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  • mindgoal
    Aug 31, 2009
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      Great stuff. Thank you, Bob. Jeff

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
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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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