John 14:6 – “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” ~King James Version
Perhaps Jesus (Yeshua) wanted us to understand that he is “yoga” when he said, the way to the father is through me. I had an epiphany thinking about this tonight! Yeshua was yogic in every way – through his parables, actions, love and universality.
Practicing yoga opens us to The Almighty because it is so breath-centered.
The word “spiritus” means to breathe. The breath is our spirit, and brings life. It awakens us and helps us to remain healthy, calm, and compassionate.
We become awakened to our connection to God by yoking in breath-centered practices – yoga, mindfulness, meditation. In the experience of anything that brings us into the now, there is an absolute presence of beauty and connection.
Presence is through feeling, not thinking. Thinking is the opposite of focus and can bring us away from being present. Our brains change when we practice presence. With mindfulness, we build the prefrontal cortex and reduce the stress producers in the limbic system, specifically the amygdala.
Yeshua is the embodiment of Christ energy – the universal consciousness that brings all parts of our existence into great meaning and purpose.
The statement could easily read, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Breath.”