Stoned Purification

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I had a lovely epiphany while meditating today … quite frequently I receive wonderful insight, but ‘epiphanies’ are not every day encounters ;-). Contrary to the implicated suggestion in the title, I was not “stoned” for this meditation (lol).

Those who’ve followed my blog for a while will know that I have a special affinity for rocks.  Stones, for me, are like a storehouse of energy … sometimes sharing centuries of experience, and at other times stirring memories of things I personally have yet to live out.  Because there are both positive and negative energies in the world (from myself, or from others) I like to devote the beginning of each meditating purifying each stone that I am using.  I do this with a simple breathing mantra that I’ve developed over the years:

“I breathe in your Love, O God, and let it fill every fibre of my being

I breathe out your Love into this rock, and allow the pure Love that is You to cleanse it of anything other than Love.

I breathe in and receive whatever it is You would have me learn, or however You want to change me, from this stone.

I breathe out our combined Love for You into the world.”

Today my epiphany came on the second line of this mantra … totally unexpected.  The question was formed in my mind,

“Do you believe that I completely purify this stone of any and all negative energy when you allow My Love to flow into it?”

“Of course I do.”, was my immediate reply.

“Then you should also believe, with equal conviction, that I completely purify YOU of all negative energy when you first fill yourself with My Love. Do you believe that this is true?”

That made me stumble a bit … I realized that I didn’t believe this with the same conviction.  For myself, I have all SORTS of negative things that can run about within me … even after I have filled myself with God’s Love.

What God revealed to me in presenting me with this series of questions (others were posed as well, but these two were the primary ones) is that any and every negative energy that I experience after filling myself with Love … is negative energy of MY OWN DEVICE.  In other words, it is negative energy that I am creating for myself … based upon a lifetime of experiences (both positive and negative), as well as my own foolish self-sabatoging mind.

The wonderful epiphany that emerged from amidst this thornbed of conflicted thought was that ALL of those remaining negative energies are of my own creation.  Since they are my own creation, they can also be consciously let go of as such.  Once I have taken the time to connect with and bond with God … all outside negativity has been expunged.  EVERY single negative thing that remains is from me … and therefore can be let go of by me.

I found this to be a new level of release for me.  In some ways I had been drawn to meditating with rocks as some form of protection from outside energies … but after all this time I see that what negativity that was left was my own … and therefore very easy to let go of.

It just took a long time to realize how easy it is :-).

Peace and Love.

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This post was a result of meditating on my prior post, “Polishing A Mirror“.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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