Posted by: Admin | on November 4, 2014
Anyone who knows me knows my mantra: “Remember how to quiet the chatter and look within” … yes, which DOES translate to some form of meditation! However you choose your journey, whatever “flavors of ice cream” you choose to help you along the way, THE most important part is simply the basic exercise of quieting the chatter of the mind/ego and remembering to be aware of what many call “the void.”
Sooo… often, when someone starts to meditate (which may be homework from a session with me), even though I may emphasize that the KEY is the quiet – aka “the void” – they’ll come back to me a few weeks later and tell me that they were disappointed with their results, because though they did experience a sense of peace and quietude… that was it. My response, to their surprise: “PERFECT!”
I’ve had a client come back to me and tell me that although they just had that experience of “the void” in their meditation – even if they asked for the answer to a question – they did notice that several hours later, they would be in a car driving somewhere, and BAM! There would be their answer. They asked me what they were “doing wrong.”
Expectations, expectations, expectations…
When someone tells me they “can’t meditate”… I simply tell them they haven’t found the way that suits them best yet; and/or they have too much of an expectation of “what’s going to happen.” Often, progress includes focus on releasing expectations, and a continued focus on finding a suitable form of meditation to allow “the void.”
This is important because a large part of the ego’s role in this existence of duality has been to explore individuality and separation. Thus, all energies and emotions around that – which includes fear, anxiety, resentment, regret, anger, guilt, doubt, sorrow, and pain – are based in the ego. While incarnate in the 3D, we’ve gotten into the habit of allowing this part of our consciousness to be ruled by separation and individuality, while cutting off connection to other parts of our consciousness (especially “the Higher Self”). Part of what we’ve allowed is a LOT of mind chatter – all from the ego, all sentiments and thoughts based in separation – that we’ve forgotten how to FEEL the wholeness of who we are, ultimately including our Oneness and part of the Divine. Of course, that’s been part of the game!. Ultimately, we’ve forgotten mindfulness and presence, because all of that chatter is very rarely about what’s going on RIGHT NOW.
Many want to start to “tap in” to their inner knowledge, to their Divine wisdom, their intuitive abilities… and yet vehemently resist the basic exercise of meditating, which ultimately will help to release the habit of allowing the chatter to take over their reality. The practice of meditation, first and foremost, allows us to quiet the chatter and just BE… nothingness, in the moment, with nothing else. Part of this is because we’ve allowed the chatter to become SO loud that we can’t hear or feel anything beyond what’s being caused by the chatter.
When one can sit in that quiet, it’s the equivalent of sitting in an absolutely still house, when everyone’s asleep in the middle of the night… and suddenly, without the noise and hustle/bustle of daytime live, every creak, every tiny movement and adjustment throughout can be heard/felt…sometimes the quiet breathing of soft slumber from across the house, because it’s so quiet! Sometimes, I wonder if so many are afraid in such stillness because of the ego’s desperation to seek the chatter on the outside as much as the inside!
The point is… when we can quiet ourselves so peacefully and thoroughly on the inside… THAT’S when the Higher Self and the REST of the Universe comes through, loud and clear, in ALL ways! Want to improve your intuition, your psychic abilities? This is the way. Want to exist consistently in higher, more enlightened consciousness? Yep..
Once, I was doing a session with a Trinity Energy Progression™ Practitioner who had come to me for some tune-up work. Though she was feeling as if her practice was definitely benefiting from Trinity, she was frustrated because she wanted to “see” more. So, her intention was to release the expectations AND to release the blockages that prevented her from doing so. In the middle of the session, her etheric self turned to my etheric self and asked, “Do you mind if I step into YOU energetically?” When doing a Trinity session, the perception is that the Practitioner energetically “steps in” to the recipient fully, to help turn up the light and dissolve the limiting factors from the inside… Do this was very unusual, as I was doing a session on her, and “out there” she wanted to turn the tables. The intention was so she could see what I could see… feel what I could feel. She did so; I could feel the quiet contemplation, and then her etheric self asked me, “Is it THAT subtle? Are the impressions and what you come to understand THAT quick?”
It wasn’t until recently that I fully realized the importance of that experience, and what it was pointing out to me: because there’s SO MUCH across the entire Universe of consciousness. When we remember how to quiet the chatter that takes us out of the moment, and instead bask in the quietude of “the void” to allow EXACTLY what we desire to come to us in the 3D… THAT’S how we access the full Divine Consciousness. The more we clear the mind, the louder the whispers become… and the clearer a singular answer for our question becomes.
Some of the most amazing experiences I’ve had in allowing the quietude that is the whole of the Universe have been in physical surroundings that amplify this beautiful silence – at the top of Mount Shasta, California at midnight on the night of a full moon; on Kauai, Hawaii, with the waves invisibly rolling into shore in the vast darkness of the night; on a rock outcropping at Pebble Beach on Orcas Island, Washington without another soul in sight but a lone harbor seal appearing periodically to join me in the beautiful silence while floating on its back in the water; at the last moments before and as the sun peeks over the horizon … and others.
So, the next time you wake up in the middle of the night and can hear nothing but the silence – “the void” – instead of allowing the chatter of the ego to take over, instead go within, expand your heart light, listen to, and feel the stillness.
…or, you could just do a little meditation every day… 😉