Meditation! by Keshav | Jul 5, 2021 | Community Insights | 10 commentsMeditation is the practice of opening ourselves to ourselves; being what we are. Coming from nowhere and going nowhere.10 Comments skhoury on July 18, 2021 at 2:24 AM I again asked my spirit guides to guide me, and I am here…sharing instead of shopping on amazon during my morning coffee time. I used to love being in vibration, enraptured by only what I AM. Nothing ever needed but what is…energy merged into the ALL. For years now I drifted away. With the help from my spirit guides…I am nudged back, needing support. And in discussion from the group last night, "showing up" and sharing, receiving, giving, participating. 🙂 Keshav Howe on July 16, 2021 at 5:54 PM The raw simplicity of meditation is both purposeless and ever-present. Nothing is produced or added to us as we meditate.Meditation is really making room for an enlightened Self to both express and reflect the ever shining light of being – shimmering in plaid sight. One conscious moment of causeless – grace at a time.Those moments where We human beings open our spirit eyes to each other is the spiritual practice of a shaman and healer. Keshav Howe on July 9, 2021 at 5:43 PM Well put Joe. I still struggle to describe the feeling of an impersonal "breathing," breathing me. What I notice is that when my attention is deeply relaxed and present, its focus shifts away from mind activity. And, it shifts to a body sensitivity that falls naturally into a "new" body sensation – subtler than the feel of the physical act of breathing. The shift of attention to a subtle and attentive energy body beyond the physical form, is impersonal, and powerful in its simplicity. Our subtle bodies are tuned into the unimaginable. By allowing our energy bodies to naturally ease into deep relaxation, the physical body relaxes in kind. Developing a feel for the subtle body, actually starts to override the pull to "know what I am doing," or "how to get it right." The peaceful and causeless feel of breathing that is breathing you…that does not get old!! Chanting "Om Mani Padme Om" always opens up a deep well of Compassion for me. How best to determine how we serve the path of the healer?! Keep up those explorations into the unknown. Who needs a safety net… sasanijjs on July 9, 2021 at 2:55 PM My last session with Keshav was led by an Om Mani Padme Hum mantra. Throughout the meditation I felt like my body was taking in more oxygen with little to no breathing. Mind couldn’t comprehend how this was taking place, but my body felt wonderful. In actuality, I didn’t feel like I was breathing at all. Keshav Howe on July 9, 2021 at 2:08 PM Missy, last night I was aware of timelessness soliciting me. By accepting the invitation, I was aware that I was deep within it. There was also a clear knowing that I could only find or experience myself in the absence of time bound concerns. missy on July 9, 2021 at 12:14 PM Last night the Meditation went in and out , at least I thought. Now hearing what Betty said, I see the Meditation was flowing through me and was exactly as it was. It was a busy one and I know when Keshav spoke, I woke up from wherever I was. Namaste. ceejaypea on July 9, 2021 at 8:55 AM Betty – As you say, staying out of the way is another pure intent of meditation! Betty on July 8, 2021 at 12:48 PM Keshav used to say, “Everything is a meditation.” I take this to mean every action, every moment can be experienced from that space where we can be fully focused on the task at hand. It is there where we become absorbed into a sunset, or a flower, or a song. It is a place where we can be informed and inspired because we have gotten out of the way. Betty on July 8, 2021 at 12:42 PM Carol, Now that you mention it, it seems to me that “the joy of simply being” is the purest intent of all for meditation. And the most often result, for me. ceejaypea on July 7, 2021 at 7:26 AM Quite remarkable to realize that there are benefits to understanding ourselves, so that we do not behave reactively in life and are not controlled by our own minds! Again to drop all craving and find the joy of simply being.