The following is posted for Seekers as a valuable seminal thread to be pulled at and unravelled as an important step on the path.
Nothing in this spiritual serendipity should be hurried as mere narrative. Each phrase is laden with direction. Therefore each phrase should be taken on its own. It should be spiritually digested with reverence to attain its full effect before moving onto the next phrase.
To help identify the phrases, they have been separated and underlined to show how to recognise and stabilise contemplation/meditation one phrase at a time.
Each phrase could take you a year or more of contemplation – or become an immediate blinding light of knowing. (Each of us is programmed to our own individual needs, in my experience of the mystical experiences of Reality, MERs) :
“The Universe is a projection of Consciousness,
“an Evolution from Pure Universal Consciousness to individual consciousness
“to ego, to the intellect and mind, to the senses and finally to the physical body.
“Meditation is an Involution, a return journey from the gross, manifest world to subtler and subtler levels until you arrive back Home in Pure Consciousness.
“The good news, therefore, is that in your essence, you’re already Enlightened, perfect in every way.
“Unfortunately, the bad news is that you’ve forgotten it and live these less-than-perfect lives.
“Meditation reconnects you with your essence, your perfection.”
An excerpt from “A Brief History of Meditation: From Before the Big Bang to Now” by Roger Gabriel (Raghavanand), published in the March newsletter of the Chopra Center, chopra.com.