Claudia Ghetu WELLness

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Only ONE: Healing Through Oneness (Vlog)

 

“Health is the best gift, contentment the best wealth, trust the best kinsman, nirvana the greatest joy.” The Buddha

My cancer journey has awakened me into a new Reality. I no longer feel disconnected from the rest of the world. I am the world! And the world is inside of me! We are all inter-connected. I am a vast body, and as Samkhya philosophy expounds, which is the basis of Vedantic philosophy, each human being is a Microcosm, and part of a vast universal Macrocosm. The Universe is not only outside of us, it is also inside us! The Buddha means ‘the awakened one.’ I’ve always wanted to attain Nirvana or enlightenment, that ultimate state of self-realized or awakened existence. Just like the great Gautama The Buddha himself. The basis of his teaching and message – oneness, compassion, and our microcosmic bodies encompassing the Universe, are rooted in Samkhya philosophy. It is also part of Paramahansa Yogananda’s, my Guru’s teachings. In fact the whole science of Yoga and Self-Realization is based on these teachings.

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Now I can finally say, that I understand what that means. You see, I am gradually awakening. That is why from the beginning of my diagnosis I saw this as the opportunity of a lifetime – the greatest gift – only if I were up to the challenge of course. And I was! I immediately recognized the opportunity for growth and transformation! This video/vlog is my story;  and my journey in re-connecting to Life. It is the beginning of my awakening. When you face your greatest fears head on, the light comes on.

If you feel inspired to share my story and this video, I invite you to visit my GoFundMe page: ‘Urgent Help Needed 4 Claudia Ghetu’ (link below), where this video is also posted as my latest health Update. You will see other posts which may inspire you, and read how it is possible to overcome the worst possible obstacles, including fear and misdiagnosis – something I experienced and share in my posts. If it weren’t for the support of hundreds of remarkable people, I many not be alive today, and making extraordinary progress, as my Updates on GoFundMe will document. Regular chemotherapy would have sent me straight into a coma, as I was later told by my current amazing integrative oncologist; which is why I refused traditional treatment. They gave me only a 2% chance to live, and less than 6 months life span with chemo – in short a false death sentence, which no one should accept or have to endure. Yet, I am beating unbeatable pancreatic cancer! Thanks to all of you who have contributed, I can continue to do my work in the world, and assist others in accessing emotional and physical healing tools, while guiding them towards proper integrative medical care, which almost always guarantees the highest recovery rate, even from terminal illnesses! To learn more about my diagnosis this past June and my approach to embracing – not fighting- terminal cancer I invite you to read my story ‘How Cancer is Healing Me.’

40239048_10155522553065925_3754219359971573760_n“Once awakened she came to be known as Tara, the Liberator…” What fears or self-doubts are preventing you from stepping into your highest consciousness, and becoming your own Liberator- NOW? It is only through our sheer will power that we can defy duality. If old patterns of thought and actions are not serving your own evolution, use Goddess Tara as an example of how she vowed to become awakened defying all limitations. I am Tara. You are Tara. Male or female doesn’t exist. That’s duality. The Supreme Spirit is ONE; male and female. We are one with the Supreme Spirit, God, Brahman, or Universal Intelligence. We just have to WAKE UP and realize that. Liberation begins with wanting to wake up into a higher self-awareness, seeing reality as it is, not mind manufactured fiction – and shifting our perception.

We were born ONLY TO SUCCEED! To think otherwise, is to deny our own true identity and birthright. May God Bless Us ALL to attain self-realization.


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Celebrating Christ Consciousness

Who is Jesus? Would it be more accurate to refer to him as Cosmic Christ or Christ Consciousness, rather than Jesus Christ? After all, Jesus does not embody nor represent only Christianity or the Catholic church. He is a multi-faith world revered prophet, much like The Buddha himself.

Many spiritual sages like Paramahansa Yogananda, one of the greatest Indian yogi emissary to the West, believes that the honorific title of “Jesus the Christ,” is prophetically more accurate as it denotes God’s universal intelligence immanent in creation. This universal intelligence is sometimes referred to as the Infinite Christ or Cosmic Christ, and it is used in reference to other ‘ascended masters’ who have attained oneness with that divine consciousness. Why is it that he is celebrated and invoked worldwide as an ‘Ascended Master’ and a being of Higher Divine Consciousness, but is not traditionally seen as such by those who worship him according to traditional Christian dogma?

If we are to be completely unbiased and put our religious beliefs and differences aside, it is impossible to put an accurate date on Jesus’ birthday. Yet there is no better day than December 25th, that we can rejoice, give thanks, and celebrate the birth of one of the most important men, prophets, or sages that have ever lived. Like Buddha, Krishna, Abraham, Moses, and other enlightened human beings, Jesus was without doubt one of the many ‘sons of God’ that lived and taught on this planet, and had an open channel of communication with his Divine Source, or Divine Consciousness. The Hindus call this omnipresent divine source Brahman, or the Supreme Being, the Christians call it God The Father. The Yoga Sutras were devised to give one the tools to tap into his higher consciousness and become one with Brahman; just like the Torah and Biblical scriptures are a source of sacred knowledge if studied and interpreted accurately and on a more esoteric level. So, we always have at our disposal the tools and knowledge imparted to us by the great masters to connect to our source. We always have the free will to seek out the truth, to pursue better paths, to be more giving and to live from a place of love rather than a place of fear.

Whatever it is called, this divine spark is inherent in all of us from the moment of our birth, and if acknowledged and invoked, allows us direct communication with our divine source, enabling us all to become Christ-like and Buddha-like. As a matter of fact those who study the Dharma and cultivate Buddhist dogma become Bodhisattvas or Spiritual Warriors, and ultimately they become Buddhas. There is a whole hierarchy of enlightened Buddhas sitting next the lotus throne of Buddha Shakyamuni.  Buddhism does not discriminate on who can or cannot become a Buddha. Unfortunately, indoctrinated religions tell us that we are sinful creatures and inferior to our maker and our divine source – and that is why we suffer and must repent.  Yet, if we can be open-minded enough to admit that it is impossible to know Jesus’ exact birth date, I think we are enlightened enough to realize that we are all intrinsically ‘Christs.’ We are all the sons/daughters of God, just like He was. We are all seeds of this infinite universal source of higher and divine consciousness, no matter what we choose to call it. Let’s call it Christ Consciousness, that which Yogananda himself called a ‘projected consciousness of God immanent in all creation.”

On that note, Merry Christ Consciousness.


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Yoga: The Ultimate Quest for Inner Self

When asked ‘what is yoga’ most might define it as a type of physical activity or even a form of exercise that strengthens or relaxes the body.  More advanced practitioners might speak about the kind of regular commitment and discipline yoga entails, and the emphasis on breath, yet still equate the mastery of challenging poses to a successful practice. These interpretations, however, disproportionately emphasize the physical aspects of yoga and falsely portray an ideology that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Yoga is in fact about the mastery of the mind – not of the physical body.  As I came to learn during my yoga training, it is only through the mastery of the mind that we can master our bodies, and beyond that even more importantly release ourselves from pain and suffering. So can yoga actually alter our minds and liberate us from hurtful experiences? Pantanjali, the original yogi master and author of the revered ancient texts comprising the Yoga Sutra, outlines in great detail all the rituals and steps involved in the pursuit of self-transformation, the ultimate goal being: to liberate ourselves from the shackles of a meaningless existence and the trappings of samsara. Yoga derives from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to bind or join, and its very mastery enables one to bind with or attain communion with Brahman, or the Supreme Being – or God.

Yoga teaches us how to contain our mind, and outlines the methods by which we can begin to purify our thoughts and actions by escaping the trappings of delusion, attachment, and diversion – and in that process purify and strengthen our bodies.  It has little to do with exercise and nothing to do with athletic prowess. The emphasis is the total commitment towards the study and practice of the higher moral principles outlined in detail in the Eight Limbs of Yoga, through the application of which one can work towards purifying his mind and his spirit.  One of the branches, which comprise the Eight Limbs, is Yama(s), translated as Ethical Principles or Restraint(s) from: violence, stealing, lying, sexual irresponsibility, and hoarding. This is just the tip of the iceberg. One could spend an entire lifetime just focusing on mastering just one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, like cultivating santosa or contentment. There are millions of people daily who practice yoga but who never look deeper or even have an understanding of the sacred and profound wisdom behind this ancient practice.  That is because yoga has become diluted and manipulated in Western society to fit our fixated competitive ideas of ‘how to achieve perfection’ – and that ideal is grounded on the physical rather than the spiritual realm. Inasmuch as it has been preserved in its original content, Yoga has taken on the guise of an evolving trend, promoting inventive derivatives and namesake variants, and that evolution has placed a primary emphasis on physical results, forcing one into the trappings of ego and competitiveness. As long as we keep believing that beauty and worldly satisfaction is something we can achieve by altering our bodies and other external factors, rather than altering or rather, awakening our inner state of consciousness, we will never get to anywhere close to what true reality is.  Yoga is not a competitive sport – although in time we might see it become that.  But there will always be those of us who will strive to peer deeper, and who will remain true to the source in its pure and original form.

The ultimate goal is to attain enlightenment and free ourselves from the chains that bind us to the physical world – our uncontrolled inner world that deludes our senses and keeps us stuck in a state of unresolved conflicts, and painful attachments. Buddhism and Yoga have the same scope. It is all about the training of the mind to overcome samsara, or cyclical suffering. Whereas Buddhism is more focused on the practice of deep meditation in its own sacred rituals, yogis use meditation in conjunction with breath control or pranayama and also engage the body to fully express and translate into physical practice the Yoga Sutra principles. According to theBhagavad Gita, the most important text on yoga philosophy, “When the restlessness of the mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practice of Yoga, the yogi by the grace of the Spirit within himself finds fulfillment. Then he knows the joy eternal, which is beyond the pale of the senses which his reason cannot grasp. This is the real meaning of Yoga: a deliverance from contact with pain and sorrow.” Yoga teaches us how to transcend the trappings of a self-induced false reality, and pursue the one true path that will liberate us from this unawakened state, which keeps us in a perpetual state of neurosis and dissatisfaction.  The ultimate goal of yoga has little to do with how long one can hold an impeccably composed asana or pose. It is about freeing our minds to attain the ultimate goal: the union with our divine source, and that ever-present teacher within.  In the words of Iyengar: “The yogi does not look heavenward to find God. He knows that He is within, being known as the Antaratma (The Inner Self)…By profound meditation the knower, the knowledge and the known become one. The seer, the sight, and the seen have no separate existence from each other. It is like a great musician becoming one with his instrument. Then, the yogi stands in his own nature and realizes his self (Atman), the part of the Supreme Soul within himself.”

What is Yoga? Yoga is ultimately the art of mastering going within. It is the sacred knowledge by which we can discover the deepest of truths, attain the liberation of our mind, and spirit, and dissolve into perfect communion with our Divine Self.