The Art of Meditation
The art of meditation is one of the most profound spiritual practices or techniques we can engage in. Through meditation we anchor ourselves in the Holy Now which means we step out of time and into the eternal . The eternal is that which is beyond time.
With this definition we can be said to be meditating any time we step out of time, out of opinions, judgments or labeling. Whenever we are observing something without having to put a name onto it, we can be said that we are meditating.
Even when we are formally meditating, we move in and out of actually meditating. We are meditating when we “are awake” and fully present. And we are preparing to meditate as we “fall asleep” and get trapped by time
Through being anchored in the Holy Now we get a glimpse of the eternal qualities of that which is. This is so regardless of whether we are in formal meditation or not. When we are fully present in the Holy Now, then we are in meditation.
When we meditate, being deep in the eternal, we allow ourselves to become still enough to realize that we are not our thoughts, we are not our bodies and we are not our emotions. But that we are the one experiencing these. We connect with the truth of our being. We know that we are spiritual beings having a human incarnation. Not merely having a human experience.
The practice of meditation
Now there are different forms of meditation and infinite ways to practice meditation that we will not go into here. However, we encourage you to find a meditation practice that best meets your needs and desires.
Whatever form we use to meditate, it is of great need that we not just sit down without first stating the intention of our sitting. As a spiritual practice, the intention should always be to wake up. To come into a greater realization of that which is real. To have deeper insights that God is all and that we are all in and of God.
As we enter into formal meditation we do so being alert an aware. Diving deep into the Holy now, we enter into deep communion with God. We become increasingly open, available and receptive to catch intuitive hunches.
God is forever communicating with us
God is constantly speaking to us. However, we need to enter into stillness and into a receptive mode in order to hear it.
Now guidance come to different individual in different ways. Some are prone to hear sounds or words. Others prone to images and yet other catch their guidance primarily through feeling or an inner knowing.
As we enter into the formal meditation we seek to open ourselves up to the wisdom and guidance of God in whatever form it takes within us. This is being online with God.
Now meditation is not only to get a glimpse into the eternal during the meditation itself. It also serves as building the spiritual muscles in between meditations.
Repetition is they key to growth and unfolding
Repetition is the key to growth and unfolding. And so the more we practice to be anchored in the Holy Now the more we strengthen our presence muscle. The stronger that is, the easier it will be to remain present. Both in general and when challenging situations or circumstances arise.
In these challenging circumstances, being present is necessary if we want to make use of our ability to choose. To respond rather than react.
Also, if we loose our footing and fall back into time, it will be easier and quicker for us to regain our presence in the eternal once we become aware that we have fallen out of it.
Remain non-attached to the outcome of your meditation practice
Another important point with meditation is that we need to remain non-attached to the outcome of it. We have set our intention to meditate in order to have a closer touch with God and eternity, However it is important that we do not judge or deem our practice.
Sometimes as we meditate we are able to maintain i high level of presence. Other time we may go off into fantasy-land the minute we sit down. And we only wake up for brief moments during the entire session.
As with all spiritual practices, the art of meditating should not be performed in order to get something, or to get somewhere. We are not here to make or force anything to happen. But we are here simply to allow something to happen in and through us.
We sit and meditate knowing that we are exactly where we are supposed to be and that all that happens is working together for our good. In A Course of Miracles it is stated something like: Infinite patience leads to immediate result.
Meditation is a practice – we need to engage in it on a consistent and regular basis
As we meditate we need to see it as a practice. It is a learning process in which we, continuously move from one level of practice to another. Through being regular and consistent maintaining our high intentions.
As with all spiritual practice it is essential that we make the practice of meditation an every day practice. If we are truly serious about our intention to grow and unfold in Love & Light. If we seriously desire to become conscious participants of our own unfoldment, then we need to become serious about our spiritual practices, let alone meditation.
We need to make it a habit to meditate every day in some form or shape. Even if it is just for a few minutes. We are all vibrational beings. As such all our thoughts feelings and actions carry energetic vibrations. All our choices send a vibrational message to the Universe which then correspond to those vibrations guiding and assisting us accordingly.
By sending the message that we truly desire to take conscious part in the evolution of our soul – God will respond to that and assist us with every means available. This is how we grow and unfold.
There are so many benefits from meditation. So much to be grateful for. It is a blessed practice. The practice of non action – which is really the basis of all action. Giving thanks for the meditation practice is a good way to both start and end each session.
Blessings of Love & Light ?
The Love & Light Store Team ??