In recent months it has felt as if my contributions to humanity have been slight, there has been far too much needing attention in my personal world. Writing has been on the back burner awaiting a suitable moment to spring forth once more. I have been blessed with a number of accomplishments in my life, but now I am focused less on these and more on self-realization. There is still a desire to contribute and at times it has felt stifled. My heart has always wanted to contribute towards the peace of the planet, the visions of war have hurt me deeply. An outlet to fulfill this wish has not always been apparent to me.
A few weeks ago I had a powerful experience with my yoga Master Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath, through an intermediary. His presence was felt by all in the room and though he was not physically with us, he was, powerfully so. The intermediary knew nothing of this Master and yet shared some requests from him that made absolute sense to me. He was asking me to sit more often with intentions of peace for the planet, specifically with the Earth Peace Meditation he teaches.
Until recently this meditation has been something that I have done at the time of full moons, focusing mainly on my kriya yoga practice instead. So when I was asked to perform this meditation daily for at least half an hour, it became clear that I could and that it would give me a deep sense of contribution to the planet. Scientific studies have been showing that our meditations do change the planet, and when our hearts are directed out to others, can have far reaching effects beyond the comprehension of the mind. Earth peace comes through self-peace. Self-peace comes with personal effort.
Prior to this time I would maybe have done the earth peace meditation for 10 minutes, once a week. Kriya practices takes up 90 minutes of my day each day, so to add this required some rejigging. Committing to 30 minutes a day has changed things quite drastically and they have challenged me to heal some of my deeper wounds. The after effects of the earth peace meditation feel quite different to the after effects of the Kriya Yoga, but they each serve their purpose on my path. With every visualisation of the planet and sending forth the vibrations of peace I feel a sense of satisfaction, such that in subtle ways I am still able to contribute to society. As someone who used to believe my greatness lay in BIG acts in the world, this feeling is quite an accomplishment.
I share this story today because I wish to share the Earth Peace Meditation. Your peace contributes to peace on our planet. Will you commit to this meditation practice daily for 5, 10, or 30 minutes? I believe that together, through finding our own centres, we can bring peace to this world.
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