Every year near the summer solstice, Star Gazer asks everyone to celebrate the rising of our local day star, the Sun, because most people never truly experience a sunrise. You are encouraged to get up before twilight begins, to observe the effects of sunrise on everything all around you. Get up about 15 minutes before sunrise, while it's still dark outside. It's not the Sun itself that you are going to observe but the effects of sunrise on everything around you as night slowly turns into day. It is better to be outside but if not just sit by an open window. Now for the rules, which are absolutely essential: no radio, no television, no doing your normal wake up routine. All distractions must be eliminated. Simply sit quietly inside or outside and when you see the skies slowly start to brighten, look, listen and feel what happens all around you. Watch the delicate interplay of light, color and shadow. Listen to the different sounds of our world and its creatures waking up. Feel the wind change, the temperature change, and much, much more as night slowly slips into day. Keep track of all the subtle changes you notice and record your observations on paper or into a tape recorder. And then read or listen to your observations a few days later ... if you've never done this before, you're in for a pleasant surprise ... experiencing the effects of a sunrise using all of your senses and your full attention is one of the most wonderful experiences this planet has to offer ... you'll be amazed at what a star rise over a small planet can do for you.
Often when we think about what is at the origin of our existence as a soul, our immediate, culturally inbred tendency is to ascribe it to some external force or entity, to some discarnate, remote Universal Presence that many in the Western world call God or the Creator. Rarely, if ever, do we instead make the conscious realization that there can't be any distinction between the Creative Source of All and all that has been created - in short between God and us. In essence, we are a living, in-the-flesh expression and manifestation of that very Universal Force, a concept many of us nowadays understand fairly well, and yet we usually can't seem to be able or be willing to translate this conceptual understanding into a deeply felt experience of what it is that We Are. There always seems to remain some veil and in most cases, an unbridgeable chasm preventing us from fully integrating this simple, incontrovertible fact. This profound disconnect between our true nature and the perception we have of ourselves is often referred to as the illusion of separation, which in some cultures is also referred to as the "maya", the all encompassing, persistent illusion engendered by the phenomenal Universe of perceived duality.
As part of our aeons-long awakening process to Who We Truly Are, we are now coming to a point where it is vital that we make the deliberate jump into this deeper reality about ourselves that has been eluding us throughout so many lifetimes. It is indeed only through accessing the perfect sentient Knowledge that comes along with this fully integrated sentient Awareness of Who We Are as One with All That Is that we can find our way back to Source and, most importantly, experience the infinite, omnipotent Love from Source, and serve as a sacred channeling instrument of Its Will so as to make possible the dawn of a new Golden Age on this living sphere of Life we call Earth. Through wrapping our minds around our True Divine Nature, we can thus trigger in us and in every other fractal expression of the One Source the recognition of what is truly at stake right now, and enable the many profound changes that are necessary to shift this world and all its inhabitants towards an ever more harmoniously resonant manifestation of the Will of Light, Life and Love in all that transpires within and around us.
For this purpose, you are hereby encouraged to dedicate your moments of deep meditation, especially every Sunday in synchronous soul communion with all other participating souls from your plane of existence and from all others, to enter the deepest, purest inner sanctum of your soul sentience and to open the floodgates of absolute, unconditional, universal Love emanating directly from the true Source of your whole being, and in so doing and being, to melt away any residual misperception that may still hinder within yourself the full realization of, and complete integration with the Omniversal Being of Love that you truly are. Simply will yourself into being the radiant Source of Light, Life and Love that you Are, and let grow to its fullest expression the resulting outflow of Love that will instantaneously spring forth, for the Highest Good of All as One.
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Note: If you find difficult to fully grasp what you have just read, the following reminder may be helpful to you:
As you certainly know if you have attempted entering a state of deep meditation after reading theme-setting material such as this one above, the only way to actually reach a deeply vibrant sense of Oneness at soul level is certainly not to try to remember while you meditate any of the details you've read about the suggested meditation theme. Simply having a general idea of it in the back of one's mind is all that is necessary. The goal here is simply to impart through the written material a sense of the sacredness of this collective experience that is being proposed and hope that this will motivate people to create a special moment in their life to experience, beyond concepts and words, what it is to be an immortal expression/manifestation of All That Is.
"Being in the Flow is the transcendence of time and space and allowing life to rise up before you in the HERE and NOW. Nothing is planned in the Flow, for that would require a past. Nothing will happen next, as that would involve a future. Within the Flow there is only HERE, only NOW. As you Flow through the Cycles of Life, reality simply IS and Desire is released for the sake of Destiny. However, within the Flow, Destiny is unknown. All you Know is that when you stay in the Flow, Destiny is revealing itself to you in every moment. Sometimes Destiny is a flash of light that ignites your greatest creativity. Sometimes Destiny is remembering to sit on your porch and look into the sky. Destiny is a moment of awareness that the Cycle has returned to your SELF! "
"Being One is being an instrument of the Omniversal Being... Being One is enabling the Omniversal Presence at the Heart of our Beingness to constantly remind us Who We Are... Being One is melting our tiny, puny, insignificant ego-self into the cauldron of Radiant Love at the center of this Presence, and rejoicing in the stunning beauty of All That Is within and all around us... It is smiling back at OneSelf reflected in the Mirror of Who We Are and feeling, thinking, saying I Love You... It is knowing, sensing, perceiving the Omniversal Being within and all around us, touching, caressing, embracing OneSelf through all that exists around us... Through the touch of the grass... the caress of the wind...and the embrace of the comforting sun rays... It is flowing within all of Nature like a droplet of joyful water in the ocean of graceful beauty... It is merging with other beloved souls and recognizing, echoing, blessing OneSelf in a fluid dance of pure energy...
"Visualize yourself under a shower of violet flame. See it as flame drops caressing the skin, penetrating its pores, into the nervous system, the arteries, the bloodstream, the marrow of your bones, absorbed into the alighted core of every single cell. The violet flame wakes up and triggers our divine consciousness, and self-mastery. Feel it as it unlocks all you need as a Being of Light in human form and as it transmutes the density which slows the flow of Divine Love from your I AM-Divine Presence to your human self. You can also visualize an infinite spiral of this violet light holding you in its embrace and, eventually, you too becoming and moving like a spiral of Violet Light. Choose to move-shift once and for all from the old consciousness of smallness, fear, lack and poverty in all its many and tricky facets to an expanding consciousness of Greatness, Abundance, Beauty and Perfect Joy. You are an infinite Being of the Violet Flame. You are a blazing flame, pulsating, moving in a beautiful sea of violet light. "
- Lou Bognon (June 12, 2010)
"From the smallest particle to the spiralling galaxies, the subatomic to the universal, a matrix of electromagnetic circuitry connects and energizes manifest creation in one unified body of harmonic resonance. Our blood contains the same divine essence and molecular alchemy as the rivers that run to the sea, our bones are made of the same elemental components as the ancient stone monoliths that silently witness the passing of ages. We are continually exchanging a dataflow of Source Intelligence with the body of Earth and every form of life within her embrace. Every nuance of celestial diffusion within our solar system influences our individual and collective field of consciousness, as circuits of electromagnetic exchange bind us together as one living ocean of psycho-sensory co-creative space-time coordinates within the unified field."
"The Universe loves us with a resonant and parental concern. More than this, the Universe is (of course) in love with itself, and through the evolution and accumulation of biological information, explores its potential to know, experience, and appreciate itself. This self-exploration through biological information-building culminates in Homo sapiens. The Grand Canyon requires nature to create it but humanity to appreciate it. Our sensitivity to the beauty of nature is nothing less than the narcissism of the Cosmos. Our natural function is to love, appreciate, explore, and understand the Cosmos, including ourselves, for in a sense (as the ancients understood), we are a miniature version of the Universe. The Cosmos has created us for itself, as a means to know itself. It is therefore our natural role to love and to be loved by the Cosmos. This is the rationale for love in the world."
"Many near-death experiencers have tried to describe God and it is clear that words are useless when trying to completely convey what God is. In fact, the very term God is practically a useless term, if not the most useless term because it has been abused by so many for so long. With this in mind, I will try to convey my own understanding of the concept called God. Imagine all of reality, everything that there is, to be a gigantic dream. It is a dream for which there exists nothing outside of it. This dream is pure thought, emotion, deeds and words. The dream is every event that was, is and will be. Some words that have been used in an attempt to describe this dream are: (1) As pure thought, this dream is Mind itself. It is Light that contains all the knowledge there is. The Light is what everything is made up of. (2) As pure emotion, this dream is unconditional Love itself. It is the power that holds everything together - the power behind every atom. (3)As pure Being, this dream is Life itself. It is thought put into action - into the physical and every other dimension of reality. The dreamer is living Spirit with Mind as the builder and everything (the dream) is the result. Trying to describe exactly what or who God is is like trying to describe life itself - an impossibility. It is impossible to fathom the unfathomable. Words, by their very nature, are limiting. Once you define something you have set a limit on it."
i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes. Please dedicate the last few minutes of your Sunday meditation to the healing of the Earth as a whole. See the Earth as healthy and vibrant with life, and experience the healing of all relations as we awaken globally to the sacredness of all Life and to our underlying unity with All That Is.
ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.
Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage 8:00 AM -- Los Angeles 9:00 AM -- Denver 9:00 AM -- San Salvador, Mexico City 10:00 AM -- Houston & Chicago 11:00 AM -- Caracas 11:30 PM -- New York, Toronto, Montreal, Santo Domingo & La Paz 12:00 PM -- Halifax, Montevideo, Asuncion, Rio de Janeiro & Santiago 1:00 PM -- Reykjavik & Casablanca 4:00 PM -- London, Dublin, Lisbon, Lagos & Algiers 5:00 PM -- Geneva, Rome, Berlin, Paris & Madrid 6:00 PM -- Ankara, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Athens, Helsinki & Istanbul 6:00 PM -- Baghdad, Moscow & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Tehran 7:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Mumbai, Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 AM -- Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane +2:00 AM -- Canberra & Melbourne +3:00 AM -- Wellington +5:00 AM
3. MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO THIS MEDITATION FOCUS
The following is provided as a complement to further the process of inspirational understanding of what, in truth, cannot be grasped from a purely intellectual perspective, for the True Key to unlock the vault of your spiritual knowledge lies within you... and nowhere else.
1. The Purpose of the Universe is Divine Love
3. Excerpt from The Divine Romance by Yogananda Paramahansa
The question then arises: "If the purpose of the universe is Divine Love, why is there so much hatred, violence, poverty and sickness in the world?"
And the answer is that Divine Love is freedom itself. Real Love can only be realized freely and willingly.
Ask yourself this question:"Can any one really force you to love them?"
If they could, it would not be love! It would be fear or some other emotion but it would not be real love!
Human beings fall in love freely, get married and have children. Why do they do it? They are fulfilling God's purpose on a lower level.
It is impossible to love yourself. Those who do are in darkness or illusion. In order to realize real or Divine Love, God has to go to all the trouble of creating this complex universe. In the same way, human beings go through the trouble of creating families to realize real love. They need someone else to love besides themselves.
Now, we know that the love of our spouse and children is not completely fulfilling. There comes a moment in the journey of our soul when we desire to realize Divine Love itself. This is our real purpose.
Our real purpose is to transform our soul so that we are reunited with God in the mystery of Divine Love. When this mystery is fulfilled, we are in our Heavenly Father and our Father or Divine Goodness is in us. Those human beings who realize their purpose through Love and Wisdom, enter the Kingdom of Heaven and become part of a society of angels. Angels live in the spiritual worlds of Heaven and also contribute to the Divine Purpose by being creative, useful and loving. Through this eternal purpose, Divine Love expands eternally and infinitely. And there is always room for more angels because Heaven is infinite.
All the trials that we experience on Earth exist for this purpose. We exist to manifest the Glory of God or Heaven on Earth.
Do you really think that our Heavenly Father wants us to suffer, be ill or be poor? If our mortal father wants what is good for our life then our Heavenly Father, who is infinitely good, should only want what is good for our eternal soul. Whether it is through suffering or joy, the Lord is always guiding our soul to Heaven.
Why do we have to suffer then? Suffering is a way for the universe to tell us that we are straying from our true purpose. When we are selfish, greedy, lustful, cruel or lazy, we ultimately suffer. This wakes us up and we ask ourselves:" What am I doing to deserve this?" But some of us do not want to take responsibility for our own life and we continue to blame the universe and others for our misery. These human beings are still in spiritual darkness or ignorance. You have to be really stupid to keep hitting your finger with a hammer hoping that something will change. If we are suffering, we must ask, seek and knock, and then we must change our loves and beliefs so that we are more aligned with the purpose of the universe.
The word Antahkarana translates as bridge from the Tibetan language , and describes the line of communication or thread that is gradually constructed within a being from personality to Monad or Source. Opening the way for the creative energies to flow down through the various levels of consciousness, one becomes this multi-spectrum stream and ultimately can direct the integrated energies toward the illumination of humanity as a whole. We may think of the Antahkarana as a rainbow bridge composed of a seven-fold spectrum of dimensionalized forces which must be brought into perfect alignment and focus within us in order to fulfill our inherent Spiritual Purpose. As we vibrate to these energies, we become consciously attuned to the planetary, solar, and universal Logos (Intelligence) and serve the ultimate plan of uniting All Creation through our Being.
As living beings, we are the culminating manifestation of the Divine Feminine and Masculine. When we come together, the Force of Our Love is the power that creates and transfigures us back to the Supreme Godhead. Many call the full Mastered Embodiment of our Awareness the Christ Consciousness, with the understanding that Jeshua the Christ was a supreme example of our Consciousness Potential. As such, this image may represent Jeshua and his Divine Counterpart Mary Magdalene anchoring the Divine Force of God through their beings and establishing the Antahkarana Bridge through the Planetary, Solar, and Universal Logos. On a more general level, the image represents any person or Divine Couple opening the Chalice of their Being to receive the Divine and be transfigured into their Angelic or Higher Self in the process.
Twelve candles surround the couple, creating a perfect geometry of Light and Cohesion for their prayeremony. Like the Ida and Pingala (feminine and masculine forces) spiraling up the Sushumna Current of the Spine, their light weaves around the Earth, Sun, and beyond to the Collective Universal Consciousness represented here by the many faces of Ascended Celestial Beings. Together they are dreaming and being Dreamed by the Omnicentric Fractal God/Source, the Jeweled Center of Creation. Pillars of Light and Force flanking the left and right recede toward infinity: these represent the Cosmic Architecture and Sacred Powers that hold Creation together.
The geometric grid surrounding the Earth represents the Christ Consciousness Grid," which is holding in place the Divine Potential for our planet and all humanity to ascend to its highest expression. The fabric of all Creation is based on geometric grids. They are needed to ensure the appropriate distribution of life-force energy, provide the templates needed for material creation, and are a physicalized expression of the sacred code or blueprint of creation itself, expressed in a harmonic form. In a very true sense, each of us is part of the collective grid of the planet, and our prayers and spiritual intent infuse positive transformation for the benefit of All Beings. May It Be So, and may this vision awaken the Memory within you of your Sacred Commission here on Gaia!
Excerpt from The Divine Romance by Yogananda Paramahansa
Los Angeles, August 1 and 3, 1934
Spiritual consciousness is a vast subject; it comprises the entire scope of this human consciousness we possess.
Consciousness in its essence is very pure. It engages in all actions, both good and evil, yet remains unaffected and untarnished. A sword may cut a leaf and become stained by it, yet the sword itself is not changed. Such is consciousness. Similarly, when consciousness is used to do good things it is called spiritual consciousness, and when it is used to do wrong, it is called evil consciousness.
Just as a river has a source, consciousness has a source. It descends from Cosmic Consciousness, the consciousness of God that is beyond all creation. When Cosmic Consciousness comes into the realm of matter - into each atom that male up the planets and islands universes, and the different forms of plant, animal, and human life - that Consciousness is called Christ Consciousness.
When Christ Consciousness descends into the soul and pure mind of man, it is called superconsciousness. When superconsciousness descends into the realm of imagination it is called subconsciousness. When subconsciousness descends into the muscular and sensory phase of human life, it is called human or waking consciousness, and when it is used to harm oneself or others, it is evil consciousness. But when it is used to do good things and to produce attunement with God, it is called spiritual consciousness.
These are the steps by which Cosmic Consciousness makes its entry into human consciousness, descending from Spirit into the body, and into our material and spiritual desires. In this way Cosmic Consciousness becomes material consciousness as it flows downward and outward. Our souls are like derelicts floating downstream on this river of consciousness, going farther and farther away from from their source of Spirit towards the rocks of misery. [ oh, that's fun ! ]
The only way to stop this evolutional floating is to swim against the current, back to the source of Spirit. The trend can be dominant in these ways in a family, in a nation, or in the world in general, as well as in an individual. India in her golden age, had the highest material and spiritual intelligence. America has the highest material efficiency now, and is passing into spiritual development.
India is more advanced in the science of spirituality than any other nation on the globe. Her spiritual development is seen in her saints of self-realization. Look at Mahatma Gandhi : this one little man is dictating to the mighty British Empire. You must know that there is a great spiritual power behind one who can rule millions, not by a sword, but by the word of Truth, by living Truth.
Real spiritual truth in a nation or an individual is distinguishable as scientific knowledge of life, and the art of living in an attunement with cosmic laws; and as a greater contact and divine communion with God as Spirit. Such spiritual development doesn't come from swallowing theological ideas, but from assimilating the truth behind theology. Knowing the truth through actual experience. Truths are not truths unless you realize them within yourself. So the best laboratory in which to test the truth is your own self-realization. Individual knowledge and the knowledge of nations should be tested by this criterion.
Truth cannot be monopolized by any group or individual. Every human being has a right to express truth within his own life. This is what makes it so interesting. Its expressions may be various, but its substance will ever be one and the same. It is eternal. It will continue on manifesting eternally, through cosmic law, and through enlightened human beings, whether or not the majority of the world accepts it. Fortunately, the cosmic absolutes are not dependent on man's belief or sanction.=
Spiritual consciousness means the use of super-wisdom, truth, to do the things that supremely benefit yourself and others. Dwell on that thought. It includes selfless service to others, right behavior, adherence to hygienic and all other laws of life, and a harmonious performance of all your duties. material and spiritual, without allowing one duty to contradict another.
Spiritual consciousness is a perfect internal expression of truth that manifests as a balanced, harmonious life, giving you true happiness, which in turn, you share with others.
When you perform all duties cheerfully, without letting any duty upset your inner calm and happiness, and when you avoid any contradiction of duties that makes your life unbalanced, as in neglecting either meditation and communing with God, or dealing with right accounting for your home, then you will have attained true spiritual happiness.
The senses are at the root of material consciousness. The ordinary individual is more inclined toward the outer world. He is playing the five searchlights - of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch - on material objects and pleasure. When you withdraw your mind inward, you will begin to perceive there are many more wonderful things within than outside. If you think that the music of the world is beautiful, you will find astral music far more enticing. As you enjoy the touch of the cool breeze and the warm sunshine and all other wholesome sensations, so inside, as you interiorize your consciousness, you will feel the supremely enjoyable subtle perceptions of the force of the cerebrospinal centers in the body. Everything beautiful in the world is but a gross copy of the radiant grandeur of the astral world. Nothing material can compare with those wondrous visions of the inner world. Spiritual consciousness brings astral perceptions of the wisdom and beauty that is behind all material phenomena.
The beauty of nature is like a fountain, You see the beauty of the spray, but you do not see the wonders inside the droplets. The astral light and color behind each atom are indescribably beautiful. In this fountain of beauty in nature, you see only the gross external, not the subtler inner beauty, not the Power that gives beauty to nature.
So just whisper below, "O Lord, The moon smiles and the stars twinkle because Thou art sparkling there. O Infinite Beauty, Thou art more beautiful than all things beautiful that comes from Thee. The beauties of nature are but waves of Thy beauty, dancing in Thee, O Invisible Spirit of Beauty!"
Yogananda Paramahansa - Taken from "The Divine Romance, Collected Talks and Essays on Realizing God in Daily Life, Volume II"
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