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We have a bit of a dilemma. It has to do with time. We are now ready to move the discussion on into the next area of advanced yoga practices. The question is, are you ready? "Yes," you say, "I want to read about it." The dilemma is not so much in the reading. It is in the application of the knowledge, how to go about that. The lessons being written here are the result of decades of experience in yoga. It will take six months or so to fully describe for you how to do the most important advanced yoga practices, and what their effects will be. Once the writing is complete, you will be able to read it all in just a few days. Obviously, it would not be advisable for you to begin all of these advanced yoga practices in the time it would take you to read about them. It would not be possible. Each stage of practice requires a substantial period of acclimation before the next stage can be successfully entered. If one tries to run before they have become reasonably adept at walking, there is a strong likelihood they will fall flat on their face. This is also true in taking on advanced yoga practices. A gradual build-up is not a luxury -- it is a necessity. So, that is the dilemma. Having received all this powerful information on the front end, how will you build up your practices in an appropriate manner over time? It boils down to finding what your unique time line will be, your pace, and being methodical about building up, being careful not to take on too much at once. Everyone is different and has a different capacity for taking on new practices. You will have to find your own pace, your own time line that is progressive for you, yet stable. The challenge used to be in finding the knowledge. Here, the challenge is in applying it as expeditiously as you are inspired to without overdoing it and falling off the wagon, so to speak. In the old days, it was said that it was better to receive powerful spiritual techniques lifetimes late, rather than a minute too soon. Practices were doled out sparingly over long periods of time on an individualized basis. This hardly fits with the face-paced, mass-market information age we now live in, where, in many fields, new applications of knowledge supercede the old every few years. There is a need to speed up the transmission and integration of the knowledge of advanced yoga practices. It needs to be simplified and codified in ways that will bring it into the mainstream of this scientific age. It has to be turned over to the people, and the people must decide how it will be applied for practical benefit for present and future generations. It must happen, or the methods of transmitting this knowledge will remain in the dark ages, and few will benefit. The world can no longer afford to be without effective and freely available methods for unfolding the inner nature of humanity. There are those who say, "Do not throw pearls before swine." Two thousand years ago this may have been good advice for those who had spiritual knowledge. If they were open in its dissemination, it was likely they would be attacked by an angry, superstitious mob, and executed soon after. Today, we need a more open approach. We stand at an important juncture in history. Can we continue to sit by and regard the human race as a mob, as swine, undeserving of the knowledge that will transform it? No. Humanity is more than that, and deserves to have the means to experience its true nature. It is time for change. We stand on the edge of a massive shift in human awareness. Its consequences exceed the realization centuries ago that the earth is round and not flat, and that the sun is the center of the solar system and not the earth. The realization occurring in the present is that the interior of the human being is the center of divine experience, of God, and of truth. It is not somewhere else. External experiences, whether they appear divine or not, are but mirrors of the internal experience of the human being. Every human being is a window, a portal, from this world to the infinite, and from the infinite to this world. These lessons give you the most important tools of human transformation, the means to open the portal in you. The decision making on what practices to do is in your hands. It is no different than applying any form of knowledge. We are all familiar with learning to apply powerful technologies prudently and beneficially ? automobiles, household machinery, modern medicine, electricity, the unlimited information of the internet? We can use these things effectively within a reasonable learning period. This is an instruction manual on advanced yoga practices. Wise practitioners will know what to do with it. Others will let it go by, and it will incubate for a while, which is part of the awakening process also. The knowledge is here. It is suggested you take it in. But don't act on it all at once. Take it one step at a time. Become comfortable in a practice before you add on the next one. The more we evolve in our practice to a comfortable routine, the easier will we be able to take on something new. It takes time. We have already added cross-legged sitting to our meditation routine. Have you been making good progress with that? We are about to embark on a new leg of the journey ? pranayama. Pranayama will evolve into a complex practice with far-reaching effects. We will build it up with simple, logical steps. Even so, if you are uneven in your meditation practice, and trying to get in cross-legged position at the same time, taking on pranayama will be too much for now. Way too much. So wait until the meditation and crossed legs are stable. You may be one who skips the crossed legs altogether. That's okay. Still, be sure your meditation is comfortable and in a steady routine before taking on pranayama. This message of taking it gradually will be repeated over and over again as we, in very few pages, step though eons of powerful spiritual knowledge designed for opening your inner doors. The dilemma of timing will be resolved if you respect the power and delicacy of this knowledge, and apply it responsibly in your life. It is recommended you err on the side of sticking with regular, stable practice. Always consider carefully before you add a new practice. If you overdo and feel instability, back off to your last stable platform of practice. There you can regroup and take your time considering the best way to move ahead. Meditation is the core practice. With it alone you will go far. Everything else is designed to enhance the process of meditation, to enhance the flow of pure bliss consciousness through the body and in the surroundings. If it is only meditation you are interested in, it will be enough. If you are interested in more, there will be plenty for you here. The guru is in you. Note: For a detailed discussion on the structure and pacing of self-directed spiritual practice, see the AYP Eight Limbs of Yoga book. http://aypsite.com/38.html
- By sheryl heart
- Published 05/30/2012
~Quantum Psychological Transparency of Thought And DreamsThrough Quantum Metaphysics~ A quantum psychological sharing of the idealism of thought through a quantum metaphysical point of view. How thoughts are simply like clouds and come to pass and how we can de-tach from thought and not be distracted ,but simply watch them float as we are in touch with the internal observer and seeing all and everything through eyes of quantum transparency seeing past the illusional matrix of thought. Also included here is a small section on lucid dreaming and working the egregore in a form of ego magician role that your ego can take on as a role of evolution in your ascension. Also lastly,explored a section on healing from self abuse and how the healing of these roots can end the cycle of abuse in any form played out in your experience. Enjoy:) By Quantum Goddess Of Light
- By sheryl heart
- Published 05/19/2012
~ Quantum Psychology of Thought Dis-association~ A quantum psychological view of thought dis-association and taking away interest in certian thoughts you may no longer, such as obsessive thoughts all while on my walk of scenic winnipeg's north end. We also look at some quantum metaphysics of the heart and how nothing can ever be ruled out. Also a breif look at the core beleif sytem and how letting it go can let you be free of further third dimensional programming.
Q: We went to the mountains last weekend and I meditated outdoors overlooking a huge valley. It was beautiful, and my meditation was wonderful. I was blissfully intermingled with the soft mountain air. Is there a benefit in meditating outdoors in beautiful places?
A: There is great benefit in being outdoors in beautiful places, but not necessarily in meditating there. To be able to appreciate the profound beauty of nature is the greatest joy in life. For what greater purpose could we be here than to enjoy the infinite sea of harmony in and all around us? Regular meditation gradually cultivates our inherent ability to appreciate the beauty in life. But remember what we are doing in meditation. We are easily picking up the mantra and letting it go however it will. Then we are picking it back up again when we realize we have been off it. This procedure we do for twenty minutes twice a day. We do not meditate for a particular experience while we are doing it.
The purification process has its own way to go. We cannot direct it or predict it. We do the easy procedure of meditation and let it happen. So, doing the meditation procedure is not about sitting on a mountaintop or in any particular place, except to take advantage of the best place we have available at meditation time where we will have the least distraction. Jesus said, "Go into your closet to pray." This is the idea. Meditation is an inner process, so we withdraw to do it. If we are on an airplane, in a waiting room, or on top of a mountain, we may not have a choice, so we make the best of it and meditate there. As discussed previously, it can easily be done. However, we do not go sit outdoors on a mountaintop for the purpose of meditating. It's much better to be in the cabin where it is quiet and subdued. Then we can meditate, go inward, with the least stimulation of the outer senses. Later on we can go out and appreciate the grand display of the valley below, having soaked ourselves with the perception-illuminating qualities of pure bliss consciousness. Close your eyes then, if you wish, and be one with the glory of nature all around you. Enjoy!
Meditation is a preparation for enriching the experience of everything else. It is a retreat from the outer world to pure bliss consciousness within so we can come back and know the outer world in a much more refined way. If we try and blend our meditation practice with experiencing the outer world at the same time, the results will not be optimal. First we go in. Then we come back out. Our meditation is not about trying to be in and out at the same time.
That state of being both in and out at the same time comes naturally with regular daily meditation. Being in and out at the same time is not the practice of meditation. It is the fruit of meditation. Do be inspired by the beauty of nature. Know that you can experience nature in increasingly refined ways as a result of daily practice of meditation. Use your inspiration to redouble your commitment to daily practice. Then, in time, you will know nature in a way that will permanently melt you in bliss. Then your natural state will be to be completely in and completely out at the same. You will become the great outdoors. This is the fruit of true yoga and true religion. This is enlightenment. The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed instructions on deep meditation, see the AYP Deep Meditation book. http://aypsite.com/31.html
Oh Huishan's Spiritual & Holistic Musings Blog is the place where I can write to help myself sort out my thoughts and what I have learnt in life and in the process, I hope to be able to help touch others in their lives too!
If you find my name Huishan hard to pronounce or remember, you can call me Shanie for short. :)
~Limitless Dimension~ An Understanding in brief of the limitless dimension .Living in infinite love at its most free Balancing all you see as illusion through the matrix in your multi dimensional integration while living freely and boundlessly without suffering as the true spirit you truly are . Balancing living unconditionally among a world of programmed illusions on the physical and some information from experience about the spirit and it's limitless capacity to be absolutely anywhere in the ether. A short section about labels and experience. Also some information regarding sympathetic magic and the two branches of imitative and contagious magic. Enjoy :) By Quantum Goddess Of Light
A little awareness on key subjects such as sexual awareness for teens, and adults,male and female, including when a short description of std's awareness no matter age,gender or ethnicity. Knowing it's alright to say no and deciding when your ready . Also a section on marijuana addiction and living freely from addiction and realizing everything is a seed of evolution. We live in a world with so much change,make the changes that let you grow and prosper,and enjoy living ,loving and laughing. the change begins with you. Your inner voice like mine has something to say too, open up and speak,and if it's a change you wish to make ,make it,but only you can make that change. Change begins with you! Nothing can be forced. but flowing with the changes in your experience will let you grow and stop a possibly deadly lifestyle or lifestyle practice.
- By Yogani AYPYoga
- Published 05/16/2012
Q: If I become a vegetarian, will meditation be better?
A: Only if you are naturally inclined that way. Forced diets are not usually the best diets, because they introduce stress and self-judgement. The first chance it gets, the body rushes back to the old diet. This is why regimented diet programs rarely work over the long run. It has to come from within. If you meditate regularly, you will find that, in time, you will be drawn to a lighter, more nutritious diet. Your preferences will change naturally. Go with that. The body knows what it needs to sustain the process of purification fostered by meditation.
As pure bliss consciousness rises, the eating habits will change accordingly. "Light and nutritious" is about all the diet description you will see here in these lessons. "Light" to aid in easy cleansing of the nervous system through advanced yoga practices, and "nutritious" to help keep the body in good health. Too light is not usually nutritious, and too nutritious is not usually light. Balance is the key, and regular meditation will naturally lead us in that direction. A preoccupation with diet is not an aid to meditation. So take it easy and meditate twice each day. If you do that, the diet will take care of itself. The guru is in you. Note: For detailed instructions on deep meditation, see the AYP Deep Meditation book. For detailed discussion on yogic diet, see the AYP Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli book. http://aypsite.com/30.html