One of the things for which I’m most appreciative in the latter years of my life is coming across the audio tapes of Eric Klein (the story of how this occurred is told in About Lis).
In the late 1980’s Eric commenced to channel i.e. bring spiritual information through from the Masters – ones such as St. Germain, Sananda, Archangel Michael, Mother Mary and many others. These transformational tapes were compiled into three books – ‘The Inner Door;’ ‘The Crystal Stair’ and ‘Jewels on the Path’. I have seen them available recently on line if anyone is interested in finding them to read. One of my favourites of all the audio tapes is called ‘The Healing Breath!’ and I still listen to it when I can.
As I’ve shared elsewhere in the information on Meditation I chose to learn to meditate using the ‘breath’ meditation. It is meant to be one of the most ‘challenging’ ones to do and I admit that I have also listened to guided meditations at times and I use the latter in group workshops as it’s an easier way for people to have a focal point which is the ‘voice’ in this case.
I sometimes find myself ‘picking myself up’ during the day (gently and simply observing) that I am not always breathing consistently i.e. I have almost stopped breathing. And it is getting more easy to be conscious of this and when I am aware – I simply continue a cyclic form of breathing that I’ve learnt over the years.
Using ‘the breath’ consciously brings us ‘within’ – to what Eckhardt Tolle calls ‘presence’. Others have called it ‘the cosmic can opener’ in that it allows us to be aware of what we are experiencing ‘now’ and when we are open – to how we are feeling (and thinking).
It is said that by focusing on the breath – this turns on the ‘light’ which comes from the God presence within. By shining this light upon our individual situations helps us gain ‘perspective’. Perspective allows us to see a situation in a different way – doing this leads us to ‘gratitude’ or as I call it ‘appreciation’. Gratitude/appreciation allow us to surrender – and ‘surrender’ takes us to the Source.
Try this – it works.
Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.
Thich Nhat Hanh