Stumbling in the Silence

 

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Nirvana, enlightenment, Christ Consciousness, many words used to describe a state of higher consciousness a state of loving all.  Becoming one with all, stepping beyond our own human limits and rising to our spiritual level which has no boundaries.  Measly words created by man can barely describe that of which we know and understand,  trying to use those same words to describe that of which exists only in faith, only within ones self can never convey it to a level of understanding that will come on an intellectual level.  That however is where the fun begins.

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It’s called the “veil”.  Such as the bride who hides behind the veil to only be exposed at the time of unity – the uniting of two to become one.  Same holds true with the “veil” that each of us live behind as a spiritual being living a human experience.  The “veil” only to be dropped when we have reached the unity of oneness with our One Creator.   When we reach the acceptance of Love, that it is not just what we do or how we feel, it is who we are.  Love is all, it’s oneness;  it is the very reason for our existence.

Spirituality has been described as that of which is revealed in the silence when looking within ones self to understand the true message given to mankind throughout the ages in sacred texts. Silence…., who hears anything in the silence, isn’t that in itself contradictory?  Silence is defined as having no audible sound, to hear nothing according to the dictionary.

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Therein lies the challenge, how does one find the silence within?  There’s so much noise today, not just on the outside but within us.  We worry about finances, love, family, health,  politics, we worry about worrying.  Our minds don’t stop long enough to hear silence, we  are constantly thinking about whats next, family, friends, chores, trips,  health and life.  Most of us can’t even hear ourselves speak.

In Greek during biblical days, the word silence meant to keep peace.  Therefore; when one keeps peace within themselves – within the silence, the truth is revealed. Much like the varying definitions of the word silence, each of us will also have varying definitions as it applies to us.  Silence doesn’t always mean a clear, empty mind, sometimes it may just be observed as a peacefulness within.  There is no right or wrong way to reflect upon ones own image, peeling back the layers of what we not only hide from others but hide from ourselves.

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The search within is a catalyst for most, if not all along the spiritual path.  Searching and listening for the silence, waiting for that noticeable change within.  The change begins the minute we opt to pursue the path of spirituality, the minute our mind accepts things aren’t as they seem.  We notice subtle changes in our thought process.  However; for some this is the point that seems to lead to frustration, and for some a hesitation to continue along the path.  A feeling of inferiority, a feeling of failure, these feelings are normal, they are a part of the path.  That is the voice we hear in the silence, its not telling us to condemn and judge ourselves its showing us the areas we must focus on and bring into balance.  We all struggle and stumble within the silence.  Struggle to understand the message, and stumbling by judging our self.   The silence can become stronger when we have no level of expectation, but simply an acceptance and love for our self.  Loving and accepting of ones self is the ultimate catalyst for spiritual growth, without the love of our self how do we love our neighbors as our self?

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The Way, The Tao, the Tao Te Ching

The Tao Te Ching is probably one of the wisest ancient books, reported to be written by the sage named Lao Tzu over 2500 years ago. It about living in unity with nature. With  81 chapters, it should be savored page by page, line by line, like good poetry-read, pondered and reread again.  One of the things I enjoy is comparing wisdom teachings of ancient sages and teachers.  Chapter  47  states: images (5)

Without going outside his door, one understands (all that takes
place) under the sky; without looking out from his window, one sees
the Tao of Heaven. The farther that one goes out (from himself), the
less he knows.

Therefore the sages got their knowledge without travelling; gave
their (right) names to things without seeing them; and accomplished
their ends without any purpose of doing so.

download (3)During ancient times as today, people believe they can gain the truth by visiting , churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, mosques and other sacred places. Followers of Tao recognize that spirituality comes from within instead of searching the material world. The Way,  Infinite Intelligence also known as God,  cannot be comprehended by looking out a window or to travel any particular place. To master what is within each of us, one has to realize the power within. One has to know themselves to gain intuitive understanding and discernment. Jesus, Buddha and Krishna provided  their  teachings.

In the Gospel of Thomas  Jesus said “If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If images (3)they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”

Buddha “ the Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart”

Krishna “With one’s heart focused on yoga and recognizing all things are equal, then you will see the self within- within all beings”

images-73.jpgTo me,  the message is know myself,  to look within and realize there is  far more than I can ever understand, a spirit of divine mystery.  Call it  consciousness, awakening, or divine spark,  it is pure energy that cannot be measured by science. We are spirits of  divine mystery, with unlimited power.    Unfortunately we have been buried in the material world,  making it difficult  to focus or even be aware of this potential power.  Infinite Intelligence sends guides, angels,  messengers, dreams and nature to get our attention.  When you pay attention, then the awakening begins.

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

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3,000 Israelis, Muslims, Jews, and Christians sing together

Matisyahu  a  musician, known for his spiritual lyrics and one famous hit is the song “One Day,” a song of hope for the future of the world. Matisyahu said, “It is an anthem of hope with a big beat, the kind of song that makes you bob your head and open your heart at the same time.”

Koolulam an Israeli “social-musical initiative, aimed at bringing together people from all corners of the diverse, multicultural Israeli society, chose this unique performance.  On February 14, 2018, Koolulam brought together a group of 3,000 strangers to sing a beautiful rendition of Matisyahu’s “One Day,” a message of peace and coexistence, in three languages.

In this video, you see people from all walks of life – Jewish, Muslim, Christian, some religious, some secular. It is evident that the participants are moved by this experience.  It is truly  inspirational and emotional.  I hope you enjoy.

One Day Lyrics

 

See everybody that´s existing
Got a mind of their own
We´re all Kings and Queens
With a throne of our own
Tryin to raise a family
Is an empty home
We got to learn to stick together
Hate to be here alone
‘Cause the world is a place
That will eat you alive in one day
Said the world is a place
That you can´t survive without faith
Sometimes in my tears I drown
But I never let it get me down
So when negativity surrounds
I know some day it´ll all turn around
Because
All my life I´ve been waiting for
I´ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don´t wanna fight no more
They´ll be no more wars
And our children will play
One day (one day), One day (one day)
One day (one day), One day (one day)
One day (one day), One day (one day)
It´s not about
Win or lose
We all lose
When they feed on the souls of the innocent
Blood drenched pavement
Keep on moving though the waters stay raging
In this maze you can lose your way (your way)
It might drive you crazy
But don’t let it faze you no way (no way)
Gotta hold on
Livin life day by day
Gotta hold on
Put your focus on that one day
All my life I´ve been waiting for
I´ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don´t wanna fight no more
They´ll be no more wars
And our children will play
One day (one day), One day (one day)
One day (one day), One day (one day)
One day (one day), One day (one day)
One day this all will change
Treat people the same
Stop with the violence
Down with the hate
One day we´ll all be free
And proud to be
Under the same sun
Singing songs of freedom like
Gotta hold on
Livin life day by day
Gotta hold on
Put your focus on that one day
All my life I´ve been waiting for
I´ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don´t wanna fight no more
They´ll be no more wars
And our children will play
One day (one day), One day (one day)
One day (one day), One day (one day)
One day (one day), One day (one day)
Songwriters: Philip Lawrence / Bruno Mars / Matthew Miller / Ari Levine

Chakras, Science and the Law of One

Here are the meridian points of the feet.  For headaches or sinus issues, massaging the foot in the area  depicted below, may help.

However,  the Chakras familiar to us are known as the seven chakras, the seven energy centers.  The seven chakras are aligned vertically along your back, from the top of your head to just below the bottom of your spine. Each chakra is equivalent to a energy wave field with pure potential.  Kundalini Awakening Process Image result for chakra pics

The first step is understanding our energy centers. The illustration provides a guide for reference. Based on the Law of One, our challenge is to unblock our first three chakras and develop our 4th, the heart or green ray, and 5th, the blue-ray. In session 15.12 in the “Law of One” Ra said, “The center of heart, or green ray, is the center from which third-density beings may springboard, shall we say, towards infinite intelligence. Blockages in this area may manifest as difficulties in expressing what you may call universal love or compassion.”

“The blue-ray center of energy streaming is the center which, for the first time, is outgoing as well as inpouring. Those blocked in this area may have difficulty in grasping the spirit/mind complexes of its own entity and further difficulty in expressing such understandings of self. Entities blocked in this area may have difficulties in accepting communication from other mind/body/spirit complexes.”

Scott Mandelker, PHD, provides his insight and teaching regarding Cosmic structure, details of the Ra contact, rapid aging and global energy, self-balancing and chakra activation, and the “ego” concept, in  The Law of One, Session 15, part 1.

Another interesting phenomena, is call the Kundalini.   According to the traditional Yoga philosophies, the term Kundalini refers to both a ‘mechanism’ and an ‘ spiral energy’ in the human body. The energy, prana, is transferred  through the meridian  of the root to the crown Chakra once activated.  It is thought that once activated, an increased amount of pranic energy to be produced in the cells and tissues of the body and to be transmitted to the brain via the nerves in and around the spinal column, leading to alterations in the state of consciousness of the individual. Under the right conditions this enhanced prana operating in the brain can lead to higher states of consciousness such as genius, psychic abilities and mystical experience.  The kundalini is being studied today and believed to be a state that has been the crowning vision of the mystics and the prophets.

Kundalini Awakening Process 

Another interesting point is scientists have spent decades studying the extraordinary abilities and anatomy of human sperm.  Recently an international team of researchers  discover a mysterious, spiral-shaped nanostructure in the tails of sperm. Could that be  Kundalini is the sperm tail.   The Law of One provides more insight about  Kundalini in session 49.6.  Scott Mandelker PhD,  provides his commentary and teaching in this presentation  discussing experiential catalyst & north pole/south pole energy dynamics; kundalini flow and 7-chakras’ development.

This chart provides some overview how our energy systems work through  our thoughts, emotions and actions.

There is an advanced spiritual practice within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition known as the Rainbow Body practice. A person of high spiritual development could exit their physical body, vanish in mere days, leaving behind only ashes, becoming  ‘rainbow body,’ of manifest light.  Attaining ‘rainbow body’ is discussed in Zen texts, as well as Zoroastrian, Christian, Manichean, Muslim, Bonpo,  and of course, Vedic texts, among others.  Attaining the ‘light body’ is for everyone, providing  ample proof that it actually does, and can occur. Father Francis V. Tiso  a Catholic priest, scholar, and writer interested in inter-religious dialogue and Tibetan Buddhism,  gave this presentation at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco regarding Rainbow bodies and Resurrection.
There is much to learn and understand about our energy bodies.  Does activating the Chakras and Kundalini result in the Rainbow body?   Perhaps our  teachers were trying to tell us, but just beyond our understanding.
Jesus said,  The kingdom of God is within you, and all around you.
Krishna said,  When the mind becomes still, thinking ceases, this is the beginning of the supreme path.
Buddha said “Seeking within, you will find stillness. Here, there is no more fear or attachment-only joy 

Earth Major Chakra points and vortexes .

Spiritual Energy Creates Harmonious Spirit

Have you ever considered the sun  or the earth spiritual energy. The energy that nourishes our higher self,  our spirit, soul, and higher-self or divine force. In Chinese cultures, this is chi or qi and other cultures ki, prana, chakras and kundli. As spiritual beings with a body and mind, we have a life force made of electromagnetic energy or _DSC5550copyenergy that cannot even be measured or explained. Even our thoughts help create our reality through emotions.

Sunlight is something we cannot live without. Light is the food for all life on earth. The human body, according to the doctrine of chromotherapy, is basically composed of colors. Insufficient sunlight will result in low Vitamin D deficiencies, leading to the development of prostate and breast cancer, memory loss, and an increased risk for developing dementia and schizophrenia. We have been told to wear sunscreen to protect ourselves but what is really happening? We are light beings with chakras and the energy of the sun has the colors of the rainbow. Every creature and plant on earth is engulfed in light that affects its health conditions.

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Grounding as we all know when we go to the bench improves sleep and reduces stress. When I go barefoot, I am more relaxed and have a feeling of connection to the earth. Grounding is bare skin to the earth and performing Chi gong or any meditative practice outside barefoot is an excellent way to cultivate energy as well connect to mother nature. We all wear shoes and that prevents us from getting the benefits from the earth. Grounding is a simple way to prevent and help inflammation with these techniques.

Qigong or chi gong. My first experience with qigong was in 2012 when my brother was diagnosed with cancer. We found Master Kim, a former martial arts expert who was also an acupuncturist and taught qigong. I learned qigong was a slow meditative movement cultivating qi throughout the body. Being westerners we were a little slow in learning the process but we did learn still practice today. My brother had surgery and with the excellent care his wife provided with essential oils and diet he is cancer free today.

Meditation and prayer. My brother’s experience with cancer led me to wanting a deeper _DSC5618copy (2)understanding of meditation. I studied various meditative methods, mindfulness, meditation at Buddhist temple and even mantras by a Buddhist priest. I took a course titled, The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religion experience by Dr. Andrew Newberg. I learned of a 12 minute exercise, called the Kirtan Kriya is a type of meditation practiced daily for 8 weeks will improve cognition and activate parts of the brain that are central to memory.

Emotions control who we are and what be become. Paracelsus, Father of Modern Medicine  said “The spirit is the master, imagination the tool, and the body the plastic material . . . The power of the imagination is a great factor in medicine. It may produce diseases in man and in animals, and it may cure them . .. Ills of the body may be cured by remedies or by the power of the spirit acting through the soul.”_DSC6031copy (2)

We live in a world of distractions. Fear, anger, greed but love is the one emotion that would overcome all. It is also the most difficult to understand fully and certainly the most difficult to achieve. Jesus said love your neighbor as you love yourself. According to the Law of One, our purpose on earth is to learn how to love and be of services to others. A world where everyone love one another as Jesus said,  would heal the world.