By George A. Boyd ©2023
Two of the key tasks for disciples are (a) to develop the ability to see inner spiritual essence and recognize them, and (b) to know their own spiritual nature exactly. For this clear seeing and exact knowledge, they can extrapolate from their own axis of being to recognize these same centers in others. Once they can do this, they can act as a spiritual guide.
Contemplation of twelve different elements of spirituality expands the capacity of inner seeing and recognition, and permits disciples to clearly discern these elements in themselves and others:
- The ensouling entity on its own Plane
- Chakras of the ensouling entity’s essential form
- Seed atoms and chakras of the Superconscious mind’s vehicles of consciousness—in certain of these forms, one can view the nucleus of identity within them
- The Self at the nucleus of the personality
- Seed atoms and chakras of the Metaconscious and Subconscious mind’s vehicles of consciousness
- The ego in its seven aspects
- Seed atoms and chakras of the Conscious mind’s vehicles of consciousness
- Contemplation of the spirit in each of the twelve Domains
- Contemplation of a spiritual guide form
- Contemplation of an angel
- Contemplation of the spiritual essences and vehicles of consciousness of a Master
- Contemplation of the Universal Consciousness of the Divine on different Plane
We encourage you to use this contemplative template to study your own nature. Those who have completed one of our intermediate meditation classes—the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program—will benefit from using the Mudrashram® Correspondence Course to help you with this study.
Aim for exact knowledge and clarity for each of the octaves of being: Personal—comprising the Conscious, Subconscious, and Metaconscious mind; and the Subtle, Planetary, Transplanetary, Cosmic, and your aligned Supracosmic and Transcendental Paths that make up your Superconscious mind. You can view a basic map of these levels of the mind in the article, “The Great Continuum of Consciousness,” which can be viewed on our Open Stacks page.