Meditation

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

Albert Einstein

The first, and, in my opinion, most important thing you can do to make full use of the law of attraction is to add a regular, consistent practice of meditation to your life. I would recommend practicing at least forty-minutes each morning, before you start your day.
Meditation is a very important tool for utilizing the law of attraction, which again states that the nature and quality of our thoughts are the ultimate cause of our lives, because, quite simply, meditation is a means of systematic observation of thought, and the thinking process. Moreover, in the observation of the thinking process, one becomes aware of antiquated, socially conditioned, destructive thoughts, and therefore, can make room for new, self-produced, creative thoughts. In the words of the great Indian mystic Osho, “meditation is needed only to undo what the society has done. Meditation is negative: it simply negates the damage, it destroys the illness. And once the illness has gone, your well-being asserts itself of its own accord.” And, it is this very well-being that will be the basis of your attracting that which furthers your sense of wellness.

Therefore, in a very real sense, I would suggest that meditation is the very foundation upon which a creative life (i.e. power in manifestation of our desires) is built.
Desire, contrary to the social indoctrination that suggests that “desire is the cause of suffering” or is somehow evil, is actually the Universe wanting to give birth to an aspect of itself through you- one of its creations. In a sense, we, as children (creations) of the Universe are constantly being urged by the Universe to give birth to grandchildren (grand creations). So, desire is the receiving of an urge from Spirit to give birth to a new creation, that Spirit might further know itself through its creation’s creativity.

Furthermore, this whole issue of desire as the cause of suffering stems from a slight misinterpretation by many in the West that have a surface understanding of the principle in Buddhism that suggests that “attachment to desire is the cause of suffering.” But, this in no way indicates that desire is the cause of suffering, but rather that attachment to desire causes suffering. Why is this?
This is because desires, as most of us tend to understand it could more aptly be thought of as a type of longing, or craving, or perhaps even addiction. There is a sense of lack or wanting in this understanding of desire. So, desire, on this level can be thought of as the desire that is generated by the ego (the illusion that we exist as an individual separate from the whole). But, desire in the sense of when creation can occur spontaneously and effortlessly comes from Spirit, as opposed to the ego. This type of desire could more appropriately be called intention. That is, desire can be born of either the ego or from Spirit. When your life is driven by the desires of the ego, you are continually frustrated as things fail to always go your way. Therefore, there is suffering, because inherent in desire that is generated by the ego is attachment. And attachment to desire causes suffering. But, on the other hand, when you surrender your ego (through the process of meditation), you become connected with the desires of the All, and, consequently, become a channel through which the desires of the All can flow. And another way of describing the desires of the All is intention. Intention is the desires of Spirit.

So, as far as living a creative life is concerned, the process of meditation, ultimately, is the process of surrendering one’s own egoic desires to the desires of the All. Just think of Dr. Martin Luther’s King’s “I have a dream” speech. Certainly, the dream that he was sharing with us was the dream (or intent) of Spirit. Through his contemplative Christian lifestyle he was able to surrender his own personal dreams and desires (ego) for a dream that encompasses racial unity and equality for all human beings. Therefore, meditation is our means of connecting to Intent, which is the very creative force of the universe. It is the urging of Spirit to be born again and again through its creation. And meditation is our way, to paraphrase Dr. Wayne Dyer of keeping our connecting link to intention clean, that we might always receive clearly the subtle whispers of Spirit urging us to create for the benefit of all.

There are countless techniques for meditation, and ultimately, one must find a technique that works for them. And what does it mean for a meditation technique to work? In the early and intermediate stages of meditation, the results that you should be experiencing as a result of your practice are peace of mind, decrease of stress, and increases in relaxation, memory, and creative thinking. In the later stages, one finds perfect stillness of mind, infinite knowledge, and infinite joy.

So, as far as beginning, intermediate, and even advanced stages of meditation, these are some of the results we should be looking to experience to verify that we are indeed deepening in our experience of meditation.
Nonetheless, there is a technique of meditation that I have developed that is essentially an extension of the “styles” of meditation advocated by the Indian mystics Osho and Krishnamurti. Both of these teachers both taught that the essence of meditation is watching or witnessing. That is, learning to silently watch or witness or impartially observe all of the various mental phenomena that occur in our mind as they appear and disappear, enter and exit. So, here is the technique that I use that I have found to be very effective in unleashing my own creative power.

1) Sit in a relaxed position, either on a chair or a meditation cushion, with your back in a vertical, upright position. Place your hands palms down on your lap. (If you are sitting on a chair, it is important to keep both of your feet firmly planted on the floor to keep your energy grounded.)
2) Take in a couple of deep breaths into your diaphragm, and then allow your breathing to settle into its natural, gentle flow. Observe your breath move in and out of your body. Simply sit and watch the flow of your breath effortlessly move into and out of your body without any exertion on your part. When your mind begins to wander, which it will, simply bring your attention back to the movement of your breath. Continue this practice until your mind becomes firmly concentrated on the breath, barely wandering at all.
3) Next, begin to observe the litany of mental phenomena that flash across the screen of your mind. Simply, sit, observing, watching, impartially witnessing all thoughts enter and exit your mind without clinging to any thought or repelling any thought. Simply watch all thoughts that enter your mind as a detached observer.
4) Continue this practice of impartially observing your thoughts for the duration of your meditation.

What will happen as a result of this practice is that eventually, after just watching
thoughts appear and disappear in your mind is that spontaneously you will notice that there is a silent space or gap in between your thoughts. Though the mind seems to be constantly chattering, there is, in fact, a silent space between all thoughts. Furthermore, the more you continue this practice, the longer or more extended will be that silent space or gap.
It is important to spend time in the gap because the gap is your connecting link to Spirit, and therefore, the intent of Spirit. And this practice that I have outlined is especially useful for firmly establishing ones awareness in the gap. And, having established ones awareness firmly in the gap, you find yourself constantly, easily and effortlessly, manifesting intentions into physical form.

 

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