Most of us spend most of our time living in the lower chakras.

Most of us spend most of our time living in the lower chakras.

Most of us spend most of our time living in the lower chakras. Energy is constantly flowing down, through us, and out into the world. The first chakra is all about survival, the second chakra is all about pleasure, and the third chakra is all about power. I need to survive, I want to feel good, and I want to be in control. These three chakras are governed by the ego.

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Take a journey to the center of your Self!

Take a journey to the center of your Self!

Take a journey to the center of your Self! Walk to the center of your wheel. Yoga is a shift of perspective. The ego says, ‘I want the world to change for me!’ Yoga says, ‘change yourself and your relationship to the world will change too.’ What’s left over when you peel off the layers and let go of your body, mind, thoughts, ego, and emotions? What’s left over in the stillness, in the silence? What does at feel like to sit at the center of the wheel? Look at all the drama, all the noise, all the thoughts, way out at the outer edges. What’s left over in the stillness and the silence? You. The most subtle aspect of who you are. Sit in the center of your Self. Look at your thoughts. Look at your mind. Experience the true nature of your Self.

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How can I be of service?

How can I be of service?

When you take the journey inward and experience your inner Light — Love, kindness, and compassion, flows out of you to those around you. You ask, “How can I be of service” “How can I help?” “How can I make the world a better place?” We could say another name for the ‘pure consciousness’ within us is ‘love’. Not the kind of love that is selfish and asks, “What’s in it for me?” The kind of love that says, “I want to help.” “I don’t want anything in return.” “I want to be of service.” It’s time for us to shift our perspective. More compassion and kindness. Less judgment and criticism. How could you practice more kindness in your life right now? How are you going to be of service today? How are you going to make the world a better place? Instead of looking at the world and thinking, “What’s in it for me?” — what if you looked at the world instead thinking, “What can I offer?” “How can I help?”

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Get off the roller coaster!

Get off the roller coaster!

Get off the roller coaster! Peace of mind doesn’t come from looking out. Happiness in the world is fleeting. Satisfaction is short lived. The yogis know that lasting peace comes from looking within. When you experience your Self in the stillness, when the mind is quiet, then you don’t want to go anywhere or do anything else. You are content, happy, right here, right now. You feel love and compassion for others and a connection to everything and everyone. Get off the roller coaster. Take the journey inward. Find peace.

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The Journey is Om!

The Journey is Om!

Yogis! The journey of yoga is the Om! First there is nothing. Heaviness. Stillness. Ignorance. Tamas. Then vibration, movement, activity, leading us into the fire. Rajas. Mmmmmmmmm. Sound. Movement. The roar of Joy! Ooooooooooooooooo! Now we're in it. Into the fire we go! Don't fight it. Don't close off. Don't contract. Surrender. Surrender into the fire! Ooooooooooooooo! Open your heart. Let it flow through you. Feel the expansion. You are in perfect balance. You are embodied consciousness. Move with skill in action. The power of the Universe is moving through you. Oooooooooooooo!!! Surrender. Let go. Go inward. Surrender into the fire. Oooommmmmmmmmmmmm! Stillness. Silence. Listen to the sound of the silence. Peace. Calm. Light. Illumination. Sattva. Stillness but with awareness. Pure consciousness. Who am I? What's my purpose? What's the true nature of the Self? All of the answers. In the stillness. The journey to the other side of the Om. Self realization. The realization of the Self. The experience of the Self. In the stillness what's left? No ego. No mind. No thoughts. No body. No world. Just awareness. The awareness of awareness. Pure awareness. In the stillness are all of your answers. You have to take the journey, though. The journey of the Om. You have to take YOUR journey. No one else can take it for you. You can't use someone else's map to find your destination. You have to go into your OWN fire. You have to create your OWN map. Surrender. Go inward. Find stillness. Listen. And reconnect with your Self. It's not a journey to connect with your Self. You're going home. Oooommmmmmmmmm! You've already been there. There actually is no there. There's nowhere to go. You're already there. You're already HERE. The destination is the journey. The journey is Om!

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