Origins and occasion for creating Meditation Concepts and Principles for Creativity


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Both the origins and occasion for creating Meditation Concepts and Principles for Creativity arose from observing how the individual creative spirit was unknowingly being bound and held captive in ways that were not obvious. As discussed in a variety of places on the Meditation Home Page, meditation a powerful creative tool. However, most of us are unaware of exactly how we creates our experiences and how meditation can keep us from accessing the creative power and creative ability we seek to create what we desire.

The occasion for creating Meditation Concepts and Principles for Creativity

The occasion for creating Meditation Concepts and Principles for Creativity arose out of work with a client that started around mid 1998. The individual had spend about thirty five years practicing meditation. They were quite accomplished in meditation and had been an instructor of meditation at various time throughout their life. However, they were having trouble accessing the deep inner satisfaction with life that never runs dry no matter what is happening in their world. Quite simply meditation was unable to fulfill their needs and what they sought in life.

In working with the individual, the author come to realize there were various aspects of their being that they had learned to deny and suppress early in life. Some of them involved the role of the body as a vehicle for the experience of physical Creation. Most had involved the denial of their own truth as a result of the pain they experienced in life. Rather that access and live from their truth, they listened to what they were taught by their early care givers and those in social and religious authority. In many ways mediation had become a vehicle for them to escape the pain of their early life and they life they were being asked to live. Meditation kept some sort of center and focus in their life. But, meditation was unable to get them to recreate their life. In some ways meditation was serving as an addiction such they could escape what they were feeling about the life they were living.

Along with other work the author was drawn to do for the individual such a ritual and metatheater to access and release creative energy bound in the past and “coaching” the individual in creativity principles, he was drawn to write the equivalent of a book. The document was entitled Meditation Concepts and Principles for Creativity. In this document the author addressed the principles of how we create our experiences and how meditation functioned as a powerful creative tool. The intent was to lay out in a logical format to show where meditation was not, and could not, address the key issues they needed to face to find that inner satisfaction. Since they had a very powerful and well developed mind, the intention was to give their mind reason to challenge itself and its own thinking about mediation.

Writing such a document about mediation had been in the authors’ mind for quite some time. He himself explored a variety of different meditation techniques and read many different authors and teachers as to how they perceived meditation. In time, the author began to realize how mediation was being uses actually was often binding holding the creative spirit of the individual captive rather than freeing and releasing it. All he needed was someone or something to ground and focus his energy to create such a document. The occasion was provided by this individual.

Much of what was addressed in this document about mediation is now accessible through the Meditation Concepts and Principles for Creativity web page. The principles of how we create our experiences that accompanied the discussion of mediation are discussed on the various applications web sites were best addressed. Hyperlinks are provided where appropriate to these other discussions.

Origins of Meditation Concepts and Principles for Creativity

As stated above, writing a document about mediation had been in the authors’ mind for quite some time. The author was aware from the very beginning of his study of meditation that many mystics talked about creating something from nothing through mediation. So in this regard, he was aware of the power of meditation to create and he looked at meditation as a vehicle for creating as opposed to only being a tool in a larger more encompassing process. The author was also intrigued by the concept of a nothingness out of which the mystic said creation had arise.

What the mystics said about meditation and this nothingness began to be shattered with the author’s experience of the Oneness/oneness of Creation in his experience of the Ultimate Accident. It was a personal experience of the source of his creative power and the Source of Creation. But rather than looking and facing what he really knew as the truth from his own experience, he continued to follow the programming he received. As stated in the discussion, “The Mystical Path,” the author never saw himself as capable of possessing an understand comparable to the mystics. For some time he continued to believe what the supposed authorities said even when they tended to contradict one another. He assume the contradict was more about what he didn’t understand that what he was reading or told.

All of that changed when he read one of the Eastern mystics who made two statements. It wasn’t what that mystic said for the author heard it many times before. It was the way he said it that cause a realization to occur that explained much of what puzzled the author.

One comment concerned what arose out of pain and suffering. The mystic said that when man was faced with pain and suffering, he looked outward to remove the pain and suffering. The result was the discovery of western science and medicine. However, the early mystics realized that no matter what good fortune an individual could obtain, without an inner satisfaction they would never be satisfied. Consequently, the early mystics looked inward to seek an inner satisfaction to relieve the pain and suffering. That inner journey resulted in the discovery of God that could not be experienced externally.

The idea was that in looking at the external world one could experience a creation coming into existence, experience its existence and experience its death and destruction. However, looking outward at Creation and the external world we could not experience what lies behind creation. Although looking at the external world may cause one to see or believe there was an intelligence behind Creation, that intelligence could not be experience directly by looking outward. The argument of this mystic was that by going inward by looking within, one could experience the what lied behind Creation. In looking behind Creation, one could then seen and experience the God that gave rise to Creation and lied behind Creation.

The other comment made was that as the early mystics focused inward in their quest they gradually began to convert their concept of God into perceptions of Him. In reading that statement, the author suddenly became aware of exactly what the early mystics were doing. They were simply becoming the creator of the experience they had. That is, they were not experiencing the true essence of Creation and what lied behind Creation. Rather, they were experience their concept of what lied behind Creation. The author’s awareness was reinforced when the mystic he was reading when on to say that we must do the same. The mystic said that if we wanted to know God we had to do the same and the early mystics who had gone before us.

The mystic said we had to have a concept of God to which we could relate and form a personal relationship. Then we had to concentrate our consciousness, our attention and awareness, into that concept of God until that mental concept became an actual perception. It is then we would both know Him and experience Him. It is then God would come to us. The mystic said our problem was that we did not stay long enough at what we desired to create. Rather than persisting until we created what we desired, we would lose the focus of our attention and awareness.

What the author realized was that all the early mystics were doing was making their thought manifested. That is, by concentrating their attention and awareness into a particular concept at the exclusion of all else they were creating an experience of that on which they focused. They in fact become the creator of the experience they were having. Although they experienced God coming to them, in reality they were in fact creating an experience of God as they saw God. But they were not recognizing their own creative power and their role in the creative process of what they were experiencing.

The author realized that God, or better said, the Creator, did come to them. But what was experienced as coming to them was what they understood God to be. They could not see the creator/Creator for who/Who it was. The Creator/creator came to them in a way that they could not see Him/him. They could not see because they were trying to escape pain and find inner happiness. They could not believe, or even comprehend, that they were the creators of their pain and their own unhappiness let alone the creator of an experience of what they perceived to be God.

Quite simply the first issue we all face is realizing our creative power is that we are in fact the creators of our own pain even when the pain appears to come outside ourselves. This is true simply because we do not understand the creation process that we are using. As such, these early mystics could never see that they were the creator of what they were experiencing. It would be simply too much for them to believe even thought it was true. They were simply the Creator/creator experiencing its Creation/creation. This is, of course, true for all of us. It is our birthright to create such things. However, what we create we do so subconsciously rather than consciously.

When the author made that realization, he was on the verge of having the answer to the question he asked at age twenty-one. That question was, “ Is there one way to view Creation such that we can manifest an experience of any belief we hold no matter what it is? An experience such that, because of the experience one has, one would be willing to go to war and kill another because of the experience they had?” However, it took he a little while longer to put all the pieces together. He had to come to the realization about the trap of mind and the problem of mind and its experience of the experience of the Source of Creation. 

In that realization of the trap of mind there was the awareness as to why we live in the illusion of mind. The author realized that until the individual had another way to view Creation where our mind had a way to understand how it is possible that it is the creator of the experiences it is having, we would be always missing the mark. We would always be looking outside ourselves and fail to look inward and know we have the creative power and ability to create whatever we desires. It is just that we are currently experiencing a creation that we ourselves have created and there are parts of it that are not as enjoyable as we thought they would be. But we do have the power to change that, if we want to do so. We only have to hold the focus of our attention and awareness long enough on what we desired to create. Or, as an alternative way to do this as the author has come to learn, we simply need to create a significant passion and flow of energy to create what we desire and then ride that flow of energy for energy follows the path of least resistance such that we create what we desire in a shorter time. The author came to discover there are alternatives to mediation as the author asked in the dream meditation on sexuality years earlier.

The author knew he would have to write about mediation as a tool and how to use it more effectively in our creative endeavors. The only question was when and what would be the occasion to do so.

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