Understand that the very body that seems to have a heart within it beating Life for you is the effect of decisions you have made. That the very chair that you are sitting on is the result of your attracting a web of relationships that is quite unique into your field of awareness called the physical universe.
Give yourself five minutes to practice choosing how you will experience sitting in a chair. Will you do so with a mind full of worry, or a mind full of peace?
Five minutes sitting in a chair as an infinite creator of exactly what you are experiencing in your emotional field. Just that. You might even want to play with what it would be like to sit in a chair as a Christ.
What I learned
At first I did not know how to sit as Christ. I still don’t, really, but I continue the practice and I notice that I am shifting slowly, but steadily. What seems to work for me is to spend time just being aware. Noticing how I feel, physically, mentally, emotionally. Because I am giving this quiet time to myself, I usually spend the first part allowing stuff to come up and asking the Holy Spirit to help me see differently, then I go into the actual meditation. I keep a card with useful prompts for those times when ego is most uncooperative. They help me to stay focused. After I spend a couple of minutes just bringing my awareness to my experience, I remind myself that I caused this. I chose this neutral corner of the universe to have this experience. I chose this family, these friends, this job. All of this and more make up the web of relationship that I experience as my life.
Then I delve into that feeling of being the cause of my experience. This is where I begin to glimpse the Christ within. I consider how I might want to experience this life I have created in the future. I see myself dropping those pebbles into the pool of awareness that is me. I envision new ripples, new effects and know that if I am responsible for my life thus far, I can become conscious of what I am creating.
I don’t do the same thing every time as I do not want it to become rote. Sometimes I practice being Christ by allowing the Love that is God, the Love that I am to extend from me and move into someone else. During this process if it becomes difficult to maintain my attention, I speak to that person, saying to them what I would want to hear. All of this is done in my mind where it is most helpful. When we speak to each other body to body, words are so imprecise that little of what is actually meant is conveyed. And how do you send Love to someone with words?
This is a work in progress. I wonder how others do this.
All quotes are used by kind permission of the Shanti Christo Foundation. To buy a copy of this profound book visit their website at www.shantichristo.com. I invite your thoughts and comments.