Meditating on a Rose

You are not in the world, the world is in you. Get closer to the real creator inside you by meditating on a rose.

To say that you are the creator isn’t the same as to say that your ego is. The ego will always remain attached to your personality, and certainly your personality doesn’t create everything around you. Creation doesn’t happen on that level.

Get a beautiful red rose and hold it in front of you. Inhale the fragrance and say to yourself, “Without me, this flower would have no fragrance.” Take in the glowing crimson color and say to yourself, “Without me, this flower would have no color.” Stroke the velvety petals and say to yourself, “Without me, this flower would have no texture.” Realize that if you subtract yourself from any sensation—sight, sound, touch, taste, smell—the rose would be nothing but atoms vibrating in a void.

Now consider the DNA that is inside each cell in the rose. Visualize the billions of atoms strung along a double helix and say to yourself, “My DNA is looking at the DNA in this flower. The experience is not an observer looking at an object. DNA in one form is looking at DNA in another form.”

Now see the DNA begin to shimmer and turn into invisible vibrations of energy. Say to yourself, “The rose has vanished into its primal energy. I have vanished into my primal energy. Now only one energy field is looking at another energy field.”

Adapted from The Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2005). Copywright (c) 2005 by Deepak Chopra. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from The Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2005).

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133 comments

Elisa Faulkner- Uriarte
Elisa F.2 years ago

Such a Beautiful Rose. Thanks!

Angie V.
Angie V.2 years ago

Just seeing the rose makes me happy....

Angie V.
Angie V.2 years ago

nice!

Val M.
Val M.2 years ago

Thanks

Dale O.

This is a delightful and mindful exercise, the wonders of the rose. Such a delicate and lovely flower breathing positive energies everywhere!

Roger M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks.

Roger M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks.

Shelly Peterson
Shelly Peterson3 years ago

Sending this to my wonderful friend, Jenn!!

devon leonard
Devon Leonard3 years ago

yep..were all a cluster of moving molecules expressing who we are energetically ..! This all hit me with a big "aha" when i was 12.... I love it! Life is a fantastic adventure in consciousness....

Michael Wecke
Michael Wecke3 years ago

Not a meditation that I have come across before! Somehow strikingly beautiful. Will look at my roses in a different light. Anyone got a blue rose for me?