Reflections on Dhana

By George A. Boyd ©2021

Q: You use a term, Dhana, in your writing. What does this mean?

A: Dhana refers to the activation of the attentional principle or the spirit to carry out spiritual ministry. This is primarily an attunement that comes from a spiritual Master to send the Light to selected individuals; in advanced disciples that reach the Cosmic Sphere and above, this beam of overshadowing can also come from their own ensouling entity.

In Planetary, Transplanetary, Cosmic, and Supracosmic levels, the Master makes this attunement with the attentional principle; in contrast, on Transcendental Paths, this attunement is commonly made with the spirit.

For the attentional principle, we begin the training process of making attunements with our Light Sittings. Those who choose the teaching empowerment track on the Bridge Path learn a series of other attunements that can be made with vehicles of the personality, vehicles of consciousness and nuclei of identity in the Superconscious mind, spirits in different domains, and with ensouling entities of different Octaves of Being.

While we tend to think of Dhana as activating the power of attunement and conveying the Light to grant initiation—unfolding the spiritual evolutionary potentials of the ensouling entity and its vehicles—it can empower the attentional principle though any of the Seven Rays. Across the Rays, this spiritual anointing of the attentional principle can emphasize:

First Ray – Attunement, Light Ministry, conveying Initiation

Second Ray – Teaching, inspired discourse (Satsang)

Third Ray – Counseling, practical guidance for life and living

Fourth Ray – Guiding the attentional principle or the spirit on the inner Planes

Fifth Ray – Contemplation of the vehicles of consciousness and the Planes of Light, doing spiritual readings

Sixth Ray – Healing and therapy, working with the core painful issues of the heart

Seventh Ray – Coaching, revealing the stages of the Path ahead and the next steps of personal growth

When this attunement is made with the spirit, it bestows the ability to convey attunements (First Ray), to teach and give Satsang (Second Ray), to guide others (Fourth Ray), and to heal others (Sixth Ray)—it does not typically activate the capabilities of the Third, Fifth, or Seventh Ray.

When the ensouling entity encounters a new ability on the inner Planes, it encounters an inner structure we call a Siddhi Yantra. This vortex of the octaves of volition in the Superconscious mind can express in five ways:

  1. The power or ability can be ignored and not activated
  2. The ensouling entity can use its octave of volition to activate the power directly
  3. The ensouling entity can send the power through the attentional principle or spirit—this is the attunement of Dhana
  4. The ensouling entity can anchor the ability in an inner center of the Subconscious or Superconscious mind; you must travel to this inner location to activate the power
  5. The ensouling entity can anchor the ability in the personality and the brain, so you only need to ask for the power to be activated.

Dhana is an element of the advanced practice of Agni Yoga, which trains you to draw down the inner Light from your Soul and from your Supervising Initiate. As you grow spiritually and activate more of your Soul’s abilities, you expand your scope of potential ministry and your capacity to operate in the posture of Dhana.

We teach the initial practices of Agni Yoga in our intermediate meditation classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program. We encourage to learn this ministry using the inner Light Fire, so you can begin to become a conscious co-worker with the Divine and work with the Masters to uplift humanity.

Seven Modalities for Change

By George A. Boyd © 2019

Q: I feel stuck. How do I change my life?

A: You need to apply one of the seven change strategies that will help get you moving again. These seven modalities for change are:

  1. Coaching – this empowers your choice and holds you accountable to make change.
  2. Psychotherapy – this finds the origin of patterns that are hindering your success and works with you until this pattern is resolved. Psychotherapy can address issues such as fear; limited belief about what you can do, be, or have; shame; self-sabotage; need to control; traumatic experience; or addiction—it keeps you focused on this issue until you have insight, breakthrough, and are able to change this area of your life that is not functioning.
  3. Counseling – this gives you information to facilitate your choices that yield successful outcomes. This may involve assisting you to set achievable and realistic goals, and troubleshooting your failures to design an alternate pathway to your objective that achieves the result you want.
  4. Hypnosis and affirmation – This uses suggestion and affirmation to activate your Subconscious and Superconscious mind to create change, augmenting the efforts you are making at the level of the ego [behavior] and the Self [vision of your life direction].
  5. Education and training – This gives you the knowledge and skills to accomplish a specific personal objective. It is usually employed to prepare you for your career, but education and training can be applied to any area of your life where you want to improve your functioning.
  6. Faith – When you embrace faith, you pray to God or other efficacious, empowered spiritual agency, whom you regard has the ability to remove your obstacles and help you achieve an outcome you desire. Invocation of the Divine in this way can release forgiveness, promote healing, and facilitate inner transformation and change through the work of the Spirit (Holy Spirit, Shakti).
  7. Meditation – This provides you with the inner tools to work on the issues of the personality, to promote insight and change, and to transform your spiritual potentials.

Which of these modalities are relevant for you?

  • If you already are resourceful and you just need someone to support you and stand with you to facilitate your change, consider coaching
  • If issues from your past are holding your back, psychotherapy may be what you need.
  • If you don’t know the steps or what resources are available to you to achieve what you want, you may need the guidance of counseling.
  • If you’ve tried to change, and your efforts are not working, you may wish to enlist the forces of your Subconscious and Superconscious mind, and try hypnosis and affirmation.
  • If lack of knowledge or skills is holding you back, education and training will help you.
  • If you’ve tried all the other methods and nothing seems to work, invoking a Transcendent and Omnific Power through faith may be your solution.
  • If you seek to empower yourself to make change and generate transformation from within you, you may wish to learn meditation.

You need to identify what you need to change, and the best way that will help you change. Not every method will work for you. You need to find the key that unlocks your lock.

If you feel that meditation is the method that is best matched to the way you wish to generate change, we teach a complete program of meditation:

If you set your mind upon change, you will find which of these modalities that work for you and produce the results you want.