1 The spiritual energy or power that resides within the spinal column and
rises with the consciousness to energize the seven chakras.
OD HAS THE POWER
to somehow reach every nook and corner. To God, the farthest end of the
universe is the same as the center of the universe—if only we could believe
that and have faith in it. In any confusion, disturbance of mind or
lethargy, just say to yourself: “God is present.” He is present always,
everywhere, and it is up to you to contact Him. Keep that Presence of God,
the Presence of Light within you with faith. There is no darkness worth the
name that Light cannot eradicate. Light eradicates darkness; darkness does
not overlap light. Have you ever seen darkness overlapping light? If you
bring in the light, darkness will not stay.
life, your job and your day-to-day duties, see that the idea of Light or
Spirit or God is brought into focus so that you feel that Presence.
What your feelings can tell you, no scientific instrument or discovery can
tell you. God has provided us with the higher region of feelings. If you
could really feel, it would tell you everything that is right and
wrong with you. Feelings are not emotions; they are the astral, finer
contact with the energy level. Use your feelings in a quieted mind.
Emotionalism, irritation and agitation are not feelings; they are a
dissipation of energy. The faculty of feelings brings the Presence of God
within you in a very sattvic or serene, purified manner.
Idea is the father of creation, the whole of
nature being the progeny of ideas. Keep that idea of the Presence of God,
the Presence of Light within you. Keep the understanding that the horse
should not be tied up behind the cart. You can give it grass to eat there,
that is okay, but then bring it in front of the cart. The horse will not
leave the cart and go away. Your family, your business, your duties and your
whole life pattern will be carried nicely by the most Intelligent One.
Believe that His Intelligence is permeating us, provided we feel it.
The spinal column contains
two actions. One occurs when energy is opened from below when the
kundalini1 rises. The other is when the energy moves from
above downward; then the tension and heaviness of the brain descends. The
whole mechanism of our body is controlled and energy distributed through the
spinal column. The more the spinal column is kept clean and clear, the
better. Yoga exercises and pranayam or breathing exercises help with
this, also keeping the backbone straight and not tight or tense. To some
degree, your own inner idea of God’s Presence and Light around you will also
relax you. Once the spinal column is relaxed, it begins to function in a
much better way. It distributes the energy through seventy-two thousand
motor nerves and receives through the receptive nerves, all of which are
joined with the head. Whether you know this science or not is immaterial,
but the working does manifest this way.