Overcoming Obstacles to Meditation
(1) Suffering is a psychological condition caused by not being present in natural phenomena of one's own nature. And thus because of this shortfall in awareness, our self-knowledge is then stolen by many illusions and unnatural fantasy.
(2) Fantasy is a thought-stream that follows impressions not based on Reality or Truth. Overtime these thought-waves crystalize themselves and become obstacle to our path of meditation.
(3) Learning to maintain attention is a genuine skill of learning how to direct the flow of energy within us. When we meditate we essentially train our mind to look at ''things'' through the inner eye of compassion and love, because God is Love.
(4) Gnosis is a form of knowledge rooted in every person's superior Being. Everything we learn and understand from Gnostic teachings, is actually a quality of our Being revealed through the consciousness. When we are in meditation we do not adopt anything new, we are merely looking at who we really are without the disturbance of thoughts and feelings.
(5) Our inner God speaks to us through our thoughts -- hence Master Samael states that God is a Army of the Voice. If our thoughts are perpetually impure, impatient, anxious, doubtful, angry, etc., then the Voice of God will be inverted by those impure thoughts. ''Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.'' - Philippians 4 verse 8
(6) Whenever we practice meditation we must always renounce all the psychological values of our ego such as: ''like; dislike'' - ''accepting; rejecting'' - ''past; future'' - ''pleasure; pain'' - ''fame; shame''. In any case, in meditation there is no right and wrong. There is only what is, that is Being.
(7) This is how one should always practice the concept of holding without grasping. When we hold things without changing them, this is a sign of true liberation. We achieve the transcendental knowledge of our spiritual nature; we see that everything is already enlightened in itself.
(8) Therefore, when we meditate one must not formulate spiritual realizations based on external or internal experiences. We all believe in a God that we want to become. Some want to become ''a god-like'' Krishna, others want to become a ''god-like'' Buddha, others want to become ''a god-like'' Jesus, while others want to become ''a god-like'' Mohammed.
(9) In meditation we do not need to do anything, but simply let go of the ''things'' we thought we had to do in order to meditate. It is more about letting go, than adopting new spiritual ideas, spiritual concepts, spiritual methods, spiritual beliefs, spiritual theories.
(10) Our concept of God is what's getting in the way to Reality of Divinity. We must get your ''butt'' out of the way! Reality is something beyond our concepts and beliefs.
Become like the cow that jumped over the moon.