When events don't go as we wish or we lose a loved one we have no choice but to eventually, after grieving, sit back and ask ourselves how we can fill the gap in our lives.
Fortifying our spiritual connection with the provider of our gifts and loved ones gives them back to us on a deeper and more universal level.
When the tides in our life flow out, they come back stronger with renewed energy. When a loved one moves away to a distant location or leaves for their heavenly home we can reinforce the spiritual ties between us that forever bind us to one another. This is possible by quietly, silently meditating.
Meditation forms a bridge for us to walk upon back and forth between the physical, mental and spiritual worlds.
When feeling lonely, sit in your favorite meditation spot, close your eyes, begin to breathe evenly. Rhythmic breathing is the link between body, mind and emotions - calming all aspects of ourselves. During this period our grief lies at rest and calm reigns as if we are sleeping. But, in meditation, even though our body and emotions may be sleeping, our mind remains awake and alert. Hence we get a much needed rest from our perceived loss.
In deep meditation we get even more than deep rest - we begin to feel the peace that passeth all understanding, our deep spiritual peace and connection with what is eternal and can never be separated from us.
When we come back to being active after quiet meditation we retain that spiritual peace for a period of time. The more often and regularly we meditate, the more easily we can get into that peaceful state in our regular daily lives. It is practical spirituality, useful in our day to day world.
No one escapes trying situations and the displacement and loss of loved ones on the physical plane. But, everyone can enjoy the unsurpassed peace that meditation affords. It is our direct route to uncovering and recapturing our roots in eternal spirit.
After grieving a loss, little by little take time to sit in meditation and go deeply into your spiritual peace. Think of your dear ones with love and enjoy the fullness of spirit permeating your resting body, heart, emotions and mind.
Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults by Susan Kramer
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 116 pages.
Life as a Dancer and Spiritual Teacher by Susan Kramer
Autobiography of life experiences that shaped who I am today; includes photos from my time with Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow. 40 pages; 9,200 words. PDF or EPUB.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer; photo of author by Stan Schaap at Meditation Mount, Ojai, California
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