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Aloha beLOVEd Star-Light-Soul family,

We are on day 3 of PURE pure pure frequencies… Universal Cosmic love so pure…. flooding forth and RAYdiating out through our Divine Essence, presence and breath…

Allow yourself the brilliance, bliss, serenity, stillness and exquisiteness of experience….
Pure heart connection
Such a stimulation of every cell and senses
So pristine

Touching all as kindness, softness and caring
Through every energetic exchange….
Pure Beauty to be shared….
And experienced fully….

Open your whole BEING
Every aspect of you
Wide open

Whatever words you use to describe
It’s the feeling
The experience
Not the words……

(This is a short update for now, as I’ve been offline fulfilling a multitude of all that’s highest aligned in service for us all. Gatekeeper and Gridkeepers function and flow differently, Embodiers stabilize, hold and implement accordingly to that which is highest aligned for all… respecting from the purest place of Love and honoring this same way, fulfilling purposes/roles with our every act/exchange and in a multitude of ways)…

As soon as my own reality opens up space to be online/or post a bit, I’ll make a bit available.

The 1010 Divine Alignment Gateway POURED OPEN 3 days ago and continues to flood forth powerfully, strongly, beautifully….

From all of my hearts to yours…. keep anchoring and integrating the vastness of these magnificent harmonizing and unifying frequencies (and continuing to release/transform/dissolve/align all that presents within you/your reality/illusion/dream that’s not)….

Keep uniting, keep creating, keep uplifting, shifting, supporting, expanding, sharing and loving/respecting you/all as love…..

Bringing more NEW Earth Realities into fruition as you do.

Immense love and gifted blessings,

P.s. such pure gratitude and recognition to all embracing and living this, sharing this, holding this…. as its beyond important for humanity and your service is beyond appreciated and recognized and visible… keep shining, while honoring what you need, as building your Light, holding your Light, Sharing and supporting and connecting as Light won’t “look like” what anyone “thought”. You will see/know/understand…. which is all that matters. The rest is a bonus.




Gratitude to all artists. Any queries, please contact me, Shekinah

The Blue Pearl – Photos & Texts (2) – Steven D Foster

The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #9

Every day my conviction grew stronger:  The Blue Person “is truly my inner Self, whose light is spread throughout the entire universe.”  . . . The Blue One was my own Self, the One who lives within all, pervades the entire universe, and set it in motion, who is One without a second, nondual, and undifferentiated, and yet who is always at play, becoming many from one and one from many.  He is Shri Krishna, the eternal blue of Consciousness, the beloved life-breath . . . the Self.  Swami Muktananda ~ The Play of Consciousness

The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #10

I came to see that just as a painter might paint many pictures on one canvas with just one color, one brush, and one concept, in the same way, there is One in this universe, despite all the different forms and colors that may be seen.   I came to see, in other words, that in all differences there is only one identity.  Swami Muktananda The Play of Consciousness

The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #11

How beautiful it was! . . .  There was now just a mass of shining radiant light with no name and no form.  Then all the rays bursting forth from the blue light contracted and returned into the Blue Pearl.  The Blue Pearl was once again the size of a tiny seed.  Swami Muktananda The Play of Consciousness

The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #12
Even now, when I meditate, as soon as I am absorbed in meditation, I see the mass of the blue rays of the Light of Consciousness and, within that, the Blue Pearl. . . . Now I really know that my Self pervades everywhere as the universe.  I am completely convinced that there is no such entity as the phenomenal world, that indeed there never was such an entity.  What we call the universe is nothing other than the conscious play of Chiti Shakti.  Swami Muktananda The Play of Consciousness
The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #13              
Remember that there is a divine Person residing in the sahasrar* of everyone, and that divine Person is supremely effulgent.  I am saying this on the authority of my own personal experience.  That Person is supremely divine.  Sometimes, that being shines as a Blue Pearl in meditation and sometime He reveals himself as a human being. . .  After that vision you don’t have to ponder the Vedantic truth, “I am Brahman.”  The truth reveals its meaning to you by itself.  
The supreme truth dwells within everyone.  Tukaram Maharaj said truly (and I turn his words over in my mind again and again), “The Lord of the universe dwells within a house which is as tiny as a sesame seed.”  This is the highest doctrine, this is the highest philosophy.  The divine trinity, Brama, Vishnu, and Mahesha–in fact numerable gods and goddesses appears within the Blue Pearl and disappear.  Tukaram says that though the Pearl appears to be so tiny it contains all the three worlds in it.  Therefore, I keep asking you time and again to meditate on your own Self, and get a direct experience of Rama, the Lord, who dwells within you, as you.  You must first experience the Lord within you.  Don’t worry about the Lord outside.  The Lord who is supposed to dwell outside has manifested Himself in your heart.  Volume Five, Satsang with Baba : Questions and answers with Swami Muktananda
~ Epilogue ~

the words of

The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph ~ Epilogue #14 
(click on the image to enlarge)   
Meditate on the Guru in the form of the Blue Pearl.  It sits in the center of  
vibrating triangle in the thousand-petaled lotus of the sahasrara*.
You do not necessarily see only one Blue Pearl at a time; 
sometimes you see thousands and thousands 
of blue dots. The vision of the Blue Pearl 
is very intoxicating.  In fact, it has 
the ability to remove the deepest 
sorrows in your heart. . . 
You can almost feel 
what God feels.   
Gurumayi Chivilasananda 
Darshan magazine, #41- 42
The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph ~ Epilogue #15 
(click on the image to enlarge)   


*Sahasrara  the “Crown chakra”

The seat of the individual soul, hamsah, is the heart chakra.  The sahasrara, located in the crown of the head, is the seat of the Supreme Self.  It is here that we realize the oneness of the individual soul and the Supreme Soul.  This Supreme Hamsah is the all-powerful Great Light that devours the universe.  It is also the Guru Principle.  ~  In the sahasrara there is a triangle; in the very center of this triangle is the Blue Pearl.  This scintillating blue dot is . . .  the state of gathered-up power of Consciousness that is about to create the universe.  ~  The Blue Pearl “sprouts” into three pearls, or bindus, and the lines connecting them form the a-ka-tha triangle.  This triangle, composed of all the letters of the alphabet, is the source of all sound vibration; then these sounds or letters come down in sequence through the chakras.  The entire universe of vibrating sound is evolved from the Blue Pearl.

Swami Kripananda, a Siddha Yoga teacher, from her book: The Sacred Power


This project was completed and posted 
on my Welcome Page in the 
“Recently Added” section
March 14, 2016
Steven D. Foster ~ Photographs : The Departing Landscape website

The Exploration of the Divine States – Steve Beckow

Divine Doorway by Francene Hart Watercolour Artist


The Exploration of the Divine States

I’d like to continue the discussion I’ve been having about the divine states.

We may find that we have to rewrite, relearn, and reprogram the way we “be with” them.

In my experience, they need to be recognized to be fully experienced.

It’d be as if bliss, love, peace, mastery, abundance, etc., were people passing by  and, until we call out their name, they don’t turn and interact with us. They keep on going without us feeling a thing.

That’s exactly the way I encountered peace – as if it was a face I saw from a passing train. When I recognized it, it transmitted its experience of peace to me.

Bliss the same. I saw it as if it were a person standing perhaps ten feet away from me at a gathering like a party. It was passing me by but when I recognized it – it was almost as if I had said telepathically, “Oh, you’re Bliss” – it came into me and filled the inner space with itself.

Now where in a textbook could I read about this? Someone help me out please?

There’s no ongoing, serious discussion today of how to “be with” something like bliss or love or peace.

Perhaps until now we’ve had no ideas about how to access them.

Perhaps we think we need to meditate for years before we “realize” this state.

Perhaps we think this state is only for high yogis and ascended masters.

I predict that the time will come when we’ll have everyday discussions of subjects like bliss as more and more people experience them.

If we recognize a divine state and merge with it (not as hard as we’ve thought), we’ve just secured our future better than any insurance plan could.

We will have found – it turns out – precisely what we’ve always been looking for. We just didn’t know what it was. But now we do.

It turns out that the divine states are what we’ve always been looking for, the real treasure in life.  Any one of them affords a lifetime of delight.

Once found, once recognized, we’ll have found the switch and turned it on. After that, the divine state will be found to flow by itself, in and from the heart.

Now someone prove me right or prove me wrong – I don’t care which. But let’s get the exploration of these subjects underway.



Gratitude to all artists. Any queries, please contact me, Shekinah

The Blue Pearl – Photographs & Texts (1) Steven D Foster


The Blue Pearl ~  Symmetrical Photograph #2

The Blue Pearl

Photographs & Texts

The Blue Person that I had seen is also known as the sphere of unmanifest light.  
Yogis see Him who contains the entire world within Himself, within the   
Blue Pearl in meditation.  ~ That supreme unmanifest Being
  is extremely secret to seekers.   He is the goal of 
the Siddha path.  
This is not something that can ever be expressed 
in speech or writing, even at the end of time.  
It is only through His grace that 
divine realization 
    will come.      
Swami Muktananda
from his autobiography
The Play of Consciousness


 The yoga texts say that the Blue Pearl is the heart seed.  Just as a seed sprouts, explodes, and grows into a huge tree, likewise this Blue Pearl contains the entire cosmos within itself.  The yoga texts urge us to see all this through meditation.  This is the fruit of the inner yoga, activated through the awakening of the Shakti.  Swami Muktananda, from a talk published in Darshan #77-78
The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #3

Whatever you have in the outer world, in the cosmos which appears so vast, you have in the inner world too.  The inner and the outer are one. . .  As the eyes gaze at the Blue Pearl they become cleansed; the ocular centers become purified.  As a result of that you can pick up visual signals which you cannot pick up with normal vision; you can see even without light.  The light in the eyes is much brighter than the light outside.  Swami Muktananda, Darshan #77-78

The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #4
As you meditate more and more, you pass into the supra causal body which is blue . . . In that body you experience the transcendental state of consciousness.  This body [which we call the Blue Pearl] is extremely dynamic . . .  sparkling and scintillating in the sahasrara,* the divine spiritual center in the [crown of the head].  This is the Self or soul.  Swami Muktananda, Darshan #77-78
The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #5
 A passage from the Pratyabhijna-hirdayam [sutra 3] describes the viewpoint of Shiva the supreme Self . . . [which says] that for Lord Parashiva. . .  there is no such thing as the universe.  He is true, eternal, attributeless, formless, all-pervasive, and perfect.  He sees the whole universe, from Shiva to the earth–the moving and the unmoving, the manifest and the unmanifest–as supremely blissful Light, undifferentiated from Himself.  There is nothing other than He; distinctions of seer and seen, subject and object, individual and universal, and matter and consciousness are not real.  It is the vibrations of the Lord Parashiva alone that produce the countless different forms of the universe.  I see that the universe is the body of the Lord and that Paramashiva Himself appears as the universe within His own being.   Swami Muktananda The Play of Consciousness
The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #6
 Wherever my mind happens to turn, I see the world in the midst of this shining mass of Light. Whenever I see anyone, I first see the blue light and then the person.  Whenever I see anything,  I see first the beautiful, subtle rays of Consciousness and then the thing itself.   The way I see things, whether large or small, demonstrates the truth of the versus of Tukaram: “My eyes have been bathed with the lotion of the blue light, and I have been granted divine vision.”  Swami Muktananda ~ The Play of Consciousness
The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #7
My meditation became focused on the blue light. . .   I began to experience that I was entering into the center of the sahasrara* and the Blue Pearl . . . As I passed inside the Blue Pearl, I once again saw the universe spreading out in all directions.  I looked around everywhere and saw in all men and women–young and old, high and low, in each and every one–the same Blue Pearl that I had seen in myself.  I saw that this was the inner Self within everyone’s sahasrara . . .  Swami Muktananda ~ The Play of Consciousness
The Blue Pearl ~ Symmetrical Photograph #8

As I gazed at the tiny Blue Pearl, I saw it expand, spreading its radiance in all directions, so that the whole sky and earth were illuminated by it.  It was now no longer a Pearl, but had become shining, blazing, infinite Light–the Light that the writers of the scriptures and those who have realized the Truth have called the divine Light of Chiti.  The Light pervaded everywhere in the form of the universe.  I saw the earth being born and expanding from the Light of Consciousness, just as one can see smoke rising from a fire.  I could actually see the world within this conscious Light and the Light within the world, like threads in a piece of cloth and cloth in the threads.  Swami Muktananda ~ The Play of Consciousness

Steven D. Foster ~ Photographs : The Departing Landscape website

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Awakening and Illumination : October 2019 to January 2020 – Archangel Michael through Celia Fenn


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Image by Diana Wesley


Awakening and Illumination : October 2019 to January 2020

Archangel Michael through Celia Fenn, posted on 5 October 2019

Beloved Family of Light, we have reached a moment that many of you have waited for, and asked for, for many lifetimes.  There is a wave of Cosmic Light approaching your Planet that will activate a “Great Awakening” on the Earth.  Even now, many of you have felt that wave as it began to approach at the September Equinox.  This energy is so intense that it causes physical symptoms in many as your body seeks to integrate and balance.

This rising energy will be felt at the 10:10 Portal on the 10th of October, and it will continue to intensify at the Major 11:11 Star Gate on the 11th of November.  Then it will continue on to the 12:12 on the 12th of December and the 21:12 on the 21st December (Solstice) and will culminate on the 12th of January (1:12:2020), when Saturn and Pluto move into conjunction in the sign of Capricorn.

At each of these important nexus points, more of the New Divine Masculine will be revealed on the Earth.  It will be the Divine Masculine that will lead the way in creating new structures for the New Earth.  This is the role of the Divine Masculine, to create structure for the flow of the Divine Wisdom of Sophia, the Divine Feminine Essence of Wisdom and Light.  It will indeed be a powerful, intense and awe-inspiring shift on many levels.

10:10 :  Initiation into the “Great Awakening Time Line/Time Spiral”

The great disturbance that so many of you have already begun to feel, is the establishing and energizing of the “Great Awakening Time Line” for October 2019 to January 2020.  When a powerful new time line is energized, other alternate time lines collapse and fall away.

On the 10th of October, the 10:10, this Wave of Awakening will be initiated and will begin the process of bringing forth a new group of souls to join the Planetary Awakening process and accelerate the manifestation of the New Earth.

This may create “shock waves”in the fabric of TimeSpace that can cause physical symptoms.  But know, Beloved Ones, that closing time lines and activating new time lines (time spirals) is an activity that is undertaken with spiritual and collective consensus, as being for the highest good of the Earth at this time.

As the next segment of the Time Line is energized, these “shock waves” may intensify.  It will be these intense waves of Diamond Light Codes, Golden Christ Consciousness Codes and Divine Heart Frequencies from the Angelic and Star Nations that will begin to initiate this “Great Awakening” on Earth.

The First Stirrings of the “Great Awakening”

As this new Time Line begins to energize the “initiations of Light”, there will be two levels of Events.  At the first level, those of you who are way showers and already awakened will be called and “propelled” into wider and greater levels of service on the Planet.  At the second level, very “ordinary” people will suddenly awaken and feel disoriented and shocked as their perception of Reality changed radically, almost overnight.

The large second group of “:awakeners” will need you, the first level of way showers, to guide them through this process.  According to your Soul Contracts, this is the purpose for which you have chosen to be on the Earth at this time.

Beloved Family of Light, this is not the time to shrink back or think “small”.  It is time to step up and be the Self-empowered Beings and Community Leaders that you are.  As you make yourself available for expanded service as a Teacher or Healer, so Spirit will guide those who have need to you.  As you work with these ones, it will also be good to remember how important it also is to take care of yourself and your own process.

As the newly awakened ones shift across into the New Earth Time Line/Spiral, they will feel physical, mental and emotional symptoms that will feel like some kind of “breakdown”, for this is in fact the process of breaking down the old do that the new can emerge.  Their old support systems in the old time line will have collapsed and broken down and they will feel as if they are “falling” into a void of nothingness.  It will be your task to be the Light that guides them to anchor in the New Earth grids and to find their Soul Family or Tribe in this new TimeSpace Reality.

Those of you that are of the first level, the first waved of awakening, will find that you are receiving new understandings and new gifts of healing.  Your Light Body system will accelerate to the point where you will explore and develop new techniques of Quantum Light and Sound Healing similar to those used by Shamanic practitioners to shift and heal energies and soul “fractures”.

The 11:11 Initiations : Star Fire and Angelic Frequencies

in 2017 at the 11:11 Gateway, the Planet received a powerful wave of Angelic Frequencies and Light Codes from the Elohim and the Seraphim.  At this years 11:11 there will be another powerful wave of Light Initiations from the Stellar and Cosmic Councils of Light.  This will be an Initiation of Star Fire Light Codes that will rapidly raise the Frequencies on Earth to accelerate the Awakening that is taking place.

The 11:11 Portal is under the guardianship of the Pleiadians, and is on the same astrological axis as the 5:5 Gateway, that of Taurus and Scorpio, and it is associated with the awakening of the Buddha and with the spiritual energies of the Collective Awareness.

At this time, a powerful transmission of Star Fire Light Codes will be received on Earth in the form of a Light/Sound wave that will be an initiation and an activation of the newly energized New Earth Time Spiral.

This will not be received as a single wave, but as a series of waves each carrying different codes or instructions from the Divine Heart toi activate the New Earth in the consciousness of the Collective.

At this time, those who have agreed at the soul level to awaken, sill be activated by these waves and will suddenly awaken to join this rising wave of new consciousness.

Those of you who work with Light Codes and Language of Light will be empowered and guided to “translate” these “codes” for the benefit of those in your tribe and community.  You may feel guided to paint, draw, sound, sing or dance these Star Fire Codes into physical manifestation.

At this time of the 11:11, the Pleiadians will be very active in working with you to assist you to activate the Human Angelic Template and embody the Soul in Divine Love as proof of this process.  As specialists in In Human/Animal and Plant DNA on Earth, they will guide you through Light Code Activations and Collective Activations.

The Arcturians have also been commissioned to guide a multi-representational group that will work with Earth, including Lyrans, Sirians and Andromedans.  These ones will assist with their particular means of Light communication and connection.

At the 11:11 you may, therefor, feel guided to join a group or community to experience the Star Fire Light Code initiations as a group.  You may also feel drawn to channel these codes in some way and to keep a record of the information that is given to you in these codes in a journal.

The Angelic Beings, the Elohim and Seraphim, will continue to empower transmissions of the Angelic Frequencies of Light and Color to support these initiations and the Awakening process in general.

Time Lines, SpaceTime and Slowing Down the Tempo of Life

Beloved Ones, as the waves of Light Codes arrive on Earth, there will be another “acceleration” in the SpaceTime field as consciousness is raised yet again.

To many this will be perceived as time moving even faster, and they may feel the urge to try to move even faster on the physical plane to “keep up” with the increase in frequency in SpaceTime.

This would not be recommended, Dear Ones, as what is needed is to slow down and allow the body to align with “natural” SpaceTime, which is the natural frequency of Nature (Divine Source Code) on your Planet.

At this time on your Planet you have two expressions of time.  The one is, as mentioned, natural time that spirals in harmony with the SpaceTime field and vibrates at the frequency of the Divine Heart.  The second is “artificial” or “linear” time that is anchored in mechanical illusion and hurtles forward, ever increasing in momentum as it moves further from natural time and the spiral movement of the Galaxy.

That is why it is so beneficial to spend time in Nature.  You allow your cells and your DNA to resonate with natural time and to slow down physically so that you can experience the higher frequencies of Light Codes from the Divine Heart.

To meditate and to do Ceremony in Nature is to align with natural time through focus and intention, and it will assist you to integrate and embody these light codes without undue disturbance to your physical body system, or overstimulation of your nervous system and your emotional and mental bodies.

The Role of the Emerging New Divine Masculine

As these new Star Fire Light Codes are received by the Divine Feminine Sophia consciousness, the Divine Masculine, or rather the New Divine Masculine, will have the task of creating form and structure for this new wisdom to be expressed and experienced.

In this four month period of the Star Fire waves, the planets Saturn and Pluto will be moving towards each other for their “date” of conjunction on the 12th of January 2020.  This movement takes place in the house of Capricorn, a masculine energy.  This magnetic conjunction of Saturn (structure) and Pluto (Transformation) creates a vortex for the dismantling of the old masculine energy structures and the birthing of forms of expression for the New Masculine.

The form and structure of the New Masculine is already emerging in the expression of compassion and love for the Planet that is being expressed through many young people, the Crystal children who are finding their “voice” and expressing what they feel to the older generations.  Soon, they will be joined  by Diamond Children who will have an even stronger expression of the New Divine Masculine Christ Consciousness energy and a need to prepare a path for the New Earth, which is their Soul Mission as representatives of the Diamond Light on Earth.

So, we wish you a wonderful journey into these New Light Codes and new ways of being as you stand on the threshold of this powerful New Earth Time Spiral.  Move forward with confidence and joy, knowing that this is the time that you have waited for!


If you would like to learn more about these incoming Light Codes and share with our Community in a five part online webinar series, please click here to learn more and to reserve your place in the series.



The Blue Pearl – Steven D Foster


The Blue Pearl ~  Symmetrical Photograph #1


The Blue Pearl

The fulfillment of yoga lies in establishing contact with the Blue Pearl,
which is your innermost reality. After the Blue Pearl stands steady
for a while, it explodes. Then it’s light spreads throughout
the universe and you can see it everywhere. Within that
light you see your own Guru . . . you realize
that his [her, the Guru’s] real abode has
existed within you all the time.

Swami Muktananda
Darshan #77-78


Introduction : Inner Visions
In the Siddha Yoga literature, there is nothing more mysterious, and wondrous, than Swami Muktananda’s account of his visionary meditation experiences of the Blue Pearl. The Blue Pearl, or bindu, is a sublime paradox: it is no larger than the size of a sesame seed and yet “it contains millions and millions of universes” and it’s light is brighter than a thousand suns. The Blue Pearl is the abode of God, and our hearts are the abode of the Blue Pearl. The goal of yoga is to become merged–inseparably united with–the “formless” Light of Consciousness, the “supreme unmanifest Being,” the “extremely secret” Blue Person of the Blue Pearl. Swami Muktananda (Baba) wrote: “This is not something that can ever be expressed, in speech or writing, even at the end of time.”

Whenever I read Baba Muktananda’s words I have a palpable experience of his grace, his sacred presence. His words are truly alive with the divine energy of the Supreme Self, known as Chiti Shakti. He writes with such powerful, direct, unaffected authority because he writes with the true conviction of his own personal experience, his accomplished state, his Union with the divine Self, the Blue Pearl, and his total identification with his beloved Guru, Bhagawan Nityananda. .Even though the mysteries he writes and speaks about cannot be grasped by the logical mind, his shakti-filled words somehow translate for me into a subtle, intuitive knowledge that I can feel in the depths of my being. Baba shares his experience with such great love, enthusiasm and generosity that my heart feels at times like it will burst with overflowing gratitude when I read his words.


This project is a visual meditation on Baba Muktananda’s writings about his meditation experiences, his inner visions of the Blue Pearl. He describes them, with remarkable detail, in the latter parts of his autobiography, The Play of Consciousness. The entire book is an account of his spiritual journey, his “creative process” par excellence, from its very beginning to its completion. His visions of the Blue Pearl mark the endpoint of the process, when he merges into the Light of Consciousness, the light of the Self, the light of the Blue Pearl.

Baba wrote: “I meditated constantly and always saw the sweet, radiant Blue Pearl in its infinite variations.” This statement is of particular and striking interest to me, for I think of my series of “Blue Pearl” symmetrical photographs as variations on the same one theme. Some of the photographs presented here are entirely new, while others are transformations–variations on images I have used in previous projects.


Whatever you have in the outer world,
in the cosmos which appears so vast,
you have in the inner world too.
The outer and the inner
are one.
Swami Muktananda


I want pause here to make an important distinction about the four-fold symmetrical “Blue Pearl” photographs: I don’t consider them mere illustrations of Baba Muktananda’s meditation experiences. Just as his words do much more than merely describe his visionary experiences, because his words are so charged with the grace of his experiences, similarly, the photographs presented here function for me as visual equivalents of my experience of Baba’s writings. In other words, the photographs function for me as symbols.

True Living Symbols
The ancient yogic teachings say that it is maya, the ego, which creates the appearance or illusion of a dual, phenomenal reality that separates us from the Truth of our own divine Self. The symbol could be defined as a sacred image which visualizes, or gives visual form to, the Unity of Being. It conjoins (re-unites) outer-world forms with their corresponding inner-world Imaginal-essential archetypes. The True symbol simultaneously contains and radiates a palpable, potentially life-transforming sacred energy, what Baba calls Chiti Shakti, and which is also referred to as “grace.”

After Baba achieved the fulfillment of his spiritual journey and consciously merged with the Light of Consciousness, he says he became “completely convinced that there is no such entity as the phenomenal world, that indeed there never was such an entity. What we call the universe is nothing other than the conscious play of Chiti Shakti.”

The Center-Point
At the very center of each symmetrical photograph there is a bindu, an invisible point where the four mirroring images meet and become conjoined. In their state of four-fold unity the images become transformed into a new, revelatory visual whole, a symbolic image. The center-point, which corresponds to the Blue Pearl, is a subtle, ineffable space from which the image unfolds outwardly into manifestation from the interior Imaginal World.

The Contemplator and the Symbol

The mystery of the Blue Pearl–its origin, its meaning, its workings–is beyond comprehension. However, just as a True symbol is the product of the merging of two corresponding parts of an outward and inward dual reality, similarly, when a contemplator merges into the living grace-filled mystery of a symbol, a silent recognition does occur, a “hidden treasure” is unveiled, and sacred knowledge is transmitted, received, absorbed. Though the meaning of a contemplative experience of a symbol may be unknown, that is to say, unsayable—because sacred knowledge transcends the mind and the intellect–the contemplator becomes transformed by the experience: one’s heart opens, a subtle inner joy is awakened, the soul becomes intoxicated . .

Notes: Most of the text excerpts I have used in this project are from Baba Muktananda’s The Play of Consciousness; I have also included a few passages from one of Baba’s talks published in the #77-78 issue of Darshan magazine, a Siddha Yoga publication.  ~  Though I consider this project complete in itself, I am also aware of how it serves as a sequel to my last project, The Center of Being and in particular the project’s Epilogue which was an inspiration for the Blue Pearl project.  Thus I have placed The Blue Pearl project after the Epilogue as an Addendum.  ~  This project of course must also be included in the Photography and Yoga project, and I have placed it there as an Addendum.  ~  Finally, a reminder: you may click on the images, once, twice, to get a more close-up, detailed, inside view.  ~  Thank you for visiting The Blue Pearl project.   SF