How to read
Every two weeks I put out a newsletter and each
newsletter contains three poignant sections.
opening the newsletter is my keynote article filled with
powerful spiritual insights based on my lifetime of spiritual study,
practice and teaching.
in the middle of the newsletter, is devoted to our
Accredited Continuing Education Programs, our healing facilities and
what's new and happening in and around New Jersey Massage.
is devoted to health, wellness and environmental issues.
I sincerely hope you get inspired by what you read and I
ask you to share this newsletter with your friends and family. If you
have read or come across something that is exciting and newsworthy,
please forward it to me and perhaps we can include it our newsletter.
Much Love to you and yours...
Heisler, M.A., LMT
Unstick Yourself for Spring
by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
There's a great cartoon
of a man standing behind bars that are only in front of him. He looks
forlorn, desperate, hoping, perhaps even praying to win his freedom
by some special grace very often a sanction that he didn't earn.
However grace is always there and anytime he chooses he can get out
from behind the bars, he would just have to think differently,
outside of the box he put himself in.
These are extraordinary
times, even desperate times if you're thinking clearly. The clock is
ticking on your life, moving closer and closer to that day. Are you
satisfied with what you have done, what you have left, who you have
touched or like most of us are you an underachiever? While you're
trying to lose weight or learn how to use your IPhone, the most
important part of your life is dwindling away.
Let's start with a
couple of core values.
After sitting in front
of many guru's, sensei's, sifu's, shamans, medicine men and women,
tzaddiks, mentors, professors, scholars, and an assortment of
intellectual giants over the course of my life and in particular,
after living the experience of teaching over 3,500 meditation classes
and performing over 50,000 massages since 1975,
I have recognized some
principles that might be helpful.
The Prime Directive
on this planet,
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE
in every way
and then to
SERVE, UPLIFT, AND
The Prime Directive
on this planet,
The reason you are
To Grow and to Serve!
The two main
questions you will be asked when you arrive on the other side are:
What did you
Who did you help?
I'm not kidding.
I have heard those two
questions by dozens of folks that have had profound near death
Now if you don't
believe in the other side or even a spiritual path and purpose, it
makes absolutely no difference! Fact is some of the most spiritual
people on this planet are total atheists. People who work on
improving themselves incessantly, those that strive for a personal
excellence physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually and then
in turn use their new found awareness, health and generosity to
positively affect and touch the lives of others are happier and way
more content as they come to the end of their lives. I've personally
had the privilege of helping dozens of people to pass over, and in
every case, those that had the greatest peace of mind just before
crossing over, were the ones that devoted their life to growth and
Thou shalt LOVE
with all thy heart and all thy soul...
As Elton's song says,
"Love is the
opening door. Love is what we came here for."
My beloved teacher
of meditation Hilda Charlton believed that the easiest path to
liberation was by following the path of the heart (bhakti). To
her LOVE was the most powerful force in the universe and that love
was the answer to the question how. She would bang at us, her
students, persistently, "Open your heart, if you want to come
into your power, you must open your heart." In spiritual
practice we often hear those words but what do they really mean and
how do you go about doing it? Now you yoga buffs know that the fourth
chakra in the chest is the yogic heart chakra. It is described
as an energy vortex that's the receptacle of compassion, service and
unconditional love. When a yogi or any spiritual adept raises
their conscious awareness to the fourth chakra, they have evolved
beyond their little ego self and have arrived in the domain of the
sacred. In the 1960's Dr. Richard Alpert, a.k.a. Ram Dass
inspired so many of us on our spiritual journeys with his best
selling spiritual cookbook, Be Here Now. In regard to the
spiritual leap of consciousness from the lower, self absorbed ego
centered chakra's to the fourth, Ram Dass wrote, "If you had
crossed the first great barrier (between the third and fourth
charkas) so completely that all your energy was localized in the
fourth chakra, then you would experience only the compassionate
feelings of the brotherhood of the Spirit with all other
beings. Whether in a sexual embrace or in a business or social
contact, the only feeling towards the other person would be of
"us-ness. Since you would no longer have any investment in
yourself as a lower separate ego entity, all of your actions would be
in perfect harmony with all the forces acting in the field at that
You would be living in the Tao."
So we know when your heart is open it's not about you anymore.
You feel connected to
the spirit, a love and kinship with all living things.
And when you
consciously take a deep heartfelt breathe a smile comes to your lips
and your eyes blaze with an inner fire.
Your life becomes about
service, about unconditional love.
You no longer see
yourself as a victim, only a vehicle for teaching, for healing, for
uplifting and serving those you come into contact with.
You are about your
it's no longer a
personal issue or about your personal success.
It's your ego, your
smaller self that takes things personally.
Your higher self can
never play the game of being a victim.
In a Sunday sermon, Dr.
Martin Luther King repeated the biblical reference, "He that
would be first among you shall be your servant," and continued
"The thing I like
about it..., by giving that definition of greatness...it means, that
everybody can be great...because everybody can
So to begin the
process of opening your heart, think outward.
Wherever you go,
believe you are sent.
Don't go to get
something, go to share something.
secret of friendship is being a friend.
The secret of
love is to give love and
the secret of
healing is to do healing.
Look up the heart
opening exercises in the very last New Jersey Massage newsletter and
do them everyday.
The United States
Marines are taught, from day one, to consider any impediment merely a
temporary distraction from the objective and that when things look
impossible, you just have to get more creative and step up.
Their adage is;
The quote here is not
just referring to overcoming the enemy outside of you, very often
it's about overcoming the enemy inside; the fear that grips and
immobilizes you, threatens your security thus your ego, has you play
victim over and over again and persuades you to give away your power,
to react instead of act.
Use your life, this short time you have on earth, to make a
difference, to dream a big dream, to have a bright vision and to
improve the quality of life of those around you. The bible states,
"Those that have a vision for the future have a future filled
with vision." Use yours to uplift and inspire, so when we
eulogize you, we won't have to lie.
Stop spewing the
negative, stop complaining, stop whining, whether it is about your
miserable life, the economy, politics, or your bludgeoning waistline.
Pain is pain; suffering is a matter of interpretation. When you live
with this type of pessimism, you don't have to worry about things
going to hell; you are already living in hell and this negative
vibratory rate is making it more difficult for everyone else and just
attracts the dark side around you.
spews out of his mouth the lukewarm." Live your life
passionately as if it were an affirmation for all that is good and
great in people. As in the title of Hilda Charlton's amazing book,
"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of
life; that word is love."
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