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Love Yourself Deeply, and Start Creating Your Heaven on Earth!

Loving Truly

Start Loving Yourself Truly!

Do You Love Yourself?

Do you ever wonder whether you love yourself deeply and truly?

Do you love every bit of yourself?

Are there any parts of yourself that you hate?

Have you ever wondered whether you could love even those parts that you hate?

What do you love about yourself?

What do you hate about yourself?

Last year, I did a lot of inner work.  I worked on every aspect of my life that I could think of: money, relationships, forgiveness, my self-identity, and so on through listening to my heart as deeply as I could.

I had some good results from all those inner work, but at the same time,   I was punishing myself every time I found a negative pattern in myself.  Also, I was looking at myself as a damaged goods.  We probably can call it a trap of the spiritual work.

I didn’t notice what I was actually doing at the beginning, but as I was feeling exhausted and even a little depressed, I started to realize how important it is to love myself fully and truly.  Then, those questions above started to pop up in my head one by one.

The Right Information at the Right Time

These are the feelings and symptoms that I was experiencing about a month ago:

a heaviness in my head

a tightness in and around my heart

a chronic pain in the shoulders, upper back, and neck

a funky digestive system

an exhaustion

no motivation to start new creative things, and more…

I really wanted to know why I was feeling that way.  So, I asked the Universe for a help and started to research.

Then, I found a bunch of videos on YouTube by a research scientist, Dr. Joe Dispenza.  Boy, the Universe DOES know a perfect timing!  In those videos, Dr. Joe Dispenza explains how our emotions and mind affect our body, environment, and life from a scientific standpoint (if you are interested, watch this video).

Basically, what he says is that our emotional and thought patterns create neural pathways in our brain.  By thinking the same thoughts and same emotions, we strengthen those pathways.

For example, you tend to think, “I can’t afford it right now” everytime you find something you want to purchase.  Then, your brain creates the neural pathway.  Then, the brain keeps sending the same signal to the body and strengthen the pattern.  And then, your heart starts to sending the signal through its electromagnetic field to the Universe, and you become more and more prone not to be able to buy what you want.

Plus, while that’s happening, your fight/flight system becomes more active, because those negative thoughts and emotions are not loving for you.  So, you start to feel tired, unhappy, and depressed.

Bouncing Back

After I watched most of his videos and started to understand what was going on to myself biologically, I began to get my answers to those questions above.

Also, I started doing his meditations (this is the one I’ve been using), I was able to feel my body being reprogrammed on the genetic level.  All those exhaustions and depression were gone.

Also, I get a message from my true self every time I meditate and start loving one more part of myself such as:

“I belong here on Earth.”

“I love my life.”

“Stop reacting. Start creating.”

Not only that, I get clear images of what has been going on and how I can change them as if I’m downloading a new blueprint to start a new life as new ME.

It’s Time to Build My New Life!

Now that I understand how our mind creates our reality, I feel so hopeful.  I know there will be a long way ahead, but just by thinking that the more I become gentle on myself and love myself, the more easily I can create my heart desiring life, I feel very grateful to be existing right here right now as me.

The hopefulness helped me start drawing a new mandala, “Creating My Heaven on Earth”

a pencil mandala drawing

Time to color!

I will probably have more realizations through drawing this mandala and through the process of creating the new life I want.  I will write about them as they come.  So, stay tuned!

Over to you:-

I would love to hear your experiences about loving yourselves.  Please feel free to share your stories in the comment section!

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The Sacred Method That Deepens Your Spiritual Growth- Tao of Mandala

“The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the Self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnates in man.” – Carl G. Jung

You’ve read countless books about spirituality, personal development, and healing.

You’ve been diligently following the teachings of spiritual teachers for a long time.

You have so much knowledge about the divine love, the Universe, the Law of Attraction, etc.

You enjoy the conversation with people who are also enthusiastic about spirituality from the bottom of your heart.

You sometimes give your friends and family some spiritual advice.  They truly appreciate it which makes you feel content, and yet, you sometimes wonder,

“Am I doing it right?”

“Why am I still feeling stuck?”

“Why do I still keep falling into the same pattern?”

Do I sound like I’m reading your mind?  I’m not.  This was me for a long time.

Until recently, I was just soaking my feet in the ocean of the spirituality.  I realized that I needed to dive in fully if I wanted to live my spirituality as my true-self.

So let’s dive in.

Meditation and Mandalas

I talked about the benefits of meditation in my last post (The Simplest Way to Live as Your True-Self), here is the recap:

Physically:

1. meditation balances your nervous system.

2. it calms the blood pressure.

3. it regulates the digestive system and relaxes your whole body.

Emotionally:

you feel happier and start to have a healthy emotional boundary.

Mentally:

you get more clarity, focus, and productivity.

Also, I introduced mandalas as the powerful tool for your meditation practice in the same post.

Here are the benefits:

1. A circle or symmetrical geometric designs can calm your brain waves and nervous systems.

2. Looking at a mandala enhances all the benefits of meditation.

3. It leads you easily to the higher frequency of love rather than the lower frequency of fear.

4. It deepens your self-inquiry.

Now, I would like to dig a little deeper on both meditation and mandalas in this post.

Real, Deep Meditation Practice

There are different styles of meditation.  Type in the word “meditation” in the search box on YouTube, you will find hundreds of videos of guided meditations, meditations with special sound effects, and so on.

They are all useful, and some of them are very powerful.  I have both used them and uploaded guided meditations with my hand-drawn mandalas on YouTube (“Quan Yin’s Healing meditation,” “Forgiveness meditation,” and “Abundance meditation”) as well.

However, just recently, I noticed that my mind was getting busier during a guided meditation once I got used to it.

So, I decided just to sit still without any guidance, music or sound effects.  I started to listen deeply to myself for 20 minutes every morning and every evening.

Then, I started to feel more connected to myself, the surroundings, the Mother Earth and the Universe!

I notice every old emotion that is ready to be released.  I notice every memory and experience that needs to be embraced.  And I can feel and hear the guidance of my true-self.

So, here is what I believe now.

If you want to solve specific patterns like a financial issue or a relationship issue, guided meditations are useful.  It is like receiving a great healing session.

If you want to connect more to your true-self, you need time to be with you.  You need to listen deeply to your wholeness. Allow every level of you to relax in your divinity by sitting quietly in stillness for 20 minutes every morning.  Set your day with the Universe and Mother Earth.  For another 20 minutes every evening, sit still to cleanse your day like you take a shower before you go to bed.

I really recommend this deep meditation practice if you want to trust yourself more, accept yourself more and love yourself more.

Tao of Mandala

As you could see in the quote at the top by the Swiss psychotherapist, Carl G. Jung, he not only used mandalas for his work with his clients but also drew them for his own personal development.

I’ve been drawing mandalas for several years now.  Each mandala helped me dig deeper within me.  They reminded me of the importance of living as the expanded consciousness, NOT the small me.  They also led me to the inner stillness.

I call these brilliant effects Tao of Mandala.

Here are the benefits that I have found in drawing mandalas:

1. it calms you.

When I draw, I use a technique called stippling (drawing with dots).  Though it requires a lot of patience, it also leads you to deep meditative space.

2. it helps you to listen more deeply to yourself.

To create any artwork, you explore inside you to find what you want to express.

3. it helps you to learn to trust your instinct (your true self).

Your instinct tells you what designs or what colors to use.

4. it helps you to connect you to your own divine creation.

Like Jung said, a mandala is an art that expresses your wholeness or your divinity.  To draw your mandala, you naturally connect to your own divine creation.

5. it helps you to learn how to tune into the higher vibration of energy.

This happens to me when I draw healing energy into a mandala such as “Quan Yin’s Healing Energy.”  I tuned into her healing energy and became a facilitator for it while I was drawing it.

6. it helps you to learn how to hold space for your or someone’s wholeness.

By drawing mandalas, you learn to tune into your expanded consciousness.  From there, you can hold space for your or someone’s wholeness.  Then, you start to see yourself, everyone and everything through your divine eyes.  I will write a little more about this point in the next chapter.

Inner Life Mandalas

I draw two types of mandalas: healing mandalas and personal (customized) mandalas.

Healing mandalas are the ones expressing the higher healing vibration such as “Awakening” below.  When you meditate with them, the energy of the mandalas helps you accelerate the inner work you are working on and heal from within.

a mandala titled "Awakening"

“Awakening”

I call the other type of mandalas – personal mandalas – Inner Life Mandalas.

The process of creating one goes like this:

1. I have an interview with the customer and build trust by going over his/her goals and intentions for the mandala.

2. I meditate on the wholeness of the person and tune into the deepest quality of his/hers.  Then, those qualities come to me as designs and colors.

3. I start drawing.

By doing these, I get to see, sense and know the person for the way they are through his/her beautiful, precious essence.  Even though the 15-minute interview is the only time I spent with the person, I always feel like I’ve known him/her for a long, long time.  I believe that sensation is true.  I think I’m in the zone of ONENESS during the creation.

The Experiences of Drawing My Own

After I drew a few Inner Life Mandalas for some customers, I drew my own.

Personal Mandala drawn with gel pens

My Inner Life Mandala

Usually, I feel awed by the powerful, beautiful energy of the person’s essence, but that didn’t happen while I was drawing mine.  To tell you the truth, I felt a little disappointed.

However, an interesting thing happened to me when I put my Inner Life Mandala under the massage table during my Craniosacral therapy session.

As soon as the session started, my practitioner, who is my craniosacral therapy mentor, said,

“Wow, this is so powerful!”

I started to feel my whole body trembling slightly, especially along the spine.  It felt like a high vibration of energy was adjusting the core of my body.

Then, the relaxing, and yet, powerful energy expanded into my whole body and into my whole energy field.  I felt so relaxed that my consciousness also went into a deep meditative state.

After the session, my mentor told me that the energy of my Inner Life Mandala was alchemically adjusting my whole system.  That was exactly what I was feeling.

Since then, my whole life shifted.  I’ve had so many revelations of old emotional, mental, and behavioral patterns.  I got to embrace them and let them go.  I quit the part time job that was just for paying the bills.  Then, I started my blog and mandala business to live my heart desired life fully.

I’m still on the way to my final goal, and I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the challenges I face.  When that happens, I rest my body and brain and meditate with my Inner Life Mandala to adjust my course.

Inner Life Mandala is a great reminder of who you truly are and an awesome guide for your life path.

(I’m having an Inner Life Mandala campaign right now.  For details, please check this page.)

To Conclude,

The busier our life gets, the more important it becomes to have a quality time with yourself.  The real, deep meditation is perfect for it.  It helps us more grounded, become good listeners to other people and ourselves, and act from the love based decisions, NOT fear based decisions.

Mandala is a great tool to deepen your meditation practice.  By drawing them, you start to know who you truly are better and better.  By meditating with them, they deepen your meditation practice, guide you to your deepest quality, and help you create your life you want.

Over to you:-

What are your experiences with your meditation practice?  Do you have other techniques that deepen your meditation practice?  Please share your insights in the comment section.

The Simplest Way to Live as Your True-Self

~ What Meditation and Mandalas Can Offer Us ~

mandala meditation to connect to your true-self

As soon as you wake up in the morning, your mind starts to go through your to-do list of the day.

You force yourself out of your bed, drink a strong cup of coffee and go to work.

You get frustrated during the commute, get stressed out at work and come home exhausted, but still, you have emails to take care of.  By the time you finish with emails, it’s already your bedtime.

Does this sound familiar to you?  Do you ever feel like the fast-paced life is sucking your energy out so intensely that you don’t even know why you are working so hard every day anymore?  Do you ever wonder where you are going with your life?

It doesn’t have to be that way if you know the simplest method to get in touch with who you truly are and practice it daily.

The Simplest Way is Meditation.

If you go online and do some research about ways to help you stay healthy, to boost your energy up and fight against stress, you would find so many solutions such as supplements, healthy diet, workouts, etc.

All of them are important.  I believe we all should use some of the solutions that fit us perfectly in a balanced way.

However, to find THE meaning of your life and live that life fully, you have to do better than that.  The simplest and the most important way that can change you from the core is meditation – the real, deep meditation.

What Happened to Me When I Stopped Meditating.

I’ve been meditating regularly for years.  Well, sometimes I get lazy and skip a few weeks, but I always come back to this practice.

Last month, that lazy moment happened, and that made me realize the differences between  when I meditate and when I don’t.

The first thing I noticed was that I got easily wound up emotionally.  Tiny things triggered my anger switch, and I saw irritation in every direction I face.  Also, I noticed that I was picking up people’s emotions and mood more than usual.  You can imagine what I was like when I was driving, right?

That irritation and frustration made my mentality prone to fear based thinking.  I became impatient and short-sighted.  When things didn’t go as I was expecting, I loaded more temporary solutions to myself and made my day busier and busier.

Also, I had fewer appointments with my clients (I am a craniosacral therapist).  That’s actually understandable.  If your bodyworker is not in a good condition on every level, you wouldn’t want to receive a session from him or her, right?  Your mood and condition travel around beyond your imagination after all.

I don’t drink or smoke.  I eat healthy and balanced diet, sleep well and work out regularly.  Still, these things happened to me.

The Benefits of Meditation

Then, what are the benefits of meditation?  How can meditation improve your life?

Physically:

1. it balances your nervous system.

The stressful life activates your fight or flight system easily.  When it’s on, the sympathetic nervous system becomes more active, and the parasympathetic nervous system becomes less active.  Meditation balances those nervous systems and calms your whole body down.

2. it calms the blood pressure.

Once the nervous systems calm, the blood pressure also becomes calm.

3. it regulates the digestive system.

Same as 2, once the para-sympathetic nervous system, which is in charge of our organ function, is more active, the digestive system gets regulated.  So do the respiratory and reproductive systems.

Emotionally:

Since the whole body relaxes deeply when meditate, you feel happier and more blessed.  Also, you start to have a healthy emotional boundary and get affected less by other people’s negative emotions.

Mentally:

You get more clarity on your thoughts and ideas.  Because of that, solutions to your problems come to you faster, your ability to focus improves, and your productivity increases.  You might even feel like you have more time available.

You might think, “I know all that, but I’m not good at sitting still.”

Well, there is a powerful tool to help you meditate.

The Powerful Tool to Calm Your Nervous Systems and Brain Waves and Lead You to a Deep Meditation

There are a few ways that can lead you to a deep meditation such as mantras and chantings.  They are great tools, and I love them, but my favorite tool is Mandala.

Mandala is a Sanskrit word for “circle,” “the Universe or Cosmo,” and “wholeness.”  Tibetan Buddhism monks draw mandalas with colored sand as a part of their training.

Tibetan Buddhism monks drawing a sand mandala

The study shows that a circle or symmetrical geometric designs can calm your brain waves and nervous systems.  Some medical facilities decorate their patient rooms with mandalas.  The deep relaxation can improve their self-healing ability.

Looking at a mandala enhances all the benefits of meditation.

Also, it leads you easily to the higher frequency of love rather than the lower frequency of fear.

Churches usually have round stained glasses, right?  How do you feel when you go into a church with a beautiful round stained glass.  You probably feel serene and sacred stillness.  That’s because sacred geometry is used in not only the stained glasses but also the building itself.  The same thing goes with temples and shrines.

Just by looking at a mandala, you get so many benefits.  Then, what about if you draw one?

Benefits of Drawing a Mandala

A Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Carl Jung (1875 – 1961), used mandalas when he worked with his patients.  Also, he drew mandalas for his own self-development.

He said, “My mandalas were cryptograms… in which I saw the self – that is my whole being – actively at work.”

Also, he said, “A mandala is the psychological expression of the totality of the self.”

I totally agree with him.  I’ve been drawing mandalas for a few years.  Here is how I draw one:

First, I meditate and check in with myself to see what in my life needs my attentions and healing.  If I’m working on forgiveness at the time, the title of the mandala would be “Forgiveness.”

Then, I meditate a little more to feel the energy of true forgiveness.  Even though I don’t get any images or ideas, I just start drawing.

As I draw a big circle and some lines, one or two main shapes or designs usually come to me.  So, I draw them in a big circle and then fill in space.

When I color, I use a technique called “Stippling” meaning “drawing with dots” with gel pens.  To me, each dot is a spec of energy.

Though it requires focus, patience and precision, it is also very meditative.

Also, I feel the energy of the theme filling up my whole body and healing me.  It is a very amazing sensation, and at the same time, it humbles me as well.

Usually, it takes a few days to complete a mandala.  During that time, I have many revelations and realizations related to the theme.  Sometimes they happen as emotional roller coasters, and sometimes as epiphanies.

Once it’s done, I meditate with the mandala until I release or heal the old patterns that don’t serve me anymore.

To Conclude:-

To have a more peaceful and content life or to live your fulfilled life, it is essential that you release the old emotional patterns or belief systems.

Otherwise, you feel stuck in the repetitive life without much excitement, happiness or freedom.

Understanding your patterns, releasing and healing yourself connect you to your essence, your gifts, and your divinity.

Once you connect yourself to that core essence, you start to attract opportunities, abundance, wisdom, great relationships and all the support you need.

I invite you to make a new meditation routine today.  20 minutes right after you wake up to prepare yourself for the day, and 20 minutes before you go to bed to cleanse your system and your day.

Keep that routine for at least 21 days and see how you feel and what difference you notice.

If you’ve never meditated before, or if you need some guidance, I have some guided meditation videos.  One is “Spiritual Heart Meditation” which helps you connect to your heart center.  If you look at the right side of this article, there is a space that you put your email in so you can have the link to download it.

Also, I have “Forgiveness Meditation” and “Quan Yin’s Healing Meditation” videos available on YouTube.

So, enjoy!

Over to you:-

What are your experiences with meditation?  What did you think about my guided meditations with mandalas?  Please feel free to share your experiences and give me feedback in the comment section.