“For some people, business is their yoga” – Master Choa Kok Sui.
Superficially, business and spirituality seem to be opposite of each other. Yet more and more people are interested in learning about the creative concept of ‘spiritual business management’ as a way to become more successful in business – the integration of universal principles.
Is it practical to combine business and spirituality?
Many people ask:
- How can an individual engaged in business benefit through consciously using spiritual truth in order to become prosperous and successful?
- How is it possible to compete and to achieve an appreciable advantage in the business world without having to compromise a foundation of spiritual beliefs and values?
- Can we truly be spiritual and still be super successful in business?
Master Choa Kok Sui is the modern founder of Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga. A world-renowned spiritual teacher, he was born into a successful family of industrialists and very rapidly became a prosperous businessman.
As a master of energy, Master Choa has provided a path for others to follow. He teaches his students how to successfully link the spiritual and business worlds. This is done through synthesising a structure of ethics, sound business principles and spiritual maxims.
“For some people, business is their yoga” – Master Choa Kok Sui
Being ‘spiritually conscious’ in business involves embracing a ‘dharma’ or spiritual teachings in our everyday lives.
For example, it is possible to use the spiritual principles of cause and effect (or karma), and cosmic cycles to great advantage both in life and in business.
Through understanding energy in our lives, it is possible to manifest greater success on all levels. This is done through having the technical expertise needed to direct larger amounts of life force energy, in order to achieve our goals and to make money.
Using the law of cause and effect or karma in business
“To predict the future is difficult. To create the future is easier. Use the Law of karma to create your future” – Master Choa Kok Sui
The ancient axiom known as the law of karma states that “as we sow so we shall reap”. Why is this concept important both in life and in business?
In order to harvest prosperity, we must first plant the seeds of prosperity. We must give and share generously, and allow others to make a livelihood and to also be prosperous.
When we help other people to be successful we naturally attract more success because we are karmically entitled to be helped. Likewise, if we want to receive money, then it is necessary to give money, and if we want to be paid on time then we should always pay our bills on time.
The law of karma may also be understood as a ‘law of entitlement’ – You cannot harvest what you did not sow.
Alternatively if we bring harm to others through destructive tendencies such as maliciously trying to put others out of business or defaming people and destroying the careers or reputations of other people, then the fruit of our actions will be harvested.
“An inability to feel happy when other people are successful will pull you down. Avoid enviousness.” – Master Choa Kok Sui
Assessing life through understanding energy
All of life may be assessed in terms of energy. For example, our thoughts are a form of energy. Money is a form of energy. Sex is a form of energy.
In business when you are trying to manifest things, to make money, to make things ‘happen’, to produce results, all of these activities require energy.
Executives need to have energized brains and energized bodies in order to work more effectively. People in business must begin to learn how to increase their energy. They must learn how divest themselves of activities that deplete their energy.
When methods that create additional life energy are channelled in specific ways they can assist a person to materialise their goals.
Lies, manipulations and deceit actually substantially decrease our energy.
Negative reactions such as anger, frustration and resentment substantially diminish our energy. When uncontrolled, to a large degree, a person becomes literally disempowered through these strong negative emotions.
The energy of willpower and the executive mind
The human body is a complex piece of electronic equipment. Our energy centres can be used to help drive the physical, emotional and mental will of the individual.
For example, the powerful energy centre between the eyebrows can be activated in order to persistently drive a business towards success and prosperity.
This energy centre also helps people to think rationally and assists them to embrace and understand abstract concepts that are required to accomplish a well organised and well managed, business operation. It is necessary to evaluate, to strategise and to direct activities in order to achieve the goal or objective.
Balancing business with the energy of the heart centre
It is through the desire to do good things in the world that a person is able to maintain balance in their life. This means an individual may do acts of service, may help other people, and simultaneously remain honest and fair in their business dealing.
There is a strong emphasis to generously contribute back into the world morally and ethically.
People in business must counterbalance the natural instinct for survival and the active desire to create success – through simultaneously developing the heart energy centre.
Ruthlessness can be avoided through consciously using the law of consequence in order to strengthen their business environment.
There is an alchemy of factors that leads a spiritual business management practitioner to reach a position of success in business. Practicality is required. For example, if a business is excessively generous or too kind philanthropically or too generous with their employees, or if not enough of a profit is generated to cover the costs … it is likely that such a business will not be able to sustain its operation for a very long time.
While there is the need to ‘create’ in a business, there is also the need to preserve the precious assets that are required to further promote and sustain functionality. Without serious attention to these factors the longevity of a company may not be sustainable over the long term.
Through learning about the different energies within us and in the environment, we may more efficiently utilise the spiritual laws of success.
Spiritual business management is a technology. When utilised it is possible to maximise the effect of various energies that exist in business. These energies may be directed toward the achievement of goals. By learning to remain always focused on the target, it is possible to rapidly achieve a greater degree of financial prosperity.
The harmonising of the factors occurs through developing a deeper level of understanding regarding business, while continuing to grow on a personal and spiritual level at the same time.
Spiritual business management is the art of synthesising spiritual principles into everyday business practices.
However using these powerful sacred techniques need not imply that people should transform their offices into temples.
The real focus is to grow spiritually and to consciously create more prosperity into the business – while simultaneously harmonising human relationships through the application of advanced esoteric technologies.
Once learned, it is easy to begin to develop and implement plans that will lead to maximised results, and that will magnetise goodwill into a person’s life and business practices.
Using esoteric secrets to manage success
While it is common knowledge that many leaders have used the ‘Art of War’ to formulate powerful business strategies, it is also possible to utilise esoteric knowledge regarding ‘the seven rays’ of the Theosophical tradition. These ‘rays’ represent the different aspects or qualities of every individual. They are like the ‘personality traits of the soul’. Alice Bailey referred to them as esoteric psychology.
Every person will reflect the characteristics of one of these seven rays more than the others and can be better understood with this spiritual technology.
Managers can utilise this wisdom so that talent can be wisely employed in order to produce the greatest effect. It empowers the manager with a more accurate perception of the traits of the people they deal with. Fewer conflicts arise and placement of workers can be done with greater precision and positive outcome, thereby saving precious time which usually equates to greater profit. This can give the business an enormous edge.
Master Choa Kok Sui explains that you need these seven rays or seven different viewpoints in your company. This model when followed gives the power to be more successful. These seven aspects need to be integrated into every business strategically also. Each ray has a different way of doing things and sees things differently – so balancing these energies in the business is essential for its survival.
“According to ancient esoteric teachings, management through the seven rays reflects the seven energies utilized in the process of creation. If you want to be successful, copy the management system of God!” – Master Choa Kok Sui
Timing in business and the law of cycles
The Kabbalah also guides us in business through knowing and understanding the powerful law of ‘universal cycles’.
Master Choa Kok Sui explains that everything in the universe is guided by cycles, everything is subject to change. Maintaining ‘right timing’ can help us determine when it is the ‘best time’ to make certain management or business decisions. It is also crucial to understand when energetically the law of cycle is telling us to wait, as these periods may be detrimental to certain business activities. Timing is a critical factor.
Kabbalistic cycles are not based on astrology; they are however a method of calculation that gives an insight into when specific cosmic energies will create a strong influence on our lives.
For example, knowing when we will enter a ‘sun’ cycle and how long it will last, will give us the knowledge as to when to ask for favours or begin a new project.
Likewise, if we are under another type of an influence, we find ourselves in a volatile period with the predominant energy being that of creative destruction. That is certainly NOT the time to marry, to begin a new relationship or to open a new office or to start a new project.
“After the storm comes the stillness. After the heavy rain, there is growth. After the unpleasant changes, there will be greater activity, greater success.” – Master Choa Kok Sui
In simple terms it can be likened to knowing when to plant the seeds and when to harvest. If done at the wrong time it will not work as well. By understanding the power of these ancient universal laws, people in business have an advantage and are able to plan carefully their business activities and are able to make projections in advance through careful calculation.
The spiritual solution to stress and low energy
Stress is a major issue within business that affects results and performance. When people succumb to the influence of stress it has a very dramatic effect on an individual’s personal energy, aura and spiritual connection.
Stress sucks the energy or the ‘life’ and inspiration out of a person. An overstressed individual is no longer ‘in spirit’ and becomes disconnected from their ‘true self’ which is the place from which their highest performance originates. In athletics this is called ‘the zone’.
Typically stress will first affect a major energy centre called the solar plexus. This energy centre is of great importance because it influences the major organs of the body including the heart. Too much stress may not only cause physical symptoms but may also manifest outwardly in negative emotions such as frustration, anger, and emotional outbursts – either at home or in the office.
An ‘outburst’ of negative emotions often occurs due to the strong need to release negative stress energies pent-up within the system, but there are easy ways to manage this with spiritual techniques.
“To achieve calmness and stillness you must activate the Heart” – Master Choa Kok Sui
Meditation is one of the natural balancers of stress energy. For example, the short meditation known as meditation on twin hearts (which is similar to metta meditation in the Buddhist tradition) is a powerful technique, which activates both the heart energy centre and crown energy centres of a practitioner.
Energetically a person is transformed because of the activation of these two energy centres. This creates a deep sense of calmness and inner peace. Thereby an individual is permitted to allow negative energies to be consciously released into positive actions, rather than into negative reactions.
The energy of the heart is like a ‘key to the door’ that permits our spiritual connection to be rapidly and dramatically increased. The result of the balancing of these energies is that a strong down-pouring of divine energy enters into the practitioner.
As this divine energy floods the aura and energy centres of the meditator, it disintegrates substantial degrees of stress energy and creates a cleansing or flushing effect that releases the negative energies and pent-up emotions from the system of the practitioner.
In some parts of Europe they have begun to train employees to increase their personal energy level by using short meditational techniques, simple yogic breathing techniques and through using fast self-healing energy techniques such as pranic healing.
These techniques are highly beneficial in combating the negative effects of stress energy in the workplace and home environment.
Additionally, an ancient yogic technique for energising the brain, termed by Master Choa Kok Sui as “super brain yoga”, may be used to overcome stress.
The practice of this technique takes only 60 seconds a day. Research has shown super brain yoga to balance and synchronise both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, to increase clarity of thought, intuition, concentration and alertness within a very short period of time.
When we practise these spiritual techniques and follow the universal laws it naturally aligns us with our highest good and ‘highest’ self. So, when we use this great wealth and knowledge in our businesses today, it naturally also creates an enriching environment and aligns our efforts towards greater prosperity and success.
Charlotte Anderson is a well recognised and international instructor of Master Choa Kok Sui’s teachings. She is also the compiler, transcriber and editor of Master Choa Kok Sui’s recent books. For over 12 years, she travelled the globe as the spiritual consort (guru padman) of Master Choa Kok Sui.
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