Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga is a heartfelt yoga that leads directly to union with God.  When we love we embrace more than ourselves and God the ‘Absolute Good’, is the Love that embraces the whole of creation. Yoga is not unlike a many faceted jewel that reflects its inner light to the world; the human body is our vehicle of experience which we are here to fashion and develop through time and the many yoga’s with its Gods and Goddesses,  the many functions that constitute the whole.
Within each moment of time there are infinite possibilities and the bhakti trains himself and herself to respond as perfectly as possible as the occasion requires. This means using their yogic training and expertise to still the mind and seek a heartfelt response, rather than weighing the action possibilities to gain some personal advantage.
God is love and it is love that awakens the potentialities that exist in each moment of time.  At the heart of Love is Truth and it is Truth which in its many forms has structured the many life-forms that we see around us. We have been given freedom of choice and karma is the product of private purpose, which ultimately makes us wise.
Bhakti Yoga is devotion to the highest and is guided by love, which moment by moment is linked to the inner sentient power which transcends the limitations of time, refines perception, and awakens us to a better way of doing things. To Will what God Wills for us we have to develop the mind of the heart, learn to still the mind and open to our own channel of intuitive perception. Every thought is a package of energy and carries its own emotional charge, which requires that we are ever watchful and always pure intentioned.
To love what we are doing is the key, whether a simple yoga posture or when meditating. It is a level of feeling which when refined transforms each breath, reaches beyond the limitation of ideas to reveal new perspectives and better ways of doing things. It is a level of feeling which is ever guiding, expanding every horizon and enabling each to fulfil is divine purpose.

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