The Difference Between Responding And Reacting

We don’t think much about these two concepts, but the knowledge and the understanding of them could be the secret ingredients to living life in grace’s embrace and they can provide us with that strong foundation of balance and harmony that cannot be easily shaken by neither outer or inner challenges, which we all experience at some point.

I noticed that many of us confuse these two “concepts.”  Perhaps “concepts” is not the best word to use, they are much more than that, they are ways of living. Once implemented, they can shift our reality greatly, but first let us describe these ways of living and the difference between, so they will be better comprehended.

As humans, we have been programmed to react to the outer world. It is that primal instinct, animalistic reaction to our environment, to situations, to people. This reaction to outer circumstances is mental, emotional and even physical. In physiology, it is called the ” fight-or-flight response,” but I humbly beg to change the name slightly and say it’s more like the “fight-or-flight reaction,” because indeed it is a physiological reaction, not a response. It triggers neural reactions, secretions of various hormones and a lot more processes are beginning to take place in our body. Reacting can lead to anxiety, depression, chronic stress, weakened immune system and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Our body feels like it is being attacked, so it created a very intelligent defense mechanism, that has evolved as necessary and needed throughout centuries of distorted social structures. Today, we are far more advanced than we were even five years ago. We may recognize some primitive behaviour in some, but generally we have evolved and are evolving past those distorted social structures. Defense mechanisms have to evolve too, the walls have to be torn down and as with everything else, this evolution begins through our inner transformation.

On a mental level, our mind reacts to outer circumstances either with dualistic/”positive” or “negative” thoughts, leading to emotional reactions sometimes to those thoughts and perceptions, other times to  experiences and situations.

Emotionally, we react with fear, joy, disappointment, happiness, worry, irritation and so on.

Reaction served us for a long time. Now as we have evolved as a society, the mechanisms that imply reaction can be restructured, transformed into new ones that support harmonious states of being and inevitably a greater peace is to be established in our society. What’s so important to know and understand is that reaction is not natural. It is something we had to implement in our states of being to “survive,” to be able to adapt to a dualistic Earth, where fear has been prevalent for eons.

You may find a better understanding in seeing it as a software that was necessary for the computer to function, but a new one, an updated version of the software has been created and the old one needs to be replaced.

The bridge from reaction to response is being built through awareness.

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Responding to inner or outer experiences implies cultivating a neutral way of seeing what is and becoming masterful and mindful enough to be able choose our response. It is not to be confused with being robotic, emotions always need to be acknowledged and felt, thoughts always need to flow. The ability to respond blossoms from self-observation. Emotions will be felt, thoughts will be thought, experiences will still be experienced, but they will not get reactions from us, we will choose our response consciously. This choice is what makes the difference between response and reaction.

We either respond with love, or react with fear. Is there one way that is better than the other? No. They are simply chosen experiences to be had. At the end of the day, we have to feel into and reflect on which way works best for us and implement it in our every moment. Common sense alone will definitely guide us towards responding with love, instead of reacting with fear, of course, but actually truly implementing it in our daily lives is the real “challenge.” This process requires dedication and persistence. It is never an overnight process and it’s very multi-faceted, but we are being pushed to change our ways, and it is time to do so.

Observe, be present with the situation at hand and choose your response. Repeat. With practice, responding instead of reacting becomes natural and instinctive and it creates a far more harmonious general life experience. That is how powerful and life-changing, these simple shifts in our consciousness can be.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

JP Sears And The Ultra Spiritual Power

In a world where we often struggle to understand our own reality, where we slowly start tapping into the knowledge of the Self and de-constructing separation beliefs, laughter can be one of the purest medicines to help us discover our true powers.

Wouldn’t it be just great if we could get to know ourselves deeply and not be afraid of sharing who we are with others? With no fear of judgement, to be able to bring our greatest gifts and share them with everybody?

Well, Jonathan P Sears (mostly known as JP Sears) for sure is doing his best in giving the gift of being himself to the planet. With loads of laughter and an unconventional way to speak about spiritual themes.

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JP Sears, the Ultra Spiritual inspiration

JP  Sears is an emotional healing coach and international teacher founder of Inner Awakenings. He has been in the path of self-discovery, empowering others with his gifts and coaching sessions. JP has been working as a coach and healer  for over 16 years. In October 2014, he felt inspired to bring even more of his comic side to YouTube, creating the Ultra Spiritual series.

It’s truly meaningful when you find people in your life who can inspire you to be yourself ! Isn’t that one of the greatest gifts you can give to the world ? To be you ! The most authentic  you.
Sharing his journey JP Sears has told us how he became his most authentic self and was able to let go of previous beliefs he had about his image and how he should or shouldn’t deliver his message; with that said, once he started stepping out of his comfort zone he was able to share with the world more of his personality and deliver his message in a unique talented way.

Here you can watch the full interview and learn a bit more about the man who created the Ultra Spiritual Series and his “secret agenda” behind it (not so secret after all).

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfoJnaenyEg

I remember watching one of JP’s  videos around a year ago having absolutely no idea what he was on about. The video subject was regarding taking Ayahuasca. Trust me, it’s already a controversial subject by itself. I was very intrigued by the video topic especially because I had just taken part in my first Ayahuasca ceremony. At the time, I didn’t realise what was the point of the video, rather than it’s focus on the comedy side. In fact, it wasn’t until recently after watching more of his amazing videos, I actually realised he was intentionally bringing up certain issues to be acknowledged by the spiritual community, using comedy to bring up those issues.

Here is the famous Using Ayahuasca video that brings up the use of sacred plants in a non sacred way:

It’s funny how one can get lost in the spiritual path and develop an Ultra Spiritual Ego, that was one of the first things that really put me off spirituality, soon after my  “spiritual awakening”. There was a lot of: I’m right – you are wrong , we are better than those who are “sleeping” , unaware of their spiritual side. A   common phrase I hear  from so called “spiritual people” is : “Oh how do you manage to work in the city with all those people sleeping and that terrible energy?! I can’t stand those people”.

Well I guess JP tackles this issues with his videos pointing out how people can be overly judgemental when they walk the spiritual path promoting the very thing spirituality is meant to awaken you from: Separation!

In his videos he points out many of the spiritual community non-sense and the misuse of what embodying spirit actually is, as well as  old  beliefs around themes related to spiritual wisdom and the New Age movement.

One of my favourite things is the fact that his videos are becoming so popular and well received by the “non-spiritual” community, in doing so he is raising awareness about spirituality to crowds that would never  dare to take a look into certain spiritual themes.  I can safely say many of my “non-spiritual” friends are sharing, liking and watching his videos and JP is passing the message, as well as the frequency of his joyful self around the world.

JP’s is a real breath of fresh air and his work has truly touched me and inspired me to bring more of my personality into my work, I ought to be more of myself and let my power within shine bright ,  I even officially compromise in letting out more  of my delightful mad silliness !

I hope his work can inspire you to be You. And be okay with whatever that means, being able to love yourself as you are , spiritual or not . After all .. like JP says: “What the hell is spiritual? Does anyone actually knows what that means ?”

He gives us a true example of how when you allow yourself to be yourself you can not only become a big success but most importantly , bring your Super Powers  to shine their light in the world.

To check out JP’s work  you can click on his YouTube Channel- Ultra Spiritual and subscribe:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUizOU8pPWXdXNniXypQEQ

He also has coaching sessions and workshops around the world so please stay tuned by visiting his website : http://AwakenWithJP.com

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I hope you enjoyed this article and please if you want to have a good laugh here are some of my favourite  JP videos :

Thanks for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Sabrina Santos

Guided Kundalini Transcendental Meditation

This is a transcendental meditation as it was originally taught centuries ago. Transcendental meditations always have a breath rhythm and a hand mudra linked to the mantra. In the yogic scriptures, there are six pages written to tell the benefits of this single kriya. It allows you to control the senses and thoughts. It balances the life nerves of prana and apana so that your health is improved and the lung capacity is increased. Once your lung capacity in normal breathing is over 700 cc’s, your personality changes. The extra capacity sends an increased vital force to the nervous system with each breath. Nerves that are strong give you patience. In this exercise, the body maintains a perfect equilibrium in carbon dioxide and oxygen exchange. The pressure on the tongue causes the thyroid and parathyroid glands to secrete.
As taught by Yogi Bhajan

I have included a second meditation at the end called “I Am – a meditation into being”
his mantra connects the finite and Infinite identities. The first “I Am” that emphasizes the “I” is the personal and finite sense of self. The second “I Am” that emphasizes slightly the “Am” is the impersonal and transcendent sense of the Self. All real mantras blend this polarity of the Infinite and finite in their internal structure and design. If you only say the first “I Am,” the mind will automatically try to answer, “I am what?” This sends the mind on a search through all the categories and roles that hold the finite identities. If you immediately say the second part of the mantra, “I Am” the thought becomes “I Am what I Am.” To be what you are is the essence of truth and will lead you to the nature of Reality.

The hand and the breath move in rhythm and strengthen your ability to maintain a sense of self as your awareness expands. A yogi cultivates the relationship between the finite sense of the self and the infinite sense of the Self. The mind often forgets this relationship when it becomes attached to a particular emotion or object that it wants to keep. One of the important habits the yogi instills in the mind is the ability to break that trance of attachment by a shift to the perspective of Infinity. This is also the perspective of Being. You exist before the objects you collect and even before the body that you use. It is very powerful and effective to remind the mind of your true identity with your Infinite Being. Without this awareness, then philosophy, ethics, and spirituality will reduce to ritual participation in the “good.” What the yogi seeks is to participate in life with authenticity and wholeness.
Also as taught by Yogi Bhajan

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

I’m A Control Freak. Now What?

Most of us know by now, as proven countless times in our collective and individual history that control, in any way, shape or form, whether we do it to ourselves and/or to others, whether it is subtle  or apparent, it  is dysfunctional and it is something we eventually have to grow through for obvious reasons, but how do we actively do that and what does fully letting go of control means ?

Many of us have tried to control ourselves, what we’re experiencing and how and when, we tried to control the future because our minds thought it’s safer this way, it provides us with this very temporary feeling of comfort, an illusionary security.  For a moment, this might seem to work well, we feel safe and stable, and control does seem to create some kind of order in some ways, so it’s fine to play in it for a few moments, it serves a purpose. But in this space we’ve created, there is no room for expansion, for growth, for self-discovery and exploration. Control comes from some sort of fear always.

Simply put, as long as control is part of our daily practices, life won’t be lived to the fullest. It’s limiting our capacity, our potential, it steals our joy and it becomes exhausting to even try to control everything. Taken to the extreme, we will begin to try to control others around us, and this will just add up to our unhappiness, as control will most likely make relationships wither in time.

Then there comes a moment when this reality simply doesn’t serve us anymore and we are ready to grow and expand through it, and that’s when the reality that’s been built on control starts crumbling down bit by bit and things might get a little bit wonky then. There will be frustration, disappointment, constant irritation, exhaustion, and that’s O.K too. The reality as we knew it in “control-mode” is turned upside down, we are being shaken up, so we can expand. The control freak that’s in many of us begins to feel threatened and emotional reactions like the ones I just mentioned will follow on and on, until we allow ourselves to understand and integrate the wisdom that is being reflected in this experience, until we acknowledge the control freak within us and we allow it to mature and blossom into something more aligned with our free spirit.

Control can be such a great teacher, but to learn from it we have to pay attention like a student in class. In order to be able to learn from the teacher, there needs to be quiet in the room, pay attention to the lesson presented to absorb the knowledge, learn the lesson. Therefore, as with most things, we need to stop for a moment and reflect on our experience so far.

In essence, control is merely a cheap dualistic replica of our soul’s will and power, the aspect within us that “gets things done”, that moves things forward, the action taking aspect. We confused being in charge, an empowered individual with being in control, which are two completely different things.

Being in control means being fixated on very specific outcomes, it means supressing and repressing, as well as manipulating to get what we want, at times lying to do that, only to find ourselves living a life that lacks passion, adventure, spontaneity, and surrender. A dull life.

Being in charge means being aware that we are responsible in all ways for what we are experiencing and directing the energy consciously where we want it to go, as we surrender to what it is and will be, as we allow that directed energy to take the shape that serves us best. This is not to be confused with being passive. Action always needs to be taken, we are physical human beings. Divine will works through us, it doesn’t take actions for us. These actions that need to be taken will be revealed to us one way or another. We simply have to be receptive and open minded, open-hearted and in order to be receptive we have to be present in the moment of now, to be able to recognize and see clearly the opportunities that are being presented to us.

In this case, surrender is the key. Allowing life to unfold as it is, allowing ourselves to be who we are, allowing ourselves to experience what is, allowing ourselves to let go of perceptions, expectations with complete trust that all is unfolding perfectly for us, no matter how it looks in the moment or how chaotic everything might be.

One of the reasons why this dualistic earth experience/experiment is so precious is that we are learning and have learned the two sides of the same coin, so we can absorb the knowledge and wisdom from each experience to be able to choose the one we want.

With so many planets currently in retrograde, I felt compelled to share this piece of information. I see planets in retrograde as older siblings who sometimes playfully pick on us, teasing and triggering us, but love us unconditionally and want what’s best for us. The same goes with planets in retrograde. They highlight the aspects within us that need to be matured through “triggers.” They pick on those aspects and areas of our lives where progress might’ve been slow or inexistent. Those are the aspects and areas where growth and expansion are most needed for us to eventually blossom into a  whole and illumined human being.

The control freak aspect within us is very much picked on these days for many of us. The conditioning around control is very deep. Remember always that your response alone to a challenging outer or inner experience can shift an experience completely. Reacting strengthens and supports the on-going experience of the same thing, possibly with different nuances, players and playground. Many perceive this as some”karma” that is out to get us, because we did something “bad” and we’re “paying” for it. This perception is outdated, as that is not the case. When a pattern repeats itself, we create it to eventually transform, absorb its wisdom and integrate what’s necessary from it in our human psyche and, inevitably, in our daily lives. It’s all designed to facilitate our soul-human evolution.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Full Documentary: Tesla’s Free And Unlimited Energy

‘Nikola Tesla Unlimited Free Energy Forever’ is a comprehensive documentary featuring physicists and inventors who are challenging orthodox science to bring this non-polluting technology forward despite ridicule and suppression. See actual working prototypes that defy classical physics including phenomenal experiments in anti-gravity and the transmutation of metals.

“When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance.” -Nikola Tesla

“Alpha waves in the human brain are between 6 and 8 hertz. The wave frequency of the human cavity resonates between 6 and 8 hertz. All biological systems operate in the same frequency range. The human brain’s alpha waves function in this range and the electrical resonance of the earth is between 6 and 8 hertz. Thus, our entire biological system – the brain and the earth itself – work on the same frequencies. If we can control that resonate system electronically, we can directly control the entire mental system of humankind.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTjYHnpJjEE

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

 

Guided Meditation: Healing From Inside-Out

This guided meditation will assist you to explore the healing that can take place when we simply allow this process to occur, that is when we are in a state of relaxation, calmness, surrender and openness, which is our natural state of being.

Our body is naturally gifted with the ability to heal itself. This process is, however, hindered by thought patterns and beliefs we have integrated as a result of “lack” of awareness. We believed that we are embodied in these fragile bodies that are doomed to sickness and all sorts of diseases. The truth is far from that. Transcending these beliefs we assumed were true, will naturally trigger the body’s healing. This is a process and it doesn’t happen over night, it is a gradual process.

As we step into higher and higher states of consciousness, so our bodies are being returned to their pristine state, the original blueprint. We might notice that we don’t get sick as often, don’t catch a cold as often and our bodies might feel easier, lighter than usual and working optimally.

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Spiritual Documentary: The Illuminated Chakras

“Generated from the heart of divine spirit, condensing into manifestation, the one in the many – father sky and mother earth. Between them, the seven layers of manifestation form a rainbow bridge connecting earth and heaven, the stepping stones for matter to spirit, connecting through our bodies as we connect to each other and to the endless web of life, ever awakening into consciousness.” – excerpt from the video

” THE ILLUMINATED CHAKRAS documentary makes it possible to see and experience the subtle energy that until now has only been described. This thrilling visionary voyage takes you on a multi-sensory journey into the transformational beauty of the inner world. Follow the path of Kundalini-Shakti, the mystical serpent, who drives the vital force that awakens consciousness within each chakra. Journey from base to crown in this fantastic sound and light extravaganza, and experience the elemental reality of each chakra, as earth, water, fire, air, sound, light, and transcendent consciousness. “

Please visit the official website for more information:
http://www.sacredcenters.com

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Spiritual Documentary: DNA – The Secret Of Life 1/5

” The discovery of double-helix structure of DNA is to science what Mona Lisa is to painting. It has been called the single biggest discovery of all times. But it was not just stumbled upon – it was a race.

Specifically, it was a race between two teams of young scientists working in Britain. Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins were trying to identify the structure by studying X-ray diffractions of the DNA molecule. But Jim Watson and Francis Crick studied a little bit of everything — including, to the consternation of some, the work of their competitors. A few have gone so far as to accuse Watson of stealing Franklin’s X-ray work.

In any case, Waston and Crick’s inquisitive working style ultimately allowed them to determine the DNA structure first, in 1953 — an achievement that led to their Nobel Prize in 1962. Meanwhile, Franklin passed away in 1958 from cancer. “

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Guided Meditation: Greater Intuition & Spiritual Awareness

Many successful people such as Steve Jobs and Steven Spielberg have listened to their intuition to create the lives that they were destined for. If you have ever wanted a deeper connection to your intuition then this hypnosis audio might help.

Why listening to our intuition is very important, you may ask ?  Because through our intuition, we are guided towards that which serves our highest good always, no matter what it is. It is the compass that leads “home,” in a place where our deepest soulful passions merge harmoniously with our physical reality. Enjoy this meditation!

Music and Vocals by Joe Treacy

Main Script by Katherine Zimmerman

To purchase this track then go to http://hypnoticlabs.com/product/guide…

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Guided Meditation For Children: Bedtime

Michelle has created 10 special bedtime meditations for children aged 5 and upwards. Meditation at bedtime encourages the child to release the day and aid a good nights sleep. To let go of all that no longer matters, with the breath. To listen and concentrate on the words as magnificent pictures start to form in the mind and create thoughts and feelings of happiness, security and love.

This video uses the full Bedtime – Guided Meditations for children – full album ( about 1 hour )
Bedtime – Guided Meditations for children List:
1. Little fluffy clouds
2. Dream blanket
3. Man in the moon
4. Sweet Dreams
5. White feathers
6. Rainbow drops
7. Bear
8. Bubble Bath
9. Star light
10. The dream fairies

Direct Link – BUY CD HERE – Info:
http://www.paradisemusic.us.com/album…
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This music is being used with permission under license.
Music:
Title: “Bedtime – Guided meditations for children”
– FULL Album –
by Michelle Roberton-Jones

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

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