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One Day Workshop - two dates to choose from - January 15th and 16th.

Monday, December 13th 2010 @ 12:00 AM (not yet rated)

We've long been told to "follow our heart"--that this is where the truth is kept. And whenever we have feelings of peace, calmness or joy, it's experienced not in our head, but in our heart. So what makes the heart so special? How can our heart help us in our daily life? What is the spiritual meaning of the heart?

Practicing the techniques from Irman Effendi's new book Smile to Your Heart is a wonderful way to open and enjoy your spiritiual heart. I am offering a one day workshop (6 hours) doing just that. $50.00 plus you need to purchase the book available for $20.00 prior to the weekend. (pre reading if possible)

Whether you have meditated for years or never before, Smile to Your Heart practices are simple and accessible practice for anyone seeking deeper meaning in life, or just a more peaceful way to go through it. All you have to do is relax...smile...and enjoy!

We are meant to be happy. (from the heart sanctuary website)

That has always been an original and true intention of this life, which we instinctively realize (remember) on some level.  In fact, if you look at the motivations behind our thoughts and actions—conscious and unconscious—they’re all to get us closer to the feeling, or at least the idea, of happiness.

Yet many of us fail.  In spite of our worldly successes and social relationships, we often feel lonely, empty, as if something is missing.  Even when we experience happiness, it tends to be more of a brief touch than a lasting embrace.  We seem to slip back to a lower plane, a place of wanting, again and again.

Psychologists, economists, poets—and, most importantly, you—have long asked why.  But, for all of the scholarship and human insight across the centuries, nobody has found a complete and enduring answer.  Perhaps because it’s been too close to see…

The answer, the truth, is our heart.  Not the physical heart that beats in our chest, but our spiritual heart, which is the key connection between us and the Creator / True Source (Source of our true selves / spirit).

We’ve been told throughout our lives, from parents and priests alike, to “follow our heart.”  Why?  Because, even without us realizing, our heart knows the truth.  Our heart feels True Source’s Will—which Loves us completely, and always wants the very best for us.  This has been written in countless holy texts, across virtually all religions, since the very beginning.  Only recently, however, during this new period of spiritual awakening are we really beginning to remember the meaning of directing our heart to True Source for support, guidance, and Love.

In opening and using our heart, we’re blessed with a lasting peace and happiness that we can feel—actually and really feel—as we go about our daily lives.  Once we begin to trust our heart instead of our head to make better decisions, to enjoy life experiences, and to heal our mind and body, we not only find effortless happiness in what we do, but we also improve and strengthen our connection to True Source so naturally and beautifully.

Now, in this dawning age of spiritual growth, many of us have begun the process of shifting the priorities in our lives.  Perhaps we’ve already opened our heart well enough to start directing ourselves—even our whole self and our whole life—to True Source.  We may now be praying more often, giving to the poor, volunteering, doing good deeds, and so on.  Have we done it the best, though, according to True Source’s Loving Will within our heart?

But shouldn’t acts like praying daily and helping the needy be enough?  Aren’t these a clear sign that we’ve opened our hearts, and are living already according to True Source’s Will?  With all of the temptations and obstacles we face in our modern and hectic lives, how can this not be proof?

Ah, but True Source wants us not to simply open our heart, but to open our heart completely to True Source:  To experience the bliss of unconditional Divine Love, every moment of our lives, for every being.  Which is why it is also written in holy books that praying and doing good deeds are not enough; they must be done from the heart, with all of our love.  Charity and devotion, while beautiful, don’t automatically arise from the love within our heart.

Yet it’s hard enough at times to open our heart at all, much less open it completely.  Do our efforts count for nothing?  Of course not; opening your heart even a little bit is wonderful spiritual growth.  But the Love of True Source is perfectly complete and pure.  For us to return Home—which is the ultimate destiny of all spirits—we have to surrender entirely to the Love.  Gratefully, our hearts already want to do this, and are only waiting for us to allow it.

Irmansyah Effendi

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The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart ~Buddha

www.lotuslight.net.nz

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SMILE TO YOUR HEART MEDITATIONS: Simple Practices for Peace, Health and Spiritual Growth.

Saturday, December 11th 2010 @ 6:55 AM (not yet rated)

BOOK is now available through us for $20.00 ($27.95 at Whitcoulls) plus postage of $1.20 within New Zealand and $3.00 overseas.

We’ve long been told to “follow our heart”—that this is where the truth is kept. And whenever we have feelings of peace, calmness or joy, it’s experienced not in our head, but in our heart.

So what makes the heart so special? How can our heart help us in our daily life? What is the spiritual meaning of the heart?

Bestselling Indonesian author Irmansyah Effendi (Founder of Padmacahaya - Reiki Tummo an Open Heart Meditation) has created a joyful, practical and universal “user’s guide” for the spiritual heart. Smile To Your Heart Meditations: Simple Practices for Peace, Health, and Spiritual Growth introduces readers to their spiritual hearts and shares simple yet effective techniques to easily and continually connect to the Source of peace, calmness and joy within.

An easy to understand, step-by-step guide to opening, feeling and enjoying your heart, Smile to Your Heart Meditations will teach you to naturally:

  • Experience the calmness and happiness within your heart
  • Improve your beautiful and direct connection with the Divine Source
  • Achieve more joyful, meaningful and and effective meditations
  • Rely on your heart more in interactions with others
  • Let your heart be strengthened and cleansed of negativities
  • Clearly recognize the difference between using the brain and the heart
  • Reduce stress and other negative emotions
  • Allow more joy and positive energy to flow throughout your life

Whether you have meditated for years or never before, Smile to Your Heart Meditations is a simple and accessible practice for anyone seeking deeper meaning in life, or just a more peaceful way to go through it.

A SPECIAL OFFER

Those who buy the book will be entitled to attend specially run practices of the meditations from the book. When 6 hours of these practices are complete a certificate will be given and the holder of this certificate will be entitled to attend the Open Heart Workshop Level 1 for the repeat fee of $20.00 (L1 valued at $175.00).

Just contact me and you book will be on its way.

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The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart ~Buddha

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MOVEMENT OF CHANGE

Saturday, December 4th 2010 @ 8:08 PM (not yet rated)

The internet is a truely amazing gift. I don't always like it as I am very sensitive to electrical gadgets, so tend to limit their use at times. But when I do use the internet I find such treasures. A few months ago I recieved a link to a site that has changed my life significantly.

I'll let you into a secret: I have always wanted to write a book. To share thoughts, ideas and prose with others in book form. Last August I came across the link below and found my way to the Movement of Change.

My book is nearly complete and will go out initially as an e-book. I have had total support and a huge number of resources made available to me in the creation of this dream of mine. When its published I'll let you know until then have a look at the site below and you may gain the inspiration I did to follow a dream.

Even if you are not wanting to write a book the site gave me access to a number of really lovely uplifting messages.

http://www.movementofchange.com

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The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart ~Buddha

www.lotuslight.net.nz

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