I am in a place so magical that I had not even heard of a few months ago. I had to almost pinch myself the first few days here; it feels like a whole different world. Auroville is called the city of the future and is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India.
Auroville wants to be a Uni-versal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.
Auroville does not belong to one person, but to humanity as a whole. To live in Auroville one must be in willing service of divine consciousness. Auroville is a place of unending education, of constant progress, bridging the past and future. A place for researching the embodiment of human unity, it is not an ashram but a town. It was built in 1968, and started as just a desert but now has over two million trees. This is what happens when you build something with love – it grows beautifully. Auroville is a place of diversity with people from 43 different nationalities living in peace.
I am here assisting Swami Agung in the Yoga teacher training for Qi-Yo Multi Yoga System. Like Auroville, Qi-Yo offers many keys to expanding one’s consciousness including: Qi-Gong, Tai Ji, and Balinese practices with traditional Vedantic Yoga, pranayama, meditation, holistic methods and deep relaxation. There are many paths and Qi-Yo is an open end system for all seekers via all paths. Qi-Yo offers keys for people to find their own doors to open. Allowing you to experiment and arrive at your own realizations, instead of accepting someone else’s ultimate truth. Qi-Yo and Auroville both offer many ways to express yourself and raise your awareness.
Sometimes we feel stuck in our lives, like there are no options. There are many paths and keys which open doors to awareness, love and presence. Help is always there. As we walk our paths we find that the Uni-verse left us many reminders of our truth along the way. We just have to be aware enough to see them.
The realization of unity is what humanity needs. If you get angry at someone else and hurt them, you are really hurting yourself, since we are all one. The goal of human unity has not yet been reached on this planet or in Auroville. As they say, you see things as you are, not as they are. It does make me smile to know that there is a town on this earth, built upon peace with the purpose of raising spiritual awareness and experiencing Uni-versal oneness. It grows at its own speed because it is growing with our level of consciousness. You can feel good knowing there is a place where people are living in harmony, plus sending love to you and all of humanity. Working toward the evolution of consciousness- underneath this form we are all One, all united. Open to finding the keys that will open doors in your life. As you expand and find ways to make yourself better, you help the whole of humanity.
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For more information on Auroville visit: http://www.auroville.org/
For more on Qi-Yo Multi Yoga System visit: http://qiyoyoga.com/
Hillary Pike is certified in Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and is a meditation instructor.
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