Secret River

My beloved spiritual master and teacher — Yogi Amandeep – recently taught us about the Akash Ganga.

The Akash Ganga is a mystical river, a cosmic river.

This river flows as an extension of the Mother Ganga river in India.

Yogi Ji told us that yogis ride the pulse within the human body’s Shushumna channel on into this river as a way to travel different dimensions.  Traveling different dimensions is not what you think.  This is not about escaping this world or escaping this life.  This is not a Siddhi or magical power.  It is nothing like that.  You don’t go shooting off into outer space.  This is about getting in touch with your deepest inner space.

This is a challenge to you to ride your pulse into the Sushumna Channel as a way to connect to All of Life — light and dark.  This is a way to plug your aliveness into All That Is.

Here, I share a meditation Yogi Amandeep taught.  It is so simple and so beautiful. This meditation will support the expansion of your consciousness.

Meditation to Travel The Akash Ganga

Sit with your spine erect. Your legs can be crossed as you sit on the floor, or sit in a chair. The most important thing is to sit with a long, erect spine. Put alertness into it. Close your eyes and focus the eyeballs at the Third Eye point between the brows. Do not let the eyes move, not for anything.  Keep the eyes absolutely still.

Bring all of your awareness into your hands, particularly your index fingers (for the yogis the index fingers are the Guru energy) and your thumbs (for yogis, the thumbs are the ego energy).  Bring the index finger and thumb into Gyan Mudra.  The pad of the Index Finger touches the pad of the Thumb.

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Feel the pulse in the index finger and the thumb.  Feel there are two different pulses in these two different fingers.  Even if you feel nothing, imagine feeling it.

Now, consciously synchronize these two pulses until they pulse One Pulse.

When they pulse One Pulse, move that pulse up your arms and into your spine. When you are in the spine, stay still and focused there.  Don’t expect anything.  Don’t force anything.  Just be open and receptive to anything.  Watch.  Witness.  Then witness yourself witnessing.

If you get frustrated that absolutely nothing is happening, let go of that.  This is not about a happening.  Be very patient and very still.  Allow the journey to surprise you.  It is a secret journey.  The journey is not what you may be thinking, assuming, expecting, or hoping.

May this experience and all that you experience lead you to bliss!

May we meet on the banks of the Akash Ganga. Please know, whoever is reading this, my pulse is smiling at you.

Every day, I am committing to this simple practice, and its result has been profound.  In my awareness, I have witnessed the mountains moving.  Any more than that, I cannot share.  It’s a perfect secret.

I am trembling with Infinite gratitude.

I bow my head at the banks of the Akash Gang.  I kiss the star dust that is speeding past my smiling lips.

I bow to my teacher Yogi Amandeep for transmitting this beautiful, simple gift.  I encourage all who enjoyed this post to sign up for the Yogi Amandeep Newsletter here:

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Sat Nam!  Namaste!  Infinite Pranams!  Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah!

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40 Days of Radiant Words

Day One

According to yogic numerology, 2017 is a year to relate to the Radiant Body.

Yogis know that we are much greater than the limits of the physical body; so, cultivating awareness of all ten light bodies of consciousness is a reward and challenge of a daily yoga practice.  These are the ten bodies:  1.  The Soul Body.  2.  The Negative Mind.  3.  The Positive Mind.  4.  The Meditative Mind. 5.  The Physical Body.  6.  The Arc Line.  7.  The Aura.  8.  The Pranic Boday.  9.  The Subtle Body.  10.  The Radiant Body.

The Radiant Body implores a yogi to nourish the realms of consciousness that inspire creativity and courage.

Each day, one might ask this:  How can my unique radiant light body of my own consciousness best express its best creativity and courage in this particular time and space?

There is a meditation to practice to strengthen the radiant body.  The mantra to chant is “Ajai Alai”.

I adore this description of the mantra in The Aquarian Teacher text book: the mantra “Ajai Alai,” also known as the Ik Acharee Chand mantra is so effective that “[o]nce you recite the mantra correctly, it will give you the power that whatever you say must happen.”

I am always seduced by the promised benefits of practicing meditation, but the further I journey on my spiritual path, meditation becomes less and less a matter of something that I do in order to achieve the benefits.  Meditation becomes a habit of mind and being.  Any particular meditation receives a chance to express its own sacredness through my unique being.  Meditation is less about achieving benefits and more about the pure pleasure, pain, anger, boredom, or sadness of experiencing my own consciousness in relationship to this particular practice.

End notes in the meditation manual instruct us to chant each sound of the mantra and “hear each word as a world.”  Each word is projected from the throat and vibrates the whole head.

Yes.  I appreciate this sense: Every word is a world.  This is the kind of rich experience of reality that I am always seeking.  I am sure that I long to speak, listen to, read, and write every word as if each is an entire world.  Let me write that again…  I long to listen to every word as if it is a world.  Every word, a world.  Imagining the dimensions of words offers me a sense of reclaiming words as deep, dimensional, and sacred.  To my meditative mind, talk is never cheap.  To my meditative mind, there is no such things as empty words.  When I can consciously treat each word as a world–not just when chanting but always– then I can know how to speak and walk carefully, lightly in this world and with reverence.

I continue to cultivate a relationship with my own words so that I know their power.  That’s why most of what I want to say, write, think, or speak I try to express in the form of a humble prayer.

May I continue to walk tall, reach out and touch others with great love and royal courage. May I continue to feel the pure joy of sitting, breathing, chanting, and being.  May I vibrate the Cosmos so that the Cosmos may clear the path.  May the benefits of this practice be received by all beings.

Sat Nam!

Please join me in practicing this meditation for 40 days: Meditation to Develop the Radiant Body

 

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May You Prosper #10

The more space we can hold between each breath, the more prosperous we become.

There is a beautiful Lakota Prayer that I just adore.  It goes like this:

Great Mystery!  Teach us how to trust our hearts, our minds, our intuitions, our inner knowing, our senses of our bodies, the blessings of our spirits; teach us to trust these things so that we may enter our sacred spaces and love beyond our fears and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun.

In the Lakota tradition, “Sacred Spaces” refers to the space between each inhale and each exhale.  When we begin to take time to breathe more slowly, a whole universe opens up, and we start to sense more fully the Creative Consciousness that we share and with which we play.

May we trust the infinite within us.  May we trust our infinite creative potential that it shall carry us through every experience in peace, balance, and harmony.

Sat Nam!

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May You Prosper #9

Prosperity means you are YOU, you are real, and you are fully engaged in all of life with your most expansive awareness and biggest heart.  Prosperity means that your mind obeys your soul.  When you feel prosperous and acknowledge your prosperity, you feel so much gratitude that every breath of life and every beat of the heart is simply a repetition of thank you  thank you  thank you  thank you.  Doesn’t matter what comes your way:  thank you  thank you  thank you!

Sat Nam!

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May You Prosper #8

Hafiz once wrote, “Now that all your worry has proven such an unlucrative business, why not find a new job.”

Inhale for 7 seconds:  1,  2,   3,  4,  5,  6,  7.

Suspend the breath for 7 seconds:  1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7.

Release the breath for 6 seconds:  1,  2  3,  4,  5,  6.

Continue this breath pattern for as long as you like, or as long as you live, or as long as you love.

Now drop your problems.  Just drop them all.

May you enjoy longevity, tranquility, self balance, and intuition.  And may this breathing business prove more and more lucrative with every breath.

Please join the global meditation to Activate Prosperity.

Sat Nam!

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