Tonight’s show focuses on the necessity of the seeker to confront all his fears, needs and desires in order to advance on the spiritual path. Let Shusara be your drill sergeant tonight as she pushes you to do your work. It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love.Satsang with Shusara with Shusara Akona Kumara
Shusara addresses all seekers in this session to determine their level of commitment to their spiritual work. Are we a seeker or a true devotee of God? How far are we willing to go in our quest for enlightenment? Shusara points out how important it is for us to ask the tough questions and be honest with our answers, utilizing self-inquiry to root out our deep attachments and fears. The work will push you to your limits, but the end result is liberation from limitation.
After a brief guided meditation centered around awareness and the present moment, Shusara spoke about passive spirituality. In this very blunt and direct transmission, Shusara challenged everyone to stop running form their fears, and to show up to do serious dissolution work at this time. No excuses, no denial and no more hiding, the time has come. Stand up and get started.
Shusara leads us on a guided meditation for the duration of Satsang tonight. Allow the words to flow through you and take this meditation into your daily life.
During tonight’s session Shusara came back to some of the key understandings to dissolution work. The repetition of these Truths is vitally important because the mind’s capacity to understand them changes during the course of dissolution work. These understandings are not meant to be memorized, so much as integrated and actualized. Truths such as the superimposition of the unreal upon the real, you aren’t here to change anything you are here to see through it and the three steps to living in the world, were all presented and discussed at length.
There are levels of the psyche that need to be stabilized in order for deeper dissolution work to occur. Tonight, Shusara, spoke about how the victim story needs to have a healthy balance in one's life before a person will be ready for deeper work. How a person views his own story before dissolution work can be used as an early indicator of how capable he will be at breaking down that story. It is imperative that we all pull back and see ourselves (the personality) as very innocent.
Communication was the topic of tonight's session. While the subject matter seems simple enough the human mind is subtly addicted to self serving communication and it has to be seen clearly through inner work. Shusara used several examples to illustrate why miscommunication occurs and why it is so prevalent. One of the key teachings, the super-imposition of the unreal upon the real, was explained during this session. Don't underestimate the power of this program. he practical knowledge and ensuing application of these teachings is priceless.
Tonight's session began with an explanation of how the energy of identification wraps around the heart and constricts it. Shusara encourages everyone to explore this energy in their bodies and look for how subtle it can be. PielleAyan posed a question about who we are as Awareness itself which led into a discussion about the personal self, the objective observer and what witnesses both. The Tim shared his experience with seeing how lessons get brought to you in the outside world when you don't address them from within.
Tonight's session revolved around attachment and how all attachments need to be released on the spiritual path. PielleAyan shared a personal story of how she had been locked in her concept of service and belief in her level of readiness to step up her service. It took having things "taken away" from her in her world for her to begin to see what was really at play. Shusara also spoke about how people get addicted to feeling good and their attachments to those things keep them stuck and can be difficult to see because the mind hides them. Resistance can be easier to see.
Tonight's session centered around concepts: how this polarized reality manifested out of one, how the personal self was born with in one and how the Eternal exists outside any form of one. You'll want to listen to this session multiple times, as it is multi layered in the understandings it brings forward.