Jesus through John – The intent and the decision to go within daily is also the decision to awaken from the dream – 6-18-17

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Jesus Audio Blog for Sunday June 18th.As you all know, readers and listeners to these and other inspiring and uplifting channeled messages, enormous changes are in progress now as humanity enters the final stages of the awakening process.  It has been a long journey for you to return to your point of departure, the place you never left, at peace, in joy, and at One with God.  There is nowhere else, therefore you could be nowhere else, and yet it has seemed that you are far, far removed from that state, your natural and eternal state.

When you awaken from the dream you will be amazed, no astonished, at how close to Home, to Source, to Mother/Father/God that you have remained during these apparent eons of separation.  Utter joy will wash away and dissolve all your doubts, fears, and the attendant pain and suffering, leaving not a trace of them.  You do not need to remember what you have been experiencing throughout all these unreal and pain-filled life times, and you will choose not to distract yourselves with ancient memories from the utter joy of being at Home in the Oneness that is All That Exists.  Words are a completely inadequate form of communication to use here, as also are pictures of the Heavenly state that you might be able to dream up.  Just rest assured that on awakening you will want for nothing and that you will not be seeking anything because you have A L L, and because you are A L L, and that is the state of infinite perfection from which you arose at the moment of your creation.

If you think that this is too hard too believe, you are right!  Believing is not very helpful, you need to know!  And when you awaken you will know, and all doubts will be gone in the glory of the moment of your awakening.

You are all the beloved children of God, and your place is eternally at One with Him.  You never left, you could never leave, you just imagined that you had.  And, as powerful divine beings, your imagination enabled you to construct an illusory physical environment in which you were able to very realistically imagine a state of separation from Source, an intensely painful state because all that you are was then hidden from you, by your own choice.  Being lost within the illusion you built has seemingly been a very long and very wearying event.  Within the illusion the word “event” is used to describe an occurrence of short duration, and truly the illusion itself is an “event.”  It lasted but an instant and was over.  But, as with your human memories, you can and did choose to relive it and relive it and relive it!

Now is the moment to cease doing that.  Again, as your human lives have so often shown you, recalling memories of pain and suffering can make them appear very real again in the moment of recall, even though in that moment they are not occurring, let alone re-occurring!  They just seem real.  Many have undergone psychiatric treatment and psychotherapy to release painful memories that keep replaying in their minds, causing great pain.

Memories are a two edged sword, wonderful for happy events and experiences, intensely painful for memories involving suffering.  That is one of the many reasons that you are encouraged to live in the “now moment,” the only real time there is.

Going within daily, to your holy inner sanctuary, and inviting and allowing Love to embrace you places you in that “now moment” from which pain and suffering are excluded purely by reason of your intent to experience only Love, your natural and eternal state of being.  As you become a regular attendant at your inner sanctuary you will find that the Love and the peace that you experience there will become more pervasive in your daily human lives.  As a result conflict and painful disagreement will happen less frequently, until you find that you are nearly always at peace, and in that state engaging only lovingly with others, and with whatever situation may arise.

The intent and the decision to go within daily is also the decision to awaken from the dream.  It may appear to take a long time because you are conditioned to changes in attitude and behavior taking time, but once that decision has been taken and acted upon, then you have in fact awoken.  However, it most likely seems to you that you have not, that you are still operating within the illusion as the human being you were experiencing yourself as before you made that choice.  That is, time, one of the illusory aspects of physicality, still flows, moment to moment, and, as a human who has chosen to enter the illusion to assist in humanity’s awakening process, you too will be experiencing the flow of time.  But, you are feeling more at peace, and the guilty sense of shoulds and musts is becoming far less vociferous, far less noisy, and you are finding it easier to engage satisfactorily and lovingly with your daily life.

You are in fact in the process of awakening, and that is definitely reason to rejoice and celebrate.

This moment was divinely planned eons of time ago!  And it happened then,instantly!  But, because you are free – just as you were created, and as you always remain – and because you chose to engage with and enter the illusion, therefore, until you make the choice and the intent to awaken, you will remain deluded and confused by the illusory environment in which it seems that you have your existence, for as long as you choose to remain in that state.

Many of you think that you made that choice recently or a few decades ago, but if you are not awake – if you were awake you would K N O W it – then you did not set the intent.  It has to be set daily, and then you have to “walk your talk” and live and engage with your daily lives only lovingly, and then – as has become a bit of a mantra in the self-help movement – “Fake it till you make it.”  That generally proves difficult for you because your egos keep drawing to your attention the pain and suffering worldwide plus your own memories of the pain and suffering you have undergone.  All who enter the illusion as humans experience suffering, because to separate from Source, God, is to suffer!  But most of you are not now, in this present moment, undergoing that suffering, it occurred eons ago!  Let go of painful memories, they do not serve you and never have, they just encourage you to prepare for the worst . . . and then that is what you experience!  That was why you built the illusion in the first place, to experience the worst . . . SEPARATION.  Enough already!

So go within daily, even if only for a moment or two.  That’s all it takes to have Love, which is always present awaiting your opening to It, embrace you and bring you peace and the accompanying knowing that you are, in every moment, divinely loved and cherished by your heavenly Father.  He is Love and He wants you to know and feel this because He created you for eternal joy without interruption.  Intend to awaken and be consciously aware once more that you are, and always will be, One with Him.

Your loving brother, Jesus

Meditation for Beginners – 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind – LEO BABAUTA @ Zen Habits.net – 6-2-17

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Meditation for Beginners   –   20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind   –   LEO BABAUTA @ Zen Habits.net   –   6-2-17

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BY LEO BABAUTA

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it’s helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I’m far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.

Probably most importantly, it has helped me understand my own mind. Before I started meditating, I never thought about what was going on inside my head — it would just happen, and I would follow its commands like an automaton. These days, all of that still happens, but more and more, I am aware of what’s going on. I can make a choice about whether to follow the commands. I understand myself better (not completely, but better), and that has given me increased flexibility and freedom.

So … I highly recommend this habit. And while I’m not saying it’s easy, you can start small and get better and better as you practice. Don’t expect to be good at first — that’s why it’s called “practice”!

These tips aren’t aimed at helping you to become an expert … they should help you get started and keep going. You don’t have to implement them all at once — try a few, come back to this article, try one or two more.

  1. Sit for just two minutes. This will seem ridiculously easy, to just meditate for two minutes. That’s perfect. Start with just two minutes a day for a week. If that goes well, increase by another two minutes and do that for a week. If all goes well, by increasing just a little at a time, you’ll be meditating for 10 minutes a day in the 2nd month, which is amazing! But start small first.
  2. Do it first thing each morning. It’s easy to say, “I’ll meditate every day,” but then forget to do it. Instead, set a reminder for every morning when you get up, and put a note that says “meditate” somewhere where you’ll see it.
  3. Don’t get caught up in the how — just do. Most people worry about where to sit, how to sit, what cushion to use … this is all nice, but it’s not that important to get started. Start just by sitting on a chair, or on your couch. Or on your bed. If you’re comfortable on the ground, sit cross-legged. It’s just for two minutes at first anyway, so just sit. Later you can worry about optimizing it so you’ll be comfortable for longer, but in the beginning it doesn’t matter much, just sit somewhere quiet and comfortable.
  4. Check in with how you’re feeling. As you first settle into your meditation session, simply check to see how you’re feeling. How does your body feel? What is the quality of your mind? Busy? Tired? Anxious? See whatever you’re bringing to this meditation session as completely OK.
  5. Count your breaths. Now that you’re settled in, turn your attention to your breath. Just place the attention on your breath as it comes in, and follow it through your nose all the way down to your lungs. Try counting “one” as you take in the first breath, then “two” as you breathe out. Repeat this to the count of 10, then start again at one.
  6. Come back when you wander. Your mind will wander. This is an almost absolute certainty. There’s no problem with that. When you notice your mind wandering, smile, and simply gently return to your breath. Count “one” again, and start over. You might feel a little frustration, but it’s perfectly OK to not stay focused, we all do it. This is the practice, and you won’t be good at it for a little while.
  7. Develop a loving attitude. When you notice thoughts and feelings arising during meditation, as they will, look at them with a friendly attitude. See them as friends, not intruders or enemies. They are a part of you, though not all of you. Be friendly and not harsh.
  8. Don’t worry too much that you’re doing it wrong. You will worry you’re doing it wrong. That’s OK, we all do. You’re not doing it wrong. There’s no perfect way to do it, just be happy you’re doing it.
  9. Don’t worry about clearing the mind. Lots of people think meditation is about clearing your mind, or stopping all thoughts. It’s not. This can sometimes happen, but it’s not the “goal” of meditation. If you have thoughts, that’s normal. We all do. Our brains are thought factories, and we can’t just shut them down. Instead, just try to practice focusing your attention, and practice some more when your mind wanders.
  10. Stay with whatever arises. When thoughts or feelings arise, and they will, you might try staying with them awhile. Yes, I know I said to return to the breath, but after you practice that for a week, you might also try staying with a thought or feeling that arises. We tend to want to avoid feelings like frustration, anger, anxiety … but an amazingly useful meditation practice is to stay with the feeling for awhile. Just stay, and be curious.
  11. Get to know yourself. This practice isn’t just about focusing your attention, it’s about learning how your mind works. What’s going on inside there? It’s murky, but by watching your mind wander, get frustrated, avoid difficult feelings … you can start to understand yourself.
  12. Become friends with yourself. As you get to know yourself, do it with a friendly attitude instead of one of criticism. You’re getting to know a friend. Smile and give yourself love.
  13. Do a body scan. Another thing you can do, once you become a little better at following your breath, is focus your attention on one body part at a time. Start at the soles of your feet — how do those feel? Slowly move to your toes, the tops of your feet, your ankles, all the way to the top of your head.
  14. Notice the light, sounds, energy. Another place to put your attention, again, after you’ve practice with your breath for at least a week, is the light all around you. Just keep your eyes on one spot, and notice the light in the room you’re in. Another day, just focus on noticing sounds. Another day, try to notice the energy in the room all around you (including light and sounds).
  15. Really commit yourself. Don’t just say, “Sure, I’ll try this for a couple days.” Really commit yourself to this. In your mind, be locked in, for at least a month.
  16. You can do it anywhere. If you’re traveling or something comes up in the morning, you can do meditation in your office. In the park. During your commute. As you walk somewhere. Sitting meditation is the best place to start, but in truth, you’re practicing for this kind of mindfulness in your entire life.
  17. Follow guided meditation. If it helps, you can try following guided meditations to start with. My wife is using Tara Brach’s guided meditations, and she finds them very helpful.
  18. Check in with friends. While I like meditating alone, you can do it with your spouse or child or a friend. Or just make a commitment with a friend to check in every morning after meditation. It might help you stick with it for longer.
  19. Find a community. Even better, find a community of people who are meditating and join them. This might be a Zen or Tibetan community near you (for example), where you go and meditate with them. Or find an online group and check in with them and ask questions, get support, encourage others. My Sea Change Program has a community like that.
  20. Smile when you’re done. When you’re finished with your two minutes, smile. Be grateful that you had this time to yourself, that you stuck with your commitment, that you showed yourself that you’re trustworthy, where you took the time to get to know yourself and make friends with yourself. That’s an amazing two minutes of your life.

Meditation isn’t always easy or even peaceful. But it has truly amazing benefits, and you can start today, and continue for the rest of your life.

If you’d like help with mindfulness, check out my new Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness short ebook.

COBRA – MAKE THIS VIRAL! – PEACE MEDITATION, April 11 – 2012 Portal Blog – 4-7-17

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2012  Portal Blog  /  Peace Meditation

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Cobra:
It is time to take action again! It is time to take the destiny of our world in our own hands! We all agree that the process of reaching planetary peace is taking too long. Here is our chance to collectively speed up the process. Therefore we are using the opportunity of the Full Moon on April 11th to create a portal through which we will balance the energy field around the planet.
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We are doing this meditation to counteract the negative effects of the military escalation that is now taking place in Syria:
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Make this viral! Share it worldwide! Please post it on your websites and blogs. Invite spiritual groups to join us. If you know an alternative media outlet, you can send it to them. You can create a Facebook group for your local group of people doing this in your part of the world. We also need one main Facebook group for this event. You can create a video about this and post it on Youtube.
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Scientific studies have confirmed positive effects of mass meditations on human society, so each of you that will participate in this meditation can actually help bringing the Event closer to us:
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This meditation helps the Light forces to ground the energy of Light on the surface of the planet to strengthen the Light grid which is needed to speed up the process of reaching planetary peace. Number of people doing that meditation is the single most influential factor within the power of the surface human population for speeding up the process.
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We can reach the critical mass of 144,000 people doing this meditation!
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Astrological chart for our meditation shows a cardinal grand square of Sun/Uranus/Eris, Vesta, Jupiter/Moon and Pluto/Juno which signifies the peak point of planetary tension before its gets finally resolved as a result of the intervention of the Light forces:
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We will be doing this meditation at the exact moment of the Full Moon on Tuesday, April 11th at 08:08 am Central European Time (CEST). This equals 2:08 pm CST in Taipei, 8:08 am EET in Cairo, 8:08 am EET in Palmyra, 7:08 am BST in London, 2:08 am EDT in New York, 1:08 am CDT in Chicago, 0:08 am MDT in Denver and 11:08 pm PDT in Los Angeles on Monday, April 10th.
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You can check the time of the meditation for your time zone here:
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Instructions:
1. Use your own technique to bring you to a relaxed state of consciousness.
2. State your intent to use this meditation as a tool to speed up the process of bringing peace for planet Earth and its inhabitants.
3. Visualize a pillar of Light emanating from the Galactic Central Sun, then going through all beings of Light inside our Solar System and then through your body to the center of the Earth. Visualize another pillar of Light rising from the center of the Earth, then up through your body and upwards into the sky towards all beings of Light in our Solar System and our galaxy. You are now sitting in two pillars of Light, the Light flowing both upwards and downwards simultaneously. Keep these pillars of Light active for a few minutes.
4. Now visualize a violet flame purifying the Syria vortex and its energy field on plasma, etheric and astral planes. Then visualize this violet flame expanding through all Middle East and purifying it. Then expand it even more until it encompasses the whole planet, purifying its energy field on the plasma, etheric and astral planes.
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5. Now visualize a soft pink healing divine feminine energy, healing all people in Syria and bringing peace to the country. Visualize this soft pink light protecting Palmyra. Visualize this divine feminine energy healing the minds and hearts of all people worldwide involved in the Syria conflict. Then visualize this divine feminine energy expanding through all Middle East and healing all people there. Then expand it even more until it encompasses the whole planet, healing all living beings on the planet.

Goddess wants peace and peace it will be!

Updates about the Peace Meditation:

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Thanks to   The Earth Plan

 

Todd Goldfarb @ In5D – MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS – 20 PRACTICAL TIPS FOR QUIETING THE MIND – 3-1-17

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By Todd Goldfarb, Body Mind Soul Spirit

Thanks to   https://openheartedrebel.com/2017/03/01/meditation-beginners-20-practical-tips-quieting-mind/

Meditation is the art of focusing 100% of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general feeling of happiness.

Although a great number of people try meditation at some point in their lives, a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. This is unfortunate, and a possible reason is that many beginners do not begin with a mindset needed to make the practice sustainable.

The purpose of this article is to provide 20 practical recommendations to help beginners get past the initial hurdles and integrate meditation over the long term:

1) Make it a formal practice. You will only get to the next level in meditation by setting aside specific time (preferably two times a day) to be still.

2) Start with the breath. Breathing deep slows the heart rate, relaxes the muscles, focuses the mind and is an ideal way to begin practice.

3) Stretch first. Stretching loosens the muscles and tendons allowing you to sit (or lie) more comfortably. Additionally, stretching starts the process of “going inward” and brings added attention to the body.

4) Meditate with Purpose. Beginners must understand that meditation is an ACTIVE process. The art of focusing your attention to a single point is hard work, and you have to be purposefully engaged!

5) Notice frustration creep up on you. This is very common for beginners as we think “hey, what am I doing here” or “why can’t I just quiet my damn mind already”. When this happens, really focus in on your breath and let the frustrated feelings go.

6) Experiment. Although many of us think of effective meditation as a Yogi sitting cross-legged beneath a Bonzi tree, beginners should be more experimental and try different types of meditation. Try sitting, lying, eyes open, eyes closed, etc.

7) Feel your body parts. A great practice for beginning meditators is to take notice of the body when a meditative state starts to take hold. Once the mind quiets, put all your attention to the feet and then slowly move your way up the body (include your internal organs). This is very healthy and an indicator that you are on the right path.

8) Pick a specific room in your home to meditate. Make sure it is not the same room where you do work, exercise, or sleep. Place candles and other spiritual paraphernalia in the room to help you feel at ease.

9) Read a book (or two) on meditation. Preferably an instructional guide AND one that describes the benefits of deep meditative states. This will get you motivated. John Kabat-Zinn’s Wherever You Go, There You Are is terrific for beginners.

10) Commit for the long haul. Meditation is a life-long practice, and you will benefit most by NOT examining the results of your daily practice. Just do the best you can every day, and then let it go!

11) Listen to instructional tapes and CDs.

12) Generate moments of awareness during the day. Finding your breath and “being present” while not in formal practice is a wonderful way to evolve your meditation habits.

13) Make sure you will not be disturbed. One of the biggest mistakes beginners make is not insuring peaceful practice conditions. If you have it in the back of your mind that the phone might ring, your kids might wake, or your coffee pot might whistle than you will not be able to attain a state of deep relaxation.

14) Notice small adjustments. For beginning meditators, the slightest physical movements can transform a meditative practice from one of frustration to one of renewal. These adjustments may be barely noticeable to an observer, but they can mean everything for your practice.

15) Use a candle. Meditating with eyes closed can be challenging for a beginner. Lighting a candle and using it as your point of focus allows you to strengthen your attention with a visual cue. This can be very powerful.

16) Do NOT Stress. This may be the most important tip for beginners, and the hardest to implement. No matter what happens during your meditation practice, do not stress about it. This includes being nervous before meditating and angry afterwards. Meditation is what it is, and just do the best you can at the time.

17) Do it together. Meditating with a partner or loved one can have many wonderful benefits, and can improve your practice. However, it is necessary to make sure that you set agreed-upon ground rules before you begin!

18) Meditate early in the morning. Without a doubt, early morning is an ideal time to practice: it is quieter, your mind is not filled with the usual clutter, and there is less chance you will be disturbed. Make it a habit to get up half an hour earlier to meditate.

19) Be Grateful at the end. Once your practice is through, spend 2-3 minutes feeling appreciative of the opportunity to practice and your mind’s ability to focus.

20) Notice when your interest in meditation begins to wane. Meditation is hard work, and you will inevitably come to a point where it seemingly does not fit into the picture anymore. THIS is when you need your practice the most and I recommend you go back to the book(s) or the CD’s you listened to and become re-invigorated with the practice. Chances are that losing the ability to focus on meditation is parallel with your inability to focus in other areas of your life!

Meditation is an absolutely wonderful practice, but can be very difficult in the beginning. Use the tips described in this article to get your practice to the next level!

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Connect To Higher Self – Guided Meditation – by Joe Treacy

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