“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”– Buddha
Sometimes I wonder if everything I do is truly for me. The way I dress, the way I talk, the way I behave, down to the make-up I put on my face. Am I doing it for myself? Or am I doing it for others?
Being true to myself is very new territory for me. Not that I didn’t stand up for my own beliefs and things I am passionate about. I always have, but the new me, the me I’m just starting to get to know has a whole different way to deal with things. To feel situations and to listen to what my soul says then take action, that’s something I’m still getting used to.
The first step is to love and truly accept who you are and be fine with who you truly are. Good or bad, take it all and contemplate what makes you who you are; start investigating who the real YOU is. Not the you everyone thinks you are or wants you to be. But the one not even you know is there, waiting to come out and shine.
Woman are pushed around to look perfectly beautiful, to fit in the world’s beauty standards. They are judged immediately by the way the look and dress; taken advantage by the cosmetic industry which sells products toxic to skin, creating a vicious cycle of demand.
This inspiring video made me again re-think of how many times I’ve worried about the perception of the”me” others would have, and how many times I betrayed myself, or not even acknowledged my own wishes and truths.
Step into yourself, be the beautiful being you are. Let your light shine. You are perfect, you are amazing you are everything, you are the universe, you are God the creator.
“Think of yourself and how great it is when you join energies with a friend and make something good happen, now multiply that by 100 and think of the energy and the feeling of oneness created within it; now multiply it by 1 billion! Contemplate about what we would be capable of if this was the case… Unity of hearts and minds, true compassion and community. One day .. One day.. But for now let’s start with one small step towards it.”_ Sabrina Santos
We at The Power Within Us are very proud and excited to invite you to our very first event, hosted in London at the Clapham Common Park on June the 13th.
The Power of Oneness, is a totally FREE event and welcome to all.
This Gathering of People is promoting true Oneness Spirit. Please see all details and how to attend to the event below.
Starting with Maren Lander leading the Kundalini Yoga class at 1.11pm We will set a big intention for the Unconditional Love Vibration and work on it through a big group meditation starting at 2:22 pm followed by the liberating freedom of ecstatic dancing 3:33pm.
At this event we welcome only people over 16 years old. We will certainly be promoting other events for the your ones.
The consumption of alcohol is not allowed during any part of the event, as we want to keep the energy as pure and clean as possible , but feel free to bring your own drink and food to socialise later on after the gathering schedule has been completed. We will be supplying some delicious water for all J.
Event Date June 13th 2015.
Kundalini Yoga With Maren Lander
Start time 1:11 pm
Duration 1h and 11min
Maren is a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher. She trained with Har Nal Kaur in London and Karta Singh in France and graduated with Amrit Nam Sarovar in 2012.
Maren embraces life and creativity to the fullest and wants to encourage others to do the same. She has a passion for art and people which led to her involvement in a wide array of Creative Projects as well as Community and Wellbeing Projects over the past 3 years.
Her Kundalini Yoga classes are not only inspiring but also fun, a great way do yoga and connect with the source energy. if you want to know more about Maren Lander clickhere.
Group Meditation – Unconditional Love and Oneness
Start time 2:22 pm
Duration 33 min
We will be hosting an easy but powerful meditation , focusing on the Power of Unconditional Love. With chakra balancing, connection with mother earth, some chanting and a surprise group visualization at the end.
Meditation is a powerful tool and it is scientifically proven to have numerous benefits in one’s wellness. We will also teach you a 5 min technique that can be used daily and it’s very effective.
Ecstatic Dancing – Freedom of movement and expression of body energy
Duration 1h and 11min
Feel free to join , stop , take a break and come back right into the full power of freedom dancing expression. With Ecstatic dancing it’s all about feeling the music and not really looking around, look within and letting your body tell the story of each song with freedom and self expression.
When you lose yourself into the sound you get right into the music vibration, your body and soul merge into this frequency and together we make something beautiful. The group energy expands and you experience something magical.
The rules for this activity are :
1. Move however you wish
2. No talking on the dance floor
3. Respect yourself and one another
4. Shoes have to be taken off
Location and Map will be released soon.
We are looking forward to seeing you and joining powers with us.
You can also join this event on Facebook here is the link to it.
What is your thing? That thing that makes you weak but also makes you strong, that thing that when it happens you don’t care about anything else?
That’s an easy answer: mine is Love.
Love is the power that moves me. It stops everything around me.
Love for life, Love for others, Love for myself.
Love is the answer to all my questions.
How so? Well, every unwanted feeling comes from the lack of love for something, any discomfort comes from the inability to love something and fully understand it.
Therefore, the contrary is imperative: Love is the force that makes everything alive. When Love is present, even the mundane transmute into magical, the ordinary is commanded to no longer be, and every moment becomes uniquely spectacular.
I’m no expert. I’m just starting to immerse myself into this unknown divinity. Letting go of pre conceptions and embracing love as a way of being. I’m very far from mastering it. What I do know is that awareness plays a key role in this process.
Allow yourself to identify when a lack of love is present, and immediately rise the self-questioning. Why do I dislike this? What is my resistance to this situation? Why is fear present?
Equally important is to acknowledge that the situation will keep presenting itself until you have dealt with its impact in you/self.
Recently I have heard from people from all over the planet who say that relationships are here so we can learn. Everyone that’s part of our lives is here to teach us. To reject or to run is only going to make this situation repeat itself and return. If you have a problematic relationship, deciding to walk away from it will only benefit you in the short term; as you can be sure that the universe will bring someone else into your life or a similar situation so you can break old patterns.
Once you have mastered this inner battle, there will no longer be the need to repeat these situations, as you will then be presented with new ones; which will be part of your new development.
People have different ways to grow. Some may use different keys, such as forgiveness, compassion, righteousness to name but a few. In my case I’ve chosen love, which in my opinion is what is behind any great key. Unconditional loving is the most powerful thing I have come across, and in my understanding it is behind everything, because it is the source of everything.
Have you stopped to contemplate this? What is your key? Your thing? The thing that makes you?
Maybe it is time to start unlocking the true power within yourself.
“This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.” – Voltaire
We want to start with the very basics. For anyone’s well being, Self-Love is essential. People are looking for Happiness everywhere but the right place: inside themselves! For any human being to be able to experience true happiness, it is imperative that they fully love and accept themselves.
We interviewed some people in the streets of London and many refused to talk, not because they were camera shy but because they didn’t think they had anything great to say about themselves, or they didn’t think they had love for themselves.
However, some brave ones were happy to talk about Self-Love and what it meant to them, as well as sharing what they love about themselves. Take a look at the video below:
Let’s talk about Self-Love
I can speak about Self-Love openly. Why? Because there was a time I did not love myself. In fact, it was quite the opposite. I used to hate myself. I was very lost, I no longer knew what I wanted, where was I going, and what my goals and dreams were.
I thought money was the main concern I had to deal with, and that achieving success and financial freedom were the things I needed to do to be free and happy; turns out when that started to happen I felt even emptier as I was building my wealth above a foundation in which I did not believe.
Well, there is a lot I want to talk about, but for this article I’ll focus on the fact I didn’t love myself and used to put the on the great mask, presenting this “facade” to everyone.
See, I’m one of those people that they call bubbly, I’m always smiling, and yes to a certain degree this is what my life is like, mostly cheerful. The reality is that I was trying to avoid the main issue.
I didn’t love myself
I didn’t even know who I was
So, I decided to continue playing that role until it got to a point that it no longer served me. I was tired of wearing the mask, and I was ready to start getting to know the person underneath it.
Believe me, I read all of those new age books. I used to tell myself oh yes let’s try this, let’s do that.. Oh yes I love myself, but never had the courage to look inside.
When I started looking inside I didn’t like what I saw. All those years of avoidance, not dealing with my internal feelings – Oh man they pile up – and it gets harder and harder, it was a big pile, practically 30 years of it.
Anyway, through meditation, energy healing and other spiritual practices, I gained the strength I needed to be able to face myself, to listen to the “I” right inside, and finally started to acknowledge that the things I truly believed were not the things I included in my day-to-day life nor my work.
So I had to change…I had to start an inner journey to find out who I am, what I love, and what makes my soul sparkle…
Do you know what is it? What makes your soul sparkle?
Okay, so maybe you don’t believe in the soul etc .. Let’s re-phrase.. What makes you feel real?
Something you love doing so much it doesn’t even matter what the results are like because you are having so much fulfilment while doing it. It makes your entire body vibrate differently, it makes you warm and smile inside.
I take it you get the point…
I guess listening to yourself and finding out what makes your soul sparkle is the first real symptom of Self-Love.
Does it make sense? I hope you are getting it.
It’s not straight forward (it might be, if you are already on this path). It was not so obvious for me when I was so far away from understanding this Self-Love business.
So, you might be asking yourself .. mmmm I do want to find out . Do I love myself?
Here is a simple exercise.
I started with baby steps, doing a really simple experiment that can open all sorts of doors.
The mirror experiment
Look yourself in the mirror, stare into your own eyes and say:
I Love you, I love you , I love you – I Love and Accept myself for who I am.
Once that’s done, you will know right away how far from truly loving yourself you are.
If you can jump right away into the core of your eyes and swim in your own soul, feeling the bliss that follows with it, that’s what it’s meant to be like when you truly love yourself.
If when you say those things it’s nearly like they are not meant to be said out loud, there is a discomfort, shyness, maybe even a sadness or a feeling of untruth…
Me? I had all of those. It was baaad.
The good thing is when you realise you want to be honest with yourself and work on it.
Start with this simple exercise every day, maybe morning and evening or even more. The more you do, the more things start to change – believe me this is a powerful tool.
Anyway, I guess the point is..
Do you truly love yourself?
Do you truly know who you are?
Do you truly do what you love?
Do you truly know what you love?
If any of the answers above are NO, don’t panic, most people will not even dare to ask themselves those questions until is too late to do anything about it.
The good thing is that you got here and that’s the beginning of a new journey. If you are willing to do the work and find out what is behind the rainbow, you can.
Start small with the mirror exercise, and do it at least once a day for 30 days.
We will soon post more on the subject. Feel free to ask questions and remember, “The Power is Yours”.
For more Eye gazing techniques here are some helpful links :