Today’s Message from Meditation

Adjusting to the “new normal” isn’t easy for any of us. There are moments when I long for the good old days before this Pandemic struck us all. And I read the news and think about all that is happening to so many people around the world. Today after meditation I pulled out this card and it made perfect sense. It’s not what’s happening to us, it’s how we respond and grow from these times that truly matters. Growth is painful but necessary. And we can choose to shrink with the times or grow, to our full potential.

Wishing you peace.

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Angels of Compassion

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This morning I came across this 2017 photograph online which moved me to tears. Of a man who wanted to jump off a bridge in London. He was talked down by absolute strangers who proceeded to hold him for 2 hours until help arrived. They huddled close to him and reminded him how precious Life is, how valuable he was to this Planet and to not give up.

Look at the arms of the people. Someone holding his leg. Someone giving him a hug. Another man whispering words of strength and courage in his ear. And another hand holding on to his belt. Acts of compassion in a time when the world needs it so bad. Those people were not random strangers, they were angels of compassion. People who know the power of kindness and compassion can save lives.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4456800/Police-stop-man-jumping-North-Circular-bridge.html

Mita Bhan

Thank You Mother Nature

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This morning’s visitor. Mr Swallowtail butterfly. Big, bold and curious. Judging from the time he spent, think he approved of my motley collection of plants.

Sometimes I have to go searching for positive energy and beauty in a world that can sometimes feel and look so ugly.

Sometimes Mother Nature sends me a visitor or shows me a glimpse of her simplicity and her breathtaking beauty.

Reminding me that though it doesn’t seem quite obvious there IS transformation and regeneration taking place. There is still hope for this planet.

Time to trust the process by learning from Nature.

Everything is exactly where it needs to be.

Everything is happening just the way it’s meant to be.

And there is still beauty in this world. Thank God!

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Listen Well. But Follow Your Own Insights – Osho

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A man who had recently opened a shop had a large notice overhead which read FRESH FISH SOLD HERE. Along came a friend and said, “Why have you got ‘HERE’ on the board?” So he cut out the word ‘HERE’. Then another friend came along and said, “‘SOLD’? Of course it is sold. You are not giving it away, are you?” So out came the word ‘SOLD’.

A third came along and said, “‘FRESH FISH’? It has to be fresh. Who will buy stale fish from you? Cut out the word FRESH.”

The shopkeeper obliged. Now only the word ‘FISH’ remained on the board when a fourth man arrived and said, “‘FISH’? Fancy having that up! You can smell it a mile away.” The shopkeeper erased this last word on the board.

A fifth man arrived and said, “What’s the idea of hanging a blank board over the shop?” The shopkeeper removed the board.

A sixth man came on the scene and said, “You have opened such a big shop. Can’t you hang a board on it with a notice saying, ‘FRESH FISH SOLD HERE?’”

Now if you go on listening to people you will become more and more confused; that’s how you have become confused. Your confusion is this: that you have been listening to many kinds of people and they are all giving different advice. And I am not saying that they are not well-wishers; they are well-wishers, but not very conscious well-wishers, otherwise they would not give you advice. They would give you an insight, not advice. They would not tell you what to do and what not to do. They would help you to become more aware so that you can see yourself what has to be done and what has not to be done.

Osho, The Guest – Talks on Kabir, Ch 5, Q 6

October 2020 Tarot Forecast for all Sun Signs

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September taught us to be grateful for what we have in our lives. What we took for granted was taken. What we needed to let go of , we did. October is the month for giving. Sometimes because it is necessary and sometimes because it’s a time to go beyond yourself and think about the others. Giving doesn’t have to be money or possessions alone, giving can be your time, your energy, your shoulder and support. To move forward we have to give back.

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

If you’re feeling stuck it’s time to get some objective feedback into your situation. Distance yourself from a relationship or situation that’s beginning to feel like a burden. Sometimes you have to back away for a while instead of being headstrong all the time. This is a month for being flexible, and the more you resist the changes, the worse it will be. An old acquaintance or friend may reach out for a favour. Married couples may plan a shift, and if you stay cool headed, things could proceed smoothly. Watch out for a recurring ailment, timely treatment will help.

Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)

The future looks daunting when you look at it as one large event. Take things one day at a time and work on releasing the anxiety. Meditation, yoga and conscious breathwork will help handle whatever challenges comes your way. A sudden departure may leave you reeling. But if your plans are in place, things will work out. Senior colleagues or even family elders may not be open to your ideas so you may try another way to persuade them. A good month to organise your finances and buy whatever you’d been dreaming of. Singles may find having to choose between 2 equally good contenders. Who will win your heart?

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Domestic matters takes centrestage as you busy yourself with renovations, repairs, redecoration and decluttering. Reunion with friends will give you the much needed boost to your energies. And you discover the joy of giving and sharing love with those closest to you. Your sensitivity is heightened, so pay attention to your hunches, your dreams and your senses. What you are feeling about someone is right. And if dating, the cards suggest to take it slow and not rush into something you may later regret. Control your impulses when it comes shopping and make sure you save for a rainy day.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The more informed you are the better decisions you can take. A good month to make the right first impression especially for jobseekers and students, October promises pleasant surprises and even new work and business opportunities. Your mind is at its sharpest and your charm is captivating so its a good time to do some long term planning don’t you agree? Old friends offer solace and support. And if a special someone isn’t being responsive he or she may be asking for space. Remember not everyone has a heart like you.

Leo (July 23- Aug 22)

Someone pushes your buttons and triggers a reaction. Don’t allow yourself to get manipulated. An old adversary resurfaces just to annoy you. Family and friends just don’t seem to see things the way you do, or that’s how you may feel. Emotions take centrestage as you explore hidden feelings. Repression only makes it worse, so it would be wise to have a heart to heart chat with someone. Or make your intentions clear to avoid misunderstandings and miscommunications later. A good month for job seekers and business partnerships, the more flexible you are the greater your chances of getting what you want.

Virgo (Aug 23- Sept 22)

Seperate imagination from reality. Pull down the veil and see what is really going around you. Take nothing at face value. And use your mind to figure out the truth. At work and in your personal life you may not feel like interacting with others. And that’s ok. After all, the best plans and ideas only come when the mind is totally still. Your creative side gets activated and you may feel like expressing yourself in your quiet time. A promising idea turns into a potentially lucrative idea. Plans that were shelved could restart. A good month to let go of bad habits and make positive lifestyle changes. Stop procastinating and over analysing. This is a time to get things going.

Libra (Sept 23- Oct 22)

Fathers and other father figures may be significant this month. Pay heed to their guidance and wisdom especially when it comes money and career matters. If you’re looking to launch a start up or diversify your business, all meetings will be beneficial to help you reach your goal. Keep notes so you don’t forget key points. On the personal front an old flame may want to reconnect as friends and honesty would be the wisest policy. Married couples may have to contend with matters of personal space and privacy. Not every provocation requires a reaction.

Scorpio (Oct 23- Nov21)

This month sees you getting out more and reconnecting with acquaintances, colleagues and friends even more. You may be sick of being confined and may yearn to break free. Expect moments of absolute rebellion when you do the opposite of what is expected. Just don’t get carried away as you may rub a few key people the wrong way with your intense need to be free. Work matters pick up and if self employed you may find inspiration outdoors. Just one tip, while you’re busy exploring don’t forget to take care of your health. An old injury or ailment may eed attention.

Saggitarius (Nov 22- Dec 21)

Look in the mirror and see how far you’ve come from when you first started out. Remember who you truly are. Realise your mission isn’t over yet. Time to rekindle the inner fire and complete all the tasks on your to-do list. Your proactive efficiency will get noticed at the workplace, and there may be talks of higher roles and greater responsibilities. On the personal front, think before you speak. Your honesty may be a virtue but it’s all about the timing. If you’re already on alternative medicine, expect to see positive results and healing, if not, then consider a gentle, long term therapy.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan19)

Control the urge to lash out at anyone and anything that irritates and frustrates you. The anger and frustration is building up and it would be wise to channel the energy peacefully. Long term plans get penned down and activity may begun. If you’re mindful about the details there’s good news, if you’re impulsive it could lead to misunderstandings and a possible loss. Money wise a month for following up and receiving old dues and a new source of income. Keep an open mind amid the sudden changes around you. A part of you is just getting started to take on the new normal.

Aquarius (Jan 20- Feb 18)

Gratitude fills your heart when you realise just how deeply you are loved and supported by your family and friends. Someone may express their feelings to you, or a reunion may leave you glowing. Ideas may start to flow about a new line of business or even a career change. The possibilities seem exciting and consulting with a mentor or guide can make the picture appear a little clearer. Money matters may frustrate you but with persistence, nagging paperwork will get sorted. Healthwise, make sure you stay hydrated.

Pisces (Feb 19- Mar20)

A good month to make a new start and follow up on any resolutions. Don’t get held back by doubt and overthinking. Just keep doing what you do best. A little self discipline and organisation will deliver the results you seek. Time to remember your future goals and not let anyone stop you from reaching them. Sleep patterns may be disturbed so make sure to detox from electronic devices frequently to prevent fatigue and brain fog. Any new friendships made this month have the potential to last a lifetime.

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Meditation Messages – Don’t Quit Now

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It’s easy to give up when things get difficult. I’ve done it an umpteen times. When our muscles ache with exercise after a long break. When our job application gets rejected or put on hold again and again. When no matter what we do or say, someone chooses to misunderstand us or walk away. Life’s path has its share of pebbles and thorns, but the point is to keep moving. Even when your knee bleeds. Even when you feel like crying out loud with frustration. It always looks worse before it gets better. Keep going. Don’t quit.

Mita Bhan

5 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Naturally

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Anxiety has a way of coming in waves. Some may be up all night thinking. Some may be bingeing . Some may be restless and confused. Some may wander about with this tight knot in your stomach. Completely natural during these difficult days, there are a few ways which have helped not only me release the anxiety but also countless others.

Here are 5 quick and easy ways to relieve yourself of anxiety.

Deep belly breathing or pranic breathing is the fastest way to release pent up stress and anxiety. Incorporate it as part of your meditation or just do this whenever you start feeling the knot of anxiety.

Spending more time outdoors. Even if it’s a walk in the neighbourhood park. Colour therapy speaks about the healing and soothing powers of the colour green. And who else can heal best but Mother Nature.
Keep a stress ball by your laptop, helps release any anxiety or agitation while interacting with others.

Eat more fruit. The scent of oranges is supposed to boost happiness. Green leafy vegetables, fish are rich sources of nutrients that help relax us nourish us naturally.
Burning Essential oils or Camphor Crystals . Lavender, Jasmine, Neroli by stimulating the smell nerve receptors and sending messages to the brain to relax. If you wake up with morning anxiety then burn it in the room upon arising, and if you suffer from evening bouts, then make sure you have your burners ready in the evening

Anxiety can hit us anytime and anywhere. And though it may initially feel like it’s getting too much, calming techniques like breathing, walking or even talking to a friend can bring relief. However, if you feel it’s chronic, or not lessening despite natural aides, do consult your medical practitioner.

Mita Bhan. 2020

September 2020 Tarot Forecast for all Sun Signs

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If August got toxic, September cleanses. A phase of renewal is in the horizon, but for now it’s about cleaning up our own mess – be it in our minds, our hearts, our homes, our offices.

A month to let go, forgive, detach and disconnect from toxic relationships.

A month to clean out our cupboards, drawers, inboxes and take breaks from social media.

A month to purge bad habits and replace them with healthy habits.

A month to recognise our own flaws and see where we have been lying to ourselves.

Detox. Detach. Renew. Let Go. Drop. Cleanse.

Results will be slow but they will come. Take the first step into a cleaner, clutter free, mindful and balanced direction. The sooner you start, the better it will be eventually.

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Worrying is a waste of time and energy. Find ways to increase your productivity. If returns and responses are slow, keep yourself busy with pending tasks and chores that you know are quietly piling up. Work interactions and chats may leave you feeling a little left out or misunderstood. Time to straighten out your relationships and bring back the harmony, even if it means saying goodbye. Your biggest blessing is the positive changes you bring into your life be it in work or personal matters. This is not a time to doubt yourself. Go forward.

Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)

You are ready for a new life. After a point you get so used to other people’s dramas, you stop caring. And this month sees you develop a more objective and detached atitude. Your mind is clear and your decisiveness will benefit a lot of people. It’s not about short rewards it’s about the long haul. Relief comes when a. pending legal or financial headache finally starts moving in the right direction. A good month to initiate documentation. Mind your health and don’t overindulge in rich and spicy foods.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You have the ability to win whatever war you’re fighting in your life and in your mind. Logic, reasoning, thinking on your feet will help you find solutions and save you a lot of bother later. Authority figures may be unecessarily demanding, but they’re only doing that because they know how capable you are. Detachment is the key to anything you’re struggling with. Romantically a period of compromise and giving in. Love has no place for egoes. Singles may find themselves learning to let go of past loves and step into a new phase of exciting possibilities.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Bring back the balance in your life. Whatever happened to your promises to meditate more, eat right and exercise? Resolve to bring in positive changes and you will slowly start to see results. Health matters need extra attention and you may realise that true wealth has nothing to do with money and fame but how good you feel and how active you are. Work matters may see you making a change. Interviews and tests go well, and if you’re clear about your goals, you will be seen in the brightest of light. Watch out for irritability with your loved ones. And if in a relationship, watch your words.

Leo (July 23- Aug 22)

Life has been a series of lessons lately hasnt it? And you come to a space where you see how far you have come. A series of truths will be revealed to you in the weeks ahead about people and situations you idealised. A reality check won’t embitter you, but instead motivate you to work differently. Financial matters eventually ease after a few minor blocks. Time to think of your investments a little more carefully. A sudden flirtation could lead to a relationship. Or a new friend shows you Life has you’ve never seen before. A month that’s certainly not dull.

Virgo (Aug 23- Sept 22)

The blocks around you are not here to you stop you from achieving your dreams but merely pause buttons asking you to reflect. Make necessary changes on your path. Relook your strategy. Alter your atitude. Your insights into a pending matter will be your greatest gift and guarantee long term rewards. Relationships may frustrate you. If you are looking to get closer with a special someone, you may need to wait a little longer. Release all attachments to the past and feelings of loss and move into the new and unknown. Where you get to be the boss, and where you will find new opportunities. Great things are in store for you, but first a time a to reflect and change your course.

Libra (Sept 23- Oct 22)

A month to step outdoors, to mingle, socialise and promote yourself. Work related interactions will put you in a space where you are going to be noticed. Job seekers may be in a for a pleasant surprise. Financially a month of unexpected gains. Illness shows steady recovery. Do not doubt yourself, do not get into the zone of over thinking. Confidence and decisiveness are your keywords in the weeks ahead. Family members will give you the support you need to live your dream life. And if single, you may find yourself a bit bored by the usual and could pursue someone who’s totally not your type.

Scorpio (Oct 23- Nov21)

You may have reached the top but now’s the time to hold your ground. People may challenge you or try to bring you down and you will be tested to persist in the face of challenges. Not a month to get wrapped in negative thinking nor a month to worry about what others are thinking and doing. Just get stronger in your resolve to get things done and speak your truth, even if it feels like no-one’s on your side. Avoid gossip or backbiting as it could be detrimental to your image and relationships. An old friend may reconnect and a reunion may be ahead. One tip, if you’re not ready to commit to someone, don’t. Trust your instincts, you’re in the right but it may take a while before people get what you’re saying. Patience pays.

Saggitarius (Nov 22- Dec 21)

Harvest time! A period of obstacles and difficulties ends for a while and you can relax. Your hard work has paid off and you may be in the mood to socialise and celebrate. A month of significant events. A marriage date may get fixed. You clear a difficult exam. Or clinch that project you’ve been vying for weeks now. A good month to do some healing as well. Alternative therapies, meditation or even a visit to a spa will rejuvenate and relax. Just don’t get too complacent there’s a super busy phase coming up soon.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan19)

Patience can be a pain. And you may find yourself sick of waiting. But deep down you know it will be worth the wait. Don’t quit now. Don’t allow yourself to get distracted either. A little progress is still progress. Time to adapt to changing circumstances knowing that you have the ability to thrive and succeed, eventually. But more importantly a time to share credit and be grateful for all those people who got you where you are today. Sudden events in the personal front may test you or throw you off gear, but it doesnt mean it’s always going to be this way. Find ways to stay optimistic. A new, prosperous and productive phase is about to begin, but first you will have to wait.

Aquarius (Jan 20- Feb 18)

Be vigilant in the weeks ahead. Someone may be eyeing your ideas, your possessions or your designation. Double check everything and don’t leave things to chance. As the winds of change blow, so will loyalties. A trusted source may show their true colours. Or someone may be just using you for their own gain. Take control and be more mindful. A good month for learning a new skill, or pursuing an old hobby, your mind will be sharp and eager to absorb new information. Financially things are steady but you will need to relook a few things. Personally a month for clearing up misunderstandings with a loved one, and letting go of a relationship that’s turning toxic and manipulative. Your peace of mind is precious, do what you can to keep that peace.

Pisces (Feb 19- Mar20)

The women in your life take centre stage. Feminine energy gives you the much needed comfort and boost to get you going in the right direction. Not a month for procastination, the cards urge you to start now. Pay attention to your dreams and do listen to what the Universe is trying to show you. Creative ideas flow when we allow them. And you could be on the brink of a new creative venture, idea or phase in your life when your sensitivity and strong aesthetic allows you to truly express yourself. Financially things could be better but for now you may need to just work hard without thinking of immediate reward. If you can dream it, you can do it.

Mita Bhan. September 2020

Ego Vs Soul

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All the greatest minds that have walked on Earth have told us our ego is our biggest enemy.

It is something that is there in every human being. For some of us it’s more, for some of it’s less.

We’ve been taught that in love there is no ego.

We’ve been told about the male ego.

We’ve experienced our own ego clashes.

We’ve all been slapped by Ego’s heavy hand.

It’s the slap that makes us human.

And we deserve it when we’ve made a mistake, or acted selfishly or insensitively. That’s what makes us human. That’s when we make mistakes. That’s when we realise we are all the same, full of flaws and full of gifts. But if we want to be better human beings then maybe it’s time to learn from the ancient and the wise.

“Can you dissolve your ego? Can you abandon the idea of self and other? Can you relinquish the notions of male and female, short and long, life and death? Can you let go of all these dualities and embrace the Tao without skepticism or panic? If so, you can reach the heart of the Integral Oneness.” – Laotze

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Card for the Day

It took me years to understand how important it was for me to set boundaries and honour my needs. I would feel guilty and uncomfortable putting my needs first and and when I did learn I faced the wrath of those who were so used to taking without giving back or those who just assumed I would always be there for them at their convenience. The first few “Nos” were tough but it got easier with time to say No, Not Now, Goodbye or Enough.

Today’s card is a timely reminder to invest more in our own inner selves, to honour our own needs and space. Even if it means disconnecting from those who use us, or waste our time or take endlessly from us. It is finding that inner balance, reaching that space where our own self love outweighs what the other person’s reaction to us being assertive means.

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