THE MANTRAS IN THIS MEDITATION EXPERIENCE ARE HELPFUL IN FOUR WAYS:
(1) Gives you a focus, an intention. (2) Sets the tone for the day. (3) The repetition, daily, ingrains the intention into your subconscious. (4) Whenever your mind strays during the meditation, you come back to focus through the mantras (as you are doing all of them, adding one every thirty to forty days).
If you have been doing Steps 1, 2, 3 already, you may add Step 4 whenever you feel connected and set with the first three, a special bonding.
If you have not yet started these meditations, Steps 1, 2, 3 provide the essential information for getting started and setting up before you begin the practices of the Soul Consciousness Meditation. These initial few steps are simple. Another step is added periodically. So for the full experience and benefit, begin with Step 1, “How Do We Find Our Inner Peace?” Followed by Step 2, “How Do We Thrive?” and the P.S. then Step 3.
If you are already adept at meditation, you may be ready sooner for each of these simple steps. If so, do so. Whenever you feel ready, you may go ahead and add Mantra 4 given below.
Through experience, I have found that wearing a crystal (ideally clear quartz) magnifies the psychic, energetic connection with your spiritual being. I personally wear a seven-sided channeling crystal of clear quartz — which found me. One day in 1983, when walking in the Black Forest at a spiritual retreat outside Colorado Springs, in a meditative state of mind before my outdoor presentation to a large gathering, there the crystal was, at my feet, not on a chain — apparently to replace the much smaller one I had been using (which I later gave away to a high-school girl I was mentoring in the Soul Consciousness Meditation techniques). I’ve had this larger channeling crystal ever since. It has proven its worth many times. Not only during meditation and clairvoyant readings (when I am enhanced); but also during a life crisis, it grounded me, plus I felt protection coming from it (as that was about ten years of wearing it regularly, see my memoir The Power of Courage).
I hold one or more clear quartz crystals (or whatever gem works for you) in each hand; left to receive cosmic energies and insights, right to send energies outward throughout the universe as a useful gift and sharing of the divine presence (in whatever way it will be received by each person, animal, plant, and sea touched).
P.S. When first receiving (or finding, or choosing, or it chooses you) a crystal, keep it on your body (on a chain, in a pocket) about thirty days, for the energies to merge. After that, it will continue to increase in magnetism (and can become destabilizing in some, like with caffeine or sugar). I found that it is best not to wear it every day. I now wear my channeling crystal (and hold the other ones) only when I am in meditation, or doing a reading, or channel-writing; rarely at any other time (unless I feel “prompted” to do so; it does keep one’s thoughts clear).
Note: When sending energy, we do not define how, where, with whom, it will be used or felt. Our task is merely to be present, fully embody the cosmic forces and consciousness to the best of our ability, then freely release it, let it go, with blessing.
I also place a larger crystal behind my comfortable chair, to enhance the reception of the cosmic forces. (You may place under a chair if sitting in a straight-back.) Use any type of crystal that calls to you (in your heart, your feeling, your intuition). These are generally healing crystals of some type. (For additional uses and types of crystals, see footnote below.)
Now, moving forward, with each of the mantras (steps): “Sound [it] as the soul, in its own world, using the creative imagination as you do so…. Sound the O.M. [ohm, aum] as the soul.”* Continuing with Mantra 4:
Mantra 4:* Soul controlling my desire body.
Feel this intention in your whole body, from the center outward.
On a busy day, even if you can only do fifteen minutes (of all the steps you have so far received), it keeps up the continuity. Some attention, daily, is better (for you, that day) than skipping it. (I do mine while my coffee is brewing.)
The initial eight steps are the simplest. The additional eight steps are more complex and nuanced and each of these does need to be practiced for thirty to forty days before going on to the next (adding each to all the previous mantras received). Lastly, I will share my own added steps that I do to enhance my personal connection to the divine consciousness, for my work and daily life.
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For books on crystals, see my life-time workbook Intuition for Every day. Plus: The Complete Crystal Guidebook by Uma Silbey, and Color and Crystals by Joy Gardner.
For the effects of soul-consciousness meditating for a prolonged period of months (one step per 30-40 days), see my Full Bio and Appendices at the back of any of my books, plus Messengers Cosmic Awakening, Meeting Oversoul in a Vision, Angels Speak. (I will be posting these here also, a portion of my spontaneous mystical experiences since 1975).
For additional understanding of the spiritual path we are all on (as well as humanity origin and our destiny), read The Soul Path.
*These mantras are modified from Ascended Master Djwhal Khul of the Spiritual Hierarchy, received through Alice Bailey, published in the book Discipleship In the New Age, volume I, pp. 364-365, 367-394.