Take a moment with me away from your "thinking" mind and into a state of peace. Ram Dass teaches us to do this with a simple manta....
Imagine if we all went around repeating this to ourselves..... I am loving awareness, I am loving awareness, I am loving awareness. What a peaceful world it would be!
Since peace starts within, I have been using the manta along with a daily practice of Open Heart Meditation. But for me, the other tool I use to get out of my thinking mind is to create art. It's one of the only times I don't need a manta. I am present in the now, lost in the colors or textures or the song playing in the background. I created this piece as a gift for the Love, Serve, Remember Ram Dass Foundation. I am so...
It's been an interesting few weeks as far as peacocks are concerned.
For the past year, I have been heavily immersed as a student of all things spiritual. I am committed to daily meditation, I study Be Here Now...I chant, I breathe, I listen to Abraham Hicks while doing laundry. And my life has never felt more amazing.
Then the peacocks started.
I have a peacock that lives in my neighborhood that I heard about but did not see. I was in the middle of creating a new piece with a bird, and it just wasn't going right. Then I was walking the dog and finally spotted the peacock, which inspired me to go home and add a bit of "peacock-ness" to the piece.
But it didn't stop there.
I had visions, dreams and odd experiences of just seeing peacock symbols a...