In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God. The vibration was Aum. This is our beginning, our home that we yearn for.
God is the holy name for everything that ever was, is, and ever will be. God is eternal. God is Love. God is Light. This un-manifested, omnipotent Source, this everlasting God substance is called Sat. It is where True Knowledge exists. There is a magnetism that draws us towards returning home, returning to “Our Father who art in Heaven”, to remembering our Divinity.
The manifestation of this omnipotent force began first with Sat. From Sat evolved the spiritualized atom called Chitta or God inspired consciousness. This is Spirit or our attraction to God, to Love, and Truth.
This all knowing spirit of consciousness, also known as Purusha, is eternal, beyond time and space, and contains everything that can manifest in the realms of time and space. Purusha is the unchanging nature of God guiding us towards God by influencing our Buddhi, our higher level of intelligence, also known as our higher or superior mind. It is the Light of God.
“Consciousness can’t be adequately described or defined. It must simply be realized”.
Once you begin to understand this concept you will be curious to know more. Ananda is God consciousness manifested in humans – a feeling of eternal joy and bliss. Ananda is the pull or attraction influencing both our buddhi and our lower mind, manas, away from the enjoyment and desires of the physical world toward the infinite freedom and joy of the spiritual connection with God.
Sat – Chit – Ananda. These are the real necessities of the human heart. The Father – God – Sat, the Holy Spirit – God consciousness – Chit, and the manifested Son – Jesus –Ananda, brought to this world to remind us of our True Nature, the eternal joy of waking up to reconnect with our Father.
Humans are spiritual beings living in human bodies. Prakriti is the physical realm of God’s creation. Our bodies were created by God as temples of His Holy Spirit. A home for your individual soul. A gift from God, a Way to connect with your True Self, your Divinity. The intention of God made manifest was to enjoy the spiritual bliss of God in a physical form. To keep God in our thoughts, words, and actions at all times. To always remember our Divinity.
The individual ego (Ahamkar), part of our lower mind (manas), is the opposing force drawing humans away from our yearning for the bliss of God towards our desire for earthly pleasures. This is Ignorance (Abidya) – think of it as a spiritual virus. This ignoring of our True Nature, this pull towards material desires, this forgetting our spiritual oneness, is called maya. Maya is a darkness or veil covering our ability to receive or comprehend the Spiritual Light.
A Spiritual Awakening or enlightenment is when a human recognizes their state of ignorance and begins to receive and radiate the Light and Love of God rather than ignoring it. It’s waking up to human Divinity. You will know if you are on the path to enlightenment if your motivating forces are attracting you more towards Divine Knowledge and away from Ignorance. Being “born again” can be instantaneous (e.g. a near death experience) or it can be a gradual progression where you have lots of “aha” moments. Either way, you will know because you will have an inner feeling, a yearning to reconnect with God. You must first become aware of your own Divinity before you can truly understand the Divinity in ALL. We are all one. It is the words spoken by Jesus known as The Golden Rule.
Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you”.
Jesus came into physical form to show us the Way. He led by example. He never lost sight of his Divine nature. His physical death was caused by human ignorance (fear, selfishness, greed). He rose from the dead, returning to the spiritual realm. Jesus is still with us. If you raise your vibration to a higher spiritual level you may be lucky enough to meet him. Meditation is a way to tap into this cosmic electrical energy, a way to expand your consciousness and raise your vibration, a way to connect with your Divine Self.
In John 14:15-21 Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate, to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him or knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be with you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you will also live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
Our inner light, our buddhi, is our wisdom faculty which governs our senses through the mind. Without recognizing our buddhi we remain in a state of ignorance. Our five senses allow us to experience both our outer and inner worlds. Smell, taste, sight, touch and hearing are mechanisms to connect purusha and prakriti, to connect Spirit with matter.
When your attention remains outwardly focused you are missing the opportunity to connect with your Divine Self. When you are still and allow your focus to shift inward you begin to sense a connection to something greater than your individual self.
“The physical body is mastered completely when we can pass out of it at will and use it as a mere vehicle of consciousness”.
When we ponder deeply or meditate on a single thing we open up a channel for connecting to our Divine nature. Begin your inner journey by becoming still, noticing the sights, sounds, smells, touch, and taste around you wherever you are. Then close your eyes and do the same thing. Once you begin to notice the inner sensations you can narrow it down to concentrate on a single thing. From there let the natural process of meditation happen. Your mind will want to draw you back outward, but with practice, your buddhi will expand and guide you to remain inward for longer periods of time. This is how inner transformation takes place – you begin to feel one with the flow of Light – you become baptized or absorbed in the holy stream of the Divine vibration Aum. Continual practice of meditation will lead you to Kaivalya, the unification of self with God, the returning home you yearn for.