At the heart of self-discovery is a deep longing to connect with the divine that ultimately is found within my own consciousness. Labels only serve to hold me and my perception of Self in a limited frame. I find a sense of true Self when I release labels and dive deeply within the hidden realms of my inner world.
The journey transforms my perception of reality as I begin to uncover my own infinite creative nature. Freedom is found in the caverns I am willing to explore in order to find new knowledge, and at once release me from pre-conceived notions of who and what I am intrinsically.
The stronger my desire to know my authentic Self, the more intently motivated am I to allow myself to open up to cosmic consciousness and re-member the truth of my unlimited creative and co-creative beingness.
The Whistle Stop Meditation
Text to follow at a later date.
(An adaptation of the meditation by Gary Renard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7t266FiajA An Original Form of True Prayer)
A Visual Practice for Self-Knowing
I thought I would talk about ‘the mirror’ for a moment. I invite you to follow along using these images as an exercise in self-awareness. You will gain insights to your true self and reveal that which is hidden through this simple visual practice.
See yourself standing before the mirror and you think you see a reflection of yourself, right? I do. Now, see your best friend standing before you as the mirror. What do you see? You probably think you see someone who gets you. Someone who sees you like no one else does. A very special person. When you look in this mirror you may easily see parts of yourself which you ‘love’ and so this image is very pleasing and you want more.
Now, replace the mirror image of your best friend with someone who you have much conflict. Notice how quickly your happy feeling changes. You may start to feel anger, resentment, fear, or at the least, uncomfortable. But remember (just in this pretense) that you are still looking at the mirror. What do you see? You probably think you see someone very different from yourself. You feel separate from them. Following along here (just for ‘fun’)– I invite you to simply consider that both friend and enemy images you see in the mirror are actually both reflections of one truth. And that would be, you.
By now you are probably beginning to feel slightly agitated and uncomfortable. And why wouldn’t you? You just went from feeling really good about your reflection, to thinking this person is totally ‘not’ a reflection of who I am. Examine it though. Look deeper. Is there a hidden message here for you? A part of yourself you are unwilling to see? This exercise is a good way to examine what we really think about ourselves. Our own reflection looks upon us. The Mirror says, “Know me.”