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17 DAYS OF SPIRITUAL WISDOM
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
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.
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”?
“Yes, I’ve read that.”
“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!
About the author
Mark 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 aetherius.org 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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