How Can We Become Spiritually Aware?We can become aware of our spiritual nature through meditation. Meditation, put simply, is inner concentration. It can be practiced by anyone of any age.
In meditation, we withdraw our attention from the outer world and focus it within ourselves to have a direct experience of the divine.
We tune out from the world outside, from our body and our thought processes, so we can become conscious of the soul.
To understand this process better, we need to understand the nature of our attention. Our attention is the outer expression of our soul.
It is currently scattered throughout the body and exits into the world through the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
Through these senses, we enjoy the world outside and remain focused on the outer world.
To become conscious of our soul, which resides within us, we have to withdraw our attention from the world outside, and focus it at the seat of the soul, between and behind the two eyebrows.
This point is referred to as the third eye and is the gateway into the inner worlds. As we withdraw our sensory currents, our attention begins to collect at the eye-focus.
In the darkness around us we perceive inner Light not through our outer eyes, but through the inner eye. It is at this point that we become conscious of our soul.
As we connect with this inner Light, the current leads us from physical consciousness into higher consciousness. How?
This Light we perceive is a manifestation of God. The other manifestation of God is the Sound. This Power of God flows out from God and also returns to God.When the soul connects with this current, it can ride on it back to the spiritual realms from where it originated.
There is a simple solution to help us recognize ourselves as soul and thus function as a whole human being. That technique to connect with our soul is through meditation.
In the stillness of the meditation practice, we withdraw our attention from thoughts of the world, our body, and our mind.
When we sit in silence, we experience our soul. As we identify with the soul, we then begin to perceive through our spiritual awareness.
We gain awareness of the answers to those questions that have been perplexing us throughout our life.We begin to understand that we are more than the body and mind- we are soul, filled with spiritual gifts far more valuable than any we can attain in this world.
We become at peace because we learn the answers to the mysteries of life and death, and we know that we will survive beyond the demise of our physical body.We experience love, peace, and eternal happiness.A whole new world opens up for us.– SANT RAJINDER SINGH JI MAHARAJ
It is awareness of everything there is to be known.Through meditation we can gain access to this.– SANT RAJINDER SINGH JI MAHARAJ
Through meditation, we light our own lamp. We then can radiate our light to others and accelerate the process by which the whole world can be illumined.– SANT RAJINDER SINGH JI MAHARAJ
What Happens as We Become Spiritually Aware ?
As we become aware of our spiritual nature through meditation, the soul regains its original bliss, love, and consciousness. It returns to its true state which we have forgotten because the soul is environed by the body and mind.
As we empower the soul through meditation, we tap into and harness the hidden and inexhaustible energy of the soul, and slowly we begin to embody the characteristics of the soul and find that we are one with God.
Connected to the limitless spiritual power within, we recognize the immortality of the soul and lose all fear of death.
We embrace the oneness of all life. We realize we are connected to each other, knit together by the bonds of love.
With this understanding, we treat others with love and respect. We become more compassionate, more tolerant, and more understanding.
We become oblivious to outer differences of religion, culture, color, and nationality, and we channel the unconditional love of our empowered soul to all. We live human unity. We experience ourselves as reservoirs of Light, consciousness, and bliss.
Harnessing the power of the soul, our understanding of life shifts. We begin to see that there is a deeper meaning to life. We are at peace because we learn the answers to the mysteries of life and death and know that we will survive beyond the demise of our physical body. We begin to live with intent so that we make every moment count.
The ups and downs of life, the disappointments, the minor disagreements, all begin to fade into the background, and joy, happiness, and fulfillment become the narrative of our life.
In shortbecoming spiritually aware connects us with the reservoir of divine love that is within us. This love nourishes us, uplifts us, transforms, and, ultimately, heals us.
This is the promise of the spiritual path that is delivered as a direct experience through meditation.We are witnessing the dawn of a spiritual revolution. It is an inner revolution that centers on a change of consciousness.
We cannot convert others; we can only convert ourselves. If we can accomplish this transformation we will not only hasten the spiritual dawn but will ourselves bask in its full glory.– Sant Darshan Singh Ji Maharaj
A New Dawn
By becoming spiritually aware, we become embodiments of love, and we spread the fragrance of this love to all we meet.
As more and more of us meditate and become conscious of our souls, we will begin to embrace our collective oneness. The walls around us will gradually crumble and we will create a world in which every individual – no matter how humble – is respected and cared for.