that are NEGATIVE and move toward all people places or things that are POSITIVE. I have moved away from TOXIC people. I have cleaned the house.
I have found that life is quieter and less festive. The town of Chapala is less festive, seemingly with fewer des files (parades). Within this context I have been sad more often.
I have settled in to a life that is quieter, with fewer friends. I am resolved to re-build a more festive life, and meet new people. I am cautious as the great secret is that up to 40% of North Americans exhibit signs of mental illness. To me this includes drug addicts and alcoholics. I stay away.
I love being in my home, so that is my preference. I do not want to meet new people, as I do not trust that they are healthy. I only want positive people around me, those that lift me up and encourage me.
Before the lockdown, I never thought of the future. After the lockdown i now know life is finite, so there is an end. I do not know what the future holds. I do not know where I should be. I just characterize it as weird.
INSIGHT: LONELINESS How Social Isolation Affects the Brain. Being alone greatly changes some brain regions more than others. January 7, 2023 | Reviewed by Vanessa Lancaster
Physical distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns increased the incidence of depression in adults and adolescents. Past psychological studies documented that people experiencing prolonged social isolation, such as orphans and empty nesters, have an increased risk of depression and insomnia.
You have been blessed to live as Teg Devjeet Singh, the Lion whose angelic nature always prevails, when he connects to the power of God’s protection that cuts through any challenge or negativity.
Teg refers to the power of the sword; the power to cut through all negativity and darkness. Dev is angelic; divine. Jeet means to be victorious or overcomes obstacles. All males receive the name Singh -- the Lion of God who walks with grace and courage throughout his life. Yogi Bhajan taught that every man can attain this divine state and encouraged all to manifest it.
Use the rich capacity of your name, Teg Devjeet Singh, to express your gift – that by connecting to the power of God’s protection that cuts through any challenge and negativity, your angelic nature always prevails. You personify the soul’s valiant guardianship of grace and Truth symbolized by the sacred sword. As a pure and limitless angel remember with each breath to keep merged in the victory and strength of this vast blessing. Your celestial and pure oneness with the Divine brings success, courage and expansiveness to all of those around you. Experience the wonderful sound of your name as it enables you to achieve the highest fulfillment of your soul.
The power of a Spiritual Name is that the more you speak and hear your name, the more it permeates into your being…and the more you experience its Nadh (inner sound current), bringing you into harmony with your destiny.
Meditate on your beautiful spiritual name, listen to your soul's truth and connect with your Creator. May you excel in the Age of Aquarius as we move from finite consciousness to a consciousness of Infinity.
May God bless you and guide you, now and forever. In the Name of the Cosmos which prevails through everyBODY, and the Holy Nam which holds the world.
I turned seventy this year, and what does that mean. One thing i noticed is that i don't long for the past. I don't really want to go 'home.' I am contented being in the NOW, and wanting to be contented.
Transformation for me has become part of me - always wanting to be learning and growing and knowing. Things i know that set me free: A. I don't know nor does anyone know the karmic path of another. The only thing you or I can do is honor the other person and wish them well. B. I don't know nor does anyone know the destiny of another. The only thing you or I can do is honor the other person and wish them well. Or in the words of Maya Angelo - 'You should always lift people up.' or i the words of Don MIguel Ruiz: ' love is the answer '
My biggest question is where do I go from here?
Lost in the forest on a dark night admin posted Sun, 2011-03-13 20:23 0 David Whyte speaks on the importance of intuition, which the seers use to move in the dark. One day seemingly like any other we realize that the game is up, because we realize we're playing it. We stand still, and ask ourselves how we can move into something more real, more alive. We ask ourselves what it means to have radical change in our life, and then a door opens. "In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in the dark wood where the true way was wholly lost." -- Dante Alighieri The answer comes with the question, "How do you know you're on your path, because it disappears. That's how you know. How do you know that you're really doing something radical, because you can't see where you're going. That's how you know." David Whyte speaks on intuition, which transcends all noise, and reveals our true path. We then stand consciously face to face with this path in the dark forest, and ask "What do I do when I'm lost in the forest?" "Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, and you must treat it as a powerful stranger, must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, you are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows where you are. You must let it find you." -- David Wagner, "Lost" David Whyte explains the three stages that are absolutely necessary to finding your way when lost in the forest on a dark night. Firstly you must be in the present moment, and be conscious of all your commitments, demons, and gifts, so that you can truly know where you stand in the Here and Now. Secondly, you must develop your ability to remain in profound silence to transcend the racing reasons of doubt, and take up courage to move into the direction of the heart. By holding your attention on profound silence, you will flourish in unlimited expansion as the universe reveals itself. Stand still. "If you go out and confirm the ten thousand things, this is delusion; if you let the ten thousand things come and confirm you, this is enlightenment." -- Dogen Zenji The universe confirms our existence, as we confirm it. Stand still and the forest will find you, the omens will reveal the path, and courageous faith will guide you to follow them. All things will confirm you, and you will confirm them. Therefore through mutual intuitive understanding that we are one, you will find your way through the forest on a dark night. "I'm lost in the woods, I'm out of my mind, And if I Go, To slow down some, I'm lost in the woods, I'm out of my mind, If I'm going to still, Slow down the time, I'm lost in the woods,
I'm down on my line, I'm building a city, Down the tide, I'm lost in the world, I'm down my whole tide, I'm losing the city, And im down for the time, Down for the time say shes down for the night, I'm never lonely no, Down for the time, I'm lost in the world, I'm down for the time, I'm new to the city, Down for the night, Down for the night, Down for the night." -- Kanye West, "Lost In The World"
I have learned along the way to put my faith in my own God Centered Spirit. I am part of all creation and thus part of God. A good daily practice is to walk and appreciate all that you see - to walk and LOVE all that you see.
When a child is young and does not know his or her own God, parents are in integral part of training. But when children pass from youth into being an adult, it is good that they trust themsleves. The foundation of human values must be strong.
In my life i use to look to outter authority figures for guidance. It was a common practice to always 'look up to someone.' In our institutional approach to life it was always appropriate to 'look up' to someone for answers. Remember the sticom, 'Father Knows Best.' I just don't think so, at least for my life. However, I've learned that for my life, the best guidance comes from within, my God Centered Spirit.
In being a leader in our fast changing world, where no one knows the answers, it is essential that people trust themselves. included in this is a need to have great love and value for humanity and to always 'do the right thing.'
In my journey into Mexico, i was totally dependent upon my God Centered Spirit to guide me along the way.
All of life is RANDOM and CONSTANTLY changes or transforms. This blog will contian my view of transformation. To begin I want to define transition and transformation.
In my way of thinking transition is moving form point A to point B. I've transitioned to a new location. Transformation is when everything is new. I was a teacher and went back to school and now i'm a doctor: I've transform my self. In life the movement from different ages usually is a transformation. I was a full time worker and now i've transitioned to a non work positon and have transformed into retirement.
All of life is RANDOM and CONSTANTLY changes or transforms. This blog will contian my view of transformation.
The following is an expression of how life is RANDOM, and don't be surprised. Letting go and going with the flow is essential to living a life of transformation.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person..
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire
fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy..
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation..
Your job is to accept the lesson,
Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life,
Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.