Note: I first published this post on January 7th, 2021, the day after the US insurrection at the Capitol building in Washington, DC. It is also in my book, ‘BRAHMAN – Learning to Thrive in Paradise’.
As our world speeds up, we can encounter circumstances that are sudden, unexpected and unsettling. As we move towards a Sat Yuga (an enlightened age), the operative word is move, for it is this singular difference, between dynamic activity and sluggishness, that allows our global family to evolve more quickly, in all respects.
Now that this is happening in more and more noticeable ways, we must adjust or be forever anxious. These challenging times are not an anomaly. However, since we as a human family have caused them, chiefly through the ubiquity of microprocessors, we must also have the innate ability to calmly and comfortably deal with this broader and faster way of life we now find ourselves in.
Consider the simple example of a baby laying in a crib, and mom leaves the room, just a short distance away. The baby having no experience that mom is close by, gets upset, even panicky. But mom does not similarly panic, because through experience she knows her child is close by, and easily tended to.
Similarly, when we expand our consciousness by aligning it more closely with cosmic law, we too gain the ability to broaden our view, deepen our intuition and even develop divine relationships to protect and guide us.
There has been much tumult in the US lately, especially on January 6th when the US Capitol building, the seat of our Congress, was breached by insurrectionists. I watched it happen live on TV. Although unsettling and undesirable, I saw it very much as an isolated incident with no chance of success. Such has been my reaction to this constant and escalating stress testing of our democracy – nothing to worry about.
This is not a ‘head in the sand’ approach, or magical thinking. It is a careful assessment of the situation from a cosmic perspective. Samyama (knowledge of any object) greatly improves with full cosmic alignment, living Brahman, so there is a sense that our world extends easily beyond current time and space.
Like seeing in the dark, we gain the ability to view the world beyond its common boundaries of space, time, and depth. This removes fear because we have both a larger perspective, and foreknowledge of events so that no matter what the speed of change, the context is familiar.
We can see a little further ahead, and examine any past experience in great detail. Living Brahman, this happens automatically because Totality will always be itself, never lacking for possibilities. Solutions are easy to find.
For example, despite the chaos and madness on January 6th in Washington I know that the USA is still moving in a very positive direction. This is because of foreknowledge I received through samyama that the transition to another political party would be successful, including the recent runoff election in the state of Georgia. This is a cosmic perspective – a lot less worry simply because of an expanded view, and competence in managing such a vast expanse of time and space.
It is sometimes disconcerting to have such a view of safety and progress for the world when many would strongly disagree, though an expression of Maharishi’s always comes to mind: “Knowledge is different, in different states of consciousness”. When seen in waking state our global family can appear to be locked into insurmountable problems, but if we first ground ourselves in the compassion and intelligence of the cosmos, we bring the earth along, and introduce this planet more and more completely to our divine agenda. Everybody wins.
~ Jai Guru Dev ~