The Well of Appreciation – CEC Meditation

The Consciousness Explorers Club is now online! So if you’re from out of town and have always been curious about what the CEC gets up to every Monday night, now’s your chance to find out.

The sit is free, or you can donate something – information about that below. Our format is short chat, followed by a 35-minute guided sit, then some disorganized group sharing. About one hour total.

To join, click HERE. Passcode: 00000 (five zeros)

Our theme for Monday, October 5th:

In my experience, there are two kinds of time: horizontal and vertical. Horizontal time is the conventional time we all know. It is mind time – it has a past, and a future, with our worries stretched across it. Vertical time is time out of time – time hidden in plain sight. “There is another world, and it’s inside this one,” said the French surrealist Paul Eluard, probably stoned on absinthe. Vertical time is body time – no past or future here, only the upwelling of the present moment. The closer you pay attention, the less and less seems to be happening. In this way, we use meditative attention to thin-slice our way back to the cutting edge of Now, of Now, of Now. It is insanely cool that this is even possible! Why isn’t everyone obsessed with it? Because, in a world of serious tragedy and consequence, it seems like navel-gazing.

It is not. It is sustenance, nourishment. Vertical time is a well of appreciation we can learn to drink from. We slip down, between our worries, and we reset. We return to our work refreshed. What begins as an exercise we do in stillness, becomes, over time (there’s that word again) something we learn to taste in all our moments. At least, that’s the direction, the practice, the training. This Monday, we go vertical.

The End. Thank you for reading this long-winded contribution from horizontal time.

Go HERE to learn about the other CEC sits happening this month, every Monday night.

In terms of cost, here is the CEC:

“We encourage everyone near and far to participate. If you are able to donate a little something in return, we would greatly appreciate it. It’s a tough time financially right now, as we’re losing the income generated from our live offerings and fundraising events.  Every little bit helps us keep going with our non-for-profit mission to make meditation and personal growth practices awesome and accessible to all.

We gratefully accept donations via e-transfer (within Canada) or Paypal, sent to You can also sign up to be a monthly supporter via our Patreon page, and receive added perks and benefits in return.”

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