Monthly Archive: October 2015
Circuit of Joy
I “met” Paramahansa Yogananda years ago at Seattle’s East West Bookshop, after teaching a “circle of life—mapping one’s story” class. Upon leaving the bookshop I noticed a poster on the wall that said “YOGI.” When I focused my attention on it, a blast of energy swooped in and “lifted” my head by the neck like a gust of wind. I walked over to the poster and energetically “met” Yogananda. I realized, then and there, that he is one powerful yogi!
I experienced the same energetic connection at Narayan and Janet’s home in Seattle (musicians who met each other at the local Ananda Meditation Temple). An energy in the room kept singing to me. I looked around wondering where this song was coming from and there he was, looking out at me from a portrait on the wall.
When I became unemployed in 2009 I vacationed at my sister’s home in California and stayed on the beach in Encinitas (where I met mystical Sea Dragons as told in my book S/He Dragon, page 138). Walking the streets I was surprised to see the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple that was founded by Yogananda in 1920. There he was, again!
I consider Yogananda to be a cosmic friend and why, last weekend, I was drawn to see the film Awake: The Life of Yogananda. I was so moved by his story of human drama and enlightenment that I ordered three of his books. This student now has a teacher, although my primary teachers will always be within. And this is exactly what Yogananda teaches: be still, go within and find inner bliss.
I am excited to explore this spiritual friendship.
A Flying Dream
I have had many flying dreams and share some of them in the Winged Flight chapter of my book S/He Dragon ~ How I Found my Wings.
Last night in dream time I needed to get somewhere and began the long walk. A seat scoops me up from behind (at my “buttox” as Forrest Gump would say) and lifts me. I yield without question and am moved swiftly to the left. I am aware that I need to go straight, not left, and the current adjusts direction. I am impressed by the intelligence behind this force and wonder who or what is the source.
I notice something new in this dream. The moving current responded to my thought! I was an active participant. What does this mean? I will discover the answer organically, the way of right-brain intuition/knowing. I let it unfold without trying to figure it out. In other words, the answers are revealed. These revelations are what makes my life enchanting, from the inside out! My responsibility is to be present to receive the information. Another feminine quality.