I was tempted to title this Be Here Now: Be There Now (thank you Ram Das), but decided against it. This title refers to a pair of meditations in my book Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be. This pair is meditation images number 11 and meditation image number 12.
The meditation images are:
The expanded text for meditation image number 11 is:
“Time does not exist in the heart of the universe. Be there.
Science tells us that there is no literal heart of the universe; however, whenever you dive deeply enough into your inner self, you know the heart of all things. This heart is the all-encompassing love, knowledge and wisdom that we seek, and, when we arrive in that heart, time does not exist—all is flow, all is stopped—all at the same time. It is thin this ‘heart’ of the universe that we come to know the healing of that love, compassion and knowledge as well as our deepest soul existence. Find your way there.”
But as with all the meditation image pairs in Opening the Heart, there is the seeming duality of this with meditation image number 12. The expanded text is:
“Time exists on the human plane. Be here.
While it would be wonderful to exist in the bliss of the heart of all things at all times, each of us exists in a physical body. This body must eat, sleep, exercise, think, earn a living, and do all the things that human life calls us to do and be. Many believe that we have made an agreement as to what we are to learn and accomplish when we are born to this life. If we spend all our time in the heart of the universe, we fail to live fully in our physical bodies, as well as failing to accomplish what we are called to do her. Find your way here.”
It is interesting to me that life/existence is neither all nor nothing, neither all black nor all white, neither all nature nor all nurture. That two things that are seemingly the opposites, or as I sometimes say are dualities, and yet both can be true at the same time. The universe and life are fairly complex, yet simple at the same time if we choose to make our lives that way. It is existing within and navigating between the opposites or dualities that can create complexity from something that just is, well, just is.
One of the more interesting concepts to me is that, on the quantum level, there seems to be no time. Things in history can be happening then and now at the same time. Time, as such, is apparently non-linear. We can be, I have been told by a channeled being that I consult from time to time, living our current life and all our “past lives” at the same time. We can, apparently, reincarnate into a “time period” that we have already lived in. Sometimes I am in awe at the wacky, wonderfulness of the universe, and, well, sometimes, contemplating it seems to make my brain (or is it my mind?) hurt, so to speak. It becomes a tad overwhelming.
Yet, for each of us one day follows another, we grow up and change. We are not the baby we were at birth. Things happen once and not again. Things can recur. People come into our lives, they leave, and sometimes they come back into our lives. We do not breathe only once: we breathe continually. As some spiritual practitioners will tell you, there is only now, this moment, this breath. But, we all have a past we remember, we all have a future we think about.
Shaman Vitki, author of Metaphysics and Lore, Balance Your Life Path Numerology, and Runes and Lore as well as a shaman and clairvoyant, recently reviewed Opening the Heart. He used the phrase simple complexity to describe the book. I love this phrase. It describes the seeming dualities, the opposites of life quite well. Things just simply are. But they can be complex at the same time. Hence, simple complexity.
So, be here now. Take care of your body, mind and spirit in the midst of your daily life. Work, play, nurture yourself. Eat healthy food, breath in and out. Pay attention to your family and friends. Laugh. Exist in this time. Exist where you are. Fully be. That is my sense of what my angels and guides meant when they presented me with mediation number 12: “Time exists on the human plane. Be here.” It could, of course, have other meaning for you. (This is one of the joys of Opening the Heart: its layered, multiple meanings that arise for each person. I can only speak for myself.)
And, be there now—in the heart of the universe. Center yourself. Sit. Breathe. Move into your heart and from there into the heart of things. Slow time to non-existence, to nothingness. Hear what your heart has to tell you. It speaks for you, for the world, for the divine. You can be greatly blessed by this practice of contemplating: “Time does not exist in the heart of the universe. Be there.”
Live the simple complexity.
Kathryn Samuelson, as an intuitive, channels your angels and guides who are delighted to connect with you, and who are uniquely suited to answer your questions and address your concerns. She can receive information as to who your angels and guides are, as well as receiving information for you about family, health, job and career, and life path among other issues and concerns. In her life coaching practice, she welcomes all clients, but specializes in helping those who are undergoing a transition in their lives—whether it is a move, a job or career change, a loss of some type, or some other transition issue. She was certified as a life coach in 2007 by the University of New Hampshire. Kathryn also leads workshops based on the set of meditation images and text contained in the book called Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be, which is available as a paperback and as an e-book. She created this book with her friend, Linda Lewis. For more information: www.kathrynsamuelson.com, klsamuelsonATyahoo.com, or 781-799-733