Shusara guides listeners, from her own experiential understandings, through the process of slowing down the mind and dissolving the patterns and belief systems that create the "reality" we experience. The programs are different every week, but always equally powerful. These are archives of our show at BBS Internet Radio. Tune in for free each week Thursday 9pm ET.
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're 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. The program was placed on you, and choices and actions were dictated by the program and the filters of perception that are locked in place. From outside of the story, you can see the innocence in all of it and must begin to see yourself as that innocent One. In Truth, you remain perfect and whole, regardless of outside appearances and experiences. Dissolution work requires that you not only confront the unconscious mind and all it's trappings, but that you simultaneously retain your understanding that you aren't your personality. This aspect of the spiritual path is paradoxical, but true.
Communication was the topic of tonight's session. While the subject matter seems simple enough, the human mind is 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 superimposition of the unreal upon the real, was explained during this session. Don't underestimate the power of this program. The 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 then posed a question about who we are as awareness itself, which lead into a discussion about the personal self, the objective observer and what witnesses both. Then Tim shared his experience with seeing how the 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. If you find the resistance, you can use that to show you the opposing attachment. Looking at attachments is very challenging for the personal self. Keep looking...don't give up.
Tonight's session centered around concepts: how this polarized reality manifested out of one, how the personal self was born within 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.
Tonight's session centered around a reminder of some of the KCSA teachings and an explanation by Shusara of how to walk those teachings out into the world. Also, one of our listeners called in to ask a question about how energy becomes disqualified and its relation to the chakras. Shusara encouraged everyone to take the teachings that she gives on air and begin applying them in their lives. It's all about the application.
In this pre-Easter session, Shusara talks about the message of Jesus and the promise of the resurrection. It is necessary to own your divinity and to move that Knowing into the world of form. The physical world seems to be in opposition to your nature and the collective ego will attempt to convince you that you are not what you are. You must hold tightly to your Knowing despite outside appearances and influences. And you must remember that there is no limitation outside of separation.
"The Path Less Traveled"
Like Robert Frost's poem, the spiritual seeker must determine the path they will follow. An important question to contemplate is why you are doing the spiritual work you have chosen. What do you desire to gain from it? Are you willing to commit to the work involved in your chosen path? The path of dissolution work is certainly the one less traveled, but as in the poem, it makes "all the difference." Listen closely to this session as Shusara discusses deep and mind-bending truths about who you are and the reality you experience.