This is a technique my Mom passed on to me back in 94, it is not for the weak minded nor for those that are not on a serious path towards self
discovery above all else.
It is for the advanced practitioner and newcomer alike in that it is simply put just another way to awaken the original face behind the masks we
create from outside stimuli beginning at birth.
From the time we are born we learn to manipulate for our basic survival, for our most basic desires, for instance as a small infant we quickly learn
that a smile can earn us love and attention and even food.
As we begin to grow older we continue to use this technique to gain the things in life we want and need for not only survival but pain and pleasure.
At some point we no longer associate our needs based on our most natural necessities but those which we gain by those who have raised us, our parents,
siblings and family, then friends teachers , parishioners and eventually coworkers and our societies as a whole.
For instance as a child we smile sweetly, say our prayers and are rewarded a cookie, then as we continue to move through society our needs become
geographical in nature, if you are a young boy raised in Philadelphia you would naturally (by geographics) wish to go to a baseball game, or if you
are raised in Guatemala a soccer game.
One analogy is that we become like an onion, each one different but with layer after layer of skins, like a protective shield the layers protect that
which is the being deep within.
It is of utmost importance to one take the chance and begin to peel away the layers until you reveal what is known by few as The Original Face.
This original face is the one that came into this life with pure and innocent, trusting and alive. It is the real you, your fullest potential before
society, geographics took control of you.
You may think that you are living true to your original face when in fact it is the politician, the actor which lives in your place.
Society only creates false faces, it has to otherwise all the other characters, false masks would have to be revealed, it is an old trick and yet one
that has had its day.
As we move closer to the Galactic Center as our Earth rises closer to her full potential her enlightenment, so too should each human being prepare for
their responsibility in the creation of a higher evolution of being. It truly is all of our birthright and one that will come with only one thing more
needed and that is awareness, self awareness.
A single candle would be lost in the darkness of the Forrest, but if every living person lights their candle of awareness the Forrest would become a
blaze, it would cause such illumination it could be seen from space.
What this meditation touches on is the part us that we loose by living in the world outside ourselves for the sake of survival and what it creates
within each of us just to bring us to where we are now.
This is one of my favorite tarot cards, it is reflective of what I see this meditation technique helping to balance. And when we do not live according
to our deepest truth our innermost core, we do become exhausted, with not only our outside endeavors but our inner sanctuary and then we become hard
to our potential our Original Face.
A man who lives through conscience becomes hard. A man who lives through consciousness remains soft. Why?--because a man who has some ideas about how
to live, naturally becomes hard. He has continuously to carry his character around himself. That character is like an armor; his protection, his
security; his whole life is invested in that character. And he always reacts to situations through the character, not directly. If you ask him a
question, his answer is ready-made. That is the sign of a hard person--he is dull, stupid, mechanical. He may be a good computer, but he is not a man.
You do something and he reacts in a well- established way. His reaction is predictable; he is a robot. The real man acts spontaneously. If you ask him
a question, your question gets a response, not a reaction. He opens his heart to your question, exposes himself to your question, responds to
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This is the portrait of one whose whole life energy has been depleted in his efforts to keep fueling the enormous and ridiculous machine of
self-importance and productivity. He has been so busy "keeping it all together" and "making sure everything runs smoothly", that he has forgotten
to really rest. No doubt he can't allow himself to be playful. To abandon his duty for a trip to the beach could mean the whole structure might come
tumbling down. The message of this card is not just about being a workaholic, though. It is about all the ways in which we set up safe but unnatural
routines for ourselves and, by doing so, keep the chaotic and spontaneous away from our doors. Life isn't a business to be managed, it's a mystery
to be lived. It's time to tear up the time-card, break out of the factory, and take a little trip into the uncharted. Your work can flow more
smoothly from a relaxed state of mind.
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