About Hatha Yoga, Integral Yoga, Reiki and Siddha Param Para

What is yoga? Yoga means union. It is the union of the individual with the universal consciousness. Or better said the realization of that union.

Therefore according to the siddha tradition it is essential that we become aware of the thought based - emotional distortions who feed the illusion of separation. It is inevitable for progress to cut the root, means to see through the constantly self created world by our own thought based- emotional process, the karmic body. One could also call this to transform the mind. So one of the important tools of siddha yoga is contemplation of the aspirant by himself. Similar to Reiki the awareness of ones own divinity is here initiated by shaktipath deeksha, done by a siddha yoga guru. This initiation leads one into the awareness of higher states of consciousness. The disciple is guided by his or her guru through the process. By guru, grace and ones own effort and practise one will realize divinity and loose the illusion of separation in an ongoing process.

Pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi are here seen as states of consciousness or realisation, what they in fact truly are. 

The first step of this process is shaktipath, because the process has to be initiated. Shaktipath is the transmission of the enlightened consciousness and its energy ( which in fact are the same, only appearing on different energy frequency levels to the human perception) to the aspirant. By that the consciousness of the aspirant is awakened as well and he or she is freed from distortions of the thought-emotion based lower self and evolves in the higher Self in an ongoing process, until one is established in the higher Self.
This can take lifetimes and it can only be done by a true Guru, by an enlightened being, who is an emanation of the spiritual intelligence. Who is pure enough to be a vessel of source energy, who is source and so is able to emanate source. At the same time the aspirants honesty is needed. Otherwise one will not find a true teacher. Because he/she is a reflection of us.

I have been practising Integral Yoga and teaching Hatha Yoga since over 20 years.
With the Hatha Yoga practise we often bring energy up the spine, with Reiki we bring it through the crown down the spine. In Hatha Yoga it is said that when ida and pingala are balanced and chakras open kundalini rises up the spine from its root and enlightens the brain.
Hatha yoga teaches us techniques to prepare us for awakening and give us techniques to awaken kundalini, the energy of consciousness, by ourselves. These techniques we learn from a yoga teacher or master to do them properly. The yoga instructor gives you techniques by which one evolves by itself, when practised in the right way. Guidance is also here essential, because one has to know the proper way to practice. But the awakening happens by itself through the sadhana.
In Reiki the master transfers the cosmic energy through the crown chakra down the spine and awakens the chakras and kundalini. When i got initiated in Reiki 7 years ago a new experience appeared. Reiki is also a siddha tradition which initiates an aspirant on a spiritual path, in the original sense, as taught by Mikao Usui. At first this had irritated me a lot.
In the Reiki tradition the master initiates the disciple. It is the masters awakened consciousness who helps the aspirant to awaken as well. Only one of the Reiki teachers I met went deeper into the original path of Mikao Usui. Nearly no one in the west knows how to guide the whole process of the original Reiki tradition taught by Mikao Usui anymore. Reiki became first of all a healing practise. While healing is only one ability of the awakened consciousness.

After some experience I realized what holds all togeather. It is the activation of consciousness, truly in the head, by activating the upper glands. It is true what my guru Jivanmukti said, that our 'spiritual heart' is in the head. Neo Tantra, Hatha Yoga, Reiki, Siddha Yoga - all are pathes to realize yoga, the union with ones divine essence.
All appears as a process. Even samadhi is defined as a process. From awakening in samadhi, to transform in samadhi, to become integrated in samadhi, to complete liberation in samadhi. In reality even the whole process of evolving is but an illusion. The flowers of heaven are already blooming the whole time, if we can only recognize them.
Eternal thanks
 to my teachers, Ma Dhyan Bodha, 27.6.2018

 

 

 Jivanmukti

Reiki - A Siddha Perspective

 

In den Siddha Traditionen weltweit findet man heute noch die ursprüngliche und reine Yogalehre, bei der der Schüler durch einen erleuchteten Meister in Yoga initiiert wird. Shaiva Siddhanta ist eine der großen Traditionslinien des Shivaismus, neben Tamil Siddhanta, Kaschmirischem Shivaismus, Natha Yoga und Virashaiva. Es gibt zahlreiche shivaitische Gruppierungen, und viele von ihnen praktizieren Yoga und Tantra. Shaiva Siddhanta ist tantrischer Shivaismus, eine Tradition, die einst in ganz Indien bestand und später, durch muslimische Einflüsse im Norden, auf Südindien begrenzt wurde. Die Siddhanta Yoga Tradition wird von 18 heiligen Siddhar Yoga Meistern begründet. Siddha Patanjali, Siddha Boghanatha, Siddha Thirumulanatha, Siddha Dattatreya und andere sind Heilige dieser Linie.

 

"Through Siddha Kundalini Shaktipat  one gets awaken. For some the process of awakening may take time. It means that one may not even notice any changes or notice just slight changes for the first months. Some people experience tremendous shift right away with strong vibrations spreading all over their body and mind from within. This charge or current transforms and shifts the body consciousness to subtler vortexes of consciousness right away. However, it takes time, personal practice and dedication to balance oneself in a new state, to establish oneself on a certain spiritual level and go further with that. Thus, after awakening only a small amount of people can experience the progressive (rapid spiritual growth within years) transformation to perfection within a lifetime...

 

After the awakening healing is natural and spontaneous. It is everywhere where the awaken person steps. The subtler is the conscious perception and realization of self - the stronger are the healing currents of the peace joy bliss, spreading around that persona. Energy healing and all the nonsense of the new-age has absolutely no meaning and looks like a childish play without complete Kundalini awakening. With the awakening it becomes a natural part of one’s being and is spontaneous. It is the conscious presence that heals without intention. 

In the system of Reiki healing as we know it from the historical evidence Mikao Usui - the founder of the healing system first got awakening and spiritual self-realization, and then created the system. The sacredness of the system stood on passing Kundalini awakening in the form of Shaktipat from a master to a disciple and activating disciples’ potential to spiritually transform and as well serve other fellow beings by giving healing. It is one of the Buddhist traditions to the day. Many Buddhist monks who experienced Kundalini awakening performed healing. They may camouflage their healing with external rituals, mantras, or other resonance technique for self-tuning, or sometimes complicated symbols. The fact remains that without Kundalini awakening all those techniques would be a mere theatrical nonsense that wouldn't work."

 

IN: http://www.siddhantayoga.com/shaktipat.html