The steady work of evolution
ROSALIND PEARMAIN has been a Heartfulness practitioner for over 40 years. Here she shares some tips from her own experience that can help deepen meditation and take us further on the journey of evolution.
A true spiritual practice does not impose dogma or an authoritarian approach to spiritual exploration. This places the responsibility on each one of us to sustain a constant interest and motivation in our experience and to try to increase our capacity to perceive subtle changes in our evolution. Our consciousness is able to stay attuned to inner sources of nourishment during Heartfulness Meditation because of the Transmission we receive.
The focus is to become one with the Source, with the beloved within, with love itself, and to disentangle ourselves from the complexities of wishes, desires and deep tendencies, which create resistance and reaction to change and to our harmonious relations with others around us. Everything can teach us more, help us learn more, change ourselves and enable us to give more.
We can change our prejudices, reactive patterns and negative emotions. A wonderful tool is a diary to record everything that we observe in meditation and daily life, with a curious, open and honest approach, like a mirror for ourselves over time. The Heartfulness approach completely embraces living in the midst of life, accepting partners and families, work and community, facing all manner of challenges.
Here are some practical ideas that may support a deepening of your experience in meditation. You can also discover your own to share. The most important key is just to take interest:
Pray for help if you feel stuck or unmotivated.
If it is a difficult day, bring this also into your meditation.
Find some inspiration from messages, books or talks, perhaps in just one sentence. Read and absorb and then bring this quality into your meditation and see what happens.
Cultivate an inner loving and truthful witness of yourself within.
Take time to be grateful and appreciative of what you have received or learned.
Take time at the end of the meditation to note how are you feeling, and try to keep it as a whole sense to which you can refer during the day.
Experiment with keeping attention in your heart during the day and observing thoughts vigilantly.
Approach each meditation as an entirely new experience rather than one that you expect to be in a certain familiar pattern.
Write down in your diary whatever you discover as a pioneer researcher.
Include in your prayer at night a request for a deeper meditation in the morning.
Take a good amount of time to find and feel your heart. Don’t rush. Then, after a while, make the suggestion that the Light is already present in your heart, and slowly focus awareness on this with openness, waiting to receive gladly whatever comes.
Try recalling the profound core of longing in your soul that has brought you to this moment and opportunity.
Try consciously putting your heart completely wholeheartedly into the meditation.
Try anticipating your opportunity to meet the Divine within with joy and eagerness and a sense of discovery and wonder.
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