Community Gathering and Divine Light Meditation with Elizabeth and Mahaal
June 3, 2018, noon-2:30 pm
You have to see and meet God in this life.
Don’t let this life go by
and miss discovering the Supreme One.
You will find him inside as your constant being.
Beloved, take a deep breath in. Rest. Let a deep breath out. Rest.
Keep breathing, slowly – – pushing your belly out as you breathe in, filling your lungs deeply. Rest on the full in-breath for a moment. And deep, slow breath out, as your belly contracts.
Rest in that moment of emptiness. And then inhale-exhale again. Three or four deep breaths. Then let your breaths relax into their own rhythm.
Bring your awareness to your heart. Bring your awareness to the Light of Divine Grace.
And notice how you are feeling ~ everything you are experiencing. Keep breathing. Keep present with Divine Grace. And keep experiencing.
If thoughts arise, let them pass. Blow them away on your out breath.
The most important thing you can do right now is experience. Without Labels. Without trying to sort out reasons. SIMPLY… Feel what you are feeling. And keep breathing.
As emotions arise – there is nothing to “do” with them – simply *be* with them, experience them. Refrain from labeling them. And breathe in the Light of Grace.
As this process unfolds, a sense of quiet begins to grow. Subtly, at first. Notice as it grows and spreads throughout your Being.
It is from this quiet, this peace, that clarity of response arises.
Take a deep breath in, and a deep breath out, and gently, heartfully, go forth into the day in the absolute strength of the Light of Grace.
In life, take the attitude that everything
is already as it should be, just as it is,
and find fault with nothing,
but respond to everything naturally.
There is no need to identify yourself
as any particular person.
Just stay aware and conscious of your awareness
and witness the marvellousness of life.
Direct your energy into the loving, joyful experiences you are choosing; invest your energy in that which benefits the All, in Love. The returns are the change in the world you’ve been hoping for.
You can only come to the final recognition
that you are the Heart itself.
Heart and yourself are one reality.
That alone will end your quest
and give unending satisfaction to your heart.
Deep down, we know that birth is not a beginning, but a continuation. We acknowledge that death is not an ending, but a continuation. Our hearts know the truth: Life itself is eternal. Taking form in this human shape is but one experience we can have in the vastness of life, expressing itself.
“Who Am I?” We live our life in this inquiry.
There is great joy when we have the experience of this truth: We ARE the light of life. The light of life is who we truly are. When we accept and allow this truth, the light of life emanates forth from the center of our being, lighting the world.
This body that is born and grows and gets worn and weary – this body is a temporary suit we step into for these experiences that we call life. It is not *who* we are – and it is not meant to *limit* who we are. This body, and the consciousness that comes with it, provide a context for our experience of life.
And discovering who we are – beyond these bodies, beyond these thoughts and beliefs, beyond the personalities and self-concepts we have cultivated – remembering who we truly are, is the joyous reunion of Self to Source.
Sometimes the world just seems too cold!
Bring your awareness to your heart. Breathe in, deeply. Notice how you are feeling.
Does the world seem too cold? Breathe out, deeply.
On the next deep inhale, bring your image of the whole world into your heart. See, feel, imagine, experience your heart – and the world – filling with clear, bright, warm, golden light. Hold your breath for a few moments, and experience the light and warmth building in the heart of your being.
Exhale slowly. See, feel, imagine, experience every cell of your being, every living cell of the world, getting gently washed with the expanding golden light.
Repeat this deep breathing and visualization a few times. Then let your breathing return to its own pattern.
Smile gently into your heart, and move in this WARM golden light throughout the day.
Today’s Challenge: Rest in the Strength of the Space Between
Gently place your awareness into your heart. Breathing in deeply, see your heart filling in bright, sparkling light. Breathing out fullly, this light expands through every cell of your being. Breathing in, your heartlight grows ever brighter. Breathing out, your heartlight expands ever further.
Notice the space between your breaths – that moment of stillness between the in breath and the out breath. Between the out breath and the in breath. Let this stillness begin to build. Feel the deep rest, the limitlessness, of this space between. Allow your heart and soul to relax here, in this space between. Remain with this experience for a few moments.
Imagine your day unfolding, and experience yourself moving through this day, strong and steady in this stillness, no matter what comes up. With a full deep breath in and a full deep breath out: Step forth boldy into your day.