Experience the Flowering Heart Blessing with Michael Milner and Suzanne Champlin


Michael Milner is a former Oneness Advanced Trainer, Oneness Meditator and Sacred Chambers Facilitator who recently cut official ties with Oneness University and is now sharing the Flowering Heart Blessing, which he and his wife, Suzanne Champlin received upon deep soul searching and guidance from the Divine.

My favorite quote of Michael’s  is:

However awakened you are, has your heart flowered?  Are you kind?

During their three months of reflection, they asked how to go deeper into the heart, they asked, “What would a flowering heart blessing would feel like?” And the Divine delivered.

You can hear them discuss their journey and intention of how to help others with the Flowering Heart Blessing on this video from their Monday night show. The new blessing is not associated with any particular teacher, guru, avatar or religion.

While you may receive the ability to give blessings by receiving a Flowering Heart Blessing, you can get a full introduction to it by participating in their online course, The Power of Blessings. You can learn more about the course and register from THIS LINK. Please also be sure to listen to Suzanne discuss how people have received the ability to give this blessing in the video here at 32 min.

Michael Milner started on his spiritual journey at 17 years old and his path includes becoming a Taoist Priest, a Christian minister first as a Protestant, then a Catholic Franciscan, later a Free Catholic Priest & Bishop and he holds three Phds, one in Pastoral Counseling and has spent time with masters, adepts, shamans, healers and teachers from many traditions. To learn more about Michael, click here.

Into the Silence & Your God Particle with Paramahamsa Nithyananda

On Oct 30 and 31, 2015, we participated in the Glimpses of Nithyanandoham webinar workshop with Paramahamsa Nithyananda. It was quite an experience. The three of us were quite moved by how powerful the experience of silence with him was.

For those who haven’t heard of Paramahamsa Nithyananda, commonly referred to as Swamiji Nithyananda, you may have seen the video that’s recently gone viral about the Californian 9-year-old who’s third eye awakened during an Inner Awakening event in 2015 with Swamiji. He is considered a living incarnation of the Trimurthi: Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva. (See an ancient Nadi reading of Swamiji on a devotee’s Blog.)

A devotee of Swamiji shared on Facebook the unlisted video of the process he guided us through on the 2nd day. I suggest that you do NOT watch the video, rather do as instructed and get your blinders/blindfold and participate. Allow 45-60mins.

This video, Glimpse of Bioenergy meditation process, is ‘unlisted’; not publicly on the NithyanandaTV YouTube channel, so I have posted it on BeholdGodcom’s Facebook page until (and if) they make it public. (Please Like my page when you visit!  🙂 )

glimpses of nithyanandadoham

These unedited notes, below, of the Nov. 4 satsang (video posted at the end of the post) are a good synopsis of much of what he taught on the two days of the Glimpses of Nithyanandoham webinar. It is interesting to note that some participants of this webinar have reported being able to read through their blinders after that process. Try it!

When he says “Nithyanandoham Chalo”, that means “Let’s go to Nithyanandoham.” Nithyanandoham is a process he is offering in Phuket, Thailand, Dec. 7-27, 2015. Find info at Nithyananda.org

Morning Satsang 4th November, 2015
Bhagawan Mahavatar Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji
293rd Guru Mahasannidanam of Madurai Aadeenam
Sri 1008 Mahamandaleshwar of Maha Nirwani Akada

Wakeup to Your God Particle: Nithyanandoham
by Paramahamsa Nithyananda

From today till Nithyanandoham I am just going to prepare all of you for Nithyanandoham! So, every day satsang will be under the topic Nithyanandoham chalo!! I think only now people are slowly settling down from the Glimpses of Nithyanandoham.

I wanted to share some of these important Truths. Please understand, working on your muscle memory awakens your Possibilities, not Powers, please understand!

There is a difference between circus and magic. In the young age you may not know the difference, because both are shows. In circus, the possibilities of the human muscles and human body is awakened, they will bend, roll in an unimaginable way, which you literally can’t imagine, where the possibilities are awakened, that’s one example.

See, even living with less food or no food or ability to eat whatever you want and digest, all these are not powers, they are only possibilities. They are only possibilities not powers. You need to know the difference, physical possibilities, physiological possibilities. If you are able to sleep as long as you want or able to be without sleep as long as you want or able to sleep whenever you want and be without sleep whenever you don’t want – all these are possibilities, all the memories recorded in your muscles, like your day-to-day activity: from brushing the teeth, taking bath. I have seen Yogis who never brush the teeth or took bath for years! You won’t find a, not even one small smell around them. I literally lived around them. No 1..2..3.. I have seen yogis. But even all this is only Possibility not Power.

Understand, anything which you can directly express it, by your own practice without the conscious intervention, without the need of the Conscious energy entering into you, without the need of the Enlightenment energy entering into you: is Possibility.

Whatever you do in the level of possibility, many circus people will be doing it, Guinness record holders will be doing it. That does not mean they became enlightened or they became spiritually aware of themselves or they developed the spiritual cognition, No! They may, may-not have but it is not must, understand.

The spiritual possibilities need to be awakened, spiritual possibilities need to be worked, spiritual possibilities need to be strengthened. In the level of muscle memory your ordinary possibility is awakened. Same way if you awaken the muscle memory and complete with all the unnecessary patterns and reprogram the way you want, you can jump unimaginable distance, you may be able to make your body heavy or light – all these are only possibilities. You can be without tiredness and boredom about life. All these are possibilities but that does not require a Spiritual Energy.

Understand, awakening your muscle memory and completing with whatever patterns you don’t need and reprogramming the way you want awakens the multiple possibilities because all your day-to-day activities get recorded in your muscle memory, all the knowledge, ideas, concepts required, for you to run your day-to-day life, gets recorded in your muscles AND all your cognitions; cognition means: based on which you make decisions, the cognition about yourself, cognition about the people around you, cognition about life, cognition about God, cognition about world, cognition about money – the basic cognition, the root cognition you carry is recorded in your bio-memory.

Understand, if you carry the root cognition, ‘whole world is out there to cheat’ – everyone will look like a cheat! And you can always perceive anybody as a cheat, even, if Krishna comes down you can call Him as Chor! (thief) Of course he waits, just like he waited for Sisupala, that does not mean what you said is right, understand, he waits, counts, just like how he waited and counted for Sisupala, See ‘hundred and first’ abusal only, Sisupala received the punishment that does not mean all the other 100 are accepted, are right! He waited for his own reasons. That does not mean Sisupala is successful, Sisupala is right!

Anyhow, listen, when you think everyone is out there to cheat, you can perceive anybody as cheat. When you think everybody out there is only to support, you can perceive anybody as a great support. I tell you, the cognitions you carry about yourself, about world, about others, about Life, about God, about nature – when those cognitions are completed, the limiting cognitions which are called incompletions, when they are completed, and the powerful cognitions are awakened, that expresses powers, understand!

In the muscle memory, if your incompletions are completed your possibilities are awakened. In the bio-memory, if your cognitions are completed, your powers are awakened.

Understand, when your small inner image, the inner image which was built accidentally is completed, right visions about you can be implanted, please understand, always, 99{887f5f086bf7ecfe0ffcf8ecb4af17cd4bb77c44b81b09297ce0ab4545f909fd} of the time, your thought about your future will be just a fear of failure. Your vision about the future should be Celebrating what you want as reality. That is only going to infuse energy, intensity for you to run: “I am going to be doing this, I am going to be doing that, I am going to be making it happen.”

Understand, possibilities! Possibilities are different, the powers are different. Your low-self inner image will always make you think about your future only as failure. When you complete with your lower-self inner image, you will start having vision – means you just know “I am living to make what I want into reality.” Understand, that, that only is going to inspire you, make you do what you want. That only is going to push you to make what you want as reality. The moment you complete with your lower inner image, suddenly you will see not just so many possibility, possibilities alone, but powers will start expressing because in the bio-memory level, any completion is done, consciousness is directly opened up.

For example in the muscle memory level, if you stop eating that does not mean your consciousness will be awakened.

Of course in the Nirahara Samyama I use, awakening your consciousness for your Nirahara, that is different. Don’t compare Nirahara Samyama. [BeholdGod note: This is a process to complete with food and eating-related patterns.]

Any man ordinarily, there are many people in the platforms [railway], because of poverty, they master the art, the body automatically masters only once a day they eat but they survive and whatever they get in the road side they eat, they just digest. That does not mean they are spiritually awakened, the possibility in muscle memory is awakened and I have seen people sleeping in the platforms, railway platforms and the city area platforms, it is not that they are spiritually awakened, but their possibility of muscle memory is awakened.

Listen, when your bio-memory is completed, naturally directly it works on consciousness. Multiple powers are expressed; actually you just need to complete with the cognition given to you in the young age accidentally that you can’t read through 3rd eye. Just you need to complete with that cognition, you will simply open your 3rd eye and start reading, you will simply start doing it. So many things, so many powers will start expressing the moment your bio-memory is awakened, the moment the bio-memory is inspired, the moment the bio memory is visioned, is inspired.

But even awakening your bio-memory awakens only your possibilities but awakening your bio-energy awakens the God particle in you.

Nithyanandoham is all about the God particle in you. Awakening the God particle, reminding the God particle, it is God! Reminding the God particle that it is God! It may be particle but it is God!

Actually the whole Nithyanandoham program you won’t even feel like the process, you may not even feel like process. It is just a spiritual vacation with Swamiji – that’s all! Because even to awaken your bio-memory you need to sit in a Mandala, in a specific posture. You no need to control your mind, but you need to be available in the specific mandala, the specific way, in a specific dress, attire, and all that so that I can awaken your bio-memory.

Here nothing is required! You just need to be available, that’s all! That is why, the Nithyanandoham I have declared that you don’t even have to wear the uniform, the white and white: it’s your freedom, no dress code, no dress code for the Nithyanandoham process, just dress – that’s all!

No dress code, nothing, you just, we will all be sitting in the beach, we may not even have mic, we may not even have microphone, mic, all that, amplifiers, loud speakers, I will just pick up the beach sand, I will be sitting and say, ‘Kundalini, just wake up!’ and you will all be surfing in the beach sand! Rolling on the beach sand. If you have seen the Nithyanandoham Glimpses, you will understand what I am talking.

See, to awaken your bio-memory, I used Sound and Light, means Verbalization and Visualisation. Now to awaken your bio-energy I am going to use Silence and Unclutching.

Silence is absence of Sound. Unclutching is absence of Light. Silence is absence of verbalization, Unclutching is absence of visualization.

For Me, because of the mastery the Silence and Unclutching has become, like a two hankies in my hand or two ropes in my hand. For you, Silence and Unclutching is an absence.

At the most you can enter into it and experience it, for me they are not only absence, they can be used as a tool or a weapon, I can just pick up the silence and unclutching like a rope, to awaken anybody.

I am going to use, Power of Silence! And Power of unclutching, to awaken the God particle in you. Just the one glimpse of session, hardly one hour we had a process, in that so many people are saying, their 3rd eye is awakened and they are able to read blindfolded. I am getting messages in the Facebook and everywhere and still people have not come down from that silence. It’s only one-hour process, one hour, at the most 10 or 20 times I would have said “Om” .. nothing more, nothing more!

Understand, the silence and unclutching, the power of silence and unclutching!

Actually Mahadeva’s damaru is not only power of sound, it is power of silence also. His Agni is not only power of Visualisation, it is power of Unclutching also. He can create any Visualization and he can just unclutch from anything. He can create and he can be without it. He can create any sound and he can create any Silence. That’s the damaru. Just like sound is a power, silence is also power. Just like visualisation is a power, unclutching is also a power.

Understand, ordinary people, an Enlightened Beings, can use Power and Sound but only an Incarnation can use Silence and Unclutching because it is too subtle.

Please understand, you should have a mind, which does not pollute when it picks up the silence: see when you pick up the silence, silence should not be polluted. You should have that kind of a mind. Only then you can use silence.

Try to understand! Your mind should be such, it should not even pollute the silence when it picks it up and throws or uses; means, your mind should be in utter silence, in that silence it should be able to do, move, and make what it wants to happen.

Same way Unclutching, you should be in such a unclutched space, the visualization, any visualization, just you can unclutch and your mind should be so pure, it doesn’t even pollute unclutching, when it is picking up the unclutching.

Even if you visualize unclutching it is polluted, even if you think about silence – silence is polluted. The moment you use the word, silence, it is no more silence. The moment you use the word, unclutching, it is no more unclutching.

Person who is able to be silent without using the word silent, only can use silence. Person who is unclutched without using the word unclutched, only can use unclutch if you want to literally see the Drama of Mahadeva, leela of Mahadeva, what he does with the power of silence and power of unclutching, Nithyanandoham Chalo!

Nithyanandoham Chalo!

It is not just about the powers you express – it is about the discovery you will do it about you. You will really know that you have been cheated by humanity, you have been wrongly told you are a human being, you have been wrongly introduced to you about you. You have been wrongly introduced to you about you, understand!

The discovery, you will do it about yourself so strongly, THAT will be the immeasurable, the most valuable gift for your life. The way you wake up to you. The way the God particle wakes up to itself. The way Sadashiva just remembers Himself and His own existence. See, it’s just like a, you are in a nightmare, you saw somebody chasing you, 10 tigers, 5 elephants, 2, 3 snakes, and you wake up and you remember this identity, vow! You are not in danger, you are safe, that identity was false. The way you wake up and remember, exactly the same way, when you wake up, how you feel relieved, exactly the same way, you will wake up to your God particle!

When you wake up to the God Particle , you won’t tolerate even your own short-comes, you won’t tolerate even your own inefficiency, you won’t tolerate even your own incompletions, that is Life! Somebody asked me the other day, Swamiji you don’t tolerate even one inch of somebody’s incompletion, inefficiency. I told them, hey! I don’t tolerate even my own incompletion or inefficiency, where is the question of tolerating of somebody else’s? Man who does not tolerate His own incompletion, His own limitations, His own inefficiency, is LEADER! The man who tolerates his own incompletions will not even be aware of others’ incompletions, I tell you.

So every day you can send any questions you have about Nithyanandoham or these great truths I am revealing, I will continue to answer.

[With thanks and due acknowledgements to Ma Suganthy Gopalachari for the unedited notes on morning satsang.]

Nov. 4 2015: Wakeup to Your God Particle: Nithyanandoham

Unity Minister Rev. Howard Caesar on Oneness Teachings

The Reverend Howard Caesar of Unity of Houston discovered the Oneness Blessing in 2007 and his Unity church has a thriving Oneness Ministry. He is a Oneness Blessing Giver and in 2012 he was initiated as a Oneness Meditator, to bring through a direct transfer of Divine energies transmitted by gazing, with the receivers simply gazing at the Oneness Meditator.

Rev. Caesar has addressed the Oneness University teachings in Sunday services at his church and gives a good introduction to the Oneness Blessing(PDF) and how the non-denominational phenomenon is aligned with Christianity and Unity teachings.

In an interview on Awakened-Leaders.com(PDF), the Rev. Caesar describes a life-altering experience he had in India in 2012:

I came out with no mind chatter, a quiet mind, free of the sense of self—it had just fallen away. I had no inner conflict, no suffering, that core of fear was gone. The big thing when I came back is that my congregants and staff just saw a big shift in me and that my energy had shifted.

on Oneness Teachings . . .

In this Sunday message, Reverend Caesar discusses many Oneness teachings including the three kinds of suffering; fear; what to do with thoughts; Christ consciousness; the separate self; conscious vs. aware; what is an awakened being; how does one become awakened; and Jesus on passion for right relation to the Divine.

December 9, 2012 | Headed For Awakening | Rev. Howard Caesar | Sunday Lessons at Unity of Houston

on Awakening . . .

Rev. Caesar discusses what awakening is and the awakening shift that is happening with many people. This is a progressive Christianity discussion about the ego; spirituality; who you are; and the process of awakening.

January 19, 2014 | The World of Awakening | Rev. Howard Caesar | Sunday Lessons at Unity of Houston

Embrace Your Ego, How the Ego Surrenders! Part 3

Leonard Jacobson is a modern master, who started out as an atheist attorney! His awakening began in 1984 and he seems to have a specialty of helping us get in “right relationship with the ego”, as he calls it.

In this video, Leonard shares his simple teaching of how judgement keeps the ego in control and how you can start the ego’s surrender by being in presence.


“When the ego starts to relax and realize it’s not the evil one: it is not going to be punished; it’s not going to be condemned, and it starts to feel the flowering of presence within you, and it starts to trust the flowering of presence within you and it will gradually begin to relax and allow you more and more fully into presence. Until one day, you’re fundamentally established in presence and the ego is your friend. Your ego is in service, within the world of time. It’s no longer trying to be enlightened, it realizes that’s not its role in your life. It no longer needs to protect you, it realizes that when you’re present, there’s nothing to protect against.

Everything relaxes, but the ego has to see through it’s own dilemma. And it’s going to be reluctant to do that. It won’t do that, it will not surrender. The ego will not surrender until it trusts the flowering of presence within you.

And it will test you. it will test you over and over again until you pass the test. And the test is: the test of judgement. If it can get you involved in the energy of judgement. If it can get you to identify with the energy of judgement of yourself, of others, or of life – any aspect of life, any event in life – you’re not the true master.

Deep, deep down at the deepest core of itself, the ego knows that the true master is without judgement. The ego knows that. Even though it’s forgotten that, it knows that. But deep down, it knows that. And it knows to test you. And for the most part, we all fail the test. We don’t realize that judgement is just an energy passing through us. Let it pass through you. Express it, just don’t believe in it. Allow it, don’t be “for it” or “against it”; it’s just an energy, let it pass through you. Own it, acknowledge it, confess it, but don’t believe in it.

The problem that the ego has in all of this, is that it can’t trust you until there is a certain level of presence awake in you. But it’s the ego preventing you from being present in the first place. So there has to be that sort of cooperation that I arranged with David’s ego that it would permit him to be present, to test the water.

You cannot defeat the ego. No one has ever defeated the ego. The only thing that can occur, is that the ego, with all the right conditions, will voluntarily, and with honor, surrender. With beautiful grace, it will surrender. It will surrender unto the true master arising from within. And the true master is you, in presence.

Who is the true master? I am.

Who is I am? I am.

Where do you go from there? Just silence, presence. I am that… I am.

The I am of you, the I am presence is filled with silence and all around it is endless silence and you are that, too. There’s no limit to you: pure consciousness, perfect presence.”

Find more of Leonard’s videos at LeonardJacobson.com.

Embrace Your Ego: What is the Ego? Part 2

In our journey towards Awakening, it is helpful to understand what the ego is. There seem to be many conflicting explanations for what the ego is and what we are supposed to do with it! Such as: kill it, love it, make friends with it, shred it, annihilate it!

Thankfully, Leonard Jacobson explains the ego in simple, understandable terms. Nearly every teaching of his addresses the ego. In this short clip, he explains what the ego is and how to begin to deal with it.

To understand the ego, it helps to understand first, explains Leonard, that Oneness is our natural state. What took us out of our natural state, truth and the natural world? How did that occur?

“Everything else on the planet is simply here, in its fullness and its isness. We’re the only ones that escaped “the world of here” and entered “the world of not here”.”

Entering the world of illusion, took us out of the present moment. And the way we did that was to think, says Leonard.

“The only way you can leave the present moment, is think yourself out of the present moment; there’s no other way, it’s impossible, ” says Leonard. “. . . And if you think your way out of the present moment, where do you go? You go into the past or future, or into the world of the mind.”

How do we imprison ourselves in the world of the mind? Belief. “We imprison ourselves there when we believe in our thoughts.”

“Once you have abandoned the present moment, and become absorbed into the world of the mind: the past and future, the world of thought, idea, concept, opinion, etc.. Once that’s occurred, and you’re functioning as an ego and you’re basically ruled and dominated by the ego.”

Leonard describes two dimensions of the ego:

    1. “The little ‘e’, you functioning in the world as an ego, lost in the world of separation, believing in that as the truth of life; functioning as “Me, me, me”.”
    2. “Then there’s the Ego, with a capital “E”. That’s another level of the ego, that’s “the Custodian”, that’s independent of you and that’s what prevails in the world of separation, the world of illusion.”

“In order to free ourselves, we have to bring to consciousness all the ways we’re functioning as ego in a world of separation and illusion, believing in our thoughts and ideas. Even to believe in your memories is a form of illusion.”

“So we have to own and acknowledge and confess how we’re functioning as egos, lost in separation, always wanting more, never satisfied.”

“There’s no judgement in this, judgement would be of the ego also. This is just observation, witnessing who you have become.”

“Then there’s that other level of the Ego that you cannot defeat. Even God cannot defeat the capital “E”, Ego. And in order to Awaken, you have to really come to a deep, deep knowing, a realization, a recognition, a witnessing of: who and what the Ego is; why it is, how it functions and what will it take for the Ego to release you.”

“And the answer is: the only thing that will bring the Ego to a place of relaxation and surrender – the only thing –  is the energy of love and acceptance, and allowing. And that is only possible from Presence. That is why Presence is so fundamentally important here.”

“And just to hear the truth: The truth is alive and awake in every one of us. When you hear the truth, if you’re open and you’re responsive and you’re not listening with your mind, you can actually feel the settling into Presence that occurs; the opening into Oneness, just hearing the truth.”

“The truth shall set you free.”

“And the truth abides in each one of us, equally. You cannot get the truth from outside of you. You can hear it from outside of you, but  you can only know it from within.”

Leonard’s core teaching is two-part and simple:

    1. To be in Presence and
    2. From Presence, to observe the “ego” and “Ego” and become aware of its actions.

One way I have found to apply this teaching of Leonard’s, is to be fully Present when listening to or watching an Awakened or Enlightened person teaching or speaking and when participating in a Oneness Meditation or a Braco gaze. From Presence, you can feel the truth of a teaching, or the Presence or silence, more fully. And I am sure that every time that I do this, it is relaxing my beloved ego, just a little bit more.

Stu da Buddha: American Buddha

If you haven’t heard of Stuart Mooney, well… you have now! He is an Awakened being, considered “God Realized”. He experiences the Oneness of all life as an observer, Divinely guided.

His past includes being a psychologist involved in the ground-breaking studies on Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the 70’s. He’s studied with enumerable yogis over 40 years and has been the subject of scientific experiments of his transmissions of Divine Grace. Now in his 60’s, his audios, videos and courses are well worth attending.

Check his website to see if you can attend one of his events or invite him to speak to your group.

Gratitude Rocks and Amazing Secret to Third Eye Opening

Dave, the Raw Food Trucker is a fantastic guy who lost over 200 lbs after getting on Raw food. One of my favorite video moments of Dave’s is him saying something like, “If you would have told me a year ago that I was going to be a raw food vegan, I would have beat the crap out of you!”

Our whole family and several friends met him in Seattle at the First International Juice Feast Day last year. That video has some great stories of people healed from cancer and other diseases by employing raw foods and juicing.  We also met Dan the LifeRegenerator which really made my 10-year-old daughter’s day who’s first raw food recipe was one of Dan’s!

Dave is an example of what can happen when you clean out your subtle anatomy (your nadis and ojas) and your physical anatomy (your basement membranes and your colon) and the divine energy can get through to you!

The first video explains his practice of Gratitude and how it opened up for him. The second video tells about the secret ingredient that somehow assisted in opening his Third Eye.

Life Rocks! with Dave the Raw Food Truck Driver

Transform your Life with Dave #5 Third Eye Opening

To view all the videos Megumi of Divine Foods Living made of Dave in Ecuador, watch the playlist of Dave here.

New Consciousness Meets High Vibe Nutrition

David Wilcock, of www.DivineCosmos.com, and David Wolfe, of www. Sunfood.com & www.davidwolfe.com, get together for an interview with Nick Good of Super Hero Training. The question is, “What can we do to help our bodies in the coming changes in consciousness?”

David Wolfe says, “‘You are what you eat’ ain’t going away anytime soon!”

David Wilcock explains how our bodies have dealt with a consciousness of survival and with the coming galactic energies, we need to help bring our bodies up to speed. Watch this for an enlightening and uplifting talk about the coming changes and also get some tips on what foods will most help our bodies.

Don’t miss the discussion about calcification and how that is not helping you and how to reverse it.

Getting Started on the Spiritual Path & Learning Meditation with a Meditation Master

When I first started on the spiritual path, I tried to learn how to meditate. But the instructions were to “not think of anything”. Yeah, right! Ironically, the first time I astral traveled occurred when I was trying to meditate.

It was about 1991 and my husband and I lived in Brisbane, Australia. We had a housemate from Wisconsin: Sam. Dave, the owner of the home, had swapped jobs/houses/cars with Sam. Dave worked at the bus transport department in Brisbane and Sam had a similar job in Wisconsin. So, quiet, gone-nearly-every-weekend, bike-riding, nature-boy Dave, was replaced by Sam.

From an Australian’s perspective, Sam was the epitome of the Type-A, loud, Hawaiian-shirted “Yank” – that’s Australian slang for someone from the U.S.A. Sam was a sweetheart though and we often think of him now.

It happened that I had some time while I was waiting for Sam to come home early from work so I could take him to the airport. I sat in the living room, reading Chris Griscom’s book, Time is an Illusion and thought, innocently enough, that I would take a break from reading and meditate, or more accurately: I would try to meditate.

I closed my eyes and relaxed a little bit and tried. Nothing. Actually “nothing” would have been the point, so I think it was more like, “lots of something”, i.e. lots of mental chatter. So, since Chris talks a bit about astral traveling spontaneously when she was a child, I thought, “Well, if I can’t mediate, then I’ll try to astral travel.”

No sooner had I thought that, than I found myself shooting straight up out of my body. My consciousness was aware of the high velocity and I could vaguely see I was shooting up into space. I had read astral travel books and thought, “I should be able to control this” and thought to slow down. I was hearing the celestial music – the music of the spheres – which was incredible. But nothing slowed.

All of a sudden I started shooting back down. And again, I thought to try to slow it down, but the speed continued and I popped into my body. I opened my eyes and there was Sam. Standing near me, dressed in his jogging clothes, sweating and holding a can of Coke and rocking side to side a bit on the balls of his running shoes. His usual thing to do after a run.

I became aware that my body was paralyzed. My head worked though and I said to Sam, “I can’t move my body.” True to Sam’s lighthearted nature, he said, “Well, that’s what you get for reading those books!”

With that, a moment later, I was aware of being in this place and time, in my body and it worked fine. Sam wasn’t home from work yet.

What had happened? I think I became aware in an alternate reality. But why? Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I had ‘accepted’ that reality. Would I have moved to a different time-line? A different reality? A better one, or a worse one?

Now, 20 years later, I am still learning how to meditate! How is a beginner on a spiritual path supposed to figure out how to meditate?

I was reminded of my struggles in learning how to meditate by a post an 18-year-old made on David Wilcock’s site, Divine Cosmos, saying she knows she needs to “get in tune with my higher self” and was asking what to do. I thought a bit about how I might reply to her and the first thing that came to mind was Jasmuheen’s free 200-page Embassy of Peace Training Manual. (It’s a PDF File, Click Here to Download it.)

Her manual is a fantastic introduction to the spiritual journey. She emphasizes an 8-point daily practice she calls the “Luscious Lifestyles Program” which can be applied by anyone, regardless of their belief system. Jasmuheen teaches meditation via her manual and the supporting videos. She has an extensive video collection on YouTube. Beyond just learning how to meditate, her manual guides you to live so that you get more in touch with, what she calls, your DOW or Divine Oneness Within.

The best part is that Jasmuheen is a being who walks her talk. She has been asking for guidance since she was 7-years-old, meditating since she was 16 and has now been living on light for over 10 years (meaning that food is not needed, and rather a conscious choice for her). Her manual teaches how to live a lifestyle that brings greater harmony to our own field by becoming physically fit, emotionally fit, mentally fit and spiritually fit, thus better interacting with and supporting the Universal field.

Aside from her Free Manual, she has a book, available as a printed book or an e-book, called Meditation Magic. It features 30 of her meditations to help beginners and advanced meditators.

Here is Jasmuheen’s video, Meditation Magic: