Exploring Human Consciousness & the Akash with Isha Yoga Foundation

“Meditation means going into processes that can enhance one’s ‘ojas’ and change the very fundamentals of their life – to take a person to a completely different experience of joy within himself and a blissfulness which is not only his, but which will be everybody’s around him.” ~Sadhguru

©2013, Isha Yoga Foundation, Alison Murry

©2013, Isha Yoga Foundation, Alison Murry

Isha Foundation was founded by Sadhguru. Sadhguru runs a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that guides and teaches students to reach their optimal point of well-being, and attaining human consciousness through meditation.  The Isha Yoga Foundation is internationally known and has various locations throughout India and right here in the United States at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences in Tennessee.Thus far, the Isha Yoga foundation has touched the lives of 7 million people and counting.  Meditation and increasing human consciousness are very important in Sadhguru’s practice.  Human consciousness symbolizes positivity and overall human wellbeing.  Sadhguru realizes that at this day in age human consciousness is very important because of the lifestyle we live.  Today society has major technological advancements and areas of science and medicine that need to be discovered.  By increasing human consciousness, we increase our levels of attaining optimal well-being and figuring out ways we can combat issues such as nourishment and health.  Sadhuguru teaches us to also think of others well-being and how to make sure we are practicing sustainability and think of the needs of those in the future as well. Here is an essay by Sadhguru about Akashik Intelligence--"Earning the Blessing of the Cosmos." “If you know how to get the cooperation of the akash into your life, this will be a blessed life. An intelligence that you have never thought possible will become yours.” Today, modern physics is revealing that every atom in existence is actually transacting with the whole cosmic space every moment. So what about the atoms in our own bodies? How does this connection actually impact our daily lives? With a deep understanding of the subtle mechanisms of life, yogi and mystic, Sadhguru, the founder of Isha Yoga, addresses questions about our spiritual nature with rare insight and clarity. In the discourse below, he sheds light on our energetic connection with the whole cosmos and our ability to become the master of our own destiny if we are a willing. To nourish the human being into a greater possibility, it is very important how the water, the air, the earth, the fire, and the fifth dimension--which is the largest one, the space or akash--behave. Today, modern science is recognizing there is something called as akashik intelligence; that is, empty space has a certain intelligence. Whether this intelligence works for you or against you will determine the nature of your life, whether you are a blessed being or one who is going to be knocked around for the rest of your life. For no reason, some people are being hammered around by life, isn't it? For no reason, some people seem to be blessed with everything. It is not for no reason. It is your ability – either consciously or unconsciously, to be able to get the cooperation of this larger intelligence which is functioning. The ‘fundamental element’ is akash or ‘space’. It is improper to call it the fifth element, because it is THE element. All the other four just play upon it. Now we are here on a round planet. The Earth, the solar system, this galaxy, the whole cosmos, everything is all held in place only by the akash. You, yourself, are held in place by akash. Have you noticed, even Tendulkar (famous cricket player) looks up? It is not just him, right from ancient times man has been doing this when he achieved something in great moments of success. Some of them may be looking up for the uperwalla or for some god, but in most of them, unknowingly there is a realization. At any time, when you hit a peak experience, physically without even your awareness, your body in gratitude looks upward because somewhere there is a recognition, there is an intelligence in a human being which recognizes that. If you know how to get the cooperation of the akash into your life, this will be a blessed life. An intelligence that you have never thought possible will become yours, because an intelligence which is beyond your understanding and grasp is right now functioning right here within you, isn't it? It is that intelligence which is holding the whole cosmos together; it is that intelligence which is the womb for creation. It is in the womb of that intelligence that all creation is happening, and it is not denied to you. Access is not blocked, it is just that you have never looked that way. You are so engrossed in the little nature of who you are; your body, your thought, your emotion and your hormones have engaged you so much that looking up and paying attention to something beyond, never occurs to you. So many fantastic things are happening in the cosmos today in absolutely miraculous and fantastic ways but one little worm of a thought is worming through your head and that keeps you engaged. That is maya. Maya does not mean that the existence does not exist. It is just that when something so phenomenal and fantastic is happening, these little things keep you busy and engaged and they make you feel as if these little things are more real than everything else. So to get the cooperation of the akash, there is one simple process you could do. After sunrise, before the sun crosses the 30-degree angle from the horizon, look up at the sky once and bow down to it for holding you in place today. After the sun crosses 30 degrees, sometime during the day, any time, look up and bow down again. After the sun sets, once again look up and bow down; not to some god up there, just to the empty space for holding you in place for today. If you just do this, life will change dramatically. If you consciously do this three times a day, if you get cooperation from akash, life will happen in magical ways." - Sadhguru
©2013, Isha Yoga Foundation, Alison Murry

©2013, Isha Yoga Foundation, Alison Murry

   
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