Before I learned to go, first thing, to Divine Presence when in need, I would observe an imbalance or pain in my body and immediately begin arranging whom to go see about it. I lived in doctor’s offices often going 2-3 times a week for a number of years. I was a medical junkie, literally looking for a high. I thought I was taking care of myself. I was physically. It was wearing on me completely though, looking back on that time. This was my response to chronic pain. I went to have all sorts of therapies tried on me, seeking some sort of relief. Usually the relief helped for a couple of days but in some cases, I felt the pain return driving home from the appointment. If I could have taken the practitioner home with me, perhaps that would have extended the sense of well being!
From a purely energetic point of view, the most important thing each of us can do especially when we are sick or out of balance is to go into intentional Silence in the Presence of the Divine.
What we usually do is go to the doctor, chiropractor, therapist, gym, masseuse, a movie, etc. We don’t generally go to God as our first response when faced with a physical or mental ailment. This is a curious reality. Seeking Divine Presence through Silence is much easier than making an appointment, getting dressed, finding transportation, maneuvering through traffic, sitting in the doctor’s office, all to don a paper gown for examination! Further, after getting the help, we have to get dressed again, pay the bill, usually head for the pharmacy, and then retrace all our steps home. Alternatively, sitting in Silence is our own private route to Wholeness.
When we go to a practitioner, we usually go because we hope for help, relief, medicine, reassurance, caring touch, attention and information. Why don’t we go first to Divine Presence when we are out of balance? We can get the same loving assurance, help, relief, attention, and care in the comfort of our own home with Divine Presence.
Cathy did not enter into Silence because she was afraid nothing would be there. Burton said, ” I get in there and am afraid I won’t get out or won’t want to get out.” Sharon shared, “I am afraid of what I will find out about myself. ” Amelia revealed, “I am always so concerned about what I need to do, I just get antsy sitting there getting none of it done.” Rob said, “I am afraid of all the anger I am carrying around. It might get opened up and I could not put it back in. ”
Any of these feelings familiar to you? These are strongly felt feelings, yes, but with not one ounce of lasting truth in them. The feelings seems powerful and real, because they are charged with emotion. However, there is a deeper truth in Silence which amazes everyone I have ever spoken with who intentionally enters into Silence.
There is Lasting Truth in Silence. It is the core of our own True Selves. There is more love and acceptance in Silence than anywhere else in the Universe. The more we experience this, the more we can bring that love and acceptance into our daily lives.
Another way to look at this is, we live in a spiritual world which we are trying to experience physically. We get as many chances as we want, to try and experience this earth dimension solely on a physical basis. Something BIG is missing though, if that is what we keep trying to do.
When I began to meditate I sat outside up against a large walnut tree which grew up through our second story deck. I remember days of just sitting and realizing I was just sitting. I felt safe and supported by that old tree. The sitting in and of itself felt like a gift to myself. Then I began to experience currents of energy I had not experienced before. I remember one early day of sitting, it began to snow. I realized I was liking the Silence. I got up to get some cover from the cold. I found my bright pink and blue serape and hat, bundled up and returned to sit. I thought, I must be meditating, why else would I be sitting here in the snow? It was a great sense of peace and calm.
Silence is a self- teaching process. If you rest into Silence, you rejuvenate. If you float in Silence, you set down your burdens and responsibilities and when you come out you can reexamine what you want to pick up again. If you enter Silence and “bad things” come up, you can name them out loud and command them out of your energy field. They are already there affecting our sense of peace and balance every day, anyway. Feelings and thoughts are not our core being. Welcome to you own true self, that part of you that is basically Silent at the core and from that Silence all else is generated. Most of us spend 95% of our time with the “stuff” that is generated and next to no time with the core of who we truly are.
The entire idea here is when we enter into Silence, we will get the help we need, in the way we need it, when we need it. The inner space is not about being alone, it is about connecting with Divine Source, Infinite Love and Boundless Possibility. Why are you not availing yourself of this space of Utterly Available Wholeness? It is the shortest way I know of to health, happiness, laughter and peace.
Check in with your “stuff” around avoiding Silence. Begin by is sitting with Divine Grace/The Oneness/Spirit of the Living God who loves us each completely, thoroughly, just exactly as we are. Take 10 minutes (by the clock) each day to begin with or join others in Stillness and Silence. We don’t have to put on our best Sabbath behavior, clothes or manners. We are already loved, we just need to show up to feel it reflected back to us. Knowing Wholeness comes from the Silence.
“There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross