“To carry the self forward and illuminate myriad things is delusion.
That myriad things come forth and illuminate the self is awakening.“
— Dogen, in ‘Genjokoan’
I LOVE this saying from Zen Master Dogen (1200–1253 CE). I interpret these two lines as …
To experience and act in the world with the idea that “I” am at the center of acting and experiencing is delusion.
This is because it assumes that the “I” (meaning my outer ego personality) at the center of the world is my true self. It assumes that the world that my ego personality is experiencing is…
WHAT IS “awakening”? This list comes from two posts in a public Facebook group on spiritual awakening (see links at the bottom of this article):
- Seeing through the illusion; Seeing truth
- Coming home
- Unconditional loving; Love everyone and everything
- Awareness of yourself and your world
- When you lead with your heart, instead of your mind
- Living in the moment point
- Decline in interests in material attachments and desires
- No ego or thought
- Being the observer of thoughts, not the thoughts
- Everything is connected and resonates
- Consistent peace, joy, non-attachment, and unending love
- Asking what is awakening means you…
Most of this article is a channeled message from Joshua, who represents my Energy Group / Higher Self.
The basic message is that the world needs to adopt meditation as a common, taken-for-granted practice if humankind is ever going to address its environmental and social problems. My guides feel that individuals and groups need to connect to the oneness that underlies all creation before discussing the challenges they face. A simple meditation like that helps to establish a common ground for otherwise polarized opinions.
I learned to channel my guides in Nov/Dec 2018. I took two classes, one on Udemy with an instructor who I could consult, and recordings of another on YouTube. I recount my full experience doing that here.
Lesson 4 of the YouTube class included a guided meditation in which I connected to and sought messages from my “Past Self” and my “Future Self”.
I had completely forgotten this until I came across it in my notes from those 2018 classes. (A friend recently asked me to teach her how to channel, so I was reviewing my notes from those two…
I heard Christian Sundberg on Buddha at the Gas Pump today. In answer to a question, he said that the diversity of souls is far greater than the diversity of humans on Earth. We humans are pretty much all the same in comparison.
That response was in answer to a question about the diversity of spiritual teachings. I found it insightful in understanding some of the confusing contradictions I hear from spiritual Channelers these days. The universe is infinitely more confusing!
Individual Souls are most often placed in the 6th Dimension, with oversouls in the 7th Dimension. Most of our…
Infinite silence and eternal emptiness is the First Truth that underlies all reality. This is what we often refer to as God or Source, but it is beyond these words because “it” is more than any concept that the human mind is capable of knowing and understanding. It is the universal and absolute origin, energy, and container of all reality, and it is more than that.
From that infinite silence and eternal emptiness all phenomenal manifest creation emerges. We do not know how this emergence happens — it just happens. We sometimes think of it as a dream of God…
Below is a compilation of articles from New Earth Consciousness and NEC writers on Meditation.
The day-to-day world we live in is overwhelmingly focused on the physical reality outside of us. To balance that, we need some form of meditation that turns out gaze to the spiritual reality inside of us.
These articles discuss the purposes of meditation, different types of meditation, meditation experiences, and recommendations. Most of the articles are “paywall free” (you do not need to be a paid Medium subscriber). Please feel free to contact the authors if you have any questions about their articles.
This Is the final article in my meditation series, which started with: Meditation Explainer: the What, Why & How of Meditating. This short introductory section is included in all the articles.
In that first article, I identified 3 Forms of Meditation:
This Article is the 3rd in my series on Meditation. The initial introductory article was Meditation Explainer: the What, Why & How of Meditating.
In that first article I identified 3 Forms of Meditation:
Each of these Forms has 3 Types, for a total of 9 Types.
This article follows my introductory article: Meditation Explainer: the What, Why & How of Meditating. There is some overlap between the end of that article and the start of this article.
In the introductory article, I identified 3 Forms of Meditation:
—  Self Meditations — meditating independently of any external influences
—  Guided Meditations — meditating while listening to an external source
—  Active Meditations — physically participating in an activity
Each of these Forms has 3 Types, for a total of 9 Types (see my personal list below for those). …