Grab any foothold on the bliss train and clamber aboard. Then keep stoking that furnace – the heart-furnace, the bliss-fire. We continue:
Steve: Is there anything I can do to facilitate the expansion of that?
AAM: The more that you embrace it, the more that you enjoy it, the more that you let whatever issue arises simply float away, that is a catalyst for the [blissful] expansion[, entry into the transformed space].
What you are saying is, “I allow nothing in other than the bliss,” and then you practice it. You take the time to allow the bliss to fill you.
It is a form of conversation. It is a form of communication. So you are speaking and addressing and engaging in a sacred union with your heart, with the bliss, with that sense of deepest connection.
Steve: What an adventure this is.
Notice the way Archangel Michael phrased it – a form of communication with the heart. Sacred union with our own heart. Is he not saying love ourselves?
This is him teaching heart consciousness and heartfelt communication and it’s another new teaching we’re receiving. He’s expanding our spiritual understanding and using contemporary language and metaphors to do it.
I’m taking the time to allow the bliss to fill me. I’m enjoying it. Pardon me if my thoughts go in several directions.
Remember some time ago AAM said that love is in everything, including our thoughts. Grab on to your thoughts if they help you feel the bliss. Cater to ourselves occasionally if that brings us bliss. I’m not suggesting we become self-aborbed. I’m merely suggesting that to love ourselves is important.
Get into the bliss by any (dharmic) means you can. Remember what Sri Ramakrishna said? It didn’t matter whether we ran into the lake, jumped into it, or fell into it. The whole thing was to get into the lake. The Ocean of Bliss. (1)
We need to break free. We need to get rid of disciplinary boundaries. Cleanse, purify, stand forth, declare yourself – or just jump in. Use any (dharmic) means you know to get into the lake of bliss. Saying this is the job of the pillar.
I act on what he says here and I can tell you I benefit from it.
I don’t consider this transformational experience to be enlightenment. This is a peak experience, a mini-satori, a realization. For me, enlightenment is Sahaja Samadhi and nothing short of that will satisfy me.
Now I am banging on the anvil.
I must cut free and travel on the waves of bliss. One taste of it and one hungers for it ever after. I made myself bait for some great fish and some great fish has swallowed me.
I’m not sure I can keep up my normal workload under these conditions, just as AAM predicted.
I know I have my soul contract to attend to and of course I’ll honor it. I won’t go off and wander in flowered fields.
But I’ll take at least a day off and just wander the streets, wide-eyed and blissful.
Unfortunately this will not last. How I wish it would. Nothing short of Sahaja lasts. How I long for the transformed space, conscious awareness, our natural state of love and bliss to be permanent.
(1) Here are the means I’ve used that I can remember. Some have carried me to the transformed space. Some have only led to flashes of recognition of that space, in passing, so to speak. But all have contributed.
Laughing at myself
Remembering the beloved
Remembering bliss itself
Having a taste of universal love
Listening to music
Reading the life of a sage or saint
Reading about sacred geometry
Taking a stand
Stating the truth
Having a committed conversation
Making a promise
Declaring myself unequivocally
Making a difference in someone’s life
Taking a pleasurable thought or feeling and filling myself with the energy of it