As Western Science has recently confirmed, prayer and meditation can transform negative emotions and attitudes into positive ones. Now, there is a method that combines the “talking” of prayer with the “listening” of meditation. This dual approach helps you overcome negativity by releasing the creative dynamics of your “partners within”: a partnership between the contrasting aspects of your human nature. These partnerships are commonly recognized as the dualities of head and heart, logic and emotions, your personal and social worlds, the real and the ideal. How often do you feel like you are of “two minds” when you are attempting to recognize and solve your problems? Here, the goal is to invite a higher power to help you discover what is best for both.
The beauty of this dualism is that it offers you the opportunity to look at the different sides of the issues you face. Whenever you truly seek what is best for both aspects of your dual personality, you will discover a higher power within you. The closer you come to bringing your human and higher powers together, the closer you come to forming the ultimate partner within: a partnership between you and the power of Pure Spirit. This partnership not only helps you to choose what is best for you but it also help you to choose what is best for the greater good. Then, the result is a “Partnership of Equals,” a partnership that reveals what is best for all.
Thanks to these partners within, your mind is opened to new and better perspectives. They help you to find inner peace and harmony. They help to build a world that distinguishes between right and wrong, good and evil, love and fear, yes and no. They help to create a civilization that honors the virtues of humility, reason, integrity, and charity. You can begin the process of inner healing and the promotion of social well being with a simple Three Word Meditation. All it takes is a willingness to relax your body and mind and then your heart and soul unites.
The first step is to put your world on pause and become perfectly still, totally alone with the pounding of your heart and the hum of your brain. This is where you will find a place for you alone-a place for your unique inner self. This is where you will be free from the roles you play to insure your survival, free from the demands of the people and the institutions that absorb your daily life. Whatever the issues you may wish to address, this is the place where you choose the warmth of love over the coldness of fear. This is where you create a partnership between your thoughts and feelings, words and pictures, freedom and will and the inner self and outer self.
To enter into a meditative state, find a quiet spot where you will not be disturbed. The main objectives are to become perfectly still and to silence the mind. Draw as many deep breaths as necessary to relax the mind and all the muscles of the body. Focus on the pulsing of your heart and the rhythm of your breath until your mind quiets down and you have settled into a relaxed and peaceful state. Start by sitting in a comfortable “easy chair,” spine straight, head effortlessly resting on the shoulders, feet on the floor and palms upright on the lap. Allow your fingers to gently touch; this signifies the coming together of your left and right. With practice, you will be able to obtain a state of deep relaxation within seconds. When we eliminate distractions, we are able to go deep inside ourselves and attain pure introspection. Here, the guidance of Pure Spirit is waiting, eager to empower us all.
“Picture a Pure White Light while listening to the words LIGHT-LOVE-ONE.”
Eyes closed, silently chant the word “LIGHT” in time with each beat of your heart, doing so until you eliminate all other thoughts. Then, picture a brilliant and Pure White Light starting to glow from the inside of your mind. Gradually slowing the timing of the chant, switch your focus to the rhythm of your breath, using a single breath for each chant. As you inhale, expand the intensity of the Light inside your physical mind. As you exhale, let the Light spread throughout your body: torso, arms and legs. Concentrate on the visualization of this Light glowing and radiating throughout your entire being. Allow the power of Light to energize the four aspects of your human powers of behavior, thoughts, feelings and beliefs.
Now, immersed in this Light, chant the word “LOVE” with the same rhythm that you obtained with the word “Light.” Allow the beautiful warmth of Love to sweep over you as you open up to the power of the universe. Concentrate on a feeling of pure and selfless appreciation for all the love that you have ever known. Focus on a Love so Pure that it creates love whenever it is called. Pure Love’s essence is unconditional; the joyful desiring of what is right and best for all. It is an absolute love of infinite proportions that cannot betray. Allow the power of Pure Love to stimulate your higher powers of awareness, ideas, compassion and respect.
Here, your human and higher powers become “ONE” with the power of Pure Spirit, the highest source of Pure Love. This partnership of Light and Love stimulates the growth of your human love, a love that wants what is right for the self, and promotes your higher love, a universal love that wants what is right for others. When you succeed in partnering your human and higher powers together, to the exclusion of all other thoughts, you are creating a partnership of equals with the Highest Powers of all. Concentrate on this power of your partners within for a few minutes.
This is where your brain enters into a deeply personal space that exists between resting and sleep. You will feel an “energizing” or “tingling” sensation bristling throughout your being as you enter into a pure meditative state. You will also feel a profound sense of peace as the love and wisdom of the universe enters your world. This energy will feel as if it comes from deep inside you as your left and right brain come together in a partnership that produces loving insights on how to best manage your life. This is where your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual energies blossom into a quartet of higher powers known as the Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. This is where you learn how to use them well.
The love of your internal partners will merge with all of the other love that exists throughout the universe. It allows you to see your own life and analyze how you have lived. It helps you to make creative new solutions that benefit you and all others concerned. The joyful merging of your internal partners, along with the provocative insights of this simple journey, is the essence of a Three Word Meditation practice. The love released by your partners within is like a beacon calling to all of the Divine powers of the universe. It links you to a greater consciousness and a better understanding for the four aspects of your human nature: your reality, intellect, emotions and spirit.
This is where you release the creative dynamics of your dualistic nature. Whenever the dual powers of your left and right brain come together in a partnership with Pure Spirit, the result is a power that helps you to choose what is best for all of your dualities: Logic and Emotions, Reality and Dreams, Service and Prosperity and Purpose and Peace. Ultimately, these partnerships of human and higher powers fuse all of your energies into a true partner within. It is here that you connect with the infinite energy of the universe that surrounds us all. This is where that you find the simple new thoughts and feelings that help you to go forward with your life. The key to success is practice.
At this point, you may want to bring a problem to mind. While continuing to remain quiet, allow your higher powers to offer new and better solutions. Sometimes answers come immediately but more often they come later after you have returned to your daily routines. Or, you may want to simply bask in the glory of Pure Love, allowing this beautiful and caring feeling to provide comfort for your body, contentment for your mind, warmth for your heart and guidance for your soul.
Mankind has long attempted to connect with a power greater than the self. Many pursue the classical religious virtues of their cultural heritages. You also have to make a conscious choice to explore your inner self. Think of it as entering into a moment between your thoughts and your reaction to those thoughts. It is like listening at a crack in the door that opens you up to the power of the Cosmos. It is in this “gap of silence” that the whispers of the universe come to you through an opening to your Soul. Even if you enter this moment for only a few seconds, it is here that Pure Spirit empowers your dualistic nature and revels the higher powers of your Body’s Instincts, your Mind’s Inspirations, your Heart’s Intuition and your Soul’s Enlightenment.
Excerpt from The Partners Within © a book by Robert C. Felix that offers 10 Three Word Meditations, 7 for your human powers and 3 for your higher powers. Free Sample available at www.partnerswithin.com