How to Know and Use Your Subtle Powers

exotic flowerThere are 2 subtle powers within every human soul which contain the secret to success in life.  On the basis of your understanding of these two powers, your  life will move forward.  These powers cannot be measured by material instruments for they are powers that exist within the invisible, spiritual dimension of the soul.

The 2 subtle powers essential to your success are your mind and your intellect also understood as your inner knowing or conscience.

In this article, we are taking a deep look at the present condition of both the mind and the intellect: as to what their respective functions are, how they differ, and how they can work closely together to create self-mastery, peace, and contentment.

Let’s take up the subject of the mind first, as you may already know the present condition of the mind is quite problematic. Take for example the moments when all you wish for is to unwind, relax, and to have a little ‘peace of mind’. In most cases, the mind is anything but cooperative.  Some practices even suggest “killing the mind”.

The perspective to be shared here is a far cry from killing the mind! Instead if we approach the mind  to understand it and  how it functions, then there is the opportunity for both cooperation and success.  Actually what many do not realize is that the mind is part of the soul.  It is not separate from the soul, its job is to assist the soul’s expression and to be used as a powerful tool to generate ideas and solutions!

So the mind’s main function is to continuously generate thoughts….and that is exactly what it does. However in these days of information overload and TMI … (too much information), scientists have found that the mind is generating twice as many thoughts every day, then it used to. (more on this later) Furthermore, most of these thoughts are repetitive and not in the field of our awareness!  No wonder at the end of a day, we often feel worn-out, both mentally and physically.

The mind is also where emotions, desires, and sensations pop up.

Okay, fair enough, however have you noticed that nowhere in this job description of the mind is there a mention of quality or quantity control!

Several years ago, scientists reported that on average, the human mind was generating 30,000 thoughts a day. Today, however, that has increased to 70,000 thoughts a day.  This more than doubling effect is due to the fact that the speed of life is increasing and the amount of information there is to process has also increased and continues to increase. In a relaxed mind there are approximately 25 thoughts per minute; when the mind is anxious this can increase to 50 to 60 thoughts per minute.  This speed of thoughts causes the mind and the body to weaken.

It is the weakness of the mind that creates problems… and a powerful mind that creates solutions.

The mind can produce energy by generating pure, positive, and powerful thoughts.  The impact of this type of thought power has not been fully understood, even though psychology alludes to the power of positive thinking. As you experiment for yourself and come into the realization of the power of pure and positive thoughts for yourself and others, you will see how even one pure and powerful thought can perform great wonders.

When you back up a positive thought with determined concentration, watch how success is created.  You can even create a boundary of pure thoughts for others by thinking positive thoughts about them.  This works like a blessing. For if someone is a little weak, this boundary will become like a canopy of protection for that soul; it will become a means of safety or a fortress.  To create a powerful atmosphere through the spiritual vibrations of your thoughts is a very elevated form of service or karma yoga.power of words

When you think negatively, your mind is weakened and continues to lose power.  Even the body is affected and gets tired and even ill.  Most of us have experienced that if we become angry, the mind becomes extremely tired and the power of concentration is lost.  These are the pitfalls of a mind creating too many low quality thoughts.

This is also the result of the mind trying to operate in a vacuum without holding the hand of another important aspect of the soul:  the intellect.  The part of the soul called the intellect is the part of you that has the wisdom to discern and then guide the mind to which thoughts to contemplate, which to act on, and which thoughts to let go of. The intellect is the mind’s quality control response.  The intellect is able to discriminate between the real truth and the apparent truth, between things of temporary value and those of eternal value, and between the superficial and the subtle. 

Falsehood often comes disguised as truth to test your level of progress.

Fast forward to today,  reflect upon the discriminating power and overall condition of the intellect of most souls. You will begin to understand how the intellect’s still, small voice has been ignored by the mind, for quite some time causing the  intellect  to withdraw, take a back seat, and leave the mind to its own devices.

Fact of life, most minds have been left without access to the wisdom and discernment power contained within the intellect.  Once this is recognized, you can begin remedying the situation.

A healthy, strong intellect is meant to guide, direct, and nourish the mind with elevated true thoughts. Since the wisdom of the intellect has been accumulated through experience and experimentation it adds great value to the mind, which lacks true discernment. Quite often, the wisdom of the intellect has come purely as a divine gift.  The relationship between the two is like a mother to a child.  The wise intellect can heal the mind of obsessive compulsive thoughts, recurring negative thoughts, and untrue, unruly, and excessive thinking.  Therefore, it is very important to restore and strengthen the valuable connection between the mind and the intellect.

Meditation done with the awareness of the intellect’s ability to guide the mind is a way to heal this relationship between the mind and the intellect.

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Science, psychologists and doctors, for the most part, have not been able to differentiate between the mind and intellect.  As you become more spiritually aware of yourself as a soul living in the body, the brain can be seen as a physical mechanism, like a computer, which the mind and intellect operate.  As you energize and empower your mind and intellect, they will in turn strengthen and reenergize your brain.  This will increase your overall power of concentration and well-being.

Raja Yoga meditation is a powerful, effective, and ancient method  which helps to slow down thoughts from a whopping 50 a minute to a manageable 10 a minute.  What many people who attempt to use meditation for stress reduction don’t realize is that it is not necessary to try to stop thinking; however, it is important for the intellect to select and feed the mind elevating,  truthful, and eternal thoughts!

Through Raja Yoga Meditation, not only is the mind controlled, but the intellect is developed and elevated.  As the intellect is used to assess thoughts, your faculty to understand deepens.   This is like nectar to the soul, for the soul ‘s m.o. is to have deep understanding and awareness.

As the soul awakens, it comes to realize that it is up to I, the soul, to direct and discipline the mind.  The moment the soul’s  intellect realizes it has power, that I am not the body, but a  non-physical eternal being of light and a focus of powerful energy, within the body, then I, the soul, am to activate that power. I now become very selective.

In this position of sovereignty over the physical senses and desires of the body, I am able to choose only those thoughts that will lead me to experience permanent happiness and contentment, instead of resorting to fleeting fixes. Now I know that it is possible to allow only pure thoughts to pass into action.  Through awareness and practice, I am able to reach a state in which my every thought is peaceful and deliberate, rather than tense and anxious.

Lotus message if we master our thoughts, we master our lives

With my intellect awake, and each thought being evaluated before mistakes occur, I am able to achieve actual changes in my life that were impossible before.

During deep Raja Yoga meditation, the mind is soothed, slowed down, and nourished with truth.  This increases the strength and accuracy of the mind.  As your thoughts slow down, and you contemplate upon inner  peace, you will come to the wonderful realization that your natural and original state is peaceful.

You don’t always have to sit for Raja Yoga Meditation.  You can also be practice keeping your mind peaceful while moving around. You will come to know a natural state of peace in action. You can experiment with this by feeding the mind peaceful thoughts while going through the activities of your day.

Start with your very first thoughts in the morning.  Feed wise, true thoughts from your intellect to your mind, such as I am a peaceful soul, I am a beloved child of God.  This can slow down the speed of your thinking.  Continue to emerge these wise and beautiful thoughts at least 5 times throughout the day.  The ‘storms of ordinary, negative, and debilitating thoughts’ in the mind will dissipate and eventually finish. Instead, you will feel overflowing love and stability begin to heal your body and mind, as well as your relationships.

 

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Here is an example of a stream of thoughts to focus your mind and intellect upon.  With your awareness at the mid-point between the eyebrows, the seat of the soul within the body,  remind yourself who you are:

I am a sparkling point of light, like a star…I am peaceful…I accept this thoughtEa… for peace is my true nature…through me the vibrations of peace are spreading out…I radiate peace all around me…

I am a loving soul…I am filled with a lot of love…I am a pure being…a child of God…My Supreme Father is the Ocean of Love…He is the Bestower of Happiness and showering me with Divine Love…

My Father is the Ocean of Peace…I am the child of the Ocean of Peace, I am being filled with Peace …my life is a gift from God.. I am emerging happiness and bliss.  I am a child of God.  God is mine…I belong to God…and God belongs to me…

 

I am a child of God

Knowing that you are an unlimited soul makes all the difference in how you think, act, speak, and feel.  It becomes easy to be naturally happy and content every day.

This is a major paradigm shift…the shift that transforms life,  your life and the lives of others.  This is the paradigm shift that transforms our world.

Remember you are a soul whose natural state is one of peace.  You are a peaceful soul.

Easy Raja Yoga Meditation gets you back in touch with your inner state of peace and your inner power.

Om Shantiexotic flower

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From the Land of Sorrow to the Land of Happiness

rainbowMany are searching.  We search for the secret to happiness, for the way of the peaceful pilgrim, for the known and unknown secrets to self progress.  Understanding is just the first baby step. Knowing who I am is the predominant key. The most sorrow we can make for ourselves is when we depend on other human bodies for happiness, love, security, etc.   Have you noticed this? The human body, you may be giving all your love to, may not know who she/he truly is.  Double Jeopardy!!!

Depending on others is so easy and so dis-empowering for those of us who seek self-sovereignty.

Oh but love, the richest experience of life: something everyone seeks, finds, and then often loses in the ever-changing  world of humans being bodies.  The sweetest thing is to fill one’s Self with the everlasting, overflowing love of the Highest on High.  As a soul, my true original self, I can develop a very deep relationship with this One, in whatever form I need at the moment.  Mother Love is there, Father’s Guidance is there, Companionship is ever ready, the Beloved need only be invoked.

This is the spiritualization of Love. What does it mean to make something more spiritual? Is it possible to spiritualize even our relationship with the Almighty?

I am not referring to asking, pleading, begging, or even praying for love from the One.

I am suggesting that we embrace the knowledge that we, as children of this One, have the right to all the treasures that Our Mother, Father, Beloved wants to give to us.  Spirituality comes to mean filling yourself with God’s Love and moving in the world according to that!  This does require effort.

It means paying full attention to keeping my heart clean, clear, and open so I can receive everything that God is offering, keeping my eye on the wondrous gifts, which are constantly appearing, which are truly meant for me!

No matter what test is in front of me, only see and feel God’s Love to get through it.

The only effort is to catch what God is giving in each moment…the rest becomes easy.  The secret effort is to spiritualize everything. Check yourself to see if what you’re going to do is in good relationship with the Highest on High.

Even something as simple as having your morning brew can be spiritualized when  you  remember the truth that you are a deeply beloved child and that you can claim love from your Beloved Parent today as you sip your cup of joe!  You can remember that with My Parent, the impossible becomes possible.   Be open to the wonders that will  show up with this awareness throughout the day!  Your main effort is to remember, remind yourself~ this is true, and to give thanks!

After all, Life is consciousness.  So check to see where yours is at!

Most of us have not paid a lot of attention to our state of consciousness, but it is not yet too late to begin!  You can change it as soon as you notice it  going in a direction not worthy of a highest on high child.  Granted much of our experiences in the world, up to this point, may not have been worthy of a child of the Highest on High.  Therefore, as a self-sovereign, we must claim it by changing our thoughts and changing our direction from living in the land of sorrow to entering into the new world of Happiness.

To change thoughts,  keep the Highest on High close by.

The powerful rays of the Beloved’s Love and Purity will be your guide.  Its up to you  how you harness your consciousness…a good practice is to talk to yourself lovingly and firmly.  Take time, preferable in the early morning to sit and be with yourself.

Once you have your clear attention and have calmed the chattering mind down, tell yourself “I am an imperishable soul and I am listening to my Mother/ Father.”

Then wait patiently, pen in hand and write what comes into your mind.

Look for the jewels of truth that the Holy of Holies bestows upon you.   Now live according to this awareness; make this knowledge stick in your heart.  Give it a very special place within, from which you cannot deviate. You have to make effort to have remembrance and change your consciousness.

Have this type of spiritual conversation with yourself.

You are now becoming soul conscious.  See your invisible face in the mirror of your heart!  Know that you are a living, eternal being, live with self respect, self honor. Refrain from talking down to yourself.  Check and change is good, but let it be swift and loving.

The highest of all is the communion between you, the Soul and your Beloved Parent.

Only this awareness, this union will take you from the Land of Sorrow to the Land of Happiness.   Then you will be free.  You are now preparing yourself for this Land of Liberation.

Check and see how much freedom in life you presently have.

Ask the Beloved how to increase it?   How to emerge your original and true nature?  This is the stuff of Raja Yoga.  This is a teaching that directly addresses our time, now.

Many are searching; therefore Our Parent has come to bring us benefit, to give us direction, and to bring us into union.

For more information contact a Raja Yoga Center in your area…check out this website, to find one close to you!    www.bkwsu.org

Listen From the Inside

 Sitting here thinking of you, the reader,  I realize how it has taken years of pondering issues, problems, and dilemmas to get to a point of knowing. This kind of knowing goes far beyond the twin shadows of doubt and delusion. For so long, I wondered if I  had something to say worth the time it takes to write it down and worth the time it takes you to read it.  For so long, as well, I’ve known that I can write and that I love to write.  For just as long, I wondered what is it that I want to say and what do I dare say in these times?

The next hurdle to writing that I faced was: WHO will LISTEN, really listen from the INSIDE???  Several years ago, while living here on Kauai, I heard the answer.

“Many will listen,  many will hear, will resonate, and find their own goodness and spiritual power through your courage to write and share.

Souls with their own unspoken messages, with their own questions banging on the door of their consciousness, gasping to be heard, will listen and feel happy to hear another soul, voicing from the deep!  Souls, immersed in their own struggles and challenges, will sense a life-giving voice, that acknowledges who they are.

As I continued to listen from the inside, I heard more:

“THIS IS THE WAY INTO YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL TREASURE.”  Share the jewels of knowledge you have been ever so fortunate to receive.  For the more you share, the greater your fortune.  Churn the knowledge and directions given freely by the “Knowledge-Full  One”, so they may feed your intellect and make it divine.  Jump start others’ intellects so they may become golden, as well.

This life is all about awareness.  Where your awareness goes, your intellect either thrives or withers.  The Jefferson Airplane, rock stars of the sixties, were approaching this truth when they sang: “Feed Your Head”.  Their reference was to hallucinogenics, plant medicines, and the like.  What I’m writing about, dear friend,  is a very different calling.  This requires a different “out of the body” experience.  This is about surrendering “normal”, everyday body consciousness and going beyond the limitation of the senses, to know soul consciousness, our original birthright. 

     This is powerful medicine~ divine medicine for souls trapped in the material experience, an antidote for the growing number of insomniacs of the world, a clear passage for all who have ever been bound by conflicting emotions, “shoulds  and shouldn’ts”, weakening thoughts, obsessions, addictions, or compulsions.  It is for the spiritually-hungry beings who need an infusion of nectar to open the doorway into matters of their own soul, to realize and emerge their true nature,  to activate their true awareness, and forge their own destiny!

Yet, sometimes the best thing, in matters of the soul, is to say nothing.  I’ve learned that the best practice is to give others an experience, an experience that will stay with them for a long time and give them a sense of authority, of self-sovereignty, of knowing.

For truly it is only Truth that can awaken the slumbering soul; however, according to David Hawkins, MD, PH.D.  doctor, psychiatrist turned mystic, who has done extensive research in the fields of human development and enlightenment, only 22% of the present population will resonate with or recognize the truth when they are exposed to it!!!

Yet, look around and see it IS the time.  It is ‘now or never’ for the souls of the world to be filled to overflowing with truth.

As I listened from the inside, I heard more: the world is awaiting the preciousness of your smile and the wisdom of your heart. Your part is that of the actor who loves truth and walks onto the stage of life and becomes it. Share the truth… freely, but tactfully. Distribute the nectar and the jewels.

The first and foremost jewel for souls is to know: who You are… who you are beyond your present name, gender, occupation, relationships, family, and even, beyond your own  body.

You are so much more than all you see. You have been brainwashed into thinking that “seeing is believing” and that this is all there is.  Though you have attached your heart to all that you see, there is still hope to experience the greater you, the Magical You, the Higher Self, the Great Soul that you are.

You may enjoy beginning with this simple experiment using your”power of thought”.

As Einstein said: “the world we have created is a product of our thinking, it cannot be changed without changing the thinking that created it.”

In this contemplative experiment, you are invited to perceive yourself and others differently.  Here goes:

“I  am an amazing prince or princess from a civilization of divine beings of light~ angelic beings~.  I have come into this physical dimension to find my brothers and sisters, who are also angelic beings of light.  They lost their when their wings were cut by the evils of ego, attachment, greed, anger, and lust.  They tried to substitute the transitory passions of material existence for the eternal bliss of the spirit.  They confused this physical dimension with their true Home in the dimension of light.

I’m on a mission to retrieve them from the clutches of Maya, the powerful force of illusion, which has caused so many souls to lose sight of another reality.  I am focused and full of memories of our true identity as powerful, eternal, masterful beings of light, beloved children of the Supreme Being, the One who is calling us back Home.”

As these seed thoughts are received into the ground of you, the soul, you begin the liberation process. As you resonate to the truth behind this vision,  ask yourself if you are willing to  live a life that goes beyond the limitations of the five senses.  Ask yourself if you would like to become aware of yourself as a being of light who has simply put on a costume made of matter in order to fulfill your earthly role.

This process of waking up from body consciousness to soul consciousness, from forgetfulness to remembrance is the practice of  Raja Yoga Meditation of India, the most ancient form of yoga/union, as taught and practised by the Brahma Kumariis of Mt. Abu.  At the present time, this ancient practice of remembrance has spread around the globe.

This is a truly rewarding process; however, please remember that patience is a virtue, especially when shown to yourself.  Know that this  journey, this pilgrimage of a thousand miles begins with one step, with one call.   And that with each step you take, the Divine Being of Light will take a thousand steps to meet you and assist you.

My pure wish is that your way always be blessed and that you may you reach your ultimate destination with ease.  May you journey with happiness and honor!

To learn more about the practice of Raja Yoga Meditation and to step into greater freedom and awareness, you are welcome to call me @ 808-639-9436. All meditations and classes offered are free.

I’ve been a practitioner and teacher of this wonderful practice of inner yoga, a yoga without asanas, a yoga which brings the soul into union with the Divine for almost 9 years. I’ve just returned from my 5th journey to Mt. Abu, Rajasthan where the World Spiritual University of the Braham Kumariis is located.  I have come to appreciate that this ancient practice is meant for these times.  It is for all souls, all faiths, and all walks of life.  Take just a  drop full, a cupful, or come merge in the Ocean.  It is your call!  I am here to be of service.

Wishing You Many Blessings of Love, Light, and Peace,

Shivalaya

p.s. I’m available in person on Kauai or on ‘Facetime’ if you are anywhere else on the globe.

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