Fill the Heart with Peace

…finding the source of love within

 

A guided meditation with Maneesha James

 

 

 

 

 

Who is this guided meditation for?

* Anyone who would like to experience the qualities of the heart – peace, love, compassion, trust and openness – independent of anyone else.

* Those who are troubled by fear.

* Those already familiar with meditation and those who are not

 

This guided meditation of almost 30 minutes leads us into a space of deep relaxation and then to consciously bringing peace into the heart centre. In this way we connect with our source of love, independent of the other. As well, this method provides an effective antidote to fear. When we are relaxed, open and at peace, fear cannot take hold in us. A significant key for all of us.

 

Our suggestion

It can take a little while to settle into any method and to feel its full benefit.

All meditation methods take approximately 3 months to penetrate the unconscious, so they all need regular practise for a minimum of 3 months. You will know the method has taken root when the qualities of the heart have become activated in you.

Origin

This technique is created from a sutra featured in the ancient Sanskrit text Vigyan Bhairav Tantra. In The Book of Secrets, which is based on this text, the mystic, Osho comments:

“…Love can only give you glimpses of peace but nothing really established, rooted. No eternal peace is possible through it, only glimpses. And between two glimpses [in a relationship with the other] there will be deep valleys of conflict, violence, hatred and anger.

 “The other way is to find peace not through love, but directly. If you can find peace directly – and this is the method for it – your life will become filled with love. “  (The Book of Secrets)

 

Understanding the energetic space of the heart

The “heart chakra,” the energy point in the body known as the heart centre, is in the middle of the chest, rather than the left as is the physical heart.

You might have observed that when you consciously tune into the heart, when you are “heartfull,” as well as feeling loving, you feel relaxed, and to such an extent that – if you close your eyes and look inside – you’ll notice a sense of expansion inside your chest.

 

The Antidote to Fear

Just as the qualities of love, peace and relaxation create openness and warmth, so the feelings of fear and distrust are contracted and cold.

Though we may view fear as being against us it has a “positive intention.”  It tells us, “Watch out! Be alert.” However, when fear is chronic it interferes with our ability to relax, to open up to and enjoy life. When it is present in our sickness and dying, it prevents us letting go into the acceptance of the inevitable – and dying is inevitable for all of us. The pity is that if we allow fear to dominate our experience of dying, we miss out on what can be a significant – even transformative – spiritual event.

Physical pain and fear are two of the most common elements in many people’s end-of-life experience. Through the support of meditation they need not be. (See our guided meditation “Pain Relief – by tenderly releasing tension.”)

One way of lessening fear is by not giving it any attention directly. Instead, you can bring awareness to the opposite emotions of peace and love, to the opposite energetic space – of openness and relaxation. That is how “Fill the Heart with Peace” can help you move from anxiety and dread to trust and relaxation.

 

The Benefits of Using this Meditation

1) It is an antidote to fear, distrust, and lovelessness

2) Minimal effort is needed – it can even be practised lying down – so is suitable at the end of a tiring day, or for those who are sick or dying.

3) It is a very simple process and can be practised alone. Once you have become familiar with it, you can choose to use the “Music Only” track. By and by, even without the music, whenever you want to return to this space, you can use the same steps – consciously relaxing your body and then bringing all your awareness to the heart centre and filling your heart with peace. The more familiar the meditation becomes, the deeper will be its effect.

4) Music is provided but it is not essential. Once you have experienced the peace, love and openness of the method, you can reconnect with those feelings without any guidance or music.

5) The effect is immediate.

6) A new perspective. As you enter the realm of the heart, simultaneously the outer world and the world of the mind – with its constant commentary, with its doubts and questions – will recede.

 

 

The Meditation

 

Track 1: Voice and music   27 mins 9 secs

Track 2: Music only            26 mins 11 secs

 

The text for the meditation can be found here.

 

Audio Sample

Voice: Maneesha James

Music: Haridas

 

 

Maneesha James individual sessions at OSHO SammasatiManeesha James is trained in general and psychiatric nursing and midwifery. She is also a meditation facilitator, offering workshops and individual sessions world wide, and is a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor. The author of several books, in addition she has also created numerous guided meditation CDs and audio downloads. She is known internationally as the question-asker in the discourses of the mystic Osho.

 

 

 

 

How to use this meditation

Make sure you are undisturbed for the duration of the meditation and that you are comfortable – sitting or lying down.

If you fall asleep, the words can still penetrate. However, if you would like to remain completely conscious throughout, practise the technique in a sitting position.

 

IMPORTANT

Do not listen to this process while driving or while engaged in any other activity.

 

 

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Feedback:

 

“I first listened to “Fill the Heart with Peace” on a day when I had been very intensely involved in numerous intricacies of my professional life.  I dropped onto my bed in the early afternoon, drained by all the demands.  Instantly Maneesha’s steady, inviting and beautiful voice opened for me a window into another way of being.  I relaxed into where she was beckoning me and did indeed, and with such ease, enter a world where my heart, and then my body, were filled with a deep, restful peacefulness. There it was, just there, waiting for me.  And I didn’t have to do anything to get there!  I could let go of the world of doing and be gently, lovingly guided. 

“And so it has been since, whenever I have put on this meditation. Today it was body problems that first met and disturbed me when I lay down to listen.  Swiftly, and with tender care, I was brought back into that sea of peacefulness, beyond both discomfort and concern. Something else I appreciate about this meditation is the attuned, sensitive music that appropriately accompanies Maneesha’s voice, changing as the mediation moves on and effortlessly encouraging me to relax more, and immerse deeper, into the peacefulness of my heart. I also appreciate the quality of the recording; it sounds good and that matters.

“Already, after listening to this meditation only a few times, I am sensing myself more able to creatively connect to the spacious peace in my heart regardless, as Maneesha alludes to, of the state of my inner or outer world.  That’s how I want my life to be!  Thank you, Maneesha!  I sense in your voice that you really know the meditative space you are inviting us to.  This makes me feel I can breathe out, trust, and go there too.”

(Satyo Cate Sullivan Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Expressive Arts Therapist, Australia)

 

 

I have been listening to “Fill the Heart with Peace” for several mornings this week. At this time, where I often feel worried and busy in the mind, it can sometimes be hard to be able to relax in a silent meditation. Listening to this guided meditation made my system relax and there was a soft, silent space opening up, from where I could start my day. 

“The music was very pleasant, with a little more active music in the beginning and the end, and some more spacious melting music in the middle. It was good for me to end with sitting up opening the eyes. In this way a transition to the day was also a part of the meditation. 

“The voice was both clear and soft, and the words very easy to understand, which is important for me so that I don’t have to strain to be able to hear the words right. Also there was for me a fitting amount of talking. Not too much so it could have disturbed the falling inside, and still enough for me to feel guided the whole way.”

(Anjee Gitte Carlsen; Psychotherapist, Denmark)

 

 

“Recently I was disappointed with meditation and feeling a bit distant from it. I was giving up on it, but through this technique I felt what the heart can bring – the bliss. For the first time I really felt bliss! I have done another heart method but there was a new experience with this one… a really melting feeling.  

“And also: I have been looking for a relationship outside, but if I have the experience of the feelings that I had through ‘Fill the Heart with Peace,’ already inside, then I don’t have to look for the outer experience. I can create my life from this inner experience.  

“This experience has re-motivated me to go back to meditation. It has confirmed for me that, ‘Yes, meditation does transform one’s life.’ I’ve become positive and optimistic about it again.”

(Junko, Japan)

 

 

“Fill the Heart with Peace” is a beautiful meditation that Maneesha has put together and one that will become a favourite of mine.  

“It helps me to relax and takes me into a warm, heart-full space. It allows me to go deep because there’s lots of space in it. I like that there’s not too much talking  – many guided meditations have too much.

“The music is not too busy and not too loud. It is just there in the background, creating a soothing atmosphere. Since I’m a musician, I’m very sensitive to the music in a guided meditation. Many times, it can be too loud, too engaging or sometimes too simple. In this meditation, the music just blends in beautifully and in a supportive way.

“The first time I tried ‘Fill the Heart with Peace,’ I immediately started it again, from the beginning, because I liked it so much!”

(Bertil Strandberg, Sweden)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q.  How regularly should I practise this meditation?

A.  Daily, for a minimum of three months. It takes that time for any meditation to fully enter the unconscious. Once it does, you can feel its benefits in your everyday life.

 

Q.  Is this meditation suitable for people of any or no religion?

A.  Yes, this meditation is experiential and does not rely or impinge on any religious beliefs you may hold.

 

Q.  Is this meditation available in other languages?

A.  Not at the moment but it may be at some future date. Please join our mailing list to be updated.

 

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 The Path of Love (Osho)

 

 

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