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Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions



MODERN PROBLEMS

In today's world, our minds have never before been exposed to so much information all the time: stress from work, constant distractions on our phones, comparison with others on social media, and fear-inspiring media about the state of the world. 

I'M DROWNING AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO

For conscious people, we know that we need to make a change, but we get stuck in a state of paralysis or avoidance. 

In recent years, the emphasis on "healing" has unpacked generational trauma for us to process, whilst the post Covid19 economic conditions has kept us running like hamsters on a wheel, unable to pause and ask:

  • Why am I unable to sleep at night? 

  • Why do I fly into states of anxiety or anger?

  • When I finally do get a vacation, why can't I relax? 

  • Why are so many of my peers experiencing heart conditions in their 40's?

  • Why do I feel so unfulfilled?

  • Why am I terrified of making a change, even if I know this path is not where I want to be?

I NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE, AND GET UNSTUCK FROM THIS STATE I'VE BEEN IN THESE PAST FEW YEARS. BUT WHERE DO I EVEN START?


ANCIENT SOLUTIONS

The ancient Vedic monks in India were the first in recorded history (~1750BCE) to empower people to resolve their adverse situations by de-cluttering and calming their minds.

They taught spiritual practices like meditation and chanting mantras that help us:

  • Clear the mind of being persistently disturbed by thoughts

  • Accept situations for what they are

  • Free yourself from addictive behavior

  • Make better decisions in life 

  • Have better relationships and live a healthier, more present life

In Buddhism, enlightenment is defined as the freedom from suffering. And suffering is caused by desire and ignorance: desire to have things be different to how they are today, and ignorance about how unbelievably awesome is is to be alive and conscious! 

SAT, CHIT, ANANDA

This is a Sanskrit mantra meaning Truth, Existence, Bliss. The antidote to suffering is disidentification with your thoughts (you are not your thoughts), learning to observe your thoughts, and feeling gratitude for being alive, and the gift of being conscious or our own existence. Bliss. 

BE HERE NOW

For some, a daily meditation practice is achievable, but for others, its just impossible. If you work a stressful job, experience depression, PTSD or anxiety, you may be so deep in a constant state of fight, flight or freeze that finding time each day to sit in silence each day to go within. Getting started is always the hardest step. 

Sacred plants, including Sacred Acacia, is an extremely helpful ally for us in this regard. 

SACRED ACACIA AND HER DIVINE PLAY

Sacred Acacia can be perceived to be a loving but frank grandmother, who gives you direct and candid guidance because she cares about your happiness and wellbeing. Out of pure Divine love, she tells the truth that we are unable or unwilling to hear otherwise. 

Some of these are hard truths. She helps us reflect on:

  • How often we think negative thoughts about ourselves, our pasts, our parents etc.

  • How much we play the victim in our life's story

  • How much we judge ourselves for not being perfect

  • Whether those old stories or judgements are helping us


And some of these are inspiring truths. She helps us reflect on:

  • Our strengths, talents, gifts and resources

  • What new stories we can tell and what that would do for us

  • What new ways of BEING we can explore that help us FEEL better

  • How expansive, creative, beautiful and whole we really are!

These "truths" are the things that help us cut straight through the walls our egos put up to hold onto the old stories we tell. Like a knife, piercing into our deepest levels of consciousness, and allowing the light of our Highest and Best Selves to shine through. Our Higher Selves don't allow us to write ourselves as the victim in our stories. Rather, they see the positives in you and those around you, helping you to forgive, let go, and expand.

...and sometimes she also shows us bright, profound and playful images - the cosmic circus, the nature of the Universe, the interconnected nature of all of creation - reminding us not to take ourselves so seriously...



NEUROSCIENCE

On a neuroscience level, DMT (The Spirit Molecule) creates a state of neuroplasticity in our brains. This means that we are able to rewrite entrenched neutral pathways, helping us move past the old stories, behavior patterns and negative feelings that are keeping us stuck.

SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY AND NON-DUALITY

Sacred Waters operates on a belief system where science and spirituality are not at odds, rather, they exist in symbiotic resonance for our deeper understanding of the self, towards the benefit of our society and progress as a human family. The ancient practices that help us look within give us a helpful framework and a toolkit that help us in ceremony to navigate the experience with grace, and the guidance we receive from the Sacrament helps us unlock deeper levels of consciousness, connection with our Higher Selves and the transcendent bliss that comes from finding that God is not separate from us, but within every single cell!


JOIN US IN CEREMONY

We are accepting new Sangha Members at this time. Join us for an information session to learn more and when you're ready to begin your journey to freedom, become a Sangha Member to start the application process.

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