The Deep Dive Meditation Retreat, going on at Mount Soma now, has permeated the atmosphere with a magnificent feeling of sweet stability, peace, and sustenance. In searching for a word to describe it, “normal” comes to mind. It feels normal to me. In this day and age, “normal” is something very rare and precious. It is very different from “average” or “typical”. Normal means natural. Normal means the way life was designed to be… how life was designed to feel.
During my years of ashram living, “normal” was a daily living reality. After leaving the ashram, “normal” was something I profoundly missed. But I felt compelled, even obligated, to recreate that state of normal for the entire world… for all of humanity. The atmosphere is so very important to life. A fish out of water is not a happy fish. The typical atmosphere humanity has created in this world of ours is far from normal.
With the retreat going on, I feel like I am on vacation. Mount Soma has been growing in this direction for some time, but it is even more tangible now. I remember decades ago in India there was a large assembly of saints and meditators that created a feeling like this. I did not fully realize how much I missed it until we recreated it here at Mount Soma, particularly during this retreat. It is a beautiful ‘welcome home’ sort of feeling.
This underscored the nature of our purpose. We do not need to directly abolish war or pollution or starvation or disharmony among people. We have only to create this atmosphere in the world. Once done, it is only a matter of time before “unnatural behavior” bubbles out and is cast aside and all of life returns to normal. Normal means natural. Natural means fulfilled, happy, harmonious, prosperous, content, joyful, healthy… abundant. The true nature of life is bliss. All else is unnatural. All we need to do is create the proper atmosphere. Then, quite simply… over time, everything will self correct.
Rays of light expanding ~~~radiating joyful hope , sending grateful love blessings
Beautiful! I have been thinking a lot about this retreat and interestingly “normal” is one of the words which has been on my mind. I love the way Brahmarshi uses the word in this blog, and I realize that I have been using it differently.
This retreat has really opened my eyes to what depth really means, or what a deep dive really is. From that perspective, this retreat has seemed incredibly “normal,” almost routine. I remember the Kaivalya course in 2009 and it was far from normal. People seemed weird at times, and were obviously much less integrated. This time around, however, everything feels very solid, much more coherent. In that sense, it has felt like “business as usual”, but in an incredibly sweet and coherent way. The change in group consciousness is obvious, as is the need for me to redefine my concept of depth.
Jai Guru Dev
This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you again!
Love and appreciation to you all for the great work you are doing there.
I am getting a very deep sense that from now on..everytime I arrive at Mount Soma..I will be enjoying the very warm feeling of “Welcome Home”.
Thank you Brahmarshi..without you none of this happens!
I love this last paragraph in particular ” We do not need to directly abolish war or pollution or starvation or disharmony among people. We have only to create this atmosphere in the world. ” ….. I have been feeling your ‘normality’ sweet, natural, coherent presence everytime I meditate lately. Thank you for taking us all with you.
It sounds like it is taking the disharmony and creating a counter balance for it. This is very understandable. I hope to be able to visit ya’ll someday. It is hard to find people in every day life that understand the world from this spherical perspective.
It is very good to hear from you.
Disharmony is like the dust raised by a stagecoach as it rushes by. It is a thin film over the grandeur of existence. So personally, I would not use the phrase ‘counter balance’ only because it has the feeling to me that it put disharmony on equal footing with harmony. This is the same a the notion of Go(o)d and (D)evil. There is only one Absolute, and that is absolute harmony. What is thought of as evil is not an absolute… It is simply something that is unaware of it true nature… Ignore-ance. With the proper technology, disharmony can be washed away from the face of life as simply as one washes their own face. Meeting disharmony on it own level, however, makes its removal a most formidable task.
Your comment is beautiful and much appreciated. It inspired me to bring up a very important point. I hope to see you at Mount Soma some day.
Brahmarshi, when you express your ‘profound’ perspective of the relative, I am amazed by your wisdom and intricate knowledge of the Transcendent. I love living at Mount Soma and having the opportunity to expand my consciousness during meditation each day. You are such a blessing to the relative and all of us. Thank you.