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~Higher Self~

We are not simply a physical body. We are essentially a spiritual being manifesting in a physical body. This spiritual being is eternal, intelligent, energetic and omnipotent. It is our Higher self which is connected to Source energy (God, All That Is, the Divine Being, Allah, etc.) as part of Source energy and we are this individualisation of Source energy in human form.

Your Higher Self or Soul is a timeless consciousness which is your true self. It seeks experience, expression and growth via our physical bodies. You and your Higher Self are a team. You provide the physical experience which the soul seeks; the Higher Self or soul provides the guidance when asked. When you seek alignment and guidance from your Higher Self, you become more aware of the limiting nature of your beliefs which dominate your current earthly reality. Remember that we are what we believe. When we are guided to change our beliefs, we begin to express our true spiritual nature. We become creators of our destiny. We become freer and happier when we act in alignment with our Higher Self or Soul.

Philosophy {7} ~ Existentialism

Existentialism is a school of 20th-century philosophers who shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject – not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living, human individual. In existentialism, the individual’s starting point is characterized by what has been called “the existential attitude,” or a sense of disorientation and confusion in the face of an apparently meaningless or absurd world. A central proposition of existentialism is that existence precedes essence, which means that the actual life of the individual is what constitutes what could be called his or her “essence” instead of there being a predetermined essence that defines what it is to be a human. Thus, the human beings – through their own consciousness – create their own values and determine a meaning to their life.

Quotes {46} ~ Building A Sense Of Self Unconsciously To Fill The Vacuum

“Strong convictions do not necessarily signal a powerful sense of self: very often quite the opposite. Intensely held beliefs may be no more than a person’s unconscious effort to build a sense of self to fill what, underneath, is experienced as a vacuum.” ~ Gabor Maté, When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

~Koham~

Koham, is a Sanskrit mantra. The mantra literally translates as Koh, which means “who,” and Am, which means “I.” Together, the mantra becomes the question “who am I?” Used as a mantra in meditation, this question is used by yogis seeking solace. The question of “who am I?” is what needs to be analyzed and realized in order to transcend physical and material reality.

~Kaivalya~

Kaivalya is a state of solitude, aloneness, isolation and detachment. The word is derived from the Sanskrit kevala, meaning “alone” or “isolated.” It is a separation of purusha (Self or Soul) from prakriti (primal matter). The state of kaivalya is the main goal of Raja yoga. It is a detachment and independence from relationships, egoism, attraction, aversion and the cycle of birth and death. One can achieve this state by performing austerities, yoga practice and discipline. One who achieves this state is called a Kevalin.

“The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” talks about a yogi who achieved kaivalya and is independent from all bonds. He attained the state of absolute consciousness, described in the chapter titled “Samadhi Pada.”

~Namarupa~

Namarupa is a Buddhist concept that refers to the interdependence of the mind and body. The term comes from the Sanskrit and Pali languages in which nama means “name” and rupa means “form,” “likeness” or “matter.” In Pali, nama also refers to such immaterial concepts as consciousness and perception. Namarupa is typically translated as “mind and body” or as a compound word, “bodymind,” indicating the inseparability of the individual’s physical and mental existence.

Namarupa describes a similar concept in Hinduism. Nama refers to the essential (spiritual) properties of a living being or an object, whereas rupa is the substantial (physical presence).