This meditation is less common because it is not a meditation to live a certain state, be it special, high or deep, but it is a way to seek a higher understanding and, even, the Truth, in relation to a certain theme, this being in this case "What have I done with my life" and "What will I do from now on with it".
Through the initial state of Centering in the Heart or of wholeness in the Self maintained then in the background in which we perform the meditation, we aim to be in an inner perspective as deep as possible, din the superior astral - the supramental shell (Vijananmaya kosha), the causal body (Anandamaya Kosha) or even the state of wholeness in the individual Supreme Self (Atman).
Such an inner perspective allows us to make new connections, to observe things, realities that would not have been visible otherwise.
The finer the body we become aware of, the closer we get to the Truth and move away from Illusion and unconsciousness. Thus, even the state of genius and wisdom (for example) is possible.
This meditation offers us exceptional results even if we realize it only as a simple reflection on the theme at a mental level, even without a background state more different from the one usual for us, because we will be able to draw exceptional conclusions by carefully reflecting carefully in an unusual way and with an unusual theme, but very necessary for us.
This meditation is performed having nearby writing tools that we can use to write down some conclusions written in as few words as possible and with a secondary focus on the action of writing as superficially as possible (in order not to get out of the deep state).
Writing down some conclusions frees our mind to reflect further and we need it because the accumulation of more conclusions in our unnotated mind on a support keeps us mental and raises difficulties in reflecting more deeply.
These annotations are necessary because we will not benefit all the time of existence from the inner perspective that we have during this meditation.
Finally, it is good to write down a series of ideas that will constitute our benchmarks in relation to what we want to change or achieve from here on out.
By setting ourselves a series of landmarks regarding what we have understood and what we want to achieve next, by drawing up a Grand Plan of our becoming, we will be able to follow the various stages and aspects throughout the "road of life" when we will no longer be enlivened in every moment by the wise perspective of our aspiration in relation to what we have to do.
MEDITATION "WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY LIFE"
1. First we realize the consecration and, after receiving the answer (which is not mandatory to appear - in which case we must stop) we continue to aim to have a state of detachment because a strong desire to refrain spectacular results would take us a lot into the ego and can, even, cancel the results.
The first 2 minutes - telepathic reporting to the nondualist spiritual masters, to the teacher and to the spiritual group of the Abheda yogis.
It is carried out, as far as possible, in a state as high as possible, after a stage of reporting to the Supreme Self Atman or of centering in the Heart, seeking to maintain ourselves predominantly at the level of the causal or, at least, supramental plane.
We can ask, for this meditation, the help of God, of Jesus Christ, Shiva, of a Great Divine Power, of an Archangel, of the coordinating angels of the spiritual becoming and the help of the Guardian Angel of the spiritual evolution or the Guardian Angel, depending, especially, on our affinities and aspirations.
It is a wise retrospective of our lives so far, punctuated by the most important events - really - for us (not those that the "world" usually considers important).
This retrospective is done from a spiritual perspective and within the framework of what we consider to be, clearer or more unclear to us, our spiritual mission in this life and is carried out in an applicative way to draw some concrete practical conclusions for "What we will do from now on with our lives".
It is known that "If we offer to God (and/or to inner transformation and perfection and external spiritual purpose) the first place, the rest will come (spontaneously and often without even asking) on top of that."
So in the second part we will just fix and meditate on the clear conclusions that we have stated in the first part of the meditation.
Fundamental coordinates in the meditation "What I did with my life":
– if we have understood and started to act for the fulfillment of the purpose of our existence or fundamental purpose;
– love, in general and love in the couple, in particular; whether we have offered love and whether we have been able to receive love when life has given us the opportunity to do so; if we have learned to love from a distance (when necessary), if we have learned detachment in love, and if we have managed to transcend the awkward custom that we could only love one person at once;
– the meaning of life as a process of inner perfection – especially through the successful "graduation" of spiritual tests;
– the way we have related to the Spiritual Path;
– who have been for us, until now, the real spiritual masters, whom we have thus felt in our soul, if we have found the right spiritual Path and master, and, if this has happened, if we have noticed the importance of this fundamental event;
– in what way we have received guidance, warnings, endorsements – from the "Spirit of the World" or God and how we have fructified them;
– if we have forgiven, forgiveness not meaning being in close relationships with that person but the lack of any need for us to receive compensation from that person or in relation to that person – practically the disappearance of a karmic connection with that person;
– how much we have developed and paid attention to what really matters and which constitute eternal values and how much we have detached ourselves (without having to deny) ourselves from what is fleeting;
– what talents we have received in this existence, if we have multiplied and used them with humility for the fulfillment of our mission or we have just taken advantage of some gifts and that's it;
– if we felt that "work is love brought to light" or we felt work being an awkward chore that we are forced to offer as a counter value of the money received;
– if and how we have learned from our mistakes and from the mistakes of others;
– if we have learned to detach from the fruits of actions and reconciliation with what we cannot or should not try to change;
- if we managed to feel that we are carrying out our actions for God's sake, for God's sake, in God's sake - that is, if we managed to live one of the highest perspectives karma yoga;
– if we were and/or we are ready to lose (if this would manifest, for various reasons, our life) at any time "everything";
- if, looking back at our life, we find that we have done, in an acceptable way, what we felt was wise or we followed as in trance the spiritual compulsions;
– if we had vices and how we related to them;
– if and how we have honored the investments received: that of a man or woman, that of lover or lover, that of parent or protector, chief, teacher, artist, assistant, worker and others;
– whether we have helped and have been helped and how we have related to this help received or given; if we have debts of any kind, and how do we intend to return them;
- if we lived life with intensity, as if we were and are ready to "die" at any moment (not in the sense of a "kami-kaze" availability of sacrifice, but in the sense of a wise life that does not leave what is important for later, for a time that will most often never come);
– in the hypothetical situation in which we would have to leave the physical body, that is, to "die" right now - if we knew what to do in such a special moment - yoga of leaving the physical body permanently
– what are our strengths – and which we are going to use them further in full and what are the weaknesses, where it is appropriate to seek to "strengthen";
– if we lived the same life again, what we would do the same and what we would seek to change.
Once we have achieved this, if it is still necessary, we write down very briefly other main ideas that can help us from here on out and then we move on.
in the second part – "What I will do, from now on, with my life", setting us a series of milestones in relation to what we will do next. Basically, this second part of meditation is, in fact, a recapitulation, synthesis and fixation of the concrete perspective that we are going to apply from now on in our lives.
Significant maxims relating to the implementation of a wise perspective on life:
" It's not stupid who doesn't know
but it is stupid who knowing acts as if he does not know"
"To know and not to act is a great cowardice"
"To err is human, but to persist in error is—either foolish or demoniac."
Full success in this meditation and fundamental retrospective!