so as many of you know, last night I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what I was going to do his leap year, as I felt I needed to do something special. I decided, I will spend as much of that day as I can meditating, which reminded me that we HEthens have been talking about having a synched meditation session for about a year now. I thought to myself "well, since I’ll be choosing to spend the bulk of my day meditating, why not invite others to join in when they can?"
so I did this which was admittedly on REALLY short notice, so if anyone actually got achance to partiipate, good for you and thanks for joining me. anyways.
so I began meditating at midnight yesterday, an hour before I fell asleep,letting the reality of the day ahead of me sink in.
woke up at 7am today and meditated for about an hour which felt….odd, I couldn’t quite get into it because I had kept waking up that night to meditate in like 10-20 minute intervals, so I was way too tired to do much of anything, let alone sit there and recollect myself.
on my way to school, I meditated for around an hour, 20 minutes which admittedly, did me no good since I was on a bus and all of the noise and shaking distracted me.
from ~11:30-2 I sat in front of a large window, watching the snow fall and mediating there, which was by far the best single session of meditation I’d ever had. in keeping with the them of "loving" I imagined that I was a bow, then a circle of bows, then an army of archers, shooting arrows of love in every direction, and thought of as many of my fellow HEthens as I could and gave them "personalized" arrows of gratitude. I then imagined I was a giant dandelion spreading seeds of respect around the world via a cool breeze. I then imagined I was a meteor that plummeted into the ocean, flooding the earth with tidal waves of joy…it was pretty trippy stuff, I started crying
then I got home at 5:30PM and this time as I meditated, I remembered this one batch of curried lemon and peach shortbread cookiesI baked that were absolutley delicious and I became so happy, so I decided to share these feeling with the universe, sending out waves of content (I need to bake thse cookies again). I then decided that I needed to alternate meditative stances so I went from the lotus pose, to laying on my back, to a variation of the lotus, to laying in the fetal position, the last one I found made me feel deeply comforted after I got over the awkwardness of trying to get into it, which led me to lose control and enter a rather deep trance that I didn’t get out of for 2 hours.
jumping back into it, I found that thoughts were becoming increasingly difficult to ignore, so I replaced them with "cosmic affirmations" like:
1.I am a grain of sand in a vast desert, the sun’s rays are not harsh, they are calming, loving hugs from the universe
2. I am a speck of cosmic dust atop a larger coalesced mass of dust, revolving around a pure light
3. I am a child of the universe and as such, it is my birthright to return to the home of my ancestors; and as they embrace me in thier brilliant astral arms, a new child is born
and finally 4. my time here on earth, while retrospectively short, serves as a rite of passage, a transition into "Adulthood"
these threw me for a loop and I had to take a break in order to process all of those thoughts,
in my final hour and a half of meditating I had decided that it seemed fit that I come up a mantra for the home stretch, to which I decided upon "I am a hurricane, wherever I am centered it is calm, but all around me is a swirling mass of energy, carrying droplets of gratitude, carried by my strong winds"
in total I spent about 11 hours meditating, going on a rollercoaster of intense feelings from ecstasy, bewilderment and questioning why I chose to do it in the first place. I belive this to be one of the most important days of my life thus far and I’m still trying to process everything that happened as I type these final sentences
any thoughts from anyone who did or did not participate?
I did not participate as much as I wish I could have but had intermittent moments of short meditation throughout the day. but I have to admit, i had a WONDERFUL day. and in the back of my mind I had thought about whether it was due to the elevated concentrations of positive vibes today, even if it was just a little more than usual.
brandon. wow that was a huge and intense day you had. and i want to tell you thank you for doing this. it was vast your sending of love in all directions and that is the best meditation we can do.
it is interesting that i must have felt this so strongly when i was doing the meditation, for me here in france at the end of the afternoon. between 2 and 4. i wrote about it in the other discussion. hope you read that.
good luck with it all , and take it a bit easy now, so you dont burn out. make this part of your daily life, try to integrate it.
it would be great if we can organize a time daily to meditate together, even if it is only half an hour. it is super intense if we can link our spirits. this is the single most powerful tool we have now for healing the earth and each other.
Brandon, that is the most beautiful thing i’ve read in all of HE. actually thats the best thing i’ve read this year, and probably last year. and taking it for what it is — a personal entry someone wrote in an online community, albeit the most rocking, (and to note here, ONLINE community, and almost purposefully ironically, this – http://www.highexistence.com/discussions/topic/the-internet-either-is-or-is-not-ruining-teens-brains-say-experts/ – was a topic here yesterday) about his experience on meditation — its one of the best things i’ve read at all, up there with all the other beautiful stuff by all the other great writers – and not because of the quality of writing or the depth of the subject or how it rattled my conscious and made me rethink my life – but because you were able to DO THAT^^! .. To spend a day not for yourself, but for others who are with you on this journey…. thats a feat not very many others will be capable of at this day and age, Brandon, no matter if they can hold their breath underwater for 17 minutes, or if they are recreating the big bang or if they are the president of a country.
well, sorry, got a little carried away :P
*applause* for Brandon Boy!!!
i was meditating this morning and came up with the idea of a global link. imean like brandon is in the states , im in europe, vishnu in india. we need to get people all around the world to meditate at the same time each day, and create an energy ring around the globe. like we are all holding hands and sending out those rays of love in everydirection. it would be so strong. who else wants to do this>?
guhuhahaha me two!
we didnt have that many people yesterday because it was really at short notice…. and about the global ring thing.. i was asking Jordan the other day about what happened to the google maps tool thingy that we can use to create a HEthen map of the world.. seeing it visually could make such a difference. but seems like he has been looking for the tool thingy for a year now and hasnt gotten one…
but isnt it possible to create a map of us on google maps itself? any idea ne one?
and btw, search Jordan Lejuwaan on google maps, and you get a street in Fullerton, CA…. lol.. so cant we all just mark ourselves like that???
Wonderful Brandon, I really like what you wrote. I wrote my experience here: http://www.highexistence.com/discussions/topic/1st-he-meditation-how-was-it/
And I am going for another 1 hour sesh in 7 minutes :)
@vishnu, thanks buddy, that means a lot, it really does..I could cry tears of joy right now, but I just woke up
@stonedragon, that’s awesome, and I suggest you continue doing so
I wholeheartedlyagree with making some kind of map of wherethe HEthens lie, so we can get that visual element attached to the process
but yeah I think I’ll make a habit of having at least one day year dedicated to this practice of sending loving meditative waves to everyone… it really gives you a sense of how vast your connection to everything is
I don’t think my spirital threshold will allow me to doo 11 hour meditations everyday :D it’d be awesome if it did though, but I’ll save those bigguns for special occasions, as for synch. meditating with others, definitely want that every day!
i agree with vishnu however you can dedicate each day to that joyful spreading of love which you did so nicely in your meditation. then the rest of your day will be like delicious hot chocolate!
lets find an hour to sync. when do you meditate usually. i can do it anytime. and also vishnu and who ever else wants to join. what is a good universal time for most time zones? we can just do say half an hour of intense concentration.
you guys are doing a super job!!
I typically meditate a half hour when I wake up at 7 and 30 minutes to an hour before I go to sleep, which varies by day but is generally around 1am for me…we’ll figure out something :)