Do you realize that ” hardly anyone understands what a soul is. It is a very subtle aspect that has to be understood.  Souls are extremely subtle and imperishable. Neither a soul nor his part can be destroyed.  It is very difficult for those with gross (purely material) intellects to understand these things. This is why the Divine Father, the Father of all Souls, comes at this time and makes you realize this”. {Murli, 5/29/2015}

 How lucky we are to be given a chance to understand what the soul is, from  the True, Divine Teacher who promises to teach us all the secrets of life, death and so much more.  The source of this knowledge began in the ’30’s in a sweet spot in Karachi, India.

 The Murli or God’s Flute, as this precious guidance is called, is the basis of the teachings of Raja Yoga.   The murli tunes one into the wavelength of the Creator’s Mind.  It is fresh everyday.  As one thinks about the murli and remembers the Almighty, the subconscious is cleared, day by day, moment by moment, drop by drop.

 The subconscious as you know is full of old patterns, our deepest images, ingrained habits, belief systems, and conditionings from our many lives.  What you may not know is that all of this is located (recorded) within the soul.

Also within  the soul is the intellect or conscience;  the part of us that knows better and can discern right from wrong.  The intellect can  give direction to the mind and the subconscious and absorb truth,power, and values from the Highest on High.

The third aspect of the soul is the mind.  The mind’s main function is to generate thoughts.  During the course of our incarnations, the intellect has grown weak and taken a “back seat”, resulting in the mind being left with functions of discernment, which it is not designed to handle.  While the mind is great at creating thoughts,  the role of discerning which thoughts to act on belongs to the intellect.

The soul contains all this and more!  Along with volumes of  recorded impressions, stored over lifetimes of experiences, the soul also contains knowledge. Nonetheless, a soul does not take up an iota of space.  The soul being bodiless, takes a body on loan in order to play its role upon the earth.  Most of us have come to identify more with our temporary ‘costume’ than with the eternal, unlimited aspect of the Self.  Because the soul is subtle and invisible, we have literally lost “sight” of it and have come to consider our identity as limited, material beings.

Raja Yoga Meditation is the divine art of giving power back to the intellect, so it may responsibly and lovingly guide the wildness of the mind into peacefully churning true, powerful thoughts and insightful questions.  For example: what is the simplest, truest statement that can be churned about the nature of the soul?  What quality, most lacking in the mind, is, in fact, the core quality of every soul?

The answer is peace.  Peace is our true and natural state, the original religion of the soul.

Raja Yoga is the method of turning your attention inward, of moving your awareness to the center of your forehead, where YOU, the living soul sit, as the driver of the vehicle of your body.

Feel into this space, to know your true nature. Turn away from all other thoughts for just a minute.  What are you feeling?  Peaceful? Loving? Powerful? Blissful?

All of these states are aspects of you, the invisible, eternal being.  This is where  you’ll find the peace and love and power and bliss that you have been seeking outside, in the transitory world!  Its all within you.  No wonder you wish to experience it again.

Peace, serenity, stillness are often the first states we experience when we journey inward.

Try this thought out. “I am a peaceful soul”.  Repeat it again, quietly, confidently.  Say it  from the depth of your being.  Feel the reality behind it. Feel that you are a peaceful soul.  As your awareness of your Original State increases, it begins to color the atmosphere around you and everything becomes touched by your peace.

This peace then leads us deeper into a place of true silence which lies “far from the maddening crowd”.

This question of “who am I?” is realized as we sit with it each day. “Since the soul can not be seen with the physical eyes, it must be realized.” (murli)

This practice will change the way you see yourself.  As you meditate deeply on the thought that you are a peaceful soul, your consciousness opens the channel allowing peace to flow into your thoughts, words, and deeds.   You will begin to see yourself as a spiritual being interacting with the physical world.  Your state of peace will begin to affect the world around you, rather than the other way around!  Peace is contagious. As you emanate the quality of peace, many around you will also be inspired to experience peace within.

There is a “time for everything” and “everything has its time”.  Both in the physical realms as well as in our spiritual endeavors, “timing is everything”. So is there a moment when meditation and self- inquiry can be most fruitful? Yes, it is well known and  understood by yogis and avid mediators that the early morning hours from 2 to 5 a.m.are the sweetest for revealing the Self and its connection with the Divine.

This is the best (but not only) time for receiving nourishment and power from the Ocean of Peace.  Sunset from 6:30pm to 7:30pm is another potent time.  Also spending time right before sleep connecting with your peaceful core is also very valuable to insure deep, peaceful rest.

Link with the Supreme

You will find very sweet and powerful guided meditations at: http://www.justaminute.org  or http://www.ariellehecht.com/spiritualnourishment also at:http://www.meditateinhawaii.org

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