Vedam is working with individual clients, in group settings, classes
or seminars, there are common threads to Vedam's teachings. These
teachings are a combination of philosophies, taken from Eastern
Philosophy, Basic Psychology and Quantum Physics (Quantum theory
is the basis of modern physics that explains the nature and behavior
of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level.) The blending
of these concepts and philosophies lead you to one basic philosophy;
the concept of "Oneness." This concept of Oneness is going
to be approached for you specifically from one of two directions,
depending on the situation that brings you to work with Vedam. First,
we will look at "Oneness"
and how that translates.
dictionary defines Oneness as the quality of being united into one.
However, the definition does not describe the impact of this concept
when embraced as a living foundation that operates with you throughout
your life. Oneness is a spiritual truth that has been taught in
many different spiritual and scientific principles. Even though
it has been taught by many philosophies, many of these same philosophies
ask you to ascribe to concepts that are based upon fear, need, requirements
and conditions that are not congruent with the concepts of Oneness.
These concepts of fear, need, requirement, etc. are however very
much a part of the human mind and attempt to keep a person from
living the concepts of Oneness.
large part of Vedam's philosophy is to support you to have a greater
understanding of how the mind is created, how it operates, and to
understand why it works the way that it does. Once you begin to
see this and have a greater understanding of this natural occurrence
within everyone's mind, you can then begin to use your mind as the
Divine tool that it was meant to be rather than being used by the
mind and allowing the mind to run your life.
large part of beginning to incorporate this understanding and philosophy
is to begin a personal journey of self reflection, self understanding
and self awareness through meditation.
have used meditation and prayer since the beginning of time. When
used consciously, meditation reduces stress, builds the immune system,
and allows us to experience a greater sense of well-being. Meditation
also allows the meditator to observe what is happening within their
thought processes; to observe those thoughts and then realize that
those thoughts are often creating a life of fear and/or separation.
Once those thoughts are recognized one can choose to withdraw from
actively participating in those thought processes.
being based in the principle of acceptance, also allows the meditator
to stop engaging in the victor/victim, superior/inferior, win/loss
and me against them mentality, which ultimately resides within the
mind. When this behavior subsides, the meditator begins to operate
in and through life differently. The meditator is not governed by
fear, and this ultimately has an effect on his or her well-being
as well. So, the meditator may begin to meditate simply to feel
better physically and mentally, and as this continues, the thought
processes that created this behavior seem to disappear and life
begins to look and feel better to them. Meditation also reminds
us of the importance of focus. When one has a clear and clean focus,
one becomes the master of the ship known as the mind. When one becomes
the master of this ship, then he can direct this ship into any port
one wishes. This is the act known as "Conscious Participation
and Conscious Creation."
is not a philosophy but rather a lifestyle. Oneness is an understanding
that we all come from One Source (irrespective of what you may call
this Source), and we are united as Spiritual Beings, regardless
of our perceptions of separateness. Human and social conditionings
have created a division between races, religions, sects and social
statuses that have supported our humanness to believe that we are
separate, that my God is better than your God, that I am better
than you or that I am less than you. It has created a society that
is separated between the 'have' and the 'have-nots.' This belief
system ultimately leads us toward war, conflict, power struggles
and fighting. Like oil and water, the concepts of Oneness and the
belief in separation cannot mix, no matter how hard you attempt
to make them do so.
is our human, conditioned mind that creates this belief in lack,
separation, superiority or inferiority. When one begins to embrace
the truths found in the principles of Oneness, all fighting, struggles
and conflicts seem to fade away into what was. One begins to understand
that fighting of any kind is futile, simply by understanding that
you are only fighting with oneself.
these understandings to have their natural effect on your life,
one can learn how to live harmoniously and play well together while
enjoying life as well as being enthusiastic about life and its unfolding.
Also these understandings allow you to move into a place of acceptance
of what is and to transcend our belief in human limitations, requirements
philosophies and teachings will definitely support you to have and
use the psychological and spiritual tools for relating to yourself
and others in a new way: openly, lovingly, and authentically.