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Life Goals and Values

I choose the following goals and values:

GOALS:
1. God Union; to be one with God
2. Love all beings and all situations
3. Be debt free
4. Reconcile with anyone I feel opposed to
5. RECOGNIZE the true needs of others
6. Develop the SKILLS to meet the true needs of others
7. Ease human suffering
8. Integrate my life with nature
9. Simplify my life

VALUES:
1. LOVE
2. Honesty
3. Authenticity
4. Self Discipline
5. Generosity
6. Usefulness
7. Simplicity
8. Efficiency
9. Faith in God
10. Self Appreciation
11. Gratitude

These life goals and values were first published in 2011 in a myspace blog, a service that myspace discontinued.  As I repost them now, in 2014, I’m happy to say that I am now debt free!  My life is much simpler, more integrated with nature and my ability to recognize the needs of others, meet those needs and ease human suffering has noticeably improved.  My ability to forgive, to the point that I can even hug people who I’ve had an intense conflict with, has also improved.  I feel God’s presence in my life more than ever.  Both when I close my eyes and look within, but also during my daily routines.  I find myself in the right place at the right time very often, and the purpose of my life work is more clear every month.  Although my path has been full of storms, it is moving forward in the correct direction and is being graced with deeper states of stillness.  An additional specific goal that comes to mind as I post this article is to spend more time providing holistic humanitarian work to those most in need on this planet.

 

Flint River, Windrise Retreat Center

Flint River, Windrise Retreat Center

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Lessons Learned on a Spiritual Retreat

I recently completed a month long spiritual retreat in Cambodia, in which I learned how to slow down. As I have progressed on my path, I have accomplished many goals. I have gotten out of debt, sold a large home, prepared for a major career change, navigated a painful divorce, moved several times, etc. All in all my circumstances have improved. Despite this, I have had a hard to shifting gears and slowing down, now that it is an option. Doing this was the biggest overall lessons I learned on the spiritual retreat. To achieve this, I had to face a variety of fears and desires that persistently popped up and disturbed my kriya yoga. I was successful at doing this. This was not just a matter of long hours of meditation. Having completed the many worldly goals I mentioned certainly made it easier for to do this. It’s easier to let go of fears of failure, if you have already succeeded on many of your goals. It would have been impossible for me to let go of these fears, earlier in my path when I had many uncompleted goals and no idea how I would tackle them. Anyone considering an extended spiritual retreat like this, should do their best to get their life in order first.

If you are interested in many of the details of the retreat, such as how I spent my time there, where I was and some other general facts, please read my article “A Spiritual Retreat Benefits All“. I will not repeat those points here, instead I will go straight into describing the exact fears and desires that threatened my success at shifting gears to slow down and focus more inwardly. I will start with my fears.

Fears:

1. Insecurities and doubts about the validity of my spiritual path. These were the first to pop up. They were not new, I have noticed them just below the surface before, and they typically become amplified when I am visiting my Guru. This occurs because I have had expectations that he will make my life easier. If things aren’t happening as I had hoped, then I feel frustrated and doubtful. What is amazing is that I don’t even know I have these expectations, until something I had hidden hopes for doesn’t happen. The more burden I try to put on him, the more anger I feel and the more doubt I am flooded by at these times. This same pattern of expectations and feeling let down has happened with the first two times I visited him. With each visit, the doubts are less intense and less believable. This time, I quickly noticed what was happening, and found these fears melted in the spiritual presence that has been growing inside me.

2. Fear of letting go of my past lifestyle. This retreat marked a transitional time in my life. I had just let go of a lucrative, yet hectic job and the second apartment associated with it before the retreat. I was preparing to start a more spiritual, home-based job upon my return home. There were fears about whether I would have enough patients to feel useful about my work or whether I would be good enough to attract new patients. Fortunately I had been through a similar experience before. I have learned that if I work hard at being useful, and the create space in my life to be available, that space always gets filled in. This fear, also was easy to let go of.

3. Fear of rejection. My long time weakness has been that I am a people pleaser. I would always prefer to say something nice to someone and avoid a conflict, than say the truth. My spiritual path has brought this to the surface many times. I’ve improved substantially, but when a conflict causes a lot aggression inside of me, I usually fall back to people pleasing or just being silent. I know that if I speak up, there is a real risk I will become passive aggressive and react out on my inner aggression. Recently, however I have been able to sit with that aggression without letting it control my reactions. There has been an increased spiritual presence that helps me see through it all. Hans challenged my people pleasing weakness. I realized he was right, I was developing more clarity, so that even when I am triggered, I can see a neutral, truthful way to respond. It isn’t what people initially want to hear, but as I am getting better at delivering the message, I can see it gains me respect. This fear took me awhile to face. It came up during multiple days of meditation, but eventually it fell away and one day I could see it was totally irrational. I was ready to face it and now that I am, it has been liberating.

Desires:

1. Small worldly distractions. I had many desires pop up when I entered the more intense phases of meditation during this spiritual retreat. My mind wanted to obsess about food, socializing, exploring the island, working on the computer, unsolved work at home, etc. When this got out of hand, my Guru somehow could tell. Twice during the retreat he confronted me about not taking things seriously. I have never seen him preform any spiritual tricks, but with these confrontations, it was clear that he knew exactly what was on my mind, without me having given a single outward clue. His firm demeanor did the trick both times. My mind quickly went silent and I found myself easily maintaining hours of kriya yoga.

2. Desire for a female partner. This was a big one. Although I have always had a healthy attraction towards women, this desire had not been active much until lately. I suspect I have been overwhelmed with so many other drastic changes, that women were not on my mind. I also had a platonic female friend until about 6 months ago. I am sure that friendship fulfilled much of my need for a partner. Now that things have changed, my mind started to shift gears. I noticed this mainly near the end of the retreat. My mind had passed through all the fears and desires mentioned above, before it came to this last big one. It became clear to me that one of the major reasons I still felt a need to rush, was that I wanted to make sure I was spiritually mature enough, so as to be ready to recognize my soul mate if the chance to connect presented itself. Such a meeting is a once in a life time opportunity and it was a major reason for my intense efforts. I realized however, that many never meet their soul mate during lifetime, and there was no guarantee that was part of my God given path. I sat there in meditation pondering, could I still be happy if I never have a partner in this lifetime. Tension started to build. I started to feel frustration and anger towards God, Hans, myself and just about everything. I was having a mini-crisis. I knew I needed to forgive all, and I did so with a spiritual bowing practice. As I bowed, I felt a silent crying inside. Eventually there was a break in the tension, and I felt God’s presence. I laughed, because I could see that as long as God was present in my life, the details just didn’t matter. I still hope to qualify for a loving female partner, when I am fully free and grounded in God, but I also trust that God has got my back. If its not in the cards for me, I know he will provide me a meaningful life. At that moment, my commitment towards God Union was tested and proven. I could sincerely say, yes I work for God as my source of happiness first. I care for the rest of this physical world, but it always comes second to God.

When I completed the retreat, a burden had been released. In the past, whenever I would think of the list of things to do at home, a sense of urgency would come up. Now I was able to accept the thought of a whole lifetime of work and my mind body spirit all felt totally at ease. I noticed my attention now turned inward much easier than it ever had before. It didn’t come easily, but there was a surrendering of my worldly goals. Now I often feel that I have all the time in the world. My attention is turned inwards, not because it is lost and searching, but because there is a living, spiritual energy coming alive inside. My attention is finding something valuable, hidden deep inside. I am thankful for the lessons learned on this intense spiritual retreat in Cambodia.

God Bless

Cambodian Beach

Cambodian Beach

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Seamless Solutions of Love

I love it when a problem is solved effortlessly. I have a growing faith in the ability of love to solve problems in such a way. I wanted to share a small, but meaningful experience here. It has to do with a compost pile that I manage at my home away from home. I spend 11 days every month out of town working. I have an apartment there, which I have made into my second home.

At that apartment, I was throwing away all of my organic fruit and veggie scraps, because I had no personal yard space for a compost pile. To me this was a real problem. 🙂 I love to garden and keep house plants. Well made compost is priceless. It keeps my plants healthy and happy. I know how valuable those food scraps are, and it hurt me every time I would toss them in the trash. My “solution of love” actually has two parts:

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My Apartment & Plants

The first part happened about one year ago, while walking to work. I suddenly noticed an area where the hospital disposed of landscaping waste. I saw that there was room on the side for me to start a little compost pile AND there were tons of dried leaves already sitting there. Dry leaves + kitchen scraps + time = great compost. I had everything I needed to make good dirt, right next to my apartment. My problem was solved, just by me stopping and noticing the resources around me.

This little operation was successful until this fall. One day on my walk to work, I noticed that the whole area had been bulldozed over. My little compost pile was gone and so too were all the leaves! This is where part 2 of the my solution comes in. My initial inner reaction, was basically to pout about the turn of events. I was a little bit angry at whoever had done that. I noticed that anger and made a conscious effort to stop the mental blaming, but allow the energy that was activated in me to be felt. Every morning I would go through this inner procedure, because walking by the area would bring it all up again. I figured I would have to discard my kitchen waste again. However, I decided to save it until the last day, in case a solution presented itself. And it did! On the last night I was in town, I noticed one of the neighbors had raked up all of her leaves and was getting ready to burn the pile. I also noticed a vacant lot, right across the street. I asked for and was granted permission to move the pile of leaves across the street for my newest compost pile. This compost pile was an upgrade! The leaves have zero trash in them, the pile was closer to my apartment and the location was less likely to be disturbed.

The funny thing is, if I had been self absorbed with the predicament of losing the old compost pile, I may have never been observant enough to notice the solution that was right in front of my nose. This may have been a small “solution of love”, but I know the procedure works the same regardless of the size of the problem. I am sure there are many other solutions, right in front of my nose. I wish all a growing inner strength, so that “letting go” comes easier and solutions happen more seamlessly.

God Bless,

Roger

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The Nature Path to Work

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God’s First and Only Commandment

About the Author:

Hans Neukomm is a born farmer son and creator of the Cyberspace Ashram for Kriya Yoga, God and Love. All teachings of love are available for FREE instant download including God’s teachings of Love.

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Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower

God’s first and only commandment

Love all !
When you say YES to Love – then you say YES to God – by affirming the principle of true Love and applying Jesus’ teachings of Love – you affirm God and open for God’s Love to FEEL God’s love flowing through you.

God is almighty

and because God is Love – so is Jesus Love almighty and all-healing, all-freeing for all and can be felt and experience in the most powerful Love Prayer.

The most powerful Love is God’s Love

The Love touching you here on earth by Jesus is God’s Love – as God father radiates his Love to you by sending Jesus to you into your hearts and souls! There is but ONE God and that is God father!

All-loving – loving all – you as well

almighty – healing all with his Love – you as well

all-wise – creating Solutions of Love – for you as well.

Kriya Yoga

The ultimate goal of Kriya Yoga is to help you to reconnect with God, to get God’s love flowing through you and heal you until you become one with God. To achieve this goal, you need to open for God. A repeated deep Love Prayer will help you.

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Eternity – Infinity

About the Author:

Hans Neukomm is a born farmer son and creator of the Cyberspace Ashram for Kriya Yoga, God and Love. All teachings of love are available for FREE instant download including God’s teachings of Love.

Understand the meaning of eternity as a life span and infinity as a living room

God is eternal so are we – have you ever thought about what that means to you – living eternally ? Where do you want to live eternally and how do you want to live eternally ??

Are you always making the right decisions to achieve your very eternal goal or at least are you approaching this goal more or less directly ?

God and God’s entire creation is infinite – since we are his children and are made to his image – it means that all of us is infinite as well, including our divine potential to All is infinite

  • our potential to learn
  • our potential of creativity
  • our potential to love in an infinite number of different ways and with infinite power and strength of our Divine innermost being of our soul
  • our potential of making experiences – including painful experiences often called “mistakes” is infinite
  • the velocity – speed – to learn and spiritually grow is potentially infinite – we can learn extremely slowly or extremely fast – it all is up to us !!
  • the potential number of places to incarnate is infinite as well as the number of different spiritual locations – levels of spiritual development and achievement is infinite
  • the number of paths to God is potentially infinite as well as the opportunities to get lost – at least for a part of eternity – within the many locations and universes our ego is capable to create and support – is infinite !!!!!!!
  • how much or how little is part of eternity ??
  • be aware that you have a real and absolute goal in your life pointing to a point far beyond the present incarnation. Be sure you know how easy it is to lose orientation without a compass in the middle of desert. Mankind on earth is like in the middle of desert and most of the present population has lost the orientation in life.

If true divine Love is what you are aiming at – then you surely have a solid orientation and you never can really get lost – except for a few days or weeks in weird situations – if you temporary lose your orientation and get absorbed by fear or worries or anger for a very brief period.

Please learn to orient yourself in Love toward development of ever expanding Love – remember Love is eternal and infinite – the development of Love never ends – it goes on and on eternally.

If you are mathematically inclined – at least a little – then you can imagine a ray starting at one point and going into infinity – of any and all dimension !!! – like the spectrum of frequency that starts with ZERO Hertz and the frequency (vibration of human mind, body, consciousness, Love, ….) increases more and more – with absolutely no end into infinity – Love and all related manifestations of Love increase eternally and infinitely their frequency (vibration) !!!!!

When focusing in your daily life toward God – toward his infinite Divine Love – then you are tapping this very infinite source and connecting your own body, mind and soul with all pertaining manifestations to this very Divine source of all sources and of course your own body mind and soul will be filled and finally becomes one with this very Divine vibration of Divine Love until you ARE THIS VERY DIVINE LOVE in all your manifestations – infinitely and eternally !!

To make sure that YOUR remainder of eternity turns into a pleasure, Love and bliss you need to start to learn and continuously practice to control and direct your mind, your attention and focus toward Love – once you have achieved God-Union you are free for eternity to do whatever you love to do and whatever you want to do – until then you have to learn whatever separates you from your Divine destination.

If however you reject or refuse to consciously learn to love and direct your development toward Love – you may as well find yourself for millions and millions of years in a circle of incarnation into the physical plane or astral universes of infinite variety of ego, selfishness, aggression, …. . There is and always will be an infinite number of aggressive ways to live and an infinite number of loving ways to spend eternity. The choice always is yours.

Focus for a while – and repeat this again later on – on the meaning of eternity and infinity of human life, consciousness, awareness, being, potential and loving – it may help you to achieve a different inner attitude within your self or fine tune your present attitude to achieve your goals faster, smoother and more lovingly.

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