Meditation

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A new way to meditate

The Universal Intelligence has taught me a new way to meditate, i.e., communicate, with them. They prefer that this methodology not be named, so it shall remain nameless; it is, what it is.

What makes this new meditation technique different? You might already be aware at some level that there is a guide or angel with you, but did you know that it is possible to communicate with your guide? That is the difference. There is an actual individual with whom to talk. I don’t know about you, but when I used to think of meditation, I thought that we were just tapping into a vast field of impersonal intelligence – that there was no one with whom we could actually communicate. Well, the guides are with us. They are our intermediary – our bridge – with the Universal Intelligence. They speak our language, whatever it may be, and they are waiting for us to ask questions. All we have to do is learn to specifically ask questions and then listen for the answers.

Why? The point is to get to know yourself – to become self-aware. Plus, meditation can benefit our sense of wellbeing, and it can even initiate the healing process. Recording dreams is another valuable tool in getting to know self, since the guides can communicate with us more easily when we are asleep (until we become practiced at communicating consciously with them). Keeping a journal can also be very helpful. Although there need not be a set time for meditation, many find it convenient to meditate upon awakening in the morning or at bedtime, or both, at least until the habit of communicating has been built to the point that we automatically invite guidance. This can take years to develop – it is a gradual process of improvement and of raising one’s vibrational frequency.

Ground rule

The Universal Intelligence abides with the Law of Free Will when communicating with us. In accordance with the gift and law of Free Will, the Universal Intelligence will cooperate with our thoughts, fears and desires. They will tell us exactly what we want to hear, show us exactly what we want to see and allow us to believe whatever we want to believe, or they may cooperate with our fears and give us plenty of reason to remain fearful.

In other words, if we have a belief system that says,” there’s no such thing as God”, or, “God would never talk to me”, our guides must allow our questions to go unanswered. It is therefore up to us to become aware of our belief systems. Some steps can be taken to work around such beliefs until our trust has built to the point of knowing that the communication is real:

  • Simply try to be open to the idea that communication might be possible
  • Ask to have your belief system(s) set aside
  • Ask your question trusting/knowing that you will receive an answer

Preparation

With this new form of meditation, there is no need for incense or candles to be burned. There is no need for chanting or mantras. Protection prayers are not required. There is no need to place your body in any particular position. There is no need to concentrate on your breathing, or to breathe in any particular fashion. There is no need for any special equipment or materials. If you choose, you can burn a candle or play some soothing music to become relaxed. However, no rituals are required in order to communicate with the Universal Intelligence. In fact, performing rituals can show that fear is present, because the fear says that something terrible will happen when the ritual is not performed. Then ritual becomes superstition, and superstition is nothing more than fear that has become habit.

Begin by finding Centre

What is Centre? “Centre” is the place we can hear ourselves think (a vitally important step in gaining self-awareness). It’s a place of calm within self where we can ask questions, receive messages, and generally gain a sense of peace and harmony, even if only for a few moments.

If you have intentionally meditated before today, you will be familiar with getting into your centred space. If you have not, get ready to take a step into a more interesting universe.

How do I get there?

Simply be willing. Sounds too simple, right? But it really is just that easy. Begin by finding a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for five or ten minutes. Once you are settled comfortably, take a slow deep breath in, and gently let it out. Many find it helpful to ask the Universal Intelligence for assistance upon starting.

What can happen when I get there?

If you feel comfortable closing your eyes, go ahead and do so. You’ll know you’re in the right space when your eyelids flutter lightly. If your eyes are open, you will need to pay very close attention to yourself, both your body and your mind. You may feel your energy change when you’ve found the right place, or your thoughts may sound different.

This little .wmv video (permission may be needed to open file) is a sample of one of the special effects that can happen when we’re meditating / communicating with our guide. It shows what I call, for lack of a better name, blue swirlies. It is an incredibly relaxing – yet exciting – vision to behold.  The guides produce this particular effect as a signal to let us know that we’ve reached our centred space. Once we’re there, we can start asking questions or hear our guide’s message for us.

How long should it last?

As long as you’re comfortable and able to stay focused on paying attention to your thoughts. If you lose focus or forget to pay attention for a few seconds, just return to listening to your thoughts once you do remember.

If you feel ill at rest or uneasy, please try and set your worries aside for just a few minutes.

How often, and how many times should this be done?

It’s recommended to practice at least twice a day, once upon awakening and again before going to sleep. After a week or two, you’ll likely be able to find your centred space quite easily. Then it will be time to go on to Exercise 1.

Self-test

Whatever happens, try to record your experiences in a journal of some sort. It can serve as a reminder of your journey toward self-awareness and will help you recall what it was like if you teach others this methodology.

Meditation – Exercise 1: Asking questions

Place yourself in a comfortable position.

Find Centre.

Begin by asking a simple question. For example: “What is my soul name?” or, “What is my guide’s name?” and then listen for the answer. What does it mean if you hear more than one name? It means that you have more than one guide! If that is the case, then ask, “What is the name of my personal companion/ teaching guide?”

When the answer to your question is given, simply trust that it is not your imagination talking; that it is the voice of your guide. You will gradually become more comfortable asking more and more complex questions (like, “What is my life purpose?” or “What am I here to learn?”) and you will learn to trust your guide and your ability to communicate with them.

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About the guides

Our guides have not, do not, and will not, enter into human form. Our guide is not your long-passed grandparent or parent or sibling or child or pet, although often when we sense our guide’s presence there is the feeling of unconditional love that we used to experience with them.

The guides are entities who have been chosen by God to serve and to assist humanity. They are in constant, direct communion with God. Guides other than our personal companion/teacher guide do work with us, but only on a temporary assignment basis. Unlike our personal guide, they do not stay with us for our entire lifetime.

Meditation – Exercise 2: Asking questions

Now that you can go to your centred space fairly easily and are becoming used to paying attention to your thoughts, it’s time to start asking some questions. Start small, with a simple question or two asked one at a time. Here are some suggestions, but feel free to use your own:

  • What is my guide’s name?
  • How many guides are working with me?
  • What is my soul’s purpose?
    • The answer to this question may be answered over time, as it can be challenging to set our desires and beliefs aside. Simple, direct, carefully formed questions are a good way to start

Remember to ask for assistance while getting centred and then ask your questions, one at a time, waiting for the answer to each before moving on. This could take a few seconds or even a minute, depending on your level of “centredness”. Pay close attention to your body too, for your guide may use physical signals to communicate with you in the early stages of practicing meditation.

Self-test

What happened? Was there a message? Were there colours, or a picture? Was there a particular feeling, such as a sensation of warmth or cold, tiredness, relaxation, peace? If there just seemed to be a jumble of thoughts, try to recall at least a few of them to record in your journal.

Meditation – Notes

Sometimes in meditation the Universe will use words like “thee”, “thy”, “thou”, etc. when working with us. Other times they might address us as “Child of God”, or “Child”. This is not meant in any way other than lovingly, respectfully. When this happens, it is completely unmistakable that it is the Universe speaking, and not just our own thoughts. We can be certain then that there is specific information that needs to be given to us, and that questions need to be asked in order to gain full understanding of what is being given. Whatever is experienced, questions must be asked in order to find the correct interpretation and gain full understanding about what has been given. Why? This is because the Law of Free Will requires the Universal Intelligence to tell us what we want to hear, or what we already believe to be truth, so it is up to us to make the conscious choice to set aside our preconceived ideas and belief systems before inviting communication. In fact, recognizing all of our belief systems becomes crucial when working with the Universal Intelligence.

Whatever the experience, questions must be asked of our own guide in order to gain full understanding about what has been given.