Ah, gorgeous snowflakes! How can one not be in awe knowing every one of the billions falling at the same moment is an individual masterpiece.
Sit with a straight back at your meditation altar or favorite location. Fold your hands in your lap or place palms up or palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes.
Breathe evenly without stress, such as: breathe in counts 1, 2; breathe out counts 1, 2; breathe in counts 1; 2 and continue for a minute.
Let go of the counting and continue the pattern of even breathing.
Visualize yourself warmly bundled sitting on a park bench on a snowy day. Wafts of wind blow the snow into sculptured peaks nearby.
Eventually the wind begins to let up and snowflakes gently float down all around.
Looking at your coat sleeve you notice the large individual flakes retaining their shape for a few moments before melting into the warmer fabric.
You suddenly realize that this miracle of the individuality of snowflakes is an example of all in the physical world. Forms are variations of the same elements, right from the innards of DNA to the multi-dimension systems that form every different-looking object.
Everything is of the same substance, keeps its shape for awhile, then melts into another form.
Coming back to the presence of snowflakes falling - the whole world feels anew in the knowledge we are one world family, as individual as the snowflakes in personality, with infinite threads going within, within, within - interweaving us within the pattern of one infinite ever-present home.
Now, just sit quietly, breathing evenly, while enjoying these moments of conscious connection.
Finish your meditation with a deep breath and go forth with renewed warmth in the feelings of deep and infinite oneness with everything - with all!
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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