How Life Formula Came About
I thought it apt that my first blog entry at the Life Formula (LF) website/headquarters be to speak a little about how LF came about. Like, who am I anyway to propose a formula for life? And how the hey can there be just one formula for life?? To the latter question, there's not just one. But there is one just for you, but it will change and evolve as you do so its not a static thing. But more about that in a minute.
Who am I and what gives me license to preach a formula for life? Well I'm a hypnotherapist (see Mala Hypnotherapy for more on that) and spiritual seeker who finally realized one day that all I was seeking was me and the only place to find that was by taking my seat and going within. It took me ages to realize that I had to do the work myself and that as I did the work myself then all the help I received from others would be way more effective. But I had to take my seat - in other words I had to DO the work myself.
We can't go it completely alone. We're just not designed to do it all by our self. But we came in here alone, we go out alone and in between we have work that we alone we have to do - IF we want to continue to grow and live with some kind of freedom, or peace of mind.
The more work you do on yourself, the more you're able to help others. The more you enquire within and experience and enlighten your shadow states of being, the more calm balance you'll experience. The deeper and wider your search for true teachings, the greater your abilty to embody and master them at all; and however endless your true path may be, your goal is to awaken and walk it with passion and drive. In this sense we are evoluvingy creatures living in an evolving cosmos and the more we enquire within, the more we're able to experience this evolutionary nature - which to me seems to be the only thing that helps this thing called life make any sense at all!!
And so it was out of confusion, and the need for balance and freedom, that Life Formula was born! It seemed that very few teachings were pulling it all together and putting it into a formula that would help my life make sense. People and different Teachings would talk about the mind, body, heart and soul but they would either not tie them all together, or they wouldn't tell me fully what I needed to be doing in practice in order to balance these major areas of life. When I realized that all these areas were simultaneously evovling I realized there was a lot of work that needed doing in order to catch up so this process could evolve more consciously.
It was somewhere in this awakening/dawing/realization that I stumbled upon the true nature of the human being - that we give consciousness its arms and legs! And further, that it was only through discipline and structure that one would encounter ultimate freedom. This may sound like a total oxy-moron but without the human body we're just consciousness; pure deep awareness. With the body we get to experience a whole other dimension to Consciousness. So we are this body, but we are so much more than this body also... yet we MUST include the health and fitness of the body in any formula to life. To negate the body is to negate our ability to create.
In the same way, we are this mind and heart, but we are more than this mind and heart. We have thoughts, feelings, ideas and desires, but we are more than our thoughts, feelings, ideas and desires. It is only through discipline that we are liberated from the pain and suffering so many of these thoughts, feelings, ideas and desires conjure.
On another level, so too do we have a soul, but we are more than our soul intention for we are but a spark of Collective Consciousness and together we reflect the health and balance of not only the human race, but of the planet upon which we live.
So in those last two paragraphs we make a leap from Me/Mine/I to reflecting the nature of our collective consciousness being a whole that includes Mother Earth and beyond. A fully, well rounded and integral formula for life will take in as many different perspectives as possible and will include as many levels of the heirarchy as can be perceived. It is in this way that your personal Life Formula will evolve and expand as you do.
We are a vitally important cog in the wheel of creation in that we ARE the Creator! There is work to be done and it is my hope that Life Formula will help people in all walks of life to realize the areas in their lives that require the most attention and to then motivate the inclination to bring awareness to liberate those areas and what ever lies beyond.
We are alive in the age of information which means we have at our fingertips all the teachings of all the lineages of all the cultures from East to West. And now we get to mesh the old with the new in a formula that will suffice the most rapid period of growth the human species has ever encountered! This surely is an exciting and vibrant time to be alive. LF seeks to bring it all together in an easy-to-manage practice that is designed espeically for YOU!
AWARENESS is KEY! Motivation, drive and follow through are mandatory!
Till next time, with grace and love
Carmel aka Gurugirl