Food and love. Two intensely simple words I discovered within myself during an intense meditation at a yoga retreat in Espanola, New Mexico. After intention, practice, and a lot of listening, I understood what it was I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Food and love. This epiphany wasn’t accompanied by bright lights or sounding trumpets, but rather a very familiar and strong voice: my inner voice. This is the voice that resides inside all of us. The voice that is usually in an endless chatter, constantly making absolutely useless contributions to any sort of progress.
I was astonished. Astonished not because I received an answer, but rather that I had accepted the answer I had already known. I realized at that moment – and even now as I am typing this entry – that the answers to our lives’ largest questions have already been given, already been recorded. In many cases we are already achieving the answers without even the slightest inkling of their comprehension. It had been I who was blocking myself from understanding what I wanted to do with my life.
This experience in New Mexico taught me that I already know everything there is to know. I have access to every question I want answered. Call it the collective consciousness, the unified field, heaven, bliss, enlightenment, the soul, Jesus, Mary, or Joseph. Call it whatever you like. Millions of names and references all address the same thing. This thing resides inside everyone human being and everyone can access it. It is not whether one knows something, but rather what one can realize.
If I have access to everything there is to know, why don’t I know everything? My answer to this has come through meditations. Repeated meditations that is. The more I meditate, the more my mind can perceive. I become more intuitive, more in sync with my surroundings. I am calm and flowing. Think of if this way, the balance in my life is always existent whether I am balanced or not, meditation just allows me to rediscover how to find it. There are many other positive benefits from repeated spiritual practice (Understand that meditation is but one of the endless ways to attain increased awareness and consciousness), but all stem from increasing my capacity to access the inner pool of knowledge. As I meditate more, I physically and mentally lose blocks that impede my relationship with the field of pure consciousness. In other words, the more dedication and practice, the more I allow myself to receive information and the more knowledge I realize.
The information is there. It always has been and always will be. No new information can be created, it can only be discovered.