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My King Yoga Experience – Your King Yoga Experience

My King Yoga Experience – Your King Yoga Experience

A quest begins …

When I was growing up I was very interested in spirituality, religion and the meaning of life.

I quickly became indifferent to the puzzled looks and concerned mutterings of people around me, including classmates of course, and sometimes even teachers, who couldn’t understand why I cared. In fact, in some cases they even seemed to feel threatened by my show of interest in anything at all beyond the mundane – spiritual or not. It was as if they perceived the very act of questioning as a passive aggressive challenge to their beloved status quo. As if I were unknowingly attacking the materialistic axis around which ‘normal people’s’ interests revolve …

But I was on a quest to find Truth – and I refused to let their negativity get me down, or to worry very much what anyone else thought. The meaning of life was important to me and that was all that mattered. Strange though I may have seemed to them, they too seemed strange to me – how was it possible not to care about the meaning of life?! After all, as Socrates wisely stated, surely the “unexamined life is not worth living …”

Despite the overwhelming array of options, and the limited information available to me in the pre-internet era, I never doubted that I would find Truth. This seems kind of naïve to me now – but it was as if I knew, intuitively, that the Truth was there waiting to be found, and all I had to do was make the effort to find it.

A big discovery

At the age of 14, I discovered The Aetherius Society and its unique spiritual path. This path is now called King Yoga, named after the Society’s founder, Dr George King (1919-1997).

This was not the end of my journey by any means. I did not discover King Yoga and immediately think: “Yes – that’s it!” I was curious – fascinated even, but far from convinced.

Many of the Teachings were completely new to me and even diametrically opposed to what I had believed up until that point. But, somehow, something kept me interested – my intuition, no doubt.

I used left-brain logic to form question after question after question. I was not going to take anyone’s word for what Truth was – I wanted to challenge everything.

After all, surely a path that is true has nothing to fear from being questioned … ?!

Gradually the Teachings began to make sense to me … little by little … I felt like a detective finding clues and then discovering that they all tied together perfectly – taking me to one inevitable conclusion: King Yoga is the greatest spiritual path on Earth today!

What I was not expecting

While as a child I had had an unwavering confidence that I would one day find Truth, I never had any illusions that I would have psychic or healing powers of any kind.

I was just a normal person on a personal quest, nothing special or out of the ordinary. ‘Magic’ like that, was for prophets, messiahs, great saints … the chosen few.

On discovering Dr George King’s claim that anyone can learn to develop such powers, I was intrigued – but skeptical.

There were still so many other questions in my mind – about karma, life after death, Spiritual Masters and so on, that I put the question of psychic and healing powers to one side.

Then one day everything changed.

I asked a Minister in The Aetherius Churches in London what book he recommended that I read next. He said:

“Have you got The Twelve Blessings”?

I said:

“Yes, I’ve read that.”

He replied:

“Well, instead of reading another book straight away, why you don’t you try practising The Twelve Blessings?”

This had never occurred to me – but I nevertheless readily agreed that I would do this.

And I did – along with King Yoga visualisations and mantras.

A surprising result

Within no more than a few days, every time I did the practice, I had a strange feeling all over my body. This was a physical sensation – but with no evident physical cause. It was like a pressure, and a feeling of expansion, in that it felt as if I were experiencing for the first time a part of myself around my body, that I could not see.

At times it became so intense that I almost stopped the practice.

I also began to feel a tightening – like a different kind of pressure – just above the navel. And then later sometimes in the forehead.

Although none of this was painful, I nevertheless felt taken back – what was happening to me?

The explanation of what was happening

Of course, now I understand that I was experiencing the flow of spiritual energy through my aura – the aura being the physical, yet subtle, envelope around the ordinary physical body. Everyone has an aura, whether they believe in it or not.

Above the navel, I had been experiencing the effect of the energy flow on the Solar Plexus Chakra, and in the forehead the reflection of the Solar Plexus Chakra on the Christ Centre – also known as the Ajna Chakra or the Third Eye. (Note: not the awakening of the Ajna Chakra itself, which is a rare and much more advanced feat.)

This kind of experience – and more besides – is common to me now. I barely even notice.

To the skeptic who thinks all this is wishful thinking on my part, I would highlight that when I first had this experience – not only was I not expecting it, but I didn’t even know what it was. How could I have correctly and precisely imagined an experience I had no prior knowledge of?

My King Yoga Experience

My original intention was to begin this blogpost with this little story – and then to talk more broadly about how this path has changed my life.

In my original draft, I tried to explain the profound impact of the Teachings, the exhilaration of the practices, the inspiration of the Cosmic Missions, the transformative karmic power of selfless service, the masterly enigma of Dr George King, and so on …

I tried to fit all this into a single blogpost – but, of course, I failed … !

To try to explain the impact of King Yoga on my life would not be one or even ten blogposts. You can no more fit a description of the power of King Yoga into a few hundred words than you can fit an ocean into a bathtub.

I have to admit that writing this blogpost has been a very useful experience for me. It has reminded me just how fortunate I really am on this path.

I would recommend other King Yogis to try writing about their experience of King Yoga too. If you do – please share this with me!

Your King Yoga Experience

The only sad thing about King Yoga is that more people don’t know about it!

It’s our job to change that. And I would like to invite all King Yogis reading this post to share this and other posts as widely as possible – to help make this unique path as famous as possible.

Having experienced the amazing power of King Yoga for myself – I am now committed to making it known to as many people as I can. Whether people choose to take the opportunity to let King Yoga change their lives is up to them – but I am determined to at least make that opportunity available to them.

That is why this year our King Yoga Team worldwide is putting on a series of events called The King Yoga Experience. Each of these sessions of profound spiritual discovery will include discussion, spiritual practice, spiritual revelation and the opportunity to share experiences – and ask about life’s big questions.

You are warmly invited to join us to experience King Yoga for yourself!

Will you have a psychic experience? A spiritual awakening? The realization of a higher reality … ?

Come along and find out!

King Yoga Experience – London

King Yoga Experience – Los Angeles

King Yoga Experience – elsewhere

About the author
Mark BennettMark Bennett is the co-author of two books, both of which he wrote with international bestselling author Richard Lawrence, namely Prayer Energy and Gods, Guides and Guardian Angels, which was voted “best book on spirituality 2007” by readers of Kindred Spirit magazine. He is the youngest International Director of The Aetherius Society, whose teachings he chose as his spiritual path at an early age.

All the blogposts written for are written by experienced Aetherius Society personnel and approach themes relating to the teachings, practices and ideals of the Society. However, they also contain personal opinions, insights and interpretations that are not necessarily representative of the Society as a whole, or all of its Members as individuals.

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  1. Elizabeth Trimble on March 30, 2018 at 2:26 am

    Thank you for sharing a very moving, revealing – and encouraging – account of your personal quest for Truth.

  2. Paul White on March 30, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Having come across the Aetherius Society when I was about 16 it was not an easy time in my life but I feel this enabled me to recognise truth when it presented itself and this type of experience can be a prelude before great spiritual events / awakenings happening in one’s life and as the saying goes , when the student is ready the Master appears. For those not ready the truth can be staring them in the face but they cannot recognise this. I would say like you Mark I am very discriminating but through open minded investigation and practice of King Yoga its truth was proved beyond dispute as far as I was concerned. The first book I bought was The Twelve Blessings and the combination of its spiritual cosmic wisdom and the wonderful experience of practising this was not only uplifting but was the start of not only a great spiritual journey but one of many proofs to me of the authenticity of King Yoga. Iam sure there are many others with similar experiences – Thank you Mark, Paul W White

    • Darren on March 31, 2018 at 6:03 am

      Thanks for sharing some of your own story, Paul. It is wonderful to hear about the way that King Yoga has changed people’s lives. Blessings, Darren

  3. Noella on April 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you, I myself felt things were terrible at a young age 5 or six. I was then worried about the state of the world.. I couldn’t understand why people threw garbage on the roads and everywhere. Why there was not enough food in 3rd world countries and we had grocery stores over flowing..Why my classmates were not always compassionate when they really should be..I was called too senative and held back one grade. Yes, struggled and never stopping looking from age 14 too when I picked up a book on the power of positive thinking. It brought me much joy and tears not always sadness but tears of love. Because love brings the best out of us. Thanks for sharing love and light Noella Oneness Canada

    • Darren on April 3, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Noella,
      It’s great to hear from you again. All of these questions really resonate and I am sure you are not the only one reading this who can recall similar experiences. Thank you for sharing. When I finally discovered the Spiritual Path it was very emotional for me as well, and probably best captured by the song “Amazing Grace”. I would listen to it all the time in order to affirm this completely new way of understanding the world around me. Blessings, Darren

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