Senses and Thoughts
With each new life, we redesign our senses in accordance with the karma left over from previous lives and incarnate into the next life, bringing the attachments and unfinished business into the next to be dealt with, again. It is the same when we go to bed and enter deep sleep each night. Our cells are renewed each night during deep sleep and then, when we rise to greet the day and we begin a new thought process. Those first few thoughts that we entertain in the early morning light are the seeds for the activities and responses throughout the rest of the day. A good reason to keep a positive-thoughts book close by on the night stand next to the bed. And an even better reason to sit and meditate quietly at dawn before starting the day.
Our senses and the way that our mind operates creates the energy field around us, attracting those who are like-minded, holding a similar thought-field. If we are waking up with negative thoughts, then we are attracting negative people into our life. It works the same when we are positive; positive, uplifting people come in to share space, create together and empower each other.
Many people have difficulty with their meditation practice and can only go so far in obtaining the true benefits. If one is surrounded by people who are not aligned with higher forces and who are depressed, anxious, fearful or arrogant, one cannot go deep into their meditation where transformation of the samskaras takes place and where grace is fostered in the being.
This is the reason for creating ashrams, centered around a powerful figure like beloved, H. H. Paramahamsa Nithyananda. It is easy to progress and evolve when we live under the presence of an enlightened guru and are surrounded by those who are committed to living a higher frequency.
As Swamiji encourages, shape your morning thoughts to be an expression of gratitude. He suggests committing to a practice and observation for 21 days. Take a photo of self at the beginning of a 21-day period, starting with the first day consciously waking up thankful, then, continue this practice each day for 21 days. Take another photo at the end of this 21-day exercise. As Swamiji points out, your looks will change dramatically if one can practice this consistently throughout the 21 days.
In the same way, the thought-field is transformed and so are the senses. With a fresh, new perspective, what has smelled “ok’ will be experienced differently; the same with taste and touch. The reference point changes entirely with a more positive, uplifting state of mind and through the transformation of samskaras.
This is why it is imperative that one be mindful of who is sleeping around them, especially if one is living in a flat or an apartment that has a stranger below, above or on either side. They are a part of one’s energy and thought-field, as well. Even the husband or wife or the child in the next room or the dog at the end of the bed or the cat beside in the chair ~ the auras of all living entities near and surrounding one is the total expression of an individual.
If one is fortunate to create a sleeping environment that is a minimum of fifty feet away from another sleeping body, one can easily set the tone for the day, enjoy a deep, fruitful meditation, early in the morning at sunrise, before interacting with others and create a space of centeredness for living a peaceful life.
Swamiji points out, the opportunity to create our reality is truly up to us with this understanding. This is the interpretation of the last verse, when Krishna states that only fools can neither understand, nor grasp, nor realize this very important truth.
We have the choice to be a fool or to heed this very important advice that is the magical key to shaping our reality, living peacefully and in a state of grace.
“With whoever we live, if we are remembering somebody or seeing somebody more than thrice a day, we are responsible for how they feel about us.”
H. H. Paramahamsa Nithayanda message on March 5, 2017
Written by Kashi Stone, June 2017