I close my eyes and look inward through the door way of the heart. I imagine I’m lying on a beach. I begin to relax by breathing deeply and letting go of all the tension in my body. I continue to breathe and feel the breath gently enter through my right nostril and as I exhale it leaves through the left. This lingers till there’s a peaceful calm in my mind that travels throughout my body. I see myself walk down a tree-lined path, soft wet grass under my feet. Gentle breezes whisk by and blow hair from my face and fill me with a tender healing property that flows throughout my body. Jasmine fills the air as I breathe in, still air surrounds me. I go deeper into the forest, the air becomes thicker. I’ve entered into the vast inner realm of my life. There’s a welcoming darkness that soothes my mind, like soft music lightly playing in my head. I look up; it’s the overhead canopy that has blocked the sun. I sit down under this large tree and feel the strong bark against my back. I become one with the tree. I sense a kinship with nature as if it is a long lost friend and we meet once again. I open to this experience and embrace the ambiance of this spirit. I see the boundaries of my inner life spread out and begin to grow roots. My roots intertwine with this massive oak. We coil together, this tree and me, two intertwined into one, like a rope, banded together we’re stronger. We extend our roots into the soil of the earth joining with others below the surface of the earth, until one cannot distinguish one from the other. Some centuries old, some a few days old. The grasses too have small roots that intertwine, all as one root system supporting life above the earth. We’re one massive root. Now I begin to grow and push up through the ground as this massive tree trunk. My bark is strong, protecting me from disease and invaders that comes too close or cling to me. My branches extend out into the world, green fronds grow and glimmer in the sun making their own food by taking in energy from the sun and rain, fully self-sufficient and integrated with life. I grow and produce food. My leaves shelter the earth. Soon my leaves droop from heavy rain that has fallen from the sky washing the earth. I’ve just returned life giving nutrients to the source. The spirit of the tree has always been a part of me. Its’ branches grow strong and healthy, free from disease and illnesses of the mind, body and emotions. Such is the vast inner life, as majestic as the tree of Humanity.
Digging to the Core of the Earth to find the Seven Keys that Open the Door to the Vast Inner Life.
How to use your mind to break through the many layers of the earth? The first step is to quiet the mind through meditation. Which brings a calmness and a clarity after the dust has settled. This is the level closest to the surface and where you must exert the greatest power. It is through the unity of spirit; of emotion, and mental clarity that you will find the strength to break through the delusions and darkness that has clouded your judgment.
You have begun the journey beneath the surface of the earth. It is here you will find the Seven Keys that open the door to the vast inner life and experience abundant freedom.
The next level down below the surface of the earth is darkness. In the dark spirit grows. It has waited silently until the time was ripe with the fullness of life, It now emerges into the waking state into a Powerful Presence.
This break from the illusions of the lesser self-reveals the power of the feminine aspect of life. This is the power that moves the wind; and spins the earth on its’ axis; the invisible power in the universe. Some call it God, I call it the Human Spirit.
Spirits’ true nature is knowing;
Three layers down from the surface of the earth reveals a calmness. You are out of the storm; In the center where peace reigns. Here your capacity for compassion expands. You are able to hold steady in the face of the constantly changing reality. There is a knowing that pulsates out of immediate awareness, sitting mindfully you’re able to discern the subtle movements of this nature.
You are able to visualize your way out of harm’s way, because you are writing the story from a vantage point below the storm with an expanded awareness of how to solve the problem and which way to go.
This realm that you have just encountered is filled with wisdom and courage. You brings this into your being which makes you able to discern reality as it unfolds. Light floods onto your pathway illuminating the way. Take one step, then the other until you see clearly .
The last layer down in the fiery core of the earth, anger, rage and delusions are buried away. All that remains in the essence of you. A solid inner self-adorned with jewels sparkling like the night star.
You have arrive; bathed in righteousness, justice, love, compassion and wisdom. You ascend back to the surface of the earth. Your outer garments of suspicion, fear, hatred have been burned away. What remains is the essence of you. Your true nature.