Traversing the terrain of consciousness


The journey towards infinite consciousness is vast and full of wonder, even though there are ups and downs. KAMLESH D. PATEL gives us some tips on how best to be successful on the journey, with the support of transmission and our own interest.


Evolution of Consciousness Series

A simple process of meditation with yogic transmission can help us traverse all levels of consciousness. The terrain along the journey goes up and down, right and left, in all directions. So just as a person who is not used to walking gets tired journeying across such a rugged terrain, a person who is not used to the ups and downs of the superconscious and subconscious states also gets tired and finds it very difficult.

But with the help of transmission, a person can traverse the various states of consciousness with much more ease. Take for example the heart chakra, which is like a galaxy in itself, with many constellations, including five major ones. The way we move from one to another happens in a most wonderful way. We remain awestruck in disbelief at times while witnessing the inner wonders unfold in front of our heart’s eye. With the help of transmission we are able to move at lightening speed.

The atmosphere at each point or station varies enormously, just as it would from galaxy to galaxy. And that gives us the temporary experience due to the conditions prevailing at each spiritual station.

This constant change can be frustrating for us as we move on the spiritual journey. After all, we like the feeling of steadiness and constant familiarity. But if we are to evolve, if consciousness is to evolve, this change is a must. The idea of remaining comfortable in a particular state will slow down our evolution.

Only through the inner spiritual journey can we experience  all the various levels of contentment, stillness, restlessness and love.

And as we move on, after years and years of spiritual practice we realize that each successive stage is more and more refined and expansive. Then we truly appreciate the need for a little inconvenience raising its head now and then during our journey. It is precisely at this time, when we feel uncomfortable with the inconvenience, that we need to increase our efforts to cross to the next phase. If we can do that on our own, it strengthens us to cross more and more spiritual states as we proceed on our journey.

Read the complete article in Volume 2, Issue 3




Kamlesh D. Patel

About Kamlesh D. Patel

Kamlesh Patel is the world teacher of Heartfulness, and the fourth spiritual Guide in the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga. He oversees Heartfulness centers and ashrams in over 130 countries, and guides the thousands of certified Heartfulness trainers who are permitted to impart Yogic Transmission under his care. Known to many as Daaji, he is also an innovator and researcher, equally at home in the inner world of spirituality and the outer world of science, blending the two into transcendental research on the evolution of consciousness, and expanding our understanding of the purpose of human existence to a new level.

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