Step #11, Ground of Being Meditation – Day 1 “Hello world. I’m here!” Yes, the world sees you. You are in it and of it. You are experiencing the world around you – responding to it, moving through it, and shaping it.
Your thoughts arise from the data stored in your brain, yet your mind exists beyond it. Emotions are the result chemicals released under the direction of your nervous system and they work in tandem with a wide variety of organs and hormones… as well as your brain and its thoughts. Your physical body is incredible and it is constantly evolving by way of… well, mostly pure magic. It is constantly adapting and changing in relation to both the interior world of thoughts and emotions and the exterior world of people, places, and things. All of your expressions play out through this vessel, called you, on this stage called Earth. Containers abound.
Step 11 explores these containers or vessels or stages; all of which constitute our “Ground of Being.” Life on Earth is a magnificent parade of expressive beings… from caterpillars to cacti, from gazelles to garnet, from fireflies to fungi, from peacocks to porpoises. For the next several meditations, we will bring our luminous perceptions down to land in the space called “embodiment.”