16778Re: Who You Are
- Aug 31, 2009Great stuff. Thank you, Bob. Jeff
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> 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 well-being,
> 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 and intention.
> 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 ever after.
> 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.
> After Thought
> 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.
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