With the Intermediate practice, we work with energy, inside and all around us, in a variety of ways. Some include:
- the energy of gratitude, wonder, and gladness. These lead to the experience of less personalization, less drama, less stress, and more appreciation for people, events, and circumstances in our life. These are perfect in the role of teacher, teaching, and opportunity for awareness-compassion.
- the energy of sacred sound and sacred word. There is much to explore with sacred mantra: the meaning of each syllable, the qualities of pure being and compassion that are behind, represented, and invoked by the mantra, as well as oneself as a vibrating being sounding through existence. This leads to the truth that cosmos is also a vibrating, dynamic whole that is sounding sacredly and energetically.
- the energy of one’s body, thus of phenomenal existence. Stemming from the above points, one’s meditative capacity for Awareness and states of Being become more factual and begin to repeat as experiences in one’s practice. Due to these, one begins to perceive beyond the form of oneself, beyond the labels that daily expression is predicated upon and, instead, to perceive the energy and radiance that is demonstrating through existence.
Good things take time. These illuminations take practice on and off the cushion, but are accessible to any practitioner because these points are factors of reality which meditation reveals.
Downloadable: Inter: Being a Wheel of Radiance