Every thought you have carries with it the colorings of
the black of fear
the yellow of hope
the green of inspiration
the blue of knowing
the orange of confusion
swirl into the midst, marking your thoughts as your
own Unique Art.
I was reading a book that discussed the “coloring” of our thoughts. As we release each thought, it is packaged in the colors of our past experiences and the state of our Mind.
One thing I have found helpful is to picture my thoughts being packaged in colors. Rather than stopping, there, though, I envision the thought from a place of neutrality and picture the thought bathed in white before I release it.
To me, this is the meditative mind. It places a border around our projections and associations and instead releases the thought with no attachment into the world.
The purpose of the bowing prayer, or any pose of supplication- including many yoga positions-, is to release the head symbolically from the body, enabling the Spirit of the Soul to work upon the mind in freedom.
This is an image of a person in a bowing prayer position, in which the head symbolically ( and the mind, literally) has floated from the body and the bright colors are the energy of the Spirit working upon the mind.
If you do yoga or any type of prayer position, you will find this sense of freedom from the head’s weight is common.
Place the Mind on the precipice
and refuse to let it Roll.
I love this picture. I pictured the mind as a circle, sitting atop a curved point. When I drew it, to me, it looked like someone’s head atop the shoulders.
I thought this is what meditation is all about- keeping the mind centered when it really wants to roll in one direction or another 🙂
You tell yourself that so many “needs” exist
Certainly, you must reach and gather them
Yet, only one item need be grasped in this moment-
the next breath
Love this picture. Not sure how it evolved, but it made me think of how we grasp at things, when for life, itself, the only thing that must be gathered is the next breath.
Only when the Mind begins to open does
it first contemplate its state of closure,
and recognize the closure as its own.
This is the opening God seeks and then pushes to make wider.
Awareness and awakening is never a complete process. Each opening reveals what more remains unseen.
The Sun is the Soul.
Arising every day, unchanged by
The Sun becomes the consistency
by which our faith is trained.
The Moon is the Mind.
Traveling phases, evolved only
The Moon becomes the talisman
by which our wholeness is trusted.
I liked this image. It caused me to pause and think about what I learn from the Moon. The Sun is always so steadfast. It speaks to me as the Soul- forever present and beyond any circumstances.
From the Moon, I learn to honor the transitions, the movements, and the phases. The Moon teaches us the balance of light and dark, the seen and unseen, the revealed and the hidden, always returning to wholeness. It reminds me of the cycles of the Mind- always changing, but there is a wholeness underlying it all.
The Mind works to remove the
Veil of separateness-
While The Soul sees the world
and asks- “What veil?”
See with the Eye of the Soul today 🙂
The gift of thinking is not to reach outward to the world.
The gift of thinking is the ability to turn
the branches of thought inward so they may
gain depth and become the roots for the tree.
A mind in meditation will leap from point to ‘
point not because of boredom or lack of focus.
In meditation, the mind reveals
its self-appointed purpose.
The mind free falls through images because
it fears you are not truly infinite
The mind’s sole purpose (as defined by mind)
is to come up with a Self-definition of You
So the wheel of meditative meanderings begin-
the mind jumping in an exhaustive battle
to keep You as part of one and everything
And there you sit, in your True, Infinite nature
all but unseen by the mind’s wandering eye.
Once you understand how the Mind sees its purpose, you can understand why it exhausts itself in this endeavor that is sure to fail.
In the sky hangs God’s eye
Be the vessel that sails its course.
As I was meditating, I was thinking the Mind believes it must be the Light. Actually, the mind is the reflection and the desire should be to set one’s course by the true Light.