THE ART OF MEDITATION
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This is my Meditation Section. Here I intend to give out very simple ways in which to meditate as well as very simple ways to form a bond between you and your High Self as well as simple ways protect yourself while meditating. With the readers' indulgence: Please forgive the appearance of this section. I am not an artist by trade, but have tried my hand at graphic design in order to give you a simplistic view of Thought Forms and the various ways in which light can be shaped to help reinforce your meditative practices.
Meditating can be as complex or as simple as we make of it. It is a complex art form if we adhere to strict religio-spiritual guidelines setforth by ancient masters, yogis or gurus. Yet how many of us have the time and inclination to want to follow those paths? Well, in our American culture, not many. And so, we look for alternate methods to achieve the same goal. Speaking of goals---I am of the belief that in 'true meditation' one should not have any goals. That is to say, the idea behind 'true meditation' is to empty the mind so that it may become full again. T'is a task that is easier said than done because our minds are normally in active think mode. So the question becomes: In 'true meditation' do we stop thinking in order to eliminate the conscious thought process altogether? The answer to that is an affirmative yes and no. It is a yes because in 'true meditation' we try to push the conscious mind aside, not to eliminate it, but rather to place it in a more dormant state or in a state of rest. We are looking for a peaceful state, if there is such a thing. And I think there is. The answer is also a no because it is virtually impossible not to have 'thought' ... That is to say, in 'true meditation' our conscious thinking brain is sublimated by the higher forces of 'Mind' (in caps, please). In other words, the idea behind 'true meditation' is to meld with the 'Mind of God' so that we become one with it. And to do this, we do not stop thinking---ever! More to the point, we become 'Thought Itself'. And 'Pure Thought' has nothing to do with the gray matter of the human brain. Instead, it has to do with an indefinable 'Essence' that we call God.
Another way of saying that is to move into the realm of 'Light'. Now, some say that only a master avatar like a Buddha or a Christ can achieve such a lofty goal. Others will tell us that with time and patience it is possible to achieve a white-lighted state. When they do, they point to meditation as a way and a means to get there. Still others will tell us, that being immersed in white light is to quicken or shorten the need to incarnate. In other words, according to many Eastern ideas, one of the goals of 'true meditation' is to set us free from the rounds of birth and rebirth. Another way of saying that is to purify us so that all gross karma is negated or burnt off. Hence, we become liberated white-lighted beings.