To understand the concept of "Pilgrim of the Heart", one must become open to the essential meaning of "yoga", as there is much confusion and materialistic distortion. Simply put, "yoga" is "from Sanskrit: a yoking, union...". Even this original meaning requires exploring the word "yoke" to deepen one's understanding. Among the definitions of "yoke" the Seeker finds this: "to put a yoke on; join or couple by means of a yoke."
Moreover, if "yoga" is union, the question must be addressed: To what does one seek union or "yoking"? In arriving at the answer lies one's true orientation: materialistic or spiritual.
From the standpoint of Hearts Incorporated, that union can be with the Universal Heart of Humanity. Why this union through right yoga may have significance for those of spiritual aspiration, I offer another "image and likeness of God" in which Humanity is created.
If we are made in that image, yet we see no anthropomorphic God (see Hubble space telescope images elsewhere on this webpage) and the human physical body degenerates after only a few years - whereas God is inifinite - just what aspects of God might humans be endowed with - aspects that constitute a "likeness" to God, enabling an "image"?
The most intangible aspects of our human constitution are these: 1. Will; 2. Love; 3. Mind *
I offer that these essential, non-material aspects of being human may constitute the true "image and likeness" in which we are made. These are the "everlasting" and "infinite" qualities in us that are "fractal-like elements" of the Will, Love and Mind of God. Put another way, after the body ceases to exist, Will, Love and Mind persist precisely because they are fractal elements of God.** Most significantly for us, it is these aspects of the "image and likeness of God" that constitute our true "entanglement" and quality of "non-locality" whose lower correspondences are "entanglement" and "non-locality" of physical quantum science. We are "entangled" and partake in "non-locality" through the Mind, Heart and Will comprising the fractal-type elements of God in each of us. It remains for us to undertake the development - the "evolution" - of those infinite and divine aspects within us individually at first, then collectively at some point of our choosing. It is offered that the more humanity develops these aspects of Will, Love and Mind collectively, the more these aspects can be known and realized - made real.
It is in consideration of these elements within ourselves as "infinite" fractal-like aspects of God that we can begin to discern and hope for a practical , even simple universal approach to and relationship with God, transcending ALL (r)eligions without discarding any of them. Each (r)eligion becomes simply a means or instrument through which adherents come to union with that essential universal triplicity of infinite elements. The goal and result for all (r)eligions - when properly and non-materialisticly pursued - is the same. It is just that the paths are many. Put in terms of the Ageless Wisdom, "All paths meet at the centre."
If, as according to major traditions, God is Love, then perhaps - just perhaps - it may be through the Universal Heart of Humanity that we and the Planet can come to a greater realization of this divine/infinite quality through striving for union with, through and in our collective "image and likeness of God."
I close with thoughts that are hopeful....for all of us and the Planet:
"The responsibility of the kindled heart is great. It transmits rhythms and currents along the line of Hierarchy....this should be understood as a basis of Existence" Fiery World I, para. 82
The meditation here is offered as one small effort to "make practical" these spiritual concepts.
* We must consider the Mind as separate from the brain, just as we must consider the quality of love as distinct from the physical heart, although we feel love in the heart region and we "think" in the brain region. Personal will is a little more nebulous, but essentially it can be considered as our purpose and plan in life to which we give our energies to accomplish.
** These three aspects are candidates for the concept of the Trinity or the 3-in-1 concept of God: the 3 persons of the Trinity in some religious traditions. Further, these 3 aspects go toward the constitution of the soul.