Nowadays people have many questions. Because you feel, that you are missing
something. It is not always easy to find the right words for it. Sometimes there is
confusion, sometimes inner emptiness or being deeply unfulfilled. On the other hand it
also happens, that suddenly a Moment of inexplicable clarity or joy emerges.
Unfortunately, these moment are mostly short. But from that moment on you know, that there
is something - a level in yourSelf - where everything is fundamentally different. Being
within you invites you to realize ItSelf. Actually, "The Eternal Feminine" draws
us onwards" (Goethe). It won't get out of your mind anymore and your Quest has begun.
Step 1: Awakening/Mindfulness
CONSCIOUSNESS IS LIBERATING ITSELF FROM
UNCONSCIOUS IDENTIFICATION WITH ITS SELF-IMAGE E.G. ITS OBJECTS
"Normally" you are
continuously taken in tow by your thoughts, emotions and desires. You are rarely in your
center. Yes, you don't know your center at all, really. Thus, how to know, that
"you" are in thoughts all the time? Sooner or later you may be hearing of the
possibility of inner freedom, though, something in you, that you really are, your true
identity. Awakening means, making an inner leap to your True Self. It is the realm of
freedom from thinking. You are "here" (your inner observing) and your thoughts
are "there" (in front of you). It is the first step back toward your Origin.
Sitting in a relaxed way in a chair two times a day 10 minutes with the eyes closed. Watch
the inside of your eye-lids. You will notice, that you are here and your eye-lids there
(on which you project your thoughts). Thus, you are not your thinking. See: Awakening
Step 2: Personal
WHEN CONSCIOUSNESS OPENS ITSELF UP,
SUPPRESSED CONTENT IS POPPING UP TO THE SURFACE
Together with the inner distance space is created. More and more you acknowledge,
that in Essence you are actually spaciousness. Gradually you will rely more on the inner
reality. Through this you would drop your (ego)control. Everythings is flowing unhindered
through you. Among them undigested remains from your past. More often you will be
confronted with rejected contents: pain, fear, anger, inferiority feelings and
inhibitions. You understand, that these are all parts of yourself, which in the past were
too painful to be accepted. Now, you will have your second chance to still integrating
them. Becoming aware and healing (integration of the personality into the new identity)
are two sides of the same coin.
Self-integration: spiritual, psychological, physical. See a.o.: Emotional
self-integration, The Personal Health Plan in 10 Steps with nutrition, bowel
cleansing etc. See: www.vitalworld.org
Step 3: Being
Rooted in Heaven & Earth
WHEN CONSCIOUSNESS OPENS ITSELF UP
FURTHER, IT IS EXTENDING ITSELF INTO ITS IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS
A lot of teachings stop with awakening (or rarely with personal
integration). Hence, they don't guide you any further. However, the process will go on.
Once your awareness has extended beyond the body, it connects to your near surroundings.
Your chair, the carpet, the table, the vase and the flowers all become content of your
Consciousness, the same way your own thoughts were the content of your inner space before.
Your inclusiveness may grow to such an extent, that you eventually are embracing "the
whole world". In this state "you love everything like yourself"
Method: Heaven and Earth Exercises e.g. Tiendi Qigong. Unique
exercises - inner balance, optimal energy, clarity of mind, sanctifying nature -
that have little to do with the common Qigong. From the very first moment your Within
determines the course of the movements. See also "Sanctifying
Breakthrough of the Light
SUDDENLY CONSCIOUSNESS MAY DISSOLVE INTO
THE LIMITLESS AND TIMELESS GREAT LIGHT
Slowly you will start
feeling, that the Path requires less and less effort of your own. It seems, as if you
don't move toward Being, but that Being is drawing you within. In the beginning the
longing (toward liberation) is still coming from your small self (ego). Now you start
noticing, that that "the Origin is longing for you". If that is the case, then
time is ripe, that you may be responding to the longing of the Ultimate. It is the
invitation to (still) more going into depth. Intensive meditation is supporting you with
that. With every new opening you touch the Divine in you. Inner peace, joy, strength,
connectedness and compassion are increasingly penetrating you. You know: my deepest within
is part of the Divine Light. Nothing can bring you out of balance anymore. Joy, joy,
Method: Ma-Zen (Mother-Zen). The Zen, that brings you to the
Origin without effort. It is based on feeling awareness.
EGO COMES BACK AND THREATENS TO USE
CONSCIOUSNESS FOR ITS OWN PURPOSES
One thing you didn't realize, though. Namely, that also after a Great Experience
you sooner or later will once again be confronted with your ego. Life resembles a flower.
It continuously opens and closes. Certain teachings - e.g. that claim "once
enlightened, always enlightened" - prove to be false. The Divine regularly
"withdraws", in order to giving you a chance to working on further integration
("Dark Night of the Soul"). The greatest obstacle is the ongoing temptation to
use your Realization as support for your (ego)ambitions or worse: "I, the great
enlightened one". Secondly, because of your Great Opening-Up unprocessed complexes
(hatred, self-pity, need for recognition etc.) can draw the energy of the Light toward
themselves, blowing themselves up. With the Light increasing, darkness also increases. The
latter becoming stronger all the time. With the danger, that after some time the
"widersacher" takes over your entire system.
(especially) after a Great Experience continuous inner Purification/Healing
is a necessity. Apart from Personal Integration
(see above) fasting, Mother Healing,
catharsis, breathing and the vibration exercise are at your disposal.
Step 6: Taking
Refuge in the Ultimate
SOONER OR LATER THERE IS NOTHING TO
ATTAIN E.G. TO REALIZE ANYMORE, JUST SURRENDERING TO THE ULTIMATE
Blessed are those, who on the one hand do everything themselves to follow the
Path toward ultimate Liberation, Peace and Joy, but on the other hand - through their own
experience - come at a point, where they have transcended the ego. At his stage, you are
not able to do anything yourself anymore. Or the struggle against ego-temptation has
exhausted you to such an extent, that the only option is to give up all self-effort. In
both cases only one thing remains. It is the Path of Surrender. Often you will be
spontaneously drawn in e.g. an irresistable longing emerges to surrender to the Unknown.
In reality, it is the Great Mother*, Who is longing to take you in in Her Cosmic Womb.
From then on you live in Her All-Embracing Security. It is the completion of your
* Although we ourselves
advocate the "Great Mother", in the training we give all the space for your
personal experience/interpretation of the Ultimate. A truly interreligious approach.
PS. Anyway, you will
experience, that the Path isn't lineair, but cyclical. Confrontations with your small self
- the contents of your Consciousness - won't stop. With every new level of Consciousness a
new understanding and a more complete integration will be achieved. Thus, step 1-7 are
continuously being passed through (spiral process).
may support your longing to returning to the Origin by e.g. contemplation, celebration,
dance, mantra, chant and offerings. See: Mother Worship/Sunday
Celebration. See also: Refuge and especially also Turn On.
ALL PHASES ARE TO BE UNDERSTOOD AS A
RIPING PROCESS, ULTIMATELY RUNNING INTO GREAT SERVICE
With every step your compassion will be growing as well. While awakening it is
your clarity; while doing personal integration it is love for your own suppressed parts;
while being rooted in Heaven and earth it is the expansion (of awareness) into your direct
surroundings; while realizing the breakthrough of the Light it is the ultimate unity with
the Divine; while doing purification e.g. inner healing it is the acceptance of your dark
side (shadow); while taking refuge in the Mother it is the security, that you share with
all sentient and non-sentient beings. The ultimate insight is, that the inner Path
includes a continuous growth of compassion. Ultimately, there is nothing to attain
anymore. What is left is to share your inner Essence with every being in need. The
ultimate paradox: after first having turned away from people (in order to be able to
turning within), your fellow human beings eventually liberate you from your too much.
Guideline is the Vision of the Grail:
"Awaken!, restructure your life and serve others". See also the extensive Integral Way pages. Subsequently, we offer
further training like Spiritual Service, Health
Service and Community Service.
Feeling awareness. In all
circumstances you feel bodily contact with your immediate
surroundings: your feet while walking, your buttocks in contact with the chair while
sitting and your back while lying down.
Awakening. Relax two times a day 5-10
minutes in a straight position, closing your
eyes, while watching the inner side of your eyelids. Noticing that there is a inner
distance between you - the watcher - and the "screen" in front of you. Sooner
or later you see thoughts projected on the screen, realizing: "I am here
and my thoughts are there". Conclusion: "I am not my thinking".
Conscious breathing. "Normally"
you (unconsciously) identify yourself with your
breathing in. Change this in consciously feeling e.g. emphasizing your breathing
out. You will notice: it disappears into nothingness somewhere deep down,
while continuously emerging from it.
Mantra. In breathing out you whisper
"death", while in breathing in
you whisper "rebirth".
Connecting. "God is
omni-present". Imagine the Space around you
is the "Father". How does it feel? Then you imagine it to be the
Great Mother. How does it feel?
Surrender. Feel the presence of the Mother
always in and around you..
Universal Path of Perfection to the
Benefit of the Whole