Manifestation in Tantra: Balancing Personal Will with Universal Grace
As I sit down to write this blog, my heart aches with the pain emanating from the Holy Land, where Palestine is under attack, and innocent lives are being lost.
Just a few weeks ago, I was part of a so-called "spiritual circle," where we focused on manifesting our desires. While there's nothing inherently wrong with this practice, I've come to realize that modern spiritual seekers need to be more conscious of the intentions behind their manifestations.
Often, we seek to manifest things that benefit only ourselves, without considering the broader impact on others or the world. This hyper-individualized spirituality lacks the transformative power to make a real difference. Regardless of our spiritual beliefs, the core teachings of compassion, kindness, and love for others are universal. If our spiritual practice isn't nurturing these values within us, it's time to reevaluate.
Manifestation is a potent force, deeply rooted in tantric traditions. However, the key difference lies in the approach. Modern manifestations are often driven by personal will and desire, whereas ancient tantric traditions emphasize surrender, openness, and trust in a higher grace. The tantrika dedicates effort not just for personal gain but to become a better servant of the world.
Whether you're already practicing manifestation or are curious about it, I invite you to examine the intentions behind your desires. Is your spiritual practice solely for your benefit, or does it extend to others? Let's infuse our manifestations with compassion and surrender, aligning our spiritual journey with a greater purpose beyond ourselves.