Pathways to Spiritual Unity
by Owen K Waters
In "The Book of Secrets," Deepak Chopra updates the Vedic spiritual paths in a way which aligns these paths with the modern Western lifestyle.
According to the Vedic tradition, each person can choose from four paths to obtain unity consciousness. The word 'yoga' is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "union with God." The four paths, or yogas, seek unity through thinking, feeling, acting and being. They are traditionally called:
People may pursue one or more paths at once. In fact, Raja Yoga, which literally means "The King of the Yogas," embraces aspects of all the other three paths. It achieves this by the fact that meditation transcends and includes the end result of what the other paths - thinking, feeling, and acting - are trying to reach, which is the essence of being.
You could say that meditation is a short-cut to spiritual union, or unity consciousness. Instead of working through actions, thoughts and feelings, you go right to the end result and become enlightened by inner awareness, by inner beingness.
The Four Paths to Spiritual Unity:
The path of knowledge begins with concentration upon a subject or an object. When long, focused attention is given to a subject or object, intuitive information begins to enter into your awareness. While intuition is your link to inner guidance, it can also provide knowledge directly from a physical object via the subtle senses. For example, if you saw a piece of previously-owned jewelry for sale, you could pick it up and feel it in your hands through your physical sense of touch. At the same time, with a little focus and some quiet time, your subtle sense of touch could enable the transfer of the object's memory into your awareness. Intuition is the gateway to inner connection and the wisdom that it brings. By following the thread of knowledge, through intuition and then deeper into your inner connection, you experience glimpses of the unity consciousness within.
The path of feeling is traditionally thought of as one of devotion to God. Deepak Chopra defines it more lucidly as love in its various expressions - the love of self and family evolving into the unconditional love of humanity. Then, in its highest expression, the yearning heart finds fulfilment when the individual reaches for unity with God, with the heart of Creation.
The path of acting is traditionally one of monastic service. Again, Deepak Chopra updates this definition with a practical, modern interpretation. Right action, he says, is action guided by a force beyond the ego. Personal attachment to your own actions gives way to non-attachment through performing God's actions, or inwardly, spiritually-inspired actions. This eventually leads to fulfilment, he points out, when your surrender is so complete that God runs everything you do.
The path of acting can be recognized in today's popular idea of following your inner joy, i.e. your inner, spiritually-inspired path of action. Your 'dharma' brings your destiny. Dharma is your inner path based upon your inner nature, your pattern of existence over many incarnations. If, deep down, you are an artist, a musician, a poet or a scientist, then that is probably your dharma, your inner pathway to spiritual consciousness - the one that you explore in every incarnation when the opportunity arises. It is vital to know your personal destiny, your personal path. Meditation will reveal it, and keep filling in the details, as you follow your unique personal path back to spiritual unity.
The path of being, Deepak Chopra says, is a cultivation of self beyond ego. A growing awareness of the "I Am" presence within, your pure and simple inner sense of existence. There is a renunciation aspect to this path, and he redefines that as renouncing your old perceptions, rather than renouncing your possessions. These days, let's face it, it would be a little hard for most people to get to work with no car and no clothes!
Possessions, he points out, are only an outward expression of what occurs within. Even the ancient tradition of wandering as a monk with a begging bowl is, after all, an outward expression of what has transformed within. When you renounce the belief that the outer world has power over you, then you begin to create your life from your inner joy.
States of being along this path include the realization that your life has a purpose, that you are a unique individual and that you are guided and cared for by your inner self, by your connection with all that is.
These inner realizations dawn and develop when you practice regular, daily meditation. The practice of meditation, as Raja Yoga points out, is the fast track to spiritual awareness.
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By Katie Gallanti
The energy of the new year, 2016, during the first month of January, has not been an easy one. Big storms and flooding in many places on the planet aside, it seems that many have found January to be a deep month of introspection and processing. Old core of the onion issues were dusted off and revisited one more time or many, as we go deeper into a process of inner cleansing and closure that is required in preparation for the anchoring of the higher dimensional bodies.
As explained in the last newsletter, in fact, the first few months of this year are about the continuing of the ground work required to download the next level of our higher dimensional aspects and energy bodies. Wherever we are at, we are going to the next level. The levels we are working towards embodying are not the same for everybody, but everybody is shifting upwards at this time. This is part of our own individual timetable of growth and transformation, as well as a way to support the collective energy to anchor higher and higher frequencies and consciousness streams as the base frequency for this reality.
Stabilizing the High Frequency Timeline
Another way to say this is that we are in the process of anchoring and stabilizing a high frequency timeline. This timeline will then be set as the stable timeline on the other side of the node we have been sitting on for last several years and that will be open for a few more years still. The node window is open and the timelines are still in flux right now, but when the node window closes, the timeline will be set and our future direction as a collective and planet will stabilize in one definitive direction. Just like it was set, from Atlantis until recent decades, to the timeline we inhabit now. Clearly therefore the nature of this timeline matters and one of our jobs is to do what is best to anchor the high frequency futures.
Know that all of our energy shifting and higher dimensional birthing pains are not for nothing. Even if we are living these experiences, and often quite challenging experiences, in the solitude of our private lives, the sum of our collective energetic clearing and upgrading efforts are part of the collective work we came here to do as a group Soul of planetary transformers. This is a job many of us have taken quite seriously and are carrying out quite well. Also, seems to me that once our higher selves signed that Soul Contract, we are kind of on this ride if conscious of it or not. Hence these newsletters, which are aimed at clarifying what parts of you already know, but our Earth aspects may, at times, have forgotten. The message from the higher planes at this time is, onwards and upwards... we are all doing good work and one more push ;-) lol ...ok. Maybe several more pushes, but we are, certainly, in the birth canal ;-)
Heart Chakra Releases as a doorway to Higher Dimensional Bodies
If in the past month or so, you found yourself suddenly in the middle of processing old hurts and traumas from long ago, or grieving losses you thought you had already grieved, know that you are not the only one. I have had a succession of people coming to me during the past month, who were experiencing unusual grieving processes, or revisiting old losses and situations that they thought they had mostly dealt with. I also heard from many people that were asking if their time on this planet was done, at this time. Or that were in the middle of very testing conditions.
As I assist people I often get guidance that I am told is for more than just the individual person asking. And I especially pay attention to the guidance I receive pertaining to the patterns and trends that show up over a period of time and that seem to indicate collective processes at work. In these cases of grief and "dark night of the Soul" type energy, I received that many were undergoing a very deep clearing of the heart chakra and heart wounds, because it is the heart that is the is the anchoring point for the upper dimensional energy bodies that are descending and activating at this time. These energy bodies anchor in the inner levels of the heart chakra and therefore, it is particularly important that the heart chakra be clear and open, and emptied out of old compacted energy. This is so that even the deepest recesses of the heart can be clear enough for the next level of our energetic being to install.
As usual, it is the light holder/starseed beings that go first with these processes, so do not be surprised if at the time it is the most awake ones that are doing most of the grieving, processing and even crying. This is not a sign that you are regressing, just a sign that you are going deeper with some of your core inner material. This is happening with any chakra, but right now, the energies coming in are triggering deep work on the heart chakra and all things heart center. For the healers out there, be aware of this, as you may see this happening also to your clients. Know that this is part of the process and facilitate them in this deep release process, as the issues will continue until the deep heart is all cleaned out.
I have found that although the trigger for the release may be in present time, as in someone who hurt or betrayed us, or a person or a pet that left or died, these triggers are often just instruments our Soul is using to help unseat much deeper energetic levels of ancient compacted grief, sadness and trauma. The trigger event jogs that compacted grief out of the chakra, so that it may be released and set free. If you find yourself grieving or processing an issue in a way that feels out of proportion to the events at hand, know that you are likely releasing a whole string of that energy from many lifetimes all at once, often going back right to the birth of your Soul. If really conscious, you may be able to even be grateful for the release, knowing that all of that compacted energy was festering below the surface and preventing you from truly being open, clear and free; and preventing you from anchoring the fullness of your multidimensional light in human form.
Also know that we are going through these processes in groups on some higher dimensionally driven timetable. If you have already been through this piece, know that your higher dimensional bodies likely have already anchored and if you have not been through it yet, you may not have gotten to this piece yet. And some may not have that much to clear or may have a different item on their Soul mission. We are not all here doing exactly the same thing, even if all of us, if we are in alignment with our original Soul consciousness and mission, are doing something that is serving our collective higher goals. We are all important pieces of the puzzle and each making their own unique contribution.
After the Releases: Upgrades, Rewiring and Sleep Patterns
Another complaint that I have been hearing from people and that I have also been experiencing myself is the need for unusual amounts of sleep. You may find that you are sleeping more and sleeping deeper or having a hard time getting up in the morning. In fact strange sleep patterns seem to have been a feature since Christmas: for the first few weeks after Christmas many could not sleep till 3am, then it seemed to switch into the deep and endless sleep phase. I have been receiving that the deep sleep is happening to those that have completed the clearing (or a stage of) and who are now in an anchoring phase, downloading and activating one or more of the higher dimensional bodies. This stage also often comes with physical adjustments and electric/nervous system changes that occur smoother when sleeping. Just like surgery, the upgrades happen better when the person is less conscious.
Re-Scripting Paths and Contracts
Sleep is also a way to exit this reality for a while, to do work, to get the next piece of information. And even to go to school or meetings on other planes. We are approaching a time of energetic completions, new energy bodies are activating or about to activate; and for many this also corresponds to new aspects of the Soul Mission and new chapters of life. For the souls in groups 1 and 2 of the peak of the shift (see my most recent article on my website www.reclaimingthelight.com for details), who are the ones on the last steps of their current activation process, big change is very much on the agenda, as new energy beckons new life circumstances after many of the endings of last year.
If you have been undergoing many endings and if you have been smelling the winds of change approaching, some of these long sleeping sessions are likely also associated with life reviews and planning meetings occurring at the higher self level, where the details of the next stage are discussed or tried on for size. Many of us came in with flexible Soul Contracts, that could be adjusted and changed, as the Earth and collective needs changed. This, however, does require the occasional life review and planning session on the inner planes, to tweak life paths at important energetic junctures, such as now. Watch your dreams, if you have any, for clues as to what your higher self is up to and what plans are developing for you at this time. Set the intention before you go to bed for deep healing, but also for recall of your adventures on the higher planes and meeting details, if you are curious about what is going on. If its information that is for the highest good for you to know, your higher aspects and councils will be happy to give you a sneak preview.
We are still many weeks away from Spring and it may seem premature to talk of spring right now. I may even write another newsletter between now and then. My intuition is that we are heading towards a spring that is more spring that usual, with big changes of the positive kind in the personal lives of front line planetary transformer Souls that have been holding the line for a long time and who have been very busy with all these upgrades and karmic clearings for several years now. Last year these Soul groups were held in somewhat of a holding pattern, while they held the transformational gates open for many. Many of you are very patient, strong and generous beings who at the Soul level have volunteered to hold the gateways between vibrational worlds open as long as you possibly could, in order to allow the greatest chance for evolution to all the members of all your soul groups. Many have held back their their own process of graduation in order to support the larger whole, acting as a bridge between timelines and dimensions. But there comes a time where waiting and bridging does not help either party, and the moment comes to shift in earnest, even if this involves some separations and leaving a few stragglers behind. Know that nobody is ever lost, there are just more evolutionary cycles to experience and more journeys to be had. We can't even says that it takes more time, as at the Soul level time as we understand it does not exist, but is a trick we use in the incarnational worlds, to keep us more engaged in the eternal present moment. The primary issue with missing a shift cycle is that sometimes that implies separations from companions one had hoped to travel with or with whom there were missions that one had agreed to. Some of the grieving people are experiencing has to do with these separations, as some Souls choose to shift now and others choose to spend a little more time mastering a higher density or different curriculum all together and drift out of our lives to pursue other paths. As these separations occur, this may require some rescripting, so that original mission goals and projects can continue, even if with different players.
So.... much releasing, upgrading, rewiring, resting and re-scripting going on at the moment, in preparation for spring. And if you want some support with the clearing and upgrading, to accelerate or ease the process, do check out the special that go hand in hand with this newsletter. I am offering both clearing and activation packages designed specifically to help people move through the speed-bumps and jump start their activation process at this time. I offer these as both skype/phone work and as remote work only. I have been working with many people with live activations lately and the process has been very interesting. And some of it, I have realized, is purely energetic, so adding the "remote activations" energy only option this time too. See below for all the details.
Alright...so that will be all for now... more in March :-)
Much love and happy shifting to you all
Copyright 2016. Katie Gallanti, MS, MA.
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