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Oh Canada – I love you!  Happy Canada Day!

As one who was born in this beautiful land, Canada, I am truly grateful for this blessing.  Canada has changed since I was a child and evolved into a country with many races and people from many lands.  This mix of people has added richness to the culture of our land and we now enjoy a wide variety the creative arts, music, food and festivals of our immigrants.  Today is our celebration of becoming a country in 1867…148 years ago.

It was in 1835 that my widowed great great Grandmother came here from Scotland.  She arrived in Canada with 11 family members in the Guelph, ON area on a wagon pulled by horses and lived in a lean-to shack till a home was built on the homestead acreage that became a farm.  It is now the ‘Donkey Sanctuary of Canada~a safe haven for donkeys who need a home and care. It is open on Sundays and today!

So on this Canada Day, July 1, 2015, I feel humble and grateful for the hard work and courage of my family and my ancestors.

I thank all those who have come here with a heart of peace and hope…may we truly shine love to all and be peacemakers in our families, communities, country and extend that love and compassion around the world…

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OH CANADA, OH WORLD…WE ARE ONE.

May you enjoy your Canada Day celebration!

Peacefully, Jane

About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

 

 

 

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Be the Presence of Compassion and Peace

by: Deepak Chopra, M.D.

At the level of consciousness or spirit, we are all inextricably connected to everyone and everything. While our body may appear to be a solid physical structure, in reality it’s an ever-flowing river of energy and information, in constant dynamic exchange with the environment around us.

Our language reflects our innate understanding of our essential energetic nature. We say things like, “His words really resonated with me,” or “I got a bad vibe from that person,” or “My friend has such a radiant heart.” These aren’t just metaphors—we really do feel each other’s energy and are affected by it at a profound level. Think of all the qualities in another person you intuitively pick up at an energetic level. Besides telling if someone is happy or sad, you can sense whether they feel peaceful or perturbed. Looking into their eyes reveals alertness or dullness, tenderness, or indifference. It’s hard to think of any human quality that doesn’t have a kind of energy “signature.”

As energetic beings, our potential to affect others with our energy or state of being is both a great gift and a great responsibility. When we walk into a room, our energy emanates from us. Without saying a word, we communicate through our energetic signature, creating a ripple that can affect everyone we meet. If our state of being is centered in love and compassion, we communicate that energy to each other. In the same way, if we’re mired in judgment, hostility, or resentment, we communicate that too.

Through our energy or consciousness, we have an unlimited capacity to send out ripples that will help the planet and its inhabitants move in the most evolutionary direction—from fear, hostility, and unrest to love, compassion, peace, and joy.

Becoming a Force for Harmony

A friend of mine shared a personal story that illustrates the power of staying centered in peace. He was walking down a street in a big city he was visiting and on impulse he went into a bakery, enticed by their extravagant window display. As soon as he stepped in the door he saw trouble. The bakery manager was yelling at the girl working the counter. She was in tears and both were so engrossed that they didn’t notice a customer had entered the shop. My friend told me that he had a sudden intuition: I can bring harmony here.

He turned his back on the argument, which settled down once his presence was noticed. In itself, that is unremarkable. But my friend kept lingering, and as he did so, he centered himself in his own peace. He has had a regular meditation practice for many years, and instead of getting caught up in thoughts of irritation or criticism, he was able to feel compassion for the manager, the girl, and himself. He could feel the atmosphere in the bakery soften, and although few would believe what happened next, the manager and the girl at the counter exchanged smiles. By the time my friend left, he saw them embracing and mutually expressing how sorry they were.

Can your mere presence bring peace to a situation in the same way? The first step is to believe that it’s possible; the second is the willingness to act solely as a peaceful influence, silently if you can, but speaking up in a conscious way if it becomes necessary.

Connecting to the One Who Is Already at Peace

Conflicts are rooted in incoherence, the turbulent emotions and thoughts that result from chaotic energy and fragmented awareness. Rather than adding to the turmoil with knee-jerk reactions of fear, blame, or anger, you can focus your attention on being the presence of peace, loving kindness, and compassion. This isn’t about “positive thinking” or artificially manipulating your thoughts because even though such efforts are often well-intentioned, they don’t go to the source and may only increase stress. Instead, you’re contacting the part of you that is already peaceful, already loving, and already compassionate. This is your true self. Even though your awareness of your true self may sometimes become clouded or constricted, you can never lose your connection with your true self because it’s who you really are.

How do you expand your awareness of your infinitely loving and compassionate self? In my experience, spending time in the inner quiet of meditation is one of the most powerful tools for awakening who you really are.

The Path of Meditation

Meditation is the practice of going inward to access awareness that is deeper than thought. In the restful awareness of meditation, you go beyond the ego mind’s fears and unrest and get in touch with your soul. Thoughts of separation drop away and you enter a state of unity consciousness. This experience of oneness and inner silence is extremely refreshing for your mind, allowing it to gently unravel old, conditioned thought patterns and judgments, freeing you to be more of who you really are—and allowing you to see others as they really are. This clear seeing at the soul level is the basis of peace. It dissolves the barriers of “us” and “them” and opens the door to compassion and new possibilities.

Meditation: Heart Connection

Today I invite you to take five minutes to establish yourself in peace. Sit quietly with your eyes closed and take a few long, deep breaths. Now put your attention on your heart and silently repeat these four words: Peace, Harmony, Laughter, Love. Allow these words to radiate from your heart’s stillness out into your body and beyond into the universe. Now silently ask yourself, “How can I be the change that I want to see in the world?” Then listen to the messages of your heart.

Complete the meditation session by sitting quietly for a few moments, appreciating the simplicity of quiet awareness.

 

Join the Global Meditation for Compassion

Mark your calendar for July 11, 2015 12pm E.S.T.–The Chopra Center’s Second Annual Global Meditation will broadcast around the globe. Tune in from anywhere in the world to participate in the largest meditation gathering in history. Hundreds of thousands of people from nearly every country in the world will join together in meditation to spread compassion. Will you join us?

– See more at: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/be-the-presence-of-compassion-and-peace?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=CCL%20Newsletter%20150623&utm_campaign=June#sthash.o4dkH8ur.dpuf

Originally posted on Joyous Woman! with Sukhvinder Sircar:

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She is developing a new muscle called surrender. Far too long, she’s gone on overdrive to plan everything. She believed that if she organised, scheduled and calculated meticulously, she could control outcomes & avoid surprises.  It was the way she took care of her neurosis. This also meant that if she was not perpetually stressed, something was wrong.

Then she began a journey into her own self. By loving, honouring, claiming her body, heart and soul.

That is when she discovered the reality that the universe is her strongest ally. It was her fears, and not her world, that was out to get her.  By giving up the story that her world is unsafe, she’s coming into trust that she is held and cherished by the universe. She no longer predicts her future from a place of fear. 

She is becoming relaxed and confident. She’s in a loving, co-creative…

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Take time to meditate on this Summer Solstice Day…

Twelve Easy Steps for

Creative Visualization and Meditation

In many of the major religions there are various styles and rituals for meditation. Here are twelve simple steps that you can adapt to your beliefs.

Meditation can only begin when you are able to concentrate with no distraction. Give yourself permission to have some quiet time each day. Most people begin meditating for ten to fifteen minutes a day. Find a place where you feel comfortable and will not be disturb.

  1. Create a mood – Play some soft music and light a candle to set the mood.  For Solstice Day, you may want to meditate beside a bonfire.
  2. Find a quiet, safe place – Just be still and relax in your space – a chair, bed, in a garden
  3. Quiet your mind – Close your eyes and allow your mind to be still. Do not strain or force your mind to concentrate.
  4. Breath gently – Feel your body becoming more and more relaxed. As you inhale think, “I am” and as you exhale think “relaxed”. Feel the rhythm of your body.

 5. Relax muscles – Take a moment to check over your body for any tension. If your feet are tired and tense, flex your toes and relax them. Do the same with your legs, torso, arms, neck and shoulders and face. Breathe into any part or your body that is tense or sore.

 6.Focus – Now concentrate on the spot on your forehead between your eyebrows. This is the chakra, or energy centre that opens your intuition. Concentrating on this spot helps you to stay in the moment. If you mind becomes “busy”, go back to this spot and breathe gently.

7.Visualize golden light – Above your head, visual a beautiful golden light that is flowing into and around your body. Embrace this Light and allow it to flow into your heart and filling it with love. Allow this loving energy to flow through your body into every cell to heal what needs to be healed. Allow it to flow around you so you feel its protection and love.

8.Visualize a favourite place. In this quiet, loving state, you can visualize whatever you want. Go to your favourite garden, or seashore or mountain or anywhere you like to be. Continue to feel your body relaxing and feeling lighter and lighter as your muscles relax.

 9. Listen Now take some time to listen and relax in silence. Enjoy the quiet and deep peaceful feeling you are experiencing. You may see colours, symbols, images or light. Just enjoy the stillness, sense of peace and love.

10. Gratitude – Take a few moments to be grateful for all your blessings on this Solstice Day.  Fill your heart with love and gratitude.

11.Awaken -When you are ready, slowly bring your thoughts back into your room and open your eyes feeling refreshed and calm. Do not rush yourself. Take time to think about your meditation – things you thought, felt or saw

 12.Record – In a notebook or journal record thoughts about your meditation. Just let the words flow from you. You may even like to draw a picture, colour or symbol that you saw or it may be a feeling such as love or peace.

Give deep gratitude for the radiance of the sun and all our blessings of our earth.  May we all become guardians of our earth so our children will have healthy food and peaceful and sustainable lives.

Peacefully, Jane

About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

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A meditation message I received years ago from the “Keeper of the Door”.  I have recorded many of the messages that I hear in during my meditations.  For many years, I have heard various names of voices who call themselves ‘Keepers”.  I don’t try to analyze what this means, but simply accept and record what I hear.  Sometimes, I understand the messages and they assist me with my daily life.  Other times, they just leave me in wonder…and often, years later, the meaning becomes clear to me.  I have not shared many of my “Keeper” messages, but I came across this message this morning and thought I would like to share it with you.

“The breath of God blows in the winds

The heart of gold unveiled

The Keeper of the Door calls to ye

not to abandon the trail

Keep strong within thy truth

True love conquers all, reveals all

Wait no longer

Soar through the air on gilded wings

Feel the loving essence

Surrounding you with the Light of gold

Break forth, write, love, create

Sing your heart song” Jane Rosalea Booth, 1999

I encourage you to write after you meditate or even while you are meditating.  I always envision beautiful streams of healing, loving golden light flowing down above my head and into my heart.  As my heart becomes full of golden light, I then send it to all my cells in my body to share this loving light. Our inner voice of wisdom and love will speak to us as we enter into our peaceful heart space within. Listen to your heart…

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Booth Robertson

The Golden Light Centre for Well-Being Inc.

About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

Meaford – Wednesday Afternoons – A Peaceful Way – Self Mastery through relaxation, mindfulness, meditation

Meaford, – Wednesday mornings – Paneurhythmy

Meaford – Inner Peace Reiki/Sound sessions by appointment

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After a busy family weekend, I am enjoying the quietness of our home this morning.  Above is a picture along a nearby river dam where I often sit and meditate.  Some days when the wind is still, the river reflects to me a beautiful picture of stillness.  In meditation, I can experience moments of this kind of bliss.  When I saw this scene of the trees reflecting on the water, it reminded me how beauty is reflected back to me in so many ways.  Sometimes I miss the beauty if I am caught up in ‘doing’ things, but if I am aware…beauty is everywhere.

When we tap into the beautiful things in nature, art, people, animals, books…our consciousness opens to a new view that helps to heal any sadness or pain we may be experiencing…if only for a few moments.  These precious glimpses of ‘beauty’ are the first steps to awakening our heart to love and Self-mastery.

Begin to see the reflections of your true Self, your true ‘beauty’ by taking a few moments in silence to meditate. In meditation, open to receive and rejoice in the beauty of who you truly are.  Awaken to your heart space within, a space filled with unconditional love, peace and compassion.  Embrace the light of love. Move beyond self doubt, fears or regrets. Feel the joy of accepting love, healing, courage, strength, and unity with all.  Enjoy your sanctuary of love within…view the reflection of your beauty…

“Still is your mind

Open is your heart

It is not anywhere, not anyone

It is lightness, love of Self

To radiate your love to others

To share your joy every moment

To be one in

With All”

Jane Rosalea Booth, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation©Copyright 2008 Jane Rosalea Booth

Peacefully, Jane

 

About Jane: Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson, BA, CSW, an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery. Jane is Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation. (Author name – Jane Rosalea Booth) Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

Meaford – Wednesday Afternoons – A Peaceful Way – Self Mastery through relaxation, mindfulness, meditation

Meaford, – Wednesday mornings – Paneurhythmy

Meaford – Inner Peace Reiki/Sound sessions by appointment

 

 

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Meaning of Paneurhythmy Movements  (Author Unknown)

Quotes from Peter Dueno (Beinsa Douno)– Video Produced in 1997  Rila Mountains Bulgaria

 

Paneurhythmy is a harmonious creative manifestation of the Divine in the universe. Paneurthymy is the great universal harmony of movement in the whole cosmos.  The Master Peter Duenov, known as Bensa Buino, gave the music and the movement of Paneurthymy. At the time when the master Peter Duenov was physically present on the earth several original books were published in various languages. Panuery. Music, Sunbeams, Pan Movement and Music.

The Master Peter Duenov has linked spiritual principals with practical methods for opening our awareness in our physical bodies. The Divine Harmony is embodied in the sacred movement called Paneurhythmy. By means of it we human beings can experience our place in the Divine order.   We can experience within ourselves balance, healing, harmony, renewed energy and peace. Side by side we develop the high levels of conscious we will need in the time to come.  We radiate this consciousness throughout the world just as the wind blows and the water flows.    We move step by step into conscious harmony with all creation as we join our partners in the circle of Paneurthymy.

“Paneurhythmy is a vast Science which will be studied in the future. Its Knowledge will be fully applied to the implementation of the Great Law which will preserve the PEace and Harmony within the human soul. To this end, I have placed this Science – the Key to my Teaching – in your hands. When you dance Paneurhythmy the right way, the positive forces of Nature will flow through you, connecting one with the other, and connecting with the boundless, Cosmic Circle of Sentient Beings.” Beinsa Douno

“The source of life is Love. Love brings the fullness of life. Life becomes real when man comes to know Love. If man does not understand Love, he cannot understand life. If he does not understand life, he cannot understand time, in which life flows as a continuous process. And if he does not understand time, he will lose the musical rhythm of life and fall into a series of inharmonious conditions, which will cause him much unhappiness.

All worlds, through all eternity, have come forth and shall come forth from the Source of Love. Love is the most beautiful being. All worlds, through all eternity, have come forth and shall come forth from the Source of Love. Only love can awaken within the soul its hidden potentialities. Science and art cannot be the stimuli for the awakening of the human soul. This is temporary knowledge.

The only true work in the world is the science of Love. It is the great object of learning for the soul. When man becomes conscious of love as a great and mighty power, his soul and spirit awaken, and he enters into actual connection with the physical, the spiritual, and divine worlds. Only through love can man understand the relationship that exists between these worlds, as well as the meaning of life. It is written in the Scripture: “Thou shall Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself.” Peter Duenov

 

The First Day of Spring – Movements 1-10

  • Awakening

 

The great, the mighty in the world which is awakening the human mind and heart is presence of God.   We become powerful and new ideas are born within us.  We are now in that epic.  It is an art for a person to know how to awaken the Divine in ourselves and to make way for it.

  • Reconciliation or Harmony

 

Only those who are awakened, aware and humble may create something and bear fruit.  If you do not wake yourself up you cannot work. If you do not reconcile yourself your work will be fruitless.

  • Giving

 

Reconciliation cannot be obtained if there is no giving.  First we have to begin by giving.  If we do not learn the Law of Giving which is the 1st Divine Law,  we will never learn the art of receiving. When you give with love and receive with love, you grow and develop correctly.

  • Ascending

 

Ascending gives people joy. When descending people undergo suffering which develops their spiritual depth.  This depth corresponds to the height that they have risen.  If there is no descending, people would know no delight but remain at the same stage of development.

  • Elevation

 

When we move towards God we have to take something. Moving downward we bring the blessings God has given us down to earth.

  • Opening

 

Open the windows of your soul and life will enter. Open wide your heart so Divine warmth may enter and you may feel divine joy and exaltation.

  • Liberation

 

Human liberation does not come mechanically from outside. We have to elevate ourselves to the conditions where our souls may grow and develop correctly.  This is an endless process.  Aspiration towards awakening and liberation, this is a collective process,  an aspiration of all conscious being  The love of God liberates people from their limitations.

  • Clapping

 

The completed path, the rising truth, and the perfected life are to the sage, joy, gladness and peace, happiness, blessedness and goodness.

 

  • Purification

 

Absolute purity, absolute light and absolute freedom must reign among you.

  • Flying

 

The person who enters the Divine world has their consciousness broaden. They pass from the state of the caterpillar to the state of the butterfly. From limiting conditions to life of freedom.

 

Looking forward to dancing Paneurhythmy in Meaford on Wednesday mornings.  Please contact me if your want to attend to learn this awesome dance of  awakening, renewal and harmony.

Peacefully,

Jane Booth Robertson

A Peaceful Way programs and retreats

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