The Monk Rider Blog
The Healing Of Yourself, By Yourself
Using Your Anger And Spiritual Guidance As a Tool For Spiritual Growth
looking for Self Healing in the USA? Himalayan Monk Rider is the right place for you, Some of the greatest healing in reality and in history have not come from medicine or “real” science but from the mind itself and in the correct use of energy healing techniques, meditation, and yoga. This is what this blog is all about. Indeed, I am not saying anything like “forget the World Health Organization” or “depend on quackery and believe in it enough, it will ultimately heal you through your belief”, nothing like that. But, I am saying pretty much what Sir Francis Bacon said once, “science and nature with good aid always succeeds, with hindrance and negativity, everything fails”. That is pretty much the premise of the blog. It is all for medical science and good healing, but it is against quackery and pure blind belief.
So, I will explain my position completely: I believe in traditional medical science, but if it can be aided by positive feelings, developing positive beliefs and positive visualizations within its auspices, then it is not quackery to me, but simply an aid to genuine healing if you get where I am coming from. Sure, I will use medicine and bandages when needed, but, when push comes to shove, I will also use alternative healing techniques such as; Reiki healing, Yoga, Kundalini, Tantra, Ayurveda, Crystal healing as a legitimate aid to those medicines, bandages, and the like.
I meditate and do yoga, I walk a mile and a half to work almost every day and do calisthenics at home to keep myself in shape and in good physical condition. That illustrates part of what I mean, but not all of it. Here is the rest, I keep my thoughts positive and sanely patient for the most part so that I can deal with things better. What I am saying with this is that negativity and laziness do not help overall health in any way. In fact negativity and laziness help create bad health, and medicine does not cure that. Only, positivity and industriousness in the first place can prevent the problems ultimately.
As for serious illnesses, I am definitely not saying “go quack!” Not at all, but I am saying that they are preventable by basic measures in the first place in a sense with positivity and industriousness instead of laziness. I will even say that meditation, mental and spiritual discipline will help also. But what hinders, does hinder, and what helps, does help. So, to prevent, I am really saying you must help instead of hinder yourself. It all starts there anyway. So, I say one last time: This is not an article against traditional medicine or cures, this is an article to logically enhance them. Get it?
Have you discovered what connects you with your spiritual Guidance and supports you in downloading ‘great thoughts?’
“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. .” – Marcus Aurelius
Spiritual Guidance As a Tool For Spiritual Growth
I have been walking almost daily for about 50 years. I love my walks out in nature with my dogs, doing my morning prayers and my Inner Bonding process. Generally, I spend most of my inner work process communing with my spiritual Guidance. For over 30 years, since Spirit downloaded the process for our inner work to me, I’ve received most of my “great thoughts” from my soul (Guidance) during my walks.
So I was delighted when I discovered this quote by Marcus Aurelius!
Meditation and spiritual enlightenment
Some people can sit in meditation and receive their great thoughts from their spiritual Guidance, but not me. I’m not generally a sitter – I’m mostly a mover. Even as a small child, if I had to be indoors, I couldn’t sit still for very long, but outdoors was a different story. We went camping a lot when I was a child. I loved to climb on top of very big rock outcroppings and sit, mesmerized by the beauty of nature. Even as a child, I sometimes had great thoughts, sitting out in nature.
But then I discovered walking in nature and that changed everything for me. There is something about walking out in nature that connects me with my higher Guidance. I discovered that walking in nature while doing my prayers, expressing gratitude and doing my inner work process out loud, is my very best form of meditation. Perhaps it’s akin to what some indigenous peoples do when they move into a trance state through dancing and chanting. I don’t go into a trance state, but I certainly do go into an altered state that raises my frequency and allows me profound access to my Guidance.
Doing this each morning sets the tone of the day for me. I find it much easier to stay connected the rest of the day when I’ve taken my half-hour morning walk. Not only do I love walking in nature, but I also love that it sets the tone for my day and supports me in staying connected throughout the day. And, since I do a fast walk up and down hills, I get exercise at the same time!
The help of nature for your spiritual expansion
We generally do what we love to do. Since I love my walks in nature, and since I love connecting with my Guidance, I am highly motivated to walk each day. In fact, I try very hard not to miss my walk. Even in the dead of winter when it’s cold and snowy, I walk, wearing my heated vest and heated gloves. I marvel at the beauty of the snow-covered bare trees.
Walking in nature doing my inner work isn’t the only way I access my Guidance, but I’ve found it’s the best way to start my day. I also access my Guidance when I doing pranayamas and doing my yoga and meditation routine – and, of course, any time I’m in a true intent to learn.
I encourage you to find what works for you to access your ‘great thoughts.’ What raises your frequency and connects you with the love and wisdom of your spiritual Guidance? What fills your heart with peace and joy? What do you love to do so much that you don’t have to force yourself – you do it for the joy of it?
I hope you find what does this for you so you can experience the great joy of connecting with your profound Source of love, peace, joy, and great thoughts!
Using Anger As a Tool for Spiritual Growth
We all experience anger, no matter how hard we try not to. We get mad at our significant other for not taking out the trash. We shake our fist at the driver who cuts us off on the way to work. We become righteously indignant when someone has an opinion that we don’t agree with. We’ve learned, though, that good people don’t get angry, so we stuff it down, ignore it, or hide it from the world. Anger is not an emotion that we want to have. I mean, it’s not good for anything, so we need to get rid of it, right?
While anger has a bit of a bad rap, it can actually be a powerful tool when used correctly. Dr Jill Ammon-Wexler says in her book “Amaze Yourself-Take a Quantum Leap” that “Most modern societies teach us that anger is negative and that we should avoid or repress our anger. This does allow societies to better control their members, but is anger really negative, or is repression of anger just based on social convenience?”. She also says “Anger is simply energy in motion. It’s what you choose to do with your anger that makes it a positive or negative force in your life”.
the ying-yang of anger & love for spiritual direction
Let’s think about that for a moment. The two most powerful emotions that we have are anger and love. When we are trying to manifest things that we want in our lives, the only way to do that is to surround our thoughts with intense emotion in order to create them. We know that love and joy can certainly do that, but can we use anger in the same way? If we are already angry, instead of stuffing it down or trying to banish it from our mind, how about we use it to create something wonderful instead.
Anger can be a huge catalyst for change. Remember that anger is energy in motion, so let it move you to create positive change in this world. Once upon a time, some ladies got angry with having to stay home on Election Day, so from that anger, they created the suffragette movement. If they hadn’t, women still wouldn’t have the right to vote. Anger can create passion, and sometimes a fire in your belly is exactly what you need to get things done. It can be like rocket fuel.
the anger meditation for spiritual intelligence
We can also use anger to create change within ourselves. When I get upset with someone about something that I can’t change, instead of trying to forget about it or hold on to it, I do an exercise that’s appropriately called the “anger meditation”. I sit on my bed and think about what’s making me angry. Instead of trying to fight it, I let myself get really mad. I mean really, really mad. I yell into a pillow and punch it a few times for good measure. After a while, the anger always dissipates, but I force myself to stay angry for a few more minutes. By this time, I just feel silly and usually start laughing. Expelling that excess energy always creates some space so that I have room to realize where the anger came from in the first place. This helps me to change the things that I can and let go of the rest.
A friend of mine recently used anger in an interesting way. She had been mourning the loss of her husband, and after four years, decided that she was ready for joy again. The problem was that she just couldn’t find it. She tried everything to get there, but after a time, she started to get angry. She KNEW she deserved some joy, especially after everything that she’d been through, but it was nowhere in sight. One day, she had finally had it. In a fury, she threw her hands up in the air and said “Okay Universe. I WANT SOME JOY NOW!!”. Surprisingly, it worked. That angry release, that demand, changed everything for her. She is currently one of the happiest people I know.
So the next time you get angry, stop and take a look at it. Don’t shove it into a corner until it manifests into illness, or scream like a shrew at your husband or wife. Say to yourself, “Okay, I’m angry about this, so what am I going to do about it? Can I use this anger to change things?”. If the answer is no, then go beat your pillow.