Secrets of Silence
Here I wanted to discuss silence. And why is my central focus silence on this website? It's a long story in how I got here. When I was around 20 years old, I camped in the Arizona desert, just off of the Colorado river. I stayed about 20 feet from the water in a cabin tent. Here was a reservation of the Chemeheuvi Indian tribe. I came to travel, to be in the sun, after a long ride on my motorcycle, and to meditate. I was, and still am studying the ancient science of soul travel. Taught through out the world. Now in modern times, is taught by a living master who is named Harold Klemp. He leads a teaching called Eckankar, or EK for short. In EK I learned from my own experience that I am really a viewpoint consisting of no matter at all, that I am timeless, can travel to other realms, meet with lost relatives, and find peace instead of fear over death. I was highly doubtful to begin with, being brought up as a catholic. Yet the orthodox teachings left me hungry for much more. EK filled this need. The thing I really liked about it, was they said, prove it for yourself. I have always been very independent. So I began experimenting, and still do to this day. There is so much to explore. After two months of being in the desert, I became extremely relaxed. I would watch the stars as I cooked my dinner on a camp stove, and would go to bed early and watch my breath and use my imagination which I learned is a spiritual gift from the creator. It was around this time, that I had many wonderful experiences that to me proved that I was not human forever, but that I was soul forever. I began to see that our society put a great deal of emphasis on words and thoughts. We are so much more, and capable of great things. I will add here that there are other teachings that teach some of these things, including the secrets of silence.
A few years later, I was reading the Carlos Castaneda books about the Toltec man, Don Juan. I learned from there, that if you stop the inner dialogue, you make the world "stop". I eventually succeeded with this a few times. All these experiences were leading me to the power of silence. Silence leads to the true self. Yet it is greater than just being quiet. This is a deep letting go of society for just a while, a soul vacation. To achieve this, you must tell all around you that you will not be accessible through words for a time. I suggest minimum 12 hours. Though if you can do it for a whole weekend it will have more impact. Not all time spent in silence may be productive. It will take some focus. You must listen to life and see what it is telling you. As I am now going to reveal one of the secrets of silence, you will become adept at a new language. The silent language. This is what we knew before language, before we learned to speak as children. It is not limited like words are and is a world of magic and freedom.
Many times when all is silent, I hear a subtle music in my ears. I believe this to be the music of the spheres. It is spoken of in EK, by the Australian Aboriginals, from Eastern Mystics, and elsewhere. I believe music is a real type of food for soul. In fact, I sometimes just sing to cure what might be ailing me and sometimes it disappears, but I always feel better. It's interesting to me how silence brings more music.