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 September 28--October 28, 2014
: Meditation in Times of Trouble
When we are afraid or suffering, it is very difficult to come to our quiet center, but extremely rewarding to do so. To really meditate, it is necessary to leave our concerns, our passions, our hopes and fears behind, and enter into silence--silent mind, silent body. However, if we begin by trying to push away what is disturbing us, we are likely to encounter difficulties.
To begin this month's meditation, start by sitting quietly and embracing whatever is disturbing you. Look at it. Accept it. Respect it. Don't try to banish it, suppress it or ignore it in any way. Then, when your mind is racing with it, go to your body. Take your attention to your physical sensation and do the sensing exercise that we practice so often in these meditation.
Begin by putting your attention on the sensation of your feet, then your legs, then hands and arms. Then take your sensation up your spine, into your head and face, then down into your chest and as deep into your solar plexus as you can go.
Then sense your whole body and stay with that as long as you can, gently returning your attention to your body whenever it wanders. Fifteen minutes, thirty minutes, longer. It's very healthy.
And oh, by the way, your troubles will still be there when you return to ordinary consciousness, but they will have changed their vibration in subtle but important ways. Try to embrace them with respect and love. There will be new energy there.
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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.
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Whitley is always ready to answer questions at Whitley@Strieber.com.