9 September 2006
Thanks to my meditation (see Meditation Journal post: Ask And It Is Given) I have been having excellent ‘vibrational’ states – I can feel energy in me surging, throbbing, glowing. I wake up in the morning feeling soothed after a restful night rather than grouchy and sore.
I have been alternating between focusing on desires and allowing better feelings. It’s great!
In the middle of yesterday, though, in the office I felt a bit flat. I managed not to get disappointed about that (which would have been a still lower state) but remained optimistic at being able to go beyond flatness. I meditated for a while in the loo and got that I had started perceiving/experiencing ‘problems’ in my work – tight schedules, mounting workload and so on. I remembered that ‘having problems’ is one of our favourite habitual thoughts in the world of non-alignment with Source. so I spent a while opening and allowing to Source energy once more.
Emotional states are indicators of one’s vibrational level. The book (Ask And It Is Given by Esther Hicks and the spirit entity she channels known as Abraham) describes a scale of emotional states:
4. Positive Expectation/belief
The top of the scale occurs when one is in maximum alignment with Source and one’s true nature, totally allowing. It signifies complete empowerment. The bottom of the scale occurs with total loss of alignment – being as far from Truth as you can get with your thoughts, being in total resistance. It signifies complete disempowerment. Any negative feeling arises from a resistance of a greater truth or positive possibility.
The trick is to consciously identify where you really are at any time and then aim to move up the scale – not in a great leap (which cannot be done) but in increments. Each upwards step provides relief, so you have to look for what it is you can allow that will bring you relief. For example, if feeling depressed, relief can be found in anger.
Alternatively, there is the meditation which provides a ‘short-cut’ to better alignment. The analogy used in the book is that of a cork in water. When we are allowing and surrendered to Source, our vibrational state is like a cork bobbing freely on the surface of water; when we are resisting, it is like the cork is being held down underwater. [Forcing and resisting are the same thing – forcing things to be other than they are is the same as resisting how things are.] Meditation is like letting go of the cork … and naturally, it rises up to the surface of its own accord. The ‘letting go’ bit is about setting aside the mind and the habitual thought patterns we normally pay attention to.
The meditation as given in the book is exactly what I have done intuitively from time to time: just decide to allow and receive the flow of Source energy. The book emphasises allowing energy to affect the body (like rocking or shaking) whilst not focusing on everyday thoughts. You could say, it’s a surrender to the joyous energy of the Source by setting aside the habitual controlling thoughts of the mind.
I love it!