Faith: Opening Up to More

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Each morning most of us wake up and begin a routine that moves us through the day with very little awareness of ourselves and the world around us. 

A virtual Groundhog Day of experiences that, even though cast-of-characters and circumstances may vary, ultimately results in the same storylines and ensuing drama.  All the while, a litany of unconscious fears and insecurities play out inside of us: “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not lovable,” “If only I had this, or achieved that, my life would be happy,” “The world is an unsafe place,” “People will never understand me,” “I need to fit in,” “What if I get sick,” “What if I lose my job.”  The list goes on and on.  This is the human condition.  

As our life progresses we attempt to seek purpose in relationships, activities, and pursuits that provide momentary pleasures and fulfillment, but ultimately leave us asking the question, “Is this all there is?”  Our life might take us down dark roads of pain and suffering or we might seemingly glide above the fray by following the collective path of “creating a good life.”  In either case, we all find ourselves in the same predicament.  The quest for connection and meaning.  It is this place where our hearts become fertile ground for the seeds of awakening to sprout and grow.  Like Neo in the matrix we are suddenly aware of something more.  That just under the surface of our daily experience lies a deeper truth.  A truth that has the power to transform the way we see ourselves and our world.  

Albert Einstein said “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”  The mind cannot solve our dilemma.  It is only when we settle into ourselves and relax the mind that we become present to a power within that has the capability of freeing us from the matrix.  From the conditioned responses that run us on a daily basis.  We are more than our mind and our bodies.  The essence of who we are goes beyond language or mental conception.  It cannot be understood, but it can be experienced.  

Quantum Science and Bio-energetics are now confirming what the ancient mystics have been alluding to for centuries.  We are energetic beings, living in a vibrational universe.  A universe of frequency and light. And when we come together in a space of curiosity and openness there is a magic that happens.  We are elevated in our frequency to a higher octave.  The mystery starts to reveal itself and we are able to perceive a greater sense of reality.  This expanded awareness allows for new insights into the patterns, challenges and situations that used to baffle us.  This higher vibrational setpoint allows us to source solutions from a peaceful state, rather than the fearful ramblings of the mind.  It establishes a new way of navigating reality with grace and ease.  

Mark Engebretson facilitates a weekly “Open Heart Meditation” at the Pride Center every Saturday from 3:30-5PM.  Room #200.  For more information visit