Attain True Independence Spiritually
India celebrates Independence Day on August 15. While in the world this holiday marks the day a country declared itself a sovereign nation, independence also refers to the liberation and freedom of our soul. Just as one country may be a colony of another country, our soul has been colonized and taken over by the coverings of our mind and body.
Most of us think of ourselves as a body and a mind; few realize that we have another part that is our true essence, our soul. When our soul declares its own independence from the bondage of the mind and body, it soars with exhilaration and freedom. Instead of being bound to the limitations of time and space of this earthly realm, the soul experiences its unlimited nature as it experiences the bliss and joy of regions of creation that exist beyond this realm.
Scientists of the soul, often referred to as saints, mystics, philosophers, or Masters, have been exploring the regions beyond since recorded history. They came to the same conclusions. We are more than the body and mind; we are the soul. The soul can travel into spiritual realms and merge back in its source, the Oversoul, the Creator, or the Divine. They have all achieved this realization by inverting their attention, whether it is called prayer, inversion, or meditation. They tell us our true independence comes when we sit in silence, close our eyes, direct our attention within, and experience the Divine.
The journey begins with our inner awareness or inner eye opening up to see inner light and hear celestial music. Through further absorption in these, our soul transcends awareness of the physical body to become aware of the inner realms, such as the astral, causal, and supracausal regions, until it merges into a region of all spirit, the home of the Divine. We then discover our soul, which is spirit, is the same essence as the Creator, which is also spirit. The two merge back into one and we experience limitless bliss, joy, and divine love.
When we celebrate the outer independence days in our respective countries, whether it is August 15 in India, or on different dates in different countries, let us also strive to achieve our spiritual independence. We can do so by meditating on the inner Light and Sound which will lead our soul to recognize that we are more than the physical body and intellect. We are soul, a part of the Divine, and our true nature is bliss, joy, and love.
– H.H Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj