For this week's card of practical advice, from Doreen Virtue's Ascended Masters Oracle Deck, I pulled the card pictured above: MEDITATE- featuring Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. I used white sage to cleanse my apartment and my auric field, engaged in a meditation, and then set about to channel this master so that I could deliver a message to you all. Here is what came of our session:
Me: Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, I ask you to please join me here. What is the message that you wish to share with us this week?
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha: Please light the incense. Thank you and greetings it is I Buddha, many of you unknowingly speak of me when you speak of Buddha, though I can be seen in many forms now. The message I have to tell you is about meditation. Glorious meditation, I wouldn't have gotten to where I did without it. Though it seems that many of you need more advice about how to start than those of you that already meditate do.
Me: Where do we begin then?
S.G.B: From the beginning! (jolly laughing) it is simple. The first thing you must do is to get rid of all of your preconceived ideas about meditation. The practice of meditation has been around for several thousand years, not only because of its sacred power, but because of its sacredness to the individual practicing. Meaning that if you are researching or studying the knowledge and meditative practices of others, part of you will always feel a bit "off" about this. You have to start by deciding that you and you alone are committing to your own meditation journey and once you've decided that you must follow your inner voice about where to go, about which way makes you comfortable. That inner voice is very smart you know, and ultimately meditating will give you the ability to listen very well to that inner voice. There are so many options today when it comes to meditating, that it seems it can be easy to get lost on your true path, or maybe not know where to go in the first place.
Me: What advice do you have for those of us who have unclear or no spiritual beliefs?
S.G.B: Hmm, that's an interesting question. more often than not I am being questioned about how to get closer to spirit! (laughs)
Let's see, well I would start by saying in terms of meditation, there are many benefits of practicing it that do not have to connect at all to a "spiritual" sense. Oxygen is the element that gives humans life, and from what I can see, many of you have taken to shallow breathing, that is to say that the subconscious effects of fear and anxiety can inadvertently cause you to be taking shorter breaths. A practice of taking 5 minutes of your day to sit, alone, quietly, and take deep inhalations of breath through the nose and out through the mouth does wonders for the body. The increased intake of oxygen flows through every cell of you and charges you with the invigoration of alive-ness. This is but one example of how meditation can be very beneficial to every human regardless of beliefs, along with a relaxed demeanor, clear head, calm attitude and with practice, an open mind.
Me: And do you have any advice for those of us who do meditate and connect with spirit?
S.G.B: Oh yes I sure do have lots but let's focus on the most important for now. Those of you who meditate and communicate with spirit probably have a good idea of how energetic or "psychic" information comes to you. The power of meditation can help you get in touch with your other psychic senses and it is imperative that this becomes a part of your practice. Each energy, angel, deity, bodhisattva, ascended master, spirit animal, faerie, what have you, can communicate with a certain sense stronger than it can with others, just like you can with receiving. By using meditation to clear blockages of those other senses and allowing yourself to utilize them you will ultimately have more clearly communicated experiences with the energies you reach out to. Which means more understanding of signs and symbols, understanding of your true self and path, and better understanding of what to do about your guidance. Earth needs you all, especially those that already started on their path of lightworking, to help the rest of those who haven't to wake up ! Don't be afraid of your beliefs, and powers, you were made to do this!
Me: Thank you very much for your message to us today.
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha: You are welcome always. My last message for everyone: Be not afraid of meditation. go inwards, be still and listen.
If you feel compelled, call on me to assist you after lighting incense and I shall be there. Blessed be you.
Thank you for coming by and reading this week's practical advice post. Feel free to leave any comments or questions! Sending you all blessings on your own meditative journey.
Is an artist and mystic living in the Pacific Northwest. She first discovered her ability to channel extraterrestrial and divine beings in 2014 after connecting with her own spirit guides. The intention of sharing these messages is to help awaken an individual's curiosity to the possibilities of the universe and expand on the ideas of human potential.