The Elements Meditation (#29)
Since cave man and cave woman times, people have been meditating
on the elements. Each element can be focused on individually or all can
be understood together, but the emphasis is the same: we are composed of
and interactive with elements every moment. This realization is true
self-discovery. The meditation techniques themselves are very elemental:
See yourself as earth -- your hair, skin, bones, teeth, all solid
parts are made of elements, minerals, chemicals, everything on earth
has earth in it. See yourself as merged with the earth.
See yourself as water -- your blood, lymph, mucous, urine,
sweat, tears, all the fluid in every cell of your body -- everything on
earth is connected to water. See yourself as merged with water.
See yourself as air -- your lungs fill with oxygen 21,600
times a day, 7,884,000 times a year -- your red blood cells carry oxygen
to every cell in your body. You have many other gasses within you and
without you. There is an infinite gaseous exchange going on and it's all
part of the air -- cows and plants give off methane and filter carbon
dioxide and produce oxygen -- all life on earth interplays with the air
-- see yourself as merged with air.
See yourself as fire -- every cell in your body is activated
by energy and all energy is activated by the firing of atoms -- every
atom everywhere is an explosion of fire -- every atom is an emanation of
the sun and its fire fuels all life on earth. See yourself as merged
See yourself as ether -- there is space within you, within
and without every atom. There is space that extends infinitely within
and without the earth's atmosphere everywhere in the universe. See
yourself as merged with ether.
See yourself as prana -- the primal source. That energy from
which comes earth, water, air, fire, and ether is prana. It is the
source and sustainer of all forms. It is the lowest common denominator
of everything. It is the ultimate true identity of everything
Identify yourself with prana and extend infinitely as pure blissful consciousness.