The smell of lavender and a hint of myrrh greet me as I walk into the meditation room. I had not expected my sense of smell to be the first one to experience such a warm and inviting welcome. I should not have been surprised. The olfactory system is the first sensory organ I usually use, and I’m not too proud to state I am usually lead by the nose.
Essential oils are sold at the site and sprayed from small blue bottles to elevate a person’s mood as soon as they walk into the Inner Light Holistic Center, just north of Pottstown, PA.
It was that way in church too, I seem to recall. The priest would burn the incense and wave the gold encased device back and forth as I followed him in the procession as one of several altar boys. The incense always made me feel holy, if one can actually experience such a state. I felt uplifted and “in the right place” if you know what I mean.
Well, the second sense touched at the mediation room was through my hearing. There was a low melodic sound coming from speakers situated in each corner of the room. It provided the sounds of soft flutes and drums mixed with a heavenly sound of high-pitched voices, angel-like voices that seemed to call out to me to humble myself before the greatest power the universe had ever heard or seen.
I saw my fellow meditators. They were full of smiles and sparkling eyes as they greeted me and either gave me a hug or a hearty handshake or both.
I grabbed a cup and filled it with ginger tea, a warm beverage that woke up my sense of taste with its unique flavor. (I made sure I got another one upon leaving to sip on the way home. I have learned that there’s nothing quite like it!)
Finally, I slowly maneuver to one of the chairs left out in a circle. Sitting, I feel the warmth of the padded substance against my butt and upper thighs. I relax my arms over my thighs and assume the position and . . .
I disappear into another world, one of a spiritual essence that’s been calling out to me all day long, all my lifelong, it seems. I become one with all and love with all my heart and soul.
I wish the whole universe happiness and the urge to someday join me and my fellow seekers.
It’s pleasure to see and read you again!
Gosh… It’s so good to be back to my blog and now see those familiar faces and read the inspiring posts… It did take awhile to “recover” my account that I left dangling for way too long! I look forward to reconnecting with those like minded folks! Namaste, Diane