Have you ever tried swimming against the current? Its little to no progress, depending on the speed of the current. The only way to get up stream is to get out of the current, to go around it.
Sometimes, spiritual progress is the same way. The answers we seek are within our Higher Self. This is also the source of the Light or energy that makes us who we are. Our consciousness, which is a part of or an extension of the Higher Self, uses the flow of energy to create the world we live in. That energy flow is strong, never faltering and endless.
Attempting to swim against the flow will only trap you in this existence. It is no wonder that many never make any progress in their spiritual quest. It’s not that they are not earnest in their desire or true to their intention, it’s simply that they are starting the journey from the wrong location. They are attempting to swim against the flow.
If you start with the premise that you are your physical body and that you must travel outside that body to experience your Higher Self, you are setting yourself up for failure. First, the premise that you are your body is false. Second, you cannot move against the flow of Light. You can only move with the Light/Source Energy/Prana that makes up our existence. Dance with it, embrace it and see it as an extension of who you are.
Still yourself with your eyes closed and embrace the essence of who you are. You are consciousness that is using a physical body to experience this reality. You are not your body, you are not your mind. Those are simply tools to accentuate your physical existence.
Once you understand that you are indeed consciousness and not your body, you will realize that you are where you wanted to be all along. You reside in and are a part of your Higher Self. You have arrived without the need for a journey. No swimming upstream, no fighting to get where you want to be.
You are where you have always been. Your Higher Self has patiently waited for you to realize that you are already there.
Now we are doing yoga…
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. [https://yogadailymountpleasant.com] He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out Yoga Dude [https://yogadailymountpleasant.com/the-yoga-dude/] for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all One. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.