The crises of this World are not Truly an exterior, physical-matter-reality concern. What I mean, is that there is a Higher Energy Framework that is beyond the egoic mind's understanding, and is accessible to any who seek to know It. To "deserve" entrance to this Higher Framework found within oneself, and to see beyond these crises to Higher Insight, the egoic mind (keeping it positive) is appreciated in gratitude for its seemingly protective import.
Dictionary.com told us that the total word "deserve," means one has a claim, and that it is a reward. These are the Higher positive perceptions derived by definition for the whole word, and are also a description of the origin of one's merit. Ultimately, to deserve a thing means one is qualified because of his natural, inherent excellence, and this is a state beyond the story of current World affairs.
But First, Know Thyself
If one meanders along the path of the meditative, he will encounter first himself, in the form of chatter in the mind. Acknowledgement of these thoughts must occur, as if they are an old friend. Acknowledge the thought, acknowledge the feeling, but then, pat your friend on the back, and allow him to go on his way... and, then, return to the breath.
In doing this, while resting the mind in one-pointed focus upon the breath at the end of the nostrils, an inward one-pointed birth-within-self occurs. This is the reflective, spiritual mechanism of the Whole Self, at the initial stage of building the Spiritual Window Within self. The mature form of this location within self, is a Real Platform created through visualization within meditation, and I will illustrate as we go.
You see, when the consciousness is experiencing one-pointed focus, the initial image visualized within the mind is the structural formation of "me-to-Me-to-me." It is a triangular, beginning conceptualization of self. That is: through use of the imagination, one "sees" within his mind, his own sense of center (me), with that of his reoccurring thoughts that he gently acknowledges and lets go (Me), and then lastly, there is the breath (me), which is the door. We literally observe this triangular formation as that of the ego, Freedom, and the door. The awareness of all of these locations becomes a simultaneous center within self, a triangle that is reflective of Higher Structures of the Whole Universe. And practice of this state of focus, is the spark of spiritual energy that enlivens and brings peace simultaneously; its practice, "ferrets-out" the ego-self, and one may Truly find His Center.
The Imagination as a Platform of Learning from Higher Insight
As one advances on his journey within, to know his own landscape, it is worthy to grasp tightly onto the conceptualization of what the Imagination truly is. It is a Holy Mechanism, and when one ascends with integrity from his lower self to the Higher Place within himself (this can literally be achieved through the use of the "Think Outside the Box" meditation by Bashar), it is useful, at times, to have an imagined platform awaiting your arrival.
Jesus himself stated, "In my father's house are many mansions," (John 14:2, KJV).
Create a "Mansion" Exercise
To do this, sit quietly and achieve the meditative state. Relax.
Now, this is your imagination, so whatever form of a platform (that is also a plateau of perceived blissful energy) that is appropriate for you, is valid. Initially, mine was an imagined cave (like the Moaning Caverns in California), but what I see in my mind, is my visual equivalent (from imagination), and thus seems a simulated replica in my mind of an actual place.
Next, use the five senses, and consider them separately, in how you want this special place to look and feel. Spend time building your mansion. Again, Jesus himself, spoke of this building mechanism, and stated, "In my father's house are many mansions," (John 14:2, KJV).
Have fun, and give gratitude for every moment one may attempt, but "seem to fail" in his one-pointed focus exercises. It is good to play with one's imagination when building, so have a separate "building" meditation, wherein the intent is the focus of reliable structures within self that are repeatable. Love your inner platform or mansion within every synchronistic minute throughout the day. Relax, love, and start with a home within, one that is so wonderful (Imagination), that excitement builds to return and see if it is still there!
You have time. You are an eternal being. There is no rush.
But, physical matter reality is a "limited event," so the suggestion to make here, is to begin, now.
To see the Light at the end of the tunnel, while smiling!