Inner Process of Deep Transformation

Inner Process of Deep Transformation Tony Samara

It’s all here. We need not continue going somewhere else, like many western people do. People have been going to India, to Tibet and now they go to Peru and then it will be somewhere else. Rather than take people to such places I started working with people in a very mystical way. I go around and give regular lectures and workshops and also there is a group of people I work with closely, which is really committed to transform all of these things and this requires time. It is an inner process of deep transformation and such takes time so that it can be put into practice.

For example, Portugal is Portugal and people do not have to learn to be Norwegian. They must understand the values  that are inherent to their culture. I’m not saying that mixing cultures is wrong, but I think that we only really mix  when we internalize the importance of what we have. We can take what is important from other cultures, but if we forget our own, we’ll just be pretending that we are using other things.  As another example, I see people going to India and adopting the Indian way of dressing, of thinking, but then they never get there because they did not meet their internal value system.

The outside is not important, only the inside is. The inside is not only a mystical part of ourselves, but also of our family, our culture, our history, of who we are, and it depends on many, many factors. It is important to discover and internalise this but it needs to be real.

I’m not saying for people to be nationalistic, but rather to realise that once, in Portugal, there were mystical people and there is a tradition of healing and other aspects which have fallen into oblivion. Once we open that value system though, we realise that this culture is still present in us.

I’ve been in Peru to teach this to the people. The country was dominated by Western culture, the Spaniards and their cultural system, because otherwise they would have been killed. 500 years ago, if we did not do what our supervisor told us, we would be persecuted and killed, or made slaves, and so people were afraid, and that fear is still there today, in Peru. Peruvians still act like 500 years ago and are afraid to remember what is at the core of their genetic code. It appears strange that a foreigner comes forth to explain their value system but everybody has the capacity to remember, given the right tools.

Don’t read history books, and don’t try to be something you think you are, but come back to the reality of who you truly are, which is deeper than finding another system, another way, or in reinventing yourselves. It’s about coming back to the genetic wisdom that is always there.

Tony Samara

Save our Bees

Save our bees Tony Samara

“As soon as we recognize that the mind and the ego do not offer satisfactory answers on our quest for Happiness, for Love, for Joy, for Peace and for Spirituality, and that any fight, any research and any waiting for something separate and outside of ourselves are a waste of time, then we can experience freedom.

To let go of this belief is really magical. One calms down quite naturally and in this peace one can be in touch with Totality. Like the Phoenix rising out of the ashes, a new attitude emerges for life. A comprehension is formed in our hearts. We can reorient our beliefs and create a foundation for freedom and transformation.

This place of understanding from which we feel comfortable in all circumstances comes from inner peace rather than from waiting or researching anything. Then each step we take on our path naturally becomes an expression of Freedom, Joy and Love.”

excerpt from ‘A Shaman’s Wisdom’, by Tony Samara

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Tony would like to mention the interesting phenomena that seems to be baffling the world today and which is particularly close to his heart.

We write about this as we each as individuals have the remarkable possibility to make the difference with some of our practical actions. Little as they may seem they can all bring joy to your heart knowing you are part of the circle of life.

Tony advises that the extensive use of mobile phones, microwave ovens and other gadgets that emit specific radiation frequencies are seriously damaging our bee populations as well as our energetic bodies. He therefore emphasises the benefits to the environment created by minimising their useage.

Instead utilise sms rather than making long phone calls on mobile phones and find other ways (such as internet telecommunications) to stay in touch with family and friends. Also by using conventional cooking methods you can help nature and yourself.

We will now include an excerpt from a nature journal to highlight the seriousness of the situation:

“According to a study, beekeepers reported an average loss of just over 36% of their colonies over winter, a figure up 13.5% from the previous year, and just over a third of all beekeepers reported losing one or more of their colonies to the condition named Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

Since 2006, their keepers have been reporting the sudden and unusual disappearance of large numbers of their bees. Virtually overnight, all the adult bees in a seemingly healthy hive disappear [...]

As critical pollinators of many of the foods we depend upon, healthy honeybee populations are essential to our food supply. About 130 different crops rely upon honeybee pollination. Some 30% of all the different types of nuts, fruits, and vegetables we consume.

Things we can do:

· Plant species native to your region in your yard and garden. These will provide abundant food for local bee populations.

· Grow a wide variety of plants with different colors, shapes, and flowering times. A diverse range of plants will attract an equally diverse range of bee species and give them plenty of food choices throughout the growing season.

· Stay away from hybrid and genetically modified plants, which often don’t produce any of the pollen that bees need to survive.

· Never use pesticides or herbicides of any kind. Though these poisons may be meant for plants and non-bee pests, they can often have a “spill-over” effect that harms innocent bystander species, bees among them. (Pesticides are also extremely unhealthy for us land-bound creatures, too!)

· Consider starting a hive and being a beekeeper by creating a nest for wood bees (which don’t sting!) by simply taking a non-treated block of wood, drilling holes 3/32 of an inch to 5/16 of an inch in diameter and about 5 inches deep, and leaving it out for bees to find. Traditional beekeeping also has many rewards, from a supply of homemade honey to assured garden pollination.”

You have 1 DAY to join the movement: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bee-repopulation-honey-project–2

Tony Samara

Service to Humanity

Service to humanity Tony Samara

“Service to humanity is such an amazing gift in this seemingly more self-centered world of ours today. We can learn that the world does not centre around ourselves, our needs, our beliefs, or even our thoughts or words but rather centers around love, centers around our expansion beyond ego and into a space where spiritual growth, compassion, cooperation and focussed giving to others, to the world, to mother earth, to the universal goodness is the magical heart of existence. The creative meaning of existence helps us to nourish our needs, beliefs and thoughts from a space that transcends limitations, dependencies and expectations in a practical as well as in a philosophical sense.

In a practical sense we need to watch the mind and the ego to avoid the games that are so often created to justify our actions. If working in a garden and our efforts and time spent in the garden are simply to satisfy our selfish needs, then we bypass so much and we miss the beauty of sharing our efforts with all that is present and alive. If we plant trees as a gift to humanity then those trees flourish. If we plant them simply to satisfy needs then we don’t have a forest rather we have an extension of or a picture of our needs in the garden lacking in the aliveness and magic that is so natural to this world.

In the same sense, if any other action or practical work that we undertake is simply to satisfy our needs and we surely forget the beauty of the world and to be an integral part of this beauty, then our work becomes self-centered and its goal becomes to satisfy our beliefs, needs, egos and thoughts. Being and trusting that your real and selfless actions are an expression of beauty then those beliefs, needs, thoughts and egotistical aspects become superfluous and we enter an aliveness and magic that is our birthright.

This is what makes people great and gives meaning to our personal life as well as hope for humanity. ”

Tony Samara

Everyone procrastinates sometimes?

Overcome Procrastination Tony Samara

Everyone procrastinates sometimes?

But this bad habit of putting tasks off until the last possible minute, can turn into a major problem for both your career and your personal and spiritual life, if it goes unchecked.

To help you overcome procrastination once and for all, try these 2 simple steps.

1. Get organised.

One of the most common triggers of procrastination is feeling overwhelmed.

So one of the best things you can do to overcome procrastination is to get super organized with a to-do list that is possible for you to achieve during the day ahead.

2. Let go of perfectionism!

Realize that an imperfect job completed today is always superior to a perfect job delayed indefinitely!

Join Tony Samara in one of his daily or weekly satsang: http://www.tonysamara.org/blog/satsangs

Procrastinating?

Life Choices and Potential by Tony Samara

Life Choices and Potential by Tony Samara

A lot of people get married because it is the next step to take and others do not leave their job that they hate because they are afraid to do so or have children as they fear growing old alone. It is unfortunate that that is so, because life passes by them without them being aware of the true joy that is possible when they have children or do work that excites them.

I’m not saying that everybody should leave their work and go in search of whatever is in the countryside or is on a tropical island or whatever, but rather that it is good to listen to themselves when they ask the questions: “What is my dream? What do I want?” And listen not from a space of desire or in terms of needs, but what they really want.

When we are aware of something, thinking or writing about it, (as sometimes writing in a journal reveals more of ones inner truth) somehow we have already put the same emotions in it and that makes it at least more accessible and visible. If we do not know something, we do not see it – it is in our unconscious. We do not recognize the signal that tells us that we really like business but are scared to leave our job because, nowadays, the business world is in a very bad way. But what if you have a talent in management that nobody else has? And  you can do something unique, and be very successful in that.

Look at Facebook, for example. It was an idea that came up during someone’s university years and today it is a huge thing. But the idea behind all this was incredible. Many people have this creative potential and the world would be in a much better state if people would look at their personal dreams and create a society in which these dreams were palpable.

Not only that, many people have ideas but never look at them, except when they are too old to change.

The problem is that people do not live their dreams. This happens because of many things, especially when they have children and responsibilities. They say  they can’t live their dreams because their children need a good education or similar, but this is the worst thing you can do, because in doing so, you are not repressing that particular dream, you’re repressing the dream of being free. And when people start suppressing their dreams at a superficial level, then they start to do the same in  their relationships with their family and so on. This is also harmful to society, because these dreams do not materialise.

For example, people respect Nelson Mandela because he had a dream and always believed in it, whatever the circumstances, and it materialised. Such people who carry their dreams are an inspiration and we hold them in high regard, but we do not believe this dream to be possible for ourselves.

To start with we can do this with little things. We don’t need to be Nelson Mandela, we can be a businessman who invents a small thing, but that small thing can be useful for everybody, yet many people do not take this step.

Society would find it beneficial to stop feeling the fear of the economy and the budget for next year and pay more attention to children and youth, to dreams and education, and work to support this potential.

Creative Children by Tony Samara

Creative Children by Tony Samara

With children of any age it is good to be creative as learning is not linear rather a spiralling towards social and rational, educational and artistic peaks. The way is not straight rather multidimensional. Things can seem not to happen and all of a sudden it falls into place, somewhat like learning languages.

Children learn in many ways, hence it is beneficial to experiment with new ways each and every time. When children are motivated there is no stopping them.

It is also good to take time to find the balance between linear subjects and creative artwork and then slowly flow back and forth to the core theme. There are many ways to do this.

Rather than always ‘doing’ why not allow the doing to be a challenge which in itself creates a gravitational force towards the goal?

As a suggestion, perhaps you as the parent, or carer, can practice the schoolwork aspects side by side with the child so that they can learn by observing an example?  Or clues to find a treasure or names for a band of pirates can be utilised in early reading or writing. Paper shapes with names of the week and other visual learning supports can be helpful.

Education is a mode of thinking. Rather than a replication of ideas, it is the ability to connect ideas and experiment with new ones, so as to inspire a sense of challenge that is set by ones abilities to see connections in all life.

With children, praise and example work best. Giving them ideas using imagery, story and rhythms are excellent ways for things to be put across.

Mathematics is not abstract…language is rhythm…writing is a map.

As adults there is much for us to discover if we can stop and see how our linear mindsets affect our relationships with children.

It’s a journey and children are great in helping us to remember much that can’t easily be understood.

The Secret of Meditation

The Secret of Meditation Tony Samara

“As you breathe in and breathe out, take a few moments to see the interaction of the subtle energies that are happening inside of your own body. As you do this, what you are doing, is invoking the subtle energies, which are beautifully present in this moment. As you do so, you realize your own body expands to the point where you embrace the body that is the body of life, the body of the universe.

You don’t have to do anything, all you have to do is let go and go deeper, so that that beautiful nourishment, the beautiful light that is shining, moves down deeper and deeper, to all of the energetic points inside of your body. This helps you to relax and as you relax more and more, there is very little space for all the emotional limitations that your mind or feelings may bring up during these very powerful moments of meditation and transformation for this earth.

As you relax, there is no space to hold on to anything that stops you from flowing with the harmony that is around you.”

http://www.tonysamara.org/blog/meditations

The Dreams of our Ancestors are in our Body; in our Genetic Makeup.

The Dreams of our Ancestors are in our Body; in our Genetic Makeup. Tony Samara

Scientists today still know very little about our genetics. There is much information in the DNA structure, and it is all stored as if it were a hard disk and if we have access to this information, which is difficult because it requires that we reach a certain level of consciousness, we can then discover many things about the world and about ourselves.

You are the genetics of your mother, your father and many generations back. Some speak of seven generations, but I think there are more, and that genetic makeup has the same impulses, the same desires, the same fears, the same pain, the same joy, the same enthusiasm (at a certain level) and when you are able to find out about those (and this is what I mean when I speak about the traditions ofvarious countries), we can study the qualities that our ancestors saw as very important instead of going to another culture, on the grounds that our culture does not have those qualities any longer and therefore, we have to go to Tibet or India in order to find this ancient wisdom there.

We all have qualities and we don’t know what is hidden deep inside. For me, at the end of the day, these qualities are the same in everyone and that is the link between all people. That is the essence of religion, mysticism and philosophy; there is wisdom deep down inside all of us and as soon as we start going through these layers, we access this wisdom, despite seeing it as unique  in the different places and expressed in different ways through music, art, science.

Currently, it is all about SMS and Facebook, etc. It is so shallow. Not because people want it to be like this, but because they cannot be anything else, because that’s how they are socialised as children. They are taught how to survive in society, and unconsciously, parents transmit to them signs of how to do things, how to think, feel and act, not because they want to repress their children but because that is what they know.

What’s wrong with people today?

What's wrong with people today? Tony Samara

 

The big problem with people today is that they are not in contact with the true value system which has a reference to what is really important. In the structure of our society, what people see as important causes us to forget our inner value. In countries, where some of the traditions have been preserved, it is possible that the value system is a little more present but what I see in big cities, is that people are so absorbed with the outside that they forget the inner, psychological, emotional world; that space that allows us to return to a centre where there is peace and tranquility.

These sensations influence our way of doing things, our actions in life, and I feel that we are no longer in contact with them, and so, the problems arise in the world. The young people are lost and no longer know what to do;  they’ve lost the sense of respect and contact with the traditions that could be repressive yes, but at least allowed people to be clear about their space and where they belong to.

Today, with television, internet, social networks and family expectations in education, the demands on children are so high that they turn out to be self-destructive or create feelings of revolt against society. I think this is the big problem, we’ve lost sight of what is really important, and that has created all economic, cultural and social issues with which we currently live.

Allow Children to Be Themselves

Allow Children to Be Themselves Tony Samara

The parents’ mistakes made during the first three years will be forever inside the child. It is during the first three years of life that the core of the child’s personality is formed, the unconscious part of the personality.

In a wider sense – we have children and don’t allow them to be themselves. We get too much in the way. I see that when people are playing with children. People grab a toy and play, but I argue that it is better to grab the toy and play with the child for a minute and then leave them alone to discover how to play with it. Being present in the play instead of taking control of the game.

It is a pity that only a few have knowledge about how to deal with such in a professional manner and a pity that there is not a book of knowledge of consciousness.

The native people know best how to care for their children, because they have time and see the value. Their children grow very strong, independent and feel safe to create new ideas, new forms, new philosophies. The children today can become scientists who go beyond the comfort zone. This is part of my spiritual work, finding the inner strength, the inner wisdom that can be transmitted in a practical way, in work, in relationships with the partner and friends, and in the family.

What is the true value of the relationship with the family? Is it spending Christmas together, buying gifts together and offering each other cards and going through the normal rational process? Or is telling our family that we have a genuine and profound love for them and want to show them this, so that this will always be remembered?