Namaste and welcome to this Virtual Sunrise Meditation Session that includes a peek into your Self to perceive your own Divinity.
Please keep a glass of water next to you and be seated in a comfortable position – preferably in the Padmasana position and shut your eyes. You will keep them closed until the end of this session, which I shall explicitly announce. In case you would like to use an eye mask, you could wear it now. Please bear in mind that during the meditation session, whenever I say open and shut your eyes, I would only be meaning your mind’s eyes.
Take three deep breaths. Inhale, Exhale. Inhale, Exhale. Inhale, Exhale. With your eyes shut, and through your mind’s eye, imagine yourself sitting at the beach facing the water. It is not dawn yet. The soft light of the starry night sky is simply enchanting. The temperature is pleasant and the sea is calm. There is no one else on the beach. You are the only one there. It is you, the sea, the sand, and the sky above. Now, through your mind’s eye, look upwards into the clear sky and look around to see if you can spot any star or constellation that you know. There – you have spotted the Great Bear or the Ursa Major with its seven bright stars that represent the seven great sages. The gentle sound created by the waves feels like divine music that is so soothing that it makes your heart feel light. You are totally at peace. You have no other thoughts in your mind except for your desire to catch the first rays of sunlight on the first day of the rest of your life.
You now look towards the horizon at the point where you expect the sun to rise. You are waiting for that miraculous moment. The glorious sun, without which no life would exist on earth. But for the life-giving sun, the earth would be an icy heavenly body hurtling through space and time. Breathe calmly. You have no fears, no anger, no hatred, no jealousy, and no bitterness. All that your heart is now filled with is a deep sense of gratitude, modesty, awe for nature, and love.
In a short while, the supreme dazzling ruler of our planetary system is about to reveal himself in all his glory. You will receive the first rays of the sun through your eyes, soothe your soul, and energise your entire body. Once you have seen the first rays of the sun, you may perceive the ruler of the sky through your closed eyelids. Sit erect, ensure that your shoulders and neck are straight. Get ready for the wondrous moment of marvel.
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one, and it’s daybreak. The first rays of the sun enter you through your eyes. The sight of the sun-kissed waters is breathtakingly magnificent and spectacular. I bow down before you oh great sun, the giver of all life on earth, of heat, energy, food, power, and rains. Oh great one, please fill my life with your divine light, grace, power, and your care. You are in the moment and not thinking about the past or the future. Through your closed eyelids, you can feel the increasing brightness of the sun. You hear the flight songs of birds flying in the sky. You gently open your eyes and look at the blue waters. In your mind you express immense gratitude for being blessed with one more beautiful day of living, relishing, and celebrating the gift of life.
Think of your loved ones, of all those humans and other beings that matter to you the most. Wish them well and send them all your love. Let go of everything that has been burdening your mind. Forgive everyone who wronged you. The energy of the sun within you makes you greater, stronger, kinder, and more magnanimous.
The power and energy you now have, are so great, that you are radiating light, love, joy, and greatness all around you. It is now that you are almost close to realising the true and divine you in you. It is that consciousness of yours that is usually clouded by the mind, which, in fact, is your slave but pretends to be your master, and sometimes, it even convinces you that IT is YOU.
Your mind is a tool that is a system of the flow of your thoughts, and your thoughts, stem from the true nature of that real you in you. The Supreme Truth is that the You in you is that very same Supreme Divine All-Pervading Energy. You are Divine. All beings are Divine. Everything is Divine. God is not some separate entity. God is everywhere. God is in all living and nonliving beings. Look into yourself to find God.
Why look for something outside of you when you already have it in you as the You in you? You are that, that you are looking for. You are it. Tat Tvam Asi. That thou art. The truth is that the main switch that controls your power is in your mind, which is not even an organ. It is you that has the power to your own mind that is the system of the flow of your thoughts.
The mind thrives under mental energy, and mental energy comes from Love, Hate, Anger, Jealousy, which increase in quantity when they are applied. Love begets love and hate begets hate. Be wise in making your choice. Wish well for the world and for everyone. and for all beings in it. Just love, give, care, and pray for all. The happier the world, the even happier you can be.
What is happiness? Is it anything beyond a state of mind? When you know that it is a state of mind, why do you look for it outside of you? What sense does it make? Why would you want someone else or something else to make you happy? Don’t you want your mind, or rather, the system of the flow of your thoughts, to be under your control? Or would you want someone else or something to control your thoughts, your feelings, your likes and dislikes, and your true self? No! You are free! You can think for yourself. You know to perceive Divinity all around you. You know that there can be nothing or no one that is not Divine! You are that very energy. All you have to do is to recognise your own Divinity and the fact that no one is inferior to anyone. All beings are the same because Divinity exists equally everywhere. Make a promise to first love and respect yourself and have the same love as well as respect for all others. Charity begins at home.
Do not hold on to anything because everything is yours anyway since you are the True Self that pervades everything.
Now, as we prepare to end this meditation session, I would like you to take three deep breaths. Inhale, Exhale. Inhale, Exhale. Inhale, Exhale. Relax your shoulders and gently open your eyes. Those of you wearing an eye mask may now gently remove it.
You may now have the glass of water that you placed next to you and stand up.
Begin your new day, stay blessed with great health, freedom. happiness and prosperity.