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ASFG Experiments - Part 1


 
   
Experiments in ASFG - Part 1
(This is based on "Experiments in A Search For God,
Keyed to ASFG Book 1" by Mark Thurston
- blessings go to him for his work.
I have made minor changes)


A Search for God is a process for spiritual awakening.
The awakening of our soul (spiritual body) or image of God
to the physical body and mental body (mind).
We must put the effort in to make this awakening happen.
To make aware by the mind that we are a spiritual being in a physical body.

So how do we have a spiritual awakening or spiritual awareness?
In the application of spiritual laws comes the awareness
or the spiritual awakening.

Seek Truth - Manifest Love - Get Freedom and Enlightenment
We must become seekers of spiritual truths.
We must manifest love.
We must express an aspect of God's laws as part of our experiences.

The ideal for the Association for Research and Enlightenment is
"to make manifest the love of God and man."
254-42

To make God's laws part of our experiences we have to:
be a channel of blessing to others (manifest love)
become one with the law - God's spiritual laws (seek truth)

We seek freedom from limitation of the physical world.
We seek freedom from pain that belong to this physical world.
We seek freedom from fragmentation to be one with God (the Whole).
We seek freedom to create and manifest God's love.
We seek freedom to love God and others as was always meant to be.

Freedom comes if we apply and experience the spiritual concepts
we are studying.

We are all seekers of truth and we are all dedicated to the approach
of personal research.

We must test and apply each spiritual principle.
This process is of personal research and application for Enlightenment.

Keep a personal record of your experiences of your soul.
Be aware of daily CONDITIONS:
Your thoughts.
Your Actions.
Your Experiences.
in daily situations.

"...for in your hands have been commited the
keeping of records -- yes, those CONDITIONS as RECORDS--
of the foundation of that upon which the better understanding
of man's relation to the All-Creative Energy within yourself
may be made manifest in the earth's plane at this period.
Keep these RECORDS (which are CONDITIONS) commited
to your keeping against the day when there will be said,
"Well Done!" according to YOUR DAILY EXPERIENCES
in this present experience.
With the coming of the dawn many will call you blessed."
254-43

"PRAYER is the concerted effort of our
PHYSICAL CONSCIOUSNESS to become
ATTUNED to the
CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE CREATOR
or SUPER-CONSCIOUSNESS"

Prayer and Meditation go together.
We must learn to Pray effectively
before we can Meditate effectively.

THE TWO PROCESSES OF MEDITATION

(1) Awaken within yourself the CONSCIOUS MIND an AWARENESS
of what corresponds to the SUPERCONSCIOUS MIND
(CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE CREATOR)
"As above so below."

Allow the SUPER-CONSCIOUS MIND
through prayer and meditation
to awaken within the CONSCIOUS MIND
an awareness of spiritual laws
by applying religious experiences
in your daily life.

For example:
The Cross is the symbol that represents
the awareness of our oneness with God.

The awareness of our oneness with God
always exists as a pattern within the
SUPERCONSCIOUS MIND.

We must find a way to
allow the CONSCIOUS MIND to
be aware of the meaning of the symbol of the Cross.
This happens through prayer and meditation
applying Religious Experiences within your life.

Focus our attention (CONSCIOUS MIND)
on the spiritual meaning of the symbol (the Cross)
or spiritual meaning of words in an AFFIRMATION
that has significance in the SUPERCONSCIOUS MIND
to awaken within the PHYSICAL CONSCIOUS MIND
that spiritual awareness.

This is precisely what we do in prayer:
Awaken and Attune the CONSCIOUS MIND
to the DIVINE (SUPERCONSCIOUS) within.

If we cannot pray effectively,
If we cannot awaken within
the PHYSICAL CONSCIOUS MIND
this sense of our highest ideal
THEN
we cannot move to the second part of the
Meditative Process.

(2) Hold in SILENCE this spiritual awareness in the CONSCIOUS MIND
that have been awakened from the SUPERCONSCIOUS MIND.

When we first learn meditation,
our tendency may be to forget about or minimize
our prayer life.

If we are unable to AWAKEN and ATTUNE
the CONSCIOUS MIND to the SPIRIT WITHIN (SUPERCONSCIOUS)
the period of STILLNESS and SILENCE
of DEEP MEDITATION
will not bring the promised TRANSFORMATION.


Keep a separate time each day to practice
sincere and effective prayer
to be an important aid to our meditation life.

"PRAYER is the concerted effort of our PHYSICAL CONSCIOUSNESS
to become ATTUNED to the CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE CREATOR
(SUPERCONSCIOUSNESS)"

Experiment:
Each day have a period of prayer as on activity
separate from your meditation period.


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Updated: 12 September 2013