Here is a really great meditation aid audio by Deepak Chopra. It’s great for healing and expanding consciousness! I really love this one and it always helps calm me down.
In today’s world we dedicate so much time to this man-made system that we tend to neglect ourselves and our own spiritual growth. Manoeuvring our way through a sea of stress will only be helped by deepening our consciousness, understanding, and acceptance. The goal is to become the unmovable rock in the steadily flowing stream.
Today I conclude the “Living Beyond Miracles” saga with the fourth part, and my personal favourite.
This section is a continued dialogue between Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer charged with spiritual banter. I love it! Since it is a bit all-over-the-place (as most conversations are), I will give you my notes, and at the end write a bit about one of my favourite parts. Here goes:
What you first have to do is fall in love with what you do, the rest will follow.
When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out. What happens when someone squeezes you? What comes out of you when you are put under pressure? That said…
It’s ok to feel angry, but realise it’s part of the spectrum. Anger, happiness, gratefulness are all part of existence. There is no good and bad, evil and good, there is only pleasant and unpleasant. And both exist, both are part of the experience of life.
To be grounded in the physical body and sensuality is to be grounded in the presence of god. The physical body is a product of consciousness.
It is a thinking universe, we have thinking bodies, this is what god is. God is everywhere.
Thinking is a non-local phenomenon. Every thought is omni-potent, omniscient. The instant you have a thought, such as “I am thirsty,” your body, all your organs begin to produce ADH, a hormone which conserves water.
If you intend it, and you have a deep level of awareness, your body can actually produce all of these anti-anxiety, anti-depressant drugs in a sense. Your body is already equipped with everything it needs to fight off any illness. Just feeling JOY produces interleukins and interferons which are powerful anti-cancer drugs.
Treat every situation you encounter as a mirror. Treat the universe as a mirror. Every situation in the universe is a reflection of you interacting with yourself (we are all one). If this is not a pleasant experience, then what can I change about what I am doing? The universe is a reflection of yourself, your beliefs, and your perceptions.
Desire is pure potentiality seeking manifestation. Without desire there is no manifestation.
In our modern society we tend to believe that the harder we work, the better it will be. This principle does not exist in nature. Nature simply is. Nature manifests. We are not human doings, we are human BEINGS.
Be conscious of your thoughts, you will manifest what you think.
The following is a true story told by Deepak Chopra about the spiritual teacher of the maharishi.
This man spent 40 years in silence in a forest in India. Someone was sent into this forest to retrieve him for an honour that would be bestowed upon him and they saw him as tigers passed by him, poisonous snakes would rest themselves upon him, all manner of dangerous animals. The person sent to him told the spiritual teacher: “but you have all kinds of dangerous and poisonous animals around you!” to which the teacher replied, “dangerous? All I can see is god.”
So, the moral here is that when you firmly root yourself in non-violence, the whole of creation ceases to be hostile. If we as a species can get to that place of co-existence, of the ONE, of you and me being manifestations of the same one, of never dividing ourselves into us against them, just imagine what is possible!!!
Here is the third part of the “Living Beyond Miracles” audio. In this part, Deepak Chopra continues his speech on the true nature of human existence and life itself. I have included my notes on the first half of the audio. The second half of the audio is a fun conversation between Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra which is also very enlightening and uplifting!
Here are the notes:
“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.” -Rabindranath Tagore
As is the atom so is the universe. The atom is a small reflection, a part of the whole! Just as we are of the energy that some call “god.” Each atom is itself a small universe, each human is a manifestation of god.
It is all self-interaction. God hiding herself to find herself. Problems with others may reflect things within ourselves that we dislike.
Both anxiety and hope are born in the imagination. Why would you need hope if you did not have anxiety? If am grounded in the present I do not need either.
Dr Wilder Penfield, a well known neurosurgeon, performed an experiment on a patient in which he stimulated a part of the patient’s brain. The patient’s arm moved up. The doctor then asked him, what is happening? The patient said, “my arm is moving up.” The doctor proceeded to ask, “are YOU moving your arm up?” to which the patient replied, “no.” So we can see the parts of the brain that control the movement of any given limb but who decided this? We can see the control centre but not the operator!
As Promised, here is part two of “Living Beyond Miracles,” an audio by Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra.
In this part, Deepak Chopra talks of the reality of the existence of human beings, and how we share our very basic makeup with every other living thing on the planet. I have included some notes I took on the audio, so you can read it over before you dive in.
Belief, Dogma, and thought confine and limit any situation. If you approach anything with an open mind, your possibilities are endless.
The maharishi say “When I really realised who I was, I realised that I am not in the world, the world is in me.”
This world is a world in which we manifest our thoughts. What we see is a direct result of our own thoughts, perceptions, and filters.
The maharishi with which Deepak Chopra has a very close spiritual relationship was once approached by a man who told him: “You seem so enlightened, you must be able to perform miracles,” to which he replied “LIFE is a miracle.”
Modern society views humans as mere machines that over time and through processes of evolution have learned to think.
DNA is not the source of information, it is an expression of information. It is akin to a book being the expression of an author’s thoughts and philosophy.
In the past three weeks a quadrillion atoms have passed through your body that have passed through the body of every living species on the planet.
In less than one year you replace 98% of all the atoms in your body. You are constantly renewing the matter in your body. Your body does not belong only to you, you share the atoms that make up your body with everyone on the earth. WE ARE ALL ONE!
Part Three coming tomorrow or Friday at the latest!
This is the first part to an audio of a talk given by Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra. It is titled: “Living Beyond Miracles.”
If any of you out there are having a rough day and need something to calm you, to change your perspective, to help give you space to breathe, I highly recommend this audio! I will be uploading part two tomorrow. For now, I will leave you with the following teaser:
Wayne Dyer speaks of a poem by William Blake (such an amazing man! You should definitely acquaint yourself with his work!) called Auguries of Innocence. The part he quotes is a small fragment, but unimaginably powerful!
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour…
We are led to Believe a Lie
When we see not Thro the Eye
Which was Born in a Night to perish in a Night
When the Soul Slept in Beams of Light
This is such a powerful piece of prose! There is a whole world in a grain of sand, we are all connected! The power that flows through everything is within the smallest and most delicate form of life and it is within YOU! This human experience is such a short breath in the great mystery that is eternity. Use it to grow. Your problems aren’t as detrimental as you think they are.