The following information is part of a study guide titled
"The Foundation of Psychic Study," written by Spirit and
channeled through Jeannette Meek, Spiritual Medium.
|I have decided I want to begin a program of
*meditation. What can you tell me about meditation that will be
helpful to me?
||Meditation is a multilevel discipline.
It is also an inherent quality all people participate in deliberately or
non-deliberately. Anytime you change your level of consciousness
from one specific thought to another specific thought is actually a type
of meditation. Yet it is not recognized as meditation. Also
meditation is not as complicated as you might think it is. There
are many misconceptions about the process, but more misconceptions about
the result of meditation.
| What types of misconceptions?
- The biggest misconception is generally individuals do not think they
are able to meditate correctly or properly. There is not a right
or a wrong way to meditate. How you meditate is dependent on
what you are seeking to develop through the process of meditation.
- The second misconception is people think they don't have time to
meditate. The truth is everybody meditates at least once a day
in some form.
- The third misconception about meditation is individuals do not
believe they receive anything from meditation. The truth is you
always receive a result from meditation. Your result is always a
relaxed feeling, and a surge of energy. So the first step of
meditation is to recognize that you already do meditate and you do
receive a result from it.
- The fourth misconception is that people think they experience weird
events while meditating. The truth is you can only experience
what you are ready for during meditation. It is only seemingly
weird because it is something you are not accustomed to.
|How do I do meditation?
||You do this already, in many ways. Every
time you alter your conscious space of reality to another conscious space
and time of reality you are meditating. Most people do this with
frequency unconsciously. Every time you have a day dream for example
you are connected to the inner self by entering higher more refined state
of reality. During that time of viewing the day dream you have
changed your current state of reality to the inner vision, your material
location fades away to an unconscious state of reality. The "day
dream" relates to many of your everyday problems and the day dream
itself is symbolic of situations you are dealing with, the ones that nag
at you and you feel there are no solutions for. For example seeing
yourself in a daydream of being on a remote tropical island is symbolic of
how to overcome everyday stress in your life. The reality may be
that you can't take a vacation at this time, however, This picture is
symbolic of your need to take some time every day to be by yourself, and
treat yourself with kindness and love. If you follow the advice your
daydream conveyed to you it simply follows you will be able to handle
pressures of "everyday" life differently because you can see
everyday life from a different perspective. You will remember to include
your own needs and wants in your everyday life instead of attempting to
fulfill demands everyone else requests of you.
|Is there a program or an outline of mediation
that I can follow?
There are many schools of thought
about meditation and what you should do and what you should not do during
mediation, but again, meditation is an individual process. Also,
each school of thought about meditation has an idealistic goal as the
objective of the practice. I believe you can develop meditation with
a conscious planned goal in mind, yet I know the *higher self's goal is
what will be realized during a meditation session. The higher self
is always the director and the teacher leading the conscious mind to
specific realizations about the whole Spiritual self. The higher self is
the most knowledgeable teacher you will encounter on a pathway of
Spiritual Unfoldment. So meditation is an individualized process
that can be assisted by the school of thought you are studying.
The true consistency to a meditation plan is to create a planned time and
physical space for you to meditate within. The consistency to
progression to the state of meditation at will lies in developing your
meditation exercise period. The time spent in the meditation period
is inspirational and the activities that should or will take place during
that time are revealed to you as you are ready to accept the guidance
offered to you by the teacher within. When the student is ready, the
master appears. That master is the teacher within. To connect with
the master within is to open the pathway to the conscious development of
our Spiritual nature.
|There are many pathways to choose from as a
process of development of our Spiritual nature. They often become
confusing. Is there a place to start ones Spiritual journey, or one
level of study better than another? What are the differences between the
different types of study? Is there a difference between the
different types of study?
||There are many pathways to follow as a course of
study of spirituality, and it really does become confusing for people to
decide where and how to start their journey. The best way of course
is to follow your influences brought forth from the *Spirit within, as
your influence is the strongest teacher there is. Many people do
that instinctively, and still find their influence does not fulfill the
need for solid academic study of their spirituality. So for this
reason many schools of thought have manifested themselves in the material
plane. These schools of thought have manifested in three categories,
one being religion, the second philosophy, and the third science.
These levels are obvious in variances of application, yet they all speak
to the material mind of man. They attempt to put an order to
exploration of our spirituality. Yet, they also create more pathways
of exploration for man to walk down causing more thought, in turn the new
thought takes a very simple concept or idea and makes it more confusing.
So one way to explain the differences in techniques of Spiritual study is
to say the pathway outlined by the academic study is for the material
levels of mind, the so-called end of the pathway is the Spiritual
progression. The common denominator of all pathways is meditation,
and meditation is the real progression and where the real learning and
teaching of our spirituality take place. So all pathways of
Spiritual schools of thought lead to meditation, the pathways become the
process of learning the approach to meditation.
|What is the approach to meditation?
||The way to approach meditation is to logically
begin building a study period devoted to meditation.
|A "meditation study period" this
implies that I have to study something. . . I simply want to
meditate. Could you be more specific?
||Meditation is the study of *mind on all levels.
During our sojourn through the levels of incarnation we have divided our
mind into layers. These layers are considered divisions of mind or
levels of function I.E., *Conscious, *Subconscious, *Superconscious, etc.
The study of meditation is to gain understanding of the function of these
levels of mind. This understanding is gained by reading about the
different MIND divisions and the expected performance of the levels.
The actual meditation period is a process that allows these levels to
perform their functions without restriction of conscious thought.
The academic aspect of meditation study allows the harmony of mind
function. The harmony of mind function is a natural process that
happens without the restriction of thought.
We have also divided ourselves into bodies of function, physical self,
*soul self, Spiritual self. These divisions help us to cope with our
incarnation. Although we know we are not truly divided into these sectors
of self, these terms help us to understand and explain our behaviors.
Meditation is a process that allows us to integrate all these levels of
thought of ourselves to one level of minds function.
Meditation is a specific type of relaxation that allows change of our
current conscious state of reality to a higher vibrational state of
reality that can last for a few seconds or many minutes. So meditation is
one specific thing, or one specific definition, and that is to change
states of consciousness to a higher vibratory state of mind. To get
to a state of meditation at will is an individual process and it is also a
progressive process. Processes that work to lead to a state of
meditation for one individual may not work for another individual.
In a universal definition meditation is a process that allows the material
self and the Spiritual self to connect to a space of one point of minds
function. When you achieve this one point of minds function you
enter a space of "peace that passeth all understanding," and
that is the state of meditation.
|What is mind?
||Mind is the whole mind of function. The whole
mind of function is the universal mind. This mind is not fragmented
into aspects of self, or different aspects of function. Universal mind is
what man considers to be God, as this mind is all knowing.
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