The Secret Behind the Secret
Ever since Rhonda Byrne published her best seller “The Secret” people across the globe have been attempting the “law of attraction” to bring abundance and happiness into their lives.
As a meditator that started “meditating” at the age of 7, before even knowing what the word meditation means, I have always felt the book and associated films miss out on one important secret, behind the secret!
Yes it is plausible and probable that the vibration we exude creates a feedback loop resulting in the experiences we experience and abundance we receive. A subtle difference it does not seem to point out, however, is that the “Sky doesn’t listen to you until you are one with it.” This to me is the secret behind the secret!
What I’m attempting to convey here is that all of us have the ability to abide in the coalescing “me and mine” consciousness or the expansive “I Am” consciousness that is simply the witness that sees, without any constrictions of identity. We, without realising this, take this roundtrip, numerous times daily. We all have the ability to see with eyes that are beyond identity and then return to clouding this vision with our personalities. We can sit in the present moment of our experiential reality or travel back and forth in time, in the carriage of our psychological reality. The mind can only dance around this idea of “me” and my past, my future, my likes, dislikes or safety. It is when we for a moment rise above identity, that the mind is truly able to be present and free.
It seems like people applying the laws of attraction in their lives are taking a dualistic approach to a law that could only apply to the reality of unity. Our skin as much joins us to the universe as it divides us, and it can only do one when it does the other. Many a time I have experienced the magic of a wish or thought. becoming a reality. This however, has only happened when my consciousness is free from the limits of me.
The concept of manifestation is also mentioned in the Upanishads which say – manifestation is all about being in completion (advaita) – declaration (vaak) and living the four tatvas (powers) of authenticity, integrity, responsibility and enrichment. The sky only listens to us when we are ONE with it!
Are these words in a language constructed on duality, getting my point across about unity? The more efficient way would be to show what I mean to you in meditation which you may do here
“Looking in your eyes,
With eyes that aren’t mine anymore,
Your beauty blooms as I let go,
Beyond Judgements and Fantasies,
This Beloved, Is our Reality”
Dr Vijay Kamat graduated from K.L.E. society’s Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, India; one of the oldest Ayurvedic institutions in India. He is a prestigious member of the Ayurvedic Association of India. He possesses deep ancestral and research-based knowledge of plants, and is passionate about bringing age-old secrets of Ayurveda within the reach of a common man. In keeping with his passion, he is presently leading the medical team of Biogetica – a collective of Doctors dedicated to natural medicine. Together, they work to bring evidence-based natural healing solutions to the world.