All is You

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This is who you really are in relationship to all there is. All the reflections that you perceive are but the universe. There is a piece of you in everything in existence. Every facet, every side, every reflection that is before you, are also other people so therefore is a piece of you in others too. You are part of them and they are part of you. Your soul is not separate from others or from all there is. Humans tend to singularize everything. The concept of a separate individual soul is not what you might have thought or been told. It’s much grander, much more tangled and convoluted than that. It’s so much bigger. It’s a quantum and it’s an “entanglement phenomenon” that many scientists have been recently discovering and observing and it is now science’s spookiest phenomenon.

And yes, it might be “spooky” to you, perhaps it’s frightening for your ego, for who you think you are. Yet I want you to consider that in actuality there is nothing supernatural in this concept, because ultimately in nature there is no separation. There is no division in spirit. Only from your linear third-dimensional perspective.

Ultimately, and as you expand your consciousness, you will not discover but realize that any perceived division is an illusion. For the Creative source of the universe, the soul is expressed through a behold singularity yet is unified into the totality, the oneness. The ONE which is compromised by countless expressions including the unmanifested nothing-ness. In other words, your “individual” beingness is theirs too. There is a piece of you in everyone and everything in existence. Each of US is like a facet of a jewel, reflecting a unique perspective of the same truth, while at the same time echoing and illuminating each other. This is the Oneness which again is an illusion of the “ones” who perceive that. You are not part of the Creator, you are the Creator and your creation, the whole universe, is an illusionary Hall of Mirrors!

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Light and Shadows- Yogananda

Synergies of Dream

This earth is nothing but movies to me. Just like the beam of a motion picture. So is everything made of shadows and light. That’s what we are: light and shadows of the Lord, nothing else than that. There’s one purpose: To get to the beam.

 —Paramahansa Yogananda, Kin 102

Awakening Pains…Part of the process

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The collision of opposite forces, one of liberation and the other of resistance, gives rise to a flow of incomprehensible energy which results in pain.

Though the effect of spiritual awakening on different persons is subjective in nature, everyone undergoing spiritual awakening embraces the pain.It can be psychological, emotional or even physical pain. However, you should not misconstrue this pain as a biological pain.

The pain felt by those experiencing a spiritual awakening can be likened to those who are confused as to why certain numbers keep appearing to them. Repeating numbers, such as the number 1111 could appear to certain individuals for many reasons. Likewise, spiritual awakening can be caused by various factors in your life. In addition, experiencing an awakening can leave you confused as to why it may be painful.

If you’re not there yet, you can be sure that you will face it. As we go through life’s endless swirls and turns, we succumb to various emotional and psychological wounds. We imbibe almost every notion that this world perceives and take it as ours without any resistance. And suddenly we realize our lives need something more or that there is no meaning to life.

If we could, from a time machine, take a look at the extent of life’s emotional, psychological, and spiritual baggage (the details of which need no mention), it would be an overwhelming sensation. We determine our life’s decisions depending on this baggage, regardless of whether it will have a positive effect on our lives and others around us.

When spiritual awakening confounds you, the collision between the preconceived notions, wounds, and baggage on the one hand, and the liberating force, on the other hand, leads to pain. And as we attempt to discern the good in our mind, soul, and heart, our ego actively counteracts this attempt.

Our desires, fears, needs, and attachments take a beating as we try to navigate through the various stages of awakening. And as we apprehensively confront these faculties, our mind, soul, heart, and body fail to keep up with the immensity of what we are up against.

Unfortunately, most of us fail to compose and balance ourselves as the forces conflict with one another. Therefore, a conscious preparation with practice can help you along as you navigate through this journey of spiritual awakening.

Symptoms Of Spiritual Awakening

The realization and the cognitive ability to discern between truth and fiction, without any influence from the societal construct, with the desire to change for the better is the first step towards spiritual awakening.

Beginning with the above step, here are the standard symptoms of spiritual awakening in no particular order –

• You sense a strong feeling of dissociation from the material and worldly desires that you once drowned in.
• You realize that your way of life is superfluous with no direction towards a purpose.
• You desire to leave your old life and to meet and acquaint with new people who appreciate the awakening you are undergoing.
• You have a repelling feeling when you associate yourself with anything superficial – places, activities, entertainment, and most importantly people.
• You are melancholic and sorrowful when you become aware of the many sufferings in the world.
• You have a growing drive and yearning to bring a change wherever and whenever you can.
• You passionately long to find true meaning and purpose in life.
• You experience positive growth in creativity, ideas, and inspiration and want to use them to make everything better around you.
• You have deep insights and questions to know your true self without any inhibition.
• You are more fortuitous as you encounter the right people or find yourself in the perfect place at the opportune time.
• You are aware of your diet and gravitate towards healthier food.
• You worry less about the future and want to live in the present with contentment and appreciation.

All the symptoms will lead you to experience true blissfulness in your life. Eventually, you will find perfection in flaws and know the true purpose of life.

Universal Love

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Love is probably the most sought after, mysterious, and fulfilled feeling that a human can experience. Its mystery surely derives from the fact that we cannot really describe or define what it is. Is it energy? Is it emotion? Perhaps it is simply the glue that holds everything together? Whatever it is, we know without a doubt when we feel loved and when we love.

As vibrational beings, we hold frequency that aligns with the frequency of our thoughts and our emotions. From the vibrational point of attention, we attract everything else into our reality. Love is one of the highest frequencies. When we are in a state of love, we easily attract circumstances and people into our reality that are aligned with that frequency.

Human beings are capable of feeling deep compassion and love, not just for one but for all of life in general. How do you describe what a parent feels toward their child or how friends feel toward each other, or love between siblings, for pets or even how we feel about our beautiful planet earth? Love is a powerful force that drives our actions, motivates our behaviors, and can change the course of our lives. Perhaps, the very reason that we are capable of such deep feelings is that nothing fuels our desire for change and evolution more than love…

When we remember that everyone and everything is connected to the same Source, we can overcome any perceived differences and join our power toward a more conscience reality…..one based on Love.

Love Thy Self

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Some of the biggest obstacles to self love are criticism and perfectionism. These can lead to harsh judgement of self, closing your heart and eventually illness. Have you been trying to compete with others, get approval from people in your family or simply pushing yourself too hard? If so, you can soften and start listening to your body. Focus on keeping your heart open and practice acknowledging and recognizing the good in yourself and others.

Breathe love in and out every moment of everyday. Ask yourself: ‘What changes do I need to make in my daily routine so that love can pulsate through every breath, action and relationship I engage in?’

Choose to open your heart through softness, deep breathing, relaxation, movement, finding beauty in nature, in your home, in your pain, in your love, your sadness, in prayer….Keep your heart open even though you may feel vulnerable and exposed….

Every time you look in the mirror repeat: I Am Lovable. Do this every day until you know and feel this in your heart.

Awakening

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Imagine seeing the world with expansive vision. You have keen perception that combines innumerable perspectives at once. You understand your feelings perfectly. You also sense how others are interpreting the world, how others feel. Their judgments are clear to you. With adequate practice and guidance, this is some of the enlightenment that comes through Kundalini Awakening. Awaken the dormant energy within you.

Exploring Kundalini Awakening through the Parable of Shiva and Shakti. Kundalini is often described as a dormant serpent energy coiled up at the base of the spine. Imagine a resting snake, coiled eight times, waiting to unleash its magnificent power at the base of a great mountain. She has within her infinite energy potentiating. She is the force of creation, resting, longing to rise up to be in union with consciousness at the heights of spiritual bliss.

It is said that the serpent is Shakti, a goddess that is legendary for having created all that is. One of two protagonists in a sort of “big bang” origin story, inspired by her longing to be one with Lord Shiva, the other protagonist.

 

Lord Shiva symbolizes consciousness and the unmovable power of the observer. He is said to have been meditating for thousands of years while Shakti danced for him. Her longing to be at one, dancing with her beloved provokes him to open one of his three eyes. She beckons for him to dance with her. He closes his eye and rests back in meditation for thousands more years, awaiting her absolute clarity that joining in harmonious union with him is her true desire. As her longing intensifies, she determines that she must dance with her Beloved Lord Shiva. At that, his three eyes open, they dance together, and all at once the universe unfolds into creation. All of nature is created as a result of their union.

The witness is consciousness, unmoving and unchanging. Nature is all that dances, all that moves and changes in this world. The witness or seer within each of us is Shiva and the nature of all things around us and within us is Shakti. When Shiva and Shakti are separate, spiritual awakening cannot take place. That separate state is known as a duality. The very merging of Shiva and Shakti obliterates duality and opens the spiritual river of oneness through which Kundalini flows.

Rumi Poem on Union

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When its cold and raining

You are more beautiful.
And the snow brings me
even closer to Your Lips.
The Inner Secret, that which was never born,
You are That Freshness, and I am with You now.
I can’t explain the goings or the comings.
You enter suddenly,
And I am nowhere again.
Inside the Majesty