Pioneers of HOPE: A Feminine Introspection On LOVE, FAITH and SOVEREIGNTY in Christ Consciousness

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The Kingdom of God Is Within You is Leo Tolstoy’s magnum opus of philosophy and religious thought, cited by Mahatma Gandhi as one of the chief influences in the development of his philosophy of non-violence.

The central message of is that of Jesus Christ, laying aside the common dogmas of the church in favour of a literal understanding of Christ’s teachings.

What is Christ Consciousness?

Sri Paramahansa Yogananda described the Christ Consciousness as the following:


The love of God uplifts and enlarges us. I can never think of myself anymore as exclusively in this body; I feel that I am present in all bodies. I have no awareness of race or other distinctions at all. In my perceptions, just as I feel my own consciousness in every part of my physical form, I feel you all to be a part of me. Everything that is living I feel within this body. I know the sensations of all. It is not imagination; it is Self-realization. This consciousness is far beyond telepathy. It is awareness of the perceptions of every being. That is the meaning of Christ Consciousness.

Jesus was once asked when the kingdom of God would come. ‘The Kingdom of God‘, Jesus replied, ‘is not something people will be able to see and point to‘. Then came these striking words:

‘Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.‘ – Luke 17:21

Look into every great religious, spiritual, and wisdom tradition, and we find the same precept — that life’s ultimate truth, its ultimate treasure, lies within us.

This inner treasure of life has had many names.

Plato refers to it as the Good and the Beautiful, Aristotle as Being, Plotinus as the Infinite, St. Bernard of Clairvaux as the Word, Ralph Waldo Emerson as the Oversoul. In Taoism it is called the Tao, in Judaism Ein Sof.

Among Australian aborigines it is called the dreamtime, among tribes of southern Africa Hunhu/Ubuntu. The names may differ, but the inner reality they point to is one and the same.” – https://www.tm.org/blog/enlightenment/kingdom-of-god-is-within-you/

Among others who declared the Kingdom of God is within, beginning in the 3rd century AD, include St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. Augustine, St. Gregory the Great, the influential German spiritual writer, Thomas Tauler, St. Teresa of Avila, all the way up to 1959, with the death of the great American spiritual writer, Thomas Merton.

Not surprisingly, the majority of historical figures who we know lived by this credo are almost all male.

Aside from St. Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582) mentioned above, there was a female personage of note who lived in the late 1800’s.

Jane W. Yarnell, Author, Practical Healing for the Mind and Body – 1891

In 1891, Jane W. Yarnell wrote Practical Healing for the Mind and Body, an exploration of self-discipline and the Christ Consciousness.

The book is as relevant today as it was in 1891.

A forward thinker, Yarnell wrote:

“It has been very wisely and truly said that ‘Ignorance of truth is the cause of all misery’. This was the inspired utterance of Gautama Buddha, five hundred years before Jesus, who said, ‘Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free’.”

Yarnell believed deeply that it was through deepening our understanding and raising our consciousness through 21st Century thought that we can uplift our souls and resonate with the frequency of the Christ Consciousness itself.

Here is an excerpt from that book and the main content of this week’s new Guided Meditation, “Christ Consciousness Guided Meditation 1 – 22 Minute Version. You can read more about it below. For now, here is the brief excerpt:

Jane W. Yarnell, from Practical Healing for the Mind and Body, 1891:

“God is my health. God is my strength. God is my wisdom.
There is but one Substance, One Power, One Intelligence, One Life, One Truth, One Love, which is the God of the Universe who is spirit; the all-good which fills all space.
God is Omnipresent Good.
I am a child of God, made in His image after His likeness.
I am also Spirit.
I live, move, and have my being in God.
I am like my Father; I cannot be sick or suffer pain.
No evil can come to me because all that is, is good.
I deny the reality of evil. I deny the power of evil. I deny the reality of pain. I deny the reality of sickness. I deny the reality of sorrow. I deny the reality of weakness. I deny the reality of weariness. I deny the reality of poverty. I deny the reality of misfortune. I deny the reality of discouragement. I deny the reality of fear. I deny the reality of doubt. I deny the reality of foolishness. I deny the reality of ignorance. I deny the reality of discord. I deny the reality of danger. I deny the reality of death. I deny the reality of all evil influences. I deny the reality of evil from any source. I deny the reality of evil because evil is false.
I declare there is no power in any mortal law to hold me in bondage…
I deny the reality of matter because God is the only substance and is spirit.

I deny that the appearance of what we call “matter” has any life, substance or intelligence.
God is the only life, substance, or intelligence, and God is spirit. Only the good is true. Only the good has power. God is health. God is strength. God is wisdom. God is peace.
My word shall not pass away nor return to me void; it shall accomplish that whereunto it is sent.
Be still and know I am God.”

NEW: CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS GUIDED MEDITATION – 22 MINUTE VERSION

https://Meditation.Works Christ Consciousness Guided Meditation 1 – 22 Minute Version

According to prominent energy workers, as of November, 2020, The Christ Consciousness has been seeded once again firmly in our collective consciousness as the primary energy, both contributing to, and co-creating, the great planetary liberation that is currently underway on Earth.

With the reseeding of this highest and purest of energies, we can now unify our consciousness by grounding ourselves fully in the Christ Consciousness and thereby assist our global, collective society and contribute to our beloved planet’s great awakening and ascension. It was for this reason that this particular Guided Meditation, which is the first in a Series, was born.

This particular Christ Consciousness Guided Meditation has, at its core, an exploration of faith, love and being, including the declaration of one’s sovereignty from any mortal law and the denial of the belief in any form of negativity whatsoever, including sickness, as it is “false” and cannot have power over anyone.

This powerful 22 Minute Christ Consciousness Guided Meditation will assist you to ground yourself in the Christ Consciousness – as well as put you deep into your heart space virtually immediately – as it inspires you and helps you raise your energy and frequency to resonate with that of the Christ consciousness itself.

ABOUT THE MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO:

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Sananda, the Embodiment of the Christ Consciousness

About Meditation.Works

Meditation has given my life richness and meaning beyond words, and I am passionate about sharing my Guided Meditations, and the myriad benefits meditation offers, with the world… from my heart to yours.

Together with Meditation.Works, let’s cultivate balanced, abundant, healthy and co-creative lives, and build a global culture that advocates deep healing, self-transformation, compassion and true well-being through the power of meditation.

Please help Meditation.Works do just that, one meditator at a time.

“Heal the self, help others heal: Before you know it, we’re all healed!”

From my (PLEASE, MEDITATE ON THAT.) Instagram Series

Blog: https://Meditation.Works

Email: Renata@Meditation.Works

Instagram: https://instagram.com/Meditation.Works

Guided Meditation YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNltQ0c8Kq4_QsSNIFTGBaQ/

Guided Meditations on the Meditation.Works Blog Site: https://meditation.works/guide-meditations/

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MEGA: “Make Earth Great Again”

As always, Happy Meditating!

From my Heart to yours,

Renata

Voting for TRUTH: Meditation and Contemplation; a Win-Win for Every Nation

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“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Let us contemplate the noble actions of men and women who have forged the resistance to malevolent forces that have conspired to grossly undermine humanity for thousands of years through service to self, vile acts, and the corrupt, selfish agendas that mark this mindset.

And let us contemplate the possibility that it was not, in fact, their actions, but the deliberate intention behind their actions, that ultimately achieve the merit of the day. This, being much like the process of meditation as we shall see referenced in the quote from the Law of ONE below.

In these days upcoming, let us not lose sight of our internal truths, despite what occurs around us, no matter how disturbing, distressing or threatening, with the express understanding that that is part of the aforementioned negative agenda.

Instead, let us remain steadfast in our grounded vision of a new, crystalline world that radiates peace and a reverence for all humanity and nature, where all children are safe, nurtured, and thriving, and total freedom of expression is embraced (which means having something of value to all to say) and where Gaia herself is the fully resplendent jewel of our galaxy that she was always meant to evolve into…

Where we are encouraged to meditate, contemplate and continually evolve as the divine souls we are in communion with higher energies that have always been here to hold us in their loving embrace and ever so gently guide us as we grow and move steadily towards the already occurring ascension that will lead both Gaia and all her inhabitants to a new Golden Age, never before experienced (according to the Galactics) in all the galaxies throughout all time-space continuums.

A bird’s eye view…

From Ra and The Law of ONE:

“It may be that your experience of meditation is nothing but watching your thoughts arise and then fall away. That is acceptable and will be helpful to you. It is not to the one who meditates perfectly that advancement and awareness are given. It is to the one who is persistent.

There is a tremendous cultural bias towards looking for some kind of result from any action that is undertaken. Sometimes in the life of the spirit, meditation seems to produce moments of great realization and that feeds into spiritual materialism of thinking that the meditation has produced a result and is therefore a good thing.

In fact, it is the discipline of submitting the body and the mind to being shut down and to entering the sacred space within your own heart in a conscious manner, that creates the environment in which what this instrument would called ‘results’, are recorded or are seen.”

May our “results” bring the realization of all our highest and greatest wishes and desires for the highest and greatest good of all.

ADONAI

NEW Guided Meditation: Healing and Life Balancing – 30 Minute Guided Meditation

A powerful and self-nurturing 30-Minute Healing and Life Balancing Guided Meditation. Much of what makes us feel unwell (dis-ease) has its roots much deeper in our histories than we realize.

It is mostly a result of past negative experiences or “traumas” that exist in the body as negative energy. That negative energy stays with us, unresolved, and wreaks havoc on our physical and emotional bodies.

Healing or neutralizing those negative events energetically is key to reversing their detrimental effects on the body so we can achieve optimum health.

Here’s one way to neutralize those negative energies effectively:

You can also find all my Guided Meditations on my Blog Site, in the Guided Meditations Section. Here’s a link:

https://meditation.works/guide-meditations/

About Meditation.Works

Meditation has given my life richness and meaning beyond words, and I am passionate about sharing my Guided Meditations, and the myriad benefits meditation offers, with the world… from my heart to yours.

Together with Meditation.Works, let’s cultivate balanced, abundant, healthy and co-creative lives, and build a global culture that advocates deep healing, self-transformation, compassion and true well-being through the power of meditation.

Please help Meditation.Works do just that, one meditator at a time.

“Heal the self, help others heal: Before you know it, we’re all healed!”

From my (PLEASE, MEDITATE ON THAT.) Instagram Series

Blog: https://Meditation.Works
Email: Renata@Meditation.Works
Instagram: https://instagram.com/Meditation.Works
Guided Meditations on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNltQ0c8Kq4_QsSNIFTGBaQ/

Guided Meditations on the Meditation.Works Blog Site: https://meditation.works/guide-meditations/

For GREAT Meditation.Works themed T-Shirts like the one below, please go to: https://teespring.com/stores/meditationworks-3

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As always, Happy Meditating!

With great “Lovitude”,

Renata

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: BEING IN the Place You Prefer to CREATE the Place You Prefer, or 5D Earth

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“Follow the yellow brick road…” from “The Wizard of Oz”, MGM Studios, 1939

Need a helping hand with your roadmap to manifesting the New 5D Earth, or the “the place you prefer” at this challenging time? When…

…metaphorically speaking, doesn’t the world resemble a place where there’s nothing out there but “lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” (in the various forms they show up in), an omnipresent Wicked Witch of the West, cackling, I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!” (in the form they’ve showed up in), and flying monkeys that do her dastardly bidding (in the forms they keep showing up in!)…

…and your only chance of survival depends on following the yellow brick road to see The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to find out how to get home, or to “the place you prefer”, which is in bliss on 5D Earth in all her glory?

When I look around today, given the state of the world, the wizard in me sees two distinct timelines: 3D crumbling and disappearing (out with the old) and 5D on the imminent horizon (in with the new) and “the place that’s preferred”.

That means the old paradigms that have kept humanity bound in chains for the benefit of a select controlling few are collapsing, as the truth of their corruption and purely evil ways is slowly being revealed.

Thankfully, more and more of us, every day, are waking up and seeing the light of truth for the first time in (yup!) hundreds of thousands of years.

If you, like myself, and legions of others, growing in leaps and bounds in number, have “seen the light” and are doing everything you can to bring a positive 5D timeline into reality, then as they say Down Under, “Good on ya, mate!” And read on! This will DEFINITELY HELP. First of all…

Welcome to the good fight.

The fight for truth, for light, for liberty, for sovereignty, for the end of tyranny and oppression on Earth, and for a place in 5D Earth that we will all together co-create.

So how are we going to win this good fight, you and I, and our Earth-soul family, and manifest a beautiful, loving, heart-based society, with clean water, fresh air, nutritious food for all, trauma, disease and age reversing technologies, the complete freedom of the soul’s expression and capabilities as super-humans that we can now only imagine possible? And believe me, it IS all possible…

Well, it’s really quite simple: By BEING IN THE PLACE WE PREFER TO CREATE THE PLACE WE PREFER. Let me explain…

Last week I led with Dorothy’s Over the Rainbow song from The Wizard of Oz. The point was, if you want to create the place you prefer, you need to literally “be in” the place you prefer.

That means you have to picture it in your mind – and set an intention.

“There’s no place like home…”

“There’s no place like home…”, The Wizard of Oz, MGM Studios, 1939

In Dorothy’s case, her intention was to get back “home”; Home to a world she realized she didn’t appreciate earlier because its light was obscured to her.

In the film, the Wizard of Oz asks her to close her eyes, click her heels 3 times and say, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…” and poof!

She’s back over the rainbow, back in Kansas, and at the end of her “hero’s journey”, only to find that her bliss was waiting for her there the whole time.

She says in the film at that point, “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with! Is that right?”

It sure is, Dorothy, and the heart’s desire is all it takes to manifest the place you prefer to be. That, and some creative visualization, like what follows...

The Power of Intention

Manifesting 5D begins with the deliberate intention to raise oneself up in every moment, to live in integrity (which means doing the right thing, even when nobody’s watching) and envisioning oneself – and all that is around them – already in a state of perfection; in a state of grace.

According to the spiritual or “woke” community, we’re in for a bumpy ride over the next few months; especially after November 3.

I’m not one to be a chicken little, running around, screaming, “The sky is falling!!!”. But at the same time, I believe my trusted sources are right when they say the world is in for quite the sh– show in the upcoming months.

We’ve been in a little reprieve now, since the beginning of September, but trust me when I say that reprieve will be soon be.

The sky’s NOT falling, but useless, old, 3D systems, organizations, governments, and their corrupt leaders (with EXTREMELY dark agendas) WIL BE falling away, making way for 5D new EVERYTHING.

Be advised: There will be a shock and disbelief factor (if you’re not already savvy to what’s going on), and from what I’m told, it’s not going to be a bed of roses. More like a bed of thorns to get through.

BEING IN the place you prefer to CREATE the place you prefer is what’s going to be the game-changer; As within, so without.

Regardless of the road ahead, personally, I’d rather take it on the chin in the short run, knowing that some very, very nasty things are finally being cleared up on the planet, and that the suffering that has been inflicted on the most vulnerable among us has been put an end to.

In fact, I’d do pretty much anything to know that it’s been put a stop to.

In the meantime, I’m not going to leave you without recourse.

When times get tough, the tough get tougher. But not in the way we used to!

Image, https://omtimes.com

New Age, New Paradigm, New Tools

Fighting fire with fire just makes more fire. Likewise, fighting fear with more fear creates more of the same. Lowering your vibration and succumbing to anxiety is never the answer to ANYTHING.

Reading your anxiety, however, (acknowledging that nasty feeling in the pit of your stomach) is a good thing. Then countering that anxiety by raising your vibe is the next step…

I’m here to help you navigate all of that and offer you a way around getting taken down by the fear-mongerers and oppressors (or flying monkeys… LOL!!!), and the waves shock and grief that sadly, will come soon.

BEING IN the Place You Prefer to CREATE the Place You Prefer: The Exercise

Something I’ve been doing since this whole nasty business began; referring to the global lockdown (though there have been plenty of other nasty things going on on Earth for a millenia, which will soon come to light, but I digress) has helped me not only stay relatively (!) sane throughout all of this, but helps (I trust) contribute to a positive outcome for the collective in the end, which is getting to the place we prefer: 5D.

Here’s how I do it; It’s a simple exercise.

BE in the place you prefer in your mind at some point in the future. 6 months from now is a good benchmark. Imagine you are fully there and it is a Golden Age that surrounds you: Peace and love rule; the anti-human agenda has been quashed; kids are playing in the park, hugging one another in absolute freedom and glee, as are adults, whose smiles are lighting up the entire horizon.

Allow it to be YOUR vision. However 5D shows up for you in your heart and mind is just PERFECT. (No comparing with others’ visions necessary!)

You look back on what you’ve just been through throughout the lockdown and all the other turmoil, and know that you – and everyone else – are going to be just FINE at the end of the day.

You put your TRUST in the universe that exists to support YOU, and not the other way around. You breathe, then you breathe again, and again, until your heart is fully at peace a fully aware that all shall be GOLDEN soon.

It’s in this way that by changing the immediate perspective, by placing my awareness where I prefer it to be, that not only am I not being sucked into the fear, confusion and tumult of the MSM (rather “lame-stream”) narrative, I’m putting myself at ease and building a positive outcome energetically and activating it with my divine, sovereign will.

YOU can do it too!

This, of course, is best done in meditation where you can focus completely.

Bottom line: Energy flows where awareness goes. Turn your awareness and your thoughts to the positive; to a Golden 5D Age for humankind, and help pave the way for the Universe to respond to us with that exquisite, imminent reality.

Oh, and BTW: “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Wizard of Oz

NEW Guided Meditation: Healing and Life Balancing – 30 Minute Guided Meditation

A powerful and self-nurturing 30-Minute Healing and Life Balancing Guided Meditation. Much of what makes us feel unwell (dis-ease) has its roots much deeper in our histories than we realize.

It is mostly a result of past negative experiences or “traumas” that exist in the body as negative energy. That negative energy stays with us, unresolved, and wreaks havoc on our physical and emotional bodies.

Healing or neutralizing those negative events energetically is key to reversing their detrimental effects on the body so we can achieve optimum health.

Here’s one way to neutralize those negative energies effectively:

You can also find all my Guided Meditations on my Blog Site, in the Guided Meditations Section. Here’s a link:

https://meditation.works/guide-meditations/

About Meditation.Works

Meditation has given my life richness and meaning beyond words, and I am passionate about sharing my Guided Meditations, and the myriad benefits meditation offers, with the world… from my heart to yours.

Together with Meditation.Works, let’s cultivate balanced, abundant, healthy and co-creative lives, and build a global culture that advocates deep healing, self-transformation, compassion and true well-being through the power of meditation.

Please help Meditation.Works do just that, one meditator at a time.

“Heal the self, help others heal: Before you know it, we’re all healed!”

From my (PLEASE, MEDITATE ON THAT.) Instagram Series

Blog: https://Meditation.Works
Email: Renata@Meditation.Works
Instagram: https://instagram.com/Meditation.Works

Guided Meditations on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNltQ0c8Kq4_QsSNIFTGBaQ/

Guided Meditations on the Meditation.Works Blog Site:

https://meditation.works/guide-meditations/

For GREAT Meditation.Works themed T-Shirts like the one below, please go to:

https://teespring.com/stores/meditationworks-3

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As always, Happy Meditating!

With great “Lovitude”,

Renata

OVER THE RAINBOW: BEING IN the Place You Prefer, to CREATE the Place You Prefer

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“Over the Rainbow”, Judy Garland, October 7, 1938, from “The Wizard of Oz”

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
there’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue,
and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true
.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
and wake up where the clouds are far behind me,
where troubles melt like lemon drops
away above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly;
birds fly over the rainbow, why then oh why can’t I?

Mahatma (Mohandas Karamchand) Gandhi, 1869 – 1948, lawyer, politician, social activist and writer, became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India. Through his peaceful heroism, he came to be considered the father of his country.

I personally sign off every one of my emails with a quote of his:

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Simple, yet deeply profound.

Can one person change the world?

This may fly in the face of what you’ve been encouraged to believe, but no, they can’t. Bear with me, though; I promise there’s a positive outcome to this.

Mahatma Gandhi, “The Father of India”, 1869-1948

In the case of Gandhiji, it seemed as though it was possible; that one person indeed, could change the world, and he did.

The truth is self-evident in his quote above; that the only way to change the world around you is to change yourself.

And follow your excitement!… as Bashar, a galactic being, channeled by Daryl Anka for the past 30+ years, encourages us to do. Bashar says…

“You are naturally abundant and your choices are always supported by Creation. There are only Four Laws in Creation: You exist. The One is All and the All are One.”

In other words, you can’t change the world around you, but if you change yourself, the world around you will change to reflect that change back to you.

The Power of Intention

This begins with intention. It begins with the deliberate intention to raise oneself up in every moment, to live in integrity (which means doing the right thing, even when nobody’s watching) and envisioning oneself – and all that is around them – already in a state of perfection; in a state of grace.

Such is the existence of one who has chosen to walk the spiritual path; A path that is not defined by sitting on a cushion once or twice a day for a few minutes, meditating, reading the odd book, or even by professing that one is on a spiritual path.

A true spiritual aspirant never stops walking the path. Their every breath is the choice to remain in a state of love, no matter what they face or under what kind of attack they find themselves. It is the highest calling and the greatest quest one can undertake. The outcome of such a quest is “ascension” or “oneness”. It is towards this ultimate goal that all of creation aspires; consciously or not.

“Service to Others” or “Service to Self”

Even those on the path of “service to self” (as opposed to “service to others”), whose selfish, often evil means justify their ends, cannot ascend beyond a certain level.

The “Law of ONE (The Ra Material)”, is, within the spiritual community, one of the foundations of our limited understanding of the Universe.

I say limited, only because a 3 dimensional mind is incapable of “understanding” higher dimensions. We can grasp certain concepts, but to say we understand them would be untrue.

The Law of ONE (The Ra Material) was channeled by L/L Research between 1981 and 1984.

It discusses the law of one, the infinite Creator, the Logos’s plan, the seven densities, the two paths “service to self” and “service to others”, and free will.

If you are interested in exploring The Ra Material, which I highly recommend, the following is a link where you can explore it, totally free:

https://www.lawofone.info/

The Law of ONE explains that even those in “service to self” can only ascend so far, as this path holds a denser vibration that cannot permeate or exist in higher realms.

Such an individual has 2 choices: 1. to continue recycling through the densities of service to self ad infinitum, or 2. to choose the path of service to others and begin walking the path of “ascension”, or “union with all there is”.

Simply put, one cannot “ascend”, or experience unity with all there is on the dualistic ,”service to self” path. As long as there is a “me” and “them”, there can be no unity.

The Great Awakening

If you are among the “awoken”, you already know that spiritual aspirants in service to others from all over the world have been preparing themselves, en-masse, for a great spiritual awakening that began in 2012 – and truly is just “over the rainbow” – the rainbow of our positive intentions.

They are doing this by following in the footsteps of the great Mahatma Gandhi and by focusing on creating a positive outcome by being in that state already; changing their own inner state to affect a positive change around them.

They are following their excitement and BEING IN THE PLACE THEY PREFER TO CREATE THE PLACE THEY PREFER.

In next week’s blog I’ll explain exactly how you too can do this effectively and contribute to “being the change that you want to see in the world”.

Till next time, as always, Happy Meditating!

NEW Guided Meditation: Healing and Life Balancing – 30 Minute Guided Meditation

A powerful and self-nurturing 30-Minute Healing and Life Balancing Guided Meditation. Much of what makes us feel unwell (dis-ease) has its roots much deeper in our histories than we realize.

It is mostly a result of past negative experiences or “traumas” that exist in the body as negative energy. That negative energy stays with us, unresolved, and wreaks havoc on our physical and emotional bodies.

Healing or neutralizing those negative events energetically is key to reversing their detrimental effects on the body so we can achieve optimum health.

Here’s one way to neutralize those negative energies effectively:

You can also find all my Guided Meditations on my Blog Site, in the Guided Meditations Section. Here’s a link:

https://meditation.works/guide-meditations/

About Meditation.Works

Meditation has given my life richness and meaning beyond words, and I am passionate about sharing my Guided Meditations, and the myriad benefits meditation offers, with the world… from my heart to yours.

Together with Meditation.Works, let’s cultivate balanced, abundant, healthy and co-creative lives, and build a global culture that advocates deep healing, self-transformation, compassion and true well-being through the power of meditation.

Please help Meditation.Works do just that, one meditator at a time.

“Heal the self, help others heal: Before you know it, we’re all healed!”

From my (PLEASE, MEDITATE ON THAT.) Instagram Series

Blog: https://Meditation.Works
Email: Renata@Meditation.Works
Instagram: https://instagram.com/Meditation.Works

Guided Meditations on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNltQ0c8Kq4_QsSNIFTGBaQ/

Guided Meditations on the Meditation.Works Blog Site:

https://meditation.works/guide-meditations/

For GREAT Meditation.Works themed T-Shirts, please go to:

https://teespring.com/stores/meditationworks-3

With great “Lovitude”,

Renata

Destination WELLNESS: OPTIMUM Healing, “Messages From the Body” and Meditation

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Most of us dream of living at optimum wellness; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. That seems to be the “dream” dream of 2020. That, coupled with living in abundance.

With new quantum and highly advanced science-based technologies being released, the acceptance that it is one’s state of mind that is at the root of virtually all physical dis-ease, and the understanding that “tuning into” the distress messages our bodies send us, it is clear now that optimum health – and abundance – is on the imminent horizon.

As an aside, what do you consider “living in abundance” is? I can tell you what the galactics say it is: having enough for today and enough to share. How beautiful is that? But I digress…

Back to optimum wellness and how “messages from your body” and meditation can lead you there.

Of those of us who are generally healthy, many are in a constant state of wanting to “feel better”; more rested, centred, stronger, in better shape (lighter or heavier), better hydrated and nourished.

In short, at optimum peak performance.

We also want to have more time for personal pursuits such as practicing a marshal art or a sport, exercising, meditating for more than an hour each day, following creative pursuits, learning a musical instrument or language, or anything else that’s new. All excellent notions as they lead to personal expansion.

Of those of us who are dealing with physical/mental/emotional challenges, many generally have one thought, which is how to overcome those challenges, and once overcome, achieve optimum wellness as well.

Optimum wellness is an elusive subject.

There are a billion ways from Sunday being sold to us everywhere we turn that promise we will “feel better” if we eat it, drink it, swallow it, or do whatever they are proposing we do with whatever that particular “it” is they are trying to sell us.

Here’s the rub.

Much of what we experience that makes us feel unwell has roots much, much deeper in our histories than we realize.
Is it possible that it can all be chalked up to belief systems and how we cope with “trauma” or the after-effects of “negative events”?

If this is true, as Dr. Michael J. Lincoln, Ph. D., explains in his incredible book, Messages From the Body, then it would make a lot of sense to start “tuning into” the messages our bodies have for us so we CAN move into optimum health.

This book (very much updated and available today) was brought to my attention several years ago by the great Jonathan C. R. Davies, co-creator of The Unity Bubble: https://unitybubble.com. Jonathan used it in his every session, assisting individuals to heal, find themselves, and as a result, their life’s purpose.

Healing is always about “peeling back the layers”, so to speak; and finally revealing the shadows that have remained hidden from us, both personally and collectively. Once healed or cleared, we are able to move on from living in a paradigm where fear directs or drives our lives.

So what does all that mean?

It means that when something’s up with your body/soul/spirit complex, your body will send you a “message” in the form of twinge, an ache, a pain, a symptom or a negative thought, that is asking you to “look at” the message saying, “Hey you! Have a look at this patch of eczema. Something’s up with your gut! You better have a look at it , mate!”

The wise person will listen to that message and try to decode it in any way they can. First they will look for answers in whatever medical system they feel most comfortable with.

Assuming they don’t find the solution there, they will go hunting in as many directions as they can until they get to the root of their “dis-ease” and ultimately reverse it’s effects in their body.

And unless they are willing to look at the underlying root cause (or trauma) of their “dis-ease”, the likelihood of “clearing” it will be slim and they will be reduced to “treating” it only, with the high likelihood of that dis-ease escalating.

An unwise person will ignore the message and wait until the body sends a louder one, which they will also ignore. They will keep ignoring the messages their body is sending them until they are at the point where they are facing a chronic and potentially life-threatening dis-ease.

That’s when that same unwise person will blame their dis-ease on bad luck, shrink into victimhood and shrivel up and accept their fate, which is one final message from the body. And that message is, “Good-bye. Better luck next lifetime.”

This may sound harsh, but it may also add, “Maybe next time you won’t ignore that ‘gut issue you got in your early 20’s message’ I sent you, or the ‘extra 20 pounds of belly fat that crept on in your 50’s message’ that I also sent you, before you get to the root of the issue and nip it in the bud, so I don’t have to keep sending you louder and LOUDER MESSAGES next time.”

More information about Messages From the Body and Dr. Michael J. Lincoln:

“Messages from the Body is a description of the interaction of physical, emotional, mental, symbolic and sacred processes as they precipitate outcomes in the form of diseases, disorders and disruptions. There then follows a dictionary of the psychological, and sometimes sacred, meanings of hundreds of disturbances ranging from sneezes to cancer. In addition, there is an extensive section on the meanings of a number of body structures and characteristics.

Renowned author, Dr. Michael J. Lincoln PH.D. celebrated 50 years of work in the field of Psychology, Self Help, and Self Awareness in 2019 with a Celebration Hardbound Version of Messages from the Body, that trail-blazed the way to the ever-popular genre of Self-Help works that so many people continually clamour for. Dr. Lincoln’s devotion to his study of Psychology, Emotional Healing, and Spiritual Development has culminated in his dictionary-style primer that is intended for not only the practitioner, but the layperson as well. After 50+ years, Dr. Michael J. Lincoln’s work is more sought out and relevant than ever.

Here’s a link to Dr. Lincoln’s site where you can explore Messages from the Body and other books he has written:

http://www.talkinghearts.net/store/Books/messages-from-the-body

How can meditation help?

Meditation can help in 2 ways, big time.

  1. By helping you tune into the “messages” your body is sending you. What is that shoulder tension telling you? How long has it been there? What “burdens” have you been carrying at what expense to your health and well-being? How do your belief systems (unhealthy?) lead you to suffer? Ultimately, helping you trace back to the root of why your body is sending you that message or “distress signal.
  2. By meditating with a Guided Meditation, whose purpose it is for you to isolate a specific “trauma” or “negative event” for the purpose of clearing it from your energy field – and body, like the one below.

Healing and Life Balancing 30 – Minute Guided Meditation

NEW: Healing and Life Balancing Guided Meditation – 30 Minute Version

This new, powerful, self-nurturing 30-Minute Healing and Life Balancing Guided Meditation will help you energetically clear and heal past traumas or negative events.

As stated earlier, much of what makes us feel unwell (dis-ease) has its roots much deeper in our histories than we realize. It is mostly a result of past negative experiences or traumas that exist in the body as negative energy. That negative energy stays with us, unresolved, and wreaks havoc on our physical and emotional bodies, more and more-so over time.

Healing or neutralizing those negative events energetically is key to reversing their detrimental effects on the body so we can achieve optimum health.

23 Clinically Diagnosed Forms of Trauma

Most people aren’t aware that there are 23 forms of clinically diagnosed trauma (negative experiences), as well as hundreds of life-threatening illnesses, which in and of themselves, are traumatic.

These 23 different forms of trauma include:

Physical abuse or assault, child or adult neglect, bullying: victim or bully, forced displacement, traumatic grief/separation, adult sexual abuse or assault, child sexual abuse or assault, victim/witness of domestic violence, victim/witness of school, workplace, community violence, victim/witness of prejudice/racism, war/terrorism, political violence, system-induced trauma, victim/witness of a fatal or near-fatal accident, life-threatening or chronic illness, invasive medical procedure, personal/inter-personal violence, vicarious trauma, child abuse or mistreatment, historical or generational trauma, man-made disaster victim/witness, natural disaster victim/witness and 3 that I have added are social media trauma, victim/witness of a global pandemic, forced impoverishment due to unforeseen circumstances.

Then there are relationship-generated emotional traumas like break-ups, betrayals, being lied to, being manipulated, being the victim of a sociopathic relationship, being stolen from within a committed relationship, being cheated on from within a committed relationship, etc. These too can be equally devastating to one’s life, their physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual bodies.

This 30 Minute Guided Healing and Life Balancing Guided Meditation will help you heal or neutralize the energy of any given negative experience from your body in an extremely powerful, loving, nurturing and safe way.

If you would like to clear more than one trauma or negative event, it is best to focus on one instance at a time when working with this Guided Meditation. Re-listen to it as many times as you would like to clear how ever many instances of trauma or negative events you wish.

FYI: A 60 Minute Version will be released within a few days.

Here’s that link to the NEW Healing and Life Balancing 30 Minute Guided Meditation once again:

NEW: Healing and Life Balancing Guided Meditation – 30 Minute Version

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Together with Meditation.Works, let’s cultivate balanced, abundant, healthy and co-creative lives, and build a global culture that advocates deep healing, self-transformation, compassion and true well-being through the power of meditation.

Please help Meditation.Works do just that, one meditator at a time.

“Heal the self, help others heal: Before you know it, we’re all healed!”

From my (PLEASE, MEDITATE ON THAT.) Instagram Series

As always, Happy Meditating!

With great “Lovitude”,

Renata

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“Who Am I?” Essential Steps to Self-Discovery

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https://www.ramdass.org/the-dance-between-form-and-formlessness/

Simple question, right? And one that we all, at some point, ask ourselves…

“Who am I?”

Can you define yourself in 10 words or less? Or is your definition a lengthy series of responses that drill down to what you identify with?

If you’re up for it, give it a try now and write down your response. No matter what, it will be an interesting exercise, I guarantee you.

Go ahead…

Whatever you came up with is, of course, true for you. But is it based on a profound understanding of who you really are, or are you merely scratching the surface with a list of what you identify with?

An example of this would be, “I’m Mary Poppins. I’m a high-needs nanny and a very strong woman, because that’s what it takes to do what I do; and I love what I do. I live in London but I originate from Pamela Lyndon Travers’ imagination. I’m not married and don’t have any children of my own, and at 45 years of age, I don’t expect that’s in the cards. I’m mostly vegetarian and spiritual, but I don’t show it because I have to protect my highly sensitive nature. I consider my work not just a passion, but a blessing; wherever that comes from. I seldom get angry, but when I do, it’s usually at a situation or a behaviour, not at an individual themselves, no matter how naughty the behaviour.”

How many identifications were there her? Let’s count: 1. Name 2. Occupation 3. Gender 4. Character trait 5. Place of residence 6. Place of origin 7. Marital status 8. Child status 9. Age 10. Diet 11. Religious affiliation 12. More character traits. And so on and so forth…

This is “identification with form”, from which, Spiritual Teacher & Presence through Movement Facilitator and Author, Eckhart Tolle, says, “all suffering comes from”.

Are We Consciousness Awakening from the Dream of Complete Identification of Form?

In a recent talk he gave, Eckhart explains, “Who am I, what is I, what does it mean when I say ‘I’?

Let’s say you don’t know anything about who you are; nothing that you can formulate, conceptualize, call something. What is left, what is lost? Nothing is lost. In fact, when you encounter this which cannot be named, which is a formless presence, aliveness, you have touched that which is beyond form; consciousness itself. And that is identity. That is where your sense of I comes from. So you are more truly yourself when you don’t remember your past than when you do remember your past.

And you are more truly yourself when there is not a single thought in your head than when you are full of thinking, thinking about ‘me and my problems’.

And whenever you feel the sense of I this sense of “I”, this, the light of consciousness which you can know directly in the stillness, known as the “essence identity”, timeless, that’s always there, and that is one with universal consciousness, and it’s just coming through this form. It’s never lost when this form dissolves…

You get a stronger sense of who you are – in your essence – when you are not telling yourself – in your mind – who you are.

You are never more truly yourself than when you are still. And still means, of course, when the mind is still. Then you can sense the essence of who you are.

And that does not depend on the age of the body, whether you are 20 or 90, it is the same stillness that frees you then from the suffering that comes when you have identified with form, which will, sooner or later, leave you, you will suffer. If you identify with a strong or beautiful body, and that body begins to grow old, you begin to suffer. You begin to dissolve. You haven’t realized who you are. And so you have form identity and essence identity.

And suffering arises through knowing yourself ONLY as form identity: My history, my story, my body, my past, my this, my that, my, my, my…

Whatever you identify with in the world of form. If you know yourself ONLY as that, that’s the state of unconsciousness. A dream-like state; consciousness is dreaming a dream of form.

And then it acts attempting to become free of its inner state of incompleteness, dissatisfaction and fear, which is inevitable when all you know is your form identity. There’s always underneath the surface or even very much on the surface, there is dissatisfaction, fear, unease, discomfort, fear; I am not enough, this is not enough, this is not the right place where I am now, these are not the right people I am with, this is not the right thing I am doing now; there comes the need to go out and search for more forms that I can identify with so that I can feel more complete.

But the only way you can actually reach the state of ‘AH….’ (exhales) being at home, feeling rooted in yourself that always comes again and again, and without the fear… The only way is encountering that which is beyond form, and it’s, it’s so much – right HERE, it’s “God Realization”; that’s another word for it but let’s not go there, the God within – the timeless within.

So where we are at as humanity as a whole, is the realization that there is an essence that is nothing to do with the form, and only if we are rooted, if some of our attention is in that formless essence, can we do things in this world, without creating more havoc and suffering for others and ourselves.

If we only go into ‘doing’ without the rootedness in the eternal dimension, which is stillness, which is HERE, NOW, ALWAYS NOW, inseparable from NOW, whatever you do, when you lose yourself in the doing, identified again with form and creating some new problem.

So the foundation for all doing is conscious being – the formless, the eternal… Realizing what “being” is.”

Here’s a link to the full talk by Ekhart Tolle:

Eckart Tolle: The Beginning of Awakening & Essential Identity, July 7, 2020

So in 9 words, here’s a response you might want to contemplate the next time “Who am I?” comes up for you:

“I AM infinite awareness, divine essence in human form…”

(PLEASE, MEDITATE ON THAT.)

Or here’s another way of saying it, more like a mantra:

From my (PLEASE, MEDITATE ON THAT.) Instagram series:
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Meditation has given my life richness and meaning beyond words, and I am passionate about sharing my Guided Meditations, and the myriad benefits meditation offers, with the world… from my heart to yours.

Together with Meditation.Works, let’s cultivate balanced, abundant, healthy and co-creative lives, and build a global culture that advocates deep healing, self-transformation, compassion and true well-being through the power of meditation.

Please help Meditation.Works do just that, one meditator at a time.

“Heal the self, help others heal: Before you know it, we’re all healed!”

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“Dad, can I get the keys to the Vimana?”

These 6,000 year old flying machines, as described in the Vedas, were powered by mercury vortex machines and “laghima”, a mysterious force that allows people to levitate.

Wouldn’t you like to take one of these for a ride?!

What better idea to spread than “MEGA: MAKE EARTH GREAT AGAIN”?It’s time. We CAN do this. LET’S do this! NAMASTE!

NAMASTE: I SEE GOD IN YOU… Namaste means, “I see God in you.” If we only saw the soul in people and not just the body, imagine how much better the world would be. NAMASTE!

“High Vibe” your look by sporting your loving, grateful and angelic attitude!

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“High Vibe” your look by sporting your loving, grateful and angelic attitude!

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Love your golden lotus! As always, Happy Meditating!

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Long and Short-sleeved T-Shirts and Long-sleeved Hoodies, are available sizes XS-XXXL for Adults and Children in many different styles and fabrics choices!

More designs coming soon!

As always, Happy Meditating!

With great “Lovitude”,

Renata

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PROJECT RESPITE: Creating Inner (and Outer) Peace in a Less Than Peaceful World

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There is a reason why it’s called “inner peace”; The peace you are looking for is inside you.

In fact, everything you are looking for is inside you. All you have to do is connect with it internally to create it externally.

Let’s explore that on a simplistic level as this is truly a complex and multifold topic and merits it’s own blog post.

For now, simply speaking…

What do you want? Well, right now, I think we all want to be at peace in a peaceful world. Agreed? I sure hope so.

Like I said, the peace you are looking for is within you – and that is true of everyone.

When we find our inner peace, we become peaceful; we attract more peaceful things and experiences into our lives.

Raise your frequency through meditation, get acquainted with your higher self, and your higher self will be attracted to – and attract – higher frequency people, occurrences and experiences to you.

This = more peace, within and without.

Drop your frequency by allowing yourself to react by becoming angry, agitated, irritated, frightened or negative, and you will attract people, occurrences, experiences that are vibrating on the same lower frequency.

This will cause you to experience conflict, struggle, drama, discomfort, disharmony, and physical, emotional and intellectual pain and suffering.

This most likely leading to disease (or “dis-ease”) and even an earlier than desired demise as the body cannot sustain a constant negative state without responding in some detrimental physical, emotional, intellectual or even spiritual manner.

This = 0 inner peace.

Bottom line: In terms of energy, like attracts like.

In this less than peaceful world we are currently residing in, how do we “rise above” the lower frequencies that surround us?

The frequencies that are perpetually trying to affect us in negative ways, including inciting fear, exposing us to scenes of violence on multiple screens (mobile, computer and television), and seeding and perpetuating the idea that we are helpless in the face of global challenges?

I am in no way negating the fact that the “old world” as we knew it is gone, never to be again. And there is a huge “take down” of things that are no longer working, that we know, collectively, haven’t been working for a very, very long time.

I am also not saying that we shouldn’t stay informed, though I do highly suggest sticking to reliable sources for your information such as citizen journalists or community leaders – or individuals within them – who have long-standing, solid records of purveying and advocating for the truth.

That said, even among those there are some whose agendas are not for the greater good.

What I am saying is, number one, that it’s time now, in fact it’s an absolute necessity if you are to navigate the waters right now and not drown in a sea of negativity and fear, to apply critical thinking, take absolutely everything you see and hear with a grain of salt, neither accept nor reject ANYTHING and draw your own conclusions based on your own in-depth research.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know about.”

Number two, it’s time now to go INSIDE and find your own truth. You will know INSTANTLY – your gut reaction will tell you – whether or not you resonate with something and whether or not it’s true for you.

And that’s how you will find your inner peace, and as a result, contribute to the creation of a peaceful world for us all to live in.

How do we go inside effectively to do that?

MEDITATE, MEDITATE, MEDITATE.

The more you refine your internal connection and communication with your higher self, the more your outer connection and communication with everyone and everything around you will become refined, lifted , enhanced and enlightened.

It’s that simple.

So it’s not PROJECT (as in the noun) RESPITE, it’s actually PROJÈCT (as in the verb) RESPITE.

When you “project” your inner state, it will manifest as your outer state and attract the like, as already discussed.

It does not matter whether you use a Guided Meditation or not to get you to the state of inner peace and bliss or not; just that you get there.

And the more you practice, the easier it will be to return there when you see something – or experience something or someone – that shakes you up.

A simple tool when you do get shaken up by something you read, hear or see, or an unpleasant encounter with someone who is acting out negatively, is to breathe deeply and simply say to yourself inwardly, “I AM LIGHT, I AM LOVE, I AM INFINITE AWARENESS, I AM.”

And just keep repeating that until you feel yourself returning back to centre; back to the REAL you that IS light, love and infinite awareness – having a physical experience in 3rd, moving to 4th density.

It is also EXTREMELY beneficial to ground yourself in Mother Nature. Just going for a walk, connecting your feet with some grass or sand, feeling the sunlight on your back or immersing your body into a lake or an ocean is akin to meditation and will yield incredible results. (That is why I have chosen to make the bulk of my images here that of Mother Nature.)

A Little 247 Year Old Gift from Pluto

It is indeed now time to cultivate our inner steadfastness, build emotional resilience and contemplate how we may “serve” the collective consciousness in order to rise above the detritus of the immense change that is upon us.

We are already experiencing the mighty effects of Pluto’s Return, astrologically speaking, which will be completed in February 2020, coinciding with the establishment of the United States of America on July 4th, 1776.

This return happens once every 247 years, bringing with it the uprooting and exposure of all the muck, mire, corruption and downright evil on the planet.

In other words, Pluto is here to CLEAN HOUSE. Big time.

According to astrologer, Michael Meade, “The best thing we can do right now is gear up for the long haul. Stamina.

You’ve most likely heard of a Saturn return? This is when Saturn returns to where it is in your natal birth chart, approximately every 27 years. Do you remember your life during the ages of 27-30? It is not an easy bridge to cross, and maybe you’re living it now or have already weathered through it.

A Saturn return brings with it a sobering process of aligning to your truth, revelation of dharma, and paying elements of karma along the way. Now let’s take this to the nth degree. Meet the Pluto Return. Approximately every 247 years, this annihilator of the false completes a cycle around the sun, returning to where it met a particular birth of an event of sorts.

A Pluto return is the beginning of a thorough acclimatization throughout the institutions of our nation, and thus will greatly impact the global society. Catapulted by the electrical force of Uranus in Taurus, expect upheaval as a steady roar within the arenas of government, environment, finances, agriculture, health, education, etc. This will take time. And still, we will come through this victoriously! It is always darkest before dawn yet the dawn is exceptionally bright my friends...

Pluto is our ‘Hero’ in a big tough love kind of way. Keep the gaze of your heart upon your inner truth and from there we will walk into the brilliant future together.” Source: https://www.cielawynter.com/blog/2020/04/14/how-do-you-prepare-for-a-pluto-return

This Week’s Guided Meditation: Building Resilience

Meditation.Works Guided Meditation: Building Resilience – 15 Minute Version
Meditation.Works Guided Meditation: Building Resilience – 30 Minute Version

Want to feel stronger, more resilient, like you can handle anything that comes your way?

This 30 Minute Guided Meditation on Building Resilience will help you more easily adapt positively to changes, challenges and any adversity that may come up for you.

As one of the most vital coping skills for surviving in the workplace, at school, or anywhere in the world, and at any stage of life, resilience enables us to be more flexible, more adaptable and far better able to cope with whatever life may throw our way.

Resilience is a learned behaviour and can be improved with regular practice and meditation, much like learning a sport or learning to play a musical instrument. Cultivating your meditation practice helps build the ability to quiet the mind during times of adversity with a calm assertiveness, enhanced emotional agility and cognitive flexibility, to build deeper and deeper levels of resilience within yourself.

This Guided Meditation is for anyone who wants to strengthen their “core” resolve and become stronger, more resilient, and have a coping tool at-the-ready to assist them when times get rough.

It involves a tree, some mountains and a storm. Spoiler alert! The tree remains standing strong and even more resilient to the storms that continually try its resolve and constitution… 🙂

From my (PLEASE MEDITATE ON THAT) Instagram Series:

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Meditation has given my life richness and meaning beyond words, and I am passionate about sharing my Guided Meditations, and the myriad benefits meditation offers, with the world… from my heart to yours.

Together with Meditation.Works, let’s cultivate balanced, abundant, healthy and co-creative lives, and build a global culture that advocates deep healing, self-transformation, compassion and true well-being through the power of meditation.

Please help Meditation.Works do just that, one meditator at a time.

“Heal the self, help others heal: Before you know it, we’re all healed!”

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2 NEW Meditation.Works T-Shirt Designs!

I had so much fun creating all of these! Please spread the message you most resonate with by wearing one of these T’s and see the feeling catch on!

Here are 2 new designs:

What better idea to spread than “MEGA: MAKE EARTH GREAT AGAIN”?It’s time. We CAN do this. LET’S do this! NAMASTE!

NAMASTE: I SEE GOD IN YOU… Namaste means, “I see God in you.” If we only saw the soul in people and not just the body, imagine how much better the world would be. NAMASTE!

“High Vibe” your look by sporting your loving, grateful and angelic attitude!

Available at https://teespring.com/stores/meditationworks-3

Be part of the SOULUTION: Rise & Shine!

Available at https://teespring.com/stores/meditationworks-3

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ALL Life Matters: Waking Up From the Dream of Separation

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Everyone has heard the phrase, “We are all one.”

Most recently, “Where we go one we go all” has become the catchphrase of a particular movement that’s happening now in the US, whose goal is to expose truths that have been carefully and deliberately hidden from the collective consciousness in an attempt to control, manipulate and use said consciousness – and all it’s inhabitants – as fuel for long-standing, hidden agendas of what we once referred to as the “elites”.

Politics aside, if we are truly “one”, wouldn’t the “one” like to know the truth of its self, including the shadow side?

Of course it would. That’s the whole purpose of life; or at least part of the process of living and growing as a human being.

If you are not familiar with what our “shadow side” is, I wrote a post about it recently. Here’s a link for more information:

https://meditation.works/2020/05/18/there-are-always-gems-in-the-rubble-exploring-and-accepting-our-shadow-side/

Image: Metaphysics: The Sacred Geometry of Unity Consciousness …wakeup-world.com

As Bashar (as channeled by Darryl Anka) says, succinctly and profoundly,

“The purpose of life is to be lived. It’s fun, it’s exciting. It’s a growth experience. It’s a master class in transforming limitation into freedom.”

And we cannot have growth or expansion, leading to the transformation of limitations into freedom (not to mention the fun and excitement) without the TRUTH.

As an aside, Bashar goes on to say, most brilliantly,

“You are all different ways that creation has of experiencing itself. So the idea of your purpose and your mission is really just to be who you are as best as you can be…

How you do it is simply your own expression of the mission, but you all have the same purpose, you all have the same mission – to be who you actually are… You are all eternal spirits. If you exist now in some form, you always will.”

We are all one.

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I believe we all agree on that to varying degrees.

We are one individual – in one community – in one country – in one continent – in one planet – in one galaxy – in one universe – in one CONSCIOUSNESS.

Of course, we are all separate expressions of that one consciousness that shows up in different universes, galaxies, planets, continents, countries, communities and INDIVIDUALS.

But do we really understand to what extent we are “one”? Where does your understanding of that stop at?

There are many who are still in the dream of “the illusion of separation” and see themselves as nothing more than an individuated entity living in a dualistic, “me v.s. them” world.

This is a difficult existence and there is little consciousness operating within this entity as it is still in the shackles of full-on ego. It is forced to bump up against all the creations of its own shadow side – on its own hero’s journey – to come through to the light of truth. Which is where we all end up – eventually. Guaranteed. One way or another...

Some call this the “dream” of separation. I prefer the word “nightmare” having reached the “other side”. The hindsight is indescribable.

There are no words to explain the denseness, the isolation, the negative states of being, and the pain and suffering that is the condition of separation from creation; the separation from the “one”, in all its aspects.

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Some have moved beyond that awareness into connectivity with community and country, adopting the identity of a nationality or ethnicity; let’s call it an “exclusive (as opposed to “inclusive”) collective consciousness”. This has it’s advantages, as this type of collective is generally trying to pull itself up the consciousness ladder, building better and better communities – despite sometimes extremely difficult obstacles and challenges.

Some have moved beyond that consciousness and see themselves as citizens of planet Earth. This is a great step forward, as it undoubtedly will lead to the understanding and full awareness of other planets, galaxies and universes.

Image: https://Huffingtonpost.co.uk. A musician has created an image showing the universe in one spectacular image. The stunning circular representation shows the Solar System at the centre, surrounded by the Milky Way and then the Andromeda galaxy. Each circle gets progressively larger moving from the galaxies to the cosmic web and finally an invisible plasma.Credit: Unmismoobjetivo via Wikimedia Commons Pablo Carlos Budassi used NASA pictures and logarithmic maps from Princeton University to produce the mind-blowing visual.

It is at this juncture, where I understand (from many unbiased citizen observers and researchers, who have no agenda other than exposing the truth, and NOT mainstream media) that we find ourselves now.

And that we have reached critical mass in this giant step in evolution and shall now be venturing forward as one collective consciousness to discover our “oneness” in the galaxy, other galaxies and billions of universes and the nature of our interconnectivity beyond time/space.

ONENESS, or “Unity Consciousness”

Tania Kotsos from https://mind-your-reality.com wrote,

“There is a single, intelligent Consciousness that pervades the entire Universe – the Universal Mind. It is all knowing, all powerful, all creative and always present. As it is present everywhere at the same time, it follows that it must also be present in you – that it is you. Your mind is part of the one Universal Mind. This is not simply a philosophical ideal passed down to us through the ages. It is an exact scientific truth. Know it, believe it, apply it and you will see your life transform in miraculous ways.

Albert Einstein told us that ‘everything is energy’; that ‘a human being is a part of the whole called by us [the] Universe’. His words echoed the most ancient of spiritual and philosophical teachings and still underpin today’s cutting-edge scientific discoveries. The Universal Mind goes by many names. In the scientific world we know of the Unified Field, in spiritual philosophy we refer to The All or Universal Consciousness and in religion we call upon God who Himself goes by many names – Jehovah, Allah and Brahman to mention but a few. The name is relevant only in so far as it resonates with you.

Whichever way you cut it, you come to this one unavoidable conclusion: there is but One Consciousness of which your consciousness must be a part and ‘a part’, as Charles Haanel said, ‘must be the same in kind and quality as the whole, the only difference being one of degree’.

The nature of the Universal Mind is Omniscience (all knowing), Omnipotence (all powerful), Omnificence (all creative) and Omnipresence (always present). Know that this too is your nature. You have access to all knowledge, known and unknown; you have access to an infinite power for which nothing is impossible; you have access to the limitless creativity of the One Creator. All these attributes are present within you at all times in their potential form.

It is up to you to know and act upon your own nature. The inscription on the Ancient Greek Temple of Apollo at Delphi left no room for misunderstanding:

The Carthomancer: “Know thyself.” Image: https://patheos.com

‘Know thyself and thou shalt know all the mysteries of the gods and the universe’.

It is through the power of your subconscious mind and your higher self that you can learn to align yourself with the Omnipotence, Omniscience and Omnificence of the Universal Mind at all times.

In a nutshell, there is a single Consciousness, the Universal Mind, which pervades the entire Universe. It is all knowing, all powerful, all creative and always present everywhere at the same time. Your consciousness is part of it – it is It. All is One. You are connected to everything and every one. You are already connected what you want.

To the degree that you truly comprehend and internalize this Truth, you will be able to become the master of your mind and the director of your life.”

The Law of One; The Ra Material and The One Infinite Creator

https://ascensionglossary.com says,

“The Law of One is the comprehension that all things are made of intelligent energy and are a part of the All-One. The Law of One is a Sacred Science of the mechanics of Christ Consciousness and are the Natural Laws governing our Universal Creation. All-One is the recognition that Eternal Truth is Eternal Love and Eternal Love is the organic consciousness of Infinite Creator or God.

The Law of One; The Ra Material is also a series of 106 conversations, called sessions, between Don Elkins, a professor of physics and UFO investigator, and Ra, speaking through Carla Rueckert. Ra states that it/they are a sixth-density social memory complex that formed on Venus about 2.6 billion years ago.

The Law of One; The Ra Material states that

“there is only one, and that one is the Infinite Creator, which Ra also calls “Infinite Intelligence” and “Intelligent Infinity.” It is impossible to describe the “one undifferentiated intelligent infinity, unpolarized, full and whole” but It can be activated or potentiated. Each portion of the creation contains, paradoxically, the whole.

Since all is one, all manifestation, or appearance of many-ness, is an illusion. According to Ra, it is an illusion carefully engineered in order to give the Creator the opportunity to know Itself.”

If you care to delve deeper into the Law of One; The Ra Material, here is a link to a free version of it, replete with helpful information and ways to navigate through it with ease.

https://www.lawofone.info/

Fair warning: this is not an expose to be undertaken without resilience, perseverance and most importantly, the desire to understand its depth, breadth and other-worldly understanding as communicated to us in 3D, in the early 80’s to late 90’s, no less, when most of humanity was fully asleep in the “dream”, rather, “nightmare” of separation.

It would take lifetimes – and many of them at that – to fully comprehend the wisdom of The Law of One; The Ra Material, as it will take us many, many lifetimes to fully grasp, let alone, comprehend, the multifaceted and multidimensional and timeless concept of the “one”.

Quote: Yogi Bhajan

Meditation helps. Always. No matter how you practice it.

There is nothing you can’t discover by going within. That pathway is always open to you, waiting for you to uncover the treasures it holds for you.

Further exploration of the concept on unity consciousness can be done very easily by experiencing it directly. This can happen spontaneously through meditation as it has for countless individuals over the eons that have opened themselves up to the collective consciousness with the awareness of their place in it as an aspect of the whole.

I will be posting a new Guided Meditation on that subject within the next 2 weeks. Please bear with me as I upgrade recording equipment and software to bring you an even higher-quality Guided Mediation experience!

NEW Guided Meditation: Practicing Loving Kindness – 30 Minute Version

This 30 Minute Version of the Overcoming Addiction Support Meditation 3 – “Practicing Loving Kindness”, can be enjoyed and benefitted greatly from outside the Series as a stand-alone Guided Meditation or as part of the OA Series.

Practicing Loving Kindness, especially towards oneself, is a cornerstone of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health. If we are our thoughts, how can we thrive thinking self-deprecating or self-destructive thoughts? This Practicing Loving Kindness Guided Meditation will elevate you to the next level of blissful living.

The Overcoming Addiction Series is in 3 Parts, available here on the Meditation.Works YouTube Channel. Each part takes the listener through the different stages of overcoming an addiction, no matter what it may be. There are 6 Support Guided Meditations that are taken from the Overcoming Addiction Series.

They are meant to be listened to on their own when willpower is low or when one simply wishes to affirm the subject matter of that particular Support Meditation.

Here’s a direct link to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNltQ0c8Kq4_QsSNIFTGBaQ/

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The FREQUENCY Solution: MANIFESTATION and Meditation HACKS for Getting in DEEP

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There is a basic law in physics that states that everything in the Universe moves and vibrates. Absolutely nothing rests, including you and me.

As humans, our frequencies are quite different from that of the objects surrounding us like furniture, trees, animals, objects, and other people, which is why we are all under the spell or “illusion” of “separation”.

That we are separate from all and everything could be no further from the truth. The fact is, we live in a veritable ocean of energy, known to physicists as “The Unified Field”.

Furthermore, Quantum Physics shows us that everything in our universe is energy – and not matter – on a subatomic level.

Some, like the great turn-of-the-century influencer, Wallace D. Wattles, knew this intuitively:

“Everything you see on earth is made from one original substance, out of which all things proceed… There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought, in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by thought. Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.”

Wallace D. Wattles, “The Science of Getting Rich”, 1910

Now that we have established that we are energy in motion or “e-motional beings”, what is the next step towards wielding that energy to create highest and best outcomes or to allow that which no longer serves us to be transmuted into a higher frequency, into that which does serve us?

In this instance, I’m referring to what seems to be on everyone’s mind these days, given the global unrest: Where did this “unrest” come from and how are we going to get ourselves beyond it and thrive once again?

First of all, the unrest came about as a result of the fragmented and negatively oriented environment we have evolved through over millenia. The good news is, what we are seeing now is its dissolution – and transmutation on many levels.

How to illustrate this...

Let’s say we have collectively decided that our kitchen has fallen into decrepitude and has become dysfunctional, and no longer serves us. What is required is ripping that kitchen apart, down to the very floorboards, and replacing it with a whole new kitchen with much improved functionalities that will once again, serve all those who depend on it to live and thrive. This is much like what we are going through on a global scale.

That means we are literally going through a deconstruction; debris, dust, noise, mess, discomfort, inconvenience, lack and even trepidation as to whether or not this was a good idea to begin with or not – and whether what the old will be replaced with will be worth the effort.

And here we are. We’re in it, full on, and there’s no turning back now. So how do we move forward and create positive outcomes?

Sit’s really quite simple, yet profound. As Bashar says:

“What you put out is exactly what you get back. Physical reality is a mirror; literally, a mirror. Whatever vibration you put out, is the experience you get back… While it is true, whatever your vibration is, is responsible for what you experience, many of you think, or have been taught to think, that you have to work to create that vibration that would create what it is you prefer, and in fact, you do not. Your core frequency, your core true, signature vibration is already attracting all the things that are representative of that core vibration. If those things that are representative of your true, core, loving, creative, natural vibration aren’t manifesting, aren’t reaching you, it’s not because you are not attracting them, it’s because you are keeping them away.”

From “Redefining the Law of Attraction (The Four Laws of Creation) by Bashar, as Channeled by Darryl Anka

So it is clear then, that in order to manifest what we desire, we do not have to “work for it”, as Bashar says. As counterintuitive at that may sound given our programming, the essence is this:

Allow that which you are not to fall away, to be once again, that which you are.

And how, pray tell, do we do that? That’s simple too, and profound.

Meditate. Connect with your higher self that is the true, core, loving, creative and natural vibration that you are. Become that once again; radiate that once again from your heart; heal the self; help others heal through raising your vibration and thereby allowing them to raise theirs; and in that way, we all heal and raise the vibration on the planet so we can all really, really get excited about enjoying that new kitchen we’re co-creating once it’s done!

And it’s really the EXCITEMENT that attracts the outcome, not so much the picture, in this instance of a kitchen.

Here’s your magical solution, broken down: 1. Meditate: Connect with your higher self on as deep a level as possible. 2. Get EXCITED about what you want to manifest or attract into your reality. 3. Realize you are not actually attracting “anything” other than the experience you want to have internally (which will affect everything around you positively externally). 4. Forget about it and keep your vibration as high as possible, following your bliss for as long as you can in one direction until you can no longer maintain that, then follow it in another, and so forth. And watch the magic unfold. It has to. These are universal laws of creation.

Getting in DEEP

A single meditator has the potential to positively affect every person they encounter, raising their vibration by just speaking a few words to them, sitting with them, or by just having walked by them on the street.

Humans are the most powerful change agents when we meditate, or direct our attention, towards something.

But are we getting in deep enough into meditation in order to do so?

ALL Meditation is GOOD Meditation

At the end of the day (or the beginning, or whenever you prefer to meditate) ALL meditation is good meditation.

Deep, not so deep, or Guided Meditation. If it wasn’t, I sure wouldn’t be devoting so much of my time to spreading the good word. And “just meditate” is may mantra. That said, I know it’s hard to go deep into meditation, which is where the most transformative and powerful experiences happen.

Some rarely get to experience that deep level of self-awareness and indescribable bliss. (Just keep on meditating if that’s what you want to experience, and trust me, it WILL happen.)

In case you’re struggling with that or want to take your practice to a new level, I’m going to offer you some practical hacks for getting in DEEP. Hacks that I’ve both come across and come up with on my own. Here goes, just for you.

Helpful HACKS for Getting into DEEP Meditation

Body Position

Your body position is KEY. If you can’t get your body comfy and into the right position, you will never be able to move beyond its sensations that will continually call you back to pay attention to them. The following is a combination of things you can do to address this issue.

The Cushion is KING

Of all my meditation seats, the one I have now suits me best. Of course everyone will have their preferences. I’m just telling you what works for me – BIG TIME.

It’s a padded square (from , about 24″ x 24″ and about 8″ deep. It sits up agains a wall. It’s from Morningstar Trading, a store I frequent in Toronto. They do sell online. Here’s a link to the actual cushion I bought:

https://www.morningstartrading.ca/collections/cushion-and-blankets/products/square-seat-footstool-24-by-24-by-10-23

I sit on that pillow, firmly rooting into my sitting bones.

Then there’s an oblong pillow that I have that I fold in half and place at the base of my spine to make sure my spinal column is slightly curved inward (concave) and erect. (This is critical for the energy flowing up the spine to the higher chakras that are the ones that actually do take you deep into meditation.) Here’s a link to that oblong pillow I bought:

https://www.morningstartrading.ca/collections/cushion-and-blankets/products/oblong-cushion-24-by-12-inch

About Legs

Now that’s a personal preference, especially if you’re not built or limber enough to sit cross-legged. Personally, unless I’ve been keeping up with my yoga practice pretty regularly, cross-legged works for me for about 15 minutes, then my right ankle starts screaming at me, and I need to shift.

What really works for me is taking a blanket, draping it over my knees and feet (soles together), and tucking the blanket under my feet so they are comfy and supported. Then I take that blanket and twist the ends and tuck those ends under my knees for some additional support. That takes care of my legs and spinal alignment.

Now it’s chin up, shoulders down and back (release with an in-breath and out-breath).

NOTE: You may have a favorite meditation chair or zafu cushion, or just use a normal chair when you meditate. It doesn’t really matter; it’s whatever works for you as long as you can get into a really comfortable and supported position. And the next step is…

Tuning Out

Now it’s time to tune out.

I do this with a combination of things that I find really help me detach from my outward, physical senses so I can more easily explore my internal senses.

If you are going to use a Guided Meditation, that’s great. If not, and your’e ready to do this all on your own, here’s what works for me:

The drone of the tanpura being played, I find, is the perfect sound companion to meditation. It has been used in the far East for centuries as a way to help meditators (mostly monks and spiritual adepts back then) tune out and tune in, as the repetitive sound of the 4 strings gently plucked one after the other over and over is said to actually align the chakras, making it easier to climb to the highest one during meditation.

I like to listen to it on my phone while I’m meditating, with good, comfortable earphones, in a 1 hour long version.

Here’s a link to the version I like to listen to on YouTube:

This hypnotic drone is in the key of a slightly flat version of C, which is actually more soothing than C at 440. (That’s a whole other blog topic that I’ll get to soon.)

Next, I cover my eyes with a headband. If you have a blackout mask, that’s even better. I find my headband works perfectly for me.

Then I cover my head. If it’s not too hot, I find putting my hoodie’s hood over my head a perfect solution. If it’s really warm out, I’ll use a large cotton scarf, like a sarong, and drape it over my head and ears. The main thing is to create a kind of a “meditation cave” for yourself. (There’s a reason monks meditated in caves. Lol.)

Click “play” and let the drone begin…

And now there’s just the diving in part.

Don’t pay attention to all the “zingers” I like to call the tingles I feel when I’m tuning in. They are your energy or vibration at constant play – though when you are moving around, you don’t notice it. Shifting your awareness internally makes one sensitive to them, which is perfectly normal. They mostly subside after a few moments, rather you begin to drift deeper into meditation and focus less and less on them and other bodily sensations.

Now BREATHE…. deep in-breath, deep out-breath, over and over again… until you feel your breath connecting with your inner expansiveness.

At this point, you may begin to see colours swirling; greens, violets, whites; or see the vague outline of shapes, faces – morphing into one another… or you may see tiny lights, or flashes of light… At this point, congratulations… You’re in DEEP. And it’s time to direct your thoughts to a particular intention.

If it’s world peace and unity you’re focusing on, ask for – or create an image in your mind that will allow you to express your intention through love.

When world peace is the object of my intention, I image Earth as a basketball-sized, exquisite floating entity, that I can both fill with and surround with my deep, profound love for it, and enfold it into my heart… and just love it there with all my might, offering it all the healing energy it needs that I pull in from the entire cosmos. Whatever it takes to get the healing done.

At this point, not only is the sky the limit, not even this galaxy is the limit.

Whatever your intention is during your meditation, just allow it to take shape in a way that you can pour love into it… and away you go…

Tuning back in to the outer world.

When it’s time to come out of meditation, you’ll know. It’s indescribable, yet distinct. Sometimes only a 15 or 20 minute meditation is what the body needs. Another time it may be an hour or well beyond that.

Just please always remember to be kind an non-judgemental of yourself in any way when it comes to meditation. You have no idea just how much you are accomplishing on a subatomic level when you raise your vibration, even for a few moments.

If we ALL just did that – even for a few moments – we’d all be opening our eyes to a whole new – and much improved – world.

(PLEASE, MEDITATE ON THAT.)

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About Me

Meditation has given my life richness and meaning beyond words, and I am passionate about sharing my Guided Meditations, and the myriad benefits meditation offers, with the world… from my heart to yours.

Together with Meditation.Works, let’s cultivate balanced, abundant, healthy and co-creative lives, and build a global culture that advocates deep healing, self-transformation, compassion and true well-being through the power of meditation.

Please help Meditation.Works do just that, one meditator at a time.

“Heal the self, help others heal: Before you know it, we’re all healed!”

ANNOUNCING:

NEW Meditation.Works T-Shirt Designs, like these, that I have had SO MUCH FUN creating!

Spread the message you most resonate with by wearing one of these T’s and see the feeling catch on!

Long and Short-sleeved T-Shirts and Long-sleeved Hoodies, are available sizes XS-XXXL for Adults and Children in many different styles and fabrics choices!

More designs coming this week!

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As always, Happy Meditating!

With great “Lovitude”,

Renata

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The Unexpected Gift of Darkness: GODSPEED, George Floyd

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“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

Mary Jane Oliver (1935-2019) was an American poet who won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize: a great inspiration to me in my formative years.

She began writing poetry at the age of 14 and was later influenced by both Whitman and Thoreau. Oliver is known for her clear and poignant observances of the natural world.

Mary Oliver, American Poet, (1935 – 2019)

In fact, it is widely accepted that her poetry reflected a new kind of Romanticism that refused to acknowledge boundaries between nature and the observing self.

Of course, the box of darkness in Mary’s poem could have so very many meanings. The actual full poem is called The Uses of Sorrow, and is as such:

The Uses of Sorrow

(In my dream I dreamed this poem)

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.

Mary Oliver

Citing the great illuminist, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist, influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology, also known as Jungian psychology, it is clear that he and Mary shared the same view of “darkness”, albeit expressed in two wholly different ways.

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Carl Gustav Jung

Enter, the Darkness

When we enter into a state of meditation, we literally “go into the darkness” as we close our eyes.

That darkness is always present, yet we do not think of it until we close our eyes, and behold! There it is, just where we left it the last time.

This literal and figurative “darkness”, is, as Mary Oliver would have seen it, a “natural” aspect of the “self” and therefore of “nature”, intrinsic to our makeup as human beings.

What comes up for us in this meditative darkness can be anywhere on the scale; from utter bliss to the deepest sorrow, sadness, grief, loss or sense of betrayal still living in the heart.

Even if it is not in our consciousness, even if it is part of the collective consciousness, the meditation experience will often draw out challenging feelings.

This, so we may purge them – on behalf of ourselves or the collective – once and for all, and return to our more natural state of equanimity, peace, and ultimately bliss, which is (for most) our natural propensity – to go towards the light.

And the more we go into this meditative state and allow these deep-seated feelings to rise up in us, and ride the waves of their last stand, one after the other, so we are then able to begin to observe ourselves more and more deeply, reaching truly profound levels of awareness and “being”.

And then it becomes transcendent...

Beyond the Darkness

Beyond the darkness that rests behind our eyes, is a very different kind of darkness that we have all had to face in our lives, and indeed, are facing now on a global scale.

I came across this post in my Instagram feed just a few days before the heinous, brutal and deliberate public murder of US citizen, George Floyd, on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by four police officers.

I was going to mention it in this Blog for very different reasons.

Suffice it to say, it gave me some hope for humanity to see that meditation programs are slowly being implemented in all facets of society, as the direct evidence, that has now become indisputable science, proves that mass meditation affects us globally – and as little as 7,000 people meditating on reducing crime, actually works. You can look up the staggering statistics yourself.

I will of course, speak more on this, but for now, I digress.

The ensuing and ongoing rightful public outcry after the George Floyd murder is deafening, not just on the outside, in the form of peaceful public protests.

It is also deafening on the inside, emotionally, spiritually, as these are dark days indeed, as we attempt to process the unthinkable – yet the undeniable.

We have indeed been handed “a box of darkness”.

Emperor, Stoic Philosopher, Marcus Aurelius Antonius Augustus; 121 – 180

“The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.”

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher.

He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors (a term coined some 13 centuries later by Niccolo Machiavelli), and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire.

The reign of Marcus Aurelius was marked by military conflict, though in the end, the Roman Empire fought successfully and ushered in an era of unprecedented peace.

Also during Aurelius’ reign, The Antonine Plague broke out in 165 or 166 and devastated the population of the Roman Empire and causing the the deaths of five million people.

Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius, or the writings of “the philosopher”, as contemporary biographers called Marcus, are a significant source of the modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy. They have been praised by fellow writers, philosophers, monarchs, and politicians centuries after his death.

“…be not like your enemy.”

Let us hope, pray, if you are the praying kind, that humanity heeds these words from an ancient wise one, and that the darkness we are all feeling from within – and without – will soon be purged, both through the practice of going within and allowing them to seep through our tears, as we usher them into oblivion – and through our PEACEFUL protests, en masse, globally.

This, so we may usher in a new, golden age of peace and enlightenment through the unstoppable and conscious ascension of Earth and its inhabitants.

We mourn George Floyd, as we mourn no other today. Though we have mourned, and mourned, and mourned too many unnecessary evils perpetrated upon the human race through time.

I cry, “NO MORE!”, from the core essence of my being… and as I close my eyes and enter into the darkness behind them in meditation, it is but the LIGHT, that awaits us all, that I seek to find.

Godspeed, George Floyd, (1972 – 2020).

You now ARE, a light for us all.

Image courtesy of https://desiringgod.org

With great “Lovitude”,
Renata