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Section 3 - A new form of meditation
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Going home means getting centred
Figure 10 “Going Home” is two-way communication
What makes this technique different?
What are the goals?
Table 02: Reduce negative thoughts and increase positive thoughts
Before beginning a session
How to Go Home (meditate)
Figure 11: About meditation
Figure 12: Have a notepad nearby
Figure 13: Use a dictionary
Figure 14: Buddha listening
Prayer is one-way communication - us talking to Source. Meditation or "Going Home" is two-way communication: us talking to Source, and Source talking to us.
You may be aware at some level that there is a guide or angel with you, but did you know that we can communicate with them, and they with us? Going Home practices two-way telepathic communication with our guide. This means paying attention to our thoughts, rather than shutting them down in a quest for silence. Having the intention to stop thinking can actually prevent the communication that can best help us. This technique builds spiritual self-awareness, which is the ability to know why we think the things we think and believe the things we believe and, especially, why we do the things we do.
The aim is to concentrate on paying attention to our thoughts so that we may practice two-way communication with our guide. As we learn to identify our thought patterns, we see where work is needed to resolve inner conflicts. This enables us to gradually reduce and refine our negative thoughts and increase our positive thoughts.
What tools are needed?
All we need is the intent to allow our guide to work with us. With this method, the many requirements of some other forms of meditation become obsolete. Especially, there is no need to stop thinking. Stopping or blocking our thoughts prevents the purposeful two-way communication that will help to find enlightenment.
Our physical body has a way of interrupting or disturbing our conscious thoughts, so get fully comfortable. Why? If we are hungry, our thoughts will focus on food and eating, or on liquids if we are thirsty. If we are full, our body will be focused on digestion. If our muscles are not relaxed, we will squirm to find a comfortable position. Scratch all your itches. Blow your nose or rub your eyes if need be. In other words, make sure that all your physical needs are tended to, to give yourself every possible advantage.
When and how often should it be done?
Begin by practicing Going Home twice daily. This will build the habit of including communication with our guide into our routine.
What about protection from negative energies?
No protection is needed because there is no such thing as negative energies.
How long should a session last?
Spend five to ten minutes, or as long as you are comfortable and able to stay focused on paying attention to your thoughts. If you lose focus or forget to pay attention for a few seconds, just return to listening to your thoughts. Listen as if your thoughts are words being spoken by someone else. Falling asleep when starting out is quite normal. Try to be patient with yourself throughout the learning process. After all, it takes time and effort to learn any new skill.
How often, and how many times per day, should this be done?
Aim for two sessions per day (once upon awakening and again before going to sleep). After a week or two, you will be able to find your centred space quite easily. Twice daily meditation helps develop the pattern of regular communication with the Universal Intelligence. Once we come to rely on our guide’s presence, Going Home becomes second nature. We need only ask for assistance with whatever we are doing. If we have a question to which we don't know the answer, we can ask our guide. We can communicate with our guide at any time of day or night, under any circumstances. If we can hear our thoughts, we can hear our guide.
What can happen when I am centred?
Pay close attention to your mind and body. Your thoughts may sound different once you are centred, or you may feel your energy change. Your guide may also give you physical signals to confirm their presence.
Being centred can also be called “observation mode”, whereby we simply pay attention to all that is happening around us and within us. Go there simply by being willing. Sounds too simple, right? But it really is just that easy. Begin by finding a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for five or ten minutes. Once you are settled comfortably, take a slow deep breath in, and gently let it out. You may find it helpful to ask the Universal Intelligence for assistance upon starting.
What did you experience? Was there a message? Were there colours, or was there a picture? Was there a particular feeling, such as a sensation of warmth or cold, tiredness, relaxation, peace? If there just seemed to be a jumble of thoughts, try to recall at least a few of them.
Whatever is experienced, questions must be asked to find the correct interpretation and to gain full understanding about what has been given. Why? Since the spiritual Law of Free Will requires the Universal Intelligence to tell us what we want to hear, or what we already believe to be truth, it is up to us to make the conscious choice to set aside our preconceived ideas and beliefs. In fact, recognizing all of our beliefs becomes crucial if we want to change our thoughts patterns.
Whatever happens, record your experiences in a journal of some sort. It will serve as a reminder of your journey toward spiritual self-awareness. More importantly, information that does not currently make sense may do so as you become more adept. Interpreting meditation and dream symbols and messages requires that we recall the details. The guides can help with this if we invite them to do so. Even seemingly insignificant details can be an important part of the message. Ask questions of your guide to find out what the people or things represent spiritually (see Section 4-4). Hint: Keep paper and pen or pencil near when meditating or sleeping to record information while it is fresh.
If a word keeps repeating in your thoughts, refer to a dictionary to find all the possible meanings of it. Then ask your guide which meaning applies and listen for the answer. Sometimes our guide’s intended meaning is not what we would normally understand it to be.
Now that you can find your centred space more easily and are getting used to listening to your thoughts, it is time to start asking some questions. When starting out, it is best to ask simple, straightforward questions. Here are a few suggestions, but feel free to use your own:
Remember to ask for assistance while getting centred and then ask your question(s). Listen to your thoughts for at least 15 to 30 seconds after each question. Pay close attention to your body too, as your guide may use physical signals to communicate with you.
Was there a message? Were there colours, or a picture? Was there a particular feeling, such as a sensation of warmth or cold, tiredness, relaxation, peace? If there just seemed to be a jumble of thoughts, try to recall at least a few of them. Journalize your experiences.
Whatever is experienced, questions must be asked to find the correct interpretation and to gain full understanding about what has been given. Why? Since the spiritual Law of Free Will requires the Universal Intelligence to tell us what we want to hear, or what we already believe to be truth, it is up to us to make the conscious choice to set aside our preconceived ideas and beliefs. In fact, recognizing all of our beliefs becomes crucial when working with our guide. It is a good idea to keep a notepad and dictionary handy.
1. What is “Going Home”?
This is a new form of meditation that practices two-way communication.
2. What are the goals of this form of meditation?
3. What is "spiritual self-awareness"?
It is the ability to know why we think the things we think and believe the things we believe and, especially, why we do the things we do. Beyond being aware of self as an individual person, spiritual self-awareness also means being aware of self as an individual soul among countless trillions, each with an unbreakable connection to Source. This includes awareness of our soul name, our soul’s purpose during our current incarnation and our guide..
4. What is "centred space"?
This is a place of calm within where we can better pay attention to our thoughts..
5. Why is it important to ask questions?
The spiritual Law of Free Will requires the Universal Intelligence to tell us what we want to hear, or what we already believe to be truth, so it is up to us to make the conscious choice to set aside our preconceived ideas and belief systems before inviting communication..
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