To an impartial observer – say, an alien zoologist from another planet – there must be very compelling evidence that human beings suffer from a serious mental disorder, and are perhaps even insane. The last few thousand years have been an endless catalogue of insane behavior.Picture by Gio Kadagishvili (above)
The various environmental, economic, and social problems confronting us are symptomatic of a deeper underlying crisis -- a crisis in our thinking, perception, and values.
The word ‘kundalini’ comes from the Hindu tradition and is used to describe a form of mysterious energy that lies dormant in all of us at the foot of our spine. When awakened this energy rises up the spine, purifies all chakras along the way until it reaches the head where it unites with its ‘ divine spouse’ and the person reaches enlightenment.
A Crisis of Consciousness. We have come a long way in our understanding of the physical world around us. But as far as our understanding of the worlds within are concerned, we have not progressed very far at all. We still know very little about how we think, about why we feel the way we do, or about how our attitudes and beliefs affect our perception and hence our reality.Picture of Gio Kadagishvili "Sold Humanity"
Our biggest problem in life is that we don’t actively choose our thoughts, that our emotions have a life of their own, that desires apparently overcome us out of the blue and that life in general just seems to happen to us. Our eyes are open but we are asleep.Picture by Sofia Balas (above)
Many people believe that the powers of science are unlimited. Science is a process of uncovering the mechanisms by which nature works, and eventually, after enough experimentation and investigation, every mystery will be understood.Picture by Sofia Balas (above)
"Awakening Experiences" are normal and natural. One evening last summer, when I was on holiday with my family in Wales, I decided to explore the farmland around our rented bungalow. I climbed over a gate I hadn't noticed before because it was hidden by long grass, and found myself looking down at a valley,Picture by William Belan (above)
Enlightenment is about seeing through the illusions of life and knowing what reality really is. When you are enlightened, you can have everything you want. Because you’ll know the truth about what everything is, and what does it really mean to have something.
Fifty years ago, as our culture began a collective journey of conscious awakening, the Beatles recorded their anthem, "All You Need is Love." Since then, we've been distilling the wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions, stripping away the trappings of time and misunderstanding, to reveal their common truths.
Picture by Gio Kadagishvili (above)