Visualizing A strong bridge of Glorious Rainbow Light
Hi Everyone: I am Chari, one of Master’s students who agreed to “Commit to Sit” to saying the Meditation for a New Age both morning and evening for the first three months of 2020.
One problem: my ego!
I had awakened one morning from a terrifying dream. My home was completely destroyed in some sort of catastrophic disaster along with everything I owned. I could find no one left alive to help me, no food, no supplies. I was destitute and paralyzed with fear.
When fully awake, I was extremely sick to my stomach (I normally have the stomach of a goat, minus the tin cans). I was having the most negative thoughts zoom through my mind at top speed, and I couldn’t stop them – in short, I was out of control. I realized I had to change my thoughts and behavior in case these deadly new emotions could actually become a reality.
I had just re-read the Six Perfections the evening before, and realized I was coming up short on two of them, self-discipline and concentration. I revamped my daily prayers and determined that I had to change the way I listened to The Meditation for a New Age, a pivotal piece to give me the faith to get me through uncontrollable times. My ego would give me myriad reasons not to pay attention to this meditation – back pain, cattle prod to the feet, and whining about the background music were only a few.
So now, instead of me listening to the words of the meditation as they are spoken to my Present self , I now see through the eyes of my Future self , who is standing on a threshold above the earth with a huge gathering of other Future selves. They are looking down on their Present selves and radiating such love and gratitude for them, for they are living in the world which the Present selves have manifested for them by saying the Meditation for a New Age morning and evening daily. These future selves of ours are visualizing all the actions and emotions that the meditation asks for, knowing that visualizing it will help us merge with them sooner, and we will live as One in this peaceful, happy and just world we have manifested together.
A fairy tale? Not for me! The act of visualizing the meditation through my Future Self’s eyes for my Present Self’s benefit allows me to have the faith that there is a strong bridge of glorious rainbow light between the two selves, and I and all the other devoted and disciplined people who are meditating to help ourselves get through this chaos are already on it, and each of us has a very special Being to greet us with love on the other side.
Thank you VFF member Carol G. for the wonderful rainbow photo
And the people stayed home.
And read books, and listened, and
rested, and exercised, and made art,
and played games, and learned new
ways of being, and were still. And
listened more deeply. Some
meditated, some prayed, some
danced. Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living
In ignorant, dangerous, mindless,
And heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed,
and the people joined together again,
they grieved their losses, and made
new choices, and dreamed new
images, and created new ways to live
and heal the earth fully,
as they had been healed.