all about meditation
Trinity Bourne: We’d like to share this energy with you with our latest meditation, appropriately named ‘Mists of Avalon’. This is a meditation that frequently came to me earlier in my journey, shortly after I moved to the Sacred Isle of Avalon in England. It’s a spiritual journey from the the lower paradigm of the 3rd density, through the mist, into a higher vibrational paradigm. We transcend through the mists, as it dissolves around us, unravelling from the crown, one chakra at a time; until we are fully bathed in a world of higher consciousness. It’s a powerful meditation for evolution.
What does it mean to become more conscious? It is the progressive realization of conscious mastery over your mind. The challenge is that it takes consciousness to grow consciousness. But you needn’t worry about this because you already have the seed. Think of it like fire. You have a flame, and you want to turn that flame into a huge blaze. How do you do it? You add fuel. The following list includes examples of how you can add fuel to your flame of consciousness to become a raging inferno of consciousness. Well, OK, the analogy sort of falls apart there, but you get the idea.
How many times have you heard ‘meditation is good for you!’, yet you resist the actual act of sitting in silence because the mind is too great a foe to face? You’re not alone if the word ‘meditation’ strikes more fear than chords of peace, but by changing the way you think about it, perhaps it will become easier to devote at least 5 minutes per day towards contemplative reflection.
In this video I share about the power of stillness and the healing benefits of meditation.
Meditation. At this stage, most of us are aware of the fact that meditation is supposed to be pretty good for us. Whether or not we actually meditate is a whole ‘nother conversation! I say it’s time to demystify meditation. Fact is, you don’t need to be a levitating monk to get a LOT of uber-practical benefits.
Flying through the windows of our mind reveals to us our true nature, our interconnectedness with each other, with all living species and our living environment. Oneness becomes completely obvious. It is then that we know and in the knowing we realize that any action taken by anyone impacts the whole and that whole includes the original actor. Thus, the ultimate recipient of all that we do is our own self.
We’re clearly at an inflection point in the Western dharma right now: the last twenty years of secular, mainstreamed mindfulness will likely be nothing compared to the next twenty—not with healthcare, technology, and even the military coming around to the hard data on mindfulness’s effectiveness. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? On the one hand, meditation might just save the world, and mainstreaming it—vulgarizing it, even—is how that will happen. On the other hand, what will be the price of this wider embrace? Just how crass, cheesy, or watered-down will things have to get?
As everyone knows well, Eckhart Tolle has enjoyed great success with his Power of Now books. This is a man who experienced a mystical state in which the individual self fell away and revealed to him a far greater reality beyond, a vision which Tibetans refer to as simply ‘The View’. Far from making everything easier for him, in many ways this encounter brought great difficulty to his superficial life and caused him to lose much of what he had once valued and find himself more often than not on park benches.
Can you imagine healing? Can you imagine what it would feel like to be deeply connected to the higher order of your inner self, and to know the entire Universe is organized around your well-being?…
If you’ve backpacked through South America or have a keen interest in psychotropic medicine, you probably know I’m talking about ayahuasca. For centuries, Amazonian shamans have used this plant-based hallucinogen to treat spiritual and physical maladies. More recently, a growing Western interest has spawned a new style of holistic tourism.
Ahhhh how glorious the universe is, in every single moment. I wonder about the times when I do not realize how divine each moment of being is, and I am acutely aware of a common denominator. Indeed, the greatest hindrance to my being is none other than myself, the ‘I’, the ego mind.
Take a moment to become as aware as you can of yourself, your body, the words in front of you, your immediate surroundings. Now imagine that, instead of perceiving in the normal way a number of discrete objects – hands, display device screen or paper and so forth, you are seeing at the subatomic level.
We can all see that life on planet Earth is moving towards some inexorable, perhaps unknowable massive change. Years ago I decided my best path was to follow the tradition of ancient primordial metaphysical teachings and find Wisdom Truth within me. Here is what I learned.