PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA: “The Cosmic Mother — One Aspect Of God”

In 1945, Paramhansa Yogananda wrote a booklet titled The Cosmic Mother: One Aspect of God. You can read a short excerpt below.

 

Power Of A Saint’s Devotion

I remember a saint I used to visit in India, The first time I went to see him, I had to wait quietly, for he said, “I am talking to Divine Mother.”  He was so great and yet so gentle and childlike!  His whole countenance shone with the love of the Divine Mother.  When I was in his presence those vibrations were overwhelming.  Whenever I saw him talking to Divine Mother I felt a thousand million times more Love in my heart than that which I felt for my earthly mother whom I dearly loved.  The emotion is indescribable!  I felt I could not exist another moment without my Divine Mother.

One day I went to this saint and said, “How is it you are communing with Divine Mother and I cannot?  Please ask Her if She loves me.  I must know.  I do not feel the love of Divine Mother now.  I must have Her.  I must know if She loves me!”

I kept on insisting for a long time, until finally the saint said, “All right, I will ask Her.”

And you know, that night I had a great experience.  I cherished it silently, within myself.  One or two days afterward I went to the saint, and again I saw those upturned eyes wandering in the jungles of the Infinite.  Such love you have never seen.  In most missionaries who go to India to “save the heathen” I do not see that love of God.  And I have seen many Hindu priests and teachers who did not reflect it.  But I have also found some great masters in whose eyes I saw God twinkling.  I used to bow down at the feet of this gracious saint because I knew Divine Mother was smiling in him.

So I asked, “What did Divine Mother say about me?”

He replied, “Naughty sir, naughty sir!”

“What did Divine Mother say?” I persisted.  “You promised me.  What did She say?”

Still he repeated only, “Naughty sir!”

I knew he could see through me and realized that I was hiding my thoughts in order to see if the experience I had had was real.  And still I went on, “You promised me!  Why is it you saints always mystify?”

Then he replied, “You come to test me?  That is not right.  Didn’t Divine Mother come to you the other night in the form of a most beautiful mother and say, ’Yogananda, I love you always?’”

I didn’t know what to do with myself.  I was so filled with the nectar of joy.  I had meditated all day long until I heard the answer, and when I went to this saint and heard those same words from him, what could I think?  Only one thing:  My Mother had truly responded!

When this saint used to talk he was just like a little child.  In the glittering of those eyes was the shining of Divine Mother’s eyes.

“Everyone that will seek Her will find Her,”

he said, “but one has to make the effort.”

Every time I think of him my whole soul becomes enraptured and my heart becomes so filled with love that I cannot speak.  He told me my Master would come later on.  Meanwhile, he gave me the devotional aspect of God — whereas my Master later gave me the wisdom aspect.  That combination provided what I needed — the complete Father-Mother manifestation of God.

 

 

~via TheCosmicMother.org

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JALELLE AWEN: “Holding Space For Yourself During These Transitional Times Of Intense Energies”

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It is a time of intense energies as waves of light are washing over Gaia from the sun, from star being friends, from portals and star gates activating both from within and with-out. These energies are illuminating shadow places inside of us as a collective and individually. For those of you who are sensitive and awake to energy, you can probably feel it quite intensely and acutely in your physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Being with the responses that come up in a self-loving way and holding space for yourself during the transition allows for a smoother ride through it.

These waves of light are calibrators to raise our frequency, to boost the vibration of Gaia as She continues to move from the denser vibrations of 3D consciousness into fourth and eventually fifth. Many lightworkers, gridworkers, psychics, healers, teachers are feeling this as an intense time of energy surges and calibrations and I join them in feeling this as a particularly intense time of energy shifts.

Experiencing body symptoms is common as our bodies vibrate faster and faster, turning from carbon-based to crystalline. DNA strands are activating and repairing without us having to ‘do’ anything for this to happen. The light that is available is doing it for us although if you ask for it and want it, this accelerates the process. DNA getting switched on feels like a tingly at times in the scalp and at times is downright painful with surges of pain around the crown chakra and down the neck and spine. A throbbing forehead or third eye is common too, which I have experienced several times now. Offer yourself what you know works for you in terms of easing and integrating these new energies and seek out those who can serve you in a loving way through this transition.

Sleeping well and hard feels so important as the mind and the 3D self shut down to let the 4D transitional, awakening self and the 5D higher self step in. Wanting and needing a lot of sleep is a good thing as everything recharges. Not being able to sleep or interrupted sleep patterns is also common. The awakening 4D self has dark and light, the contrasts and polarities and dualities are being pushed up to be felt. It mostly exists in the astral or etheric realm although for those of you who have been consciously bringing it forward through connecting with aspects of yourselves, you ARE it most of the time. And the higher self or 5D self is becoming embodied as well, more and more higher frequencies of light living in the body, walking around as the higher self and integrating guides from the ‘outside’ to the inside. Holding space for yourself includes checking in with aspects of yourself and how they are feeling and digesting these changes.

Starting a journaling dialogue with your 3D, 4D and higher self can be very illuminating. You can start by writing a letter to each of them (based on your experience of each) and then listen for a response back, writing down whatever you hear. You can then engage in a question and answer type dialogue written down or out loud. Stay in your heart as you engage with these aspects of yourself, maintaining a curious and loving energy toward them. Let the feelings of these aspects (especially the 3D and 4D selves) come back to be felt and held by you. You will be amazed how much this can help with the transition.

Shadow is coming to light. Shadow is oozing out at times, bursting out in emotional upheavals. It is a time of unveiling which it feels like will continue hugely in 2017. It is a time of decision making and changing life circumstances, feeling deeper desires and soul claims bubbling up to be integrated. There is a sense of there being ‘no time to lose’ and more sense that time is an illusion and very urgent at the same ‘time’. Our bodies are changing, our hearts are opening up, our souls are embodying and ALL of it is held within Infinite Love. Holding this process with a sense of being loved during it can allow it to flow so much more easily and deeply.

All these changes and transitions are held by and orchestrated by and made BY LOVE FOR LOVE WITH LOVE. You are being invited to feel increasing trust in this through the visceral experience of these changes in the deepest cells of your ever changing body, in the opening of your healing heart and ache for intimacy and authenticity, and in the expansion of your soul and the embodiment of your higher self through integration of soul fragments and aspects of yourself existing in many dimensions and eras.

 

 

About the author: Jelelle Awen is an ascending teacher into 5D consciousness, Divine guide-scribe-author, and co-creator/teacher of the SoulFullHeart Way Of Life. Visit soulfullheartwayoflife.com for more information about sessions, online group calls and circles, community, videos, and more. ~via In5D.com