The Powers That Be via KC
A podcast of love and caring about meditation
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A podcast of love and caring about meditation
The phrase “The Powers That Be” first appeared in the Tyndale Bible in 1526 by William Tyndale (English biblical scholar and linguist and known as the translator of the Bible into English) of the New Testament, as follows: “Let every soul be subject to the authority of the higher powers. There is no power but God’s. The forces that be were ordained by God”.
The phrase can refer to a variety of entities dependent on a sector, including governments, central and local public services, senior management of a business etc.
My first contact with formal and proper guided meditations by an experienced meditation teacher – and not just in a gym or some weekend self-awareness seminar that includes some breathing and mindfulness practices – was in a space that respected the need of a group of people who regularly devoted themselves to their inner development.
In fact, from my first meditation practice in our group I realized that I was experiencing something extremely different and very intense in comparison to the rest of my companions and group members. There were numerous times when my experiences where so intense and overpowering that I was unable to ground these initiations and energies, feeling many times exhausted, lost and confused. Fortunately as a child I had a penchant for writing everything down, and so, upon returning home, I would sit down and note down exactly, in every detail, what I had experienced. What I had seen, where I had travelled. What initiation I had undergone and what message I should record. So I could later find a way to translate, convert and commute the message to those who needed to receive it.
What got us all thinking when I started the meditations was that while I was trying to quiet the mind and find that quietness and not see, not hear – as is supposed to be the purpose of meditation, to empty the mind and to be in the here and now – the more I pressed and suppressed it, the more it reacted to the point where my physical body suffered.
This continued for approximately 4 years, until I realised that there was a specific purpose, a certain direction and a very persevering intention during this whole experience. So many teachers, so many ancestors, spirit animals from all over our magnificent universe. Endless travels to cities far and between, to generations gone by and to all those approaching. With an abundance of lessons and teachings at the tip of my hands, so as to say.
The realisation practically blew the wind rightout of me, when I finally recognised and grasped the totality of it all.
The highest and foremost urgency and commitment was to go ahead and create this series of meditations – in Greek and in English.
Other meditations describing these journeys and other meditations for healing, expanding and connecting.
My meditations can be followed by someone who has been practising for a long time but also by someone who is just starting this wonderful journey of noble stillness and concentration towards the alignment of your soul, mind, body and spirit.
Often, as you progress in the spiritual life, some questions or concerns arise. One such confusion arises from the terms “meditation” and “contemplation” – which are sometimes used interchangeably, but are, at least according to the Christian tradition, quite different, both in theory and in practice.
While both are forms of prayer, the fundamental difference between meditation and contemplation is that meditation is a human way of praying, while contemplation is divinely infused. It means that in meditation one uses images, concepts and reasoning to basically think about created things in relation to god through human effort. Meditation is meant to lead to contemplative prayer. But contemplation is not a prayer we can initiate or perform – it is divinely produced. The action here belongs to god. The only work we do is to make ourselves available to receive God’s grace. It is divinely produced and no action on our part can produce or prolong it. At this stage one enters into a form of wordless prayer, an awareness of the divine, hosted through a conscious, loving and deep communion with the divine. We have entered into a wordless prayer/contemplation, into an awareness of the divine visitor within us, not through the use of intellect, but through a knowing love, a deep communion with the triune god.
Meditation and contemplation are not opposed to each other, as meditation can be seen as a stepping stone to reach contemplation.
Concentration is the creation of the tool we need. Meditation is the proper use of the tool and our contemplation transcends all.
Or, in other words, meditation is when we address God, while contemplation is when God addresses us.
After connecting with my Higher Self, God, the Ascended Masters, the entire Universe, and everything else anyone can imagine that contains light and love, it was time to create these meditations.
The name came literally… down from heaven. All my decisions, big and small, are more and more often now being reviewed by my higher self. And this is the most restful, most beautiful, most assured and purest – in all respects – as it rules inspiration, intuition and judgement through deep connection with the divine.
The name describes exactly what I have been experiencing since my first meditation: The Powers That Be Via KC. And it is what I continue to live blessedly to this day, at this moment as I write, smile, breathe and live. This describes exactly what I experienced and what I continue to experience today: with every initiation comes the moment of submission. It is the greatest blessing, the greatest school of my life. And it was one of the many ways I get the chance to share what I see. In Greek and in English.
Each meditation is short, accessible and, unlike so many of the new age esoteric offerings, very practical.
Each episode consists of a short talk on a topic to help us reflect on the topic, before a short meditation that can help you apply it to some aspect of your life.
My purpose was to offer support to young and old, beginners and experienced, and make the practice of meditation easier for everyone. With wisdom and guidance to improve your physical well-being as well as your emotional health when you are ready to expand your own meditation journey.
We all have 15 minutes a day at our disposal to devote to our health.
We all know the benefits of meditation by now. Researchers have shown that meditation helps reduce stress, depression and anxiety, improves mood and attitude, increases clarity, discipline and concentration. Meditation can also lower blood pressure and reduce stress on the heart as it is associated with stimulating the nervous system and activating the stress response. At Harvard, mindfulness meditation was also found to increase cortical thickness in the hippocampus – and other areas of the brain – which is responsible for memory, learning and emotion regulation.
Meditation, like life, can feel like a journey. It may not be clear where you are going or if you have a destination, and yet you keep going. This journey meanders, circles and turns back on itself. And on this journey we are all together, united as one…
So, what do you say? Let’s do this!
Go deep within and discover your own personal powers that be via your wondrous legacy!