On my homepage I discuss how my guided meditations use subconscious imagery that evolves with you and your spiritual journey. This morning I was thinking that for someone who is just beginning an inner journey (or even just considering beginning), the concept of a meditation evolving with you might be hard to picture. In order to help you get an idea of what this means I'd love to share an example from one of my meditations called The Blue Flame. A few minutes into The Blue Flame you hear the guidance, "Let your mind be like a drop of red ink that falls into a huge pool of crystal clear blue water."
Consciously, this line assists in your relaxation process. It helps you to imagine your mind being something that slowly opens and goes from red, a color often associated with intensity and even anger, to the color blue, a color associated with serenity, the sky, and the ocean.
On a subconscious level things get more interesting. When you first hear this line your subconscious might associate the pool with your soul or spirit. And so as you see the drop of red ink dissolve in the blue pool what you get on an inner level is your mind opening and dissolving into your aura or energy field. This helps your mind to no longer feel like it has to be in hyper drive, controlling everything, but instead opens it up and allows it work with your heart level, your chakras, and so on. This will help you to ease out of separation and return to wholeness, allowing all aspects of yourself to work in harmony. You will begin solving problems and building relationships in entirely new ways that involve more ease and grace and less struggle. This also opens you up to your intuition, to trusting that which you can't see but you can feel. In the meditation, you only sit with this image for a moment, but that's all it takes to plant the seed that will continue to grow long after the meditation stops. This is something that will take on its own evolution, leading you to new synchronicities in your life that enhance this journey.
On subsequent replays, taking you further on this journey, the imagery will evolve as you're ready for it. The pool can go from representing your energy body to representing your Higher Self. Thus you open even further into the real You, harmonizing more with who you really are, and welcoming in the divine insights your Higher Self can offer you on any and all subjects.
As you make this your new point of comfort you will be ready to go further. And thus the pool might come to represent the Universe. On a subconscious level your mind will be opening up to an entire new perspective on itself and life. It will in some ways feel like you are returning home, and in others, it will feel like the most exotic and epic journey its ever undertaken.
From here you reach for an even higher level of understanding and expansion. The pool can evolve into being Divinity, the Source of Creation, God, or All That Is. Your mind will thus open up and dissolve into something that it in truth was always a part of it. It will start to not just remember but come to understand what it means by, "You are the drop in the ocean, and the ocean in a single drop."
It might seem that having your mind become one with God is the highest level you can reach. What could possibly be past that? Is that the end? Not even close. You will never stop growing and evolving in your understanding of yourself, life and the Universe. There is no final destination, no point you cross off the list and proclaim, "Done!"
What happens is you go back to the first point, when your mind opened up and dissolved into your energy field. This might seem a little disappointing, but it's in fact incredibly beautiful and exciting. Imagine how different you will see your soul after the journey you've been on, after you've opened your mind up to becoming one with the Universe and God. It will be like seeing you and your soul for the first time. You will see, experience, and realize things you never did before. You will come to understand you aren't circling back to start over, but going ever higher, each step complimenting and amplifying the next.
Now you might be wondering how long it will take until you complete this cycle once. How long will it take before your mind opens up to the whole Universe? That's entirely up to you. It could be a few weeks, it could be years or it could unfold over your whole life. There's no right or wrong, no one way, because no matter what happens you will expand, grow and have the perfect experiences for you. And in truth, this might not be the experience you have with this meditation at all. What happens will be what's in your highest good. It will be what you and your Higher Self decide is best for your journey. The less you try to force something to happen the more you will receive what's trying to happen for you.
Also, I would like to note that you don't have to play one of my guided meditations every day until something like this happens. You might play a meditation a few times and suddenly feel an urge to do this course on manifesting you saw online. And then you get an urge to go travel somewhere, and this entire new path starts unfolding. I only suggest that you keep coming back to a meditation as it feels right. Follow your intuition and the Universe will lead you to unexpected places full of surprises and delight. I wish you all much joy and wonder on your meditation journey.