Meditation on the Divine Compassion
- By Bert Sharp - Author of Sacred Geometry and the
Enneagram: The Adventures of a Solitary Soul
Sit in your usual meditation position and relax. Observe your breathing. As you become aware of the thoughts of the day
intruding, turn back simply to watching your breathing.
Your body is breathing for you. When settled in this way,
begin the meditation.
Become conscious of the existence of the cells which form your planetary body; become conscious of how they freely consented
to differentiate in order to go beyond themselves, their individuality, and become specialist cells, part of a particular organ of your body. Did they do this consciously or mechanically?
Go further and become conscious of how these individual organs
have given up their individuality in order to relate to one another and so form the complex interactive assembly which is your
planetary body. Remember that it is only because of such sacrifices on the part of the cells, the tissues formed from the cells and
the organs formed from the tissues, that it has been possible for
you to inhabit the body which you consider as your own.
Then go further and become conscious of you, the far in you, observing all this, you and your body, your body the result of
the sacrifice of all these millions of individual cells. Then
begin to realise that you have a responsibility for your body,
for its organs, for each of its individual cells. For providing
them with all their natural essential requirements. Observe this profound thought. Meditate upon it.
At this point you may experience a Divine Compassion coming with
the feeling of responsibility, of compassion for all the living
cells which make up your planetary body. Are you also able to sacrifice your individuality in order to become no longer a human being but an infinitely small cell in the totality of Humanity?
Hold as long as possible this feeling of the Divine Compassion flowing through you. What is it that is aware of it? Real I?
Be aware of the very small, the very low, and at the same time
of the very large, the very high, and that you, Real I, is the intermediate between the two, the whole assembly forming the
If you want more, then consider the following `either or' of formatory thinking:
Is it that the "irresponsible" human fears God and so in the
ultimate expects help and forgiveness from Him?
Or by contrast, does the "responsible" human know that he or she cannot know God who therefore may or may not exist, and as a
result has to accept that it is all up to him or her, that he
or she is responsible for the future of humanity and so must act
in the interests of humanity and not of himself or herself?
So to be a "responsible" human brings one face to face with the terror of the situation. That one is simply a tool for the use
of the Divine. A tool that is not yet in proper order for its use
and so must be worked upon by YOU so as to become in better order
and so of more use to the Divine.
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