Yoga, to me, invites you to dance on infinite paths that are all going on the same pilgrimage through different routes.
It allows you to surrender your struggle and live skillfully in harmony with life.
Yoga reminds you that your essence is goodness, and that you are connected to everything else through the pulsating energy that creates, sustains, and dissolves all back into itself. And this practice helps you cultivate tolerance and understanding so that you can recognize the essence of goodness in others, as well as inviting a natural and joyful celebration of life!
The gems on Indra’s Web are a great example of the infinite expression of the One, and a lovely thing to meditate upon.
Indra’s Net (or World Wide Web)
Technically I believe it’s called Indra’s Net, though for some reason the term ‘Web’ works better for me. Maybe because the Internet, or World Wide Web, is such a fascinating phenomenon that so closely reflects the universal creativity of Indra’s Web.
Just as the Internet gives us a chance to express ourselves creatively, to connect across vast distance, and to learn from each other, Indra’s web offers us a similar experience in meditation.
Indra’s Web is a metaphor of the holographic nature of the universe; how everything is woven together from the same substance, just experiencing different perspectives.
When I ask my minds eye to call forth an image of Indra’s Web, I imagine an infinite network of threads of light. To me it is like the most beautiful work of art, a pure hearted gift from the most sacred of spiders and weavers of connection.
I see from my perspective, you see from yours. We are each conscious crystals; gems upon the web of life.
Using the visualization of Indra’s multidimensional weaving of light is an incredible way to work with the energies of healing and manifesting, as well as entering the feeling of infinite expression.
I found this on Wikipedia and liked it:
“Imagine a multidimensional spider’s web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. That is the Buddhist conception of the universe in an image.” -Alan Watts
We are all interconnected. Yoga teaches us this.
There are infinite ways to remember this connection. To express it. To experience it.
You see your own reflection in that of every other gem in Indra’s Net, and the spark of each of their hearts in yours.
Energy is infinite.
Life invites you to create beauty in your own way, bringing joy to you and those around you.
You can create and celebrate who you are. If in each moment you accept yourself as you are, perfectly imperfect, you can move steadily in whichever direction your path of truth leads. Personally, Anusara® yoga has helped me to do this with increasingly more skill and humility. You get to choose whatever practice leads you to truth and wisdom, guiding your life.
Each time you recognize the dazzling light within your heart, that light ripples out across the web. Even when you don’t feel particularly illuminated, if you just turn towards the light, it glimmers and grows.
This video contains a chant that came to me. It reminds me of the deep, vast, infinite possibility of Indra’s Web. I’ve included some footage of me in the Redwood forests of California because these trees speak powerfully of the connection of all life.
I hope you enjoy it.