Prayers to meditate on
Prayers can help to focus and ensure a peaceful state of mind during meditations. Random bahai prayers to meditate on:
O God my God! I beg of Thee...
O God my God! I beg of Thee by the ocean of Thy healing, and by the splendors of the Daystar of Thy grace, and by Thy Name through which Thou didst subdue Thy servants, and by the pervasive power of Thy most exalted Word and the potency of Thy most august Pen, and by Thy mercy that hath preceded the creation of all who are in heaven and on earth, to purge me with the waters of Thy bounty from every affliction and disorder, and from all weakness and feebleness.
Thou seest, O my Lord, Thy suppliant waiting at the door of Thy bounty, and him who hath set his hopes on Thee clinging to the cord of Thy generosity. Deny him not, I beseech Thee, the things he seeketh from the ocean of Thy grace and the Daystar of Thy loving-kindness.
Powerful art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee. There is none other God save Thee, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Generous.
Thy name is my healing, O my God...
Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
Channeling a natural process
by Sheila Applegate
As we learn to love one another, we come to realize that, in their purest forms, all religions teach the same basic spiritual truths: It is only the different ways we express them that divides us. Each system of belief has a different piece of the puzzle, and ultimately, to heal our communities and our world, we will have to fit these different pieces together and realize the essential truths that connect us all as one. In order to allow this to occur, we must open our hearts to hear beyond language and to expand in our understanding.
To me, the term “channeling” is best described with the metaphor of a television. We all know that television shows are constantly running through our airwaves whether we are tuning in or not. Once we turn the TV on, we have a choice of what channel we will tune into. Tuning into one does not stop the other broadcasts from existing; they are just simply not in our awareness at that particular time.
Similarly, when I tune into Spirit, there are various levels, or “channels”, through which I experience the messages. In its simplest form, this is best described as inspiration, creativity, or intuition. I simply allow myself to open my own knowing and, in surrender, allow God’s grace to flow through me. My experience and understanding is easily expressed from this place of higher consciousness. I am fully aligned with my Spirit and focused on my intentions with an open heart. This is the level that I strive to live from in my daily life so the vibration when I am speaking from this state is very similar to me simply talking in a casual conversation. You could say I am 'in the Zone' at this level of surrender. It is my intention to live from a space where this is my natural state.
As I surrender deeper, I begin to hear and see the spiritual realm of angels and ascended masters that are here to assist us. Universal energy, vibrational information, and nonphysical beings surround us at all times. A person who channels consciously opens up to receive and translate this nonphysical information, allowing us to gain a deeper understanding of our life circumstances. This is where the metaphor of the television really comes into play. There is so much more in existence than what we see and hear with our physical senses. Even in the simplest terms we know that animals hear sounds that we cannot hear. Basic science has proven energy fields exist that we are not aware of with our five senses. In this state I simply 'change the channel' to tune into the vibrations that are not commonly recognized by our lower senses. We all have the ability to see, hear or sense beyond our common senses. It simply takes intention, focus and openness to do this. The guided meditations that I offer are an effective way to open to the vibrational world of spirit. In this sense there are many energies that we can witness. Spirit Guides and loved ones who have crossed over are accessible to us through this openness. When I refer to Spirit Guides I am referring to the energies that are here to guide us on our journey. This includes the Angelic realm, though every religion has a name for them, they are beings of love who are here to guide us. The Angelic realm moves through a different evolution and therefore they have not typically lived on earth. Also in this category I include the Ascended Masters. In My understanding, Ascended Masters are beings of light who lived on earth, woke up from the illusion of separateness and Ascended into one-ness with All That Is. Drawing on their energies and teaching from within that one-ness we are able to access their guidance in the process of remembering our one-ness. When working with Beings of Light at this level of surrender I communicate with the Spirit Guides receiving both visual and audible messages. I then describe what I see and hear to others in third person, drawing my teachings from the guidance of these loving spirits.
When I begin to move to an even deeper level of surrender with the Ascended Masters that I journey closest with, I completely give myself over as a pure vessel for ascended master teachers to use in order to get their message to the world. I simply step aside and allow them to speak through me. In this case, they speak in the first person. Initially, I experienced a noticeable vibrational shift in my body as the Ascended Masters entered and spoke through me. I was still present. It was as if we were sharing the body but they were in primary control, I was in a sense overseeing the process as it was my body being used as the vessel. I was able to listen and when necessary carry on a secondary conversation with the Being while he or she was doing the teaching. Often I was learning from the teachings even as they were being spoken through me.
As I continue to expand my own understanding and expression of love on earth I increase my own vibrational level. This is done not with an intention to vibrate at a higher level as much as an inner drive to grow, to understand myself, to love unconditionally and to become the purest reflection of God on earth that I possible can be. I have faced many powerful lessons on my path of awakening. I face each lesson with love, passion, an open heart and yes sometimes resistance and struggle. My deepest Passion is to see Heaven and Earth vibrating as one. That starts with me. As I vibrate in oneness the world around me reflects that. So my choice is always to move forward in love. As a result I have come to expand my remembrance of my one-ness with God the Creator of All That Is, The Alpha and Omega. As I learn to expand my consciousness to the union of the Alpha and Omega I am enveloped by a depth of understanding that no words can fully express. Yet, as I have stated my passion is to help others reach that bliss of remembering their union with All That Is. In order to do that I draw on the vibration of the Ascended Masters who have gone before us to assist in this teaching. In this state, it no longer feels as if I am stepping aside to let others speak through me but merely expanding my consciousness to include the space in which these beings can speak within me, bringing forth the message of universal love which is the truth within all of us.
These messages that I offer are of Divine love, Unconditional Love, Universal Love. The message is beyond the language. In order for us to support and guide each other on our spiritual paths to that space of fully living in the remembrance our Union with God we must use language. I use the words that bring me clearest understanding. In Enchanted One: The Portal To Love, I use the stories of ascension that are most familiar to me. I tap into the vibrations of Love that resonate most closely to me. Whether through Isis or Magdalene or simply love itself, then, I ask that you open your heart to receive the message of Love that exists beyond language and names.
The more we share our understandings the more our language unites us rather than dividing us. What are the words you use to describe this deep connection and guidance?
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