Insomnia, Meditation, and an Intuition-booster!

Can I tell you what really pisses me off?

Being in bed, half asleep, on Monday morning, feeling crap, and barely having had 5 hours of sleep due to insomnia.

I hate insomnia.

It’s caused some of the worst problems of my life to happen. Almost too effortlessly.

Dragging your heavy-ass out of bed,  wacking on the cold shower just to wake up your dumbass brain is bad enough.

Then you have to quickly prepare yourself by putting on some clothes and then walking to your car while it is raining outside.

You’re essentially a zombie.

You get in the car, and do your usual gratitude affirmations, in a pathetic attempt at trying to force the world to be a more merciful place…

For a while, it almost works, but then you step into the office and all hell breaks loose….and all you wanted was an extra 2 hours in bed..

Thank god for mindfulness!

Thank god for the ability to walk to my car in my morning break, and actually zone out for a few minutes, so I can actually feel the skin on my body for the first time of the day.

At times, I don’t really care for the benefits of mindfulness. Whilst its good to know, I don’t give a crap. You wanna know why?

All I want is to feel alive!

I want a reason to live, and mindfulness does just that. I want to feel that little burst of energy in my head, that almost intuitively says that life is meant to be happy.

I want to feel great, albeit for a measly second, so that I don’t feel like running out of the office like a headless chicken at the first sign of trouble…

I want my life to mean something, and that is why I love mindfulness. I don’t want to walk around on autopilot, or even worse, like a zombie.

I want to feel like sunshine.

It’s like being given a key to a brand new sports-car.

All it takes is a bit of mental effort on your part, and boom, you are inside of a little piece of heaven.

It has gadgets and fantastic leather seats. It allows you to feel really safe, warm and comfortable. Heck, it has even got a nice little drinks cabinet, so you can enjoy some of that refreshing sports drink which makes you feel alive and shine.

The world is an awesome place again;-)

For what it is worth, mindfulness is a great way to bring some zest back into your life, get some mental energy back, all by taking up just a few short minutes. And I’m not talking about sitting down with your legs crossed (unless you’re a pro).

I’m talking about making a weird, but essential, daily commitment to actually putting your body to rest, and deliberately tuning out.

Doing this on a regular basis kicks some serious ass, and your brain will love you for it!

But do you want to know what’s even better? Combining it with a second exercise to super charge your intuition.

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This is the first time I’ve ever written this, so pay close attention:

Mindfulness on its own = great.

Mindfulness + Oneness = Seriously awesome intuition!

Wanna know why?

When you become mindful, your brainwaves begin to reduce the electrical activity, allowing you to be in the mid to deep alpha range (borderline theta). This is also the range for psychic ability.

All you do, therefore, is become mindful and then when the timing is right, become at, ‘one’ with everything.

It sounds weired (I know) but let me explain in more detail, so you get to learn this awesome variation.

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First, the mindfulness bit

1. Sit down or lie down and feel your heartbeat.

2. Learn to feel the beating of your heart, and when your imagination dies down, transfer your attention to your breathing, or the outside noise.

3. As you become more relaxed, just notice any images you have, and let them pass you by.

4. After a short while, you will feel very mindful, and will even feel energy flowing into your stomach area. You will have opened your Solar Plexus Chakra (non-physical vortex).

5. Keep this up, until you feel little energy bursts in your mind, which will be your cue for step 2

And now the oneness bit (step 2)

6. After being mindful for a while, and increasing mental energy, learn to shift your attention from the noise (breathing or outside) to the blackness of your closed eyelids.

7. This takes a bit of time to get used to, but imagine you are one with the blackness. See the blackness as a part of your EGO, as something that is with your body, just as your arms and legs are. Something that you could move.

And of course, we are not just talking about any part of the balckness, but the whole lot, so you may need to use your peripheral vision while doing this.

8. Done correctly and after a short while, you may feel a deep love emanate from your Heart. What is actually happening, is that you are opening up your Heart Chakra, and feeling that, ‘connectedness’ to the multiverse.

By doing this on a regular basis will ensure that you not only improve your mindfulness skills, but also increase your intuition as well.

And this intuition will go wherever you go. You can even begin to test it, to see how well something is before you have seen it.

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Lets say, for example, you are trying to find a missing dollar, and you have dropped it somewhere.

You could ask yourself if you will find it in the bedroom if you go searching for it. Notice the Heart area when you ask this question. If you feel little love, or no love at all, there is a high chance that the missing dollar is not in the bedroom.

On the other hand, if you feel a decent chunk of love pouring from your Heart, there is a good chance that you will find this missing dollar.

I recently had an experience of this.

I have recently developed a stupid habit of putting all of my loose change on one of my shelves. After each weekend, I would pour loads of small change, which included 10p’s and 20p’s onto my shelf. Needless to say, it looks like one of those coin games in a casino.

I needed to find a quick £1 coin, so I was moving the coins left and right.

Couldn’t find one.

I then began to use my intuition. I simply said to myself, that I will find a £1 coin. As soon as I did this, I could feel love emanating from my Heart Chakra, which was an indication to me that I was searching in the right place.

Lo and behold, I found one. Needless to say, I felt quite excited. And the other good news, my faith had increased;-)

By practising these two exercises side-by-side will not only allow you to become better at practising mindfulness and seeing the oneness with your eyes closed, but will also allow you to develop your intuition very quickly as well, which means that you can develop your 6th sense which will help you in your daily life.

Developing your intuition while practising mindfulness can be a great way of improving other aspects of your life. However, if you find that mindfulness in and of itself is something that you find difficult to achieve, there is another way you can increase your intuition.

Gerald O’Donnell has produced 2 courses which allows you to listen with your ears to guided instructions with relaxing music, which can also improve your intuition. For more details on the ARVARI courses including my review, please click here.

Till next time

Julian

P.S. Combining oneness and mindfulness is a great way of improving your intuitive ability. Not only will it allow you to become mindful relatively quickly, it will also allow you to develop your gut instinct as well.

However, mindfulness isn’t for everyone, and sometimes you will struggle to quieten your inner chatter. You may need to be helped to become relaxed. The ARVARI courses can be a great way in order for you to become relaxed quickly. To find out more details, please click here.

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What ‘Oneness’ is and 3 steps to achieve it

We hear this term splashed everywhere especially in the new age community. It is said that, ‘oneness’ helps with the law of attraction, but what exactly is it?

I came across this term years ago. Having been bought up as a Roman Catholic, I viewed God as someone who demanded respect, and to be also slightly feared. I was also apparently to treat this guy like he was my friend. Needless to say, the concept of, ‘oneness’ was not only a completely new outlook on life, but was also complete blasphemy. I mean, to think yourself as, ‘one’ with the big guy was disillusionment of the highest order!

So I was stunned when I came across my first spiritual book, after having a low point in my life, and realised that God (or whatever name you would like to call it) wasn’t what people were saying he was.

All it took was one small meditation session, and I realised that I couldn’t go back to my old ways again. ‘Oneness’, it seemed, was the ability to feel complete; to feel, ‘whole’, to feel unconditional love…that is, to feel love with no strings attached. It was a pretty neat idea, considering that some peoples definitions of love was more of a, ‘give and take’ variety.

To feel, ‘oneness’ or being, ‘complete’, means ultimate to transcend your EGO, that is, the thoughts you are having. It means that you go from a thinking state to a more, ‘being’ state; that is, you turn yourself into a Human, ‘Being’. There a 3 steps to achieve this:

1 – To start with, imagine your ego extends to the screen that you are watching. This may sound strange, but try to pretend that the screen in front of you is also, ‘you’. If you need to close your eyes to try to imagine seeing from that view point, go ahead. Try to act like the screen that you are watching is also a part of your personality, or if that is difficult to imagine, try to think that you could, ‘float’ there, as it you were in a first person shooter game, and you could float out of your body.

When done correctly, you should feel a chunk of feeling starting to move in your Heart area. Depending on what feeling you have, some people would call this unconditional love, or compassion. It may be very subtle at first, so don’t be too put off if you are unable to feel it straight away.

2 – In my opinion, the first step is always the most difficulty, because you are having to extend your mind, which most people cannot do. You’ll be glad to know that from now on this will get easer.

So now you have got your perception to the screen in front of you (maybe the corner of the screen, but that’s fine), we are going to extend it even further! Try to imagine that, ‘you’ are now not only including your screen, but also the wall behind it.

Again, if you want to loosely visualise being able to, ‘see’ on a speck of the wall to the left or your right, with your eyes open or closed, that’s absolutely fine. And try not to include just the wall in front of you, but also the contents in front of the wall, like the stationary, any papers you have lying around, that cup of coffee, etc. Really try and get into seeing yourself as also part of the wall and the enclosed surrounding area.

You should now feel that lump of energy around your heart area increasing in intensity, and you should also be slightly, ‘present’ or mindful (this is a great way to becoming, ‘present’). If you can, try to let the feelings spread across your body, so it not only encompasses your heart, but also you lungs, back, legs and hands. Try to feel your body getting more energised by this feeling.

3 – Not we have expanded our ego to not only include the screen that we are using to read this, as well as the wall behind, we are now going to take the final step, and move our ego or perception beyond into the wild.

Again, like before, slowly move your perception to a nearby tree, or if that is too difficult for you to imagine, act as if that tree is also another arm that you possess, that you can move it with your heart, as if it was your real arm. This may sound really silly, but it is brilliantly effective and can help you really get in tune with your surroundings. Try to act like every object you see can be moved by the power of your heart, as if it is an extension to your heart.

You should now feel that energy in your heart getting stronger and more intense. You could also describe this feeling as very healing and very, ‘complete’…feels good, doesn’t it;-)

What you have experienced, is what I believe many people and masters over the millennia have described. You were, at, ‘one’ with your multi-verse, and in doing so, have transcended you ego in the process. You didn’t, ‘need’ anything, as you used the power of only your perception (and maybe a tiny bit of visualization;-).

Try to get into a small habit of doing this every day, even if it is only for about 60 seconds, and you’ll find that not only will it become easier for you, you’ll start to see life in a different and more accurate way.

 

Heart Space and 4 Ways To Keep In It

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Heart energy is not only a useful space to keep, but is crucial in helping you not only spiritually evolve but also keep your emotions in check. But what is heart space, and how do you stay in it?

Heart space is essentially keeping your heart chakra opened as much as possible, so you feel compassion and love for most of the day. This has numerous healing effects, as well as allowing you to focus and be more productive. It also helps things happen more in your favor, as you start to use consciousness more towards your benefit.

Keeping in your heart space also helps with reducing stress and helps with your intuitive abilities (which has it’s own rewards). Just imagine what it feels like to do everyday routine chores, but instead of being on autopilot, you simply ask yourself if you should be doing this chore, and you get a loving feeling instead.

Wouldn’t that be great, maximizing that loving feeling, so your day winds up being slightly different than you planned but you felt love and joy throughout?

That is what living in your heart space is all about.

It’s about healing and it’s about intuition. It’s about being guided by your higher consciousness and allowing your life to be easier as a result. Small things happen in your favor, and you simply begin to, ‘flow’ with your life.

Here, we talk about the 4 easiest ways of opening up your heart chakra, and keeping in your heart space. If you require more information about your chakras and their benefits, simply click here.

Mindfulness

To help stay with your heart energy, it is often best to be as mindful as much as possible. Being mindful is simply about paying attention to what is happening in this present moment, from the sounds you hear, to what you are seeing, to what is going on with your body.

Usually when you pay attention to the outside noise, or pay attention to your body, your mind-chatter will be reduced significantly, allowing you to feel more present.

When done repeatedly, this feeling can help open up your heart chakra, so you feel heart energy easily and effortlessly. Further repeated attempts can mean that when you become mindful, you also open up your heart chakra, due to increased life energy, or Qi in your non-physical body spreading (kinda like a 2nd reward for reducing your mind-chatter).

If you have issues with being mindful, and would like ways on which to achieve being present, click here for more info.

Listening to a compassionate song

This is a great one if you simply have to think, but are unable to focus that wandering mind.

All you have to do, is to think of a song that allows you to feel nice,warm and healed. A song which is very compassionate, and can even make you slightly tearful (but in a good way).

Next time you have to do a task, and you find your mind wandering from place-to-place (maybe due to the task not being mentally stimulating enough), you can, ‘select’ this song in your head, so you feel more heart energy around your heart chakra.

If you can, try and build up a, ‘song list’ of favorite compassionate tunes, so that if you struggle to remember the tune of one song, you can always fall back on another. This will also prevent another thing from taking place: Boredom of a tune.

Pretending to hug somebody

If you are struggling to feel love, one of the best ways of opening up your heart chakra is to quickly imaging someone that you are in love with, and pretend you are hugging that person from head to toe. This will allow the feelings of love to pass from your heart chakra, and will allow you to feel heart energy radiating out.

Once you get used to this energy, it will only be a matter of time before your heart chakra will open just by thinking of hugging somebody. And once you get good at it, you can simply open up your heart chakra, ‘on demand’ just by thinking of the feeling and letting the heart energy pour out.

Seeing yourself everywhere

This is one that isn’t always taught, but one of the best ways to feel connected to heart energy (and even help the law of attraction due to the reduction of your EGO) is to see yourself at, ‘one’ with everything.

Of course, one could argue (forgive the pun;-); how can you possibly feel what, ‘oneness’ is, if you don’t know what that looks like?

That’s a good question.

The easy answer is to pretend that everything around you, is a personal extension of your self.

So that Computer you can see, that’s you.

That wall behind you…yep, that’s you as well!

But don’t just look at it and half-heartily agree with the concept…actually imagine that you go well beyond your feet and hands, and actually imagine that your surroundings is you as well.

Of course, anyone who has had an out-of-body experience will testify to this,as when you float out of your body, you can literally float though walls, and even be part of the surroundings itself (although for most obe explorers, the excitement itself of leaving the body means that they would rather travel and fly away, such is the awesomeness of obes).

But the reality is, you are more than your mind and more than your body. In fact, your body isn’t just your own personal body, but everybody elses’s as well.

Initially, this may sound like a ridiculously stupid concept to get, and unless you are spiritually incline, will put this down to just plain stupidity.

And yet, when you think of oneness is, can you not think of a better way to describe your consciousness?

When you start seeing yourself everywhere, heart energy becomes a thing of the norm. You begin to question normal everyday dogma, and you start to feel healed. And because consciousness creates form, things will start to happen in your favor.

Keeping in your heart space is crucial to your psychological and emotional well-being. You become less stressed, and start to make life easier for yourself. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. I think you will like the journey.

 

What, ‘Oneness’ is, And Why It’s Important To Your Health And Lifestyle

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How do you achieve oneness with the universe? Do you believe oneness is even possible, or even exists? If you are like most people, you might be asking why we even need to remotely contemplate why to bother seeking oneness, or even spiritual enlightenment. After all, if you are like most people, all you’ll care about is getting stressed out at work, coming home to feed your family and paying the crappy bills at the beginning of every month.

This is how many people operate. Fairly routine, bog standard way of living. As regular as 9 to 5. I don’t mean to judge here (and I have my fair share of bills to pay, don’t worry;-) but you do have my sympathies. At the risk of proselytizing, but you are majorly missing out in your life. In fact, not only are you missing out in your life, you are in fact making life tough for yourself.

Why?

Because you have failed to understand or grasp the concept of what consciousness is, and how it affects you directly. And, when I say directly, I mean everything that word implies. Because if you did even have a remote understanding of consciousness, like most spiritual seekers,you would be involved in meditational practices, trying to achieve oneness with the universe, and achieving your dream goals (well at least most of them, anyway).

But you could ask the question, what has consciousness got to do with oneness with the multi-verse, and you would have every right to ask that question. And here is my answer…consciousness controls the multi-verse. You control consciousness, and you are controlling your version of the multi-verse (or as a certain great teacher says, ‘Bubble Of Reality’). And this is why. Consciousness manipulates the ether (or the etheric plane as some seekers call it) which is the very fabric that every dimension, including the plane of 3D physicality, is built on. So by controlling, or rather manipulating consciousness, you are manipulating the etheric plane, which ultimately means that you will be manipulating your physical environment.

And you do this, routinely everyday (just to make you aware!). You may not know that you are doing it, but you are. Most of you are doing this on an unconscious level. That is, without full conscious awareness of what you are doing.

So you could be asking, what is it that I’m doing everyday unconsciously, which is creating big enough vibes to manipulate my physical reality? And the answer is simple…your feelings.

Feelings are the language of the soul. You may have already heard of that, and some of you might even be curious about what it actually means. But lets back up here, because we’re getting slightly ahead of ourselves. First things first, you do have a soul. I know that seems hard to believe, but trust me, you have a soul. All of you do, including the worse among you. And secondly, that soul is pure vibratory particles of light, which created the multi-verse to begin with (i.e. big bang). Light creates. Simple (I believe that is what the bible meant in Genesis, when it said, ‘let there be light’ but I could be wrong, and I don’t really fancy adding anything religious to this article, for socially acceptable reasons, but you get the idea).

This all means that your soul is your multi-verse, and your EGO is the, ‘little you’ in a physical human body (EGO being your identification with your thoughts, which is a projection of your consciousness). And you manipulate your soul by your feelings, which allows the consciousness to manipulate the ether allowing you to create (or-recreate) your bubble of reality.

Now, if you are still with me, and haven’t been put of by now by this article, good! And you know why? Because there is evidence to support this. Even most scientists agree that there is consciousness that is behind everything, and there is also an ether as well (some scientists call it the, ‘zero-point field’. Some of you may argue that, which is fine).

But what some of you may not know, is that your very own feelings actually manipulate the electromagnetic field of physicality, hence why certain things happen when you have feelings for them.

So, hopefully you can now see, that by seeking oneness or spiritual enlightenment, you are essentially seeking more control over your life. This helps life go by more easier, reduces stress and anxiety, and allows you to self-heal many things, as well as attract your goals and dreams towards you quicker than ever before.

I must confess, before I started this spiritual game, I was very cynical myself. I had every reason to be. I was brought up with cynical parents…I had a cynical atmosphere in my job, I had a mildly cynical friend. It got so bad that at one point in my mid-twenties, I was asking what the point of it all was. I mean, was it really to indulge in other peoples power games, just to get a monthly sum of money, pay your bills, get old and die? Was that really what life was about?

It wasn’t until one spiritual moment in 2006 did my life started to slowly make sense. But I was still cynical, and didn’t believe easily. So I began to find out bits of evidence here, and experience there. Little by little, like a jigsaw, the next 7 years would start to slowly unravel the mysteries of the multi-verse to me. I began to see a common pattern by philosophers…that we are all one, and that love is the underlying engine of it all (and when I say love, I mean the proper version, unconditional love).

I also began to notice how my feelings were creating my reality. I noted that the fantasy’s I had when I just woke up, (when your brainwaves are mostly showing the theta brainwave state) began to manifest very slowly into the physical world. It seemed to me, that you really had to control your feelings and images in your imagination. Quite simple to do during your normal waking day-to-day running of your life, but not so easy first thing in the morning. When I had a negative fantasy (i.e one wrapped in fear, or something I was scared of happening) it would manifest very slowly, usually within 6-9 months. Yet, when my feelings were wrapped in love, and it was a deep, genuine desire (i.e. something I really wanted to have happen, or do) it would manifest within 5 minutes, to up to 3 weeks.

A significant improvement, I thought! So it seemed unconditional love, mixed with the theta brainwave state, would not only de-stress me, and make me a more happier person, but would also manifest my desires almost effortlessly.

Now this wasn’t supposed to be an article about the law of attraction, but I just wanted to show you the power of oneness and what it can do. So often, we talk about doing things with your hands and feet, like they are the only ways of creating stuff. We get taught this stuff at such an early age, and this is reinforced throughout going to school and going to work. Yet if I were to tell you that your own imagery in your mind (which is connected, incidentally, to the sea of infinite quantum possibilities) also helps create, how would you then begin to use your imagination more carefully?

So, it does beg the question, that if oneness allows us to do all this magical stuff, and theta allows it to happen fairly quickly, how do we get to theta to begin with?

And the answer is simple…be in the present moment.

Now most of you reading this will understand the benefits of present moment living, or to put it another way, living mindfully. Mindfulness meditation is still one of the most popular ways of meditating (not the only way, of course, but one of the ways). It is said that being mindful helps your brain stabilize itself, helps you emotionally be in control, as well as allowing you to be at, ‘one’ with everything (if you do it long enough).

What you may not know, is that being present is a great easy way of getting your brainwave state to the theta waves . Interestingly, people who have out-of-body experiences (where you get to go within the inner dimensions of the multi-verse, and experience first hand a desire manifesting without having to, ‘wait’ due to time) also show there brainwave state being in theta as well. I know this because the feeling of being in the, ‘now’, and the feeling when you have an out-of-body experience is exactly the same. You mindless inner chit-chatter is reduced and you have to be really careful what you think about, due to the restriction of time being taken away.

Of course, any scientist, philosopher or spiritual seeker will already know this, that there is no such thing as time. That all we have are, ‘now’ moments strung together. And this is true. The past and future exist only in your imagination. There is no moment, but, ‘now’. We are right here, right now, in the space-time continuum that some people call the multi-verse.

So, being in the, ‘now’ helps creation a lot faster and helps connect you with the, ‘all that is’. Feeling unconditional love helps open up your Heart Chakra (please see this article on, ‘The Chakras’ for more info) and allows you to connect to the all that is. Both can do it. And of course, there are ways you can activate both, so you start to live your life with both chakras opened.

To open both chakras is pretty simple enough, and in fact if you open one, the other (sometimes) will open by itself (it’s as if the two are linked in some way).

 

To open your Heart Chakra

The most easiest way of doing this, is to act like everybody and everything else is an extension of you. Just walk around and see other people as parts of you. I know this sounds strange, but believe it or not, this does work. You will find your Heart chakra will open, and feel love pouring into your body. Why? because in truth, they are parts of you. We are all the same consciousness, just different, ‘fingers’ of the same hand. And when you experience that, your whole outlook on life begins to change, your, ‘presence’ increases (because your Sacral chakra opens in some cases) and you’ll eliminate the illusion of separatism. This also has a great knock-on effect of reducing your stress levels, allowing you to be more compassionate and forgiving, and also allows you to manifest a bit more easily (don’t forget that thought, mixed with love, immediately creates in the non-physical world. Constant focus will eventually allow that to gain a, ‘3D’ shape and manifest into the physical. This is how the law of attraction works;-).

You’ll also find that you’ll be more emotionally calmer over bad events, and as you can dissolve fear based scenarios by showing love to them, you’ll find that bad events, although won’t necessarily go away, won’t be as bad as you thought they would be.

 

To open up you Sacral Chakra (be in the, ‘Now’)

There are many ways of being in the present moment, and feeling oneness with the multi-verse as a result. The easiest way I have found (thanks to Eckhart Tolle) is by feeling my inner energy body, which helps divert my attention away from my idle EGO created thoughts and allows me to be more, ‘present’. Alternatively, you can watch the gap between your thoughts, or the gaps between the words in your thoughts, to bring you into the present moment of, ‘now’. You’ll know when you are close to being present, when a huge flood of peaceful energy floods into your Sacral Chakra (close to your belly button). This helps increase your inner personal power, and also helps you not judge situations, and see them as merely outcomes (which is what they are anyway). This brings more peace to your life, and will automatically re-condition your subconscious. If you practice enough, and close your eyes, you may even be able to remote view, and see distant places/people using just your imagination. (If you are unable to do that, this ARVARI CD package is a great substitute). Being in the, ‘now’ is said to be where you meet with your soul halfway, due to there being no such thing as time (I also believe that this is what is mean’t by the saying, ‘Be still (now) and know god (unconditional love)’).

When I first tried to do this, I already got quite good at being in the present moment, and found that by seeing people as extensions as myself, I felt my Heart Chakra open up, with my Sacral Chakra not too far behind. Life had more richness and energy towards it, and I could feel nature more effectively. Also, my intuition had increased, allowing me to sense things and people differently. Bearing in mind that when you are, ‘present’, you are in the theta brainwave state, so your subconscious is also being automatically re-programmed. So if you find yourself in a job or doing a task that you don’t like, try to be, ‘present’, and you’ll re-programme yourself to begin to enjoy it (or at least tolerate it a bit more).

Feeling oneness with the multi-verse, when done long enough, will help your life in numerous ways as well as manifesting your desires a bit quicker as well as promoting self-healing. Acting like you are separate from everybody else is really like living life the hard way. See yourself as one with everything, and you’ll find that you’ll start to enjoy life more and more. Give it a go. You’ll be pleasantly surprised;-)