Spirituality, Meditation, & Healing
“If you bring forth that which is within you, then that which is within you will be your salvation.
If you do not bring forth that which is within you, then that which is within you will destroy you.”
~The Gnostic Gospels
A Discussion on Spirituality & Healing
With Jim Fazio and Dr Paul Canali
Meditation and Spiritual Practice
“Meditation and spiritual practice can easily be used to suppress and avoid feelings or to escape from difficult areas of our lives. Our sorrows are hard to touch. Many people resist the personal and psychological roots of their suffering.”
~ Jack Kornfield, PhD
Spiritual maturity is not a matter of how long you have lived or even how much life experience you have. The important question is – how much does any of us actually learn from our life experience?
Those people who are more spiritually developed are people who have been deeply paying attention, who are sensitive and awake enough to truly learn, and grow, and significantly evolve as a result of the life experience that they have.
Now meditation only becomes real, powerful, authentic, and liberating when it is a practice of letting everything go.
Otherwise it is reduced to little more than a psycho-spiritual relaxation technique. It may make you feel better, but it won’t set you free.
Feeling better and being free don’t necessarily mean the same thing. Feeling better is relative; being free is not.
Ultimately, spiritual freedom depends on how profound your ability is to let go of everything – and not just once, but over and over again. If you understand what it means to let go of everything, you know everything you need to know about meditation. Then your meditation is real.
It’s the posture of freedom, the posture of enlightenment. It’s a profound existential stand you are taking in relationship to life and death; a spiritual position you are assuming in relationship to eternity.
~ Andrew Cohen
You Are Not Broken…
Me: Hello God.
Me: I’m falling apart. Can you put me back together?
God: I’d rather not.
God: Because you’re not a puzzle.
Me: What about all the pieces of my life that fall to the ground?
God: Leave them there for a while. They fell for a reason. Let them be there for a while and then decide if you need to take any of those pieces back.
Me: You don’t understand! I’m breaking!
God: No, you don’t understand. You’re transcending, evolving. What you feel are growing pains. You’re getting rid of the things and people in your life that are holding you back. The pieces are not falling down. The pieces are being put in place. Relax. Take a deep breath and let those things you no longer need fall down. Stop clinging to pieces that are no longer for you. Let them fall. Let them go.
Me: Once I start doing that, what will I have left?
God: Only the best pieces of yourself.
Me: I’m afraid to change.
God: I keep telling you: YOU’RE NOT CHANGING! YOU’RE BECOMING!
Me: Becoming, Who?
God: Becoming who I created you to be! A person of light, love, charity, hope, courage, joy, mercy, grace and compassion. I made you for so much more than those shallow pieces you decided to adorn yourself with and that you cling to with so much greed and fear. Let those things fall off you.
I love you! Don’t change! Become! Don’t change! Become! Become who I want you to be, who I created. I’m gonna keep telling you this until you remember.
Me: There goes another piece.
God: Yes. Let it be like this.
Me: So… I’m not broken?
God: No, but you’re breaking the darkness, like dawn.
It’s a new day.
Become who you really are.