Posted by Jan Stewart | Consciousness, Evolution, Meditation

Deep dive is the name I have given to a type of meditation I have been engaging in for the past 15 years that I learned from my last teacher; it is a bit different in that it has an enlightenment and evolutionary context, i.e. it is not about stress reduction.

These are the 4 instructions:

Meditation is a metaphor for enlightenment.
Being still is a metaphor for wanting to be free more than anything else.
Ease of being is a metaphor for letting everything be as it is.
Paying attention is a metaphor for having no relationship to the arising of thought or the presence of feeling.

This practice is set within the context that one aspires to assume an enlightened or deeply meditative posture at all times, where this posture is more important than anything else. This posture informs all one’s actions. There is an internal stillness and ease of being that exists within, regardless of whatever thought or emotion may be arising.

I do this deep dive very consciously at least twice a day and more often if possible and/or needed; on my way to work in the morning, so my daily activities are informed by this consciousness, and at the end of the day, so I rest for the night in this consciousness as well.

From this depth arises creative evolutionary responses, care for the whole of life through its evolution. These responses are deeply within us all, and become exponential in collective expression. I believe they are now being expressed through the web/internet; as we as life become more aware of the rest of life, there is a natural desire for the health and creative development of the whole. The planetary center of gravity is shifting from nation-centric to global-centric and beyond; we are going deeper in and deeper out, individually and collectively.

We are waking up more and more, creating more and more, caring more and more.