Meditation calms and cleanses my mind. It places me in the posture of “not knowing,” which opens up the willingness to be shown. Meditation gives me guidance that reveals where darkness, tension, pain, resentment, uncomfortable thoughts and emotions are still lingering. It offers the opportunity to name, locate and accept what feels real, but what may not necessarily be true. Meditation transforms self-doubt or critical voices into love and self-compassion.
My journal entry from that morning reads:
This morning, I am grateful for irritation that leads me to truth.
Today, I will not ignore myself.
Today, I will respect myself.
Today, I will choose self-care out of love.
Open my eyes that have been closed to my brother.
May the beauty of innocence be seen.
May we witness the disappearance of separation and behold the mystery of ONE.
May our separate selves melt into sacred ONENESS.
If you’re looking to start a meditation practice, the free guided meditation on the Hale Pule website is my favorite. I enjoy feeling the tug of anchoring to the center of the earth and the energy descending from the heavens and often see memories that are ready to exit my life and in the upper right sits the worries and fears awaiting release. While imagining the aura surrounding me, I fill all the holes or spikes where energy leaks. My ending rose is the color of a pale pink pearl. I smile.