Welcome, Spiritual Warrior, to this week’s edition of The Source in which we explore consciousness!!!
In a word, consciousness is awareness. The more aware we are of ourselves, of our words, actions and their impact, of other’s emotions, of our surroundings – the more conscious we are. When we are more conscious, we are more aligned with the universe, which allows us to flow love more easily, experience deeper meaning in the moment, and live lives of greater balance and happiness.
In the ancient Vedic traditions, everything in our physical world is made up of a balance of three forces known in Sanskrit as gunas. The gunas are tendencies… potential in a given moment. The three gunas are:
- Sattva can be translated to mean clarity, purity, balance, harmony, order, and lucidity. It’s light and luminous – awakening and developing our soul.
- Rajas can be translated to mean change, movement, passion, turbulence, and dynamism. It’s the tendency toward attraction, repulsion, fear, and desire. It’s the principle of energy.
- Tamas can be translated to mean darkness, heaviness, constriction, negativity, and dullness. It’s the force that leads us to attachment, stagnation, and inertia – even destruction or de-volution.
Just like the doshas in Ayurveda, each of the three gunas is ever-present simultaneously in every particle of creation. But, variations in their amounts and the balance they manifest in a given moment influence our surroundings, our mind, our body, and our soul.
Everything within us and outside of us can be defined as either sattvic – filled with lightness; rajasic – filled with energy; or tamasic – containing heaviness. In each moment, our surroundings, our emotions, the foods we ingest, our feelings, and every internal & external interaction is expressing a guna.
Use the three gunas as a tool of awareness & balance to help you awaken your most genuine self; a tool of balance to ease your physiology and your emotional state back to center; and a tool of growth to help you die to the past and evolve to your best expression.
Join me in March for my Manifesting Your Dream Life weekend immersion and we’ll explore how to balance your gunas to awaken more peace, love & humanity in your life.
Keep meditating. I’ll see you in the gap!