The Importance of Spiritual Imagination

Spiritual Imagination

My dear friends, this is Broth­er Thomas, your guide from the Sev­enth Ray speak­ing to all mys­tics who love the Spir­i­tus Lumine – the Light of God. We want to talk with you today about the Spir­i­tu­al Imag­i­na­tion, why it is essen­tial, and sug­ges­tions on how you might to use it to grow your spir­i­tu­al-mys­ti­cal abil­i­ties.

What is the Spiritual Imagination?

We want you to remem­ber that what we call the human Soul is a com­bi­na­tion of the Divine Spark work­ing togeth­er with the High­er-Self Con­scious­ness. The human con­scious­ness engages with Soul, using emo­tion­al and sym­bol­ic lan­guage. Dreams are a great exam­ple of this process. They usu­al­ly are rich with sym­bol­ic actions that cre­ate and res­onate strong emo­tions with­in a per­son. The spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion, as we use the term, can be acti­vat­ed under vol­un­tary and invol­un­tary con­trols.

The spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion is that part of the human soul which may be inten­tion­al­ly acti­vat­ed, either by Source or Soul, to call upon the ener­gies of the emo­tion­al, men­tal and spir­i­tu­al bod­ies to cre­ate thought forms of words, feel­ings, and visu­al images in order to com­mune with the divine.

Everything is Spiritual Imagination

One of the first ques­tions that bud­ding mys­tics ask about their expe­ri­ences is this, “Was this real or did I just imag­ine and make this up?” The answer is BOTH! As we have said in our oth­er writ­ings, in the absolute sense, there is only one thing going on – Source-Con­scious­ness! Noth­ing exists except for God, and noth­ing exists apart from God. The only rea­son we per­ceive a “you” and “me” is that Source-Con­scious­ness sep­a­rat­ed parts of ITs Divine essence to expe­ri­ence life in the mate­r­i­al worlds.  Even these mate­r­i­al worlds are noth­ing more than Divine thought. Even now, the Divine (in the form of you) is read­ing words writ­ten by the Divine. There is no real “you” or “me”– only Divine or Spir­i­tu­al Imag­i­na­tion.

When the mys­tic uses their spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion to com­mune with the Divine, they are only par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ongo­ing (nev­er-ceas­ing) stream of Divine Con­scious­ness.

Ordinary uses of Spiritual Imagination

Using the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion is as nat­ur­al as breath­ing. It is so famil­iar that many have nev­er thought to con­sid­er the mys­ti­cal sig­nif­i­cance of it all! Here are three com­mon uses.

  1. Night­ly dream­ing. When we sleep at night, our spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion becomes invol­un­tar­i­ly acti­vat­ed (though some enjoy lucid con­trol). While dis­cus­sions about dream­ing are anoth­er sub­ject, let us point out that the Soul is active­ly a part of these dreams. In the dream state, the soul often trav­els to dif­fer­ent places, com­mu­ni­cates with the liv­ing and the dead, and per­forms fan­tas­tic actions that are not pos­si­ble in phys­i­cal aware­ness.
  2. Day Dream­ing. At times when the atten­tion of a per­son wan­ders away, the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion cre­ates sit­u­a­tions of dream­like qual­i­ty.  The mys­tic often receives spir­i­tu­al mes­sages in these “light atten­tion” states.
  3. Flow States. These are the times when the mind of a per­son becomes so involved with the sub­ject at hand that all sense of time, place, and space dis­ap­pear. The mind is ful­ly absorbed in an expe­ri­ence. Mys­ti­cal states like this can also be cre­at­ed through guid­ed and unguid­ed med­i­ta­tions.
  4. Inten­tion­al Guid­ed Med­i­ta­tion. Mys­tics can cre­ate flow states of their own by com­muning with the Divine, through a rit­u­al per­for­mance of med­i­ta­tion and spir­i­tu­al exer­cis­es. When cor­rect­ly done, all sense of phys­i­cal aware­ness drops away – leav­ing only the con­scious aware­ness and spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion at play.

The Importance of Spiritual Imagination

Mys­tics under­stand that it is not only pos­si­ble to active­ly com­mu­ni­cate with the Divine, but it is desir­able as well. This is done by the inten­tion­al use of the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion.

The mys­tic ini­ti­ates the com­mu­nion by inten­tion­al­ly cre­at­ing a thought form. For instance, they might delib­er­ate­ly build a tem­ple, ocean beach, moun­tain scene, or bub­ble in out­er space. The pur­pose of cre­at­ing these spaces is to set a def­i­nite ethe­re­al place to meet with one’s angels, spir­its, and guides. At some point, Source-Con­scious­ness takes over the con­ver­sa­tion, and the mys­tic is no longer vol­un­tar­i­ly con­trol­ling the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion. Think of it this way. When you first go to bed at night, you may be think­ing of some­thing. Per­haps you are think­ing about an ear­li­er con­ver­sa­tion or pos­si­bly think­ing about a trip you are ready to take. Before you know it, your think­ing and imag­i­na­tion are inter­rupt­ed by light dream­ing as the soul body begins to engage in ITs spir­i­tu­al work.

Uses of the Spiritual Imagination

In the Mys­ti­cal Path of Spir­i­tus Lumine, there are spe­cif­ic uses of the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion which we call Mys­ti­cal Prac­tices. Oth­er paths may refer to them as Spir­i­tu­al Exer­cis­es. No mat­ter what name you give them, near­ly all of the mys­ti­cal prac­tices require one to uti­lize the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion inten­tion­al­ly. The process is fair­ly straight­for­ward and sim­ple. It is sim­i­lar to play­ing a musi­cal instru­ment. A bit of warm-up is need­ed in the begin­ning. Soon, one is immersed in the play­ing of the music and thinks less, if at all, about the tech­niques they are using. The same is true of the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion. One begins the mys­ti­cal prac­tice by inten­tion­al­ly engag­ing their spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion until Source assumes con­trol. With a lit­tle bit of dai­ly train­ing and dis­ci­pline, one dis­cov­ers that they may enter the Source-Con­trolled state rather eas­i­ly and quick­ly. Here are some com­mon uses of the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion.

  1. Meet­ing with your spir­i­tu­al guides. The imag­i­na­tion is employed to cre­ate a place to meet with the guides. After a bit of prepa­ra­tion, the guides appear and give a mes­sage.
  2. Dis­tance Heal­ing. The imag­i­na­tion is used to sum­mon heal­ing guides, the per­son who needs heal­ing, and a sanc­tu­ary where all will meet. Heal­ing ener­gy is sent to the per­son in need by the lay­ing on of hands, or direct­ed spir­i­tu­al ener­gy.
  3. Meet­ing with those who have passed. It is easy to use the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion to meet with loved ones who have passed. Cre­ate a meet­ing place with your imag­i­na­tion, invite your loved one to join you, begin a con­ver­sa­tion – and soon the dis­cus­sion takes a life of its own.
  4. Chan­neled writ­ing. The spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion can be used to chan­nel teach­ing. The mys­tic meets with their guides and begins a con­ver­sa­tion until the guide ful­ly assumes con­trol of the dis­cus­sion.
  5. Musi­cal Com­po­si­tion. An excel­lent musi­cal com­pos­er knows that all music is giv­en to them from a source out­side of them­selves. Through the pow­er of the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion, the mys­tic cre­ates a music stu­dio where they may receive “the music of the spheres.”
  6. Solv­ing Inter­per­son­al Prob­lems. On the inner planes of exis­tence, a mys­tic might invite a per­son whom they have dif­fi­cul­ties in the phys­i­cal realms to meet them in the high­er-realms. Since there are no inter­per­son­al dif­fi­cul­ties at the high­er-self lev­els, we have the oppor­tu­ni­ties to solve prob­lems more quick­ly. The use of the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion can get this start­ed.
  7. Prob­lem Solv­ing. The spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion can be used to cre­ate a lab­o­ra­to­ry on the ethe­re­al plane where experts from fields of knowl­edge may be invit­ed to attend. The mys­tic may con­verse with the experts for help and advice.
  8. Review­ing Akashic Records. This is a bit tricky because there are dif­fer­ent types of records one may review. One may use the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion to cre­ate a library on the ethe­re­al planes – then ask to exam­ine one’s Akashic records. As with the oth­er sug­ges­tions above, engage the imag­i­na­tion until your Akashic guides appear and take con­trol over what hap­pens next.
  9. Trav­el­ing through time. The spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion can assist one in review­ing past lives, and allow the Soul to trav­el to times long ago.
  10. Remote view­ing and Astral trav­el. Using the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion, one may trav­el to any place in time or space to observe some per­son, place, or thing.

These are only ten of the many hun­dreds of uses a mys­tic might employ for their spir­i­tu­al work. All of them work on the same for­mu­la. Go to in a qui­et place where you may phys­i­cal­ly relax, cen­ter your mind and engage your imag­i­na­tion until your angels, spir­its, and guides take over your con­tem­pla­tions.

We offer a final word about ethics. These mys­ti­cal prac­tices should help oth­ers, grow spir­i­tu­al­ly, and to increase the vibra­tion of the plan­et. To mis­use these exer­cis­es is a vio­la­tion of the spir­i­tu­al laws and will bring severe con­se­quences upon the one doing so. Remem­ber the rule of threes. That which you do to oth­ers is vis­it­ed upon you no less than three times! Even on the spir­i­tu­al plane, one must ask the per­mis­sion of oth­ers before they con­duct a read­ing, prac­tice dis­tance heal­ing and the like.

For more infor­ma­tion, please read the fol­low­ing:

Attri­bu­tions

Pho­to­graph of Rodin’s The Thinker used by per­mis­sion of Cre­ative Com­mons

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