Hold That Pose – Steve Beckow @ Golden Age of Gaia

Reading A Book by Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès – via Bas van Houwelingen

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 Hold That Pose

Marcel Marceau and Maurice Chevalier Credit: The Guardian

I sometimes seem very much out of step with many people around me.

They appear to want to party and celebrate the exit of “Junuary” and the arrival of “summer.” For them holidays are here.

I can’t honestly say it’s that way for me. I want to work.  For me work is not work, any more than painting was for Picasso or sculpture for Michaelangelo.  I’d do what I do even on holidays. In my sleep.

(This wholehearted desire to do something is a sign that that something is a part of our mission.)

The subject matter – the observable evolution of humanity, seen first within myself and then within others – endlessly fascinates me.

I haven’t been here often, apparently, and sometimes I feel like a Gaian anthropologist … or maybe a humanologist.  The human branch on Earth, that is, rather than Sirius, the Pleiades, etc.

I can’t get enough of reading about patterns in Gaian human behavior. Sometimes on the street I want to say, “Why do you do that?” or “Why are you saying one thing and looking like you want another? Why is it necessary to hide?”

In my doctoral year in Sociology, my thesis adviser upbraided me with “I think you read only the prefaces of books.” He was right. I wanted only the theory, not the application.

I hungrily read the prefaces of books in sociology, psychology, anthropology, proxemics, kinesics, folkloristics, every field including and adjacent to sociology in the Library. I couldn’t get enough of it. (Of course I just thought what I was doing was normal. Turned out it wasn’t.)

In one of my lives, I helped turn the printing press into a technology.  In another, two millennia ago, I wrote a book that’s still popular today. I’ve always been in love with words and what can be done with them. As long as I’m working with words, I’m happy – indexing, categorizing, analyzing, explaining.

But add to a love of ordinary wordsmithing – which I find delightful and inspirational unto itself – the spiritual guidance that comes through, accompanied by bliss. Now you have an addictive experience.  Wisdom plus bliss. Who would say no?

Who could resist it? And everything that comes from guidance makes more sense than what comes from me, I have to report.

When Michael dictated the Declaration of Human Freedom through me, from time to time I’d say, “No” and change a word. Later when I came back and edited it, alarm bells went off wherever I’d put a word in and I ended up changing them all back to the original.

I assure you, given the abundance of bliss I feel when I write, the laborer is well paid for his hire.

I love doing this. Hold that pose.

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Reading A Book by Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès – via Bas van Houwelingen

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LAO TZU – REMINDER OF THE SACRED HONORING OF OURSELVES IN BALANCE – Linda Dillon

Lao Tzu

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LAO TZU REMINDER OF THE SACRED HONORING OF OURSELVES IN BALANCE

As you walk upon the Earth, as you walk upon Gaia, as you anchor deeply within and hold yourself in the heart of all, that is a balancing act. And it is not something I teach you, but it is something that I remind you of.

I AM Lao Tzu, known by different names also Djwhal Khul, but my energy does not change. I have taught you many things and I have reminded you of the LaHoChi that has been brought by your Pleiadian brothers and sisters and that we have brought forward again long ago. Yes in this sacred land of China. By the way, Kyoto is a City of Light, but China has not yet decided, but I continue to work on them for there are many as arrogant as the emperor long ago. But I continue to teach them balance.

But I do not come this day to teach you balance, I come to bring you well-wishes and congratulations for you have anchored elsewhere, and it is with us. And so, yes, you will see and hear us more clearly and you will find us standing in your bedroom waiting, or sitting in your living room. We do not need to turn on the TV, we have many shows we can share with you, and they are far more interesting than what you have been watching.

As you walk upon the Earth, as you walk upon Gaia, as you anchor deeply within and hold yourself in the heart of all, that is a balancing act. And it is not something I teach you, but it is something that I remind you of. What is balance? It is the sacred honoring of yourself, in balance with the universe. If you give too much, as so many of you have that the Mother has put you on sabbatical, so when you give too much you are out of balance. So we gently and lovingly bring you back. Think of yourself as standing on the rice patty. It is a fine balance; if you take too much, and I do not mean from the old paradigms of grief and pain and sorrow, but there are times when you say ‘Let me do that for you, let me do that for you, let me help you. Oh, and I have not one minute to meditate, I have no time to talk to an old Chinese man.’ This is not of balance.

When we used to walk, thousands of years age, and we would walk through the villages and we would heal people and we would eat at their fire, the humble food of rice, and then we would hear the call of the emperor and you would say to me ‘Master, how shall I behave? For not only am I in awe of the Son of Heaven, I am also a little afraid of him.’ And I would say to you ‘Stay in your heart. Do not allow the finery or the externals to influence you. Look with your eyes of the healer, but look with your eyes of Love as well. For despite the great pomp and circumstance there are people still in need, who call upon you.’ And this will be increasingly true, particularly during this next phase of ascension.

I have taught you the healing and each of you know this in your own way, but I have taught you because there will be masses seeking you out. They may not even know, but you will know. And that is why it is important that in that mad rush for the gateway to catch the tail of the comet, to jump on board the golden spiral, to laugh and to play in JOY, my dear friends, remember the balance, remember my twig. And if you are feeling the need for a little assistance to reset, then simply turn to me. I may be quiet, but I am ever present.

You have done well. Yes, there are many who wish to say that this day but there is advantage in not always being the biggest talker. You have joined with us in a way that has never occurred, never occurred in the history of this planet. You have done well. ShiShi

Channeled by Linda Dillon 10-30-11
15th Annual Gathering, Sedona, AZ/Sedona7dk2011

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HOW TO ENTER THE SPIRITUAL EYE CHAPTER 3 – EDEN – YOGA AND MEDITATION – PART 2 – Altair Shyam

“TRILOCHAN” (THREE EYED) by Swami Amrit Mahamedha @ Trika Yoga Art Ashram

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HOW TO ENTER THE SPIRITUAL EYE

CHAPTER 3 – EDEN – YOGA AND MEDITATION – PART 2

 

All over the world as I have travelled I have been asked this question, “How do I enter the spiritual eye?”

It would seem that above all else we crave the divine, because we know that in seeking and finding God or Source or Being within us, all other questions are answered.

My own experiences of cosmic consciousness came in multiple ways, through Jesus, through Yogananda and Babaji, through Swami Shyam and through the Buddha and Guan Yin. The picture posted here is as close as I could find to my own experience.

They were all deep, profound experiences of the Light, all arrived at slightly differently yet all gave the same extraordinary experience of bliss and knowing we are all looked after in the Divine Plan.

What I endeavor to do below is to give you a series of techniques and practices that you can use to open and enter the spiritual eye.

Please note that the techniques below are primarily Yogananda’s descriptions. I prefer you to have His words on the practices as they are direct from Source.

And that is what they are. Practices that require practice.

I would deeply appreciate your feedback as to what works for you and what you experience. I have practiced all these in various forms morning and night over the years and I am always learning. As I continue to travel it is a deeply humbling experience knowing that your wisdom informs my wisdom and all is by nature of the One True Self an experience of the One Shared Heart.

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ONE – OUTER LIGHT

The first is a technique I was taught in both Tibet and India, to develop an unblinking steady gaze. Yogananda in fact tells us: “Restless and constantly blinking eyes indicate a restless mind; quiet, unblinking eyes, a calm mind. God is not visible, not recognizable to the ordinary restless eyes of mortal man. By fixing the eyes at one point induces the mind to grow calm and concentrated.”

Fixing the eyes on one point is a classical yoga practice, called tratak. It consists in gazing at an object, often a candle, which is placed a little higher than the eyes, at a short distance. Fix that object, never looking away, remaining steady with your gaze, unblinking, even if the eyes start producing tears.

TWO – INNER LIGHT

Yogananda taught another technique to stimulate our vision of the spiritual eye, using an outer light, a lamp. He explains: “Look at a light and close your eyes. Forget the darkness around you and watch the blood red color within your eyelids. Try to look intently into that violet red color before you. Meditate on it and imagine that it is becoming bigger and bigger. Behold around you a dimly shining sea of violet light. You are a wave of light, a ripple of peace floating on the surface of the sea.”

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THREE – INNER LIGHT VISUALIZATION

Yogananda teaches visualization as a powerful technique to develop inner concentration. It even leads to the siddhi (power) of materialization:

“I can keep looking at this room and concentrating upon it until, when I close my eyes, I can still see the room exactly as it is. This is the first step in deep concentration, but most people haven’t the patience to practice it. I had the patience. As you continue to practice visualization you will find that your thoughts become materialized. The cosmic law will so arrange it that whatsoever you are thinking of will be produced in actuality, if you command it to be so. Suppose I am thinking of an apple, and the apple appears in my hand. That would be a demonstration of the highest power of concentration.

Try it. Experiment with it. Practice it: intensely look at an apple (or any object in your room) for some time. Imprint the image in your mind. Then close your eyes, looking at the point between the eyebrows. Inwardly try to see that object as clearly as you can.”

FOUR – SPIRITUAL EYE MEDITATION TECHNIQUE

“Concentrate at the point between the eyebrows. Visualize there a tunnel of golden light. Mentally enter that tunnel, and feel yourself surrounded by a glorious sense of happiness and freedom. As you move through the tunnel, feel yourself bathed by the light until all worldly thoughts disappear.

After soaring through the tunnel as long as you feel to do so, visualize before you a curtain of deep violet-blue light. Pass through that curtain into another tunnel of deep, violet-blue light. Feel the light surrounding you. Slowly, the tunnel walls disappear in blue light. Expand your consciousness into that light – into infinite freedom and bliss. Now there is no tunnel. There is only the all-encompassing blueness and bliss of infinity.

At last, visualize before you a silvery-white, five-pointed star of light. Surrender every thought, every feeling into this star of absolute, ever-existing bliss.

Mentally affirm: “I awake in Thy Light, I awake in Thy Light, I am joyful, I am free, I awake in Thy Light!”

FIVE – SURRENDER

When you meditate, the intense gaze at the spiritual eye has its proper moment. During the time of practicing any technique, the eyes are upturned to the spiritual eye, yes, but our concentration is not on that point, but on the technique itself: while practicing Hong-Sau or any mantra technique we concentrate on the breath and the mantra; during Kriya Yoga we concentrate on the inner currents in the astral spine; during the AUM technique we focus on the inner sounds.

The time for fully concentrating on the spiritual eye comes after the technique, during the last part of meditation. At that moment fully concentrate your gaze and attention on the “Christ Center,” the space between the eyebrows  – the seat of ecstasy in the body – with devotion, looking toward God. Surrender everything to Source. Let nothing take your gaze away from your spiritual eye, which leads you to ecstasy.

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SIX – THE PROCESS

Here is Yogananda’s description of the spiritual eye

“When the yogi concentrates long enough with half-open eyes at the point between the eyebrows, and when the gaze is without any restless motion, he will be able to see a steady light surrounded by other, but flickering, lights. He should not be diverted by this glimmering halo of the spiritual eye, but should steadfastly look at the center of the eye until he feels his mind completely absorbed within it. In time, he will see the perfect formation of the spiritual eye: a dark opal-blue globe within a quivering ring of flame. Gradually, by deep concentration, an extremely brilliant white star occasionally glimmers in the center of the blue. The star is the gateway through which the consciousness must pass to attain oneness with Spirit. It requires time and calm practice to steady the light of the intuitive astral eye. It takes deeper and longer practice to see the star. It requires greater realization to hold the perception of the star. And it takes mastery in meditation to march the consciousness, valiantly triumphant, through the starry gate of light. After the devotee is able at will to see his astral eye of light and intuition with either closed or open eyes, and to hold it steady indefinitely, he will eventually attain the power to look through it into Eternity; and through the starry gateway he will sail into Omnipresence. Progression through the spiritual eye, experienced by advancing yogis, unfolds first the wondrous perceptions of superconsciousness, the region of rays of light out of which all matter evolves. The creative cosmic rays hide like veils the presence of the immanent universal Christ or Krishna Consciousness, the Lord omnipresent in creation. By deeper concentration and meditation, the spiritual eye of intuition opens, and through the wisdom star the yogi becomes united to the Christ-Krishna Omnipresence; and thence, in deepest ecstasy, he reaches the Cosmic Consciousness of Spirit.”

Aum Meditation – Part II by Swami Amrit Mahamedha @ Trika Yoga Art Ashram

SEVEN – LOVE

Yogananda told us that when he first came to Sri Yukteswar’s ashram, he would keep his mind and gaze focused at the point between the eyebrows as much as possible. “If you want to make very rapid progress on the spiritual path,” he used to tell us, “keep your mind always centered there.” This practice must be joined to, however, and supported by the heart’s devotion. For concentration at the spiritual eye, which is known as the ajna chakra, develops great will power, but it can also make one ruthless if it isn’t combined with the heart’s love. When will power is combined with love, great joy is the consequence.

Love and blessings

Altair and Mother …

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Smitten is the word – Sharon Lyn Shepard

Eden Art by Ines Honfi

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Smitten is the word
I awoke with this morning
smitten with the Love affair
that’s blossoming with my Self.
Enamored by the Love
that’s always present
ever flowing
never judging.
Infatuated with the Joy
that bubbles up from within
for no reason
other than I exist.
Enchanted by the Magic
that playfully
continues to awaken
new aspects of me.
Besotted with the flow
of everyday life
as I allow it
to have its way with me.
No longer caught up in the old adages
of human style love affairs
addled with requirements
and unrequited expectations.
Back in the arms of the Divine
sweet gentle embraced and content
crazy mad in Love with my Self
smitten in the knowing of Who I Am.
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~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”

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