This lesson will help you to determine your direction and set your intentions for the next six weeks. It will become a strong foundation
for you as your life continues in physical expression.
As the journey begins, you will learn how to take any distractions during your meditation time as well as in your daily life and put them in a Divine place. Your sacred box or shelf will become an important part of your week; you can now enjoy it and the power it has. Allow your path experience to be. Do not look for any one thing or outcome. This can be a challenge, but will become easier as the week goes on. It is one of your simplest yet powerful Spiritual tools for you to use not only in meditation but in daily life experiences.
Undertaking the journey with no expectations will open you to more than you could imagine. And when this attitude is “practiced” in meditation, it will ﬂow naturally into a way of life. This mindset, coupled with the idea of embracing distraction during meditation, helps one to embrace the distractions of life. These concepts will be practiced throughout the next six weeks in hopes of transitioning them into a natural way of being that you’ll take with you after this program is complete. If we are working, contact me if these concepts are still difﬁcult after the second day.
In this ﬁrst lesson of the journey, you will learn how to trust your own knowings, intuition and feelings. In order to do this, you must connect with
and trust the light within. This light is symbolic of your Spirit, Oneness with all, God, Universe, and Buddha. Buddha is enlightened One, you have chosen to enlighten by your intention and commitment to this journey.
The breath is the way into the light. It tells the mind to still, emotions to calm and body to relax. It sends the signal to just be, freeing the light to shine through you. Recognize It, embrace It and commit to It. I have capitalized the reference to breath as “It” to show respect the gift of breath and the power it connects you to when you direct and consciously breathe. It opens you to the light, it moves through lower emotions, calms anxiety and clears the intuitive channels that are connected to the higher frequencies where Divine communication takes place.
We will focus on breath awareness and growing comfortable in our Sacred Space. In order to achieve this, we must learn how to be alone with our Self. Our Self holds the energy of who we are, which is reﬂected in our personality our responses to situations, choices, and challenges in our everyday life. Everyday life: what a great place to begin!
You have already made the commitment to your personal growth and power, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically — by committing to the Journey to Light. Congratulations on the self-discipline and the desire you are already expressing!
Often, there is a resistance to being alone or still in thought. In meditation you will learn how to look forward to this time, to discover feelings of lightness, strength, and peace within it. Let us not forget that time spent alone is a loving gesture toward the Self.
You will ﬁrst create a Sacred Space in which to meditate in every day or night. Comfort is important, but remembers this is about conscious meditation so do not make it easy on yourself to fall asleep. It is important to journal immediately after meditation, as subconscious experiences will often ﬂow as you are writing. Even if you feel you did not experience anything or were unable to stay focused, you will still be feeling something. It is this that will help you get to know you on another level. If we are working together, I will help you with this as we get closer to meditation time. If you are going through on your own, it will be a great way to look back on what you have experienced and how far you really have come.
What is meditation? There are many deﬁnitions, but ﬁrst remember this: it is a combination of intention, which you have now put in motion, breath awareness, which you are learning and allowing yourself to trust the experiences as they occur. The latter may be your biggest challenge — but
I’m happy to help you! Being conscious in meditation means you will be aware of the noises around you, along with subconscious thoughts and emotions that enter into your awareness. That is why you will create that sacred shelf, box or ﬁle. You will direct them into the ﬁle or box or set them on the shelf. In all its simplicity, it is stopping the energy or emotional attachment to interfere with the meditation.
If you are feeling too tired to meditate or in need of energy, you will come out of meditation energized and alert. Often a ﬁve-minute meditation can be a great way to energize. You may be asking, How does that work? Understanding from the technical standpoint it comes down to the vibration or frequency of the body, which is determined by our thought patterns and emotional responses. Often in daily life we can lower our vibration because of our perceptions, emotions and thoughts. This also will weaken the immune system. In meditation or prayer, we naturally bring the body to a higher frequency. In higher states of awareness we allow the mind, body and Spirit to unite, bringing frequency to its most natural and powerful healing rhythm. It is this natural energy that gives the body what it needs to re-energize and resist all discord and dis-ease. So, why not do this for your Self every day?
Meditation is always an opportunity for wisdom and guidance, though they’re not always achieved during the “physical time” of meditation. Instead, trust that in meditation, you are opening your intuitive pathways for your messages and knowings. It is important not to feel let down if you do not “get” anything immediately as a result of your meditation. You have opened the energy with intention to receive. It has been done. Once you start doubting meditation, you are questioning your ability to be connected to your light and encouraging self judgment. An emotional attachment will be made to this failure creating disappointment and even frustration. This does not make it wrong, it may happen and you will learn from it if it does.