Meditation Exercise Series

Dear One,

please find the following link to a series of short audio recordings capturing the latest thoughts from today’s meditation. I hope that these will be helpful. Blessed be.  http://brce.edublogs.org/

 

A Song of Solomon

You said you are filled with so much anger
I imagined what it would be like to be with you without that anger
To be without that in me that is scared of that anger, that hides from it, looks away
Refuses to acknowledge it and my response to it
And as I imagined this tears came to my eyes and a smile softened my face
And I asked myself
What if?
What if it were possible for me to live without this reaction?
What would that be like?
How would my life be different without that reaction?

I lost myself in that question, and rested in it, the question having led me to that imperturbable place behind the mind where time stops and flow begins . .  .

And as I asked this question of “what if” in this way the healing began,
I could feel the shift happening
For with the shift I began to be filled with love instead
Being healed from whatever I was doing, my role in perpetuating your anger,
And hope began to dawn and fill my day with light.
Yes! You are beautiful, and precious and worthy of all the good things that life has to offer!
And so our journeys are intertwined – your journey becomes my journey
As I see that how I perceive you, or what I perceive in you predicts or even defines
The tone and quality of each interaction
Each opportunity to feel and show my love for you
To call forth my true nature from self-imposed exile
To incarnate in my life the image of myself living in this way
As I imagine how this way of living would feel
To see you exactly as you are
Everything about you
Without feeling any need for you to be different
Because your true nature is that of love and goodness / splendour
And by looking at your true nature
Through this change it brings in me
I become more loving
And any negative feelings and life stealing reactions
Of disapproval and resistance subside and fade
As I imagine how my life would be different without that in me.
And I feel the glow of that new way of being permeate every cell of my body

So rejoice with me for we are one
Let us open our hearts to let love burst forth
Emerging from the hidden depths inside us
This place unknown even to ourselves
Imagining looking deeply into it,
Into the well of our own beauty
And seeing deeper and deeper
To the very bottom
And then farther still
To past the dark layer and passing through that until there is only love
An ocean of love connecting all things
And each and every one of us
Oh! How it feels to see this love and be connected to it
Oh how that is all there is!

Blessings be upon you, today and always
World without end
Amen

September 26, 2016

Teachings

There is power in a teaching, a teaching that can move the Soul, draw one outside of their way of thinking or seeing the world; there are thoughts that can lead one to inside themselves where true knowledge resides, where love reigns eternal, where life is sweet, where the precious beauty of the flower of the Soul blossoms and fills us with joy and wonder. A teaching can do all those things, for it is an arrow pointing to what is there for you to see, waiting for you to look inside and behold it. Neither the teaching nor the teacher are to be worshiped or seen as the way, lest they become the focus and the way be hidden or lost from view.  Seek not the teaching nor the teacher. There are many teachers and many teachings. You will know the fruit of the teaching by its taste and whether it leads you inside towards others, or if it leads you to the teacher or teaching itself as the source of life or truth or love and acceptance. The teacher and the teaching are only sign posts showing a path on your journey inward into the world, to the place behind the mind, where the infinite power of love reigns eternal, where there are no limitations, where your life becomes a blessing, to yourself and to the world. Blessings upon you, today and always.

Sunday September 11, 2016

Being

Imagining you
Standing before me
Oh the flood of emotion
Feeling the incredible joy / rapture
All the way down to the bottoms of my feet
My skin tingling
Expanding inward to eternity
As I stand here
Loving and filled with love
Seeing everyone I have ever known or met
Standing in a long line before me stretching from left to right
As far as the eye can see
There is the one I loved like a father
The one I wished well for, respected and would say hi to,
There is my good friend from childhood, my buds from high school,
The ones I loved dearly
Those I was hurt deeply by
Where pain still lingers or lies hidden.

One by one I stand before each of you
I look and I look and I look
Deeper and deeper and deeper
Until I see your Soul
Until time dissolves
And the moment becomes eternal
I imagine myself filled with such love
Such love for you
I imagine how that would feel
And then imagine feeling that feeling
Knowing that there are no limitations in imagining
That all things are possible when I imagine “being” or “having” or “being in the state of being”.

As I stand before
I say your name
As I gaze into your eyes
Allowing myself to remember you
And see all the beauty of you
Everything I ever admired you for
cherished
loved
was drawn to in you,
acknowledging all those things whatever they are or were
(be they good things or pain and trauma)
for through acknowledging
I can forgive myself and be healed of that which hides
and then I can imagine myself healed, being whole and complete
not because of anyone else
but because my true nature is that of love, and that is who I am, was and always will be
And so, precious one, as I stand before you
As I gaze into your eyes
I imagine so many things . . .
I imagine the feeling of being whole and complete
Without looking to you for me to feel that way about myself
I imagine being able to stand on my own and being able to stand before you
Imagining forgiving myself for who and how I am or was with you
And forgiving you for the pain and hurt I felt
And have carried for so long
I imagine a new state free of the need to carry that pain
That pain that was always part of my life, having become the “normal” state  . . .
And as I look at you
The image of you that I created in my mind
Changes as my vision clears
And I see your Soul
As our Souls see each other
My Soul – perfect, whole and complete
Beholding your Soul – perfect, whole and complete
What more is there than that!
I see until there is no more
No more pain
No more separation
No need to pretend
Act strong
Be this or be that
Until there is nothing more
Than me
And you
And this big line of people
And it all swirls and flows and becomes one
And I am left with a gentle, sweet tenderness
For me, and you, and the long line of people
And the greater mass of humanity
Each one unique and precious.

Amen

Sunday September 11, 2016

Love

The heavens inside me open
allowing me to see clearly
with the eyes of love
love, which is our true nature
which sees the minutest detail
a microscope
with which everything can be seen
from which nothing is hidden
from which nothing needs to be hidden
because the more clearly I truly see
the more I love
for I cannot help but love the one I behold in this manner
seeing their true nature, their essence, their Soul
that which is eternal in them.

And so I now understand
that when I stopped seeing or rather stopped allowing myself to see,
in that moment I stopped the flow of love inside me
closing myself off from the most beautiful precious force in the whole universe
what people call God
what people look for outside themselves
but which is not found there
for it is here
in this moment
inside us
in the power of now.

I acknowledge my pain
a life time of feelings of helplessness
For acknowledging is the means through which trauma is healed,
truly,
through which I can allow myself to let my eyes see again
(for they are made for seeing)
so that the flow of love can be restored
inside me and through me
and from me
to you
and to the world
that I am.

Herein lies the answer to all the suffering
for in this act of acknowledgement
there is such warmth and acceptance . . .
it is ok to cry, to have been hurt and broken and filled with despair
it is ok to have failed and been foolish and made any number of countless mistakes
those mistakes which have tormented me throughout my entire life . . .
and in this spirit of beholding without judgement or condemnation
of looking with the microscope that love is and seeing everything,
then the pain, the hurt, the trauma
can flow and swirl like the genie coming out of the bottle,
and once freed from this bottle
(the prison into which I had made my heart)
I am no longer cut off, being able to give and receive all that is needed for life and living.

Come, oh loving child that you are, that I am
I will open my heart
and acknowledge everything that yearns to be acknowledged
I will see with the eyes of love
– seeing everything
– seeing beyond that which only fear perceives
– seeing through to the true essence, the devine
– seeing everything until the flow of love is restored
until I realise that you, me, everyone and everything when perceived in this way
are all perfect, whole and complete
because that is our true nature
that all the imperfections are only perceptions
obscuring my vision
from seeing the divine inside us, behind the veil.

Yes
that is it.

Peace and love and blessings to each and every one of you.

Amen.

Sept. 1, 2016. 6 am. Wakefield

Perfection

See that every part of you is perfect
Every emotion
Every desire
Every feeling
Every part of your body
Experience the utter joy of that knowing
Of basking in the amazing beauty of you
Of your spirit, your soul, mind and body
You are beautiful, precious, unique.
Allow yourself to be exactly as you are in this moment
And as this joy permeates everything
Surrender to it
To its life transforming force
Allowing anything that you have squashed or stomped down inside you to emerge and be celebrated
That your life force may be whole and complete
That it may swirl and flow and dance and sing
And paint and create and make music
And love with the love
That is the most beautiful and powerful force in the entire universe and beyond
Letting that love touch you on the forehead and transform your entire being
Melting the frozen parts of you
Welcoming you home
To who and what you are
Blessed be!
You are beautiful
Beautiful you are created
Created to be who and what you are
Created to bring love into the world through your being.
Awaken
Emerge from hiding
Expand inward to the place of all-knowing
Allowing all parts of the essence of who you truly are to be here in this moment
Here with you now
Blessed be.
I am.
Wed. June 8 2016. 6 am Wakefield
 
Inspired by “the Mystery of Love” by Marc Gafni

Two Things

Yesterday I learned two things
That brought tears to my eyes
As I saw the invisible
And released a bottom belief

The first was about the bond between us

Oh how beautiful
So extraordinarily beautiful is your Soul,
So vibrant,
Eternal.
I realised the depth of my love for you,
How I have always loved you.

The second was a core belief I carried hidden
deep inside my being

I saw how terrified I was
Of hurting those I love
Of allowing pain to overwhelm a vulnerable Soul
so fragile
so easily broken

seeing myself as someone who could protect
nurture
take care of and
shelter them
This being something
within my power to do.

So all encompassing‎
did this purpose become
Seeking any means I could
Lest a precious one be overwhelmed
And go the dark place
The place of no return
Lost forever
to me and to this world.
Finding anything better than that
even the slow destruction anger brings,
for at least anger keeps us safe from that place
that place we must never go
at any cost – the logic of the unconscious mind
Choosing a lesser evil
a sucker’s choice
Not realising win-win and mutual purpose
are always an option

And so the cycle continued
Until my Soul could bear its cross no longer
Yearning to be free from a path I had chosen
An ancient path I called my own

Awakening from the dream
of having been created to shelter others
from the pain of this world
I saw the great irony
of needing others to have pain to fulfil my purpose
Me then, an unconscious accomplice and participant
of an outcome serving no one

And such was my life
Until through a beloved servant
I was shown the light of Creator the true healer,
Whose work becomes possible once we are ready
once we open ourselves to it;
Learning what it feels like
to believe,
to trust
to truly love others
and see them as whole
capable
To watch them learn to spread their wings and fly
Cheering You can do it! And I believe in you!
Trusting Creator, trusting life, trusting them, trusting me.

Blessings upon you today and always.

Amen
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6 am