Welcome back friend. I am glad you decided to stop and rest. I have been thinking about the idea of progress. I wanted to share a secret with you. It is not really a secret, but an opportunity. I believe that my spirit connects me to the God of my understanding. I also believe that my spirit wants to coach both my body and my soul (mind, will and intellect). I believe that my spirit enables me to understand what I can not comprehend through my five senses. My spirit has the capacity to orchestrate beyond the natural. My spirit gives me the capacity to perceive what can not been seen. My spirit can open the eyes of my heart to new possibilities. My heart of hearts resides deep within my heart.
Meditation opens my heart so that I can connect with my spirit. My spirit opens the eyes of my heart so that I can transcend the natural and move into the supernatural. In my experience, these are the steps I use to quiet myself. I lie down and close my eyes (body position does not matter – whatever works best for you). After I close my eyes, I begin to focus on my breathing. I envision my breathing as the waves that gently greet a beach and then drift back into the vastness of the ocean.
As I breathe and focus on the quiet surge, I listen for a still small voice. As I am able to hear, my heart of hearts connects with my spirit. As my spirit connects with my heart of hearts, I am led by peace. Once I experience that calm, I am able to open my heart of hearts. As I open my heart of hearts, I am able to hear the voice of my spirit. As I am able to listen to the voice of my spirit, I am able to let go of my will. Through letting go of my will, I become willing to be led as my spirit directs. Through surrendering my will to be led by my spirit, I am capable of comprehending wisdom, once hidden from my awareness.
I have shared some of what has worked for me. If you do not have any experience with meditation, try what has worked for me. If what I do, does not work for you, try something else. You will find what works best for you. What is important is that you and I come in contact with the God of our understanding, so that we can transcend our individual limitations and deficits. As with anything else, meditation is a discipline that takes time to develop. So be gentle with yourself as you learn.
On a personal note, there have been many times in my life, when I have asked God, “Why did you lead me to do this or that?” I have seen many doors that were once opened to me close because of my invisible disability. I have had many jobs end because of my limitations and deficits, but I kept meditating. I did not give up on myself, or on the process. Sure I have had a love hate relationship with God because I felt betrayed by Him.
And you know what, I found that God was big enough to love me through my anger. I now realize that God really had my best interests in mind when doors closed. Today, I have a relationship with the God of my understanding that is based on trust. So if you are angry with God, let Him know. He is able and willing to love you through your anger.
In retrospect, I now understand why I had to learn through my struggle. As a traumatic brain injury survivor, I have gained life-changing insights through following what I believed I was being shown. As a human being I am limited through my finite human understanding, however when I meditate I am able to transcend my ability to reason or understand.
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