what's in a name . . .
Sri Vasudeva shares:
"During my days of spiritual search, I had no desire to be a leader; I had no desire to run any organization. My goal was enlightenment: to become completely free, that was my goal.
I went through a forty day period of very intense transformation and my identity completely changed. One day, shortly after the forty days, my mom was praying in our living room which had become a prayer hall. Afterwards, she was lying on the carpet resting a little bit and I saw her speaking to herself. This was very strange to me, so I asked her "What's happening? Why are you speaking to yourself?" She started speaking to me in a semi-sleep state. She said "I'm seeing this saint and he's saying to tell you to call your organization Blue Star; the house of the Lord, the house of the Divine, and the whole Universe." The idea of unity in diversity was born right there.
Later I would reflect on other references to the "Blue Star". During the 40 Days I kept Swami Muktananda's autobiography very close to me, it inspired me. In it he spoke about his astral experiences he traveled in a vehicle, a blue star that took him to different dimensions at higher levels. I thought it was very interesting, that the idea of Blue Star is taking people to higher states of consciousness. I think the name really sunk in when I read a book of Hopi Indian predictions that spoke of the return of a Blue Star. "When a blue star returns, it will bring about a big spiritual regeneration to humanity." The author of the book was speaking about Kundalini Energy and that Energy spreading through humanity and bringing about transformation. The name "Blue Star" really has deep spiritual significance. A significance far beyond me - because if that's a name that has come from another dimension to me, then its implication is simply far greater than I can imagine.
Blue Star Canada started in 1996 at the end of my first trip to Canada. The four people who coordinated that visit, Meerabai Devi, Shobha Roopchan, Krishna Ablack and Devi Brooks; ultimately became the founding members of Blue Star Canada. It was not yet a formal organization, but that was the beginning of Blue Star Canada."*
blue star is . . .
"Many people think that it's an organization, a building, some people, a Board, a legal entity - but that's not what Blue Star is. I believe that Blue Star is a vehicle for transformation in human consciousness. I believe that Blue Star is the light, the inner light that comes from Kundalini. I believe that Blue Star will choose its instruments in doing its work. When we can align ourselves to that inner light, then we're really doing the work of Blue Star. This is not the mission of a person. This is a mission that has come from a different space. This is a mission that is destined to bring about changes.
Blue Star is an organization that is based on human transformation and community transformation. It is an organization that is based on selfless love, no judgement and creating unity in diversity."*
the true goal of life
"The truth is that the material world is important for our survival and our comfort but it doesn't satisfy the deeper longing within us for freedom, we tend just to become comfortable and more attached. The longing for freedom is satisfied only by the expansion of consciousness, by the realization of our spiritual identity. No matter how busy your lives are in terms of survival, it's extremely important to continue this journey of seeking to become free. Use all your life experiences in this life for your inner development, not just for material pursuits - the pursuit of pleasure and power, but for developing the spiritual consciousness, that is important."*
*Excerpts taken from Sri Vasudeva's AGM address, Cobourg, Ontario: September 28, 2008