Who You Are (#86)
Before your mother knew you were in her
womb, before any doctor, politician, family
member, religious leader, or anyone else on
earth even knew you existed, the Highest Power
so loved you that he gave you life and protected
and nourished you. Before you had drawn your
first breath, the Highest Power had already
demonstrated love and concern for you and
provided all you needed for your well-being,
and this continues to this very moment.
Your inner Witness, your Real Self, has gone
from the womb of flesh to the womb of the Cosmos.
The Highest has made every atom, that makes up
every molecule, that makes up every cell, that
makes up every organ in your body, perfectly
compatible with everything the Universe provides.
The air, earth, fire, and water have been
created in the precise proportions necessary
to provide the environment needed for you to
survive and thrive. The odds against this
happening by chance are trillions to one and
can be appreciated as absolute proof of the
Highest's loving intervention and intention.
Mother Earth is in an exquisite rhythm with
its sister planets as gravity and motion balance
their dance around Father Sun, as it travels in
concert with the billions of other stars and
heavenly bodies that make up our galaxy. Ultimately,
the hundreds of billions of galaxies, in harmony,
provide the exact perfect conditions that
allow consciousness to exist and evolve. You are,
always were, and will always be, the love child
of the Highest Power.
Every atom in the universe is presenting
itself to enlighten you. The celestial stage
has been set. It is for you to decide to be
conscious of the cosmos and embrace your infinite,
eternal identity. Royal Divine Child of the Universe,
awaken and live happily ever after.
Who You Are Meditation Technique
Position yourself in the posture you have
found to be the one that affords the greatest
comfort to you, while letting you maintain an
alert awareness without falling asleep. Direct
your inner chatterer to be still and your emotions
to remain in a serene state.
With eyes open, let your gaze fall to any
given spot on the surface of the floor or ground.
If you are sitting on sand, pick out one grain
to focus on. If you are on a carpet, lock your
attention on one fiber. And so on. Witness your
mind making comments, comparisons, and judgements,
but remain unreactive.
Simply let the gazing continue no matter
how strongly your chatterer tries to discourage
you. It will eventually cease and desist. As
your concentration becomes more intense, with
less and less effort, you will start to see movement.
For instance, the grains of sand may
start to appear to be giving off light that
is flowing in a paisley pattern motion. This
is the atomic and pre-atomic nature of reality
presenting itself to you. Soon thereafter the
air, earth, water, and fire within and without
you will reveal their atomic unification and
join in this dance of light.
This will continue until your mind chatter
stops it. By stilling the mind, the intensity
will grow until the point is reached where it
is not unusual for the experience to be so
astonishing and overwhelming that inner comments
like "Oh my God!" and "Thank you God" occur.
Simultaneously, language becomes insufficient
and only feelings of love and adoration suffice.
Keep at one with the eternal silence of the
inner Witness and you will know your limitless
and total connection with the universe and its creator.
The misidentification of your self as apart
from the rest of the universe as a body, mind,
or feeling will evaporate like a fog lifting, and
there revealed in all glory will be the divine
Garden of Eden that has always been present.
And you will live happily ever after.
Half a century ago, on one of TV's first
variety shows, the Ed Sullivan Show, a ventriloquist
named Senor Wences used to have a running gag
with his puppet (which was simply his hand with
some lipstick on it, to make it look like a face).
He would say, "That's easy to do!" about various
things, and his hand puppet would answer "Easy
for you, difficult for me!" in a Spanish dialect.
This always made the audience convulse with
laughter. But in real life, when things are easy
for someone else, but difficult for you, you
rarely find it humorous.
As a matter of fact, adjectives like
frustrating, annoying, ego deflating, and so
on, are often much more accurate descriptions
of how you feel. The Who You Are Meditation
Technique has the potential to be in this
category. It is easy to tell someone "Sit comfortably,
concentrate, and let the Highest Power fill you
with all the wonders and wisdom of the universe".
But can you actually sit comfortably enough,
for long enough for your attention to remain
focused enough? If so, this and every other
technique will "work". If not, like most things,
the more you practice, the better you will get.
Persevere, because unlike most things, the end
result of this and every meditative effort has
the potential to lead to the end of all effort.
And effortlessly, you will live happily ever after.