CIRCLE OF LIGHT
April 19th, Friday, Sacred Breath Workshop
May 5th, Sunday, Class and healing meditation
Look for Shirlee’s forthcoming novel, ‘Come out of the Basement!’
- Do you wonder why there is such profound spiritual ignorance happening everywhere on our planet?
- What happened to pure intent and the moral character great spiritual leaders encouraged us to develop?
There is an explanation. The Western World is not well versed in the wisdom teachings of the East. In ancient India, there were many sages living simple, contemplative lives in hermitages high in the Himalayas and along the banks of sacred rivers.
They sought to understand the fundamental truths of life:
- Why are we born?
- How did the world come into existence?
- How can we live a good life?
Because of their intense inquiry and deep meditation, they received God’s blessings and were able to discover the answers to their profound questions.
The Vedic teachings predate Hinduism. God, Supreme Intelligence, revealed sacred truths to the ancient sages and the sages composed hymns and texts in the Sanskrit language to express these truths.
Sincere seekers living in the Western World insist that the Golden Age is coming. Eventually, a greater light filled epoch will arrive like clockwork but, not for a very long time. According to the wisdom teachings of old, there are four great epochs. The first three have already passed away. We are now living in the fourth one, the epoch where evil and dishonesty has replace the truth of the last three ages.
During the Kali Yuga, the majority of humans have lost knowledge of the higher Self. They have lost touch with Supreme Intelligence. People are more preoccupied with the physical self than anything else.
Emphasis is collectively on the pursuit of gross materialism. Natural disasters as a result of humanities abuse, denial, war and crime, deceit and duplicity characterize this epoch.
Think about it…
A series of great beings who eventually became founders of various religions or paths have graced our planet with deep understanding, compassion and all encompassing love.
How has humanity responded?
We have been given selfless examples and yet, true enlightenment is a rare reality in those who claim to be followers. We were given a perfect example in Jesus. He knew what he was doing, but humanity obviously does not.
According to the Vedas, the Kali Epoch began February 18th 3102 BC. So far, roughly only 5112 years have elapsed in this current low cycle. The darkness remains and will gradually diminish for earth and its inhabitants for an additional 426,888 more years. Although there are many imposters writing, preaching and teaching and collectively people have fallen prey to delusion, there is always hope.
A relatively modern proponent of the cyclical system was the Sanskrit Sage, Swami Sri Yukteswar, author of The Holy Science. He taught that the position of our solar system relative to another star now indicates we are in recent transition from the lowest material age, the Kali Yuga, into the electrical or atomic age, the Dwapara Yuga.
In this period, it is said we begin to see the world as more transparent as we move from an awareness of self as a physical body in a strictly physical universe, to an awareness that we are something more, living in a universe filled with subtle forces and energies.
The technological discoveries of the laws of gravity, electricity and magnetism just in the last few hundred years give this idea credence ñ and the trend is accelerating.
In the last century, it has even been discovered that physical matter is not really solid at all. We have found it is made of molecules and these in turn are made of atoms, which are themselves constituted of 99.9% empty space. The little bit of matter that does exist in the heart of the proton and neutron, is now thought to be principally vibrating energy, at least according to the latest String Theory. Indeed, reality is looking more and more ethereal just as the hoary Vedas predict.
Hope lies in our waking up.
Hope is in the truth that the goal of creation is to discover unity and achieve liberation. It is our responsibility to choose to transform ourselves and become purity. Earth is actually where we deconstruct our baggage and gain freedom as a spirit in form. The awakened remind us to work out our own liberation.
Don’t believe things unless you can test their truth.
Then, if you discover any valid truth, offer it freely to the world. The real power is within. True… there are souls on earth who already have the purity of heart guiding their words and actions. They gained it through firsthand experience.
Be an example.
Daily expand and hold onto the radiant light. For within is the source of all spiritual strength.
Take the time to understand the epochs.
The four ages symbolize the four phases of involution during which man gradually loses the awareness of his inner self and subtle bodies and eventually regains them. The scriptures say that final emancipation is possible only in this age, the Age of KALI.
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