The Stars Are Our Ancestors

Sometimes we are so trapped in our day-to-day life and worries that we often forget to remember from where we came. Or maybe we have never really thought about it? Then sit back comfortably and look back along your family line – where does it begin?  It’s not with our grand-grand-grand-parents, not with the first human beings, nor the apes or reptiles, nor the amoebas… our family line starts at the very beginning, the Big Bang. Out of nothing everything came into being. And first it was billions and trillions of molecules that later on gathered together, forming planets, galaxies, imploding, exploding, always on the move. The molecules of our bodies are as old as the universe itself, and they once flew through space together with all the other stars until they started to form earth.

If you think of it – how high was the probability that life could start to exist? Thousands and thousands of different factors were necessary to create life, and they all happened perfectly at the right time in the right way. Just to mention some of them – the right distance between earth and sun that was needed to create the atmosphere (if earth would have been closer or more far away there would be no life), all the processes of cooling down the planet to the right temperature, all the different elements that had to be brought together in a specific way under specific circumstances so that life could be created, and the fact that out of single cells at the very beginning this abundance of life forms was created…  this all – according to universal timings – in the blink of an eye.

‘Ok, that’s all really interesting, but what has it to do with us and our lives?’ one may ask. Maybe just this one thing: if we can see with how much care everything has been created, how everything in nature has its own purpose and gives a balance to something else, then it might make us aware that our life is not meaningless. In fact, each and every one of us is a masterpiece of art, of a long line of evolutionary processes. A lot of work has been put into what we are today. And this evolution is still going on, inside of us.

Maybe if we can see how special we are then we can also see how special the other is. Maybe, if we understand how billions and billions of years were put into creating just this very body we have, it may allow us to see ourselves as well as the others in a new light, maybe with more respect, maybe with more awe. And maybe all this gives us a hint that life is far more than we are aware of, and that there is nothing without a meaning, nothing without a purpose.

And there is something more to read between the lines of history – at the beginning everything was pure energy and this energy formed matter. So what is this energy? Nobody could ever touch the life force but we know for certain that it is there – isn’t it? – because if it is gone there is also no life anymore. So who is this life force that is coming and going? We are by far much more than just a simple piece of meat that was somehow put together and is now walking through the world as a result of some totally coincidental chemical and physical phenomenons.

Maybe all the stress we feel sometimes, maybe all the depressions, all the anger and other negative feelings are just there because we have forgotten who we really are? Because we have forgotten that life itself is such a miracle? And each and everyone is a walking miracle?

“You cannot know the meaning of life until you are connected to the power that created you,” Shri Mataji has said.

It was one of Shri Matajis visions that we all come to know who we really are. She worked very hard to find a way how to connect people with the very life force and on May 5th, 1970 she succeeded. Since then she was giving this knowledge for free to as many as possible, awakening their own inner energy so that it can connect to the allpervading-power around us. And when we sit connected like this, 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes in the evening, we will touch the mysteries of life inside ourselves… and that is the beginning of a very personal and unique journey to inside, to meet ourselves, that what we really are…

A 10-Minutes Meditation To Just Be…

(sit wherever you like, the most important thing is to feel comfortable)

  1. Awaken Your Inner Energy 
    Please note that the meditation will only work deeply when you have awakened your Inner Energy! This is done just  once and takes about 10 minutes.  Here is a guided meditation 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”.
  3. Here is a nice animation how to do it: http://sahajayogawa.com/flash/charlie.swf
    You can also find a detailed description in our Meditation Tips on page 4 and 5:  Meditation Tips
  4. Put your right hand on your head for some seconds, put the hand down again but keep focused on the top of your head where your hand was.
  5. Sit still for about 10 minutes, hands palm upwards to let the energy flow freely through them, keep the focus on top of your head. If you find your mind wandering repeat step 3) as many times as it helps you to focus.
    If you feel like it have some pleasant music.
    In this time we allow our inner energy as well as the all-pervading power around to work on us – we do not need to do anything, just surrender to it.
  6. After the 10 minutes hold your hand over your head and see if you feel vibrations coming out – it might feel like a cool breeze, sometimes also like a warm breeze, like a tingling, or simply “somehow different”.
  7. End the meditation again with ”raising the energy” and giving yourself  ”a bhandan” (shield of protection).
  8. Enjoy yourself and everyone else!

I wish you a wonderful week and would love to hear your stories about your journey to inside!

Yours, Angi

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