Topic: Endurance Training
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher Ophelius: “Today’s message is about training for endurance.
What do I mean by this? When you make time for stillness meditation, it is important that you make a regular habit of quiet contemplation to allow the spiritual muscle to be flexed and nourished so that it may grow and serve you as the thirst for greater awareness increases. As we seek perfection by living our faith, the soul increasingly yearns for greater connection with spirit. Regular appointments of stillness meditation is a way to feed the soul and train the mind to quickly quiet itself to commune and receive with the Creator. This communication with the Creator, through the Thought Adjuster, is the highest form of worship, and it helps us to adjust and grow as we seek to do the Will of the Creator -- the way to perfection attainment.
“Many of you say that you just cannot still the mind, that stillness is nigh impossible. I say to you that you are not practicing meditation with any regular frequency, for if you were to make time every day, you would see steady progress in your ability to quiet the mind and enjoy blissful moments of joy and empowerment in communion with the Creator of all.
“I admonish you today, dear friends, to make time for this stillness practice even if the environment is less than optimal. Some may not have the opportunity to be alone and have solitude. If this is the case, go into your room and close the door; put in ear plugs if necessary, and tell others in your household that you will be meditating each day at a given time and to respect your wish to be undisturbed for 15 to 30 minutes. Mothers at home with young children can use nap time or early morning. Working men and women can set aside time in the evening if necessary, but early morning is best. Whenever you decide to do it, you will benefit greatly from it. Put this admonishment to the test, and see if it does help you to build endurance and receive lasting benefit.
“Have you not noticed how many of these spirit teachings from the Circle and other teachers frequently advise the practice of stillness? Nearly every lesson has a brief statement that encourages stillness meditation. This is because the greatest Teacher you can have is always with you (your indwelling Spirit), and the key to the classroom is stillness. It is always beneficial to read the spirit messages and text by other spirit-led individuals, for this gives us much to think about, consider, and provides new avenues of approach into spiritual insights, but in the stillness, this is where the understanding of these lessons come. You may not ‘hear’ all the answers to your questions, for much of this understanding takes place in the super-consciousness, but will eventually filter down into the conscious mind when it is needed.
“Have faith in the stillness my friends, it is good for you and it is good for those that live and work around you. Think of it like this: Imagine a light bulb over and above your head as you are entering a darkened room. Before you enter the stillness, this light is very dim, just a glowing filament and It is difficult to see the path with only this dim light. As you sit and clear the mind of chatter, imagine that the light is becoming brighter as the mind becomes quieter. After stillness, the light is recharged -- bright and brilliant, lighting up the room where it is easy to see and where others can safely walk as well.
“Success is yours, “The Circle of Seven.”