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 believe 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 'loosing 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.