Every time the collectives of the British Isles join together the vibrations are tremendous. You can feel the Shiva-Shakti principle manifest and express itself in a dynamic way - as if Ireland and Wales together form the Shakti part [centre heart chakra – Shri Durga] and England and Scotland jointly form the Shiva part [left heart chakra – Shri Shiva].
Only by uniting the four nations within Sahaj can we hope to fully awaken the heart of the universe and establish what Blake described as the ‘New Jerusalem', since both Albion and Jerusalem can only truly exist as integrated collective entities.
Last weekend a group of around a dozen English and Scottish yogis went to Ireland to help give realization at the Dublin Festival of World Cultures and hundreds experienced realization for the first time.
There was quite a build up of negativity trying to stop us. Last year the London bombing happened the day before we left for Cork . This year security was again tense and a whole mini-van of people and sound equipment failed to make it to Ireland at all! Thankfully we were helped at every turn and once ‘the flow' began to take over, everything passed off without any further problems.
We had a good site in a seaside park which attracted lots of seekers and even though the weather was unpredictable on the Saturday especially, people seemed undeterred. Sunday was a lovely fine day and lots of people of all ages showed so much interest that at one point they were even queuing for one of the twenty or so seats in order to be worked on. One woman threw off her shoes and dashed for a seat as soon as it became vacant.
On Saturday evening about six Sahaj musicians busked in the high street as part of the official festival. Luckily, the Native American act before us took their realization and kindly lent us their microphones and sound equipment, otherwise it would have been a struggle to be heard in the open streets. As it was, we performed bhajans and qawwalis such as ‘Jago savera' and ‘Ali Maula' to an enthusiastic crowd that danced to the beat in the street. The night ended with a collective footsoak in the Irish sea [or a swim in one case!]
Sunday began with a Shri Ganesha Chaturthi puja to ask for Shri Ganesha's powers to manifest through us and for his help to further establish Vishwa Nirmala Dharma in Ireland . After giving more realization at the Festival, there was a public programme in the evening. Again the musicians played and Seamus gave a talk to a sizeable crowd, but out of those there were less than a dozen new people. Those who came stayed a long time and there seemed to be a return of newish yogis that hadn't been for a while.
Incidentally, for those that have an interest in astrology, there seemed to be a very large number of November Scorpios among us – at least eight - and three of those had their birthday on the same day, with one the day before!!!
Looking to the future, we are considering doing a similar weekend in Derry in either October or November, as the ‘troubled' North is in dire need of our Sahaj attention. Right now it seems to be the Ulster loyalists holding up the peace process in Northern Ireland [well them, the Catholic church and TM!] A yogini has just moved to Omagh [the scene of one of the worst bombing incidents back in the 1980's] and so the first regular programmes in the North are likely to start there very soon and we would like to support those. [mmmmm, Omagh – sounds a bit like Uma, Omar or maybe Omkar?].
We also talked about the possibility of a Realise Ireland Tour next year, possibly culminating in a collective seminar somewhere in Ireland , maybe at the beautiful lakeside campsite we discovered outside Kerry last year.
It's desperately important that we support them, as this isn't a job that they can do alone: we need to go there as a united force and help Ireland to rise up in Sahaj yoga, not just because of our joint history and karmic mess, so that the heart of the universe may be whole!
What is at stake, is what the negativity loves to attack most in the British Isles : the harmony of the Shiva-Shakti principle.
Thanks once again to our Irish hosts for an awesome weekend!
‘We'll be back!' [cue Arnie]