Chapter 8 – The Dissolving Shadows Meditation

The best way to use this meditation is to read it into a
recorder and then to listen to the recording every day, twice a day. Another
way to use this meditation is to get the pre-recorded version of this book or
the Leaving Behind the Darkness/Walking Into the Light meditations at http://www.jonshore.net/.

Get yourself into a comfortable position… either lying down
or sitting… whatever position is comfortable for you.

Now that you are comfortable… let your eyes close and rest…
take a deep full breath and hold it for a moment… then let it out like a sigh
of relief… let yourself relax for just these few minutes…Right now… you have no
responsibilities…nothing you need to do but just relax and focus all your
attention on this exercise…do your best to set aside whatever is going on in
your life during this process… you will be able to take care of it in a few
minutes after you have completed this meditation…Know that in a few minutes,
you will have a completely new perspective on yourself and your life…and you
will have a much better idea of what to do next.

Take another deep and full breath and hold it…then let it
out like a sigh of relief… good…Right this moment… everything is alright and
very soon… it is going to be even better…

Now another deep breath… then lit it out like a sigh… just
sink back and relax… you are safe…. There is peace all around you. It is truer
than the shadows. You may or may not be able to feel it at the moment… but it
is here… right now.

The more you allow yourself to relax… the more you will be
able to feel this peace…

Now take another deep and full breath… and then lit it out
like a sigh and relax….. If there are any distractions around you at the moment….
Do your best to let them go for now… for right now…. Commit yourself to
listening to this meditation and dissolving the darkness…. Everything else can
wait for just a few minutes…..

There is joy all around you and deep within you… it is real
and it is true… it is truer than the shadows… you may or may not be able to
feel it at the moment… but it is here…. Right now…..

The more you allow yourself to relax…. The more you will
feel this joy….

Now one last deep and full breath… and then release it like
a great sigh of relief…. Very good…. Just let go and relax… let your
imagination and your beautiful spirit take over the functioning of your body…
mind… and emotions for the rest of this exercise…. Trust that everything will
be alright…..

Begin this experience by feeling the Peace and Joy…. As best
you can… let a deep breath and a sigh reveal these feelings to you….. good….

Imagine that this Peace is a place… a room that you feel
incredibly comfortable in… completely safe in… create this room with your
imagination now…. This room is an expression of your Soul… everything in this
room should remind you of Peace… Comfort… Joy…. Wisdom… and Love…..

Nothing can enter this room unless you invite it… this is
the most comfortable room in the universe for you…. This is the room of your
Soul…. Relax in it…. Feel it…. In a way… you are really here right now…. Allow it
to become as real as possible…..

Now imagine that you are sitting in a very comfortable chair
in the middle of this room….. This chair feels like home… this is the chair of
your Soul….. It is made of Spirit yet it feels and looks solid…. In this chair
you can be completely and totally yourself… absolutely honest… in this chair
you are always safe…. Totally relaxed…. The chair seems to lovingly hold you as
you sit in it….. Just sit quietly for a few moments…. No matter what is going
on in your life right now….. No matter what your emotional state is… as much as
you can at this moment…. Even if you must use your imagination…. Feel the Peace here… feel the Love here…. Feel the Joy here…. Feel God’s presence here….. In the Peace…. Safety and stillness of this room… feel yourSelf…. Your Soul…. Your Spirit…. As much as you can this moment…..

Now … with absolute honesty… allow yourself to be aware of
the depression, fear, pain, anger or any other shadow within or around you…. It
may be subtle or it may be overwhelming… be honest with yourself and look at it….
Allow yourself to feel it…. Do not push it away or sublimate it…. You needn’t
hide it or deny it any longer… do not fear the darkness or be angry towards it….
In this room …. You are in charge… if you can…. imagine it to have some sort of
form…. Otherwise…. Just pay close attention to the feelings in fills you with…..

Now imagine that you are separate from this darkness, this
shadow… Imagine and feel that it is something other than you… imagine that it
appears before you as you sit in the chair of your Soul….. look at it closely….
Does it have a form?…. look at it honestly…. In your mind ….ask it what it
wants from you….. listen carefully…..

Then with feeling say to it…..

I see you darkness… I acknowledge you… but you are not me…. You are not the truth of me…. You are not who I am…. You are a lie… a shadow… you are not any part of me and you are not any part of God… nor have you ever been… you are a shadow…. You are what I am not and could never be….. I thought you were me… I thought you were a part of me… but now I know that you are not…. No matter what you do… no matter what you say… you cannot stay here with me any longer… you are no longer welcome here… your welcome is taken back…. It is time for you to go now…..

If this emotion or belief is not you… nor any part of you…
then it must be a shadow… the opposite of your Real Identity…..

Imagine and feel yourself sink back and relax into the chair….
Into your Soul…. Dissolve into it with total abandon… as if nothing else
matters at this moment but feeling your Soul and God…. Nothing else matters…
nothing is more important……. Surrender into the Peace, the Love, the Quiet, the
Emptiness… just dissolve…..

Now contemplate in your Heart and mind….

I am this Light… I am this Stillness…. This Peace…. This Love…. This Joy…. This Goodness…. This Soul… I am this true and honest Light of God….. This is what I am….

Now feel the Light that you are….. feel it grow…. Let it
overwhelm you…. Dissolve into it like a drop of water dissolving into the ocean…
and as the Light that you are grows…. Feel and watch the shadow dissolve and
disappear.

The shadow’s only purpose is to define who and what you are
by being what you are not…. That is its only purpose…. Once that purpose has
been fulfilled and you feel your soul again then the shadow can and must
dissolve….

Do not contend with the darkness… do not embrace it… do not
fight it… it is not your friend… it is not your guide… it is not your other
half… it is not the Truth…. It is just a shadow…. Nothing more…

The final step in this process is the most important… you
must now live your True Self… the perfect Soul that you are… in your everyday
life… you must honestly be true to yourSelf….

Continue this process in your own words until the shadows
are gone… do it as often as necessary…. Use this process… this viewpoint on every shadow within you….every fear, every anxiety, every pain…. Every anger, doubt, frustration , limitation , block, hatred…. Every feeling of guilt, depression
or suffering… and especially every self-destructive belief and feelings of
being undeserving….

Never sublimate, hide from or deny these shadows again….always
look at them honestly and dissolve them immediately…

They are not you…. They are not who you are…..

If you choose, at this time… you may drift off into a deep and comfortable sleep…. Or you may continue this meditation as long as you wish… or you can open your eyes… feeling wide awake and aware of who and what you really are.

 

Sometimes it is helpful to have guided instruction for meditations like this. If you would like you can download the mp3 audios of this meditation by clicking on the cover below. I would suggest downloading and using both of them daily.

 

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