Christ Realization Yoga Day # 62

DAY 62

Forgiving and releasing is my purpose as the Light and Liberation of the world. Forgiving and releasing in Love is my vocation.

 

My willingness to forgive and release will shine light into the darkness, bringing it out of the hidden shadows. It is through forgiving and releasing that I will truly know through gnosis, the light through which I can see. By forgiving and releasing, I am showing the very fact that I am indeed the Light and Liberation and Love of the world. Through these acts and states of being, the remembrance of my True Self returns to me. For that reason, in forgiving and releasing  I liberate myself, my brothers and sisters in spirit, and the world.

Avidya-illusions with regards to myself and the world are one and the same. Because of this by forgiving and releasing I am really giving a most hallowed gift to myself. My main purpose on this journey is to awaken to who I really am, for I have assaulted and attacked true creation and the Source of all real creation which exists outside of time and space forever. I am starting to acquire knowledge about how the remembering of truth takes place. All assault, mental, physical, and verbal must be substituted by forgiving and releasing, in order for thought vibrations and fluctuations of the essence of life and life force prana to replace all thoughts of terminal death.

Every time I choose to assault, I am drawing on my weakened nature, but when I forgive and release I invoke the strength of the indwelling Christ. I can start to Realize what these functions will enable me to do. By forgiving and releasing I can eradicate all accumulated weakness, strain, and fatigue from my all powerful mind. More importantly, it will dissolve all karma, terror, guilt, and suffering from me. Forgiveness and releasement will allow me to reclaim my true nature that cannot be harmed or destroyed or killed, returning me to full Realization of my inherent God-Mind given power.

I will fervently begin and end today by centering and reciting this mantra affirmation, while also harnessing its potential to realign my mind frequently throughout the day. This, I know will bring me and those who seem to be distant from me, supreme santosha-contentment.

Often and whenever possible, I will close my eyes and say:

“Forgiving and releasing is my purpose as the Light and Liberation of the world. Forgiving and releasing in Love is my vocation. I would carry out my purpose so that I may be supremely content.”

After this, I will commit to a minute or two of pondering my purpose and the santosha-contentment and Liberation it will afford me. Should my attention stray, I will repeat the affirmation and in addition, say:

“I will remember my purpose because I want to be supremely content.”

Finally, I will bring every avidya-illusion to the truth, this day, so I can heal, and be released from all attachment, emotional distress, and grievances of every kind. I will end self-crucifixion.

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CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 22

DAY 22

The images and thoughts of which I interpret to mean something with a negatively charged vibration are really an assault on the little self I call ‘me’. When I identify with an individual, separate, different from others self, I perceive and interpret the world to be an attack on my egoic (ahamkar) false-self. I am not an individual self. I am part of One Whole Unified Field of Love and Light.

 

When I believe I am an individual personality self instead of the Son/Daughter of God, the True Self Christ and Atman, I am assaulting myself with unconscious fragments and slivers of false thought. When I deny assault in my individual mind, I use the egoic film projector to create and interpret that very assault as coming from an outside world, disowning it. My response is to enshroud myself in a bubble of protection from that world and attack and assault it, my brothers and sisters in spirit, and all of which I seem to perceive. I get caught in the vicious cycle of the egoic-ahamkar manifestation of drama comprised of conflict, where I seem to see assault and attack and then feel the intense need to counter attack. This will continue to happen until I liberate my mind through Jnana Yogic discrimination. Using the buddhi-intellect, I deny the manas-sense-mind from taking control of what I interpret to be a hostile reality, that in truth is an illusion. I must and can escape from my ingrained perceptual hoax, the carnal, savage movie I out-picture as a world filmstrip, with attached sound, tainted light beams, moving images, a script, sets, props, tragedies and comedies at the expense of truth, and actors and actresses, who I think are making independent choices, when in reality I am making them up from the one ahamkar-ego that is appearing as a multiplicity of egos.

 

The dance of illusions known as maya, the hypnosis, is something I seemed to make, trying to hide from and rebel against the very God Mind I thought was out to seek vengeance on me, trying to convince myself that I am unlovable and the Divine, Supreme, Indestructible Spirit Mind, Brahman, Father-Mother is out to punish me for something I thought I did, which never happened. What I fear I want to assault and kill. What I fear is a call for Love. What I fear does not exist. Only Love makes up the fabric of what is Truly Real. I am unaware of what I do at many times while on this earth stage living out a script that has an ending, when in Reality, the True Self, Christ Self, could never end. It is eternal and immortal. I cannot perish. Not ever.

 

Today I will change my thoughts to change the world I see. For a minimum of five times this day, I will gaze at the world I have surrounded myself with for a minute. Moving my eyes from one object to other ones, or from one physical, dense body to another, I will verbally say:

 

“What I see has an ending and will perish, so it has no reality. I am just perceiving a form of thought assault on myself.”

 

Following each practice period, I should contemplate whether or not this is what I want to perceive. I must be convicted in knowing the answer to this, that no, I would not.

 

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

 

CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 20

DAY 20

In alignment with Infinite Willpower given to me by God Mind, I am determined to see objectively, from my Inner Witnessing Presence Awareness, the One Reality of Love through Radical Right Perception and Christ-Atman-Buddha-Krishna Mind Vision. My mind needs discipline. Due to mayaic-delusory subjectivity, I haven’t been able to distinguish between True Joy and sorrow, Bliss and sadness, True lasting pleasure and the hell of pain. It is time to start telling them apart for maximum freedom in Real Awareness. There is an objective Reality of Heavenly Oneness from which all Radical Right Perception proceeds. This is my goal today. To truly see. To be liberated in this life through moksha. I am making the pre-decision to perceive differently to attain Radical Right Perception in the Holy Instant of Now. Determination will bring about the desired result.

 

Through willingness and the drive to be only Love, I will perceive Reality. Today I will remind myself throughout the day, every half-hour that I want a different perception from the limited, separate, egoic-ahamkar, and small mind. I release my bondage to the guna-quality of tamasic darkening inertia and choose the pure white light of sattvic sight. I will use today’s idea and apply it to things I find unsettling, whether people, events, or emotional chitta-feeling currents that arise in my split, individual mind. I consider it important to remember that what I desire to perceive, I will see. Desire energy is the life power that leads to all creation and extension, but when misused and abused results in making forms that reflect division and multiplicity. Today, I wake from the spell of delusion, naming my illusions, and distinguishing through my buddhi-intellect-mind what is Real. It is the manas sense-mind that perceives wrongly through division and duality. I will perceive Truth and Light. Love and Oneness. Aum. Shanti. Peace. Amen.

 

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

ENLIGHTENMENT AND ILLUMINATION

This entry was originally posted in the blog Holy Fire by Brother Bryan in August 2009.

As I say in the the subject of this blog, Enlightenment (an inner experience of the Kingdom of God or His Ecstatic Love) and Illumination are not things that can be achieved or earned by following all the rules. Don’t get me wrong, having boundaries is a necessary part of the process of healthy development of one’s sense of self. But rigidly adhering to them, and priding one’s self for doing so, won’t get you that taste of Heaven’s Banquet any more or any quicker than the person who radiates joy, acceptance, and peace. Not even quicker than someone who acts compulsively, irrationally, or impulsively, in many cases rejecting the Love and Power of God’s grace. Father Richard Rohr, OFM has spoken about what he calls “the performance principle”. In addition to refuting the importance many people place on being part of an “in group” or the “chosen religion”, what he calls “tribal religion”, he says that people come to the experience of God’s mercy and love by doing it wrong, by a “spirituality of imperfection.” Don’t misread this; he doesn’t say sin freely and be a heathen. He just honestly admits, including himself in the reality he speaks of, that this is the pattern. Of being lost then found. The parable of the prodigal son is very significant to the pattern of behavior and complacency we have towards God the Father’s hopes for us and how he welcomes us with open arms when we go astray and choose to return.What I am driving towards, is a sort of surrendured stance, a definite kind of humility. Enlightenment and Illumination are terms that most Christians don’t use freely or regularly. Gnostic Christianity does along with other esoteric based religions. God is light in addition to all other aspects we are told about. Having experiences of light or even seeing apparitions don’t make you an Enlightened person who is automatically initiated into the Kingdom of God. Such experiences may preceed a series of mystical experiences, that I can attest to. But for me or any one else, other than maybe Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, and Lao-Tzu if they were here on earth today, to say “I am enlightened” and to proclaim it as an absolute state of mind that they exist in apart from others, is border line heresy and a claim made by an inflated ego. I have been influenced by German spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle. He says that at the age of 29, he had an enlightening experience that changed his life. If I have heard him correctly, he never has said or written that he is in an “enlightened state” nor in a “privileged state of consciousness” that is somehow superior to the masses of ignorant people that walk the planet sleepwalking so to speak. He is grounded. He actually talks about what Jesus made clear to his those who desired to follow him, that they would have to pick up their crosses and walk the same journey as he did, maybe not to martyrdom, but to powerlessness and surrender to the Absolute Love and Will of God. Rohr and other more progressive Catholics have spoke of experiencing The Christ-Self within or the Buddha nature. In doing so, they speak of a state of Awake, Alert, Sober, Entrainment of Mind and Heart. Jesus, most radically, connected His earthly body in the experiences or encounters with God, thereby uniting the human and the divine in a way that NO OTHER SPIRITUAL TEACHER ever has. Jesus took an established pattern in nature, of life, death, and rebirth (resurrection) and turned the tables on it. In Catholic circles you hear about the Paschal Mystery, “Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again.” In defense of those who believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and to those who are curious about this reality, the experience of Illumination or Enlightenment is found in the encounter and eating of the Divine Substance, not just taking place in a corporal nature, but in a light filled mystical occurrence, whether through the gift of tears, intense, deep peace, or unspeakable ecstasy and joy. These emotions are not experienced at the expense of a Christ who is crucified over and over in a cannibalistic way, but rather through the vehicle of his risen glorified body – one that serves as a promise for us in the resurrection. In my seminary training as a student of Christian gnosticism, I was told that the “Archons” or Fallen Demonic Intelligences created as the result of a cosmic tragedy (the birth of a light being who became a lesser god, than the Ineffable, Incorruptible Father-Mother) feed off of the sacrifice of the Mass and get people who consume Christ’s Body and Blood to experience “false enlightenment” so that they will remain addicted to the sacrament and ignorant, the only sin in gnostic theology. I don’t commit myself to eating and drinking from a corpse. The sacred meal is much more than that, both a thanksgiving/remembrance of the very life Christ lived in this world and the radiance of Light he brought to those in darkness or illusion (both words I chose to substitute for sin).In summary, with the exception of Roman Catholics who exclude those not of their denomination from receiving the Eucharist, even if a person whole-heartedly believes in transubstantiation and humbly wants to receive the Elements, the gift of Christ’s Real Presence is freely given, not only through the Eucharist or Holy Communion, but in fire and spirit longing to be incarnate or impregnated in everyone. Regularly giving thanks/remembrance and partaking in the foretaste of Heaven’s Banquet will bring Divine Light to you and continually transform you, to allow God to reveal Himself/Herself to you with an Intensity no human can replicate by their own doing. Illumination can happen in every experience of the Eucharist, even if you see it as a symbol of Christ’s love and mercy (God is not limited by human restrictions or metaphors or lack of metaphors). Enlightenment, or the state of grace, or the inner condition of the Kingdom of God, I must confess comes and goes. It’s like losing it then finding it again. The minute we think we have it all, it dissipates. Don’t misunderstand me, God is not a tease. But He/She gives us just what we need as much as we need it, almost careful not to spoil the surprise granted to those who seek Him/Her in this world and the next. As an ascended master who appeared to a man who now is a well known teacher of A COURSE IN MIRACLES said, “heaven is like the perfect orgasm that never stops.” I must conclude that though I believe celibacy should be a choice, not a mandate, those who offer up their sexuality in exchange for union with God in the strictest sense can still know what that feeling is like, for there is no marrying in Heaven. This is not a commentary or a chance to provoke debate about mandatory celibacy for vowed religious. I’m just saying, if we “walk the walk” not just “talk the talk” we all are in for a truly ineffable experience. Alleluia!!!

CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 16

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

DAY 16

It is impossible to have thoughts without taking a position or a point of view. It also follows that my thoughts, regardless of whether they come from dark, light, or admixed energy vibrations will have an effect, either creating a world of separate, illusory forms or manifesting out of creative communication with the Divine, thoughts of Love from the One True Source of Love. Everything I see is the byproduct of thought. There is no thought too small or too big. Thoughts create experience. Experience creates beliefs. Beliefs create perceptions. Thoughts are either Radically Right or dreadfully out of alignment with truth. True thoughts extend from Love of Infinite Measure. False thoughts project and animate, paint, and out picture images and egoic-ahamkaric movies that aren’t true.

All my thoughts have some magnetic pull to them. Either upward toward Inner Heaven and the Kingdom or downward into matterward density. My mind is a power generator. A huge magnetic field, an attractor power. I can make an entire world from my egoic-film projector or extend Peace and Love in the field of Bliss-Truth-Light and allow grace and wonder to expand outward Eternally. No thoughts are neutral. They either extend Heaven or create hell. It is my choice that of which I manifest. Do I want final liberation in this life? Do I want conflict and strife or the Real Christ Presence of Peace? It is my choice. My thoughts have power. My mind has power.

Fearful thoughts cannot be ignored. They will produce illusions and constriction of life energy. They have a negative charge, with negative implications. They destroy peace. But they are not real at all. They do come from positionalities in the mind. It is my choice instead to choose the Radiance of Love, to extend it, and to be it, because that is what I am.

I search my mind and realize that each thought has a consequence. They either extend Love in its expansive, ever-evolving, every present reality, or mis-create and mis-manifest. I practice in one-minute increments saying to myself, “This thought about ________ is not neutral and comes from a magnetic vibration, either positive, negative, or admixed.”

I have no thoughts without a magnetic pull or frequency. Each one either comes from the whirlpool of feeling and fluctuation or Stillness-Bliss-Presence. I now know that my thoughts create the outer world or show me the Reality-Continuum of Heaven that has always been. My mind is a womb. A matrix. It never left the Matrix of Divinity-God-Mind. There is however a tare in the fabric of my mind, a sliver called an individual ego-mind. This causes conflict and the forgetfulness of peace. On the other hand, that aspect of my True Self found in Christ Mind, never left the mind of the Transcendent Light Source. My mind creates or makes. I want to create and communicate in love, in yoga-union with God-Mind rather than out picturing a fantasy world coming from lower frequency thoughts.