This Age you will all serve is an Age of Awareness, an Age of Experience. This transition to that Age began in the Piscean Age. The Piscean motto was: "I want to know. I need to learn." The Aquarian motto is: "I know. I want to experience." You will have to deliver experience to everyone. And you must deliver the experience to your self each day. That is Sadhana, and for that we have a technique.
I typically enjoy engaging in deep discussions about religion-- often with like-minded friends but sometimes not. I see the hypocrisy within so much of organized religion, particularly as people are trying to espouse the reasons why their religion is right and others are wrong. Why is it so hard to accept that there is one God to whom we all connect in our own ways?
Honestly, I do have more extensive beliefs on the matter but, generally speaking, if you find the connection and it serves your higher Self, bless you and may Peace and Abundance fill you and the world around you!
The crux of the matter is not about who's right or wrong or how you grew up or what your parents or other external influences want you to believe or even how it has shaped your life thus far. It is about "the experience".
I meditate and do my kundalini yoga to prepare for deeper meditations in order to be more connected with the Universe and feel stronger, aligned, inspired and more clear. I know it works because I experience the transformative effects on my body, heart and mind--and the feeling of pure bliss. I experience the changes in my ability to hold equanimity throughout my days and the sensation of "not reacting" (detachment) and compassion.
Does your spiritual belief give you the experience of peace, joy and bliss? Of abundance? Of Oneness with others, with our Universe? If you're not sure what "experience" I am speaking of, you may need to shift your focus and delve deeper. Once you've experienced "the experience", the spiritual high and the gratitude is present without question. You know it. That's when your belief matches your experience-- and you've found the Truth.
In yoga we often talk about elevating our consciousness. We know that throughout our lives, there are moments when we have become more aware of things going on in ourselves or in our world. Those Aha! moments.
There is a yogic concept that has meant alot to me-- a definite Aha moment...
The idea of a seed containing all the information that it needs to become what it was meant to become. Think about that.
Take a moment to look at an apple (or other) seed. Consider how this little seed will become a full-grown tree producing delicious apples simply because it is written or coded within that seed. It isn't trying to become a lemon tree or a pine tree or a Sequoia. It couldn't! If it had our human capacities to try to change itself, it would be a miserable little seed going after a futile, ego-centered goal.
Think about this as a human being and that we also have a "seed"-- it is our creative source. When we go against our soul's purpose, as is coded within our seed, things do not flow, things come out sideways. Even our cleverness cannot fool the soul, although it might fool others and even yourself.....for awhile. This is when dis-ease sets in-- physically, mentally, spiritually.
The reason this is so remarkable is if you consider all the struggles we go through in our lives to find meaning and direction, to get out of our own way, to get to our flow or "in the zone" so that life will be easier and more meaningful. I'm not saying it isn't hard work if we're in that space, but there is a lot more ease and joy and much less inner conflict or obstacles to living our lives when we are.
This concept I understand through the mantra Har Haray Haree. Har refers to the seed; Haray the flow or growth; and Haree the manifestation of that seed.
I love this concept! Just being aware of this helps to see more clearly and motivates me to do the things I need to do to stay connected with that "seed" (Hint: it's about your ability to still yourself enough to listen from the inside and gain that inner peace. [See the “Happiness Is Your Natural State- a mantra” post]).
All of this does lead me to wonder though….. What about seedless fruit? Here's a video I found about it. Perhaps I won't be going for that convenience any longer. What do you think about all of this?
I am a mama, an intentional storyteller, a celestial communicator, a spiritual teacher, and a lover of stories of all kinds, in all forms. I write about parenting, natural health options, mind-body-soul connections, and anything that elevates our lives.