Thursday, September 29, 2011

Zen and Inner Alchemy

So today was a really interesting show. This was such a timely show with the Autumn season here in the Northern hemisphere representing the Phoenix rising and the Spring season in the Southern hemisphere representing the butterfly breaking out of the cocoon. Equinoxes are definitely a time for Alchemy.

We started the show off with this quote by Osho to connect Zen and Inner Alchemy since they are closely related:

"Zen is not a believer's world. It is not for the faithful ones; it is for those daring souls who can drop all belief, unbelief, doubt, reason, mind, and simply enter into their pure existence without boundaries. But it brings a tremendous transformation.

Hence, let me say that while others are involved in philosophies, Zen is involved in metamorphosis, in a transformation. It is authentic alchemy: it changes you from base metal into gold. But its language has to be understood, not with your reasoning and intellectual mind but with your loving heart. Or even just listening, not bothering whether it is true or not. And a moment comes suddenly that you see it, which has been eluding you your whole life."

We then got to talking about Zen and living a Zen lifestyle which is simply living a more mindful, simplistic life where we are fully in the NOW.  We had some tips to allowing this:

-Getting more intimate with our feelings. Getting out of our head and into feeling whatever feeling comes up allows us to be more present. Living from the heart and feeling is a connection to Truth.

-De-cluttering our life.  Cleaning out our cars, houses, work spaces, etc. Letting go of what we no longer need. Keeping it simple in Life. Our Life is a reflection of what is going on inside.

-Detaching from outcomes, people, things, thoughts, feelings etc.  Allowing all to flow in and out of Awareness.  Simply being the Witness.  Knowing that we are Joy and it doesn't come from "out there."

-Embracing our inner child. Having fun. Playing games.  Doing things that make us lighten ourselves up and become focused on this present moment more and more.

-Giving our full attention to whatever we are doing right NOW. If we are taking a shower, for example, truly feeling how the water feels on our body and tuning into our senses.  This will help us see the miracles all around us and that the ordinary is truly extraordinary.

-Being in Nature.  This helps us to be more present and to clear our minds.  We can feel the ONEness with ALL and it puts things into perspective for us.  This also reassures us that in this moment, there are endless possibilities.  We have no limits once we let go of the belief in limits.

We then talked about Inner Alchemy and how the word Alchemy comes from Kemet (ancient Egypt).  Alchemy means transformation or metamorphosis.

We both talked about how our inner alchemy has been surrendering more to this moment and allowing everything to be how it is so we can flow with it.  This helps us be our true Selves more and be at Peace.

Tameko shared with us a powerful affirmation that is good to incorporate in your day: "All events flow towards a beautiful outcome."

Here is a video I did on Zen proverbs, quotes and sayings. Enjoy!

So next week's show will be Tameko interviewing Charles Fox about "Fatherless Children" This will be an eye opening interview about this topic and how we can heal our past so we can move forward.  The time for this show will be different from our regular time.  It will be at 11 PM EST.  Our shows afterwards will be at 9 AM EST again.  Check back soon to see the upcoming shows that we have scheduled.  We have some great shows coming up and different projects Soul SiSTARS will be doing in the upcoming months.  I am moving soon so I will be back on Soul SiSTARS on Thursday October 27th at 9 AM EST  I look forward to being reunited with all of you and sharing new insights then.  Have a wonderful weekend Divine siblings! Namaste. <333

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