4 Step Meditation to Self-Control
While in Europe the days are getting shorter and darker, here in Australia we receive more and more light from the sun until the solstice on the 21st of December. They are supposed to be happy days, the longer ones in the sun. They aren’t always that happy though. Personally I’ve been challenged in the past weeks, and as I spoke about this with some people close enough to me, I noticed that I was not alone in going through some tough stuff. Although lighter in sunlight, the past weeks seemed darker in spirit.
When it gets ‘dark’ inside of us, unhelpful thoughts and feelings want to dominate our thinking and feeling-world with fear, panic, pain, anger, unfair generalisations, despair, confusion, indecisiveness, etc. We have to work hard not to give in to the invisible ‘dark forces’.
In times of trouble I turn to what is most sacred to me: the books of the Saint Germain Foundation, that are inspired by Ascended Master Saint Germain and written by Mr. and Mrs. Ballard under the names Godfre Ray King and Lotus Ray King in the nineteen-thirties and fourties. These books are treasures to me. I haven’t read anything purer or more helpful than these interpretations of the messages from Saint Germain. The words unfailingly remind me of who I AM, meaning ‘my better self’ – they remind me of my inner true Love, Wisdom and Power, and help me to stay out of ‘the dark’, to come back to ‘the light’, to my positive, trusting, creative and helpful, shiny me!
When life throws challenges at you, and negative thoughts and feelings may get the better of you, it is of the greatest importance to be able to take control over this negativity, and to steer your thinking and feeling to where you feel good again!
People who know me and my work know that I like to teach about how we are not our thoughts and feelings – how we are conscious awareness that is witnessing our body-mind having thoughts and feelings. Please read, and also practise the text below, and feel the inspiration it may give you. This particular part of the first chapter of the first book in the series of twenty books, talks about how we can liberate ourselves from negative thoughts and feelings, a valuable reminder in times that can be overwhelming, confusing, fearful and uncertain.
Meditation to self-control in four steps
From: Unveiled Mysteries, Godfre Ray King, Saint Germain Press, ISBN-13: 978-1-878891-01-3, ISBN-10: 1-878891-01-4, Chapter 1
“[ … ] He who cannot or will not control his thoughts and feelings is in a bad way; for every door of his consciousness is wide open to the disintegrating activities thrown off by the mind and the emotions of other personalities. It takes neither strength, wisdom nor training to give way to unkind, destructive impulses; and the full-grown human beings who do this are but children in their development of self-control.
“It is a blight upon the Life of mankind that so little control of the emotions is taught humanity from the cradle to the grave. Attention to this particular point is the greatest need in the Western World today. It is easy to give way to discordant thoughts, feelings, and activities because the mass of mankind are submerged, as it were, by environment and association entirely created by themselves.
“The individual, through his control of the outer consciousness, must make the effort to rise out of this condition by his own free will in order to transcend these limitations permanently, and no one can hope to rid his life and world of misery, discord, and destruction until he leashes his own thought and feeling. In this way, he refuses to let the Life flowing through his mind and body become qualified by the discord resulting from every little disturbing occurrence in the world about him.
“At first such discipline does require determined, continuous effort; for the thoughts and feelings of ninety-five percent of humanity run as uncontrolled and free as a little tramp dog.
“However, no matter how much effort it takes to bring these two activities under control, it is worth any amount of time, energy, and effort, and no real, permanent dominion of one’s Life and world can take place without it. It will be my pleasure and privilege to teach you the use of these Higher Laws. Their application and use will enable you to release True Wisdom and bring about All Perfection.
“The first step to the control of yourself is the stilling of all outer activity of both mind and body. Fifteen to thirty minutes at night before retiring and in the morning before beginning the day’s work, using the following exercise will do wonders for anyone who will make the necessary effort.
“For the second step: make certain of being undisturbed, and after becoming very still, picture and feel your body enveloped in a Dazzling White Light. The first five minutes while holding this picture, recognise and feel intensely the connection between the outer self and your Mighty God Within, focusing your attention upon the heart centre and visualising it as a Golden Sun.
“The next step is the acknowledgement: ‘I now joyously accept the fullness of the Mighty God Presence – the Pure Christ.’ Feel the great brilliancy of the Light and intensify It in every cell of your body for at least ten minutes longer.
“Then close the meditation by the command: I AM a Child of the Light – I love the Light – I serve the Light – I live in the Light – I AM protected, illumined, supplied, sustained by the Light, and I bless the Light.
“Remember always: ‘One becomes that upon which he meditates,’ and since all things have come forth from the Light, Light is the Supreme Perfection and Control of all things.
“Contemplation and adoration of the Light compels illumination to take place in the mind – health, strength, and order to come into the body – and peace, harmony, and success to manifest in the affairs of every individual who will really do it and seeks to maintain it. [ …]”
To the Light!