Category Archives: Thoughts

~Causal World~

According to certain schools of yogic philosophy, Self-realization is achieved when a yogi transcends the three realms of existence. These are the material world, the astral world and, finally, the causal world. The causal world is the realm beyond the material and astral worlds. It is the world of thoughts and ideation, where consciousness resides once it has transcended the other two.

Once a yogi’s consciousness enters the causal world, they have no need for a gross physical body and become beings of pure light. They have understood that both the physical and astral worlds are simply manifestations of thoughts within the causal world. It is said that someone who has entered the causal world can use their thoughts to do anything someone in the physical world can do. They are only limited by thought itself.

~Christ Consciousness~

Christ Consciousness is an awareness of the higher self as part of a universal system. Although it can be interpreted in a number of ways, a common understanding is that Christ Consciousness is the state of consciousness in which a person has found self-realization and unity with God or the Divine. It may also be used as a synonym for the yogic and Hindu concept of samadhi, or deep spiritual bliss.

Although Christ Consciousness is not intended to relate solely to the personality of Jesus Christ, its combination of Christian language with Eastern religious and philosophical concepts make it a controversial term to some.

It was named after the spiritual elevation Jesus achieved during his mortal life, and is symbolic of the enlightenment attained by spiritual masters after a period of suffering. This is a common concept among many different religious traditions and is not unique to Christianity. As such, Christ Consciousness is available to all those who seek awareness and spiritual awakening, regardless of their personal religious adherence.

~The Divine Mother~

The Divine Mother is a concept in yogic and Hindu philosophy that refers to the feminine aspect of the primal creator of the universe, or the spiritual spark of all life. In Hinduism, the Divine Mother may also be used as a term to refer to several of the supreme goddesses, including Adi Parashakti and Bhagavathi.

Sri Aurobindo, in his teachings about Integral yoga, particularly emphasized the significance of the Divine Mother. In terms of spiritual development, he believed that the final stage of perfection was surrender to the Divine Mother. Devotion to the Divine Mother is considered the highest form of worship.

The Divine Mother represents the true power of love, safety and transcendental consciousness. This is different from egoistic notions of power, which often involve dominance and control.

~Krishna Consciousness~

Krishna consciousness is a state of awareness in which an individual acts in complete harmony with the Divine or the ultimate reality of Krishna. It is a form of Bhakti yoga (or devotional service) in which the purpose is to devote one’s thoughts, actions and worship to pleasing Krishna, who some consider to be the supreme god.

To act with Krishna consciousness is to free the self from the illusion that it is an individual body. It is a way to experience the bliss of one’s true, eternal nature. It is said that anyone can do this and that Krishna consciousness is something everyone has naturally.

Practicing yoga can be a powerful tool for stepping outside the ego and cultivating Krishna consciousness.

~Sound Bath/Gong Bath~

Sound bath is an ancient sound-healing practice whereby the yogi relaxes in a reclining position – often supported in savasana (corpse pose) – and allows the healing sounds of traditional musical performances to bath over him/her. The music is typically generated by such instruments and methods as singing bowls, gongs, drumming, tuning forks and chanting.

Sound bath is an ancient practice dating back more than 2,000 years with roots in Tibet. It has recently gained popularity in the West as a relaxation technique in conjunction with yoga and meditation.

~Dharma Name~

A dharma name is a sacred name that a student or disciple of a religious or spiritual tradition is given to mark his/her initiation or other special occasions. Someone being ordained as a monk or nun may also be given a dharma name.

Most common in Buddhist traditions, the dharma name is also called a precept name, refuge name, dhamma name, or sangha name. Dharma is a Sanskrit word meaning “duty,” “virtue” and “righteousness.” It also refers to the ethical precepts of Buddhism.

~Polarizing Effects~

As you expand your awareness you will recognize the polarizing effects on the Earth plane. More and more people are driving deeply into duality and all the lessons that can be learned from this are being learned very intensely. You are coming to a place where your consciousness is ready; your consciousness is opening up. ~ Unknown

~Unconditional Love~

Unconditional love is a term that describes a selfless, higher form of love than romantic love. In Indian and yoga philosophy, this type of love is considered the highest form of devotion, or bhakti.

In Sanskrit, there are five words that translate as “love.” Prem is typically that word used to describe unconditional love, and atma-prem describes unconditional love of the inner or higher Self. This unconditional love requires nothing in return, leading instead to total surrender and devotion.