Gurudevi discusses how you live in your own virtual reality, and you get lost in those experiences. Your sense of self is constructed by your mind, and you have lost your experience of the greater reality within, your Self. She explains that you don’t have to leave your mind. You have the capacity to be the one who is experiencing them both.
Come listen to Gurudevi as she tells the story of Annapurna, the form of the goddess giving out the bounty of food. Understand this holiday of Thanksgiving as more than celebrating the harvest. Explore its mystical roots as a celebration honoring and revering the divine energy that makes this universe function, that makes this universe alive.
Gurudevi quotes her Guru, Swami Muktananda, “The thing you are searching for, so frenetically, is inside not outside. Dive deep.” She poses the question, how deep is it in there? She discusses the power of the mantra to provide consistent and reliable access to the innermost realms of your own being. This innermost absorption, Samadhi, has levels which she discusses.
Gurudevi says that your needs and fears have got to go, because anything you try to avoid will bite you. In this path you take responsibility. You show up and step into relationship and you base relationships in a deeper reality. You apply your energies to a more exalted purpose, which is to bring the light of consciousness from within your being into your relationships and into the world.
Gurudevi explains that Diwali celebrates the story of Lord Rama’s return after he led the army to successfully defeat the demons. Diwali, known as the festival of lights, celebrates the divine force of protection, benevolence and blessings. She discusses the divine and the demonical in the context of the violence that is too common in the news today.
Explore the multiple levels of being with Gurudevi. She says, honor your own Self as God, the One Ever Existent Reality, your own Inherent Divinity. She discusses the value of mastering the integrative process of knowing the Divine Reality that you are, while functioning in the world.
Gurudevi discusses the words used for the ultimate state in different meditation traditions. The ultimate state, promised by Svaroopa® Vidya meditation, is called sahaja samadhi. She says that in this state, you are established in Consciousness. You know your own Divinity in the midst of life, while seeing the Divine in all.