SURRENDER TO WHAT IS, THE EDUCATION OF ONENESS, AND MY MEETING WITH THE DALAI LAMA
Because I have been very sick recently I have been able to pay deep close attention to my body and its sensations, the very painful and the very calm and I notice I am getting better at accepting the body with all its limitations, which I have been rather averse to in the past. I push myself physically as I have performed in many sports to reasonably high levels and dealing kindly with restrictions this time round has proved a real eye-opener.
So I am learning many things in my exploration of the body.
Love, which has opened my compassionate heart to myself and others.
Humility, which for me is about accepting the limitations of this human form which I have been most reticent to do in the past.
Surrender, which has led to liberation.
Vulnerability which has given me different deepening levels of openness.
Authenticity through revelation, which to me is revealing who I truly am.
Deep listening, which has arisen from my compassionate heart that is opening.
Acceptance of the changes in myself.
Gratitude and appreciation for all of life.
So I think that the fruits of the tree of life are the most delicious of all.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to a talk by the Dalai Lama two days ago and be chosen to have a dialogue with him on stage.
He spoke about the importance of education and universal values.
He explained that secular education in values like mindfulness and heartfulness, love and compassion, are amongst the most important things we can model and teach each other and our children.
Without presence, that internal state of authenticity where we are these values, that the we and our children so easily pick up on, we cannot transmit or transfer what we are teaching to each other or our loved ones.
This is what determines whether each of us and our children learn.
We discussed deep listening.
He said we all need compassion for health, because love and compassion generate a healthy immune system, whereas giving the body angry and conflicting or frustrated emotions and signals without mindfulness will break the body down through stress.
I thought this was very simple advice for us all in our ‘modern’ world with all its pushing-pulling energies in our busy hustle-bustle lives.
He spoke about Oneness.
Our common bond as human beings is love and compassion which brings health to the body mind heart soul while other emotions and thoughts like anger and frustration do not.
I asked him how to practice truly deep listening to each other’s hearts with compassion.
Basically he said to truly listen is a Buddha quality so be thankful firstly for the blessing. Gratitude is step one. Being grateful for each other and the uniqueness we bring.
The Buddha said “You are the Master” so it is important to develop self confidence.
So giving each other and our children confidence to realise their potential and being confident ourselves in what we share and teach is step two.
Once you have confidence in your Buddha abilities then study the Buddha’s sutras from India, since that is the original, the sutras on listening and heartfulness like the Heart Sutra from Avalokiteshvara/Guan Yin/Kannon-sama.
The sutras on mindfulness like the Anapanasati Sutra on the full awareness of breathing.
These are not religion, he emphasised, but study.
Then you can truly hear people.
He said “The world needs the affection of the mother who feeds the child in everyone’s hearts”
Altair is a teacher, healer and mystic guiding the Way of Love, Unity and Harmony for the New Gaia that we are co-creating. He teaches that We are the Way and that our freedom to be our True Self is the key to transformation. “The miracles of God lie within Us. We are the Light. We are the Temple of the One Chakra whose Awakened Infinite Light Body brings all our dreams into reality.” With deepest Love and Devotion to My Divine Mother, Lady of the Earth, Guan Yin (from the Sanskrit root Guanyin/Kuan Yin/Kwan Yin) “The Divine Mother who perceives the Sounds and Cries of Mother Gaia and Her Children.”