The Divine Mirror: A Meditation
Happy Monday to you! If you’re living in the US of A like I am, I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was a long and enjoyable respite with your family and friends.
Looking at the calendar on any wall, we’re nearing the end of the year. During this time, many of you like to take a step back and contemplate the year that has passed and what is to come in the new year.
This week, I want to invite you to join me in a contemplative meditation. For those of you who aren’t familiar with that concept, a contemplative meditation can be used when you have a deep question like what is God?
The goal is to harmonize yourself to the question which requires you to clear your mind of anything else.
For some people, that’s hard to do, which is why you can achieve the same results by reading something. The more profound it is, usually the better it works. I use Rumi’s poetry a lot because it opens many doors, especially for those who are not too trapped in their heads.
(The book, A Year with Rumi by Coleman Barks, collects translations of 365 of Rumi’s greatest poems, if you’re interested.)
Often, when I meditate, I’ll take my notebook full of blank pages into the sauna. Not long after I sit in the heat, things will start coming to me and I’ll write them down.
I’ll share one of the quotes that spirit gave me and invite you to go into meditation on how it expresses in you, what it means for you and what rises in you.
Don’t try to solve it intellectually. Just empty yourself and allow what rises in you from your intuition. You could also ask your soul to guide you to images that offer a deeper understanding, clarity, meaning or connection in your life too.
There’s no right or wrong answers here. Something very right to you could seem very contradictory to someone else. Really, that’s the magic of individual consciousness. There’s unity in diversity, and that’s the beauty of it.
For example, we live on this earth and depend on it for the resources that allow us to live. So, there’s one point of unity within which we have approximately 7 billion points of human individuality…
I hope you enjoy emptying yourself and meditating on the full quote in this week’s vlog.
Love and chi,