Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Gurpreet Kaur » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:15 am

Hey Barb, when I first started looking into this was when I had my first major business failure. Well I shouldn't really say failure, "it was a learning curve" I simply could not understand what went wrong, I thought I had everything right down to the last detail, I invested lots of time and thousands, I was an emotional roller coaster. It was in search to find some ground for myself (with blame & regret) that I started digging, and for some reason all seem to make sense now. I understand the information I have to share, may go over the head of some people but even if you are able to take 5% of ideas being discussed, I am sure it will be a life changer.
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Gurpreet Kaur » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:21 am

Free Yourself From your Ego Armour
When I talk about ego, I am not referring to vanity and pride which is what most people think of, it is much more than an overinflated sense of self. It can also appear in feelings of inferiority or self-hatred because ego is any image you have of yourself that gives you a sense of identity and that identity derives from the things you tell yourself and the things other people have been saying about you that you’ve decided to accept as truth.

A sure way of gaining higher levels of success in business and in your general well-being is by freeing yourself from this ego armour. I don’t know about you but keeping up with your egos need of self-worth and recognitions can be so exhausting. The ego loves to strengthen itself by complaining about other people, the situation that you find yourself in, something that is happening right now but “shouldn’t be” and even about you.

Let’s think about this for a moment. Think about the source of any of your anxieties. I’m going to bet a lot of them have to do with future projections (i.e. “if I don’t get this raise, then…” or “what if I never meet someone…” or, even, “what about all the money that I have invested…”). Here’s the secret, “the future does not exist anywhere but in your mind”. All these future events you’re worrying about? They don’t exist. I mean, maybe you won’t get that promotion. What happens then? Well, you’ll deal with it in the moment just like you’ve always dealt with any hardship. Projecting about it and worrying about it is a useless waste of your energy. When you find yourself projecting ask yourself the following question: can I do anything about this right now? If the answer is no, then stop worrying. Listen to your breath and allow it to bring you into the moment.

The same thing applies to the past. The ego loves to keep us trapped there—rehashing old hurts, perceived mistakes, ancient regrets. When this happens the ego has you in its grip. At this point you don’t have the thoughts the thoughts have you. What good do these obsessions do anyways? Presumably, you’ve learned the lesson and you have (or will) apply it to future decisions. If you want to be free, you must have to understand that the voice in your head has created them and irritation and upset that you feel is the emotional response to that voice.

So, how do we free ourselves? The concepts themselves are easy, sure. But enacting them? The moment you think you have it figured out, you’re suddenly anxious again, projecting forward or back, building fear upon fear until the present moment is so far gone that you have no idea what you did that day, aside from getting worked up about your bank balance or the state of your relationships (or lack thereof). The ego thrives on separating you from the moment and from others who share in this moment with you.

I could point out a step by step to help you, but I know that the success lies purely in your awareness and consistent application over a period of time. Simply observe your mind, be patient and learn to distinguish between the voice of the ego and the actual situation and come into the present moment.
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Barbara Gabogrecan » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:13 pm

Again - I just had to make a comment Gurpreet. I have always said "there is no use worrying about something over which you have no control" - but you have taken this a step forward for me. I glean from what you are saying, that it is useless to worry at all! You are so right - much of what we are anxious about relates to what we think may happen and often it simply does not happen at all.

Then for the 'guilt trip' when we can't let go of the mistakes we have made in life. For some months now I have been struggling with the guilt of putting my Mum in a home where two months later she died. She did not want to go and begged me to take her home. But (with the advice of doctors etc) I stuck to my guns and left her there, visiting every couple of days. Would she have died if I had taken her home? I will never know, but I recognize that it is useless worrying and stressing over what might have been. How do I cope with these feelings? I immediately force my mind not to think of the guilt and instead try to fill my mind with good memories...but....
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Postby Peter O'Connor » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Gurpreet, I almost think you had me in mind when you wrote this - yet we have never met. I suppose I am a natural born worrier (if there is such a thing). I do worry about things that might happen, even though, as you say, that is in the future, not in the moment, so don't try to deal with something that has not even happened.

I feel it is probably years and years of mental conditioning that has made me this way. How can I break free from it? I really do want to be more positive and really enjoy what's left of my life. Your words are extremely thought provoking and I am looking forward to hearing more.

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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Linda Black » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:07 pm

HI Gurpreet,
I've just read your posts with interest and would like to add a slightly different perspective as an adjunct to what you've expressed.

There is fairly recent scientific evidence that the heart has a vital energetic role to play in awareness too. There are more messages going from the heart to the brain than the reverse and also the 'channels' from the heart to the brain are larger than those from the brain to the heart. When you consider the Law of Attraction (in whatever form that appeals) what counts more than any words we might repeat is the vibrational frequency we emit. It appears that the heart has a very significant role to play in that exchange. There's some really good information here http://www.heartmath.org.

I've also come across a really interesting site with a 30 minute video which describes energy, vibrational frequency, human cellular function and universal energy. It's certainly the best explanation I've come across so far. It's available here in the 3rd video http://www.thehealinguniverse.com/videos.html

In addition, my understanding is that we have at least 3 levels of mind (I'm not just referring to the not brain) - the conscious mind with which we plan, anticipate, strategise etc, the subconscious mind which runs our bodies and also holds all of our 'shortcut' programmed responses, like driving for example. Dr Candace Pert, a microbiologist talks in terms of the bodymind, indicating that the mind and body are one flowing exchange of information. At this stage, I believe that the heart energies and the cellular structures are connected directly to the 3rd part, the universal unconscious mind, the universal energy that we pick up as intuition, guidance, flow, bliss etc.

I completely agree with you - we are not our brain and I tend to believe that the human bodymind is an instrument for a greater intelligence/awareness, most of which most of us can't yet sense very well.

Thank you for this intriguing set of posts :D
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Linda Black » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:32 pm

Oops - that should have been video no 2. http://www.thehealinguniverse.com/videos.html
Video no 3 is fascinating but isn't the specific information I was referring to.
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Geoff Haw » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:50 pm

Dear Gurpreet

This is all very interesting to me – but of course that doesn’t necessarily mean that I understand everything!

For the first 18 years of my life, I was raised (the first of 7 children) on the family farm in a quite remote district up in Northern Victoria, in the 1950s.

There are perceived pluses and minuses of the best place to bring up kids – city or country.

These days, the differences are nowhere near as stark, mainly because of vastly improved transport and huge steps forward in communication – TV, more radio, mobile phones and of course a variety of social and Internet tools through computers.

When I was a kid, I learned a lot about the world outside of my 50 km radius environment only through devouring books, newspapers and my mind’s imagination. I found great inspiration in so many of the old stories e.g. Aladdin and his Lamp, Aesop’s Fables, the Bible, Enid Blyton, etc.

Because I was not connecting with the world beyond my very limited physical environment, I was thus under the ‘spell’ of where I was.

That ‘spell’ was religion. It was hammered into us by word and deed from when we drew breath, tempered with a great and constant dose of the pressures of ‘guilt’ should we do ‘wrong’. So of course, that was what drove our awareness of the world.

Once you leave home and explore the world beyond, you are more able to put things into perspective and realise that not everything in the world is driven by religion and guilt. Don’t get me wrong: the values and morals of the Biblical faith have much to be glad of; it’s just that they are not the totality of life.

So I jumped from the family nest and was probably considered by some as the proverbial ‘black sheep’, indulging in many of the world’s ‘pleasures’. But I have been able to lead a very interesting life, in many countries, and with very satisfying results.

Some may be inclined to believe that my life has been less than guilt-free (and good luck to them!), but having done some psychology and philosophy in Tertiary studies, the mind does in time pause to consider options, rather than just jump into ‘religious guilt’ mode.

I worked with UNESCO for several years after a successful career in education, and met so many wonderful people who simply wanted to help the less fortunate. Not a hint of religion; just good will from one human to another. I found it uplifting to work with such people.

I’d be very interested to hear what your views are on how religion, conditioned views, spirituality, the brain and the mind all interact and determine how successfully we will live our lives, and how at peace we are with ourselves.

If you can provide a plausible answer, I have just one more question: What are the winning numbers for Tattslotto???

Yours in the best of good humour,

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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Barbara Gabogrecan » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:42 am

Hi Geoff - I did not know that we had so much in common with our early upbringing. I guess the main difference is that I was taught religion in a much more gentle way. There was never any 'guilt' trips - but with the Correspondence Sunday School, I had a pen friend from one of the island countries. I remember talking to Mum about black people (as I had never actually seen one - only the photo of my pen friend) and she explained that everyone was the same and the colour of our skin tended to suit the climates where we originated from. So I was brought up without guilt and without prejudice. For that, I truly thank my Mum.
It was great to read your story.
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Gurpreet Kaur » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:00 am

Thank you everyone for sharing your stories and insights into the topic.
I simply am on the quest to discover the truth for myself by dwelling deep into my existence and discovering pure consciousness, I believe we are all one, and religion only separates us from this unity. God doesn’t care whether someone is a Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jew, Muslim or atheist. These are all belief systems and concepts about reality, not the reality itself. The only way I know how to handle life situations and circumstances and is by always bringing myself into the "Present Moment" and accepting things as they are without judgement. Somehow, it all works out.

I would be happy to provide you the Tattslotto numbers Geoff, as soon as I get that vision. LOL :)
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Re: Welcome Gurpreet Kaur discussing Spiritual Laws

Postby Gurpreet Kaur » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:03 am

Spiritual Law of Success - Detachment
The Law of Detachment says that in order to successfully attract something, you must be detached to the outcome. If you are attached, you project negative emotions of fear, doubt, or craving which actually attracts the opposite of your desire. You are operating from a position of worry, fear and doubt rather than serenity, trust and faith. Of course there are times when negative emotions are meant to be felt and acted upon, but your dominant emotions should be positive ones.

In the Vedic tradition and other spiritual teachings, the path to freedom and happiness lies in letting go of attachment. This doesn’t mean disengaging from life, denying your passions, or living the life of a renunciation. The real nature of detachment is a loving, wise participation in life while maintaining the awareness of an inner core of peace and presence that is our true identity. This is the essence of the Spiritual Law of Detachment.

Why Attachment Hurts
Attachment is based on fear and insecurity. When you forget your true Self – which is pure consciousness, pure potentiality – you begin to believe that you need something outside of yourself to make you happy. It’s easy to think, “I’ll feel good when I have more money in the bank, lose 15 pounds, find my soul mate or pay off my bills. As you’ve no doubt discovered, getting what you want doesn’t bring security. At a deep level, you know that whatever is bringing you happiness can be lost and therefore has the potential to bring you pain.
The only way out of this dilemma is detaching. You set your intentions and take whatever action is needed, and then relinquish your attachment to the outcome. Here are a few powerful affirmations you can use to practice detachment in your daily life.
Choose one or two and practice saying them to yourself throughout the day:
1. I consciously commit to flexibility and detachment.
2. I allow myself and those around me the freedom to be themselves, without imposing rigid ideas of right and wrong.
3. I live my life in a state of engaged detachment.
4. I release the need to judge or criticize.
5. I express myself honestly while releasing any need to impose my beliefs on other people.
6. Whenever I notice that I am becoming emotionally attached to a point of view, I take a deep breath and come back to a more centered place.
7. I embrace detachment by choosing to be free from the good and bad opinions of others.

The law of detachment accelerates the whole process of evolution. When you understand this law you don’t feel compelled to force solutions. When you force solutions on problems, you only create new problems. But when you wait patiently and in faith, the right solution will arise on its own.
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