Just as no one has ever seen a star, only the vibration of light that has been streaming from it for thousands and thousands of years, no person has ever perceived God directly. We experience our idea of God, as the Absolute that lives within each of us as an a presence of unwavering peace.
Our Absolute Self is Awesome. Perfect. Complete. Beautiful. Majestic…and within each of us lies an infinite amount of possibility to love, expand, and grow. To give and receive creates a magnet of equal equation. The care and compassion you put forth is returned, yet to become fully engaged in this state of well-being, we must use our highest will, our consciousness, to project the best of ourselves out into the world.
Inside each of us lies an undiscovered country of Absolute, which is inexhaustible, abundant, and powerful.
Stillness finds this. The magnitude of ourselves is not found anywhere is but within. Meditation is key for finding this abundant source, yet so many people have trouble finding this “place” of pure Love and perfection.
Beginning a regular meditation practice can be difficult because the untrained mind prefers to wander. One of my favorite “practices” for newcomers learning to meditate…is coloring. Yes…coloring with crayons on paper or in a one dollar cartoon book purchased at a store. Some refer to this practice as mandala meditation, which might help an adult feel okay about spending an hour with crayons and markers in a process to still the mind. : )
Here are the top 7 benefits of coloring for adults:
> Your mind settles as you enter a calm meditative state inside the present moment
> Stress and anxiety levels fade as inner peace rises
> Negative thoughts diminish as you focus on simply task of coloring
> You easily obtain present moment mindfulness with no effort
> You shift from the act of “doing” into compassionately “being” yourself
> Coloring can be done by anyone, you don’t have to be a talented artist
> It’s a fun and affordable hobby that naturally brings your mind into stillness
Allow the best of you to rise into Being today…kindly allow yourself to take time to pause.
With Love and Blessings ~ Melinda