Seduction of Spirit
– Day 1

Chopra Center Meditation/Yoga Retreat – November 2015
Day-by-Day Reflections

The Law of Pure Potentiality

  • Become rooted in the knowledge that you are powerful beyond measure to fulfill any dream that lies within you – and understand why.
  • Master your ability to manifest anything – with three of Deepak’s simplest, most effective techniques to quiet your thoughts and get in touch with your soul.
  • Discover the easiest way to find calm and carry it with you – so you never lose access to your true self even when life gets chaotic.
  • Give up criticizing and judging yourself – with a simple-to-master trick for catching (and correcting) negative or judgmental thoughts toward yourself or others.
  • Experience clarity like never before – as what’s most important to you rises to the front of your mind, and outside noise and distractions simply fade away.
  • Reflections from Day 1

    The following is strictly the opinion of Gene Marie Kennedy and not necessarily the intentions nor actual content of the sessions presented on November 1, 2015.

    NOTION: Relationships Are a Mirror of the Self
    Often my Self is obscured by the many garbs of my Ego playing a variety of roles in my Life. I mistaken the roles to be Me but really they are simply aspects but not the whole Me. Because my thoughts and actions are an expression of me derived from my perception of the world, people, things and circumstances around me, how I move through life really depends on the choices I make. How I interact with my environment and other people reveals more about my Self and my Ego (me masquerading as my Self).

    Each encounter offers an opportunity for discovery and refinement. If I am perturbed, I can ask what it is about Me that I can love and accept? It’s an illusion to be angry at another person or condition because my reaction is personal even if my “opinion” is also held by others. When I can ask, “What am I really feeling?” then I can begin unraveling the “Why?” to discover the need I’m perceiving.

    Jesus’ exhortation to “love thy neighbor as thyself” takes on new meaning when I look closer into my relationships to discover my present capacity to love. Any conflicts I detect can be viewed as opportunities to distinguish between the roles of my Ego and my evolving Self.

    NOTION: “Smoking Is Bad for You” – Just Ask the Mirror(s)
    Illusion, mistaking the unreal for real, is the masterful result of “smoke and mirrors”. Smoke obscures and impairs the vision while mirrors cast reflections that can make it difficult to grab hold of what is genuine. Sometimes the first challenge is recognizing that smoke and mirrors are involved. The illusion of separation and independence is shaken by quantum mechanics in discovering that solids are not so “solid” afterall. Considering the space in an atom between its nucleus and its orbiting elections, the physical universe is more like swiss cheese than cheddar. The energy fields emanating from plants and animals tells me that my influence goes beyond the visible outer limits of my skin; as I breathe and move through the world that I can see, I recognize that I am an integral part of it and separation is the illusion.

    When I awaken from a disturbing dream and the feelings linger, I remind myself, “It was only a dream.” Suddenly, I am able to let go of the feelings because I recognize that the “dream” is not my “reality”. Similarly, when I recognize that my “life” is more about my perceptions and choices, I realize the potential for a different way of living. Instead of resisting what displeases me, embracing enables me to detect and observe my contribution to what is; I recognize my connection to every other human being whether local or seemingly distant. Can a ripple not affect the pond?

    NOTION: The Quantum Leap Is Not So Far
    For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Acts 17:28 [New International Bible]

    Most versions of this verse are translated as “in him” but others read “because of him”; I assert that “because” indicates skepticism as surely “we are not lining IN God”. Yet quantum mechanics affirms just that–the Animating Cause is so immense and pervasive that existence is contained within and not apart from. This points to that Field of Potentiality in which all are immerse like waves of an ocean, emerging for a time as somewhat distinct from other waves [exhibiting individuality] but then merging back into the whole. Language is funny; it’s use is limited in conveying perceptions and, at best, serves up only metaphors to facilitate comprehension.

    as if in the Great Card Game of Life, I’m playing from a hand of infinite possibilities

    Seduction of Spirit – Nov. 2015

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    Healthway66 Blog: Seduction of Spirit, Day-by-Day

    • Day 1 – The Law of Pure Potentiality
    • Day 2 – The Law of Giving & Receiving
    • Day 3 – The Law of Karma or Cause & Effect
    • Day 4 – The Law of Least Effort
    • Day 5 – The Law of Intention & Desire
    • Day 6 – The Law of Detachment
    • Day 7 – The Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life
    • Day 8 – Living on Purpose
    • Recap – The Law of Pure Potentiality

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