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November 2014

Spiritual Healing

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A Gift to Myself: A Spiritual Day with the Dalai Lama

The line was around the corner and down the road behind the Wang Theater when we arrived, apparently due to security checks and protesters who had a mantra all of their own…”False Dalai Lama – Stop Lying.”

Check out this short video and experience what happened outside the Wang Theatre.

False Dalai Lama

As we waited in line to meet his Holiness, protesters handed us leaflets stating, “Dalai Lama, the worst dictator in this modern day.” They went on to say the Dalai Lama has falsely banned the worship of the enlighten deity called Dorje Shugden; he has forcefully removed all Tibetan Shugden practitioners from their own Tibetan communities; and he is continually performing various actions to expel all other Shugden practitioners from Buddhist communities throughout the world.

This private event with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for his “Eight Verses of Mind Training,” along with a special transmission on Enlightenment Mind in Boston, was a 6 hour event with over 3500 attendees. The energy shift was truly amazing when his Holiness entered the stage. I experienced this amazing feeling of love and compassion in his presence.qvt2e_AjTN1tt7IXjV-QswfL_NTYgMICeXIUkkKMH7k

His Holiness explained the ‘Eight Verses for Training the Mind,’ ( which is the basic formula of the Buddhist path to enlightenment laid out as the Four Noble Truths. That description of suffering and its origin, cessation, and the path to it, are two sets of causes and effects – karma. Suffering arises as a result of causes and conditions. Cessation, which refers not to ordinary pleasure, but to lasting happiness, also comes about due to causes and conditions. The instructions contained in the Four Noble Truths are common to all schools of Buddhism.

The Heart Sutra says, ‘form is empty, emptiness is form,’ does that mean form or matter does not exist? His Holiness said, “No, because form is something we experience; it exists by way of dependent origination. When we investigate form, we don’t find it, because it doesn’t exist the way it appears; it’s empty of true existence. It exists only by way of dependent designation. Phenomena exist through dependent origination, form is empty.”

The Dalai Lama said that a more effective understanding could be achieved by substituting ourselves for phenomena, thinking, ‘I am empty, emptiness is me’. He said, “Emptiness and phenomena are not different things, they are aspects of the same reality,” and that there is, “a resemblance to the understanding of quantum physics.” I was thrilled to hear him say this because we now have scientific proof – science has caught up with spirituality.

We were then led by His Holiness in a ceremony to generate the awakening mind. When he mentioned the importance of putting this into practice in your day-to-day life over the coming months, years, decades and eons, in life after life, we starting applauding and laughing with him and his big belly laugh. He’s a funny guy. Meanwhile outside, crowds of Tibetans cheered His Holiness’ presence and prayed for his long life.

The Boston Police did a great job of keeping things in check. When I came out of the theatre one of the cops said to me. “Are you enlightened?” Another funny guy!

Apparently the protestors had been in full form for the whole day. Six hours…chanting their mantra and banging their drums.

I’m not a religious person myself…I’m a spiritualist who accepts all religions. I am truly grateful to have experienced this amazing event.

As I headed home via the T, I thought to myself, it doesn’t seem to matter what the religion, there is always disagreements, radicals, protestors and non-believers. If we can’t coexist within our own religious beliefs, will we ever have peace on earth?

An amazing day of enlightenment and spiritual healing.



Your Soul

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Connecting to your Soul

“The sacred truths of our etheric history can be recovered today because we are able to circumvent the conscious mind and reach the unconscious, which was not immersed in the River of Forgetfulness. Our higher Self remembers our past triumphs and transgressions in a selective way, whispering to us across time and space.” — Destiny of Souls

I know firsthand that our spiritual lives play a significant role in our mental and physical well-being. Our spirituality, mentality and physicality are interwoven, interlocked and interdependent on one another. When I first began my personal journey toward a healthy and balanced life many years ago, I didn’t really know what I believed in, except too many cigarettes, too much coffee, and living on some kind of frantic edge that was constantly trying to throw me off its back.

When I was diagnosed with cancer it became very clear to me that I needed to not only treat my body better but my soul as well. You could say I began a spiritual pilgrimage and what I discovered, much to my delight, was there was something not “out there,” but inside myself to believe in – connect with – and know intimately.

All these years later I am still on that pilgrimage trying to become better acquainted with my soul and its purpose here on Earth, and I have come across a lovely and eye-opening book that answers all my soul questions and helps strengthen my spiritual beliefs.

You may have heard of the book Journey of Souls, which was published and highly acclaimed back in 1994. In the book, Dr. Michael Newton revealed some startling answers to the biggest question ever asked by anyone: Where do we go when we die?

Dr. Newton’s hypnotherapy techniques are able to put clients so deeply under they not only remember past lives, but the life in between lives. It is in this space between human incarnations where souls decide which bodies and experiences to have in the next lifetime, and what they hope to learn by selecting those bodies and experiences.

As you can imagine, this book became an instant hit and readers wanted more. Dr. Newton’s follow-up book, Destiny of Souls, goes into more detail about what soul life is like “on the other side.” I have just finished reading it and it has filled me with joy and a sense of awe and wonder.

Dr. Newton’s clients remember being in the “time” between lives. They talk about a soul’s origin, about how souls deal with tragedy and hardships in between lives, and about the ultimate source which, as they describe, is a powerful presence and essentially the God that we all wonder about.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is on a journey to discover their soul’s purpose in this life. It will no doubt leave you with the same sense of joy and wonder and will help you on your path toward ultimate well-being.

Be true to your soul.