Consent to Be Blessed

by L. Ron Gardner on March 31, 2016

Real meditation, real contemplation, is a simple, direct, and immediate spiritual practice: connecting to Divine Power and allowing it to Bless you. The Buddha is commonly called the Blessed One because he unobstructedly channeled (and consequently radiated) Divine Blessing Power (a.k.a. the Spirit, Shakti, or Stream).

This Divine Blessing (and Blissing) Power is Clear-Light Energy, which literally en-Light-ens you. Hence, to become a Blessed One is also to become an Enlightened (or Awakened) One.

Until one is initiated (or baptized) in the Spirit, or Shakti, or Stream (the Buddha’s term for this Clear-Light-Energy), one cannot be truly, Spirit-ually Blessed. Hence, the Buddha insisted that for a bodhisattva to attain Nirvana, or Bodhicitta (permanent, timeless immersion in Conscious Light), he must become a “Stream-Winner, one who is baptized in the Spirit.

The first key to being Divinely Blessed is properly, consciously positioning yourself to receive this Grace. The second key is utterly self-emptying (or lettting go), so as to make yourself an empty cup that can be filled with the down-poured Spirit. These two keys are the same before and after you are baptized in the Spirit. But until you are baptized from above, your empty cup cannot become a Holy Chalice that is filled with Holy Water from on High.

The following meditation/contemplation instructions (extracted from my book “Electrical Christianity: A Revolutionary Guide to Jesus’ Teachings and Spiritual Enlightenment”) elaborate this method of “Consenting to be Blessed.”

Plugged-in Presence Instructions

1) Sit upright, but relaxed, on a chair, bench, or meditation cushion.

2) Establish what the Buddha called ‘self-possession.’ In other words, feel yourself as the whole body, and then be consciously present as the whole body, the whole psycho-physical being. Randomly focusing your attention on your third-eye area and hands will enable you to coincide with your body, and thereby heal the body-mind split. When you consciously inhabit your whole body — and are wholly, or integrally, present to the whole (the totality of existence) — you are in proper position to receive and conduct the Holy Spirit, the Force-flow from above.

3) ‘Gaze’ into empty space. If you are ‘self-possessed,’ this ‘gaze’ will amount to being whole-bodily present to (or in direct relationship to) the void. As soon as you become aware that you have retracted from your ‘position’ of conscious connectedness to (or single-pointed focus on) the void, simply reassume, or attempt to reassume, your ‘stance’ of holistic at-one-ment. To this end, you can randomly use an enquiry (such as ‘Avoiding relationship?’) to instigate your resumption of communion with the void. When the void begins to ‘shine,’ it is experienced as Divine Presence. When the Power of the Presence pours down upon you, then ‘emptiness’ has morphed into Spirit, and your ‘gaze into space’ has transmuted into empowered Divine Communion.

4) Randomly focus your attention on your breath by being in direct relationship to your breathing cycle. When the breath ‘comes alive’ as prana-shakti, or palpable intensified life-energy, simply remain present to it. Your communion with the breath cycle will transmute into true, or infused, Divine Communion when the prana-shakti morphs into the Holy Spirit — the great Shakti poured down from above.

5) Totally relax your body (including your head) and utterly let go of your mind. Once you are able to connect to the Shakti, you will directly experience that letting go intensifies the force-flow (or pressure) of the Spirit-current. Be an empty cup, ready to be filled with Holy Water from above. When you experience the Benediction, the Divine downpour, remain motivelessly present to it. Your searchless beholding of the Shakti will enable you to spontaneously merge with it.

These technical meditation instructions are all about facilitating communion, and then union, with the Divine. It is up to you to test them out and determine how useful they are for your Christian yoga practice. Truly speaking, no spiritual practice, in and of itself, is holy or sacred. The only ‘Thing’ holy or sacred is the Holy One Himself (including His Holy Spirit). Therefore, whatever practices bring you into communion with the Holy One are the ones that you should employ.

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kiltro June 17, 2016 at 10:19 am

I’m reading your book Electrical Chistianity.
Is this supposed to be clear?
When you say Gaze into empty space, what do you mean?
Don’t get me wrong it’s an interesting book, full of infos and ideas but, for what I’ve read so far I don’t see any really practical and clear instructions…

For exemple:
“Establish what the Buddha called ‘self-possession.’ In other words, feel yourself as the whole body, and then be consciously present as the whole body, the whole psycho-physical being. Randomly focusing your attention on your third-eye area and hands will enable you to coincide with your body, and thereby heal the body-mind split. When you consciously inhabit your whole body — and are wholly, or integrally, present to the whole (the totality of existence) — you are in proper position to receive and conduct the Holy Spirit, the Force-flow from above.”
Does this translate to “Be conscious of your entire body” ?
Are you referring to body sensations + thoughts + emotions?

“‘Gaze’ into empty space. If you are ‘self-possessed,’ this ‘gaze’ will amount to being whole-bodily present to (or in direct relationship to) the void. ”
What? Witch empty space? Should I suppose I have to keep eyes open in this meditation and focus on the empty space in front of me?

“As soon as you become aware that you have retracted from your ‘position’ of conscious connectedness to (or single-pointed focus on) the void, simply reassume, or attempt to reassume, your ‘stance’ of holistic at-one-ment.”
Does this mean “when you get distracted, gently set your attention back to the object of meditation”?

To me it’s is quite clear what you write in your book intellectually, but practically it’s not.

Thanks Ron for taking the time to read my comment 😉

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L. Ron Gardner June 17, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Kiltro, no, it’s not just being conscious of one’s body; it’s being consciously present to the abstract totality. And one is whole-bodily present, as the bodily being. It’s simply direct, immediate, organismic presence-oneness, or relationship. It’s consciously connecting to the abstract totality, which eventually “dances” as Shakti, which one communes with and receives. One can “gaze” into empty space with one’s eyes closed. Yes, when you get distracted, reassume the “posture” of being consciously present and “plugged-in” to empty space.

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kiltro June 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm

“it’s being consciously present to the abstract totality. And one is whole-bodily present, as the bodily being. It’s simply direct, immediate, organismic presence-oneness, or relationship. It’s consciously connecting to the abstract totality”
Again, what does this mean in practical terms?
How is this accomplished?

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L. Ron Gardner June 24, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Kiltro, it is accomplished through right effort/method (detailed in “Electrical Christianity”) and Grace, meaning the reception of Blessing Power (Shakti) after being Initiated by the Spirit.

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