For the purpose of this blog I should state that "God" represents all Gods no matter what faith or religion you adhere to. Some refer to God as Prana, Chi, Ki, Universal Energy, and Source.
We spend most of our lives talking to "God". "God" this, "God" that, why did you let this happen, why did you let that happen? Why didn't you help me? Why didn't you save my friend? On and on we talk, natter, complain to "God". Many of us feel that our questions go unanswered.
Let me ask you this. Have you ever truly "listened" to "God"? This is not something we are taught to do. We learn prayer, but what are we doing in this? Are we asking for help, forgiveness, money, and health? Are we telling "God" all of our problems? Do we ever give "God" a chance to answer?
So how do we learn to "listen" to God? It's simple. It's called "Meditation". Our higher selves; "God" is within us, around us, is us, and in order to connect with "God" one must learn to listen. This can be done through learning the power of meditation. Only when we can truly quiet the mind, learn to focus on breath can we connect with our "higher selves", "God".
There is a wonderful organization called the Art of Living (a non profit organization who's focus is to bring healing to our world). Art of Living (AOL) has a group of volunteers who teach meditation, yoga, Ayurveda and so much more in a 152 countries. Their Art of Breathing Meditation Course known as the Sudarshan Kriya is an introductory level meditation course and is offered in Winnipeg and Steinbach. This course teaches you to quiet the mind by learning to breath. It's benefits are amazing, and yes you'll be able to listen to "God".
The degree to which stress unduly influences our lives is generally underestimated: Often the mind clings on to anger, guilt, or regret about the past, or is plagued by anxiety and worry about the future. This oscillation of the mind causes tension and stress both for ourselves and for the people around us and leads to reduced effectiveness in action. Breath is the link between body and mind, and thus is the key to handling our mind and negative emotions, and releasing our true potential - at work, at home, and at leisure.
Course elements include:
Costs: $250 (new) $50 (repeaters)
Where: Calder House B&B
Registrations must be submitted by August 9th, 2013
Space is limited, please rsvp
Carole is the owner and operator of the Calder House Bed & Breakfast along with her partner Grant. Read more about the everyday happenings and events at the Calder House!