It is normal to base our gratitude on mind/body conditions as we come into this life completely identified with these two modes of existence. As we reach and begin to get a glimpse of the Source, gratitude begins to evolve into a deep love relationship and appreciation for the breath of grace that flows through us and is felt in the midst of all human conditions whether painful or pleasurable. Therefore, deliberately seek to foster that personal relationship with God until it becomes you.
Feb. 25th 2017
-Maplewood, NJ “Awakening into a Complete Human Being” Satsang with Atreya Thomas 2-4 PM
at Shakti Yoga 1861 Springfield Ave A, Maplewood, NJ 07040
$25 at the door. $20 pre-register at shaktinj.com
Feb 26th 2017
–Philadelphia, PA “Refining the Ego in the Fire of Grace.” Satsang with Atreya Thomas 10-20$ donation 7-9 PM
5926 Drexel Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19131
The entire universe is held in place by a power that we intuit to be real. Surely our life is included in this, and at some point we are going to have to accept this force as sovereign. Give up the doubt my friends and the false thinking that peace and harmony means a pain-free and comfortable existence with no place for the spectrum of our humanity.
Your life is the sacred offering and the only thing substantial enough to trade for Grace. Therefore, live in a constant state of sacrifice and accept your inevitable defeat while embodied. Lay down every thought, every feeling, emotion, and ambition. Whether good or bad, sad, horrible, your greatest shame and secret spiritual desire. This is a lifestyle where all is offered to death, which reveals itself to the devotee as the transformative principal of Love whose sole purpose is to consume you, and then rebirth you from the fires of Grace.
Can you honestly say that the Universe really expects you to worry about all these little details in life? Perhaps the real issue here is this false sense of abandonment. Does a child worry about where they will get their next meal and the details of their life? Perhaps, if the parent is neglectful. And no human is perfect. But Grace is perfect and you are surrounded by it at all times, in all things and places. The time is here my friends to drop the doubt, leave the effort behind; and deeply trust like you have never trusted before.