“Inner work brings more work.”
The key to an open heart is gratitude, but sustaining gratitude over long periods of time is a real problem. With overactive minds, emotions like quicksand, with powerful sexual energy, there’s too much internal chaos for gratitude to guide a human being on a journey through life. What’s needed is a strong chakra system to support gratitude no matter the circumstances. If there’s no inner balance or a quiet mind, and if there’s no ability to live in the world and be free of the world at the same time, both internal and external situations become enemies instead of guides or teachers.
Tantric meditation isn’t a religion or a cult, but a craft that can be learned by anyone (no matter their religious beliefs) who has a need to quiet their internal chaos. Every craft has tools, and for Tantric meditation these tools are the mind, breath, will, and a strong need to change and grow. We are born with these tools. When used consciously, they open the heart and enable practitioners to experience prolonged happiness: the highest state we can attain in our lifetime. With time, patience, and training, a meditation practitioner can overcome a multitude of mental and emotional obstacles that create internal chaos and dysfunction. Like a phoenix bird ascending from ashes, with proper training, a human being can learn to live each day with unconditional love.
Tantric meditation isn’t a religion or a cult, but a craft that can be learned by anyone (no matter their religious beliefs) who has a need to quiet their internal chaos.
Seven cycles of Shakti refine one’s chakra system and enable practitioners
of Tantric meditation to get closer to a state of nothingness. The first cycle rids us of surface tension, anxiety, depression, noisy minds, a swampland of emotions and sexual tension, and each cycle beyond the first slowly refines the inner life of the meditator. The “less is more” principle applies here. To attain enlightenment, any image of self- importance, ego, and position in life must be surrendered so higher energy can guide us to work out karma. It helps us develop enough inner strength to keep the heart open. I’ve often said: “Happy people are enlightened people,” but it’s easier to find the Holy Grail than one person who can sustain happiness over an entire day.
The second cycle increases knowledge, wisdom, Ananda, foundation, Tantra, and activates a powerful force of Kundalini. Each cycle after the second strengthens the chakra system, refines it, and enables practitioners to free themselves from the merry-go-round of Samsara. Years of chakra development, daily deaths and rebirths, change, and finally, of the realization that the only person we’re up against is ourselves, enable us to embrace infinite energy with an open heart and gratitude. The completion of seven cycles of chakra development will lead the practitioner to a state of spiritual enlightenment…
(To be continued…)
Painting by Mordecai Moreh