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The following is an excerpt from the late great Cayce scholar Elsie Sechrist's book Meditation: Gateway to Light. More information concerning Cayce's insights into meditation can be found at the Cayce research foundation (A.R.E.). Prayer is speaking to God and mediation is listening to God. Mastering the technique of meditation is not easy. There are three keys necessary to succeed in meditation. The three keys to this door of communication with God are sincerity, enthusiasm and perseverance. As for sincerity, ask yourself these questions: Do I really know who and what God is? Do I know him personally as a loving Father, or do I just know about him? More important, does he know me? Are we on speaking terms, or do we just nod occasionally? If we find ourselves answering in the negative to these questions, we may begin to realize how greatly we need him. His promise has ever been that if we believe, live by his laws, he will aid us swiftly when we call, no matter where we happen to be. Enthusiasm is important because it is an inner fire, an inner light seeking its own source. In Webster's dictionary, the origins of the Greek word "enthusiasm" meant to be "inspired, or possessed by a god." In meditation, this inner fire stimulates every cell of the body and every reflex of the brain to listen. How do we evoke enthusiasm for our search for God? By first examining those people who, from the beginning of time, have found him. The Bible tells of man's experiences with God. Studying it in conjunction with efforts at meditation and prayer awakens the necessary enthusiasm to begin. Perseverance is perhaps the most difficult key. We need to keep on, day after day, in the effort to re-establish our communion. When we first attempt to harness the thoughts, to control the body, to sit still, we realize just how much the body controls us, mind and spirit. The purification and control of the spiritual body takes place within the endocrine glands, under the direction of the mind. The Cayce readings and modern science concur that constructive thoughts and emotions release healing hormones into the body and mind. But the Cayce readings go further. They suggest that the endocrine glands are the spiritual centers of the body and that through them our spiritual forces find means of expression. Meditation is a key to opening these spiritual centers. These spiritual centers are: the sex glands, the Lyden gland, the Adrenal glands, the Thymus, the Thyroid, the Pineal and the Pituitary glands. The proper application of the energies illuminates them, transforming the individual into a light in the world. Ideals enter the mind when led by the spirit. The Cayce readings remind us over and over again that mind is the builder, led by the spirit we are entertaining, the spirit of God or the spirit of the devil - self. What one thinks and eats, one becomes. Spiritual cleansing begins when the mind is in accord with his spirit. It is across the bridge of the mind that we pass, as we come to know God. Once a soul sets for itself an ideal which is spiritual in essence, every cell in the body is made aware of this and changes begin to take place. Our seven spiritual centers become the points of contact with the divine within; thus we experience a stepping-up of activity in all these centers. We have redirected the use of this energy to its highest function. A refining process has taken place in the body, a lifting of the rate of vibration; these centers now disseminate their energies and hormones to the entire body. As the individual sits in meditation, his mind focused on an affirmation (an ideal), spiritual energy begins to move upward from the sexual glands. Usually, at this point, a pulsation may be felt at the end of the spine. If the spiritual force has been able to rise unhindered and undefiled
The sounds. as the Scripture has said. it will but inflame our lower natures. we must return attention to the affirmation. it flows downward. Intriguing. However. for we are not yet in real meditation. depending on the degree of the attunement.to the pineal and pituitary. "He that believes on me. for it is the conscious mind of the soul. The more we become able to still the conscious mind. This energy is then transmitted to the other centers of the body by means of the pituitary." his mark. The release of energy should never be forced by such methods as exercise. perhaps. for it is an entirely new experience. cleansing and strengthening body and mind. this is still only the beginning of meditation. Of course. The opening of the centers should come only as a result of spiritual growth. or holding the breath. it is fascinating at first. We must leave this entertainment behind and "press on to the mark of the high calling. . We may at this point be fascinated by the many faces appearing. because both the purpose and the thought which released it were holy. creative energy is released at this level. the superconscious mind. In other words. They house the creative energy of the body. or by willing the center to open. one may experience an incandescence as if the whole body had been filled with light and become transparent. have been attracted. seat of the Christ consciousness. it illuminates them. Symbols and old familiar scenes begin to flash before us like pictures on a screen. It. When meditation is properly approached. We must not stop there. having seen the light pouring through the open door (the spiritual center). or by focusing one's mind on a special center." Spiritual height is reached by attunement to the Creative Forces in meditation. from whence. for consciousness is continuous in whatever realm one manifests. having lifted his mind by use of the Lord's Prayer (an excellent affirmation). The realization dawns that indeed there is no death. When this has been overcome there is no death. control-center of the soul's activity. An expansion of consciousness is achieved. The Lyden gland. the Holy Spirit.to rise to the level of the pineal. power and illumination of the soul which accompany this opening will then be concentrated on the good of others and not to one's own misdoing. but neither stands to gain much from such a restricted encounter. not through any abnormal means. The glands of reproduction are the reservoirs of the life force. only to see another eye looking back. these centers will open voluntarily. We should not dwell too long on these pictures but press on to the silence. This force then flows into the pituitary. It is much akin to the sensation of looking through a strange keyhole. the pictures. And Jesus also said. We may even hear our names called. The only real death is the separation in consciousness of the soul from God. the eyes and faces may all belong to souls already in the beyond who. the "hill of the Lord." (John 7:38) The movement of these spiritual forces in meditation are the rivers of living water. the Christ Consciousness. Meditation brings an increase in vigor and improved health. being now in purified form. Unless the power released is used to express his spirit with and for others. As the individual sits in silence. out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. too. This energy now carries the stamp of the divine. The knowledge. the more trouble we can expect from the subconscious mind. we may feel as if we were in the midst of a crowd. It is at the pineal center that we gradually become oriented to the Christ-presence. where we may even receive the Mind of Christ. attitudes and thoughts previously concealed in the subconscious rise to the surface for examination. As it passes through the centers. We have stimulated this area of the mind as a result of the ideal we have upheld. or numerous pairs of eyes staring. enabling the mind of the soul . opens its doors to this energy. must be purified. listening to chatter and laughter.the subconscious mind . the voices. and with this expansion comes the realization that we are in eternity now.
(For at least 30 minutes) Meditate facing east (for polarity with the Earth) and in the same place each day. Therefore. "For you are the temple of the living God. Read about the promises of Jesus in the book of John. Where is consciousness? Within the bodies we now occupy.Jesus said. and they shall be my people. Attunement through meditation comes not above yourself . I will dwell in them." (John 14:2) These mansions of God are afterlife levels of consciousness. wherever we are. You will know within yourself when you are in an at-one-ment with God. he will not force humankind to seek him. During meditation. the "house of the Lord" is the shell which we occupy. to learn about the spirit of light within you to help unlock your inner self." (2 Cor. and I will be their God. we may become aware of these afterlife realms of consciousness as in dreams. Raise these spiritual forces in yourself and you will enter the presence of your Maker. and walk in them. Meditate either at 11:00 am to noon in the day or 11:00 pm to midnight in the evening. Meditation is the way to at-one-ment with God. Set definite time periods to listen to the voice of your Maker. you can increase the spiritual forces taking place within your inner self. whether we are on this Earth. . Constant communication with God through meditation will result in spiritual guidance. 6:16) Through meditation. For while God wills that no soul shall perish. Meditation will help you manifest the fruits of the Holy Spirit and the white light of the Christ.but within yourself. as God has said. No sacrifice is necessary except your desire to be one with God. or in another afterlife realm. This is necessary to help you attune and become one with the Creative Force just as in the pitch of a song of praise. "In my Father's house are many mansions. chapters 14-17. Meditation Tips from Edgar Cayce Meditation is the attuning of the mental and physical body to your spiritual source. Meditation allows you to obtain information on any subject and the answer will come from within. Meditation builds a protective barrier around yourself against harmful forces. The best time is 2:00 am to 3:00 am in the morning.
breathing. the spirit of your purpose be free in its direction to yourself. without any binding garments around your body. Turn yourself inward. Find what is the impelling desire (i. Seek God's face and God's ways. The hands should always cross the solar plexus. Certain types of breathing are suggested.council with your soul. Meditate on the fruits of the Spirit in the inner secrets of the consciousness and the cells in the body will become aware of the awakening of the life in their activity. feeling. Attune yourself almost in the same manner as you would tune a violin for harmony. Never open yourself without surrounding yourself with the Christ Consciousness by thought. it may be a channel where there may be instant healing with the laying on of hands. let yourself go deeper. With low music or incantations. that the circulation becomes normal in its flow through the body. When you are fully attuned.. Enter in the closet of your inner self and pour out your self so that you may be filled with the Spirit of God. As the body attunes itself. when meditating or seeking to open yourself to the unseen sources. experiencing the creative forces of love and enter into the Holy of Holies. In your temple. let the voice.For some people. that there may be an even balance in the respiratory system. by impressing it upon yourself also for protection. Crucify desires within yourself. Then listen to the music of your inner spiritual centers responding. Cleanse the inner room of your mind. the song of the spheres is necessary for their comfort in meditation and to rest the senses. No unkind thoughts are allowed. let your intonations. Quiet yourself mentally. and posture be rather an outgrowth of your attunement. Only in patience can you become aware of your soul's activity. your ideal) in your inner self . Make your will to be one with the whole. the feeling. by word of mouth. . Sit as in readiness. Shut out all thoughts pertaining to activities or attributes of carnal forces. Sit or lie in an easy position.e. the balancing between the forces of the body. to the seeing.
you use your “imaginative forces” (Cayce’s term) to “see. Visualizing while attuned in meditation can influence others. And the side effects of this method are clearer dreams and more intuitive “knowings. the body will act! "For life and death are one. Do not be satisfied with a guide other than one from the Throne of Grace itself.Voices can be heard when attuning yourself during meditation. the best for deep meditation is one that Edgar Cayce taught and used himself. Sitting or lying down (if lying down Cayce wanted you to cover your solar plexus with your hands). It has been the most successful method that I have found for getting into a truly attuned-to-God state. Many people meet their spirit guide during their first experience of meditation.Edgar Cayce How to Meditate Deeply Of the many meditation techniques available." . After raising your consciousness. God meets you in your own temple (the Holy of Holies. No one can know attunement who has not developed their inner self. feel. and only those who will consider the experience as one may come to understand or comprehend what peace indeed means.” The method is simple. and know” that you are making your way through three stages of transition: PERSONAL SPIRITUALITY < The Power of Prayer A Simple Meditation Method Kundalini Meditation How to Meditate Deeply The Body as a Temple of God 7 Chakras & the Revelation Chanting . If we fail to apply what is given us in meditation. the third eye).
yet the man never struck his physical body. and it explained that Cayce removes the earthly portions of his being and his personality and suspends them in front of his body while giving a reading. It has been the most successful method that I have found for getting into a truly attuned-to-God state. . he instructs us to “subjugate” control of the physical body to the subconscious mind and soul-self. Sitting or lying down (if lying down Cayce wanted you to cover your solar plexus with your hands). He wants us to turn over control of the system to the deeper self: soul and subconscious mind. some one thought of another question to ask and attempted to pass a note to the conductor of the reading. I simply imagined what my soul-self and subconscious were like. As I began to “subjugate. I used the suggestion: “Arise my soul. Cayce said that a key indicator that this was happening would be a shift in our breathing pattern. he actually had a substantial “beingness” suspended in front of his body. I know. When Cayce did this first stage.” In this stage I simply imagine myself removing the earthly aspects of my being and my outer personality self. Later that day he gave a reading on this strange incident. the best for deep meditation is one that Edgar Cayce taught and used himself. as he did. You’ll be amazed how much more there is to us. STAGE 3: At this point in the process Cayce reminds us that the subconscious mind is always amenable to a suggestion.very similar to the shift that occurs when we are falling asleep. feel. and. explaining that these two are in the deeper. At this stage our central nervous system is quite still (we are not moving or using our five external senses). When I first attempted this. and allowed my whole body system to surrender to their control. Reaching over Cayce’s body he struck some unseen thing floating above Cayce’s body and it caused his physical body to flip over. and enter into the infinite. And the side effects of this method are clearer dreams and more intuitive “knowings. moving them out in front of my body and letting them be suspended there for the duration of the meditation. STAGE 2: Next. you’re wondering what else is there to me if I remove all my earthly elements and my personality. When Cayce awoke he had a sore bruise on his physical body. So substantial and yet connected to the physical body is this suspended portion of his being. It is like a thought-form body that is so connected with the flesh body that bruises on it will reflect eventually in the physical body. on one occasion during the World Affairs readings in New York. In fact. I noticed this clearly.” The method is simple. that if struck it moves the body.Incense Back Of the many meditation techniques available. a shift toward deeper breathing. The first stage is to remove the earthly portions of your being and your personality from your body and suspend them in front of your body for the duration of the meditation. autonomic nervous system. and know” that you are making your way through three stages of transition: STAGE 1: First. you use your “imaginative forces” (Cayce’s term) to “see. he wanted us to give ourselves a powerful suggestion to rise up and expand into the spiritual levels of our being and God’s presence. “remove the earthly portion and your personality.” my breathing shifted -.
but to “go through dimensions of consciousness. After months of practice I drew several illustrations of this process. It’s rejuvenating and uplifting. expanding from individual. I would imagine myself doing it. but an infinite. we have to stop our will-driven efforts and become completely receptive and expectant. feel. Imagine it. but our soul-self levitating and expanding as it rises). Rather. We are leaving individualness and finiteness. I found that my physical head would be drawn up and back slightly as I felt this ascending and expanding. Just continue to expand into the God’s Presence. Magically. I simply imagined what God was like in His/Her infinite state. It fits well with our expanding sensations from the previous stage. “Thy will be done in and through me. the inner experience will affect the outer life in many wonderful ways. STAGE 5: Once we have the slightest sense of God’s Presence. Of course. I actually envisioned myself plugging into It. Seeking becomes receiving. Cayce’s indicator that this stage is being achieved is the sense of rising and expanding. retrace your steps through the stages until you are completely back into your body with your earthly portion and personality intact. like an electrical appliance plugging into the source of power. I would “see” myself doing it. When you sense that the session is drawing to a natural close. take a deep breath and go live life.universal mind and spirit of God. we must realize that we are entering an altered state of consciousness. Now. Then.” And “see. universal God of the entire Cosmos. I had to use my imagination in order to sense God’s Presence. Therefore. know” it is happening. Cayce explained that during this stage we may feel ourselves expanding or becoming “buoyant. now.” Imagine and feel yourself rising through the mind’s levels of perception. I feel the Infinite flowing into the finite at this point. Cayce recommends that we say the little phrase. after all of this seeking to get here. This is not a human-like God. see one on this page.” In addition to saying and feeling the suggestion. infinite. It’s important to understand that this is not an out-of-body experience. Allow it. finite perception toward full. Abide in a receptive state in the Presence. completely. we need to connect with It firmly. we need to sense the Presence of God and connect with It. and entering into universalness and infiniteness.” even “levitating” (not necessarily physically. STAGE 4: Now. . Cayce clearly teaches us to avoid going out of the body at this stage. universal perception.
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