Meditation is not limited to any group or religion, it is for every one of us. In the photo is my aunt known as Sister Rita, Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart. She left for her heavenly home on January 25, 1970 while sitting in the chapel in her morning meditation.
Different religions may call meditation by different names and use different practices, but the goal is to lead to the same source, which is communion with the Spirit of God in all, which may be called the Holy Spirit, the Holy Comforter, Om, the Amen, Holy Naam, the Holy Vibration, and other names for the same experience.
Whether it is through sitting while in contemplation on a verse of the day, or saying the prayers of a rosary, mantras with a mala, or listening to the rhythm of the breath, the result is the same, union with our deepest purest Self. The Self that is not dependent on anything of the physical world for sustenance.
For ease of communication I will talk about this experience as the Voice of God.
While sitting quietly and holding loving thoughts the bodily energy continues to circulate, and because you are awake and not moving it will eventually spiral up the spine and enliven the entire body. I sometimes begin perspiring with the increase of heat being generated.
Holding the intention of love truly and sincerely while meditating ripens the increasing energy and opens our awareness to the subtle sound of creation, sometimes described as a rushing river seemingly emanating under the top of the skull.
When this soothing and purifying sound comes into your consciousness, suspend thoughts of contemplation or prayer and just listen. Just listen to this creative and harmonious force that sustains all creation.
Science has already shown us that atoms are full of movement. There is nothing standing still in creation. And by the same reasoning, no matter what your background or still time may be called or include, the goal of meditation practice is the same for everyone: experiencing the Divine energy flowing through all.
Use your time in meditation to align with this fundamental force present in all while keeping an attitude of love, so that you’ll fully express your holiness.
Blessed is the Lord in all
I sing praises to his name
Singing will carry me home again
In harmony with the Lord.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer; photo from the collection of Susan Helene Kramer
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