Meditation 12a

 Exercise in Telepathic Clairvoyance

(Volume 1 - Pages 305-306)

I have placed in your "way of vision" in meditation two symbols which I seek to have you contact as a training in inner sensitivity. See if you can contact them and the word for which they stand. This work will form part of your meditation.

1. Achieve a sense of inner poise and quiet, yet at the same time, hold a positive attentiveness to the

    establishing of a contact with me. Seek to sense my aura and to tune in on my group.

2. Then register what seems to appear to you, and any word connected with the registered symbolic

     form which may emerge in your consciousness. Try to contact the first symbol in the first three

     months, and the second in the last three. Record each day what you feel you contact and

     summarise your results. Be not unduly anxious.

3. Sound the Word, the O.M. three times; once for your group brothers, then for your immediate

     circle of family and friends, and finally for the group of students with whom you are training.

     Realise that as you do this two things happen: First, that you are vitalising them, and secondly,

     that you are establishing links whereby you can reach them and the group life can flow.

4. Say the mantram of the Disciples' Degree:

"May the energy of the divine self inspire me and the light of the soul direct.

May I be led from darkness to light, from the unreal to the real, from death to immortality."

5. Proceed with your meditation as you yourself shall choose but do not give more than ten minutes

     to this period.

6. Then do the breathing exercise as hitherto, but place it this time at the end of your meditation

     for this will set in motion the energies which you may have succeeded in contacting.

It will be obvious to you that I am seeking to establish a closer link between yourself and the group on the inner planes of which I am the focal point. This I am definitely endeavouring to do. With this in mind, carry forward your spiritual life and integrate yourself more closely and consciously into this group of mine on the inner planes. Of this group, your co-disciples are a part.

Have ever in your consciousness the fact of the group, the purpose of group service at this time, and the intention that should underlie the life pattern of every disciple—that the Plan must be served.

Meditation 12b

 Exercise in Telepathic Clairvoyance

(Volume 1 - Pages 308-309)

I seek to change your work and meditation considerably this next half year. My objective in so doing is twofold: I seek to see you bring about a more rapid alignment and a more dynamic intensification of your life of aspiration. I seek, secondly, to aid you to be more sensitive to the forces which will pour in on the world if the world disciples measure up to their opportunity.

Continue with the breathing exercises as heretofore. Then meditate as follows:

1. Focus the consciousness as high in the head as possible.

2. Sound the O.M. three times inaudibly and, with the power of the creative imagination,

  1. See the physical body dedicating itself to the service of the soul.

  1. Retreat still further inward as you sound the O.M. and visualise the emotional nature pouring itself forth in aspiration towards the service of humanity.

  1. Retreat still higher and still more inwardly and dedicate the mind principle to the service of the Plan.

3. Then, holding the consciousness on this high plane, seek to lift your consciousness higher still and, by a

    definite act of the will, see three things occur: complete alignment, definite integration with the  

    personality, and the dynamic focussing of your consciousness in the soul.

4. Then sound the word audibly, but sound it this time as the soul, breathing forth light, understanding, and

    love into the waiting, attentive, integrated personality.  Make this a dynamic, quick and conscious activity.

5. Attempt then, as a soul, to link up with your co-disciples. Having done this, seek then to see the symbol

    which blazes forth from the brow of each of them. Each symbol is different. Endeavour to see these

    symbols by definitely linking up with and pouring out love to your brothers. Note down each day the

    symbol that seems to you to be related to them.

6. Having done this, repeat rapidly the process of alignment given in points 1, 2, 3, and then sink back into

    the stage of contemplation, holding it as long as you can. Assume imaginatively (if you cannot in reality)

    the attitude of a soul as it lives the life of contemplation in its own world, and endeavour then to see in

    connection with the following monthly themes what the soul sees and knows.

1st month—The nature of contemplation.

2nd month—The necessity for integration.

3rd month—The technique of alignment.

4th month—The inspiration of the personality.

5th month—Association with the hierarchical                    endeavour.

6th month—The service of the Plan.

7. Insert here what intercessory work you seek to do.

8. Sound the O.M.

For your own personal work I would ask you to write one paragraph which will embody your highest thought concerning the six themes which I have given above for contemplation.