MEDITATION! Many years ago when New Age workers or investigators mentioned the word meditation we were not understood or appreciated, even by those who were in religious fields. We have come a long way in that respect. For the term meditation and various techniques for it are amongst the most popular subjects on campuses, mass media outlets, study groups, and are experimented with in churches, synagogues, hospitals, prisons, schools, think tanks, business organizations and so forth.
Our network of meditation broadcasts stands for Mark-Agers around the globe meditating together, linking their minds and purposes for a single desired goal which can benefit each one and all equally. Therefore, the various experiences which different individuals feel during the meditation periods will not be entirely unknown to those of our network who already are practicing meditators and are participating in the linking of lights.
Nonetheless, this basic information is something which many individuals, New Age groups, spiritual leaders and teachers will wish to share with those inexperienced in meditation exercises. Especially should all of you who are familiar with the hierarchal plan, as given through Mark-Age, concerning the rending of the seventh veil be able to explain some of these sensations and happenings to those who are yet uninitiated in meditation experiences.
As you know, the race of man on Earth in the coming years, as we complete the rending of the seventh veil, is going to experience consciously or unconsciously, depending on each individual’s receptivity and willingness, the marks of this age: those effects which are felt by the stripping away of that veil which separates the third dimensional or material concepts from the fourth dimensional or spiritual experiences. It is an inevitable planetary evolutionary step, no longer an optional, individual choice. Whether your friends, family, associates like it or not, they are going to start experiencing some of the symptoms which most of you are familiar with during your meditation periods.
Some Meditation Symptoms
HEAT: Probably the most common feeling in the physical body is the sensation of heat. This can occur as a burning sensation all over the body, even though the room may be chilly. Some experienced meditators are so surprised by this sudden sensation that they will open their eyes, expecting to find a heating lamp or a fire or anything external to have made them that hot. You gain confidence in time, regarding this type of temperature change, because as soon as the meditation concentration is over you return to your normal body temperature and sensations. Usually there is no aftereffect or discomfort from it.
Many who feel the heat concentrated in their hands or feet are channels of energy, especially where it may concern healing energies. Therefore, as you gain experience and confidence, direct that heat in your hands toward an object or individual who needs special balancing, healing or spiritual attention.
COLD: Chills do not occur as often as the heat sensations. But the same type of reverse-temperature change can occur when a higher energy or a new level of experience is reached. Certain entities from another plane of existence can cause the chills, also. And if you are a developing channel — one who is to receive conscious contact mentally or vocally from another individual not visible on this plane of action — you will have to familiarize yourself with the contact signal.
But almost everyone is familiar with the experience of cold chills running through the body or of goose bumps breaking out when an idea is verified or a thought is given that has no logical explanation.
MOVEMENT: Involuntary movements of the hands, feet, rocking of the body, shaking of the head are among the most disturbing symptoms. This is because it is something that is visible to everyone else, and many feel embarrassed. But it is a common occurrence. It is caused by your higher Self, other forces contacting you through the meditation period, or tapping into an energy level that is not common or average to you.
The supreme results of these involuntary motions are demonstrated in universal sign language. This is the movement of parts of the physical body in signs and symbols of a universal language that is understood in the higher planes. It also can be translated by those who are in the I Am consciousness. Often the channel for this type of spiritual dancing or universal sign language does not know what is being relayed, but another in the group receives the spiritual interpretation or meaning.
One of the most exciting extensions of this spiritual art is when several are simultaneously inspired, but without any conscious knowledge or contact or agreement, to perform a coordinated cosmic dance or exchange of energies.
ENLARGEMENT: Perhaps the most important or evidential symptom of experiencing your light body or I Am Self overshadowing your mortal self in meditation is when you feel various parts of your body grow larger, even to the point of being grotesquely so.
CHAKRA ACTIVATION: Another symptom of the higher Self or I Am activating its physical extension is acceleration, excitement, agitation of one of the seven spiritual centers in the body which relate to the endocrine glands. For instance, one of the most common is the fast beating of your heart, almost to the point where you feel you might be having a heart attack. But when the I Am contact is completed in a matter of minutes — or hours, if you are experienced in meditation exercises — there are no bad effects or aftereffects, and there is no diminishing capacity in your physical functions or feelings.
THROAT ACTIVATION: The throat area is another that is commonly activated in meditation periods. One of the most common experiences is the feeling of heat in throat and mouth as a signal to speak or to sing. You might even experience your mouth and tongue moving, but emitting no sound. Another common experience is that the throat area, which is the power center or the thyroid chakra, vibrates and throbs with the sensation of choking, coughing, swallowing with great difficulty.
SOUNDS: Perhaps the most enjoyable of meditation experiences is the hearing of cosmic sounds and music. We have known individuals who invariably experience the same sound of bells, chimes or cosmic notes every time they go into meditation.
Naturally, another extension of clairaudience (i.e., clear hearing) is the mediumistic ability to hear the voices of those on other planes giving a specific message or instruction.
UNKNOWN TONGUES: Most of us are familiar with the Pentecostal sects which promote the speaking in unknown tongues. This also occurs in meditation in the manner of an uncontrollable urge to speak in an unknown language. Some actually receive the burning fire in tongue, mouth, throat, and do speak aloud a series of sounds and words.
The person experiencing that higher energy does not always have the interpretation of it — if there is a correct or higher plane interpretation — and another in the group may receive the verification in the form of understanding or interpreting what has been said.
CRYING: Here is another involuntary expression that is embarrassing. Sometimes this is a cleansing process whereby an energy or a thought is presented in the state of receptivity, which causes either the conscious or the subconscious levels to receive chastisement or correction. The crying is a release or a sign of repentance. But in many other cases the tears flowing — even from just one eye alone, or sobbing distressingly — can be caused by contact with a higher form or a master of such elevation that the person is overwhelmed and humbled.
Only when this becomes an attention device or a repeated pattern in a group, disrupting the quiet and the purpose of the group meditation, have we observed this to be undesirable. When that happens we have had to take actions to eliminate it, or to transmute it to something less distressing to the individual and to the group.
SPACE BEAMS: This is so unique and so recent in the annals of New Age meditations that not many teachers are familiar with it. A space beam is an electromagnetic force field coming from an actual craft which can materialize from the fourth dimensional frequency to a third dimensional, visible vibration. The sensation felt is most physical. It feels like a skull cap is placed on the top of the head. Or, it can feel like a football helmet is placed over the entire head. Another sensation of this type is that of metal clamps placed over both temples.
From our many years of experience with this type of contact, usually those in spacecraft are taking computer readings of the individual’s brain waves. But the beam can work both ways, and the meditator can receive thought waves from the beam also.
ANSWERS: One of the highest purposes of meditation is to receive answers. Therefore, a mark of a successful meditation period is to receive inspirationally the answer to any unsolved problem or the clue to a new project.
FALLING ASLEEP: Some of the most highly developed spiritual people we know fall asleep during meditations, even when sitting upright on uncomfortable chairs. If this becomes a pattern, others should not try to judge the level of that person’s abilities and spiritual stature. It may be a form of receiving which comes to consciousness for externalized action at another time, under other physical circumstances.
KNOWING: The highest experience of a spiritual person is clairsentience (i.e., true, or clear, knowing). In meditation you may just know you are acting as a battery for another or as a healing agent for energies to be projected or as the balancing strength in the group for harmony of mind and action.
HAPPINESS: Finally, the purpose for meditating for every one of us is to feel better, to be happier, to be lifted and exalted to the state of exhilaration. It is at that moment when your I Am Self overshadows entirely your mortal being. You know, and you are, that I Am.
Revised from Mark-Age Meditations audio broadcast #73A, released in March 1975.