|Llewellyn's 2019 Daily Planetary Guide
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|Yoga for the Creative Soul
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|The Pure Heart of Yoga
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The meditative state is our natural state. When we reach this state, we recognize what lies at the root of all our experiences, and we become fully aware. Meditation awakens the fundamental and innate intelligence of being—the light of our spirit—and it becomes the cornerstone of everything we perceive.
Formally, meditation entails entering a state of awakening and freedom of the spirit. Meditation gives you breathing room from the countless activities you do every day, and directs you to the true experience of your being. Not that your everyday activities or experiences are contradictory or incompatible with the state of being aware, but in meditation, they are set aside for a simpler grasp of your being.
If your mind is bogged down by ideas, experiences, and impulses, only conflict can arise. When your mind is clear and capable of deep reasoning, that's when you have achieved a state of meditation. Only then can you clearly recognize the true sense of love.
Through meditation, we experience reality as it is; as an inclusive experience. We are prevented from getting lost amidst conceptual illusions or emotional attachments which are nothing but distractions from that immense and unfathomable reality. All human actions should be meditative in nature; enlightened, awakened, free from deceit.
Try to attain more and more freedom as the days go by. Recognize your feelings as they are, and let your innate intelligence direct you in every step you take. Discard those ideas accumulated in memory, or the judgment of a borrowed mind.
To meditate, make sincerity your rule of life. Look at yourself naked in the mirror of your own being. Open up to the reality of the universe, for that is your real home.
Meditation is the delight of our own self
States of Consciousness
Exercise to achieve divine consciousness
For inner contact, visualize your partner wrapping you in those three colors. If you still cannot picture them, watch an actual flame before carrying out the ritual—then you'll be able to identify the three colors and visualize the light they produce.
Now, imagine that fire coming out of your heart and reaching across to your partner. Spiritually intense, this exercise will bring about a stronger and more wholesome bond before sex. (For further reference, consult my book Sex and The Perfect Lover.)
Meditation with your partner
Be aware of whatever comes to mind—your thoughts, the rhythm of your body, and your emotions. If memories show up, don't repress them; just watch them and let them go. Picture your mind as a sky full of clouds. Watch the colors of the clouds and their density. Each cloud represents a feeling or a thought. Free each cloud until the sky is blue, fully blue and bright with the light of the sun. Focus on your mind until it is empty and quiet.
Do this exercise every day for ten minutes. In each session, you'll achieve the state of consciousness of love and eternal ecstasy.