Audible Life Stream
The audible life stream is perhaps one of my favorite spiritual insights. It is common to many traditions both in the east and the west, but is only central to a few. It is an ever present sound underlying all things and it is a connection to the pure energy that flows down from the higher regions where negativity does not exist. When we are able to connect with it, we are filled with an absolute warmth and contentedness. Above all else it fills us with love.
I have found that people attain this state at first through deep prayer or meditation. Later we can recognize and connect with it whenever we can shift our focus from the negativity around us and place our attention on it. (Not always an easy thing to do)
There are many descriptions of what the sound current actually sounds like. For me it is like the hum of tires on the road or the hum of a large fan. When I open myself to it, the sound seems to penetrate the center of my chest and radiate out to the extremities or sometimes it comes over me like a wave from head to foot. An absolute peacefulness fills me for a moment. Sometimes it passes quickly and other times it stays with me all day.
In his book The Path of the Masters Dr. Julian Johnson who spent 7 years in the 1930’s in India studying with a Sant Mat master talked of this sound current this way:
“The audible life stream is the cardinal, central fact in the science of the masters… it is the supreme fact and factor of the entire universe. It is the very essence and life of all things. It is perhaps less known than any other important fact of nature, yet it is the one determining factor of all nature. That is indeed a pity.” pg. 392 (16th edition 1997)
He then goes on to point out that this audible life stream is even talked about in the Gospel of John. (though he thinks that it is mostly misunderstood.)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him and without him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:1-3)
For truth seekers like Johnson, among whom I humbly count myself, I think this is perhaps the one seed of truth that can have the deepest and most profound affect upon students of spirituality. Connecting with this stream is probably in fact the goal of spiritual endeavors. Like the energy James Redfield spoke of in his book the Celestine Prophecy, it is the ultimate reality we strive toward. I suggest you give it a try.