Conscious Ascension is a radio talk show titled Some Obstructions to Ascension which aired 4-19-21.
Conscious Ascension: 4-19-21
Hostess Lisa Winton and Swami Jayananda will talk about some of the barriers to true Spiritual realization. Listen as they explain apotheosis as the overcoming of the belief that there is something other than One Divine Life. In this show they will discuss the unreality of everything visible and tangible along with invisible and tangible; only Spirit is Real. John 20:17 “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” Welcome to the Voice of Yoga; we are talking consciousness! Join the Kriya Yoga Spiritual Advance to get the Light in your soul and Rise. Conscious Ascension
Von Goethe said, “none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” False belief is possibly the greatest obstacle to Spiritual Realization. In Kriya Yoga, the term is Avidya or ignorance; mistaking the impermanent for the permanent. We are learning that all is Spirit and what is visible and tangible or invisible and tangible is unreal.
The Seven Chakras can be looked at as seven thought windows in consciousness; where individual thought is the same as the Divine Idea. Paul Stark Seely said, “the connection is found in the thought unity between the real man and Divine Mind.” The real man is identity that has been loosened from a material basis and attached to Spirit. Union with the Divine. These seven Chakras can be further understood as the seven churches in Revelation of St. John. Conscious Ascension
The conversion we are talking about is found in the statement, “take a letter to the church” can mean turn your attention to the Divine inspiration within and ignore or turn away from the stimulation of the senses. Just as white light going through a prism breaks off into seven colors of the spectrum; the Divine idea goes through the lens of a mortal mind and breaks off into seven thought windows.
Let’s talk about these “thought windows”, John 1:51, “And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.” Angels of God ascending and descending upon the son of man, means, angels are Divine ideas or Divine thoughts and Jesus is promising Nathanael he will see them. The Christ is what makes these Divine ideas or the “Word of God” intelligible to human consciousness. What we are talking about is the son of man receiving Divine inspiration withing and realizing true Spiritual identity which is the “real man”.
Seven thought windows and seven window shades preventing the Spiritual light and these obstructions are time, space, concept, belief, thinking, human will, and personal sense. And the antidote to these barriers is Principle, Soul, Life, Love, Mind, Truth, and Spirit understood Spiritually. Conscious Ascension
Here is an example of why we don’t demonstrate Divine Consciousness; found in song lyrics from Jackson Browne, Before the Deluge, “And their hands reached for the golden ring; With their hearts they turned to each other’s heart for refuge” For me, the hand is a Mercury image meaning material mind reaching for the Divine idea and the heart which is the seat of the Soul or Spiritual wisdom, turns to material means and not the Divine idea.
What you know to be true about God is not Science; what God knows to be true about you as God is Science. Mary Baker Eddy said it this way, “If Spirit or the power of divine Love bear witness to the truth, this is the ultimatum, the scientific way, and the healing is instantaneous.” SH 411:10
Jesus said to the cripple, sin no more and we need to understand what Jesus means by sin. Sin means we are casting our nets on the wrong side of the ship; we are accepting information from the material senses which is duality and a belief in two powers which violates Spiritual law.
Resurrection Aftermath is a radio talk show with the title Aftermath: He Has Risen.
Hostess Lisa Winton and Swami Jayananda will talk about the Christian concept of Resurrection as the middle phase in the hero’s journey and human development. Listen as they explain the three phases to Apotheosis; which is the process of the human discovering Divinity within. In this show they will review the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension and compare it to the separation, journey, and return; as the process experienced in consciousness. Resurrection is only the mid-point; so don’t stop here, keep going until the Ascension. Welcome to the Voice of Yoga; we are talking consciousness! Join the Kriya Yoga Spiritual Advance to get the Light in your soul become Alive.
The hero’s journey takes place in three phases 1. Separation, 2. Journey, and 3. Return. Mary Baker Eddy has something similar in S&H 115:12-27 and 116:1-5 SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION OF IMMORTAL MIND God: Divine Principle, Life, Truth, Love, Soul, Spirit, Mind. Man: God’s spiritual idea, individual, perfect, eternal. Idea: An image in Mind; the immediate object of understanding. —Webster. SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION OF MORTAL MIND First Degree: Depravity. Physical. Evil beliefs, passions and appetites, fear, depraved will, self-justification, pride, envy, deceit, hatred, revenge, sin, sickness, disease, death. Second Degree: Evil beliefs disappearing. Moral. Humanity, honesty, affection, compassion, hope, faith, meekness, temperance. Third Degree: Understanding. Spiritual. Wisdom, purity, spiritual understanding, spiritual power, love, health, holiness. In the third degree mortal mind disappears, and man as God’s image appears. Science so reverses the evidence before the corporeal human senses, as to make this Scriptural testimony true in our hearts, “The last shall be first, and the first last,” so that God and His idea may be to us what divinity really is and must of necessity be, — all-inclusive.
Jesus is crucified on a hill between two thieves and the symbolism coincides with Ajna Chakra in Kriya Yoga; The Third Eye center which is the highest point with three terminals and the gateway to Sahasrara Chakra the Crown Center which has only one nadi to it. The resurrection is the phase that follows the crucifixion and as we can see it must be at the Third Eye Center and include the two thieves; Ida and Pingala. This marks the end of the mental/material universe; the belief in two powers and the concept of matter. Resurrection Aftermath.
The resurrection is the rebirth into a new identity which is purely Spiritual and it marks a period of adjustment; learning to fly or think differently. Preparation for the final phase which is the Ascension or the Reunion with the Father. In Kriya Yoga going from Ajna Chakra to Sahasrara Chakra out of the many into the One.
How do I know that I am Resurrected and not just think I am resurrected? “But thought, loosened from a material basis but not yet instructed by Science, may become wild with freedom and so be self-contradictory.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 552:19). Does what I am doing prove out? Because the mental/material universe contradicts itself because it is in a loop. This is why we must crucify the mind/body complex; or put off the old man. Get out of the mind that is attached to and individuated from the world mind. Purify, purify, purify. Resurrection Aftermath.
The physical world is a mental image and the more Divinely mental the image the more harmonious and indestructible it appears. “We apprehend Life in divine Science only as we live above corporeal sense and correct it.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 167:6–7). Resurrection is Life as it emerges from the “Right side of the boat” John 21:6 “And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.” Now we detach from the corporeal senses and attach to the Spiritual Senses; which are too pure to behold iniquity.
Preparation for the Ascension is the Journey; testing the Spiritual Senses and getting familiar with the new sense of self. John 20:17 “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”
Ascension into Heaven is Kriya Yoga is a radio talk show explaining the process in human development. The goals of the Christian religion and the Kriya Yoga science are the same.
Hostess Lisa Winton and Swami Jayananda will talk about the Ascension, not as an event that happened 2000 years ago but as something to be done now. They will look at the symbolism of the scripture as instruction to expand identity beyond duality. Listen as they explain the phases in human development leading to Apotheosis. Christianity and Kriya Yoga are more alike than you may think. Welcome to the Voice of Yoga; we are talking consciousness!
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1. Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension. Phase three in the developmental process leading to Union with the Divine.
2. Scripture isn’t a bunch of stories that we either believe or don’t. If fact, when it is– we miss the point. From this disadvantage we think virtue is charming but unnecessary in business, politics, law, and relationships. We think sin is an incident that can be excused.
3. When we miss the point, we miss the mark and that is a sin. All the piety, prayer, slacktivism, and pretending will not rectify the situation. You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.
4. What is the role of virtue in the Ascension? In the same way liquid is used in a syphon to start the flow. Virtue is needed to connect to the Divine. The reverse is also true; if the liquid is lost the flow is stopped.
5. The Ascension is when we grab on to the Life Force and lift ourselves out of the realms of suffering and decay. We can’t lift ourselves off the earth from the earth. The forces of gravity keep pulling us back.
6. Connection to the Life Force gives us leverage to lift ourselves off the earth and sustain it. In fact, it is the only way to do it. One God, One Truth, One Religion, One Yoga, One #1 Need.
7. Believing Jesus rose from the dead and later ascended into heaven doesn’t have much pragmatic application, for me. However, feeling connected to something pure powerful and sacred lifts my inner environment to feelings of bliss, wonder, awe.
8. Next week – Memorial Day to Honor the Warrior.