On Behalf of my 83rd Birthday… A TREATISE ON “MEDITATION”…

 

This Treatise had its beginning on March 17, 1972. That is 46 years ago, and that is the date I received “Initiation” from a Mystic… which is crucial to this treatise, but  that event, without  reader-preparation, would simply be confusing.

Over the last quarter century, I have written a great many books. What makes this strange is that in the eleventh grade, the only punctuation I used was a dash, like this ( – ).  Should I write, I wrote a single  run-on sentence punctuated here and there by a dash – between thoughts.  I attribute this to the fact that in the fifth grade, I could neither read, nor write. I am thankful to Mrs Cox, in the fifth grade, and Miss Ziebold in the eleventh grade. This is just my background.

What I discovered over the years is that Knowledge has nothing to do with information, the brain, or education.  Knowledge is entirely experiential, and it only takes place as a most complex process entirely  “Within” the MIND and Spiritual dimensions of each human being  We return to this concept shortly.

We think of life as sequential.  That is, events taking place as a series of straight lines [one after another].  Whereas, in Reality, Life is always now [like a stage] with past and future events waiting off-stage to make a sudden appearance, and we integrate these into now [“ignoring” the incongruity of the event].  In this sense, Shakespeare was correct.  What causes us to ignore the lack of congruence is the MIND, for whom time is irrelevant. It is carrying out its job of integrating the Law of Karma with what we believe is a linear life unfolding before us… as we view these seemingly “accidental” events as unrelated to us.

To comprehend the subject of “Meditation,” we must understand what this term means? And, it is difficult to understand the term “Meditation” because the key to the term Meditation is the term “Esoteric”.  Esoteric means ‘invisible’ to the brain and physical senses.  Or put another way, the key-principles of Meditation involve  the “Attention” faculty of Intuition, and  that of “Concentration,” both of which are operations of the Soul… and people mistakenly “think” they know what the Soul is? How many of you have seen a Soul?  And to think one knows what the Soul is, when one has no idea what the Soul is… is a common form of Delusional Thinking, which is virtually ignored in Western education.

Mankind therefore engages in a subtle form of Delusional Thinking, which is the MIND feeding Delusional Thinking to the Left-Hemisphere of the brain, and we do not realize this is taking place continually. The fact the MIND can feed Delusional Thinking [or D-Think] to oneself, and one is unaware that what one is thinking is what one’s MIND wants one to think… is a bitter pill to swallow for the Ego of Man.  So, we ignore it, and we deny it can even happen.  And the MIND counts on [and helps] us  deny this phenomenon.

So, now we have briefly set the stage, so to speak, let us discuss the practice of Meditation?  We begin with discussing the “purpose” of Meditation?  Meditation is a crucial part of the teaching of every Saint or Mystic that has been sent into the Earth plane by God… And the reason Meditation is so important is that Meditation is the ONLY way for the Soul to begin to stop the leeching of the Spirituality of the Soul by the MIND that is attached to the Soul.

How does the MIND “create” Karma?  It takes a bit of the Spiritual Energy of the Soul and “creates” an event for the Soul to vicariously experience… Vicarious in the since that it is the Soul’s own Energy that creates and sustains that event.  And then the MIND stores that event in its memory as Karma.  And, over many lifetimes, that storehouse of memory is filled with what we call “Attachments”. The attachment we speak of is the Spiritual Energy of the Soul that is dissociated and held in all that Karma.

This is the reason the Mystic speaks of the Soul being a “slave” to the Karma held within the MIND.  Although it is the experiencing of this Karma that will eventually give we Souls experiential understanding…  it must be converted from Karmic experience into Knowledge, and Truth.  And that takes place Within us at levels of which we are unaware.

Meditation involves Attention, Concentration, and Acceptance… although the Acceptance part is rarely discussed. Acceptance means forgiving oneself for having spent ones own Spiritual Energy on pleasures of the Illusion.  Both the positive and the negative experiences we have participated in  have been at the expense of our own Spirituality.  In other words, we used our own Spiritual Energy to fulfill  our “desires” for these experiences of the Creation.  And when a Soul awakens to this FACT, it most generally creates a great deal of grief, sorrow, and humiliation.  And we are ashamed, but that is Ego.  This subtly begins the awakening process of “seeing” the difference between the Reality of God, and the Illusion, which we  believed to be real and important. 

Grief is the magic eraser of  Karma, and the more a person can grieve, the quicker that person converts Karma into Knowledge.  Humility only comes from humiliation. So, rather than try and hide from humiliation, embrace it deep within yourself.  See it as a friend, and as a way to clean out the storerooms of Karma from “Within” oneself.

The MIND does not appreciate, nor does it initially support nor encourage this transformation by the  Soul.  In fact, the MIND does everything in its power to dissuade the Soul from engaging in Meditation.  It attempts to feed D-Think to one during Meditation.  It will also bring up all kinds of memories from deep within itself, and it displays these on a screen during one’s Meditation.  This is the reason the Mystic tells us to do both Simran [or repeating of the holy names], and dhyan [which is focusing on the Mystic that Initiated one’s Soul]. And one must keep ones full Attention fixed in the eye-center, resisting the temptation to look either left or right, up or down.

And this is Meditation. An attempt by a Soul to focus all its Energy at the eye center, at the forehead, and to exclude everything else.  And this is a very long and difficult process, and it takes a great deal of dedication, desire, intention, and surrender of one’s Ego.  And the MIND will be relentless in its offering of distractions in various forms:  One’s work, children, politics, pains, aches, and any resentments the MIND can stir up during the day… are stored and presented during Meditation.   A favorite of my own MIND is providing me flashes of pictures of the movie I saw the day or evening before.  I personally sit for meditation between 2 and 3 a.m.  And I have done that every day for the last 46 years.  And, this morning was not unlike any other morning… except that now, I am much more aware of how relentless my MIND is in its attempt to interject itself into my Meditation.  The statement of Christ, “If thine eye be single, they whole body shall be full of light,” is a reminder that what Mediation needs to be is one-pointed Attention of all one’s Concentration. This intensity is quite tiring.

Most Mystics, or Masters, remind us of just how difficult Meditation is, and they know this because every Soul must go through the same process.  There is only one Path back Home to God, the Father of we Souls.  I hope my sharing this bit about Meditation has been helpful.

Peace, Brother James, May, 2018

 

 

 

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What do I Mean When I Say “The Soul Has no Race”?

I am speaking of the fact that the Soul is immortal, and that we Souls have as many lifetimes as we need to fulfill the Purpose of Life?

In other words, the external form which the Energy of the Soul enlivens… can, as the Eastern Mystics tell us, run the full spectrum of the “Wheel of Eighty-Four”… and this phrase refers to the 8,400,000 different species of life forms a Soul can incarnate into upon the Earth plane.  One life form at a time.

In the West, generally speaking, we believe two things we are told… which are not true.  One is that the Soul only has one life to live.  And the other thing is that Man alone has a Soul.  Both things are mistaken beliefs by people who have not made a study of Mysticism, or the Fifth Century period of the Popes and Catholicism.

Both Reincarnation and the True story about the role of Spirituality in the life of Man were written out of [removed] from the Bible [or an attempt to do so was made] in, and around the Firth Century A.D. The reason?  Desire for power, ego, greed, and ignorance.

The fact is… every living organism has a Soul.  And the ONLY REAL part of everything that is alive is the Soul [which is immortal], and the Soul has a MIND attached to it [which remains with it until that Soul leaves the cycle of birth and death forever].  The MIND enables  each Soul  to fully and completely explore and experience everything the Creation has to offer?

So, the idea that the Soul [which is an aspect of the Energy of God, and is immortal] has a race, just because it happens to be in a particular physical form this lifetime is sheer nonsense, coupled with ignorance.  The Soul [and this means every Soul] is composed of Neutral Spiritual Energy, or NSgy.

Peace, Brother James

When a person uses the term “Ego,” what is that person talking about?

To be clear… most people “think” the term Ego has to do with one thinking or acting like a know-it-all.  Feeding his or her Ego, in other words.

But, in Reality, what is the Ego?  The term “Ego” refers to the way in which one’s MIND views what is taking place outside of oneself relative to how one’s MIND pictures oneself?  If people and things outside yourself are praising you, and treating you as though you are important to them, then your “Ego” is receiving positive and reinforcing strokes, and one’s MIND is pleased with “itself”… and note I am saying  one’s MIND is pleased.  Does your MIND think it is you?

Yes, actually it does!  The fact is, for many, perhaps even most people, it is the MIND “WITHIN” them [which is actually invisible to the brain] that determines whether or not one is important, worthwhile, good or not so good, and almost all of this judgement is based on how people outside oneself treat oneself? Especially those one is attached to?

So, how does it feel living one’s life based on what others think of you?  Or, perhaps you don’t think you do this?  Don’t fool yourself.  The only people who do not measure themselves by what others say about them.. or how others treat them, are really healthy and highly Enlightened individuals, who have gone through a sufficient number of difficult events to “prove” to themselves that they are capable, competent, and rarely unable to accomplish a task.  And the most important element in loving, respecting, and trusting oneself [based entirely on one’s own Reality], is only achieved when one KNOWS of a certainty that one is Acceptable to God.

How does one achieve this state of being?  When one meets a Saint, Mystic, or Perfect Living Master, sent by God into the Earth plane, to Initiate Souls into a Path leading back to God.

People who are especially dependent upon others determining whether or not they are OK… are people who have no idea who or what they are?  And this unfortunately means the vast majority of human beings.  Most people are quite dependent upon others telling them they are OK… and that’s just the way of life on the Earth plane.  If curious about this… find a book written by Julian Johnson, called The Path of the Masters.

Peace, Brother James

Psychological Fact Worth Considering…

Most people do not realize that Depression is a symptom that indicates a MIND-level conflict within a person’s MIND, which is CAUSED by repressing  the emotions of rage and grief.  Neither of these emotions [associated with deeply repressed traumata from early childhood], of which the person is cognitively unaware of possessing, since they are hidden within his or her MIND?

Now,  given the above… imagine such a person seeking professional help for the “problem of Depression”… and being given a prescription for a drug that will simply interfere in that person’s MIND communicating to the person’s brain: That is… [his or her MIND is causing  his or her brain to “vent” the energy being repressed by his or her MIND in the symptoms that are labeled “Depression”].

So, rather than the person’s MIND communicating to the brain of that person [which is  the natural way the MIND of that person deals with the energy being generated by repressing such traumata] … the dope cuts off awareness, and the person ‘thinks” the “Depression” is gone.

What will happen is that the MIND is unable to “vent” the energy via behavior, and thus, the MIND will find some organ through which it can “vent” the energy being generated by the MIND repressing the Traumata.  This use of the organ is unnatural, of course, and before long, the person will have an infected organ to deal with.  And the medical model is to deny and ignore the emotional causal behind physical illness, so the solution is to just remove the organ.

On the other hand, with proper Psychotherapy, such a person would normally be cured of his or her depression in two or three sessions.  And with proper treatment, that particular causal would be eliminated.  Strange, is it not, that a life on drugs is modern medicines idea of progress?

And with  this sad story taking place daily in America, we leave you to ponder the actual value in modern mental health denying three-quarters of the whole human being?  The reason for this?  Fear for some, and greed for others.

Peace, Brother James

Gestalt Psychotherapy, When Properly Practiced… Takes Place on Levels Which are Invisible … and Enlightened!

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I believe Fritz Perls, who was a “natural” Gestalt Therapist,” did a great job doing what he did, however, he was not a great teacher of what he did.

Why do I suggest this? Because what he did virtually ceased to be great [and was thought to be eventful] after his death, merely because the physical act of dissociation by shifting chairs is itself an effective thing to do.  But Gestalt in the hands of someone who is not Enlightened, is just a “parlor trick”. And like so much of psychiatry today, Gestalt has been captured by Intellectualism and the physical  disassociative element is actually more harmful than helpful … when practiced by  someone who is not “Enlightened”.

The Gestalt practiced by Perls was perhaps thought by him to be much more intellectual than it actually was… Because Perls [in my opinion] was not aware of the Esoteric elements naturally operating “Within” himself, which caused his work to be effective and helpful to people!

Perls made use of an elevated level of Empathetic Understanding, or a peculiar advanced level of MIND to MIND telepathic ability that existed “Within” himself, that I believe he mistakenly attributed to his brain and intellect.

In my limited reading of Perls, and hearing him speak on recordings, I believe he possessed a Soul that possessed an extraordinary level of Empathetic Understanding. But this Spiritual “gift” was not recognized by him, and thus he was unable to “teach” others, since he was unaware of the reason he could do what he did?

To do Gestalt successfully, one must possess a high level of “C’etc” [Pronounced “C_etcetera”], and this refers to the Virtues of Life: Conscience, Discretion, Knowledge, Acceptance and Empathetic Understanding.  In other words, in Reality we have people who are quite intellectual, and we have people whose Souls possess a high level of C’etc. Gestalt can be done by Enlightened people, and SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED BY people who are simply intellectual.

How do we know the difference,  you must listen to a person carefully…

Peace, Brother James

What Role does Trauma Play in Phobia [and when did the Trauma occur?]

I was recently researching the phobia called “Achievemephobia,” which is what the field of mental health has labeled the fear of success.  And I was once again reminded that reading material written by people who enjoy Intellectualism reads like a dog chasing its tail.  That is, the writing is circulatory in that it always turns back into itself, with no “Causal Factors” listed?

There is a great deal of emphasis placed on what is obvious in modern mental health. That is, what can be seen and talked about by use of the brain and physical senses, and an endless stream of words, that are all “Abstract Terms” in that the definition of each involves more words that refer to more words that circulate around the dictionary, since the human being is forgotten in the avalanche of words… which never get at what actually “CAUSES” the symptoms the words point to.

A phobia will never be understood by the use of words because what “causes” a phobia is “MENTAL,” not physical, or intellectual.  And being held within the MIND [which is not physical, but is composed of emotional energy], what causes a phobia is a deeply repressed traumatic event in a person’s past [and to complicate things more…] the event quite likely took place in a previous lifetime.  Now, in what way will focusing on a person’s present behavior help us help the person suffering from a conflict in the MIND, due to a traumatic event in some past lifetime?

So, I have abandoned my search in current literature, and I am now in pursuit of myself in terms of self-regression therapy.   I will perhaps write another blog sharing what I find?

Peace, Brother James

A Common Error Made by Modern Mental Health is Often Fatal for Those Being “Helped”…

This particular blog may be too honest and real for some readers?

But it needs to be told… therefore, it will be told.

What would you say if the error I am talking about was responsible for the deaths of Veterans who are committing suicide in increasing numbers?

Or, that this error is responsible for turning children into drug addicts?

Or that this error is responsible for people going to see a psychiatrist for years–even while that person is taking drugs– when the “cure for that person’s problem” should be routinely resolved in two or three visits?

What I am talking about is the MIND of Man… and my symbol for the MIND is M. Now…what is the Mof Man?  The Mrepresents two subtle energy bodies … which are invisible to the brain and physical senses], and, although these subtle energy bodies are invisible to Man, they are very important to Man. And although they exist “Within” every  Human Being, they are completely ignored by ‘modern mental health,’ psychology, and even psychiatry today.  And perhaps most harmful is the fact that the Mis ignored by religion today.  Most religions prefer to use the term ‘evil’ or ‘devil’. But the terms evil and devil apply to the symptoms people display, and not to what is CAUSING those symptoms… which is entirely due to the M “Within” Man.

Would you not imagine that if the M is as important as I suggest… then modern mental health would have an interest in the M?

Well, your imagination is correct, but what overrides the imagination and curiosity  of modern mental health regarding the M is “fear”.  Not just any fear…  we are talking about a fully non-conscious fear of being drawn into the great dark “Void” spoken of in the Bible… [relative to what is believed to have existed prior to God Creating the Creation].  Another term for that “Void” is “NOTHING”.

Over my thirty years working as a Psychotherapist, I repeatedly had to help my clients overcome a [non-conscious] fear of being cast into “nothing”…if they let go of the brain and thinking.  And, in a way their fear was justified…  but not as they non-consciously imagined.

The fact is, the ONLY way to eliminate some deeply repressed “misperception” held “Within” one’s M realm [taken-on by one’s M at the time of  one’s birth]… is to let go of one’s attachment to one’s brain and thinking, and allow one’s faculty of “Intuition” to leap into one’s M realm… guided by a competent Psychotherapist who has risen above his or her own fear of his or her own M. And there is no alternative to this requirement on the part of the person who can be trained as a competent Psychotherapist.  But, as you can imagine, finding an Enlightened individual capable of letting go of his or her attachment to the brain and thinking… is, in itself, a challenge.  Or… put another way… who is Enlightened enough to “judge” the Enlightenment of others so that ONLY those capable of becoming “competent Psychotherapists” ARE UNIQUELY TRAINED  to serve the desperate needs of America?

Modern mental health, psychology, and psychiatry should be the most important professions a human being can hold.  Alas, they have been taken over by what I refer to as Intelack type people, and these once honored professions no longer serve mankind, but are now filled by people who deal with their fear of the M Within themselves by pretending to “help” others.

The “MENTAL HEALTH” fields have been taken over by Intellectualism, and people who unknowingly fear the very thing their professions once sought to address:  The M of Man.

It is a shame that this non-conscious fear “Within” people cause them to unknowingly fight against a proper training of Enlightened individuals who could dramatically help so many suffering Souls in America.

Peace, Brother James