SPIRITUAL FREEDOM SATSANG (SFS)
& Spiritual Freedom
SURAT SHABDA MEDITATION
WE ARE ALL NOTES IN THE CELESTIAL SYMPHONY;
OUR LIVES LYRICS IN THE COSMIC SONG
- Michael Turner
"In the Beginning was the Word.
And the Word was with God,
And the Word was God."
- THE HOLY BIBLE
Welcome to SPIRITUAL FREEDOM SATSANG (SFS). My goal is to help you come into closer understanding of and harmony with yourself, God and Eternal Love through practicing Surat Shabda Meditation.
SURAT SHABDA MEDITATION is a direct path to self-realization, God-realization and spiritual freedom in this lifetime. It teaches us how to achieve these states by communing with and immersing ourselves in the Spiritual Current of Eternal Love.
This Spiritual Current is common to all faiths and cultures, and is known by a variety of names, including Shabda, Holy Spirit, Word of God, Name of God, Ruach, Kalma, Kalam i ilahi, Music of the Spheres, Divine Melody, Logos, Audible Life Stream, Nam, Bani, Sraosha, and Holy Ghost. IT flows out of and returns to the Heart of God in a continuous wave of pure, eternal, golden love which can be heard as sound (the Voice of God) and seen as light (the Light of God).
SURAT SHABDA MEDITATION is a process of harmonizing our attention as soul (Surat) with return flow of this Spiritual Current (Shabda), letting go to this Current and allowing IT to lift our attention up, above body consciousness. In this process, we are able to see that death is simply a shift of attention, and directly experience our eternal nature as souls, the living reality of the Kingdom of Heaven, and God ITSelf. As a result, we overcome the fear of death, embrace the gift of life, and gradually unfold into greater degrees of spiritual awakening, culminating in spiritual freedom in this lifetime.
SURAT SHABDA MEDITATION is also an ancient method of achieving spiritual freedom. It is the essence of faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sufism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism. In recent times the process of harmonizing Soul's attention with the Shabda has gone by such names as Surat Shabd Yoga or Sant Mat, and has been taughy by a number of schools of spiritual awakening, including Ancient Teachings of the Masters (ATOM), Eckankar, Science of Spirituality, Ruhani Satsang, and Radhasoami Satsang. Every great spiritual teacher who has graced this planet has taught that the most direct path to spiritual freedom lies through Shabda, the Eternal Spiritual Current, the Word of God.
This world is never without at least one living teacher who is able to link us through initiation to this Spiritual Current. Living Shabda teachers serve two functions. They serve as outer, human teachers offering tangible instruction in this world. And they serve as inner friends who meet students in the soul body, and guide them through the dual psychic mind worlds back home to the Pure Positive God Worlds of the Eternal Kingdom of Heaven.
As a bit of background, I was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1958 and grew up in Arizona and California. Raised a Presbyterian, I was also an avid explorer of consciousness from a young age - and studied a variety of teachers and paths. I was initiated in the Shabda by Sri Darwin Gross in 1976. From that moment, I dove into the Spiritual Current, and never looked back.
In the years following my initiation, I made an in-depth, comprehensive study of Surat Shabda Meditation, its history and lineages – east and west. But I always remained devoted to Darwin Gross, my spiritual teacher and friend. My love for Darwin transcended his passing on March 8, 2008, and on October 22, 2011, I began offering Surat Shabda Meditation Instruction, Initiation and Satsang in his honor.
My goal in teaching Surat Shabda Meditation is to make these teachings available to all who are interested. Rather than present a rigid dogmatic system to which students must conform, I prefer to offer an open approach to spiritual growth. I give initiation and offer basic guidelines to meditation and living; but I trust people’s inner wisdom gained through meditation to make good decisions and live honest, ethical, spiritual lives.
By practicing Surat Shabda Meditation on a daily basis, you can learn to apply your inner realization to your outer life. With sincere devotion and practice, you will be able to personally experience above-body consciousness, self-realization, God-realization and spiritual freedom in this lifetime, and become creative, loving co-workers with God.
SPIRITUAL FREEDOM SATSANG is an independent spiritual education organization based in Sparks, Nevada, and is not legally affiliated with any other religious or spiritual organization. We honor both eastern and western Surat Shabda traditions and denominations, and combine eastern and western elements to help convey the essential unity that God’s LightSong of Eternal Love infuses in all religions and spiritual paths.
SPIRITUAL FREEDOM SATSANG offers my satsangs (spiritual talks), study groups, personal instruction and initiation free of charge - as well as books, audio and video educational material for sale. We also provide a comprehensive library of books, audio-video materials and Internet links to other Surat Shabda Meditation groups and teachers in order to allow you to have a comprehensive understanding of this path, as well as be able to make an informed decision if you decide you would like to request Initiation.
I hope you are having a beautiful day.
Yours in the LightSong of Eternal Love,
SPIRITUAL FREEDOM SATSANG
For further information, please contact:
SPIRITUAL FREEDOM SATSANG
P.O. Box 1580
Sparks, NV 89432-1580
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