Modern Yoga in Sedona | Access the Divine Now
Yesterday, I had one of those days… The kind where everything goes “right”. The effortless glide through the currents of today’s experience, a sweet reflection of the peace within me now. The modern yoga & meditation for the Hero’s Journey has brought about a direct connection to Source, undeniable now, I see Creator’s Love in everyone and everything. This Love is constant and available to all Creation. It transmutes all fear and bolsters the Spirit within to shine through these body clothes bright and strong. For this key understanding, I am grateful…
Yoga for a better life, the eight limb path described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, brings about radical changes to those modern beings who choose to go this way. You see, it marks a shift in consciousness from the old ways dictated by our current experience (external view) and emphasizes mindfulness and introspection, with the ultimate aim being self-realization and direct connection to Source or the Super-Consciousness. Herein, lies the discrepancy that occurs as one begins the Hero’s Journey toward direct contact with God. We, in the western world, have been trained in a way that precludes deep looks within, stilling the mind and allowing the ever-present life force that pervades everything to become a part of our being. We have been taught wrongly when it comes to the Divine, often bastardizing our own version of a view given to us by society, religion, family or friends. It becomes so difficult to function within our society that eventually we do succumb to the modern experience and forget the true nature of our time here on earth.
At some point, likely it becomes overwhelming and the first thing to go, after the inability to still our thoughts and mind, is our health and well-being. The Soul, our energetic blueprint and individuated spark of the Divine, tries to communicate to us through our feelings and intuition. Feelings of joy, happiness, abundance and Love are direct messages from Source, through Soul that we are on the right track. This is alignment and our entire being feels it and thrives. Feelings of fear, anger, depression and pain, too are messages communicated through the body that we are out of alignment and have lost our way. Herein lies a trap, though, because as we have an opportunity to see the truth during these intense times of feeling, often if not always, we go with our current understanding and training, which usually results in some Western “medication” technique that again, takes us further away from our God-Source.
But, if you are reading this, you have begun to question all of that… and it is in this quest that the Hero’s Journey begins.
If you allow it, life can take on a quality and depth that is the essence of Divine. If you choose, you can systematically unlearn all that you have learned and come into your knowing, your truth and your dharma, where your life path aligns to the cosmic order or the Divine Plan. There are many who have come to Spirit on their knees in anguish, pain suffering and trauma, on the death bed or in the throes of some apparently inhumane experience, yet this epiphany is available right now, wherever you are on life’s journey. The mere fact that those that have found God have done so is your empirical evidence.
Yoga provides an access point and it begins right now. In the notice of your breath and the straightening of your spine… in the closing of your eyes and your relaxed breathing for the next five minutes, you have begun. You can make contact with the Source Energy that is all around you right now and once your do, there is no denying it…
Once felt… Once experienced directly, there is no going back… Although you likely will, as I did, (and so did Jim) “suffering bouts of forgetting”, yet that is part of the Journey. There is much to unlearn… There is much to let go of… and there is much about you that has been buried beneath layer upon layer of experience, training and programming that you will soon uncover, illuminate and the darkness will dispel.
As I was shown yesterday… again, there is a better life available… a higher vibration and consciousness in all moments, regardless of where we are on the Journey. Yoga begins Now, Patanjali says, meaning wherever we are on our life path we can accept and step into our Yoga practice… Right Now, we can find more compassion, more Love, more kindness, more forgiveness and more release. Right Now we can come closer to God… and that is why we are here.
- The Mistaken Expectation of Joy in Yoga. ~ Tim Feldmann (elephantjournal.com)
- Have Faith the Path Unfolds… (buffalodiaries.com)
- A Beautiful Belly Means a Beautiful Mind: How Pranayama Works. ~ Eric Shaw (elephantjournal.com)
- Yoga Unveiled: The Impersonal Witness. ~ Godfrey Devereux (elephantjournal.com)
- Doing What My Body Wants? ~ Paul Dallaghan (elephantjournal.com)