Listening to the Voice of God while in communion with the Inner Vibration has been my mainstay practice for more than 25 years, providing insight and practical problem solving.
Reserve a quiet and private space for your meditation. A corner of your room with a screen in front is fine. On the floor place a folded blanket or cushion to sit on facing a small low table with a candle, incense and flowers.
Wash and put on clean comfortable clothing. Light the candle and incense if you wish. Sit straight, legs folded in, hands clasped and resting in your lap, or lay your hands on your thighs, palms up or palms down. Alternately, sit upright in a chair. Close your eyes.
Begin breathing in and out evenly without any breath retention. Example: breathe in count 1; breathe out count 2; breathe in count 1, and continue. Keep up the pattern of even breathing without actually saying the words.
While breathing evenly, listen to the sound of your breathing.
If you are very quiet and concentrated you may begin to hear the Inner Vibration, seemingly generated under the crown of your skull. If you hear this hum like a gently rushing sound of water, begin listening to the vibration rather than to your breathing.
Listening to your even breathing, or to the Inner Vibration calms and centers the body and mind. A centered body and mind becomes a creative tool in all aspects of living.
Sit for 5 minutes at first and increase the time of your meditation session gradually.
Anytime of day is good for meditating, but just before retiring gives you a chance to unwind from the day, and spend some moments in reflection on the day's events and plans for the morrow.
Conclude your meditation with a prayer for family, friends and world peace.
Take a final deep breath, stand and stretch.
Listening to the Inner Vibration is tuning into the channel of the creative universal Voice of God. It is our lifeline and nourishment when we need comfort, inspiration or peace.
The ordinary mind is uplifted by the Inner Melody - a symphony of the finest subtle sounds that allow the Divine to come into our thoughts with words in just the way we need to hear.
In your journal, write out your inspirations or specific information or answers to problems that come to you while listening to the clear soothing sounds of the Inner Vibration.
The experience I have just described is universal - in various traditions known as the Holy Spirit, the Amen, Naam, Om and more.
Kirtan - Chanting Meditation
Article by Susan Kramer; photo credit Stan Schaap - Castricum woods, The Netherlands
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