Finding your Inner Angel Part Two
More things to know
Laws of cause and effect
All beings both invisible and visible in the lower dimensions (ours!) are controlled by the laws of cause and effect. Millions of people have no thought for the results of their actions and this applies to our invisible populations too. The reason interaction with a developed and loving creature/guide/friend/guru will feel comfortable is because they will never demand, force or pressure us into acting against their own or our best interests, though they might suggest with love, something that is pleasing to them and possibly beneficial to you. Personality colours them too. They are as unique as the people around us. We don’t always agree with everything our friends say and we certainly don’t always do what they tell us. We use our faculty of discrimination.
The laws of cause and effect will affect us also even in our dealings with inter-dimensional communication. If we wish to develop our psychic skill with the intention of personal power and the manipulation of others, we will set up a deficit spiritual bank balance. If we flaunt our skill in a way that might say “My angel is better than your angel”, we pay the price. Playing the spiritual slot machines does not pay off either – that is hoping continually for some kind of reward.
But an intention and desire to experience the whole of creation in our capacity of “observer” in this lifetime, so that we may grow in experience, compassion and understanding of all things, is an excellent motive for developing the skill of inter-conscious communication. In this way we connect to the best energies.
In order to get the best out of life as a fully functioning inter-dimensional creature, the first trick to learn is the one of staying in the bubble. I call it the bubble because when you’re in it you can tell by the feeling of rightness, lightness and upliftment it gives you. To get there we need to keep the mood of our “observer” buoyant and positive. We develop the knowledge that all things are linked and this divinity of all things works for our own good and the good of all things. We make it work through our own attitude. When we feel omniscient (as I call it) or having an epiphany (as a friend calls it), we feel one with everything else. We manifest in this condition. Things are easy, synchronise and follow through in what seem like miraculous ways. This is our true nature and the way things should be. We are working as connected spiritual creatures.
If we drop out of the bubble, life is difficult, hard, heavy and full of blockages. Our observer has dropped into the gross human paradigm. But this doesn’t have to be permanent and we don’t have to listen to the word “haemorrhage” being whispered into our ears day after day or see grotesque worms hanging off bushes, like I told you about in my last post! We need only alter the mood of the observer with our own will. We can choose to be positive or negative, victors or victims, happy or depressed, light-hearted or grim, omniscient or shriveled.
Self-discipline is such a scary word, you just have to mutter it and depression follows – but it doesn’t have to be like that. We never say to ourselves, “I will discipline myself to eat, or bath, or go to the toilet” we just do these things because they have to be done and are enjoyable. I believe that sitting quietly in meditation/contemplation/imagination needs to be done daily as with eating, sleeping or bathing. We say to our families/partners “I’m going to have a bath” and we do – and they let us with no question. Why can’t we say “I’m going to sit quietly for ten/fifteen minutes” and do it?
There is always a way. I used to shut myself in the bedroom when everyone (five children) was watching the telly. I also on many occasions went to “have a bath”. There is no reason why “I’m in the toilet!” will not keep the family away for some time so we can be alone. For it seems to me that the beginning and end of it is – we have to make time daily to be alone with our own observer-self.
Sitting quietly in a physically still body, waiting, is never in vain. It pays off with better health, serenity and inner balance and keeps the observer in the bubble.
There are many ways to meditate. Each way has a specific outcome.
Two outcomes that are useful are –
- To lose yourself
- To find angels and guides
The two easiest and most technically simple are these –
To lose yourself
Find a quiet place – the same one every day would be best. All you need is your own self, no paraphernalia like candles, pictures, incense, though if these appeal to you – they have the ability to consecrate the moment and bring about a reverent mood. This puts your observer-self into the right frame of mind for polite and tranquil interaction. You could set a timer for the amount of time you have at your disposal (twenty minutes is good) Sit comfortably rather than lie which encourages sleep. Imagine you are enfolded in the arms of a loving being who is about to touch you in the middle of the forehead, between your eyebrows. Wait for the touch. Every time you start worrying about things, thinking of work, the children, your partner, your debts, re-imagine yourself in the arms of your loving being and wait for the touch on your forehead. Sometimes you will not be successful in losing yourself, but other times, your observer-self will drift away and you will come back into yourself with some surprise. You will feel alert, aware, clear-headed and rested.
To find your guides and angels
The second method is to build up your perfect place to be, with the skill of imagination. A friend has an exquisite imaginary white room that she has made, with big French doors that open out into a garden. She has added the fragrance of flowers and small details like muslin curtains, furniture, carpeting, and indoor fountains. She goes there in her mind and sits quietly, drinking in the tranquillity whenever she wants to. I have an imaginary garden – a conventional garden – with a still pond and a stone seat on which I find myself sitting. In the distance are lawns and huge trees with benches. I often walk around my imagination garden and the strangest thing is that I have experiences there that I could never have imagined they are so surprisingly delightful.
Once I was leading a meditation so I took everyone to my garden. Afterwards, someone said to me. “I would have preferred a wild, untended garden – your garden had nature too much under control!” So the point is, the place you make with your imagination is uniquely yours. You can be anywhere you like according to your own taste.
Daily reconstruct your perfect place. If worries distract you, get your mind back into your place and carry on. Soon you will find that you simply have to sit quietly and your perfect place will come to mind fully formed and the effort of imagining it all will fall away. Of course, in your perfect place there are no worries – but often answers to them come to mind without the effort of thinking them out yourself.
In your perfect place you can practise the skill of listening to the sound of the fountain you constructed, the feel of the water on your fingers, the smell of freshness and the taste of the water. Use all your senses. Your perfect place is where you can begin to work as an inter-dimensional creature
How it feels
Once you have set up your perfect place, or easily fall into the arms of your loving enfolding being waiting for the touch on your forehead because you have practised it, you are ready for adventure. The trick is to know that you have used your imagination to put the situation in place and anything other, that which is not what you have mentally constructed, is the thing to pay attention to. These other experiences can come into the mind as a thought so loud and impinging – not to be ignored – with a different quality to your own observer–mind that you are used to. A concept might develop gradually, unfolding with amazing clarity, an inspiration – always based on love, light, beautiful, special – unique. You might suddenly find some kind of sight opens out your imaginary construction into something else – new and different – or you meet someone, you find you are not alone. You are seeing clearly, sensing clearly, feeling clearly though your eyes are closed and your body is resting.
Refreshment is the result of both kinds of meditation, whether it is the kind you interact with life in your special place, or the kind where you lose yourself in a blank place. Blank space meditation is the most refreshing of the two and both can be used according to your need. Sometimes one leads to the other.
If anything unexpected happens to you, ask questions in your mind. ASK. Ask as soon as you don’t understand what you are experiencing or seeing. Ask, “What am I seeing?” “Why am I seeing this?” What do you mean?” “Why are you telling me this?” “How do I know?” “What should I know?” “Who are you?” “What does this symbolise?” “Explain please” ASK.
Natural energies need to be consulted where they are usually, in forests, rivers – in nature. Once you have practised some meditation skills, try meditating in a real garden. Meditation out of doors is more difficult You will find the streams of conscious creatures are so numerous around you in the outdoors and eager to make themselves known, that you will find it more difficult to lose yourself because of the other conscious activity around you.
To link into the consciousnesses of nature you could try hugging a tree.
I once went through a tree-hugging phase. This is an interesting experiment. As you lean against or hold a tree, you will mentally ingest aspects of its consciousness and develop feelings of your own. In Africa we had a vast Aloe Bainsei in our garden. Its trunk was so large I could not exactly hug it, so I leaned my chest against it and waited. For a long time I could feel nothing, and then a powerful feeling of primitive wisdom and complete dis-interest in any affairs of man surged through me. I was quite shocked. The tree held no interest in me – or any of us – and it was not prepared to co-operate in any way with our silly whims.
When you are especially distressed, meditation is difficult and for answers you can write. Enfold yourself with your imagination in the arms of your concept of your highest loving being. (This puts your observer-self in a protected place) Write a question. Write the first words that flow from the pen in answer even if they seem like gobbledegook. This might lead to another question. Write it down. Write the answer. Persevere for a while for suddenly hesitancy will stop and the writing will flow. When your answers seem so pertinent, clear and apt that you know with your sense of discrimination it feels light, loving and good so too will your observer-self be uplifted and become less distressed.
On the topic of channelling information there are some warnings. Much information nowadays that is being shared as illuminated wisdom, is still ”looking through a glass darkly”. Apply the same rules of discrimination. Are they light, loving, uplifting, inspiring and are you comfortable with it? If anything offends your feelings of rightness – walk away. Your inner measurement system of rightness and wrongness is where you are now, where you can function at YOUR best. No one else’s is relevant to you. If we share our wisdom, it is always with the proviso that “This is what I learned/know in my limited capacity and is unique to me. I’m sharing it because you might enjoy my uniqueness as we walk along the spiritual road.” Channelled information is prescribed by the person downloading it and the invisible being uploading it. Use discrimination even with your own stuff.
An affirmation of seriousness in your pursuits in finding your inner angel is to have a spiritual diary in which you record your dreams and insights. Sometimes, even at midnight, you will need to write down what you have experienced so have a candle or small light next to the bed. The next morning, or when you have time, elaborate your dream through your own intuition. What did it mean? What am I being told? What is the dream telling me? What can I learn?
Likewise with the time of meditation – record the ideas that come to you, the beings you meet, the concepts of clarity, and the theme of the meditation. Often of course, you will simply be unaware of anything – not even yourself and you will come back into yourself with surprise, refreshed and delighted.
Your spiritual diary can also be a record of the miracles, synchronisations and signs, – the moments of grace that you experience. The more you show willingness to communicate and to learn – the more you will be taught. There is no ending, no final test, no degree, no honours, and no stage where we can ever say, “I am there!” My friend and guide in these matters used to say, “It’s a spiral. You go round and round, often finding yourself back where you thought you started, but now you are learning the same things at a slightly more subtle level. You have a spiral, not a circle.”
Sometimes we can link in so clearly to our multidimensional aspect that the observer-self becomes overwhelmed with understanding, knowledge and experience. It becomes too much to handle. Moderation is the key to all things. A resting phase is just as important as a working phase. But how do we stop once we have started?
Sometimes, we naturally go into a barren place. We become cut off. We lose it. The key is simply to wait. When the time is right, all things will flow once more.
If we are being overburdened, overloaded, over stimulated, we need to switch off. How to do this? Announce clearly to your multidimensional self that you are taking a rest. Plunge into the activities of life. Work. Party. Serve. Focus on the material. Ground yourself. Don’t do whatever it is that is linking you into your spiritual self. Close your diary. Leave your special place unoccupied. Understand that you are able to pick up the threads again later and that there is no hurry about anything. You are not missing out, you are losing nothing; your tutors will still be there after the holidays, the delight and excitement will not go away while you take a break.