In the last post we spoke about the physical benefits of meditation. In addition to those there are many other advantages that positively influence our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
A major contribution that Meditation makes to those advantages is the development of our Observer Self –that aspect of Self that is beyond the enslavement of thought and emotion.
The Observer Self is the aspect that has access to truth with a capital T. It is capable of direct and present experience. It is the facet of consciousness that allows for creative solutions to situations that stymie our ego self.
Development of the Observer Self allows for cultivating a shift in the level of consciousness from which we experience the world, people, events, places and things. It is essentially a change to living from the inside out instead of the outside in as well as a necessary step for transcendence.
Living more from the Observer brings with it a greater state of coherence of our energy, more inner peace and greater stillness of mind that allows for more conscious creation in our lives.
This shift is not an event but a process that takes place over time. The process proceeds more rapidly as you clear lower chakra issues and practice expanding into higher awareness. Development of the Observer Self helps to be better able to move into higher awareness at will. Meditative practice helps expand the ability to dwell in this state, and there is an eventual shift so that more and more of life can be experienced from this perspective.