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Humour is a whisper from the Soul, imploring mind and body to relax, let go and be at Peace again..
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Shared by “Brenda”

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This was meditation! Finally the day of the mediation course for me to find my enlightenment was to begin so I entered into a group of total strangers, sat on the floor in the most uncomfortable of positions and I was ready to begin. I grabbed a pillow to cushion my aching body after having spent endless hours during the day working at a desk. I then began by following the instructions to place my body into a contorted position that was totally out of reach for the average human being, let alone me who was somewhat heavy and out of shape. With legs crossed, hands facing palms up resting on my lap, uttering totally foreign sounds to clear my mind, my brain was screaming “ouch” because my body hurt, but I fearlessly moved forward, because enlightenment was my goal. The physical pain and discomfort of my body I believed to be only a minute part of my being, so my brain kicked in and told me not to worry. I believed that I needed to have physical discipline and be in shape. After all, this is a side benefit of the enlightenment process. Wow, not only will I become the enlightened person I am seeking, I will be physically fit at the same time! What more could I ask for?

As I was sitting uncomfortably in this position ready to begin the trip to my true self, my inner being, my thighs began to ache, but I needed to ignore the aching thighs, how could my mind be clear when my body was aching like this? So I proceeded by giving myself the direction that in order to be enlightened I would just need to put aside the discomfort and it would go away. Sure enough within a short period of time my thighs had no feeling left, they were totally numb and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to shut off my mind and be still and silent. I entered the void briefly! The more that I attempted to shut off the little messages that were flowing through my brain the more that I was thinking “How on earth am I going to be able to stand up when this is done………but I persevered. Finally after I analyzed my families needs, the grocery list, the things that I forgot or didn’t have time to do during the day, got past the embarrassment hearing the foreign sounds that were coming from me, I looked around the room and noticed that I was not the only one whose body was jumping and vibrating because the nerves had shut down in my thighs. Then. just briefly, I caught a fleeting glimpse of the stillness of my mind.………………….I had arrived! With this recognition, panic set in……… this was foreign and being a creative person, I began to create other things to occupy my still mind, because I just was not used to this foreign place. My body then decided that this position was the ideal position to allow the gases that had been building in my system over the past 12 hours with an escape route. This began with my stomach gurgling, my fingers twitching, and my mind tuning into the messages and signals that my body was sending me. My brain informed me that within moments the gas building up would erupt and the room would no longer be still, but everyone may be running for cover. I justified that enlightened beings could cope with a little gas, and during the time I was still attempting to get to the silence of my mind. I even prayed for the escaping gas to erupt without a sound. The gurgles begin to move lower, and the moment of knowing was about to escape. Would it be silent and smelly or would it be loud without a scent. At this time embarrassment set in, and I become aware of a back-up plan that snuck into my not so still mind. I tensed up, concentrated on not letting the eruption escape and become more aware of the total numbness that was now encompassing my physical being. Finally the gas escaped, quietly creating a smelly vapor that permeated at least a five foot radius. My thoughts begin to justify the event……the other people were unconscious, would not notice, after all their minds were still Wrong!!! I searched the room and notice nostrils flaring, individuals shifting to escape the quiet but deadly escaping gas, but they were all pretending that the erupting gas was not affecting them. After all they found the stillness of their minds……Right!

Finally the group was finished and it was time to stand up. Fear rushed in as I attempted to unfold my contorted body, while I was hoping that the released gases had not clung to my clothing. I stood up, stretched the muscles in my arms, legs sniffing and as I had hoped the gas no longer lingered. I then smiled innocently at those around me who were opening their eyes, made eye contact with them, nodded in approval, talked about how wonderful my brief encounter with the still mind was and quickly left knowing that the ordeal was over. As I left the building questions continued to formulate in my brain, and I intuitively knew that meditation may be the road of enlightenment for some, but I knew it was definitely not the road for me. I left the building laughing loudly as people walked by in their enlightened state, I felt much lighter physically knowing that when you have gas it will pass. I never returned to the meditation class.

So it was back to research on the road to enlightenment. Many years have evolved since my search for my enlightenment through meditation began and many experiences have brought me back to the memory of this meditation class for enlightened beings. I knew that some day this experience would provide me with insights that would allow me to access necessary information to assist me on my journey to enlightenment.
What I learned from this experience is:

  • Watch what I eat before I attend a meditation class.
  • Each life experience is useful for learning what I do and don’t want in my life.
  • Laughter can move me forward.
  • It’s O.K. to laugh at myself.
  • You can find enlightenment in the strangest places.
  • From every thought I create an experience.
  • Don’t discount meditation because of gas.
  • When I want something and my intent is clear, I will create it.

The meditation experience did not work for me, my expectations were of a serene, comfortable, calm and loving space where my physical body would not create such havoc with my mental, physical, emotional and spiritual movement forward.

(An excerpt from our book ‘MY AWAKENING JOURNAL, A JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT)

So it was back to the drawing board and moving onto the next step which would lead me forward to enlightenment without feeling all of the stress from the gas that had to pass.

Peace, love, light and blessings

“White Eagle”

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A Reiki Master goes into a bar, and across the crowded room he sees one of his students Raymond, talking to the bartender. Raymond acknowledges his teacher’s presence, and gestures to the empty barstool next to his.
As he walks up to them, the Reiki Master can hear Raymond saying to the Bartender:
“… so I told him, if he kept on eating like that, he was likely to choke …”
Sitting down beside his student, the Reiki Master – eager to pick up the thread of the conversation – says:
“Choke – who Ray?”

Shared by “Soul2Soul Treasures”

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WHO WE ARE!

We gather together to grow together through a journey of laughter, creative expression and sharing of personal wisdom through our experiences!

We are all sages and we all encompass powerful perceptions and insights into this world in which we walk.

In channelling our insights, meditating from our wisdom, and sharing humour and creativity from our experiences, we awaken the identity of our journey of being human in all aspects of our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual self. This encourages balance and peace within our consciousness, so our walk on Earth is gentle and our purpose is clear.
We are Sages; the wisdom keepers for the generations of today and tomorrow. Our development and stories are gifts and they need to be shared!

Welcome to the beginning of a new journey.

Peace, love,light and blessings
“White Eagle”

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Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

Bill Cosby
Shared by “April”

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Inner Peace
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without alcohol,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

…Then You Are Probably ………
The Family Dog!
By: Delores Arabian

Shared by “Theresa”

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I can take care of everything and everyone else in life, but how on earth do I learn to take care of my own basic needs when I always have such trouble recognizing what my needs are?

I am a counselor, a helper and an individual that others seem to rely on to assist them to move through their own personal problems and difficulties, but when the time comes to give myself some self care is certainly struggle to understand what that is and how to receive it when it is in front of me!

Here is a humorous example that arose a few months ago to show you  that self care can backfire in order to help you to understand what you need!

I woke up miserable, I contracted a cold and flu bug while I was sleeping, my body ached, my breathing was laboured, my nose was running, I had a temperature and on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest rating ……I was at a 2.……..only if I thought positive!
I quickly decided it was up to me to create my day the way I wanted it to be and self care was the top item on my agenda. I grabbed my blanket and made myself a cup of tea, wrote on the blog and then laid down to have my day of self care……!!!

I had just laid down and my nose started to drip! No Kleenex’s around, so I was up in search of the Kleenex box.

I just got settled in one more time, the phone rang and I had forgotten to put the phone within reach, so the run to find the phone was on……..I tripped on the cat on the way to the telephone, finally made it and had a chat with the person who had called, laid back down once again, and forgot that I had moved my tea….

Back up to get the tea, and finally, I was set for my day of self care!
NOT TO BE FOR ME!

Interruptions continued throughout the day, there were meals to prepare, animals to care for, people to talk to and the more I got wrapped up in the day, the more I seemed to forget about being wrapped up my blanket of self love and caring, snuggled into my real blanket.

I was almost in tears from being sick and the frustration I felt so I decided that a shower, then laying down with my blanket, pillow and watching a little TV would definitely improve my disposition and my life in that moment!

It seemed like a big chore, but finally as I stepped into the nice warm shower, I could sense the self care happening! I was really doing something for me, shut off from the rest of the world, no phones, no hassles, no animals just me and the nice warm water, cleansing me from the inside out…….and then my husband decided to do the dishes for me, just to make me feel better, turned on the hot water…………and as I stood in the freezing cold water, screaming at the top of my lungs, tears started rolling down my face, and then I burst out laughing……….My cold was much better the next day and so was my disposition!

THIS SITUATION BROUGHT UP WHAT I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT MY HUMAN NEEDS AND MY BEING NEEDS.  I NEED TO REMEMBER TO BE CONSCIOUSLY AWARE THESE PERSONAL NEEDS IN ORDER TO FEEL HAPPY AND BALANCED IN MY LIFE!

My Human Basic Needs are:

  • Touch
  • Warmth
  • Security
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Belonging
  • Space
  • Recognition
  • Structure
  • Please
  • Pain
  • Curiosity
  • Exploration
  • Self Value
  • Sense of mattering in my world
My Being Basic Needs are:
  • Love
  • Creativity
  • Caring
  • Truth
  • Beauty
  • Goodness
  • Self Understanding
  • Connectedness
  • The need to be needed
  • Balance in my life Mentally, Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually
  • Seeing the humor in my life
  • Happiness within me
How do I get these things in my life to be the Human Being I am?  Being Consciously aware of my Human and Being needs and giving to myself first so that I can assist others to give to themselves too!
Peace, love, light and blessings!

“White Eagle”

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Have you ever had one of those days!

You get up on the wrong side of the bed, nothing goes right and the more you try to turn it around it just doesn’t get any better.

Yesterday was one of those days for me!

I woke up miserable, I contracted a cold and flu bug while I was sleeping, my body ached, my breathing was laboured, my nose was running, I had a temperature and on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest rating ……I was at a 2.……..only if I thought positive!
I quickly decided it was up to me to create my day the way I wanted it to be and self care was the top item on my agenda. I grabbed my blanket and made myself a cup of tea, wrote on the blog and then laid down to have my day of self care……!!!

I had just laid down and my nose started to drip! No Kleenex’s around, so I was up in search of the Kleenex box.

I just got settled in one more time, the phone rang and I had forgotten to put the phone within reach, so the run to find the phone was on……..I tripped on the cat on the way to the telephone, finally made it and had a chat with the person who had called, laid back down once again, and forgot that I had moved my tea….

Back up to get the tea, and finally, I was set for my day of self care!
NOT TO BE FOR ME!

Interruptions continued throughout the day, there were meals to prepare, animals to care for, people to talk to and the more I got wrapped up in the day, the more I seemed to forget about being wrapped up my blanket of self love and caring, snuggled into my real blanket.

I was almost in tears from being sick and the frustration I felt so I decided that a shower, then laying down with my blanket, pillow and watching a little TV would definitely improve my disposition and my life in that moment!

It seemed like a big chore, but finally as I stepped into the nice warm shower, I could sense the self care happening! I was really doing something for me, shut off from the rest of the world, no phones, no hassles, no animals just me and the nice warm water, cleansing me from the inside out…….and then my husband decided to do the dishes for me, just to make me feel better, turned on the hot water…………and as I stood in the freezing cold water, screaming at the top of my lungs, tears started rolling down my face, and then I burst out laughing……….Today my cold is much better and so is my disposition!

Peace, love, light and blessings as we see the humor in circumstances we create!

“White Eagle”

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