Sunday, 07 June 2015
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Hello!

I recently got a copy of "Sacred Rites for Rejuvenation" by Samael Aun Weor because I am interested in figuring out how to incorporate physical rituals (a.k.a: exercise ;) ) into my daily life, not to mention healthy routines in general! Most of my adult life I have avoided establishing routines such as regular times for sleep, diet, etc, because I had the idea that this would keep me more "on my toes" and conscious... unfortunately it hasn't exactly worked out that way.

I DO usually keep up on my responsibilities quite well (laundry, dishes, etc), and I don't feel like I have a dire "need" for regularity in my life (in fact I almost dread it), but I am coming to realize where having CERTAIN types of routines can keep one centered and focused on watching the mind and disintegrating the ego. I live in a house with my girlfriend and just that in itself has given me a great foundation to BEGIN the work (or perhaps just "the research" because I know there is a LOT of work to be done..) and I would like to use that momentum for positive things.

I've worked as a caregiver for a Autistic man who lives alone, for almost 3 years. I work 40 hours, 4 days a week, and have recently taken-on a 2nd job as a therapist for a young Autistic teenager on 2 of my days off.. so my weekly schedule is pretty different that most people's and the routines I DO have established are not of the healthy variety per se.. (caffeine, smoking, watching films etc) and I know that this is not a sustainable cycle that I want to remain inside of. I DO have some positive routines such as playing guitar and/or keyboard, singing, drawing, painting, writing poetry.. but true inspiration can sometimes be very fickle and fleeting and I know that my habits have something to do with that..

On the one hand, I have a lot of downtime during my typical week to play music/read/etc.. but there's also a lot of time to waste time on the internet, even when I think I'm "just doing research", all of a sudden 3 hours have passed, and I'm reading some bogus conspiracy theory or something worse, and I just feel.. spread out and without focus.. I'm catching-on to the mind-games that the "secret enemy" plays, but finding alternatives is quite another challenge..

I suppose I'm just looking for a suggestion on where to start in establishing a good foundation for daily living.

Thanks for your time and thoughts! :]
7 years ago
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#9702
Accepted Answer
Meditation is the best routine we can develop, along with transmutation and prayer. If you feel your attention and mind is being drawn towards paths of distraction, pray sincerely to the Father Who is in secret to redirect your course. When I find my mind pushing me to do pointless things, I strive to remember my Being and pray to Him for strength to persevere in my practices! Also, finding ways to help others in spiritual ways always greatly affects my consciousness and keeps my priorities straight, especially when urges to do fruitless activities enters my mind. Therefore, if you have extra time, use it in service to humanity, since sacrifice for others always bears the most fruit. By helping others, we in turn are helped.

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

7 years ago
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#9702
Accepted Answer
Meditation is the best routine we can develop, along with transmutation and prayer. If you feel your attention and mind is being drawn towards paths of distraction, pray sincerely to the Father Who is in secret to redirect your course. When I find my mind pushing me to do pointless things, I strive to remember my Being and pray to Him for strength to persevere in my practices! Also, finding ways to help others in spiritual ways always greatly affects my consciousness and keeps my priorities straight, especially when urges to do fruitless activities enters my mind. Therefore, if you have extra time, use it in service to humanity, since sacrifice for others always bears the most fruit. By helping others, we in turn are helped.

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

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