Evidently, there’s been a large increase in readership since 2012. (1)
It suggests to me that it’s probably time to walk through the basics … of what this site is about, to be sure, but also of what is happening outside us that is by no means the usual, normal times, etc.
No, not the manipulated news in the mainstream press, but the version of events put out by the Company of Heaven and Earth’s own saints and sages.
For me personally, there’s no other place I’d rather start than with the Divine Mother. What motivates me to give first place to the Divine Mother?
I start with the Divine Mother because she’s the active and necessary cause (the Father is the inactive and sufficient cause) of all that we see around us, all that we are, and all that we do to realize our potential. If we want to ascend, if we want to know God, we have to work with or go through the Mother, as Swami Sivananda makes clear:
“It behooves … the aspirant [to] approach the Mother first, so that She may introduce Her spiritual child to the Father for its illumination or Self-realization.” (2)
That’s a very general statement. Plumbing its depths reveals the Divine Plan for life (spiritual evolution), the nature of material reality, and the nature of the One. (3)
A vision I had in 1987 (4) showed me the purpose of life and the relationships among the Trinity. It identified who the three members of the Trinity were, without religious baggage, without even words.
The flood of bliss I felt at the time “brought all things to remembrance” – allowed me to know without thought or words what I was seeing. Observing the exponential increase in the ability to know that bliss brings was not an inconsequential feature of the vision.
Tomorrow, we’ll look at what the vision showed me and what value lies in knowing/realizing the Divine Mother.
For more on these subjects, go here: “Spiritual Essays” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/ You’ll find hundreds of articles there on the nature of Reality and the Divine Plan for life.
(Concluded in Part 2, below.)
(1) Up from 28,000 (going up to 42,000 at times) hits per day in 2012 to around 330,000 unique visits (i.e., IP addresses rather than clicks or hits) per day. I had a reading with AAM on July 22 and asked him to evaluate the figure. He said it was a true figure with one exception: it didn’t necessarily mean one visitor one day. The same visitor could go back to the site a number of times in a day. See “Golden Age of Gaia Demographics” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2016/07/12/golden-age-gaia-demographics/.)
(2) Swami Sivananda in Swami Sivananda Radha, Kundalini Yoga for the West. Spokane: Timeless Books, 1978, 25.
(3) Which are examined here: “Spiritual Essays” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/
(4) Described here: “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/