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These are the five Yogic Sutras* given to us for the Aquarian (Information) Age.
* A sutra is a ‘knot’. It is a complex spiritual concept reduced to one sentence and later expanded upon by a spiritual teacher. Sutras allowed sacred teachings to be protected from harm (by appearing harmless to conquerors) and were brief enough to be remembered by students in ancient times.
1. There is a Way Through Every Block
It is guaranteed that challenges come into your life for your spiritual growth and healing. No one is exempt ! In fact, the day you have no challenges is the day you are dead. Every challenge, no matter how great or small, has a solution or a way through. This solution, however, doesn’t come from the rational or logical mind. A pros and cons list will not work.
The solution will come bubbling to the surface through your intuition. How do you know the difference between intuition and thoughts from the mind? Intuition is neutral in energy – there is no judgment, no ‘shoulds’ and no fear. Intuition is the creative energy – it is like a small soft voice in you ear.
REFLECTION: As you face a challenge in your life, take a moment and remember that there is a way through every block. Breathe long and deep for a few minutes and wait for the answer to come. Start acting from your intuition and trust that you will be guided to the next best step for you!
2. Understand Through Compassion or You will Misunderstand the Times
In the Age of Aquarius, the age of enlightenment, we are being called to move out of the Piscean motto, what’s in it for me ? to the Aquarian motto, how can my actions benefit the whole ?
Compassion is learning and acting from the heart. If we choose to go into judgment or look away from our suffering fellow human beings we are misunderstanding the times. It is only the ego and mind that keep us separate from one another and in denial of the truth.
The Aquarian Age is recognizing that we are ONE human tribe on planet earth, all of us brothers and sisters connected by ONE spirit. We are here on this planet to serve, uplift and help one another.
REFLECTION: Keep your heart open today as you approach people and challenges. Resist the urge to go into the mind and ego to become separate. Remember to look into the eyes of others to see the same light that lives in us all.
3. When the Time is on You, Start, and the Pressure will be Off
The way that we perceive time is an illusion. There is no past and no future – only the present Now. Time is only consciousness moving.
This expansion of consciousness is pressurizing you to change, grow and evolve on your soul’s journey. It is foolish to hold back this process with procrastination. In truth, we all know within our deepest selves what changes need to be made.
Worry and stress about ‘what if’ scenarios will only lead to more suffering and paralysis. This is the mind’s play and you’ll end up like a dog chasing its tail.
REFLECTION: The Universe is change. Change is constant so why not embrace it? It is time for you to make changes in your life. Take the first step – no matter how small and you will feel the pressure immediately start to ease up. This will give you the momentum to keep changing and growing.
4. Vibrate the Cosmos, the Cosmos shall clear the path
All of the universe is a vibration of energy. We are either vibrating in harmony or disharmony with the universe. We vibrate frequency through our thoughts, words, actions, emotions and feelings. What we put out to the Universe we receive back much like a boom-a-rang.
When life seems to be continually placing blocks along your path and nothing seems to be moving – it may be showing that you are not vibrating in harmony with the Universe. To vibrate with the Universe is to vibrate the higher frequencies of love, compassion and kindness.
One of the best ways to be in the flow of the cosmos is through yoga and meditation. Chanting mantra – sacred sounds to attune yourself to the Universe.
REFLECTION: Are you in the creative flow of the Universe today. Do you feel that something isn’t moving in your life? Shift the frequency of your thoughts to be more aligned with the Universe. Bring in the higher frequency energy and then watch your path clear !
4. Recognize the Other Person is You
We can only truly see ourselves reflected in another person. If we admire qualities in another, we are only seeing those same qualities in ourselves. These qualites may not yet be developed or expressed. On the flip side, if we see qualities that we dislike in another – again, we are only seeing ourselves – perhaps a disowned part called the shadow.
The more we are identified with our ego, the more judgmental we will be toward others and the more we will project our own personlity traits onto others.
In the Age of Aquarius, the age of enlightenment, we are being called to take full responsibility for our experiences and to live the Truth – we are ALL ONE.
REFLECTION: Just for one day, own everything (good and bad) that you see in another person.