Generative meditation requires a shift of mind and perception. The practice of such a shift in meditation fosters the equal shift in one’s common daily life. In this way, the habit of a dualistic mind and self-identifying with a limited sense of self are slowly eroded and transformed. Greater Reality dawns including the reality that one exists for the benefit of others.
Three components of meditation are active in both Generative Stage practice and in a meditator’s intention to benefit the world. They are:
the ability to focus one’s mind in a tranquil and steady acute manner,
the quality of energy that one chooses to work with or that is being generated by the meditative act/focus,
and the creative imagistic ability. This is innate in all people. The creative imagination is present at all times and being used by everyone at all times.
The first 10 minutes of this podcast is an explanation and sets up the new Generation Stage round. The three subjects are also being engaged fully in the Milwaukee Meditation Retreat occurring now, and will be in Tahlequah, OK at the end of March. This is so that, as meditators, we can experience that in fact meditation and good will do produce effects and benefits to the collective consciousness of humanity and the world. And, with that direct experience, the participants in the retreat will be encouraged and motivated to meditate for world good will all the more.
For information or to register for the Tahlequah, OK retreat, click here.
A powerful Generation Stage meditation follows the 10 minute introduction.
We train in meditation. Like any other skill, meditation takes time, effort, diligence, and aspiration in order for the potential results of such time, effort, and aspiration come forward. Eventually, those results do come forward, flawlessly. And, they can because the results were already in the practitioner.
One day someone watched a small river roll along in its course and had the idea of a wheel with paddles that would be moved by the current of the river. It worked perfectly because the flowing current of the river was already moving. The paddles and wheel turned by simply working with what was inherent to the flowing river. The same is so with meditation training. Serenity, tranquility, vibration, radiance, bliss, union, clarity, insight, intuition, and ego-less-ness are innate to you and I, inherent in human nature. Meditation training simply redirects one’s attention to the inside and what can be discovered and experienced from within.
The source of Generation Stage meditation as a technique is Tantric Buddhist practice, though what is offered here in The Practice is not that level of meditation. Tantric meditation practice is highly skilled and requires two things as a minimum of the practitioner: a) a true understanding that there is no self, and b) that the reason to generate qualities of Being is for the enlightenment of others. The idea is that that is accomplished by engaging the inherent enlightened qualities of one’s supreme nature and living from them.
This meditation, then, encourages the ego-less aspect of meditation. In truth, you or I are not meditating. If a refined state of consciousness or Being is established, it is because one has released oneself from the sense of self as well as the mechanics of “doing” a meditation technique.
*The image above was referenced during the Introduction to the meditation.