Natural Law - March 2021
We are all self-governing.
Let us call upon our ancestors, Elders and teachers - past and present,
to guide us in the way of the Heart.
You are all my relations. All is One.
The Spirit in me, sees the Spirit in you.
Samsara is a Sanskrit word, describing the concept of rebirth or ‘the indefinitely repeated cycles of birth, misery, and death caused by karma’ (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).
Therefore Samsara, a central concept in most Indian religions, refers to the idea that our soul has lived many lives, and in each life, the purpose is to grow through the challenges of life.
In contrast, the concept of Moksha refers to freedom from Samsara, which is viewed as an aimless path of suffering.
Moksha is ‘beyond caste, creed, family or lineage’ realising the whole universe as the Self…”you are that, God himself; Meditate this within yourself” (Verse 254, Vivekachudamani, 8th Century AD).
These concepts are ancient, complex and have varied interpretation.
Samsara is concerned with our physical truth – our identity, our Stories, our values and beliefs. Whilst Moksha articulates a spiritual truth – beyond our identity, our Stories, our values and beliefs, we are One with All that is.
I believe the key to ending the suffering of humanity, is to balance these (seemingly) paradoxical truths. If we stand only in our physical truths, it can create division and polarity. If we only focus on spirituality, we become ‘floaty’ and potentially removed from the bleak reality that many experience now.
This month, stand strong in who you are, and where you come from – your Story. In addition - remember to practice seeing yourself as One with All.
There is but One.
Blessings of Love & Light,
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Helene Collard is a first generation Australian, with ancestral roots in the island of Mauritius. She is a qualified and experienced trauma-aware, culturally-fit, strengths-based facilitator (B. Trauma&Healing (Law&Justice)), Reiki Teacher & Practitioner, and has completed Leadership Training Levels 1 and 2 with the Rites of Passage Institute. Helene has been designing and facilitating wellbeing workshops since 2009 – including Moon Circles, Secondary Trauma and Self-care Workshops, Reiki Circles, Reiki Courses, Reiki Meditation Events, Evolve Events, Women’s Vision Ceremony and more. In 2016, Helene founded the Yemaya Centre for Reiki and Wellbeing, in Lismore, NSW, which continues to offer an array of holistic wellbeing services and support to the community. From 2017-2021, Helene worked as Lead Facilitator for Aboriginal Trauma-informed organisation, We Al-li. Helene has delivered workshops in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia, including in NSW, Qld, Vic, NT, WA & SA. Helene has also presented at conferences, forums and staff development days. Outside of work, Helene has two children which keep her laughing and active, a supportive partner, and a large extended family who mostly live in Melbourne, where Helene grew up. Not surprisingly then, Helene is a lifelong and vocal supporter of the Collingwood Football Club, and is a great lover of music and the arts. Helene is currently learning the guitar and taking singing lessons. For information, enquiries and bookings visit www.yemayacentre.com.au or phone 0405 656 797.