Conventional religions are mistaken: God is not some being that is without. God is the divinity and the connection within us all. God is the “I am that I am”, the eternal spirit that resides within each of us.
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Posted by Come Meditate on April 29, 2014
Usually our life looks pretty much like this:
Sometimes we do not even have a goal but still face the same challenges. Life can be demanding and sometimes simply overwhelming. Many seek medical or mental help which often results in the intake of drugs with heavy side-effects. No wonder that people are searching for alternative ways.
Nowadays meditation has become really popular and rightfully so! But while meditation in general gives a wide variety of health benefits it does not make you completely free of your problems.
Imagine you have to carry a sack full of stones throughout your life: if you have the choice, would you rather learn how to live with it or get rid of it?
Most forms of offered help show you how to live with your problems and still enjoy your life. With the awakening of the Inner Energy the problem can be removed entirely from your subtle system. Because you perceive yourself in a new way the awakening of the Inner Energy is also called Self-Realization.
It allows you to dive deep into your own personality to explore it, develop it or transform it. In the classes of Sahaja Yoga Meditation you can learn for free how to find out where there is a problem, why it is there and how to remove it. You will be able to develop desired qualities easily and get rid of unwanted ones. It gives you complete control over your life and yourself. It gives you Inner Freedom.
Here is a wonderful experience of a lady who speaks about her “Nabhi Chakra” (the third energy-center) and what happened after she started to bring it into a balance.
The Inner Energy is the key and Meditation the Door into a new dimension of the Self
Meditation as the state of being in thoughtless awareness is the focus point where everything starts.
Here is a guided meditation to awaken the Inner Energy by the founder of Sahaja Yoga Shri Mataji. But even if you have your energy awakened already this meditation helps you a lot to get into the state of thoughtless awareness. Try it! Experiment with it! It is always for free.
Although this blog tries to give as much knowledge as possible (see the step to step guide) and to lead you into the experience of your inner being it actually cannot really replace a collective meeting where you meet like-minded people and experience the power of collective meditations. Also every person might need something different or something more specific according to his/her state so the coordinator of a program can give you great advice that fits exactly to what you need or want to know.
Here is list where you can find the nearest Sahaja Yoga Meditation meeting.
It is all about you and your connection to yourself, to others and to life! And if we can experience it together and share it with each other the better!
Hope to see you all there!
Posted by Come Meditate on February 26, 2014
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!
Posted by Come Meditate on May 16, 2013
In the steps 1-3 we talked about the Inner Energy and how we can actually feel it, when it is awakened. Although many people do get the experience of feeling the cool breeze and – what we call – the vibrations, there are also many who do not feel it right away. I was one of them, when I started to meditate. I did not feel anything at all, but I felt very relaxed and peaceful inside. This, and that I was never asked for money, made me go on with this meditation. It might sound strange to give importance to the fact that I did not have to pay for this meditation, but I always thought of meditation as something spiritual, where we connect with something higher, be it our own higher self or a higher power, and it always felt dishonest to me when people made a money business out of it.
Shri Mataji, the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, always emphasised that this knowledge cannot be sold.
A Personal Recollection
My first experience of actually feeling the vibrations was maybe after two years. There were workshops from time to time where someone would sit behind a person and help clearing the energy centers (that will be a subject for a later post where you can learn how to help another person to balance their energy centers). In one of those sessions a lady “worked on me” and suddenly I felt a cool breeze spreading all over my back which was a quite interesting feeling as it was winter time and I was packed in a warm sweater, but the coolness came from under the sweater.
Therefore, please: Don’t give up!
Luckily, there are some “tricks” to help.
We will make a big jump forward to one of the energy-centers that is placed at the level of the throat, called the Vishuddhi. This center allows us to feel the vibrations, so if we don’t, it indicates that this center is constricted.
If we do not respect ourselves, or are buried in guilt-feelings, this center is very likely blocked.
Let’s do a small test:
Take a paper and a pen.
Within 1 minute write down all your negative sides, your weaknesses, and negative habits.
Turn the paper around.
Now for another minute write down all your positive sides, your strengths and positive habits.
Who was the winner? The negative side, or the positive one? Most of the time it is the easiest thing for us, to find faults after faults with ourselves and feel terribly guilty about them, but when it comes to our qualities, we start thinking…
The 4th Step
We will work on several levels to open up the throat center.
There are some simple physical exercises and treatments we can use.
Regular meditation helps a lot. When our Inner Energy is awakened, she starts going into all those energy-centers that are constricted and starts removing all negative energies there. With time we start feeling an inner freshness and lightness, when more and more of these inner blocks are dissolved.
It is also important to become more mindful about how we deal with ourselves. Are we kind, loving and patient with ourselves and forgiving when we made a mistake? Or are we harsh and aggressive to our inner being, throwing one unkind guilt-feeling after the other on us, never being good enough for anything? Here is your new slogan:
How you want others to treat you, so treat yourself.
We want our throat-center to open up more and more which will result in
- feeling vibrations (at the beginning it can be very faint, sometimes cool, sometimes warm)
- to be mindful towards oneself
- to let drop-out all guilt feelings
It is very important to see how we deal with mistakes we might have committed.
When guilt feelings are pressing down on us, we tend to justify our actions, thus not really facing what we have done wrong, and most of the time continuing with it, feeling more guilty, needing more justifications, and soon we are trapped in a vicious circle.
Sometimes we also have the misconception that we think if we have done something wrong, the only way to repent for it is feeling guilty – that is very wrong and one of the main reasons, why our throat center is blocked.
If we have done anything wrong, the best way is to face it, take up responsibility and never do the same mistake again. If we have accepted a mistake, and are committed to never repeat it again, there is no need to feel guilty anymore – we have learned a lesson that made us richer in our experience and it is time to go on. .
Sometimes it can happen, that we feel guilty without having done anything wrong at all. If this is the case, ask yourself again and again, why you feel guilty, and confirm to yourself with full confidence: I am not guilty at all!
For those who have not done yet the meditation to awaken the Inner Energy, please do that first, as all the other exercises will only work efficiently if the Inner Energy is awakened. You can find it in step 1.
Do the following twice a day if possible, in the morning and in the evening – it takes about 20 minutes.
Repeat these exercises as long as it takes to feel the vibrations in the hands and over the head.
- Take the small test from above, counter all negative aspects with positive ones and write them down – read the positive qualities of yourself every day as a loving reminder
- Gargle with lukewarm salt water
- massage your neck and shoulders with a little bit of olive oil
Press your chin to the chest-bone, roll the tongue back, breathe relaxed and slowly in and out for 1 minute.
- In the following short video Shri Mataji showed some simple exercises to help the throat-center open up more
- Put the right hand on the left side of your neck, turn the head to the right and say 16 times aloud and with full confidence: I am not guilty !
I wish you a wonderful week with beautiful meditations and maybe the first hints of the cool breeze in your hands!
Posted by Come Meditate on March 12, 2013
Wouldn’t it be cool if we would always know what is the right thing to do, the right decision to take, the right objects to buy… well, there is a way.
When your Inner Energy is awakened, a new awareness starts manifesting inside. Technically speaking, it is like a new sense which – like any other sense – can be felt and experienced through the central nervous system.
This Inner Energy is in every living being, and in everything that exists, but only in human beings it can be awakened. Then it starts flowing through us and distributes its healing and nourishing powers wherever they are needed.
Everyone, and everything in the universe emits vibrations. These vibrations are different from other energies (like electro-magnetic fields, body-fields, etc). Vibrations are of a subtler nature.
In the guided meditation by Shri Mataji in step 1 you were asked if you can feel the cool breeze over your head. That is the first time when you feel your own vibrations. Same, you are also able now to feel the vibrations of other people, animals, plants, objects or of decisions you have to make. Basically there are no limits.
The rule is easy: if the vibrations are cool, it’s cool! If they are warm to hot, it indicates trouble.
The Second Step:
Sharpen your awareness. Start using your vibrations by feeling who and what emits cool or warm vibrations.
You can check vibrations of people, photos of people, books, music, your food, things – basically of everything. See how the vibrations change from object to object. Also the vibrations of people can change from day-to-day, depending on the mood they are in.
Feel the difference between cool and warm vibrations. You will get the clearest results after your meditation, when you are in a state of inner peace.
We start simple, by checking vibrations in a general way. Later on you will learn more about what it means when some fingers or parts of the hands feel cool, or warm.
Note: It might be difficult to feel the vibrations clearly at the beginning. I personally felt only a faint coolness or warmth when I started with this meditation, but over time the experience became stronger. It has to do with the state of our various energy centers, but the more we meditate, the more these centers clear, which will result in a stronger flow of vibrations.
Keep meditating every day. Meditation is important to make your inner energy stronger. It is like the oil that is needed to keep the oil-lamp burning.
If you have not done the guided meditation to awaken the Inner Energy, yet, then see Step 1.
During the week-days there are live on-line meditations from 8:00-08:30 PM Eastern Time which you can join here: http://live.sahajameditation.com
These live meditations are being recorded, so that you can meditate also at any other time of the day with a guided meditation, if you wish to.
One personal experience: When I was looking for a job in the past, I went through the job offers and checked the vibrations of each. I applied for all those where I felt cool vibrations, and it turned out to be really good for me.
I wish you a week full of fun by exploring the world of vibrations!
Posted by Come Meditate on January 18, 2013