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Section 3 - A new form of meditation

Food for thought
Prayer is one-way communication - us talking to Source;
Going Home is two-way communication - us talking to Source, and Source talking to us.

A new form of meditation
The Universal Intelligence has taught me a new way to meditate. It is called “Going Home” to illustrate the idea of consciously connecting with our Creator via our guide.

Figure 11: Meditation is two-way communication
Figure 11: Meditation is two-way communication


What makes this technique different?

We may be aware at some level that there is a guide or angel with us, but did you know that we can communicate with them, and they with us? This new method 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 communication. 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.

With this method, the many requirements of some other forms of meditation (like burning a candle or incense, chanting a mantra or saying protection prayers, pretending to surround oneself in white light, controlling our breathing or holding a certain position) become obsolete. Simply by having the intention to do so, 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 are the goals?
Pay attention to our thoughts and practice two-way communication with our guide in order to gradually reduce and refine our negative thoughts and increase our positive thoughts.

Reduce these   Increase these
Condemnation Compassion
Fear Faith
Greed Gratitude
Guilt Joy
Hatred Love
Jealousy Mercy
Judgment Patience
Lying Peace
Manipulation Respect
Resentment Sacrifice
Revenge Tolerance
Self-righteousness Trust
Worry Truth

Table 01: Reduce negative thoughts and increase positive thoughts


What is needed to do it?
All we need is the intent to allow our guide to work with us.


What about protection from negative energies?
None is needed because there is no such thing (read about negative energies).

How to meditate

Get centred
Going Home requires getting centred. This is a place of calm within self. It 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.

There is no need to concentrate on your breathing, or to breathe in any particular fashion. There is no need for any special equipment or materials. If you choose, burn a candle or play some soothing music to become relaxed. However, no rituals are required in order to communicate with the Universal Intelligence. In fact, performing rituals can indicate fear, since fear says that something terrible will happen if the ritual is not performed. Then ritual becomes superstition, which is nothing more than fear that has become habit.   Figure 12: About meditation
Figure 12: About meditation

What can happen when I am centred?
If you are comfortable closing your eyes, go ahead and do so. You will know that you are in the right space when your eyelids flutter lightly. One of the special effects that can happen when we Go Home is a visual impression - in our mind’s eye - of what I call "swirlies". This is a series of silvery-blueish lights and shapes that shrink and grow and dance across our field of vision in our thoughts, as if the inside side of our eyelids is a projection screen. They are beautiful to see, and it is a signal from our guide that we have reached our centred space.

If you are uncomfortable closing your eyes, leave them open; however, this can indicate an unresolved issue that will prevent you from achieving the best possible results. Of course if your eyes are open, your eyelids will not flutter and you will be unable to see the swirlies or visions that your guide may wish to give you. Aim to create a safe place for yourself to relax with your eyes closed. Practice for gradually longer  periods of time by starting with a few seconds and building up to where you can meditate comfortably with your eyes closed.

In either case, 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 ranging from a feeling of warmth or coolness, to shivers or tiredness, to sneezing.


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 new skills.


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, but there are no set rules. Simply having the intent to meditate makes it possible to do so. Any time we have a question to which we do not know the answer, is a good time to meditate.


What does meditation sound like?
Sometimes in meditation the Universe will use words like "thee", "thy", "thou", etc. when working with us. Other times they might address us as "Child of God", or "Child". This is not meant in any way other than lovingly, respectfully. When this happens, it is completely unmistakable that it is the Universe speaking, and not just our own thoughts. We can be certain then that there is specific information waiting for us, and that questions need to be asked in order to access it. Then we need to work with our guide to fully understand the message.


Meditation - Exercise 1

The goal of this exercise is to find your centre, pay attention to your thoughts, and gain a sense of peace and harmony, even if only for a few moments. Paying attention to your thoughts is an important step in gaining spiritual self-awareness. Aim to maintain the state for gradually longer periods of time lasting from about 15 to 30 minutes.

What happened?
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 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.

Action
Whatever is experienced, questions must be asked 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 belief systems. In fact, recognizing our belief systems becomes crucial when working with the Universal Intelligence to raise the level of our spiritual consciousness.

After practicing this twice per day for a week or two, you will be able to find your centred space quite easily. Then it will be time to go on to Exercise 2.


Meditation - Exercise 2

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.

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

Action
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.

Figure 13: Buddha listening
Figure 13: Buddha listening

Next steps


Self-test

1. What is “Going Home”?

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This is a new form of meditation that practices two-way communication.







2. What are the goals of this form of meditation?

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  • Pay attention to our thoughts
  • Communicate with our guide
  • Build a working relationship with our guide







3. What is "centred space"?

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This is a place of calm within where we can better pay attention to our thoughts.






4. Why is it important to ask questions?

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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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