• Today’s Positive Thought (We can move beyond our problems into our mystical state of being)

    Q uite often life’s tough problems are going to shake us up. It happens to the best of us. Even Jesus when he was on the cross he cried, “Father, father, why has thou forsaken me?” At first he was looking at his situation from a material standpoint, thinking, “I’ve done all this good for all these people, and now look at how I’m being treated. I don’t understand this. God where are you? Why are you allowing this to happen?” Then the story says, he reflected and said, “Thy will be done.” He realized that this is something that was meant to happen. This comes with the territory. This…

  • Today’s Question for Craig (How do I heal my shadow self?)

    Question: How do I let go of emotions that come up during meditation? and How do I heal my shadow self? This is something that I really need to do, heal my shadow self and all the emotions that are tied up in it. Craig’s Answer: My first suggestion to healing your shadow self is not look at it as needing healing. Look at the process as a marvelous journey in which you are moving deeper and deeper into your authentic self, your higher self, one moment at a time. Look for lessons in each moment and remind yourself this is the perfect moment for you to get your lesson…

  • Today’s Positive Thought (Sometimes you have to take your time and lay it on the line)

    There is a time for everything. And in life I find it is a good policy to be as kind and agreeable as possible as often as I possibly can. It is good karma and good for all involved. Having said that, we will also find that sometimes people may not appreciate what we are trying to do, or where we are coming from, and it comes out in their actions. We may have tried to get along and done all we could to make the situation work. We may have tried talking to them in subtle ways or even more direct. Sometimes we can even tell that they know…

  • Today’s Positive Thought (Be Happy and put the law of karma in positive action)

    Do not make the mistake of waiting until things turn out a certain way for you to be happy.  Be happy now and know that your happiness expressed multiplies.  The universe finds new ways to make you experience more happiness.   This is the law of karma in positive action. Practice this today  Tell yourself all the reasons why you are happy, blessed and or thankful and watch how you feel and the results that follow.  We all have some reasons to be happy and yours are different than mine.  Here are a few of mine. I am happy that I have a  wonderful home in a beautiful community that…

  • Today’s Positive Thought (“Abandon all dharmas or duties, and follow me and only me”)

    In the Bhavagad Gita there is a passage where Khrisna tells Arjuna to “abandon all duties, and follow me and only me.”  Krishna is God in the form of a chariot rider and teacher speaking to Arjuna the student and great warrior.  Krishna also tells Arjuna that this is the secret of all secrets, a very high lesson indeed.  The idea is to keep your mind and attention on God, and place this above all cares and worries and obligations.  In other words we must keep our mind on God and the magic of the Universe, act in light of God and our lesson and let the chips fall where…

  • Positive Meditative Thought (“When you have the kind of problems that you have, you need to be meditating all day long”)

    My teacher Mr. Ambrister (18 years ago)  I was struggling and hoping to get some advise on how to deal with what seemed to be an impossible situation. I called my meditation teacher, Mr. Ambrister, and told him about my situation.  He said Sonny you have to meditate more.  I said “meditate more what do you mean?  I meditate 3 times a day.  I teach meditation and breathing classes here at my bookstore on Sunday and Wednesdays.  There are days that I will close myself off from the world and meditate a whole day.”  Mr. Ambrister laughed and said “Sonny when you have the kind of problems that you have you…

  • Today’s Positive Thought (Do what you have to do to experience Good Karma)

    This morning a good friend and meditation student of mine called me to ask “what is the thought for today?  He said He can’t get to the internet today to read the blog, but he felt like he needed to hear today’s thought.  It was quite early and I had not even begun to think or write, so I just said what was on my mind.  My answer was “do what you have to do to experience good karma.” I told him if you meditate regularly, think about God the Universe and your lessons.  If you go through life asking questions, sincerely trying to grow, you will have good karma. …