“The Power of Love”

The Power of Love by Simone Boger came highly recommended by a sweet sister I met at Anubhuti Retreat Center in Novato, California, this summer.

She and I came to know each other as we spent early morning hours in meditation, afternoons with a Great Yogi, and  evenings singing, as we washed mountains of pots and dishes.

Chapter one called THE ONE begins by honoring Divine Love with the following verse:

Free Love

“By all means they try to hold me secure,

those who love me in this world.

But it is otherwise with Your Love

which is greater than theirs,

for You keep me free.

Lest I forget them, they never venture to leave me alone.

 But day after day pass by

and You are not seen.

 If I do not call upon You, if I do not keep You in my heart,

Your Love for me keeps waiting for my love.”

                                                                                    by Rabrindath Tagore

From: The Power of Love by Simone Boger~

Love is the greatest force in existence; it is the heartbeat of life.  It is the most elevated flow of feelings and the purest energy within our souls.

 It simultaneously radiates and attracts, transforming whatever it meets, melting or washing up areas of darkness. No wonder all of us wish to remain in the bliss of this experience.  And it is the arena of relationships where we are most likely to seek it.

Yet, the more we humans modernize, the less available heartfelt, spontaneous love seems to be.

 Have we missed some point along the journey or is this just the expected outcome of the values and interests of a material age? 

For ages, spiritual love has been the focus and fuel of mystical experiences.  This is the kind of love that is unlimited and leaves us with a sense of fulfillment that is nourishing and empowering…  We must learn to dive deeply in order to emerge with the jewels that are  found beneath the surface.

Boger’s spiritual journey and meditation practice  is focused on “experiences based on knowledge/knowing, rather than on devotional practices.  She proclaims that: Once the flame of the soul has been ignited, the love of the spirit keeps burning in the heart. The quest was long, yet the needs of the spirit were finally met. I now know that meeting the Beloved is the path itself.” {p16 Boger}

In a straightforward manner she states that: “The One I understand and experience as the Highest Being is a pure, peaceful, powerful consciousness, with no human form/ physical or subtle.  No head, arms, or legs; just a point-form of conscious light.

 She goes on to say: Because life through the physical senses has become so deeply rooted in our nature, we have lost the art of experiencing pure awareness.  

Gods’s love and kindness manifests in waves of rarefied, subtle light and feelings.  To catch them, we need to tune our minds first.

She quotes from Dadi Janki:

It is the inner eye that sees God.

The physical eyes cannot see Him.

It is the eye of experience that knows and recognizes the One.

And it is the heart that wishes to stay in His company

and let Him guide our life.

Boger continues:

Like us, God is also a soul, who is perfectly capable of hearing and responding to our inner feelings.  

Being pure consciousness, without a body means our communication with this One has to happen on another level…

Because His/Her part is played so silently, this Beloved often seems to be out of reach.  This is why we need to learn to delve into this Supreme Soul’s subtlety.  This has in fact been at the basis of ancient yoga and all mystical paths.  

The meditative experience is essential, for it allows us to transcend, even if temporarily, the density and limitations of corporeal existence.

 Though meditation has gained in popularity, it is still not practiced on a large scale. Ours is a world that thrives on activity and its results.   Meditation means we put ourselves in a quieter and more receptive mode.

Extraordinary experiences may be just around the corner, but they require an internalized approach to life.

I love the next chapter called:  Getting The Vibes

The Supreme Being has a mind that is always constant, emanating vibrations of the highest frequency.  These vibrations reach us as waves of subtle, yet potent energy, originating in the Beloved’s pure and loving “heart”.  To catch and absorb this penetrating power, we need to have a basic understanding of spiritual reality and its laws.

Connecting with or remembering the One (communion)  is a matter of feelings and is therefore very personal.  Still, there is a method for tuning in directly to the One’s frequency, which works like operating a radio.  If you only have an AM radio, you cannot expect to tune in to FM stations.  

To tune in to a more refined mind wave, we require a refinement of our own thoughts and feelings, which means we need to select and at times filter what we constantly feed our minds.  Whatever thoughts we radiate continue to create and sustain our energy field, impacting the self and other minds.

Whether we are conscious of this or not, we constantly create an atmosphere around us through our thought waves.  

Now imagine the Supreme’s thoughts as the highest, purest vibrations traveling across this vast Universe.  Clearly our inner chatter, the AM radio, will not be able to catch this One’s frequency.  Have you ever seen an image of ordinary thought patterns measured in the brain by an EEG?

So, it is a question of giving some attention to refining our thoughts, and this requires some effort.  To tune in to powerful waves of peace and love and make the most of the experience, we need to upgrade our energy first..  To do this, we have to bring some lightness into our being, even if only a little, and especially while in the middle of chaos.

 In terms of tuning in, we are the ones who have to do it first.

The Beloved is happy with the slightest effort we make in His/Her direction. One step from us and the Beloved will walk all the way to meet us.  … All we need is to remember that One with sincerity, patience, and depth.

This refinement of our physical and mental energies creates inner stability.  We become open to creating thoughts and feelings that are purely related to nurturing our deep self and others.  

It means consciously producing the good wishes we expect others to have.  This changes our vibrations.  

The purer our thoughts, the lighter and stronger we feel.  The more peace, joy, and kindness we experience, the easier it is for our mental fields to be free and powerful enough to catch higher spiritual vibrations.  

It is a  question of like attracting like.  

This aim of loving remembrance exists at the heart of all faiths and is also the basis of spiritual yoga.  

It is this loving, receptive attitude that can bring us a multitude of qualities and experiences directly from the Source.

Love is the attraction and the purpose of a relationship with the Divine.

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