LIFE IS A RIVER
INITIATION WITH GITEN:
JUNE, 9, 2016
What does it mean to be initiated to the spiritual Life?
What is the deeper meaning of initiation?
Initiation is a decision in the inner being to truth.
Initiation is a surrendering of the part of yourself that is closer to being awake, closer to truth, in contrast to the part of yourself that sleeps, that is totally identified with the mind.
It is people that touch the part of themselves that are awake that take initiation.
Initiation and surrendering means one who begins to flow with the river of life, one who gives himself to the river of life. He is in a let-go.
Initiation is a let-go, a complete trust, a complete surrender.
That is why trust is required.
And when you surrender, things begin to change.
Now you cannot go back.
LIFE IS A RIVER
-INITIATION WITH GITEN:
JUNE, 9, 2016
Mervi is initiated and is born again to the spiritual path. Giten gave her a new name and a a personal meaning to her name, which is a spiritual guidance for life.
Your new name is Jivan Sarita. Jivan is your path, which means life. Sarita is your individual name, which means river. The meaning of your whole name is river of life.
Life is a river. It is a flow, it is a movement, it is dynamic, it is a dance.
The heart is the guide to live in harmony with the river of life.
The heart is the door to allow life to guide us.
Always go with the river of life. Never try to go against the current and never try to go faster than the river.
When you swim in water, when you go to the river and swim. What do you do?
You trust the water, you trust the river.
A good swimmer has such a trust that he almost becomes one with the river.
He is not fighting. He does not try to grab the water.
If you do not trust, if you are tense, you will be drowned. If you trust, if you are relaxed, the river takes care.
Trust means that you are not fighting.
Surrender and trust means that you do not think of life as the enemy, but as a friend.
Once you trust the river, suddenly you start enjoying.
Tremendous delight arises.
You are not separate from the river, you become one with the river of Life.
Trust and surrender means to live the same way in life as a good swimmer swims in the river.
Life is a river: either you can fight or you can float, either you can push and try to go against the current – or you can float with the river wherever the river leads you.
Surrender and trust is simply a way of living.
Opening our heart means to learn to say yes to life.
Our heart is the door to trust life.
Our heart is the door to surrender to Life.
Our heart is the door to allow life to guide us.
It means to allow us to receive the love, support and inspiration from life.
It means to relate to life from our inner being, the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness, the capacity to surrender to Life.
It means that the drop becomes one with the ocean.
– Swami Dhyan Giten