So much has been happening here at Mount Soma lately!
The Student Union parking lot is now paved, as is the driveway between Hanuman Park and Sri Somesvara Temple. Mount Soma Boulevard repairs are complete. It all looks amazing!
Next week, we will begin filming a video series specifically for the Michael Mamas YouTube channel. The YouTube videos are now just excerpts from various lectures. Finding short clips that do not require the context of the full talk is not so easy. The upcoming videos will be short, to the point, and progressive in their order. While a short segment is necessary in this 30-second, sound-bite oriented world, it does run the risk of being misunderstood. The best we can do is explain that as the series progresses, all the pieces of the puzzle will come together. Once the big picture is seen, confusion around the separate points gets resolved. Making a series that can be heard by all – atheists, religiously devout, spiritual scholars, agnostics, emotionalists, and extremists – is quite a challenge! However, I believe it can be done.
We have resumed working with the Sthapatis (Vedic architects) to refine the details for the other temples as per the Vaastu Shastras.
Planning for the TV show to be filmed in India is still in the works.
Early planning regarding the construction of a second Mount Soma Enlightened City in Africa has begun.
Some say it is not a good idea to announce things that have not yet manifested. They argue that it can lead to disappointment if those things don’t actually happen. I prefer to keep you in the loop. I think there is a good learning here. Not every seed that is planted bears fruit. This is simply the real world process of manifestation. As I have said many times, you put something out, see what comes back, and adjust accordingly. This is a major component of the mastery of life.
The ashram program has really blossomed into a solid group of people. It is truly remarkable to see their incredible rate of refinement. It is humbling, astounding, awe inspiring, and affirming… all at the same time. As their individuality shines forth, hand in hand with their unity with all that is, they stand as outstanding examples of evolution. The Mount Soma community as a whole is also inspiring. Each individual is following their own walk of life while, at the same time, enjoying the mutual support, friendship, and love of community. In this day and age with so many people on the move, the value of community in this nation seems to be eroding away… here it is on the rise. People often feel they need to get married and have children so they are not alone in their old age. Of course, marriage and children are a beautiful thing, but when the community value is solid, no one ever needs to fear being alone.
I once visited an ashram in India where people of all ages lived. I remember in particular an elderly woman. She was so full of life, love, and contentment as she slowly moved through her daily routine. In fact, everyone there lived a life of fulfillment… acting in harmony with their own unique individual nature and stage of life… their own interests, their own song. It was very moving to witness. “This is community,” I thought to myself. I wanted to create that for the world, and now at Mount Soma it has happened.
Based upon phone calls, bookings, and the nice weather forecast, this Memorial Day weekend appears to be shaping up as the biggest weekend we have ever experienced here at Mount Soma. It should be inspiring, profound, and also a lot of fun.
Have a good Memorial Day weekend everyone!
Thank you for the inspiring update Brahmarshi! I know that I will eventually get to Mount Soma and do more to help the manifestation along however I don’t feel as frustrated as before because I am truly functioning from a new place. I am not sure of what word to use to describe it besides “new”. Nature does support best and I feel it everyday all day..its kind of crazy. I will continue to do what I can from here and appreciate each day where it leads.
Thank you for caring so much about us
Its really very exciting what is happening at Mount Soma. I think of the roads being paved as smoothing the way for more and more people to find out about, visit and experience the amazing potential that Mount Soma has to offer each of us.
I’m feeling the positive momentum. Thanks for sharing!
I got to sing my brains out alone in the visitor center this morning! 😉 It was awesome!
Thank you for the update about the ashram program. They are the pioneers and inspiration for the rest of us. They are the validation, the proof is in the pudding, that it all works. Daily meditation, guidance from an Enlightened Master, inner exploration, etc. It all works. It truly is the final frontier. My hats off to everyone living at Mount Soma for having the courage and fortitude to keep chipping away at their samskaras. You guys are the best!
I also have an additional huge thank you to Brahmarshi. I remember many years ago at a fundraiser at the Blue Ridge Assembly, when Barry Watson said to Brahmarshi, “Just don’t quit.” And you never have… quite the opposite. You are the ultimate inspiration who ceaselessly keeps us going.
Each day in the ashram is inspiring. There is nothing like being in the presence of an enlightened Master, being directly involved in projects that are designed to raise the consciousness of humanity, and living in a place that radiates coherence and harmony. Our evolution is supported every minute of every day. How great is that?!
In Africa really? That amazing
Where in africa?
Barbara that is great indeed.
Thank you for the update Brahmarshi. May all your seeds spring to life.
It’s wonderful to hear what all is planned. Africa for a second Mount Soma? It’s not what I expected but how exciting!
I’m definitely planning on Mount Soma being my old-age-community. 🙂
Africa? I’m surprised, I thought with students that we have had over the years the next would be in Asia or Europe. But wherever it is, it will be needed there too. I’m thinking that some of it must have to do with the lay of the land, heights for appropriate temple Vaastu for the gods, and of course, the ability to purchase the land or maybe we have a donor that has not stepped forward? All conjecture at this point…looking forward to the unfolding as we continue to evolve and attract.
See you soon!