By Jeri DeVale, PhD © 5-14-2020
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What is monkey mind?
It is all of the negative and persistent thoughts that keep you from feeling joy, peace, compassion and love. It tends to be feelings of lack, despair, depression, anger, disappointment, expectations that aren’t met, or feelings of loss and betrayal that run through your mind all day long.
It is best to come from more than one angle and have more than one tool to quiet the over-reactive mind.
The very first thing is not to judge. Instead embrace and love your monkey mind
With that change in attitude alone…your mind starts to quiet down…
Mantra meditation is good. A mantra is a word or series of words that you keep repeating while focusing on your third Eye.
As you sing your mantra you close your eyes and focus in your third eye. Your Third Eye is between your eyebrows and up about an inch.
From inside you can see and feel your reactive mind.
Don’t judge…Thank it for giving you a reference point… For showing you where you need to work to move higher into love and enlightenment.
Bless it and let it go… You can say “I let go of you now for you have done your job of showing me what I need to work on.”
Every negative thought means you are still attached to the lower-negative worlds and the seven sins. Pride, envy, wrath, gluttony, lust, sloth and greed.
You can then transform the sins by nurturing the 7 virtues instead.
Transforming pride to humility, Envy to kindness, gluttony to discipline…. anger to patience , greed to contentment, sloth to enthusiasm, and lust to tantra.
You can use tantra yoga to create a spiritual focus, raising the energy of your body to the higher centers of the brain.
You can then do everything from the divine perspective.
The third tool is effective against temptation, and you can divert your focus instead to what the divine wants. “Not my will but thine be done.”
The divine wants for you to be kind, considerate, compassionate and loving.
You can meditate with a mantra for 20 minutes twice a day. But You can also meditate in every moment by noticing and reflecting…
“am I being kind, considerate, compassionate and loving this moment?”
… if not bring your love forward… It is inside of you… You already have it… No one has to give it to you… The kingdom of God is within you.
Imagine your mantra is the forward focus of your painting…
Your negative thoughts are the background of your painting.
You can use the mantra “HU”. And repeat it over and over again while focused in your third eye.
When negative thoughts and feelings arise, acknowledge what they are saying and give them to the divine.
nurture them like children that need love.
If you have a fear of failure realize I believe in you. and I am here to support you and guide you and I am always with you-loving you in all ways… I am your true self. Your higher proactive mind and Soul.
If your thoughts are not necessarily negative, but just full of the noise of all of the things you want to remember to do during the day. Try writing down what you want to accomplish first thing in the morning or last thing at night.
You don’t have to be running them around in your head all day long.
tools like these work if you have a thirst for experiencing the divine. You will feel god’s grace come to you when you focus on kindness, compassion, respect, and love in every moment. You will experience a sense of peace and joy, and it will spread to others.
…And we become the angels on earth.