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Loving yourself, doesn’t mean indulging yourself in frequent solitary sexual activity or other indulgences. It means to learn to trust yourself and listen to your inner self. To trust your inner guidance that is your heart. After all, if you don’t trust the messages from your heart, then how can you trust the heart of another?
Love from another won’t make you feel whole if you feel empty inside. You will just find reasons why the person who offers you their heart, is lying or trying to deceive you. If you haven’t learned to receive love from your higher source and instead depend on others, you end up feeling possessive and jealous.
One way to open your heart to higher love that I discovered was through the magic of tantric sex. I’m a white tiger tantra practitioner and through years of practice, I have learned to cultivate and direct the subtle energy that is within me to heal my mind body and spirit. Had I not learned white tiger tantra, I would have maybe been intellectually aware of these forces within and without, but never would have I been able to feel them, nor learn to love fully.
I often say that young children naturally love themselves. They are uninhibited, guilt-free and fully accepting of who they are. It is only as they grow older that they start to develop a “personality” based on the approval or disapproval of those around them. Most people continue through life, layering on the thick, protective shield that is their ego, until they develop dis-ease of the body and mind, inevitably resulting in their death. Having forgotten how to experience bliss, the quality of their lives is greatly compromised.
As Jesus said, “Allow little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” This powerful verse has a deep meaning for me as it symbolizes our spiritual growth as adults, in which we shed our “personalities” and ego, becoming free and spontaneous like children. That is our spiritual path and the path to our highest love.
But how do you find this spontaneity? How do you become free and learn to love? There are several ways and many techniques that I share on this about meditation, cultivating sexual energy and white tiger tantra, all of which can help you develop a greater love for yourself and others.
You may wonder, how can meditation teach me to love myself? It does so by providing clarity of mind, which can help you process your thoughts and perceptions that prevent you from experiencing your sensual self fully. As your mind begins to settle, you begin to attune to your feelings and expand your ability to experience pleasure and love.
As the mind settles, through meditation or trance, you can begin to implement tantric techniques that can further help you learn to love yourself. If you have forgotten how to love yourself or have consciously shut down your heart because of heartache, then you are denying yourself the divine right to experience a higher quality of life. Tantra can help release those resistances from your heart and open you up to loving yourself and others, more deeply and more courageously than ever before.
In a recent video, Dattatreya Siva Baba announced his plans to discontinue his teachings and writing. He didn’t really explain himself, but simply stated that the most effective way for him to heal the world is by going deep inside himself…
The thought crossed my mind…How can sitting alone in an ashram in the Himalayas serve to cultivate world peace? After all, someone practicing deep meditation is simply cultivating himself. Or is he?
Not according to one study. It’s called The Maharishi Effect.
The Maharishi Effect is based on the principle that an individual’s consciousness is directly linked and influences the collective consciousness.
The study was as follows. “In 1960, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi predicted that one percent of a population practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique would produce measurable improvements in the quality of life for the whole population. This phenomenon was first noticed in 1974 and reported in a paper published in 1976. Here, the finding was that when 1% of a community practiced the Transcendental Meditation® program, then the crime rate was reduced by 16% on average. At this time, the phenomenon was named Maharishi Effect.”more
These experiments were later conducted in many different cities around the world, including Washington DC, one of the most crime infested cities in the United States. The results were astounding! It was predicted that a group of 200 people practicing the Transcendental Meditation Techniques in a city of 4 million could significantly reduce crime rates. So it was of no surprise to discover that in 1987, Washington DC experienced an 11% reduction in crime rates, due to these group meditation practices.
Amazing! But honestly, it doesn’t surprise me. I’ve always believed that we are all deeply connected to one another through a common source of power which we call God. So, imagine what we could do for the world, if everyone of us invested some time into raising their own consciousness?
The Lotus Sutra is Buddha’s most referred to teaching on “emptiness”, it is said to be a central concept and necessary part of enlightenment…
Listen to this as a meditation, allowing the sounds to vibrate within you..Try it with earphones.
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo