This channel from Aug 8, 2021 was the first audio channel for me. I have been writing messages for many years. This last month I finally turned on the microphone. This is thrilling.
When I started seeking faith/grace/connection I heard and attended many traditional churches through their youth outreach programs. Oh, we had fun. We attended retreats, and christian “rock” concerts and spent time hanging out in the pews telling stories and playing guitar….but, they touted telling two friends, who would tell two friends, who would tell two friends. It makes a short list of friends. I’m not so sure I was good at it – as I kept my wide swath a various friends.
Later when I became a “Senior in Faith” with the Buddhist tradition I had been studying for thirty-three years I found there was a performance evaluation with that title. That evaluation included my ability to draw in additional members. Apparently, I wasn’t very good at it even then. I just never grew into the roll of proselytizing.
These days I simply allow meditation. It is a singular event each and every time. Other than writing here, I’m not sure I share this information with anyone I know (except when we are in deep and questioning discussions of course, usually wine or cocktails are involved, and we should have called it a night several hours ago). I love that meditation is singular, internal, wholly personal.
Best part yet is – I am not proselytizing here. I am simply stating my happiness that it is nobody’s business but my own. And in fact you can’t join me – you have to do you.
To be sure I may not be ahead of my time. I am afraid anymore that I am falling behind. All the copywrite dates on these books and the posting dates on YouTube and other channels, movies and media make me realize how far behind I am. That I am not a trailblazer. I am not the Pioneer. I am following a path along with so many others. So many that I have not met. I am assimilating as fast as I can.Read More...
We have all felt scattered. Don’t tell me you don’t know the feeling of scattered as you juggle keys, coffee, wallet, papers, and opening doors. This is the non- sense of feeling scattered. It’s a basic example and we can feel just as scattered in not being able to find key, wallet, coffee or papers. Scattered can be a way of life. Today let yourself come together. Let yourself be in one place only. Be Here.
And while you are Here, feel your own “I Am”. For in fact, we are. We are. Unconditionally, we are. So say it aloud, or silently – I am. I am. I am. There are no conditions on this statement. It is the most basic statement – I am. And it is enough.
I have lifted the title, Here I Am, and many of the premises here from Dr. Wayne Dyer. His Wishes Fulfilled book is remarkable. I was inspired to meditate and to write this piece. Be aware this book mention contains an affiliate link that costs you nothing extra for a product I truly enjoy.
So let us meditate today – right here, aligned just as we are.
I hope you are seated comfortably – that you are settling into your physical body. I hope that you are warm enough, and cool enough. I hope that you are relaxing into your body as you shut your eyes. Meditation is easier with our eyes closed. We feel so much more when our eyes are closed. Finish your fidgeting and fine-tuning.
Let us take some time now to allow our breathing to settle in. Breathe deeply, feeling the breath enter and exit your body. Breath deeply again. Allow your shoulders to drop away from your ears. Breath deeply again and relax a little more.
As you breathe in feel the light and the energy of your breath circulate through your body. As you breathe out feel your body relax even a little more. As your breathe in bring in the light and allow it to circulate throughout your body – including your toes, including the soles of your feet.
As you breathe is feel the light and the energy circulate through your body. As you breathe out feel your body relax a little more. As you breathe in bring in the light and allow it to circulate throughout your body. Including your toes, including the soles of your feet. And as you breathe out feel the grounding of your energy. Feel the firmness of your self right here in the space that you are. You are grounded yet light and easy. You are safe. You are loved. Allow this love.
In your next inhale bring all this love that surrounds you into your being. As you exhale settle this love in to your core. Relax and feel the joy of this love. Relax and deepen your understanding of the fullness of this love. Nurture yourself in this profound intimacy.
Say to yourself – I am (3) – I am here (3) – Here I Am (3).
Continue to love, allow this fullness to build. Open your body to receive more love, to hold this love, to circulate this love that is lightening you and grounding you. Feel this love flowing through the palms of your hands and up into your fingers.
As you exhale remind yourself of the love that you circulate and say to yourself again –
I am (3) – I am here (3) – Here I Am (3)
While you breathe in, be here now. Be right here, be within and be without. Stay in your now. Feel the fullness of right now.
As you breathe out feel the fullness of this moment fill you.
I am (3) – I am here (3) – Here I Am (3)
Continue this contemplation with lightness and with ease. Come back to this thought as you need. Clearing your mind. Consider – Here I Am.
Relax as you meditate. I will ring the bell when it is time to return.
Here I am. Here I am. Here I Am.
Let us rejoice – this is you.
Gather together your wonderful thoughts. Tuck them into your very being – safe, comfortable, ready to be contemplated again at any time.
With our eyes still closed and your breath still comfortable and easy let us awaken our body. Wriggle your toes and rejoice. Wriggle your fingers and rejoice. Enjoy your day.
I thank you for joining me today. Please join us again soon for this recording. Like us and come visit again as we continue to breathe.