I use the word ‘miracles’ to describe positive, sometimes dramatic events in our lives for which there is no rational explanation. Once these happen often enough, the entire psychology begins to shift, from one satisfied with the eventual fulfillment of routine goals, to moving into a larger, richer and deeper sphere of life where anything is possible without qualification.
If we simply experience a special event in our lives, a large gift or a narrow escape or an unexpected spiritual fulfillment, we can chalk it up to providence or good karma, and continue unchallenged. But if the events keep on occurring, we begin to reassess our world view, and wonder quite hungrily if perhaps something more is available? 🙂
As resigned to it as many of us have become, human beings are not meant to live in spiritual, material, or emotional poverty. When the hunger for more is there, we feel it within, and recall the eternal promise of its transformation into inner and outer wealth – This desire drives us for lifetimes…
In a previous entry quoting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the glory of being near to Brahmananda Saraswati, Maharishi noted that the Guru will bring experiences to the student so that a rapid advancement to Brahman, to Totality, can occur. This is a very personalized experience, tailored to the student, moving inexorably through our gates of doubt and disbelief, mercilessly destroying our ignorance and the shaky edifices relying on its support.
Of course some preparation is necessary to engage in such a relationship and to travel quickly through such gates as set us free. In order to prep my senses and strengthen myself I did the TM-Siddhis program for 13 years daily. I would’ve continued the program, but the Sidhis continued to develop instead under the precise tutelage of Brahmananda Saraswati. My efforts were no longer necessary. This is the REAL Course On Miracles. 🙂
Most noticeable at first was the deepening of my sense of sight. Even as I took the course I was able to see into my body, at first my forearm and all the sinew and muscle and veins and arteries. For some reason the first images were viewed as through a green filter. This later resolved.
I mention this filter not because of any significance it had, but to point out that such experiences are highly personalized according to one’s physiology at the time. Even though the practical effect may be similar for another, the subjective experience will fit the person.
This experience of subtle sight has continued, purified, and expanded, to using this ability in conjunction with clearing inflammation which presents for example as soreness, arthritis, and on a social, national and global scale, stress. Without thinking about it, these abilities easily integrated themselves into my life. I mentioned the recent addition of seeing the direct interplay of the Divine in the fulfillment of such experiences. The progression, though it sounds flashy has occurred over twenty six and a half years so far.
As these abilities matured I didn’t get carried away and open a shop for my practice. I will still take an ibuprofen for my muscle soreness if I want to. The whole thing becomes part of life. There was a phrase we used as teenagers, “don’t peak too soon”, and it has always stuck with me. If we hold off on defining our lives by our abilities and grow the abilities to the max, we can then live our eternal dreams. Miracles show us how, not necessarily by following them, but by clearing our minds and hearts of doubt.
“Doubt is the enemy of Immortality” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Most recently I have had experiences of levitation (lifting up horizontally while lying on my side in bed, not the frog hopping…), super-human strength, and direct intercession of the Divine. Apparently this is what The Boss thinks I need to get ahead. So be it, and I never, ever argue with The Boss. 🙂
Somehow such barriers are necessary to be broken down, if for no other reason than to be done wondering about them, expand our horizons, and continue to work diligently and clearly for a better world, for all. Brahman is always the goal.