The Divine is Not a Circus

By in Mastershift

In the western world our 5 senses are often overstimulated by light shows, movies and other phenomena. Consequently we may unconsciously transfer this same glamour to the divine. As Da Vinci said, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication“.

At times as spiritual seekers, we want the divine to reveal itself with a lightning strike or some form of quantum anomaly to satisfy this desire. As many can be distracted by the lustre of astral realms, visions and other spiritual phenomena.

Yet this doesn’t always happen and quickly becomes a common cause of spiritual discouragement.

As Yogananda teaches, “Seek God {the creator, source} for His own sake. The highest perception is to feel Him as Bliss, welling up from our infinite depths“.

In deep devotional meditation, where one is practising a scientific technique of meditation {Kriya}; thoughts and sensory distractions cease. As we are present in the stillness, slowly and organically we cultivate the sensation of deep peace. The more we sit in devotion; the more we feel this deep peace. The closer and closer we get to {god, source, creator}. 

This sense of peace overflows and ignites the love of the sacred heart; merging into our life after we leave meditation to engage in the physical world. There is this sense of divine guidance of thee, orchestrating our every move for the soul’s progression. Like an invisible string or path for all to flow; often externalized in synchronicities. The exuberance of peace is experienced in our outer undertakings.

Find thee within first and this peace will externalize in all pursuits of life; in our thoughts, emotions, family, friends and we begin to see everything as an extension of thee. And the connection and harmony with all things becomes  stronger and stronger each time we experience meditation.

So quite the contrary to the light show we are blessed with a response with thee {God, source} through the simplicity of meditation and the experience of deep peace.

What if I sit still in silence and nothing happens?

This is where technique is paramount. The science of Kriya is the science of seal-realisation or union with the divine. Yogananda’s meditation technique expresses meditation as concentration that has been liberated from restlessness and is focused on God. Preliminary breathing exercise, Spine erect, crossed legged posture, eyes closed {the kingdom of God is just behind the darkness of the closed eyes}, the stillness of body and mind cultivated and calmly concentrating on the point between the eyebrows; known as  the Christ Consciousness centre {spiritual eye}.

The Light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light“.

Pray with me.

Heavenly Father, Divine Mother, open my spiritual eye so that I can enter into thy kingdom of omnipresence. Thee, do not leave me behind in this mortal world of misery, lead me from the darkness to light, from death to immortality, from ignorance to endless wisdom, from sorrow to eternal joy“.


About the Author: Gabriel Sananda is a Yogi who is devoted to the inner reawakening of self-realisation. Thus his intention is to awaken the Love in all hearts, as he simultaneously remembers the true divine self, the Christ in all of creation.


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