Shankara’s Description of a Heart Opening – Steve Beckow @ Golden Age of Gaia


Art : Being Beauty by Shiloh Sophia McCloud


Michael 23I began to explore what God’s will might be and in the course of that research, I came across a passage on the will of the one I work for, Archangel Michael:

“My purpose as archangel of peace is to anchor peace on Earth on behalf of the Mother/Father One. And until that has truly taken place, there are many other events, such as the return of particular masters, that do not and cannot take place, because the vibration is too low.

“So every opportunity in the physical realm, in the human realm, of bringing forth peace has need to be heartily, immediately, and deeply embraced.” (1)

Now I’ve discovered the will of God’s principal agent in my life, the one I regard as my Lord.  And I’ve established my first beachhead of understanding, my first interim hypothesis, in my work to discover God’s will.

I said to myself that I cannot bring peace to the world or to another. But, in surrender to my Lord’s will, I can bring peace to myself.

I lay down to meditate and surprised myself by entering into a state of deep peace within a very short time – total stillness of mind. Just as love was transformative, so this peace I felt was palpable. It is not at all an absence of everything; the state of peace has a distinct quality to it, just as the state of love does. But I find myself unable to describe what that quality is. The only words I can find are “palpable,” reassuring, comforting, uplifting.

Later, when I checked my cellphone, it opened to a page in Safari with the following words from Shankara. They are probably the best description of a heart opening and the consequent entry into a state of transformative love that I’ve read. Reading it brought me into a state of love again, at that moment:

“What happens in this seeing, even as you look at your beloved master [Krishna in this case], at your godhead, the opening begins to occur in your heart. It is similar to being flooded. So when you are being flooded, you do not simply say, ‘Oh, my goodness! My toe is wet!’ You look around, and the whole room is flooded.

“So you may think of it as a monsoon of love. And everywhere you walk there will be love, and you will be able to see, because that is how powerful it will be. There will be no capacity for denial of this.”  (2)

Yes, yes, yes. That is such an apt and vivid description of what I think of as a heart opening. The opening begins in the heart. All of a sudden, love flows mightily and the whole room is flooded. It’s more than a river totally flooding its bank; it’s a tsunami or monsoon, in that it floods everything – every nook and cranny. Love is everywhere and it pushes everything else – like anger and jealousy – aside, back, and away.

“This is how powerful it will be.” Yes, it’s powerful enough to transform the circumstances rather than being transformed (or suppressed) by them. It conquers all it meets in the sense that it does not flee from anyone or anything. We can however flee from it. In that circumstance, love will leave.

No there will be no possibility of denial. One cannot mistake being swept away in love. The idea of mistaking it is laughable when one knows the power of love, but a mystery when one doesn’t.

Back to bringing myself to peace, as an act of surrender to the will of my Lord. I want to delve deeper into the subject of the will of God. Every day I have before life becomes overwhelmingly busy, I need to use wisely.


(1) “Archangel Michael: Violence and War Cannot Continue – Part 1/2,” Aug. 4, 2013, at



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