WHAT IS BOURNE?

POSITIVE MIND. POSITIVE LIFE.

ENCOURAGEMENT / AWAKENING / LOVE OF LIFE / KNOWLEDGE

Striving to make you THINK, ACT and FLOURISH in your life.

With the use of encouragement, motivation & inspiration, ancient teachings & spiritual values – Bourne complies everything together in an easy to understand manner.

Simply learning every day and sharing it along the way.

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A positive mind finds opportunity in everything while the negative mind finds faults in everything.

POSITIVE MIND. POSITIVE LIFE.

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KRYON: The State of the Earth

‘At this point, humans are as tiny molecules on a giant magnet, a magnet which is able to move things with enormous force if called on, but humans are only able to see far enough to dig tiny holes in the surface and suck out minuscule pieces of iron to burn for heat and power. You are like ants on a generator, wishing for electricity. The forest has eluded you, while you concentrate on consuming one leaf for fuel.’

  KRYON: The End Times – BOOK ONE  / PAGE 14 – Copyright 1993 

Kryon is a loving peaceful entity who brings messages of love and hope to humanity.

A 13 book series of direct channellings. Book One was first published in 1993 and is most definitely still relevant to this day. The words channeled through to Lee Carroll – who was a Californian Businessman until he connected with Kryon – are engulfed with a gentle, loving nature that is out of this world… literally.
A must-read for any curious soul.

10 RESEARCH STUDIES ON MEDITATION

  1. Meditation Makes You Happier and Boosts Your Immune System

‘Brain mapping and MRI technology were able to determine that the regular practice of mindfulness meditation activates the left prefrontal cortex of the brain – the area associated with positive emotions.’ Psychosomatic Medicine (Davidson et al., 2003).

2. Meditators Have Lower Blood Pressure

‘Twenty hypertension patients were taught yoga, breath meditation, muscle relaxation, and meditation concentration. At the end of 12 months their systolic blood pressure had fallen from 159.1 to 138.7 – an average of over 20 points.’ British medical journal Lancet (Patel, 1973)

3. Meditation Reduces Cholesterol Levels

‘Twenty-three subjects with hypercholesterolemia were divided into two groups: 12 who practiced Transcendental Meditation for 13 months, and 11 who did not. Paired comparisons showed that meditators’ cholesterol dropped nearly 30 points.’ Journal of Human Stress (Cooper and Aygen, 1979)

4. Meditation Improves Your Overall Health

‘Compared how often 2,000 regular participants in the TM program used medical insurance with how often 600,000 non-meditators of the same insurance carrier used their insurance over a five-year period. The two groups were quite similar in terms of benefits, deductible, coinsurance payments, and distribution by gender. Yet the TM group used medical insurance less often in all categories.’ Psychosomatic Medicine (Orme-Johnson, 1987)

5. Meditators Live Longer and Age Better

‘Older people who practiced meditation had improved cognitive behavioural abilities and lived longer than those who did not. Seventy-three residents of eight homes for the elderly, with and average of 81, were randomly assigned to four different groups. One group received no treatment; the other three received one of three treatments; Transcendental Meditation, Mindfulness Training, Relaxation (low mindfulness) Program. The Transcendental Meditation group had a survival rate of 100 percent’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Alexander et al. 1989)

6. Meditation Helps Reverse Heart Disease

‘The researchers found that meditation, coupled with a low-fat, whole-foods, vegetarian diet; aerobic exercise; smoking cessation; and group support; not only lowers yours risk of “cardiac events,” but can actually reverse the ravages of coronary artery disease, the primary cause of heart attacks.’ Journal of the American Medical Association (Ornish, Dr D, 1998)

7. Meditation Makes You More Empathic

‘A researcher investigated the relationship between Zen meditation and the development of empathy in counselors, using psychologist Carl Rogers’s characterisation of empathy as both the capacity to sense what the client is feeling and the ability to communicate this sensitivity at a level attuned to the client’s emotional state. 12 students volunteered, 16 students were taught and the third group of 11 students were not taught. The results indicated that those who started out least empathic and those who were most “open to experience” improved the most. Journal of Humanistic Psychology (Lesh, 1970)

8. Mindfulness Speads the Healing of Psoriasis

‘Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues took 37 psoriasis patients who were about to undergo light treatment for their condition and randomly assigned them to one of two situations: a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention during treatments or a light treatment alone. The patients who meditated not only responded better to light treatment than the non-meditating group, but their psoriasis cleared up four times faster.’ Psychosomatic Medicine (Kabat-Zinn, Dr. J, 1998)

 9. Meditation Ranks with Chocolate as a Mood-Enhancer

‘The active ingredient in chocolate is a close cousin of the essential amino acid phenylalanine, which enhances production of the neurotransmitters that keep us happy. Meditation boosts the body’s natural concentrations of phenylalanine.’ Physiology and Behaviour (Jevning et al., 1977)

10. Meditation Relieves Pain

‘Ninety chronic-pain patients who were trained in mindfulness meditation in a 10-week stress reduction and relaxation program experienced significant reductions in present-moment pain, negative body image, and the inhibition of activity. Not only that, they popped fewer pills and felt better about themselves. At a 15-month follow up, they were still doing better on all measures except present-moment pain, and the majority continued to meditate – not a surprising finding, given that chronic pain can be one of the most debilitating conditions imaginable, and one of the most difficult to treat.’ Journal of Behavioural Medicine (Kabat-Zinn et al., 1985)

SOURCE: Meditation / Stephan Bodian

Curious to learn more on Meditation?
How to Meditate? | Click Here

10 Benefits of Meditation | Click here

Meditation Videos & Audios | Click here

 

How to Meditate?

There really is no right or wrong with Meditation. What works for one person may not work for the next. So what feels right for your instincts and intuition is usually 99.9999% right for you. Trust your gut instincts.

Below is a helpful 5 step guide on where to start if you are a beginner. Remember, everything takes practice – it is unlikely you will be meditating for three hours non-stop for your first session.

 

10 Research Studies on Meditation | Click here

10 Benefits of Meditation | Click here

Meditation Videos & Audios | Click here

A Brief Introduction: Tao, Taoism, Tao Te Ching & Lao Tze

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

Lao Tze – Tao Te Ching

Who is Lao Tze

The author of Tao Te Ching (pronounced ‘Dao De Jing’) – a classic Chinese text which heavily influenced Chinese Philosophy – is a fundamental book for the Philosophy and Religion Taoism.

What is Taoism 
Taoism emphasizes the importance of living in harmony with the Tao (Chinese translation ‘The Way’). Taoism refers to Tao as the source, pattern and substance of everything in between. The ethics of Taoism begin with effortless action, naturalness, simplicity, spontaneity and the three treasures – Compassion, Frugality and Humility.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”

Lao Tze – Tao Te Ching

What is Tao – The Way
“Tao is the source of all Universes. Tao is the Universal principles and laws. Millions of people in history have searched for Tao, studied Tao and practiced Tao, but only a very small number of people in history have accomplished and reached the goal of Tao.”
Page 2 – TAO I – Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha

Click here for an excerpt from the text Tao Te Ching on Self Development

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.

Lao Tzu

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Ascended Master: MAITRAYA

Happiness and Joy

Also known as – Hotei, Laughing Buddha and Lord Maitreya
“He lived as a Buddhist monk who was renowned for his compassion and generosity. Some Buddhists believe that Maitreya is the “future Buddha” who will suceed Siddhartha Gautama as the next Buddha.” – Ascended Master Oracle Cards

Call upon Maitreya to increase your Happiness and Joy

Maitreya

Manifesting: Unblocking Your Path

‘The trick with manifestation is not to talk about it, but to do it. You can tell everyone your plan, you can ask the universe to support you, you can even hold a special fire ceremony to usher it into realization, but it won’t mean anything if you don’t ground it in reality. If you are having trouble manifesting, look honestly and lovingly at what may be in the way – unresolved emotional issues, shame and self-doubt, preliminary practical steps. Don’t sit and spin – work genuinely on what is blocking your path. And, then when you are ready, channel that energy into constructive action. If you have a dream – DO IT into being.’

Page 81 / Love It Forward / Jeff Brown

Let’s Invite Each Other Higher

‘I often try to imagine a world where we are not in competition with our fellow humans, but where we truly, madly, deeply soulebrate when others actualize their dreams. Imagine that. A world where we get excited for each other when we achieve – where we do not see another’s accomplishments as a reminder of what we have not yet actualized – but as living proof that it is possible for all of us. I love it when people accomplish something they have set out to do, when the phoenix rises from the ashes with actualization on its wings. Let’s invite each other higher. Let’s encourage each other to believe in our shared magnificence!’

Page 75 / Love It Forward / Jeff Brown