The Law of One, Book II, Session 42
Questioner: In the last session you said,
“that when the self is conscious to a great enough extent of the workings of the catalyst of fasting, and the techniques of programming, it then may through concentration of the will and the faculty of faith alone cause reprogramming without the analogy of fasting, diet, or other analogous bodily complex disciplines.”
What are the techniques of programming which the higher self uses to insure that the desired lessons are learned or attempted by the third-density self?
Ra: I am Ra. There is but one technique for this growing or nurturing of will and faith, and that is the focusing of the attention.
The attention span of those you call children is considered short.
The spiritual attention span of most of your peoples is that of the child.
Thus it is a matter of wishing to become able to collect one’s attention and hold it upon the desired programming. This, when continued, strengthens the will.
The entire activity can only occur when there exists faith that an outcome of this discipline is possible.
Questioner: Can you mention some exercises for helping to increase the attention span?
Ra: I am Ra. Such exercises are common among the many mystical traditions of your entities.
The visualization of a shape and color which is of personal inspirational quality to the meditator is the heart of what you would call the religious aspects of this sort of visualization.
The visualization of simple shapes and colors which have no innate inspirational quality to the entity form the basis for what you may call your magical traditions.
Whether you image the rose or the circle is not important.
However, it is suggested that one or the other path towards visualization be chosen in order to exercise this faculty.
This is due to the careful arrangement of shapes and colors which have been described as visualizations by those steeped in the magical tradition.
Questioner: As a youth I was trained in the engineering sciences which include the necessity for three dimensional visualization for the processes of design.
Would this be helpful as a foundation for the type of visualization which you are speaking of, or would it be of no value?
Ra: I am Ra. To you, the questioner, this experience was valuable.
To a less sensitized entity it would not gain the proper increase of concentrative energy.
Questioner: Then the less sensitized entity should use … What should he use for the proper energy?
Ra: I am Ra.
In the less sensitized individual
the choosing of personally inspirational images is appropriate whether this inspiration be
the rose which is of perfect beauty,
the cross which is of perfect sacrifice,
the Buddha which is the All-being in One, or whatever else may inspire the individual.
The Law of One, Book II, Session 43
Questioner: You stated that the key to strengthening the will is concentration.
Can you tell me the relative importance of the following aids to concentration?
I have listed: silence, temperature control, comfort of body, screening as a Faraday cage would screen electromagnetic radiation, visible light screening, and a constant smell such as the use of incense.
In other words, an isolation-type of situation.
You mentioned that this was one of the functions of the pyramid.
Ra: I am Ra. The analogies of body complex to mind and spirit complex activities have been discussed previously.
You may consider all of these aforementioned aids as those helpful to the stimulation of that which in actuality aids concentration, that being the will of the entity. This free will may be focused at any object or goal.
Questioner: I was really trying to get at whether it would be of great importance to construct a better place for our meditations.
We have distractions here of the types which I mentioned, and I know that it is a function of our total free will as to whether we construct this or not, but I was trying to get at the principles behind and the relative importance of the Faraday cage.
It would be quite a construction and I was wondering if it would be of any real value?
Ra: I am Ra. Without infringing upon free will we feel it possible to state that the Faraday cage and the isolation tank are gadgets.
The surrounding of self in a sylvan atmosphere, apart from distractions, in a place of working used for no other purpose, in which you and your associates agree to lay aside all goals but that of the meditative seeking of the infinite Creator is, shall we say, not gadgetry but the making use of the creation of the Father in second-density love, and in the love and support of otherselves.
Are there any brief queries before this working is at an end?
End of Ra's Lessons
Various Methods of Meditation and Visualization Techniques