Monday, May 2, 2016

CONTEMPLATIVE MEDITATION




    In order to rise in consciousness, one must rise above the everyday clang of the material world. We focus so much on our jobs, our financial status, what's for dinner, what's happening in the news and a whole host of other things. When we do this, we get bogged down with denser energies and begin to lose our spiritual power. We must take a break from this particular existence and its cares if we are to make any progress on the higher path. One of the simplest ways to transcend the material world, even for a few minutes, is to meditate on the nature of the Divine. We do this by choosing a characteristic of the Divine Spirit, such as love or peace or unconditional acceptance, and contemplating that characteristic for a few moments. If God is love, what does that mean? How is that love different than the love of a human being? How much higher and wonderful is that divine love and how does that affect my life? These are only a few examples of how we might meditate on the higher attributes of Spirit. When doing this, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and just relax; set a timer and just give yourself permission to take these few moments just for you. If you can sit in contemplative meditation for only five or ten minutes, that is absolutely fine. That is five or ten minutes that your thoughts rose above the noise of the world around you and your soul touched the hem of God's holy garment.

 

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