Yogananda, Sat-chit-ananda, 3rd Eye-Ajna Chakra-DMT-Portal to God
The inner peace first experienced by the devotee in meditation is his own soul; the vaster peace he feels by going deeper is God. –Paramahansa Yogananda
Recognizing our body, personality, temperament, preferences, beliefs, values, opinions, thought patterns, feelings, perceptions, likes, dislikes, memories, history and every idea we were ever taught about ourselves is NOT WHO WE ARE is difficult, to say the least. The mind does not let go without a battle. Ego backlashes occur every step of the way. Thankfully, with devotion and surrender, the Self rewards us with continuous, positive incentives to keep us moving inward. Here is an example from today’s journal entry:
Before falling asleep last night, I re-watched the movie Awake, a moving story about Paramahansa Yogananda’s life. As an SRF (Self-Realization Fellowship) student, Yogananda has been gracing my nigttime dreams with his presence. Re-watching this film strengthend my commitment to his teachings and to serving others ready for Self-Realization. I fell into a light sleep renewing my vows to provide awakened-service. Each time I awoke during the night I heard “Sat-chit-ananda,” then fell back asleep.
Around 5 a.m. I was wide awake and though I wanted to get more sleep I heard “Don’t sleep, meditate!” I laid on my back and felt the familiar movement of energy between the brows. The past 48 hours this momentum had been especially strong. Most of yesterday, even though I had a lot to do, I felt as though I was on a partial magic mushroom trip, something I hadn’t experienced in more than 25 years. But meditation—especially meditating during the middle of the night—intensifies this energy. Yesterday, all I wanted to do was sit in a state of bliss and do nothing, which is not like my usual, highly active self. Perhaps this was the soul’s way of making me “be still and know God.”
When the 3rd eye (ajna chakra) is highly activated, I am learning the neurobiology of spiritual awakening and how the pineal gland trickles DMT (or N-dimethyltryptamine, in medical talk) which increases serotonin. This is reflected in Matthew 6:22 it states: “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”
As the non-painful pressure increased between my brows, it felt like something was trying to open. But what? Since I am preparing to sell our house, just resting in this serotonin-induced-euphoric state yesterday was not an option. A photographer needed to take pictures, the realtor wanted information on pricing, signing online documents, etc. Yet at 5 a.m., the inner eye force was so potent I had to close my eyes and turn my attention away from meaningless thoughts and into this inner realm. As I paid close attention to the phenomena in the blackness, I noticed small, wispy light patterns dancing against the backdrop. These were familiar and usually morphed into fractals. However, this time, as I looked very closely at them, I began to see a “portal.” It was so subtle I could hardly see it. But the more I attuned my focus to this opening, the inner pressure began to dissolve. For the first time in two days, there was no more pressure, just a barely perceptible black doorway that led to…where? Cosmic Consciousness? Gateway to God? I had no idea. I still don’t. It seemed this wormhole led somewhere greater than I have ever known and went on forever. My consciousness expanded beyond the bedroom, city, state, country, world, then up into the sun, moon, and stars—the entire galaxy. But then the journey ended. When people question How can I tell I’m not my body? I suggest they expand their consciousness as far as possible. Your awareness can travel millions of miles and more while your body stays put. Before falling back to sleep, I knew this was a turning point in my awakening. Perhaps it was revealing the true meaning of Sat-chit-ananda: Ultimate Reality (sat), Consciousness (chit), pure Bliss (ananda). For in our deepest states of meditation, this is our experience of Who and What we truly are. Now if I only could sustain this awareness when not meditating.…
All love to you. All grace to you.