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The Art of Living is Happiness – The Power Of The Breath

“Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.”— Unknown Author

Happiness is something everybody is looking for, but where is it to be found? I’ve done some writing on this subject in my previous articles; in fact, my very first articles were about Happiness because it is such a misunderstood state. Here are some links if you wish to read more and understand what I mean – Happiness Chasers: Are You Happy or Chasing It? or The Hamster Wheel.

What I’m trying to say is that people look for Happiness as if it’s a thing that is found somewhere else rather than within themselves. People think of Happiness as some kind of formula, or something that has to be achieved or done in a certain way, and they don’t realise that happiness is a state of being and is not dependant of anything to be felt or lived.

I will give you an example … when you are present without questioning, enjoying the very moment you are experiencing happiness, you might not be aware of it. In fact, most of the time when you are feeling true happiness you aren’t aware of it. You are flowing with the moment and enjoying it, you are not stopping and questioning every 5 seconds if you are happy or not, your mind is quiet and you are actually living in the state of happiness and are too satisfied to be bothered to question it.

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Another example is when you are happy there is absolutely no reason why you are happy! Yes! It might sound hard to believe, but happiness does not need a reason; it is the mind that tries to explain why you are feeling this way and attaches it to a fact based on your programming.  But once you start gaining awareness and understanding of how the mystery of you operates, you start being able to observe how you actually experience those states. I will not go into details as it is a long subject and topic for discussing, but if you wish you can join my Mediation Programme in the Bay area and start to have your own perspective in what I’m trying to grasp.

Back to the main topic of this article, I would like to say that there are many ways to understand oneself and start living in such a way. One of them, known to be valid worldwide, is The Art of Living – Happiness Course. In this course, you can experience this state and learn about how it works. They present you with valid breathing techniques called kryias and teach you a daily routine to be able to clear and calm the mind, allowing you to have more perspective and self-awareness.

What really excited me about the course was the whole emphasis on the breath and how important it is. From the moment we are born to the moment we die the breath is the very first and last thing we experience.  If you think about it, the air we breath today is timeless; it has been here since the start of the earth. We breath the same air as Julius Caesar, Albert Einstein and even Jesus Christ, so it connects us to the past and it will be here after we are no longer incarnated. It’s such a poetic thing, but it is immensely powerful.

Through the power of breath we can claim our Selves. We can connect to our own divinity and one can experience that for sure in this programme. The kryias are certainly very impressive, and they do so much for your well-being. However, another aspect of the course is the connectivity explored between the attendees.

Like the breath connects us to life itself, it was brought to our awareness how we too are connected and how precious these connections are, just like the breath.

I can only say it was a unique experience and I’m very grateful to Martin Blank who invited me to participate. I’ve also interviewed him, and you can read about his work.  More unusual was the fact that my birthday was on the very last day of the course and that made things even more special for me; it was such a blessing to be around amazing people and connecting with them in such meaningful ways.

Here is a video of what everyone had to say after the course:

If you want to find more about their details, click on this  link to The Art of Happiness Course 
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Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

Sabrina Santos

Taking Responsibility – The Art Of Self-Empowerment

Greetings!

We are going through some auspicious moments in terms of manifesting the new earth in our current physical reality. We have been constantly absorbing, integrating and grounding the latest light waves/light codes/downloads, however you choose to call them and I’m sure many can feel still feel the intensity, or not, either way, it’s all good. As I am writing this, I hear something that sounds like a tibetan bowl, it is a sound that’s saying – Ta Daa! This is it. Welcome Home!  Celebrate.

One thing I feel guided to point out at these times is that no matter how helpful all this light information is from whichever Source, no matter where it comes from and from who, we need to be able to flow from within-outer. No one outside of yourself knows your journey better than you do, ever. That not only implies discerning everything through the heart/intuition, but also it is of utmost importance to cultivate our inner guidance, as in being able to consciously and directly connect to our Soul and to our Heart’s  deepest core truths. Become more aware of how information from outside sources feels. All this information is meant to empower you, but there are different expressions of it and sometimes, because we express the information through words and through our level of consciousness, it might not come out as empowering as it was meant to be at times.

 Ultimately, it is all about how we absorb information. Do you empower yourself or do you give your power away ? In truth, all information serves a purpose, it’s all light information, but it also a facet of self-mastery to know what to do with it.

This is a natural outcome of purifying and strengthening our relationship with ourselves. That is not as simple to practice as it sounds, but it is a lot more simple when you adopt a surrendering and self-embracement attitude in every moment. A deeper sense of self-mastery is required. We tend to do a lot of things unconsciously to counteract that harmonious relationship with ourselves. As in, we tend to judge, criticise, overthink, overanalyze and fill our focus with a bunch of nonsense, therefore create a mental fog through dysfunctional perceptions that distort things from how they really are.

We all do that at times, it’s alright, give forgiveness to yourself for it. I’m not saying it’s wrong or right, I am saying there are a lot better things to focus our  energy on, instead of holding onto the undesired. For example, on nourishing, nurturing and cultivating harmony within ourselves. There are multiple ways to do that and you already know them. They are always simple and come from the heart. A strong, transparent and harmonious relationship with yourself opens up many heart pathways and all lead to the reconnection and merging with the Soul Source.

There is also still an unconscious tendency floating around to deny our humanness, when we embrace a “more spiritual” lifestyle, to deny the experience of being human and all that comes with it: emotions, thoughts, physicality, the reality of being human etc. I see this unconscious pattern daily. But a higher truth is, our humanness is the key to our reconnection to the Divine, to the Soul Source. Being human and what comes with it, is already very spiritual, our whole existence is highly spiritual. There is no one and no thing more spiritual or less spiritual. We are already Spirit and much more.

Embrace and accept the gift of being human, there is no coincidence you are one. I can’t express into words the beauty of being human and the beauty of experiencing it. It is a great gift. Try and see the gift, feel it, feel the gratitude for the now moment, for all the now moments, for all and everything and for all your experiences and lessons, even for the less pleasant. I can almost hear a big cosmic shout going ” How can I be grateful for that bad thing that happened to me a millenia ago? “

 I’d recommend not to attach to any experience, whether perceived as “bad” or “good.” They are not who you are. Things don’t happen to you, you made them happen for your own Soul reasons. Of course, some situations are really not very pleasant, we’ve all experienced situations like that. The key is to not place your focus on the experience, but what it showed you, what it taught you, what it triggered within you or the aspects that merged within yourself as an outcome of it.

Sit in silence and reflect on the situation. Why is it happening and what is it trying to show you ? Is it something to let go of ? Is it something that triggers the integration of a higher state of being ? What’s shifting within you ? What’s the gift that it brings ? When we stop shouting like someone else is responsible for our states of being, for our situations, for our creations – clarity follows. The gift is there for you to grab it, but we can’t see it, because we are too busy shouting and pointing the finger.

However, you can change that in a nose twitch.  You change that when you take responsibility for every single thing in your life, for yourself and to place your focus on what you truly want to create, without ignoring what is, but accepting and surrendering to it, as all is as it should be. Equilibrium.

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie