The Divine is Without Support

I was a practitioner of John Friend's Anusara Yoga.

He's a contemporary yogi. Anusara fell out of favor when John had sex with some of his students and smoked some marijuana. People got upset. He had an ego problem maybe.

This morning the invocation he borrowed from the Upanishads is on my mind.

Omnama shivaya gurave.
Sacchitananda murtaye.
Nishprapanchaya shantaya.
Niralambaya tejase.

I bow to the divine within myself who is the true teacher.
Who takes the form of being, consciousness, and bliss.
Beyond the five elements and full of peace.
The divine is without support and radiates inner light.

The divine is without support and radiates inner light.

What does that mean — without support?

The ethereal, infusive nature of the divine - floating everywhere at all time and space - unsupported - it has no real structure. God: misty and omnipresent - a thread running through all things. The creator. The source of all life. The Sun.

The Father the SUN and the Holy Ghost.

A thread flowing through all things.

The divine is without support. It floats by itself. It needs no support because it is the ethereal essence -the thread, the mist, the sub-atomic particle.  

Rivers are threads that flow through all geologic things - our three dimensional world. When I look at a river drainage I am looking at the juicy, fleshy body of  Earth -  liquid filled beauty. It is Sexual. It is Sensual. It is the tenderist vittle.

  Grande Ronde River - Northeastern Oregon

Grande Ronde River - Northeastern Oregon

And those that have navigated those geologic channels have an opportunity— to pay attention, LISTEN, and connect with their entire being.

Lets go Listen...

To the tenderest Tendy.

Hear its thrum -

Feel its pulse as your pulse.

Feel its breath as your breath.

It is the same breath.

It is the breath of life. The breath of Earth. Same thing. Inspiritude.

Inspiration: from the latin spirare - to breathe.

To inhale and exhale. That's all there is. This is life. That air pulses down and through dendritic, divine channels of alveoli into my pink spongy body.

The Divine is without support...

And Radiates inner light. . .

These words seem pretty clear. The divine, if it were to have substance— a center — it would radiate light from that center. . .  It would glow with a divine flame: an internal fire, emitting a warmish orange light, like a flame in a pumpkin.

The divine is without support and radiates inner light.

Omnama shivaya Gurave.

I bow to the divine within myself who is the true teacher.
Who takes the form of being, consciousness and bliss.
Beyond the five elements and full of peace.
The divine is without support and radiates inner light.

John Friend had his faults.

And, I am grateful he brought these words into my life and the lives of others.

They are good reminders.