There is an inner sound, a vibration that runs through us all. This vibration is talked about by saints and masters of all time. In the Bible John says “The wind listeth where it bloweth and though hearest the sound there of, but can not tell from whence it commeth or whence it bloweth, so it is of all those who are born of the spirit.” This is that same sound that the meditation masters call the AUM or OM vibration. This sound carries us deeper in meditation to the higher regions within ourselves. This of course, is if we can get our minds off of the concerns of this world. We will hear this sound, which happens to be the same vibration that is God’s light within. Even when we are on the meditation path it can be a challenge to hear the inner sound. It must be awakened. If we follow the instructions from one who is familiar with it we are on our way. Another trick is that it also helps is to be in our place.
I’ll give you an example. One day my daughter Mylan came to me very happy and told me that she finally heard the inner sound. Most people who meditate expect to hear it the for the first time during the meditation process. I asked her what was she doing and where was she at the time. She said she was in the basement at her Grandparents house working on some art and all of a sudden there it was. By the way, Mylan has loved doing art work since a very young age. My first time hearing it was while reading a book by my param guru Dr. Thind. I was so into this book, it was like I became the book and lost myself in it. And all of a sudden there was this inner sound. And it was very loudly ringing. Quite often this is when it happens when we are doing what we love to do. I take it to be God’s way of telling you “this is where I want you to be. This is who you are. This is how I express through you.” Don’t get me wrong there is much more to it than that, but this is a part of it. And it is also a hint. Meditate, be who you are and do what you love to do.
In the movie Under The Tuscan Sun Francis recomended to a student, who had writers block, to go back to his bad ideas and work on them. The advise proved to be good and he used it to turn an old idea into a successful book. Often when we are wondering what to do next it is a good idea to look at what he have done before and examine the good in it. Other times we may need to examine what we have thought about doing and examine the good in it. Sometimes it is good to simply examine our way of being and what we love and makes us tick. In other words we must build on what we have and who we are.
Too often we try to leave behind who we are as we move forward. In some ways this is a good thing if we are talking about our ego. That part of us that says “what will they think about me if I do this?” This often gets in the way and taints our good idea or self expresssion. So leaving the ego behind can be a good thing. But on the other hand it can be a mistake if we leave behind the part of us that is the way that the Universe wants to express itself through us. So what is that you love to do? Build on that. What is it that you are truly good at? Build on that. What is it you would like to see given to the world or certain people in the world? Build on that. Moving on this will lead to more life, more love, and peace of mind.
Although I know this works from experience, the truth is, as much as I am sharing this with you I am truly reminding myself. I have so many things I can build on as I move forward in this adventure, my life. I love my business. I love the meditation movement, I love my family life. I love writing books. I love giving talks. I love answering spiritual questions. No need to look for anything new. Build on that Craig. Whenever I am not feeling alive enough in some way I have probably forgotten who I am and what I love and stopped building on that in my life. I am betting the same is true with you.
Metaphysical Truth: From What If My Soul Is Eternal And Heaven Is
Everywhere? by Craig Kimbrough pages 45 and 46
One of my favorite actors is Nicholas Cage. That’s because no matter
what role he plays he plays it extremely well. Whether he’s playing
in Adaptation or if he’s playing in a movie like Face Off where he
acted so well, he can go from one character to another. With each one
he’s totally into the part. But, of course, after that he goes home,
and he’s ready for the next role. In our lives, we have to play our
role to its best. The less we are attached to various people and
situations, and the more hidden realities we discover within
ourselves, the more we are able to function and play our roles to the
fullest and actually even change our role. You can say, “Hey! I want
a new part.” Even in this life right now we can do that by simply
changing our way of thinking, and leaning into the lessons coming our
way. If we choose to learn our lessons through the experiences we
have, we start to see a totally different set of circumstances coming
Metaphysical Truth: From Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu, no. 30
Whenever you advise a ruler in the way of Tao, counsel him not to use
force to conquer the Universe. For this would only cause resistance.
Thorn bushes spring up wherever the army has passed. Lean years
follow in the wake of a great war. Just do what needs to be done.
Never take advantage of power.
Achieve results, but never glory in them. Achieve results, but never
boast. Achieve results, but never be proud. Achieve results, because
this is the natural way. Achieve results, but not through violence.
Force is followed by loss of strength. This is not the way of Tao.
That which goes against the Tao comes to an early end.
Bridging The Gap
As stated in What If My Soul Is Eternal and Heaven Is Everywhere, this
life is like a movie. It is our own personal movie, and we are right
in the middle of it at this moment. As we meditate more and become
less attached and less worried about the outcomes in life situations,
we find ourselves enjoying life much more and really getting into it
as it is. As we do this, look for our lessons in the situations that
arise, and continue to meditate deeply, we can even change our part.
In other words, we can move in a totally different direction and
adventure, even if we can’t see exactly how that is possible at the
Lao Tsu says in Tao Te Ching; do not try to force things. Just do what
needs to be done. All that needs to be done is to address the lessons
that come your way in your life situations. Ask God and the Universe.
“What is the lesson for me in this? How can I grow through it?” Do
not concern yourself with how can you get where you want to go or how
can I find that comfortable place. This is forcing things. “Ask what
do you want me to do? How can I grow? How did I attract this so I
can grow?” Then do what needs to be done. Focus on the meditation
and your lessons along the way. The rest will magically take care of
itself. You will find yourself playing your role to the fullest, even
miraculously changing parts and moving into new adventures just when
the time is right. When the work is done and the part has been played
wonderfully, remember it was God that showed you the way and worked
through you, and that you did nothing of your own.
Lao Tsu starts off speaking on ruling in the way of Tao. The Tao is
the inner sound, light and vibration within us. In order to rule life
in the way of the Tao we must focus on the Tao. This is the
importance of the meditation process. It gives us the ability to be
able to do everything we have talked about thus far.
Recently the movies I have seen seem to have a common theme. If you want to find true happiness you have to let go of fame, power, the need for recognition, and wealth. I saw three movies that brought this home quite a bit. They were The Social Network, Dispicable Me, and The Nany Diaries. In The Social Network the main character achieves great wealth and notoriaty. He sought the power and notariaty but never seemed to be truly happy. The times I did notice what may have been happiness, it seemed to be in the creative process, but had nothing to do with the fame and wealth he achieved and we all seem to crave.
Inthe movie Dispicable Me, the main character rose above his need for fame and notoriaty to find his true place in life and happiness. This animation was truly a joy to watch with a great message.
The Nany Diaries, this one caught me by surprise, because I had been noticing how difficult fame and great wealth can make it to see what’s truly important. I was noticing it from afar in the lives of several celebrities and felt like an observer of an experiment of sorts. Interestingly the same evening I walk in while my wife is watching The Nany Diaires and this is exactly what takes place. A student studies the life of the very rich by becoming a nany for a very wealthy family. In the movie she discovers that money is not as important as one may think on the road of happiness and she also discovered that the attachment to all that comes with it can complicate the journey. Now don’t get me wrong I still totally agree with my teacher when he said “Even If You Need A Million Dollars Go Out and Get It, Just Remember To Repeat Your Mantra” In other words there is nothing wrong with money fame the material of this world but the key is to not be attached to it. Repeat your mantra meditate and enjoy your life.