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Welcome to 2015

I would just like to wish everybody a happy and healthy new year.

2015 is going to be a big year for Spirtural energy and I trust that it is a peaceful and enlightening year to all that seek it. But of course things will not change just because it’s  2015, things only really change because one wants them to.

The perfect New Years resolution is to listen to one’s Hara, believe in one’s dream and trust in the univers. Trust it to manifest what is          required for you to continue your journey on the right path.

The only thing that can stop you living the life you should be living is fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of change.

But remember, fear is not a state of mind, is a choice. It is something we invent. The only thing that gives it any power is when we listen to it. So since we create worry and fear, that means we have the power to destroy it to. Worry and fear loses its power over us if we stop         listening to it.

So when fear enters our thoughts, we should simply acknowledge its presence, look for what we can learn from the message, thank it for its concerns, and then refuse to listen. It’s a choice that we can make.  When we decide to trust in the universe, we create a sacred space that surrounds us like a shield that keeps the fear out.

The meaning of the Om (Aum) symbol

The sound of “Aum” – the slow, calming chant many associate with the word, is the sound that was made when all of creation came into existence. The essence of the universe and all creation, wrapped up in one unimaginable and indescribable aggregate (for lack of a better term), is known as Brahman. The “Om” represents the four divine states of Brahman – metta (loving kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy), and upekkha (equanimity). Brahman is actually a core belief system in both Hinduism and Buddhism, both of which use Om regularly in their daily life.

Om stone

So, just the sound of “Aum” is so beyond human comprehension that it boggles the mind, and then there is the symbol as well. Just as Brahma is the culmination of everything, so is the Om symbol. It’s written in Sanskrit, and each part of the symbol has a very significant purpose. The two curls on top of each other (that sort of look like the number 3), with the downward curl that spirals out from the “3” shape, each represent a state of consciousness. The large, bottom curl stands for the normal state of being awake, which you probably are in right now. The curl above it stands for deep sleep, while the curl emanating out from the center of the two represents the dream state. Those are the states of consciousness that every human on earth experiences. But the dot and the open curve above that is what elevates the symbol to a much higher and more sacred meaning. The dot represents absolute consciousness; that’s not the same as merely being awake, but it means being fully aware of yourself and everything around you. The open curve that cradles the dot represents an infinitely open mind, which is required to achieve that level of absolute consciousness.