Meditation Focus #96
Appreciating the Miracle of Life
What follows is the 96th Meditation Focus suggested for the two consecutive weeks beginning Sunday, September 28, 2003.
APPRECIATING THE MIRACLE OF LIFE
2. Meditation times
3. More information related to this Meditation Focus
As much of the world's vast but finite endowment of natural resources and life-nurturing balance is being increasingly consumed and threatened by a civilization apparently bent on its own destruction through mindless, ignorant abuse of the fragile Web of Life, and as ever more humans are devoting ever more of their waking hours to fulfill gargantuan needs and desires for acquiring and using as large a share of the world's resources as they possibly can, there is precious little time left both to prevent a catastrophic plunge into ecological annihilation, within a relatively short span of time, and to come back to our senses so as to put a stop to this mad dash through changing within each of us the very nature of our consciousness and how we each perceive our relationship with each other and with the entire Web of Life.
Few people, indeed, actually take time off their busy schedule to pause long enough in an appropriate environment to reconnect, through mind and consciousness-expanding spiritual techniques, with the Life Force that makes their heart throb and sustains their very existence in this all-consuming physical experience known as life on Earth. Even fewer people do go deep enough within their soul to realize in its entire fullness, breath and scope the amazing gift of life that enables them to pursue a lifetime of accomplishment and oh! so evanescent pleasures in a body of flesh, blood and bones. And yet, a fully conscious realization of the uniquely precious nature of our existence, here and now no matter how difficult our specific personal circumstances may sometimes appear to be is a sine qua non condition for a global awakening, through countless individual moments of spiritual epiphany, to the grace, beauty and intrinsic Oneness of All That is, thus enabling, ultimately, a complete change of course, individually and globally, towards remembering Who We Are and acting accordingly to make this world a better place for all beings, small or great, sentient and non-sentient.
Please dedicate your prayers and meditations, as guided by Spirit, in the coming two weeks, and especially in synchronous attunement at the usual time this Sunday and the following one, to contribute in infusing humanity's consciousness with the realization, through your own personal moments of spiritual epiphany, preferably in a natural environment or at least through inner connection with the vast, magnificent Web of Life, of the innate perfection, beauty and intelligence permeating every single cell of every single life form on Earth, including our own. Completely surrendering to the ecstatic bliss of this realization, let us all link consciously as One to express, each in our own unique and vitally important way, how much we appreciate the Miracle of Life as well as the Universal Life Giver Who makes this all possible, for the Highest Good of All.
This whole Meditation Focus is also available at http://www.aei.ca/~cep/MeditationFocus96.htm
2. MEDITATION TIMES
i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes.
ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.
These times below are currently corresponding to 16:00 Universal Time/GMT:
Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage * 8:00 AM -- Los Angeles * 9:00 AM -- Mexico City, San Salvador & Denver * 10:00 AM -- Houston * & Chicago * 11:00 AM -- Santo Domingo, La Paz, Caracas, New York *, Toronto *. Montreal *, Asuncion & Santiago 12:00 AM -- Halifax *, Rio de Janeiro & Montevideo 1:00 PM -- Reykjavik & Casablanca 4 PM -- Lagos, Algiers, London *, Dublin * & Lisbon * 5:00 PM -- Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Geneva *, Rome *, Berlin *, Paris * & Madrid * 6:00 PM -- Ankara *, Athens *, Helsinki * & Istanbul * & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Baghdad *, Moscow * 8:00 PM -- Tehran * 8:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 PM -- Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne +2:00 AM -- Wellington +4:00 AM
+ means the place is one day ahead of Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time.
* means the place is observing daylight saving time (DST) at the moment.
You may also check at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html to find your current corresponding local time if a closeby city is not listed above.
3. MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO THIS MEDITATION FOCUS
"There is a Doorway to Eternity in each of our experiences, a shimmering portal of light in which we dissolve all illusions of separation. As we step through this Doorway we connect with our light body and enter the Mystery of God, the I AM Presence, the aspect of Being that dwells in Unified Light. We merge the two. We then walk back through the Doorway as Embodied Presence, full awakened within the world of form, no longer held hostage by its seeming limitations. This process is known as "ascension", or "full body enlightenment". Our contribution to humanity by simply walking through this portal and back is beyond comprehension. Jesus accomplished this through the Resurrection. We do not have to die to our bodies to accomplish this now. We do, however, have to die to perceptions and identities that no longer serve. We do have to trust what we know to be possible. And it does require a deep soul commitment."
- Kiara Windrider, Doorway to Eternity, A Guide to Planetary Ascension
"It disheartens me to see anyone suffer, angered, or apathetic about life. My inspiration or gift and what gives me pure joy is assisting millions of people to overcome their fears or mistrusts and find peace & joy everyday. Imagine, if you will, these individuals overcoming or breaking down the walls that protect their fragile heart and prevent them from enjoying their human experience. Their thoughts, words and actions would be expressed lovingly and confidently knowing that each person they meet is their travel companion and each person that is in their life is necessary for the success of their human experience. Personally, I would have a wonderful time meeting and greeting these loving souls on a daily basis. These individuals would have no time for deceiving or harming their fellow brothers and sisters. Their energy would be spent sharing the wonderment of our world. They would express their personal gifts with everyone they meet--confidently--knowing how important their participation is for the success of the human race!"
- Robert Van Laarhoven
The following quotes are from Paramahansa Yogananda
"There is a Power that will light your way to health, happiness, peace, and success, if you will but turn toward that Light."
"Why take the surface details of life so seriously? Be drunk with the inner peace of divine realization, whatever your earthly lot."
"You naturally love those who are dear to you, and you must learn to give that kind of love to the whole world."
"A flower is the smile of God. The fragrance is His hidden presence."
"Know that this universe is nothing but a dream bluff of nature to test your consciousness of immortality."
"Every day and minute and hour is a window through which you may see eternity."
"To be able always to spread an aura of goodness and peace should be the motive of life."
"Divine Joy outlasts everything. It is enduring. When all else melts away, that Joy remains."
"In meditation...the power of God begins to reflect in the clear waters of your consciousness."
"Live more simply, so that you can find time to enjoy the little pleasures of life."
See the hauntingly beautiful pictures that go along with these quotes at
More such quotes and pictures through http://www.yogananda-srf.org/writings/index.html
... such as...
"Every symbol in nature is a materialization of the rays of God .... Although we are different in appearance, we are all symbols of the Infinite, of that vast force of God."
"Be a living tree, constantly spreading new growth. The strong-hearted soul says, 'There is sunshine in my life, and I have every chance to throw out shoots and branches of accomplishment.' "
"Love...is the promptings of the mother earth to feed her milk to the tender, thirsty roots, and to nurse all life."
"In every aspect of matter is evidence of the originality ... of that Cosmic Intelligence."
"Behind the light in every little bulb is a great dynamic current; beneath every little wave is the vast ocean, which has become the many waves. So it is with human beings. God made every man in His image, and gave each one freedom. But you forget the Source of your being and the unequaled power of God that is an inherent part of you. The possibilities of this world are limitless; the potential progress of man is limitless."
- Paramahansa Yogananda
"What is the web of life? Experts often depict the web by gathering a group of people in a circle. Each person is asked to represent some part of nature, such as a bird, soil, water, etc. A large ball of string then helps members of the group see the interconnecting relationships between things in nature. For example the bird eats insects so the string is passed from the "bird person" to the "insect person." That is their connection. The insect lives in a flower, so the string is further unrolled across the circle to the "flower person." Soon a web of string is formed interconnecting all members of the group, including the one or two who represent people. Dramatically, people pull back slightly and sense how the string peacefully unites, supports and interconnects them and of all life. Then one strand of the web is cut signifying the loss of a species, habitat or relationship. Sadly, the weakening effect on all is noted. Another and another string is cut. Soon the web's integrity, support and power disintegrates along with its spirit. Because this activity reflects the reality of our lives, this has brought some participants in the activity to feelings of hurt, despair and sadness. Earth and its people increasingly suffer from "cut string" disconnection, yet we continue to cut the strings."
- Michael J. Cohen (Earth Rainbow Network founding participant)
Also from Michael J. Cohen at this site above:
"An essence of separation: It is common knowledge that, with the exception of humanity, no member of the web of life relates, interacts or thinks through words. The web is a non-verbal "illiterate" experience consisting of in-the-moment direct attraction relationships (webstrings), not words, stories, videos or images. No plant, animal or mineral string of nature's ancient web consists of literary communication or attachments to it. Language is a great asset to human survival when we use it to help make and sustain sensory contact with the web and its intelligent ways. Language, however, becomes a source of our problems when it, through nature-disconnecting stories, excessively removes our thinking from our sensory origins in the web and its wisdom. For example, sensory discontents initiated by our separation from nature psychologically addict us to the story that we must conquer nature to fulfill our natural senses: hunger, thirst, taste, love etc. Since we are nature, we addict to conquering each other and ourselves thereby producing mental anguish and war. To find lasting peace, we must heed a new story: 'Learn how to reconnect your ruptured sensory webstrings with their brilliant, fulfilling origins in the lifeweb.' "
More quotes from this site above:
"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers our actions run as causes and return to us as results."
- Herman Melville
"Life is a finely woven net in which all worlds are joined - ancestors, spirits, humans, animals and the natural universe - bonded by the timeless eternal spirit of that which has always been and is.
- T. C. McLuhan
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
"An essence of Nature on Planet Earth is its self-organizing intelligence. It cooperatively creates and maintains Earth's optimums of life and diversity without producing garbage, pollutants or our forms of abuse, violence and madness, including war. Nature's intelligence sustains ecosystems and their members in cooperative, supportive balance. Its unifying, community-building, knowledge and regeneration powers promote wellness and purity in people and the environment. Nothing in Nature is left out as garbage; everything belongs, a way to define perfection and unconditional love. People, being part Nature, inherit all these abilities."
- C. King Helpnow
Director, The ISGER Ecozombie Committee to Reverse Ecozombi disorders.
"At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, a complex of wave forms and resonances, which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything in the universe."
More quotes from this site above:
"If we can change ourselves, we can change the world. We are not the victims of the world we see, we are the victims of the way we see the world."
- Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Senator
The journey to change the world begins with going on a journey to save oneself...
- Joseph Campbell
"Humanity is entering the most crucial phase of its existence. The coming decade shall witness the most unprecedented and undreamt of changes in the course of its long evolution. There is nothing much humanity could do about it, other than to understand the changes occurring around it and to flow with the changes that are overpowering it. Towards the end, humanity would enter a new age, The Golden Age. The transition will be a painful process. Only those whose relationships are in order would make it easily."
- Sri Kalki, Founder, Golden Age Foundation http://www.trueawakening.org/teachers.shtml#kalki
Time Speeding Up
This page deals with the concept of time which might be speeding up according to various channeled messages. Here I have gathered some material pertaining to this topic, but I would like to find out ways to make it all more objective. Would there be a way to objectively measure something like time speeding up? In the article from Karen Danrich she says that her watch simply stopped running at certain times! That starts to smell objectively, if it occurs more often. Perhaps the experience of time speeding up is just something that comes with growing older, or because you are occupied with more things than before. This page was made to see if something else might be taking place.
For a comprehensive review of the numerous environmental threats exposing our planet to grave risks, please read:
Meditation Focus #15: The Extremes in Global Weather: Famine, Floods and Wildfires
Meditation Focus #26: Protecting all Marine Life on Earth
Meditation Focus #32: Awakening to the Sacredness of Nature
Meditation Focus #40: Global Warming is Real
Meditation Focus #67: Bringing US All Back In Harmony With Nature
Meditation Focus #70: Recreating Harmony With Nature and Alleviating Hunger and Poverty Around the World
Meditation Focus #91: Saving and Replenishing Life in Our Oceans
See also The Green Holocaust Files compilations archived at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com
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