Omni presence Medtation……

During Meditation I have found a way not to struggle or merge with my thoughts, I begin by observing without effort any sound or body sensation. Now it goes without saying but I will say it anyway, “where your awareness is there you are”. The first thing you will notice is that awareness itself takes no effort at all, if someone was to pinch you it would take no effort to be aware of the discomfort (although you as awareness are not the discomfort but merely aware of it).
So when you find that quiet spot inside or outside allow yourself effortlessly to become aware of the sounds, sights and sensations of your surroundings. As you do this things will begin to present themselves to your awareness but do not merge with them, (although later this can become a oneness merging exercise you might enjoy).
Lets take the example of being outside and feeling a slight coolness on the surface of your skin the point here is not the cool feeling, but rather that your awareness has now moved to the surface of your skin, ( you just moved effortlessly from within your body to without). Let me give you one more example that being a bird singing or the sounds of wind through the trees. once again it is not about the sound but the fact that effortlessly your awareness has now moved beyond the bounds of your body altogether.
I think you get the point here but let me add that as you practice this you will discover you can be both within and without at the same time, your awareness can in fact be effortlessly Omni present. Anyway give this a try next time you do your meditations and what you will discover is thoughts are a waste of time compared to the presence of your awareness floating about the landscape.

Wednesday’s Meditation

Wednesday's Meditation

One of the deeper meditations last night so far, I think going longer then 40 minutes helps us get to that place of Union with the Divine. We looked at using a sacred word (centering prayer) along with the control of the breath and stillness of the body. If you have been thinking about coming you really should give it a try there is a dynamic in group meditation.


Eternity in The Human Heart…

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Eternity that which is beyond time, circumstance and this material world which is but a vapor, is not to found in some far off place called heaven but your own heart.

Jesus called it the Kingdom of God, that lies within ever human being and yet a place so close can seem light years away.

This eternity is beyond the tools of this time space and material dimension, therein lies the problem or rather the solution.

As Jesus taught it is the cares and love of this world that keep us from that which is in fact closer than our own breath.

Those friends from the east have been closer to the truth, than our western mind driven theological pursuit of Eternity has buried deep.

It is after all within the human heart and with just a little more exploration, the kingdom of God and His glorious presence would be discovered.

Discovered but never gone because God has never left you, but rather you are under all the debris, that are the cares and worries of this world.

The Old Testament Jewish Prophet put it best ” Be still and know He is God” so try a little meditation and stillness, God’s presence is closer than you think.

Some friends of mine call this Samadhi, others called it a Rapture of Spirit and others still a Blessed Union, they are all correct.