Meditation 5

Transmuting the Energies of the Solar Plexus

(Volume 1 - Pages 212-213)

One of the first things which you will likely have to do is to close the solar plexus center to the entrance of forces from the astral plane, and open it to the entrance of forces from soul levels, via the head center. You must learn to function also more powerfully from the center between the eyebrows, the ajna center.

The heart center and the solar plexus center are already developing in you; next comes the throat center. How shall we bring about the change from the solar plexus center to the ajna center? Through right meditation, my brother, and right breathing.

I will ask you, therefore, for the next few months to follow the suggested routine below for a few minutes—fifteen at least—each day. This need not interfere with any meditation which you may choose to do, provided that you see to it that you preserve always a point of focus in the head. All your work with me—at any rate for the present—must be done in the head. There must the consciousness be held steady.

I would suggest that you work as follows:

1. Start your meditation work by imagining (great is the power of the creative imagination) that you

     are consciously carrying the forces, entering the solar plexus center, to the ajna center.

a. Inhale as you count six and imagine as you do so that you are gathering up the force of the solar

     plexus center (through an act of inhalation) to the head. Picture it as rising there—up the spinal


b. Then, as you count eight, think of those forces from the astral plane as being lost and merged in

     an ocean of intelligent love. On their way up the spine, they have been blended with the active

     force of the awakening heart center.

c. Then exhale for six counts and as you do so realise that these forces are pouring out through the

     center  between the eyebrows on to the world of men. The center between the eyebrows is that of

     the integrated, dedicated, threefold personality. Therefore, you have:

Inhalation . . . 6 counts — Gather the forces up to the head.

Interlude . . . . 8 counts — Forces blended and fused.

Exhalation . . . 6 counts — Blessing the world.

Interlude . . . . 8 counts — Realisation of work done.

Later we might increase these counts but this suffices for the present and for the beginner who may read your instructions. This will aid in the closing of the solar plexus center and in stabilising the emotional body; incidentally it should improve your general physical condition.

2. Then, holding the consciousness steady in the head, at the close of the final interlude, say the

     following invocation:

"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."

3. Then, still holding the consciousness in the head and visualising a sphere of deep electric blue,

     vivid and living, say the following words, endeavouring to realise their significance as you say


"I stand in spiritual Being and, as a soul, I serve.

I stand within the Light, and as the light shines throughout my form, I radiate that light.

I stand within the love of God, and as that love streams through and from the heart,

I magnetise the ones I seek to aid."

4. Ponder then for five minutes on the spiritual significance of the following four words:

Take one each week for a month; for the space of six months build them into your very nature, thus aiding the work of closing the solar plexus and transmuting its force.