Ten Tips For Fulfilling Meditation

People are drawn to meditation for any number of reasons. If they stay with meditation, what they can enter into is a wonderful connection with their inner selves, which over time can show itself in their everyday world in subtle and noticeable ways.

Meditation can help to release and importantly, prevent stress. It can lead to relaxation and a sense of peace and well-being. Time set aside at some point of the day can enable a person to put life’s challenges into perspective and even sometimes be the source of solutions. Meditation can help us live life with a sense of balance and peace. This in turn can help us be more effective at life, as well as help us experience a rich, inner life. And if we want it, meditation can be the doorway to so much more.

There are many ways of meditating, many methods and schools. Fulfilling meditation though is actually fairly straightforward to achieve, bearing in mind ten points. By putting into practice some or all of these, over time, high quality meditation experiences are possible.

1) Choose the place where you feel happiest meditating. For some people it is completely appropriate to meditate on the bus, train, or underground train (I used to do this sitting or standing up when I first started as it seemed a great way to pass the time). However, there are those special places, and special times that are very conducive to good quality meditation. Having a special part of a room, or an entire room dedicated to the sole purpose of meditation helps in a number of ways. For one, being in a dedicated place tells your body and mind it is meditation time. Secondly, the meditation energy builds over repeated use and there grows a meditative atmosphere.

Make the space how you want it. Some people like a small table with flowers and a candle, crystal or picture. It all comes down to personal preference. Some people like an uncluttered space, with just a rug to sit on or a chair.

You can get a sense of what place feels the best for you, and it is good to go with that sense. There might be ley lines running through the house or there might be energy spots, which can be either positive or negative. The more beneficial and positive a place feels, the better for meditation. This applies to meditating outdoors, too. Some places will feel great, which is a sign of positive energy, and others wont; trust your feelings on this rather than any one else’s opinion. Going into Nature off of the beaten track will give a pure energy. Being outdoors such as on a beach at dawn or sunset can be very inspiring.

2) Clear the energy of the space around you. If you are out in Nature in a place that feels good then you won’t need to do this. There are various techniques for clearing the meditation space. First of all, keep the place as clean as you can; give it a hoover. This shifts quite a bit of the energy that should not be there along with any physical dust or dirt. A simple way to clear a space is to say out loud, “I claim this space for God, may the Father’s Will be done, may the Father’s Will be done, may the Father’s Will be done.” The latter phrase is said three times, one for each level of Creation: the physical, the astral and the mental. There are other techniques that are more detailed that can be used as well.

3) Decide how long to meditate for. If you are a beginner, 20 minutes is a good time to go for. After a few weeks you could build up to 40 minutes or 60 minutes or stay on 20 minutes. It is what feels right that counts. Everyone is different so different times apply. Also, it’s quality rather than quantity. In meditation you may find yourself going into a space where perception of time changes. A lot can happen quickly in meditation as time is experienced differently on the inner planes compared with life in the external world. If you wish, use a timer to tell you when the meditation time is up.

Having a set time is good rather than letting the meditation go on and on. In the West, meditation is supposed to be a time of going inside and into your inner world, and to help with living in the 3-dimensional world. Meditation is not well used if it is just an escape from life and uses up too much time. Spirituality is about balance, living an outer life and an inner life in a way that helps life happen beautifully and lovingly.

4) A good meditation usually comes through good preparation. There are a few aspects to this. An essential one is grounding and rooting yourself into the Earth. In meditation your awareness can go up as far as it can go into the light. The light can be powerful and affect you. People who meditate can become ungrounded and out of touch with life around them, which defeats the object of meditation. It is possible to become merely blissed out and miss out on all the other gifts of meditation. With good grounding and by anchoring yourself into the Earth before meditation it is actually possible to go up higher, handle and absorb more energy and light, flow on top of the energy rather like a surfer can ride a wave, and be aware of what is going on.

Good grounding comes with enough sleep, rest, time outdoors, exercise, and eating foods that produce a solid feeling (steak and chips or baked potato is good). Some foods are ones that are thought to go with a lifestyle which is thought to be spiritual. But really it is always best to expand your options and go with what feels right. Choose for yourself foods that help you feel healthy, vitalised, and with both feet on the floor.

“Rooting in”, means imagining growing roots out of your feet and the base of your spine deep into the Earth, through the granite layer, through the magma and iron core and all the way to the centre of the Earth. Have the roots branch out as they go down. Imagine the roots growing from every part of your body including the organs and bones, through your feet and spine.

5) Next comes clearing your energy so the energy you receive in meditation can have a clear run in your system. Clearing is done with light flowing from a white/gold star or flat disc directly above you, like the midday sun, and slower frequency light or energy coming up from the Earth. If you have your roots down, imagine the Earth’s slowly vibrating energy that is nourishing, restful and healing, flow up through your feet to the top of your head. Then some of this slow frequency energy splashes out of the top of your head to wash over your skin and the space around you and falls back to the Earth. The rest recedes back through you into the Earth. Let a few more waves of Earth energy rise up and flow back down. The Earth’s energy will take with it any slow frequency energies that don’t need to be in your body.

Next, light from the star or disc pulses down through the top of your head and flows down through all parts of your body, through all your organs, your bones, and into the ground. The light pulses down several times. This combination clears your system.

6) Focus on your heart. In our society and in the busy world we can spend too much time and energy being in our heads. Being in your head tends to block the flow of energy in meditation. A good balance is 50% head and 50% heart, though more heart energy than this is acceptable.

Focusing on the heart is straightforward and involves noticing how your body feels in the centre of your chest where your heart chakra is for a couple of minutes. If your attention drifts, just bring it back to your heart chakra. You could visualise a white or pink flame in it. Other colours may come with practice though these two are good to start with. You may find the flame seems to expand with repetition.

7) During meditation you might get the urge to move, itches appear, thoughts may flit into your mind, and emotions may come bubbling up. What you are after is silence and stillness.

Some people beat themselves up because they are experiencing, and getting caught up in, internal interference rather than experiencing total calm. The trick is to give none of the thoughts, feelings or physical sensations any importance. Calming ourselves can occur through using rhythmic breathing. There is also another way to help us now with this. There are some new, evolved devas who are special types of silence and stillness that are highly conducive to good meditation. The silence feels like absolute soft, silky peace, like a softly glowing white colour. The stillness is like absolutely everything still and unmoving. It creates an energetic open space in which everything good can happen. You can ask for, and focus on these energies or qualities of silence and stillness, and immerse yourself in them.

8) A way of producing a beautiful meditation is to then imagine a pure white rose which is a very powerful symbol, coming down from the gold/white star or disc, in through the top of your head (your crown chakra) and down into your heart. Place your awareness on this rather special white rose. It will radiate light and energy. What happens next depends on the moment. You may find the white rose stays there, or it grows, or radiates out a variety of colours, or replicates with roses going around your body. In a similar way you can also work with an imaginary orchid that grows in the desert as the flower symbol that comes into your heart.

At this point you can go onto the next stage which is:

9) Let go. We often try to control what is going on with our heads. In meditation, once it is set up well and feels good, we let go and let the meditation happen. Every meditation is unique; it’s like an inner plane adventure every time. Meditating like this, life will give us messages in words, pictures and objects which we can notice if we are alert to them. Life will give us information which may spontaneously have relevance for us in our meditation. This sounds strange but will make sense after a while spent meditating.

10) When the meditation comes to an end it is important to go through a procedure to come back fully into your body. This can be done by breathing deeply, feeling and stretching all parts of your body, and becoming aware of your roots again.

A lot of people don’t close their centres properly after they have opened up in meditation. It is good practice to close the centres in order to take good care of your energy. There are a number of ways to visualize closing your chakras. One is to see them as having double doors that need closing and locking. Another is to see the doorway to the centre like the front part of a camera that spirals in or out to control how much light gets in. This can be closed up completely. It is useful to know the chakras of the body, and starting at the crown chakra at the top of the head, close that tight and seal it with a protective symbol; the white rose would be a good choice. Then work down each chakra, finishing at the base centre. In this way, the energy and any healing that came about in the meditation gets to stay in your system.

© 2019 Jonathan Barber

Dealing With Bad Experiences And Trauma Energetically

Dealing with bad experiences and trauma in the past that affect a person’s life in the present, has been going on in modern times since early in the twentieth century. One way of trying to deal with the symptoms is to cover them up or manage them with medication. But that doesn’t deal with the root of the issue.

There are other ways of dealing with bad experiences and trauma. Think of a human as a physical body, with nervous system, muscles and bones and organs. With this is an etheric body that the physical body sits in, then there is the astral body and the mental body which is larger in which everything sits. These energy bodies go all the way through the physical body, and in them there are the chakras which are energy centres. It is also worth considering energy channels in the body, such as those that carry chi energy, or prana energy. There is an aura around a person and the aura has a skin or outer layer, which holds in the energy, and acts as a buffer (or sometimes not!), as protection from negative astral and mental energies.  

With a traumatic experience there may be damage to the physical body. There can also be an emotional response to the traumatic experience, and intense negative thoughts that have driven deep into the mind, during and after the trauma. If the trauma is inflicted by another person, then their negative emotional and negative intent also goes into the emotional or astral body and into the mind. Along with this, intense negative emotions and intense negative thoughts affect health and functioning of the body. So a powerfully negative event where a person isn’t physically harmed, but where they experience intense negative emotions and thoughts, say through bullying or intimidation, can manifest itself in the body as an illness or impaired function.

With a traumatic experience, the emotional and mental energy of it stays stuck in the astral and mental bodies, in the chakras, and the outer skin of the aura could be damaged, even when any physical trauma may have been partially or totally healed.

This negative emotional energy, and mental energy as thoughts can be intensely replayed again and again. Or the negative energy can be triggered so it keeps on affecting the person. It is like the trauma happening again and again on emotional and mental levels. Each time it happens, it takes its toll on the person. This happens for as long as the person lives unless it is dealt with.

For negative emotional and mental energy to be dealt with it has to be removed by ways that affect energy like that. It won’t happen with medicines or drugs.

There are ways of handling negative emotional and mental energy and releasing it, and providing emotional and mental healing.

One powerful way is bodywork, working on the body of the person, though remember the physical body is connected to the etheric body, the astral or emotional body, the mental body and the mind, and the chakras, so when the physical body gets worked on, all these parts get worked on. Also, the body stores memories of what happens to it, going way back.

There are gentle forms of bodywork, and more intense forms (which some might consider too painful). Gentle bodywork can still trigger powerful releases of emotional energy, and the thoughts that are tied in with this to bring about an amount of healing. Usually each bodywork session would bring about a small amount of healing that the body can cope with, and in gaps between sessions, the body, emotions and mind can adjust to the new situation.

Even using reflexology on feet or hands, which is not so invasive for people who don’t like their body being touched, can affect all of the body and the emotions and mind. Over time, with enough sessions, there is a cumulative effect.

There are some extremely sensitive and gentle forms of bodywork that have a big effect on the body, emotions and mind. One such is cranial sacral osteopathy. There is one technique (I can’t mention the name as it is trademarked) where the body is held and moved very gently and it literally unwinds tension and trauma out of it.

Even normal massage can help, the human touch can be very powerful. Aromatherapy, where essential oils from plants are massaged into the skin, can have very powerful effects on the emotions, and bring about healing release.

Deep tissue massage can be painful but it really shifts the energy out of the body, to release the memories and the energy stored in the body. So over several sessions, a person can release a lot, if they can cope with a bit of pain.

This is only a brief description of some bodywork and massage techniques, as it is intended to show what can be done about dealing with traumatic experiences and their effects by removing the emotional and mental energy in a person’s system.

Healing techniques which introduce positive energy into the person’s system are worth considering to help remove negative energy. Years ago I experienced a technique myself, and then used a similar technique to help others release negative emotional and mental energy.  It was a breathing technique that was based on kriya yoga,( that in itself is likely to be of benefit), which in yoga terms, resulted in prana building up in the body which then brought to the surface emotional issues to be released.

Again, as with the bodywork, it seemed to release old memories and the locked in emotional and mental energy, and needed to be done over a number of sessions. Over time, as issues were dealt with tension was released and the body felt so much more relaxed, and the mind felt calmer.

This breathing technique was originally called Rebirthing as the people who started it off in America claimed they re-experienced their birth. Though this happened in their first Rebirthing session for them, it doesn’t mean other people would necessarily experience this. Whatever comes up in the session, comes up. Other people changed and tweaked the process and focused on different aspects that basically they preferred to the Rebirthing angle with its spiritual background. I used it in a way that people could focus on the emotions that came up, without getting sucked into the emotions, whereas instead they could observe and feel the emotions being released and cleared. With the emotions cleared, the thoughts associated with the emotions also went. Often people had deep insights about themselves and about their feelings because of this.

Massage and bodywork, and breathing techniques are good for releasing emotions and thoughts and the memories held in the body. But where possible, talking about feelings and thoughts, and memories and events, also helps bring them up, and makes them available for release. Also, being counselled by someone who listens well, and who can help the person come to a new understanding and make steps to move forward is really helpful.

I have seen people being firstly counseled through a technique called Focused Expressive Psychotherapy, which brought up a lot of feelings and thoughts, and then they went straight into a breathing session in which they could release and clear those emotions and thoughts very effectively. It was a powerful combination; very transformative.

I have seen a form of hypnotherapy used alongside counseling over several sessions, along with positive relaxation meditations shift anxiety. With each session, there was a definite shift in energy.

There are other purely energetic techniques, for instance homoeopathy. This works on energy in the physical, astral and mental body and works on the person as a unique individual. In my own experience I have found it very powerful. Over a period of a year or two or more years it is possible to make a lot of shifts in body, mind and emotions. There are other modalities that work directly on the energy of a person, and homoeopathy is given here as an example. I do find though, that being able to have counseling and talk about matters is important too, as by thinking and talking about the past, and thoughts and feelings in a reflective way, it helps people think about the future and how they would like it to be, and how they would like to be in that future.

When the thoughts and emotions from bad experiences and trauma get stuck in a person’s energy system (aura, subtle bodies and chakras), it is like these thoughts and emotions have a life of their own, and come up again and again, and are recycled and reinforced. What was mentioned previously will make a difference. But there is more which can be done.

When people think negative thoughts and experience the emotions that go with them, from an energy point of view, their vibration drops right down. “Energy follows thoughts”. From an energy point of view they radiate a low vibration, which affects what they attract into their lives. Therapy, healing and counseling can improve the situation. Learning to manage their thoughts, reduce the intensity of negative thoughts, and deliberately choose to do positive thinking, no matter if it is only in a small way to start with, can break the recycling of the negative thoughts and emotions. A powerful way of doing this is to work with a counselor who can work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In the UK this is a mainstream therapy, where it isn’t necessary to be able to “see” or sense energy.

This is just a brief look at a huge field, and there are other therapies and healing modalities that can work on the issue of locked-in and recycling thoughts and feelings due to bad experiences and trauma, from an energy point of view.

You may like to take a look at the article about reincarnation, karma and mental illness … https://spiritualgrowthadventure.com/2018/01/22/reincarnation-karma-and-mental-illness/

Spiritual Awakening and Mental Health

A year or so ago, I worked in a hospital with people who had been hospitalized due to severe mental issues.  As I started working with the patients I was shocked to see how fragmented and smashed their auras were. It was as if their auras had been shattered by the breakdown or trauma they had experienced.  Looking at their energy I could appreciate how fragile and tired they seemed, how what they had experienced had slowed their thinking and reduced their emotional responses. I could well appreciate it must take time to recover, to get better, and build up their energy, and their auras to a point where these patients would seem more solid, more grounded and more robust. I realised that some of the patients might never achieve that. 

As mental health issues are more in the open now, and people are more willing to talk or write about their experiences in the media or the internet, it seemed to me that mental health is a massive and complex area of health. Observing the patients in hospital I had a sense of how devastating some mental health issues are and how this showed up in the auras of patients.

Then I knew of people who had depression because of imbalance of the body chemistry and the influence of genetics. This showed up differently in the aura compared to the people I had seen in hospital. Then I knew of people who experienced depression and PTSD because of their experiences, and how the energy of these lodged in their systems.

My own experiences of mental health issues had been minor in comparison. It happened in a period of two weeks when I was twenty. My mind seemed fragile and I just knew my thinking was really not right and a bit crazy. I dealt with that by just keeping life as simple as I could. The episode passed.

In my late twenties, after I had found out about spirituality, a healer who gave readings looked down my timeline and said I would experience a dark period later in the year. When it started several months later, it was like everything looked and felt black and depressing. It was difficult to describe how my mind felt, the closest I could get was that it was lacking in joy, it just felt grim and black, without a happy thought, and depressed. Even though I felt that way, having been warned earlier, I knew this period would end, so for a few months, daily I made myself visualize several goals I had decided on earlier. I made myself exercise and go for walks. I felt like I was processing my way through darkness. After a few months, the dark period lifted, as if I had walked out of a tunnel.  The joy of life came back.

I have read a lot on social media about people discover spirituality for the first time, who have an “awakening”, then go on to experience depression, and in some cases, anxiety.

In the 1990’s I read a couple of books called Esoteric Psychology I and II. They were written by Alice Bailey who wrote many books to do with spirituality with a spiritual Tibetan guide between 1919 and 1949. She wrote that in the future as more spiritual energy came in and people opened up to spirituality, there would be new issues to do with mental health. At the time of reading I was surprised by this, but I get the drift of this more now. If new energy comes into chakras it can create effects in the mind, emotions and physical body, some of which can be difficult to deal with. I could see that if a person suddenly realises that what they thought about life and how it happens wasn’t true, and that life happens a different way, this can be extremely difficult for the mind to cope with. Gone is a sense of what a person can rely on, and gone is the identity they had built up. If there is nothing to replace it, then that is really hard for the mind, and the emotions to cope with.

This kind of mental illness shows up differently in a person’s energy, and has a cause to do with spiritual energy, and an event, called an “awakening”, as far as I can make out. This kind of mental health issue can be dealt with.

This kind of thing happened as well in the 1980’s and the 1990’s. But the culture was very different in the spiritual world. It was expected that at times on a person’s spiritual journey that things would get a little crazy, but there was a lot of support. Looking back, I realised that everyone that I knew that was going on their individual spiritual path looked after themselves because pursuing health wellbeing was all wrapped up in the idea of spiritual growth. People were careful what they ate, how they looked after their body, and even then hydration was a big thing. For emotional health it was normal to get some therapeutic help. For mental health and support people would read books, and I’m amazed when I look at today’s spirituality best seller lists they contain a lot of the same books I read back then. People also went to groups to learn and practise healing and therapeutic techniques, and meditation and movement disciplines. There was a lot of physically meeting up. People looked after themselves and each other. In those years depression just wasn’t something that happened because someone became spiritual.

What happened at the 11:11 Harmonic Convergence in Glastonbury, England, 1987, typified it for me.  The spiritual energy was high, and affected people in different ways, including triggering issues and painful feelings and thoughts for a few people. But there was a lot of support the whole time. There were meditation groups, there were healing groups, massage, crystals and therapy available. There was good quality vegetarian food. There were places for people to gather. There was a lot of nurturing support. People were looking after each other spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically, on the Tor and in the town. And it was an amazing experience.

That was the way to do spirituality; with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual support.

Over 30 years on, this kind of support is the way a spiritual awakening and spiritual journey can be a happy experience and I think the crucial aspect is people getting together physically.  Depression and anxiety brought on in the “awakening” process can be improved this way with the right support.

The Spiritual Energy Generators

There is some knowledge from the East that is known to only a few in the west. There is a small number of people, mostly in India, who are powerful generators of spiritual energy. They irradiate spiritual energy into a large area around them. These individuals are called “masts”; pronounced “musts”.

They are God-intoxicated beings. they have turned their awareness inside, onto the inner planes and they have glimpsed God, and have fallen deeply in love. Their only desire is to be with God, and to experience God. this means they have an intense desire for God at all times.

Though they are aware of God and God’s energy, they want more, they want everything. they feel the separation and their intense desire for God drives them to seek God everywhere, on the inner planes and in their outer world. Being open to God so deeply, God’s energy pours out of them, and sustains them.

As they are God-intoxicated, the masts have no care for the world around them, or where they live, or what they wear, or what they eat.

Usually there are people around them who feel and notice their spiritual aura, which blazes bright like a furnace for those who can use their third eyes. So masts are looked after and people do spiritual service by looking after them.

Some details about these spiritual generators have been written down. The Avatar Meher Baba, who dropped His body in 1969 in India, sought out and worked with masts. His followers chronicled His search for and work with masts.

More information on masts can be found in… http://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/agentsmasts.html , https://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/unmanistate.html , http://www.avatarmeher.org/masts/ ( a detailed source) ,The Awakener by Dr William Donkin, https://www.meherbababooks.com/products/books-about-meher-baba/the-wayfarers , (also available from other sellers), also other sources such as Wikipedia.

Masts Mohammed, Chacha, Mastani Mai

New book now available: “Neutralising Negativity”

Ever felt you were being talked about in a negative way? Ever felt stabbed in the back? Or punched in the gut? Or is someone critical or abusive to your face and you feel awful because of it? Does someone make negative comments about you on the internet?

Some people can be kind and respectful towards you. Then there may be people who don’t respect you and are negative about you or towards you. They may be upfront about this or putting on an act of being “nice” towards you, while being negative behind your back.

Whenever someone is negative about you or towards you they also send you negative energy which you can often feel in your body and emotions.

In some cases there are people who have specialized knowledge of how to project negative energy at people because they want to harm them or affect their life.

This book shows you how to spot and deal with incoming negative energy and deal in a positive way with whoever is sending it. It also shows you how to protect yourself from negative energy, so you can maintain a positive energy around you which can contribute to your wellbeing and happiness.

This book came about in order to help others deal with negative energy, particularly in these febrile and emotionally volatile times, where people are quick to insult, abuse and criticize in everyday life and particularly online.

The emotions of anger, rage and varying degrees of hatred are energy;  types of negative energy. This energy is propelled at the victim with a force which depends on the intensity of the emotion and the amount of it. So if many people are involved, say when an issue goes viral, then there is a lot of negative energy that impacts on the recipient.

In energy terms, the energy impacts on a person’s astral body and into their chakras, and can be felt as physical sensations. Furthermore, this energy can impact on a person’s physical health, and mental wellbeing, so being able to handle negative energy in a healthy way (rather than drinking alcohol or taking drugs to numb out) is a useful ability to develop.

I was aware of energy from an early age, and felt negative energy in my solar plexus very easily. It was only when I was twenty seven that it was pointed out to me that my solar plexus centre was wide open and so was letting in too much energy. I soon learnt to close my centres and clear my aura, and this is something I still do.

Learning T’ai chi helped me to become aware of energy and I could feel it moving through my body, and I could sense it being washed and projected out by other people as well as myself.

A step further on from T’ai Chi, I learned to do healing work using energy. This also involved being able to safely release any negative energy from clients.

Giving Tarot and then psychic readings taught me a lot about energy, as the reading brought through a lot of positive energy which was used to go through the client’s energy. This at times involved releasing a lot of negative energy that had to not be absorbed by me, but instead had to be released safely.

More learning about astral and mental energy taught me about transmuting negative energy, while keeping happy and smiling. I also learned to handle negative energy sent by people with a developed occult ability to work with negative energy, and to respond with a more transformative energy with a lot of love and light behind it. (Sounds gentle but people orientated towards the Dark Lodge don’t particularly enjoy a bit of transformative love and light, though people orientated towards the White Lodge do. The Dark and White refers to energy and quality of intent.)

My outlook on life is generally loving and smiling, thinking the best for humanity. There are times I am on the receiving end of negativity, so I take it up or give it to God, and then with a view to sending healing light to the situation and person, I respond using techniques to do that. They work a treat. I get to maintain a good energy state, and my inner calm (if you want to learn meditation, read the meditations book listed below).

I wrote this book so you the reader could likewise maintain a happy, positive state.

Other books I have written are:

Your Spiritual Awakening and the New Dawn for Humanity

Many people are having a realization that life is very different to what they are used to thinking it is like. This realization or awakening is a spiritual one, as if they have a veil removed from in front of your eyes and mind. They perceive life differently, that the world they live in is a world of energy and consciousness, where everything is connected, and love pervades everything. They may also realize that everything in life is changing, the old systems are going (often putting up a fight), and the new is coming in.

It can be a confusing and even scary time as the mind doesn’t have the old way of thinking to hold onto. For some people this time can be a great adventure full of new possibilities. This book is intended to give an overview of the spiritual awakening process and how to make it a loving adventure, and it offers an understanding of how the world is, as a starting point to developing more detailed knowledge and understanding. It also includes some meditations that work with the new energies coming in for anyone wanting to use meditations.

Look out for the sequel for this book that at this moment in time is in the writing stages.

Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality

This book contains a number of meditations to help people develop and maintain their energy, and to meditate on a range of spiritual issues. The meditations work with the new energies coming in and are heart based rather than focusing on the mind and head. The meditations are quite high energy, and can really open up your spirituality. These are meditations to go back to again and again.

There is much information that is new in spirituality. In the book there is also a section about this new spiritual knowledge that offers an overview from a new perspective and some understanding from a spiritual point of view.

There are layers to the energy of this book so repeated use can take you deeper and deeper.

The Spiritual Hierarchy

For more information on Perfect Masters see https://spiritualgrowthadventure.com/2018/05/21/perfect-spirituality-perfect-masters/

For more information about the Avatar (and a little about previous Avatars) see https://spiritualgrowthadventure.com/2018/09/10/the-avatar-who-said-i-have-come-not-to-teach-but-to-awaken/

For more information about the Planes of Consciousness see https://spiritualgrowthadventure.com/2015/01/21/souls-journey-down-into-creation-then-back-to-god/

Not 1, not 2, but 3 books

Another book soon to be published, to join the previous two already available to read. Here is what the previous two are all about.

Your Spiritual Awakening and the New Dawn for Humanity


Many people are having a realization that life is very different to what they are used to thinking it is like. This realization or awakening is a spiritual one, as if they have a veil removed from in front of your eyes and mind. They perceive life differently, that the world they live in is a world of energy and consciousness, where everything is connected, and love pervades everything. They may also realize that everything in life is changing, the old systems are going (often putting up a fight), and the new is coming in.It can be a confusing and even scary time as the mind doesn’t have the old crumbling way of thinking to hold onto. For some people it can be a great adventure full of new possibilities. This book is intended to give an overview of the spiritual awakening process and how to make it a loving adventure, and it offers an understanding of how the world is, as a starting point to developing more detailed knowledge and understanding. It also includes some meditations that work with the new energies coming in for anyone wanting to use meditations.


Look out for the sequel for this book that at this moment in time is in the writing stages.

Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality


This book contains a number of meditations to help people develop and maintain their energy, and to meditate on a range of spiritual issues. The meditations work with the new energies coming in and are heart based rather than focusing on the mind and head. The meditations are quite high energy, and can really open up your spirituality. These are meditations to go back to again and again.There is much information that is new in spirituality. In the book there is also a section about this new spiritual knowledge that offers an overview from a new perspective and some understanding from a spiritual point of view.


Take a look inside the books at amazon.com/author/barberjonathan


The third book will be all about dealing with negative energy that sometimes other people send our way through the ethers and through cyberspace. It’s about positively dealing with negative energy and even psychic attack, and cyberspace abuse. The aim is to help you feel good and be happy.

What astrological sign are you? I’m Aquarius … Moon conjunct Aries, Mars trine Venus.


When it comes to astrology, your personal qualities and what your life is like, you can go for the simple stuff (All Libras are like this …) or you can go for something much more accurate and in-depth. You can get an astrological chart done. There will be plenty of information on your chart that is just right for you.

People’s ideas on astrology usually come from the horoscope pages in magazines and starter spiritual websites. But there is so much more to it than this.

The time, date and place of your birth can be factored in to create an accurate map of the energies and influences around at the time of your birth. Your chart can show up your qualities, your personality, and your approach to things like communication, finances and relationships, and give you guidelines for health. So that is for you.

If you are in a relationship, a good quality astrologer will be able to draw both your charts and compare them to find out what your relationship is like or going to be like. You can use this information to help you with your relationship, and to bring out the best in it.

Astrology can also be used, like a map, to show you key astrological events such as planetary conjunctions, or opposition of planets, and how the energy coming in influences world events and our lives generally.

Should you like to find out more, there are some great websites to take a look at such as Kaypacha on newparadigmastrology.com  and also on Youtube and facebook. There are other people doing charts and readings. A good starting point to learn more about astrology would be http://www.astrologers.com  for the USA, and theastrologicalsociety.co.uk. Other countries might have their own groups.

  There are plenty of books available. You could look at books such as Teach Yourself Astrology by J. Mayo and Astrology and its Practical Application by E. Parker as two examples.

As for date of death, I once read about a man who went for an astrological reading in India. After doing his chart the astrologer was shocked and annoyed and said he couldn’t be who he said he was because he should have been dead. He was a devotee of the Avatar, Meher Baba (more information to be found on the Internet and in books), and Meher Baba had changed his karma so he would still be alive as her was doing useful work. The Avatar and Perfect Masters can change a person’s karma that they were born with in whatever way they want. An astrological chart though, can still be useful, a lot more useful than a horoscope page.

A Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to Life

Occasionally a person’s spiritual guides will interfere and precipitate a crisis in their life. They do this to create a shift in focus, and a change in direction, to get that person onto a new and more spiritual timeline. This means there are issues or problems for the person to deal with. Dealing with them brings about learning and development, including development of skills that can then be used to help others. Lifestyle and interests also change and become more spiritually orientated.

But after that, then what?

Before writing this I had been thinking about how I used to avoid reading newspapers during my own early involvement in what I considered spiritual matters. I did this because I thought I was not buying into negativity.

I had caught a song on the radio with the lyrics “I am a rock, I am an island, an island feels no pain”. It was a song about avoiding life in an attempt to avoid pain. I thought this was silly as no one is an island and no one is a rock. We are all connected. We are all part of humanity, of groups and society, often part of a family. It is other people we buy things from, that help us travel around, make goods, help us when we are not well or to improve well-being. What happens in one part of the world, and in one part of humanity can and does affect us. Even if someone lived off-grid, they still breathe the air and drink water that can be affected by the activities of others, and they are still subject to the laws of the land they live in.

The avoiding part or the ignoring part took me back to when I felt strongly I needed healing, different therapies, and self-help. I was very self-centred, focusing on dealing with my own issues, getting the help I felt I needed, and living a lifestyle I thought would help me be healthier and happier. I didn’t feel I had anything to give (apart from money for therapists and workshops), I was needy.

Dealing with my “problems” (really just areas for growth), I found I had more understanding than before, and I had learned skills and developed abilities which I could use for the benefit of others. This is probably common to a lot of healers and therapists.

There came a time when I stopped feeling there was a hole inside me that needed filling, and instead I felt like giving. I stopped feeling so delicate and sensitive. Instead I felt stronger and more robust. Whereas I had used spirituality to escape from life, I felt now I could live, using spiritual ideas to involve myself with life.

I knew that one approach to spirituality was to avoid life for fear of being contaminated by negativity, or, and I’m not sure by what process, adding to the negativity. I recognized that this approach was fear based. I think it’s far better to look at the problems and issues of humanity from a position of love and compassion.

A spiritual idea I had learnt was that the time for practicing spirituality in the cave or ashram was gone. As well as being inside us all, God is everywhere, in the world around us and in everyone. God is Life, God is Love. So to learn about God, to learn about Love, and to develop spiritually, living in and being involved in the world is the way to do it.

In the changes going on in the world as spiritual energy brings about that change, there is plenty of opportunities for loving, spiritual people to be practically loving and express their spiritual natures in practical ways.

With the Buddha it was the suffering of others that propelled his spirituality. Jesus taught about loving people. He gave us the parable of the good Samaritan. Other spiritual teachers have taught about loving others, often by doing work to alleviate people’s suffering and to help them have the basics they need for life. Going further, they help people live productive and fulfilled lives. For such spiritual beings, part of being spiritual means being involved in life, and being loving to others.

Within spirituality, it’s OK to care about issues and people. It’s OK to feel strongly about things. In fact, what makes this planet unique in creation is that at the moment this is the only planet where there is emotion. Being detached to avoid negativity, is not the same as caring enough to do something about a situation, and at the same time being detached enough to be truly helpful. It is OK to get your hands dirty.

Thinking of helping other people, it may be the case that a spiritually inclined person, particularly if they are sensitive to energy, is concerned they might put themselves in a situation where they experience negative energy. It is sensible to think ahead like this, and it is possible to prepare and build up to such a scenario. A key point to bear in mind is that life is a spiritual training. We experience all kinds of energies, negative and positive, and learn by being in them about energy. We also learn how to deal with energy, and about ourselves. We learn by doing, and put on spiritual muscle by dealing with energy. Spirituality is to do with growth, and growth comes by experiencing new situations.

Some people are sensitive and some people aren’t. For the more thick-skinned amongst us, getting into situations where the energy is tough is straightforward. I have seen some people who are really energetically tough with big hearts doing amazing work with difficult and needy people. Their own training in life is often tough so they are prepared for the work they do, making a difference in people’s lives. (Plus they shift a lot of karma, gain a lot of spiritual points and work their heart centres. You don’t have to think you are spiritual to do real spiritual work.)

How to prepare for potential negative energy if you are sensitive?

A basic point is keep smiling and positive on the inside. A real smile on the inside, perhaps matched by one on your face, will help your heart centre open, and get your centres or chakras firing. It will help keep your thoughts positive which raises your vibration. As energy follows thought, a smile and matching thoughts keep negativity at bay and help your centres process any negative energy should it come into your aura.

Secondly, button-up or close up your centres, and seal your aura. There are meditations available to help you do this. A lovely one is to use one with a Native American flavour of wrapping yourself up in a protective animal spirit energy of something like an Arctic owl, or bison. Make sure to have your roots firmly down into the earth as this helps you process energy, also if you are rooted in and grounded, you make better decisions.

Thirdly, try to gain a sense of when you have absorbed more than enough negative energy, as it is time to clean up. At least the negative energy is being picked up doing something worthwhile.

If someone picks up negative energy they might find they feel emotionally low, or their thoughts are less positive. When I have overdone it, I might find the energy accumulates in my head (being positive:”thank you God for the headache.”). Or I might have a stomach ache as I have been too involved to pay attention. My “gunk” level is too high and is way over my ankles. Fortunately, there are ways to shift the energy, emotions and thoughts though. Some ways are practical and some are energy based. What suits depends on the individual.

In a physical way, washing hands (and feet) has a great effect. Showering, and having a bath with salt works. Physical activity will shift slow frequency negative energy out of the body. Walking in Nature, walking somewhere windy, and swimming in the sea or swimming pool works to shift energy as will yoga and sports. Besides, being healthy and fit means looking after your own energy, which makes you more effective in helping others.

There are meditations available to clear energies from the body, centres and aura. The energy can be shifted from the physical, astral, and the mental levels. With practice, the meditations work quicker and quicker.

For an energetically sensitive person then, there is help available. What is also useful is to do a meditation in the morning to fill up with energy for the day, and for all the people you might meet. So it really is possible to have what is considered a spiritual outlook on life, and be involved in it in a practically loving way.

When someone is loving towards another person, and carries out an act of practical love, they balance negative karma, and gain positive karma. This can be a motivation to be involved with doing something for others. The most beautiful love though, is love freely given, free of desire for gain or recognition.

There is so much to be done, looking after and expanding the potential of people of all ages in our communities, helping them to find a voice,  to look after their basic needs, then empowered  them to be creative and economically independent. There are more hard core issues to be involved in, such as helping people who have been trafficked, who are recovering from drug addiction and countering the drug trade in communities, helping people exploited by some businesses, and helping people in other parts of the world supressed by dictatorial governments. There are a host of issues to do with people.

Then there is the environment. There is much to be done to clean it up. There is a need to protect it from some businesses, business people, criminal organizations and some politicians who value their profits and wealth above all else, and who care very little about the environment or people, though they might pretend to do so. For example, one way for those lightworkers with money to help, is to buy land to protect it. That really helps. It may be that some lightworkers’ skills lie in politics where it is really needed, in lobbying, business or finance, or also science and technology. There are lots of ways which give lightworkers their own unique powerful and practical way of expressing their spirituality through action, and of being the spiritual warrior. There is much to be done to gain and create the kind of world we want, based on love and spirituality.

(This is an updated version)

Countries: Fear and Love and Triangles of Energy


With the new energy and light flowing in and touching everything karma is being ignited and sped up for people, for groups and for countries, and the planet as a whole. Life is getting interesting.

Individual people have (a collection of) spirit. So too do groups and communities. Countries have their own unique spirit. When a person is born in a particular country they share in that spirit, and it will be different to the spirit of another country.

Countries have their unique spirit and they also have their own karma and timeline which is different to that of other countries. Countries do get to experience some of this karma by their interactions with other countries, physically, socially, emotionally, economically and in cyberspace. There is never a dull moment in the lives of countries! The karma of a country can at times be pleasant to experience and at other times it can be rough, sometimes extremely rough.

On some stages of a country’s timeline the energy can look great and at other times it can look awful.

Countries can be run by their governments according to Old Law, and old energy and old values, and on greed and fear for the most part. There may be some countries that have flowing into them some New Law or new spiritual law which affects how life carries on in the country and how the country is run.

The energy that a country has at any moment can be looked at as if it is a triangle of energy. The energy might look light, warm and inspiring or the triangle of the energy of a country might look dark, musty and old and worn. Or it might glower and be threatening and oppressive.

You might like to think of some countries and look at the triangles of their energy as it is today. (Don’t worry they will get better.)

There is what could be perceived as a problem for some people in a country. Usually this means the people in charge, in the establishment, and those that have made comfortable, prestigious or luxurious lives for themselves by doing things in the old way.

The new energy and light is shaking up things and bringing the energy to dismantle the old law and old ways, and bringing in new law, so that sometime in the future (which could be a couple of hundred years away or so) what happens in countries has a spiritual sense of rightness about it, and the triangle of energy looks lovely for the most part.

Getting to that point, while old law and new law, and the people with a vested interest in either old law or new law, sort things out between. There will be rough patches, as well as happier times.

What is the triangle of energy of the country you are in right now? What about the country it has dealings with?

Spirituality, loneliness, meeting people, and community

When someone suddenly (and it is often suddenly) discovers they are a spiritual being, and that life is something different to what they thought it was, and there is love, energy, synchronicities and little and large miracles, and perhaps they find out about karma and reincarnation, and their heart awakens and opens, something they didn’t expect happens.

People around them, their family and friends, don’t share their new outlook on life and what it means to be alive. They can often react in bemused, or unfriendly or hostile ways. Old friends might drop  away. Family might become distant and critical.

The person who has woken up to love in their heart and a new way of perceiving life becomes alone and often lonely. They don’t have anyone to share their worldview and their life with.

I read this often on spiritual groups on social media. I will usually post a response. The last response I wrote on this topic was this:

“Physical spiritual community is a good idea. Why not set up an fb page for people in your area (20 mile radius) who think spirituality is important. Find out who lives in your area, tell health food stores and such places about your page and your desire to set up a group so spiritual people can get together. Then get some actual meet ups going; walks, meeting in a cafe, full moon meditations, a sharing session (good idea to have an item that the person talking gets to hold to indicate it’s them talking), introducing a favourite spiritual book meeting, and so on. Also go on courses or go to talks.”

I realise that in some countries the nearest neighbouring place could be over a hundred or more miles away. To get closer to kindred souls might mean moving.  If I had had a spiritual transformation in my home town I might have been unhappy. However, I had spirituality crash into me when I was living in London in the nineteen eighties (no internet, and people had to connect physically), so I was lucky. There was plenty of spiritual stuff going on and I could go on courses, do T’ai Chi, do meditation, go to talks, and get to meet people, and it was a really fun, creative time, and there was plenty of mutual support.

People now have the internet to help them connect, and with a will, it is possible to meet people, rather than just look at a screen.

“Your Spiritual Awakening and the New Dawn For Humanity” out now on Kindle and Amazon

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More and more people are going through their version of a spiritual awakening. It’s like having a veil torn away, the old world vanishes and they see themselves and the world in an entirely new way. Everything is connected, and thoughts influence reality. It’s a world of God, energy, love, consciousness and spirituality. It’s a brand new world of possibilities.

A spiritual awakening can be a shock to the system. It can have an emotional impact and throw up so many questions such as:

If what I used to believe isn’t actually true, what is? My old beliefs have gone, what can I believe? How does life work if the old way isn’t actually real? What do I do with these emotions and thoughts? What do I do with feeling depressed? What do I do in my life now? What can I do about feeling sensitive around other people and about energy? What am I? Who am I? How do I meditate? What information do I need and where do I find it? People think I’m crazy when I tell them what I think. What should I do? I feel alone now, what can I do about it? And so on.

In this book you will find some answers, clues and directions, to help you navigate your awakening, your transformation, and have a wonderful adventure.

 

A reason I haven’t posted for a while is that I have been working on this book.  Going on social media I found there were recurring and common themes that people wanted to know about. So I wrote this to offer some guidance and understanding. The energy of the book is quite good too. You could almost meditate on it!

Your Past Lives, Karma and Spirituality

Most of what we do in this lifetime to express our spiritual nature is built on many past lives.

We have lives where our karma is all about learning and practising a spiritual skill and  developing our consciousness. In some past lives we may have had the karma to prepare our chakras, aura and bodies, then learn forms of healing. We may, lifetime after lifetime, have learned how to use specific chakras such as the third eye, or other chakras we would use in later lifetimes.

These past lives can have been way back, further than Altlantean root race times, and in Lemurian  root race times. Some of the lives can have been in time periods we know something about.

If you are fairly good or very good at meditation without any props (such as chemicals or music) it is likely you would have had one or more past-lives as a Buddhist, who were experts at meditation, the mind and what could be done with the mind. Similarly, you could have had past lives in India with it’s remarkable ground energy, practising meditation techniques drawing on the rich spiritual heritage there of Avataric incarnations of Ram and Krishna and other teachings in the Hindu body of spiritual knowledge.

Some of the more advanced knowledge would have been very technical and complex, requiring a lot of study and practice.

People who are drawn to Atlantean energy techniques would have had at least one lifetime in that time period in the area of the world that was influenced by that culture.

Throughout human history going way back there have been so many cultures around the world for people to have had past lives in, that were beacons of spirituality. There were Shamanic traditions in Europe, Asia and the Americas. (A long time ago what is now Russia and Alaska were joined so people and animals could travel and migrate.) People who like herbs, for medicinal use, for meditation, astral travel and meditation would have had lifetimes to build up knowledge and abilities. These and other lifetimes would be planned out on the inner planes between physical lives.

There are so many places in the world where it was possible to learn to use the body and chakras and aura for healing. A clue to Lemurian energy handling techniques comes from massage techniques and exercises done before massage in the huna tradition found in Hawaii. This knowledge extended throughout Polynesia (and there is a lot more to it than what is mentioned here). Other places where people could incarnate in past lives to learn how to use energy and heal would include China, in the Taoist tradition, in the Muslim Sufi traditions (think of the poets Rumi and Hafiz), in the Celtic Druid religion in the British Isles (very deep spiritual knowledge and think of Stonehenge and other stone circles). People could have had past lives in early Christian communities before the corruption at the centre of the Roman Catholic church, and in some Orthodox communities (knew a lot about breathing techniques).  The Ancient Egyptian culture was a place where people learnt about using energy, after the Atlantean period. People may also have had past lives learning Jewish mysticism and practising spirituality based on Kabbalah. I really don’t know much about spirituality in Africa, other than there must have been some traditions and teachings as there are still witch doctors and there was great skill with herbs.

What it would have been like to have one or more past lives in a culture such as the Native American culture before the destructive arrival of Europeans. The cultures had a deep spirituality which guided life and the relationship with Nature. There are very likely to be people alive today who did have past lives in these cultures.

The interests and skills that spiritual people have who are alive now can sometimes but not always give a clue to past lives of a spiritual nature and the kind of religions and spiritual practices they have been involved in. All that training got them to the point they are now at.


More on karma on this blog:

About karma and mental health

About karma and gender and sexuality

About karma and relationships

About karma, the law of Opposites and experience



The Avatar who said, “I have come not to teach but to awaken”

Love's Nazar by Cherie Plumlee

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Some time ago I was suggested to me that I should look into a person called Meher Baba who had lived in India and died or dropped his body in 1969. So I did. I was living in London at the time so it was easy to get hold of a picture and a small book of Meher Baba prayers. Daily, I looked at his picture. I thought he had a big nose, which was an odd thing to think, but I mentally told him that. I said the prayers to try and make a connection. I felt a calmness after saying the prayers.

I found out there was a Meher Baba centre in west London, so a few weeks later I visited. It was in the basement of an ordinary looking house not far from Hammersmith. There were several people present who were friendly and warm. Not in the slightest were they pushy. just content and happy. I told them I had found out about Meher Baba from a friend, and they suggested we watched a video (a lot of these are available online and on Youtube now).

The video started up and there was Meher Baba looking out at us. A rush of emotion flooded over me as I looked in his eyes. My heart melted and expanded. The old was washed away. Tears of joy ran down my face. Here was what I had always been looking for all my life, but I hadn’t known I was looking. In an instant my life and my outlook on life was massively changed. I was looking at the purpose of my life, at my Everything. I could feel a very, very deep connection with Meher Baba, the thief of hearts who had in less than a blink of the eye, stolen my heart.

This was my reaction. I can’t say other people would react like that. Meher Baba though, had once communicated that he was for everyone, but that not everyone was for him. So while he did his Universal work for everyone (and everything in Creation) he didn’t expect everyone to acknowledge what he was doing or have a connection with him. Some people would feel a connection, while others wouldn’t.

Who was Meher Baba?

Meher Baba was born on 24 February 1894 in a Jewish hospital and given the name Merwan Sheriar Irani by his Zoarastrian parents. he went to a Christian school. He had a normal life up until he was 19. Then, he was called by Hazrat Babajan. She was very old and lived under a neem tree in Pune. She was one of the five Perfect Masters of that time. She kissed Merwan on the forehead and triggered his latent God-consciousness which poured in. Not eating or sleeping, and repeatedly banging his head with the intensity of the effort, he integrated his God-consciousness with his normal everyday personality consciousness.

He journeyed to meet the other four Perfect Masters. Meeting each one, he internally lived each of their experiences and absorbed their role.  The fifth Perfect Master, Upasni Maharaj, upon seeing Merwan, threw a stone which hit Merwan in the forehead, drawing blood. This had the effect of bringing his consciousness down to earth. Merwan stayed with Upasni while he further became grounded and absorbed the God-consciousness.

It is well documented how Merwan became to be known as Meher Baba (meaning compassionate father).  There are also accounts of his Universal work which was extraordinary, and a universe apart to what people consider to be lightwork today. As part of his work he travelled, including to Europe and the USA, and people took it upon themselves to record and film these for people in the future.

Meher Baba communicated that he had been the Avatar in different times, Ram, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed, and others going back in time, each time returning to do His Universal work for the whole of Creation. He also had some minor incarnations. The Avatar incarnates between every 400 to 700 years, each time with a different name and personality. The Avatar usually incarnates in India because the ground energy is very high and supports spiritual work, as anyone who has been to India for spiritual reasons will notice.

In his work, he made all the key major decisions for the next three thousand years and set out the timelines for the next twelve hundred years for Creation. What we are experiencing now is a direct result of this work. Meher Baba dropped his body in 1969. The period of 100 years after this, up until 2069 is considered as a time when his energy is very present and is called an Avataric Period. The energy on this planet and in Creation before he was born was 75% dark and 25% light. Before 2069 this has to change over to 25% dark and 75% light. That is a big change, and we are right in it! Then there is more change to come as the old karma is worked out and old spirit replaced and new law replaces old law. How the world will change. Real spirituality is very revolutionary in all senses of the word.

I had a taste of the Avataric energy. The Meher Baba followers or lovers, as they called themselves after the romantic Sufi spiritual poetry (read Rumi and Hafiz to see what I mean), would occasionally hold meetings and events. After some of these, we would say some of the prayers Meher Baba had written. Then we stood silent. In would come an incredibly powerful, deep and dynamic silence that was full of love. It was like the doors of Eternity being opened onto the Infinite. This Silence and Stillness would flow out and around us, and out beyond us. Then the silence gradually became like normal silence. The first time this happened was a great shock as it was unlike anything I had experienced before.

There were / are some books I have found really useful that were written by Meher Baba. The energy of them is truly phenomenal, and if anyone is drawn to reading them I would recommend it. A key book is God Speaks. This is about God and a spiritual description of Creation and it’s purpose. It helps the reader know who and what they are. Another profoundly useful book is Discourses, which is a guide to understand life and how it can be lived. It’s topics include violence versus non-violence, meditation, and relationships amongst others. There are other books that are also worth looking at.

For some biographical information on Meher Baba  and his role with the spiritual hierarchy from an old reputable website try  http://www.ambppct.org/biography.php

If you would like to find out something about Hazrat Babajan details can be found at  http://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/emperor.html

 

If you enjoyed this article or found it useful you might want to take a look at “Your Spiritual Awakening And the New Dawn for Humanity” by Jonathan Barber, and also “Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality”, on Kindle and Amazon

Death, Spirituality, Reincarnation And Extreme Weather

I read from a few sources on the Internet recently that over 150,000 people die each day. That seems quite a lot of souls going to the inner planes each day for a rest, to review their life and prepare for the next life. Death is the soul dropping the body so it can go on the next step of its journey.

The number 150,000 plus deaths per day will go up for a while when there are things like epidemics, famines, droughts and natural disasters. Also this figure is human deaths; souls of humans dropping the physical shell and going on. It doesn’t take into account the souls dropping the physical forms of animals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects and so on around the world each day, and remember animals and other creatures also get caught up in natural disasters. For the esoterically minded we could include those souls in plant forms as those plants die or are destroyed, and souls going through the mineral experience.

These souls mentioned above are souls leaving the Earth prior to reincarnation. There are also souls coming into the Earth and taking physical form; there are births as well as deaths. In human terms, the number of births is greater than the number of deaths, and this is for a spiritual reason. Souls want to come here because of the intense spiritual energy at the moment and they want a taste of it.

I mentioned natural disasters as a cause of death. It isn’t the biggest cause over a long period of time, usually. Natural disasters grab the headlines as they are so dramatic.

A big component of natural disasters is the weather, and the weather is becoming more extreme.

There seems to have been more storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and typhoons, more flooding, and more high temperatures, winds and fires than before.

Some places which are susceptible to extreme weather and natural disasters may not be good places to live much longer if things become more intense (which is likely).

It is useful to take an energetic look at the weather. From an esoteric point of view air has air elementals in it like small devas. Then if you look at a hurricane you can see the big deva in it. The deva is on a mission and marshals the air elementals to do what the big deva sets out to do, and big devas can carry a lot of power. It is the same with typhoons.

Next time you see a tornado check out the deva and the smaller elementals within it. Notice the intelligence of the deva and try to get a sense of what it is aiming to achieve.

There are elementals in water as well, and in a storm the deva of the storm will orchestrate these water elementals along with the air elementals. With flooding there will be a big deva in charge of the flow of water.

With regards to fire, there are fire elementals. (In old esoteric literature these are called salamanders, not to be confused with the amphibian version.) There will be a fire type deva in charge of the fire elementals  in a fire. The deva drives the fire for its own reason and to achieve its own ends.

From a spiritual, energy point of view, the air, water and fire elementals, with the devas in charge of them are doing a job to change and improve the energy of the Earth. They clean up the energy.

The mental and astral energy they clean up can be slow frequency, unpleasant and very old, coming from the Lemurian, the Atlantean and the recent Aryan Root race periods of time. This energy can also be very recent. For instance, as an example, imagine what the vibe or energy of the place was before Los Angeles was built, or before New York was built, or London was built (have to go back way before the Romans arrived). Now get a feel for the energy of Los Angeles, New York and London right now. Which was fresher, clearer, healthier? Before or right now?

The same can be said for any built up human habitation around the world, with its layering of astral energy and mental energy as people exude or pump out their emotions and thoughts, and carry out actions filled with the energy of their intentions.

We live in a material age which is fairly selfish and animalistic. This age isn’t noted for a way of living based on principles and loving respect for others and the environment. Such an age would create a different astral and mental residue to the one humanity has recently been creating. Hence there is some clearing up to do, and this is one of the roles devas and elementals do. They aren’t concerned what humans think about this. The Earth needs to change, and they are making sure the change happens.

Who do you think has told them to clean up the Earth?

 

 

 

Spiritual, single, love wanted

I have seen many posts in spiritual groups on facebook that when someone becomes spiritual and sees themselves and the world differently than before, they find themselves isolated, alone and different to other people. Having been in a similar position quite a few years ago got me thinking what it was like for me.

Some people are OK being on their own (as one person told me: there is a difference to being alone, and being lonely). Some people want a companion to see the world at least partially as they themselves do and share the journey and have mutual support Some want the physical love and affection.

What is striking is the sense of isolation and of being different to others that waking up to a new way of being  incurs. It can feel disheartening and depressing.

What to do?

Some people might try to visualise and affirm they are going to meet the perfect person for them, and try to use laws of attraction and other energy techniques and ceremonies.

If meeting someone is in their karma then it will happen. If there is opportunistic karma it is going to happen, provided the person concerned does something. That something is highly unlikely to be staying in their room, flat or house. They have to get out into the world.

There is online dating, but dating services for spiritually inclined people are not massive, and it is worth remembering that your guide and your Higher Self wants you to get it right.

Most often people come across that wonderful special future partner when they aren’t making a special effort, they are instead being themselves, being content and happy, living a life that feels meaningful. They are not looking, searching or yearning for the person of their desires to plug a hole in their life. Neediness is a turn-off, and is not magnetic to attracting in a lovely person.

If  a person has a sense of wholeness (rather than holeness) they have a better energy that people pick up on. That other person senses the vibes in a couple of seconds and they do a quick, albeit usually subconscious scan with their third eye.

A relationship isn’t 0 + 1 = 1/2, where the person searching feels empty and is zero, and the other person of their dreams is the whole one. It is synergystic, where 1 + 1 = at least two.

Generalising, creating a life that you love is the first step to having something to offer.

Next step, step out into the world. Be yourself. For some people that can mean wear and look like whatever. Other folk might be more deliberate about this. Part of human nature is about highlighting your good points that you think others will appreciate that are a statement about yourself.

If you feel confident about going up to a stranger or aquaintance and striking up a conversation or asking them out for a date then great. (I only did this when exceptionally motivated though I reckon I was given a push by that lot Upstairs when they saw fit. Mostly I was far too shy.)

I lived in London, and there was / is a thriving spiritual and therapeutic culture, so it was easy to meet people. I used to go to workshops either to learn about an aspect of spirituality, or get some healing. I would also go on training courses to develop therapeutic skills. In those kind of settings I realised I got to know people. I would work with them, and at the breaks and mealtimes we would eat and chat, and if it was a long course, we would perhaps socialize as a group or perhaps I would socialize with one other person. It wasn’t a case of thinking about getting a girlfriend, it was about being in the moment and having a great time with some wonderful people. Some good friendships grew out of this, and also a couple of deeper relationships flourished over the years.

Thinking about today, not everyone will be living in a city or town with a lively spiritual scene. Then there is the internet. Great for contacting people all over the world, but not as great as being able to be physically with other people, or as great as having a lot of spiritually-minded people all together in a way they get to interact with each other.

For that to happen someone has to get the ball rolling to arrange physical meet-ups and events. Card reading evenings, sharing and meditation, group walks to spiritual sites, a meditation first and then a barbeque… There has to plenty of ways to get people together talking.

If you are out of your home, going someplace new, say being a visitor to a new place or being a tourist, you can meet new people. You could meet someone just right. It isn’t something that can be forced. If you are relaxed and going with the flow, and letting yourself be nudged by your intuition, then if it it is going to happen that you meet someone, you will.

Perfect Spirituality: Perfect Masters

A little known idea in the spiritual world is that Creation was first started by the first Avatar, Ganesha (the one in pictures and shown as statues with an elephant’s head). The Avatar then chose five souls that had come down with him, and gave each a quality, a spirit of God. So the first five Perfect Masters were created. One Perfect Master had the quality of Bliss, another Perfect Master had the quality of Wisdom, then there was Power, Knowledge and Truth.

Each Perfect Master was 20% of God, so the five together were 100%. The Perfect Masters’ consciousness was on the lowest three Divine Journeys; the first Divine Journey, the second Divine Journey and the third Divine Journey. There were many millions of Divine Journeys which held qualities of God, each with light and love more intense than the ones below, all the way Up to the Father.  The lower three Divine Journeys though were just above what was called the Om point, the gateway to Creation in the below, so Divine Energy and souls could flow down into Creation..

Creation was created to consist of seven Planes of Consciousness. The bright white light of the sixth plane, filled with mental light, was energetically across a gigantic abyss from the first Divine Journey. The next plane, also a mental light plane, was the fifth plane. Then came the next lower plane, the fourth, which is a plane of power, of God’s power, which can be a tricky plane to move up through, because if there is misuse of power, the soul goes back down. The next plane was the third plane of consciousness, where souls turn their gaze inwards, towards the inner, rather than focus on the outer, material world.

The lower planes were the second and first plane of consciousness, where the focus is naturally mostly on the outer world. The lowest plane, the zeroth plane was massive, and souls start of at the bottom of this plane on their spiritual journey back to God. The zeroth plane incorporated the mineral, plant, animal kingdoms and the beginnings of humanity.

The Perfect Masters had a physical body, yet their consciousness moved around on the first three Divine Journeys, so they had access to infinitely big amounts of energy, which they could focus on Creation.

Being Divine, Perfect Masters have Universal Consciousness. Aware of Reality, they know that Creation is an illusion. They operate in Creation, as they have a role to look after all the souls in Creation, and move them on through experiences on the Planes of Consciousness. When a soul has had enough experience and has balanced their karma enough, a Perfect Master will God-realize the soul, taking their consciousness up to one of the Divine Journeys, so they too experience themselves as their true nature, which is God. Having Universal Consciousness, the Perfect Masters are at the centre of Creation, they are the Pivot. They are at the centre of each soul. Everything they do affects all of Creation, as they help to balance karma and develop Creation spiritually.

The Perfect Masters look after and work on Creation while the Avatar is back in the Divine Journeys.  Every four hundred to seven hundred years, the Avatar returns with souls in tow, in a major or minor incarnation. They do their Universal work, give instructions concerning what needs to be done to move Creation in the right direction and drop their physical body, and go back up the Divine Journeys again. The Perfect Masters do their best to implement the changes.

When an issue came up the Perfect Masters would take a vote on what to do. Sometimes an energetic vote would be unanimous, 100%, so full energy could be focused on an issue. If the vote was 4 to 1, or 3 to 2, then less energy would be focused on an issue, which might not have been enough, so the Avatar would have to fix that the next time around. Perhaps that is changing now, so the five Perfect Masters work together better.

When souls first come into Creation, they have a leaning to one of the Perfect Masters, Bliss, Wisdom, Power, Knowledge and Truth. They usually keep this affiliation. (Which means you will have a leaning to a particular Perfect Master.

When a Perfect Master drops their body and dies, the energy, quality or spirit of that Perfect Master lifts from them to seek out the next possible likely candidate. Then it descends on the new candidate and they become the next Perfect Master of that quality.

This Earth is currently the planet where all the frequencies of energy are found, and where all the planes and Divine Journeys can be accessed. This is the planet where the Avatar incarnates and where the five Perfect Masters live. What changes the Avatar and Perfect Masters make here on Earth radiates out into the rest of Creation.

Currently, humanity is an important focus for spirituality, so three Perfect Masters work with humanity, and two Perfect Masters focus on the Devic realm. All Perfect Masters work with the Archangels (who are on the sixth plane) and angels (who are on the fifth plane).

Perfect Masters may or may not work with groups of people, or make themselves known to the public as they are basically a bit busy looking after the whole of Creation, which is quite an all consuming job. It’s worth remembering that they are connected to all souls anyway, yours and mine, because they are in the centre of our souls, so in a sense they are working with us anyway.

Footnote: Before Meher Baba became Avatar, the Perfect Masters, who at that time lived not far away from him in India (which helped to protect him when he was younger) were Babajan, Sai Baba of Shirdi, Upasni Maharaj, Tajuddin Baba, and Narayan Maharaj. There is information about them and photographs, on the internet.

 

If you enjoyed this article or found it useful you might want to take a look at “Your Spiritual Awakening And the New Dawn for Humanity” by Jonathan Barber, and also “Meditation: Opening Doorways On A New Reality”, on Kindle and Amazon