by sherwin | Dec 27, 2014 | Uncategorized | 21 comments 21 Comments Teri Karl on December 31, 2014 at 12:25 pm Off to a great start this morning in Bolingbrook. I love the quiet and peace of the early morning. Namaste. Reply Zack Bush on December 31, 2014 at 12:54 pm What a good experience. I thought I was only about half way through my meditation, when I heard the bell ring signaling the end of my meditation period. I have only meditated for an hour twice before. I was starting to feel it in my legs at about the 50-minute mark. I outstretched my legs, and that’s when I heard the door open. I quickly moved my legs back to the half-lotus position. I wanted to show and prove that I was indeed meditating. The learning comes in here because before I mediated Aneta asked what I was focusing on and it was/is humility. So it is alright for me to outstretch my legs, that doesn’t make me “look bad” or whatever I may think. I am stretching myself further than I have ever been stretched so of course I’ll have to adjust accordingly. I am very grateful for this opportunity to realize this. Reply Mike Duffy on December 31, 2014 at 12:55 pm I followed Zack in the meditation at 6:00 AM. Aneta meditated next to me for some time. When we began I felt as if we were going through the opening projection together. It could’ve just been my imagination. I quickly became immersed in void. It was a peaceful environment. The medulla obloganta was pulsating. There was a sensation in the front of my head and throughout my being. I lost track of time, space, and my body. It was personally on of my longer meditation experiences, and It was jubilation. Reply Emily Ashley on December 31, 2014 at 4:38 pm 5 hours into our event in Tulsa. Just a quick note here: I’m realizing even more deeply what it means to practice living with an awakened mind. Waking up on less than 4 hours of sleep, I was still sleepy as I sat on my cushion to start the meditation this morning. The thought ran through my mind, “You can sleep when you die!” In this case, I can sleep when I meditate. I heard that a study shows that 30 mins. of meditation is equal to 4 hours of rest. Things are very peaceful here. Yoga by the fire was fantastic and we’re enjoying this beautiful day of rejuvenation. Reply Alan McCall - Palatine on December 31, 2014 at 7:43 pm I meditated upon support. I had signed up for this time only the night before to support the school. It was very peaceful and calming. I felt relaxed and as if time didn’t matter. As the meditation continued I began to listen to my body and responding to it with slight adjustments. I have been very harsh on myself during meditation not letting myself move as it would not be true meditation. This experience helped me be vulnerable and honest with myself. Through this I am growing in being able to discern whether to change for myself or mySelf, experimentation and allowance are aiding me to support mySelf. Reply Jesse Reece on December 31, 2014 at 11:37 pm I also lost sight of time. Reply Susie K - Palatine on December 31, 2014 at 7:45 pm As I was driving here today, I saw a well-seasoned man in a red sports car with an evocative license plate. I was extremely intrigued. To me he looked like a wealthy and eccentric iconoclast, someone who lives life on his own terms. I want to be a wealthy eccentric iconoclast who lives life on my own terms. In that moment, I realized that I am a dreamer. I often feel like I can only dream of something but not become it. I compare mySelf to someone who I imagine has achieved what s/he wants in life, but what I fear I cannot become. I do not want to be a dreamer anymore. I want to become a doer and an actor. I want to begin an activity that can sustain me. So, this is what I prayed to God for here in the lovely and sunny meditation room. I prayed for help to become not just a Thinker and a Dreamer, but a Doer and an Actor. As I was meditating, an answer came to me: “Begin to create goals. Begin to make plans.” Taking small steps is key for me. Activity is key. Reply Mark W - Palatine on December 31, 2014 at 7:45 pm Before I went into my meditation, I was creating a list of resolutions as, traditionally, most people do this time of year. I have been so grateful for the changes I have made this year and the tools that the School of Metaphysics has given me to make these changes. Which is why I meditated upon “growth.” This particular meditation was incredibly powerful. I was able to stay focused and the time of the mediation few by. As I left the mediation, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for 2014, and I felt excited for the growth and changes I will make in 2015. This was a perfect and peaceful way to spend New Years Eve! Reply Jan B - Palatine on December 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm I have had some difficult times in 2014. I focused on release and forgiving myself. I know as I forgive myself, I will be able to be more open, more happy, and move forward in an accelerated rate. The beginning of a new year is a time of hope, a time of new beginnings, and of starting over. Reply Alana Young on December 31, 2014 at 8:16 pm I had a very peaceful experience during my mediation today. It is so nice to be able to take time out of our busy days and DEDICATE just a few moments towards the “greater good” of humanity and Self! My hope is that EVERYONE practices PEACE this coming year in small and large doses. Being here at the School of Metaphysics has opened my eyes to seeing just how amazing we are as human beings, how much we have to give, how truly blessed we are to be here to experience life and how ONE small act of kindness, ONE kind thought will TRANSCEND universally spreading itself in abundant ways! I am so grateful for this school and all that it has taught me and will continue to teach me in weeks,months and years to come! I love all of YOU! HAPPY New Year 2015! Be greatful, be kind, be loving, be open hearted,be vulnerable,be joyful and be at peace with YOURSELF! Love to all always. Alana 🙂 Reply Jonathan on December 31, 2014 at 8:53 pm I observed my own discontent and desire neutrally and honestly, when these things came up as I observed my breath before meditation. I was reminded/received the feeling-knowing that I have and I am what I desire. It is in my Self. I received this after some passages from the Upanishads came to mind about desire and Self. I held that wisdom from the Upanishads in mind as I observed my own discontent. Then I felt fullness of well-being. Then a feeling of gratitude coming through and radiating out. Resting in well-being and peace. Then insights about various questions and decisions. Then strongly receiving, as if it was something strong and dense coming into me, a reminder/feeling that I have a message to give, or to learn to give, including giving it to myself, of gratitude, appreciation, wonder, delight/understanding of what is given to us. And waking up to the fact that I had forgotten the message until I only had the mental description of it. Continued wellbeing and gratitude, wanting to give the feeling. So I visualized giving the feeling to people who could use it. This is something I read about in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying which I was reading for metaphysics class. Then coming out of meditation and still feeling radiating. Thank you. Reply Jesse Reece on December 31, 2014 at 11:35 pm Three segments of meditation so far. The first two in Louisville at the school where the 20 hr and 15 min meditation is being held. The most recent at the World Peace Yoga center where the Cincinnati SOM branch is holding there new year meditation. The middle meditation was the most enjoyable for me, as I sat right before I was to drive up to Cincinnati, and I found my self pulled inside quickly and with ease and peace. The last meditation, the first for me in Cincinnati, was heavy, I felt stuffy energetically. Not sleepy, but tired emotionally. Heavy. I look forward to the next few, and the remainder of 2014. Peace and Profundity. Reply JoAnna-Tulsa on January 1, 2015 at 12:29 am I feel overwhelmed with joy as I read these blogs. I am so excited for the growth we are all experiencing together. I am thinking about how no matter when, where, or the time of day, there are always others meditating throughout the world with whom we can expand our consciousness with. We are all, at all times,connected in this Universal web of energy, whether or not we are aware of it. We belong to each other; we are all in this together. I truly believe peace comes from within, so during my meditation today, I will be reflecting on what I have done this past year and then setting my intentions for the new year. I will pray for peace within and for the many opportunities I will have this year to spread the light of love and awareness to others. I love you all!! Happy, PEACEFUL New Year! Reply Nancy on January 1, 2015 at 1:32 am I discovered that I really am thankful and have strength going into 2015. I felt the power of God. I didn’t feel powerless. I felt powerful. I felt thankful. I felt peace, joy. I felt very thankful. Just the awareness of my health, my brain, that I feel healthy. I feel fresh and new. Reply Carol Bulbrook on January 1, 2015 at 3:27 am I enjoyed meeting new people who are steadfast in their desire to continue growing. My spiritual focus for this year was grounded through yoga and meditation at our SOM center, Reply Harry on January 1, 2015 at 3:35 am New and continuing people are a blessing and inspiration. The meditation and yoga are challenging and a surprising opportunity for growth. Reply davi on January 1, 2015 at 3:50 am today was like bringing still mind weekend to cincy! sleep was no question or issue as inspiration sprung up from the depths of my being all day. we hosted the meditation at WorldPeaceYoga studio (also in 2012). it is like a sanctuary here where we had space and warmth to greet and snack, meditate, and an open space where a few yoga classes were held. one yin class led into the moonrise at 2:15pm and then the yogis transitioned into meditation. it was an ambient and ethereal time sharing space with many as they came and went. throughout the day i had a lot of sad emotion coming up as i processed my shifts of 2014. i was able to express it and by this evening i found home in a deep sense of peace, gratitude and vision for the coming year. i am becoming more conscious of the power of my mind and the responsibility to direct it. i am thankful to have such love and support in my life. it is what i make of it! Reply April on January 1, 2015 at 5:48 am Here in Bolingbrook this day was extraordinary for the simple fact we came together as school to meditate for the universal hour of peace. It was a privilege to be amongst those who desire to create a place for anyone that wanted to come and be apart of this day. I will continue to hold peace within my heart. Love and Light Reply Sharka Glet on January 1, 2015 at 6:12 am Peace is living in Now, tying the past with future, while holding attention in the sacred heart. I have experienced this in Bolingbrook. Reply Rudy Arena on January 1, 2015 at 6:23 am My day was brightened from the beginning by starting in meditation with others. Coming back to the energy field throughout the day fueled me. The wonderful Universal Hour of Peace Celebration was the perfect ending. May Peace Prevail on Earth. Reply Jonathan Duerbeck-Cincinnati on January 1, 2015 at 6:48 am We are cleaning up now. It has been a good day. Good learning. Good partnership with World Peace Yoga, peaceful space. Happy people helping us. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.