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Mental Distillation – Part II

Yesterday, I wrote of the powerful metaphor of the distillation process. I compared the process of distillation with meditation. However, I came to an impasse in the metaphor that didn’t quite fit. I asked yesterday that you meditate on this conundrum. Often answers to hard questions come as a dispensation from Spirit during meditation.

(As an aside: I rarely know what I’m going to write in this Blog, until I meditate in the morning at 5 a.m. So, yesterday, I didn’t have a clear picture of the answer to this question. However, today I believe I do see truth in the entire metaphor, after a few hours of deep meditation.)

Our problem in the metaphor was that in the distillation process, we needed a new vessel to collect the pure water. But in meditation, we appear to continue to have to take our distilled, spiritual thoughts and bring them back to the same human, pain body and the same mind. So, how does meditation help, if we only have one body, and that body has a human brain with neural pathways that are very difficult; albeit, virtually impossible to change? This was the question.

What I understand, now, from Spirit is that we have two minds—a human and a celestial mind. The human mind, rife with the intent of hunger, thirst, sensuality, covetousness, and fear—perhaps, some impurities and some not, and we have a celestial mind that holds truth, love, morality, and compassion.

Spirit directed me to the example of having a moral decision to make. One voice of the mind says “it’s okay to steal from the government,” and the other says, “pay to Caesar what’s due him!”

During this time, instead of thinking that we have two parts of one human mind, imagine that we have two minds, a celestial one and a human one from which to draw. In this moral scenario, you may more simply see that for a moral decision, the correct answer is to always draw from the Celestial mind, for it is fortified with distilled, spiritual thoughts. For a physical decision, we may be more apt to get a clearer distinction of preference from the human mind. For instance, do I want to have pasta or rice for dinner? In this case, I don’t believe Spirit really cares. So, the human mind is perfectly apt to answer the question.

In meditation, the more we go to the reservoir of unlimited love and compassion, the more we are able to collect and absorb Spiritual insight and get more direction to follow the path of love. If we become aware of the distinction between these two minds, instead of reaching for the impure mind of our human state, we can always change course and pour from the vessel from which contains the pure water of Spirit.

Coming Up: Different modalities of meditation.

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Mental Distillation #mentaldistillation

Distillation is a process of separating the parts of a substance (liquid or mixture) by selectively vaporizing certain components and using condensation to essentially remove pure parts of the substance without chemically altering them. So, purified water with distillation would mean that H2O is boiled to the exact temperature where only water vaporizes, so that we can isolate pure water by collecting the vapor in a different place than its origin (to keep it from being contaminated) and let the H2O go back to a temperature where it becomes liquid again in the new vessel. The process gives us pure drinking water.

I believe an important metaphor exists here for a person trying to change a debilitated mind. We want to remove the distraction of poverty, sickness, negative thinking from the brain matter, without disturbing the good thoughts or the chemical makeup of the brain. So, a mental distillation needs to occur during this thought transformation.

The idea of meditation is basically the same metaphor as the initial part of the distillation process. While in meditation, our consciousness rises into the ether just as our body completely relaxes; thereby, separating the pain body from the Conscious Mind. While we are in this new place of meditation, we can create, change, and absorb all of the good from the Pure Ether or God Mind in this communal space.

The place where this metaphor doesn’t work is when we come back to the body. In distillation we must use another vessel to keep the purified steam from being contaminated. But we have no other vessel in this metaphor but our own bodies to return to—after the meditation—with this purified thought. How can we effectively change if we keep condensing our spirituality into a vessel that is impure by nature—our own human mind, rife with the impurities of every attachment issue of the past? This question has intrigued me for years.

Today, I pose a question, but will not give you an answer, because contemplating the unknown holds a great source of meditative power for you. Begin to deliberate this idea during your next meditation and see if Spirit can answer this question for you…

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Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

 

 

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