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Creating A New World

Published 11/10/2015 by inspiringyourspirit

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My Dear Friends

I often speak about ‘Oneness’, ‘Togetherness’, ‘One Humanity’ and how the realisation that we ‘are’ all connected, will eventually effect our ego minds and help us move forward to make our world a better place to live. ‘Oneness’, is the way forward and although we cannot make everyone understand; and want this, but we can still make a difference, “One seed at a time, one person at a time, one community at a time until this planet is embraced in a circle of resurgent life and resurgent love.”

I used to get so down when I watched the news on TV, read the newspapers or listened to the radio, ‘Wars raging, starvation, homeless, drugs, human trafficking, global warming, pollution of our environment, race hatred, religious hatred, corporate and political corruption and their need for global power and control’, but, now I realise that our world is changing, we ‘are’ starting to sit up, to notice and to awaken to these things, we are now starting to come together towards the ‘Oneness’ that is needed for our collective futures on this planet, we are starting to see the light and realise that ‘together’ we can make a difference, we can help someone in need and in turn they will help someone else in need, we can share the love, we can be grateful for what we have in our lives, we can love ‘ourselves’ and we can love ‘Humanity’.

Today my friends, I share my love with you, unconditional love from my heart, may your day be filled with the light of your God, may your heart be filled with love, happiness and compassion and if my words resonate with you, please hold our your hand to others and share this love.

Blessings to your all 🙂

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

The Gayatri Mantra, Meditation & Mantra for the Soul

Published 17/02/2015 by inspiringyourspirit

The Gayatri Mantra.

Its Meaning: ” We meditate on the glory of the creator, who has created the Universe, who is worthy of worship, who is the embodiment of knowledge and light, who is the remover of all sin and ignorance, may he enlighten our intellect.”

Listening to this Mantra especially under meditation gives you Peace.

This is what Swami Sivananda had to say about this supreme Mantra. ” Gayatri is the mother of the Vedas and the destroyer of sins. There is nothing more purifying on the Earth, as well as in the Heavens than the Gayatri. The Japa (chanting) of Gayatri brings the same as the recitation of all the four Vedas together.”

I hope this Mantra brings you Peace my friends.

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

One World, One Chance and Life as we know it!

Published 28/02/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Now, I know I am not His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Jesus Christ, Allah, The Buddha, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Tich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Amma, Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Biame, or any other global leader, I am just a simple man, someone who cares, someone who wants to make a difference, someone who sheds tears at the state of our world and someone who believes that we can make a difference and who believes in the faith of coming together as one in the name of our children.

So let’s take a look at the following statement.

“An individual has not started living until he/she can rise above the narrow confines of his/her individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

Wow! Now that’s a statement!

But what does it mean to you and I, to us so called normal people on the streets of earth!

Well, I think this statement is a sort of wake up call to us all, we need it shouting from the rooftops, into our ears in every language known to mankind, in every country, every state, every city, every town and every village…. We really need this wake up call, a call to action, a call to make us wake up and smell the roses, a call to enlighten us all to the state of our world.

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I could go on for ever and a day telling you about poverty, about disease, about starvation, about genocide, about wars, about natural disasters, about corporate and political greed and control; but will it make a difference to you? Maybe to some of you who read my blog and some of you who have a spiritual bias and a care for what’s right and wrong with our world, but to the majority of people in our world, to the majority of our brothers and sisters in every country, they will not even take a moment to read this blog because it is not on their radar, they have no interest in what is going on in other countries, they have no care if a child dies today from starvation or dysentery, they have no care that young teenage girls and boys are being trafficked from one country to another into prostitution and slave labor, they have no care that our planet is being devastated by fracking to satisfy insatiable corporate greed, they have no care that our forests; the lungs of our planet are being wiped out to feed the need of companies worldwide, they have no care that our oceans and rivers are being polluted beyond all recovery….

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But would they pay attention if our voices were louder, if we were more actively promoting each other, passing on our words of wisdom, passing on our voices of concern and bringing them a connection, I mean a real connection of what is happening in our world directly to them, show them how one thing connects to another and how each of us is connected through our lifestyles, our purchasing habits, through our food and through our drinks!

We MUST speak out, we must awaken more people all around the world and raise them up from the narrow confines of their own individualistic concerns and make them aware of the realities and suffering that our brothers and sisters, our planet and all the creatures on it are going through in order to provide the food on their table, the clothes on their back, the furniture they sit on, the fuel that heats their home and all the commodities that go into the production of the everyday goods they use and take for granted! Let’s together awaken the people of our planet , help them to see beyond their own front door, to take real notice, to make changes to their lifestyles, changes for the better, that will bring lasting effects and start healing our world for our children and grandchildren’s sake !

Today, Friday 28th February could be the start of that process, If I send out this blog and one of you sends out to two and those two send to 4 and those 4 send to 8 and those 8 send to 16 and those 16 send to 32 and those 32 send to 64, etc we could soon awaken our world!
Please take action my friends ☺

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

Shiva’s Spectacular Gender Divide

Published 06/08/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

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This post is from a dear blogging friend of mine Mira, this article is Part 6/6, you can find her blog at http://miraprabhu.wordpress.com , please stop by and read her articles as they are very well written and enlightening 🙂

Posted on July 22, 2013
My own emotional reactions to perceived suffering—mine and others—were always so intense that I was often paralyzed into depression. By the time I was a teenager, I already knew that in order to survive, I would have to make peace with the patriarchy.

Random investigations into the nature of reality proved to me that the foul concept of brawn over brain had distorted the collective psyche; everywhere—among rich and poor, educated and illiterate—I saw perverted masculinity. Instead of cherishing their womenfolk, men seemed to want to triumph over them. And by doing so, they smashed feminine self-esteem to smithereens. It was as if their own sisters, wives and daughters were arch rivals to be diminished and trounced. As a result, sexual union was often reduced to the usurpation of the female body, and marriage, in many cases, to no more than a legal form of rape.

Fortunately I stumbled onto the priceless tools of eastern philosophy in my late teens and was able to transform my bitter perspective. Focusing on the theories of karma and reincarnation, I trained myself to apply this new spiritual knowledge to all situations, past and present, with broad and generous strokes. My intent was to restore myself to peace so I could get on with life—and hurray, it worked! Soon everything really did begin to fall into place. Best of all, the process turned out to be bright, quick and beautiful.

Contrary to mainstream thinking, karmic software is not designed to punish; instead it throws those who consistently abuse others into situations where perpetrator becomes victim. Gradually we come to see that what each of us perceives with our finite human eyes is but a fragment of the staggeringly grand cosmic picture. We see there is ultimately no separation, that we are truly One. This process produces empathy and the melting of destructive patterns. And therefore karma is our friend, for its noble aim is to help us evolve.

We may see a husband striking his wife, for instance, and become gripped by a terrible anger; however, not being omniscient, we cannot see the events (in this or past incarnations) that preceded this beating. Perhaps the woman being brutalized has brutalized; the molested child has molested; the honest man reduced to poverty by a ruthless rival has himself been a lethal shark.

None of which means that we should stand by passively and watch evil being done; on the contrary! Humans of integrity must always be ready and willing to protect the weak, the gullible and the innocent, even while accepting that there is more to any picture than meets the ordinary eye; in simple words, when we step in to help, we must do so as instruments of the Divine, and not from the limited ego.

In an ideal world, man and woman would consider each other equal, but different. After all, in any partnership, one seeks to ally oneself with another who is endowed with skills or resources that we ourselves do not have. It requires no big stretch of the imagination to see how much stronger a couple can be when there is respect, love, harmony and co-operation between them.

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As for those extraordinary men and women who commit themselves to celibacy in order to liberate themselves from the chains of mundane existence, they too must find ways to unite male and female aspects within themselves—a process which entails generating a healthy respect for all facets of their inner being. For both the committed couple and the celibate, Tantra is one teaching that offers a variety of profound solutions.

The human race appears to have oscillated between diametrically opposed archetypes—absolute patriarchal power, and the holistic paradigm of ancient cultures, where both male and female are revered as divine halves of a whole. Physical sex alone can never satiate the human soul; what is called for is the intimate bonding of fundamentally different equals, and the genuine wonder and appreciation of one for the other. In so empowering each other, ancient wounds heal within the complex human psyche: man is encouraged to grow into awesome grandeur, and woman reclaims her sacred role as primal healer.

If we are to transform prevalent disturbing male-female equations, each of us must first become aware of the insidiously deep layers of conditioning that have seeped into the collective subconscious. Then we must shine our investigative torch fearlessly onto our own dysfunctional ways of viewing the opposite sex, and melt the blocks within our own psyches—by any means necessary. To refine one’s own self, as one of my gurus said, is to radically refine our experience of the world.

And while it can be agonizing—sometimes even impossible—to use the mind to unearth embedded the subconscious codes that block us from giving and receiving joy, it is a task worth leaping into, for the rewards can be rich.

For those who wish to begin this herculean but wildly exciting task, I recommend seeking out an authentic form of meditation—such as Atma-Vichara (Self-investigation), which is the direct path to higher consciousness as taught by Ramana Maharshi. As committed seekers have discovered through the ages, direct investigation of one’s true nature has the power to dissolve all relative darkness, along with the countless fear-based separations humans automatically set up as barriers between self and other.

After all, in the realm of the Absolute we are neither man nor woman, ugly nor beautiful, young nor old, rich nor poor, intelligent nor dumb—instead, we are, every single one of us, the perfect manifestation of one single energy, whose ground is the infinite and incandescent Divine.

Namaste

Mark

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