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Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga – Part 1 (My Journey)

Hi guys!

For the post this week, I would like to share or introduce you all to Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga. I have mentioned both in some of my posts and I believe I have to explain what they are and how they play a part in everyday life. As the post will be really long, I will be distributing the post into a few parts.

Firstly, let me share how I came to know of Pranic Healing. I was introduced to Pranic Healing by a colleague of mine in 2014. At the time, I was feeling stressed and was looking for a place where I can learn to do meditation. I did quite a lot of research on meditation courses, but I could not find any that seems to suit me.

In order to make sure I go to a proper course, I asked my colleague who has been doing weekly meditation on Twin Hearts at his Feng Shui school if I could join their meditation session. However, the session was provided only to the Feng Shui students only so I could not join.

Weeks later, he told me about a 2 days course conducted by the meditation instructor. Without much thought, I registered for the 2 days course thinking that I would be meditating for 2 whole days. I was wrong, but I gained something more from those 2 days than I had expected. Of course, I only found out about the benefits months later.

Anyway, I had (still do) a very healthy young body. No physical sickness whatsoever. However, I was able to feel the energy and was able to see the air and sun prana which was really fascinating so I believed that energy healing modality was real. We were given a book (for the healing protocols and other important informations) and a CD of the meditation on Twin Hearts which we did during the class.

I have to admit, I was not very impressed. I could not appreciate the teachings. Hence, I put the book and CD away still in the packaging and move on to Buddhist meditation.

A few months later, during the last 4 weeks of the buddhist meditation course, I was happy with the result. Emotionally, I have become much lighter and I have become a much happier person. However, as how human nature works, I was not satisfied. I felt like only part of me was filled, but I tried to make do with it.

In the same week, while I was chatting with the colleague who introduced me to Pranic Healing, I told him about about my dissatisfaction and he told me about a higher courses called Arhatic Yoga Preparatory Level which I might be interested in. Immediately, I went on to the internet a look up this course. However, there are pre-requisites to be completed before I could qualify to take the class. After completing the pre-requisites in 2014, I eagerly waited for the class and finally took it in May 2015.

Since then, everyday has always seems like a blessing. The school fulfilled most of my non-material wishes. I was given priceless spiritual teachings, an outlet for my wish to contribute to mankind (by volunteering) and a happier, simpler life. Of course, there are always obstacles in life, but I have been prepared to face the challenges without any fear. I was taught about the law and nature of life and with these teachings, any obstacles is another test to overcome to be a better man.

Next week, I will share about Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga so please come back next week for the continuation of this post!

Love

– Yoshe

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Everything is subjected to change

“Everything is subject to change. Nothing lasts forever.” – Master Choa Kok Sui in Experiencing Being Golden Lotus Sutra. 

As the title say, the topic I am discussing this week is about change and permanence. To me, these two words are always interlinked. One will not exist when the other is.

Growing up in a Buddhist family, I was always reminded that nothing is permanent. Everything is subjected to change. It means that all the success and wealth that we are enjoying today, they are subjected to change. You might say that those wealthy people are always wealthy. Some of them seems to always stay at the peak of their success after achieving it. However, you should know they do not stay at the same place. Their wealth might decrease and increase every seconds of the day.

My mother would always tell me to save up and not spend all my earnings so that when I go into the lower points of my life, these savings will be able to tide me through them and lighten my sufferings. This has helped me in many ways throughout my short 25 years of life. However, if you look deeper into her advice, she’s unconsciously telling me that my life is not permanent. That everything changes. I will not always be able to earn as much as I am earning now. I will earn more someday and I will earn less on other days.

Ok, we have been focusing on the not so good stuff. How can we use this revelation into something positive? One advice I like to give to my husband whenever he bumps into trouble is that nothing is permanent and we will pass through this test. It means that life was hard at but we know for sure that things will turn better as long as we do our part. As long as we do not just sit still, doing nothing, things will get better. Why? Because nothing is permanent. Sometimes, the hard times are longer and other times, they are shorter, but they will pass for sure.

This got me thinking too. What would I want to reminisce when I’m old and wrinkly? Would I want to remember the good old days when I was healthy and young or would I want to remember the good times I had while volunteering? The satisfaction they bring me. Would I want to proudly say that I have left a mark with my blog and make fun of them for being so silly?

How about you? What would you want to remember?

 

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Service for humanity

Hi guys,

I’m back with another post and I hope everyone has been well. This post is regarding service. I have to say that I had the idea of writing this due to the Arhatic Yoga nurturing session I attended last night. Well, on the day this is published, a week has passed. 😀

Anyway, service is one of the pillars in Arhatic Yoga. Service means to do something whether physically, emotionally or mentally to alleviate the sufferings of others. For Arhatic Yoga prep graduates, we are required to complete at least 3 hours of service per week. Of course, nobody forces you to do anything. However, it is good complete this task every week for our spiritual development.

The session we had last night with a senior trainer has opened my eyes to the word service. Many people in school taught that participating in healing camps and volunteering in healing camps is the only ways to fulfill the hours. However, they have forgotten the essential part of doing service. Since the purpose of service is to alleviate the suffering of others, healing should be done from the heart. In helping others, you have to feel the love and the will to help others in your heart. This way, we will always do our best to help them. Of course, with this type of mindset, you will generally be happy and satisfied with your job. This in turn will encourage you to do more service.

I understand that what I mentioned my feel a little cliche, but why don’t we sit down and think about things all of us can do to alleviate the sufferings of others.

Physically, we can partake in donations to people in need (whether money, food or shelter). Emotionally, we can use more encouraging words. Giving praises to people at the right time will not only motivate them to do better but it makes their day better. Just smiling to the next people in the left or greeting them nicely will make their day better. Mentally, we can pray for the people who are in need to help. Victims of man-made or natural disaster.

We can try to make the effort of doing at least one service per day in addition to avoid hurting others.

This will be all for this week. It’s more like a food for thought instead of a proper post, but I hope you still enjoyed it.

As usual, do let me know if you have any questions at the comment below and send me an email to ask.

Thanks and with love.

Yoshe

 

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Benefits of forgiving

Hi guys,

Another week has passed and I’m back with another post. I hope everyone has had a great week. If not, that is OK. Something good will come in the future.

The post this week is about forgiveness. I know a lot of people has trouble forgiving people. I have the same problem too. But do you know why it is so difficult to forgive people who has hurt you?

I learnt that someone will ony be able to hurt you emotionally when you care. Whether you care about the thing or that someone. However, we do have the choice to forgive and forget their deeds or holding on to those horrible feelings.

Why should we forgive? Those people has hurt us so much. If possible,  you want them to feel what you felt or (be more dramatic) you want them to go down on their knees and apologize. Maybe you want them to turn everything back to how it was before.

So, what are the benefits of forgiving people?

Less thing to distract you from more important things

When you don’t forgive people, this matter will disturb you for at least a few days. This makes you lose focus on other things that matter. In the worst case, it might even cause imbalance in your emotions and in turn causing illnesses or disease.

Less factors that stops you from doing that you need to do

You might not feel angry when the matter is not brought up, but you get upset and agitated whenever anybody brings up the matter or you see the person or things that triggers the memory. This will not be a good emotional position to go into a new venture or relationship causing you unable to do the things you would love to do. Being emotional when making important decision will only lead to making the wrong decisions that might cost you or even the people around you.

Less people you do not like

After forgiving people, you will not feel anymore hatred towards that person. You might still be avoiding him/her but it will be easier to be in the same room as the person without thinking about throwing angry glares at them.

 

Become a lighter and happier person

When you have decided to forgive a person, more often than not, you will feel much lighter. Like a heavy burden has been removed from your shoulder. This will make your days happier and good.

That was all the benefits that I have experienced from forgiving others (it can be your relative, family members, co-workers or even somebody on the road). It makes life so much easier.

I will be sharing some methods to forgive people in one of my future posts. I hope you have enjoyed the article and find this useful and encourage you to forgive others. Do let me know if you have any questions in at the comment or write me an email.

Thanks and with love.

Yoshe

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Meditation for Emotional and Physical Well Being

Hi guys,

I’m back with my another post.

In this post, I would like to share about my experiences with meditation, both physically and emotionally.

There were 2 meditations that I was introduced to in the beginning of my spiritual journey. The first one is a Buddhist mindfulness meditation. In this meditation, we were initially thought to relax our body in order to understand that we are not the body. The body (rupa) is just a vehicle for the mind (nama) to attain enlightenment.

I was thankful to be able to know this meditation at the time. By practising this meditation for around 10 minutes every morning everyday, I had very deep sleep and always wake up feeling refreshed. In addition, my mind was always alert during the day and I felt emotionally lighter. The reason I stopped practising this meditation is because I found the school of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga which I feel more connected to, in terms of teachings and the practice.

The second meditation I was introduced to in Twin Hearts Meditation for Peace and Illumination. I was introduced to this meditation when I took up the Basic Pranic Healing course. I was not as enthusiastic about this meditation in the beginning as I am now maybe because I was not having any difficulty at all. In addition, 10 minutes feels a lot shorter compared to 20 minutes plus exercise.

However, I found more of the benefits of Twin Hearts Meditation the more I practice it. The science behind Twin Hearts meditation is that our body has energy centres called chakras. By activating certain chakras, you are utilising certain types of energies. In this meditation, the two chakras being activated are Heart chakra – which is the centre for human love, such as love for your family, friends, relatives, pets, and other people you know. The other chakra being activated in the Crown chakra, which is the chakra for divine love, such as love for mother earth, for mankind and other beings. Some benefits of practising Twin Hearts meditation:

  1. Feeling peaceful and calm
  2. Helps to disintegrate unnecessary thought form resulting in clearer and sharper mind.
  3. A form of service to Earth due to the blessing done during the meditation.
  4. Better relationship with people around you especially if done together.
  5. Boosts of energy

Above are the more commonly known benefits of this meditation. Of course, there are more that you will be able to find out if you join the courses.

For me, the most noticeable improvement I had is that it helped to regulate my menstruation cycle when practised regularly. Emotionally, I have become more loving and understanding when faced with certain difficult situations.

During pregnancy, I practices more of Twin Hearts Meditation for Psychological Well-Being. This meditation is introduced only when taking the Pranic Psychotherapy course. With the help of this meditation, my emotion has been more balanced and I don’t get agitated as much as when I don’t practice this.

If you asked me which meditation I prefer, I would say Twin Hearts Meditation. However, each meditation has their own benefits and it is really up to the practitioner to choose the right meditation for them.

Please let me know if you would like to try out any of the above mentioned meditation for yourself. The schedule for Twin Hearts Meditation is at the upcoming events calendar. For the mindfulness meditation, please click here for more details.

That is all for this week. I hope you enjoyed the article and it is helpful to you.

Please comment or like this post or share with anyone whom you think this might be useful for.

Thank you!.

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Pregnancy – Tips for morning sickness that works for me

Hi guys!

I’m here to share my experience with morning sickness. I have to admit, mine was not too bad. Having a history of gastritis, I’m pretty confident with my ‘skill’ of pretending I’m feeling fine. This history also helps me to manage my morning sickness and bloating without having to resort to medication.

1. Eating in smaller portions but more often

Being pregnant, you have to feed yourself enough for your baby. This does not mean eating for the portion of two (or three if you’re having twins ;)). In fact, our disgestive system works slower while pregnant. This is one of the reason for feeling bloated.

By eating more often in smaller portions, you make sure that you do not leave your stomach empty (preventing bloatedness) and you will still be able to eat enough for both mommy and baby.

2. Lemon juice after vomiting 

This is a tip that was suggested by my Mother-in-Law to help with the acid reflux. I know you’re not going to believe me because lemon juice is actually sour.

After doing some research, I found that lemon juice helps to alkalinise the stomach which is especially high in acidity after vomiting.

To tell you the truth, I’m not really sure how it works, but it helped to settle my stomach after puking and I was able to get a good night sleep after consuming it.

3. Avoid cold food on empty stomach

I noticed that whenever I consume cold food or beverages on empty stomach, it causes me to feel more bloated.

Having warm or room temperature food is more comforting to the stomach.

4. A small bottle of essential oil  to carry around

I purchased a bottle of essential oil that I used to use for headache and tummy-ache when I was back in Indonesia. This oil has a pretty sharp smell that helps me to calm my stomach whenever I feel like vomiting.

I will put a drop of a tissue paper, fold it and hold it over my nose. I have to be careful of getting the oil directly onto my nose because this will case my nose to feel so hot.

The oil is made of some peppermint, menthol and some other types of essential oil. I’m not sure what is the name of this oil so I will put a picture of it below.


Another brand that I like is called “Minyak Kayu Putih” or white tree oil by Ayam Brand. This one has a softer smell and it reminds me of childhood which is very soothing, in my personal opinion.

Another method of using this is by rubbing the oil between my hands and spread it over my stomach. They will warm up after a few seconds. For headache caused my morning sickness, you can rub a little oil of the temple of your head and the back of your neck (wherever you feel stiff or uncomfortable, except the eyes). Kindly note that this oil is for external use only so please do not consume it.

They should normally be available at the drugstore or Chinese medicinal store, but if you can’t find something like this in the area, Vicks Vaporub will be a good enough substitute.

5. Breathing through your stomach (Pranic Breathing)

This is a method of breathing that I learnt at Basic Pranic Healing. It is called Pranic Breathing. To do this properly, you have to put your tongue at the palate while doing the breathing. Firstly, take a deep breathe, hold, exhale, hold and continue. Do make sure that you are breathing using your stomach instead of using your chest.

I like to do this breathing while on the car due to motion sickness which has gotten worse during my pregnancy.

Well, that is all the tips I can give which I have tried for morning sickness. I hope these tips could help you in any way. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or contact me via email.

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