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Dichotomy of love: one spiritual, the other material, one grounded in wisdom, the other in the folly of youth, one lifting souls, one playing souls. Beware of those who come as wolves in sheep’s clothing.
I was taught how to meditate. I was told to hold a vision in my mind’s eye that brought me peace. I was told to breathe in on a count of 7, hold for a count of 5, and release my breath on a count of 8. I asked, do I say om, and sit in a certain position and hold my hands a certain way? I was told I could sit up with legs crossed, but that I did not need to hold my hands in a certain way, or say om. The most important thing was to see the place that brought me peace and hold it in my mind’s eye and try to practice the breathing method…breathing in through the nostrils and out through the mouth. The first night I was mixed between two images to hold in my mind, and gave up after about 5 minutes. The next night I settled on an image, yet the other image would come in and out of view, but I tried to stay with the breathing a bit longer, so this lasted about 7 minutes. I felt a bit odd about this process, never being too sure about the whole meditation thing. Christian roots and all I had, made me wonder if this was something I should not be doing. However, I suspended judgment, and decided to give it a try again. The 3rd night was a charm. I was able to keep focus of the image. I became one with the image in a way, getting pulled into it, and through the other side. I came to feel as though my mind was traveling through points of light at a high speed. I pulled back and opened my eyes. Now whenever I need to relax, I close my eyes, and there are all these shining lights like fine pointed stars amidst the blackness of the sky, and there I find peace. If I lack sleep, I close my eyes and into these realms I find peace and sleep, and can feel completely refreshed with as little as 3-4 hours of sleep. When I pray for another, it is though I see all these radiant points of light, and in some strange way, I feel as though I emanate some sense of purity of thought and sincerity of heart outward. I will admit, I cannot remember the count, if it was 8, 5, 7, or 7, 5, 8. It matters not at this point, as ever since, I go right into the starlight of the universe…it seems. I wonder if I hit into samadhi on my 3rd try. I am not too sure, just due to the fact, the 3rd time, I pulled back into eye open awareness, the vision and the way I was feeling was pretty intense. However, now, at ease I go there as I close my eyes, and still my mind into peace, and breathe. The mind is an interesting thing, and divine mind, is always there if we but only choose to enter there within.
It hit me like a ton of bricks. I give them all back to you. It was only my heart to give to seek to nourish yours but instead your ass you gave to me. Now, I see the soul in you, no where to be found. It’s all play until you lose your self…sinking under all the weight of what you do.
Gabrielle Roth quote in the above picture.
If I want silence, silence I shall be…If I want to sing, then singing I shall do…If I want to tell or listen to stories, then a story I am within….for there is no one to pull me from who I am, for when I am being I am dancing through it all and experiencing the heart of what moves me, I am alive.
To those who have their senses exercised in matters of discernment, it is most difficult when they see others in error using faulty reasoning and making life decisions based on such. Striving to care from a place of eternal wisdom and truth, one must try to teach, and show up no matter what, even if their message inherit of truth is rejected. Yet, if the messages are not heeded, it becomes incumbent to leave those mired in the errors of their ways. It is always such a sad endeavor, but all one can do is hope the seeds of truth have been planted, and that in time those in error will wake up and see it. For certainly if the message does contain truth, no matter what, it can never be rejected, for it will continue to show up time and time again, no matter who bears the message. Life is funny that way…and humbling all the same.
Treat others with truth, with integrity and with the spirit of love, to lift up, and to not pull others down into realms demons can be found, for to bring another down is to put yourself asunder and to allow the bruising of thy own heal, by the demons ensnaring you to do their bidding. For a man who becomes their pawn unaware, over time becomes one with these deeds and aims, and sinks into the oblivion….until he realizes he is drowning he will not come up for air, and kick off the shackles he wears that have been weighing him down.