What is Meditation?

Everything in the universe has a built-in intentionality. Flowers and trees seem to have the intention of manifesting the glory of their essential nature to the fullest extent. This intentionality can be discerned in everything in God’s universe.

In meditation we focus our attention on the will of God so that we might come into ever more perfect alignment with the built-in intentionality of the creative Principle — God. Thus we are learning to be here for God and not for ourselves, or for someone else. Anyone who understands this cannot possibly ask anymore how to meditate. God has created us for himself that we may show forth His glory, and we are here for that purpose.

The most frequently asked question is: How do you meditate? This is a futile question. It is a peculiarity of the personal mind to be naturally hypocritical and operational. It is hypocritical because it pretends to know what meditation is, and it is operational because it assumes that it can be “done.” The result of this is that multitudes of so-called seekers after the truth are performing certain ritualistic techniques of meditation without having the slightest idea of what to expect or what the issue is. This is an exercise in futility and self-deception. The sixth principle of Metapsychiatry is: “If you know what, you know how.” Anyone who knows what meditation is will know how to meditate.

So, let us ask first, What is meditation? Meditation is a wholehearted attentiveness to what God wants. Second, What is the right motivation for meditation? The right motivation for meditation is a sincere interest in committing oneself to being here for God. Most people, however, approach the issue of meditation with the idea of getting something for themselves. They seek to get something out of it. This sounds very sensible. Man assumes that God is here to satisfy his personal desires.

Unfortunately, this is not so. God is not a servant of man — man is an image and likeness of God. God is not interested in what we want. God is interested in what He wants. In Metapsychiatry, we meditate for God. Does God need our meditation? Yes. God created man to manifest His qualities in the world. Meditation is a way of recommitting oneself to that task.

When the Bible says, “Be still and know,” it means stop speculation, stop trying to figure things out, just wait patiently and let it reveal itself to you. This is a very important point of realization – anyone who is sincere about meditation has to reach the point where calculative thinking is set aside. Usually we are thinking about others, or we are thinking about ourselves. So what is needed is neither interaction nor self-confirmation, just listen without trying to imagine anything, just wait for wisdom to obtain in consciousness, and what we really need usually appears.

In Meditation we are reaching beyond thought. First, there are words, then there are thoughts, and then there is beholding. Then comes the third phase, which is beyond words and thoughts. It is absolute stillness, awareness, listening and hearing. Then there is PAGL. And when PAGL comes, we know that we have really been in meditation, we have journeyed into the Kingdom of God, into spiritual consciousness -and that's what meditation is. To summarize, meditation consists of the following progression: verbal, nonverbal, contemplative, beholding listening, hearing, and PAGL. This is transcendental and it is meditation. Now, as far as effects are concerned, what can be expected from real meditation?

Real meditation heals - transforms the entire outlook on life - and even affects man's circumstances.

-compiled from the works of Dr. Hora