The Five-Step Process
(Volume 2 - Page 144-148)
- The Preliminary stage of recognition, consideration and fixed determination. (Meditation #43)
- The Center of Focused Thought:
- Meditation on Theme
- O M. (Then pause)
- The Recipient of Impression:
- Statement of highest idea received.
- Relation of theme to present world opportunity.
- Write down the first thought then received.
- O M. Refocus on the mental plane.
- The Analyzer of Ideas
- Period of analytic thought.
- Summarize conclusions practically.
- Breathe out the idea into the world of thought.
- O M.
- The Transmitter of Ideas
- Dedication of yourself to service.
- Pledge yourself to the Master of the Ashram.
- Say the Mantram of Unification.
- Intensive work at the time of the Full Moon along established lines.
The Five Step Process
(Volume 2 - Pages 144-148)
Stage One - Preliminary
Pass rapidly through the steps of recognition, consideration and fixed determination. These will bring you to the point at which this new meditation begins.
Stage Two - The Center of Focused Thought
- Polarize yourself consciously upon the mental plane, tuning out all lower vibrations and reactions.
- Then orient yourself to the Spiritual Triad, through an act of the will and the imaginative use of the antahkarana.
- Take your theme word or seed thought under consideration and ponder deeply upon it for at least five minutes. Endeavor to extract its quality and life, thus lifting it and your thought to as high a plane as possible.
- Then sound the O M, and wait silently, holding the mind steady. This is the “pause of reception.”
Stage Three - The Recipient of Impression
- Assuming an attitude of the highest expectancy, you will now express in your own words the highest truth of the monthly word-theme or seed thought that you have been able to reach.
- You then relate that theme to the present world opportunity, thus universalizing the concept, seeing its relationship to world affairs, its usefulness and spiritual value to humanity as a whole.
- Holding the mind in the light, you will then write down the first thought that enters your waiting mind in connection with the theme of your meditation. The ability to do this will grow with practice and will eventually evoke the intuition and thus fertilize your mind.
- Sound the O M again with the intent of refocusing yourself upon the mental plane. If your work has been successful, your original focus will have shifted to intuitional levels or to the levels of the higher, abstract mind, via the antahkarana. Bear in mind that you must ever work as a mind, not as an aspirant or from the angle of memory. Think on this.
Stage Four - The Analyzer of Ideas
- You now analyze or think over with clarity the work you have done, and the ideas now in your mind, seeing them in a true perspective in relation to the whole problem of the day.
- Then, choosing one of the ideas which your theme has evoked, you think about it, analyze it and relate it to life, getting all you can out of it. This evoked idea may and should vary from day to day but will always remain related to the monthly theme.
- Then study the idea in connection with yourself, the disciple, active in service and the Master’s work, but not in connection with the personality. Make this idea practical, enabling it to ‘qualify’ you or enrich you.
- Sound the O M with the intent of making the sensed idea a part of your very nature.
Stage Five - The Transmitter of Ideas
- As the disciple, you have realized that a knowledge of truth and the reception of ideas lay on you the responsibility to be a transmitter to others. Ponder on this.
- Now take the idea which the theme has engendered, and formulate it in your imagination in such a way that it can be presented to others, to those you seek to help and to humanity, when opportunity offers. Think the idea through mentally, emotionally and practically, thus precipitating it outwards into the world of thought.
- Then, using the creative imagination and seeing yourself as a responsible transmitter doing the work of the Ashram, breathe out the idea as a formulated living thoughtform into the great stream of mental substance which is ever playing upon the human consciousness.
- Sound the O M, thus “closing the episode.”
Close the above meditation with a daily dedication of yourself to the service of humanity; renew your pledge to the Master of your Ashram and say the Mantram of Unification.
THE MANTRAM OF UNIFICATION
The sons of men are one and I am one with them.
I seek to love, not hate.
I seek to serve, not exact due service.
I seek to heal, not hurt.
Let pain bring due reward of light and love.
Let the soul control the outer form and life and all events.
And bring to light the love which underlies the happening of the time.
Let vision come and insight.
Let the future stand revealed.
Let inner union demonstrate and outer cleavages be healed.
Let love prevail. Let all met love.