Greet the Day as an Instrument of True Love


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Yesterday when I spoke about love and its beauty, everybody was having the best day. Today, we may realize that our white sheet has some dark spots, how excited are we about the cleansing? “Wow, I want to know these dark spots really carefully. I want to clean every one of them, because my sheet cannot be fully white and clean if I do not give attention to the dark spots.” When you look at the whiteness of the sheet, because it is dominant, the dark spots look so big, distasteful. Can we begin to see the dark spots in us? It requires really sober thinking. It requires us to detach and take a remote view and really observe from a bigger space, otherwise we do not see it; we become blind. We do not see those dark spots. We think it is all white but the dark spots are there, so it requires very keen observation. To be the ultimate lover, you need to see those dark spots. 

Does attachment and unfulfilled desires drive anywhere within your soul, so that you are attached to comfort, to recognition, to pleasure, to power, and when unfulfilled, you become frustrated and angry and want to dominate even more or manipulate even more or exploit even more? Do we do it even subtly? 

There is going to be pain in the transformation of the ego, but it is sweet pain for the seeker of true love.

Cleanse me. Cleanse me. Purify me. Nothing is too difficult, take every stain away from me.

I centre myself in the source of all love within me. My soul knows true love. I seek to be an instrument of perfect love. I am open for every cleansing action, every kriyā that may enter my space as I surrender to the evolutionary power of the Universe, that is seeking to manifest within me, so that I may be an instrument of true love. Sri Vasudeva

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Be Lifted in Love Today


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May you be lifted in love today. May the mind be illumined with love. May your every breath be a breath of love. May your every footstep be a step of love. May your hands hold and hug with the power of love. May everything your hand touches be blessed with love. May you love today, differently to how you have ever loved, knowing that love is sacred, love is divine. Sri Vasudeva

Catch that Experience of the Quantum Space


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Observe the physical experience of being. Observe the human body and the experience of the human body in the consciousness space – weight, gravity, heat, movement of fluids, taste in the mouth. Observe the human experience. The goal would be to observe in a pure way, no judgement, no labelling, moving away from conditioning.

If you observe carefully, there is an experience of lightness of being. There is an energy experience in there that we do not see if we do not focus beyond the humanity, beyond the physicality. Observe and see if you can catch that experience of the quantum space, the energy space, the subtle energy space. Mind is subtle energy; mind moves in waves. Emotions are subtle energy; they move in waves. The vital energy that moves the core of the body, that feeling of vitality, that experience of vitality; it moves in waves. Your intent generates waves; the intention of being loving, being peaceful, being vital; they are waves that permeate the physical, so learn to observe.

Breath moves because of a wave of energy; it is called a vāyu, prāa vayu and apāna vāyu. So breathe out and breathe in, observing the movement of the breath. There is an energy experience behind the physical movement of the breath, so sharpen your observing skills.

Sri Vasudeva

 

Observation can Create an Inner Shift


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To observe means to look carefully at a particular object.. There is an observing consciousness, but the one that is observing can shift its centre of observation, its centre of viewing, its centre of experiencing can shift. The quality of the observing shifts, but the observer and the observing remain.

The one who is observing can become more detached in the observation and more and more centred in a Divine Space. That brings a big transformation in the one who is observing. The quality of the consciousness of the observer changes, not the observer, not the observing, not the observed,  but the quality of the one who is looking. By that I mean the ego is the one who observes so the quality of the ego changes; the quality of this ‘’I’’, of this observer is changing. Sri Vasudeva

For more read here.

How to Find the Pure Observer


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Are we ready for a shift? Can we entertain the possibility that the Observer within us can move away from its selfish existence? Can we begin to be that pure Observer that detaches and observes the conditioned ego at play and how the Observer creates its realities through this ego consciousness that we experience? Can we, observing that, make a shift in the Observer to pure observation? In making that shift, we need support; that is why I had to find a Master. So the Observer is essential to this enlightenment experience.

Patanjali, the great master of yoga, said that when we can still the energy waves or vrittis in the consciousness, then we will have a chance to experience the pure Observer. He calls it tada drashtuh svarupe avasthanam. He says when we still these ego waves in the consciousness, yogash chitta vritti nirodhah. In the chitta, the consciousness, if we still the waves, the vrittis, we get a chance for the drashtuh, the Observer, to observe in a pure way, to stand in the glory of its own light. That is the way to the enlightenment experience. It is possible for all of us.  (Patanjali Yoga Sutras Ch 1 V1.2-1.3)

Excerpt from Day 1 of the 40 days retreat 2018 with Sri Vasudeva,  for more go to https://www.blue-star.org

Humbly Acknowledge that Great Power Inside


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Observe that Self inside of you that you are trying to uncover, trying to know fully and to unite with. It is just behind your thoughts. It is behind your emotions. It is behind your vitality. It is right there. It is quiet, silent. It is ever loving. It is holding you, even when you do not know it. Sri Vasudeva

Let Your Love Flow


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Lengthen the breath so that you may draw more prāa (subtle energy behind the breath) in. Give attention to the gut as you fill it with loving energy,  and the heart as you open up the love, generating it. Love is also balm for the mind. So you experience love as the healer, the nurturing power.

Breathe deeply into the third eye using the power of the heart so that you may feel that your heart is in the brain, coupled powerfully with it. Let your heart transmit energy to the cranial brain. Love brings gentleness, patience, grace. Observe the beauty it creates in the landscape of life. The mind becomes more nourished as love saturates it. Love is a great pacifier to the mind.

Now if you find that there are limiting patterns of emotion in you, so that a little difficulty is there, just hold it lovingly. Like water flowing around a rock, it can slowly erode the rock whilst holding the rock. If you find patterns there that are limiting, blocking, use your intellect and surround it with love.

And use love as a communicator with the space around you. It is the very powerful language of the heart. Let love flow through your every limb, through the entire body so that it creates a presence and it fills the entire space around you. It colours every mental pattern, every vision you have. Let it flow, let it colour, let it light up. It becomes a fire burning brightly, sustained by your attention and intention.  Sri Vasudeva

How to Honour the Heart


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Open the palms of the hands as the energy of the heart is related to touch, and through the intention of loving, prāa flows though the emotion, coming to the hands, flowing to the body, flowing to the brain. Observe what is passion and feeling and its power. It is with those same hands we touch and hold and hug with the warmth of the heart. Observe the skin. Skin becomes energized it is the organ of touch, just hold this awareness.

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Stay in the present moment. You are experiencing the power of the open heart. With every out-breath, breathe away any limitation you may be experiencing in the heart and with every in-breath, open up the space of the heart. No matter what you experience there, accept it. But seek to bring light in there and lightness of being.

Observe how light you feel. Observe how more complete you feel as a being in the human experience. Observe how more together you feel. Observe how the mind becomes quiet in the joy of the heart. Observe how more into being you become. Honour the power of the heart. You can see how heart that is held by the mind in an open space of being, nourishes, sustains, nurtures.

Breathe…it is the flow of life.

The Possibility of an Enlightenment Experience


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Modern physics has the idea that the essence of existence is undifferentiated, but the Observer is what creates the reality. The moment it observes, it begins to change and creates its own reality from the undifferentiated source or matrix of existence. So the Observer within us is where we need to be centered, and to shift that Observer from creating these realities and notions, to a place of pure observing. And that is when we have a chance to experience that radical shift in consciousness, where the Observer begins to not be caught in the ego identities, but moves into a space of pure observation. Then we have a chance to experience the enlightenment experience. Sri Vasudeva

What are your Intentions?


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Sri Vasudeva: During the 40 Days of 1978 my intentions were and have always been to get to the highest state of consciousness.   During those days of 1978 I was so focused on reaching the highest point inside of me, to recognize the grace that surrounded me and to do only what the Universe wanted of me.  Those were my goals.  I wanted to follow to the letter, all the instructions I was given, and I did.  They were 40 Days of tremendous transformation.

I wish the same blessings for you.  I do believe that this period is extremely sacred and is supported by so many heavenly beings.  I know that if you create the right intentions that they will be fulfilled for you.  And even if you don’t create the right intentions, the wisdom will come to change them.  That is how blessed this period is.  So enjoy these days.  We begin the first day of our 40 Days tomorrow morning.

You can register and find out more information at the bluestar website.

The Power of One Thought


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“I have faith that in every day and in every way, my Universe is taking care of me.” When you begin your day with that thought and you keep that thought throughout your day, you will be amazed how your Universe will respond.

 Just a single thought in your mind, without doubt, because doubt is like the rubber that steals your energy away. No doubt. You learn to have no doubts when you are around positive people. If you are around positive people, you pick up their spirit and you lose the fear. Just one thought in the mind continuously. That sort of mental training is important. One thought in mind- continuously, continuously, continuously.

 Why do you need so many thoughts in your day? You can have a household that is cluttered with all kind of things that you like to keep, but you do not need. And the moment you clean up the house and give away everything that you do not need, see how light it feels? Or the same in an office, when you have all the information around you and you do not need them, you clear them up, you put the things that you do not need away and you deal with only the things you need right away. See what happens? You are more organized and more energised.

 It is same with the mind; you do not need so many thoughts. That is inefficiency if you need so many thoughts for all the actions you do every day. Just use the thoughts that are necessary and you will see what happens to you. You become more powerful.

You have a number of unimportant thoughts in your mind every day, plenty of thoughts! Do you really need all of that? Do you? I doubt it. So, clear up the clutter of the mind, fewer thoughts are better and one thought continuously in the mind when the mind is idle is a good thing. Let us practice keeping one thought in the mind. Sri Vasudeva

Living the Way of the Enlightened


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You are invited to participate in 40 days of retreat starting March 25th, led by Sri Vasudeva. We have been exploring his teachings so you already know who he is. The theme of these 40 days will be “Living the Way of the Enlightened.” You can listen to free meditations and talks in preparation for these days on sound cloud.

You can register here.

On the night of March 25th there will be a satsang at 6:00pm EST to launch us into the 40 days. Sri Vasudeva will introduce the theme, and a little about how he will explore it in the days ahead. Plus I think he will share in satsang, some of his experiences during the 40 days of 1978 when he entered the start of an amazing experience which left him in a state of inner freedom and bliss. There will also be powerful chanting which can be an entry way into the sacred space within. You can read more about his personal story and learn how to prepare for the retreat here.

On March 26th and every day until May 4th, we start the day with a beautiful Sanskrit chant called the Guru Gita at 5:15 am EST, which is a hymn talking about the role of the outer spiritual guide and the waking up of our inner guide. Even if you don’t know the song, the vibration of the chanting can awaken subtle energies.

Then there will be an inspirational talk and guided meditation at 6:15 am where he will give details about the self transformation process. Transcripts of this talk and meditation will be available on Sri Vasudeva’s organization www.blue-star.org

Then there is a silent meditation from noon till 12:30pm. There is another silent half hour meditation at 6:00pm. While these will not be streamed I am telling you about it so that you can tune in, if only for a moment, by simply thinking about it and taking a pause in your day.

At 3:00pm there is the opportunity to join in Sacred Conversation as the morning talk and meditation is discussed and practical tips are shared on how these spiritual concepts can be implemented in daily life. You can have your questions answered too by sending them in via the contact info on the Blue Star website.

We end the day with a Sanskrit evening chant at 8:00 pm called the Shiva Mahimna Stotram and the Shiv Manas puja ending with a silent meditation. The beauty of the Sanskrit is the effect on the chakras.

Lets participate in some or all of the spiritual discipline during these 40 days, as together we make strides on our spiritual journey.

Look Around With Fresh Eyes


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Today just a word to you about the Grace of the Universe in supporting us on the journey. Many times we isolate ourselves from that grace. We shut ourselves from that grace because we are so caught in the idea of wanting to do things ourselves which, of course, is not a bad idea but the Universe is so full of support at every turn. When the Universe gives so much support, why should we isolate ourselves from it?  When wisdom can flow from every voice, why do we avoid relationships of support?  When there is an invisible dimension of sacred beings supporting our world, why don’t we open ourselves to it?  When there are so many books and literature about the path to freedom, why don’t we use the information from them, rather than keep on reading them, and seeking to read more?

I do believe that we need only a few principles to live by, just a few.  But what is more important is putting them into practice so that we can develop our own experience; not the reading of so much.  During my own journey the only kind of reading that inspired me was the lives of great Masters – those who have made the journey. That is what inspired me. I did not want to hear the core teachings over and over.  I had no interest in that. An application of the teachings was more important to me.  How do I apply the teachings into practice?

The entire world became my learning ground, and that was exciting to me. Every person became a messenger to me, and I could see my Universe supporting me at every turn. Everybody brought me a message and I learned to see that message. I denied nobody the right to be in my space.  If you came into my space, I looked for the reason. Until this day I do the same. No matter how free I am in my inner being, I seek to listen to the voices around me, more so because I serve them.  I honour them, and they are the Divine to me. Sri Vasudeva

How Does your Space Support You?


When you create an intention it needs to lift you, it must take you to another level. And you should look to see how you can use the space around you to support your intention. “How does my intention connect with the space around me? How can it support my intention?”
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The Specialness of Today


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Can you see that the role that you have in your lifetime was specially selected for you, and the Divine is holding your hand in the Play and is just behind you? Can you feel worthy and special, however it is? Can you meet life seeing every situation as a Divine orchestration that you accept willingly, and hold the hands of the Divine as you meet with it? Can you do that? That makes every day special. Sri Vasudeva

How to have Strength & Faith


water-lilies-3199516_960_720My strength and faith is that the Divine is with me and behind me, so I do not carry any burden. Immediately a task is before me, I hold on to the Divine; “This is what You want me to do. You are sending this person to me today. You are sending this challenging situation, but I know that You are going to solve it. You are going to give me all the answers that are required.” So a little excitement comes in there however the situation may be. And when I meet the person, I begin to see why they came. I begin to see why I am needed in the play, and everything that is required unfolds. So it is never a burden for me, absolutely never. The meaning becomes very obvious, the solutions are there, and then I feel grateful for being an instrument in the play, that the Divine would choose me. Sri Vasudeva

Accept Every Page in the Book of Life


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Every day presents a new page in the book of life. You never know how the day is going to feature. You may have an idea, but it may not turn out exactly as you want it to be. It may be better or it may be challenging, not as you expect it to be, but it is a new day.

However my day features, I know it is a day that was prepared for me by the Universe, so I am in absolutely no conflict with my day. However challenging it may be, however rewarding it may be, it is a day that was prepared for me in the book of life, and it is all based on karmas. Sri Vasudeva

First Steps in Mind Training


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I see many people having greater control over their pets than their minds. For example they invest time training their beloved dog, so eventually when they tell their dog, “sit” the dog sits immediately and remains sitting until the next command.

In order to gain better control over our minds we too need to invest time in the training. That training works best if we start with a simple request, “mind focus only on this one thought”. Every time the mind runs away with a distracting thought, gently bring it back to the thought of choice.

How about if we choose a training thought that will give power to the mind while it is being repeated? A two for one deal. 🙂 A thought that can remind us of our true nature like, “I am divine.” Or we can choose an ancient Sanskrit mantra, so we get an additional freebie, we get the benefit of the energy that has been invested in that mantra by its countless repetitions over the ages. We can choose one like “Om namah shivaya”, I bow to that universal consciousness. Or we can use soham, “I am that”.  Choose something from your tradition that creates an inner response. Let that inner prompt help in the choice of the mantra.

Now  we start our day with this training. Settling in so that the body is comfortable. Just like we need to pay attention while dog training, so too we need to look to see how the mind is doing as it repeats its mantra. We need to closely observe our mind.

After a while when the mind starts getting it 🙂 we can go deeper. Listen to the mind repeat the mantra. Later we can combine the mantra with the breath. When mind is more advanced we can listen to the reverberations in the mind after each repetition. Then follow the silence as the sound subsides. Repeat the mantra once more and observe the vibrations, like the way a string when plucked, vibrates for a while before becoming still.

I find it very helpful to repeat the mantra as often as possible during the day. Especially if I am busy. Once I create such an intention I discover many idle moments when the mantra can be repeated. It is in such idleness the mind loses it’s energy. Shall we engage in some mind training today?

First Step In Meditation


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At the start of any meditation, the first step is to quiet the mind. We do that by bringing the attention into the present moment. We let go of thoughts, giving attention to the silence in the consciousness space. Then we notice the consequence of that choice by observing the peacefulness in the mind when thoughts disappear. This step awakens us to our potential power – the power to think, to will, to feel, and to influence the body.           Sri Vasudeva

Opening the Floodgates of our Heart


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Do we challenge ourselves to embrace another into our world? Or do we allow fear to push us into contraction? Do we have criteria that has to be satisfied before we will allow our love to flow? Is our love a commodity up for trade? “If and only if you approach me with this kind of attitude, if you say these kinds of words, if you perform these actions  will I love you, if you don’t I won’t love you.” Don’t we long for another way?

Whenever we are together with others, whether they be family, colleagues or community members, we often experience irritation or impatience as we discover the limits of our love. We are invited into a more expansive inner space but we often misunderstand this prompt and become sucked into a blame game.

We’ve been talking about centers of intention. There is a powerful plexus of love that is located in the chest area. It is not physical but it certainly influences the physical organs and tissues in the region. It is like a vortex of energy. By tapping into this center we can connect with an ocean of love, a place of unconditional loving, no contracts. Our essential nature is love. We are all connected in that Source of infinite love. We are one in spirit. The Divine resides in all of us, freedom from emotional burdens of anger and depression lies in recognizing that.

I am reminded of the beautiful song by Parmahansa Yogananda:

Door of my heart

Open wide I keep for Thee

Wilt Thou come, wilt Thou come?

Just for once come to me

Will my days fly away without seeing thee my Lord?

Night and day, night and day

I wait for thee night and day

Door of my heart open wide I keep for Thee

Lets us breathe in the love of the universe and breath out, opening the floodgates of our heart, sharing our love with our world.

How to Power Up your Intentions


Sometimes we set intentions and we are not able to follow through with them. For the past two days we discovered that we have the power to intensify our intentions. We did a practise sending a thought of love and energizing it from every energy centre in our being.

Today lets pause a moment and choose a personal intention we would like to energize. Maybe you set some new years resolutions but found it hard to follow through with them. Let us choose one of those intentions and do the practise. That way we can test how effective this process is.

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We know where to find the centres of intention; at the base of the spine, in the sacral or genital area, the navel area, in the chest or heart area, the throat, brow and top of the head.  They are ours to tap into, to energize ourselves for our daily lives. Shall we explore these centers some more?

Let us build on our practice of yesterday.  Lets “prime the pump” so to speak by seeking the help of Evolved Souls, that they may lend their energetic support to us. This time let’s make the body as comfortable as possible, in a steady posture that we can keep  throughout, as we get ready to embark on our adventure. Isn’t it exciting?

Lets begin by focusing on one of the most powerful tools that we have at hand, the breath. As we breathe out,  let go, empty ourselves. As we breathe in embrace all the energy in the Universe. Lets do this cycle of emptying and filling until we feel an inner prompt to go deeper.

Now lets begin to listen intently to the breath as we continue to do the cycle. If we like we can use a mantra that we feel drawn to, like the soham mantra. “So” means the “universe” and “ham” means “I.” For the length of the inhaled breath repeat silently “Soooooooooooooo”, embracing the energy of the universe and for the duration of the out breath silently repeating “Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam” thinking about “I”. In fact soham means I and the Universe are one. Take a keen interest in the sound of the mantra as it harmonizes with the breath.

Now  let us focus on the base of the spine, traveling up through the sacral, navel centers and noticing how the experience changes at each center of intention. Continue the journey through the heart, throat, brow and crown centers. Lets be like tourists on vacation, enjoying every center, lingering where we are drawn, soaking up the experience. Marvellous, isn’t it?

Let us remember our personal intention and visit every centre powering it up as we travel upward.

Doesn’t the physical body feel better? Doesn’t the mind feel more focused, more organized? Overall isn’t there a feeling of more synchronization, greater uplift?

Have a blissful day everyone!

How to Intensify Intentions Pt 2


In yesterday’s blog we started talking about the possibility of varying the intensity of our intentions. Today I’d like to explore this topic some more. Once I realized that intensity can be varied then the natural question is can I add different qualities to that intensity and what will be their effect? You see, curiosity leads to extension of the practise.

This is how I do it. I start by observing myself as I send out waves of love and make a wish that a special person  feels uplifted today. I note my inner state before I send the wish, I notice that I experience subtle changes during the wish sending, and even after the wish there is a shift in my inner space. The shift is so subtle that if I am not watching for it I might miss it.

Now I do a second practise.  This time I relax my body first. Then I focus on my breath.    I breathe out letting go of all other thoughts, emptying myself of stress. I breathe in filling myself with the love and vitality of the Universe.

On an out breath I focus on the base of my spine. I ground myself in the source of divine energy. As I breathe in I bring the focus up along the spinal column following an energy pathway which runs parallel to the spinal column. Allowing my awareness to travel up through the sacral area, vitality at the navel,  the ocean of love in my heart center, upward through the expansive tranquility of the throat, the focal point between the eyebrows and to the crown of the head. I breathe out going back to the base center and repeat the cycle.

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I am very interested in the process. Looking to see what happens in each area. I don’t need to do anything I only watch the process. The body already knows how to breath. I am the observer.

When I’m comfortable with the cycle and I’m at the base of the spine I introduce my wish to send love to a special someone. I observe the influence on the thought as I ground in the base. I see the thought taking on greater power and vitality. I witness how it becomes infused with love. I see how focus and attention strengthens the intention. I picture that special person seeing them uplifted by divine love. I do this practice until I feel fulfilled.

The experience of sending the thought in the second practise is very different, much more nuanced, deeper and really soul satisfying. Try it and see for yourself.

How to Refine the Power of Intention


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This morning we are having light flurries of snow and it brought to mind the intensity of intentions. Let me explain some more. While at this moment we’re having light flurries, later this could intensify into heavy snow fall. It’s the same if we talk about rain. We could have a light drizzle or heavy showers.

Likewise the intensity of our intentions can also vary. We can increase the power of intention and will. We can consciously intensify desire. I find it very interesting that intensity is under our control or another way of putting it is that we have the power of intention.

My personality does not like to just hear intriguing ideas such as this, I want to know it, to experience it for myself. So I devised a little experiment for myself. I choose someone who I find it easy to work with. Then I send a conscious wave of love to them. Then I try to send a bigger wave. I look at the process that is happening in me, so that I can understand what it means to intensify my intention, and bring the process more into my awareness.

Shall I stop here? You try it!

How to Expand Awareness


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What does it mean in a practical sense to expand our awareness? We can observe how we use our energies during our day; the way we treat people, people’s responses to us, how we impact on our environment and how the environment impacts upon us.

It might also be interesting to look at how we are using our energy. Are we looking for all the ways that we are sharing energies and trying to express them most powerfully from the deepest place within? Does our look have love? What kind of energy do our words carry? Have we ever thought about the kind of energy our hands carry? What about the energy of our thoughts?

When we become more aware of our soul’s identity, we begin to realise that we are beings of light, beings of energy, and there is more in terms of communication – that we do not communicate with words only,  we communicate with the power of intentions.  Just to intend or to think about something, energy is already in motion.  Just the intention to love channels love.  We may start to feel the energies of people,  to pick up the energies of ideas  around us and we relate to our world differently – this is energy awareness.

How Will We Dare to Be Today?


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We carry the power of the Universe in us. How will we use that power in an innovative, creative way today? How will we dare to be different? How will we break free from our conditioned thinking? How will we roar like a lion instead of bleating like sheep?

We have the power to change our life, to change our world! We have the power to dream, to create powerful visions, and we can materialize them when they are aligned with the Universal will.

Are we ready for an exciting day, full of possibilities?

See From A New Perspective


 

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It is not easy to see ourselves in the box. When I consciously decided consciously adopt one view for an hour it shocked me to find out how my habits had controlled me in the way I interpreted what was happening around me, how much my view was biased, how much I missed out on. I invite you to try this practice.  Decide which primary role you will play for a specific period and then consciously let go of the role at the end of that time. Then review what you discovered. Was it easy? What was challenging and how did you deal with that challenge? It is a real eye-opener.

Let us  begin to honor our purpose, to  serve the world in the best possible way instead of being caught in only one possibility.

Where to Find Solutions


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All the problems we have can be solved by the Divine entering our space. When you are confused, indecisive, if you only open your mind to a Great Source Being, you will experience profound responses entering into your space. It is because we are so wrapped up with the ego, ‘I want to solve this, I have to solve this, I have this knowledge, and I have this experience’. We do not allow ourselves to experience the grace of the space.

We need to think in the Divine, we need to reason in the Divine, we need to explore in the Divine, and we need to make decisions in the Divine. Not outside. Not separating our consciousness from the Divine but in the Divine.  Sri Vasudeva

How A Phone can Remind Us of the Divine


lake-2822394_960_720.jpgWe are eager to have the latest smart phones, we keep alert to the many features available. We constantly are aware of opportunities to take video or photographs of what we are experiencing as we want to capture the moment to upload on social media sites. What if we tuned into our Higher Self with that same zest? What if in every moment we check in with where we are in terms of alignment with that greater power in the Universe? Are we picking up a good signal? How connected are we to that Infinite Divine? We carry the power of the Universe inside! How do we use that power?

We’re constantly checking our pockets and bags to make sure we have our phone. Many of us constantly hold it in our hands as we want it ever ready. Can we check for our Inner Guide with that same constant awareness? Can we  do an internal check to see where we are centered?

Consider the amount of time we spend with the cell phone, even in our idle moments, playing with it, looking at new apps, new ways we can have fun with it. Can we show an even great interest in expanding our awareness? We have a consciousness that can hold itself in limitation, or can expand itself infinitely; to dream of whatever we want to, to create whatever we want to in our consciousness and to bring it into manifestation.

We use the cell phone to receive messages, to keep in touch with, to get love and support from friends and family. What if we open ourselves to receive messages from the Infinite Field of wisdom, to feel carried in love and support? Let us work on growing the self-awareness of who we are and the powers that we carry and not be ignorant in the use of them. We are door ways to the infinite!

What if we related to our Higher Self like we can’t live without knowing it, like we can’t seem to live without our phones? We become so distracted from our own journey, so much so, we get caught up in what is happening outside and we lose focus of our connection with that field of infinite possibilities.

How A Sip of Water Can Help You Meditate


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I had a lot of private feedback about the last blog post on Diet As Spiritual Practice in addition to the marvelous comments posted here. It seems like that post hit a chord. Some of you were asking about how I learned to become so in tune with my body. You said that you don’t pick up the signals of the body the way I talked about in that post.

One thing to keep in mind is that I have developed a close relationship with my body over time. This closeness didn’t just happen, it has deepened over the years. I really believe in investing in a relationship, because one of the great values that I hold strongly to, is that I can make a difference in my life.

When I was very young I couldn’t stand pain in the body. Someone said to me, “Get used to it. That’s how life is.” I just couldn’t accept that life would throw pain to me at random and there was nothing I could do about it. It was pain avoidance that got me started in observing how my actions affected my experience of my body. I feel like my body speaks to me all the time, the thing is that I have to learn to listen to the body. This practice of listening and adjusting my behavior based on the feedback I am getting, also translates to every other area of my life, including my sitting meditation. It is a life skill! As you know listening is vital in every relationship.

So lets talk about how to start listening to the body’s signals. Today notice when you feel thirsty. What does thirsty feel like? I notice the dryness in my lips, mouth and throat. There is discomfort in my skin and internal organs but that is harder to describe and a much more subtle signal to pick up.

Then as I take a little sip of water at a time, I see the changes start to happen immediately as the dryness gets washed away. It’s like I can almost feel the cells in my body becoming more turgid as the water gets absorbed in the body because I feel more alert, refreshed.

Notice the feeling in the body that tells you how much to drink, that you have had enough.  As the water works its way through the body you might not notice it, but when it is time to eliminate the waste, notice what that feels like.

Now look back from the times you drank  water during the day, even if you can only remember one time when you consciously did it, to now that it has been eliminated.

What impact did this water have on you? What adjustments need to be made for a better experience? Even if I don’t feel I have the answers clearly, I might experiment by changing the temperature of the water, the quantity I drink, the quality of the water, my mood when I was drinking and any other factors I can think of that might affect the experience.

Do you see how the practice of observing the body signals can translate to other areas?  Don’t you feel more aware of the power of choice, not just in drinking water but in so many other moments in life? Do you see the same conscious way of observing ourselves as we drink water, is the same way that we observe ourselves in sitting meditation? Training yourself to consciously engage is a marvelous life skill. Consciously drinking water is a fairly safe practice ground. What do you think? Have I given you a good starting point?

 

Openness & the Art of Exploration


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I am going to assume that you have the curiosity to know and that you are willing to investigate more. I am going to assume that you have the strong desire to learn and to grow, so that you are very interested in learning the art of exploration.

One of the powerful qualities of our consciousness is that it is able to look at an experience objectively; even whilst we are experiencing something, there is a part of us that can observe it. But sometimes we become so caught up in the experience that we limit the power of observation to what we want to experience, what we want to know, and we are not fully open to all possibilities. So in critically observing – for our development, for our growth, for our learning – it is important to always be open and not think that we know. We always like to operate with the idea, “I know.” Even if we want to learn a little more, we think we know exactly how to learn that little more. Some of us want to direct our process and even make it happen the way we want to make it happen.

So learn to be open – even though you have a good knowledge of something, it is always extremely important to say, “I am sure that I am not seeing everything” – and to be humble enough to observe the Universe and all the information your Universe is bringing towards you, being completely open to every communication that is coming to you.

Now apply that to yourself; are you open? When you listen, are you continuously open? When somebody is speaking to us, often we are already thinking, concluding and preparing our response. It requires listening; having ideas, but keeping them in suspension, no judgement, no conclusion. Even if ideas are coming and we want to conclude, to hold that space of being completely open.

I love to listen to everyone, trying to see more. Whenever the tendency from the conditioned mind is to make me believe,  I check it and say “No, open up a little more,”  I am always willing to listen to my Universe. And no voice is insignificant. So listen to everyone.         Sri Vasudeva

Where to Focus in a Challenge


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In this co-existence, life has given us the opportunity to work in and through relationships to grow in consciousness. How can we do this consciously, instead of being pushed and prodded by life?

Where can we start?… One powerful way is to look for what causes stress inside in relating to our world. Where do the challenges lie?  Workplace? Community? People not making the same choices as ours? People close to us not following spirituality as we do? A habit that needs changing?

When  the world challenges us, then in our meditation, we take all those challenges with us and surely our meditations will not be very good because we did not meet our tests well. In our meditation we can think that we have arrived somewhere but we know where we really are when we are tested.

We need to focus our attention on the impact the challenge has on us rather than blaming  those around us. Focus on the gains that we have made by the test of the relationship.  How have we become stronger?

How many times do we say, “I wish this other person would be more aware, more loving, more responsible, would listen more, more …..” ? We keep giving responsibility to the other to change the relationship, when in fact the Universe is prompting us to be the change that we are wishing for. The lack that we observe in the space need not stress us out or put us into a self-righteous mode of wanting to preach to anybody, the lack could bring compassion from our being to want to serve and to help, to lift the consciousness.  Sri Vasudeva

How to Jump to Transcendence


passion-fruit-2378091_960_720You cannot just jump from all the ups and downs.  You need to build a framework of understanding.  “I have to observe how the ego gets caught in the mind and the senses.  And I have to use my reasoning to come out of it.”

If  you are constantly watching the patterns and you are using that framework of understanding the play to come to another space, then you are earning the merit to make a jump.  So the shift happens not only out of dissatisfaction with the play,  it has to have a framework of understanding.  Otherwise you’ll fall again and again if you haven’t made a foothold to stand on that is based on the transcendental Self.

When you do that you will be constantly surrendering to that Self saying “This negative pattern is yours O Divine One and this positive one is also yours.  In the Maya you put me into the state of ignorance where I am creating both.  Now I’m tired of this duality.  Take me away from it.”

“I don’t even want to have a good ego.”  Because you see the futility of the elation of the victory.  And you see the futility of being possessed by the negative patterns. “What would it be like if I can let go of both?”   So you need to build that framework that you will have the understanding that there is a transcendental space to go to when you’re caught in the see saw of life. Sri Vasudeva

May everyone everywhere be happy. May everyone everywhere be healthy. May no one have a share in sorrow. Om peace, peace, peace. May we co-create a world of peace, love and harmony in 2018. Happy new year everyone!

Ananda vs Kama


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Look at what our world caters to; going after sensory pleasure as a way to happiness. If you eat this, you will be happy. If you take this drug, you will be happy. If you take this alcohol you will be happy. We have created so many substances of all kinds for the sensory pleasure of the body, thinking that is the way to happiness. Is it really? Or does the pursuit of excess pleasure, kama, sap away the vitality from our nervous system.

Of course it may fulfill the ordinary person. They do not mind the weakening of the nervous system, until the body cannot handle it anymore. But for the true seeker of happiness, they will see the folly in the pursuit of pleasure. At some point, the body is not going to be able to handle all this pleasure seeking, and a lot of people begin to lose their joy because they cannot seek the pleasure anymore; the pleasure of food, the pleasure of sex, the pleasure of drink, the pleasure of substances. They become very unhappy.

Sensory pleasure depletes the nervous system. But when you get the ananda inside what we call the nadis, the pathways of the prana, they become supercharged, and it gives a different kind of experience within the body itself, that is called ecstasy. It is a superconscious experience of joy. It charges up the whole nervous system. The pleasure experiences that we seek will never hold us again when this super pleasure enters.       Sri Vasudeva

What is it that Creates Fear?


branches-3019065_960_720.jpgIt’s ignorance that creates fear.  So what is the solution to ignorance?  It’s more consciousness!  So fear is an expression of ignorance.  When you don’t understand something you fear it.  The more understanding you have around anything, the more you can become excited about it.  So if you really understand what I mean when I say “go to the root of a thought” it is to take you to an exciting place, because thoughts stress us out at the end of a day.  Some may uplift us but we have to be careful about being too excited.  If you’re able to go to the root of thought, where thought begins or where emotion begins, the landscape there is amazing, it’s pure potentiality, it’s pure consciousness and that can be a wonderful experience.

When you begin to realize how stressful a thought could be and you let go of thinking, everything becomes silent, the space becomes different.  The cultivation of a silent mind is an amazing experience, a desirable one.

I’m not sure how conscious you are of what carrying thoughts all day in the mind can do.  Even though we are excited about thoughts it still impacts our nervous system, when we’re depressed or too excited.

When we’re able to keep an even keel it’s different. We need to really appreciate what it means to be aware; and to be silent.  To come to the root of thought is to come to the silence with a high awareness of being.  You do not become less, you become more, you experience more.  Some of us thrive on thinking but that’s stressful.

Register now to receive study materials for a free 3 day workshop on “How to Create a Silent Mind” December 27-29th with Sri Vasudeva https://www.blue-star.org 

A Whisper Behind the Mind


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Guru is not a man.

 Guru is that Grace bestowing power to guide us.

It can appear in the pages of a book.

It can appear in a form in a dream.

It can appear in a whisper behind the mind.

The Universe is filled with this guiding power.                                                                               Sri Vasudeva

The Art of Observing


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Consciousness has a transcendent quality, it is apart from everything, and it has an immanent quality, it is involved in everything.                                                                    That same nature is within us.                                                                                                       We have a transcendental aspect of our consciousness, where we can observe the object whilst feeling apart from it, and yet we can identify with the experience that we are having with the object.

Observe how the consciousness operates within us, in our experiences.                          Some of us do not give attention to it, but we are constantly observing the experience. That is why we can say, “I am going to change the way I feel, or change the way I think, or change the way I experience something”; because we are observing.                            The more we observe, the more we can see, and the more we can change.                         So the goal is to observe the experience of conscious being, and one may call that “witnessing”.                                                                                                                                        Sri Vasudeva

 

Maya: The Gaming Nature of the Universe


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Maya is nothing more than the creation of a very powerful game. A lot of time is spent in this generation to create games, especially now with the computer; amazing games that draw so many people into the gaming habit. It just shows our typical nature to get involved in a game. Now the games are very involved; more complex, challenging, exciting.

Where did we get that quality of gaming? Why do we enjoy games, in particular hide and seek? Hide something, and then there is the thrill of finding it. Maya shows the gaming nature of the Universe. Maya is nothing more than the Universe in play, and you had to don this suit [the physical body] to come in this earthly plane to engage in this play.

But it is not you who are playing; it is the Universe in you that is in play.                               It is not you, the ego, the apparent self, but the real self that is playing.                                        It is the Universe that is playing in you.                                                                                         The Universe is very much in a hide and seek; it has hidden itself as us, inside of us.    And in the play, we have lost the sense of Self, so it is very much like hide and seek.       Sri Vasudeva

How Will we Know we Have Arrived?


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No matter how much peace or power we feel on the inside, when we have arrived we’ll know, because the humility will be tremendous.

We will not feel that we have caused the arrival, or that suddenly we have become greater because of the arrival, but we have become a greater instrument of that which is, and we could have only arrived because of That.                                                                      Sri Vasudeva

Abiding Peace and Love


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If your love is a changing love, if your peace is a changing peace, then it isn’t the peace or love that I speak about.

I speak of something that is abiding, that remains the same.

When love gets into a space of constancy, when the manifestation of it is the same in all conditions, then that is it.

When the peace is the same under all conditions, then that is it.                                              Sri Vasudeva

How Real is a Dream?


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I remember as a young boy, looking up at the sky, looking at everything around me – so beautiful – and thinking, “This moment is going to pass,” and I am telling myself, “I want to remember this when it changes. I want to remember that I was lying on this grass, looking up at the sky and thinking that this is only for a moment; the physical experience.” I still remember that. And I remember very clearly being conscious in dreams of finding a priceless coin. Repeatedly I would want to wake up from the dream holding the coin and thinking, “Oh my God, now I will wake up with this coin,” the coin was so real. Then waking up and no coin.

We live in this experience every day. Why is it that we do not contemplate the temporary nature of life around us? It is so changing, it is so unpredictable. That is the Maya; we are so held in what is not real as real, and we do not even think that we are held in this false reality. We are so gripped by it that we do not even think. Those who have made the journey appear in the space reminding us, “Hey, what you are looking at is not real! What you are experiencing is not real. There is a greater reality.” Only those who are ready and receptive will begin to see the truth of that. Sri Vasudeva

Are we Sleeping in the Consciousness?


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The wise say that this experience of waking life is just a longer dream, which means we are actually sleeping in the consciousness, because we know that dreams happen when we are sleeping. Is it true that we are held in an illusion, and what we are experiencing as reality isn’t so? That there is a greater reality than what we are experiencing? Is there?

Every day, you watch how that which you hold as a reality is ever changing. Things disappear around you: people whom you know, their body goes back to nature; pets that you have, they go back to nature; plants that you have, they go back to nature. You are seeing a constant change and flux in the space, and that which you hold close and dear today is going to leave you someday. What do you call a changing experience, if not dream-like? So why do we give so much attention to what is changing around us, as the reality? Why do we hold on to it so much, only to realize that it goes away, just like the dream? Which one of you is going to stay in that constancy of the physical?                          Sri Vasudeva

Meditation on the Inner Light on Divali


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It is the morning of Divali. So the focus of our meditation is the light, to become that light. The light that drives away all darkness.  Deep within your being is the source of all light. The light within your being is considered to be the light that is brighter than a thousand suns. Let us invoke that inner light.

Breathe away the useless thoughts, as you breathe away the stale air from the lungs. Give attention to the peacefulness that appears in your consciousness as you let go of unwanted thoughts.

The Divine expresses through love. So as that love appears in the heart, it is really like the lighting of a Deeya.  A sacred light in the heart. As that light spreads into your being, a gentle smile appears on the face. Gratitude extends to every cell in the body. Allow God consciousness to permeate every part of you. “It is in that light that I exist. It is that Supreme light within that nourishes me.” Let God flow through your being.

Spread this loving and peaceful energy into your space. Breathe into the gut area. Feel the entire body warming up to your love. Love nourishes. Love heals. Let the sacred line of the Upanishads resonate with this feeling, Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya.  Tamas is the darkness; we are saying take away the darkness, lead me to the light, so that my immortal consciousness may manifest. Mrityurmaa Amritam Gamaya, we pray that the consciousness of death may disappear. “Hold me in that sacred space of truth and in the words of the Upanishads, Asato Maa Sad Gamaya. Take away the false that I may see, let me only see or experience that which is real.” Hold yourself there, feeling and experiencing the power of that prayer.

“Let the light manifest within me, driving away darkness. Let my immortal consciousness shine, driving away ignorance of mortality. Let the knowing of the truth manifest within me; that everything that changes is false and only that peaceful, loving being that pervades my being is the essence of existence.” This is the way you light the inner Deeya.

Sustain that spirit of the light. Breathe into it as you breathe into the heart, opening up to warmth and fire inside that lights up your being with love. Breathe into the gut, extending it to every cell across the body. Think of all the nadis within the body, the subtle energy channels. They become lit with the subtle fire of prana as you open up to love, to compassion and to vitality.

When you open up the consciousness to charity, to being kind, and compassionate towards life, to sharing this love and peace with everyone around you, to wishing everyone well and bestowing the blessings of your soul that is filled with divinity towards your world, then you have embodied the spirit of Mahalakshmi, the spirit of the Divine goddess of prosperity, of abundance, and happiness.

The mantra of  Mahalakshmi says, ‘Lakshmi Karotu Kalyaanam,’ She is the bestower of happiness. ‘Aarogyam Sukha Sampadam’, She takes away disease bringing wellness. ‘Mamashatru Vinaashaaya,’ She destroys all the enemies of the soul. ‘Deepa Jyoti Namostute,’ I bow to that light. This is how the spirit of Divali pervades in the being. Stay in that space.

As we continue to invoke the power of the light and the blessing of Mahalakshmi, we pray that our spiritual powers would be opened up and our intelligence, ‘Om Siddhi Buddhi Prade Devi.’ And all nourishment will come and freedom, ‘Bhukti Mukti Pradaayini.’ Your mantra is so full of your vibrant power, ‘Mantra Murte Sadaa Devi.’ To you O Supreme One that bestows prosperity, Mahalakshmi Namostute, we bow to your energy.

Hold this spirit in a sustained way, opening up your heart today to every heart that embraces the light, strengthening that light across the world that darkness may be dispelled from every heart. “May we have a world full of light.”

Now let’s centre ourselves in that space as we look ahead to a new day. I centre myself in that supreme light within. I stay centred there that the infinite goodness, peace, wisdom, vitality and love that exists within me will influence my every thought, word and action in this day. May I be an instrument of the light. May the light within flow in and through me to my world. May I be a blessing. I give thanks for all the blessings I have received and I pray to continue to be worthy. Om Peace Peace Peace.

Namaskar everyone. I want to wish  you a happy Divali.  It is a very special day. As much as you prepare for the evening of lighting up, let that lit spirit within you that is full of the fire of love and the fire of goodness and the consciousness of peace, influence every expression of being, be it the thoughts, the words that you speak or the actions that you perform. Let that fire that you have lit within your soul inspire your day. In that way, when dusk comes and you begin to light the deeyas, that will only be the icing on the cake as we say, the dessert, your spirit would have already been filled; now it would be overflowing. The spirit of Divali is not just ordinarily festive but it should be deeply spiritual as well. Sri Vasudeva

How to Witness without Identifying with Change


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In this meditation, we are going to centre in that inner posture, that holds us in the  observing mode, without judgement, without labelling, without like and dislike. The only aspect that does not change is that witness conscious aspect of being, where you observe all that changes; mind changes, emotion changes, body changes.

The goal is not to identify with the change, just to observe the change from that centre of peacefulness. 

Observe how quickly we identify with change. A thought comes, and we become carried away by it. An emotion comes, and we get carried away by it. The body’s vitality changes, and we become carried away by it. Is it possible that we can observe everything without being carried away, without losing that centre of consciousness where we are constantly in present moment observation?

A good practice here, as you stay observing without judgement, is to focus on your breathing. Just allow the breath to gracefully and naturally flow as you breathe out completely and breathe in deeply. A rhythmic breath allows us to become more peaceful, more stable in the consciousness. Sri Vasudeva

The Deeper Level of Witnessing


gift-1278395_960_720Now that I am in a human experience, I can truly offer the all of me to that Supreme Self in which I exist. I can truly offer my body. I can truly offer my vitality. I can truly offer my emotionality. I can truly offer my voice. I can truly offer my mind.

“I give everything to You. I offer You this because I can feel them. I can experience them.  I am offering You my voice from the physicality of my being. I am offering You the fullness of my vitality in my speaking. I am offering You my heart in fullness, no reservation, I do not want to keep back anything.  I offer You the best of my voice. I offer You my mind. My mind does not want to think of anything else but Your vastness in my being. How much more can I worship You? How more can I adore You by offering the all of me to You?

In a detached state of being, I able to observe the all of me, observing every energy layer in me, centring my “I” in the expansiveness of my awareness and with the power of will, I am offering everything to You. You have the best of me.”  Sri Vasudeva

Learn to Observe From an Expansive View


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When you define someone as “foolish” for example, you have put them in a box. Are you going to keep them there? And the same with yourself; if you judge yourself to be foolish, worthless, helpless and you keep yourself in that box, what is going to happen? You leave no room whatsoever for transformation and change. So the idea of observing with non-judgment is extremely important. I know that it is not an easy thing because we are so caught up in judgments. We need some kind of grace there to lift us in the space where we can see things differently, where we can observe in a more expansive view.                                                                                                                                                Sri Vasudeva

How to Witness the Human Experience


feet-619399_960_720Let us just observe the consciousness space in which the “I” is having an experience. Holding the intention to have the fullest experience of being in the human experience.

We would like to be in a space of no judgment, so do not label your thoughts when they arise. Do not be carried away by them. Observe them, let them come, let them go until the mind becomes truly silent. 

And in that silent space, begin to observe the grossness of the physical body. It is the body that you have in this lifetime. It is a body that your soul carries in its being. Free the mind of judgment as you observe the body. Accept it for what it is. Your joy should be how to transform the experience of the body through your subtle being. So you are identifying with the physical body because you are using your mind to hold your body in its space of observation.

The ego is having the experience of a human body, the experience of being of a certain gender; male, female. It is having the experience of a field of vitality that I call the core of the physical body, and the experience of whether the body is vital or lacking in vitality. The ego is having an emotional experience. The ego will have an experience of speaking or singing, of communication, of using the voice. It will have the experience of listening using the ear. It will have the experience of the human brain and how the thought can influence the brain and the mind.

 

“There is lack of vitality in me, or there is too much vitality in me. There is sadness in me, and happiness in me.” You need to observe these things. You need to see how they feature in your space because they are important, they affect your well-being, how you feel. But can you witness them in a way of not becoming caught in them? That is where the power is; in the non-judgmental nature of witnessing. Only when you are witnessing from a place of no judgment can you really see things in their entirety. The moment you are caught in one aspect, then you may lose the sense or the awareness of the whole. So in your observing, you need to observe the discriminating mind and whether it is caught up in judgment, limiting the experience that you are having.

Fundamentals of Meditation


Today instead of quoting directly from my beloved Teacher and guide I thought I would respond to requests I received seeking more help in understanding the fundamentals in the meditation practise.

Unknown.jpegThe goal in meditation is to come into a place of    pure Being, allowing silence to pervade our entire being, at every level. 

Lets take the “pure Being” part first of all. When we allow ourselves to become caught up, and identified with the body and the senses we have moved away from pure Being. How do we know we are caught up? When we put the majority of our attention into how the body looks, how it feels, then the thoughts we create cause us to identify with the body. Think about how much time we spend grooming the body and how distressed we feel when that sleek outward appearance is affected in any way. Of course the media persuades us the way the body looks is everything.

To get to pure Being we have detach ourselves at every level, not    just physical. We need to detach from the mental, emotional and vital levels too. maxresdefault.jpg

The technique we use to disentangle ourselves is “witnessing.” For example we might notice the restlessness of the body. We observe it with no judgment, no conflict, complete acceptance of what is. We give attention to the mind. Is there a compulsion to think? We can quell the momentum of thinking by observing the thoughts as they come and go. When does a thought begin, when does it end? Is there a gap between the thoughts? What happens in that gap? Notice the growing silence and restfulness in the Being.

The second step will be focusing on our spinal column and the brain as we breathe out and breathe in. We make a circle or an orbit.

We breathe in at the third eye centre. 7-chakras-beginners.jpgThen breathe out taking our attention down the centerline of  the body, right down to the perineum area. Then breathe in keeping the pelvic area firm and grounded.      Breathe up along the spinal column  right up to the medulla point at the back of the neck and across the brain to the third eye.That’s how we connect to every level of being

How will we know when every level is coming into balance? There is a greater feeling of physicality, grounding in the body, and connection with the earth. The body feels more revitalized at the core in the gut. The being feels unburdened, filled with more love and compassion. The gift of the throat chakra is a greater sense of spaciousness and the listening power becomes stronger. The silence within the mind is more accentuated and our intuitive ability becomes greater. We now become aware that all is happening in the Divine, in that infinite consciousness of being.  

This is how we centre our consciousness in the Source of our being.

Let me know if this was useful for you. Can you better understand the goal of meditation and the steps we follow to achieve that goal?

 

Guided Meditation for Expanded Awareness


Let’s bring the attention into the present moment giving attention to the mental space in our consciousness.  It is the most powerful part of our being.  Clear the mind of thoughts you do not need.  Every thought is an expression of energy that can uplift you or depress you.  Just let go of thoughts giving attention to the silence in the consciousness space.  Stay in the awareness that the mind is the most powerful part of your being.  Your ego comes from there.  And hold the awareness that you are a conscious being.  Consciousness… beingness, is your nature, your fundamental nature, your essential nature.

Give attention to the breathing process observing your breathing out slowly and completely, and breathing in slowly and deeply.

The technique of breathing we will use is called ujai.  It is the victory breath.  By restricting the breath in the throat using the epiglottis you get the sound of the ocean as you breathe.  

There should be:

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third eye awareness

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root awareness in the pelvic area, grounded, firm body.

 

Breathe opening up the belly, opening up the chest, consciousness of the throat, back of the neck at the medulla point, centre of eyebrows in the brain.  Staying conscious of the third eye centre, the centre of mental power.  And the rhythm of the breath.  

You have the power of the Universe within you, supporting you.  There is no greater power.  Hold the intention of staying aligned to that power in the karmic play of this day.  Life is full of meaning and purpose when we understand it.  

 As we look ahead to a new day  let’s create an intention strongly in our consciousness:

I center my consciousness in the infinite source of my being – that source of infinite peace, love, goodness, wisdom and vitality.  I stay centered there with my intention that my every thought, my every word, my every action in this day be a blessing to my world.  I give thanks for all the blessings I have received.  I am in gratitude and I pray to continue to be worthy:  om peace, peace, peace. Sri Vasudeva

All of Life is Energy


 

nature-3184889_960_720In the consciousness space, in that space of being, in that space of awareness; energy creates the drama that we call existence. All the thought forms, the emotional forms, the vital forms, even the physical forms, are energy at different levels of vibration, gross and subtle. So today, we look at the energy play in the consciousness. 

If we are a spark of the Infinite, if we carry in us the consciousness of immortality, if we have within us unlimited potential in being, if we have the power of intention to tap into energies from within us and manifest them on the outside, what does it say? It says, that we are in contact with an energy field in our infinite being, and we are able to manifest from that unlimited potential. All of what we are seeing, all of what we are projecting into the space,  everything is energy based. Everything that is created has a life period, and then ultimately it will be dissolved. It is time based, and it is also energy based.  Sri Vasudeva

How to Nourish the Mind


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Let us centre in the present moment, observing our chariot, it needs to be in good order. Think kindly of it. Hold your body in your love. It is on a journey, it is on a ride of a life time.  

Observe that Self inside of you that you are trying to uncover, trying to know fully and to unite with. It is just behind your thoughts. It is behind your emotions. It is behind your vitality. It is right there. It is quiet, silent. It is ever loving. It is holding you, even when you do not know it. Humbly acknowledge that Great Power inside.

Hold the intellect in the light by breathing prāa into the brow

Let us look for where the intellect is; the traveler is in the Self. Let us give attention to the centre of the eyebrows. The reins are there and the charioteer is there – the mental power is there and intellectual power. You have the power to nourish that mind and intellect by holding the intellect in the intuitive light of Self. 

Do not think that you know anything. Just open up your space in silence so that knowledge may come to you from the source of all knowledge. Breathe the prāa or lifeforce into that centre of eyebrows, focusing in the brain. The energy centre of the mind and intellect is not the centre of the eyebrows, it is inside of the brain.  

When you breathe through the nose to that centre point at the eyebrows, connect with the medulla at the back of the neck, breathe in with the ujjai, you can actually feel that prāa that feeds the mind and intellect. Intellect has to be held in the intuitive light.

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