The first step is the recognition and acceptance of Divinity, the Heavenly Host – the Infinite world of Sattvic Beings who are here to guide and support us as servants of Mother Divine, always working on the principle that the more we give of ourselves, the more we receive. This speaks to the Cosmic Law of surrender, crystallized by the expression, “Whatever you put your attention on, grows.”
In today’s world with such a multitude of opinions, this initial recognition of Divinity can clash against many dogmas, many insistent stories that such Divinity does not exist, regardless the reach of Enlightenment. Or that Divinity exists in a very specific way, as each of the religions sees it. Or that Divinity can only be seen as a reflection of the highest values and manifestations expressed here on earth (which is getting it backwards…). So many ways to avoid the direct experience. These are all reactions to this lost relationship, with no way until recently for it to be regained by householders.
Refinement and purification are the keys in creating this opening to Divinity. Once the realization dawns that the world of Divinity eclipses our own in terms of practical involvement in our life, we can begin to seek such a relationship with confidence. We learn as we go, always gaining more than is surrendered.
Being aware that such involvement with the Divine exists solely in the realm of Sattva, Purity, means that we must purify our mind, bodies and hearts so that Divinity can approach us also, and we can respond with clarity and gratitude.
Although this is a gradual process, it is also an all or nothing proposition, and is the pathway to and completion of Brahman. What I mean is that such a relationship with pure Beings, those closest to Mother Divine can be intimidating, and make one feel quite inadequate and more aware of one’s temporal nature to say the least. All we are and have been enters the compassionate fires of purification, of surrender to Divinity.
Not for the faint of heart, for the sacrifice of awareness is total, as we are filled with the innocent Cosmic desires of Divinity and shown the way in which such desires are carried out here on earth. We surrender ourselves completely to Cosmic life.
However to call it surrender is almost laughable. We surrender our leavings, we surrender our meanness and churlish emotions, we surrender our limitations, we surrender our isolation, we surrender our poverty, we surrender our doubt, we surrender the jail cell and move onto Paradise, we surrender our mortality, we surrender nothing worth keeping.
This is the promise of the seamless relationship with Divinity. As Infinite Being is first established as our Silent foundation, then Heaven descends with surety and intention to make itself known. If this conflicts with the belief system, simply discard the belief system – as the expression goes, “end of story”. 🙂
~ Jai Guru Dev ~