I woke yesterday with the song ‘All My Exes Live in Texas‘ by George Strait playing in my mind.
For no good reason.
The thought, that on a Monday morning, this was the best my mind was circulating, was disappointing, to say the least. I have been lazy with keeping my mind clean lately, and this was my reminder. By ‘clean’, I mean higher and loftier states of awareness and purpose.
I am also not inspired to ‘blank out’ my mind during meditation. This is why shamanism so agrees with me. I am going places and seeing things when I travel in a meditative/shamanic state.
Spontaneously, I was gifted an image of a calming meditation that is as close to clearing the mind of everything as I am able to do, at this point, for any extended period of time. I am sharing it with you with the hopes that you might find it helpful.
Imagine a soft and slowly flowing stream of white fabric. It is being carried on gentle breezes. Maybe it is attached to a clothes line, but who knows. You cannot tell. The image of it flowing fills your entire view, and you cannot see where it starts or ends. It undulates and moves as if swirls of air are around it. You can barely see a hint of the light blue sky behind it.
Thats it. Just watch the fabric move till you are clear, calm and centered.
Paramahansa Yogananda, an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi, lived in the first half of the 20th Century. He wrote numerous books and I have loved him most of my life.
He speaks of multiple worlds:
“The universe is teeming with life. Even what people think of barren planets are manifestations of consciousness, and therefore are not really ‘dead.’ God’s consciousness is at the heart of every atom, ever seeking to express itself outwardly. All life gradually evolves toward outward expression. Materialistic science believes that life appears by accident, out of a mere combination of chemicals. Spiritual ‘science’ , however, discovered long ago that, at the heart of everything, dwells the infinite consciousness. “
Conversations with Yogananda by Swami Kriyananda
Love Always Wins
There are a couple of you that question this sentiment. Perhaps you have reasons to believe Love doesnt always win. But consider this: In All of Creation there is duality. But the scales tip in one direction and that is Love. Proof? The Sun comes up every day. I did nothing yesterday to deserve this, and yet it is so. And tonight, the sky is full of stars, and even a bright silver orb called the moon. I have ears to hear the birds sing. A nose that can smell flowers. Eyes to see the enormity of Creation. And all this, even on a ‘bad’ day. We swim in Love.
Why Do I Capitalize The Word DREAM?
I capitalize the word Dream, for the same reason Johnny Cash wore black. Kinda.
Until present day society recognizes the incredible gifts given to us nightly for free,
via our Dreams,
I will capitalize the word Dream
in an effort to bring greater awareness.