A Breathing Exercise
(Volume 1 - Page 455)
The time may come in your life wherein you must conform to the ancient rule and become the sannyasin, the detached follower of the Way. You are then in the world but are not of the world; you must then dwell in that high and secret place where divinity is ever sensed.
Some call this the practice of the Presence of God; others regard it as walking in the light of the soul; still others term it the conscious treading of the Path. It matters not the name. It involves the steady transference out of the heart and into the head.
Follow the breathing exercise with care and with attention. Seek also to strengthen the physical body. I suggest also the following exercise, to be performed at some time convenient to you, though not at the morning meditation.
1. Take seven long deep breaths, though hold not the nostril.
2. At each breath, as you inhale, say the following words: "Power and strength is mine."
During the interlude, gather in as much of the golden-orange prana as you can; then, as you exhale, send it by an act of the will to the throat center at the back of the neck.
3. In the interlude, between exhalation and the next inhalation (whilst the throat center is subjected to golden-orange prana) say:
"Let the Word sound forth through me."
4. Then sound the O.M., very softly.
Be attached to souls, my brother, but detached from personalities.
Souls heal and aid each other's personalities.
Personality relationships drain and devitalise.