Lesson 5 – “What” to Meditate On?
The finest times to meditate are before dawn, at noon, sunset and midnight. All four of these times could be used, or choose one. The meditation should be from fifteen to thirty minutes to begin with. What to meditate on? The transmutation of the odic forces back to their source, the actinic force. Through perfect posture, asana, we transmute the physical forces and the emotional forces. Through the control of the breath, pranayama, we transmute the intellectual forces and move awareness out of the area of the mind that is always thinking–the great dream.
Then we become vibrant and confident in ourselves, feeling the power of our spine through which the actinic forces flow and out through the nerve system. We learn to lean on our own spine more than on any other person, teacher, book, organization or system. Answers begin to become real and vibrant, hooked onto the end of each question. And these and many more are the dynamic rewards of the sincere aspirant who searches within through meditation.
When one begins to meditate, he should approach it dynamically, for it is becoming more alive. He is penetrating his awareness into the very source of life itself, for eventually he hopes to attain the ultimate goal, merger with God, the experience of the Self beyond all time, beyond all form, beyond all cause. The experience of Supreme Soul is attained only when one has become very simple, direct, uncomplicated. When a new nerve system has been built within this very body, strong enough to hold awareness within enough so that awareness itself can completely dissolve itself into its own essence, Supreme Soul is experienced.
After that dynamic experience, man’s heritage in this lifetime, one enters back into the mind which is all form–creating, preserving, destroying, completely finished in all areas of manifestation–and moves freely through the mind seeing it for what it is.