I am infinite being


Aligning with Being

Contents


Bach Flower Remedies

11.20.2013

 

You are here with a

noble purpose 5.08.2013


Gratitude video


Infinite Being, Infinite Peace

7.29.2013


The Labyrinth: A pathway

to the God within


Guided Meditation

I am infinite being

 

Bach Flower Remedies

by Gillian Corcoran  posted November 20, 2013

The Bach Flower remedies were created by Dr. Bach (1886 – 1936), to address healing on the emotional and spiritual levels. In 1934, Dr. Bach wrote:

 

The action of these remedies is to raise our vibration and open up our channels for the reception of the Spiritual Self; to flood our natures with the particular virtue we need, and wash out from us the fault that is causing the harm. They are able, like beautiful music or any glorious uplifting thing which gives us inspiration, to raise our very natures, and bring us nearer to our soul and by that very act to bring peace and relieve our sufferings.

Dr. Bach a noted physician, immunologist, and bacteriologist, left his Harley Street practice in London, England, to devote himself to finding natural remedies in an approach that took into consideration the whole person. He began collecting plants and flowers and experimented on himself until he found the remedies he wanted. Each was aimed at a particular mental state or emotion. He found that when he treated the personalities and feelings of his patients, their unhappiness and physical distress would be naturally alleviated as the healing potential in their bodies was unblocked and allowed to work once more.

Dr. Bach eventually settled in Mount Vernon, Oxfordshire, and his home and garden serve today as an educational center where the remedies are still made according to his instructions. Standing in the surprising small garden on a recent visit, I was moved by both the simplicity and dedication of Dr. Bach, and the impact this man continues to have in the lives of people all over the world.


 

 

   Mount Vernon in Oxfordshire, England


 

    Below is a list of the Bach Flower remedies.

For more information on each remedy click the flower name.

Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face

Aspen - fear of unknown things

Beech - intolerance

Centaury - the inability to say 'no'

Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions

Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way

Chestnut Bud - failure to learn from mistakes

Chicory- selfish, possessive love

Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present

Crab Apple - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred

Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility

Gentian - discouragement after a setback

Gorse - hopelessness and despair

Heather - self-centredness and self-concern

Holly- hatred, envy and jealousy

Honeysuckle- living in the past

Hornbeam- tiredness at the thought of doing something

Impatiens - impatience

Larch - lack of confidence

Mimulus - fear of known things

Mustard - deep gloom for no reason

Oak - the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion

Olive - exhaustion following mental or physical effort

Pine- guilt

Red Chestnut- over-concern for the welfare of loved ones

Rock Rose - terror and fright

Rock Water - self-denial, rigidity and self-repression

Scleranthus - inability to choose between alternatives

Star of Bethlehem - shock

Sweet Chestnut - Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left

Vervain- over-enthusiasm

Vine - dominance and inflexibility

Walnut- protection from change and unwanted influences

Water Violet- pride and aloofness

White Chestnut - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments

Wild Oat - uncertainty over one's direction in life

Wild Rose- drifting, resignation, apathy

Willow - self-pity and resentment

 

    In "Heal Thyself" Dr. Bach wrote:

         

  “…disease, though apparently so cruel, is in itself beneficent and for our good and, if rightly interpreted, it will guide us to our essential faults. If properly treated, it will be the cause of the removal of those faults and leave us better and greater than before. Suffering is a corrective to point out a lesson which by other means we have failed to grasp, and never can it be eradicated until that lesson is learnt. Let it also be known that in those who understand and are able to read the significance of premonitory symptoms, disease may be prevented before its onset or aborted in its earlier stages if the proper corrective spiritual and mental efforts be undertaken. Nor need any case despair, however severe, for the fact that the individual is still granted physical life indicates that the Soul who rules is not without hope.”

 

“…having freed ourselves, we are free to help others. And it is not so difficult as it may at first appear; we are but expected to do our best, and we know that this is possible for all of us if we will but listen to the dictates of our own Soul. Life does not demand of us unthinkable sacrifice; it asks us to travel its journey with joy in our heart and to be a blessing to those around, so that if we leave the world just that trifle better for our visit, then have we done our work.”  

 

 

         For more information on Dr. Bach and the Bach flower remedies:

         http://www.bachcentre.com/index.php

 

          For a free download of “Heal Thyself” by Dr. Edward Bach:

         http://bachcentre.com/centre/download/heal_thy.pdf

 

          For a free download of “The Twelve Healers” by Dr. Edward Bach:

          http://bachcentre.com/centre/download/healers.htm

 

 

 

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                                        Aligning with Being  

 posted August 5, 2013

          

           I am often asked about cancer, its causes and possible cures.

To me, cancer neither begins in the body nor ends with physical treatment. Perhaps modern medicine cannot find a cure because it looks at cancer as a physical phenomenon. We are not our bodies. Living healthy lives is essential but cancer begins elsewhere in our being and until we embrace this, the cure for cancer will elude us.


         Disease begins with stagnation, a resistance to the flow of life. Rising beyond this resistance holds the promise of moving beyond cancer and other degenerative diseases. For those with cancer, embracing the lessons hidden in our life experiences with gratitude is the first step to healing. 


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You are Here with a Purpose, and that Purpose is Noble

          

            You were born on this planet, in this time, with a purpose……….a noble purpose. Your birth was celebrated by God, your Creator and your spiritual guides who planned this lifetime with you. Your family received you with joy as friends and community gathered to rejoice in your birth. A precious child was born onto the earth and with it a dream! You came into this lifetime with a vision, a purpose that extended far beyond the home and community you were born into. Your family, friends, teachers, spouse, children, co-workers, bosses and neighbors, would with time interweave their life with yours. You came with unique gifts, talents and insights to share with them. And within your heart you held precious lessons and pre-agreements with those who would assist you in embracing these lessons for one simple purpose: to learn to love.

         

            One detail of your life would emerge as most significant. You would advance your life purpose against all odds, and these odds were all woven into the fabric of this life that unfolded before you, not to defeat you, but to facilitate the realizing of your purpose for being.

 

           Coming into this third dimension brings with it expectations of growing up in a comfortable and loving family setting, community and society. Along with this is the pursuit of a good education that provides a stable and profitable job, and a healthy marriage and family that continues this cycle of life. Few if any, realize this idyllic life. In truth, we struggle with self-acceptance in a world that cannot give us value. Family life may present challenges of abuse, conflicts, addictions, divorce, accidents, disease and financial difficulties. Our life growing up may be complicated by bullying at home, school and sports and with feelings of inadequacy, of not “fitting in.” This continues into adulthood. Why must suffering and conflict play out in our lives? Who is orchestrating these tragic events that derail us from realizing our “dream?”


           Although we may react to these painful life experiences as threats to our survival, they bring with them great blessing. These events that unfold in our lives do so with a purpose. No one may have planned them in such detail, but the fact that they play out in our lives repeatedly over decades is significant. They may involve different people, but tend to unfold in stark similarity, touching on similar themes and striking the same “chords” within us that arouse deep seated feelings of non-acceptance of self and others, of fear, anger, blame, guilt, shame and aggression.


           These events are embedded in the third dimension and we, as living beings who are passing through this dimension, experience them as part of our lives. From our instinct for survival, we may react to these with righteous indignation and defense….with resistance. Self-preservation brings with it denial, aggression and isolation. Eventually, these negative emotions and distorted beliefs in the self begin to take a toll on our health and well-being.


           But these events come bearing gifts. They draw to us the teachers of acceptance and forgiveness of self and others and the fortitude to embrace life in all its pain and splendor, with gratitude. We can react with disdain and fear at what unfolds in our personal lives or we can choose to look beyond that which appears to threaten our very survival and discover the greater truth of who we are and why we are here.


           In truth, we are infinite beings, untouchable by whatever dramas may unfold in this third dimension, no matter how monumental and threatening they may appear. We have come into this life with a purpose and that purpose is noble. We are here to discover the infinite power of the love that is within us and to express ourselves from this love. Jesus spoke of turning the other cheek. He said not to take offense at what plays out before us. Don't own it. Stand firm in the knowing that nothing and no one can change or annihilate us, for there is only one God, one Life……………and we are that Life.

 

          Life is not about living out roles as perfect children who grow up to live happily ever after. This is life with a little “l” which is about survival in the third dimension. It provides us with the setting (family, shelter, food and clothing) to live out our true purpose. But success on this level is not a measure of the fulfillment of our purpose for being. Sleeplessness, depression and anxiety are the companions of those who try to find meaning in this limited existence. Spiritually, we feel confined in a three dimensional life experience, when in fact, our nature is infinite. We are cut off from the flow of life, and with this stagnation comes disease.


           Life with a big “L” is primary and it is about being true to oneself, about embracing the life experiences that unfold for us no matter how painful and distorted, as well as the characters that come with them. Life is about learning to love, about discovering the self within and living out from this center of our being, extending our love and light beyond our family to the community and the world.


           Jesus’ words clearly define our noble purpose for being: (Matthew 5:39-48):


                     But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. Give to everyone who begs of you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy’. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven; … And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

                                                 

                              The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version

  

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Gratitude

 

        Click on the link below to watch "A Good Day" a video about gratitude by Brother David Steindl-Rast :  http://www.gratefulness.org/brotherdavid/a-good-day.htm


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Infinite Being, Infinite Peace
posted July 29, 2013

                                                                                              Photo from: scarrittbennett.org

 

             Our deepest desire as human beings is to be at peace within and with our environment. This is because peace is our natural state of being. If we are not accessing this peace within, it is because we are living from a space in consciousness that is not in harmony with who we are. We are living from a belief in a self that is separate and apart from itself, from others and from God.

 

          We live in a world that externally does not reflect peace to us. This is because true peace comes from within and is not found outside of ourselves. Living from a space of inner calm, from the knowing of ourselves as pure light that transcends the slightest expression of disturbance within or without, is a choice. The moment we choose to let go of beliefs that bind us to the sense of separation from self and other selves, the doorway to infinite being opens before us. We awaken to inner peace. True peace then extends out to the world from this center of our being.

 

          There are many ways of moving into the present, of awakening to this peace within. We have on this page a voice recorded meditation that offers a first step into being. Letting go of distorted beliefs, images and memories of the past frees us to move into the present moment, to the knowing of ourselves as infinite beings of light. For those of us who find it difficult to quiet the mind and move into a meditative state, we offer the avenue of walking the sacred path of the labyrinth.

 

         The resurgence of labyrinths is a gift to us living in the 21st century. The Universe in its loving kindness saw that we in this time would need a way to access this inner knowing of ourselves as infinite beings of peace, and so inspired thousands of visionaries to cover this earth with labyrinths. There is probably one within a 5 mile radius of your home! They are built in nature, in church grounds, hospitals, parks, schools, and private residences. Most are open to the public 24 hours a day. We invite you to visit one.

 

          Below is an article that introduces you to these sacred circles that await you. There is also  a link to locate a labyrinth in your neighborhood.

 

 

The Labyrinth: A pathway to the God within    by Gillian Corcoran

 

                                                                                                                           Photo from: primalbeautywordpress blog

 

        To walk a labyrinth is to enter a pathway to presence; it is a “coming home” to who we truly are. As we put one step in front of the other, trusting the path as it leads us to the center, we are “traveling” to the center of our being, which is God. As our bodies follow the path, our minds are quieted, thus allowing us to access our heart and spirit. From this space of inner calm we hear the voice within.


         Labyrinths are archetypal symbols transcending religion, time and cultures. Their designs incorporate the principles of sacred geometry, the utilization of geometric forms and ratios to create harmony and balance. Walking a labyrinth awakens the right brain, where intuition, spirituality and creativity reside, bringing both left and right brain into balance. Labyrinths create order out of chaos. They provide us with clarity and reveal to us thought and behavioral patterns that may be holding us back in our lives.

                                                                                                                                            Photo from: peacesanctuary.org

        

        There is a three part process built into the labyrinth design which unfolds as we walk. After setting an intention for the walk, the first process is releasing and letting go (of the busy thoughts in our minds, the emotions that bubble to the surface, even of expectations of the walk itself). When we reach the center, we have emptied out and now have inner space to receive insights and illumination from God. Each person is free to walk the labyrinth at their own pace and to spend as much time as they need in the center. The third stage of the walk is integration or union. Here we take what we have received in the center and make it a part of who we are. As we step out of the labyrinth and back into the world we are renewed, with inspirations and new understandings of how to live our lives from this presence. It is important to recognize that although this process is described in three stages, the labyrinth is not linear. Any of these processes can happen anywhere in the labyrinth at any time during the walk.

 

        The first time I stepped into a labyrinth, I felt as though I had entered the womb of God. I experienced deep joy and a feeling of being “free to be me.”   I felt seen, understood, and appreciated, but most of all, I felt held in the warm loving embrace of God. I was loved for exactly who I was in that moment. I truly came home.

                                                                                                                                    Photo from: oregonlive.com

 

        My knowledge of labyrinths to this point, was from reading Dr. Lauren Artress’ book, “Walking A Sacred Path”, but this experience with God prompted me to learn and experience more. In the last twelve years I have walked this sacred path numerous times. I conduct labyrinth retreats and also build these sacred circles. I love to introduce labyrinths to people who are seeking inner peace and contemplation in their lives. Labyrinths have become an integral part of my spiritual journey, providing me with a pathway to the God within.

 

        Labyrinths can be found all over the United States and around the world. To find a labyrinth near you, go to: http://labyrinthlocator.com/ and enter your location. Labyrinths within the mileage range you want to travel will be listed. For more information about labyrinths you can go to: http://www.veriditas.org/ or http://www.labyrinthsociety.org/

 

   

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 Aligning With Being

 posted July 14, 2013

 

Reading about Anita Moorjani’s near death experience and how it facilitated her miraculous healing, (in her book “Dying to Be Me”), I was inspired to find a way to access such healing. I asked God, “How can we re-create this experience without dying?” This was my prayer for weeks.


         One morning in June 2012, while sitting in silence, I found myself being guided through the following meditation. As simple and gentle as it was, it profoundly impacted me. As I sat in awe after this experience of letting go, I knew that the meditation was a gift for all seeking oneness. It has proved to be the first step in the unfolding of my work supporting others through love and light.

 

                                                           

                                                          I Am Infinite Being

                                               Meditation

    

     You can listen to a recording of this meditation by clicking on the sound icon below the written meditation. The music for the meditation is from the CD, Liquid Mind III  "Balance."

                                                                 

   

 (Close your eyes and relax. Take a few deep breaths. Rest into your heart and initiate the meditation from this center of your being).

 

    You are in nature. The air is fresh and the sun gently warms your face as you walk in an open field. Before you is a beautiful, lush, green forest. You see a path that leads from your feet into the forest.

 

    Step onto this path with your hand on your heart. You are walking this path with your heart. The forest rises to meet you and embraces you with love. You are surrounded by trees, flowers and fauna that are vibrant and alive. Everything is lush and green. The plants reach out to touch you as you pass, and the flowers fill the air with delightful scents. Their colors are vibrant and they beckon you to draw close to them. The birds fly down to greet you and move ahead of you as if to show you the way. Small animals watch you from the side of the path and point you in the right direction. The whole universe extends itself to you in this moment.

 

    As you move deeper into the forest you begin to hear water in a creek up ahead. At first it is faint, but you increase your pace and soon you are running to meet the creek as it passes alongside your path. It widens into a river and you stand there at the banks of this beautiful waterway. Listen to the sound and feel the power of the water as it rushes downstream. The fish jump up to greet you and they welcome you.

 

    As you stand by the river, you are handed a crystal bowl. It is clear and very fluid as if it is alive. Close your eyes and bring into awareness that which is in your heart that pains you. What or who have you been carrying in your heart that you are ready to release, to forgive? Ask yourself: “What am I ready to let go of so that I can freely move into the light?” Wait for the answer to come. As these come into consciousness, put them into the bowl, be it people, unresolved issues, illness, personal mistakes that you have made, fears, lack consciousness, anything that you feel may be holding you back in life.

 

    The crystal bowl is very fluid and it can expand to accommodate your needs. Look to your sides and you will see small light beings standing ready to help you to hold the bowl. They are happy to participate with you in this great event. Allow them to hold the bowl for you.

 

    Now that you have filled the bowl, say, “This I release with love. This I release with love. This I release with love.”

 

    Come to the river’s edge and gently place the bowl into the water. Watch as the fish and turtles gather around to encourage you and then to receive the bowl into the river. They carry it to the center where the current flows with great force. The river quickly envelops the bowl and you see that it dissolves into the water as it moves downstream.

 

    Take a deep breath. Open your arms and receive the warmth of the sun into your heart. You feel light and peaceful. You are free.

 

    Slowly make your way back to your path. There the birds and animals greet you once again with excitement. Everything is alive and you feel embraced by nature. You notice now that the path leads up the mountain and so you begin to ascend to the top. At first you are walking, but you feel like running and are amazed that you can run up the mountain with such ease. You feel light and buoyant!

 

    You reach the top of the mountain and look out into the valley. As with the forest, it is lush and green, and full of life. Your eyes are drawn to a beautiful blue/white light that is shining from the sky onto the valley. As you watch this light you realize that you are drawing it to you with your heart. Stay with it. It becomes more radiant and alive as it approaches you. The light beckons you to it.

 

    You are at the precipice of the mountain and you are free to move into this blue/white light.

 

    Become one with this radiant blue/white light. Allow it to draw you into itself. You may choose to simply walk into the light. You may jump from the mountain top into this light and soar into the bright blue sky, or you may swim into it as the cool blue waters of the ocean. The light gently draws you into itself. It envelops you and you feel totally one with it.

 

    You are this radiant blue/white light.

 

    You have moved into the NOW, into awareness of yourself as a Being of Light!