Friday, January 2, 2009

A New Beginning

Being at the beginning of a new year, a new story, an adventure that we create, I was reminded of the late great master teacher, Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov and his comments on this subject. He emphasized how important it is as to how we begin things and what state of mind we are in and what our intentions are. The results we reap throughout life, successes and failures, depend on how we began them. Before we begin anything new whether it be a new year, relationship, project or destination, it is wisdom to first center ourselves. We do this through the many tools offered such as breathing exercises, mantras, prayer, meditation or visualization. The result is a calm and focused feeling, an attitude that will create a good energy and the ability to find the right words.

Beginning anything new can be looked upon as a quest. How we feel about the new beginning is what we birth. Every day can be a new beginning. Freshness may take time or it can happen suddenly over night. Our responsibility is to open the mind, ask, see and envision it. To begin again, we must be willing. To align with destiny, which I firmly believe we create, we must not tire of trying. It is exciting to begin again because it is a way to tap into the mystery of who we really are.

In the classes I teach on the subject of manifestation through mantras, emphasis is placed on the importance of beginning whatever it is with Celestial help. There is a Hindu god called Lord Ganesha. He is the symbol of one who has discovered the Divinity within himself. Lord Ganesha has tremendous popularity in India and outside of India. People who love what he symbolizes invoke his energy before they begin any project. Lord Ganesha's energy will tell us where the obstacles are so we do not waste time in going through struggle and disappointment. Many people use his mantra and name at the beginning of a meditation session or at the beginning of a project. The recitation is for removing obstacles (physical, emotional, mental, financial and spiritual). It behooves us to use the tools available with reverence and gratitude.

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