How to Surrender when Challenged (Part 2)


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In yesterday’s post Sri Vasudeva (SV) gave us some strategies to deal with a situation where we feel stuck. As promised today we go on to explore another facet.

M: Is it that surrender or humility is a recognition that we need help?

SV: Well of course surrendering means “I can’t do anything more in this situation. I need help.” So you’re surrendering to the forces of life, “I don’t know where I am; I’m totally lost; I’m surrendering to the process.” Surrender means that you’re giving up trying to find something, and expect that help is coming towards you. You’re giving up all the efforts that you made which didn’t work, that’s surrendering. “I don’t know what to do anymore; I can’t do anything; everything seems to not work. So I just need grace here.” So that’s a form of surrendering – helplessness – that you can’t do anything, so you give up. You give up trying to do, because in all your doing, nothing is happening.

M: So when you say “surrendering to the process, what does that mean?”

SV:  It’s surrendering the effort that is not helping…and opening up the way to something else coming to pull us out of the space. The faster you begin to recognise that all the tools that you’re using  are not working, then you have to look outside of the toolbox, “There needs to be a tool somewhere to help me.” So that means “I’m surrendering every effort to stay with my old tools.” I’m opening up now; I’m opening up to grace that a new tool will emerge.

So the surrendering there is the surrendering of useless efforts, efforts that don’t work, that’s where the surrendering is focussed on. But in surrendering there is the intention of opening up the space for a new tool, a new way of working, a new support. So there is a very powerful intention to hold on to any kind of grace that will bring me relief from the situation. So it is not that: I am surrendering hope. I’m surrendering the efforts that don’t work; I’m holding on to hope.

M: This is not the same as giving up in a disempowering way…

SV: No. It is not about giving up everything.

M: From what you’re describing it seems that it will be easier to recognise the new tool, or the new inspiration. 

SV: Right. What it does is it opens up the consciousness space. Because, on one hand, a part of my consciousness has been making effort and it’s useless. It’s not working. I’m going to another part of my consciousness that has hope and has the awareness that grace exists. So I’m opening up to that part of the consciousness. And I’m surrendering all the efforts that I tend to make with my ego, in wanting to do this by myself.

Is it like opening up to my bigger self?

SV: Well, I’m centered in the bigger self, so it is opening up to another part of my bigger self. Because I believe that I have more possibilities than just this. I believe that with my intuitive power I can find something inside of my being that will work. So I need to go into that space of grace within my being. I need to call upon the god within.

The Outstretched Hand of Grace (Part 1)


 

hand-1331323_960_720.jpgWe had the opportunity to be in conversation with Sri Vasudeva. I’d like to share a small excerpt that might be useful to many seekers.

We asked him, “What do we do if we are caught in a situation and we don’t know how to come out of it, no solution is apparent?”

He said, “When you’re caught, the ego is stuck, it feels like it can’t come out of the ditch, or out of the condition, then grace is required.  Choose to be in a good space, in company of more evolved people as grace can come through them. It is also important to stay with deep prayer, with mantras, seeking grace. So when it becomes very very difficult there is no other way but to seek grace, the outstretched hand of the divine.

How will we notice the loosening of the bind? What does it look like as we start to become unstuck?

SV: Loosening means that you begin to feel that you’re not backed against a wall anymore; you begin to feel that something is helping to carry you.  You begin to feel supported, like a hand comes out to hold yours and it’s outstretched. So even if the hand doesn’t grasp yours yet, but you can see that it’s stretched towards you; just seeing the hand alone can give you that lift, “Ohh, I can feel that something is happening in the space…I can’t touch it, I cannot understand it fully, but I can actually feel that the space is changing.” So that’s what happens when we go into deep prayer. Because when the ego feels totally bound and helpless it needs support. That’s why we go to church to pray in a group or we go to a therapist or we go to google…it is for that outstretched hand of grace that can come to us.

[ I will make another blog post where I ask Sri Vasudeva about the role of surrender in challenging situations. Stay tuned.]

 

How do we Recognize the Presence of the Ego?


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What is it about the ego that grabs us so much? Energy! We can feel this rush of energy to do something, to want something. That energy move us to become emotional, to become mental, to become physical. It is a rush of energy. So ego is an energy experience. When you feel the ego within you strongly; you feel strongly negative or positive towards something or drawn towards something… isn’t there a rush of energy that is channeled through a contracted self?

The idea is to purify the ego, not to destroy it. The ego is always existing, but the selfishness disappears and selflessness appears. So to gauge whether we are growing we need to examine the nature of the ego. Is it moving from selfishness to selflessness? In the selflessness it becomes transparent to the divine, it channels the divine in a far better way. When it is selfish, it is out of sync with the divine. But when it becomes selfless, it’s sort of melting with the divine, harmonizing with the divine. And in that way it can channel the divine.

You can’t get rid of the ego. So long as you have a form, ego will exist. But at the same time, you will have the ability to observe the ego, even though it exists; and to not give power to it; and only the divine Self can help you to do that. That expansive self inside…Because the ego, in the experience of the expansive self feels like it has come home; it has found its home base, and it doesn’t want to move out of there.

That’s what we call yoga – it is having the ego and the higher Self in unity with each other. So ego is also the divine. It is the divine in limited expression; it is the divine in selfish expression. Sri Vasudeva

 

Who am I?


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The ego is the changing part of us.                                                                                               The divine Self is the unchanging part of us.                                                                                      Sri Vasudeva

The Journey with A Master


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Learning to work with a Master is extremely important.  First of all, we need to be able to see beyond the humanity of Masters.  For example, some people may sit, meditate, listen and say, “That was a good talk.”  And that’s what they get from it; some good ideas.

Then some people will say, “When I sat there, I felt my whole being lifted.  I felt as though I was entering another space.  Didn’t matter what was said,  I felt so lifted by his presence and consciousness.”  So they picked up something else.

Some would say, “When I came into that space, I felt as though I was him.  I started to feel what he was experiencing inside of him, I began to feel it in me; this aliveness and this strength of being.  Wow.”  And they took that co-creative power that arose within them, “I could be like him.”  That’s how they felt.

In coming into the presence of a Master, one may just take it superficially, one may take it as an energy play, and one may actually begin to feel the tremors of becoming a Master, feel equal or in oneness with the Master.  So the journey of being with a Master can take us from that physical kind of connection to a deeper connection, an energy  or subtle connection, and then to a co-creative power where we begin to feel that we are becoming like the Master.  When we speak, we hear the voice of the Master coming out.  When we look at the thoughts, we feel that the thoughts of the Master are entering the space.  See how differently we can experience a Master?

The goal of every Master is to wake up the Master within you.  You need to begin to feel that co-creative power of Self in the experience of any Master.  You need to become masterful.  So that’s where the journey is in the inner space: it’s a journey of seeking; it’s a journey of finding; it’s a journey of being supported; it’s a journey of discriminating and understanding; it’s a journey that is completely transforming.  Sri Vasudeva

Grasp Every Opportunity to Learn & Grow


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Sometimes in the karmic play, we try to extract ourselves from the karma when it is that very karma that we need to engage in, that will help us to become liberated. Sometimes a relationship we try to escape from is the one that can help us to grow. The situation we try to extricate ourselves from is just the situation we need to grow. So when you try to wrestle with the karma, to run away or move away from it, be careful in how you try to do that, because it might be your stage for growing. Sri Vasudeva

How to Access Pure Joy


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When the Divine creates, it creates out of joy, not under pressure.  The Divine is infinitely wise, infinitely joyous.  It is complete in itself, so whatever it creates has to be out of pure joy.  We call that ananda; the primary or empirical joy of existence.

It is in understanding and in beginning to realize more and more, we too will access that joy from where the play is happening, because it is happening in that fundamental field of existence.

It is not happening in the identification or the limitation in the consciousness; it is happening in the deeper aspect of consciousness.  So to access the joy that is the undercurrent, we need to go a little deeper, hence the journey into Self.  We need to go within,  detaching the Consciousness from its outward nature, and bringing the attention more to the inner consciousness.  And here is where we will experience Self differently: self that is finite, physical body; self that is emotional; self that is mental; and self that is detached and transcendent.  So self is continuously being experienced differently as the consciousness shifts, as we move more and more inwards, and hence if we go deep enough, we can have an experience of infinite Self. Sri Vasudeva

Relationships are Tools for Spiritual Growth


sparrows-2426763__340.jpgSome of us never look at ourselves. We look only outside and we blame everyone for everything. We create a lot of stress within us and outside, and we do not see how this impacts our wellbeing. We can’t sleep properly; we can’t eat properly. We live with these stresses and at some point they surface in terms of physical illness.
Our relationships, therefore, are really a mirror of our wellbeing. They tell how well we are centred within and how harmoniously we relate. So the goal will be to create harmony in all relationships and to see the meaning and purpose of them. The goal is to use them as tools for spiritual growth, for promoting more harmony within and around. It is for promoting more enlightened living because the goal of life itself is the evolution of the soul. It is the evolution of consciousness. Therefore, look at all your relationships and see whether they meet this. Sri Vasudeva

I Kindle the Flame of Love Within


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I am in the Heart of Love


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Say “I place my “I” in that infinite space of love. I am in the heart of love.” Observe what it does: it brings ease, it brings flow; it brings rhythm to the breath. You want to move with joy, with happiness. So welcome your new day with this energy of loving being. And let that love ripple through your body; to every cell. “I love you my body. You are nature’s gift to me. I love you my every cell, you are so precious to me.”

Keep on remembering that you are in the heart of infinite love – a love that you cannot possess, but a love that you can channel; it is free to share, but not to possess. Allow it to color your thoughts, let intentions and the feeling of loving your world appear within you ,,, loving your Self, loving the Source of Being. And feel comfortable with your love,  feel comfortable with your emotional space. It shines like the sun to all. Sri Vasudeva

The Divine Mentor


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When you shift in consciousness you begin to realize how attached you have been.  When you become free of the body and you begin to experience that the body exists in you and that you’re not the body, that’s a freedom experience.  When you realize that you’re not the emotional or the mental patterns inside of you, you begin to feel the freedom to act in and through a pattern or change it.  So that’s the kind of freedom we need.

You can well realize when we are entrenched in these thoughts and emotions and physicality how difficult it is to become detached or disengaged from it.  We become caught up in the momentum of it, carried away by its energy.  We see it every day driven by the primal drives, driven by emotional or mental patterns of the past.

So to become free of that we need some kind of guidance, we need some kind of hand holding, we need some kind of mentoring, some kind of coaching on the journey.  And the universe provides that.  That which guides us back into that state of liberation is called Guru.  Gu in the Sanskrit stands for “darkness” and ru for that which removes darkness, the light.  So Guru is not a person.  We tend to think of Guru as a person.  Guru is not man or woman or person.  Guru is a principle operating in and through that being.  When that is operating you can actually feel that the Divine is guiding you, not the person, that the Divine through the person is guiding you to itself. And we see that the gu also stands for the maya, the illusion – and the ru for that which removes the illusion. Sri Vasudeva

Seeking Divine Love


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I am Yours, O Supreme and infinite love within me. Let my ego melt in You.                     Let me become Your perfect instrument in this play.

I hold my body that You may drive away every bit of darkness that may be within me. Energize my every cell. I love you my body; you are God’s gift to me.                                      I love you my every cell; you are so precious to me.

I am a friend of all. I wish everyone well.                                                                                        I centre in harmonious co-existence with the elements of nature, and with all creatures in this existence. In this harmony, I feel free in my soul, unburdened, unfettered.               I adore You in all of creation.          

Let my mind offer you the most beautiful thoughts, fragrant with love.                             You are the wind beneath my wings of love.                                                                                                                               How can I exist without You?

I am Yours, O Supreme One, all of me; body, mind and soul.                                               Bless me; hold me in Your Being that my every moment will be filled with You.                                                                To You, my soul bows again and again.                                                                                       Om peace, peace, peace.                                                                                                                   Sri Vasudeva

Be Like a Flower


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We’re all striving to create a better world and one of the best ways of doing it is simply the way a beautiful flower influences its environment. Why are you drawn to a little flower in a garden? You’re attracted to its fragrance and its beauty. A flower doesn’t say anything to you directly, yet it draws everyone to its beauty and it can transform its environment. Its mere presence changes the environment. If you take the lesson of a simple flower, you can see how you too can be a positive influence on your environment simply without saying anything. Sometimes too much speech is unnecessary, because after a while, people don’t hear it anymore. They automatically tune out. Through the fragrance and the beauty of your divine Self, can you influence the environment in a very positive way? Sri Vasudeva

What Kind of Spiritual Seeker Are You?


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The First Seeker: knows the goal, but is caught in pleasure 

The first seeker knows that it has to go somewhere; it knows that this is not the plane, but is so hopelessly caught in this sensory pleasure domain that it completely sidelines this inner remembering.  Of course, the seeker can give you a good lecture on what the goal is.  They will tell you, but they are completely caught in the material experience.  They worship those who are freedom seekers, who are making the journey, “Oh my God, these are great people.”  They become iconic to them.  But they are so hopelessly caught.

When life really becomes challenging and painful, they remember where they need to go.  They begin to practice for a while, because life is painful and they need some relief.  But, as soon as they get better, they are completely caught again.  Only when life really pushes and kicks them; when life becomes miserable and painful, then they are ready to practice.

That is the first kind of seeker.  Blissful in their ignorance, but they know that there is a place they have to go.  Not thinking about death, not thinking about pain, not thinking about the misery that is going to happen, so caught in the pleasure.  That is the first kind of seeker – hopelessly caught, but dreaming of that place.

The Second Seeker: practice is a lower priority

The second kind of seeker is one who knows, and one who practices, but it is a lower priority.  They have more important things in the world to get done.  In the list of priorities,  spiritual seeking takes a little lower priority.  They say, “Well, a little later on, right now I am so busy with so many things that I have to do, so this can wait for a little bit later.”  Of course, for some of them, when the body shuts down too soon, they have missed the boat.  They were waiting for later on to practice, but the body shut down on them.  You know how that can be; it can lead to a lot of misery, while the body is shutting down.

These are the ones who become inspired.  Whenever they see someone seeking and practicing, they are very inspired, and for a little while, they practice.  But when the inspiration has gone, they fall back into the old patterns, putting less priority on spirituality.  That is the second kind of seeker.

The Third Seeker: never forgets spiritual awakening

The third kind of seeker is the one who the moment they become awakened to something, they grab it.  It stays in the mind, it never leaves, and it transforms everything that they do.  No matter where they are, this thought is present in them.  No matter how involved they are in the activities of the world, it is not forgotten.  It is always there, on the forefront of the mind.  These seekers make their active world a part of their seeking.  Whilst they are in the world, they are using the world itself to help them in their seeking.  This is the third kind of seeker.  What is amazing about this seeker is the moment they understand, the moment the knowledge becomes clear in their mind, it transforms them completely; it stays with them forever.

Now you can well imagine that the Universe would respond differently to each seeker.                   Sri Vasudeva

Levels of Consciousness


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When you look at human beings, you will see different levels of consciousness manifesting and different usage of the brain capacity. When the brain is being used fully and in the light, we call that expression sattvic; it is full of sattvic qualities – peacefulness, harmony, unity, compassion, kindness, selflessness.

When there is darkness, ignorance, we see tamasic behaviour.

We can see degrees of processing:
– in the dark when the intellect is being used in ignorance, we see tamas
– in varying degrees of light, the desire is there to transform things for selfish reasons; we see the rajas;
-and ultimately in the light, intellect is used for unselfish reasons and we see satva.
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Keep an Even Keel


When you begin to realize how stressful a thought could be and you begin to let go of thinking, everything becomes silent, the space becomes different.

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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 much excited.  When we’re able to keep an even keel, it’s different. So we need to really appreciate what it means to be aware, and to be silent. Sri Vasudeva

Love is a Light


ZKCN0SEZXZ.jpgThe more that you feel loving being emerging allow it to, it is the God power within you. Love is a Light…Breathe away all fear and insecurity that may lie in the gut and open up the body to the light of love… in the consciousness of silence and peace.                             Sri Vasudeva

Appreciate Your Body


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Because of this human body, you have a chance to be in this earthly plane, what do you do to show it gratitude?  The fact that you can still be healthy is something to thank your genes for, and the fact that your body can continue to receive energies and be uplifted by it means that your body is opening up to the energies.  So it is something to thank your body for.  I think you should take a little time every day to thank your body for being your friend. Sri Vasudeva

Peace…


 

insect-208575_960_720.jpgI can feel silence when I let go of thoughts, there is peace.                                                          I want to explore that more.                                                                                                               I have the ability to place my attention anywhere – let me place my attention on peace.    I have an innate feeling that is going to take me deeper.                                                          So I place my attention on peace – peace in my mind, peace in my body, peace in my emotional space.

As I centre on peace, I feel that I need to listen more.                                                     Listen….                                                                                                                                                  A thought is arising in my mind at this moment…                                                                     “Every layer of peace that I touch has always been there. ”                                                                  It feels like home.                                                                                                                                  I want to feel more of this….                                                                                                            This brings me into a state of beautiful restfulness.                                                                  Sri Vasudeva

The Subtle Teacher


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Flowers teach us the charm of silence and selfless giving which demands nothing in return.

The Path of Maha Yoga


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Karma yoga defines a path for us to freedom by learning to be unselfish. It is easy to say but not easy to do. It requires a transformation in the consciousness and the gift of Mahayoga is that it allows that energy to carry you, to allow this to happen. I cannot say that I did this on my own; to come into that space where I can be carried. It is the blessing of the Master and the blessing of the Supreme Energy working in and through me that has brought me there. So when I sing, I am carried. When I speak, I am carried. When I work, I am carried. When I am in my gym, I am carried. When I breathe, I am carried. When I think, I am carried. Why do you want the burden of doer-ship, when it is so easy to be carried? That is the path of Mahayoga. Sri Vasudeva

Who is listening?


 

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How is Consciousness experienced in Meditation?


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Consciousness is the expansive experience that you begin to have when you go deeper and deeper. But if you notice what is creating that is your surrendering, it is your opening up yourself to that infinite space, relieving yourself of thinking, because the moment you make too much effort; the mind becomes restless. But the moment you start giving up that effort and you start surrendering, “I don’t know. I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you are. I don’t know what consciousness is, but I want to know. I want to experience.” It’s that yearning without trying to keep a picture and a thought and a label. It’s such yearning from inside, and that heart of surrender that will bring that experience. Sri Vasudeva

Where is the Sacred?


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Within us, in the depth of our Being, is the meeting place with the Divine.                         Sri Vasudeva

Access all Support when needed


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Every plane of existence supports us when we connect with the different chakras. Observe that.

Sri Vasudeva

The Nature of a Silent Mind


pulsatilla-764661_960_720.jpgCultivating a silent mind is the goal of every true seeker; that the mind should become quiet. There should be no conflict in the mind. The mind should be listening to the Universe, observing every level of communication with the Universe, being open and receptive to every form of guidance.

A mind that is humble to its Source; a mind that is not seeking to impose itself with its own ideas and visions, but a mind that is very open and receptive to every possibility that can appear in the inner space; a mind that tries not to dominate the space; a mind that is vigilant, observant, with a lot of curiosity, but with a lot of openness. That is a mind that is alive, awake and naturally silent.

How can we learn to cultivate that silent mind that is so awake, so much in the present, so open, so receptive, so humble? We need to manage the thoughts. We need to break free from the belief systems so that we may come into that silent space. And that is the space where we can really grow in the Consciousness. How do we get there? That is the goal when we sit to meditate. That is the very goal: get into a silent space in the mind.

When you give power to thoughts they grow. So giving no power to them and giving power only to the clearness of the space, the silence behind everything, the peacefulness in that space from where everything arises.

Excerpt from a talk by Sri Vasudeva for more go to  www. blue-star.org 

 

Shaktipat – Flow of Energy from Divine to Divine


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Those of us who are ready and receptive feel the power of a true Master immediately. The moment we tune in to that need that we have, we can actually feel that some kind of transmission is happening. Through that voice, through that attention, through that touch, we feel that some kind of transmission is happening. That phenomenal transmission of energy that comes out of a pure need and readiness in the disciple, in the seeker, and flows freely from the Master, just like the sun offers sunshine, that power is called Shaktipat. It is the descent of Shakti energy from the Supreme to the Supreme, not from man, not from master with ego to disciple; from Supreme to Supreme, Divine to Divine – Shaktipat. That is what I experienced on my journey.

Excerpt from a talk by Sri Vasudeva for more go to  www. blue-star.org 

True Masters are Instruments of the Light


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The Guides who are ordained by the Divine are the ones who can lead us back home. They carry an incredible power, when they come into a space, even without a word, they begin to influence the space. What is this power that they carry, this electricity, this magnetism that extends in the space, creating waves, this power of presence? They need not say anything, they do not even have to make an announcement of who they are, but the moment they enter the space their presence is felt. What is this power that they carry that even when we think of them and bring them to mind we feel their vibration and we feel a lift in the space?

What is this incredible power they carry? It is the power of staying completely connected to the Divine such that they become pure instruments. The power they carry is that through every word they utter, through every look or glance, through every benevolent thought towards the Universe, through every touch they bring the energy of the Divine. They bring the Light into the darkness.                                                                                Excerpt from a talk by Sri Vasudeva for more go to  www. blue-star.org 

Exercising With Awareness


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When I am engaged in exercise I can actually feel my energy body. I am watching the Guide and the Guide inside tells me exactly how to align my body for the exercise. I can feel all the stress points in the body. I can feel the alignment of the body and when the body is perfectly aligned, exercise just flows; it just happens. I go gradually into the yoga posture with grace and I can feel the energy moving me into the posture so beautifully. Even if I am in the gym and I am lifting a weight, I am lifting it with such grace – just as when I am doing my yoga posture – such slowness with an awareness of every movement, every experience of the muscle, every experience of the breath; and the joy of the exercise – what it is doing to my body. Sri Vasudeva

Acknowledge the Divine in Every Moment


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Can we think that the very prana that we are breathing is coming from the Divine, and that we should offer the prana to the Divine with every breath? Shouldn’t we think that the words that we are speaking is coming from a Divine place and every word should be an offering to the Divine? Shouldn’t we think that the food that we are eating came from a Divine source and is going to be offered to the Divine within that is going to digest it? Shouldn’t we acknowledge that when we eat? Shouldn’t we go to bed every night saying, “I hope I have pleased You today through all my actions”? Shouldn’t we live in the constant awareness of a Divine presence as we work, as we move, as we speak, as we act, as we think? Shouldn’t we be constantly in the awareness of the power that lies within us that is really doing? Don’t we call that “God consciousness”? Isn’t that what we should have as created beings, living and being nourished by a constant power within us that has given us free will to navigate? Sri Vasudeva

Support Comes from an Integrated State of Being


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“As I think of a new day, I think of staying in this integrated state of being …  aware of every field and holding it in the beautiful light and powerful love and wisdom of my soul. I am aware of the revitalizing energy that comes from my soul to the body, the recharging energy of the navel and its powerful vitality, the love from my heart and its healing power; its power to create harmony in any space, to communicate effectively and to care for my world. And the peace of my soul that comes from a mental state of quiet that expresses unity with the Divine.”

“Today I seek only to be a humble instrument of my Infinite Self in service to my world. I’m in gratitude for all the support … an entire Universe is supporting me. I’m in gratitude.” Sri Vasudeva

Seek Guidance


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Anything in this Universe can teach you, from a bird, an ant, to a Divine being. Do not let any escape your glance.

Sri Vasudeva

True Love


In true love there is no “other”. Every thing is experienced as one. Sri Vasudeva

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Take Initiative in your Transformation


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As a seeker, we have a number of things to do. We have to catch up on our act. If we sit still, nothing is going to happen. The past karmas would just push us, here, there and everywhere, so we really need to take initiative. We need to hold the rope firmly. Swami Vivekananda said to let go of the rope, but first we have to hold the rope; the rope of that desire that will help us to transform. Ultimately we will let it go. The rope that Swami Vivekanda was saying to let go was really the detachment; detach yourself, let go of that which binds you, but do not let go of the desire to transform yourself, to stay on the path and to sustain your discipline. This is what we need to do as a seeker. Sri Vasudeva

Look Ahead to the Day with Gratitude


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Give thanks to the Masters of the light. We meet the Supreme One through them on our journey. Sri Vasudeva

 

Learn to Surf the Waves by Mastering Self


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I love the idea of riding the waves. The ocean is a powerful entity, but the joy of the surfer is learning how to ride the waves, come high, and come low. You know the surfer cannot dominate the ocean, the ocean is too powerful. So what does the surfer do? The surfer tries to work with the ocean, to understand the ocean and try to keep that board being held by the ocean. So the surfer has to master himself, he has to learn how to focus well so he does not become a victim. He has to learn how to understand. Many times he is going to sink, but that would not discourage him: “I need to understand a little more.” So he understands how to focus, how to develop confidence and how to work with the ocean; moving the board, moving his weight, balancing his energy, staying focused.

When he has learned to master himself, he will be flowing with the ocean. He will be in complete surrender, he will become the ocean, he and the ocean will not be different; he will feel he is flowing with the ocean, the ocean is carrying him. So in the height of the surfer’s experience, he is flowing with the ocean. He has not conquered the ocean, he has mastered himself and he has learned now how to adjust himself harmoniously, every time the ocean changes. He is completely surrendered to the energy of the ocean by harmonizing himself with it, by mastering himself.

So he is being carried by the ocean. He has the idea that “the ocean is the power not me. The ocean is carrying me with its force.” When the ocean produces the big wave he is happy, he is being carried high up, and when the ocean brings him down into the lowest, he goes down and coasts in the lowest. He enjoys. So he rides the wave however the wave flows.

Manage your energies during the ups and downs

How does that apply to you in riding the waves of life? When you meet the high moments, what do you do? You develop powerful energies, you reserve your energies, you observe how you play with that. You do not become proud; you do not become full of ego. You have great respect, you are happy and you are using the rewards of this for the times when the waves will be low so that you will not lose your joy. And as life changes, as life challenges you, you look for the new skills. “The water does not have as much power now to hold me, so what do I do? How do I generate now? How do I work with this low phase?” So you try to understand and use all the reserve of energy you have now to work with this situation. You use the low moments now, to work with it and build even more energy. You learn how to work with this phase until you are in complete harmony with the vicissitudes of life, the ups and downs. When there is a dark period and you cannot do anything, because there is not so much Light, you go within and you build your energies. You let your inner Light guide you. Learning to work in harmony with life is exciting.

Excerpt of talk by Sri Vasudeva, for more go to  www. blue-star.org

Transcendent and Immanent Qualities of Consciousness


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The beauty of what lies within you as your very essence, is that it created the entire Universe and is totally involved in its creation. It is manifesting in everything created. It is totally immersed and involved and identified with its creation, and yet stays apart. What is it that can be a part of everything and yet be apart from everything? That is how powerful consciousness is. It has the power to identify and be in and exist with everything, and yet be apart from it. So we say that it is immanent, it is involved, and it is transcendental, it is beyond.

The goal is to able to see that immanent nature of this consciousness, that it is inside of everything and can identify with everything, and to be able to understand its transcendental nature, which is to come back and look and experience its apartness. This is how it manifests in the whole Universe – it is totally involved in the creation, immanent, and totally transcendental, beyond – and the same is reflected within our being. There is transcendence within us and there is immanence within us.

Excerpt of talk by Sri Vasudeva, for more go to  www. blue-star.org

Recognize the Dream-like Nature of Life


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If you observe very carefully, you are held in an experience that is much like a dream. 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?

Let us hold that thought for a moment, that what we are experiencing as reality with our human senses is not absolute reality; it is dream-like. Just think for a moment. What have you seen as you look in the mirror every day? You have seen your physical body change. If you look at life very carefully, there is a birth and death every day, you will see the constant change in everything around you. When we go to sleep and have this experience of a dream, why do we call it a “dream”? Because when we wake up, we realize that it was only in the mind and our perception of the dream changed. So every day, you are watching how that which you hold as a reality is ever changing.

Excerpt of talk by Sri Vasudeva, for more go to  www. blue-star.org

Meditation: Observe 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 witness consciousness, observing mode, without judgement, without labelling, without like and dislike. Just learn to observe. 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. Observe everything from that centre of being, where you do not identify with the change. The goal is not to identify with the change, just to observe the change from that centre of peacefulness.

The goal is to observe how we quickly 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 – breath awareness. 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. Observe the human experience.

Observe the physical body without judgement. Observe how the belly breathes when you relax the belly. Observe how the chest opens up as you fill the lungs. Observe how the shoulders move to allow for a deeper breath. Observe how the breath flows out as you push the breath out completely. Just observe, and in a very natural way, breathe.

Clear the mind of thoughts that you will stay fully in the present moment, observing that mental experience of being. If a thought comes, gently push it away. If many thoughts come, take a remote view; allow them to come, allow them to go. Just witness them. And learn how to observe the human experience. If emotions come, again observe them, do not be carried away by them, and come into a place of equanimous being; just observing the duality from that space of acceptance and lovingness. Sustain that awareness. That is learning how to go deeper into the reality.

Excerpt of guided meditation by Sri Vasudeva, for more go to  www. blue-star.org

Witnessing Can Take us to the Rapturous “I”


Magnolia_Close_600.jpgIn the Māyā, we have this identity of Self but it is an ego identity, not true Self. And this ego has to be transcended as it were, because we need to come back to the experience of true Self. The ego will still exist though in the experience of true Self because once you have a form, the identity of the form is there and that is the ego. We have an energetic form on the inside and we have a physical form, so we have an energetic ego and we have a physical ego.

We have a causal ego with all the karmas that are sleeping in the causal body; we have a subtle ego in the dream state – the dream is the mind state – and; we have the gross ego or that of the waker, the physical body. So we have the three states of consciousness; the waking, the dreaming, the deep sleeping. And we have spoken about that fourth state, the turiya. In all of these experiences, we have an ego at play, and this ego has to undergo a transformation in the evolutionary process obviously.

It requires witnessing, the posture of the sākśī, and it has to move from the waker, through the dreamer in the mind, beyond the deep sleep, into that fourth state of witnessing. Can you be excited about that? Can you be excited that in focusing on beingness, you can really see the journey? But if you are caught, if you become the doer, you cannot. So you need to be in the beingness observance. And there it is the “I am”; not the “I am the doer,” but just the “I am,” just coming more into “I am.” So when you think of “satchidānanda,” “sat chit” is just that pure consciousness state where just the “I” exists in its pure being, and the “ānanda is like the “ābhoga”; it is the joy, the rapture. So when we say, “satchidānandoham,” that is what we are saying; we are that sākśī that is in bliss. Satchidānandoham. Satchidānandoham. That is the same turīyā bhoga, the rapturous experience of the “I” in freedom.

For more details on the practise listen to Sri Vasudeva on Day 33 Forty days 2017. The full talk and meditation is available for a few days here.  To download a personal copy go to  www. blue-star.org

Meditation on the Guru Principle


2s6x8d.jpgIn our meditation today, let us give attention to that marvellous power that lies at the centre of the eyebrow. Breathe into it and breathe out from it. And begin to honour the Guru principle, that power we see alive in the Masters; that incredible power of wisdom, of detachment, of unity with the Divine, of being the instrument. Centre yourself in that Guru tattva, bowing to all Masters, and to the Supreme Master within you. That is where the power is to wake up from the dream fully.

If you want to invoke the mantra of the Guru, the eternal Guru, the cosmic Guru; Om Guru Om Guru Om Guru Om. ‘Gu‘ stands for darkness, and ‘Ru‘ for the light. ‘Gu‘ is the darkness of ignorance, and ‘Ru‘ is the light of Divine Consciousness. And hold that focus.

If you can feel the stirrings of the energy, then let it bring you into a space where you can become one with the Guru Power. Allow it to come into your space. Observe what happens to the mind when you are centered there. The mind has the tendency to come into quietness – manas gets a chance to rest. Honour the silence there, and the goal would be to surrender to the wisdom, to the power, to the presence that emerges in the space.

Bring all of you to the brow

Bring all of you to the brow, so the centre of the perineum should be connected to the brow, the sacral area connected to the brow, navel area connected to the brow, heart area connected to the brow, throat area connected to the brow. So you breathe from the root right up to the brow, and from the brow right down to the root. And this is how you get every chakra connecting to the brow, serving the brow. So this is where you make your true Guru offering, with every level of your being.

I honour you, O Cosmic Guru, O Guru tattva, with every level of my being; with my body, with my vitality, with my heart, with my silence. I bow to you completely, within me.

So all the prāṇas are given to the Guru. The mind and senses become absorbed in Guru. This is meditation in Guru.

Guru Gita says, “mokṣa-mūlaṁ guroḥ kṛpā.” When you get the blessing of the brow chakra, guroḥ kṛpā, the blessing of the Guru tattva, the freedom will come.

Let the Guru manifest in the entire being

And now let us bring the Guru to the heart. Let us fill the heart with the love that comes from the Guru tattva; Guru manifesting as love in the heart, Guru manifesting as vitality in the gut, the energy that courses through the physical body, the Guru power through the body, and Guru energy manifesting in the space around, through the root into the space around. Let us fill the space with Guru tattva. Let the Guru power unite us all.

Om Guru Om Guru Om Guru Om. 

The liberating power in the Māyā – the Guru tattva, the Guru Shakti.

May we be protected together, Guru tattva and disciple; Om saha nāvavatu.

May we be nourished together; Om saha nau bhunaktu. 

May we be strengthened together; Saha vīryaṁ karavāvahai.

May our knowledge be full of light; Tejasvi nāvadhītam astu.

And may we always remain in unity, despite our diversity; Mā vidviṣāvahai

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

Peace, Peace, Peace.

Sri Vasudeva Day 31 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

Meditation for Inner Freedom


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Begin to quiet the mind, so that we can observe our Self as being different to the body. Let us move away body-conscious thoughts, observing the body, but not identifying with it as our reality.

There is chakra awareness within you along the spine; there is prāṇa awareness with the breath, and; there is awareness of attention and intention. In the subtle world, your intention can create your reality, your perception. Your mind can create your reality. Begin to observe that space.

Stay with the moving breath. Open the belly and the chest to breathe, and breathe more completely, with attention along the spine. From the base of the spine, perineum area, take your attention along the spine as you breathe right to the back of the neck in the medulla area. And as you go to the medulla area, focus on the third eye. You are coming into subtle body awareness when you do that.

Protect the mind from being caught up in thoughts, beliefs, ideas, expectations, and impatience. Stay completely alert. Do not fall into sleep when you come in this space and try to retire the mind. You can do that by focusing on the third eye.

Whichever area along the spine feels burdened or challenged, take your attention there, still holding that mental power of the third eye. Focus on whichever chakra feels unbalanced.

The goal is not to be caught in the subtle dreams of the mind, nor to fall into the deep sleep, but to try to be fully aware.  This is how you learn to master the subtle world. It needs Rudra ( third eye) power to manage it; Guru power. Kuṇḍalinī brings it to us.

Sri Vasudeva Day 30 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

Meditation on the Subtle Energy Space


pexels-photo-132344.jpegBreathe down to the root, and then breathe with attention up the spine, giving attention to every area where the senses are connected: root chakra and smell; sacral chakra and taste; navel chakra and light, seeing; heart chakra and touch, feeling; throat chakra and space, ākāsh, and; then the mind, centre of the eyebrows. So let the breath revitalize every area that you can see it clearly.

Now an important point is to observe whether the prāṇa is energizing you, whether you are becoming aware of these areas of the senses, and whether you are having an even breath. Go to that place where the breath can be more even, where the prāṇa can be more steady, and begin to revitalize those areas, regulate the prāṇa, and begin to observe what happens to the mind when you do.

Keenly observe whatever thoughts are arising in the mind; they are coming from the chitta, the memory store. Learn to develop a relationship of the manas with every area: mind with throat; mind with heart; mind with gut; mind with sacral area; mind with root. And observe what thoughts enter the play; that will give you an idea of where you need to work more.  Sri Vasudeva Day 25 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

Meditation on the Prana


free-incense-sticks-450x334-1.pngThe  spinal column is sacred; therein lies the fire of Kuṇḍalinī, burning Her way through the karmas that we have created.

If you want to bring energy to your hands, go to the heart. If you want to bring prāṇa to the gut, go to the centre of the gut. You want to go to the throat and bring Her to the throat, or brow and brain. So begin to explore. You are in a field of grace; this is the space of the Masters. The Masters’ energy is in this space, the guru tattva is in this space, your guru power is in this space.

Now there should be greater awareness of the entire spinal column. And you can subtly breathe up the column from the root to the brow, and breathe down the column, and that is how you traverse the sushumna nadi.

You stay in the practice until She becomes more and more visible in your space. Do not be impatient, do not give up. Give her a charming call, a child calling out lovingly to its Mother, “Please come Mother, I need you. Teach me, guide me, work with me. I am Yours Mother. Be my Guru, be my teacher. Nourish me, protect me, strengthen me.” Sri Vasudeva Day 24 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

Liberating Meditation on the Chakras, Elements & Senses


spring-pistil-wood-flower-99574.jpegBegin to observe the power that you have in the play, you have mental power in the play. Clear the mental field, observing its potential power in the silence. And the centre of that mental power can be experienced in the brain by focusing at the centre of the eyebrows…

Let us visit the field of the senses, the consciousness of the horses in the hold of the manas and the prāṇa. Go to the throat, and it is related to hearing and sound; gross sound and subtle sound. So focus on hearing the silence. If any mantric sound comes up, just listen to them. Any sound that comes, no judgement, just observing the experience. If any subtle sound appears, just listen without being attached….

Regulate the breath because you want the prāṇas to be steady, stable. You want to enjoy that feeling of love that inspires touch, and the field of a body that is sensitive to touch, and the relationship of your being touching the earth, touching the space in a subtle way.

Breathe the prāṇa into the gut….recharge the nervous system of the gut. And begin to feel that gut power that comes, that fire in the gut. The fire of vitality that can shine in the body with the tejas, that energetic shine that lights up everything. This influences perception; our experience of colours and forms, fire and light, gross and subtle…..

With appreciation for the core vital area of the body, go down to the sacral chakra. It is associated with the sense of taste and the experience of the sexual power in the subtle dimension. So when you breathe the prāṇa there, you will begin to feel it is an energy that is beyond gender. It drives gender and that generative power in procreation. But it is beyond gender; it drives the sexual consciousness. Harmonize with it; no fear. In the subtle mode, you can take it to every part of you; it can revitalize your being.

Then go right down to the perineum area and that is where you get a hold on the physicality, and the earth consciousness, and the sense of smell. Welcome that experience, learn to enjoy your physicality, it is an energy play. The sense of smell is both gross and subtle. Feel the body’s connection to the earth’s field…

That which is really the evolutionary power behind your seeking, That is the doer. And the prayer would be that Cosmic Doer, the true doer, will manifest more and more in your consciousness. Sri Vasudeva Day 23 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

The Divine is Playing In and Through us


pexels-photo-369433.jpegIn the last week I’ve been trying to show you how the Divine has blissfully entered a play with itself.  It is playing with itself, contracting its consciousness through what is called Maya and the Divine is playing in an ignorant version of itself.  So who is playing?  The Divine is playing in and through us, not that we are playing in our ignorance.  It is the Divine that is playing in and through us and it’s blissfully playing .  So underneath this consciousness that we’re experiencing as Self is a blissful part of being, Consciousness, that is in play.

But you’re not going to realize that in your ordinary consciousness.  We don’t even think we are divine in our ordinary consciousness but we are divine.  It is the Divine that is becoming human.  It is the Divine that is human but yet we think we are not divine.

And I tried to show you that this is an energetic play.  It is a play based on subtle energies.  And that Consciousness has been veiled in steps such that we have a mental part of us in the contraction; and then our Consciousness has been veiled at different levels to give us a relationship with the elements of Nature and a play of the senses.  So the mind, which is the manas part of the mind, it is in play with the senses.  But of course the ego that is there in mental operation – the ego only appears in mental operation and it only appears in the contraction.  If the consciousness is expanded infinitely, the ego loses its separation.

So the magic of the Maya is that we feel lost even though there is infinite consciousness in our being.  so if we are able to understand this play, the understanding can help us to work through this play.  There is no perishing in this play because the Divine is playing with its immortal Self.  How can it perish?  Perishing is only in the mind.  It’s not in the Reality.   Sri Vasudeva Day 22 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

Spiritual Awakening & the Energy Channels


 

5060735a4f04551d9000658de3d0eb46.jpgThere are two channels one connected to the left nostril which is the ida nadi, and then you have the pingala nadi which is connected to the right nostril. The left nostril is related to the mental sphere, and the right nostril to the solar power or the vital power in the physical. Those two subtle or pranic energies that we breathe into the body – one is heating and one is cooling– are both necessary for the vital functioning of the body.

When we breathe just through two nostrils as we normally do, we are held more in body consciousness, more in the mortality. When you become spiritually awakened, you begin to find that another way of breathing happens,  you can feel that an energy is rising from the bottom along the middle of the spine (along the sushumna nadi), coming upwards in the breath.

When this sushumna becomes active a whole new experience begins; body consciousness is still there on the periphery, but you are beginning to feel that an energy is coming up the spine and going along the spine right up to the centre of the eyebrows. And that is the way you can come into your immortal body, your body of light, your body of subtle energy. You can come into that body more with that breathing.

Intention drives prāṇa

In the meditation, the way you breathe will change as your spiritual consciousness wakes up. You are going to breathe less with the nostrils and more with that inner breath, and the physical breath will start to slow down and you will feel the chakra points within you. Not only that, and think about this, when you think of extending that energy that you feel throughout the body, then you will find that you can breathe even to the thumb. When you breathe in and you come into the prāṇa body, these 72,000 nadis will begin to open up and you will feel that you can breathe to every part of your body with the prāṇa, because the energy that you are breathing in will flow now to the entire body through these subtle energy centres. So you will feel that you are a body breathing energetically, and that can become amazing.

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Hello everyone, I took a little break from posting as my body was a little under the weather. I’ve adjusted my schedule and given myself a chance to rejuvenate and now I’m ready for us rejoin Sri Vasudeva’s 40 day retreat. This  excerpt is from today’s talk day 20.

 

 

Meditation on Subtle Body


wild-flowers-flowers-plant-macro-40797.jpegLet us bring the attention into the present moment. The goal is to come into awareness of our subtle Self, our energy being that lies within the gross body, and to really wake up to that identity that we have of subtle being.

“Focus on the breath,”  observing how in the breath there is body identity, the breather, breathing in the air and breathing out. Observe that human breathing. Open up your awareness to really observe how the body breathes. Hold the possibility of an energy identity in us, driving that breath, prana and apana.

Stay in breath awareness. Be conscious of the entire out breath, from the moment you begin to push the breath out with your intention, until the out breath is complete. Then pause for a moment and bring the in breath in. Follow that movement of breathing in and breathing out, but in an expanded view.

Stay completely aware of the spinal column and the brain, because you are observing now to wake up in the subtle body, that you can be constantly aware of the Kundalini energy, that evolutionary energy that is working within you. No expectations, no belief system is required because it is already existing within you. It is just that intention to see what we are not seeing.

Keep the focus on bindu awareness

Stay with the breath awareness and focus on that bindu centre between the eyebrows. Each time you breathe out, take your attention down the spinal column, right down to the root of the spine, and as you breathe in, up the spinal column, right up to the back of the neck and centre of the eyebrows. Keep the focus on that bindu awareness because by doing that, you will come into that silent space beyond thoughts.

Stay in the rhythm of the breath. Stay in the energy of the breath as you open up the belly, as you open up the chest, as you breathe with bindu awareness, and observe the experience of total being.

We are following an awakening process. “I want to wake up in this Maya. I want to experience more of who I am.” Hold this intention. Just work the breath intuitively until you begin to feel that the breath has a life of its own. It is energy. Observe what it is doing to the mind, what it is doing to the bindu, what it is doing to the emotional being, the heart, and what it is doing to the vital energy of the body.

Stay with a graceful breath, a gentle breath, a conscious breath, with the longing of the heart to wake up to more of what we are.  Sri Vasudeva Day 14 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

 

Jump Beyond the Intellect


What is it that cannot be perceived but which if you perceive, all will be known or perceived? What is the power behind the eyes? What is the power behind the voice? What is the power behind the mind? What is the power behind the emotion? What is it that is there, that is operating within you, but which you are not perceiving? Or rather, it is in your experience, but not in your perception.

You are using the mind obviously, and you are having a mental experience, but you cannot see the mind apart from who you are. You cannot see that that which you are, is the one that is operating the mind. So there has to be a switch in perception. There has to be a shift in seeing, a shift in consciousness, and that is what we are seeking, a shift in perception. How do we get that?

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Those of you who can see two forms in the same picture have to disengage from one to see the other. When we begin this disengagement from the senses, if we can, it allows us to engage in another way of seeing. That is why we spoke about dispassion yesterday and vairagya, detaching. Patanjali called it pratyahara. It is a withdrawal of the energy and attention from the senses. That is quite a challenging task, so in the meditation we need to change the way we are perceiving.

It cannot be known by the mind, but That which gives the mind the power to think. Mind has to humble, because it is outside of the intellectual grasping. You are seeking That which can only be had by direct perception, so you need to make the jump beyond the intellect. Now you can understand why Zen Masters empty the mind completely; no label, no image, no thought, because no thought can capture it, no image can capture it. They clear the mind and  hold the mind vacant, moving away from every label, every thought, with humility to That which is beyond, that the truth will reveal itself in the being. Sri Vasudeva Day 13 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

Be a Wise Seeker


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Even as we are involved in the Māyā, the prayer should constantly be there, whether it is verbalized or not. “Let me see more, let me understand more, I want wisdom in this play.”

So we should have that unceasing desire, we should keep the company of those who are more evolved on the journey, and we should keep friends with the discriminating power, the intellect, using the intellect in the light. The prayer of the Gayatri is to use the intellect in the light, not just in the play of the senses, not just in the seeking and finding in the material world, but we should open up to the intellect to ask, “Who am I? Bring light to my reasoning power that I can search for who am I in this play.” We need that discriminating power that constantly reminds us of the changing nature of the world, and the need to seek for That which is unchanging. We need that, vivek it is called; that discriminating power.

That discriminating power should help us to disengage more and more from the pull of the Māyā, and that is vairagya; we want that dispassion, that ability to detach from the play. We need vivek and vairagya in the play. You pray for that every morning in the Guru Gita. You are chanting the Guru Gita every day (the Guru Gita is like a wish fulfilling tree, it says in one verse) to cleanse the mind of the worldly impurities and to make those good dreams come true.

The seeking is important. In the seeking, we will find. So be a wise seeker and seek after that which is real, not unreal. “Lay your treasures in Heaven, not on earth, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be;” the words of the Christ.

So this is Day 12. “Seek and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you.”

Be careful of what you think of. Keep the company of the wise. Develop the qualities of vivek and vairagya, discrimination as to what is unreal and the possibility of what is real, and detachment from the world that pulls us in the Maya. Be a wise seeker.

Sri Vasudeva Day 12 Forty days 2017. For full talk and meditation go to  www. blue-star.org

Be in Balance


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It’s extremely important to be in balance.  Once you’re emotional over long periods, I see what it does to the nervous system, and in a minute I can tell your level of depletion and where it exists,  because I have been doing so much work with the energy in the body,   It’s extremely important that we become conscious of that ourselves because many times I’m telling you something you’re really not conscious of, but it’s right within you

You’re not conscious of the depletion of your navel centre, or the depletion of your heart centre, especially those of us in later years when we try to go with the Kuṇḍalinī in the upper spaces and the nervous system is not strong, we begin to experience the negative effects of trying to move KuṇḍalinīWe want to take Her up but we are not charging up the nervous system enough to be able to handle those energies, so we end up with shaking and different experiences of fear and insecurity.  It’s extremely important to observe that and really do the remedial work of building the nervous system strongly, and allowing this Energy to ascend in a more powerful way.  

Before we age significantly, I think it’s extremely important to take the energies up to a level where we can experience a high consciousness in an aged body.  Saying that, my intention is to have you fascinated about this subject; about what you can’t see but what can be realized and is a possibility. Sri Vasudeva

Let your Inner Being Shine Brightly


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I centre my consciousness in the Infinite Self within me, the Ishvara within me, that timeless, infinite, transcendent Self. I centre my consciousness there that the light of this Infinite Self will dispel all darkness in my consciousness, that the ignorance that is there will be dispelled by the experience of the Light. I embrace the space, letting go of the consciousness of separation. I seek to let go of all attachments to the senses and to the world around me, that I may experience the infinite nature of my being, that this experience may stay with me, even as I engage in action in the world I can be centred in that Infinite Self within me, that I may be a witness in the play of life.

Even though I am engaged in the duality, because of my sentient nature as achiever, I seek to be free in my soul, that I may experience jivanmukti; freedom in my inner space whilst living in the limitation of the physical world. I pray to continue to be held by the guru tattva within me, as I firmly establish my consciousness in my Infinite Self. I pray that the guru tattva within me will hold me there in firmness of focus and centred-ness on my goal of freedom. I humbly pray to my Infinite Self, “Hold me within you. Free me of all attachments, my soul longs to be one with you.”

Om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam, urvārukamiva bandhanānmṛtyormukṣīya mā’mṛtāt.

I worship you O Infinite One, your fragrance nourishes me and brings growth. Free me of all unhealthy attachments and the disease of ignorance, and light up my soul with immortal consciousness. Please do not withhold it from me O Supreme One. May your peace fill my being.

Om shanti, shanti, shanti.
Sri Vasudeva

The Timeless Space


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There is a timeless aspect to the consciousness where the pure observer is. Thought, emotions and the physical body exist in time, but the place from where we observe is beyond time. Sri Vasudeva