PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA: “The Cosmic Mother — One Aspect Of God”

In 1945, Paramhansa Yogananda wrote a booklet titled The Cosmic Mother: One Aspect of God. You can read a short excerpt below.

 

Power Of A Saint’s Devotion

I remember a saint I used to visit in India, The first time I went to see him, I had to wait quietly, for he said, “I am talking to Divine Mother.”  He was so great and yet so gentle and childlike!  His whole countenance shone with the love of the Divine Mother.  When I was in his presence those vibrations were overwhelming.  Whenever I saw him talking to Divine Mother I felt a thousand million times more Love in my heart than that which I felt for my earthly mother whom I dearly loved.  The emotion is indescribable!  I felt I could not exist another moment without my Divine Mother.

One day I went to this saint and said, “How is it you are communing with Divine Mother and I cannot?  Please ask Her if She loves me.  I must know.  I do not feel the love of Divine Mother now.  I must have Her.  I must know if She loves me!”

I kept on insisting for a long time, until finally the saint said, “All right, I will ask Her.”

And you know, that night I had a great experience. I cherished it silently, within myself.  One or two days afterward I went to the saint, and again I saw those upturned eyes wandering in the jungles of the Infinite.  Such love you have never seen.  In most missionaries who go to India to “save the heathen” I do not see that love of God.  And I have seen many Hindu priests and teachers who did not reflect it.  But I have also found some great masters in whose eyes I saw God twinkling.  I used to bow down at the feet of this gracious saint because I knew Divine Mother was smiling in him.

So I asked, “What did Divine Mother say about me?”

He replied, “Naughty sir, naughty sir!”

“What did Divine Mother say?” I persisted.  “You promised me.  What did She say?”

Still he repeated only, “Naughty sir!”

I knew he could see through me and realized that I was hiding my thoughts in order to see if the experience I had had was real.  And still I went on, “You promised me!  Why is it you saints always mystify?”

Then he replied, “You come to test me? That is not right. Didn’t Divine Mother come to you the other night in the form of a most beautiful mother and say, ’Yogananda, I love you always?’”

I didn’t know what to do with myself.  I was so filled with the nectar of joy.  I had meditated all day long until I heard the answer, and when I went to this saint and heard those same words from him, what could I think?  Only one thing:  My Mother had truly responded!

When this saint used to talk he was just like a little child.  In the glittering of those eyes was the shining of Divine Mother’s eyes.

“Everyone that will seek Her will find Her,” he said, “but one has to make the effort.”

Every time I think of him my whole soul becomes enraptured and my heart becomes so filled with love that I cannot speak.  He told me my Master would come later on.  Meanwhile, he gave me the devotional aspect of God — whereas my Master later gave me the wisdom aspect.  That combination provided what I needed — the complete Father-Mother manifestation of God.

 

 

~via TheCosmicMother.org

STEPHANIE LUCAS: “Does Religion Matter?”

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There are those who connect with a greater state of consciousness, those who understand themselves as an immortal, eternal, soul, and those who know the power of divine love…We are all divine love, and those who have realized this also recognize others with a similar awareness of the true nature of the soul. When you meet someone like this, you just seem to know they are a good person who’s compassionate and that you are one – regardless of their religious preferences or even their lack thereof…

ReligionCan You Feel the Truth Calling?

Once these insights seep into your subconscious, greater truths beckon to be realized on the conscious level. It calls to you – this calling comes from your soul. The soul is immaterial and immortal, and those of us who believe this often also believe in reincarnation, karma, and have certainly lived in the human form as a follower of multiple versions of religion. Perhaps, this is why many of you reading this may consider yourself more ‘spiritual’ than religious, as you understand the oneness of us all, regardless of one’s chosen religious or spiritual path.

When we consider the questions, ‘does religion matter?’ with this in mind, it truly doesn’t seem to matter whether one is Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Wiccan, or belongs to no religion whatsoever. We all have some kind of unifying soul-presence beckoning our faith to understand the ‘God’ presence in a new light. The soul calls upon us to have faith in humanity, in our physical selves, and in our quest to know the Higher Self – the soul calls us to realize these greater truths and to understand their source.

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The Source of All Truth: YOU!

Many of us have a ‘method’ of communicating with our ‘God’ or ‘Divine Presence’ – typically some form of prayer, contemplation, or through meditation. These are actually very different paths; however, they all ultimately represent our desire to find the truths that are calling our soul. All one must do is go within themselves to find what they seek, and that search reveals the ultimate truth – that God is omnipresent, that his Source resides in each and every one of us…that as a collective, WE ARE the God-presence. That we are co-creators along with that presence, and that infinite wisdom and knowledge are accessible to us through our connection with all that our soul has experienced as an infinite essence. Listen to that source, that source that is you – trust your intuition and free your mind to experience all that is, knowing there’s so much more out there beyond this realm.

ReligionSo, does religion matter? To some it does – a great deal, in fact. To others, it matters not. However, as long as we all honor the chosen path and beliefs of others, never considering either aspect of one’s choice as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ then we are embracing the divine love that we all are…accepting that we are each one part of God… and are vital parts of the collective.

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LISA RENEE (Energetic Synthesis): “The 11th Hour”

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For those of us seasoned on the ascending path of spiritual awakening, we are well versed with one of the most important Golden Rules of divine intervention and radical personal transformation. This is the exact moment when spiritual forces show up in the most profound of ways, making its dramatic entrance and spontaneous arrival into our daily lives, many times altering our life direction and perception. This is the 11th Hour.

This phrase started to take off in the 19th century, however, there is a passage written into the Bible, Matthew 20:9 which may have originated this reference into current times. “And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour they received every man a denarius.” The passage is a reference to the fact that the workers who took over at the eleventh hour of a twelve hour workday received as much pay as those who had already been working all day.

Some people consider this passage an important biblical prophecy, a parable that is revealing the nature of the 11:11 code and the power connected to the master number 11, that is the first spiritual wake up call to activate our DNA. 11:11 is a pre-encoded trigger placed in our cellular memory that signifies the first consciousness gateway of Ascension, and people once activated will continually see the numbers 11:11 as a continuous occurrence. Activation of other consciousness gateways are also symbolized by other master number patterns. There is no dispute that millions of people across the globe have awakened to notice that they are looking at digital clocks repeatedly, showing the time of 11:11. Also, some religions consider the 11th hour to be a reference for the last hours before Judgment Day, and that many people will be called into service for God or for Service to Others, in order to teach other people what they have learned about spirit or God. So this 11th hour prophecy refers to making changes in our lifestyle and direction before it’s too late and there is no longer the window of opportunity to create that same level of spiritual growth, while that person is in that identity on the earth.

When we hear someone use the reference of the 11th hour, it generally takes on the meaning of describing a point in time of which is nearly too late; that whatever happened was at the last possible minute. In spiritual terminology, and from direct awakening experiences,  the 11th hour takes on a whole new meaning of describing miraculous events or surprising instant manifestations, that you did not see coming until the very last second. This sudden event can be perceived as negative or positive in its influence, but the point is that you were making plans going in one direction, and out of nowhere, forces came in and changed your direction completely. On the spiritual ascension path, this happens commonly and will happen even more frequently, the more dedicated you are to growing your spirit and expanding consciousness. Everything that works in divine alignment is in the last moments, it exists in the now moment, and nothing is pre-planned in great detail. That means we must get our mind and ego personality out of the driver’s seat of controlling our life, or it will make us insane when we try to control the outcome. When we do not understand that this is how divine intervention works energy, and that spirit conserves its energy in divine right timing on the material plane in order to get things done in the now moment, these 11th hour events can be quite nerve wracking!

The appearance of last minute manifestations that change our spiritual direction, are spiritual prompts that place us in the now moment of synchronistic miracles, and in that exact moment, when we listen and have the eyes to see, we will see the absolute truth is that God is placing us in alignment with our core spirit and core truth. As we recognize these miraculous events as the byproduct of following Gods laws, or as divine intervention in our life, then, we know in our heart, we know in our mind, and we know in our soul, that we are being divinely protected and loved.

Finding the inner place of calm, peace and center is important in order to accept that the radical to subtle changes that are being made to our life direction, are a result of fully surrendering to divine will, and in order to be aligned to the most accurate and correct pathway that is the most beneficial for our spiritual growth and protection, we will experience synchronistic events from out of the blue, in the 11th hour. There, does that help to make you feel better? Let’s take a deep breath with this as it takes developing our self-mastery with the patience of Job, along with the Spirit of Humility and a great dose of personal strength dedicated towards increasing the spiritual faith in ourselves. Who knew that God spirit is such a good parent towards us,  making sure that we develop ourselves to be strong in character and strong in virtue. As we are delayed instant gratification, this forces us to discipline our fears, worries and desires from taking control over us, thus, we gain incredible strength and fortitude while in this world to endure many different types of challenges. The development of inner personal strength helps us to gain spiritual strength. When we learn the secret rules over energy while dedicated to develop our spiritual growth, we are able to clearly see the power of spirit working in our lives, and we know that we are not alone, and that we were never alone.

An apt and beautiful quote by Dr. David Hawkins encompasses exactly what we need to know in these surreal and unstable times when we are in the 11th hour.

During such stressful times on the earth, what prayers are useful? “Ask to be the servant of the Lord, a vehicle of Divine love, a channel of God’s Will.  Ask for direction and Divine assistance, and surrender all personal will through devotion.  Dedicate one’s life to the service of God.  Choose love and peace above all other options.  Commit to the goal of unconditional love and compassion for all life, in all its expressions, and surrender all judgment to God.” — Dr. David R. Hawkins

 

 

 

 

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