There are those that claim that people are either born with psychic capability or not. We have found that this is untrue. Everyone that puts in the effort and learns how to listen to spirit will receive spiritual messages. This is stated in I Corinthians 12:7 - 11 where we find the listing of the spiritual gifts:
“7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”
What separates the fortune tellers from the spiritual mediums is the intent to help others through the guidance of the Masters, Spirit Guides and Teachers. There have been no major lottery winners at the Christian Spiritualist Temple. The focus is not on money. The focus is on spiritual development, and being the very best human beings that we are capable. Spirit guides are often departed relatives and friends that are there to help you.
The key to receiving spiritual messages is to quiet the monkey chatter that plays like an endless tape in our minds. It is traditional to call the source of spiritual messages “the wee still voice”. Quieting the mind allows the spiritual messages to be received. This is the basis of the biblical command in Psalm 46:10 where it is said: “Be still and know that I am God”. It is through meditation that we quiet the mind and focus attention on the spirit messages carried by the wee still voice.
One definition of meditation is any activity that stops the normal thought process. There are many ways to do this. One of the oldest and most trusted meditation techniques is to focus on the breathing. The techniques are intricate in order to force the attention on the breathing and to shut down the normal thinking. This complete breathing also increases the psychic energy that is useful in both receiving spiritual messages and in healing.
Many people complain that they don’t have time to meditate. If you have time to breathe, you have time to meditate. If you quit breathing, you will get your spiritual messages directly and immediately without further effort. Otherwise, you can follow these simple steps. The results will open the doors of your perception to receive spiritual information. Do not be alarmed as you begin to get spiritual messages. You will have the Masters, Spirit Guides and Teachers to guide and protect you.
This is the procedure for counting breathing. It can be done at any time that you choose, although doing this while driving is probably not advisable. It can be done while sitting, walking or while exercising. Once mastered, meditation using counting breathing provides side benefits of being able to calm the mind in seconds, and to increase focus on whatever tasks are being addressed.
Counting breathing starts with three complete breaths. The inhale breath is through the nose and begins at the diaphragm, with the belly pushed forward as the breath continues to be inhaled until the lungs are completely filled. The tongue should be pressed against the roof of the mouth. Feel the energy come into you as you fill your lungs completely.
The exhale breath is done through the mouth, with the stomach contracted as the air is expelled from the lungs. The tongue can be relaxed or remain held against the roof of the mouth during exhalation. Feel the tension of the day leaving your body as you exhale. This cycle of inhaling and exhaling should be done slowly and gently, with the ideal transition from inhale to exhale to inhale done as smoothly as possible.
After the third exhale, slowly inhale through the nose using the complete breath. Remember to put the tongue on the roof of the mouth, and to fill the lungs completely.
- When you exhale through your mouth, do it to a count of four or take four steps. Your lungs should be empty. Your tension is leaving.
- Count four counts or take four steps without breathing.
- Inhale through your nose for four steps or counts. Don’t forget your tongue. Your lungs should be full and you are collecting spiritual energy.
- Hold for four steps or counts.
- Exhale – hold – inhale – hold – exhale, etc. for at least 10 minutes.
When you want to receive spiritual information, it is suggested that you do this meditation using the counting method while sitting instead of walking or exercising. Close your eyes, focus on your breath, and let you mind become still. The thoughts that you receive are from spirit, and you are achieving “be still and know” status.
If you need some additional instructions and insights, come to the spiritual development classes held every Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall at the Christian Spiritualist Temple at 6:30 p.m. The classes are done on a love offering basis, and nobody is turned away. The church is located at 77 South Sixth Street, which is at the corner of Sixth and State Streets. This is one block west of the main library and across the street from Grant Hospital. You can get directions at www.christianspiritualisttemple.org.
Regular meditation will change your life through increasing your spiritual awareness and calming your mind. Take a deep breath, let it out, and feel the peace coming into your life.