Wednesday, June 23, 2010

(More) Frequently Asked Questions
Jeannette Meek,
Spiritual Medium

Q. You mentioned that meditation is a multi-level process. What are the levels?

A. The first level is to understand that you already know how to meditate, and have been able to accomplish meditation without any type of preparation or fan fair. Meditation is a natural result of focusing to one level of minds function. This happens as a matter of course when you are settled down and still for a while. This can be accomplished many ways. You need a focus to do this. Reading a book is an example of settling down and being still. As you become more settled into your physical space the text of the book you are reading becomes your total focus, if you are reading a novel, you can be transformed mentally into the scene you are reading from the book.

The next level is to understand the psychic connection between material mind and the psychic self.

The next level is devoted to stilling yourself and accomplishing complete silence mentally, physically and emotionally.

The next level is to understand the Unfoldment of the Spiritual self.

Q. What is the psychic connection between material mind and the psychic self?

A. The connection to the material mind and the psychic self is the Etheric body.

Q. What is the Etheric body?

A. Some disciplines call the Etheric body the soul.

Q. What is the Unfoldment of the Spiritual self?

A. The Unfoldment of the Spiritual self is a process of "Spiritual Unfoldment." Spiritual Unfoldment is a process that allows you to peel back the material conditioning you receive as a Spiritual being incarnated in material form of expression. It is much like the blooming of a flower, the petals folding open to reveal the center of the flower. It is a process of cultivation of our Spiritual nature in a truer sense of expression.

Q. What do you mean, "a process of cultivation of our Spiritual nature in a truer sense of expression?"

A. As we mature during our incarnation of the material plane, we have a tendency to lose site of the fact that we are Spiritual beings first and foremost. We allow our physicalness to take precedence over our spirituality. This is not an intended result of incarnation. It’s a natural propensity of "taking care of business" during incarnation. At some point of our material life we become aware that we seem to be missing something, something that is nameless, but very desirable. That desirable thing that we are missing is our connection and remembrance that we are Spiritual beings incarnated in flesh form, not a material body with a Spirit contained somewhere deep inside of us waiting to be activated.

Q. We make this connection to the inner self through meditation?

A. That is correct. Meditation is the key that unlocks the connection to the Etheric body. The Etheric body is the psychic body of man. The Etheric body is the connecting bridge between the material body of man and the Spiritual body of man. Meditation is finding the pathway to the inner Spiritual self.

Q. What is our connection to our Spiritual self?

A. The material connector to the Spiritual self is our psychic sensory system of function. The psychic body of function is our sixth sense and it is the completion of our material manifestation. The body that controls the psychic sense system is the Etheric body. The Etheric body is also the connector to the Spiritual body. You could consider the Etheric body as the bridge between the material body and the Spiritual body. Through ignorance man has tried to discredit his own intuition. Some religions call psychic function evil and work of the devil. Others just call it silly superstition. However the sixth sense of man has never stopped its functions and leads to the "Spiritual functions," the seventh level of our capabilities.

Q. Where does study of this type start?

A. This type of study has already started as it is an inherent quality of man to search for his Spiritual connection. This is the reason this type of Spiritual reading material is available, and the reason you are attracted to this type of information, so you are already on your Spiritual journey. So there really is no formal starting place, individually we all find our own starting place.

There are many types of study that have been developed into programs or pathways of study, yet there is not one specific place to begin, it’s all a matter of choice. I believe the first step to this type of study is to recognize you are already involved in a Spiritual Unfoldment program in a natural course of living. Reflect upon the type of reading you already do, the type of reading material that attracts you. Become aware of where, when and how you study this type of material. Where, when and how you study are as important if not more so than what you study. As you attune yourself to this information about what you are naturally attracted to teaches you that all life is a great lesson learned in increments or phases of life. You also become aware of your spirituality more fully. Once that information is in place addressing where, when and how, I would have to say becoming comfortable with psychic abilities would be then next phase. There are many misconceptions about psychic abilities, what they are, how they function and how they are used, so much so, people often have a distorted concept of the function. Before we can become comfortable with our psychic abilities, I believe we need to have a better understanding of the skills, and a general idea of how these misconceptions become prevalent on the material plane. Learning facts of truth about psychic abilities automatically dispels the myths created about the function. Because there are a vast number of misconceptions about psychic abilities, Spirit channeled a series of booklets many years ago addressing these misconceptions. Amazingly after thirty years of teaching Spiritual Unfoldment I still find these misconceptions to be prevalent.

For these reasons I begin every new class with the series that Spirit channeled entitled "To the Skeptics the Psychically Misinformed." The misunderstood principles and concepts outlined in that series are still prevalent in mans mind today.

Q. What type of misconceptions about psychic ability do you mean?

A. Many people believe that psychic ability is a skill that only some people have, not all people. Others believe if you use your psychic ability too often, it will dry up and disappear. My personal favorite is, whistles, bells and gongs will sound when somebody has a psychic revelation.

Q. These things are not true?

A. No, they are not. Psychic abilities are the sixth sense of man completing our physical manifestation, so psychic ability is a natural function. Psychic ability is not a function that works sometimes in a hit or miss process. It always works. Because it is a natural function, most people are not aware of how they use it, and everybody does use it consciously or unconsciously. Because most are not aware of natural psychic ability in action, these myths are easily created, and they are somewhat easily believed. After all, if you’re not truly cognizant of a function, how can you know your using it, or misusing it. For example, do you have to check with your sense of smell to know its functioning? It just works unconsciously. Suppose somebody or a group of people told you your sense of smell was not working correctly unless you heard a buzzing sound in your ears every time your sense of smell functioned. You might think that information is nuts, but in a natural course of events related to the information you would begin paying more attention to the ability of smell. And amazingly there would be many people who would suddenly begin to report that this information is true. They would report that it is a subtle sound, if you weren’t listening for it you would not hear it.

Q. So study of psychic ability is part of a Spiritual Unfoldment program?

A. Yes, it is important you recognize and understand psychic ability is a natural function all people use, and enjoy. It’s part of whom we are and how we function. Understanding and accepting the system of psychic sensory perception is the first step to reconnecting our material self to our Spirit self. Meditation is the key to the connection of our material and Spiritual selves, and the connection happens through the intuitive psychic sense system. When you have basic knowledge of the psychic sense system and how it functions will help you to meditate more easily. You have an understanding of the sensations you experience during your meditation period and the understanding allows you to relax more fully and go with the flow of the meditation period.

Q. How does the study of psychic abilities help us to meditate?

A. Meditation is a process of connecting to our Spiritual self. To connect to our Spiritual self we must be able to relax totally, mentally, physically, and emotionally. To be able to relax so completely without falling asleep we must have a basic understanding of our material self and how the material mind functions. Between the material functions of mind and the Spiritual functions of mind are the psychic functions of mind. The psychic function of mind is the connector between the material and Spiritual mind. So to connect to the Spirit mind we need to open up what may seem to be closed pathways. These seemly closed pathways are our reaction to our psychic abilities. These pathways have always been open, they are open at birth. Through much of our material training we become desensitized to the function of psychic abilities, so when we relax and feel them in action we interpret that sensation as strange, when in fact it’s a natural function. When we feel something we interpret as strange happening to us we automatically switch into an alert protective mode of safety. This safety mode is a stimulation of the physical mind sending alert messages to the physical body causing a rush of adrenalin and we are automatically taken from a state of complete relaxation to a state of combat defense readiness. Study of psychic ability helps to understand the sensations we experience during our meditation period allowing us to enjoy the sensations and reintroduce the sensation into or conscious mind. The acceptance of the "new" sensations allows us to unblock the pathways to the higher mind functions. Unblocking the psychic pathways through understanding what the blocks are or were is the key to helping us to relax and go with the flow of meditation gaining the highest and best from our meditation period.

Q. You mentioned the seventh level of ourselves, what is that?

A. The seventh level of our manifestation is our Spiritual self, the creative force within us that manifests our reality of life. The Spiritual self is the aspect of self that is bound to and controlled by universal law sometimes referred to as Spiritual law. Universal Spiritual law works in our lives constantly to bring into fruition our conscious state of reality. Some call the Spiritual self soul, others call it the higher-self.

Q. So the psychic body of man is the connector between the physical self and the Spiritual self?

A. Yes that is correct. Once material man can understand the connecting body of psychic function allows the connection to be made to the inner Spiritual self by bridging the "gap" between the two bodies of function. Some schools of thought call the Spiritual self the higher self.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions
Jeannette a. Meek,
Spiritual medium

Q. I have decided I want to begin a program of meditation. What can you tell me about meditation that will be helpful to me?

A. Meditation is a multi-level discipline. It is also an inherent quality that all people participate in consciously or unconsciously. Anytime you change your level of consciousness from one specific thought to another specific thought is actually a type of meditation. Yet it is not recognized as meditation. Also meditation is not as complicated as you might think it is. There are many misconceptions about the process, but more misconceptions about the result of meditation.

Q. What types of misconceptions?

A. The biggest misconception is that people generally do not think they are able to meditate correctly or properly. There is not a right or a wrong way to meditate. How you meditate is dependent on what you are seeking to develop through the process of meditation.

The second misconception is people think they don’t have time to meditate. The truth is everybody meditates at least once a day in some form.

The third misconception about meditation is that individuals do not believe they receive anything from meditation. The truth is you always receive a result from meditation. Your result is always a relaxed feeling, and a surge of energy. So the first step of meditation is to recognize that you already do meditate and you do receive a result from it.

The fourth misconception is that people think they experience weird events while meditating. The truth is you can only experience what you are ready for during meditation. It is only seemingly weird because it is something you are not accustomed to.

Q. How do I do meditation?

A. Meditation is not something that is foreign to you, in fact you do this already, in many ways. Also meditation is as complex or simple as you want it to be. For example, every time you have a day dream you are connected to the inner self by entering higher more refined state of reality. During that time of viewing the day dream you have changed your current state of reality to the vision, your material location fades away to an unconscious state of reality. The "day dream" relates to many of your everyday problems and the day dream itself is symbolic of situations you are dealing with, the ones that nag at you and you feel there are no solutions for. For example seeing yourself in a daydream of being on a remote tropical island is symbolic of how to overcome everyday stress in your life. This picture is symbolic of your need to take some time every day to be by yourself, and treat yourself with kindness and love. If you follow the advice your daydream conveyed to you it simply follows that you will be able to handle pressures of "everyday" life differently because you can see everyday life from a different perspective. You will remember to include your own needs and wants in your everyday life instead of attempting to fulfill demands everyone else requests of you.

Q. Is there a program or an outline of mediation that I can follow?

A. There are many schools of thought about meditation and what you should do and what you should not do during mediation, but again, meditation is an individual process. Also, each school of thought about meditation has an idealistic goal as the objective of the practice. I believe you can develop meditation with a conscious planned goal in mind, yet I know the higher self’s goal is what will be realized during a meditation session. The higher self is always the director and the teacher leading the conscious mind to specific realizations about the whole Spiritual self. The higher self is the most knowledgeable teacher you will encounter on a pathway of Spiritual Unfoldment. So meditation is an individualized process that can be assisted by the school of thought you are studying.
These schools of thought are tried and true for many individuals who think the same way. So you could be looking through many types of meditation programs till you find one that you agree in accord with. Yet, you already know how to meditate, and you have accomplished meditation many times throughout your lifetime

The simplest explanation of meditation is, prayer is talking to God, or your higher power, and meditation is listening to God or your higher power.

Once the request is sent out in prayer, meditation becomes listening intently to the sound beyond the physical sounds around you. When you make that connection to the higher power, any number of things can happen.

The time spent in the meditation period is inspirational and the activities that should or will take place during that time are revealed to you as you are ready to accept the guidance offered to you by the teacher within. When the student is ready, the master appears. That master is the teacher within. To connect with the master within is to open the pathway to the conscious development of our Spiritual nature.

Q. There are many pathways to choose from as a process of development of our Spiritual nature. They often become confusing. Is there a place to start ones Spiritual journey, or one level of study better than another? What are the differences between the different types of study? Is there a difference between the different types of study?

A. There are many pathways to follow as a course of study of spirituality, and it really does become confusing for people to decide where and how to start their journey. The best way of course is to follow your influences brought forth from the Spirit within, as your influence is the strongest teacher there is. Many people do that instinctively, and still find their influence does not fulfill the need for solid academic study of their spirituality. So for this reason many schools of thought have manifested themselves in the material plane. These schools of thought have manifested in three categories, one being religion, the second philosophy, and the third science. These levels are obvious in variances of application, yet they all speak to the material mind of man. They attempt to put an order to the exploration of our spirituality. Yet, they also create more pathways of exploration for man to walk down causing more thought, in turn the new thought takes a very simple concept or idea and makes it more confusing. So one way to explain the differences in techniques of Spiritual study is to say the pathway outlined by the academic study is for the material levels of mind, the so-called end of the pathway is the Spiritual progression. The common denominator of all pathways is meditation, and meditation is the real progression and where the real learning and teaching of our spirituality take place. So all pathways of Spiritual schools of thought lead to meditation, the pathways become the process of learning the approach to meditation.

Q. What is the approach to meditation?

A. The way to approach meditation is to logically begin building a study period devoted to meditation.

Q. A "meditation study period" this implies that I have to study something. I simply want to meditate. Could you be more specific?

A. Meditation is the study of mind on all levels. During our sojourn through the levels of incarnation we have divided our mind into layers. These layers are considered divisions of mind or levels of function IE., Conscious, subconscious, Superconscious, etc. The academic study of meditation is to gain understanding of the function of these levels of mind. This understanding is gained by reading about the different mind divisions and the expected performance of the levels.

The actual meditation period is a process that allows these levels to preform their functions without restriction of conscious thought. The academic aspect of meditation study is intended to allow the harmony of mind function. However, The harmony of mind function is a natural process that happens without the restriction of thought.

We have also divided ourselves into bodies of function, physical self, soul self, Spiritual self. These divisions help us to cope with our incarnation. Although we know we are not truly divided into these sectors of self, these terms help us to understand and explain our behaviors. Meditation is a process that allows us to integrate all these levels of thought of ourselves to one level of minds function.

Meditation is a specific type of relaxation that allows change of our current conscious state of reality to a higher vibrational state of reality that can last for a few seconds or many minutes. So meditation is one specific thing, or one specific definition, and that is to change states of consciousness to a higher vibratory state of mind. To get to a state of meditation at will is an individual process and it is also a progressive process. Processes that work to lead to a state of meditation for one individual may not work for another individual.

In a universal definition meditation is a process that allows the material self and the Spiritual self to connect to a space of one point of minds function. When you achieve this one point of minds function you enter a space of "peace that passeth all understanding," and that is the state of meditation.

So, developing a "meditation study period" simply means to set aside time for meditation and exploring processes to reach the benefits.

Q. What is mind?

A. Mind is the whole mind of function. The whole mind of function is the universal mind. This mind is not fragmented into aspects of self, or different aspects of function. Universal mind is what man considers to be God, as this mind is all knowing.