Meditation: dimensions 2 – the linkage

A significant component in more fully experiencing and understanding the dimensions of being is the linkage of sensations, perception, and orientation/direction.

The senses register quality such as hot or cold, soft or rough, salty or sweet. Those designations of attribute, then, are associated with other similar or different attributes and designations of particularity. We call this process perception. Perception has additional factors but let’s stay with the simplicity of what’s being highlighted here. The linkage of sensations (senses) and perception orient the individual to do or not do, to want or not want, to acquire or leave behind, to combat or quell, be jealous or not care, etc.

For example, the sensation of being physically infirmed immediately affects the perceptions of what can be accomplished and what cannot by one’s self which orients some people to let go, let be, go with the flow, or to apathy, depression, frustration, or anger. That individual has felt directed by the circumstance of physical infirmity and responded in any of these ways or combination of them.

The sensation of sweet perceived by some people orients them to eat more; for others the sensation of salty does the same. If the sensation of hot is perceived, then the person is directed away from harm. If the sensation of cold is perceived, and the person puts on a sweater (directed).

In meditation practices (sitting, walking, etc.), the practitioner experiences all manner of sensations. He or she senses various subtle qualities, dimensions, or guides, etc. As phenomena, these are the same as sensing hot or cold, sweet or sour. It is important to understand that these inner sensings are no different than outer sensings. The mechanisms are the same, the linkage of sensation and perception is the same, and in all cases the individual is oriented/directed by the sensation-perception combination. The sensation of tranquility or smoothness of emotion-thought orients the practitioner to sustain and support that smoothness of mind-emotion. With the experience of luminosity or clarity or brightness or vividness in meditation the practitioner feels that the meditation session is going well, is working so to speak. The experience of expanding or expansive, of grace or blessing or guidance, all direct and orient the practitioner in one’s practice – and like sweet or salty and eating more – the meditator sustains his or her meditation through these perceived positive or joyful experiences.

Our inner experiences orient us just as do our outer experiences. The senses are neutral in their process, perception is also neutral. It is the sense of self in meditation and a refined experience as well as in a common daily experience that judges the experience (sensation-perception) as favorable or non, preferred or to be rejected, etc.

This is easily evidenced and recognized, should one chose, as one proceeds through one’s day. Give it a try today. Notice the linkage of sense/sensation – perceiving/perception – resulting in being oriented or directed.

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Meditation: dimensions 1

One of the sub-themes in the recently completed online meditation retreat “In Support of Humanity” was the multi-dimensionality of human beings. We are vastly more than this body and the daily mind, emotions, and habits of consciousness that use this physical vehicle. One way to support humanity’s awakening is to foster our own. This is recollection of Being is one such reminder.

We begin a new cycle of meditations on this vast subject of layers of Being.

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“great retreat”, and online meditations resume Tuesday

I had envisioned being able to upload both the audio and video recordings from the retreat onto BlazingLight. But, alas, their file size is large and my paltry internet (satellite) could not complete that process in a timely manner. The aspiration is still to make that happen by going somewhere with better internet.

We resume regular online meditations: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 7 am MT/8 am CT/9 am ET.

Some comments:

  • “Thank you for a wonderful retreat. The meditations were beautiful and life changing.”
  • “Thank you for a fantastic three days together. I loved all of it.”
  • “Thank you for the retreat. I had a beautiful Tara meditation, and Saturday was superb!  I vote for more on-line experiences as long as the virus is an issue – even a one day meditation would be welcomed.”

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Meditation: with all beings

Thursday and Saturday there will be no morning online meditation because of the Online Meditation Retreat (Thurs., Fri, Sat).

Today as we meditated with being here, present, and awakened, all beings – with emphasis on humanity – were embraced.

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Online Meditation Retreat: link and schedule

Here, Present, Awakened: in support of humanity

June 11-13: 8 am-3 pm MT:
an online meditation retreat with Donna Mitchell-Moniak

Our intention is the support of Humanity awakening to its now, its present and its presence. Judy Harrison and Lou McCall will contribute co-facilitation.

The schedule (below) is not rigid. Retreats are well served by spontaneity within a general structure which supports emptiness for ourselves and for humanity.

The link for the retreat is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88213679877 . Please, NO video cams and do not unmute yourself unless we are in discussion and you are ready to speak. If you have a question during a presentation, click the Raise the Hand Button or type it in Chat. Note: my internet (the sourcing internet) is satellite, not high speed. We’ll work it as best as possible.

Appreciation-Donation: The online retreat is open to everyone at no cost. Appreciation-donations are welcome and will be shared among Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center, 84000.co, and Donna. Checks are preferred. Mail to Donna Mitchell-Moniak, PO Box 35, Jaroso, CO 81138. Link for credit card donation is https://gum.co/gMgVs .

Schedule (more or less). All times are Mountain Time:

Thursday, June 11
8 am MT: Welcome, set the focus, meditate.
9 am MT: Humanity – a presentation gathered from Master DK, Agni Yoga, and Buddha Shakyamuni
9:30 MT: Judy Harrison will introduce and lead a meditation for the Nations of the World during these heightened times

10:15 am MT: Directed outside contemplation/meditation
10: 45 am MT: Break for 15 minutes
11:00ish: Meditation for 45 minutes or so Invoking the Protectors through generating bodhichitta (awakened heart of the mind) and generating Tara
around noon: Lunch for 45 min.

1 pm MT: Central Channel/Antahkarana meditation with humanity, Hierarchy, Shamballa
2 pm MT: “Without Characteristics”, a meditation supporting the undoing of labels and preconceptions so that humanity (and our selves) can joyously engage newness.

Friday, June 12
8 am MT: Set the focus (bodhi/buddhi – the inner essence of human beings), meditate.
9 am MT: A presentation on bodhi/buddhi. The Buddhic Plane is the residence of much of Hierarchy, is the state and source of intuition and unitive awareness, and is innate within every human being. 4th Plane, 4th Creative Hierarchy/Kingdom, 4th Ray.

10 am MT: Directed outside contemplation/meditation
10: 45 am MT: Break for 15 minutes
11:00: Lou McCall – yoga that enhances the body’s ability to sit for and in meditation
11: 20 ish: Meditation bodhi/buddhi as protector, guide, refuge, and support
12:15 ish: Lunch for 45 min.

1 pm MT: Central Channel/Antahkarana meditation using buddhi/bodhi as the resonating quality of Being in common among humanity, Hierarchy, Shamballa
2 pm MT: Lou McCall: yoga nidra which rejuvenates the mind and relaxes the body
2:30: Here, Present, Awakened: a meditation supporting humanity (and our selves): buddhi again

Saturday, June 13
8 am MT: Set the focus: the heart of the mind (the inner essence of human beings), meditate.
9 am MT: A presentation on the Path as that of awakening (buddhi, the Buddhic Plane, Hierarchy, intuition and unitive awareness, humanity and Earth)

10 am MT: Directed outside contemplation/meditation
10: 45 am MT: Break for 15 minutes
11:00: Lou McCall – yoga that enhances the body’s ability to sit for and in meditation
11: 20 ish: Meditation bodhi/buddhi as protector, guide, refuge, and support (OM Mani Padme Hum)
12:15 ish: Lunch for 45 min.

1 pm MT: Central Channel/Antahkarana meditation using buddhi/bodhi as the resonating quality with all beings through all time and dimensions
2 pm MT: Lou McCall: yoga nidra which rejuvenates the mind and relaxes the body
2:30: Here, Present, Awakened: a meditation supporting humanity (and our selves)

Print the PDF of the schedule: online retreat, June

Appreciation-donation: https://gum.co/gMgVs

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