January 22, 2012

From Desire to Fulfillment.

Rod Stryker’s Four Desires (4D) Virtual Book Club.
Chapter 11: The Formula For Fulfilling Your Desires

Did you think it was over? We have our purpose, we know our desires, we got in touch with our inner self and have a sankalpa….now what? Most failed new year’s resolutions end right there–still unresolved.

We want to make sure that any resolution we create(d) come to fruition. How can we be sure that we are on the right path? The answer is: The Creation Equation. The Creation equation based on the teachings of Swami Rama, is how we move from desire to fulfillment.

Before going on, take a look at your current sankalpa. If you haven’t thought of it, or connected with it since you wrote it, or if it just seems overwhelming, or even not challenging enough, then perhaps there is some resistance around it. Rod affirms that  “for every resolve, there is always at least some resistance to its fulfillment.”

We have made it through two very important steps: uncovering our Dharma Code and creating a sankapa. Now it is time to face the resistance.  When speaking about manifesting desires, Rod Stryker’s first teacher Mani Finger would often say “man proposes, god disposes.”

As we continue on this journey we must remember that there are two kinds of resistance: internal and external. Don’t be blinded by it, and don’t stop here. Learning to use the creation equation to see the potential as well as the resistance surrounding our sankalpa clarifies our ability to achieve or manifest what we want.

In this equation the letter I stands for Intensity.

Is + Iv  >  Ik ≈  P

Let’s first take the three main components of this equation:

Is ~ Intensity of Shakti is the energy behind your initial impulse or desire. It is what lights you up to fulfill a specific desire. In the next chapter we will discuss a little more about this part of the equation and how important it is to clarify how much you really  want a desire. The more you want it, the more intensity your shakti holds in the equation, making it easier to overcome resistance.

Iv ~ Intensity ofVayu is the total energy you direct towards fulfilling your resolve. This is your personal energetic investment made in order to fulfill your desire. It is the expression of your shakti. As Rod explains in the book, an expression of vayu may be, “will power, discipline, love, finances, networking skills, patience, forgiveness, self-acceptance, intelligence, self-study, clarity, discernment, laughter and joy.”

For example when a group of us ParaYogis decided to start the process of certification, our vayu expressed itself in a Skype study session every Wednesday morning. All of us changed our schedule, got up earlier, and did what we needed to do to get the study time in.

Ik ~ Intensity of Karma in this context is the total resistance that obstructs you from fulfilling your desire. This includes internal and external resistance. I remember in the Yoga of Fulfillment training Rod had us write down all of the possible resistances that could surround our desire. My page was filled. At the time my husband and I were planning to move to Paris. I had concerns about not finding a place to live, not being able to speak and be understood, and not having enough money to sustain us while we searched for jobs. Did I mention my page was covered?

P ~ Prapti  is the sanskrit term for attainment of your desire.

Look at your sankapa. Is the intensity of your desire plus the intensity of the energy you are directing towards achieving your desire greater than the resistance that surrounds that desire?

“Every time that you got what you wanted, your desire for it plus the energy you invested in achieving it were greater than the forces that resisted you having it.” Rod Stryker

If it is not, that does not mean to give up. There are ways to increase your shakti and/or vayu, to decrease the resistance around fulfilling your desire, or doing a little bit of both in order to accomplish want you want. I know you want to start right away, but remember this is a process. We will discover and discuss all these great methods in the chapters to come.

Look at your sankalpa in-relation-to this equation, in order to have a clear view of what (shakti, vayu, karma) you should start to focus on in the next few chapters.

How does your creation equation add up?


Learn more about Rod Stryker and ParaYoga at RodStryker.com 
Read The Four Desires book review on Elephant Journal.
The Four Desires: YouTube talks with Rod Stryker
Read other discussions about The Four Desires
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