Doing the Cosmic Dance; or, Who Goes into the Stillness? Steve Beckow

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Doing the Cosmic Dance; or, Who Goes into the Stillness?
March 24, 2019 By Steve Beckow

When I “go into” the stillness, what is it that stills?

As far as I can see, it’s the mind.

It’s the thoughts and the feelings they call up. It’s the chatter, the hopes, and worries, and fears.

And who is the “I” whose will/intention stills it?

I have to digress for a moment. The very deepest form of that “I” is filtered down through each form or body that it inhabits.

The “I” that stills it is a higher version of my everyday consciousness but it’s not as high, so to speak, in the very deepest “I” or “Self” that I and you are.

Nonetheless the will originates in that deepest Self – the impulse, the intention.

Imagine a Babushka doll. The “I” that stills is the very outermost doll. The next one in is the one who wills to still it, but that next one and its will are ultimately to be found as the very smallest doll at the center of the Babushka nested figure, or the Void at the center of our Being.

That smallest doll is the source of the will that stills the mind. But again it’s will is expressed through all the bodies it’s using to experience new aspects of life.

It becomes filtered along the way by our attitudes, feelings, trauma and other circumstances that go to make up the manifestation of the Self at any one level.

At least that’s the way I see it.

So when I go to still the mind, I’m simply matching up to life at the highest realms. There I’m still, in terms of material things, but not still in terms of love and the divine qualities.

They flow and change, allowing me to experience life at many levels, even if I’m not usually conscious of doing so. Together they form what Sue Lie would call “the multidimensional Self.”

The truth is what’s so, Werner Erhard used to say; it’s also so what?

Well, here’s what. I remember when I didn’t know how to dance and I was as clumsy as could be. Then I learned how to dance and suddenly a whole new area of life opened up for me.

By the same token, when I know who is stilling what, I know how to dance in that arena as well. I know what I’m doing. I know who is doing it. I know where it all fits in.

The truth, on any level, has the power to set me free. In this case, knowing the truth of who stills the mind sets me from from the forced inaction of not knowing.

I can now conduct the process of stilling the mind knowingly. I can do the cosmic dance a great deal easier.

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WHAT IS THE ONE TRUE THING? BE STILL AND KNOW GOD – Altair Shyam

Art: Sulamith Wulfing

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WHAT IS THE ONE TRUE THING? BE STILL AND KNOW GOD
ALTAIR NIRBANDH SHYAM*
*Meaning “Pillar of Light blazing in the Unbound Space of Divine Mother’s Love”

☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ ه ☆

Letter to Gilles

The theme of our own self-realization and what keeps us going is a very profound and deep message.

As a student of Paramahansa Yogananda for now over 40 years I can truly say He is one of the most influential teachers on the path of deathlessness and the One Truth along with the Dalai Lama and Ramana Maharshi and other great saints and Masters.

The “One True Thing” as you put it can be viewed from two perspectives.

One is that the “One True Thing” is something you are searching for, so the answer must lie there, in the “farther shore” in the shape of a Divine Source, Unconditional Love or God.

The other way is that the “One True Thing” is unknowable and un-nameable by the “I” that has created the whole search in the first place, and that to get to the “farther shore” practically, one has to totally surrender everything, including the “I”, that as Yogananda says, has created the veil that hides God from you.

Yeshua said the same thing “If you would be perfect, give up all you possess and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me” (Matthew 19:21)

This means giving up everything, including the notion of self.

The self is the veil.

As Ramana Mahashi (paramguru of Mooi) says

“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.

Your duty is to BE.

Not to be this or that.

I AM THAT I AM sums up the whole truth.

The method is summed up in the words “Be still”.

What does stillness mean?

It means destroy yourself.

Because any form or shape is the cause for trouble.

Give up the notion that “I am so and so”.

All that is required to realize the Self is to be still.

What can be easier than that?”

“Be still and know God” (Psalm 46:10)

“The most vital part of meditation, the whole crux of the matter in attaining the ultimate goal of God consciousness is stillness” (Yogananda)

Practically speaking it means the secret to unity is to be able to access stillness at any given moment.

As Eckhart Tolle says

“When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself.

When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.

Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness.

This is the I AM that is deeper than name and form.

Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form.

But then, it is not really a thing and it is not of this world.”

So to find the “one true thing” we need to need to let go of form and use the universal bridge across forever, stillness, to access the portal of being and “travel” across worlds, free of form and self and “I” to the universal realm of love, the I AM THAT I AM, אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה ’ehyeh ’ăšer ’ehyeh that God spoke to Moses of in Exodus 3:14 

St Teresa of Avila

Perhaps it is notable dear Brother that your current search is leading you so clearly to the land of Moses and Aaron and Exodus, because they, like you, like Yogananda, the Dalai Lama, Ramana Maharshi, Eckhart Tolle, Yeshua and Mary Magdalene and all saints and Masters, realize the truth is so very simple.

Be still and Know God within.

“We need no wings to go in search of God, but have only to find a place where we can be alone and still and look upon God present within us”

(St. Teresa of Avila)

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Love and Light and Blessings

Altair and Mother … ♥ 

☆ 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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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.

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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