INITIATIONS AND ACTIVATIONS – Kalachakra Practice 6 – Part 1 of 3 – Altair Shyam

Art: Kusaba Kazuhisa

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INITIATIONS AND ACTIVATIONS

Kalachakra Practice 6

ALTAIR SHYAM

 

“If we keep our devotion strong and direct our mind towards the Kalachakra teachings for today and the following days, we can receive the initiation through the power of our faith and will.”

The Dalai Lama (2017)

This is an exploration of the first part of Chapter 6 in the Kalachakra Tantra by the Dalai Lama. (There will be three parts to this chapter…)

In our path of pathlessness we

  1. Recognize the reality of ordinary life, that beings suffer and wish happiness
  2. Develop great compassion and an altruistic intention to become enlightened to help liberate others and awaken them to their own happiness within
  3. Realize emptiness, let go and surrender to the great unknown, allowing the great river of life to have its own flow in us and through us
  4. Make an intention to receive initiation through our faith and will

Imagine – you are receiving the actual initiation from the physical Christ and the physical Buddha.

You have done this before so you know how to do it again, deeply.

How would you prepare?

What would you do?

You are initially going to receive Seven Seals (the Seven Childhood Initiations)

As you receive these Seven Awakenings in the Kalachakra Tantra the Dalai Lama will go into detail about Our Light Family from the Tibetan point of view.

He describes the Light Family as giving the potential for “generation” and then “completion” in that first you develop clear appearance of the Light Family deities, and that when this meditation is successful it ‘vanishes’ so that all that is left once you surrender and let go is divine, god and goddess and Pure land mandalas like Avalon and Shambhala.

Amitabha image from Tibetan Thanka Painting – Portrayal of Mysticism by Pema Namdol Thaye

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PRACTICE

For practicing the Kalachakra Tantra together we will be doing 15 initiations

SEVEN Childhood Initiations (the Seven Seals) – water, crown, silk ribbon, vajra & bell, conduct, name, and permission

FOUR High Initiations – vase, secret, knowledge-wisdom and provisional word

FOUR Supreme Initiations – vase, secret, knowledge-wisdom and definitive word

If you complete all these there is a final initiation of a Vajra (Diamond) master lord/lady.

It is enough at this point merely to know that the initiations exist and have been done in this way since the time of the Buddha and by the Buddha himself.

These are real initiations that touch the core of your being.

For example, in one of the initiations I experienced real fire and a flame lit in the space in front of me and I burned my hand in it.

In another I experienced the clear light of being and vanished completely.

In yet another I experienced the descent of the Holy Spirit or Bodhicitta into my body.

These experiences are just that, experiences we all have and share to bring us closer to full liberation, love and compassion for all beings. They are neither more, nor less important than the breath we take in and breathe out in every moment.

All is sacred. All we experience is sacred. None is a “better” experience. So please respect all your own experiences, visions and intuitions for the sacred messages they bring to you from the One Light and One Love.

So it is with the Dalai Lamas. Though all incarnations of Avalokiteshvara/Guan Yin, their experiences are also all different.

The Fifth Dalai Lama was “continually absorbed in the wisdom dance that experiences all appearances as pure vision” where many gurus of past ages, mandala deities, buddhas and bodhisattvas would appear directly to him and give him secret transmissions, initiations and teachings.

In direct contrast, The First Dalai Lama, presents the nuts and bolts of the Kalachakra tradition, in straightforward fashion, describing one of the initiations, the vase initiation as being associated with the initiation of a master, as this is the yoga of transforming lust and desire into a force of enlightenment. The masters, he said, regard sensuality as a potential path for enlightenment.

The Second Dalai Lama, again in a different way, received enlightenment through the Kalachakra Yogas from the controversial master Khedrup Norzang Gyatso, called “the Mad Yogi of the Olkha Mountains”.

The current Dalai Lama, has given initiations on many occasions, including in the West, so a Western Kalachakra tradition has also begun to emerge.

I will be posting links of the actual initiations given by the current Dalai Lama as we go. Here is an initial one if you are interested, in English.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK6p-s1rXaM

Sometimes friends have queried me on the practice of imitating a deity or saint or god and goddess, or taking on their qualities or behavior.

I will leave you with this quote from Our Sister St. Therese, about the practice itself.

Magdalene Painting by Linzy Arnott

“Most of all I imitate the behavior of Mary Magdalene, for her amazing – or, rather, loving – audacity which delighted the heart of Jesus, has cast its spell upon mine.”

-St. Therese of Lisieux

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Love and soul blessings

Altair and Mother … ♥ 

ALTAIR

Son Of Lord Krishna, Son Of Lady Guan Yin, conscious walk-in from the Pleiadian Dolphin Isle Daenkus.

I am here to do the work of My Mother in assisting both in Mother Gaia’s ascension and by walking the Path of the Bodhisattva in seeking Krishnahood, Christhood, Buddhahood and healing for all beings.

Love and Blessings from the Source. Stephen/Altair gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā ག༌ཏེ༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌སཾ༌ག༌ཏེ༌བོ༌དྷི༌སྭཱ༌ཧཱ། “go, go, go beyond, go thoroughly beyond, and establish yourself in enlightenment”

☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ 

ALTAIR SHYAM – meaning:

Altair (Eagle, Pillar of Heaven) and Nirbandh Shyam (Unlimited Light of Divine Mother’s Love) when I was given them I was told I would be ‘unbound’. So I AM.

☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ 

A teacher, healer and mystic guiding the Way of Love, Unity and Harmony for the New Gaia that we are co-creating. He teaches that We are the Way and that our freedom to be our True Self is the key to transformation. “The miracles of God lie within Us. We are the Light. We are the Temple of the One Chakra whose Awakened Infinite Light Body brings all our dreams into reality.” With deepest Love and Devotion to My Divine Mother, Lady of the Earth, Guan Yin (from the Sanskrit root Guanyin/Kuan Yin/Kwan Yin) “The Divine Mother who perceives the Sounds and Cries of Mother Gaia and Her Children.

http://www.altairshyam.com/2017/07/23/initiations-and-activations-kalachakra-practice-6/

Folk Art Painting Saint Teresa of Jesus Teresa of Ávila Print Mixed Media santa Teresa Saint Theresa Wall Decore by EvonaGallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE YOGA OF SELFLESSNESS – Kalachakra Lesson 4 – Altair Shyam

Art: Kusaba Kazuhisa

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THE YOGA OF SELFLESSNESS – Kalachakra Lesson 4

THE YOGA OF SELFLESSNESS

Let us investigate together what we have learned so far in the Kalachakra Tantra.

The steps we are exploring are :

  1. Make an intention to change and transform, to discover what we are here to change, since change and transformation is the true constant in life. This is embracing alchemy at its richest and the co-creative powers of divinity at its fullest.
  2. Find what assistance you can discover to help bring about that change within and without – in my case doing the Kalachakra Tantra with the Dalai Lama and Kriya Yoga with Yogananda were very concrete steps in bringing about the fulfillment of the intention to change
  3. Practice this with deep motivation and devotion throughout your life so that this ‘assistance’ has the best environment and energy possible to bring about that change. Practicing brings the intention and the promises of assistance into harmony 
  4. Surrender, let go, empty yourself to allow the Light to enter the space that the change provides so that divinity Within can reveal itself. Surrendering to the process you have chosen in your path of pathlessness  allows the intention, assistance, and practice to enrich and liberate your life and others. 

Art: Manifestation of Devotion by Meganne Forbes

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With deep inquiry into the ‘I’ with its collection of beliefs, memories, habits, thoughts and feelings, we see that from lifetime to lifetime and even moment to moment this ‘I’ is constantly changing and in fact does not exist independently. It is totally dependent on other factors such as previous births, genetics, environment, and so on and cannot be traced back to Source. “This unfindability is emptiness itself, and realization of it is realization of emptiness, selflessness” says the Dalai Lama.

If you consider deeply the teachings of every master, saint and mystic on the planet who has explored what it means to transform, they will tell you that the secret lies in surrender or emptiness, in letting go or selflessness.

Yeshua “He made himself nothing, taking the nature of a servant” (St. Paul, Philippians, 2:7)

Buddha “Anattaa, selflessness, if we examine each phenomenon in its ultimate sense, there is nothing that can form a basis for such conceptions as ‘I am’ and ‘I’ “(Visuddhimagga)

Krishna “Therefore, always perform action with the spirit of non-attachment, of selflessness” (Bhagavad Gita)

Thoth “Come out of yourself and be concerned about others. Only then can you manifest the love and selflessness of the Lord towards yourself and others.” (Tablet 7)

Ramana Maharshi (Guru of Mooji) “Your duty is TO BE and not to be this or that. ‘I AM THAT I AM’ summarizes the whole truth. The method is to be found in ‘BE STILL’. And what is stillness? It means destroy yourself, ‘I am this’, the ego. The Self is God. All that is required is to BE STILL. What can be easier than that?”

St Teresa of Avila “God’s Love made visible in Jesus is the Source of a new compassionate and selfless love”

Yogananda “All those who serve God on the path of selfless service realize that supreme service is to direct all one’s energy inwardly in silence to God. They realize that we do not achieve wisdom by thinking but RECEIVE wisdom in inner stillness.”

St Francis of Assisi “All getting separates you from others, all giving unites you with others. The heart of selflessness is in this giving.”

St Therese of Lisieux “Imagine performing whatever you do for the Virgin and the Baby Jesus” for as Jesus said, whenever you do it for the least of my brethren, you do it for me.

Art (Detail) - Zeng Hao Dun Huang

Art (Detail) – Kuan Guan Yin by Zeng Hao Dun Huang

PRACTICE

If you are following along in the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra Tantra we are all on Chapter 4. Emptiness (or Selflessness) Yoga.

Try the following incorporating the selfless practice of St Therese of Lisieux and the emptiness yoga of the Dalai Lama in your day.

Take a particular place you walk everyday or a habit you always do like washing the dishes.

Generally we are not empty when we do these.

Our mind and hearts are busy with thoughts and feelings we are not aware of.

So if you are doing the dishes for example.

Make an intention to empty yourself of your self and to do it at the beginning of this activity.

Try as you walk and breathe and wash the dishes to see yourself as Divine Mother or Christ or Buddha or Krishna or a deity of your choice OR to serve Her or Him.

Then as you walk or wash be fully aware that you ARE Him or Her or that you are performing this for Her or Him.

Give yourself totally to this practice for a few minutes.

That is all it requires.

As you surrender, release all your burdens, your troubles, conflicting energies, to Him or Her and allow them to lift and empty so that the Light can enter and wisdom be received.

Then as you go about your day seek to serve others as you would wish to be served as if they are Divine Mother or Christ.

unknown artist

Set a simple goal of serving one other person in your day as if they are the Buddha.

A very practical way of doing this could be for a guest. If someone comes into your home shake their hand as if they are the Buddha, speak with them as if they are the Buddha, wash their dishes as if they are the Buddha.

It is the same when you are online. Communicate with each other as if you are both the Buddha. With deep awareness and compassion and love.

“Deity Yoga (the awareness moment to moment that you are the body mind heart and soul of the Buddha) is founded on compassion and realization of emptiness” (The Dalai Lama)

Love and soul blessings

Altair and Mother …

 

Vishnu Resting on Sheshnaga with Lakshmi Accompanied by Lord Brahma and Saraswati – Pataa Folk Art

ALTAIR

Son Of Lord Krishna, Son Of Lady Guan Yin, conscious walk-in from the Pleiadian Dolphin Isle Daenkus.

I am here to do the work of My Mother in assisting both in Mother Gaia’s ascension and by walking the Path of the Bodhisattva in seeking Krishnahood, Christhood, Buddhahood and healing for all beings.

Love and Blessings from the Source. Stephen/Altair gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā ག༌ཏེ༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌སཾ༌ག༌ཏེ༌བོ༌དྷི༌སྭཱ༌ཧཱ། “go, go, go beyond, go thoroughly beyond, and establish yourself in enlightenment”

☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ 

ALTAIR SHYAM – meaning:

Altair (Eagle, Pillar of Heaven) and Nirbandh Shyam (Unlimited Light of Divine Mother’s Love) when I was given them I was told I would be ‘unbound’. So I AM.

☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ 

A teacher, healer and mystic guiding the Way of Love, Unity and Harmony for the New Gaia that we are co-creating. He teaches that We are the Way and that our freedom to be our True Self is the key to transformation. “The miracles of God lie within Us. We are the Light. We are the Temple of the One Chakra whose Awakened Infinite Light Body brings all our dreams into reality.” With deepest Love and Devotion to My Divine Mother, Lady of the Earth, Guan Yin (from the Sanskrit root Guanyin/Kuan Yin/Kwan Yin) “The Divine Mother who perceives the Sounds and Cries of Mother Gaia and Her Children.

Art: Mother Mary by Lily Moses

THE YOGA OF SELFLESSNESS – Altair Shyam

Beautiful art: Kusaba Kazuhisa

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THE YOGA OF SELFLESSNESS

ALTAIR SHYAM

Let us investigate together what we have learned so far in the Kalachakra Tantra.

The steps we are exploring are : Make an intention to change and transform, to discover what we are here to change, since change and transformation is the true constant in life. This is embracing alchemy at its richest and the co-creative powers of divinity at its fullest.

Find what assistance you can discover to help bring about that change within and without – in my case doing the Kalachakra Tantra with the Dalai Lama and Kriya Yoga with Yogananda were very concrete steps in bringing about the fulfillment of the intention to change.

Practice this with deep motivation and devotion throughout your life so that this ‘assistance’ has the best environment and energy possible to bring about that change. Practicing brings the intention and the promises of assistance into harmony.

Surrender, let go, empty yourself to allow the Light to enter the space that the change provides so that divinity Within can reveal itself. Surrendering to the process you have chosen in your path of pathlessness allows the intention, assistance, and practice to enrich and liberate your life and others.

With deep inquiry into the ‘I’ with its collection of beliefs, memories, habits, thoughts and feelings, we see that from lifetime to lifetime and even moment to moment this ‘I’ is constantly changing and in fact does not exist independently. It is totally dependent on other factors such as previous births, genetics, environment, and so on and cannot be traced back to Source. “This unfindability is emptiness itself, and realization of it is realization of emptiness, selflessness” says the Dalai Lama.

If you consider deeply the teachings of every master, saint and mystic on the planet who has explored what it means to transform, they will tell you that the secret lies in surrender or emptiness, in letting go or selflessness.

Maitreya – The Future Buddha

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Yeshua “He made himself nothing, taking the nature of a servant” (St. Paul, Philippians, 2:7)

Buddha “Anattaa, selflessness, if we examine each phenomenon in its ultimate sense, there is nothing that can form a basis for such conceptions as ‘I am’ and ‘I’ “(Visuddhimagga)

Krishna “Therefore, always perform action with the spirit of non-attachment, of selflessness” (Bhagavad Gita)

Thoth “Come out of yourself and be concerned about others. Only then can you manifest the love and selflessness of the Lord towards yourself and others.” (Tablet 7)

Ramana Maharshi (Guru of Mooji) “Your duty is TO BE and not to be this or that. ‘I AM THAT I AM’ summarizes the whole truth. The method is to be found in ‘BE STILL’. And what is stillness? It means destroy yourself, ‘I am this’, the ego. The Self is God. All that is required is to BE STILL. What can be easier than that?”

St Teresa of Avila “God’s Love made visible in Jesus is the Source of a new compassionate and selfless love”

Yogananda “All those who serve God on the path of selfless service realize that supreme service is to direct all one’s energy inwardly in silence to God. They realize that we do not achieve wisdom by thinking but RECEIVE wisdom in inner stillness.”

Yogananda

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St Francis of Assisi “All getting separates you from others, all giving unites you with others. The heart of selflessness is in this giving.”

St Therese of Lisieux “Imagine performing whatever you do for the Virgin and the Baby Jesus” for as Jesus said, whenever you do it for the least of my brethren, you do it for me.

PRACTICE If you are following along in the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra Tantra we are all on Chapter 4. Emptiness (or Selflessness) Yoga.

Try the following, incorporating the selfless practice of St Therese of Lisieux and the emptiness yoga of the Dalai Lama in your day.

Take a particular place you walk everyday or a habit you always do like washing the dishes. Generally we are not empty when we do these. Our mind and hearts are busy with thoughts and feelings we are not aware of.

So if you are doing the dishes for example. Make an intention to empty yourself of your self and to do it at the beginning of this activity.

Try as you walk and breathe and wash the dishes to see yourself as Divine Mother or Christ or Buddha or Krishna or a deity of your choice OR to serve Her or Him.

Then as you walk or wash be fully aware that you ARE Him or Her or that you are performing this for Her or Him.

Give yourself totally to this practice for a few minutes. That is all it requires.

As you surrender, release all your burdens, your troubles, conflicting energies, to Him or Her and allow them to lift and empty so that the Light can enter and wisdom be received.

Then as you go about your day seek to serve others as you would wish to be served as if they are Divine Mother or Christ.

Set a simple goal of serving one other person in your day as if they are the Buddha.

A very practical way of doing this could be for a guest. If someone comes into your home shake their hand as if they are the Buddha, speak with them as if they are the Buddha, wash their dishes as if they are the Buddha.

It is the same when you are online. Communicate with each other as if you are both the Buddha. With deep awareness and compassion and love.

“Deity Yoga (the awareness moment to moment that you are the body mind heart and soul of the Buddha) is founded on compassion and realization of emptiness” (The Dalai Lama)

Love and soul blessings Altair and Mother

♥-♥-♥

ALTAIR

Son Of Lord Krishna, Son Of Lady Guan Yin, conscious walk-in from the Pleiadian Dolphin Isle Daenkus.

I am here to do the work of My Mother in assisting both in Mother Gaia’s ascension and by walking the Path of the Bodhisattva in seeking Krishnahood, Christhood, Buddhahood and healing for all beings.

Love and Blessings from the Source. Stephen/Altair gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā ག༌ཏེ༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌སཾ༌ག༌ཏེ༌བོ༌དྷི༌སྭཱ༌ཧཱ། “go, go, go beyond, go thoroughly beyond, and establish yourself in enlightenment”

☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ 

ALTAIR SHYAM – meaning:

Altair (Eagle, Pillar of Heaven) and Nirbandh Shyam (Unlimited Light of Divine Mother’s Love) when I was given them I was told I would be ‘unbound’. So I AM.

☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ 

A teacher, healer and mystic guiding the Way of Love, Unity and Harmony for the New Gaia that we are co-creating. He teaches that We are the Way and that our freedom to be our True Self is the key to transformation. “The miracles of God lie within Us. We are the Light. We are the Temple of the One Chakra whose Awakened Infinite Light Body brings all our dreams into reality.” With deepest Love and Devotion to My Divine Mother, Lady of the Earth, Guan Yin (from the Sanskrit root Guanyin/Kuan Yin/Kwan Yin) “The Divine Mother who perceives the Sounds and Cries of Mother Gaia and Her Children.”

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TRANSMISSION AND PRAYER – Altair Shyam

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Beautiful Art : Kusaba Kazuhisa

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TRANSMISSION AND PRAYER

ALTAIR SHYAM

Before I met the Dalai Lama, His Holiness appeared to me and gave me teachings on the Kalachakra Tantra.

When we are with holy beings like the Dalai Lama, Christ, Krishna, Metatron and Guan Yin and in holy places like Bodhgaya, Avalon and Shambhala, something affects our mind and heart. Our mind and heart opens up and we have deep experiences of teachings that before may just have been words to us.

The more openness and faith we have in the Buddha, Christ, Krishna, Divine Mother and Kuan Yin and the more our we use prayer to request what we want, and empty ourselves to be open to its transmission, the more our hearts and minds will open to that inspiration and blessing.

When I was with the Dalai Lama He said one of the most important qualities we have is gratitude, gratitude for the blessing of the Buddha in this lifetime.
The Dalai Lama said to another Lama “receiving inspiration, openings and blessings depend on the mind and heart of the person requesting and the mind and heart of the divine beings who receive the request.”

When we request Buddhas or Christs or Ascended Masters they help us directly, spiritually.

The key is practice.

So pray that realisations be given to you and then share this teaching, even just a few words, so that we can benefit from your wisdom and be inspired.

If you practice just a little and have a small experience of the teaching, your words will carry that energy consciousness and information and Source force when you share with us.

Love and blessings

Altair and Mother

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ALTAIR

Son Of Lord Krishna, Son Of Lady Guan Yin, conscious walk-in from the Pleiadian Dolphin Isle Daenkus.

I am here to do the work of My Mother in assisting both in Mother Gaia’s ascension and by walking the Path of the Bodhisattva in seeking Krishnahood, Christhood, Buddhahood and healing for all beings.

Love and Blessings from the Source. Stephen/Altair gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā ག༌ཏེ༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌སཾ༌ག༌ཏེ༌བོ༌དྷི༌སྭཱ༌ཧཱ། “go, go, go beyond, go thoroughly beyond, and establish yourself in enlightenment”

 

altair-shyam

Altair Shyam

 

Altair is a teacher, healer and mystic guiding the Way of Love, Unity and Harmony for the New Gaia that we are co-creating. He teaches that We are the Way and that our freedom to be our True Self is the key to transformation. “The miracles of God lie within Us. We are the Light. We are the Temple of the One Chakra whose Awakened Infinite Light Body brings all our dreams into reality.” With deepest Love and Devotion to My Divine Mother, Lady of the Earth, Guan Yin (from the Sanskrit root Guanyin/Kuan Yin/Kwan Yin) “The Divine Mother who perceives the Sounds and Cries of Mother Gaia and Her Children.”

 

http://www.altairshyam.com/2017/02/17/transmission-and-prayer/