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MedəˈtāSHən

MedəˈtāSHən/

 

By Mettabel

I am a stupid one who was tuned in to meditation by the greatest of all meditators… the God of Heaven Himself who created the world; its' systems, and all that we see, through meditation.

Meditation is defined as:

 

med·i·ta·tion

 

ˌmedəˈtāSHən/

 

noun

 

The action or practice of meditating.

 

Synonyms:

Contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, deliberation, rumination, brooding, reverie, brown study, concentration.

 

The Eastern religionists believe that they invented it; the hedonists eschew it; the realists think it mystical and kooky, but The Word of God tells me that meditation is the most effective way to conduit into the greatest of all minds and greatest channel of creation ever undiscovered.

 

What is meditation? I inserted the definition above, but what is it?

 

I define *meditation as the art of being able to tune in to inspired conversations between the soul and the spirit…

 

Meditation is the nidus of creation. The Bible itself opens it’s' grand epic with a meditative quote: ‘In the beginning God created…’

 

Yes, He CREATED…

 

I have an acronym for the process of creation, which I generated through the process of – yeah you got it… Meditation.

 

This acronym I believe, encapsulates the whole process of creation, from conceptualization to dissemination.

 

Many of us think that things just ‘happen’. That is a true statement, but letting things just ‘happen’ is the surest way to live a circumstantial and wholly non-influential and purposeless existence. The beginning point of a powerfully creative life-influencing presence in this world and in the one to   come is MEDITATION.

 

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?

 

Psalm 8:3-4

 

The acronym I came up with for the process of creation is based on this scripture above:

 

‘In the beginning God CREATED the heavens and the earth...’

 

I believe it was not a one-step ‘ta-da’ show or an explosive ‘big bang’ but a carefully thought out, tried, tested, and excellently executed process which sprung from the base of meditative thought processes, that brought light and life out of deep reflection upon THE WORD.

 

The steps that I believe God traversed when he CREATED the heavens and the earth are as follows:

 

C – Conceptualization

 

Inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally

 

R – Rumination

 

Contemplation: a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

 

E   – Engagement

 

An arrangement to do something or go somewhere at a fixed time.

 

A   – Activation

 

Stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical, to set in motion; make active or more active.

 

T   – Transition

 

The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. An abrupt change in energy state or level (as of an atomic nucleus or a molecule) usually accompanied by loss or gain of a single quantum of energy

 

E- Execution(not the killing kind :-))

 

The carrying out or putting into effect of a plan, order, or course of action.

 

D – Dissemination

 

The spread or dispersion (something, esp. information) widely. To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.

To spread abroad; promulgate

 

 

Note that the pivotal change in entropy that transformed the ‘unseen’ to the ‘seen’ and which I believe represented in conjunction, with the activation stage, the point at which God SAID, “Let there be…” and there was… It didn’t all just ‘happen’, It was a process, from the realm outside of time into time as we know it, which as an aside explains why we cannot to date determine accurately WHEN the earth was created because it all happened before time WAS!

 

Also note that because this happened outside of time and sequence this process does note not represent a  ‘The seven steps to creation’ principle, but a mystical amalgamation of thought, through Word to action and actualization.

 

The most beautiful and elegant step of this process I believe is the ‘handing over of the baton’ to his created beings for the propagation of life unto life i.e. The dissemination of the process of creation through man, which brings me, back to you and I – Lumps of animated clay brought to life by the very breath of God, and elevated from the level of the created to that of the creator by grace through faith!

 

Which is why I called myself the ‘stupid one’ for without Him who CREATED me, that is what I would be, and for me to be like Him, I must get to know Him and HIS WAYS so that I – ‘created’ turned ‘creator’ may continue the work that God rested from after He created His disseminators, which, by the way, would be you and I…. Selah.

 

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

 

© AdePero Mettabel, 11.13.13.

* Excerpted from The Voice of One Woman, Xulon Press, 2012.