The Silence is often thought to be the most important subject Unity teaches. The fundamental starting point in our journey of awakening.
It is a practice within meditation and an experience of No Mind. For it takes us beyond the monkey mind, (thoughts jumping, mind never still, distracted by the world) to the deep residing experience of Oneness - One Mind, One Heart, One Being, where there is only stillness and deep abiding Awareness.
It is here, in the Silence, that we come to know our Oneness with All That Is; our True Self, our Christ Nature. And it is out of the Silence that all true inspiration, realisation and knowing comes forth.
It is from this experience that Jesus was able to say,"The father and I are one." (John 10:30) along with all the other 'I am' statements that declared the Truth of his being - and ours!
We don't search for this experience, but gently invite the mind to stillness, using the repeated use of one word or sound, like Love, Peace, Shalom. Abba, Om, to help the mind move naturally beyond the word and the monkey mind, to stillness and deep abiding Presence.
This is the most important journey we can ever make - the journey within.
Take time each day, to practice going into the Silence and experiencing the wisdom, love, joy and peace that is the result.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft,
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
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