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~Bhagwan~

Bhagwan is a Hindu term that refers to “god” or “lord,” particularly Krishna and other Vishnu incarnations, as well as Shiva. It is also a title of honor bestowed upon a guru or some other revered individual. In northern India, the term may represent the abstract concept of god to those Hindus who do not worship a specific deity. In some sects, it is an honorific for a spiritual leader that the sect considers enlightened.

Bhagwan comes from the Sanskrit bhaga, meaning “fortune” or “wealth.” It translates as “fortunate” and “blessed.” The term is also spelled bhagavan, bhagvan and bhagawan.

~Koshas~

Koshas are the five layers of awareness that veil the Atman, or true Self. Discovering each layer is believed to bring the individual closer to oneness with the universe and the true Self.

In Sanskrit, kosha means “sheath” or “covering.” As such, the koshas are often called the five sheathes. The Upanishads describe the koshas as a system of five layers of awareness, starting with the physical body and moving inward to the core of the self.

The practice of yoga takes the individual deeper into the self through the koshas that make up one’s being, thereby bringing one closer to the true Self.

~Granthi~

Granthi is a Sanskrit term meaning “doubt” or “knot;” more specifically, it denotes “a difficult knot to untie.” The term is found in yogic literature and refers to knotted areas of energy, which can block the flow of prana in the body. In Kundalini yoga, it is said that granthis can be responsible for preventing prana from rising up through sushumna nadi (the central channel of the energetic body). As such, these knots prevent one’s full potential from being unleashed and restricts spiritual development. They are barriers to freedom and spiritual liberation (moksha).

It is said that these difficult knots are what keep an individual entangled in their preferences, desires and fears. Both knowledge and action are needed to work out the knots and transcend their restrictions.

~Akrodha~

Akrodha is a Sanskrit term meaning “absence of anger.” In yoga, akrodha is regarded as a virtuous and beneficial quality, and it is often referenced in yogic literature. Both Hinduism and Buddhism see akrodha as one of the 10 freedoms needed for a person to live a good life.

Anger is said to interfere with reason and prevent contentment, so akrodha is necessary in order to allow a person to live a rational, peaceful life. It is also said to be impossible for a person to fully live their dharma, or right way of living, without experiencing akrodha.

~Evil~

Evil is most generally defined as the absence or opposite of what is considered good. It is often linked to concepts of morality, where things which are morally wrong are regarded as evil.

Although the concept of evil is not as predominant in yogic philosophy as in other philosophies and religions, it does draw some influence from Buddhist and Hindu perceptions of evil. According to Buddhism, oneness can be achieved by recognizing that the duality of good and evil is only an illusion. Hindu texts also refer to a balance between good and evil.

Journal {1} ~ 01/04/21 ~ Meditative Inner Child Healing

Allergic reactions day after day, laying in bed while the world plays. The vehicle appears to be getting weaker, the immune system lagging in time, is the next reaction going to end this life? These pills they shoved down my throat are decimating this young body, I miss that somebody years ago. The world rotates while I lay and bide this life’s course, in bed staring at walls and writing my heart out until it bleeds onto paper.

Sitting down to meditate, body pain riddes and rattles me. Breathing in pink light energised with love and visualising breathing out the pain and anxieties running through the mind, a foggy smoke regurgitates out; repeating this flow a few times. Meditative states bring me to scenes of the past like a movie flashing before me eyes. Tears tumble down my cheeks as I see the inner child lonely, afraid and scared, I hug her close, wipe her tears and tell her she is, I am, all she has been searching for. A healing meditation; thanking my guides and visualising once again a white light surrounding my body – my energy and auric field is safe and protected. Bowing my head, thanking God for this life even through the hell. Opening my doors to the soul, the world is clearer yet still in a foggy post-allergic reaction state, it is late afternoon now and it will take a couple days to recover. Seeing the blessings in all, this is a time to rest and write in bed, channelling my energy into words.

Hug your inner child, hug that child inside that was hurt. We all hurt.

Keep going, keep trudging through the mud and cloudy hazy initiation forests..

~Love is the answer. Amber, DiosRaw 01/04/21

~Divine~

Divine is a word used to describe something (or someone) that has the qualities of a god or deity. The word can also refer to a specific god, a supreme being, or the universal Power.

Some yogic teachings state that there is an element of the Divine in everyone. Practicing yoga is one way to connect with that internal divinity. In Integral yoga, for example, the goal is to integrate the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of one’s self in order to connect with the Divine within.

~Chi~

Chi, also spelled qi, is life force energy or vital life of a living being in traditional Chinese philosophy, religion and medicine. The concept is similar to prana in Hinduism and yoga philosophy. Chi means “breath” or “air” and is often translated as “energy flow,” “life force” or “matter energy.”

Just as prana moves through the body via channels called nadis and passes through the chakras, chi is believed to move through meridians and three energy gateways called dan tiens – one each in the pelvic region, the heart center and the third-eye center.

~Ideas, Inventions & Practices~

Ideas, inventions, and practices in law, medicine, and religion etc. as you have come to know them are based on beliefs of duality and separation. The foundation of many of these things will begin to crumble as people see them from new and higher levels. However, since the underlying idea of them is spiritual, their true essence remains intact, only their old form changes. New and higher forms that reflect earth’s evolving spiritual awareness will soon begin to manifest.