This I learned already in 1987 when I all of a sudden found myself in a swamp of some deep mess of my life being turned upside down entirely by the break up of my marriage with my once so beloved husband.
I was shocked to my most inner core … still life had to go on also on the professional side …. so I worked and I cried all my days long (had an office-room on my own) on and on …. and stayed in a huge newly-moved-in flat alone only with my two cats. And then one evening as sad and lonely as ever – something in all my mourning made me kneel down and I prayed to God Almighty as my loving Father : …”Your Will Be Done!” and I surrendered to HIS Will entirely.
Help – so it seemed now to me – came instantly. Reading some daily newspaper during a break in the office I found a notice of some church community looking for participants of married women having been left by their husband in order to build up some new group for them to discuss their painful experience.
As this particular Yoga turned out to be the unique means to ease the pains of my heart I practised it for a long long time and slowly I re-gained again the stillness and inner calmness of my heart and mind.
There is still a wonderful booklet with me published by the same Society to which I still give all my inner blessings as through this medium of the Divine Source I could relieve myself of all pains and hurts at that time which I found out were created by the hugely wounded “Ego” of mine.
I also read many books full of sage and wise words of enlightened humans like the Buddha and Ramakrishna etc. That made me go on my personal search seeking the source of what really made me so unhappy and feeling like a deadly-wounded animal?
Among others I found out it was the disappointment of my expectations and furthermore my vast affixes to what I believed for me would bring about happiness in my life.
Surely something must have been wrong with all this kind of believes and philosophies of life!
With more practice of Raja Yoga my inner outlook on a happy life–view changed after some while to letting go more and more of my Ego wanting Happiness in Life from outside sources.
I became aware that until then I had been fully dependant on what people around me in my life expected to be the right ideologies and ways to become successful, happy, and the always-winning type. I had adhered to those views hammered into me all my life and thus I became fully dependent on these views affixed to being a successful winner all the way.
It was the experience with Raja Yoga which made me aware – that letting go of my former so-called Life-philosophieswould also liberate me from getting hurt in the old way !Going on with Raja Yoga …my former pains were slowly abandoning me and thus I was freed from my former bondages thus enriching my life more and more with some great authentic flavor.
To tell more about Raja Yoga I found such a wonderful interpretation of it in a.m. booklet: “The Alpha Point”(A Glimpse of God) by Anthony Strano. Never was and am I in the position to give such an illuminated declaration or explanation what Raja Yoga is all about … focusing and concentrating on the Alpha Point and the 3rd Eye. And here is what Anthony reveals to us all:
All reality lies in the point. (Pythagorean School)Imagine a huge ,unlimited space far beyond this world of time, matter and action: a world of golden silence; not a drop of Sound; no hands of time directing existence; a land of permanent peace and freedom. This is the world of eternity: silent and unchanging. In this world lives a point of conscient energy, eternally bodiless; a pure being who calls this world “Home”. This point of pure, benevolent and all-knowing energy radiates light.
and later he writes in this context:
Silence is the bridge of communication between the Divine and the divine in the human. Silence is there where we find what is most prescious.
Spiritual silence is the positioning of the heart and mind in readiness for communication with the One.
Spiritual silence gives us pure energy from the Creative Source. Empowered, we burst out of the cocoon of routine and the unlimited horizons of a new vision opens for us. To release the self from negativity and routine we require silence.
……….Silence heals. Silence is like a mirror. Everything is clear.
In its connection with God the soul becomes full. It feels itself to be complete, it has found what it was looking for. Divine Love especially through silence; the souls is awakened from its deep sleep of ignorance and given new life, as in the story of Sleeping Beauty
It is through Love that I, as a Soul am awakened and am able to acknowleg my eternity. My reality is far more than my material appearance.
My eternity is my reality.”
What Word can be spoken
What Act can be done
To give Thanks to the One
Who has given me existence
Who has given me truth
Who has given the Blessing of Eternity
More Words about Raja Yoga are missing here in my “Treasure Chest of Communicating with God – Our All Source” – everyone who want to try out Raja Yoga in a very practical but also deeply spiritual mode I‘d advice to look out for the BRAHMA KUMARIS WORLD SPIRITUAL UNIVERSITY which has Centers all over the world. Please note that I have left this spiritual University long ago but in my heart I am still in conjunct with these teachings and bless this society as sent to me like Angel-Guides in that crucial times of my life. “Bless you all my kumars” ! I am greeting you with so much Love ! You appeared at another turning point of my life as the Heavenly Bridge to fill the gap of deep and dark sensations to the light of Divine Consolation ! Thank you !