What is Unique about the Modern-Day Meditation?
This Modern-Day Meditation practice includes accessing your higher intelligence
while in an open, calm and receptive state. It’s called meditative
thinking and it helps you discover specific forms of truth, knowledge
and clarity unique to your individual needs. Meditative thinking helps
bridge the gap between the real world and the depth of your experiences
in meditation by giving you greater understanding and direction.
Pent up emotions cause strife and tension and create issues that keep
people from feeling the truer parts of themselves, and cannot be let go
of with positive affirmation or practicing awareness. At times it
becomes important to release and let go of such emotions in a meditation
in order to have deeper experiences of your truer parts. The Modern-Day Meditation shows
how to unravel and let go of pent up emotions, even for people who have a
hard time connecting to their emotional side, which is important for
greater well being and longevity.
Practicing two or three hour meditations regularly can bring you
great depth, like a devotee who sits in a cave for years — yet you are
still able to go to work the next day. Also, doing 5 to 15 minutes of
the meditation per day can bring a lot of clarity and direction to have
your life run more smoothly.
How does the Modern-Day Meditation Practice Work?
The Modern-Day Meditation practice has 4 main
parts that are learned in a particular sequence called the “learning
structure.” The purpose of the learning structure is for you to realize
for yourself why this meditation includes opening up, calming the mind,
senses and emotions and meditative thinking in conjunction with each
other. Once you learn the meditation using the learning structure, you
move on to the more advanced free flowing use of the Modern-Day Meditation.
The learning structure can be practiced in short or long time
intervals — 15 minutes to 3 hours. The learning structure goes as
follows: first opening up, second calming, third meditative thinking,
all followed by action. Each part is practiced in each meditation while
you are using this learning structure, but it is not intended to be used
like that for very long.
ultimate purpose of the Modern-day Meditation is to be a free flowing meditation. The
free flowing manner is called a “This and That” meditation because it
allows you to go ‘this’ way or ‘that’ way — to be flexible — according
to what you need at the time. It’s a bit like learning how to play an
instrument, because you first learn the fundamentals before you can go
your own unique way.
Once you are familiar with how opening, calming and thinking
actually help you connect to the truer parts of yourself and access the
answers you need, you can stop using the learning structure and begin
meditating in a more free flowing manner. Which means you may not need
to use each part every time you meditate in the Modern-Day Meditation Practice.
What you need to go through in each meditation and the form in
which the assistance comes to you, will be different each time you
meditate because what you need at any given moment is constantly
Also, opening, calming, and thinking are more than just parts of
the meditation — they are actually all core experiences we have daily.
You could close you eyes at any given point during the day and relate
some part of what you are experiencing at that moment to either being
open, calming, or thinking. Therefore, your experiences in meditation
will carry over to your daily life in ways that will help you become
more self aware. With more self awareness you can begin to apply Parts
One, Two, and Three to improve your life. For instance, rather than be
emotionally agitated for three days, you can release and calm down, and
then properly solve whatever problem is causing your agitation.
Part One: Becoming Open and Receptive in a prayerful state.
Spiritual freedom is possible with strong effort and energy. In Part
One, you make the effort to always go deeper into a prayerful state of
consciousness so you can find greater openness and receptivity. Becoming
open and receptive is very much a self-discovery process and cannot be
figured out with the mind. It takes effort, letting go, patience, trust
and an overall measure of humility.
A prayerful consciousness simply means that you have the humility
to journey within to the unknown wanting some type of assistance from a
benevolent source bigger than your own individual self. This is NOT an
asking based on religious concepts, it rather comes from the deepest
part of you that has some knowing beyond your mind that we all need
help, and that to say otherwise would be ego.
In Part One, people pray very sincerely for God’s assistance
which helps them to become open and receptive. But if you cannot relate
to prayer or prayerful consciousness then you can focus on your desire
to become open for inner change, which still takes humility.
Inner change from meditation is restricted if one blocks out
uncomfortable feelings or experiences. Some people prefer that
meditation be a time to only experience things that feel “good.” This
largely stems from the belief we are taught as children that life is
better is we can avoid uncomfortable feelings, which is why we build up
years of denial and repression. But we should not avoid or try to block
out uncomfortable experiences in meditation. There is far greater
benefit if we face all parts of ourselves, not just the good stuff.
Meditation means that you go within and be open to what you
discover, which often means there are uncomfortable emotions to be
released, but often there is not. Each person is different.
The emotional release that is taught in the Modern-Day Meditation is NOT
based in a psychological approach. Any crying which happens should carry
a prayerful intention for healing and NOT a focus on “issue”
resolution. The important thing is to not hold onto the issue that may
be associated with the emotional release, but instead to always have the
frame of mind to let go—to take responsibility for what is going on
inside you and not be attached to wanting other people or situations to
change. You can use emotionally triggering issues to help get you in
touch with the emotions you need to release, but then be willing to let
go of the issue so you don’t wallow.
There is no one specific way to practice Part One. It’s very
unique for each person and what’s most important is your sincere desire.
If your desire is sincere enough, you DO become open and receptive, and
that should give you a sense that new ground has been broken within;
that you feel changed as a result of your endeavor in Part One.
Part Two: Calming your Mind, Senses and Emotions
The term ‘calm’ in the Modern-Day Meditation refers to the ability to direct and regulate
your mind, senses, and emotions. The intention of this part of the
meditation is for you to practice gaining control of your mind, senses
and emotions in preparation for meditative thinking. It’s NOT the
intention to stop all thoughts or experience meditation “bliss.” It’s
just a time to sit upright and be calm so that you can stay focused on
one subject during your meditative thinking.
You will learn from direct experience that there is a very
natural feeling of being calm inside which results from your becoming
more open in Part One. At that point in the learning structure you
practice Calming because that helps prepare you to access your higher
What you learn about calmness in meditation will carry over into
your daily life where it becomes equally important because you use your
intelligence all the time to make decisions. The greater ability to
become calm the better you are able to tap into your higher
A good thing to keep in mind is that most people do not have
enough calmness to think clearly and find proper solutions to problems.
Nor do they realize the levels of calmness needed to be able to work out
problems more effectively and root out the chaos in their lives.
Part Three: Meditative Thinking
What a better time to calmly and clearly think about important life
matters and questions than in meditation, because that is when you are
the most open and receptive to tap into your higher intelligence. It’s
called meditative thinking and it helps you discover specific forms of
truth, knowledge and clarity unique to your individual needs. Meditative
thinking helps bridge the gap between the real world and the depth of
your experiences in meditation by giving you greater understanding and
direction. The intention is to discover specific information you can use
to help you evolve spiritually and come closer to God—or to help you
work out your material life problems or priorities.
All of this is done WHILE in an open, calm and somewhat prayerful
state. After Part One you are more open, calm and receptive which gives
you a greater ability to think and ask questions about some important
life matter. You sit calmly and begin to examine ONE subject in your
life that you feel is most important to think about at that time. That
subject can be of either a material or spiritual nature and something
for which you seek clarity. You proceed to calmly think until you “get
to the heart of the matter” and discover the information you need, even
if it takes more than one meditation. You think about that one subject
until you discover useful information that you can act on to help you
make some change or to let go.
You PURSUE the answers you need until you find them rather than
just waiting for an answer to a single question like, “What should I do
about ____?” You could start with such a question, but then you keep
Part Four: Taking Action
Action is what you take AFTER your meditation in order to realize the
actual benefit of the information you received DURING meditation. When
you actually hear the truth from within, and you understand with your
heart, you will naturally want to take some outward action that helps
support your spiritual growth or life improvement.
For instance if you gain clarity in meditation on how to solve a
financial problem, you use that information and take the right action to
solve the problem. Or if you think of something you could do in your
daily life that you know in your heart would help you come closer to
God, you do it.
The Modern-Day Meditation truly is a most comprehensive and complete meditation method for these modern times.
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