The Magic of Meditation

Healing, Blessings and Abundance will fill all the empty spaces of our lives….

So said the kabbalist, Joseph Gikatilla, in his beautiful treatise, Sha’are Ora (Gates of Light), written in the 13th century.

The experience of light during meditation confirms that we are, essentially, light beings and our physiology, which appears dense and solid, is light vibrating at a very slow frequency. When we meditate and reach the deepest levels of our consciousness, we become directly aware of our own light body, our divine or angelic nature that sustains us every moment of our life. When we develop a relationship with the light we realise that the Holy Guardian Angel who supports and guides our journey, is actually our own light body. We usually feel the Guardian is someone separate, hovering around us, but in truth it is an inner potency, embedded in our whole being.

Our task, while we are living in the slow world of materiality, is to maintain constant awareness of the brilliance of our own light, which we derive from Divine Source. Regular meditation takes us to Divine Source and we are reminded of the Power, Love and Wisdom that underpins all creation, including you and me, even while we are living short term, human lives. We cannot live up to our true potential unless we maintain this connection and dive deep into our consciousness to get refreshed and bathed in the limitless light. The more often we do this, the more we will shine in our daily lives, attracting and sharing all that is good, true and beautiful.

Divine Source is the great benefactor and when we open our inner Gates of Light we naturally receive all the benefits and resources we desire for a wholesome life – a life that allows us to fulfil our Holy Ambition, our Soul’s Purpose.

Keep up your twice daily meditation, using the Zera – the seed of inspiration – to take you easily and quickly to the Divine Source. Bathe in the light and allow its limitless qualities of Power, Love and Wisdom to fill you.  Take note how your life changes, moving from stress to bliss, from fear to love, from anxiety to trust.


Climbing Jacob’s ladder

The ladder to heaven needs a good foundation on which to rest.

The famous biblical story in which Jacob dreams he sees a ladder of angels can tell us great deal about our spiritual development.

Because he wants to get away from his brother Esau, Jacob leaves his parents’ home in Israel, and sets off to visit his uncle Laban in Mesopotamia. On the way, Jacob stops for the night and falls asleep on the ground:

And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

(Gen. 28:12)

Jacob’s dream describes a spiritual ascent. He is accessing higher dimensions of reality. He is looking into ‘heaven’.

Our spiritual lives follow a pattern: sometimes up, sometimes down, rather like playing a game of snakes and ladders. But we are moving towards enlightenment, illumination or self-awareness by incremental steps. We make progress one or two steps at a time. We might have a sudden awakening experience, and we feel we are already at the top of the ladder, then realise that we need to ground this experience. The ascent needs an unshakable base.

The word in the original biblical verse for “set up” is mutzav (מֻצָּב). This comes from the Hebrew root which means “to be firm, unwavering”. Jacob’s ladder was not just standing, it was securely fixed in the ground. This is why meditation is so important. It centres us on the Divine Source which is the ‘ground of being’, and allows us to start our beginner’s steps up the ‘ladder’ towards expanded awareness. Regular, daily gentle Zera Meditation sessions will be your foundation stone for a firm, unwavering spiritual ladder. It is not the goal of a meditation session to have conversations with angels, but they may drop by occasionally! And, when you begin to realise your true self you may, like Jacob, get a change of name….