LIGHTGRID - Lichtnetz - REDDELUZ

lightgrid, St-Germain, gridwork, 7-Ray, Violet Ray, net-of-light

An Idea to Light the World - Bhutan’s Remarkable Recipe for Happiness

Bhutan’s Remarkable Recipe for Happiness

Sandwiched between India, China and Tibet, the tiny mountain kingdom of Bhutan is home to some truly big ideas. Here, happiness is designated by law, and in the 1970s an official policy of ‘Gross National Happiness’ was embraced.

Today, nearly 50 years on, Bhutan’s ‘happiness guru’, Saamdu Chetri, who is tasked with ensuring every single person in Bhutan is happy, says this vision of ensuring national happiness has been taken up by many other countries around the world, and they have centres in Thailand, France, Switzerland and Germany. They are also gearing up for centres in South Africa, the UK, USA, Spain and Vietnam. And, in 2011, an incredible 193 countries at the UN decided we need to have Gross National Happiness, wellbeing and happiness as standalone goals in all development parameters.

So what is this happiness that the Bhutanese are so skilled at creating and what can we learn from it? Saamdu Chetri shares the wisdom of the system they have developed and use in Bhutan.

Happiness according to the Gross National Happiness (GNH) definition is serving others, living in harmony with nature and realising human values and wisdom. Happiness is not those fleeting, momentary feel-good moods. The concept of GNH is to develop holistic human beings through the nine domains that we talk about often. That we’re able to balance the material and the spiritual wellbeing of the people.

The mountain kingdom of Bhutan has an official policy of ‘Gross National Happiness’.

How to Measure Happiness

The Himalayan mountain kingdom may be poor in gross national product, but it is spiritually rich and strong in human values. Today it is sharing its wisdom with the world and people are taking notice. Gross National Happiness is at once a philosophy, a practice and an index.

In charge of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Centre, Saamdu Chetri says they aim to have 100% of the population happy. At present the Bhutanese are only 92% happy, with 8% of the population unhappy, but the government is working on changing this.

Unlike most other countries in the world, development in Bhutan is measured not through infrastructure or technology, but by happiness and they’ve been experimenting with this idea for the last 40 years. The tenets of Gross National Happiness include a system and you need to have 77% of the conditions in the 9 domains to be considered deeply happy, says Saamdu Chetri.

We have four pillars, nine domains, 33 indicators and 124 variables. To take you through these four pillars and nine domains, the first pillar is called Equitable and Sustainable Social Economic Development, that’s a pillar. Under it we have three domains: health, education, living standard. Then we have environment preservation, which by itself is a domain under the name Ecological Diversity and Resilience. We have Good Governance by itself, it’s a pillar and by itself it’s a domain because these two are very important so they’re independent.

Development in Bhutan is measured not through infrastructure or technology, but by happiness.

Then we have Cultural Preservation and Promotion as the fourth pillar. Under these are four domains: time use, how you use your time, do you sleep well, do you work only eight hours, or more or less. If you work less you get less score, if you work more than eight hours you get less score. You can’t exceed that time and similarly do you sleep well, six hours completely or do you need eight hours? Eight hours at least you have rest for yourself. Time use, psychological wellbeing, community vitality, cultural diversity and resilience. These are the four domains again under this pillar.

The Four Pillars of R.I.C.H

Love is the foundation, in between our four pillars which I call rich R-I-C-H rich. R stands for Relationship, one pillar; I stands for Integrity, C stands for Compassion and H stands for Humanity. On top is that roof of trust.

Gross National Happiness was coined by the fourth king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, in the 1970s. When the 16 year-old king of Bhutan took to the throne after his father’s death, the first thing he did was ask: How do I bring happiness and wellbeing to my people?

The four pillars R.I.C.H stand for Relationship, Integrity, Compassion and Humanity.

The king decided that happiness was a more important success measure for his nation than economics. It was extraordinary then and still is today, to have a country’s development policy based on the somewhat intangible idea of happiness.

Following a Cambridge education and time in the West, looking into European models of development, the Bhutanese king decided the conventional economic model was based on the destruction of nature and of society, and so rejected it. He went to his people and asked them how he could make them happy and then listened to all of their answers. He later began the process of devolving power to the grassroots and at the height of his popularity, a new political party, Bhutan’s Blissfully Happy Party was formed, and in 2008 the country became a constitutional monarchy.

A Recipe for Global Wellbeing

Bhutan’s quest to give all people true and lasting happiness, is a recipe for global wellbeing, not only of people, but of the Earth. If we all devolved our lives to a simpler, more meaningful existence based on non-material values, there wouldn’t be the wholesale environmental destruction we are witnessing today, along with the global epidemic of depression and anxiety.

Bhutan’s happiness quest is a recipe for global wellbeing for people and the Earth.

Saamdu Chetri believes that happiness is both a choice and a skill that can be developed.

If we need to be happy, we need to do a few things correctly. One, we need to let things go; two, we need to accept things as they are; three, we need to forgive others and forgive the self, have right intention in our works, in our thoughts, in our deeds, in our actions and we need to say sorry even if we are right and thank you every moment.

Hugging Medication

His other happiness promoting factors include exercising so that you sweat, love, and hugging medication. This happiness guru speaks of a dose of happiness that stimulates the release of dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins.

These four chemicals, if we can raise in our body we’ll always be happy. I have tried through a practise called hugging medication, you put your left heart with the left heart of the other person, close your eyes and send your love, your kindness, your gratitude to this person. You’re doing many things together, you’re building love and kindness, you’re being grateful, you’re providing gratitude and then you’re also cuddling with him.

Imagine if we worked together to strive for happiness instead of personal reward.

Collective Happiness Over Personal Reward

We could be headed for a truly positive and inspiring future if the principles of Gross National Happiness continue spreading around the world, lighting a fire for individual transformation and happiness, above profit and economic growth. This model shows us how happiness is something simple. Having a meal, a modest home, time to relax, rest and meditate and making time to help others, are all factors that create happiness. A far cry from our western extravagance where we chase impossible dreams and things that will never bring us contentment.

With the powerful GNH system and the Bhutanese model, there is hope for a magical world where all people are happy and where people work together to strive for happiness instead of personal reward. Now that’s something to aim for!

http://upliftconnect.com/bhutans-remarkable-recipe-for-happiness/

An Idea to Light the World

Over 200 years ago the Bill of Rights

Transformed the western world

It has transformed our thinking of human value

Today it is loved

But difficult to practice 

It is sometimes buried and obscured

By too many rules

Gross National Happiness is

The new idea that shapes the kingdom of Bhutan

Perhaps it will spread to the world

To be the new idea

That creates community

Perhaps it is the hidden spiritual wealth

We've been searching for?

If children are taught from the beginning of life

That collective happiness is the goal

For which to strive

This idea will inspire the moral goals

Of right human relations and right sharing

That have been predicted to

Recreate our Spiritual Home

Ishema

September 2017

Views: 115

Comment by Steve Hutchinson, Admin. on September 17, 2017 at 11:33am

Thanks so much for sharing this Ishema.

Infinite Blessings of Love & Abundance,

Steve

Comment by Ishema, Carol Suchecki on September 17, 2017 at 7:41pm

Thank you Steve,

I can imagine this as an idea that could ignite the world. I found out that the images did not post, so just fixed this.

Many Blessings,

Ishema 

Comment by Bilal Horus on September 17, 2017 at 7:46pm

Comment by Ishema, Carol Suchecki on September 17, 2017 at 8:13pm

Thank you Bilal,

Many Blessings,

Ishema

Comment by Eileen Coleman on September 21, 2017 at 9:11am

Truly wonderful!

Hugging Medication

His other happiness promoting factors include exercising so that you sweat, love, and hugging medication. This happiness guru speaks of a dose of happiness that stimulates the release of dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins.

These four chemicals, if we can raise in our body we’ll always be happy. I have tried through a practise called hugging medication, you put your left heart with the left heart of the other person, close your eyes and send your love, your kindness, your gratitude to this person. You’re doing many things together, you’re building love and kindness, you’re being grateful, you’re providing gratitude and then you’re also cuddling with him.  

Comment by Ishema, Carol Suchecki on September 21, 2017 at 6:30pm

Thank you Eileen,

I love the hugging meditation.

Comment by Bilal Horus on September 21, 2017 at 8:29pm

Comment

You need to be a member of LIGHTGRID - Lichtnetz - REDDELUZ to add comments!

Join LIGHTGRID - Lichtnetz - REDDELUZ

Let us UNITE and transmute back all misqualified energy into pure Divine Potential, weaving the NET of VIOLET LIGHT all around the planet!

Violet Flame Album

April 28, 2012: Entrance to the other world ...

Instinct CRYSTAL GRIDS

Help us to anchor the energy of the New Age on Earth. Get inspired and set up a grid with the intention to help HEAL Mother Earth and all Her Beings from the wounds of the past and WEAVE a new net of living LIGHT all around the planet to help all life forms evolve into Unity Consciousness.

 

Ascension is not about leaving the world - it is about bringing HEAVEN down to EARTH!

 

We are the living BRIDGE between the worlds and dimensions, between HEAVEN AND EARTH. We are free to move in TIME and SPACE when we enter the SACRED SPACE of the Divine Chamber of the HEART  where the ThreeFold Flame resides and the god given Divine Blueprint is waiting to be downloaded into our earth bodies.

 

The TIME to ACTIVATE our Light Body is NOW.

 

Love Light BLESSINGS,

 

Sonja Myriel RAouine

"About the Use of the Violet Flame" 

Excerpt:

I have to tell you that when you as a conscious disciple manage the Violet Flame, a parallel activity of the Violet Flame is initiated internally. This results in the vibrational awakening of your chakras. Therefore, each time when you use the gift of the Violet Flame you are asked not only to focalize your attention on what you want to transmute but also on the internal activity which takes place within yourself.

One of the consequences of the continual use of the Violet Flame is the accelerated awakening of all your chakras, you will, step by step, wake up in a different world from where you live now.

http://lightgrid.ning.com/group/lightgrid/forum/topics/lightgrid-tw...

 

Lightgrid CONNEXION Groups

This is the space for you to ORGANISE your personal connexion group, to look for likeminded people, to introduce yourSELF and say what you would like to contribute to the every expanding NET OF LIGHT around the world.

COMING TOGETHER

You have received clear guidance on a project,type of meditation, course of action to take? You are WELCOME to share here so we can start DREAMING and thus CREATING together!

SISTER SITES

Sounds of Silence is a wonderful light filled site where you find lots of interesting information, pictures, videos and groups which add to what you find here at lightgrid. 

If you would like

 

to receive information from that site, please sign up, following this link.

 

Blog Posts

PERSONAL POWER

Posted by Ms Tercy Lonan on October 16, 2017 at 9:31am 0 Comments

PERSONAL POWER. One of the aspect of you that you are moving more into is your personal power. There is an aspect of power that encompasses vulnerability and is soft.. this is important.  This power is something that you carry, a wisdom that you…

Continue

Growing Toward Full Consciousness

Posted by Ishema, Carol Suchecki on October 16, 2017 at 2:21am 2 Comments

When my children were little, I constantly watched the original Star Trek episodes for inspiration about our place in the Universe. Each story expressed reverence for the tiny planets they found. That, no matter…

Continue

Eating Mindfully

Posted by Violette Ruffley on October 16, 2017 at 2:00am 3 Comments

Eating Mindfully 

Spiritual Practice by …

Continue

The EMERALD RAY- THE YOU RAY

Posted by Ms Tercy Lonan on October 13, 2017 at 9:51am 0 Comments

THE EMERALD RAY – THE YOU RAY. Provides an energetic alignment with your authentic and multidimensional self, inviting you to be you full out. This Ray and way of being is an essential key to navigating the changing times, for as you are tuned in…

Continue

YOU HAVE ALL THAT YOU NEED

Posted by Ms Tercy Lonan on October 11, 2017 at 12:04pm 0 Comments

YOU HAVE ALL THAT YOU NEED. You have all that you need in each and every moment. You have enough energy for this moment, you have enough time for this moment, you have enough finances for this moment, you have enough for each moment of now. Fear,…

Continue

Events

© 2017   Created by Myriel RAouine.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service