How to meditate / Pt1 ~

Meditation is the key to any spiritual practice.

Twice a day, twenty minutes a time, and new worlds can open to you.

But how do you meditate?

I’ve been asked this by a lot of people.

Here is a section from Alice Bailey’s book, FROM INTELLECT TO INTUITION. It was written in 1932, and it’s a classic, as are many of Alice Bailey’s books.

Here’s her step by step guide to beginning a meditation practice…

MEDITATION FORM To Develop Concentration Stages

1. The attainment of physical comfort and control.

2. The breathing is noted as rhythmic and regular.

3. Visualization of the threefold lower self (physical, emotional and mental) as a. In contact with the soul. b. As a channel for soul energy, through the medium of the mind, direct to the brain. From thence the physical mechanism can be controlled.

4. Then a definite act of concentration, calling in the will. This involves an endeavor to keep the mind unmoving upon a certain form of words, so that their meaning is clear in our consciousness, and not the words themselves, or the fact that we are attempting to meditate.

5. Then say, with focussed attention —“More radiant than the sun, purer than the snow, subtler than the ether is the Self, The spirit within me. I am that Self. That Self am I.”

6. Concentrate now upon the words: “Thou God seest me.” The mind is not permitted to falter in its concentration on their significance, meaning, and implications.

7. Then, with deliberation bring the concentration work to a close, and say —again with the mind re-focussed on the underlying ideas —the following concluding statement: “There is a peace that passeth understanding; it abides in the hearts of those who live in the Eternal. There is a power that maketh all things new; it lives and moves in those who know the Self as one.”

Jennifer uses another more advanced practice, and I will post that at another time.


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