Each of us has a world we live in. Of course, in the deepest sense, you have no limit. However, on the level of daily life we each have a certain size to our sphere of awareness, activity and influence… our world. Our global group mentality, too, is a world… a group consciousness… a self perpetuating system.
The other morning at the temple, around 4 a.m., sitting in front of the linga, I saw the size of our world – the group consciousness of humanity. It was represented as the size of the linga before me. Then my awareness went to the bigger invisible linga that reached infinitely up and out of the temple and into the earth, engulfing the physical linga before me. It was as if the physical linga was a small gateway to its greater nature. It started with a mudra that took me over, raised back my head, pushed back my arms, and showed me what was always there, but not yet physiologically lived by humanity.
To accomplish our goal for Mount Soma, the group sphere of awareness is expanding to this size. This is not a conceptual shift but a physiological shift. As your sphere of influence expands, your world expands – your physiology expands.
We are all ever-expanding – always opening to new horizons. But to open further, you must be willing to open. If not, the process is resisted and constrained. But to want to open is not to know what that really means or to see what direction it leads… what it feels like in the physiology, in the psyche. Even among those wanting to open, few are willing to open, preferring that it would conform to notions of how it should be… conform to your current sphere, world, mentality.
Even a small glimpse of that new world is a wonderful gift pointing in a direction and opening the way. Each sphere, each world you may for a time be living in, seems small, cloistered, and constricted in contrast to the next. Yet the physiology must be prepared before the next shift can take place. Otherwise, the individual can not hold it… like a lotto winner who can not deal with the world they find themselves thrown into… or an overnight success in the entertainment business unable to live in the new world they find themselves in. When done in this balanced manner, each successive sphere brings with it greater joy, wisdom, happiness, evolution, positive influence, and vision. It is like the successive blossoming of a flower. Through proper meditation and discernment, you culture your physiology for expansion. When done by even one individual, it supports the future expansion of global consciousness.
There is no end to expansion. It happens gradually, yet with phase transitions along the way. The next stage of expansion of our global mentality is on its way. A glimpse, of not just the conceptual details but the physiological experience of an expanded global mentality, changes lives. It will be quite something when it happens globally. We are most fortunate to be living at this time of great transition.
Now it is important to make it clear that each individual’s role will expand as the global awareness expands. Those leading the way will expand to take on greater roles, opening the doors for all others. The shift in the linga size represents the shift in each individual’s role.
The other night this expansion from the physical to the bigger linga was experienced as the expansion of my own personal role that will, and needs to, take place. It may or may not look dramatically different on the surface. That will depend upon the perceiver. However, inside, where it really matters, the shift will be huge.
I invite you to join me.
Wow! You always show us more.
Jai Shiva Sankara.
I feel frozen in fear.
Gaia and I are looking forward to joining everyone for the Meditaton Retreat.
Jai Guru Dev.
It is extremely fortunate and incredible that we have you as a teacher, but even more so that you are willing to share your own evolution with us. Thank you so much!
I had just a glimpse, just a feeling, but it sparked my imagination like nothing ever has before. Off and on over the last 48 hours or so I have been feeling and re-visiting that glimpse…and found myself moved by a subtle sense of how the new world might function as a community…rendering 90% of the current structure we live by, obsolete, unnecessary and mundane. This old structure would give way to a new baseline of wisdom, far more sublime than what we currently toss out as wisdom, that will be shared and relied upon by most people in our local and global communities…a new foundation for reinventing everything…and ourselves.
There was a moment of deep joy, with some sense that something had already been accomplished.
It is reassuring and somehow makes sense that 90-99% of the changes occur within and only 1-10% on the surface may change.
Thanks for leading the way, Captain.
Honestly I just don’t feel like I really conveyed what I wanted to with this blog. We all have our roles in life. Your role corresponds to a state of physiology, psyche, etc. As your role changes, all of this changes. My role will likely be shifting so I will be shifting with it. I’m not really sure that means evolving exactly, though evolution does take place as we move forward with our lives. I feel things are about to expand. If so, we will all be expanding with it. We will see what the future holds. After this experience with the larger linga, it seems odd that I never really paid attention to it before. At some point I will show it to others while we are in the temple. I would like to know what their experience is like.
Brahmarshi, we should be so lucky as join with you and have you show us the way. The pearl of a thousand lifetimes.
Jai Guru Dev
Jai Guru Dev
Brahmarshi, you have touched my life and I feel deep within my heart that my relationship of my own consciousness with God has positioned me to receive your teachings, as I believe we all, as your students must feel within. I can’t help but feel the sense of grandure that you want to convey to us and what potential lies before us on the road ahead. For me, the Karma that surrounds my deeper consciousness, has to be shed. I want so much to contribute to this global awakening, but the Karma shades everything, colors everything. Your words are so profound so beautiful, but I, may I say we, can only see or receive your revelations through the lens of our own Karmic distortion. How can we really move past our own Karma, our own level in the sea of consciousness, if not by the grace of God and Guru. I don’t no that I have expressed myself accordingly, I guess what I mean to say is that I yearn so much to receive your teachings and experiences you share with us and and prepare for and help expand this dawning of evolved consciousness and the situation still remains that I need to burn away my present Karma to really gain a deeper understanding. I am speaking from me heart, and simply looking for answers. Thank you, Erik
Your words are beautiful. Do the meditation regularly and continue reading the blogs. There are also books available, etc. You could call the Center at 828-627-6200 for more information. It would be good to meet you in person some time. I assume you live in the US? What part of the country? Perhaps you could make it to Mount Soma or a free lecture in San Francisco where i teach 4 times per year.
“I invite you to join me???” Has ever such a magnanimous invitation been offered? At least to me it hasn’t.
However that wasn’t my first reaction. Initially, for a very brief moment I thought: “Will I join YOU? Man Maharshi you ask a lot!” and then I thought: “of course I will, I just hope I can keep up.” Amidst these fleeting thoughts was a sense of child like pride and enthusiasm that YOU invited ME! And then I read the “fine print.”
Contained in about the 4th paragraph you point out the difference between wanting to open and being willing to open while not knowing where it leads. Wow! What a significant difference. It separates first response from second response in a different way.
I realize experientially that I am culturing my physiology through meditation and that my world is expanding. I must forever realize this is a process that takes time; that it takes daily watering of the flower for it to bloom. I also realize that if I don’t constantly use great discernment and meditation, in other words reading the fine print, I might respond with “sure I get it, where do I sign?” not remembering that a conceptual grasp is far different than a physiological shift. Thank you for reminding me of just how subtle and sublime the process is.
In the first Surya class I attended I wanted to ask you to explain the meaning of “physiology.” I was too embarrassed, thinking I was probably the only one who didn’t know the meaning of the word. Some ten years later, although I still can’t describe the meaning of the word, I do know that it is expanding within me.
I also know that the more my physiology expands the more I realize I need you. Somehow the thought of your expanded role frightens me. I don’t want to be left behind.
As I re-read your post, the Apostles and Disciples kept coming into my mind.
With profound humility I have pondered your invitation to join you and through my discernment I realize it will take a lot of work, especially when it doesn’t conform to my current world. But amidst my tears and fears, I’ll be there as long as you’ll have me.
With profound gratitude,
I am assuming it is OK for us to comment on each other’s posts. I hope it is. I just want to tell you I can feel your heart and I am very grateful for your post. It is as if you have spoken on my behalf. I am guessing that you have lovingly spoken for many of us. Thank you,
I am so very touched reading this blog but I am at work so I am very much holding my experience. I began my shift in a wonderful way today, looking at pictures of Anandamayi Ma on Facebook. It just felt like what I needed to do at the moment.
Then I opened this blog. It amazes me, the power of the written word and how these words find a way to the core of my being. Which to me, is odd, because I feel like the power of sound and hearing the Guru’s voice would very much chip away at my chit. Then I consider just being in the presence of the Guru and how that experience touches me. But I have to say, the thing I look forward to the most is looking into the eyes of my Guru.
What Erik shared is incredible that someone who has never been in Your presence can find You and have this experience as well. I always do have concerns about how I am taking in the Knowledge based on my current karmic state.
Well I always like to think I found You ,but I think you found me, and I am forever grateful. In real time, I have the worst sense of direction even when I am using my GPS. I just get lost.
So I am always in gratitude for the blessings of being with my Guru and I cannot wait to see all the people who live there and will be visiting for the Retreat. And to be able to travel there with Gaia I feel doubly blessed.
Now that I have finished typing I feel so hot like I am about to explode myself, but at least I am in a Hospital and someone could clean up the mess.
Jai Guru Dev
Thank you again Brahmarshi. Your teachings have been a part of my life for quite some time now, really since I read the Golden Frog some years ago. I live in Massachusetts and have had the opportunity to attend a couple of your seminars in RI, experiences that greatly enhanced my life. I have read most of your wonderful books and your Surya study course and still meditate every day with your Ram meditation. Thank you for all you have awakened in me. In terms of this blog and the comments, I think I’m really discovering that I am working through my own inner thoughts and questions and find beautiful reflections and answers through the act of writing the comment itself. Anouther exquisite opportunity for personal process and Karma removal. I do look forward to the day I can see you in person again. God bless you and thank you,
Beautiful… Wanting to open very sincerely and deeply and yet I am always impressed with how much resistance comes up when it is happening.
May I continue to move forward.
Jai Guru Dev
I would love for you to show me the experience you had the next time we are in the temple together.
All the best,
Jai Siva Sankara.
What a blessing it is to be associated with so many wonderful people.I am always amazed by how few people can understand what a universal gift you are to humanity Brahmarshi.I know you have told me I can hear it because it is familiar.I also keep in mind how we are shrouded by our karma.I am not sure of very many things in this life however as scary and amazing evolving will be and how moving through the blackness of the journey just might be terrifying at times..I am not a quitter and I will not squander the blessing received from the Gods, of a beacon to light that very darkness.
“Thank you” only barely touches my gratitude.