16182Who You Are
- Apr 12, 2008Who You Are
Before your mother knew you were in her womb,
before any doctor, politician, family member,
religious leader, or anyone else on earth even
knew you existed, the Highest Power so loved
you that he gave you life and protected and
nourished you. Before you had drawn your first
breath, the Highest Power had already demonstrated
love and concern for you and provided all you
needed for your wellbeing, and this continues
to this very moment.
Your inner Witness, your Real Self, has gone
from the womb of flesh to the womb of the Cosmos.
The Highest has made every atom, that makes up
every molecule, that makes up every cell, that
makes up every organ in your body, perfectly
compatible with everything the Universe provides.
The air, earth, fire, and water have been created
in the precise proportions necessary to provide
the environment needed for you to survive and
thrive. The odds against this happening by chance
are trillions to one and can be appreciated as
absolute proof of the Highest's loving intervention
Mother Earth is in an exquisite rhythm with its
sister planets as gravity and motion balance their
dance around Father Sun, as it travels in concert
with the billions of other stars and heavenly bodies
that make up our galaxy. Ultimately, the hundreds
of billions of galaxies, in harmony, provide the
exact perfect conditions that allow consciousness
to exist and evolve. You are, always were, and will
always be, the love child of the Highest Power. Every
atom in the universe is presenting itself to
enlighten you. The celestial stage has been set.
It is for you to decide to be conscious of the cosmos
and embrace your infinite, eternal identity. Royal
Divine Child of the Universe, awaken and live happily
Who You Are Meditation Technique
Position yourself in the posture you have found to
be the one that affords the greatest comfort to you,
while letting you maintain an alert awareness without
falling asleep. Direct your inner chatterer to be
still and your emotions to remain in a serene state.
With eyes open, let your gaze fall to any given spot
on the surface of the floor or ground. If you are
sitting on sand, pick out one grain to focus on. If
you are on a carpet, lock your attention on one fiber.
And so on. Witness your mind making comments,
comparisons, and judgements, but remain unreactive.
Simply let the gazing continue no matter how strongly
your chatterer tries to discourage you. It will
eventually cease and desist. As your concentration
becomes more intense, with less and less effort, you
will start to see movement. For instance, the grains
of sand may start to appear to be giving off light that
is flowing in a paisley pattern motion. This is the
atomic and pre-atomic nature of reality presenting
itself to you. Soon thereafter the air, earth, water,
and fire within and without you will reveal their atomic
unification and join in this dance of light.
This will continue until your mind chatter stops it.
By stilling the mind, the intensity will grow until
the point is reached where it is not unusual for the
experience to be so astonishing and overwhelming that
inner comments like "Oh my God!" and "Thank you God"
occur. Simultaneously, language becomes insufficient
and only feelings of love and adoration suffice. Keep
at one with the eternal silence of the inner Witness
and you will know your limitless and total connection
with the universe and its creator. The misidentification
of your self as apart from the rest of the universe as
a body, mind, or feeling will evaporate like a fog
lifting, and there revealed in all glory will be the
divine Garden of Eden that has always been present.
And you will live happily ever after.
Half a century ago, on one of TV's first variety shows,
the Ed Sullivan Show, a ventriloquist named Senor Wences
used to have a running gag with his puppet (which was
simply his hand with some lipstick on it, to make it
look like a face). He would say, "That's easy to do!"
about various things, and his hand puppet would answer
"Easy for you, difficult for me!" in a Spanish dialect.
This always made the audience convulse with laughter.
But in real life, when things are easy for someone else,
but difficult for you, you rarely find it humorous. As
a matter of fact, adjectives like frustrating, annoying,
ego deflating, and so on, are often much more accurate
descriptions of how you feel. The Who You Are Meditation
Technique has the potential to be in this category.
It is easy to tell someone "Sit comfortably, concentrate,
and let the Highest Power fill you with all the wonders
and wisdom of the universe". But can you actually sit
comfortably enough, for long enough for your attention
to remain focused enough? If so, this and every other
technique will "work". If not, like most things, the
more you practice, the better you will get. Persevere,
because unlike most things, the end result of this
and every meditative effort has the potential to lead
to the end of all effort. And effortlessly, you will
live happily ever after.
This article and technique first appeared in our
newsletter, The Inner Traveler. The Inner Traveler CD,
which has copies of all the issues, and a subscription
to The Inner Traveler is part of membership in
The Meditation Society of America. For more information:
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