Unburden Yourself

Usually our life looks  pretty much like this:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Yours, Angi

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.

Join the daily live online meditations

on all week-days from 8:00-08:30 PM Eastern Time:  http://live.sahajameditation.com

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 Second Step: Awareness

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.

vibrations in hand)One of the basic experiences is ‘feeling vibrations’

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.

It’s cool

264256_251489111532097_100000130311535_1118949_7947691_nIn 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.

books-glassesviolin68842_10152071960923797_423979912_nYou 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.

The Goal:

9063500_origFeel 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.

The Exercise:

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.

Hands of Shri MatajiAfter the meditation hold both your hands towards any object, photos etc near you. See if the vibrations change to cool or to warm. The more objects you ‘test’, the better you will feel a difference.

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!

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

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