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To Infinity and Beyond

I want you to begin by being aware of your own body sitting in this room....

 

And become aware that you are not alone, but part of a group of people, sharing this room...

 

Now move your awareness beyond this room to take in the fact that we are sharing a building with many people....

People who, at this moment, are thinking other thoughts, and doing other things....

 

And then become aware that this building is only one of a number of buildings in our area.... alongside roads..... parks....fields.....where other people are busy going about their daily lives....

See the town of (name of town) in your mind's eye.... perhaps by imagining yourself rising above it and seeing it lying below you....

Notice the detail of what is going on..... in the supermarket carpark.... in the playing field..... in the high street..... the street where you live....

 

Now rise further until you can see the whole county, with its towns, villages, landmarks, fields, hills, rivers and lakes....  and be aware that you are part of that....

 

Higher still, you can see the entire country, as if you were looking down on it from space....

Continue to rise up until you can see the continent of Europe. ....  

 

Gradually the whole world comes into view...  the other continents....Asia, Africa... North and South American.... Australia... the white polar ice caps....

 

Be aware of all the people inhabiting the planet, and that you are a part of that....

 

Moving further away you see the Earth becoming smaller... with its Moon circling around it.... then the other planets.... all of them circling round a vast bright Sun.....to form the Solar system, of which you are a part.....

 

And now you are so far away that the earth has vanished, and the Sun is just one small star amongst millions forming the galaxy of the Milky Way...

 

Now there is no more "up" or "down".... you become aware that there are galaxies of stars all around you,

stretching to infinity.... and that you are a part of all that....

 

Take some time to be aware of this infinity..... (LONG PAUSE)

 

And then, when you are ready, bring your awareness back into your body.  Wiggle your fingers and toes, open your eyes and be aware that you are back in this room....

 

 

 

 

 

Can you describe or show in a picture how you felt as you moved further and further away from the earth?

 

Did you enjoy the feeling?  Why?  Why not? 

 

Did it change the way you feel about things?  In what way?

 

Could this help you to understand more about religious belief? How?

 

 

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