The Law of One, Book I, Session 17
Questioner: Is there a “best way” to meditate?
Ra: I am Ra. No.
The Law of One, Book II, Session 42
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:
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?
The Law of One, Book II, Session 49
Questioner: Will you recommend a technique of meditation?
Ra: I am Ra. No.
Questioner: Is it better, or shall I say, does it produce more useable results in meditation to leave the mind as blank as possible and let it run down, so to speak, or is it better to focus in meditation on some object or some thing for concentration?
Ra: I am Ra. This shall be the last full query of this work time.
Each of the two types of meditation is useful for a particular reason.
The passive meditation
involving the clearing of the mind, the emptying of the mental jumble which is characteristic of mind complex activity among your peoples, is efficacious for those whose goal is to achieve an inner silence as a base from which to listen to the Creator.
This is an useful and helpful tool and is by far the most generally useful type of meditation as opposed to contemplation or prayer.
The type of meditation which may be called visualization
has as its goal not that which is contained in the meditation itself.
Visualization is the tool of the adept.
Those who learn to hold visual images in mind are developing an inner concentrative power that can transcend boredom and discomfort.
When this ability has become crystallized in an adept the adept may then do polarizing in consciousness without external action which can effect the planetary consciousness.
This is the reason for the existence of the so-called White Magician.
Only those wishing to pursue the conscious raising of planetary vibration will find visualization to be a particularly satisfying type of meditation.
Contemplation or the consideration in a meditative state of an inspiring image or text is extremely useful also among your peoples,
and the faculty of will called praying is also of a potentially helpful nature.
Whether it is indeed an helpful activity depends quite totally upon the intentions and objects of the one who prays.
May we ask if there are any brief queries at this time?
The Law of One, Book II, Session 50
Questioner: Thank you.
How does the ability to hold visual images in mind allow the adept to do polarization in consciousness without external action?
Ra: I am Ra. This is not a simple query, for the adept is one which will go beyond the green-ray which signals entry into harvestability.
The adept will not simply be tapping into intelligent energy as a means of readiness for harvest but tapping into both intelligent energy and intelligent infinity for the purpose of transmuting planetary harvestability and consciousness.
The means of this working lie within.
The key is first, silence, and secondly, singleness of thought.
Thusly a visualization which can be held steady to the inward eye for several of your minutes, as you measure time, will signal the adept’s increase in singleness of thought.
This singleness of thought then can be used by the
positive adept to work in group ritual visualizations for the raising of positive energy,
by negative adepts for the increase in personal power.
Questioner: Can you tell me what the adept, after being able to hold the image for several minutes, does to affect planetary consciousness or affect positive polarity?
Ra: I am Ra.
When the positive adept touches intelligent infinity from within,
this is the most powerful of connections for it is the connection of the whole mind/body/spirit complex microcosm with the macrocosm.
This connection enables the, shall we say, green-ray true color in time/space to manifest in your space/time.
In green ray thoughts are beings.
In your illusion this is normally not so.
The adepts then become living channels for love and light and are able to channel this radiance directly into the planetary web of energy nexi.
The ritual will always end by the grounding of this energy in praise and thanksgiving and the release of this energy into the planetary whole.
Questioner: Each of us feels, in meditation, energy upon the head in various places.
Could you tell me what this is, what it signifies, and what the various places in which we feel it signify?
Ra: I am Ra. Forgetting the pyramid will be of aid to you in the study of these experiences.
The in-streamings of energy are felt by the energy centers which need, and are prepared for, activation.
Thus those who feel the stimulation at violet-ray level
are getting just that.
Those feeling it within the forehead between the brows
are experiencing indigo ray and so forth.
Those experiencing tingling and visual images
are having some blockage in the energy center being activated and thus the electrical body spreads this energy out and its effect is diffused.
Those not truly sincerely requesting this energy
may yet feel it if the entities are not well-trained in psychic defense.
Those not desirous of experiencing these sensations and activations and changes even upon the subconscious level
will not experience anything due to their abilities at defense and armoring against change.
Questioner: Is it normal to get two simultaneous stimulations at once?
Ra: I am Ra.
The most normal for the adept is the following:
the indigo stimulation
activating that great gateway into healing,
prayerful attention, and
the radiance of being;
the stimulation of the violet ray
which is the spiritual giving and taking from and to Creator, from Creator to Creator.
This is a desirable configuration.
Please ask one more full query at this working.
The Law of One, Book III, Session 51
Questioner: Right now I feel a feeling at the indigo center.
If this center were totally activated and not blocked at all, would I then feel nothing there?
Ra: I am Ra. This query, if answered, would infringe upon the Law of Confusion.
The Law of One, Book III, Session 54
Questioner: What if a mind/body/spirit complex feels a feeling in meditation at the indigo center, what is he feeling?
Ra: I am Ra. This will be the last full query of this working.
One who feels this activation is one experiencing in-streamings at that energy center to be used either
for the unblocking of this center,
for its tuning to match the harmonics of its other energy centers, or
to activate the gateway to intelligent infinity.
We cannot be specific for each of these three workings is experienced by the entity which feels this physical complex distortion.
Is there a brief query before we leave this instrument?
The Law of One, Book III, Session 66
Questioner: Then an entity who becomes aware of his polarization with respect to service-to-others might find a paradoxical situation in the case where it was unable to fully serve because of distortions chosen to reach the understanding it has reached.
At this point it would seem that the entity who was aware of the mechanism might, through meditation, understand the necessary mental configuration for alleviating the physical distortion so that it could be of greater service-to-others.
At this particular nexus am I correct in this thinking?
Ra: I am Ra. You are correct although we might note that there are often complex reasons for the programming of a distorted physical complex pattern.
In any case, meditation is always an aid to knowing the self.
Questioner: Is a vertical positioning of the spine useful or helpful in the meditative procedure?
Ra: I am Ra. It is somewhat helpful.