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20140723-115259.jpgDay 3 – Meditations on Anger

Thought for the day: Today I acknowledge any feelings of anger and allow them to harmlessly pass by

Daily Quote:
The science for transformation of life is called meditation. Through analysis, physical science reaches the atom and atomic power, but meditation reaches the soul and soul power.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is on anger, and how best to deal with it and other negative emotions.

He spoke about repression vs. expression–that people are often stuck either on one extreme or even between them.

If you hold on to anger, more likely the anger will build, and there will be time when anger erupts. Then again, what if anger is expressed in such a way that could hurt others?

In the process of what I call a very intense Spiritual and personal growth over the last two years and I am sure for many, many more years to come, I have been facing a lot of things from my past, my baggages, and many more to grow and be a better soulful, loving, and mindful person.

Although I already believed in reincarnation and soul growth, when I heard… “You are a Spiritual being having a human experience,” by Pierre Teilhard de Chardan, spoken by several people, the more I heard it, the more I came to understand and the more willing I was to face things I had avoided. And when I do face obstacles, I am beginning to automatically ask myself, “what is it I need to learn from this person/situation?”

Over the last few weeks, I have been constantly reminded to become an observer in my life. Whether I am facing deep emotions, learning lessons, or things just seem out of control, I am to step back and become an impartial observer to see why and how I am reacting, what the true issue really is, and the possible solutions and answers (from a loving standpoint) to what I am working on in order to release, heal, or forgive.

Interestingly enough, being an observer is the solution Osho presented today. It seems like I am being reminded again. 😉

From the course:
We pour our energy into anger, then only does it become vital. It has no energy of its own; it depends on our cooperation. In watching, the cooperation is broken; you are no more supporting it. It will be there, for a few moments, a few minutes, and then it will be gone. Finding no roots in you, finding you unavailable, seeing that you are far away, a watcher on the hills, it will dissipate, it will disappear. And that disappearance is beautiful. That disappearance is a great experience.”

Osho follows up with a process for a meditation that will help break the pattern of accumulation of anger over and over again. This is helpful until you have a chance to face your anger and what triggers it, and take the necessary steps to forgive and heal.

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship

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Day 6: Beyond Fear

Day six of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series was about embracing fear and other negative emotions to bring forth inner growth.  Deva Premal and Miten mentioned that we spend a lot of our time trying to dispel negative emotions or avoid them, but we can grow so much by experiencing them.

For Deval Premal, she once transmuted her anger to a blissful experience.  Per Miten, you could dispel fear by bringing light into darkness.

Personally, I still have a problem with embracing my fears or any negative emotion.  I learn a lot from them, and try not to let them burden me, but I am not sure what else to do but face them.  Would experiencing or embracing them, the same as facing them?

This mantra was beautiful though and Deva Premal encouraged you to dance to it. I bought it to add to my meditation playlist to help me dance away fears or any negative emotions I may face.

You can find this mantra as “Shante Prashante” in Deva Prema’s album, Embrace.

Mantra:
Shante Prashante
Sarva Bhaya
Upasha Mani Swaha

Meaning:
Invoking the spirit of supreme peace, I offer up the energy of fear to the universal formless mind.

Inner Tuning:
I honour and welcome the energy of fear as a power that can inspire and guide me on my inner journey towards the Light. I welcome all so-called ‘negative emotions’ today. Rather than denying them, I embrace their power.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation
Day 2 – Divine Speech
Day 3 – Purification
Day 4 – Radiant Health
Day 5 – Strength Through Devotion

forgive

I finished the 6-week course of May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein.  This book helped me go through and release a lot of my remaining fears, as well as forgive a lot more.

The exercise that really made an impact was the last forgiveness exercise in week 6 where you write a letter of forgiveness to the person or organization that hurt you the most. I tweaked the exercise a little and wrote forgiveness letters to everyone that still seemed to have a hold on me and included the following:

  • What the person did that hurt me
  • Why I am still angry or resentful
  • I forgive the person
  • Why I forgive the person

I wrote the letters in document form. Once I was done and I reread them, I made the decision to release all the letters and the pain associated with them.  Then I deleted the file.

Afterwards, I felt so liberated, and it’s been a couple of days, and I still feel liberated.  The remaining pain, anger, and resentment I kept were all released, and I believe it was because I wrote down exactly how I was hurt, why I was still angry or resentful, and the reason for forgiveness… which was, in most cases, because I no longer wanted to suffer and be angry or resentful anymore.  I just wanted to move on and be happy.  Had I known I could feel so free, I would have done this ages ago!

I am grateful for writing those forgiveness letters. They truly did set me free!

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Fear

NoFearInLoveThis morning, I woke up less at peace and more at fear and anger.  I tried to meditate them away, but I couldn’t shake them.  The more I thought about what I was feeling, the more I felt I was feeding the fear and anger, and the more I couldn’t contain them. After over an hour of trying to deal with this problem, I decided to get up and get ready for work.

As I was leaving the house, I decided to bring a book, and chose one of the new books I had purchased online and recently delivered.  The book I wanted to read first was Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein, but I didn’t want to go back to my bedroom to get it.  So, I decided to bring May Cause Miracles, also by Gabrielle Bernstein.  I didn’t really know much about this particular book, but I liked the title.

Again, at work, I was plagued. I, again, tried to just quiet the mind, but it was hard.  The anger also became anger at myself for feeling fear and anger, and for not being able to let them go.

At lunch, I opened my book, and it was as if I was meant to bring this book and read it today.

The book is a 40-day guidebook on living a miraculous life. The teaching is based on the book, a Course in Miracles, which I felt was too heavy still for me to read and digest.

So why did it feel like I was meant to read this today?

Week one exercises help in identifying the fear that prevent someone from living a life based on the principle of love.

The first step is to understand your fear.  Then you need the willingness to face the fear and let go of it.  Gabrielle wrote, “when we become open to letting go of our fear, we open our heart, mind, and energy to be guided to a new perspective.”

There are three other important components that are needed in order to live a miraculous life.  They are gratitude, forgiveness, and love.  Here is what Gabrielle says about them.

On gratitude… “To transform your fears back to love, you must embrace a grateful way of being.”

On forgiveness… “With each choice to forgive, we shift our perception from fear to love.”

On love… “A Course in Miracles teaches that the only thing missing in any situation is love, and where there is fear there is no love.  Therefore, living with an open heart and embracing love as our true purpose is essential to living a miraculous life.”

After reading the passage on gratitude, forgiveness, and love, I suddenly felt a feeling of love and peace.  I laid the book down for a bit and was just thankful… thankful that I chose to purchase this book… thankful that I chose this book to bring with me today.  I needed it, and I started day 1 today, and after I post this, I will be doing the evening exercise.

I am grateful for feeling fear today, for it led me to May Cause Miracles, and it is yet another way for me to continue to learn how to live in love, and live a miraculous life.

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