The Universal State
There were many others present in my meditation today. Immanuel approached me from within the understood center of my mind, and we sat together and 'talked.' He spoke to me about the process of making a meaningful life for oneself, and that through meditation and the experience of God's Presence, the spiritual meaning that rejuvenates one in all ways is known. This is already understood within my own center, but the reminder to look through the Spiritual eye within, and accept all loving expressions was the point. It is in this acceptance of success - this rejuvination from within meditation - that expands the mind to the universal state.
Still the Chatter 'in Your Head'
The point of having a memory is so that one may learn for himself who he is. It may not always seem that this is what memory is for, but overall it is a perceptual construct - a room in the mansion of one's mind - that should serve the Highest Form. Through meditation one sees his own mind (and sometimes memories), and with focus may also see the Presence of the Highest Spiritual Known. Upon arrival (realization), only kindness, love, and a Divine understanding may be present. Overall, if God serves up memories, they will be wonderful, peaceful, and loving.
If 'you' are still mired in the ego, and have not practiced one-pointed focus to still the chatter 'in your head,' then the kindest recourse is to muster some curiousity and begin. In this way, memories are allowed to do their job, which is to reveal a part of your story for examination, re-consideration, or appreciation. Staying positive is the Highest recourse when a memory arrives.
Devote Time to the Spirit of the Endeavor
Maintenance of a meditative practice is not only about creating the private, silent time to be with God's Mind and in His Presence. It is a daily reminder of what is bottom-line-important, and that is the relationship you have with inner peace and joy. To meditate is to establish a daily time for love, kindness, and the experience of joy within oneself. Other feelings may be present, but I have found that time devoted to the Spirit of the endeavor, results in the deep desire to dwell directly in one's Greatest Love. Eventually, a state-of-universal-consciousness is achieved, and time is more meaningful, as it is now informed from beyond the outermost physical mind.
Use the Master's Tool
Overall, to make a meaningful life, meditation is the master's tool. By electing to sit in one-pointed focus, through a point between the eyebrows, in a relaxed gaze of about 6 inches in front of you, the whole mind expands to 380 degrees and beyond. The 'Sixth Sense' is now present, alongside peace and joy, and the experience transmutes all understanding to a transparency insightful of all that is Love. At this point, all 'you' have to do is look.
I watched the movie, The Lost City of Z, this evening, and I was moved to grab my notebook and write down this quote: "A man's reach should exceed his grasp - or what is Heaven for?"
What is Heaven?
First, what is Heaven? According to Dictionary.com, our worldly dictionary of good use, Heaven is "the abode of God, the angels, and the spirits of the righteous [synonym: virtuous] after death; the place or state of existence of the blessed after the mortal life.
Realize God's Kingdom Through Meditation
Unfortunately, this definition fails to fulfill a positive state, as it limits access to this Higher Realm to only those that have died, and are experiencing an inner state that is virtuous. This is a definition that is used by the ego-minded.
Further, virtue is very difficult to achieve using only the outermost conscious mind, but this can be changed through meditation upon God's Presence. Ultimately, what we see as 'Heaven' is a realization of the Kingdom of God within oneself, now, through meditation.
The Kingdom of Heaven is an Altered State-of-Consciousness
The Kingdom of God is the same as the Kingdom of Heaven, and the location is an altered state-of-consciousness within oneself, wherein one is able to consciously make contact with God's Mind/Energy. How this manifests to the mind is truly wonderful, and is aided in description through the use of allegory, symbolism, or a structure of language (such as third-person), that naturally echoes the reflective learning mechanisms of the Paradoxical Mind of God within oneself.
Undo the Ego and Observe Your "self"
The experience of God's Presence is one that, once realized consciously, becomes a passionate love that embraces the mind and understanding of "self" in all ways: one's ego is undone, and the noose of this structure dissipates. One finds himself looking to God in all things in his daily life, and he receives intuited information from this Higher Understanding throughout the day. The result is peace, joy, and an expanded awareness of one's ability to perceive what is now understood as Spiritual information entering the mind.
Sit in the Presence of God
Overall, the quote is a placement-of-self within one's own story that speaks to his dependence upon God's Spirit for enlightenment of the whole mind. This is because we can decide to know "Heaven" within ourselves, now. There is no need for grasping, or attempting to try. By sitting in the Presence of God daily, the Higher Energies of God are fully known, and they radiate through the vessel within oneself that is the soul.
Take Action on Meditative Realizations (epiphanies)
When the outermost consciouness, or ego-mind, is made aware of God's Presence through this transfer of Higher Energy from within the meditative state, it disassembles easily and naturally. "You" do not disappear - "you" still have work to do. So, one must do with conviction what is realized within the Higher Mind through meditation, and allow this transparent reasoning to flow naturally into expression within physical reality.
Be Still. Know. "I AM." God.
I would think, given the state-of-affairs in what is now a "pandemic world," that one might race to sit still and till his own mind. Nevertheless, the unenlightened mind shirks the last statement as impossible, and may be mired in the physical. The solution is to meditate: Be Still. Know. "I AM." God.
Know Heaven for Yourself, Now
Overall, yes, man's reach should exceed his grasp, but it is not a physical action this is referencing - it is a mental and spiritual one. The final thought: Decide to stop reaching, and sit still in God's Presence, and in this way, you will know Heaven within yourself and for yourself, now.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is an opportunity wherein the individual sits or reclines, in order to practice the Presence of the Higher Spirit perceived within himself. There are other reasons one may meditate, such as reprogramming the mind through hypnotic suggestions, affirmations, or visualizations. The state achieved is one of consciousness-energy-perception, and through the observation of a point within this focus, the mind expands in all directions, to what seems infinity. The result is a universal state of awareness that is very natural in feeling.
What is Release?
According to Dictionary.com, release means "to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go."
After Release of the Perception/Belief/Definition, What is Left within the Mind?
To meditate with the intent of releasing those limiting or 'weighty' aspects from the mind, or concerns of physical reality, to the perceived Higher Presence within the meditative state, is to simultaneously also replace it with Higher energies from God within oneself. This can also be supported with visualization of Divine Light energy moving into and through oneself, down through the top of the head, or upon each inhale. Ultimately, we are left with the perception of the Presence of God within oneself; this is the Energy that replaces what was released (negatives vanish).
What if I Don't Release Negatives?
What happens to the ego-structure when release of worldly concerns or pressures does not occur, are manifestations of "limitations." For example, the individual unenlightened to this state-of-spiritual-affairs, will unconsciously engender more of the same limiting mindsets of fear and lack, circumscribing his own future to be thus informed in more of the same way. These manifest as negatively-oriented behavioral manifestations, as well as stress, worry, and physical or mental illness.
Someone in this state might argue that "release" in meditation is the use of the imagination, and because the imagination is 'not real' - it cannot be touched - that it is all a game one plays with himself.
There is Only One Mind
Many do play games with themselves, but this infers there is a winner and a loser within one mind. This is not advantageous. Positive affirmations are useful to orient the outermost ego-mind to Higher energies within, but there is a natural point, for those with a daily effort to meditate, that one does not "have to try to imagine" anymore. He realizes he consciously knows who he is looking at within himself - and it is God's Spirit.
Exercise the Mind
Sometimes, through use of the imagination (which has been established within this notebook as a holy mechanism), what seems impossible to see within the visual circle of the mind, is eventually understood to be perceived mental steps, or exercises of the mind. For example, after relaxing in the Presence for a natural duration, I often see 'tunnels' of light, through which I 'seem' to move at great speeds. When this occurs, I maintain one-pointed focus at the center of my visual field. What occurs, eventually when the lights and tunnel dissipate, is a visual evolution into picture-quality scenes that play out before me. These scenes are meant as learning springboards for greater realizations within the whole self. Overall, it is good to use your imagination and guide yourself through altered states of consciousness - to exercise your mind with building forms that are repeatedly invoked, practiced, and loved. It increases the fluidity of the experience to realizing the point, which is His Presence.
The Importance of the Heart
The energy of the mind can be moved through the heart. They may seem separate when we are doing something analytical (like math), but the heart is still present. The energies of the heart are interwoven into the intellect. By using one's mind and heart together within meditation, with intent to change the inner dynamics of self, one is literally able to reform his whole mind, and re-make his whole life. We have established that we are more than our physical body, and, in fact, we are eternal beings that live physical lifetimes unaware of our True relationship to God - until one has an awakening. It is only through meditative efforts within the mind, that lasting change within oneself occurs.
You are More Than What "You" Think
To know God, one meditates within himself, and he does this in faith and pursuit of knowing the Presence of the Highest Spirit. This Presence, once realized within this altered state of prayerful consciousness, is where one release's his worries, concerns and fears. It is also where one sits and affirms he is already re-made, re-formed, re-vivified through the Higher Presence. Overall, you are more than what "you" think, and this is, again, realized through meditation.
Example forms to build within meditation:
-A Mansion (Higher Platform/Highest Understood Spiritual Level within oneself)
-Rooms within the Mansion (Levels of Consciousness)
-A Spiritual Body Suit (This is built and 'zipped on' during the body-scan portion of a meditation)
-A Thought Body Form (To host the ego. It is visualized, and thoughts are seen as lights that float over into the form. (Then, one moves outward and upward away from the form that now holds your thoughts.)
-Shapes: Triangles, circles, squares, oblong (egg), star [visualize the form and hold it still while observing it for durations of time. I do 10-15 minutes] This greatly increases visual-perceptual abilities.
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With Love and Warm Regard,
Notes to self.
Perceptual Constructs of the Mind
"I", the outermost ego-mind, or personal-will-mind, is a perceptual construct; it is an illusion. To find this idea of 'packaging' the mind and its parts into identifiable 'realms of understanding,' one is creating a perceptual construct. Dictionary.com defines perception as, "immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition; discernment."
The Sixth Sense and The Seat of Life
What we have done in putting these two words together in our mind - perceptual constructs - is essentially identify the sixth sense (intuition), which sits within the center of our self, as realized through meditation. Intuition is a spiritual mechanism that is meant to assist one in living the highest preferential reality imaginable to the whole mind of the individual. In sum, the intuition is a part of an overall spiritual connection through a "sense organ" within the mind, which Paramanhansa Yogananda, founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship, called the "seat of life."
Realizing Oneness of the Self with the Creator
According to Yogananda Paramanhansa, in his book, The Second Coming of Chirst: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, he speaks about how, "Man is not sustained only by 'bread,' the limited relative energies derived from the solids, liquids, and gases of the physical sources that nourish life, but primarily by 'every word' (unit of unlimited Cosmic Energy vibrating from the Holy Ghost - the great Aum or Amen) descending into the human body through the "mouth of God" (medulla oblongata). To consciously experience this truth, as did Jesus, is to realize the eternal link between the human and divine, matter and consciousness - the irrevocable oneness of the Self with the Creator (Paramanhansa, n.p.).
The Medulla Oblongata is the Seat of Life
The author continues with, "The medulla oblongata at the base of the brain is the seat of life, formed from the seed cell, the original nucleus, entered by the soul at the time of conception. Like radio waves, which are unseen but can be drawn out of the ether by a receiving apparatus, vibrating life energy from the omnipresent cosmic source is continuously received through the subtle astral center in the medulla. It is stored in the dynamo of astral power in the brain, whence it flows out through the medulla - it 'proceedeth out of the mouth of God' - and is distributed throughout all the cells of the body. If that beam of energy were taken away, the body would drop dead immediately (Paramanhansa, n.p.)
Perception and the Eternal Identity
Perceptual then, is the description of what the mind believes it is capable of receiving input from. These include the five senses, which are sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Further, these receptive abilities, as concluded through the meditative experience, are not who one is in identity. The five senses are resources, used to identify positive and negative aspects within ourselves, through the reflectivity of the mind upon physical reality events, images, and experiences. The intuitive energies within the mind are received from within and beyond the outermost egoic-I- conceptualization. One's identity is beyond the limited outer-mind that is informed by the five sense organs. The truth revealed through intuition throughout the day, further supported by a daily meditation practice, informs the mind of an eternal spiritual existence.
What also occurs along the way, is the addition of the "constructs," which are defined as, " to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise," and "an image, idea, or theory, especially a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements" (Dictionary.com). These are forms within the mind that are imagined. One realizes he is not his five senses or his physical body now, and that within his outermost conscious mind he has framed himself into a story, one that he allows himself use of, so that these senses inform the outermost conscious will to function for Higher reasons.
Perceptual constructs are a process within the mind, wherein one builds through the five senses, and by energies that are intuitited through the innermost self. This innermost self is located and understood through meditation. Further, there is a physical part of the body that acts similarly to the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and touch receptors, and this is the medulla oblongata. Within it is the spiritual counterpart of the physical five senses, and it is where the receipt of energies from God, or energy from Higher spiritual realms is funnelled through. Within this portion of one's brain, one receives like radio waves, "vibrating life energy from the omnipresent cosmic source... through the subtle astral center in the medulla (Paramahansa, n.p.).
Overall, we can conclude that thinking about perceptual constructs is useful because one must re-train, re-orient, and re-build inner self-conceptualizations to a positive state, which is most often seen as cyclical re-orientations to reality throughout life as we age. Living informed by the epiphanies one experiences, as well as the randomly perceived mental connections of synchronicity, one sees perceptual constructs as a topic that is well-worth meditating upon.
Through this effort, one sees beyond himself, and is informed through spiritual energies within his own mind. These are from a location within that is now known through meditative experience, and its location is a perceptual construct with a physical location (medulla). Through these efforts to build within oneself, and understand the way spirituality is perceived within the mind, one ultimately finds himself reflecting upon the one of true worth, and this is not the "I" of the ego-mind or personal will. It is an Intuitive Light seen through experience within meditation, and is a Higher Beacon that illuminates the darkness perceived, transfiguring it into Love.
If you somehow find yourself here, reading (for some reason) what is being posted, I would like to point out how fantastic you are. In my perception of others, I see all of the wonderful parts of my self, and the creative ways self-adaptation manifests positively. Individuality, our unique realized self, is contructed through culture and familial interactions. It also seems to be the work we do, and how we spend our time. We are seemingly bound by the physical and five senses, and somehow, using our minds, we must design an internal self-conceptualization that manifests within the world - one that is good for ourselves and others.
At the superficial, outermost level of the mind, this is done within the ego-structure. This structure is useful in the modern world, as to be without its parts (beliefs, emotions, definitions), there would be the absence of evolutionary mechanisms for the mind as a whole. Nevertheless, it is necessary for one to take responsibility for his own existence as it becomes personalized (ego), and imbue his own mind with positive frameworks. If this is not pursued, physical reality will continue to reflect to the mind the negatives one is birthing within his thoughts. This is key: Look in all considerations for the positive frameworks.
Further, Spirit manifests to self within the center of his mind while meditating. One sees reality for its worth, as being a conduit for experiencing life within the Presence of God. Because this is the case, at least for myself, the ego-mind is seen as useful and respectable to achieve an end, which is to know within the mind His Presence, and through it, one makes inquiry as to His Will. Life direction and self-manifestation through the ego-mind is determined in His Presence. Everything is experienced and seen through the relationship one has with the Presence of God within himself. The experience is calm, centered, loving, grateful, and willing. It is a willingness to be led by this Higher Realized Love that originated within the center of self - within the prayerful, meditative state.
If you are here, you are fantastic, and I believe you see this. Who you are today is only a reflection of what it is you have delivered to your own mind. With gratitude, thank you for considering this source. Remember, meditative practice helps one know his true identity, which is love.
First, Understand Who You Really Are
Characterization of self occurs at the ego-level of one's mind. Here, it is noted that beliefs held within the mind create corresponding feelings of positive and negative orientation. Through meditation, one realizes who he truly is, and perceptual distance from Higher frameworks of understanding dissipate, as negatives are tilled from the mind.
In these divine moments, one is able to till alongside the Presence of God, and his mind is changed. In doing this, he lifts the weighty concern to the Presence, and the object of the thought becomes transparent: one is able to then see for himself the inherent positive or negative value of the idea or thought, and decide for himself through this Higher placement within one's own meditative mind, as to the value of the consideration.
Overall, the ego-construct can be re-formatted or expunged. Whatever perspective is most preferential to the mind becomes mute, as either perspective serves the Higher Purpose, which is to know the positive reality of the Truest Spiritual Form. The resulting syllogism is a new Higher reality realized within onself - the fabric of existence as experienced within the meditative is realized as God, and that you are one in consciousness with God's Mind.
A Daily Meditation Practice is Key
Through meditation, the True Source for inspiration and creativity is experienced. The energies of this Spirit are realized to be a vibration and quality beyond the ego-mind's capacity to comprehend. Meditation spiritualizes the mind of the meditator, and this is because he has set his ego aside, and looks within himself to the Presence of God, and he realizes Universal Consciousness - that is, a state in which one's consciousness as a whole is naturally informed by God's Presence, even in his hours beyond the meditative state. Through a daily mediation practice, the ego-consciousness is sublimated to the Higher Energies of God's Mind within oneself.
Realize the Expanse of Now through Meditation
Overall, the True Source for inspiration and creativity is the connection made with Higher understanding, and this is done through a daily meditation practice. By illuminating concerns about one's life and the living of it, in the Light of Higher Energies found within the meditative state, one may dependably re-consider, re-orient, and re-make his self-conceptualizations. Fear is erradicated. Pain submits. Remorse and regret are released to God's Mind, and one moves through comprehension of these mind-qualities as learning mechanisms, and instead realizes them to define ego-self as limited. Ultimately, one then lives in the peace of the Presence of God that is realized within himself, and in the only time he realizes he really has to live it, and that is now.
The idea of Absolute Reality was introduced to my mind in August 2019, when I began reading The Urantia Book. Within six months, I wrote the following within the Master's Thesis, Knowing Englightenment Now:
A Source of Spiritual Information
"The Urantia Book was given to me by a friend, just after the initial epiphany about the presence of “another” in my consciousness, realized through meditative prayer. The text is 1,814 pages, and claims to be the fifth epochal revelation of Christ, containing 196 lengthy, intellectual papers. At the time, I felt great relief, wonder, and amazement, that the table of contents was filled with author titles such as “Divine Counselor” and “Perfector of Wisdom.” Within it, the cosmos, its players, parts and functions are described, the nature of man and his relation to God outlined, and the life of Jesus Christ extended from the limited description of the man’s life found in the Bible, portraying instead, an intimate description from an omniscient perspective."
This source changed my life. I do not claim my outer mind understands this text ad infinitum, as it is an act of cerebral acrobatics to keep deity heirarchies straight in my mind as it is described, but in the way it is written, it speaks to the consciousness that is beyond the outer mind, just as the Bible does. It speaks in many voices (different authors are seemingly assigned different papers), sterilizing the theological topics described within each paper of the ego's presence. One finds beautiful, spiritual magic within himself, when he rests his mind on the Source of All, regardless of its origination.
Mortal is defined as, "...mortal man is very largely an unrealized spiritual potentiality (Foreward 0:4:7 (7.5).
The book states," In order to facilitate mortal comprehension of the universe of universes, the diverse levels of cosmic reality have been designated as finite, absonite, and absolute. Of these only the absolute is unqualifiedly eternal, truly existential. Absonites and finites are derivatives, modifications, qualifications, and attenuations of the original and primordial absolute reality of infinity."
Conceptual Mental Platforms are Valuable
Although the levels of reality, as described above, are meant as conceptual mental platforms, it does state that, "Value is a unique element in universe reality. We do not comprehend how the value of anything infinite and divine could possibly be increased. But we discover that meanings can be modified if not augmented even in the relations of infinite Deity. To the experiential universes even divine values are increased as actualities by enlarged comprehension of reality meanings" (115:2.2). And, this is what I am attempting to do, which is enlarge my understanding of the Divine, by considering what "Absolute Reality" is.
The point is that this "level" description of the universe, tells of an Absolute Divinity, and of a story that is enthralling in all ways to me. The synchronicity has led me to shine some light upon these levels, and bring to the conscious level of the mind, the idea that there is ever-more, and one is not alone within himself; life is a blessing to live when one focuses his mind upon knowing more about his own existence. Ultimately, when I sit in the Presence of the Spirit of God, and meditate only upon His Presence, the vastness of the perceptual consctruct of "self" realizes a Kingdom Within, and I know through my own meditative experience that I am eternally and Absolutely a part of the Source.
Practicing the Presence of God
It is good to train the mind to observe the subtle visual images seen within meditation. The symbols and forms that present become informants, if one exaimines them after maintaining one-pointed focus for an extended duration. This is the application of the meditative mind upon what God presents to the mind - the latter is known to present without forethought. These shapes function as forms for the mind to reflect itself upon while in meditation, and when this is done, the final image ascertained by this expanded state is of a reality that may seem illusory, but can teach one more about his own mind.
What occurs is a "spiritual leap." The mind is in the meditative Presence of God. His one-pointed focus is only to be in His Presence. It is during this Higher Sitting, that within the perceived space of the mind that one sits, images may appear. These may be subtle, wispy lights, or cloud-like vaporous forms. However they present, they are perceieved as "spiritual support." Every perception within the meditative mind is valid, but if it is also one-pointed and sitting in the Presence of God, more information is revealed.
The Music of Synchronicity
You see, the state of the human being who looks at what is presented in the mind in such a way, is love. It is an energetic, vibratory quality known within oneself, and when it is practiced, and then one looks at what The Presence of God presents in the shape of a form for consideration, he sees past it. He sees himself and all of the answers that are truly sitting with him, within his own mind. By meditating upon the Presence of God within oneself, one realizes these visual episodes as the music of synchronicity, and they are appreciated for the beautiful way they inform one about his Whole Self.
While meditating today, I found myself afloat a vast, white-clouded landscape. I could feel the ether/energy of my consciousness. I floated in His Presence, within and upon the expanse. Suddenly, my mind was shifted, and I looked down across my physical body through my mind, and I perceived the body's outline in its entirety. To look back upon one's own natural geometry, a "location" is noted. I intuitively understand this was the reason for the shift.
Next, I looked around, and realized I was above my body. I looked down at it, and clearly saw an energetic cord from the center of the physical body's mid-section, or where the thoracic and abdominal cavities "meet." The cord appeared outlined in an energetic silver, and in the memory of the experience, the color red is discered as "permeating" the visual field. I hovered above myself, still Practicing His Presence and looking at the form of the cord, and I watched as my "arm" reached out before me and touched it. It felt "solid."
The Out-of-Body Experience is Informative
I did not plan or exercise "visualization" techniques within the above meditation. Specifically, what is described above has been called an out-of-body experience, and these occur to me quite often within meditation. As all parts of meditation are learning tools within my mind, I sometimes explore the OBE state out of interest in building structures within self, and am often "led" naturally into this state after practicing the Presence of God for a duration, then suddenly, a "flip is switched," and I am watching something occur before me. Overall, God teaches directly to and through the mind that meditates,
An Instant in Eternity
If one meditates about his life as an "instance" within eternity, and contemplates his location now, as one living purposefully, reflective of the light of God within himself, he is renewed. Renewal is the result of kindness-to-self through the Practice of the Presence of God.
One moves forward in life believing this or that about himself. He also imagines his life beyond the now, and he reaches for this in his daily efforts. This reaching and grasping at imagined forms-of-self that do not exist yet, is reflective of learning to live. I can only conclude that when negative thought forms are no longer given mental platforms, and the intuition is fully utilized, that the higher, positive framework of life is seen and experienced as functioning.
Cycles and Negative-Energy-Release
There are cycles to the energy of life, and these are perceived as "good" and "not good," or "preferential" and "not preferential." To avoid getting buried under an avalanche of negative thought energy memories during a difficult period, one may continually release his negative experiences through the use of a positive affirmation. For example, the "Continually Release" affirmation states, "I continually release negative experiences in this current cycle as they occur." By attaining a meditative state, wherein the affirmation is used, one allows the negative energy to be released as it occurs. Further, if continual release of negative energies within the mind is not implemented, the thoughts, feelings and actions can become a memory-energy in the personal subconscious memory level of the mind, which if allowed to accumulate, will lengthen the duration of a negative cycle one may be experiencing. Overall, by using the process of "Continually Releasing" during negative cycles in one's life, he effectively monitors his thoughts, feelings and actions carefully, taking immediate action to neutralize the negative and its input on present and future cycles (Theocentric Psychology Doctoral Module #3, page 116).
The Best Lesson Learned
The best lesson and good that can be learned when coming out of a difficult period, is that your personal relationship to God has been strengthened.
And, this brings the narrative back to the only time one has to live, and it is now. This is the only moment that is meaningful. Even when recalling a prior moment that moved one emotionally, it is still experienced as now.
Rendezvous with God
It is one's focus, perspective, and language to himself that are keys to opening the door to enlightenment of the whole mind to its reflective Higher Self. This is a meditative state that is the simultaneous "empty-sky-that-is-full." It is a realization of God within oneself, and he ascends quickly within to the known location.
Meditation and Transparency: we live what we believe we can imagine.
There, which is really the most pointed here-and-now, one arrives in the Presence of the Most Beautiful Form. This location within the meditative mind is the ultimate description of now, which is experienced as a grateful and divine ecstasy that makes the consciousness transparent to God in all ways. In this moment, now, one knows the Presence of his Greatest Love, and sees that we live what we believe we can imagine.