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The modern era we live in allows for extensive knowledge sharing. We have computers, the internet, social networks, televisions, etc., all of which are ways to disseminate our thoughts and ideas to the public. But have you wondered how it worked in the days before these technologies?
Human history is also filled with stages around the world where libraries full of books, research, and advanced works were destroyed! How then was it possible to save this wisdom for future generations? Of course, knowledge has sometimes remained intact at some level via folklore, folk songs, etc. in India as in the rest of the world. But what is fascinating, in India, is that this has resulted in the encoding of wisdom in symbols, symbolic stories!
Today, when people think of Indian spirituality, they often confuse it with religion, they often think of various symbols like Shiva, Ganesh, and various gods, goddesses, etc... considering that it is the Hindu religion.
But in reality, few people realize that this is not the true source of Indian spiritual wisdom. It may come as a surprise to many of us, but the ancient Indian spiritual wisdom comes from texts called "Vedas", which literally means "Knowledge" or "Knowledge of the secrets of the universe".
These books are supposed to have been heard/received (i.e. Shrutis in Sanskrit) in their meditations by the Rishis, and they are writings on the five elements that make up the universe and life on earth. In fact, the whole concept of Sanatam Dharma is based on working on oneself while living in the material world, understanding these elements and how the whole creation is composed of them.
That is why you will see Indians worshipping trees, rivers, mountains, the sun, the moon, etc. The concept of temples/statues came much later, perhaps only two thousand years ago, in order to bring people together.
The detailed writings explain the mechanism of these elements to create and animate life, but most people forgot this source and over time began to believe more in other forms of gods and goddesses, mentioned in other books called "Puranas", "Upanishads", etc... in order to share the teachings on life with the sometimes more ordinary, less spiritual people, who did not know Sanskrit and did not have access to deep inner studies.
It was a time when technology did not exist, when people lived in small groups, in villages, without any access to the outside world, and when work was divided among people for a harmonious social functioning. These symbols were spoken to share knowledge with less spiritual people, telling stories through dance forms. All this was done to introduce the Dharma among people, that is, to give them a sense of responsibility through their various roles, while remaining detached so as to always remember the existence of a higher power, which many would call "God."
Often when people think of Indian spirituality, these three names come to mind. Did they really exist in physical reality?
Well, maybe or maybe not, because it doesn't matter when you want to learn from everything with receptivity. Brahma symbolizes creation, Vishnu symbolizes perseverance and Mahesh (i.e. Shiva) symbolizes transformation by ending an old cycle and beginning a new one. The ancients introduced these symbols to represent the natural cycles of creation and the magnitude of these was indicated by these symbols. What is interesting is that most people do not always know the full story that is shared about this.
In the scriptures, it is said that at the very beginning was "Shakti", that is to say femininity, receptivity, life force. Then she gave birth to Vishnu, the preserver (contrary to what most people think, Brahma did not come first). Brahma came out of Vishnu's navel on a lotus, as the stories and statues in today's temples show. Then Vishnu and Brahma had ego conflicts, wanting to prove that they were more important than each other. To solve this problem, Shiva's energy was revealed. They both realized that it was an endless beam of energy, that it was infinite! This is why Shiva is also known as Mahesh, the Supreme God.
If we read all this as a story, then it may seem unrealistic and we may wonder why they encoded it into a story, instead of clearly revealing the whole truth... Why did the ancients have to symbolize these deep secrets about the Universe?
Well, this was done to protect them, because they knew that everyone would decode them according to their soul's readiness, to receive only what one is ready to receive. It was also done to help people remember them, because the human mind remembers more what is described in the form of a story, since we are very emotional and symbolic beings.
The mind tends to easily forget what seems only intellectual. However, over time, people have forgotten the deep encoded wisdom behind it, and what has remained are the rituals that were mostly fear based or led by priests for power for some, while there were also very good priests... As in all other traditions.
But what were the ancients really trying to say through this story? We need to decode it symbolically to connect to its deeper wisdom.
Through symbolic wisdom, it becomes possible to revisit the profound ancient Vedic knowledge, to connect to our ancestral wisdom that never gets old, that always remains true in the Vedas when decoded symbolically.
The knowledge of the Vedas was not easily understood by the common man, it was not only spiritual but also very scientific. In fact, we can see today how science is discovering again what is mentioned in the Vedas. Thus, the representation of the concepts was done in a symbolic way in the form of stories to make it more accessible to everyone. The teachings have been simplified to fit into everyday life.
The symbols continued to be transferred through these stories and rituals from generation to generation, but as time went on, the symbolic essence was lost and the symbolic language was forgotten by humanity until today. This is changing today thanks to the UCM Teaching & Research Center, which is bringing back this source language through which the intelligence of the Universe communicates with us all via Dreams, Signs and Symbols.
Returning to the story of the Trinity, we can understand what the Rishis (the ancient scientists and scholars) were trying to say when we open the veil behind the symbols.
Everything begins with "Shakti", that is, love, receptivity, the feminine principle that exists in each of us. Everything that manifests indicates "Prakriti", that is, the nature of this principle in creation.
All the goddesses in the stories indicate what works well or creates a distortion when this principle drives our emotional world. Vishnu is symbolically responsible for establishing all the Divine Laws and Principles before anything is even created, to set expectations and goals, just as we do when we want to create a family or an organization.
In fact, everything starts in the world of concepts, of thoughts, as an idea first, before it ever takes a physical form. It is then that Brahma enters the scene through his navel on a lotus, i.e. the chakra of power, fire, which leads to motivation, to the will to create.
We see the lotus symbol in many traditions, as the lotus flower symbol represents the feelings of an initiate who focuses on Self-realization through deep inner work. A lotus blossoms in a muddy pond, symbolizing how true Self-realization takes place when memories of matter, the use/abuse of power in it are cleansed, memories where the power of emotions has been distorted in the world of matter, creating excessive fire. And when people enter ego-fueled consciousness, then the conflicts for supremacy begin. "Which is more powerful: the one who creates or the one who preserves?", all this is the game of the ego.
Often, as humans, we also become possessive of material things, forgetting the true intention behind it, which is to develop qualities by learning and experiencing in matter. As humans, we sometimes defy the divine laws and principles throughout our lives, in ignorance, feeding the ego and eventually becoming trapped in the conflict between good and evil, due to lack of knowledge. To free ourselves from this, Shiva is revealed. Shiva means to move from ignorance to knowledge, from being dead to being truly "Alive" in terms of state of consciousness and existence. Shiva reveals that we are in an infinite cycle of learning that will lead to many creations and the maintenance of learning, and then the end of this cycle to begin the next, for the continuity of evolution. Shiva thus symbolizes the state of being "Conscious". What begins must end one day, once its goal is reached, to give birth to a new cycle or stage of learning. Thus, Shiva brings here the symbolism of Detachment, his other Sanskrit name - Vairagi Yogi.
There is so much to say about this story when we begin to decode it symbolically. Indeed, we realize that it is not possible to understand Indian spiritual wisdom without the symbolic language! What a joy to share with you the ancient Indian spiritual wisdom, in the light of decoding the deep symbols that are also behind everything we experience every day... Everything that Life brings to us on the path can be understood, decoded and analyzed with the understanding of symbolic language. With this Knowledge that you can learn through the UCM Teaching and Research Center, you can rediscover what has been lost... Find the ancient wisdom, in your modern life. Therein lies the great story of evolution...
Humanity has never been in such need of new keys of understanding, of knowledge, in order to find itself, as well as the true meaning of its existence on Earth and its responsibility in the maintenance of its internal and external ecosystem, at a time when the world equation is in the midst of great upheavals... World pandemic of COVID-19, conflict situations, humanitarian and economic upheavals that follow...
Humanity is in dire need of rediscovering meaning and deep values.
For more than 20 years, UCM's mission has been to bring and transmit the knowledge of symbolic language and dreams throughout the world through a teaching accessible to all, which leads to the development of an expertise in symbolic language with the aim of improving and developing qualities...
The opening of a new continent to this Knowledge, continues to testify to the universal aspect of this Language and this Knowledge, of the great potential of benefits that it can bring to our lives, whatever our culture and our origin.
Humanity has never dreamed so much... This is what we have observed since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Indeed, as the virus evolved, several waves of confinement encouraged the dynamics of internalization, of questioning oneself, of the way we have built our life, the more or less positive or negative choices we have made...
What to do with all we've been through, all these experiences, all this history, all these sufferings or hidden dualities, or even all the joys and successes which we don't really know anymore whether they are real or illusory? Many people on the planet have certainly never asked themselves these questions.
And so they activated without realizing it their metaphysical dimension, their capacity to travel in the multi-dimensions of their consciousness, via dreams, signs and new perceptions, to meet new parts of themselves, and perhaps find new answers to their questions.
It is true that UCM has never received so many requests for interpretation and dreams during the pandemic. Both dreams and nightmares. With this new awakening and these powerful openings of consciousness, a compass becomes necessary, the Symbolic Language.
UCM is pleased and honored to establish the first foundation of its Dreams, Signs and Symbols teaching on the African continent for the year 2023.
Africa is a continent full of history and hidden treasures, the cradle of humanity... A potential still to be discovered... A land of memories that reflects the great potential of its inhabitants and, on behalf of the entire UCM team, we are happy to share with you this new beautiful stage of dissemination 🙂
We would like to thank Karim, a father from the Ivory Coast, who has kindly accompanied UCM in the planning and implementation of these conferences scheduled for March 2023.
His love for Africa and his sincere desire to help his country and the African continent will undoubtedly help many Africans to better understand their dreams, and improve their lives.
Negativity, whether it is lived through an external or internal experience (voices in our head, intrusive thoughts, etc.) will bring into play unconscious memories that resonate more or less strongly with this negativity. The fight against this negativity will have the effect of reinforcing the evil that we carry in our unconscious memories. The more we fight, the more we reject, and the more the dynamics that disturb us come back into our life under different forms and will even increase with time.
In a concrete situation, by choosing to fight to resolve a situation through physical violence rather than calling the police, we will necessarily allow evil to reproduce itself, feeding its negative aspects. Violence attracts violence, because we act exactly like the thing that bothers us, we allow the evil to feed on our own attitude, which reinforces it.
In the intellectual sphere, at the level of our thoughts and intentions, the functioning is the same. At work, if we metaphysically fight our colleagues because we can't stand their criticism, their habitual backbiting, we will feed their negative aspects, and this will continue to reproduce itself schematically and perpetually. We will always hear more criticism, and we will always be asked to enter this dynamic.
It's the same thing when you hear people with illnesses "fighting" for recovery or "fighting" their illness. It gives an impression of strength, of courage, and it's true that courage is needed, but not in fighting... it's in accepting, understanding, transforming. And that requires a lot of courage. Because evil is a messenger that wants to tell us something, to make us change our habits, our view of a situation, of a person. Evil speaks to us when we know how to analyze and understand it. And to transform ourselves in the face of the evil that happens to us, to question ourselves, to see what we have to improve and to accept to change, that is true courage.
Fighting evil is an easy solution, if you will, because it is considering that what is negative, bad is outside, that it is not "oneself". This way, we don't have to change, to question ourselves. It is a form of protection against change and improvement. Fighting evil is basically fighting yourself. Fighting what life puts in our way to evolve.
But how can we accept evil without trivializing it, how can we find the right affirmation? This requires understanding. We are always afraid, running away or rejecting what we do not understand in depth. No matter what we fight, it will always come back to us, because Heaven presents us with our negative aspects in order to identify them in ourselves and be able to transform them.
Every day, we are confronted with many situations that disturb us, sometimes more or less intensely, to the point of profoundly revolting us depending on the type of words or actions we witness.
The Law of Resonance expresses a simple principle: we attract and we resonate with what we are, in the positive as in the negative, in our qualities as in our defects. It is a scientific fact that elements of the same vibratory frequency vibrate together.
Through the Law of Resonance, we understand that all the evil we see is actually there to allow us to learn from ourselves, to transcend it by developing our qualities. Evil is educational, that is an absolute fact. It exists only to allow us to become aware of hidden parts of ourselves and to develop qualities. Evil is at the service of Good...
To take the example of the co-workers who are critical on a daily basis, through the application of the Law of Resonance, we wonder when we can be critical of ourselves, or of others sometimes. This is what happens when we are internally boiling because we hear our colleague criticizing, complaining for long hours. Inwardly, we ourselves are criticizing and complaining about our colleague, we reproduce the same vibratory frequency. Or, if we don't criticize him/her at the time, it resonates with parts of ourselves that may have criticized in the past and are still lodged in our unconscious, waiting to be cleansed.
We live situations in accordance with who we are deeply, with what we have to learn to evolve towards the best of ourselves. When we understand this in depth, we use each of these "disturbing" situations to come back to ourselves, to identify the negative in us, and we transform it. Thus, we evolve in respect of our values and in respect of the rhythm of evolution of others. And finally, our consciousness changes positively, and our environment too, in accordance with ourselves, our vibrations, our qualities, and our flaws in transformation.
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