The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Listening As A Foundation

There is a time now when you will find that your capacities to experience things that are other than of your own world have increased. I have been speaking of these matters for some time in this blog and I feel that I'm going to enter into a greater amount of sharing and teaching for you because this time for you and times to come will find you all with these capacities.
One of the things that I would recommend for you now is to listen. That sounds a bit strange does it not but there are sounds you can hear now when it is quiet. So for those of you who have quiet available to you - and I do not mean quiet in your home with noise all abounding all around outside but actual quiet to the best of your ability to produce it - is something I'd like you to practice. If you can use earplugs that would be good. If you have to use your fingers to plug your ears then well, it may or may not work but you can try it. There is a reason and that is to sharpen your senses to notice.
There will be times when you may hear sounds that are distressing - people getting upset or it may even be a very small sound but there will be a feeling inside of you that is upset. These would be times to say the basic Living Prayer of which I have mentioned before, "I am asking that all those beings who need help receive all the help they need benevolently from all those beings who can help them." Now the advantage of that Living Prayer is that it not only serves to bring help or to give permission for help spiritually and physically to those people but it also will tend to calm your own concerns if the noises are far away. Needless to say if the noises are nearby or in your own home then you have to investigate.
Nevertheless I bring this to your attention because the opportunity to use your senses in ways that have not been readily available to you that will serve you and possibly others and that will allow you to feel more empowered and to feel a greater sense of your own wisdom and capacity is here right now. So try the hearing. It is not necessarily something that you will hear things but just try it.
You might notice that your thoughts will get to be more - how can we say - insistent. The purpose of this homework is to encourage you when your thoughts are present - even if you have to plug your ears, you know, to make quiet. When your thoughts are present just stop thinking. I know it's not easy because it might happen again. Don't get mad at yourself, just stop thinking every time you begin to think. Some of this will be easier, you see, to stop thinking because you are trying to listen and listening and thinking don't always go well together - sometimes they do but not always. So it's a good way to sharpen your awareness and it's also a good way to allow yourself to be without thought.
Alright, that's a beginning - it's a foundation. I will focus on other senses at other times. If you hear something - a sound, alright, then take note of it after you stop doing this. Don't do this thing of listening for more then five minutes, alright, that's good enough for now.
I'm not going to suggest that you're going to hear something spiritual but you might. Pay special attention to that which you hear - and I'm not saying just thought,alright but that which you hear that comes in the general direction of your left ear, alright. It's not always the case that that's clearer for most people but it is generally the case. It is not always going to be a hundred percent clear though but it will be clearer about things that would cause you to think and things that may be inspiring.
So to reiterate and sum up - the idea is to have as much quiet and true silence as possible and then within that quiet, listen as much as you can concentrate on listening. Now remember if you hear something, don't push it away. Don't assume that you're supposed to hear only quiet. If you hear something, take note of it, keep it in mind if you can and focus again on listening.
This is an exercise as I said to sharpen your point of concentration and your ability to be aware. It is a foundation, yes but it's also a preparation to that which will come later on this blog in order to guide and instruct you to improve the quality of your life,yes but also to add to you abilities and capabilities which are prepared to flower in ways that even you have not imagined and I know many of you are very capable with your imagining and imaging.
Remember - listen - and if you feel after trying this once or twice that you may not remember and still be able to listen to what you heard you can keep a little recorder handy if you have one and say on the recorder after you hear something, "I just heard......." yes, "I just heard" and then you fill in the blanks and if you need to stop and make a note because you feel it's important what you heard - you can do that.
I'm not trying to teach you how to channel. I am attempting to expose you to the beginnings and the foundations of a form of inspiration that will result in your capacity to actually make contact with a version of soul and spirit of benevolence that is available to you whether you choose to call it Angel's, Creator's or Guide's or whether you just embrace it as simple inspiration. I know many of you have desired such a thing and it is my intent to expose you to this foundational element.
Goodlife to you all and goodnight.


Seven said...

I will work on this. I would very much, for example, like to speak to my father again.
I watched the movie Ray last night and it has several short frames regarding the blind's ability to hear what others do not. I know what you are speaking of is different...or is it?

Robert Shapiro said...

Your question really requires a longer response here but for the moment I will say that the purpose of listening is a foundational element in being able to communicate with all life whether it is possible to see it in our physical world or not. It could lead in time to a means to receive messages from those who are now elsewhere.
I can see this is a meaningful point for you and so it would be a good thing Rick, I feel if you would try something else. Make a list of three questions you would ask your Father - and take your time. You might come up with a list of twenty questions or thirty but make a physical list of as many as you'd like. Then pick out three questions - the simpler the phrasing the better - and then pick out one question that has a simple phrase and is as benign and as benevolent as possible. I know you have done things like this before - perhaps in your thoughts or otherwise.
I recommend then that you say the following Benevolent Magic for yourself in order to set the tone of what you would like to experience. I recommend you say, "I request that my communion with the being I'm attempting to reach occur for me in the most loving and safe and benevolent way. That if it is a dream - that I remember the dream clearly. That if it is a vision that I be able to cherish it and if they are words that I be able to recall them - that this will all happen in the most benevolent way for me - resulting in the most benevolent outcome." Now I know that sounds very specific but I feel it is important to set the tone.
I also feel it would be useful to do the silence thing a few times first and I can suggest other homework in time here that might help you. I would however in order to give you a little head start suggest that if you are living someplace where there is a tree or rock that you are particularly attracted to that you spend time with that tree or rock. The natural world has a continuity that reminds us of its ongoing existence. This is the way with spirit as well. I believe that all personalities and souls as we also call them are immortal - not in the physical sense as we understand it perhaps but it does help to explain does it not why we will sometimes meet someone that we have never met and there is a profound sense of familiarity. I do not believe that this is exclusively because they remind us of someone else - though that could be the case sometimes. This what I suggest for now.
Goodlife my friend.

Seven said...

Thank you.