Prepare yourself because the storms of life are sure to come. “When you are being assaulted by your thoughts, there is a way to get out of the storm. Use the Mind to quiet your thoughts. It is a skill anyone can learn.”
When I am in a storm, thoughts flood my Mind. I want to escape but knowing there is no place to hide. Standing firm in the decision to learn the purpose of this storm, I pose a question? What is the meaning of this intrusion?
Whilst the thoughts batter my head, I stand perfectly still, not straying from the moment. See everything happens in the present moment where you can beckon the power of the Greater Mind, to redirect the lower Mind, which vies for control.
The lower Mind-States are fear, anger, and doubt, to name a few. The Higher Mind-State in open and awareness.
“What can I do?” I think. More rounds of disorganized views pummel me using my head for target practice. At first, I am confused, but I follow the storm of thoughts to where they will lead.
I look out my window at a bird that has perched on a stick I posted in the garden to hold up the flowers. Lately, I feel the birds are communicating with me. Most days I feed them the left-over scraps from our table. The bird appearance reminds me to give him food. Sorry about the detour. Back to how to stand firm in a Mind-Storm.
Mooji, uses the inquiry method to understand the purpose of the storm. But first you must quiet the Mind. His recommendation is to chant this phrase three times.” I-am-Aware. I-am-Aware. I-am-Aware, Om.” Do this over and over until you feel a sense of calm. The suggested time is about five minutes. Longer if need be.
Mooji is a Guru in his own light. He speaks about a Mind-State that is as vast as the sea that can contain the problems that you may face. You can move in and out of this state at will. The chanting of, “I am Aware,” provides a way to quiet the Mind during the storm.
Understand, there are many distinct appearances the Mind exudes. Sigmund Freud, a Psychologist labeled them as, the Id, the Ego and Super Ego. He was mainly interested in the pathology of people. On the other hand, my affinity is in Buddhist Psychology, which is concerned with the alleviation of human suffering, distress, and dissatisfaction.
Buddhist Psychology provides a way for people to achieve a level of enlightenment. Enlightenment means to view your suffering in a different light, which empowers you to evolve beyond the suffering to a higher Mind-State.
Chanting Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo
Another way to gain some control over your thoughts and achieve a higher mind state is found in an Eastern chant. Chanting is a traditional Buddhist way of preparing the Mind. So began my practice of chanting. I found the practice. No, it found me when I was in a crisis looking for a way to be in the world.
Thirty years of practice opened my Mind to reveal a Vast “State of Life,” Mooji talks about. First, I chanted for material things to make my life comfortable. After I discovered things would not make me happy, I wanted to have peace of mind. Desiring peace of Mind brought all manner of thoughts into view that need to be healed.
Each storm I lived through brought me closer to what I desired. I wanted more than anything to find meaning and purpose for my life. But first I would have to make peace with my imperfections and the people in my life.
The chanting was like putting money in the bank. No one knows when you may need to make a withdrawal. Repeatedly, I chanted the words knowing that the Mind can only entertain one train of thought at a time. Now I was in control guiding my thoughts out of the dangerous water. Each chant brought me closer to a steady stream of thought.
The mind was silent and ready for Auto Suggestions. Auto Suggestion is a way to place into the Subconscious all that you want to manifest. Do you ever wonder where all your memories are housed, that you draw from automatically? It is your Subconscious Mind that contain all your knowledge, your memories and all that you have experienced.
When you are at peace, you can reprogram this part of the Mind and give it any suggestion you want to manifest. Granted you have no control over this part of the Mind or when answers will come. Do not take it as a loss of control. See the Subconscious Mind as your giver of blessings.
You can go about your life with a sense of freedom knowing that the Subconscious Mind stores all that you may need. It also takes in the negative and will manifest what is undesired so be careful what you feed the Subconscious Mind. Plant in this fertile ground whatever you want to manifest in your life.
Just How Does the Subconscious Function?
Most mornings I walk. This is when I plant the suggestion to remain calm during the storms that will surely come. This is also the time I set the intention to be a peace with myself and speak positive thoughts into my Subconscious. I repeat, “I am Powerful,” three times then Om. I offer up other affirmations that I want to make a part of me. I say, “I am wealthy,” “I am healthy in my Mind and Body.”
The Subconscious Mind which has a direct access to Infinite Intelligence, some call “God” will offer up to you in the form of an intuition at the right time the information you need. It does it in mysterious ways. Do not just trust my words. You can try this for yourself.
Something marvelous happened this Tuesday morning. I got out of bed. Went to the bathroom and got a drink of water to quench my thirst. I laid back in bed. Turned on calming music. The music lulled me in. Unexpectedly a surge of energy that I had never experienced before caught my attention. This force began a circular motion around my left hip. It seemed to have a life of its own.
For the past few years, I have been plagued with this pain in my hip. I tried everything from Physical Therapy to pain medication. Nothing really helped.
I sensed internally how the energy had created a momentum. The energy isolated my hip area where the muscles were tight and inflamed. The energy moved through the muscle. The hip began to relax. This episode lasted for about five minutes. I jumped out of bed pain free. I went on my morning walk feeling refreshed in the morning air.
This Mind Storm happens when we are unaware. Sometimes it mushrooms out of control. Stand in perfect harmony with the energy. Watch it. Do not be afraid. Release the need to control. Just let go. Repeat the phrase. I am aware, Om three times. See the thoughts recede back from whence they come. The storms come unexpectedly. Be prepared when the next storm comes.