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The Universe is us. January 15, 2015

Posted by ourfriendben in Reiki, Reiki wisdom.
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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
—John Muir

Or the ocean lapping the shore, or a waterfall, or a starry sky, or any breathtaking place where you can imagine a multitude of life gathering and yourself among them.

For those of us who follow the Reiki Way, meditation is one way to reach this magic world, where everything else drops away. As Sri Eknath Easwaran says in Words to Live By:

“As I reach the spiritual summit, I hardly feel my body. My mind is still, my ego has been set at rest. The peace in my heart matches the peace at the heart of nature…”

I know places where I can barely sit down before “I hardly feel my body,” even though it’s pressed against cold, jagged boulders; somehow, I have gone out from that place, “I” have gone out from myself. If you have such a place, don’t forget to visit it often. It needn’t be Stonehenge or Sedona, it could be a river two miles away. It’s not the site, it’s your love for it that matters.

Just for today, love your Mother.

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1. Frater Zee - January 16, 2015

I sense that one is not alone in the “I have gone out from myself” state of awareness, especially in a natural wilderness. Your phrase “multitude of life gathering” suggests that the souls of many others, humans and animals, both young and ancient, are out there too, soaking up the beauty of the cosmos. Are eagles and squirrels enraptured by the natural beauty around them ? You bet’cha — how can they not be ?? Their hearts are so open. Surely they understand this deeply, but can’t easily write blog posts about it. So it is left to human apes like us, with John Muir being one of the best at it. Cheers.


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