Category: Health and Healing
Is there a way to detach from emotional and physical (energy) draggings or burdens while taking care of a sick loved one?
Caring for loved ones can be very trying. We generally don't expect to become caregivers, and yet more and more people are finding themselves taking care of mom or dad, the grandchildren, or each other.
You have to ask the question, how did I get into this situation? And the answer, of course, is karma. Nothing comes our way that is not ours to deal with. It is a universal law.
Hello to everyone!
Today I have a question for you about an important topic:"No-violence". In fact,I want to practice Tai Chi which is one of the most popular kung fu styles. It is good for health and it is very meditative and based on study of internal energies,but it is a really strong self-defence discipline too. Is practicing Tai Chi against the principle of no-violence?
You ask a very good question that I get asked a lot in my Tai Chi classes.
Here are some ways I answer the question.
- There is nothing wrong with practicing Tai Chi. In many cultures Tai Chi is considered meditation in motion. And it can be taught and used as a healing art. Many teachers teaching Tai Chi don't even teach it as a martial art. They only teach it as a healing art.
- As a self defense system it has both non-violent self defense techniques and "violent" self defense techniques. The important consideration is the mind set of the practitioner.
- If you respond to a violent act with violence then you were "being" violent. It doesn't mean you're a violent person. If you have to use violence as soon as possible ask the Good Lord that many blessings be sent to all involved. Now you are "being" a healer, a saint, a good person.
- If you use a "violent" technique to keep yourself or someone from being injured or worse then you are a hero. Remember, bad things grow because good people do nothing.
- In my reality God is the Doer. First and foremost, I am His humble channel for peace, love and joy. Because I am a personal body guard I am placed in situations where evil must be stopped or good/innocent people get injured. So before entering a confrontation I say the prayer, "Lord, if at all possible let this cup pass. But not by my will Lord, let Thy will be done." By the grace of God, 98% of the time I've had to enter an interesting situation nothing has happened, 1% of the time I may have had to raise my voice, and less than 1% God's Grace saw to it that very little harm was done.
I welcome your comments.
How we will uproot fear and Unwanted imginations?
Thank you for this question. It's very important to work energetically to uproot fear and unwanted imagination. Of course, the two go hand in hand.
If we imagine the worst, it will make us fearful. And if we are fearful, we tend to imagine the worst.
I always stay at home. I have lost confident in interacting with people. How do i socialise with people and stop people from saying that i dont talk?
Those of us who are naturally introverted have to consciously work at being sociable.
Set yourself a goal of going out every day, even for a few minutes. Then, visit at least one shop or interact in some way with at least one person. Greet the shopkeeper in a friendly way, consciously sending blessings or good wishes. This is a good start.
I listened to Nayaswami Asha's talk on Karma, and among so many other wonderful points I 'heard' was a mention of food/overeating as being low on the spectrum of material -spiritual energy or vibration. I would like to hear more about this topic on a spiritual level-this is a trap of mine. Thank you.
Your attachment to food puts you in good company. As a young monk, Swamiji said to Master, "Help me to overcome my attachment to good food." Master replied, "When ecstasy comes, everything goes."
In other words, we do have to eat. And to prefer food that is pleasing to the palate does not rank that high on the list of things that bind us to delusion. In fact, Swamiji has said, the body seems to absorb better food that it enjoys eating.
How can I help a person who is close to me - a relative - when he is in a depressed down state? He is very dear to me and I feel I must help but see that he doesn't want to accept any help.But I can't be passive about it anyway, I can't see him suffer. What should I do?
Yours is a poignant dilemma, for how can we help anyone who doesn't accept our help? In fact, of course, we CANNOT help one who refuses our help! And yet, we cannot NOT TRY to help! What a dilemma.
A few thoughts, nonetheless, occur which may be at least somewhat helpful:
After having several ailments that cannot be diagnosed, I am beginning to wonder if there is something happening energetically. When I was really young it was headaches. Then I started getting extreme stomach and chest pain. Recently I have developed neck, arm and back pain. I started gettng the neck & back pain after getting certified in thai bodywork. I can pick up people's emotions quite easily and sometimes it even makes me ill. But this new body pain is extremely exhausting. Many Blessings.
First, I am very sorry to hear that you are having this exhausting pain. In answer to your question, on one level, all sickness has an energetic basis. First, there is our karmic pattern which gives us our health tendencies, and our strengths and challenges. But what can we do about it? Well besides going deeper with prayer, meditation and affirmations, we should first look at it in the most practical manner. You wrote: "I started getting the neck & back pain after getting certified in Thai bodywork."
I have been doing yoga but I notice that when I do the Energization Exercises, especially the ones in which we have to look up, or bend sideways or downward, in the set of yogic exercises, my crown chakra begins to have a lot of pain. It may be an indication of migraine. But the point is that it hinders my exercises since the pain lasts sometimes for days. As such I am reluctant to do those exercises which involve too much of head movement or looking up. My meditation is fine, about half hour only though.
I would strongly recommend that you consult a physician to find out if there is a physical reason for the pain in your head.
Usually there should be no problem with any of the head movements involved in the Energization Exercises or in the yoga asanas. For now, avoid any of the exercises that cause you pain and simply do them mentally rather than physically.