By yoga instructor Adina Stoian
“Fire is eternal; visible or invisible, it is always present.”
Yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru
“Ignis natura renovatur integra.” – “All nature is fully regenerated and renewed through the occult power of fire.” or, in other words, “through fire, nature is reborn whole.”
In this Creation, the subtle fire (TEJAS or AGNI) is one of the five fundamental TATTVAs (formative ontological categories), known in the Kashmir Shaivism as MAHABHUTIs, or "major elements" - the subtle Earth, subtle Water, subtle Air and all encompassing Ether. They are the energy-information fields that create the actual physical universe as we - people with a normal level of consciousness - experience it. Because it is a manifestation of energy, the subtle fire implies polarity as well – thus it can be sublime (conveying beneficial energies) or demonic (even infernal) conveying in this case evil energies.
According to Chinese tradition, especially to the tradition of I Ching, the fire represents the YANG, male aspect, in correlation with the Sun, the power of transformation and purification. It corresponds to the South Pole, the colors red, orange and yellow (that makes up the flames and the sun's rays throughout the day), summer season, and in the physical body, to the heart region.
The mysterious fire – heart relationship is constant, when this element symbolizes elevated passions such as love, intense and profound amorous experiences, either when the fire symbolizes the spirit that is also the breath. In this case, the fire is related to the high intuitive knowledge that is mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita, Chap. 4 sutras 27 and 10: “Lit by the burning aspiration of self achievement, aspirants offers to the purifying fire of mind, awakened by the practice of yoga, all the senses together with their actions as well as the breath of life and its functions.” “Thus, freed from attachment, fear and anger, completely absorbed in Me (the Supreme Being) many beings purified by knowledge and austerity reach loving devotion that makes them find their abode in Me.” We can notice in these sutras that the purifying fire of mind ensures the release of any attachments and fears, as well as the return to the Supreme Being.
In nature, besides the actual fires, the subtle element of fire is symbolized by the desert regions - because these are dry and very hot - and the mountains, as their shape is reminiscent of the triangle pointing up - the main alchemical symbol of the fire.
The beneficial aspect of subtle fire is called sublime fire due to its ability of purification and transformation of the human being through its deep resonances with freedom, with ascension, with assimilation, with resorption and sublimation. In the oriental esotericism the sublime inner fire is an important manifestation of BRAHMA (the creative aspect of the Supreme Being represented by the Eastern trinity: BRAHMA - the Creator, VISHNU – the Maintainer and SHIVA - the Destroyer).
The malefic aspect of fire is associated with the terrible fire of hell that continuously tortures the fallen beings, who are there for the atonement of the sins they committed, to the world of fallen angels, demons and even satanic spirits.
In one form or another, fire is present in all spiritual traditions of the world, as it is perhaps the most prized conquest of humanity, the one which marked the separation from the animal kingdom.
Fire is considered a symbol of the Ultimate Divine Spirit because it is associated with visible light and its source, as the Supreme Self’ ultimate nature is the Uncreated Light.
Traditionally, the subtle inner fire is considered the main agent of inner transformation, the one without which spiritual evolution would not be possible. From here comes the immense importance of the harmonious awakening of this aspect in the beings of all those aspiring to perfection.
Rise up to the blaze which doesn’t burn
This fire can occur at all levels of being. On the level of the physical body and bio-energetic body, the fire of the metabolism maintains life and even body temperature, facilitating the assimilation of food and the proper functioning of the entire body. We can call it the FIRE OF LIFE. Under the action of the subtle inner fire, our body manages to extract energy from matter (food) to insure survival. Thus, through the power of the sublime inner fire are achieved and maintained in the body certain states such as perfect health, harmony, youth and even inner purity. In what concerns the appearance of the body, the sublime inner fire gives even physical beauty, magnetism, charm, power of fascination (charisma). In the Indian tradition one of the blessed names chosen for boys is TEJAS, which in this context means "beautiful and healthy".
When in the body predominates the subtle inner fire (TEJAS TATTVA) and has an upward direction, it’s subliming and oriented towards the spiritualization of the being, the human being has very special shapes, with a pronounced waist and a specific smooth suppleness (for example, as seen in some of the representations of tantric art). If, on the contrary, this sublime fire is weak and disharmonious, then you may see two complementary phenomena: either excessive weight gain, when around the waist are forming unaesthetically fat deposits (accompanied by accelerated aging phenomena, dullness, loss of inner dynamism and enthusiasm, etc.) or excessive weight loss (accompanied by the "drying" of the being leading also to accelerated aging, etc.).
On an astral level, the sublime inner fire is present by showing elevated passions (burning love which exalts, elevated erotic passion, intensity of aspiration, creative effervescence etc.) and by awakening certain spiritual essential qualities, even virtues, such as the state of spiritual nobility, courage, heroism, devotion, inner motivation, determination, inner dynamism, an ability for self-control, discipline and self-discipline, optimism, ardent enthusiasm, action power, harmonious will, the ability of dedication to an ideal, power of abandonment of our individual will to the divine will, an immutable state of self-confidence, humor and a constant good mood.
At the mental level, the sublime inner fire is associated with intuitive mental processes, because intuition is a phenomenon of instant entering into the unknown that illuminates it as the light that enters into a dark place banishes away the darkness. At this level the fire of mind controlled through focus and meditation is the one that purifies the subconscious and prepares the enlightenment through processes that elevates the consciousness which occur spontaneously, mediated by its subtle energy. These inner purification processes can be felt very painfully by the selfish beings that cling stubbornly to their petty attachments.
The suffering perceived by people is often described as a burning fire inside them ("my heart burns with pain"), but this is a characteristic only of those who oppose transformation and are ignorant. Those humble disciples and with a pure heart perceive this sublime inner fire as a divine blessing and gladly accept, even enthusiastically, the changes it brings to their lives.
To the mysterious sacrificial fire of Hinduism, Buddha associates the enigmatic inner fire that when is activated in the human being brings the penetrating knowledge and awakens the superior divine intuition, which shows that it is in a mysterious connection with VIJNANA MAYA KOSHA, the supra-mental sheath of the human being.
But above all is the Fire of the Spirit, often associated with immortality - "the fire that does not burn" and whose presence is felt even outside, in the manifested world. About this fire speaks the Hebrew tradition when it tells of "the blazing bush from where the divine voice was heard and that has not been consumed by fire." In this case, the sublime inner fire is a symbol of divine blessing.
Give yourself to this ardor – you’ll live cascading miracles
These esoteric and symbolic aspects help us better understand the enormous value of the awakening of the sublime inner fire in our being as aspirants on a spiritual path. When this sublime mysterious inner fire is amplified by occult resonance processes with the fire energies sources that exist in the Macrocosm, it creates profound and rapid inner transformations, spiritual evolution, and it purifies us on all levels of existence.
Through the accumulation of the sublime fire in the microcosm of our being we create the preconditions of the state of superior pervasive omniscience and foster the occurrence of overwhelming and deep states of illumination and even miracles.
By the help of this sublime interior fire we destroy by inner burning all traumas, stress and spiritual wounds. For this kind of fire causes true states of catharsis accompanied at times, especially for women, by a purifying, regenerative weeping, showing the burning and annihilation of toxic subtle energies that lasted for a long time in their inner universe, causing tension, pain, seclusion and even disease. Such a fire, however, destroys and annihilates forever all impurities, all mental misery, and all ills.
The sublime inner fire helps the harmonious functioning of the solar plexus, awakens and make it work flawlessly the so-called "abdominal brain" (the true energy plant of our being, the engine of inner transformation), makes us optimistic, self-confident, charismatic; make the women strongly magnetic and men - strongly electric and even electrifying.
In addition to all this, the awakening and the activation of this sublime inner fire supports the occurrence of a conspicuous bracing humor, contagious good mood, miraculously annihilating stress and tensions that occur in the abdominal area, makes the human being extremely attractive to the opposite sex and helps making disappear forever the tormenting states of obsessive jealousy.
The awakening and harmonious activation of this sublime inner fire brings dozens of benefits and crystallizes spiritual virtues and physical, psychological, mental and spiritual qualities - on one condition: the presence in our lives of that gram of practice. Only intense personal practice will help us discover the wonders produced by the presence of subtle inner fire and all the extraordinary transformations that it makes possible!
Women become magnetic, men become electrifying
The yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru said during a conference about the sublime inner fire: “From the perspective of the sublime inner fire, human beings are always categorized in only two groups:
1. Those beings who have awakened their sublime inner fire and who have that fire present in them. They are radiating a particular charisma: women are irresistibly magnetic, which shows us that the state of SHAKTI awakens in them, and men are mysteriously electrifying, which proves that the state of VIRA awakens in them. These esoteric aspects which have never been presented before allow us to understand why is it so important for both men and women to have the abdominal area beautifully shaped, without excess fat on their bellies!
Men with excess fat who say that they want to awaken and activate their state of VIRA are actually ridiculous, for when they carry a “respectable” belly around with them, they’re just like a pair of pants that always has knee-marks.
2. That category of beings whose sublime inner fire is weakly activated, it barely shimmers. In their case, the abdominal area is excessively loaded with obviously unaesthetic layers of fat. The language of the body shows us that there’s a stringent need for the activation of this mysterious sublime inner fire.
Bear in mind that it’s not possible for a human being to have a belly which is excessively fat, obviously unpleasant to look at, and at the same time to dispose of this sublime inner fire.
This is exactly why those men who are unfortunately only theoretically aspiring to awaken their state of VIRA and those women who are only theoretically aspiring to awaken they’re state of SHAKTI, those men and women who are still carrying those adipose accumulations around with them, who have been tolerating them for years, who indulge themselves in laziness and do not do the right thing in order to activate this sublime inner fire, they should realize that they will never be able to benefit from the extraordinary advantages that this sublime inner fire offers when abundantly present in the micro-cosmos of one’s being.
There’s no need to be clairvoyant in order to see the degree of activation of a man’s or a woman’s inner fire; just look at their abdomen. If it’s harmoniously shaped and even looks aesthetic then we’ll know that their inner fire is activated. But if their fat belly are abundantly and disgracefully overflowing above their waist – then we know that we’re dealing with a person whose inner fire is not truly awakened.“
Yoga lights up the divine fire within us
So let us see a few of the ways we can use in order to awaken, activate and harmonize our sublime inner fire.
1. The HATHA YOGA techniques that help us activate our sublime inner fire
Those postures and techniques that are acting at the level of MANIPURA CHAKRA are highly recommended. The most important of them are UDDIYANA BANDHA and NAULI KRIYA. A genuine SADHANA whose purpose is to harmonize the sublime inner fire should include a considerable amount of iterations (with adequate focusing) of these two yogi techniques, which are tremendously cherished in the yogi tradition.
In Gheranda Samhita, among others, they say that the yogi who assiduously practices UDDIYANA BANDHA conquers death (this is a symbolical affirmation which we should reflect upon). The famous yogi Swami Shivananda says, regarding this technique, that together with NAULI KRIYA, it represents a priceless benefit, with no equivalent in any of the eastern or western physical education systems. He also says that UDDIYANA BANDHA gives health, inner strength, paranormal powers (SIDDHI-s or “perfections”) and longevity.
Regarding NAULI KRIYA, Hatha Yoga Pradipika says that “it is the most important and most valuable of all the physical techniques of Hatha Yoga. It amplifies the digestion, it facilitates assimilation processes, it transmutes the creative potential and it refines the energy resulted into higher forms of energy, it awakens the KUNDALINI SHAKTI, it increases willpower and destroys all forms of sufferings and illness.”
Some other postures that are meant to amplify the sublime inner fire through the activation of MANIPURA CHAKRA are: TRIKONASANA, SAHAJ AGNISARA DHAUTI, AGNISARA DHAUTI, PAVANAMUKTASANA, SIMHASANA, SUPTA VAJRASANA, NABHIASANA, MAYURASANA, DANDASANA, DHANURASANA, SETU BANDHASANA, SHUTARMURGASANA.
Some other postures which have remarkable effects at the level of the sublime inner fire are: JANUSHIRSHASANA [especially because it facilitates the transformation of the potential creative energy into OJAS (a luminous, dynamic, purified and sacred form of creative energy which transforms the being)]; CHAKRASANA (by working on the physical structure and its dynamic effects), SHIRSHASANA (the queen of asana-s).
Regarding the purification techniques for harmonizing the sublime inner fire, one of them is VAMANA DHAUTI (for eliminating excess KAPHA in one’s being and purifying the MANIPURA CHAKRA) as well as SHANK PRAKSHALANA, done periodically (at least four times a year, when seasons change).
2. Abdominal breathing
In order to activate the sublime inner fire, while performing this simple form of PRANAYAMA, we will focus our subtle energy at the level of MANIPURA CHAKRA. The adequate consecration of this exercise, the daily routine in doing this exercise (a minimum of 20 minutes, for at least a few months) and the focusing of our attention are all very important in practicing this method and achieving the desired results.
3. Practicing LAYA YOGA with the BIJA MANTRA for the harmonious activation of MANIPURA CHAKRA
The same information is available here, as well as for all techniques: you will obtain significant results only after practicing this method, adequately consecrating it and focusing for at least 30 minutes daily, for several months.
Be a torch of love
4. Frantic lovemaking, sublime, passionate, based on mutual love, perfect continence, adoration, transfiguration and the consecration of the fruit towards God, the Father or towards another divine aspect.
In the case of initiated lovers who are practicing lovemaking with perfect sexual continence, with love, transfiguration and consecration, during such manifestations of mutual love, this mysterious inner fire spontaneously occurs and causes astonishing transformations in their beings. But for this to happen, the lovers must manifest states of pure, intense and elevated passion (which is something resonating with the sublime fire) along with a burning love, just like they used to do in the beginning of their love relationship. Thus, genuine miracles will occur within their couple.
The excellent sublimation of the tremendous energy resulting from their love fusion (done with transfiguration, consecration, love, adoration) causes the immense expansion of their aura as well as the occurrence of genuine quality leaps in the lovers’ beings. The sublime energy of the inner fire is accumulated and directed into the higher levels of the being, where it awakens and activates the higher layers, such as the supra-mental layer VIJNANA-MAYA KOSHA, or the causal, blissful layer, ANANDA-MAYA KOSHA: thus, the lovers can live states of super-consciousness (SAMADHI).
Nourish yourself with light
5. Using medicinal herbs which burn surplus fat and activate MANIPURA CHAKRA
It is very important for those who wish to use phyto-therapy to ask the advice of a specialist in using medicinal herbs. The information presented here has an approximate accuracy and it does not represent, under any circumstance, recipes or medical treatments. Each person has a unique structure and in order to obtain the best results, you should adequately select the medicinal herbs according to your own structure type.
A) medicinal herbs for activating MANIPURA CHAKRA:
ginger, cumin, pepper, parsley, cardamom, coriander, anise, thyme, pipali, cinnamon, basil, gentian, (hydrastis canadensis), angelica (angelica archangelica), oak, ash, fir, hawthorn, galange, olive (leaves), schisandre, chamomile, juniper, rattle, rosemary, milfoil, sunflower petals, calamus, black bryony, elecampane, fennel, lovage, sweet marjoram, balm, white mustard, white cedar, celandine, saffron, ginseng, absinth, hyssop, southern wood, lavender, mint, salvia, hot pepper, clove, black poplar, radish.
B) medicinal herbs for burning fat:
gooseberry (fruit), aloe (leaves), algae, artichoke (leaves), arabic tea tree (leaves), Chinese tea (leaves), cherry tree (peduncles), black weed (airy parts), madwort (airy parts), birch (leaves), stubble berries (leaves), dandelion (root), chickweed (airy parts), blueberry (leaves), amalaki (seeds), arjuna (bark), bhringaraj (airy parts), cynara cardunculus (leaves), Lady’s mantle (airy parts), alder buckthorn (bark), fennel (fruit), wax doll (airy parts), wheat (seeds), elder (flowers).
6. A diet adequate to your age, hormonal and constitution type (that will facilitate the activation of your inner fire)
It’s impossible to harmonize your sublime inner fire and especially to burn the excess fat on your belly without having an adequate diet that consists of the nutrients necessary for a proper functioning of the hormonal glands (especially the thyroid and the supra-renal glands), the digestive tract and the metabolism.
Strictly informatively, we will mention a few of the foods which can help burn the surplus fat (but bear in mind that taking on this method required a specialty consult from a good nutritionist): lemons (fruit and juice), pineapple (fruit), asparagus (buds), parsnip (root), strawberries, apples, almonds, cantaloupes, melons, orange, plums, tomatoes, Aloe Vera juice.
Lemon juice with honey, ginger and fresh spring water (mixed proportionally so that it tastes good) is highly recommended for all body types. Drinking it on a daily basis will lead to the purification of the inner fire and the amplification of the SATTVA aspect in one’s being (consisting of the spiritualization of the being).
7. Fasting (just with water and possibly natural remedies, if the person is undergoing such a treatment) for two or three days a week.
You should consecrate fasting for at least one year or until you obtain the desired results. You could fast not only to awaken your inner fire and harmonize your body weight, but also for assimilating some benefic astral resonances because, according to the esoteric astrology, each day is dominated by a certain type of energy – and fasting favors the perceptiveness of the being on a more subtle level (if the being is alert), thus assimilating that type of energy.
Fasting on Tuesdays causes the harmonization of the energies related to action and a possible violence KARMA (in resonance with the subtle sphere of force of the planet Mars), fasting on Wednesdays causes the harmonization of the mental (dynamics and intelligence) as well the solving of any kind of financial problems (in resonance with the sphere of force of the planet Mercury), fasting on Fridays causes the harmonization of the emotional level in our being (in resonance with the sphere of force of the planet Venus), fasting on Sundays causes the energizing of one’s organism with the energy of the Sun, the activation of the conscious aspect, the amplification of spiritual aspiration, belief in God and many others (in resonance with the sphere of force of the Sun).
8. Special massage techniques for the abdominal area
For starters, it is necessary for this type of massage to be done by a specialist that can teach you the correct moves – then you can do it yourselves. Another viable method is the use of special massaging machines.
9. Pressopuncture and acupuncture
It is recommended that you ask the help of specialists and request that they draw up a special program for the activation of the inner fire of your being and MANIPURA CHAKRA.
Be friend with the crystals
10. Working with crystals and other semiprecious stones that awaken and activate this sublime inner fire through their specific energies.
These are: citrine – used mainly for awakening and harmonizing MANIPURA CHAKRA as well as the refined solar aspect; the Sun stone, which also energizes you with the Sun's energy; aquamarine (which secondarily activates VISHUDDHA CHAKRA); amber and tiger's eye. For women, carnelian is also indicated – a micro-crystalline form of chalcedony, a red mineral from the quartz family; it facilitates the simultaneous awakening and activation of SWADHISTHANA CHAKRA and MANIPURA CHAKRA, the free flow of subtle energies between these two chakras an the amplification of self confidence based on the control of the creative energy (aspects necessary for women).
For working with crystals and semiprecious stones, the following method is recommended: first, the crystal will be purified (kept immersed in salt for at least seven days), then it will be kept in the left hand during a meditation of identification with the specific subtle energies that it resonates with. The meditation should be done on a daily basis for a longer period of time. This way, the effects we'll notice will be more obvious.
Additionally, you can also wear the crystal and this way it will gradually charge up and it will become connected subtly with its holder – you will then hang it on a silk thread and tie it around the waist or you can use a crystal as a resonator at night, when you are resting, by fixing it with adhesive tape in the area of the belly button.
Some treaties on the magical power of crystals state that the meditations of communion with the subtle energies attracted in our inner universe should be done after you place the chosen stone under your tongue. The stone should have an adequate size.
Color up your life; discover the ecstasy of dancing
11. Color therapy for activating the sublime inner fire
A. As a method for color therapy, you can expose your naked and relaxed body for at least 30 minutes daily to the light generated by a special color therapy lamp, which you previously adjusted so that it will emit one of the following nuances (depending on what we are trying to achieve):
- bright red (for the intense activation of the subtle fire – TEJAS TATTVA);
- green (for the harmonization of the energies at the level of MANIPURA CHAKRA and for general healing);
- yellow lemon (for remarkable effects in improving your metabolism, digestion and liver activity).
During the exposure, you will become aware of the awakening and assimilating the subtle energy corresponding to the selected color into your inner universe.
B. The meditation of visualization of the chosen subtle colored current (bright red, green, yellow lemon): after previously consecrating the fruit of this technique, you will firmly and constantly visualize at the level of AJNA CHAKRA a fountain of bright light of your chosen color, which will flood your entire being, accumulate in your aura and cause radical transformations (for a minimum of 15-20 minutes daily).
C. Another color therapy technique is the complete yogi breathing or just the abdominal breathing, together with the visualizing of the desired subtle colored current. In this case, you will visualize how the color is guided through your being by the air you inspire.
Thus it will accumulate in the area of MANIPURA CHAKRA and activated the sublime inner fire and trigger the expansion at this level, together with its specific effects. The visualization process continues during the full retention. You should practice this technique for 15-20 minutes every day.
12. Music therapy with the purpose of activating the sublime inner fire
A. You can listen to a specially chosen music daily in order to trigger the beneficial resonances of activating MANIPURA CHAKRA.
B. You can also repeat the exemplifications done over the years by our spiritual guide, Grieg, during the yogi camps, whose purpose is to awaken certain resonances related to the sublime inner fire: “The state of triumphant courage in action”, “The state of exuberant enthusiasm”, “The state of effervescent dynamism”, “The state of self-confidence”, “The state of harmonious solar resonance”, “The state of optimism”, “The state of benevolence”, “The state of humorousness and joyfulness”, “The state of sublime, elevated passion”, “A communion with Shiva in his aspect of a Lingam of Fire” etc.
It is of great help to use the background music which was used during the respective exemplifications. After the consecration of the meditation, you will briefly evoke the subtle field which supported the respective exemplification (a field which shall be evoked through your spiritual intention and aspiration) and only then will you be able to do the actual meditation, followed by the inner awareness of its effects in our being.
Turn on the fire in the oven of thoughts
13. The engagement of the force ideas and beneficial suggestions
You will choose your beneficial force ideas and suggestions in such a manner that will allow you to fully respect the rules of working with the subconscious (in this respect, you shall review the conferences and materials on this subject offered by our yoga school).
These suggestions must have an affirmative character, formulated in the present tense, they need to be brief and simple (for easy memorization). For example: “Every day, my sublime inner harmonious fire is more and more harmonious and active; it produces the constant purification, transformation and spiritualization of my entire being.”
Such beneficial ideas/suggestions ought to be repeated in your mind, with firm inner conviction, as many times as possible, each day, preferably in the morning, right after waking up, or in the evenings, before falling asleep, and every time this is possible (in the spare time), until they will impregnate in your subconscious, which will turn them into reality.
14. Constant, firm, creative visualization
Similar to working with beneficial force ideas, the duration of these visualizations and their daily repetition for long enough will secure success in obtaining the desired effects. There are many visualization methods, but here is a rather simple one: you pick a digital photograph of yours which you will then digitally transform in a video editing software (for example photoshop) so that you'll have the ideal body figure in that picture – slim waist, the harmonious and vital shapes that you desire.
Then you will print this image into a color photograph. When you wish to practice creative visualization, you will sit down in a meditation posture, you place the photograph at the level of your eyes, before you. You will begin by consecrating the fruit of this visualization activity to God, the Father. After consecrating, you will focus into your heart (ANAHATA CHAKRA), try to keep calm, relaxed, at peace. Once you attain this state you will focus at the level of AJNA CHAKRA (while also focusing on ANAHATA CHAKRA secondarily) and seek to have a state of mental clarity.
You will become aware of the simultaneous activation of ANAHATA CHAKRA – AJNA CHAKRA (the mind into your heart and the heart into your mind) which will manifest like a specific state of all-accomplishing inner spiritual force. Then you open your eyes and look at your ideal appearance, admire its perfection while being creatively convinced that, for you, this is the REALITY. While you look at this picture, you will become aware that through the level of AJNA CHAKRA there is a subtle energy which enters your being and descends into ANAHATA CHAKRA, as if the ideal you just visualized is also experienced at the level of your soul.
You will maintain this state long enough (15-30 minutes) while becoming aware of the accumulation of the desired qualities (the physical structure you wish to have, for example) in the form of a subtle energy that you will identify with, transfigured and filled with aspiration. In the end, you close your eyes while continuing the visualization and identification process for a few minutes while having a live feeling of joy and gratitude towards God, as if that ideal is real and already present in our being.
15. The mysterious power of intention, directed to activate our inner subtle fire
The aspirant will clearly and explicitly formulate the intention to awaken and amplify his sublime inner fire in his being and keep it into the field of his consciousness for long periods of time, as long as possible, while also becoming aware of the effects of this spiritual actions.
How to be reborn from the light
16. Urine therapy
Upon consulting the fundamental treaty of Damar Tantra, in which there is a thorough description of this secret practice, you can choose one of the methods presented, in which the golden elixir of the being is combined with some plants which are specific to the activation of the subtle inner fire, in order to harmoniously activate MANIPURA CHAKRA.
Damar Tantra, sutra 40 says, for example: “If the adept adds a mixture of lotus root powder and mustard seed powder and honey, in equal proportions, to the freshly collected golden elixir (SHIVAMBU – the water of SHIVA) and then enjoys it – his body becomes exceptionally strong, filled with energy and brilliant.”
17. Working with vowels for the harmonious activation of the sublime inner fire
As described within our yoga school, this method involves (after the consecration) sitting down on a chair, relaxed, in a meditation posture, profoundly and completely breathe in and vocally, melodically and for as long as possible (according to the quantity of air you breathe out), emitting one of the following vowels, while breathing out: Ă (the Romanian vowel pronounced [Ə] ) – generally acts upon the harmonious activation of the solar plexus and abdominal area, O – acts on the area of the diaphragm and on the middle area of the thorax, U – acts on the liver, stomach, lower abdomen (intestines) and the genital area. The method consists of the repeated emission of a vowel for at least 15-20 minutes, followed by a moment of becoming aware of the effects and possibly followed by another 15-20 minutes of working with another vowel, and so on.
18. The method of regeneration and rejuvenation revealed within this spiritual school in the conference regarding the divine attribute of regeneration
Next to the information you can hear by listening to this conference, Grieg also added that in the case of a person who is already confronted with some severe health issues caused by their mistakes, their sins, their vices and their malicious thoughts, this technique can be done with 49 candles daily (accompanied by the specific consecration) for long enough period of time.
This technique should be practiced until the effects arise in the inner universe of the respective human being. The effects include a considerable state of regeneration, rejuvenation and even healing. All these things are possible only for those who profoundly and sincerely believe in God.
19. Educating your humor and cheerfulness
Although it cannot be considered a technique per se, it's worth mentioning in the end of our list, that the daily sessions of healthy, beneficial laughter, for 5-10 minutes a day, can become a way of harmonizing the subtle harmonious fire. For this, you can use a series of good and humorous jokes, you can watch some inspired funny videos or some even funnier comedies. The important thing is that this state of humor awakens in you through authentic laughter!
For securing your rapid success in activating your sublime inner subtle fire, you can choose to simultaneously practice one, two, three, five or even all of the perfectly natural and safe techniques we presented. This will allow you to tune in and to maintain a process of occult resonance with the energy specific to the sublime inner fire. Upon reaching this stage, you will be able to use one or two of the most effective and powerful techniques which will keep you in an excellent shape and will activate your sublime inner fire, which is essential both for your health and for your spiritual transformation.
Thus, you will be able to activate the mysterious gigantic force of KUNDALINI SHAKTI, which in reality is nothing else but the sublime fire that awakens and burns in us ceaselessly. You can impel it to ascend and fixate at the higher level of your being and thus generating your complete, profound and definitive spiritual transformation.
In the case of the awakening and activation of this sublime inner fire, an ounce of adequate and consistent practice with the purpose of awakening and activating this fire, is worth tons of theory.