When working with meditative, healing or psychic experiences, one must allow the experience to marinate into your consciousness. This will enable you to abstain from reaction.
Why is it important to practice abstaining from reaction?
Let's look at it this way...
Have you ever been in an argument with someone who remains as calm as a cucumber while your passions rage hot?
I have. This used to dramatically increase my passion, which was reacting to the calmness with a tinge of aggression, because I couldn't understand why the other person was so unaffected by the argument when clearly I was so emotionally invested.
I was reacting to calmness with an increase of passion because I felt my emotions where being denied validity, by projected calmness. When I realized this, it appeared so illogical.
How could calmness produce a passionate, emotional, even aggressive response from myself?
The answer was embedded in the perception that my emotions were not being honored with acknowledgment. Perceptions and emotions are distinctively connected to our life's experiences; as well as being entwined with our perception of those experiences. There is too much room in that matrix for karmic debris to cloud communication, as shown in the example, ultimately, hindering resolutions.
I am a very emotional person. Emotions get a bad rap, which is unfortunate as emotions surely have purpose in all arenas of life. Nonetheless, emotions clouded by karmic debris, produce obstacles to resolution; also to learning and growth. I have come to the conclusion that the best way to clear the cloud of karmic debris is to work on my perceptions and practice abstaining from reaction.
This picture painted by the Mexican artist Octavio Ocampo is called “Buddha”
Buddha taught that the best thing we can do is joyfully participate in life's sorrows. The key to manifesting that teaching into our lives is to abstain from reaction.
The last few weeks were full of new experiences which meant a lot of reflection so that the rasa, essence, could be fully absorbed. There is no place for haste on a spiritual journey.
On June 18th, as you know, I participated in Earth Peace Full Moon Meditation and for the first time utilized the power of the mass meditation to create a Matrix of Healing which was made of up 44 persons; family and friends.
I had cleaned and cleansed my home, performed my motherly duties, put my youngest boys to bed, and started the ritual with my eldest son.
We meditated in silence and then started the Mahamrityunjay MantraJapa, 108 cycle. His concentration was lost and he decided he would go to sleep and "Leave the work to me."
Just as he said this my two youngest awoke. Going with the flow, I put them back into bed and decided to just sit in their bedroom. Since I had already begun the meditation, as soon as I continued the Japa, I saw a multi-colored vortex but couldn't enter. I also saw hazel eyes, heard the name Abdullah, an uncommon name for me and when I mentally repeated it, I immediately saw a live photograph of a man.
Though, I was practicing "alone" there were thousands of people worldwide who participated on the 18th, which for me explains the eyes and Abdullah. The multi-colored vortex hearkened me to work further in solitude.
When I was sure the children were asleep, I returned to my room finding the aforementioned vortex was completely out of reach, I turned toward the Healing Matrix,
I created the temporary altar and decided to dance my healing energy toward the 44. Everyone in turn was recognized and imagined I was projecting my chi, life energy, enhanced by the movement of the dance. I felt my projection go toward each person but felt a returning glow only from one, a new friend via Care2. As soon as I turned my intent toward her, I was awash in a pure, powerful, feminine light. After making my way through the Matrix, I was exhausted and slept.
I awoke the next day feeling completely drained and uneasy as well. I attempted to find ease through another round of cleaning, with three young boys it never ends. The unease wasn't sated. I later learned through the Healing Group discussion board that the new friend was pregnant, which explained the radiance coming from her spirit.
Then I learned that the pregnancy was lost. I was devastated. Unthinkable questions prodded me.
Did I have a part in her losing the baby?
Illogical, yes, but I couldn't shake a perceived sense of guilt. This mis-perception dampened the Solstice for me but I quietly reflected knowing somehow the answers would come.
Since I am an intuitive spiritualist who has gathered a lot of research but little experience, I knew better than do be specific with the healing matrix ritual and I found that was the correct approach. When thinking of someone ill for example, often we think of them as sick; which projects sickness. But if we think of them as well; we project wellness.
I came across a scientific experiment that demonstrates the power of projection, visually. Angie Oikawa inspired by Doctor Masuro Emoto created the Intention Experiment which was spread virally to Glenn Brubaker co-creator of The Manifest Station. Glen shared the results of the experiment with photographs and a video presentation. I am definitely doing this with my sons.
OBJECTIVE My objective is to supply evidence to support the idea that intentions can modify and alter our physical reality.
*An intention is a thought and an emotion combined*
HYPOTHESIS I'm looking for evidence that the power of meditation and intention can significantly affect the physical world. After studying the work of Dr Emoto’s water crystal experiments, I was inspired to do my own experiment using intention and rice. I picked two frequently used statements that many people use without a full awareness of the effects that these thoughts and emotions can potentially have on their realities. My hypothesis is that the rice in the LOVE sample will not depreciate as quickly or in the same fashion that the HATE sample will.
-2 Container Labels with Written Intentions: "I Love U" and "I Hate U".
PROCEDURE: Although affecting the rice is an important aspect of the experiment, it is only the first step. My thoughts aren't focused specifically on the rice, but on tapping into the powerful emotions of Love and Hate.
I simply repeated each intention over and over in my head until I felt it and then I sent it to the corresponding sample. We all know how differently love and hate feel so producing the desired emotion comes fairly quickly.
RESULTS: As predicted, both containers aged in different ways over the course of the experiment. What I did not expect was the rapid pace of deterioration and the vile smell that the HATE produced. The implication of these results are quite profound when considering the relationship between intentions and physical reality, and further experiments have a lot of potential to provide more valuable insights in this area.
The results on the self were also intriguing. Hate was felt in the pit of my stomach and my air became more restricted. Love felt very open, very physically relaxing and could be felt higher up in my chest, very close to the heart area.
CONCLUSION: This experiment shows that human consciousness can interact directly with the physical world. The results of the experiment support the idea that the water in the rice samples absorbed the intentions and responded in entirely different ways. Combining these findings with other similar ones like the water crystal experiments, indicate that it is not the rice itself, but the water inside the rice that changes its physical properties. Water is an emergent element that is able to absorb and store information, as demonstrated in the water crystal experiments, and change its molecular structure and physical appearance.
Because water is both inside the rice and inside us, we will call it the bridging element. This experiment has lead me to believe that because humans are on average, 70% water, we too absorb and store the energy and intentions from ourselves and others through our thoughts and our feelings.
So the basic rasa, essence, of projected healing lies in the purity of intention. This was a valuable lesson for me to learn as I continue on my spiritual path.
Doubt began to creep into my mind about the realness of my experience. I began to question the investment of my time on rituals meant to reach out to others. This is a slippery slope.
How are our experiences especially of a spiritual or psychic nature validated?
Is validation from others a prerequisite for that experience being made real?
I haven't found the answers, but had my spirits lifted by a note from Dr. Duke, a stumbleupon friend.
I share his testimony with his permission.
How did you solstice go? Everything go as planned?
Something was blocking me, so I decided to see if I could move it anywhere else. I was able to move my point of perception to a lower place within my body and I could feel things around me change.
It's hard to describe in words but the best way is to say I felt like an animal total in tune with it's environment, like a predator on the hunt. I didn't feel any increased aggression, only a heightened sense of everything going on around me. I've been trying to hold onto the feeling as long as possible while existing in this world, but am going to have to go back and move it again if I want to see where this takes me.
Is all this as weird to you as it is to me?
Thanks for your input,
A sweet soul, with my humbled guidance, listened and had a great spiritual experience. I provided him with the imaginary and also the sense of fluidity necessary for making the experience his own.
I felt validated. I felt like I am becoming an influence. With this realization comes great responsibility, which was soon tested.
I received a specific request for a spiritual consultation from a friend from Care2 based on a referral from another friend. I have never done such a consultation but was intrigued by the serendipitous manifestation of my need to be useful. I chatted to access the situation, observed all subtleties of communication, did some research into the parties involved utilizing numerology, astrology and symbolism and produced a 12 minute guiding audio message.
It became more and more apparent through subsequent communication that this friend was imbalanced due to a strong emotional connection to the situation. Again, I became doubtful. But this time the doubt was based on responsibility.
Was I right to provide assistance to someone so distant from myself?
Should I play any role at all?
Could I do more harm than good?
I decided to share the lesson of abstaining from reaction. I encouraged rest, meditation, cleaning and decided to wait and see if I should participate further in this spiritual counseling. He heeded the call of reason and balance so we set the time to jointly perform a healing ritual. Just before we commenced, we chatted and I asked several questions to gather whether his intent was in the right place. These were random questions based on the blockages I had noted in our previous discussions. He was ready to go and so was I.
I again made use of the Mahamrityunjay Mantra, which is proving to be not only a strong healing mantra but a great vehicle to use to assist in falling into meditation. I lit a white candle which he also lit. The ritual felt complete and based on his observations of his meditative experience I can say progress was made. I wasn't in need of validation that the ritual was real this time. At one point, my youngest blew out the candle and in London a candle fell and made a mess. I would call that validation.
I am becoming slowly more confident with each meditation but recognize I am a novice and with this work takes a deep sense of responsibility and a commitment to abstain from reaction.
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