Meditation Spirit Guides and Psychic Powers
“The bottom of a lake we cannot see, because its surface is covered with ripples. It is only possible for us to catch a glimpse of the bottom when the ripples have subsided and the water is calm. If the water is muddy or is agitated all the time, the bottom will not be seen. If it is clear, and there are no waves, we shall see the bottom. The bottom of the lake is our own true Self; the lake is the Chitta [mind-stuff] and the waves the Vrittis [thought-waves].”—Swami Vivekananda
Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker. The aim of meditation is to realize your God nature. On the way to this goal you may find various treasures on the path, such as enhanced health, sharper mentality, and extra-sensory powers. Meditation takes us beyond theoretical knowledge to the direct realization of the nature of existence.
Meditation teachings say we are already one with God but we are like a person who has fallen asleep to this fact. Without the realization of our God nature we experience suffering because we are trapped in the illusionary dream of separateness. We need to wake up. In our delusion we believe that the material world is the only reality and may pray to God as if “He,” like the objective world, is external to ourselves. Meditation gives us a tool that can cut through this illusion. It enables us to go straight to the boss without any doctrine, priest, or guru go-between. Meditation awakens us to the fact that each of us is the only person who can realize our God nature. Nobody else can be enlightened for us. We are in charge of our spiritual destiny.
We will all naturally attain the goal of spiritual perfection but for most people it will take many lifetimes, as our spiritual nature evolves very gradually. Fortunately we don’t have to be stuck with a long wait, for we can cultivate our spirit through meditation, unlock the yoke of ignorance, and be free to realize our God nature in this lifetime. What we do for ourselves will also help the world, for as we grow spiritually, we can assist others on the path to enlightenment, who, in turn, can help others, and so on, until one day we may actually create a utopian world.
Psychic powers are not the goal of meditation but the jewels you discover on your path to perfection. Through meditation you can develop your talents and multiply them through service to others. If psychic powers are cultivated in this spirit of service they will become very powerful and incorruptible. So when using meditation to expand your gifts, remember that they are not the final goal of your journey. They are loaned to you. You are working to become a medium, who is the conduit, not the possessor, of the power. The goal is spirituality. Mediumship is service to this spirituality.
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MEDITATION AND PSYCHIC POWERS
Meditation is a natural state that you probably already have experienced without knowing it. Have you ever read a book or novel and been so totally immersed that you forgot you were reading? This is a little like meditation. It is a feeling of being absorbed, attentive, and sharply conscious. The same may have happened when listening to music. The music takes you away to “somewhere else” and for a while you are in a meditative state. It can also happen when you are in a relaxed state while doing something creative or when you are enjoying looking at a beautiful scene. It comes when you are peacefully engrossed in what you are doing.
Ideas cannot come to us when our minds swirl with hectic thoughts. Similarly, psychic and mediumistic insight cannot penetrate an agitated mind. To be aware of these things we need to achieve an inner quietude. Meditation achieves this state by calm, inner observation. It is very easy. All you need to do is sit comfortably, withdraw your attention from the day-to-day world, and give yourself a little time with your spirit. Do not be put off by the multitude of techniques available, for meditation is a natural state and can be experienced without strenuous effort. What matters is that you allow yourself to go within and observe.
Meditation is essential at the early stages of spiritual development but it is also important throughout your life as a medium. Meditation spiritualized your work and helps to remove the hubris—the subtle spiritual arrogance that comes when mediums forget they are not the possessor but the custodians of the sacred power. It also helps you to become focused and energized and puts you in that special state of consciousness that is necessary for quality mediumship.
Meditation alone will not bring mediumship. You could meditate all of your life and the gift will still not arise if you are selfish, insensitive, egotistical, opinionated, or materialistic. However, with meditation usually comes a greater degree of self-awareness and the opportunity to improve ourselves, thereby clearing the ground for the spiritual seeds to be sown.