Think without thinking – Francis De Osuna – Franciscan Friar 1492 – 1540
KNOWING begins with one question that everyone can be certain off and is able to answer in the affirmative.
This is not something you are required to believe in. No one can deny that they KNOW the answer to this question.
Let me ask you this question that you can say you KNOW for certain. No one had to teach you the answer to this question. You didn’t have to ask an expert. You don’t have to be religious or spiritual to answer this existential question.
The question that you can answer for certain is, “How do you KNOW you exist?” The answer is beyond logic. The answer is beyond belief.
Most of you will likely answer “Because I KNOW.” If I ask you “How do you KNOW?” you will likely answer “I just KNOW.”
This experience of existence you refer to as “I am.”
One thing you will notice about this experience is that it always was. It remains the same no matter what age you are. It remains the same whatever job or career you follow.
This awareness of “I am” was there before you adopted all the ideas and beliefs you have acquired down the time you have lived.
If you gave up all those ideas and beliefs this is the one thing that would still remain. The KNOWING that you are.
This KNOWING overthrows the mantra of the Age of Reason as declared by the French philosopher Rene Descartes who declared, “I think therefore I am.” There is no need for you to think about your very existence. It simply is and you KNOW it.
This KNOWING aligns with the deeper reality experienced by any KNOWER of God that is, “I am and am available to BE THOUGHT THROUGH.
This is the KNOWING that “I am.” You didn’t create this KNOWING of I am. This sense of “I am ness” has always been. It is you as an emanation of the Divine “I AM” that ever was and ever will be.
This “I am” is the equivalent of the sunbeam that shines from the Eternal Sun of Divine Intention.
The whole of the spiritual journey is the journey from the experience of the separate sense of the personal “I am” to the unity experience of the Universal I AM.
It is where the revelation of Divine Intention KNOWS itself through you.
The KNOWING of Christ Intelligence flowing from the Universal I AM through the sense of the personal “I am” is the journey of Yoga or Union.
The Christian Yoga practitioner is the individual who is intent on seeking the Kingdom of God by way of KNOWING the experience beyond belief that is union with I AM.
To begin with this will most likely only be a longing rather than a KNOWING.
However, this is where the journey of KNOWING begins. It is the willingness to abide in union with the Divine rather than simply live a life believing in the possibility of going to Heaven when you die.
After all, in the Lord’s Prayer the request is allow the will of Heaven to be done on earth. God is a God of the living and not the dead. You are the form through which the will of Divine Intention is to be made manifest within the limitation of time. You are created to be the dance of I AM (Universal) within the limitation of “I am.” (personal). This unity is experienced through what I will call Christ Intelligence.
The practice and teaching of Christian Yoga is the practice and teaching of the experience of revelation that is unity of form and the formless; unity of time with eternity; unity of the personal with the transpersonal.
The role of belief within this journey is the role of believing that this potential is within you.
However, it is your responsibility to then take the journey into the KNOWING and living as the revelation of this potential.
You take the journey into the KNOWING that I AM God.
One thing to be aware of is that this realisation does not mean you are God. It gives you the realisation that you and God are not separate, have never been separate and never will be separate.
You are the wave on the ocean. You are the sunbeam shining from the Long Time Sun.
The question and the quest to begin is to commit to Being; commit to stillness and silence and commit to KNOWING the experience that is I AM.
This is the stepping out on the path of Christian Yoga that I call The Way of I AM.