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Lions Roar : September 2009
SHAMBHALA SUN SepteMBer 2009 18 direct the mind. We gather the energy of hearing, seeing, feeling, and so forth, and place it on one object, the breath, which is steady and always available as a gathering point. Gathering our sense perceptions is like working with a group. If everyone has a different idea, the energy is scattered. but if everyone is inspired in the same direc- tion, it is easier to accomplish something. In the same way, if we gather all the con- sciousnesses and bring them to the breath, that focused energy moves us forward. according to the teachings, the mind can only do one thing at a time. In this age we want to do many things at once, which weak- ens the mind. When we gather the mind and come back to the breath, the mind becomes stronger and more present. the whole point of meditation is to be relaxed, and as we re- lax, our inner strength comes out. meditating in this way begins to unwind the mind. as we start to see the mind’s highs and lows, we are not constantly afflicted by them. We begin to have moments of peace. then, just like clouds coming into the sky, thoughts again begin to percolate. part of the practice is to recognize those thoughts. We remember that we are meditating, and we go back to the breath. We don’t feel bad for thinking; it’s just happening. to recog- nize the thought and come back—that will be our practice most of the time. In the be- ginning, there will only be a few peaceful moments. but after we do this little dance for a while, there are fewer thoughts and more moments of being present. Why is it important to manage our thoughts? thought and intention are the beginning of any karmic action. Gener- ally speaking, we are spooked by our own thoughts. self-doubt arises, and then we start doubting others. We forget about We sometimes regard meditation as an activity of pacifying or calming the mind, but it is also a way to gather and direct the mind. W Whheenn Y Yoouu’’vvee M Maasstteerreedd EEvveerr yytthhiinngg FFrroom m RReeiikkii ttoo RReeff llee xxoolologg yy,, W Whher eree D Doo YYoouu G Goo NNeexxtt?? It’s a real dilemma. You’ve completed a few courses. Dabbled in one or two more. Maybe gone full circle on the workshop tour. And the longing to know more and be more is just as strong. Now what? Take a quantum leap into Brennan Healing Science. Learn not only to read the Human Energy Field but be able to identify and heal the distor tions that lead to disease. Use High Sense Perception to track and guide the flows of energy and to access vital information. Perform some of the most advanced healing techniques known. And much more. The four-year par t-time professional training program is also an incredible journey of self-discover y. Many students come for that alone. Others arrive with no experience of any healing modality, yet leave as amazing healers. Take the oppor tunity to learn directly from Dr. Barbara Brennan, the former NASA scientist and best-selling author who pioneered modern energy healing. Go to our website and request your free copy of our DVD, Becoming a Healer. Or just call our friendly folk in the office. ® 800.924.2564 www.barbarabrennan.com 500 N.E. Spanish River Boulevard Suite 108 • Boca Raton, FL 33431-4559 BARBARA BRENNAN SCHOOL OF HEALING®