Make quiet time when the outer world can be set aside to talk over problems and dreams with that most intimate listening ear, our soul.
Quiet time - time when the sounds surrounding us do not intrude. Our time to listen to the eternal sound emanating from within, reaching our quieted mind out of our stillness.
The Holy Vibration, the Holy Spirit, known also as the primordial sound, Om or Aum, Amen, The Word, Holy Naam, speaking to us with an ever-present voice of constancy, ever with us through all the changing events in our lives.
If we are distressed or upset, by taking some quiet time, we can reach the meeting point with our ever-present and resonant companion, lending us a soothing comfort and stability.
The Holy Vibration is the only constancy I have found in my life. People and relationships change. Objects come and go. My body is aging and I need to write notes to myself more often.
But throughout all of this, during the past couple of decades I have had an underlying comfort and constancy in my communion with the Holy Vibration's soothing audible sound.
During all my ups and downs this audible vibration has ever been with me, never far from my consciousness when I give myself the few quiet moments needed to tune in to it in my own head.
I hear the comforting vibration as a constant and soothing wind that resides right within my head, seemingly under the crown of my skull. Listening very carefully, I have ascertained that this soothing melody is present no matter what my thoughts are, it underlies all.
As it underlies all and never leaves me, but rather fills me with joy as I tune in, it is the companion I choose to be with in my times of most intense emotion.
To make the most of quiet time and develop this most intimate relationship with the Holy Vibration requires a period of initiation. A beginning. By sitting in a quiet meditation pose or lying in a deep relaxation pose, just begin listening for your inner companion. Listen. Listen. Listen. Then, hold fast to the soft melody.
As you would listen to the rain or wind outside your window and draw in its soothing comfort, listen closely to the soft wind blowing within yourself.
And the more often that you listen to the Holy Vibration, the more resonant it becomes, erasing out the interference of negative thinking, which is enough reason to listen to the inner instructor.
Through quiet time spent in communion with the ever-constant Holy Vibration within, daily living is invigorated.
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Article and photo credit Susan Helene Kramer; Painting by Vincent van Gogh, Blossoming Chestnut Trees, 22-23 May, 1890, Kroeller-Mueller Museum, The Netherlands
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