I’m happy you found your way here. It’s not by mistake either. This isn’t just some place someone like you accidentally finds.
If I were to make a pretty good guess, you’re here because of one of these reasons…
You’re a spiritual seeker who’s always open to finding teachings and methods that aren’t full of dogma, belief-based hallucinations, or watered-down new agey lingo (without the genuine, meaningful spiritual experience)
Maybe you’ve already tried something… meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, psychotropics even… but you’re not consistent, a little confused as to how to proceed, or you’d really like something that you can rely on to bring you to higher states of awareness, consciousness, and inner experiences
But, you’re struggling with a little bit (maybe more than a little bit) of anxiety, fear, anger, and possibly even a bit of depression (feeling a little lost and confused as to what is the meaning of life and how might you find some purpose to direct your mind, energies, and heart into)
If you’re still reading, something up there rang true (or close enough to it).
And if that’s the case, let’s start by making this clear: You’re a wonderful person.
I don’t need to meet you, talk to you, or even see a picture of you to know this. If you’re here and you answered “yes” to at least one of those stories above, you’ve got “THE SPARK.”
What’s the SPARK, you might be wondering?
Well, it’s the flicker of a light within you that reminds you of your Divine origins. For some of us, it’s so intense that it can even change the entire direction of our lives and send us on a spiritual quest so deep and rich that nothing will quench our thirst to be in constant communion with the Divine.
For others, that spark is a subtle reminder that, if kindled and cared for properly, can become an immense flame of spiritual aspiration and a source of great spiritual strength.
In Yoga, this is what is called as viveka (it is the first of 4 stages that a yogi moves through onwards towards his or her ultimate enlightenment)
Now that you’re here though, you might also be thinking… “Well, that’s fantastic! But, what can you do for me then?”
It’s a good question. One that requires a multi-part answer.
What Are We All About?
In a nutshell… The attainment of balance, spiritual growth, and integration of our existence on all dimensions.
Let’s unpack that a little, shall we…
First: attainment of balance. It’s no mystery that the major cause of the human beings biggest problems, diseases, and mental ailments are the result of some imbalance.
Our major goal is to show you how to bring balance and harmony to your day-to-day living with the use of practical spiritual teachings and practices.
But without losing the profoundness of these teachings.
Which leads us to the next part…
Spiritual growth. Now, this is important. So, here’s the truth… We’re not everyone’s cup-of-tea, if you know what I mean.
The only way we grow is if we encounter something (be it an experience or a drop of knowledge) that is NOT currently in our frame of reality.
So, at times it might feel intense, even confusing. A part of you might have to open up, possibly fall away, to create a new space for a new way of thinking, feeling, and acting.
It’s what we all have had to do to transform and grow.
Just like a resplendent garden, you will thrive best when you do away with the weeds and thorns and debris (of our mind, emotions, and energies)
And now for the third part: integration. Because, what’s the value of reading a 1,000 pages of a 1,000 books if you don’t integrate even a single idea?
But for entertainment or a pseudo-sense of accomplishment, there isn’t much.
In the same way, whenever we share something, our purpose is to create an opportunity for integration. What can you use? What can you pluck out from it?
I’m not so concerned about every teaching being used. But, what’s most important is that you find some element that you can take and use to further your spiritual growth.
Integration is one part. Then there’s “integral.” In our case, Integral Sadhana.
This is the process.
It’s nucleus of all of our teachings, practices, ideas, habits, and ways.
It’s the center.
But, it’s also the container.
Integral sadhana means that we are doing our spiritual work in a complete way. We’ve integrated the multiple aspects of ‘spiritual culture’ into daily practice.
Mind, Body, Actions, Energies, Emotions.
They’re all touched in some way each and every day.
This Is The Goal Of Integral Sadhana
And when you apply this to your life, you’ll see that balance is your natural state. Day by day, you become more stable and strong.
Capable of handling elation, joy, and bliss without feeling the need to “dull it down” with alcohol, empty talk, or some other escape. (yes, even the pleasant emotions most of us unconsciously attempt to escape)
And, of course, more able to handle adversity, pain, and suffering with more grace, strength, and inner peacefulness.