To truly awaken the heart chakra has to open. It gets murky here because of the limits of language but this is what I am coming out with today. When you truly forgive yourself for wrongs committed you are surrendering to “our” Universal Spirit which is the real you. It does not matter if you are confused about God. You actually make a heartfelt surrender to the truth of yourself. You are surrendering to your Real Self, Higher Self, or True Self which is the same in everyone. You accept yourself in the truth of who you are with no false self fantasies. Part of the surrender of self-acceptance is also accepting your life’s conditions. This complete surrender frees you from the bondage of “illusions” that you have had about yourself and reality. You have released the “false” energy you held about yourself. Now you have your foundation in you which is “our” True Self or “our” Universal Spirit, e.g., Divine Indwelling, Atman, Image, and likeness, etc. If you have been serious enough about your surrender the heart chakra should open for you. This is where higher love begins. An open heart chakra is the beginning of Super Intuition. Here you learn to trust your intuition more about reality. You awaken to yourself among others realizing you are not separate. You come out of illusion. Your love for yourself and others continues to grow. You have become aware of “the Game of Life.”
Japa is a mantra in Hinduism and Buddhism that repeats “a name for God.” Christians refer to this as ejaculatory prayer. Japa can be practiced with or without a rosary or beads. Repetition of a name for God centers a person in God. God and God’s ways become thought about constantly. This purifies a person. Purity leads a person to realize the Divine Indwelling, Atman, Image, and Likeness, etc. Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity tell that the Divine Indwelling is the essence of a person or the “real self.” The person clarifies contact with the Divine Indwelling which is the spiritual life principle of the universe. The Divine Indwelling has been called the “hidden observer” and observes a person’s thought processes and everything else.
Japa – Wikipedia
mantra – Oxford Languages
It’s the same Self in our different bodies.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing the soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The intention of scripture is to balance you. Scripture ultimately intends for you to go through the conscious process of connecting your heart to your mind. This process awakens and activates your conscience. Scripture intends for you to be permanently mindful of what you are doing while functioning in truth. This is the state of integrity. When you reach this ultimate state of integrity yoga tells you that your chakras are balanced. Your heart is running the show and clearly connected to the soul. You are completely truthful. When you get to this point you do not need scripture anymore. Scripture has done its job. You will know when you get to this point.
We all have a “piece” of the one big soul in us. This one big soul is our Universal Self. The soul is the spark of God in us and goes by different names. Remember, the name of this blog is WORDS ARE TRAPS. This paper intends for you to use intuition combined with reason. This same soul is in our different bodies. We each are at different degrees of awareness of this fact, that is, reality. We are at different degrees of love or goodness. Your real job is to do your soul work. This soul work takes you to realize that you are not separate among others. We are one soul in different bodies. The development of the individual “piece” of the “big soul” you are managing affects the development of the individual souls others are managing. We are connected by vibration. Through meditation, or other cerebral and physical activities, you reach the presence of your individual soul. Soul presence has the ability to watch your thoughts. This is the real you watching your thoughts. You are not your thoughts. This is the real us. This is the Same-Soul-Self that is our Universal Self. We get to the point where we can see this in each-other. This reaching, or uncovering the soul, is where we find our true reality. Reaching and uncovering your/our soul does not mean your mind is clearly connected to your heart. When your conscience is activated your heart knows its level of awareness. Your heart knows its level of goodness or love. You work from here. It has to do with truth.
Hebrews 4:12 speaking of the word of God states, ” it penetrate even to dividing the soul and spirit.” The afore mentioned paragraph has explained through the limited use of language the spiritual reality of the Universal-Self-Soul. We now get to “dividing the soul and spirit.” Your spirit is the vibrational expression of the individual soul you are managing. The whole of creation is affected by your spirit via the domino effect. You affect our cosmology, that is, our Universe. Your spirit is your mind connected to your heart, ego, and overall personality. How clear is your soul-heart-mind-spirit connection? The “division” is you, the presence of your “piece” of individual soul, watching the spirit emanations of your mind and ego – soul watches spirit. Our spiritual objective, of course, is for us to tame our egos and have a clear heart-mind connection. Taming the ego has much to do with the virtue of humility. Humility teaches us to be truthful while handling vulnerability. The soul then runs the personality. We are attempting to perfect our souls. We sense how individual soul development affects the collective soul development of humanity.
The word of God “penetrates…joints and marrow.” This means that it penetrates our bodies. The realized word of God becomes us. The realized word of God radiates in our cell tissue and nervous systems. We erase the obstructions between our minds and hearts and realize that God is part of us and everything else.
The word of God, “judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” The word of God judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart until we become one with the word of God. You fully awaken and activate your conscience. You will know when you have become one with the word of God. When you have become one with the word of God you do not need scripture any more. The word of God has done its job. Your heart has become aligned with the Sacred Heart. Your heart then teaches you with Truth-Universal because you have aligned with our Universal Heart. You have uncovered and clarified our Universal-Same-Self-Soul. How hard you work at all this is up to you. Do the best you can contributing to evolving humanity.
Self-Realization realizes that in most cases it is witnessing people acting as Idealized Images interacting with other Idealized Images. Most people are not aware of the True Universal Self Consciousness behind the Idealized Image.
You will learn the skills of breath ration, concentration, and bodily awareness juggling two to three balls. Juggling conditions you to concentrate better than meditation. Learning to deeply concentrate is the best way to achieve higher states of awareness. Juggling silences the mind. We use our whole brain juggling. Juggling improves people of all ages.
Juggling practiced with other character development efforts quickens the awareness for seeing and knowing the Universal Mind that we share – the one in the many.
The quickened alertness that is conditioned in the juggler can awaken what is called in different philosophies the subtle body. What this means is that obstructions that obscure the Universal Self in you begin to clear. The Universal Self in all of us becomes clear to an awakened juggler or yogi. Juggling is yoga. You start to apprehend the subtle world of yourself, others, and the Universe. The uninitiated sometimes describe a person with an awakened subtle body as having supernormal powers. A person with an awakened subtle body possesses clear ongoing subtle perception.
A fragment of the intention for the koan WORDS ARE TRAPS is that the seeker realizes that words are approximations for description as are various other means of communication. What has been called Universal Mind can also be described as Universal Self or just Self. This Self is what has been called the Hidden Observer or Presence in the Consciousness field. You are ascending to the higher mind part of you as you read this paragraph. Is there a you? The higher mind goes beyond reason and notices what really “is” and this is what “really is” aside of language (word) labels. The higher mind is the Universal Mind/Universal Self/Self/Hidden Observer – this is intuition or the True Self. The True Self is the Hidden Observer that observes the thoughts of your mind and the rest of you. The True Self is in the back of your mind “so to speak.” The True Self observes what is “really going on” when your heart in balance is connected to your mind in balance. Fervent prayer, meditation, yoga, mindfulness breathing, sports, and just overall nature gets us to grasp the same True Self that we all share. It is called Universal because as far as higher consciousness is understood we all share it. This has been called the mind of God. We can know not only our own hearts and minds but clarify to “see” and know the hearts and minds of each other. “The” Universal Self is in us or in our different bodies so to speak. This is the realm of the seventh chakra. This shared knowing is what has been called Cardionosis. This shared knowing is what I have called the clear state of Super Intuition because we can clarify to “see” and know our Self in others because it is the same Self. Universal Self “knows” that it is everything.