"The moment you start seeing God in me, something of the God has been born in you. And then it is not going to remain confined to me.
The moment you start seeing God in me, by and by you will see God in Jesus, in Buddha, in Krishna. And, by and by, you will see God in other people. By and by, you will be able to see God in birds, in trees, in rocks -- and one day you will see that only God exists and nothing else. In fact, only God exists and nothing else.
The more you hear me, the more you will feel something has been left unheard. The more you see me, the more you will feel something is missing, you have not seen me totally. The more close you are to me, the more intense your thirst will become. The more you love me, the more passionate you will become in your love; a burning desire will arise in you to become a God yourself.
Now there is a problem with Christians, Mohammedans, Jews, who think of God as a person -- there is a problem. They think God is the one who created the world. In the East we have a deeper understanding of God than that.
Creation is not something separate from God: it is His play; it is He Himself hiding in many forms. Here He has become a rock, there He has become a flower. Here He is a sinner and there He is a saint. The whole play is His.
And He is the only actor and He goes on dividing His roles. He is in Jesus and He is in Judas. In the East, God is not a person -- God is the very stuff the universe is made of. God is not a creator -- God is creativity.
And the creator and the creation are just two aspects of the same creative energy." -Osho
This card is so Divine as it reminds me of my true nature. I am beyond labels, beyond titles, beyond accomplishments, and beyond failures. I am existence itself playing the cosmic game of hide and seek. I am Source experiencing it all at once. The wise sages and spiritual teachers repeat this teaching continuously. Surrender to the truth that lies within you. When we slip into our true nature by letting go of our story, we become one with all that is.🦋🌎🌌
✨🗝 A MEDITATION ON THE ANIMA, MASCULINITY AND THE PATRIARCHY PT. 5.2 🗝✨
The first is to become acquainted with a wide range of Feminine archetypes and myths as a means to acknowledge that the Feminine has many forms of expression. Start to realise how some aspects of the Feminine may have been idealised or presented in a “positive light”, whilst other aspects may have been devalued or presented in a “negative light” in your chosen myths/archetypes. Question the lenses and filters through which these myths/archetypes have been expressed. Consider whether or not such idealisation and/or devaluation of these Feminine figures were justified along with a reason as to why this is or isn’t the case. Discernment is key!
The second is work towards forgiving One’s birth mother and/or Feminine primary caregiver(s) for the transgressions that they may have caused. You are not obliged to forgive major transgressions instantaneously, as naturally this may take some Time and such forgiveness may not even occur within this lifetime, which is okay. I’ll write a meditation on the nature of forgiveness at some point in the near future. However, for now, I’ll illustrate an example that outlines a basic process of diplomatic forgiveness for a minor offence that has transpired within a relatively healthy relationship dynamic (pronouns have been adjusted for gender neutral purposes):
“Kai is upset that they are unable to meet with Phoenix in person on a regular rather than intermittent basis. Kai decides to telephone Phoenix to communicate in a compassionately assertive manner that they are unhappy that the need for regular face-to-face interaction hasn’t been consistently met. Phoenix actively listens, is able to acknowledge that they have caused offence to Kai and explains in a calm manner their experience of why they were unable to meet Kai’s need.
(cont. below 👇🏾)
✨🗝 A MEDITATION ON THE ANIMA, MASCULINITY AND THE PATRIARCHY PT. 5.1 🗝✨
2) Heal your mother wounds ~ In my recent travels through Life, I’ve found that most Masculine-oriented individuals raised within a Westernised patriarchal setting, tend to have significant issues related to their biological birth mother and/or Feminine primary caregiver(s). Indeed, such individuals may be “justified” in holding some level of animosity towards the Feminine, for reasons that are beyond the scope of this meditation. Yet, if such an emotional intensity towards their birth mother/Feminine primary caregiver(s) remains unresolved, then such wounding is often unconsciously projected, transferred and displaced unto others that represent said Feminine figures in their Life.
It is here that One may unconsciously sabotage the possibility of realising the true Essence of the Feminine due to a significant attachment to One’s first relationship to the Feminine in the early stages of human development. As someone who has worked through trauma on a personal level, I realise that it is natural for the Mind to repress and suppress such wounds within One’s psychic depths. Sometimes this is necessary especially if such trauma pertains to serious cases of abuse that would require interventions from trustworthy holistic healers in order to assist in the restoration of the mind, body and Spirit to a state of relative equilibrium.
Having said that, it is important that the Masculine-oriented individual can also hold their Self accountable for how they may have unconsciously interacted with the Feminine based on inner wounds related to their relationship with their birth mother and/or Feminine primary caregiver(s). Of course, such realisations tend to occur quite naturally once One is relatively empowered and has done enough inner work to be in the emotional space to consider such a thought.
For now, I suggest two possible starting points for the Masculine-oriented psyche to begin healing some of the wounds borne from their current relationships to their biological birth mother and/or Feminine primary caregiver(s).
Yep. By the end of the week you are able to practice on your own. My goal isn’t to just give you a great week of yoga-adventuring, it’s that you leave with tools to have your own practice. #comeyogawithme#cometravelwithme
Been absent recently due to an emergency surgery, where they found a sigmoid colon tumour had perforated my bowels.
Having the most amazing female surgeon, the results came back that what they cut out was all the cancer and my body is clear. I will however have prevetative therapy now to ensure it stays that way.
Always the power of presence shows itself, the surgeon has been in awe at my recovery, able to be home within 6 days to continue getting stronger.
Staying present also allows surrender to 'it is as it is' so there has never been fear or upset through this experience.
My children have been wonderful with all this. The beautiful flowers were from my beautiful daughter @emjo1989 and a constant reminder, like nature, to be present. :) www.edelomahony.com
도시, 이곳은 에너지 집합소.
여기에 있으니, 참 다양한 에너지에 둘러 쌓인다.
너무도 섬세하게 느껴지는 에너지들... 그러다 대립하여 충돌하는 에너지 한쌍을 만나면
그리고 가까스로 흘려보낸다.
그러면 에너지는 다시 하나로 통합되고,
그 순간, 우리는 신을 만난다. ——- eng ——— city,
the place of energy chaos.
delicate and harsh touches,
of different-shaped energies.
the pair of energies,
“... the only way to become more loving is to explore that which causes us to be unloving. Note which states of mind obstruct your openness and begin focusing on even the slightest arising of those states so they might be met at their interception well before they could eclipse the heart. There is nothing we know that we couldn’t know at a deeper level. Go to that level.” Stephen Levine #ayeartolive#stephenlevine#journal#noting#selfinquiry#svadyaya
I've had a very intense transition into the current lunar phase which has resurfaced some old wounds and highlighted new ones. It hasn't been easy and if I think back to how I would have dealt with this even a year ago, I know it would look vastly different.
One of the simplest ways to repair tears in your soul is to fill your heart with gratitude. Some days it feels like the universe is working against us and nothing is going right; so how do we become grateful in the face of adversity?
1) Acknowledge how you currently feel. All your emotions are valid regardless of what anyone says.
2) Lead with non-judgement and be kind to yourself. Yeah you might have made a mistake (or two) but you cannot change what happened. You need to accept that.
3) BREATHE DEEP, LOVING BREATHS RIGHT INTO YOUR HEART. 💜
4) Write down the things you are grateful for, no matter how small. They all count.
5) Focus on the good.
6) Repeat errryday. This is yoga.
“There are only two ways of living in life. One is to live it from the very core of your being - that has been the way of the mystics. Meditation is nothing but a device to make you aware of your real self - which is not created by you, which need not be created by you, which you already are. You are born with it. You are it! It needs to be discovered”
This is me after Mysore practice with #Sharathji last year 💕 #afterpracticeglow
See you tonight @energybbdo yogis, for some moving, meditative ashtanga deliciousness! 📿🔮✨
⊙Every thought, without exception, will lead to some manifestation, whether you perceive it as significant or insignificant to you. Meditation, over the course of some time, will purify, clarify, and subside your thoughts. This clearer state internally, will become reflected externally. So, if you wish to change your outer world, begin with your inner world first.☾
The movement of now is always incomparably new.
In this ever-refreshed space of openness is life unfolding as life.
The wave of now is merely stillness happening.
Moving serenity with no name. Can't be caught, it's always you.
The now doesn't compare itself, why would you limit it.
You never do it anyway, even if it seems so in the middle of agitation.
Agitation is still the now. Live it and see the wave taking shape. Gone. Back? Not for long.
Comparing the now thinking it has an end makes it of the past already.
The concept is merely memory, fixed on no ground. The idea of its achievement an imagination.
Aren't you just life in every boundless moment? Could you ever find yourself outside?
Questions contain their own answer.
Isn't the dance itself more convincing to you than the image of its choreography?
Photo by Jeremy Goldberg on Unsplash
✨🐚 A MEDITATION ON THE ANIMA, MASCULINITY AND THE PATRIARCHY PT. 4.2 🐚✨
To illustrate what I mean, let’s for now see and interpret Jung’s proposed anima development as a progression from “primitive” to more “spiritual” expressions and realisations of the Feminine. With this in mind, if One did not resonate with the Essence of “Eve” as a “primitive” expression of the Feminine, then One may choose to change “Eve” to a different Feminine figure found in Reality who has qualities that are more aligned with One’s sense of the Feminine in this state. Alternatively, if you did resonate with the Essence of “Eve” in Jung’s proposed anima personifications, then it may be useful to do some shadow work on the Abrahamic religious cosmology as well as the creation myths that surround this anima expression to come to a more balanced and lucid realisation of Eve’s “role” within the Masculine-oriented psyche and patriarchal society.
So how may One truly See the Feminine if one possesses a Masculine-oriented psyche? Start by truly Seeing the Feminine through the various physical manifestations found within this Reality from a relatively lucid state of awareness. In order to do so, you may find that reflecting on the Feminine from a cis-gendered perspective “easier” to do so as a starting point.
For example, I chose to reflect upon the reproductive system of the “cis-female”, specifically the yoni, womb and ovaries, in order to realise the Essence of the Feminine when in its balanced and well-integrated state of flow: “The Feminine is in All, a part of Life itself. It is the void through which All intangible forms have, are and will be created –– All is gently held within this cavernous space before descending into physical Reality. This sacred portal leads One towards ecstatic states of bliss and surrender yet unequivocally sheds the old in divine unison with the gracious cycles of Luna...”
(cont. below 👇🏾)
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✨🐚 A MEDITATION ON THE ANIMA, MASCULINITY AND THE PATRIARCHY PT. 4.1 🐚✨
So with this in mind, I’d like to share some insights that I sense the Masculine-oriented psyche may find of use when working with their inner anima/Femininity. Please note that whilst you may choose to resonate with and/or self-apply the insights found in this meditation may serve you well along your Way, it is important that One does so from a relative state of grounded and clear awareness. And, as always, this is not a substitute for conventional medical/psychological interventions from a licensed professional in your local area:
1. Learn to truly See the Feminine ~ So far in this meditation, I have explored Jung’s theory of the anima to draw One’s awareness to the predominant Way that Masculine-oriented individuals who were raised in Westernised patriarchal societies may consciously and/or unconsciously interact with the Feminine. However, I also mentioned that those who identify as a Masculine-oriented individual may not necessarily resonate with the Feminine personifications found within Jung’s theory for variety of reasons.
Whilst this current lack of resonance may certainly be the case, it is also important to acknowledge just how dominant Jung’s proposed manifestations of the anima are projected onto the Feminine and enacted within mainstream spheres of consciousness. For, although we may move outside of such spheres, Mind is interconnected via various interdependent streams of consciousness that influence and lead us either ever closer towards or “away” from Seeing the Essence within All.
That being said, I do feel that once the Masculine-oriented individual and/or psyche starts to effectively work through Jung’s proposed theory for anima development, then alternative resonant and/or “elevated” versions of said anima may be realised.
🎨: Synthia Saintjames
As someone who is always willing and able to help and give, I have had a lot of instances where I gave a lot of myself away energetically, because someone around me needed it, or so I thought. Only to find out that years later they're still in the same situation. Why? Because they want to be there. Healing is a choice. Self inquiry is a choice. It takes work and dedication, research, commitment and most of all it takes the SELF. Everyone is responsible for their own healing. No other person can heal a person but they're very own self. Sure, we can receive assistance from healers, nurturers, family and loved ones, but in the core of it all it takes our own inner motivation and dedication to WANTING to elevate and be better. If there is no intrinsic motivation, a drive from the inner being, than this person will not change. And that is fine!! When they are not too uncomfortable with where they are, why would it make us feel uncomfortable? Let it go! Allow them to be miserable, since that is what they are allowing themselves to be. You are not responsible for anybody's choice to heal, nor are you responsible for their state of being. You can only continue to heal yourself and shine your light on the people around you, as an example. Point the road out to them, but never try and take their hand to lead them there. You showed them where to go, now it's up to them to take that walk towards it. As did you. 🤷🏻♀️
So as, I Dwelled as Truth, I Sensed the Separation between I and my Guru Moojiji, as I had a fear of him passing, So I Transcended the forms, of I and Mooji, into One Awareness.
As with the Bhakti Mirroring, I also sensed duality between I and this specific mirror, as the Dance wasn’t harmonious, as I was giving and never really receiving, so I saw, that the Spiritual Ego has taken over I, as I felt obligated to give without expecting, yet, I still had expectations upon the end results, so I Transcended the forms, into the Energies of Shakti and Shiva, to merge with the Energy of Shiva, as I Transcended the illusion of this Duality, into One Awareness.
So I Transcended Everything, to remain as Nothing, because a seeker does various sadhana’s, to achieve something, yet intellectually I knew, that I am Pure Nothingness, so I had to drop all baggage’s, to fully discover this truth experientially, as the Self.
As Spiritual Ego, is the Highest Spiritual Individual, so I still had, some judgements, expectations, fears, guilts and obligations, yet I discerned this, through a Satsang of Moojiji, as I saw that the one who does the practices, as the inquirer, is not the True Self, because, the Self does not Seek, has guilt, fears, judgements, obligations nor expects, it is the One as Everything, so it needs Nothing !
So, after I Surrendered the Spiritual Individual to God, I Transcended the Ego Mind fully into the Absolute.
So early August ‘16, as I was in Solitude, as the space of the Self, I observed that thoughts High Vibrational as Low Vibrational, forms, the Individual Atman, the lifetimes, planes as dimensions, the One Consciousness, and even the Brahman as the Awareness, are all illusionary, as everything is a Divine Dream, projected by the Absolute.
Grace Touched I, to see this through direct experience, which is the Gift of the Highest Sight of the Absolute.
I See, this Ultimate Truth, and all that I thought was Real, is now Fiction, as I am the Awareness, as the Dreamer Witnessing the Unfolding of a Magical Dream called Life !
Yet, Paradoxically, I am Beyond the illusionary Dream,
As the Consistent Truth,
The Absolute Self✨Part 3
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