Summarized by Pam Luedtke
With all that is going on in the world right now, many of us have been wondering if there is anything we can do, from the space of our own homes, to help steady and lift ourselves and each other through these challenging times?
I’d like to offer something that my meditation group has been using recently which may be of use. It is a meditation developed by Michael Strelcheck which utilizes a series of steps, inspiring music, and a mantra to enable us to connect inwardly and upwardly, to bring into the world the energy of the Will-To-Love. It is a call to the Monad (the Source, the Father, the Godhead) to bring forth the help and support that Humanity needs.
The mantra we use is called the Great Invocation; developed shortly after WWII, and updated slightly since then. It is spiritual rather than religious in nature; and its reference to Christ in the second stanza is, in this context, a reference to the World Teacher.
The audio recording walks you through the entire meditation, but below are the steps in written form for your reference. As most things, it may take a bit of practice to get it down, so you are encouraged to try it three times before evaluating. Most of us in my meditation group are using it every day, and have found it helpful to clear fear and anxiety, and bring in a sense of uplift and grounding.
I. ASSEMBLY of the SPIRITUAL TRIAD (to align you, your Soul, and the Monad)
This is an essential step to bring the energy down from above.
First, visualize a point in the center of your head (pineal gland). From there, project a line of light up and out the top of your head to your “Sacred Place Most High” (as high up as you can reach with your mind). From there, see a channel of light open up above you and think of connecting with your Higher Nature. First, project a line of light part way up the channel to connect with your Soul consciousness. Next, project a line of light all the way up the channel to the great blue sky of the Monad. You are now connected in the Spiritual Triad. . . you, your Soul, and the Monad are all ONE up in the sky!
Hold there while the inspirational music plays.
II. UPPER INTERLUDE (to transfer the energy down the channel)
Exhale your breath completely, then hold for 7 seconds, ceasing all thought. As you breathe in again, you drop back down into the center of your head.
III. VISUALIZATION (to precipitate, using the creative imagination)
Visualize a great mirror in front of you. See a bright sphere of light in the mirror, radiating lines of blue-white light out from the center, like the iris of an eye. See a quiet blue-white light softly emanating off the sphere. Know that this is you! This is your consciousness as electrical “fire”.
IV. IGNITION (to transmute destructive energies into compassionate love)
As you focus on the image of the sphere, think intently about how much you CARE about what is currently going on in the world. Visualize the sphere begin to “catch fire” from the bottom up; and as you watch, see the color change to a reddish-yellow light. Watch as it expands over the sphere, knowing that your Soul is bringing into your consciousness a fiery warm expression of the Will-to-Love!
V. UNIFICATION (to create group fusion)
Think of yourself as being part of a larger group and recite the following mantra:
Thoughtful today this Ashram gathers togethers together
Feeling the will of the new evolutionary inspiration
Willingly received from the planetary Logos
We call forth that unifying support
VI. LOWER INTERLUDE (to transfer the Will-to-Love energy outward)
Inhale a deep breath, hold for 7 seconds, ceasing all thought. As you breathe out, recite the following mantra, with strong conviction.
VII. EVOCATION (to make the appeal)
THE GREAT INVOCATION (modified)
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into human hearts.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call the human race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
So mote (may) it be!
VIII. MANIFESTATION (to bring forth the new loving expression)
See the sphere in your mind’s eye as our beautiful blue planet Earth. Visualize it “catching fire” as the sphere did, with reddish-yellow flames of light gradually spreading over its surface, beginning to look like the Sun. Think about the planet expressing that fiery warm caring energy of the Will-To-Love! Let this be in your thoughts as you end the meditation.
Thank you for participating. All the best!