Overview We have entered a new phase of evolution where a massive churning is occurring globally where we will turn away from the negative toward positive forces of change. For this golden era to come, we all have to participate, work and offer our oblations into the eternal fire within by doing an inner fire ritual called yajna. When we consciously withdraw our participation from any negative conversation within our own mind or in the outer world, we are allowing the yajna-fire (the fire of the soul) to glow and illumine our inner world, spreading vibrations of peace all around.
Our Universal Responsibility
We have already entered a new phase of evolution where a massive churning is going on globally to allow the negative forces to expose their nakedness and at some point turn toward the positive force of change that will be sustained through time. Then the golden gates will be flung open for the human civilization to bathe in the light of their own Spirit, the Soul.
For that golden era to come, we all have to work, we all have to participate, and we all have to offer our oblation in the fire of universal sacrifice of eternal fire. We do this as part of our practice of meditation.
What is meant by “To offer our oblation in the fire of universal sacrifice of eternal fire?”
The Eternal Fire Within
There is an eternal fire, which symbolically represents our innate divine Self, which is self-illumined. It is symbolically represented as fire or light. There is the fire ritual called yajna in our Hindu tradition. During this ritual, we offer different kinds of oblations like ghee and other herbal things with aromatic ingredients into the fire. Fire is the purest element of Mother Nature who takes our offering to the universal positive forces (called Deities, according to Hindu tradition there are different celestial deities who govern the world of activities) thereby we reinforce the positive energy field. The fire ritual, or yajna, thus is the most powerful way to create an inner and outer cleansing of the negative forces and to also activate the positive energies all around. This is an effective way to cleanse the earth of all the negative that is dumped by humans around the planet in a mad rush to glorify the ego and fill it with the devil of greed.
Performing the Inner Fire Ritual
We can all practice this inner fire ritual. Whenever we are hit by a painful situation (karma) then what we do in our daily meditation is not curse our destiny or any god who creates this kind of destiny for us, but we raise one step up and lift our mind to the plane of acceptance and gratitude. We feel inside that “I am being cleansed by the fire of yajna inside of me, that yajna is my awareness. I am aware that the past is coming to me to claim its due, and that I am ready to offer it without any grumble or complaint for I know once I clear these debts my heart is purged of all the negative forces and I soar high in the spirit of pure joy of happiness.”
We offer our oblation of our karma into the fire of awareness so that it burns off, and then what remains is a pure light of truth that is Dharma. Once we have Dharma established through awareness we are a free soul, and now we move as water. Like water, we can be put into any container, we can move through any hurdle and yet we will remain fluid and full of life, and eventually we will meet the Ocean that is expansion of our own Cosmic Consciousness. We are water, but we are ocean, too. We are a bubble, but we are ocean, too. The froth and bubble evolve from the ocean and then dissolve into ocean. Our karma, or painful situations evolve from the ocean of life, from the One, and then the cycle of births and deaths, and the drama of transmigration of souls, continue till the soul is back to the ocean of life, where there is no more bubble.
Yes, when we consciously withdraw our participation from any negative conversation within our own mind or in the outer world, we are allowing the yajna-fire (the fire of the soul) to glow and illumine our inner world, spreading vibrations of peace all around. This is our individual responsibility: to douse the fire of negativity that is attempting to engulf humanity and consequently Mother Earth. Baby steps are all that is needed!
Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari (Kolkata, India): Globally acclaimed motivational teacher (mindfulness meditation, stress reduction) author, peacemaker (Man of Peace Award 2012) Visionary social advocate; founded Lokenath Divine Life Mission, 1985. Serves thousands of poverty-stricken individuals in India. (Lifetime Achievement Award, House of Lords, UK, 2015) www.courseinmindfulness.com/ amazon.com/author/shuddhaanandaabramachari/www.facebook.com/srisri.shuddhaanandaa