To establish that Inner Glow of Peace and Joy, means being able to greet the day with equanimity, centered within your Heart Space, tuned in to Higher Frequencies, connected to your Higher Self’s guidance, able to catch your negative mind thoughts quickly and re-focus on the Presence of The Light within your Heart and Soul.
Much of this involves being aware of your mind habits and having the ability to re-focus. Our body and our responses to the outer world will fall in line with the mind’s thoughts.
So, how do we SHIFT from the lower ego mind into alignment with the Higher Mind, or God Presence, or Christ Mind, or Inner Light? It’s not important what label you give to that Inner Presence. (It’s not important if you follow Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, New Age Spiritual Thought, or anything else…..those are just man made labels from different cultures or groups of people……different ways of talking about the same exact things. )
The important thing is, how do we move into alignment with Peace, Joy and Equanimity? How do we live a more Heart Centered Life?
That Inner Presence, that Higher Mind, is available to us all, and dwells within the Spiritual Heart. The seat of the Soul. Our Soul connects all the way back to Source, to The Great Mystery. But we have to be the ones to intentionally connect with it.
To place ourselves into that Space, it is important to establish Daily Rituals that will get us there.
My suggestions to facilitate this are: In the morning, shortly after arising, do some type of movement, such as dance or yoga, for 10-30 minutes. Meditate between 20-60 minutes. If you have a busy mind, as I do, try toning or singing mantras.
It is great to start with “OM’. This is the sound or “vibration” of Universal Source. Breathe in deep and slow and sound on the out breath, trying to sustain the sound a bit. Make sure to also sustain the “mmmm” part at the end of the sound, don’t just cut it off as soon as you close your mouth. The “mmm” at the end is keeping that vibration inside of your body, just for you! The beginning “oooooo” part is you allowing the vibration of God Source to flow through you and out into the world.
Different Sounds contain different frequencies. “Mantras” are tried and true sound vibrations of very High Frequency. It’s not necessarily about the words, but about the Frequencies they carry.
Feel free to use what works for you. Although I mainly use Mantras, such as the ones I’ll tell you about in a minute, or “OM”, when I was a teenager, I loved to spend time alone in the woods and often sang Christian Praise songs, because that was all I knew about at that time. If you desire to do that, just keep the focus on Peace, Love and Joy, remembering the purpose is Upliftment. There are many Nuances of The Presence of God Source, nuances of “vibration” contained within the sounds. Remember, Light moves with and thru sound. When we talk about “God”, we are also talking about Light. Maybe try using some of the the ancient names of God, such as : Elo-ha, Elohim,, Alahu, Yod Hey Vovhey, El Shaddai, El-Elyon Na Adonai, Er-kamka Na Adonai, Le Olam Adonai
“Mantras” to try:
“OM Mani Padme Hum” ( Praise to The Jewel in The Lotus) The Lotus is a symbol of the Highest Attainment of Enlightenment, of Divine Love and Compassion. It is excellent for shifting your mind out of the lower, limited, distracted mind, up to the “Mind of God”, or of “Christ Consciousness” if you prefer, or to “Universal Oneness” if you prefer. I started using this Mantra 30 years ago and it’s essence is powerful and Pure. It truly calls in The Presence of Divine Compassion.
“OM Tara Tuttara Ture Soha”. (Tara is the Mother of All Buddhas) Again, this calls forth the Divine Essence and Presence of Compassion, as a Motherly Energy, who comes to relieve us of physical, emotional and spiritual suffering. This Mantra has been recommended by The Dali Lama.
Get Your “Soul Glow” On!