WHAT IS MEDITATION
Jaime Izquierdo, LMT, CBP, OMP, RM
Life-Coach and Energy-Healer
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What happens when we meditate
We have two identities, our ‘Worldly Identity’ where we are part of our daily life; and our ‘Cosmic or Universal identity’ where we recognize we are a part of our Universe.
We grow up focused on our world first, and live convinced for many years that this is our reality. As we leave our homes and enter the world on our own, we question our values and the believe system we inherit and we develop a conscious relationship with our universe. This is the ‘spiritual journey’ we are all suppose to undergo.
We begin to see that our ‘reality’ is our participation in the wholeness of our universe. This expansion of our cosmic identity happens in the form of insights and realizations, until we come to understand we are not separate entities, living isolated lives on earth, but integral parts of our Cosmic Universe.
Whereas we used to stress trying to control everything in our lives, we now follow the guidance of our universe and accept the result of our actions as direction and guidance.
We slowly abandon the never-ending pattern of short-lived happiness and frustration we drew from superficial things, and unfulfilling pleasures; instead we begin to experience inner peace and lasting happiness.
We gain respect for all living beings and develop empathy and respect for all of our human conditions. We stop judging and instead look at ourselves and learn to repair our character defects. We abandon dysfunctional patterns and engage with unconditionally loving relations. We make peace with our past and use our experiences to understand and help others. We become healers.
Our Ego that separated our two identities deflates and we begin to live a conscious spiritual life. We no longer feel more or less important. We experience through moments of meditation to feel happier and less stress; and learn to communicate with our universe.
The world that once had grown to be hardship becomes a myriad of opportunities to make our journey in this life a happy one. Our contribution becomes important.
We finally come to understand that our thoughts come to us from the universe, guiding us in our individual journey as it is designed for us.
Fear becomes a clear sign to take an action in order to grow spiritually. We learn to trust in the signs and opportunities that come our way. Our experiences become important elements of our individual participation.
What is Meditation
Meditation is a visit with our Higher (God) Consciousness; the opening of a daily dialogue where together we prepare for the day. Mentally we address our physical needs with the influx of spiritual consciousness; we accept the universe around us is in control of our lives. It is here that we reach decisions on how to proceed on all areas of our life; we address the fears present each day and we recognize the actions we need to take; we look into our motivations and intentions and make certain they will lead towards higher levels of self-esteem. We leave results up to our universe; we acknowledge we are not in control; we ask for changes that will bring happiness into our lives; and we then move on with our day.
Meditation is the solution to all our problems; physical, mental and spiritual.
We see conflict and difficulties as the only reality in life; we face fear when a challenge, problem, or any other unexpected situation arrives in our daily life and we often feel forced into making decisions that bring stress into our lives.
This daily exercise can take a toll on our mental and physical health if we maintain the mindset that we are in fact responsible for everything; actions and results; and that it is 'only' up to us to change the circumstances of our lives.
There is no room in our life for an alternative manner of facing our problems and most of us experience depression and low self esteem; often seeing ourselves as less valuable individuals.
What is needed is our reliance on the power of the universe; a parental physical-chemical power that is in fact maintaining us alive; is 'reading' our thoughts, dilemmas, wants and needs as we continuously think and analyze life; is scanning our physical body and working on keeping it in harmony and optimal health; and is keeping our body-mind relationship stable through the production and flow of hormones; chemicals in our body that help us maintain emotional stability.
Our physical life depends on the air we breathe; the food and water we consume; and the quality of the environment we live in. When we recognize this facts, we come to the realization that we are not in control of the laws of the universe we inhabit; but we are in control of the food we choose to eat, the water we consume; and the quality of the environment we live in; we see the areas of life we can contribute to, in order to help control a healthy environment around us; and a healthy food and water supply for our body.
Why meditate? If we are in fact part of our living universe by breathing the air; eating the food; and benefiting from the elements that are continuously entering all the cells in our physical body, it is also important to recognize that the universe is 'knowing' of what we need mentally, emotionally and spiritually in order for us to be happy; what we require in order to perform as 'happy units' of the universe.
In meditation, we address our 'conscious connection' to this sustaining universe relating to it as the organic parent that provides us with nourishment, guidance and direction.
We learn to present the universe with an organized list of the things, situations, relationships, working conditions, occupation, money, income, living conditions, and all other aspects needed in our lives to improve our happiness; we also thank the universe for our health, the physical quality of our lives, the people in our lives, the work we do, and all the other aspects that affect our daily mood.
After each moment of meditation, we remain aware throughout the day of the 'interactive relationship' we share with our universe; we recognize ourselves as integral parts of this living universe. If we make decisions that might affect our lives, we relent to the universe control of the outcome accepting the results as part of the guidance and direction we receive; a daily act of 'trust' to communicate back to our universe we are aware we are not in control.
I start my meditation by addressing 'the air' as I breathe and I say 'thank you for my life'; at that moment, I recognize the air as the 'life force' of our universe that is maintaining me alive.
I then allow this sustaining energy to flow through my body-mind, cleansing physical illness and the fears affecting me that specific day; I let this 'cleansing' flow freely from the top of my head, down through the plant of my feet.
I 'see it' merge with the energy of our 'sustaining earth', 'grounding' me and validating all my endeavors and my 'reality'; I address relationships, work, health, finances, home and all related issues affecting my physical life that day; and turn control of all of them to the care of the universe.
I address the scope of 'my physical reality', physical home; finances; family and friends, institutions, pets and all other aspects of my physical world; allowing the energy of the universe to cleanse negative aspects affecting that space; I watch it (with my eye chakra) become clear and illuminated with the flow of healing energy as it merges with our subtle universe around.
It is at that point I become aware the universe is in control of all the aspects of my 'reality'; I prepare to take action in my day, address all the developments and changes I need to meet; and recognize that the results of my actions are in control of our universe;
I inspect my motives and intentions behind each of the actions I prepare to take that day and make sure these actions will bring happiness; and only positive self-esteem into my life.
'Trust' is a practice. To bring trust into my life I turn all my actions to my 'god consciousness'. I accept that I face life each day in partnership with this consciousness; that my work is valuable and healing to the universe; I take actions and let the universe take care of the results. Regardless of the results I trust I am being led in the direction of my dreams.
As I allow the 'life energy' present in the air I breathe flow freely through my own body-mind, I accept that my life is perfect; that I am exactly where I am supposed to be at all times; that my participation is effective and healing.
I accept that I was born to bring wellness and healing to benefit the space I inhabit in this universe; I contribute.
'Fear' is a motivating force; present in all all aspects of our life. Every decision and action we take requires overcoming fear; fear of loosing what we have; or fear of not getting what we want. The fear behind is 'not having control'; not knowing the outcome; and taking action' requires a 'leap of faith'.
It is here where meditation becomes important.
'Faith' infers 'a belief system' we rely on to help us make the right decisions in life, and most of us rely on some form of 'god consciousness'; in meditation we partner with our 'god consciousness' to address 'the fears of the day'. We identify the actions we are so afraid of taking; and review our motives and intentions that lay behind.
if we find that our motives and intentions are not based on self-seeking motives of 'losing what we have' or 'not getting what we want', we are then certain we are heading in the right direction in life, and doing the right thing; we loose the fear that had been impairing us; we no longer attempt to control the outcome of our action, but instead, accept that the result of each of our actions will bring us higher levels of happiness and positive self-esteem.
Meditation and self honesty go hand in hand; when we address meditation in this manner, the quality of our life improves daily.