Imagine how it feels when peace arises from the depths of your soul.
Where do you begin when you wish to turn inward? Do you have a well worn path that brings you into the nourishment of silence easily? Or do you find that there are many distractions such as dead end trails of thought patterns and uncomfortable feelings that must be weeded out and surrendered first?
In these times, when many feel overwhelmed, meditation is gaining in popularity. However, where do you turn and what do you find when you wish to enter your inner sanctum?
The only reason I ask such an intimate question is that I have found some solutions which I gratefully share with others. Think of me as a helpful guide in facilitating your process of letting go, gently surrendering all that may be in the way of truly remembering who you are. I help point you inward to the seat of the soul; this kind of meditation guidance poises you for success and self respect.
Here is a sample of how to begin.
Start to relax, let go and wind down by connecting with the rhythmic pattern of your own breath…deep inhalations and deep exhalations. Use your breath to breathe in to areas of tension and pain that have collected in the body. Starting out this way helps the body to let go and thereby free the attention of you, the soul, the inner consciousness, to begin the process of clearing and surrendering any bothersome thoughts and images, as well as unproductive thought patterns that stem from the subconscious that may have been triggered by some conversation or interaction during the day. It is very beneficial to surrender such interference so that you the soul may experience your innate state of peace and your naturally loving state.
Turn your intention inward to the center of your forehead; see yourself as a point of light, radiating brilliantly like a star or a diamond.
(Hold this awareness of the Self for 2 minutes).
Now using the power of the mind, let your thoughts focus on limitless Divine light,.
(Hold this awareness of being immersed in Light for 2 minutes).
Be receptive to this Limitless Light. Feel how this powerful, loving current is embracing you in deep peace. This peace is filled with silence, the silence that is in the center of every soul.
When we transcend the physicality of the body and the senses, we can experience our own unlimited nature, our eternalness. This is a very liberating experience and often something very new to the soul. For so long, the soul has identified with being a body that this experience of it’s Self has been lost.
Such experiences of the true Self never leave you the same. Once tasted, you will want to dip back into the awareness of who you truly are for longer and longer periods of time…a free, peaceful, silent, loving, and blissful being of light.
When you return, notice what has changed. You may notice you have gained energy and enthusiasm and that your inner resource of peace has been awakened.
As you continue your experiments in meditation, know that connecting with the self and then the Source of Light is the method for regaining inner powers of the soul such as acceptance, loving tolerance, the capacity to let go easily, intuitive understanding, discrimination, fearless courage, humility, and more. With daily practice, you will attain a renewed sense of cooperation with all there is.