February 21, 2018

First Steps To Spiritual Mastery

I was recently speaking to someone who is new to living their spiritual path in a conscious way.  I shared with her some of the techniques I used at the beginning of my journey that worked well for me, and I thought I would also share them with you.

MEDITATION

Meditation is essential as the beginning of the spiritual path because it helps you to identify your thinking and train your mind to stillness.  Once you have mastered this, your need to meditate will decrease, although many enjoy continuing to meditate.  Your life will become a living meditation, invoking the stillness of mind and feelings, choosing how you wish to live and create in the world around you.

What happens over time is that you learn to quiet the mind in such a way that it understands it’s place as the servant of the heart.  Feelings that you experience will take the place of the constant chatter of the mind.  At first your feelings will be in a turmoil because you are new at dealing with them.  But in a short period of time you will come to live your stillness, and the turmoil of thoughts and emotions will fade away.  From the place of stillness within, you will then be able to live your life more joyfully.

If you are finding stillness hard to find, use a mind focused meditation or what is often called a guided meditation.  I used the meditations at the end of each chapter of The Magic Words by U.S. Anderson.  Not only are they great short meditations to read aloud each day, but they are full of great truth and wisdom which will help your spiritual journey.  Over time, doing these meditations will pave the way to allow you to just be with yourself during meditation time.

Here is the first meditation in the book Three Magic Words.  The instructions are as follows:

“When you meditate, you must be alone.  You must have a place of quiet and solitude, undisturbed by other voices or the movements of other people.  You must set your mind at rest, forgetting for the moment all cares and problems and people.  You must let go—let go of everything you know except self.

When you feel calm and peaceful, you will know that you are in contact with the Universal Mind.  Then, and only then, speak the meditation aloud.  But don’t simply speak it.  Understand it, feel it, project it.  It will manifest for you in actuality.”

I know that I am pure spirit, that I always have been, and that I always will be.  There is inside me a place of confidence and quietness and security where all things are known and understood.  This is the Universal Mind, God, of which I am a part and which knows the answer to all of my problems, and even now the answers are speeding their way to me.  I needn’t struggle for them; I needn’t worry or strive for them.  When the time comes, the answers will be there.  I give my problems to the great mind of God; I let go of them, confident that the correct answers will return to me when they are needed.  Through the great law of attraction, everything in life that I need for my work and fulfillment will come to me.  It is not necessary that I strain about this, only believe.  For in the strength of my belief, my faith will make it so.  I see the hand of divine intelligence all about me, in the flower, the tree, the brook, the meadow.  I know that the intelligence that created all these things is in me and around me and that I can call upon it for my slightest need.  I know that my body is a manifestation of pure spirit and that spirit is perfect; therefore my body is perfect also.  I enjoy life, for each day brings a constant demonstration of the power and wonder of the universe and myself.  I am confident.  I am serene.  I am sure.  No matter what obstacle or undesirable circumstance crosses my path, I refuse to accept it, for it is nothing but illusion.  There can be no obstacle or undesirable circumstance to the mind of God, which is in me, and around me, and serves me now.

I always said them three times before bed.  I had this things about doing things in three’s back then.

KEEPING FOCUSED ON THE POSITIVE

Whenever I needed to get back to my center, to feeling good, to negating negative reactions to people and situations, I used to say this sentence in groups of three.  Three times (or 6, or 9, or 12) I would repeat this until I found my way back to myself.

“I invoke the light of Christ within.  I am a clear and perfect channel.  Light is my guide.”

“I invoke the light of Christ within.  I am a clear and perfect channel.  Light is my guide.”

“I invoke the light of Christ within.  I am a clear and perfect channel.  Light is my guide.”

Repeat until you find your balance, your center, your place of oneness with yourself, or until you ‘feel good’.

I LOVE YOU

a.   Stand in front of the mirror, and look yourself in the eye.  Say out loud:  “(Your Name), I love you.  You are a worthwhile human being and I love you.”

b.   Say this 10 times each day. (Do you find yourself looking away?  How comfortable are you looking at yourself?  Can you love yourself?)

c.     Over time you may want to add things like, “(Your Name), I love you.  You are a beautiful, thin, sexy, hot, fabulous, smart, (etc) human being, and I love you.”

d.    Change it up, but say this out loud to yourself every day—10 times.  Feel it.  Have fun with it!  Be joyful.

e.    Journal any feelings that come up when you do this.

About Angela

Angela Fiebelkorn is a non-denominational minister, and a New Consciousness Teacher affiliated with the Crimson Circle. She has been teaching classes on spirituality and metaphysics since 1996.

Comments

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      Beautiful like a flower snceted breeze I wrote something almost identical on another site and with practically the same image! You are certainly a kindred spirit.My favourite line and there were many, We all know that constantly feeding the body without proper digestion is not a great idea, yet we treat our minds that way Now the stuff about the amygdale was new for me not the general idea but your specifics. Very interesting.I almost pity anyone who cannot enjoy watching their own thoughts, it is one of my most favourite pastimes and is extremely nourishing in countless ways, but you have offered a good few other options. The candle is another favourite. It is so easy to drift away or stay in your presence watching a candle. How happy am I to have found your gorgeous site and wonderful energy.

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