• 138th International Peace Meditation “As Revealed to You”

    “As Revealed to You”

    June 1, 2008 — What is your style? Whether we are speaking of fashion or learning, spending now or saving for the future, each of us has a style. Am I a flashy dresser, or do I prefer subtleties? Do I learn through emotions, sensing, seeing, hearing, touching, doing, or any combination, or all of the above?

    Does love “set me free”, or “tie me up in knots”? Am I an extrovert at work and an introvert at home? How am I viewed by others? How do I perceive myself? What is my style? What is my partner’s style? How do our styles complement? How do they occasionally clash?

    During the past 30-40 years, there has been an emphasis on knowing oneself. When life provided fewer choices, this question may have been less relevant. Today we may marry, or remain single. We have many more options regarding lifestyle, when or if we will have children, whether career or family will be our primary focus, and how we want to achieve balance in our hurried lives.

    Conversations at dinner may reveal our biggest concerns. Are they frequently centered on family, health, work, or leisure activities? Do we decompress by unloading today’s stress while already anticipating tomorrow’s? What does our conversation reveal to us? What are our priorities? Can we, each, figuratively step outside ourself, and view ourself as if we are seeing another person? What do you see when you see yourself in this manner?

    What about “you” on the inside? What happens there? When you “think” important thoughts, do you listen? Do you write them down? Do you stop and consider, “What did that thought mean to me?”

    If you see pictures in your mind, eyes closed, during meditation or reflection, what are those pictures? What does a picture, at the time or near the time it occurred, mean to you?

    Do you ever have a dream that seems real–as if it actually happened? Do you write it down upon awakening? Do you write down what that dream seemed to mean to you?

    Do you ever have unexplained experiences? Have you ever “seen”, in some form, someone who has already transitioned? Have you ever internally heard a voice you recognized as someone who has transitioned?

    Maybe these things have never happened to you. Or, maybe they have happened, but you ignored them. Perhaps you noted them, but told no one for fear of being considered crazy. If something were to happen to you that cannot be explained rationally, who could you safely tell? Who would you need to keep this from, to avoid ridicule or censure? Would you allow yourself to accept your own experience? Would you deny it in fear? Could you openly explore its meaning? These are important questions to ask ourselves.

    It may be that much is revealed to each of us in different ways if we are open to receiving it. Through symbolism, sights, sounds, smells, or other phenomena, we may receive insights and understanding that enrich our lives and bring us peace. This internal “listening” is our window to experience. Experience takes us to our own internal knowing we call Knowledge. Knowledge keeps us from being deceived and mislead by those with hidden agendas.

    It all begins by opening to experience that we’ve been taught is not part of “reality”. It is followed by accepting that which “rings true” as an experience from which we, individually, derive meaning. From meaning, we grow in understanding and Knowledge.

    Much of what we were taught has to do with ignoring and criticizing our own internal Knowing in order to accept what does not ring true within us. We must ask ourselves, “Who benefits from our unquestioned belief in a specific doctrine, philosophy, or ideology? Who derives power when we believe, or risks losing it when we don’t?”

    Once our minds are free, we must protect ourselves against oppression. While we may be involved, or even enslaved, in relationships, political structures, or philosophies for our entire lifetime, we can still be free. True Freedom exists only in our mind.

    This Meditation is dedicated to those with the courage to question, to experience, and to Know, for they lead the way in the spiritual evolution of the planet.

    Sue Kidd Shipe, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Please join us in prayer/meditation during the 24 hours of Sunday, June 1, and again the first Sunday of every month. The International Institute for Human Empowerment, Inc. is in our 12th year of continuous International Peace Meditations. Forward our Meditation to all in your address book; make copies for your religious and spiritual brochures and bulletins.

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    Important Dates to Remember:

    September 11, Annually     International Unity Day

    Please join us in this essential annual commemoration. You can find out more by going to www.humanempowerment.org and selecting the globe.

    The International Peace Meditation invites people of all faiths to participate. The International Institute For Human Empowerment, Inc., a 501C3 charity registered in New York State, is not a member of any religion in order that it may serve all.

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    Sue Kidd Shipe, Executive Director
    International Institute For Human Empowerment, Inc.
    P. O. Box 3920
    Albany, New York  12203   USA
    (518) 393-9491
    sueshipe@humanempowerment.org
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