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The Modern-Day Meditation, the GMP, is for people who want to know the deeper, truer parts of themselves as well as for those who want to find answers needed to work out material life problems and goals. It is also very much a meditation for those who have the specific desire to fully reunite with the Source. But you don’t have to be on a spiritual path, or even believe in God, to receive assistance from this meditation. All you need is a sincere desire to become open and receptive, and the willingness to make the endeavor. The assistance you receive is highly unique to your personal needs.
This Modern-Day Meditation practice includes accessing your higher intelligence while in an open, calm and receptive state. It’s called meditative thinking and it helps you discover specific forms of truth, knowledge and clarity unique to your individual needs. Meditative thinking helps bridge the gap between the real world and the depth of your experiences in meditation by giving you greater understanding and direction.
Pent up emotions cause strife and tension and create issues that keep people from feeling the truer parts of themselves, and cannot be let go of with positive affirmation or practicing awareness. At times it becomes important to release and let go of such emotions in a meditation in order to have deeper experiences of your truer parts. The Modern-Day Meditation shows how to unravel and let go of pent up emotions, even for people who have a hard time connecting to their emotional side, which is important for greater well being and longevity.
Practicing two or three hour meditations regularly can bring you
great depth, like a devotee who sits in a cave for years — yet you are
still able to go to work the next day. Also, doing 5 to 15 minutes of
the meditation per day can bring a lot of clarity and direction to have
your life run more smoothly. If you like to try a guided Modern-Day Meditation go to The Meditation Room.
The meditation practice has 4 main
parts that are learned in a particular sequence called the “learning
structure.” The purpose of the learning structure is for you to realize
for yourself why this meditation includes opening up, calming the mind,
senses and emotions and meditative thinking in conjunction with each
other. Once you learn the meditation using the learning structure, you
move on to the more advanced free flowing use of the Modern-Day Meditation.
The learning structure can be practiced in short or long time intervals — 15 minutes to 3 hours. The learning structure goes as follows: first opening up, second calming, third meditative thinking, all followed by action. Each part is practiced in each meditation while you are using this learning structure, but it is not intended to be used like that for very long.
The ultimate purpose of the Modern-day Meditation is to be a free flowing meditation. The free flowing manner is called a “This and That” meditation because it allows you to go ‘this’ way or ‘that’ way — to be flexible — according to what you need at the time. It’s a bit like learning how to play an instrument, because you first learn the fundamentals before you can go your own unique way.
Once you are familiar with how opening, calming and thinking actually help you connect to the truer parts of yourself and access the answers you need, you can stop using the learning structure and begin meditating in a more free flowing manner. Which means you may not need to use each part every time you meditate in the Modern-Day Meditation Practice.
What you need to go through in each meditation and the form in which the assistance comes to you, will be different each time you meditate because what you need at any given moment is constantly changing.
Also, opening, calming, and thinking are more than just parts of the meditation — they are actually all core experiences we have daily. You could close you eyes at any given point during the day and relate some part of what you are experiencing at that moment to either being open, calming, or thinking. Therefore, your experiences in meditation will carry over to your daily life in ways that will help you become more self aware. With more self awareness you can begin to apply Parts One, Two, and Three to improve your life. For instance, rather than be emotionally agitated for three days, you can release and calm down, and then properly solve whatever problem is causing your agitation.
Spiritual freedom is possible with strong effort and energy. In Part One, you make the effort to always go deeper into a prayerful state of consciousness so you can find greater openness and receptivity. Becoming open and receptive is very much a self-discovery process and cannot be figured out with the mind. It takes effort, letting go, patience, trust and an overall measure of humility.
A prayerful consciousness simply means that you have the humility to journey within to the unknown wanting some type of assistance from a benevolent source bigger than your own individual self. This is NOT an asking based on religious concepts, it rather comes from the deepest part of you that has some knowing beyond your mind that we all need help, and that to say otherwise would be ego.
In Part One, people pray very sincerely for God’s assistance which helps them to become open and receptive. But if you cannot relate to prayer or prayerful consciousness then you can focus on your desire to become open for inner change, which still takes humility.
Inner change from meditation is restricted if one blocks out uncomfortable feelings or experiences. Some people prefer that meditation be a time to only experience things that feel “good.” This largely stems from the belief we are taught as children that life is better is we can avoid uncomfortable feelings, which is why we build up years of denial and repression. But we should not avoid or try to block out uncomfortable experiences in meditation. There is far greater benefit if we face all parts of ourselves, not just the good stuff.
Meditation means that you go within and be open to what you discover, which often means there are uncomfortable emotions to be released, but often there is not. Each person is different.
The emotional release that is taught in the Modern-Day Meditation is NOT based in a psychological approach. Any crying which happens should carry a prayerful intention for healing and NOT a focus on “issue” resolution. The important thing is to not hold onto the issue that may be associated with the emotional release, but instead to always have the frame of mind to let go—to take responsibility for what is going on inside you and not be attached to wanting other people or situations to change. You can use emotionally triggering issues to help get you in touch with the emotions you need to release, but then be willing to let go of the issue so you don’t wallow.
There is no one specific way to practice Part One. It’s very unique for each person and what’s most important is your sincere desire. If your desire is sincere enough, you DO become open and receptive, and that should give you a sense that new ground has been broken within; that you feel changed as a result of your endeavor in Part One.
The term ‘calm’ in the Modern-Day Meditation refers to the ability to direct and regulate your mind, senses, and emotions. The intention of this part of the meditation is for you to practice gaining control of your mind, senses and emotions in preparation for meditative thinking. It’s NOT the intention to stop all thoughts or experience meditation “bliss.” It’s just a time to sit upright and be calm so that you can stay focused on one subject during your meditative thinking.
You will learn from direct experience that there is a very natural feeling of being calm inside which results from your becoming more open in Part One. At that point in the learning structure you practice Calming because that helps prepare you to access your higher intelligence.
What you learn about calmness in meditation will carry over into your daily life where it becomes equally important because you use your intelligence all the time to make decisions. The greater ability to become calm the better you are able to tap into your higher intelligence.
A good thing to keep in mind is that most people do not have enough calmness to think clearly and find proper solutions to problems. Nor do they realize the levels of calmness needed to be able to work out problems more effectively and root out the chaos in their lives.
What a better time to calmly and clearly think about important life matters and questions than in meditation, because that is when you are the most open and receptive to tap into your higher intelligence. It’s called meditative thinking and it helps you discover specific forms of truth, knowledge and clarity unique to your individual needs. Meditative thinking helps bridge the gap between the real world and the depth of your experiences in meditation by giving you greater understanding and direction. The intention is to discover specific information you can use to help you evolve spiritually and come closer to God—or to help you work out your material life problems or priorities.
All of this is done WHILE in an open, calm and somewhat prayerful state. After Part One you are more open, calm and receptive which gives you a greater ability to think and ask questions about some important life matter. You sit calmly and begin to examine ONE subject in your life that you feel is most important to think about at that time. That subject can be of either a material or spiritual nature and something for which you seek clarity. You proceed to calmly think until you “get to the heart of the matter” and discover the information you need, even if it takes more than one meditation. You think about that one subject until you discover useful information that you can act on to help you make some change or to let go.
You PURSUE the answers you need until you find them rather than just waiting for an answer to a single question like, “What should I do about ____?” You could start with such a question, but then you keep going.
Action is what you take AFTER your meditation in order to realize the actual benefit of the information you received DURING meditation. When you actually hear the truth from within, and you understand with your heart, you will naturally want to take some outward action that helps support your spiritual growth or life improvement.
For instance if you gain clarity in meditation on how to solve a financial problem, you use that information and take the right action to solve the problem. Or if you think of something you could do in your daily life that you know in your heart would help you come closer to God, you do it.
If you like to read more about the Modern- Day Meditation or you would like to see if there is a group practicing this meditation in your area go to: modern-day meditation