Esoteric Yoga: Truth in Stillness

by Stevie Cole, Perth

Esoteric Yoga supports me to explore stillness and truth. I experience this through my body deeply letting go and relaxing…which, in addition to the obvious health benefits, can give me insights as to how I hold myself back from allowing the delicious, nurturing stillness that I experience in my sessions into my everyday life.

One recent example during a session was when I had reached a point of relative ‘quietness’ in my mind, though I felt there was still deeper I could go in my body so I knew it was a ‘red herring’ sent from my mind to distract me from true stillness. And at that point my mind said ‘that’ll do’, and it reminded me that I sometimes say that exact same line to myself in front of the mirror when I’m getting ready to go out.  I was surprised to see this link which was showing me that there is a belief I hold that I don’t deserve to go the whole way, and I’m certainly not worth it.

What a blessing it was to expose this unloving belief, which in all honesty I’ve played out in every interaction, movement and communication I’ve had up to that point.  So now when I look in the mirror I say to myself ‘you are SO worth it, gorgeous woman’.  And that’s the truth.

Thank you to Serge Benhayon and the Universal Medicine practitioners who present this truly inspiring modality.

203 thoughts on “Esoteric Yoga: Truth in Stillness

  1. ‘Esoteric Yoga supports me to explore stillness and truth.’ Yes indeed. In these busy times, when it seems everyone is preoccupied with doing, the choice to just be – finding or making the time to be still – is one that is easy to override.

  2. Compromise has also been in my awareness lately, that sneaky little measuring thing that seems to creep in and become part of “normal” over time, but it really is actually comfort where I stall and get in the way of natural pull to expand. Going the whole way – sounds as though there’s more and it is, but what I am getting is that there’s not really a lot we actually “do” but it is about more surrendering, more getting out of the way of that whole, and there’s nothing personal about that.

  3. I haven’t read this in a while but it’s a topic worthy of deeper consideration, when there is so much on offer how do we limit how much we accept, allow, and enjoy for ourselves everyday? It’s a real reminder that to hold back receiving in full what’s on offer for this one person, is to hold back the whole I am a part of.

  4. What a program – to look in the mirror and say “you are so worth it gorgeous woman”! I can feel there are so many beliefs that would try to jump over the top and say ‘that is outrageous, big headed, who do you think you are?’, and yet I can also feel the holding of tenderness, care and love that is possible to offer ourselves. I know which my body and soul would prefer.

  5. Our inner-most connection is worth everything as we feel complete in all we do, so Esoteric Yoga and Esoteric, being our inner-most absolutely works on our most divine aspect, and we can take that level of Yoga into our daily rhythm to support everything we do.

  6. Those lightbulb moments mean the world to me, I had one such moment a few years ago when I realised that all the negative talk going on in my head couldn’t have been me. It couldn’t have been the young loving girl speaking to herself in such a horrible manner, and from then on it just stopped in the way it was running through my head. It was almost as if I had exposed something, some kind of a lie to myself and from then on the thoughts of “you’re ugly” or “you’re fat” almost never enter my head, and if they do I know where they’re coming from.

    1. That’s really lovely and very powerful, I’ve felt the same thing myself that the quality of energy coming through me that was putting me down didn’t feel like it was from me at all.

      1. Yes, clocking that such negative self talk isn’t truly us is a great support to stopping it altogether. Observing that has supported me to reducing it a lot. I’m currently on a challenge to eliminate it entirely and only say nice things about myself.

  7. The stillness in Esoteric Yoga sessions reveal so much. I find the sessions help me to drop into deeper parts of the truth of my being where I experience greater love and stillness, and when I finish the session and begin living this new depth in daily life it really highlights all that does not belong to my deeper way of being. “Know thyself” is such a powerful way to live, especially as there is always more to know!

  8. Stillness is the only place I find actual truth. By distracting myself, making up stories or excuses in my mind, I can be way off track. It’s only when I become still that there is the simplicity to actually feel the truth of how I am or what’s going on for me. I value this so much and find its essential to my health and wellbeing.

  9. Esoteric Yoga supports me to live my day in more stillness. It is such a practical tool, yet so many resist the depth we can go to with this amazing and inspiring modality.

    1. The stillness on offer can be quite confronting but when I allow myself to explore the depths available I am blown away by this modality.

  10. “So now when I look in the mirror I say to myself ‘you are SO worth it, gorgeous woman’. And that’s the truth.” So beautiful Stevie. Spotting the false beliefs we have around ourselves and turning them on their head can be life changing.

  11. Esoteric yoga helps highlight those unloving ways that normally get off scot free while we focus on other things in our day. Because it’s bringing our attention solely to our relationship with ourselves.

  12. Esoteric Yoga offers us a deep connection with our body, space to feel the surrender and stillness from within and an opportunity to take that connection and stillness to how we live and work.

  13. In-spiring in-deed Stevie. Living with “that’ll do” is keeping yourself less. Its a setup as an outcome and not in the truth of all that is before You. Your body knows, and experiencing an esoteric modality like Esoteric Yoga, it presents to you the stillness within so it becomes a marker if you so mark and appreciate it. Once marked it is there to know and always have. You then have the next waiting point to mark and accept…

    1. Well said, it is not that once you get there you are done, it is not linear. It is a constant deepening almost like deepening into an undiscovered universe amongst the stars.

  14. I love what you share Stevie, your words just light me up with joy “So now when I look in the mirror I say to myself ‘you are SO worth it, gorgeous woman’. And that’s the truth. “

  15. Two words, ‘that’ll do’, packing a punch to the quality of our self-worth, which when I read them had me squirming with the realisation of how many times I said them to myself. And by doing so I was making the choice to accept less of me than I deserved. Another amazing example of the power of words to harm or to heal.

    1. I agree Ingrid, I can relate as well, it’s the realisation that underneath the many “that’ll do’s” we’ve made is the immensity of love waiting for us to accept it. It’s actually a beautiful responsibility to not compromise or settle for less, because we can then role model accepting ever greater love to others. So much to learn on our way back to love.

      1. Yes, it’s a huge, but very “beautiful responsibility”, that when accepted has the power to not only change our lives, but the lives of many many more. Settling for less is simply denigrating how valuable and how amazing we are.

  16. Love how you have shared that the mind can interfere and play games to try to stop us shining in our full glory by accepting less than we know to be true. Great to expose the ‘that will do’ syndrome, it is such a ‘red herring’ as you say because it stops us fully surrendering and feeling everything that is being offered to us.

  17. It is incredibly supportive to have available to us the modality of Esoteric Yoga offering us the opportunity to explore our connection to the stillness of our essence, to experience how it feels to be at one with our Soul so that we then have a very tangible marker of how we can live with this connection through our daily living or return to it whenever we feel we have veered away from our innate beingness.

  18. Esoteric Yoga offers us an opportunity to deeply feel who we are and where we come from, and then it is up to us to take this and make it part of our living way.

  19. It is interesting how we cap ourselves in our surrender as if to say we know how much is on offer therefore is enough when in fact we have no idea. Somehow, we seem to find it more secure when there is a limit or at least when we think we know where and how far we are going. But the Universe does not operate like that.

  20. How gorgeous! And how wonderful when these shifts in awareness happen. ‘You are so worth it’ – is very true – and something I will take forward into my days.

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