We try to meditate together at 9PM Pacific Time on Thursday nights for 15 minutes, but you can use the meditation at any time.
Theme for August 18--September 18, 2014
We live in the illusion that life is endless, but to trade that for an awareness of death as the end is only another sort of illusion.
Better to live as if life is an incident in one's being, which is nirvana. When we find heaven within us, we discover that it has been calling us always, but in a voice too sweet to bear, and so we have not heard the song of our true heart, and most of us never do in this life.
But we can, and the secret of this practice comes in two words, "have joy." Joy lifts us. The body, suffused with joy, rises to a different level with different laws and greater freedom. The secret of the sphinx is that the observer, risen on the wings of the eagle, looks down upon his life and feels not regret or recrimination or bitterness or judgement, but the joy of a child seeing for the first time the rising of the sun.
We are here in life to gather the energy that comes from reconciling the dark and the light. We do this by pausing whenever the possibility emerges, of balancing our light and innocent side with our dark and knowing side. It is out of this balance that real light--the light of nirvana--emerges.
Here is a simple practice. For the next month, each day, find something about yourself that brings you laughter. That's the beginning of true inner work, the start along the winding path of balance, where joy is.
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The Meditation Group is for Unknowncountry participants who have an interest in meditation designed to expand awareness and evolve contact. Many of us have direct experience of the effectiveness of meditative states in communication with our visitors.
The Meditation Group meets virtually two to four times a month, and attempts to meditate as far as possible at the same time on the same theme. Group members are NOT informed of themes and times via email, although occasional emails are sent to the group.
To participate, it's necessary to take an active role: make a resolution to visit this page every two weeks. Put a reminder on your calendar, whatever it takes. And meditate with the group as you are able.
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To follow the audio meditations designed by Whitley Strieber, Unknowncountry subscribers should go to Whitley's Room and click on subjects in the subject cloud to the right that include the word 'Meditation.' These meditations reflect his own work with the visitors, and are the result of 40 years of personal meditation, and 11 years of meditation with them.
Whitley is always ready to answer questions at Whitley@Strieber.com.