This is taken from my Satsang in my weekly Youtube meditation class, Class 20 Sacred Sound and Harmony, and it follows on from my Further Than Yoga blog Moving with the Universe . . . with Forgiveness . . . and what I said about the Divine experiencing Balance from all the opposing forces which seem to be what we have to live with in this existence.
So, this is a teaching on Harmony, and there are 2 parts to our Karma and Bliss:
We all have something crucial in common. We are all alive. We are all powered by the same vital spark – an invisible energy surges through all of us and we are all manifestations of the same divine energy. We are expressions of life. This is our belief in walking the path of Yoga.
When we truly understand this we automatically become more in tune with all things and thus we become capable of almost anything . . . or so it seems . . . as that “anything” is actually something which seems not to be coming from skills or qualities or experiences previously known . . . so it seems as if we’re capable of anything because it is impersonal. You’ve probably said yourself, and most definitely heard the words “I didn’t know I could do that . . “ “. . . . I never knew I was going to be doing this . . .”
By thinking that we are “capable of almost anything” we can either get ourselves into a head spin, get above ourselves . . . or find harmony through our bliss. To practice Yoga is to practice Equanimity.
We all have a harmonic center within each of us in our unique individual being. To find it and work in harmony with our being and our self-knowledge, we recognise that each of us is walking a path of tension – a struggle for the true self to shine through what appears to be living with opposing inner forces: what we want, and meeting the resistance and frustration of trying to be ourself.
To be in harmony and live in harmony, we recognise that life IS a balancing act of walking a path and flowing with existence – and neither of these seemingly opposing forces are in fact pulling us in opposing directions.
So we learn how to live and work from a harmonic center of being for our highest expression.
The fact is for both our Karma and our Bliss to find highest expression, we not only try to live and work with highest positive life forces we also recognise the benefit and blessings in removing opposing forces . . .
Which is a long way round of saying that each one of us has committed ourselves to using our efforts and beliefs firstly, to something that is best for us but secondly, also to something that is best for existence and which yields a unique Joy that only the Divine can experience fully – and we receive the blessings, or bliss from our actions.
And this commitment to which our Soul is bound for this existence, is our Yoga – one translation of “Yoga” in the Sanskrit is “binding” . . . we follow the path of Yoga because we have bound our Soul to a life commitment . . . we follow our Bliss . . . and practice of the path leads us to Samadhi, a “bringing” together of these energies with the Divine.
The first commitment is personal, quite conscious . . . the second is impersonal, as it’s about flow, supporting existence and may seem to be the opposite of the personal commitment we have bound our Soul to for this existence . . . so: Karma and Bliss, and balancing these two at our center and creating harmony . . . not only in our life, but for the Divine, for existence (which is the Mother) and acting as the center of our Universe.
Because we are not personally aware of the way in which we are to support existence, then we have to pay attention to and follow our signs, symbols and daily messages which are our Divine communication . . . and our practice then meets our life and takes us “further than yoga”.
As an example, my seemingly opposing forces are “Service” as following my Bliss to support existence and through which I gain in security, and “Compassion” as my Karma and through which I gain by achieving growth.
The more of us who can live in this way, the more the Divine will experience Harmony – this will radiate out from our unique individual centers of being. The less of us who live in this way, the more through the eyes of the Divine the world experiences chaos.
Which is why I teach that the time is now for us to accelerate our Spiritual Vision – seeing the Divine Communication in our daily signs, symbols and messages as we work with our life path in discovery and growth – because it affects the harmony of the whole, at the level of evolution of humanity, which is the expansion of our consciousness . . .
Then through the eyes of God, the world will be experiencing happiness . . . and our blessings will flow as we flow to support existence . . .
We simply learn to create positivity, through the most harmonious use of our Shining Self, our inner world, and our being nature.
OM . . .
(Source Research Material: From Karmic Astrology III:The Point of Harmony)