The Lightning Rod Retreat

Posted: July 21, 2012 / in: Blog / 22 comments

Model of Life and Spiritual Transformation

Have you ever found yourself with a strong state of aspiration and self-giving towards God so that genuine revelations inspired by the divine fire within you suddenly started to silently burst forth, so that whatever came out of your mouth or through your gestures felt to be literally enlightened by the mysterious power of the Spirit?There is too much suffering, ignorance, hate, suspicion and anxiety in the world nowadays. Genuine spiritual schools ease the suffering souls, opening up for them new perspectives and wonderful horizons, while helping them rediscover their own inner harmony, equilibrium, peace and wellbeing, both bodily and spiritually. Traditional yoga systems reveal the fact that above the material laws that have been discovered by men, there are the laws of God, whose power is infinite. In yoga, the necessary gram of practice helps us reveal God within our own inner universe and in this way we have the revelation that God the Father bestows His spiritual and healing gifts upon whomever He considers deserving.

As spiritual beings, we need to become aware that our mission is, before anything else, to do as much good as we can, and to bring as much happiness as possible into our hearts and around us. As we know, that which we give to others, we give to ourselves as well. We need to become aware that, ultimately, in each moment of our existence there exists within our own being exactly that which we have given to others.

By living a simple life of love and altruism, one can become a true focal point of light and love, around which the spiritual life will grow and blossom. If we permanently live in a state of infinite love and unshakable trust in God, this will become the secret of the mysterious light and force manifesting permanently in and through our beings. Ultimately, we refer here to having faith, constant loyalty towards our highest goals, and, especially, of putting into practice such sublime ideals.

It is good to be devoted to a high spiritual ideal, but still we should not give it too much importance, nor attach to it exterior forms and dogmas. We need to place the accent on our inner spiritual life, the only one that matters, and make the right efforts to open as soon as possible towards this life of the soul and of the spirit. As long as our inner life is not sufficiently developed, it will be almost impossible to respect the sublime ideals that are described in the fundamental texts of wisdom. A real yogi is the one who loves the most and who forgives every time it is needed. Although there are many paths leading in the same direction, only after we have the profound realization of the spiritual truth does the true fraternity that is so much needed nowadays come.

The Human Being Has No Enemy Greater than His Own Ego

lightning-rod-retreatYogis throughout the ages have placed great importance on this fundamental truth. When we speak of spiritual transformation, we refer also to the inhibitive and damaging role of egoism in our entire life. The ego is the biggest enemy of our transformation, both bodily and, especially, for our soul and spirit. Ego, in any form, including ”spiritual” ego, does not allow one to enter into God’s kingdom. It blocks our access to this blissful state and as long as it is the master of our being, under the form of the egoistic I – as personality, all efforts for spiritual development will prove to be unfruitful.

Along this line, as part of Natha’s Summer Retreats, we will host, starting from tomorrow, another wonderful week where there will be given an initiation in a powerful technique which allows us to unite our individual will with the Universal, Divine Will. This method is known as the Lightning Rod effect of the all-powerful and determining will of God, and it represents in itself an inspiration from God, through my spiritual guide, Grieg and has been offered for the first time on Earth in our school.

The Path Leading to God Is Full of Mysteries

During this week we will discover certain privileged moments and practice certain revelations in order to be able to easily discover and fully enjoy communion with God, and one of them is exactly the initiation that will be offered this week. Lightning is the symbolic representation of one of God’s attributes and through this retreat we will have the chance to discover why this is so. We will also refer to sacredness and ways of ”understanding” it, or better said, ways to have the intuition and revelation of certain fundamental truths. In this way, we will see we are able to find an end to conflicts, fears and disharmonious aspects of our lives, to realize with complete amazement that in such states of consciousness, each of our actions and thoughts are in perfect unison with the Universal Ocean of Life.

On top of this initiation, I have prepared certain lectures and workshops on how to achieve ”personal” development without amplifying the ego and while still maintaining a spiritual integration. This will be a very interesting subject for those who want to find out how to master their lives while being in unison with the Universal Harmony, how to achieve happiness and success in all areas of life and much more. Learning how to combine the spiritual with the material level, we can achieve a productive and successful life in total accord with the Laws of Harmony, fulfilling us on all levels of our being.

This whole retreat may very well trigger wonderful transformations in all of us, filling us with mysterious synchronicity and spiritual awakening in order to better perceive the uplifting influence of divine grace and inspiration in all our actions. By synchronizing our will with the Universal Will, we will discover that this surrendering of our ego actually becomes a gift of Love to the universe, expressed in every moment and every action and we may realize that we are not at all separate from this love, but we are in fact inextricably intertwined in the Universal Love, our hearts beating in unison with the Cosmic Heart.

May this week bring you light and contribute to the full awakening of pure love in your hearts and souls.

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Comments (22)

  1. Giulia says:

    Mr. Stoian.. you really are busy with these wonderful camps of yours! Itțs wonderful to see someone working hard for the benefit of the others in times when many won’t work at all.

  2. Giulia says:

    I can’t say I know to many things about the communion with God you’re talking about here but that’s what intrigues me the most.. It’s something we’ve all been searching for all our lives and we usually get only some glimpses of the “magical potion” unless the serious spiritual work “comes” around…

  3. Danish Flavor says:

    Today it was a very good day for me. I understood a lot of things because of the wonderful teachings we’ve had lately. I can’t wait to see how it will be tomorrow.

  4. Sorin says:

    I also came to know this lightning rod technique… it’s a very good one, I must say!

  5. Poul says:

    Is this camp going to be re-editted ? ‘Cause i would really like to come the next time!

  6. Sirena says:

    The communion with God is the most beautiful thing you feel while doing this technique…

  7. Bogdanel says:

    @Sirena
    You got that right baby.

  8. Daniele says:

    Thank you for the unique gifts and the deep and continuous impulse we have received in these summer camps in DK, so fulfilling and uplifting for our souls. I am very grateful for all.

  9. Sosso says:

    Hey guys, after the wonderful camps in Stevns Klint are you coming to Costinesti, to continue the spiritual feast?

    I can’t wait to get there and enjoy the sun, the water, and especially the big number of super meditations…

    C U when U get there!

  10. Simone says:

    Giving up your ego would be an advanced and crucial step, and also a super experience, in our way to unifying our consciousness with God’s.
    Maybe we can get an opinion from a person who attended the Lightning Rod Retreat. I am very curious to read one. Don’t be shy, enlighten us too… 🙂

  11. Dom says:

    @Simone
    I don’t know who among us, students, has more or less transcended his ego and can speak about this..
    What i do know is that this ego is deforming things, concepts and even possesses one’s being, keeping the heart prisoner and creating all we call ”conflict”. We need lots of inner strength, perseverance and spiritual support to step into reality, which is beyond any ego’s hallucination.
    In the presence of certain people – as in sacred places, one may feel easier connected to his self. There exist certain masters who are spiritual heroes and in front of whom this ego cracks.. In the presence of great souls, one gradually eventually gets humble, peaceful and more and more free. The ”here and now” and intensity of their being is something that cannot be ignored. It’s either creating a huge fear for the ego, either there is an unshaken light beam that reaches the profundities of the universe (that is the reflection of our own being).
    Grieg and Advaita are such great souls and i am glad to have met them in different occasions.
    This secret technique is a wide path man should walk.. and gloriously meet Life.

  12. Jean says:

    @Dom
    Nice. They are indeed men with clear, convincing, and inspiring aims and the strength to carry them out.
    You can see that – especially in these times when human society and all things that really belong together must be organically arranged. If any fellowship is to lead to order from such chaos, there must be organization within diversity – and perhaps this brings the unity i heard so often Advaita speaking about. Just figure out what depths are to be grasped to be truly able to do so.. while respecting the fundamental principles of the universe.

  13. Max says:

    To me it seems that this is a revelation in the line of the prophecies of Sundar Singh, meaning it is something that will affect the whole planet. As attitude but as well as an efficient technique.
    I am very grateful for the chance and grace to ”clear” our eyes and will through it..

  14. Laszlo says:

    I find this technique to be very suited to my inner development.
    Grieg must have structured it in his genius way after lots of meditations and studies because it seems to very well corresponds to any human structure, harmonizing gradually all the levels of the being.

  15. Simone says:

    @Dom

    I can give you an example… something that happened to me a couple of years ago. One morning I meditated for a couple of hours, and after that I attended a conference about ego. The morning continued with talks about how ego “acts” in some real examples. All the time I listened to the discussions and I tried to understand better how things applied to my person, my life, my ego. Thus I identified some patterns of mine which I’d considered until than a normal behavior, and which were in reality manifestations of the ego.

    Being drawn into a profound process of inner analyze, at a certain moment I put my self the following question: “So if behavior, tendencies, which I considered normal until now, is the manifestation of the ego, what happens when I take it away? What is beyond it?”

    The next moment the top of my head (Sahasrara chakra) expanded and it felt as if I had a giant subtle sphere on top of the head. I entered a state of bliss and I instantaneously burst into tears. My heart (anahata) was pulsing in an indescribable way, as if it had been freed for the first time, and I could see the physical environment around me like through the water.

    And that happened when I tried to understand to know and eliminate my ego…. this is why I draw that conclusion before…

  16. Pauline says:

    I was taking a look at some of the articles and I am very impressed by the information you provide. It is a unique and diverse forum, offering raw ” in your face truth” regarding politics and current affairs to beautifully written articles regarding profound spiritual insights and soul wisdom. It is rare to see such truth, diversity, and integrity in one place :). I am interested to know your background, have you written any books? And whats your journey? How did you develop these deep insights into human nature and this rich esoteric knowledge?

  17. trinity says:

    The Lightning Rod Retreat was for me one of the most intense spiritual experience l ever had.From then l ve started to understand more deeply the notion of TRUE, LOVE, FAITH:
    Their meaning are actually ,,I,, connected in the core of my heart with all other human beings on this planet, connected with everithing in this magical , misterious Creation, totally abanoned to Divine Will.
    I recomand it with all my heart to everybody!
    So do not miss it next time because is quite an initiation!

  18. Marie says:

    It was all in all a Summer of growth and building next to you. Thank you for this great revelation.

  19. stein says:

    The Human Being Has No Enemy Greater than His Own Ego,unfortunatelly you are absolutely right. Most of us believe the opposite and therefore pay the price of spiritual stagnation. For spiritual transformation to occur the Ego=our false I,which we wrongly identified , must go out.

  20. stein says:

    How we can be aware about the “spiritual” ego? Can you give some marks ,signs so to uncover the “spiritual”ego? Because he is verry cunning ☺

  21. Purple says:

    I believe that humbleness is a very powerful key for this.
    Allowing yourself to feel God, offer with your heart, and continuous learning…

  22. dominique says:

    ‘The Path Leading to God Is Full of Mysteries’.Many years ago I found the following statement in a book that belonged to a great yogi:’A very quick way to reach God is to live the Mystery’. I didn’t fully understand this statement and please explain it.

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