Only here and now. It is the only time and space that one has. And only in present moment we can really surrender.
To truly surrender, we need to trust first. We need to trust ourselves, we need to trust God, and we need to trust life itself. We need to feel deep inside that everything, what comes on our way is always right. Always for the higher purpose. Always happening for us, but never against us.
Today I am after my first Atma Kriya Yoga course since I moved to Croatia. In Poland I used to teach meditation really a lot. It was the sole purpose of my life. There were months, when I was each week in different city, travelling, sharing, teaching. Since I moved to Croatia, I was missing teaching a lot. On such courses, like Atma Kriya Yoga course, real miracles do happen. But here, a language barrier was too strong for me to teach such a complex meditation technique fluently in a language in which I still have so small experience.
“Amongst thousands of persons, hardly one strives for perfection; and amongst those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows me in truth.”
I still remember my first Atma Kriya Yoga course. It was 8 years ago. It was my first meditation course ever, so I prepared myself really well. I made tones of notes, and arranged them nicely. You see, Atma Kriya Yoga is a really vast science, and there are plenty of interesting things that can be said about those sacred techniques. I planned to say so many of those interesting things!
But God had another plan.
Yet, in one moment of the course, I’ve got scared, when I realized, that… I ceased to understand, what am I saying at all. It was quite important moment of the course, when I was explaining one of the techniques and it was absolutely essential to do it correctly. It was one of the most amazing experiences I ever had. My mouth were opening and the words were coming out of it. The words in my native language. And I was not able to understand a word. Inwardly, I was just praying: “God, please, just make sure I describe this technique correctly, because I cannot understand what am I saying!” As that course was recorded, later on I realized, that everything was completely fine in that moment of the course. Nobody noticed what was happening inside of me in that moment and the technique was described brilliantly – far better than I would ever do consciously!
Atma Kriya Yoga is the yoga of surrender. It is the yoga of surrendering our lower nature and all of our thoughts and actions to the Soul. And it’s the yoga of surrendering the Soul to the Divine within us. It is not just another meditation practice, like so many others. It is a powerful tool for spiritual transformation and living a soul-centered life. It’s not the yoga for the body – it’s the yoga for consciousness.
That’s why it also works very differently from other meditation practices. Every Atma Kriya Yoga practitioner can say that. Usually, in meditation practice, it is your own effort that plays the biggest role. You put your effort, and you get the outcome of your meditation. But in Atma Kriya Yoga it works differently. Once the person gets the shaktipath, vedic initiation, the Divine energy starts to work within a person on its own.
That’s why Atma Kriya Yoga brings such a powerful transformation into the life of each practitioner. It allows us to truly experience the power of surrender and it gives us the direct experience, that when we truly surrender to the Divine within us, when we fully trust our soul, there is nothing to lose – on the contrary, every action becomes more effortless and Divine. After all, the power of surrender is one of the most transformative forces in life.