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As part of my Kriya Yoga spiritual path, I have multiple assignments/ challenges. I would like to write about one here. The full assignment is described in the Spiritual Treasures – Final Edition and is called “Bowing to the feet”.  Please read that page for the most accurate description of this act and its meaning.  In short, this assignment recommends to bow as a gesture of dropping one’s pride/ego at the feet of an adversary/enemy/or any entity that we feel conflicted towards.  The bow when enacted is the same posture known in yoga as the child’s pose, except the crown of the head is touching the ground.   Study the above picture closely.

In addition to holding the correct physical posture, I find it is important to have the correct intentions.  Love is the intention that I hold.  I often visualize my ego descending into the core of the earth and being cleaned there.  My bowing always comes from a strong, loving place, never out of humiliation, shame or pity.

I followed the instructions of the Spiritual Treasures, starting alone in my home, bowing to God. The first time it didn’t feel sincere. I revisited the exercise several times and finally noticed a release of tension physically after the bow. I noticed my facial muscles relax (almost as if I had been holding a fake smile for some time). My eyes relaxed and I felt at ease.

Next I bowed alone at work during a time of conflict. I had been struggling with aggressive mind chatter and again this act did help initiate a reconciliation.

Then I decided to bow in a church, a place I had felt conflicted about. It was tricky to find an empty church, most are locked. Eventually I did. This was a different experience than before because… as I bowed deeply in the church, there was a chance someone could walk in. It was harder to focus on feeling the bow because my mind was preoccupied with worry about being discovered and how people would react. Finally there was a release.

A more challenging bow was a second time at the same church. This time I entered while a band was setting up for a rehearsal. I didn’t stop to look at anyone, but just bowed. It took longer for my mind to let go of the worry about “how I might look”. But it did. As I let go of pride my body relaxed and I knew the bow was complete.

The most challenging bow experience I performed in a park in the middle of the day.  I felt the urge to publicly bow directly in front of someone since my mind had been fussy about I would look in the church.  In the grand scheme of things, my “reputation” was much less important than becoming stronger than my ego.  While walking through the park, I knew of a sitting area off the path, with a bench.  I decided if there was someone sitting there, then I would walk straight up to them, ask if I could bow, and then do it.  When I came around the corner, God had a surprise for me…. there were two people sitting there!  I hesitated at first.  I felt out numbered and unprepared.  But I knew it was now or never.  I went up to one of the people and asked if I could bow.  He looked a little confused, but said sure.  When I bowed this time my mind was whirling.  But soon I felt my mind let go, and again my body relax.  The whirling continued but it was energy inside me that whirled, not my thoughts.  It felt good.  After about 2 minutes, the whirling energy relaxed a bit, and I stood and went on my way.

Later I felt compelled to bow to a female companion.  It resulted in a flow of silent tears on her part, an inner shift on my part and the melting of an invisible wall between us that I hadn’t realized was there, yet it was having a real negative effect on the quality of our relationship.  I ended up repeatedly bowing to her to foster an equally founded relationship feeling in my heart.

I also love to apply this practice towards my children.  I often find their actions make me angry and that same dense invisible wall comes up between us.  I prolonged bow helps soften me and the wall up.  Family life is better when forgiveness occurs at the level of the heart.  It tends to bring out the best in all of us and is the most lasting solution for selfish behaviors, compared to punishment.

Now, when I feel pride/ego becoming a problem, I can often just visualize bowing and it produces forgiveness inside.  Or if I need to overcome a spiritual crisis or am having difficulty forgiving someone, I will bow for an extended period of time at my home.  My knees may go numb, but my heart is much stiller when I’m done.  Even as I progress on my spiritual path, bowing remains a firm and basic practice to maintain inner balance.

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Lessons Learned on a Spiritual Retreat

I recently completed a month long spiritual retreat in Cambodia, in which I learned how to slow down. As I have progressed on my path, I have accomplished many goals. I have gotten out of debt, sold a large home, prepared for a major career change, navigated a painful divorce, moved several times, etc. All in all my circumstances have improved. Despite this, I have had a hard to shifting gears and slowing down, now that it is an option. Doing this was the biggest overall lessons I learned on the spiritual retreat. To achieve this, I had to face a variety of fears and desires that persistently popped up and disturbed my kriya yoga. I was successful at doing this. This was not just a matter of long hours of meditation. Having completed the many worldly goals I mentioned certainly made it easier for to do this. It’s easier to let go of fears of failure, if you have already succeeded on many of your goals. It would have been impossible for me to let go of these fears, earlier in my path when I had many uncompleted goals and no idea how I would tackle them. Anyone considering an extended spiritual retreat like this, should do their best to get their life in order first.

If you are interested in many of the details of the retreat, such as how I spent my time there, where I was and some other general facts, please read my article “A Spiritual Retreat Benefits All“. I will not repeat those points here, instead I will go straight into describing the exact fears and desires that threatened my success at shifting gears to slow down and focus more inwardly. I will start with my fears.

Fears:

1. Insecurities and doubts about the validity of my spiritual path. These were the first to pop up. They were not new, I have noticed them just below the surface before, and they typically become amplified when I am visiting my Guru. This occurs because I have had expectations that he will make my life easier. If things aren’t happening as I had hoped, then I feel frustrated and doubtful. What is amazing is that I don’t even know I have these expectations, until something I had hidden hopes for doesn’t happen. The more burden I try to put on him, the more anger I feel and the more doubt I am flooded by at these times. This same pattern of expectations and feeling let down has happened with the first two times I visited him. With each visit, the doubts are less intense and less believable. This time, I quickly noticed what was happening, and found these fears melted in the spiritual presence that has been growing inside me.

2. Fear of letting go of my past lifestyle. This retreat marked a transitional time in my life. I had just let go of a lucrative, yet hectic job and the second apartment associated with it before the retreat. I was preparing to start a more spiritual, home-based job upon my return home. There were fears about whether I would have enough patients to feel useful about my work or whether I would be good enough to attract new patients. Fortunately I had been through a similar experience before. I have learned that if I work hard at being useful, and the create space in my life to be available, that space always gets filled in. This fear, also was easy to let go of.

3. Fear of rejection. My long time weakness has been that I am a people pleaser. I would always prefer to say something nice to someone and avoid a conflict, than say the truth. My spiritual path has brought this to the surface many times. I’ve improved substantially, but when a conflict causes a lot aggression inside of me, I usually fall back to people pleasing or just being silent. I know that if I speak up, there is a real risk I will become passive aggressive and react out on my inner aggression. Recently, however I have been able to sit with that aggression without letting it control my reactions. There has been an increased spiritual presence that helps me see through it all. Hans challenged my people pleasing weakness. I realized he was right, I was developing more clarity, so that even when I am triggered, I can see a neutral, truthful way to respond. It isn’t what people initially want to hear, but as I am getting better at delivering the message, I can see it gains me respect. This fear took me awhile to face. It came up during multiple days of meditation, but eventually it fell away and one day I could see it was totally irrational. I was ready to face it and now that I am, it has been liberating.

Desires:

1. Small worldly distractions. I had many desires pop up when I entered the more intense phases of meditation during this spiritual retreat. My mind wanted to obsess about food, socializing, exploring the island, working on the computer, unsolved work at home, etc. When this got out of hand, my Guru somehow could tell. Twice during the retreat he confronted me about not taking things seriously. I have never seen him preform any spiritual tricks, but with these confrontations, it was clear that he knew exactly what was on my mind, without me having given a single outward clue. His firm demeanor did the trick both times. My mind quickly went silent and I found myself easily maintaining hours of kriya yoga.

2. Desire for a female partner. This was a big one. Although I have always had a healthy attraction towards women, this desire had not been active much until lately. I suspect I have been overwhelmed with so many other drastic changes, that women were not on my mind. I also had a platonic female friend until about 6 months ago. I am sure that friendship fulfilled much of my need for a partner. Now that things have changed, my mind started to shift gears. I noticed this mainly near the end of the retreat. My mind had passed through all the fears and desires mentioned above, before it came to this last big one. It became clear to me that one of the major reasons I still felt a need to rush, was that I wanted to make sure I was spiritually mature enough, so as to be ready to recognize my soul mate if the chance to connect presented itself. Such a meeting is a once in a life time opportunity and it was a major reason for my intense efforts. I realized however, that many never meet their soul mate during lifetime, and there was no guarantee that was part of my God given path. I sat there in meditation pondering, could I still be happy if I never have a partner in this lifetime. Tension started to build. I started to feel frustration and anger towards God, Hans, myself and just about everything. I was having a mini-crisis. I knew I needed to forgive all, and I did so with a spiritual bowing practice. As I bowed, I felt a silent crying inside. Eventually there was a break in the tension, and I felt God’s presence. I laughed, because I could see that as long as God was present in my life, the details just didn’t matter. I still hope to qualify for a loving female partner, when I am fully free and grounded in God, but I also trust that God has got my back. If its not in the cards for me, I know he will provide me a meaningful life. At that moment, my commitment towards God Union was tested and proven. I could sincerely say, yes I work for God as my source of happiness first. I care for the rest of this physical world, but it always comes second to God.

When I completed the retreat, a burden had been released. In the past, whenever I would think of the list of things to do at home, a sense of urgency would come up. Now I was able to accept the thought of a whole lifetime of work and my mind body spirit all felt totally at ease. I noticed my attention now turned inward much easier than it ever had before. It didn’t come easily, but there was a surrendering of my worldly goals. Now I often feel that I have all the time in the world. My attention is turned inwards, not because it is lost and searching, but because there is a living, spiritual energy coming alive inside. My attention is finding something valuable, hidden deep inside. I am thankful for the lessons learned on this intense spiritual retreat in Cambodia.

God Bless

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God’s First and Only Commandment

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God’s first and only commandment

Love all !
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Jesus Kriya Yoga, God and Love: A little bit of Kriya Yoga

Jesus Kriya Yoga, God and Love: A little bit of Kriya Yoga.

A little bit of Kriya Yoga

A little bit of Kriya Yoga may be too much to die and is surely far too little to succeed

Most of all readers may very safely assume that they have been here on this very planet 1000 years ago, 2000 years ago, 3000 years ago, 4000 years ago and much before as well !!!

So why are you still here ? Of course you know it already. Some 2000 years ago all have very intensely been reminded of the path leading into freedom by Jesus – and nothing changed except for those few who followed his advice and made one single priority in life. All others going a little bit to church, praying a little bit and hoping a lot on others doing their work are still here. Jesus was kicking butts during his time – waking up sleeping ones, making them aware of the negative powers affecting all mankind, making all aware of the importance of true love in all situations … and still most of all Christians continue going a little bit to church and loving a few people a little bit while doing lots of war and supporting lots of destruction and doing lots of profit business most of their time.
For one and the very same reason you are most likely still here – a little bit of spirituality, a little bit of Kriya Yoga, a little bit of love is simply far too little to make your way home – out of the cycle of physical reincarnation – out of all karma and attachments – out of all spiritual ignorance and darkness – out of the power of ego and ego forces from others acting on you.
Other ego forces love to accumulate and bind more “members” and followers to support and finance their ego oriented projects. Hence they too act actively and consciously against you – trying to bind you to matter and their limited worlds for as long as possible. All various political parties are more or less on an ego-trip – and much alike many churches or religious organizations. It is up to you to use common sense and intuition given by God to discover such play and walk out of their circle of influence into freedom.

Here on earth there will NEVER be paradise – if ever you want to experience love and freedom and eternal happiness – then you have to do a lot of Kriya yoga, a lot of loving a lot of people from a lot of different cultures and countries and religions, a lot of sharing and a lot of power directed toward your one and only goal – God and Love – else you may see that a little bit of everything you do leads to a little bit of freedom, a little bit of health, a little bit of happiness, a little bit of welfare, … and a little bit of disaster, pain and destruction for all … for a very long time.

Here on earth all that is is made by mankind, by ego – except nature that is being destroyed more and more by human society. Here on earth approximately 90% or so of all industrial activities and scientific research is counterproductive to the most direct spiritual efforts and to the most direct, most loving and most efficient learning to get in peace with all and to love all. Most of political, economical and industrial activities are more distracting from the spiritual goal of mankind than supporting any spiritual efforts at all. Hence the only way to still benefit from all this is by using much of present development as a negative example – as something to avoid rather than to reproduce or copy. In the year of global war against crime, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction we find a “self declared world leader” signing a defense bill of 400 Billion US $ and declaring that a certain part of that sum is for the research and development of advanced nuclear weapons – the number one of all weapons of mass destructions. And mankind still keeps on sleeping or conducting war against whoever – instead of loving and working toward peace and freedom in love with all.

How long does it take to totally change all your focus, all your goals, all orientation in your life ?
ONE minute at maximum – when you clearly think about the options of:
  • True direct efficient spiritual development within your self – in your home – developing love and the power of love to free yourself under your direct supervision and with direct support from God.
  • Continuing to conduct or finance war, increase global industrialization leading to more and more global pollution and destruction.
Then it should be very easy for you to instantly change your focus. making spiritual progress in no way keeps you from doing pleasant things in life – even here and now on earth. But it changes the acting forces ON YOU and hence also on all your children, partner and entire neighborhood. YOU decide where your efforts and your money goes, and by directing both you decide an essential part of all global development on your very own – day by day. While you may have no instantly visible effects on others – you surely have an instantly recognizable impact on your own destiny.
Mortal beings on earth always will be manipulated by other mortals on earth until they work their way up and home toward God. While mortals and mortal authorities may prevent you from almost anything they like – there is ONE way they all never can touch – YOUR door of love to God! However it is up to YOU to open that door – and there is but ONE key for that door: YOUR LOVE! There is but one thing needed to apply sufficient love to open that door for YOU = ALL your efforts!

A little bit efforts may always be too little to succeed.

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Eternity – Infinity

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Hans Neukomm is a born farmer son and creator of the Cyberspace Ashram for Kriya Yoga, God and Love. All teachings of love are available for FREE instant download including God’s teachings of Love.

Understand the meaning of eternity as a life span and infinity as a living room

God is eternal so are we – have you ever thought about what that means to you – living eternally ? Where do you want to live eternally and how do you want to live eternally ??

Are you always making the right decisions to achieve your very eternal goal or at least are you approaching this goal more or less directly ?

God and God’s entire creation is infinite – since we are his children and are made to his image – it means that all of us is infinite as well, including our divine potential to All is infinite

  • our potential to learn
  • our potential of creativity
  • our potential to love in an infinite number of different ways and with infinite power and strength of our Divine innermost being of our soul
  • our potential of making experiences – including painful experiences often called “mistakes” is infinite
  • the velocity – speed – to learn and spiritually grow is potentially infinite – we can learn extremely slowly or extremely fast – it all is up to us !!
  • the potential number of places to incarnate is infinite as well as the number of different spiritual locations – levels of spiritual development and achievement is infinite
  • the number of paths to God is potentially infinite as well as the opportunities to get lost – at least for a part of eternity – within the many locations and universes our ego is capable to create and support – is infinite !!!!!!!
  • how much or how little is part of eternity ??
  • be aware that you have a real and absolute goal in your life pointing to a point far beyond the present incarnation. Be sure you know how easy it is to lose orientation without a compass in the middle of desert. Mankind on earth is like in the middle of desert and most of the present population has lost the orientation in life.

If true divine Love is what you are aiming at – then you surely have a solid orientation and you never can really get lost – except for a few days or weeks in weird situations – if you temporary lose your orientation and get absorbed by fear or worries or anger for a very brief period.

Please learn to orient yourself in Love toward development of ever expanding Love – remember Love is eternal and infinite – the development of Love never ends – it goes on and on eternally.

If you are mathematically inclined – at least a little – then you can imagine a ray starting at one point and going into infinity – of any and all dimension !!! – like the spectrum of frequency that starts with ZERO Hertz and the frequency (vibration of human mind, body, consciousness, Love, ….) increases more and more – with absolutely no end into infinity – Love and all related manifestations of Love increase eternally and infinitely their frequency (vibration) !!!!!

When focusing in your daily life toward God – toward his infinite Divine Love – then you are tapping this very infinite source and connecting your own body, mind and soul with all pertaining manifestations to this very Divine source of all sources and of course your own body mind and soul will be filled and finally becomes one with this very Divine vibration of Divine Love until you ARE THIS VERY DIVINE LOVE in all your manifestations – infinitely and eternally !!

To make sure that YOUR remainder of eternity turns into a pleasure, Love and bliss you need to start to learn and continuously practice to control and direct your mind, your attention and focus toward Love – once you have achieved God-Union you are free for eternity to do whatever you love to do and whatever you want to do – until then you have to learn whatever separates you from your Divine destination.

If however you reject or refuse to consciously learn to love and direct your development toward Love – you may as well find yourself for millions and millions of years in a circle of incarnation into the physical plane or astral universes of infinite variety of ego, selfishness, aggression, …. . There is and always will be an infinite number of aggressive ways to live and an infinite number of loving ways to spend eternity. The choice always is yours.

Focus for a while – and repeat this again later on – on the meaning of eternity and infinity of human life, consciousness, awareness, being, potential and loving – it may help you to achieve a different inner attitude within your self or fine tune your present attitude to achieve your goals faster, smoother and more lovingly.

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Support the Spiritual Treasures file

The spiritual teachings previously published online at the Cyberspace Ashram /kriyayoga.com have helped me totally rearrange my life in the most loving way.  I feel more strong and free.  I am more confident that my life choices help to ease the suffering of others.  In an effort to support the teachings and help other people to easily find them, I will be using this blog and my older myspace blog (http://www.myspace.com/rogergietzen) to repost articles written by Hans Neukomm, the author of the Cyberspace Ashram.  The links in these articles help to increase visibility and ranking of the grave site of these teachings.  The grave site contains directions to obtain the offline teachings the Spiritual Treasures and the Spiritual Treasure Bonus files.  This SEO work will improve the chances that people searching for the spiritual teachings, will find them.

If anyone wishes to help with this work, it is very simple.  First go to the following websites:

Then find an article you like, highlight the text and copy it.  Simply paste it into a new post on your own blog.  If you wish to include some photos, right click over the photo and choose “save image as”, select a location on your computer and download it.  Then upload the photo from your computer into your blog post.  Most importantly, make sure all the hyperlinks are correct and properly functioning in your new post.  It is these links which help improve the ranking of the Cyberspace Ashram and hence the visibility of the Spiritual Treasures.
To see a live example, view my previous post here on this blog titled “Love – either feel love or there is no love” and compare it to the original article published here:  http://kriyayogagodandlove.tumblr.com/.
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