Illuminated Being

Illuminated Being

Illuminated Being is the eighth mediation in Volume I of Minute Meditations for the Postmodern Pilgrim. Meditations are designed to be used in sequential order, starting with The Darkness of Being

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Illuminated Being

Go to your sacred place and remove your shell. If you want, imagine yourself removing your makeup and jewelry, changing your clothes or removing your shoes. Go and sit by the fire and breathe deeply. As always, pause the meditation until you feel ready.

I’m glad you came back. It was maybe a little rough last time. Yet life giving. Perhaps you have been pondering how things got the way they did. How you got so disconnected from your being.

Remember, it’s not some defect in your person, but something constitutive to your humanity. The same genetic makeup that allowed for the development of a consciousness sophisticated enough to reflect upon itself still has one coded purpose, and that purpose is survival. Pretty much everything you do, if you look hard enough, you’ll see, is in some way aimed at the survival of your genetic material.

It’s an all-consuming affair.

You have been so busy all these years, prodded on by the nagging darkness, that you did not have the time to even consider what the working and the running and the hiding and the numbing was all about.

Now that is changing.

You are making the time. You have stepped back from the frantic pace. You have begun to embrace silence and solitude. You are learning to rest in your being.

All this will takes time.


But it’s worth it.

You are worth it.

But where is this all going? you ask. Who will I become if I continue down this path?

I tell you, you cannot know now what you will be when you come to fruition, but you can glimpse it in the dancing firelight.

Have faith that if you seek, you will find…

That if you knock, the door will be opened to you.

Have courage.

It might seem easier to drift through life on the waters of oblivion, but in such a life you are really just dragged along by a thousand chains, their shackles obscured by the darkness through which the chains pull you.

To be free, you must see.

To see, you must be near the fire that illuminates the way.

It can be difficult to stay near the fire, because though it warms, it exposes; though it comforts, it reveals.

Alone here before the fire, you feel your vulnerability, but also your possibility.

The essence of your being.

The vitality of your existence!

If you stay near the fire and you shall have life.

And you shall have it to the full.
Stay here as long as you can. Come back as often as you want.

Go to the ninth meditation, The Weight of Being.

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