Jason’s April Message
Look after Your Physical Body
Whether you just want to lead a beautiful fulfilling life this lifetime, or you want to go as far as you possibly can on your unique spiritual journey back home to the ultimate truth, you need a strong, healthy body to fulfil these wonderful goals. If your body is very weak or painful, it will take up all your attention, and you will probably not have enough strength or energy to achieve your highest dreams this lifetime.
Looking after your body is definitely not the same as indulging it. You just need to do something every single day to keep your body in top condition. The majority of individuals in our society actually abuse their physical bodies and then wonder why they grow prematurely old and frail. Don’t do this! Copy the wise Taoist masters who did everything in their power to promote a long and healthy life to give themselves enough time and energy to evolve spiritually.
Cultivate Radiant Energy
Our bodies may feel solid to us, but quantum physicists have now confirmed what Taoists have known experientially for a very long time: we are all bundles of vibrating energy. So now, it makes scientific sense to learn how to fill ourselves with positive chi so that we will feel great! One way to do this is to practise some Chi Kung on a daily basis. I created my Golden Sun Infinite Chi Kung sequence over 20 years ago, but I still practise it on a very regular basis, because every time I do so, I fill my whole being with a radiant, sunshine-like energy that really assists me to feel truly alive and vibrant day in and day out.
Open Your Heart
Everyone in this world is looking for love, but sadly most human beings have closed up their hearts due to past pain, and now, even if love flows their way, they are basically incapable of receiving it. So we all need to practise gently opening our Heart Centres in order to connect to ‘Love Energy’ that is always surrounding us waiting for welcome. At first, opening our Heart Centre may feel painful as we release a lot of stored hurt and grief, but I can assure you that it is so worth going through crying a bucket of tears on your awakening journey. Doing so really enables us to open ourselves up to being bathed in true love, and this is one of the most blissful experiences a human being can ever have!
Connect to Your Soul
Awakening is about becoming more and more conscious: conscious of what? Well first of all, awakening means that we become conscious of our own soul, or core being. We need to connect to a spark of light, or a seed of eternal life, deep within us that represents our real-self. Then as we awake some more, we have to keep cultivating and protecting this fragile seed of life because everything in this world will conspire to obscure it once again.
How do you connect to your soul? Just keep raising your consciousness on a daily basis, for example by meditating for say 20 minutes twice a day, until you have an unmistakable experience of your own soul that lies deep within you. It may take you quite some time and effort before you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you are an eternal soul rather than just a personality-self in a physical body, but this knowledge will miraculously transform every aspect of your life.
Re-Programme Your Mind
Do you realise how much junk you have stored in your own mind? In fact, your mind is now just like a computer hard drive that has been completely corrupted by a load of virus ridden software. If you long to live a life filled with love, peace and joy, it is not enough to open your heart and then connect to your soul. You also have to clear a load of negative programming out of your mind. For example, if you have a strongly held belief that you are not attractive or loveable, how likely is it that you will meet someone who will give you the love that you are not giving to yourself?
So please start to challenge all of your negative beliefs about yourself and the world, and replace them with positive beliefs, such as ‘I am infinitely abundant’, or ‘I am loving and loveable’. Do not wait for the external world to change. Change your own mind and you will see a very different world. I guarantee it!
Commit Small Daily Acts of Kindness
All of our self-centred concerns about ‘me’ just make us fearful and miserable in the long run. One of the simplest and most powerful ways to increase our joy and fulfilment in life is to focus on making others happy. We do not have to become a world famous philanthropist, or a volunteer worker for Medecins Sans Frontieres, to make a difference in the world. If we just commit to performing a small act of kindness on a daily basis, we will soon find that our sense of well-being is increasing, and we will no longer feel as though our life is devoid of any real purpose or meaning. Isn’t that wonderful? We help someone else in some small way, and we both feel better. What a miracle!