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.

For more please join Sri Vasudeva live at https://www.blue-star.org/40-days-2018/

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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

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

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

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