A Personal Experience

All over the world people stream to meditation programs to experience the awakening of their Kundalini, the Inner Energy. With this awakening we receive a new awareness, and realize that our self is much more than we could ever have imagined. Therefore the process is also called as self-realization.

Here you can see how the Inner Energy is awakened, and hear a personal experience from a lady who tried it out. If you would like to experience the awakening of your Inner Energy, click here. I hope you enjoy it!

The Third Step: Connect to The Power that Created You

After the first steps towards your inner self – with the awakening of your Inner Energy and learning about vibrations – you might have found that the experience is never the same. It can differ from day-to-day, and it can also differ from person to person. Some people might have had very strong experiences right from the beginning, some might have felt only faint sensations in the hands, some might have felt nothing at all. Why it is so, we will see later on when we come to the different energy-centers. But – out of our experiences from the many programs we have conducted – most people could feel a state of inner peace and calmness, where the thoughts came to rest.

The growth of our awareness does not come overnight. It is a gradual process so we have to learn perseverance, patiently allowing new perceptions to emerge in their own time.

Does a seed know it’s true Self?

Our growth can be seen very much in the same light like a seed growing into a tree. We cannot command a seed to start growing. In the same way we cannot command the Inner Energy to rise.

43_planting_the_seedsIt needs a gardener to plant a seed.

It needs an enlightened personality to awake the Inner Energy. Once this Inner Energy is awakened, the person can awaken it in others.

When the seed is planted it needs water to grow.

When the Inner Energy is awakened it needs meditation to become stronger.

Gradually, so gradually that nobody actually sees the actual happening, the seed grows into what it was meant to be from the very beginning of its existence.

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In the same way we grow into our true self, silently and effortless. One day it may happen that you wake up, realizing that you feel so much lighter, so much more joyful, so different and so much better… and again another day will come where you will feel even more lighter, more joyful and different and better… and yet another day, and many more such days… it is an ongoing process.

We cannot see it, we cannot touch it, but we know when it is gone – Life.

281985_346281952132043_1885741119_nLife grows, goes through cycles and perishes. We cannot bring things to life, nor can we hinder life to wither away.

Our whole planet is bubbling with life, “Nature” taking care from the smallest details to the biggest balancing acts between life-forms, connecting everything with each other in a way, that nothing can live without the other. But what or who is this power?

“How can you know the meaning of your life when you are not connected to the power that created you.” Shri Mataji

The complete conscious awareness of a human being starts with the understanding and perceiving of all outside and inside happenings on the central nervous system. This is also called the individual consciousness. Normally the universal power that organizes all life and living processes cannot be felt by the common human awareness.

vibrations in hand)This changes when our Inner Energy is awakened and the connection between the human being and the all-pervading power is established. We start feeling the sensations in our hands as a cool breeze (sometimes it can be a warm sensation, which will be explained later on when we learn more about the energy-centers). We also start feeling the state of our subtle system (a reflection of our personality) on our finger-tips.

Kundalini is your Mother

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja MeditationI consider it one of the greatest gifts Shri Mataji has given to humanity – She found a way to awaken this Inner Energy (called in Sanskrit the Kundalini) in normal people like you and me.

Before, it was only a few seekers who went to secluded places and cleared their subtle system rigorously, so that the Kundalini Energy would rise. Since all the centers had to be clear before this could happen, many did not reach this aim in their life time.

Shri Mataji could reverse the process so that the Inner Energy, or Kundalini, would rise first and then go back into our subtle system to clear it. This is what happens when we get our self-realization.
Mostly only one or very few strands of this energy make their way through our constricted energy-centers. That is why we may feel the cool breeze of this energy not so strongly at the beginning, but with regular meditation we help our energy-centers to clear more and more, and allow this Inner Energy to rise with more strands, which again let us feel more of the cool breeze.

“Kundalini is your Mother. She has been with you for ages and She has been waiting for this day when you could get your Realisation.” Shri Mataji, 1979

The Third Step:

530301_305741226165999_145479798858810_753270_608987704_nConnect to your Kundalini. No amount of words can describe the mystery of this living force within, that – if you wish so – silently and nourishing takes you to your highest self, guiding you into the fantastic adventure of exploring your inner being and all the manifold qualities hidden there.

Could a small seed ever imagine that a day would come where it became a grand tree, full of fruits and giving shelter and shade to so many beings? Could it believe that everything is already there and only needs to be allowed to grow? In the same way we are not aware of what heights we can reach, but all of it is already there, inside.

The Goal:

When you sit in meditation, let yourself be pulled into the working of your Kundalini. Try to connect with her, try to feel her and to communicate with her. Ask questions – you may find that somehow you are guided to the right answers.

The Kundalini is a part of you, given to you, yet she works independent in her own ways. She is the same force that made you grow from a child into an adult, without any pains, ever so softly, without you ever realizing the actual growing process, yet a real happening.

The Exercise:

Awaken the Inner Energy, the Kundalini, if you have not done, yet

Here is a guided meditation by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi herself to awaken your Inner Energy. She also shows how to raise this energy and how to put yourself into a shield of protection. After this meditation you may find yourself in a state of thoughtless awareness and feeling deep peace within.

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Strengthen your Kundalini

Music can help a lot to strengthen our subtle body. The music in this video clip is specially connected to the Kundalini.

Spring is on its way and as everything starts growing, so do I wish for everyone of you that you enjoy your own growing process, reaching high up into the realms of inner freedom.

Yours, Angi

The First Step: Be The Change

A very Happy New Year to all of you!

After a long pause of writing we are back again in the blog world. Since our last post so many things have happened. Super-storm Sandy, the horrifying CT shooting and the incredible cruelty against a young Indian woman which she did not survive, appalled thousands and thousands of people around the world. But in all these nightmares something new happened. We became a global family.
All over the world people felt, and expressed that these innocent children were part of our family, too.  That this young Indian woman was our sister and our daughter, too. Their loss hurt us, too. All over the world people came together, to mourn, to console each other, to help, to protest and taking action.

“We know that something is wrong with our society, but we do not know what, and how to change it.” That was one of the most common remarks of people being interviewed, conveying a kind of helplessness in the face of such social catastrophes.

Gandhi said:

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Every long journey starts with a single step. Every transformation of society starts with a single person. With me. With you.

After 18 years of practicing Sahaja Meditation I can claim something else, too:

If you are the change, others around you start changing, too.

To change, means to become oneself, one’s true self. Or how Richard Bach expressed it so poetically:

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,

the Master calls a butterfly.

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In the coming months we will concentrate here on our inner transformation. This will be a step by step guide, how to achieve it by developing a new awareness about ourselves, and others as well.

The First Step

To experience this new awareness the first step is to receive your self-realization, which means, the awakening of your Inner Energy.

The First Goal

Feel the cool vibrations: after the awakening of your Inner Energy you will immediately feel a new sensation in form of a cool breeze in your hands and over your head. Sometimes it might be warm or hot, because as soon as this energy is active it will start to clear your inner energy centers which you might feel as heat.

The Exercise 

Here is a guided meditation by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi herself to awaken your Inner Energy. She also shows how to raise this energy and how to put yourself into a shield of protection. After this meditation you may find yourself in a state of thoughtless awareness and feeling deep peace within.

The awakening of the Inner Energy is usually done only once. However, out of my own experience I encourage you to try to meditate every day with this guided meditation at the beginning. When I started to meditate it helped me a lot to focus and come into a state of thoughtless awareness and inner peace.

If you had a good experience with this meditation please share it with others, too, and tell us your story.

I wish you a wonderful start into the New Year 2013! Let us make it a special one, together!

Your’s, Angi

“The Force” Is My Ally

Throughout all cultures and religions we felt that there is something more to life than just the day-to-day business, that there is something beyond our understanding and that it is worth to reach out to it. We have tried many different ways to connect to it, and given various names to it: life, nature, God, Allah, all-pervading power, the Divine, Buddha, Shiva, fate, good luck, the force…

Some had the ability to touch this unknown area, various masters in all cultures and ages and they tried to explain about it and how things would become easier for us – even to the extent that “miracles” can happen – by simply connecting to this power and let it allow to work. I would like to share with you (for me personally a very beautiful and poetic) description of this one power – out of the movie Star Wars. Yoda, a Jedi Master, explains to Luke, his disciple, about “the force”. As the accent may be little bit difficult to understand there is the transcript below.

“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me at my size, do you? And where you should not, for my ally is the force – and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the force around you, here between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes, and even between the land and the ship.”

But what is the key to feel this “force” around us, to connect to it? Do we have to be magical beings to be able to feel something that others don´t? Well, not really. As it is we are already magical beings. Just look at it from where we came from, how – out of nothingness – everything was created, how out of dead matter life started to evolve. So when we feel that there must be something more to us and to life than we are aware of, then we are totally right.

It all begins with the awakening of our inner energy. It is the moment where we receive a new awareness, a wind in the hands and over the head, a deeper intuition that guides us in new and fresh directions. We may find new places within full of hidden treasures, and we may suddenly know things without knowing why we know. It is the beginning of a new journey, a journey to ourselves where we find everything else.

A Simple 10-Minutes-Meditation

  1. Awaken your Inner Energy:
    Here is a guided meditation (approx. 10 Min.) to awaken your Inner Energy by the founder of Sahaja Meditation, Shri Mataji.  If you went through it already skip step 1). When your Inner Energy is activated it will stay so, there is no need to repeat the affirmations (although you can do so if you like).

     
  2. At the beginning and the end of each meditation we do what we call “raising the energy” and give ourselves “a shield of protection”.
    Here is a nice animation how to do it: charlie.swf
    You can also find a detailed description in our Meditation Tips on page 4 and 5: Meditation Tips
  3. The following guided meditation is about 10 minutes long – please keep your eyes open (at least for the first time) as the instructions are in written form.
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