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18145Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: The End of Guilt Meditation Technique

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  • sean tremblay
    Jan 28, 2012
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      Thanks Bob

      From: cosmic_yogi1 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:29 PM
      Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: The End of Guilt Meditation Technique

      Yo! Thank you for the beautiful technique. Reading it was truly sublime.


      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
      > Several requests have been received asking
      > for techniques that feature worship of a
      > Divinity. Besides simply using their name
      > as a Mantra, many have found that interaction
      > with a Divinity has effectiveness beyond all
      > other methods of prayer or meditation. Usually
      > there is visualization involved, and this
      > method is the basis of the technique we now
      > share, but the main aspect of this type method
      > is forming an ongoing relationship with "a higher
      > power".
      > Enjo!
      > ----------------------------------------------------
      > Once upon a time there was a spiritual seeker
      > named Jiva. After trying many different ways to
      > become pure and holy and attain enlightenment,
      > he had gained a great degree of self-control. He
      > was no longer blindly reactive to the actions of
      > people, places and things he came in contact with.
      > Nor did he squander energy with unnecessary physical
      > or mental tension. Selflessness and humility had
      > replaced greed and egoism and thus he spared himself
      > any of the suffering that is the automatic result
      > of those behaviors. And yet, Jiva still felt uneasiness
      > within himself. Despite being able to experience
      > states of bliss while sitting in meditation, he
      > recognized that there was a sense of desperation
      > deep inside that even feelings of ecstasy and glorious
      > visions couldn't dissipate.
      > Recognizing his need for help, Jiva journeyed to
      > see his teacher, Moksha. After reaching his destination
      > and being warmly welcomed, he proceeded to tell of
      > his frustration, anxiety, and how this made him feel
      > that he was a spiritual failure. Moksha at once knew
      > the cause and cure of his student's problem. "My beloved
      > Jiva, you have attained great things. You have understood
      > what actions are beneficial and which are not, and on
      > a conscious level, no longer do those things that
      > diminish your serenity and well being. Your problem
      > is a very common one and is on a subconscious level.
      > You are suffering from feelings of guilt and unworthiness.
      > This comes from identifying with an illusionary vision
      > of who you are. Long ago you were told you had to act
      > in certain ways and believe in things that you no longer do.
      > For instance, it was impressed on you that if you didn't
      > sit exactly the way you were taught was proper in first
      > grade, you were being "a bad boy". Similarly, you were
      > expected to believe in Santa Claus and were led to believe
      > that this and other fairy tales were the basis of whether
      > you would find life enjoyable. As a matter of fact, you
      > were taught that many of your actions were "sins" and
      > would doom you to hell for eternity. There were also times
      > in your life that your actions caused pain or suffering
      > to others and are proper to regret and never repeat. You
      > have kept these things within you and have never dealt
      > with them. Much like someone who has a tooth that looks
      > white and healthy on the outside but has an abscess within,
      > you have a need for spiritual dentistry to cleanse the
      > dis-ease process within you." Moksha then taught Jiva the
      > End of Guilt meditation technique. Jiva sat in meditation
      > and soon purged himself of all subconscious feelings of
      > guilt. He then realized the purity, wisdom, and bliss
      > of his infinite, eternal Real Self, and lived happily
      > ever after.
      > The End of Guilt Meditation Technique:
      > Sit in the position of comfort that you have come to
      > know is best for maintaining meditation. Relax your mind,
      > body, and emotions. Attain a rhythm of effortless breathing.
      > Refocus your attention on your breath if you get distracted
      > from your meditation. In your mind's eye, visualize your
      > Deity. If it is one that has no human form, see the holy,
      > infinite, all-powerful pure energy that represents the
      > divine. If your Deity has a form, see it in as great
      > detail as possible.
      > For instance, if it is in a human male form, see its
      > body, face, hair, eyes, hands, robe, all, as clearly as
      > you can. See yourself in front of and facing your Deity,
      > in a sitting, standing, or prostrating position. Visualize
      > yourself covered with many, many layers of ultra fine
      > energy, much like the layers of skin on an onion. Each
      > of these layers were created by the process of labeling
      > your actions as sins. In reality, nothing you've ever done
      > has been either "good" or "bad". They have just been things
      > that occurred in your life. If they could be labeled or
      > judged, what they would be are opportunities to appreciate
      > your universal identity and oneness with the divine.
      > Misinformation and inappropriate conditioning has caused
      > you to have the illusion that you have sinned by your
      > physical, mental, or emotional actions and have acquired
      > layers of negative energy that now cover and soil your
      > pure Real Self.
      > Realize that with every breath you receive, the Highest
      > Power, your Deity, sends you forgiveness and blessings.
      > Know that every interaction you have had with anyone else
      > that you may have thought caused them to suffer, had the
      > potential to help them become a stronger person and evolve
      > in consciousness. Most importantly, acknowledge that not
      > everything you were conditioned to believe was a sin,
      > was one, and that the conditioning itself may have been
      > the sin.
      > See your Deity remove your guilt and convert your so-called
      > sins into love. Visualize your guilt coatings melting
      > off and the forgiveness and blessings of the Divine
      > cleansing and healing the wounds and pain they caused.
      > As they peel off, you may remember specific things that
      > you have been carrying within your subconscious. Witness
      > the events and the suffering they represent fade away
      > and dissolve forever.
      > As the final layers are peeled away, you realize that
      > there is nothing left within and thus no separation
      > from the Deity who is all powerful, present infinitely
      > and eternally, all knowing and all love. Just like a
      > bird that has escaped its shell, with no more guilt to
      > bind you, you are forever free to soar the heavens and
      > swim in the universal ocean of bliss. And live happily
      > ever after.

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