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Amy Ellis will introduce us to the uses of various essential oils to enhance the meditation experience.

Here is a short introduction from Amy:

"Hi, My name is Amy and I have been using essential oils since I was 13yrs old for emotional and physical health, personal care and pure pleasure.

During this talk I will introduce around 12 essential oils that have been used historically and are still used today to assist mindfulness and deepen meditation practices.  

I will introduce the plant, describe the aroma and its effect, share historical evidence of its use and talk about how you might like to use it now safely and effectively."

Tune in to The Elsabe Smit Show on Sunday 28th May live at 4 pm GMT using this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

The show covers a range of topics related to the creation process, from becoming aware of your destiny, through shaping your thoughts and actions, to learning the wisdom from your experiences and practising forgiveness.

Here is the link to the recorded show.

 

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On 26th March 2017 Andrew Mondia, a well-known actor who will perform his one-man show at the Orlando Fringe Festival on several dates in May 2017, will appear on The Elsabe Smit Show to tell about his experience with a 10-day silent (vipassana) meditation.

Tune in to The Elsabe Smit Show on Sunday 26th March 2017 at 4 pm GMT using this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos.   

The show covers a range of topics related to the creation process, from becoming aware of your destiny, through shaping your thoughts and actions, to learning the wisdom from your experiences and practising forgiveness.

Watch the show on this link.

Published in Spiritual Development
Sunday, 06 November 2016 09:16

How Can Meditation Help Me Reach God?

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Question:

I have recently discovered meditation and have been meditating for twenty minutes daily for the past two months.  I have already experienced some wonderful benefits, for example an increase in my confidence and realizing that I was going to do something wrong before I did it.

I have tried very hard to reach the deep meditative stage where I can directly connect with God and get answers to my questions.  At the moment I am going through a lot of changes in terms of my career, and I am really worried about making wrong decisions.  I feel that no matter how hard I try to connect to God to get help with these decisions, He is just not there.

What is the process for connecting to God?  I am worried that I have selected the wrong career and want God’s opinion before it is too late.


Published in Spiritual Development
Sunday, 09 October 2016 10:07

I Am So Far from Enlightenment

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Question:

I am a medium but I am not getting an answer for my own problems.

Last year I left three jobs.  I was in the first one for two years, but felt that I had overstayed my welcome.  I got another job working for a person who made promises but never kept them, and then did not pay me for a month. 

I found another job where I earned good money, but the managers in the company felt that it was OK to regularly humiliate people and make them cry.  I could not work in a situation like that.

I am worried that I will not find another job.  I have never been unemployed before.

I have also recently bought a house with my boyfriend of 8 years, and we are very happy in our relationship.  But then I dreamt that a man I went out with 20 years ago wants me back and we were surrounded by a beautiful light.  Does that mean anything?



Published in Spiritual Development
Sunday, 14 August 2016 09:43

Adverse Reaction to My DNA Activation

 

Question:

 

After my recent DNA activation to 144 strands my insides feel like someone keeps hitting them with a tuning fork. 

 

What can I do to feel better again?

 

 

Published in Spiritual Development
Sunday, 14 August 2016 09:27

How Do I Become a Spiritual Teacher?

 

Question:

 

I have read and learned so much on my spiritual journey and it really has changed me for the better. My problem is that I can now see how other people struggle and I want to help them get out of their comfort zone and have the same breakthroughs I had.

At the moment all I can do is share my intellectual knowledge with people but that seems to confuse more than to helps them.  As a result, people move away from me when I only want to help them. 

How do I become a real teacher without putting people off?

 

 

Published in Spiritual Development

 

There is an urgency in the Western world to find means of slowing down and becoming calmer and more peaceful.

 

One of the commercial successes (apart from the myriad books on mindfulness) is the new rage for colouring books for adults.

 

Of course you will not find fairies or clowns or animals in these colouring books.  The purpose of the books is not to practice holding a crayon or staying within the lines.  The purpose of the books is to help adults relax by focusing on repeating patterns and on no particular topic.

 

Quite often mandalas are used in these adult colouring book.  Mandalas are complicated repetitive patterns that originated in Eastern philosophy as an attempt to make a symbolic representation of the Universe more tangible.

 

 

Published in Spiritual Development
Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:57

Samyag Tapa

Samyag Tapa is Sanskrit for "austerity in right perspective and direction". 

The objective of austerity is to reach

 

Published in Jain
Sunday, 26 January 2014 13:56

Acharya Pad

Acharya is celebrated on the third day of Navapad Oli as the leader of the four-fold Sangh established by the Arihant. 

The Sangh consists of monks, nuns, and male and female household followers. 

After Arihant, Acharya is the decision-making authority in

 

Published in Jain
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 07:12

Diwali

On the night of this day, Mahavirswami, a holy man, attained Nirvana or deliverance and a state of absolute bliss. 

Jain followers spend the whole of the night of Diwali in the recitation of holy hymns and in

 

Published in Jain
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