A human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
We are lucky to be living in extraordinary times when boundaries and borders between countries, races, ideologies, cultures and simply between all of us as human beings are breaking with unprecedented speed. The global integration and processes that are happening today were unimaginable a hundred years ago. Many mighty icebergs of misconceptions, prejudices and ego have melted away in the light of the events of the last couple of decades. How amazing!
Yet, despite all amazing and Herculean efforts of many countries, organizations and individuals, we have still not realized our unity, our oneness, or our connection with others in this world at a deep personal level. Habits of mind and misconceptions still linger and, although we trumpet all the technological and social advancements of our times, we rarely look into ourselves to see whether the transformation is genuine and comes from our heart.
Realizing the unity of all human beings is paramount for our existence because it allows us to be aware of the impact that our behavior, actions and intentions towards others have on ourselves.
So what does it all have to do with Sahaja Yoga Meditation? The vibratory awareness that is experienced, sustained and developed through Sahaja Yoga Meditation is the tool that allows us to see what effect our actions, behaviors and even thoughts have on our own being. The vibrations that we experience when meditating are the light of our spirit, our own pure Self that has been awakened in our heart. Once it has been awakened, it guides us spontaneously and lovingly in everything we do. It is the enlightened heart that sees the essence of all things unobstructed by ego or conditionings, clear and joy-giving.
Collective meditation develops our sensitivity to these vibrations of our spirit over time and allows us to understand ourselves on a fundamental level and to experience our pure Self. It is through the experience of this Self that we feel our oneness with each other, and the joy of this collectivity. When we meditate collectively all the individual Kundalini energies combine to become one, individual imbalances become neutralized by strengths of others, and our awareness is given a chance to grow to a higher level unobstructed by our own shortcomings.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes are held around the Chicagoland region. Check our schedule and join us, our programs are always free and open to everyone!