Meditation 15

Alignment of Soul and Brain via Mind

(Volume 1 - Pages 358-359)

Background on the Disciple for Whom this Meditation was Offered:

During the next six months, your meditation work and the focus of your attention must be the stepping up of your awareness of the soul. You have an interesting and rather unusual problem; this is based on the fact that your consciousness shifts all the time from the lower to the higher mind, but often fails to touch the intermediate point, that of the soul on its own particular level. It is like this, my brother:

                                                ———— Higher mind.

                                   ——- Soul                         |

                                               ———— Lower mind.

In the building of the antahkarana (at this stage) there is a gap in the bridge where the soul is and you jump from the lower to the higher Triad. This means a bridging from the highest point of the lower triad to the lowest point of the higher, the Spiritual Triad. Therefore, for you, there must be careful exercise in an elementary stage—the alignment of the soul and brain, via the mind. Work at that for a while with understanding, prior to doing your morning meditation.

Make your meditation brief and quick. You have a habit of keeping the three "sacred points"—morning, noon and sunset. I am going to suggest that at those interludes in the day's activities you change your method considerably. I suggest that you work with colour more than with forms of words, such as seed thoughts, or with ideas. You are a natural occultist and have the key to the realm of ideas and the words of many books are in your mind.

I would, therefore, suggest the following process:

  1. Sound the O.M.

  1. After you have worked for a few minutes at right alignment then:

  1. At your morning meditation visualise a deep rose-coloured lotus. Build it with care and from its opening heart see a stream of rosy light (not red) pouring forth, engulfing you and your co-disciples.

  1. At your noon meditation repeat the same symbolic work but this time with a yellow lotus.

  1. At sunset again repeat the process only this time your lotus is of a deep electric blue with its heart a golden sun.

  1. Then use the mantric sentence which I gave you in my last communication, pondering upon its meaning:

“I plunge myself into the pool of wisdom.  

From thence I come, bearing a knowledge of its mysteries for my fellowmen.”

  1. Proceed with your usual linking up with those you ever remember in your meditation, giving them strength and light and knowing yourself to be an intermediary.

  1. Close with the invocation which you know and love so well:

"May the Holy Ones Whose disciple I am show me the light I seek;

give me the strong aid of Their compassion and Their wisdom.

There is a peace which passeth understanding;

it abides in the hearts of those who live in the Eternal.

There is a power which maketh all things new;

it lives and moves in those who know the Self as one.

May that peace brood over us, that power uplift us till we stand

where the One Initiator is invoked, till we see His star shine forth."

6. Sound the O.M.