Fearless And Free

“When man learns that nothing can really harm him, Fear seems a folly.  And when man awakens to a realization of his real nature and destiny, he knows that nothing can harm him, and consequently Fear is discarded.

It has been well said, “There is nothing to fear, but Fear,” and in this epigram is concealed a truth which all advanced occultists will recognize.  The abolishing of Fear places in the hands of Man a weapon of defense and power which renders him almost invincible.  Why do you not take this gift which is so freely offered you? Let your watchwords be: ‘I AM.’ ‘I AM FEARLESS AND FREE.’ ”

Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism, by Yogi Ramacharaka, 1931, The Yogi Publication Society.

The Ego – Osho

“The ego is needed because the true self is not known.  The ego is a substitute.  It is a pseudo entity.  Because you don’t know yourself, you have to create an artificial center; otherwise functioning in life will be impossible.  Because you don’t know your real face, you have to wear a mask.  Not knowing the essential, you have to trust in the shadow.

There are only two ways of living life. One is to live it from the very core of your being which has been the way of the mystics.

Meditation is nothing but a device to make you aware of your real self, which is not created by you, which need not be created by you, which you already are.  You are born with it.   You are it!  It needs to be discovered.

Society does not allow it to happen.  No society allows it to happen because the real self is dangerous.  Dangerous for the established church.  Dangerous for the state.  Dangerous for the crowd. Dangerous for tradition.

Because once a man knows his real self, he becomes an individual. He no longer belongs to the mob psychology; he will not be superstitious and he cannot be exploited.  He cannot be led like cattle.  He cannot be ordered and commanded.  He will live according to his light.  He will live from his own inwardness.  His life will have tremendous beauty and integrity.  But that is the fear of the society.

Integrated persons become individuals and the society wants you to be non-individuals.  Instead of individuality, the society teaches you to be a personality. The word personality has to be understood. It comes from the root personapersona means “mask.”  The society gives you a false idea of who you are; it gives you just a toy, and you go on clinging to the toy your whole life.

One way to live is to live through meditation.  Then you live a life of rebellion, of adventure, of courage. Then you really live!  The other way to live, or to fake living, is the way of the ego: strengthen the ego, nourish the ego, cling to the ego so that you need not look into the self.  The ego is an artifact created by the society to deceive you, to distract you.”

The Most Uncharted Sea, OSHO Talks

 

Power Of Visualization

Shakti Gawain’s books are full of powerful affirmations and healing meditations.  Her first book, Creative Visualization, was written in 1978.  She suggested using your imagination to create what you want in your life!  It became a best seller and positively affected many lives!  Understanding the Law of Attraction, Shakti said, “Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful.  Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart truly desires must come to you!”

Maxwell Maltz, a plastic surgeon, wrote a book in 1960 called Psycho-Cybernetics. As a surgeon who altered the bodies of his clients, he found that very often their mindset was the same after surgery as before their physical changes.  The people were still thinking of themselves as old, overweight or disfigured.  Dr. Maltz wrote about them “setting the new goal of a positive outcome through visualization of that positive outcome … otherwise they will get stuck in a continuing pattern of limiting beliefs.” His ideas focused on visualizing one’s goals and he believed that self-image is the cornerstone of all the changes that take place in a person. According to Maltz, if one’s self-image is unhealthy or faulty — all of a person’s efforts will end in failure.

The power of visualization works using the ideas described below!