What is multiple consciousness
5: The importance of meditation
A meaningful turn to the divine has nothing to do with what people usually practice and call prayer.
Your image of God is based on a God who does not do everything for his children that he could actually do and who does not know what they need, but who can be changed. The means are incantations, sermons, petitions, rosaries, supplications, begging, countless Our Fathers, songs, and non-stop repetition of mantras. In a word, it is an incessant stream of speech.
On the other hand, there is the form of interaction of meditation, which - coming from the Eastern tradition - has now gained a foothold in the West. Medieval mystical-contemplative exercises of their own (e.g. Theresa von Avila or the Cloud author) were strangled by the Inquisition at the time with the accusation of “wrong ways of praying”.
Through its phase of silence, meditation aims at communion with the divine soul within, it is about dialogue with it, about the perceptible (!) Experience of its presence.
Seen in this way, there is a worldly and a spiritual conception of prayer. The worldly wants mostly something worldly. The spiritual strives above all for contact through the divine being within, with the truth of life; it affirms something that is already in us, but whose access or effectiveness was buried, and it waits devotedly for the signal from the soul. Everyone knows from experience that the material wish fulfillment sometimes goes well and sometimes bad. Very few realize that it is always dictated by self-preservation. Wish fulfillment only works when the pattern of self-preservation is abandoned and contact with the soul is sought instead. Then it takes over our concerns and fulfills them, provided that they are compatible with the common good.
The further the spiritual path has progressed, the more the awareness of needs decreases. Need means denial of the perfection of creation. What is denied is “full sufficiency”, life without lack and in excess, which is potentially already there inside. It just waits to be activated through recognition.
Mephisto calls itself the "spirit that always denies." He is the embodiment of the lower soul, this structure of instincts and needs in humans, which strives to correct defects and does not know that through this striving in the sense of wanting to fight for oneself ”creates these deficiencies in the first place. That is why everyday life consists of countless differences between target and actual values. (This even applies to people who live in total luxury, albeit in a reduced way. Therefore, they have less chances to find the spiritual path. A rich man does not need God.) The ego constantly wants to achieve goals or is constantly on the hunt for the fulfillment of his desires instead of worrying about making contact with his soul. The ego thus denies the actual spiritual identity of the human being. But if he would “strive” after this and would succeed in this, everything necessary is added. This is not only stated in Mt. 6, but is the tangible experience of all those who have “sought” successfully. The target / actual value difference would then be canceled to an increasing extent. The inner guidance not only delivers everything that is vital and furthermore that brings fulfillment - even without being asked - but beyond that that which is necessary for the realization of the more and more emerging tasks for the common good.
Traditional prayer aims for God to make a difference, in the interests of the person praying. It's ego-led. The wise men have taught that God knows what we need long before we even know it. This means that praying for worldly things as well as for daily bread is pointless. It's like asking the sun to shine under a parasol. Above all, the countless attempts of the past millennia to beg God for the end of hunger, war, misery and misery show that they were never heard. People have made animal and human sacrifices, practiced incantation rituals, paid bribes such as indulgences, donated endlessly and tried to make a deal, etc., but it was of no use. They did it to achieve their ego goals and couldn't see that it wasn't working. It is something completely different with meditation. The search for contact with the inner voice has a certain meaning, but definitely not the one that everyday people attribute to it. As I said, they have wishes for self-preservation that they would like to have fulfilled.
"You mustn't scream to God,
the spring is in you;
don't you stuff the exit,
it flows for and for. "
(Angelus Silesius: Cherubinian Wanderer I, 55)
The meaning of the spiritual search for contact with the soul is to undo the separation from it, because it is precisely this detachment that is the source of all evil and suffering. The consequence of the reconnection is that she advises and guides us safely and successfully through the ups and downs of everyday life down to the last detail. In this way the soul demonstrates its physical effectiveness in the here and now by preserving, healing, protecting, caring for and guiding. Christianity calls the instance of this transition of the invisible power into the visible material dimension the "Holy Spirit." B. recommends when taking medication to drastically increase or decrease the prescribed dose in order to bring the effectiveness to full effect. It clearly leads - through a kind of inner urge - to certain decisions or, in the opposite case, slows down impending wrong decisions, for example when buying a used car. Those who cultivate their listening inwardly will gain invaluable decision-making aids through them. Before making important decisions (vaccinating the children, choosing a doctor, buying a home, moving, career steps), it can lead to the right decision. Then you live a life according to the principle "YourWill be done! "
The soul blocks my steering wheel movement to the left for a moment to overtake if someone was in the blind spot. It causes me to go to a website where the product I've been looking for for a long time can finally be found, and maybe at a special price. She advises on online remote purchases e.g. B. with clothing and helps with grocery shopping to avoid disadvantages such as pesticides and to make the best choice. She does all this and more when I manage to refine my "gut feeling" by turning to her with trust and asking for guidance. Homer uses this symbolically in the Odyssey by naming the "Invocation of the Muse" in the very first line of the epic and later constantly consulting with the goddess. There is a vote of confidence and no begging for material advantages. All of life before that was shaped by the principle "My Will be done! "
Traditional prayer is lack of awareness
“Give us today our daily bread!” He has always done nothing else. However, we still often do not receive it because we - unconsciously - do everything possible to prevent it from being received: The first is that we get ours defect dress in prayer form and beg for problem solving. But lack awareness creates lack, and therefore such prayers are counterproductive and a disregard for creation, which is "very good" (Gen. 1).
Of course there are situations in which those who are guided by the soul are in earthly trouble. And of course they turn to their inner guidance. But they do not present their problem as a problem (= deficiency). You are radiant with your inner self Essence - as omnipotence - conscious (which means that we soul are) and on the basis of their spiritual experience express their gratitude that they live from this inner voice. They know that there is really nothing to ask for; because whoever has the back connection to the soul has everything anyway, including material. But often the soul not only wants us to surrender our will to it, but that we She directing by asking for advice or asking for guidance (“What should I do now?”) or also asking for spiritual progress. The meditators express their confidence that the solution will be revealed to them, ask “Show me the way!” And wait. In some cases the answer comes promptly.
I am on my way home from Budapest to Hamburg. My taxi from the train station to Ferihegy Airport gets into an unexpected and, according to the taxi driver, unusual traffic jam. It takes over an hour longer, even though the driver is doing the wildest evasive maneuvers. Because of this involvement, he only asked me for half the amount that is on the taximeter. But I still only have one euro left. But since I have the flight ticket and my car key, I don't need any more for Hamburg. I arrive five minutes after boarding is over, the gate is closed. I show my passport and ticket, want to quickly check in my suitcase and hear: “The aircraft has gone!” Since that can't be, I walk to the luggage belt opposite. I hear the same thing there. The employee calls and confirms that the plane has, unusually, left a little early. Despair wants to take hold of me. I have no money, no credit card or anything, and at the time there were no cell phones. I don't have any money for a hotel, not even for the bus to the consulate, and that's closed on Saturday evening anyway.
I now ward off all negative thoughts and ask for guidance. Then there is a moment of calm and quiet. Without my mind being clear about what to do, my steps lead me to the check-in counter again. The clerk listens to my story again, looks me up and down, looks at her monitor and sits there for a minute. Suddenly she gets up and says, “What I'm doing now is illegal. I'll give you a seat in the plane to Hamburg for the same departure time tomorrow evening. ”She issues me a ticket, I spend the night on the airport benches, wait the next day and fly to Hamburg in the evening on a fully occupied plane and come after a long time Car ride exhausted but happy at home.
An essential factor that keeps the prayers unanswered is that by continually producing thoughts, words and sounds, we ensure that the quiet voice of the soul is drowned out and cannot be heard. This will block the channel through which it takes effect. Because we have to be guided by the gentle voice from within and not by external considerations, views, teachings and interpretations. The more the thinking comes to rest, the more that of the soul becomes effective. As long as the thoughts are allowed to rage, there is neither real meditation nor connection with the soul.
Further factors that prevent contact with the inner guidance are desires (apart from those with a spiritual content; see below) and the belief that earthly persons or states have power.
As far as desires are concerned, they are almost automatically associated with “I” and “mine” and clearly indicate their ego character. There are countless examples of this in terms of building a house, choosing a partner, borrowing, wanting to have children, career goals, etc. Nobody knows what the truth is, nobody knows what is right and best for everyone involved. Only when the mind is successfully excluded can this truth unfold. That is why Robert Browning writes in Paracelsus that the canal should be opened so that the "captured shine" can be released.
In contrast to material requests, requests for spiritual goals, i.e. requests for guidance, enlightenment, advice, etc., are obvious, practicable and goal-oriented. It is no coincidence that Homer leads the odyssey with the "Invocation of the Muse" a. Even in critical situations, appeals like “Don't let me down now!” Are anything but practical, despite some contradictions, provide stability and are successful.
As for the interaction with the soul, besides the spiritual considerations, the focus is on thatremain silent. It is the resting of the thoughts by stopping the constant fire of thoughts. This is what the Eastern tradition shows us. Then our divine core sends us solutions in the form of flashes of inspiration, inspirations, ideas, etc. They come when necessary and, above all, on request. In this respect, silence is not the goal, but the foundation or the prerequisite for the inflow of soul power. In contrast to the Eastern traditions, silence was rather less well known in the West until the recent past. However, it is not a matter of a planless or meaningless silence, but a purposeful oneListen to, that we introduce with the request “speak!” (see above the Invocation) and thus build up a suitable framework and appropriate expectations. With this we express that it is important to us to be contacted, advised and guided by our soul. In the Islamic fairy tale world, Aladdin has to use the lamp every time rubso that the spirit appears.
As I said, one point of preventing interaction with the soul is pleading for thingsmaterial Improvement. When the vessel of consciousness is already full of hopes, plans and wishes, nothing of fulfillment can enter it:
In the Eastern Zen wisdom there is the story of the professor who seeks instruction from a Zen master. The master offers tea and pours the teacup into the viewfinder and continues to pour into the already filled cup. When the professor exclaims in horror that the cup has long been full, the master replies that this is a symbol for the student's consciousness: A consciousness that is already filled with knowledge and prejudices can no longer absorb truths.
Incidentally, Jesus never asked God to do anything materially for anyone. Rather, he said: "Get up, take your bed and go!" He also expressed that he had not healed the paralyzed man, but that his own change of consciousness in relation to the powerlessness of the evil brought about the healing.
In this respect, all the prayers in the houses of God lead to a sideline. They violate Jesus' teaching in every respect - by praying publicly instead of going into the closet individually, closing the door behind you and turning to God in secret (Mt. 6,6).
- They are noisy and drown out the “quiet, gentle voice” (1. Kö 19, 12).
- You are also oriented towards defects and predominantly materially,
instead of concentrating on spiritual goals, on "seeking."
- They contain ambiguous stresses like “Thy will be done!” With the
Emphasis on the last instead of the first syllable.
- And they consist of lurking down pre-formulated set pieces instead of
to respond individually to the very personal situation of the person praying.
It is fundamentally overlooked that it is not God who fulfills our wishes, but our own consciousness that is divine and is realized. Since we usually do not know our own divine identity with the associated abundance of power above good and evil, we have given up this co-creation, thus removing ourselves from our fate-forming power and even charging our concerns with deficiency. In the best case scenario, this leads to non-response and non-fulfillment. The American transcendental philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson writes:
“What kind of prayers do people allow themselves? ... Any prayer that calls for some special benefit ... is blasphemous.
True prayer is the contemplation of the things of this life from the highest point of view. It is the Spirit of God who says that his work is good. Prayer as a means to achieve any private goal is meanness and theft. "(Essays, Part 1, Chapter 3)
Abundance consciousness in meditation
The fact that their prayers are not answered doesn't stop people from trying again and again. People pray to a god:
(a) who has no idea what his children might need,
(b) who in their opinion withholds something from them,
(c) who does not do everything he could for his children,
(d) who can be persuaded
(e) whom you want to move through prayer to give out what you want after all,
(f) who distributes his gifts to some and not to others when requested to do so.
These types of prayers make the Creator a kind of Santa Claus. Instead of realizing the abundance of this world, they are shaped by lack.They express deficiency awareness through wanting, wishing, and pleading. In doing so, they prevent the Spirit of God and its fullness from penetrating to the supplicants. This was demonstrated by the Buddha: he had searched in vain for a long time and only found enlightenment when he had thrown off all the concepts of desire and started meditating. This is also illustrated by the following context:
"Seek first the kingdom of God ...
so ... everything will fall to you. "
Our divine consciousness is meant by the kingdom of God. It penetrates the categories of good and evil, recognizes the only-good behind the evil surface and contains no deficiency. This is noticeable, among other things, in the renunciation of revenge and in constant forgiveness, especially the enemies. If usNot All good things happen, then the pursuit of divine consciousness was not too far off.
Because weare already always supplied with everything we need, and with even more, not just the essentials! This can easily be seen from the fact that the earth is so incredibly rich in resources that it can comfortably supply much more than the current seven billion people with its freshwater supplies, wood, mineral resources, fish and livestock stocks and abundant soils. How can it then be that we are stuck in existential problems of acute hunger, malnutrition, climate catastrophe, nuclear threat, crime, flight and war?
“I have come so that you can live and diefull Have enough. "
The reason is that this high I that is in every human being is from himmust be recognizedso that full sufficiency unfolds. Everyone who has taken the risk knows thatNot first to take care of his material sufficiency, but the other way round first sought and found access to his High ICH (which he was only brought to with hard blows of fate). In addition, despite the occasional dramatic lack, he has maintained the certainty that the leafless fruit tree will provide full satisfaction in due course.
Recognizing is like handling a lamp. Without connection It does not shine on the electricity, so you can pray as much as you want. The connection is characterized by the fact that we called the “muse”, therefore received contact and handed our will over to divine guidance. We then no longer chase after our goals ourselves, but wait and let us see what the soul has intended for us in relation to our longings. What isyour Will?
How do you find the dialogue?
How does this finding of dialogue, the direct line to the soul work? After a plane crash in the early 2000s, the funeral service for the German victims was broadcast. The priest in the pulpit introduced the sermon with the words that we all know how unspeakably difficult it is to live with a god, Who wouldn't speak to us. That's a statement that is hard not to fall out of the TV chair.
Our inner voice speaks to us all the time. It expresses itself as an inner sensation of urging in a certain direction or as an inhibition of a decision in another direction. It manifests itself as part of our dreams, often those that repeat themselves. It expresses itself as a happy "coincidence", as an inexplicable, "miraculous" rescue or as a premonition. It expresses itself as an unmistakable sign when z. B. everything that you touch fails or as an intolerance when you supply yourself with food that is harmful to you. Above all, it manifests itself as an illness that shows one is deviating from the course of the soul. It also expresses itself as conscience and as Gut feeling. An example from Jewish wisdom is Job: He did not speak above God, butWith to him, and God answered (!), as he currently does with everyone who persistently "knocks" on their own initiative. (Only in rare cases did this happen without searching and knocking, as with Johanna, see below)
We consciously and gratefully accept the knocking offer by answering through meditation. By retreating to a quiet refuge and closing your eyes, you turn away from the outside world as much as possible *; that first affects the external framework, then the body feeling and finally the world of thought. One strives to create the greatest possible distance between consciousness - which is something completely different from thinking - and unwanted and uninvited thoughts. This is not easy, because from childhood we were raised to direct thought, but never to stop it.
This is very different in the Eastern tradition. Hinduism and Buddhism have developed a variety of methods to block out thought activity in order to get into silence. Because only in this state does the language of the soul come through correctly and consciously. The thought attacks of fear, worry and anger come from "below", from the program of self-preservation. Intuition comes from “above”; but it only flows in in silence and invocation. The barrage of thoughts has the seductive function of distracting from the path to the soul and binding us to the contexts and laws of the material world of the valley of woe. This symbolically shows the story of the prodigal son who lost his fortune "outside" wants to find (like Parzival) and leaves the inner "court of the father". In Homer's Odyssey, it is the “suitors” who Penelope - our soul - want to conquer. Through the silence or thought void, the separation between me and the soul is reduced, and I create more and more the unity with it.
The immersion happens under the main aspect of listening. You communicate with your ears (directed inwards), so to speak, and not with your mouth. Then one day the Spirit will speak to us. Then you can physically (!) Feel your presence (see below). Meditation is the only means to use the chance to dialogue with the soul, to open the contact and to stabilize it.
For those who have found the dialogue, it is very direct and binding. The inner voice reacts immediately like in a conversation between people, but rarely with human sentences and explanations, but mostly with a noticeably deep inhalation to inquiries that - binary - can be answered with yes or no. It only responds in the case of yes. She doesn't know no. It can also express itself through a feeling of urgency, an internal image, a tingling sensation in the palms of the hands, or other physical forms. In addition, it also acts of its own accord, which the "old" person always sees as "coincidence", "luck", "like a miracle", "whole squadrons of guardian angels" (someone who fled from Stalingrad at the last moment) and so on.
As the dialogue evolves, the spiritual seeker encounters the following two phenomena during meditation:
1) One day he will have to find out at some point that his inspirations from within are contradicting and z. Sometimes also become nonsensical. From this moment on he has to take note that on the spiritual side there is not just one but two instances or that a second has interfered, which wants to cause confusion. This is a phenomenon that the Bhagavad Gita suggests in two verses:
"The one who knows honors the gods, the one who adheres serves the demons, the gate serves the lowest spirits ..." (XVII, 4)
"Neither on earth nor in the world of the gods (!) There is no being that is completely free from the trinity of attributes." (XVIII, 40)
He then has to develop methods to distinguish the two sources. As early as the Middle Ages, this phenomenon was described and analyzed under the heading "Differentiation of the spirits". B. von Heinrich von Friemar: The treatise on the differentiation of spirits. These and other sources refer to the multitude of references in the New Testament such as B. “Don't believe every spirit ... “(1 John 4,1).
2) The aspirant experiences that at some point he wakes up at irregular intervals in the middle of the night. Because that accumulates, more and the question of the reason arises: It is a call of the soul. It calls for a nocturnal meditation, which should not affect him, but in favor of another person or circumstance.
The prerequisite for reaching the dialogue, that is, for “opening up”, is first of all to decide for the step into meditation, the “striving for the kingdom of God.” The next point is just as crucial: Man must be prepared to remain persistent and steadfast in meditating regularly until something happens. It is not enough to just think in terms of months. It's like drilling a tunnel through a mountain range. It takes forever, but then comes the breakthrough. One must not become lazy and fall back into everyday routines. The main excuse is: “No time!” Seriousness is tested. The Nazarene emphasizes this requirement to stick to the matter in Matthew (25:13).
Then it is important to plan the meditation on a dialogue from the outset. This means that the phase of silence (see below) cannot be just a calm thought, but a conscious one Listenis understood. This phase is initiated by a spiritual request, namely that of "calling the muse", i. H. we ask the soul for dialogue. This is symbolically represented in the Arab fairy tale by the fact that Aladdin discovered the lamp rubsso that the spirit appears. This procedure corresponds to the * "striving" for spiritual awareness, as stated in Matthew in chapter 6 or as William Penn calls it "the inner preparation of the heart". Above all, the silence is not ended when one no longer feels like it or thinks that one can get out now. Rather, one waits in the passive phase of silence for a feeling as a signal fromDismissal and only then ends it. That is the key point. You don't decide yourself, but leave this decision to your inner voice: "Your Will be done! ”It is of course clear that this conception of spiritual dialogue is a slap in the face of the ego, which always wants to be self-determined and independent.
In 1570, the mystic Valentin Weigel expressed the importance of silence, the highest form of meditation:
“God gives us what we ask beforehand
and get ahead of us ...
God commands us to love
we should love him and our neighbors ...
he also wants to awaken love in us,
if only we could be silent ... "
(Church or house postil. Gospel on Sunday Misericordias Domini)
Weigel names charity, pleading and silence as elements of meditation. The religious systems of the West essentially only know material request, while in the Eastern scriptures silence is a central component of striving for access to the divine, precisely through meditation.
“Anyone who practices yoga should sit down
in quiet seclusion
alone, master of his thoughts,
nothing earthly, just God in mind. ...
... then subdue the senses
resolute spirit from within. "
(Bhagavad Gita VI; 10, 24)
The practice of meditation
Before starting the actual meditation, progressive muscle relaxation or similar first draws attention away from the body and then from thinking and feelings (mind). The ultimate tool for mental control is the observation of thoughts. One learns to let them run into the void more and more, i. H. not to occupy oneself with them or even to allow their constant repetition. Without conscious observation, they do what they want - when the cat is out of the house, so to speak - and that always turns out badly for the individual. Thoughtlessness is the prerequisite for the development of soul power (spirit). At this moment you learn that thinking and awareness are two different things: you have freed yourself from the chatter of thoughts and are still awake and fully aware. Through the loss of body awareness and then the loss of thought activity, we leave the horizontal consciousness and enter the vertical spiritual dimension of the inner sun.
Contemplation only has a place in the first active phase of meditation. They are used to look at certain wisdoms without evaluation and to illuminate them in word form in connection with one's own life situation from all sides, such as For example: “My grace is enough for you” (2 Cor. 12,9). This achieves a state of calm in which the onslaught of the usual drumming of thoughts subsides. An important
* The purpose of this spiritual request is to build up an expectation as an impulse for consciousness so that it realizes this goal (see chapter 10).
The method to ward off the barrage is to go mentally to a higher level. B. the own soul with its omnipotence as an aura around the own body contour. Furthermore, the wisdom sentences and the thoughts connected with them serve to not allow elements of consciousness of lack. Therefore, in this phase, one usually thinks about intellectual content. When it comes to people, they are viewed as souls and not as external people. The second part of the active phase contains questions about current problem management and allows for specific questions: “What should I do?” Then the transition to passive silent mode takes place. Silence is the most important part of prayer or meditation:
- The silence brings human thought to rest, and so becomes that of the soul
- The silence is a demonstration of trust in the inner guidance.
- The silence is the admittance and admission of the soul power, makes its way
- Silence is the counterpart to willing and thus to the ego.
- The silence prevents identification with the thoughts.
- Silence is the alternative to thinking and talkingabove the divine.
- The silence removes us from the judgment that something is bad.
- The silence solves us from the problem and leads us to the truth of the “full
- The silence leads to the finding of one's own identity and oneness (Ps. 46,10).
- The silence leads to the realization that the problem is not mine, but this
- The silence deepens the insight "The Father in me does the works."
- The silence enables communication with the divine essence.
In the active phase of meditation one does not illuminate the problem as such, but as far as possible quite neutrally as a mere fact. That is not easy, because Mephisto brings out heavy artillery in the form of threatening thoughts. On the other hand, the awareness of the divine identity with omnipotence within helps. Every time panic occurs, one immediately goes into one's own identity of the Son of God within. One also does not ask for a solution to the problem or for any other desirable material condition. That would be deficiency consciousness, and its meditative deepening would only make things worse. Rather, one asks - the only meaningful request - to receive the truth from within. Because the spiritual truth deep inside the person is the key to solving this and all problems anyway - which only exist in order to rediscover the truth of life. However, especially with urgent matters, it is part of itguide to ask: "What should I do?" or even better, "What is your will?"
It would usually be counterproductive to ask such questions as “Who was that?” Or “Am I the child's father?” That would mean wanting to take advantage of the god within. It then served, so to speak, as a spiritual telescope for the ego. It only matters to learn how to behave or whether to do this or that.
Without an act of forgiveness, we shouldn't really need to continue meditation. As long as hatred and resentment still glow inside, the necessary prerequisites for deep spiritual understanding are not yet available. It is important to realize that it was not the person who did us harm, but the self-preservation program within them. In this way you develop the necessary distance and understanding for Why people “do not know what they are doing.” But since forgiveness is more a result than a prerequisite for meditation, we inevitably have to live a time with such a contradiction.
As long as you don't have a dialogue or an unmistakable gut feeling, you inevitably have to act reasonably, push back the self-related aspect and take into account the general welfare as much as possible.Because if the shining of the sun has occurred for me, it is still not only intended for me. After all, the sun doesn't just shine on the narrow borders of my garden and doesn't stop at the garden fence. Everything that then turns out to be well-being is nothing more than a basis for the sunshine to spread to other people. There are many examples of this in everyday practice, even if they do not have a spiritual background: It happens again and again that individuals or couples who have suffered a great misfortune set up initiatives based on this impulse to exchange experiences and these others to be able to provide.
In the binary communication mode with the inner voice, the difficulty lies in being able to feel only the possibilities conceivable by the limited mind and to ask for yes or no. The limitation is obvious because it is only a question of the paths imaginable for the mind, although some of the intuitive solutions go beyond these limits of imagination and are nevertheless often of astonishing simplicity. It is always about the reunification with the source of life, which connects us with each other. In addition, everyone who belongs to our state of consciousness is also brought to us through it.
If you want to reach someone by phone, you dial their number. But the dialing mechanism does not connect us directly with the conversation partner. That is not possible, because then there would have to be as many cable ends as there are subscribers worldwide. Rather, the call (via group dialers as intermediate instances) goes to Headquarters; this connects the calling side with the side to be called via an intermediate selector. The head office is a higher level from which communication and thus “problem solving” takes place. It brings about the achievement of the goal. In a spiritually successful life, you don't go from A to B, but from A to C (like Central). That means you take z. B. in the case of lack of money or unemployment from goal B (job) in meditation distance from the problem and hands over the matter to the self as C and waits for guidance.
So one does not go inward to find the fault, but to find the truth. It follows that the following external healing process came about through a change in consciousness and not from some god up there. Consciousness is healed, and it heals deficiency (see Chapter 10). You don't focus on solving the problem, but on the problem solver. If you z. B. is without a partner and feels a longing for partnership, one surrenders in meditationselfless the achievement of inner guidance and turnsnot the first to a partnership exchange. Included in this attitude of "Your Will be done ”is, however, also the toleration that the soul may not currently provide for togetherness. One avoids notions of a deficiency situation, but fills the consciousness with one's own divine identity and a suitable wisdom as above z. B. “I have come so that they have life and abundance” or “Even when I don't know what to do, I am an expression of a force that can cope with it.” Then you start to wait for the release with confidence in meditation and later on for signs, information, constellations or incidents that show or bring the solution. This can take a while. Nor can the farmer expect the grain that he sown in March to produce as early as April. In this way one can realize the balancing act between one's own longing and selflessness. An ideal example is the behavior of the Nazarene in the Garden of Gethsemane. There he expresses his desire (!) To the “father in me” that the cup of imprisonment and execution should pass him by, but at the same time subordinates himself to his inner guidance. Being aware of himself, he fits into the overall concept. There are innumerable problems in our lives, large and also very small, but there is an answer from within to all of them, the solution of which we really need.
During the prayer of everyday people the realization of material Wishes aims, - also in the ritual lulling down of prayer formulas such. B. the Lord's Prayer - the main goal of inward meditation is spiritual dialogue, communion with inner guidance. Because it goes before us and levels all obstacles (Isa. 45,2) - also material - and leads to the ultimate determination of every person. It is the return to the "father's court" as described in the parable of the prodigal son. Their prerequisite is regular - not just occasional - meditation. It is nourishment for the soul like eating several times a day which is for the body. In addition to self-programming, it includes the quantitative aspect of theRefueling: Since a single charge with spiritual energy is not enough for a whole day - you don't eat just once a day - you need a meditative immersion 3-4 times a day in order not to succumb to the distractions of the outside world in the long run. The material person cannot do without food and drink, the spiritual person cannot do without meditation. Without it, mental perception is almost impossible, because without it the mind cannot be factored out and thought calm cannot be achieved.
With increasing meditative experience, first, the individual mode changes again and again, and second, the meditative phases expand insofar as short-term meditative elements are added: Before starting a journey, before entering a room, before the first bite of a meal, after being flashed, before the phone call or business conversation, before switching on the radio or PC, etc. This is expanded on and on, so that not a quarter of an hour goes by without the inner sun being realized even without these external occasions. Finally, one can reach a state of consciousness that is quantitatively shaped by perhaps even 50% remaining in the “Kingdom of God”: This would then be a kind of * throne room consciousness. Some “chosen ones” (term from the film “Matrix”) achieve more. The forefather of Christianity Paul describes this stage as praying “without ceasing.” For training, it can be useful to call up the timer function of your mobile phone and have yourself reminded of these one-second meditations at regular short intervals. So much for the quantitative aspect.
Qualitatively, the path to empty thoughts is anything but easy, because the negative thoughts of worry, retribution, etc., i.e. the contents, try to maintain the aspirant's attachment to the non-spiritual gross physical environment.
* If e.g. If, for example, a medieval architect is commissioned by the king to expand the throne room and do his work on site in this very room, then he will always have in the back of his mind where he is located, even with a high concentration on the drafts. This double or multiple consciousness, which plays a major role in looking through, is called “throne room consciousness”.
The modern term for this is mindfulness, not concentration.
The main tool is the observation of thoughts. It means not including their content, but their category. This means to make yourself aware that there is a thought package just now, e.g. B. wanted to penetrate the classification "worry". One ignores the content, does not allow it * to penetrate and immediately goes into the self-knowledge of the inner god: Gnothi se auton! The Hindus and Jainas would say: OM!
In everyday life there are tons of questions and therefore decisions about how to proceed. This can concern dealing with partners, children, etc., finding suitable remedies or healing persons, or dealing with business or general professional questions. The many decisions that have to be made every day are often associated with serious consequences and do not just refer to the purchase of a used car, for example. It's about choosing a partner, career crossroads, investments, personnel decisions, for managers it can be about whether to rely on hybrid cars, e-cars or those with fuel cells, about choosing a career after school, financing, etc. All in all, it's everything Problems in which there is no ultimate authority and which can be fatal if wrong decisions are made. This even applies to the advice given by the chief physician, whose 60:40 statistics are only a very limited aid to decision-making in predicting the success of the operation. Many make a for-and-con list for making a decision because they trust analytical thinking. There is nothing wrong with that at first, but they cannot solve the mostly tight decisions, they cannot solve them. Ultimately, it comes down to the so-called gut decisions, always associated with the fear of having made the wrong decision and having to bear the responsibility. But such gut decisions have nothing to do with spiritually based reliability because they are made unconsciously and are unfounded. Only the spiritual dialogue brings security. However, this is not a complete guarantee for success in its own sense, because the soul guides me under the primacy of the common good, and that does not always have to exactly match my own wishes. For example, you can be extremely satisfied with your car and still receive an impulse to buy a newer one. The impulse can also come externally, e.g. B. by a total write-off. Then you face the problem of choice. For the subsequent question "Which one Car? ”The inner guidance is an invaluable aid to decision-making. Later, one can assess the wisdom of these instructions through one's experience with the new car - which one would not have bought without a guidance.
When it comes to guidance in material things, it is still important not to want to use it as a tool, as an extended telescope for one's own interests. The ego always wants to decide for itself and not give up control. Therefore, obedient (!) Execution is always part of the spiritual contact, which is nothing other than the realization of the principle "Your will be done!"
A young office worker is dissatisfied with his job, which is too monotonous for him. He asks if he should accept his friend's offer to work with him as a vacuum cleaner salesman. The answer is yes. When he got in touch after a year, it turned out that the changeover had proven to be a failure. However, this enabled him to recognize his competencies and his role in the overall concept more clearly. He resumed his old job, but now with satisfaction and new motivation.
Spiritual return, formerly known as 'enlightenment', depends not only on regular meditation but also on the study of the wisdom scriptures and their intuitively based active implementation. This means demonstrating the knowledge gained in action.
Stages of meditation
(1) What constitutes modern meditation, roughly summarized, consists of three phases. In preparation - lying down or in the yoga seat and with your eyes closed - the following points are important: One goes into being "... little room, close the door ... and pray in secret and ... don't babble so much because you think you will be heard if you say a lot."
* Shankara illustrates this with the picture that the poison of the cobra cannot work if it does not get into the body.
Then, through progressive muscle relaxation or similar concepts, one practices a state that leads to loss of body awareness. This is the basis for the second step, the loss of mental and emotional awareness. Only when the earthly-material factors are faded out, space is created for the soul's effectiveness.
After overcoming physical and psychological sensation, one begins to pay attention to the stream of thoughts that one has not invited and that is storming undesirably at one observe. So, as I said, you don't get involved in the content, but only take note of the title, something like this: Look, there comes a thought of anger. Then you take your time until it cools itself off and in the best case just drips away. It would be pointless to try to fight it with positive or generally worldly thoughts by using mental counter-force. That means any effort would be counterproductive within meditation. The observation is therefore not related to the content, i.e. H. to understand fearful or aggressive thoughts as such, but we characterize the thought in question purelyformally,statistically, so to speak: “Aha, a fearful thought.” We do not allow it to spread and certainly not to repeat itself. Because as long as thoughts can repeatedly interfere in meditation, it is not. The successful blocking of thoughts is a crucial prerequisite for meditation and thus access to the soul. As long as they manage to sparkle into the silence, there is less success. Therefore, as soon as the attack arrives, we change levels and change from physical consciousness to spiritual, by going to our spiritual identity as “Father in me”.
In Greek mythology, meditation is symbolically expressed through the fifth heroic deed of Heracles, who conquers the lion of Nemea, a negative animal thought (!) Tremendously, by going into the lion's den, closing both entrances (eyes) and there strangled the monster without weapons (!), thus taking away its air to breathe. Allowing thoughts of fear, lack and anger is the basis of existence for the personal turmoil. But if we go into silence by observing the stream of thoughts in the vertical direction, the attacks no longer have a chance to dock, they cannot establish themselves and are therefore stifled. This clears the channel for the inner voice, because observation takes it Perspective of our soul a. We switch the viewpoint to our higher self.
"So you the eternal word
in you want to hear speak,
so you have to yourself beforehand
break completely from balance. "
(Angelus Silesius: Cherubian Wanderer I, 85)
This overcomes the desire to have and the orientation to the rules of the game of the external world and thus the origin of evil. As long as that doesn't work, there are various aids. We hold our breath every now and then. At this moment the terror of thoughts is also stopped. You do that until the pan on our spiritual "I" works better. In addition, one can intimidate the flood of thoughts for a few moments by asking the question: "Who dares to enter next?" These little helpers are only intended as temporary aids to get started and lose their meaning with increasing practice. Then we free ourselves from any hostility towards unpopular contemporaries by looking through their spiritual essence. The interaction of the two souls - in me and the opponent - is always harmonious. It is a powerful tool in any dispute. Without love of one's enemies and the constant that goes with itforgivenessor at least we do not need to continue the effort - except in the beginning - it would block access to the divine.
Then we ask for enlightenment for the world, not for ourselves. This is an important point because the sun shines on everyone. In this respect, those who ask in this way have a certain responsibility for further events on the earthly plane. As usual, the focus is not on ourselves, but on the common good: in a dispute, for example, about custody of children after a divorce, all too often it is all about the realization of ego-related interests. If each partner tried to take at least the position of family judge, who is primarily concerned with the best interests of the child, much would be done for peace and at the same time for the liquidation of the ego program.
(2) The second phase consists of the contemplative part of the meditation and is the first focus of the entire process, anothermore active Part of the sinking. This phase consists of contemplating a spiritual truth such as B .:
- "I have come so that they should have life and full satisfaction",
- "Be still (!) And know that I am God",
- "I'll never leave you",
- "Any weapon that is prepared against me should not succeed",
- "The Lord is my Shepherd, I will want for nothing",
- "I am created as his expression",
- "The kingdom of God is within you",
- "I live, but not me, but I live in me",
- "I have care because I am care",
- "You would have no power if it weren't given to you from above", etc.
- "Seventy times seven times forgive my brother who sins against me",
- "I in me is the way, love and life."
Here the activity of the mind is already reduced, negative thought attacks play a smaller role, the consciousness is largely filled with the statement of truth and its objectification in our life. Without considering such principles in every meditation, it is clearly limited in its effectiveness.
This phase of meditation also includes the spiritual analysis, the consideration of our decisions or behavior from a spiritual point of view, regardless of whether we are considering future projects or evaluating critical experiences, incorrect reactions, etc., especially when it comes to relying on the mind. but which cannot be relied on.
The essential characteristic of this consideration is that one can see an object, a state, a situation or a person without a desire, without fear andwithout good and bad considered. Then the contemplation is me-less and freed from the good-bad thinking pattern.
Suppose I have a member of my tennis department who, like me, plays weakly. When we play doubles together and he makes a lot of technical mistakes, he yells out his displeasure, but doesn't refer to it, only to shower me with a torrent of accusations when I make mistakes. Sure, he projects his lack away from himself onto the nearest scapegoat. If I were to defend myself, as people normally do, or - the worst possible and at the same time usual - respond with a counterattack with reference to his underground game, escalation and lasting poisoning of the atmosphere in the entire team would be inevitable. If, on the other hand, I know or make it clear to myself in a second meditation that I am the bearer of the Son of God, that the interaction of our two souls is always and fundamentally harmonious and that the evil is powerless, I don't need to strike back externally at all (although at some point especially obstinate contemporaries may be necessary). Inwardly, I counter the instinctual impulses and thoughts that demand my resistance with the appropriate truth such as z. B. “He cannot know what he is doing.” Then, due to the dominance of soul power, my ego part no longer has the energy to implement my striving for self-preservation and dominance. I recognize the Son of God with his omnipotence in me and also in him and let the insult ricochet off me with some calm. Then a miracle happens. He lets go and gets meek, at least for now. During the next few training sessions, he becomes increasingly responsive - albeit with occasional ego flares. (Only in some very stubborn cases do I resort to answers that hold up the mirror to him without reproach. For example, you can just walk out of the field. He then quickly becomes meek, because my recognition of mine and his soul makes it much easier for his. to break his ego.)
Only by looking through do we come to the only-good, under the umbrella of the highest, to the perspective of the soul. If we were to take the evil into meditation and also see it as evil, instead of understanding it as a wake-up call to repentance, the evil would become real. But if I take a neutral look at my bankruptcy, my failed marriage, my serious illness, my opponent, etc., and I go through all aspects in connection with the corresponding spiritual principles, then the evil will disappear. Because I have come to realize that there is nothing to worry about. Problems and reflections that contain the division into good and bad do not belong in meditation, not even “good”, because “good” is a category of material human beings, and problem images contain good and bad and cannot therefore be part of it be spiritual, truthful contemplation. In meditation in particular, they have the property of becoming deeper consciousness faster than anything else and thus conjuring up disaster.
This is shown by the story of the sailor who had a serious capsizing accident at the beginning of a carefully prepared sailing trip, then woke up in the hospital and asked the spiritual teacher why this could happen to him, even though he meditated for an extra long time and intensely before setting off, to protect yourself from the various dangers (!?) in the strong currents near the coast!
That means, even with urgent questions, by no means addressing the problems as negative. In this way we detach ourselves from the object, from the surface, from the appearance. We look behind the scenes, grasp the spiritualEssence. With an enemy z. B. we then only see his divine identity, in a crisis its deep meaning. Then we turned off awareness-raising evil by avoiding judgment. The Tanakh would say: This is paradise. Already in this phase it can happen that with sufficient perseverance, intuition kicks in and provides us with inspirations that we might never have come across. We can also ask questions about which decision the soul recommends, and also ask for tips if we have not the slightest idea where the journey should go - just as Odysseus takes advice and guidance from the goddess Athena. In advanced meditation, we often get clear answers straight away, but sometimes the answers take longer. They come at a more favorable time (kairos) or in another form. The Form of responses is very different from person to person: It can be visual impressions similar to dream images, a binary coded confirmation through deep breath, a feeling of liberation or even words that can be clearly heard even though they are silent.
A clear criterion for the receipt and clarity of the information is given when typical side effects occur: The rustling of the silence becomes louder, even booming, a tingling sensation in the palms occurs, etc. The physical presence of the soul becomes tangible and must be also be. The presence of the soul force has to become noticeable and palpable at some point; then we can be sure that the connection is there and that it is effective. "It's a" Here I am "that you can't hear, but can feel from head to toe."(Rumi: Das Matnavi II, 1193)
(3) The third phase is the one in which the streams of thought have completely come to rest and in which it is a matter of remaining in silence in oneness with the Son of God within. This is a stage that would be almost unbearable for material people. But only then does the “thinking of the soul” really become effective. This central component of the interaction differs fundamentally from the active consideration. Conscious being without thinking is a state that is dangerous for the ego in a person. That is why the moment of silence, of pause, of silence, especially an interruption of thought, is terrible and destructive for the ego, because in such intervals the knocking of the soul becomes more audible. If every pause in conversation quickly becomes embarrassing, interrupting the flow of thoughts is really dangerous. That is why there are people who panic when trying to create meditative silence.
The basic attitude when entering this silent phase is not aimless, but one of listening, listening to impulses from within, the through the You're welcome "Speak! " initiated becomes.
Without these Preset it becomes more difficult to persevere in the thought-free phase. While listening, we wait for the soul's answer and prepare ourselves through ours Readiness to receive on the upcoming dialogue with her. That is the area without words and thoughts that Meister Eckhart expresses"Ane bilde"means. The actual achievement of the dialogue means that we communicate with the inner guidance as in a physical conversation with (limited) questions and answers.
That which has always taken place, namely the attempts of the soul to reach people, namely through certain dreams, signs, urgent sensations, was never understood as the soul's search for us, but rather regularly corrupted by the ego program in us (“Dreams are Foams, ""borders to a miracle ”, etc.). But: "Man does not live from bread alone, but from every word that comes out of the mouth of God."
This means that meditation is the key to experiencing vital truth. But how should this word "from the mouth of God" be heard through the constant flow of words and thoughts? The uninterrupted romping of uninvited thoughts is the ego's decisive means to prevent the soul from making itself felt. The Gita also clearly states:
“Try to wander again
the multitude of fluttering thoughts,
keep bringing her back
until it banishes the rest of the self. "
"Whoever is united to the Eternal,
freed from special will,
he becomes conscious of it, full of joy
the inner god's presence. "
The good thing is that it is actually possible to put a stop to the barrage of thoughts, even if it takes persistent practice. The usual misunderstanding is typically expressed in the following sentences: “I (!?) Have to think about it all the time!” Or: “I think about it every day!” A misunderstanding with grave consequences.
The taming of thought attacks is a realization, at least for the West, which - apart from the mystics - is not that old. The first translations of the wisdom of the East did not exist until the middle of the 19th century, and were not disseminated until a hundred years later. After a long period of persistent practice, there are sporadic but increasingly frequent moments in which one feels the approach to the eternal self.
In the passive phase, we listen to the “quiet, gentle voice” and wait for us to hear it. Because who asks, must also make space for the answer. So we make ourselves permeable to it.
Using the example of the feeding of the 5000 one can clearly see how Jesus demonstrates this: He listened, so switched off the problem-solving mind and received (see chapter 8).
This is exactly what the ego tries to prevent by all means, because that would be its end.
"If the doors of perception (!) Were cleansed,
every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
For man has closed himself up ... "
["If the gates of perception were cleaned,
everything appears to man as it is, infinite.
But man has locked himself in ... "]
(William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Memorable Fancy)
Listening is not the only key to successful meditation. It is just as important how we end this persistence: We wait for a soul impulse to release. It probably won't happen in the beginning, but at some point, if we've been persistent and persistent enough.
“Whoever strives, we can redeem.
And has love in him at all
participated from above,
meet him the blessed crowd
with a warm welcome. "
(Goethe, Faust II, mountain gorges, choir of angels)
Then there will be some kind of sensation that signals to us that it is now good with contemplation, that the moment has come when the soul agrees and signals to us the exit.
Without waiting for this approval, the entire attempt to gain a direct "line" to the inner voice, to the telephone exchange "C", is more difficult. Because release means that the soul has already touched us. Only with this touch do we come under the “umbrella of the Most High.” Only then can one speak of the fact that the dialogue has been opened.
This rough three-part structure changes with spiritual advancement. The spiritual seeker experiences that phases, forms, time periods and contents change individually in the course of development.
Through such a dialogic meditation approach, we are grafted on again as a "cut branch" that should wither. In this respect, meditating is the opposite of traditional prayer. It's not whatfrom People go out, but whatto flowing to him, it is the breakthrough of the soft, low voice for the conscious interaction between external and internal people. In this respect, we do not find the soul, but it finds us. And we “knock”, open up to them and begin to become their tool.
One example is the "voice" that led the eighteen-year-old (!) Joan of Arc on her way to the liberation of France and reports about Johanna:
"They are almost always accompanied by great brightness ...
Two or three times a week the voice told me that I, Johanna, had to go to France ...
The voice ordered me to lift the siege of Orleans. She told me to go to see Robert de Baudricourt - that was the mayor - that he would give me people who would come with me. I replied that I was a poor girl who knew nothing about horseback riding or warfare. ...
When I got to Vaucouleurs I recognized Robert de Baudricourt, and yet I had never seen him. I recognized him by his voice. She told me it was him. ...
I came to the king without hindrance. ... When I entered the hall, I recognized him from everyone else, my voice directed him to me. I told the king that I wanted to wage war against the English. ...
There is not a day that I do not hear the voice and I need it. I have never asked for anything other than the salvation of my soul. "
(Jeanne d´Arc: documents of her condemnation and justification 1431, 1456. Cologne 1956, p. 43 ff.)
The doubter might assume that Johanna made all this up, because there can be no one who can confirm something like this. But internal mental processes have external material effects. Your successes in liberating France speak for themselves.
Johanna's communication is characterized by a detailed use of language on the part of inner guidance. More often, however, there are binary processes in which the inner voice only reacts to questions that are based on a yes or no and only reacts as a yes. The yes answer often manifests as a sudden deep breath.
The Pythia, the oracle of Delphi, is ascribed a mixture of detailed speech response and binary code. Nowadays there are many people who have been assigned one or the other focus in their dialogue with the soul.
Johanna only heard her "voice" from above, while z. B. Mentally ill hear their destructive voices from "below". A typical example is provided by the murderer of John Lennon, who put on record: "A voice inside of me said: Do it, do it!" In this respect, the spiritual seekers usually have to learn the art of "discerning spirits" (see Chapter 12). learn, because Mephisto also interferes in spiritual contact.
It is noticeable with Johanna that she does not make any reference to the church with any syllable in order to receive spiritual guidance from her. It's always about direct contact and never about a mediating authority. She didn't need them. This more than suffices to characterize the supposed role of the church.
“I think that the militant church cannot be wrong or absent. But I hand over my words and deeds and leave them to God alone, who told me to do what I did. ”(In: DIE ZEIT, No. 2, 05.01.2012)
The same abstinence can also be found in the great spiritual novel of the Middle Ages "Parzival" (Wolfram von Eschenbach), in which the hero refrains from any reference to ecclesiastical community on his way of salvation. It was also Meister Eckhart who blatantly denied the monopoly of the mediation of salvation by the church.
The curses of all who compete with them could be read from the Presbyterians already mentioned, who pounced on the Quakers who were dying of the "inner light".
For religious organizations, the presence of the direct line is a challenge, as it robs them of their privilege of the only mediation between God and man. This is an existential threat to them. Therefore they do everything to prevent the direct line between God and man. Among other things, they definitely don't want you to go straight to your soul, but squeeze in between and insist on taking the clergyman for it.
That is why they immediately exclude such mystics as Al-Halladsch, Jesus, Meister Eckhart or Johanna, which is no different today, at least in principle.But since they lost the pyre, they are now replacing exclusion with demarcation.
(But here, too, it would be superficial to hold organizations or people responsible. The evil has nothing to do with the people who are only transmitters of the general program of self-preservation. So it's basically not the church representatives, but that Ego program in them.)
Meditation forms the bridge between me and my soul.
Meditation is not what is called prayerto should go upstairs.
Rather, it is a wait for an answer of above.
In principle, it is not the soul that needs information from us, but we from it.
Meditation is the access to the truth that the human being cannot know by himself.
Prayer wants to reach God in order to beg him and is therefore unsuccessful.
Spiritual contact is only possible through meditation. It doesn't work through the mind.
It is not my goal that I get to the soul, but that it comes through to me.
In this way I enable her to break through the barriers that I have piled up.
Only I can live the principle “Your will be done”.
The life of the external ego-person consists of the principle "My will be done."
The more ego emptying, the more filling by the soul.
In addition to spiritual knowledge, meditation is the foundation of spiritually based action.
Meditation is based on the ability to observe and control thoughts.
The prerequisite for access to the soul is the blocking of thought interference.
The soul only becomes active when it is possible to create a void of thought.
Meditation means that the Son of God within can only be reached in silence.
Meditation locks out the thoughts and thus releases itself from good and bad.
Meditation is listening, not thinking; it is a kind of prayer with the ears.
The goal is the awareness that I don't need anything, I have everything.
Because through the knowledge of the soul I have everything - spiritually and then materially, through the participation in omnipotence and omniscience.
The worldly wanting to have (self-preservation instinct) is the reason for all evil in the world.
Meditation therefore also contains little selfish elements such as "I", "me", "my", etc.
The main point is listening for an answer.
Meditation is there to establish my sensitivity to the inner voice.
So it serves the liberation of the "captured splendor."
The connection with the soul must be felt, otherwise there is no certainty.
Meditation is feeling the omnipotence in silence.
Meditation is an instrument for realizing the program of my soul.
It is about reaching the presence of the God within, the union with him.
That is the meaning of kissing awake in some fairy tales.
Meditation corresponds to rubbing the lamp (Aladdin). Only then does the spirit appear.
Meditation is refueling, mentally as well as physically.
Meditation takes place in secret, after closing the door of the closet.
Meditation can take the form of night vigils.
Only when we have let go of worry does liberation come.
Meditation contains the request for enlightenment, for the ability to see spiritually.
I ask that my soul reveal each person to me as its likeness.
In this respect, one penetrates through the external appearance with meditation.
Meditation aims to develop my soul power: Whoever knocks will be opened!
Meditation enables us to receive our supply through dialogue with the soul.
One does not go to the soul for the purpose of removing one's suffering.
One goes to the soul because of the truth and is thus (!) Freed from earthly suffering.
It lays the spiritual basis, which then leads to material realization.
Meditation frees you from shrinking from giving yourself.
Apart from the beginning, meditation contains few material, but very much spiritual, requests.
Meditation always works.
Meditation is the crucial tool on the way out of suffering.
The tool for dialogue with the soul is meditation.
If the thought succeeds in penetrating and spreading out, the meditation is hopeless:
(This represents the odyssey using the example of the “suitors” in the palace who want to wash their soul.)
Meditation consists of an active and a passive phase.
By closing the eyes, the outside world is switched off.
By relaxing the body, you first train to lose body awareness.
Then it's about losing awareness of the software (thoughts, emotions):
A first means of holding the mind off can be to hold your breath.
Without observation of the thought attacks they can hardly be brought under control.
To observe means to overlook its content and classify its form.
They lose their strength when they are classified into fear, hate or worry categories.
Meditation always begins with forgiveness, i. H. with understanding for the enemy.
Material concerns are reserved for the active phase. "What should I do?" "What is YOUR will?"
One waits until a feeling of liberation arises; then a first contact is made.
This can take a long time and tests the seriousness of the aspirant.
In the case of negative thoughts, there is an immediate switch to the spiritual identity within.
In addition, interference occurs at some point in the form of inspirations of a negative nature.
In the active phase there is always a control of selfishness.
Instead of hope, one loads fulfillment.
The passive phase consists of silence based on empty thoughts, waiting.
They are initiated by "knocking on", e.g. B: Father in me, speak!
As a result, awareness is shaped by an expectation to maintain the dialogue.
At some point you begin to feel the presence of the soul physically (e.g. palms).
In the beginning you meditate at least three times a day for a long time.
Frequent second meditations are added later.
The phase of silence includes waiting for discharge.
“Then the self has reached its goal.
This is how yoga * solves grief.
So exercise it with determination
so that you too will be liberated ‘."
(Bhagavad Gita VI, 23)
Effective, because dialogical meditation with the renunciation of material begging can be recognized by the fact that life becomes more harmonious. The fruits of the developing spiritual awareness are the clearly noticeable increase in harmony in interpersonal relationships - which also affects the children as well as well-being and security in everyday life. It prepares the way out of constant worry, aggression and fear, it prepares the way out of suffering.
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