“If you know how to hypnotize yourself, then no one can ever hypnotize you. That’s power. That’s sovereignty.” – Guru Jagat
Guru Jagat teaches the crowd at Wanderlust about the importance of sovereignty—or self-governance or authority—over our thoughts. There are literally millions of images broadcast to our minds with the primary purpose to change our thoughts about ourselves and our lives—and often not for the better. These images are hypnotic, and compel us into believing that something is wrong with us.
Fortunately there is a way to combat this. In this Speakeasy Guru Jagat talks about the importance of engaging in mind training, such as meditation, as a way to gain control over these thoughts and images. Mind training, she says, is a way to take back our sovereignty over our thoughts. And it’s important, particularly when a lot of money is being spent through these images to try and take this power away.
Guru Jagat also explains how thoughts can cross our consciousness that don’t belong to us. They may belong to the collective consciousness, or even to our lineages and ancestors. But when these thoughts cross our brains, we can confuse them for our own. Without mind training we believe them and claim them as our own thoughts.
“Your reality is a trance of your own making—or someone else’s making—who doesn’t have your greatest good in mind.” – Guru Jagat
All thoughts have a positive and negative side, and it alters our brain chemistry depending on which one we choose. Our endocrine system actually secretes differently depending on which thought spin—positive or negative—is chosen. And our choices not only affect the quality of our own lives, but the good of all humanity.
So how do we choose the higher-level thoughts, with the positive spins?
We must gain sovereignty over our thoughts by participating in a daily practice of mind training.
“Choosing a thought or reality or a trance that is going to make you happy is a great gift to humanity.” – Guru Jagat
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Presented by Omega
Produced by Wanderlust Festival
Filmed and Edited by:Circus Picnic
Filmed at Wanderlust Squaw Valley 2015
Accompanying text by Kristin Diversi