Global Meditation Working Principles
When it comes to defining what sort of inner awareness and attitude is necessary to successfully participate in a meditation where one actively seeks to send out to the world thoughts, energies and vibrations of Peace, Love and Harmony, such as in the weekly global Meditation Focus, it is very hard from the onset not to get caught in the trap of words and mental misinterpretation. Often, in fact, most of the time, we each give a different value to certain words, or concepts represented in words and sentences, and it is therefore almost impossible to make sure one conveys exactly what one wants to say, when using words and "artificial" human mental explanations.
But we can all relate to pictures and images which usually can describe more precisely, albeit more subjectively, what is present in the mind of a person trying to communicate an idea or a sentiment. That is why good writers always use analogies and visual examples to portray what they feel and understand within to future readers. That way, the true essence of the creative process going on in the writer's mind is expressed without excessive distortion, as long as the reader accepts to put aside his or her own views to admit within his or her mind the undiluted, undistorted expression of creativity so depicted.
Now concerning the matter of this subject, the working principles behind any global meditation, we can but hope to do our best to avoid the trap of excessive mental discourse and try to pinpoint with "talking" analogies and visual examples what is at the heart of the intimate personal experience of attunement with planetary transforming energies and vibrations. First, we will ask the reader to put aside for a moment any strongly held belief and assumptions to open, for a few minutes, a space where the architecture and spiritual design of this subject can be erected. We will ask patience when what is being expressed seems obscure or unrelated to any previous experience; for it's often only when actually trying to do what is going to be expressed, that one may truly understand and sense what the concepts and explanations meant.
In fact, an example here can help... Only when actually tasting a piece of orange in his or her mouth and feel the flavor and sensation it creates can someone really knows what the taste of an orange is. Hours of explanations and descriptions of what this taste is can never replace one second of actually tasting it. So it is for the inner world of spiritual sensations and meditative attunement when, acting like genuine cosmonauts of the invisible worlds of Spirit, we immerse ourselves in its myriad expressions of subtle sensations, visions and revelations. Transposing to the mind of an unacquainted person what could be felt and learned requires much patience on both sides and a gradual initiation to the domain of spiritual experience and beingness.
This initiation process normally takes years to accomplish and hours of dedicated and disciplined work in the quietness of silence and the stillness of mind. Motivations must be pure, or purified, objectives must be clear, or clarified, and results must be sought without any personal desire for gratification, nor personal attachment. Like an artist patiently working for years with an apprentice until the student can truly master the essence of his art, the inner guide of our soul, speaking through the small voice within, gradually opens our mind to new perspectives and understanding, and lovingly inspires the part in us which aspires to eternal unity and blissful ecstasy until it blossoms through our heart in a Fountain of Love and luminescent Radiance. This is what we are now going to achieve, step by step, opening successively many doors until you, the reader, can begin to see beyond the walls of confining ideas and insufficient experience.
Step ONE: The first most important thing to do to prepare yourself for any global healing meditation work is to create around you the conditions favorable to such a period of quiet attunement and meditation. One must usually think of letting know other closed relatives and friends of what your intentions are so that they allow you to be quiet and undisturbed. Then, in addition, one must think of those things that may distract the attention from what is being done, such as noises, a ringing phone, and so on. Of course, it is not always possible to avoid all such hindrances but going in a place where you can be alone or only with other people meditating along with you, away from any phone (you may also disconnect it or unhook it) or from whatever noise, sensation or action that may disturb you is the best thing to do.
Step TWO: Once you have a "safe" place to be, place yourself in the most comfortable position, generally seated to avoid sleepiness, and with the upper part of the body in a relaxed but still generally straight posture. You may lean your back on something if you wish but not to the point of becoming drowsy. The point here is that once you are in deep meditation, you won't need to move any part or your body because of an uncomfortable position, neither feel any tension that may distract your attention. This being said, if you have to move or if something disturbs your attention during your meditation, you simply move or adopt an inner attitude that says: "There is something that attracts my attention there but I won't get upset about it and will simply refocus myself gradually on what I am doing now." This attitude of being relaxed and deeply unaffected, imperturbable is really what you want to achieve. Creating the best circumstances around and within you is simply to help you get there.
Step THREE: Once all the physical circumstances are on your side, the next step is to allow yourself to gradually get away from any preoccupying idea, recollection or project. You may of course, if you wish, take a few seconds to check out if every part of your body is properly relaxed, but usually, once you get into the deep meditation mood, complete body relaxation follows naturally, including the easing of subtle tensions and stress that may remain from your previous activities and other concerns. It is to be mentioned here that one of the great benefits you may find in meditating for Peace is the profound sense of regeneration for your body, mind and spirit, that will result from such an attunement. In the course of your mundane, worldly activities, this weekly oasis of calm, peace and serenity will gradually become an indispensable break that you will always see coming with great appreciation. So, quickly, after closing your eyes, and maybe taking a few deep breaths that you exhale completely so as to expel your tensions, you will see all sorts of images, ideas and thoughts coming through your mind as you gradually collect yourself and break away from the world of human activities and thinking.
It is at this point that many people feel unable to really quiet the mind and open new vistas of consciousness, generally inaccessible to most people. Many options exist here to quietly guide the thinking mind through the labyrinth of multi-formed thoughts and sensations that inhabit the realm of objective thinking, which is the surface level of our inner world of spiritual awareness and thinking. Getting past this point, this threshold of confusion and conflicting tensions and disturbances, is to be achieved without any fight or coercion within one's mind for any such stubborn effort to get rid of unwanted thoughts is bound to generate even more tension and dissatisfaction. So one must first accept that certain thoughts will come up and gently allow them to exhaust their course and slowly clear the place for other more subtle thoughts and energies to well out from the deepest recesses of your being.
It's here that some "celestial", relaxing music may help. Of course, there are many people who are not used to have music playing while they meditate but it has been found that certain kinds of soothing music are perfectly suited to create an opening to very high levels of spiritual awareness as well as and influx of spiritual energies. Playing such music—at whatever level feels appropriate to you—during your meditation also allows the mind to be gently "charmed" into a more subtle realm of thinking and beingness. To be more specific, and although many excellent albums exist, some of which you may already be familiar with, there is one which has been found to be perfectly adapted to this kind of global meditation healing work. It is the album called "Angelic Music" from the New Age musician Iasos. The song especially recommended on this CD is called "The Angels of Comfort" and it lasts 29 minutes and 50 seconds which makes it perfect for a 30 minute meditation. Here is how you may access this music.