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AvatarSandra McMurray
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Level 1, Lesson 1, Audio Assignment: Why is Shetaut Neter Important Show

1. What are the main teachings brought out in the audio lecture recording? Explain in your own words

• The purpose of life is to find fulfillment, the only fulfillment that is eternal is becoming one with the transcendental essence which is self. The only thing that is eternal is Spirit everything else ends. Spiritual enlightenment is the ultimate source of fulfillment.
• There are 4 parts to the personality that must be integrated to reach ultimate fulfillment: mind, emotions, will power, and actions. (Asar: Soul; Aset: Intellect and Wisdom; Nebehet: Desire; Set: Ego (negative and positive); Heru: Spiritual Aspiration/Redemption of Truth) The practice is a balanced process. Not only the philosophy, but as we are n a bovey,
• This integration is achieved by: meditation, devotion, living foods diet, and right/positive action/practice of the teachings.
• We create our reality, and the process of rebirth is fueled by our karma/ari or our actions, the quality of our actions define the quality of our life.
• Purification of the personality and the body is required for a balanced experience. To me this means that the food we eat affects the mind and our perceptions of our life experience, therefore, we must be conscious of the food that we eat. The thoughts that we have in our mind also affect how we experience the world, learning to distance ourselves from our thoughts changes how we perceive our experiences in the world. Purification of the body and personality is a tremendous benefit in mastering the mind.

2. Are you currently implementing the teaching given in the book and the lecture? If so, which one(s)?

•Vegetarian diet moving towards a green or raw diet
•Meditation morning and night
•Study and reflection on the teachings daily. Learning what how to reflect will help me in this process.
•Daily monitoring of the practice and implementing the teachings in my actions. The structure and discipline involved in this process has assisted me in finding calm and peace on a daily basis.

3. If not then how will you implement the teachings you are not currently practicing, in your life and spiritual practice?

•Adjusting my lifestyle to open up more time for the practice.
•Searching out resources that will help me to integrate the practice of yoga
•Continuing to monitor and move forward to achieve a green/raw diet
•Developing a schedule that I can follow to implement all aspects of the practice in an organized and balanced way.

I have joined the classes two weeks ago and although I want to do everything at once, I have consciously paced myself and am trying to create a plan of incorporating all the aspects as I need them in my practice. Yoga postures are difficult for me, not only because of my age, but because I am legally blind and cannot see clearly. I plan to purchase the Yoga vido and begin one posture at a time until I have incorporated them all.

I have also found that the 5 minute meditation has helped me in my daily life. Whenever I feel emotions of fear, anger or worry, I begin to chant and allow those thoughts to move past without grabbing onto them and making them larger than they are. I mentally practice the chant throughout the day to keep me aware and not to go unconscious in my actions and speech.