The Triple Meditation is a 15-minute meditation that I try to do every morning, and is made up of three different 5-minute segments that serve to nurture our Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition, in that order.
First of all, and before I explain what these three 5-minute segments are all about, let me explain to you why it’s specifically important for this meditation to be done early morning, right after you wake up if possible.
When we sleep, our emotional body (what is called the ‘astral’ body in occultist circles) and our ego or ‘I’ separates from our physical and etheric (energetic) bodies, which remain on earth. Our astral body and ego are then free to roam through different consciousness states, but out of a vital necessity, right in the middle of our dream cycle, in what is called both in scientific and occultist circles as the state of ‘dreamless sleep’, our spirit is reunited with its creator, or with God.
Due to this periodical unity, our forces are replenished, our daily fatigue is absorbed, and our self becomes once again harmonized and vital. That is why sleep is so important for a human being. After that sacred reunion between what is human and what is divine takes place, our astral bodies and our ‘I’ begin their downward descent towards the world, to be reunited once again with our physical and etheric bodies upon waking up.
This dreamless state was beautifully described as ‘the whisper of the stars’ in ancient arabic poetry. It is the state where the stars, or the gods, or everything that is heavenly and divine, can whisper their secrets and instill their beauty into our souls. Upon waking up, our consciousness once again becomes earth-bound, but the period of time between waking up and once again regaining this earth-bound consciousness is not immediate, it takes a little time.
Performing this triple meditation early morning, after waking up, where our consciousness is still in the in-between world where we are not entirely asleep but not entirely awake either is especially beneficial because our souls are more in tune with what is heavenly than during any other part of the day, and this meditation will have more effect upon us.
This doesn’t mean it’s not beneficial to meditate during any other part of the day; it just means that it is especially powerful to meditate right after we wake up, when our consciousness isn’t as occupied with all our earthly duties and problems as it is during the rest of the day.
However, be prepared for some difficulty. People usually use this period of time to hit the ‘snooze’ button and doze off a little while longer before fully waking up (I am talking from experience here). It will take some effort to sit up and meditate right after waking up, but it will also be a more rewarding experience if that initial resistance is overcome and we can start the day by becoming in tune with our Higher Selves, which will in turn positively affect the rest of our day, making us more grounded and serene.
Now, on to the meditation.
The first 5-minute segment of the meditation is the Imagination part. We start, as the name indicates, by imagining our Higher Selves. Instead of letting our mind wander through useless abstractions and thoughts, or trying to grasp something in the dark, so to speak, it is more useful if we concentrate on a single train of thought that will help us to more vividly picture this Higher Self of ours.
The following mantra is especially useful, because it is direct, straight-forward, easy to remember, but it also doesn’t limit the concept of the Higher Self in any way by boxing it under one specific meaning. It is the following:
More Radiant than the Sun
Purer than the Snow
Subtler than the Ether
is the Self
That Spirit within my Heart
I Am that Self
That Self Am I
We internally repeat this mantra for 5 minutes, and it is especially important that we pair it with a living feeling. If we only repeat the thought but remain dry or distant inside, we achieve very little. If, instead, we accompany the mantra with an internal feeling of warmth, of sacredness, with the sense that we are approaching that part of us that is Holy and God-like, the meditation is much more effective.
The second 5-minute segment of the meditation is the Inspiration part. Here, we look to once again repeat a mantra, or a quote, over and over again and also pair it with feeling, with the objective of inspiring our souls wholly and completely. The quote that you choose can come from any text that is sacred or from the teachings of more elevated masters. You can choose the Bhagavad-Gita, the Bible, or any other sacred text you feel drawn to. Some of my favorite quotes are the following:
‘May my soul bloom in love for all existence’
‘The way is open to anyone whose will is sincere’
‘The relics of my earthly sojourn will echo throughout the aeons of time’
‘For a warrior, nothing is greater than a war against evil’
‘Whosoever shall come with me, shall deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me’
‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit’
‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new’
All of these quotes have the potential to inspire us in very different ways, and I recommend sticking with one quote in particular for a week or at least a period of days to fully grasp and understand the way that dwelling on those specific words can affect and inspire our souls. Of course, you can choose any quote you feel drawn to, as long as it is positive and the source is markedly spiritual and elevated.
The third and final 5-minute segment of the meditation is designed to hone our Intuition by enabling us to connect with the Higher Powers. This is different than connecting with our Higher Selves. In this case, we are actually seeking to connect with something different than ourselves, something superior.
We do this by first choosing a divine entity or being that we feel especially attracted to. For some it may be St. Michael the Archangel, or Jesus Christ, for others it may be Krishna from the Bhagavad-Gita, still for others it may be the Virgin Mary, or Apollo the Sun-God, or Allah. What being you choose doesn’t matter as much as the feeling that is generated in your soul when you contemplate this being that you feel reverence for.
So for 5 minutes, you surrender yourself in prayerful reverence to this being that you feel and know to be superior to you. Intuitively, through our feelings of reverence, we begin to understand and come close to this being.
This Triple Meditation should be done at the same time every day, in order not to create disorder in our astral bodies. We should meet our Higher Self, be Inspired, and meet the Higher Powers, and generate these feelings within us every day at the same time to take advantage of our bodies natural rhythms.
And that’s it. It’s a simple meditation, but it’s worth noting that it will only create the desired effects when the practice of the meditation is as sincere and rigorous as it is simple. If we don’t seek to do it every day, or at least every other day, we will not reach the desired results, which is a total transformation of our thinking, feeling and willing lives.
I will continue to blog about the other meditations I strive to perform on a daily basis in the future.
Until then, cheers, and stay spiritual 😉