Stepping Into Soul
By Judith Pennington
Stepping into Soul
In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the recent earthquake in Pakistan, I have noticed the presence of much higher spiritual energies in my life and in the Earth. The quantum field hums with these high-frequency pitches, which sound like crickets, at first, and during meditation expand into the roaring sound of a waterfall.
It is a beautiful sound to me. Sufi and Hindu mystics, as well as Buddhist monks, retreat to woods and caves to hear this "music of life," as they call it. The Jewish Essenes and early Christian Gnostics described it as the "involution" of the Holy Spirit. I know it as the love that carries me into joy and oneness with All That Is. It opens my heart and mind, expands me into the Greater Love and sets me back down in a world filled with greater light for my journey.
I thought the explanation for these higher energies was simply the benevolent nature of life: that higher energies were appearing during the past year's catastrophic earth changes to alleviate pain and suffering.
While this is undoubtedly true, my still, small voice says there's an added dimension: We can access these higher energies at any time. Literally stepping into the soul-self relieves physical pain and fatigue; and in the same breath inspires the body-mind with vibrant energy, creative ideas and higher direction.
If you are experiencing the quandary of many compassionate people"outputting so much energy that it's beginning to drain you"here's how to tap into a bottomless well and an endless river of healing.
This exercise will fill any empty cup with energy, wisdom and light. Use this terrific technique as needed!
1. When your heart stalls and your body stalls, too, find a quiet place and go within, gently falling or floating deeper and deeper into the peace of your heart. Call to your soul self and say, "I submerge myself in you."
2. Now take the thought of surrender into your heart and hold it close, seeing your egoic self merge into the light of your greater self. Say firmly, "It is done."
3. See your higher self accomplishing your work in creative joy and light, and allow it to guide you forward.
Restoring yourself does not take much time. What you will feel and see, create and make come true is true and takes place in material reality. Neither the brain nor the soul sees any difference between the inner and the outer. Only the ego differentiates.
During or following this meditation, you might want to ask your ego some interesting questions. What does your higher self look like? And the lower self? What part does love play? And light? What is the feeling and how can it be remembered for re-creation at any time? Blazing these communication paths (a neuro-net) between your ego and soul helps your conscious and subconscious mind connect and cooperate.
There's another interesting benefit. Stepping into the soul naturally increases our psychic awareness, since we begin to perceive through the eyes of the soul and what we see is all there is. Of course, the only way to know this for sure is to try it out. Experience is always our finest teacher.
Perhaps you will be as surprised as I was by how quickly stepping into your soul can transform your heart. I tried this technique after learning it from a meditative writing and it's worked consistently for me and for others.
Where I'd been driven by body pain and stress before, in the next moment these virtually vanished and my heart was clear and free. I was able to be more generous and loving to myself and my family.
I slept and dreamt well that night, and upon waking realized that stepping into the soul simply opens the heart and mind to love, and love does the healing. The love is always present. When we face a challenging event, our compassion and need open the heart and turn us to love.
Each of us has the innate ability to reach into the deeper self for wisdom, comfort and healing guidance of any kind. Every person and event in our lives awakens us to this deeper self and higher reality.
It is yours for the taking. Just close your eyes and step into your everloving soul.
About The Author
Judith Pennington is an author and coast-to-coast teacher of meditation and the evolution of human consciousness. She helps people awaken their minds and lives through her two free online magazines, life strategy coaching and Awakened Mind brain wave training. Visit her website, www.eaglelife.com, to read excerpts from her book, listen to a guided meditation, find a workshop near you and sign up for her free publications.
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