The rising moon is full, bright, and gold.
The autumn air is fresh and still.
The distant luminous clouds of white silk soak up the moonlight and drape the contours of the layered mountains below.
Nearby, the occasional lamp in a cabin window outlines the neighborhood hills which cradle Nandi, softly aglow, resting quietly before Shiva’s ornamental abode, highlighted in golden light.
The rising moon is full, bright, and gold.
Tonight the full moon will shine bright and beautiful… Guru Purnima… the full moon in July. Tomorrow will be the last day of the Mount Soma Phase 2 summer retreat. I am very pleased by how well everyone did with the Phase 2 Advanced Techniques. We attended the Guru Purnima Havan/Havan for Sarvadevatas today.
I’ve been living in these mountains for some 20 years now. I remember thinking that, in time, people probably come to know these mountains pretty well. I’ve come to realize that nobody ever really knows these mountains. They’re a mystery. An old-timer once said that you’ll never know what you might find in these mountains. We will, in time, rediscover Sat Yuga here.
A bit of a storm is coming in tonight… one to three inches of snow. In the air, you can feel it coming… These mountains are ancient… older than the Himalayas. You can still sense the ancient influence of Sat Yuga in them. These mountains are that old… We are most fortunate to live in their midst.
Some of the constants of physics are actually variables that shift slowly over thousands of years… eventually a phase transition happens… like water to ice… bringing about a new age… a new Yuga… a whole ‘new’ transition in the laws of nature… the laws of physics…
Soon the Advanced Techniques, Phase 1 Course will be upon us and after that, the Ashram people will be learning Phase 2 of the Advanced Techniques… Oh, so humbling…
The last couple of holiday seasons have been challenging for me. Some of you have sent (some anonymously) little gifts (treats, etc.) that are most warmly and humbly received.
Today we had our Christmas dinner at Mount Soma. As I looked around the room, I felt the family of dear friends comprising our Surya Ram community. You are all so deeply appreciated.
Wherever you may be over the next days, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
The feeling at Mount Soma these days is so sweet. We often congregate at the Student Union for lunch. Personally, I rely on those lunches for my primary source of sustenance, bringing some extra home for my evening meal. Today after lunch, a few of us decorated the Christmas tree. It was delightful. The Christmas carols played as the festivity waxed in beauty. Community… so exquisite… feeding the body, mind, and spirit…
I am getting so excited about teaching Phase 1 of the Advanced Techniques to more students next month and Phase 2 to the Ashram people and staff after that! The Advanced Techniques are an exponential leap forward for every individual’s evolution and super radiance of coherence for the world.
We had an interesting conversation at lunch in the Student Union yesterday. I was remembering how different things were 30 years ago. The Transcendent was, as if, dormant in people’s consciousness. People back then, when transcending, could not handle much… the purification was too intense. Now, our program has become so much more powerful and people do great with it! What is happening here at Mount Soma is so fabulous. Evolution is accelerating and beautiful to witness. More and more visitors are in awe of the profound influence Mount Soma has upon them.
It is so humbling to have the opportunity to offer these Advanced Techniques to the world. Phase 1 creates the foundation. Then, in Phase 2 and Phase 3, things really take off. Without question, the Advanced Techniques are by far the greatest teachings I have yet offered. It appears the Bhrigu Nadi was right that Mount Soma will become a beacon light for the world. The people living here will all attain Unity Consciousness… so humbling.
At Mount Soma, in the past, we have seen rocket launches such as the below in the eastern sky:
“People across the mid-Atlantic may see a rocket fly through the sky on Saturday morning as it blasts off from Wallops Island, Virginia.
“An Antares rocket is set to launch from the Wallops Island Flight Facility at 7:37 a.m. EST Saturday, 11/11/17 in a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).” – Accuweather
Mount Soma and Sri Somesvara Temple will be featured in a segment of North Carolina Weekend on UNC-TV. It airs at 9:00pm tonight, November 2, 2017. The segment is also available on YouTube – see below. Enjoy!
Thank you to all who tuned in to watch the live YouTube streaming today!
Here is the recorded video:
The members of a healthy community share a similar identity. In times past, it would have been a similar ethnic background or religion. Today, by virtue of far-reaching communication through television, Internet, etc., many of those boundaries have melted away, leaving people with no sense of identity…