quoteAs we give direct attention to the surrounding Light of God we step into a higher state of being.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Quest

Meditation and Prayer

Silence, Prayer, Meditation and Contemplation

Mountain Temple, by Jonathan Wiltshire Meditation and Prayer are the disciplines that most directly draw us Godward, into the inner worlds.

quoteThe act of prayer unites us with the vital currents of Deity. By no other method could we be worthily and preparedly aligned to these wavelengths.
Flower A. Newhouse, Gateways Into Light

Daily meditation, which is as necessary to the Soul as is nourishment to the body, is a safe and proven means for lifting the level of one's consciousness. It provides brief footholds on higher elevations of perception as well as new levels of living from their range. We consciously purify ourselves of worldly or personal preoccupations and center ourselves wholly upon consciousness of God.

quoteThere is one path which is unfailing, which cannot help but mold the man, transform him, change him according to the model of God Who dwells within him, and that unfailing path is meditation.
Flower A. Newhouse, Meditation–The Gateway to Life's Highest Goal

audioMeditation and Prayer–The Armor of the Spiritual Life
Flower A. Newhouse, Keep This Day Fortified

The power of prayer aligns man to God's infinite love and help. There are prayers of adoration, of thanksgiving, of appeal, and of renewal. These expressions to God are lifeless unless we imbue them with the color and vitality of genuine feeling. Prayers should be offered directly to God, the Absolute Spirit.

quoteThe most important reason we go into silence, as well as the reason that we meditate in prayer is that we want communion with God, who is above us and beyond us, and is our Maker. And so, in silence we sit or stand absorbed in the reality of that Beauty which created us, which loves us, and which breathes us continually into more expansive states of becoming. We say to the Eternal, ever-listening and observing, 'My soul longeth for the ever-living God.'
Flower A. Newhouse, Silence and What it Is

The important steps of meditation are simple:

  • Still the mind. The use of a keynote such as "peace" quiets and directs the consciousness.
  • Practice alignment. Man is a sevenfold being. Each day it is well to relate and attune all aspects of consciousness with the inner Divine Self.
  • Remember the seven expressions of God by reverently intoning the names of His Host: "God in the Divine Mother and Father Creative Spirit; God in the Perfected Son, our Lord Emmanuel, the Christ; God in the Holy Comforter, Spirit of Truth and Wisdom; God in the Divine Spirit of Grace and Mercy; God, present in the Cloud of Silent Witnesses before the Deity; God Inbeing within man; God, the Supreme Good in everything."
  • Choose a meditative plan for the day or week. Use specific forms which will encourage a balanced inner unfoldment.
  • It is necessary to practice previsionment before one begins work on the chosen type of meditation. Envision the endeavor of meditation as flowing smoothly, without interference or mind wandering.

Flower on Silence

quoteTo practice silence we enter the boundary of the Eternal Threshold. At its entrance we thoughtfully pause to gaze upon, examine and consider the inner territory into which we have been admitted by the questing of our higher selves. We gain an impression of vibrant stillness-of Light in different intensities according to our individual approach.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Quest

quoteThere is this feeling that there is so much wonder and color and music and beauty and purpose and being and life and activity, around us in this throbbing Silence.
Flower A. Newhouse, Silence and What it Is

Flower on Prayer

quoteOpen your vigil of prayer with worship of the Christ. Greet him as the Hierarch of all spiritual efforts and attainment.
Flower A. Newhouse, Wellsprings of the Holy Quest

quoteA lifeline is swung into eternity by prayer from the sphere of the impermanent.
Flower A. Newhouse, Gateways Into Light

quoteOne of the rules of the inner life is that you never ask for yourself what you have not already asked for the whole world to realize. And you ask assistance for everyone who needs it before you mention your own requirements.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Quest

Flower on Meditation

quoteOur lives remain unproductive and unenlightened until we practice meditation. It is a certain and safe procedure whereby we create and enjoy the good we seek.
Flower A. Newhouse, Gateways Into Light

quoteMeditation to me is the most important thing we do.
Flower A. Newhouse, Contemplation–The Art of Spiritual Envisionment

quoteThe art of meditation not only grants with time and practice a government of the mind, but it allows for the tuning of the entire instrument.
Flower A. Newhouse, Wellsprings of the Holy Quest

Flower on Contemplation

quoteWe can meditate or pray whenever we wish, but contemplation is something that happens within us when we are involved in deep devotional states.
Flower A. Newhouse, Gateways Into Light

quoteFrom contemplation, new ideals, habits and resolutions are born... Meditation must then take up the task of converting these purposes into manifest realities.
Flower A. Newhouse, The Quest

quoteThe first thing we learn is that concentration and meditation deal with aspects and material that we can think about, subjects with which we can familiarize ourselves and in which we can improve our realizations. But contemplation is something you cannot do on your own. It happens to you just as illumination does.
Flower A. Newhouse, Contemplation–The Art of Spiritual Envisionment

Prayers for World Treatment

quotePour out your love, your goodwill and an ardent wish for the improvement, the unfoldment and the happiness of these global brothers.
The Wise and the Strong, Wellsprings of the Holy Quest

quoteConcentrate upon the Christ Spirit coming into the great body of mankind. Entertain the thought of this mass body until it becomes dear to you and intensely important. You will work by continents, seeing the peoples of Earth as receptive to this Christ Spirit.
The Wise and the Strong, Wellsprings of the Holy Quest

quoteStrive once again to love this Earth and its population with such depth that crime, war, disease, suffering and want are felt by your soul. Then only, because of your sympathy and your realization, are you able to call down the victorious Christ Spirit, that it may enter the various places and persons on Earth where these destructives are most prevalent.
The Wise and the Strong, Wellsprings of the Holy Quest

quoteShould you do your work fully and from the right or highest level of your soul's aspiration, you will have the mystic experience that the masters abidingly know, of being a conscious and very necessary part of humanity's growth and blessing.
The Wise and the Strong, Wellsprings of the Holy Quest

quoteIt is within your power to ask that the Supreme Spirit functioning through the Solar Logos ray out to each remembered persons and nations Its Light of that frequency which prohibits war.
The Wise and the Strong, Disciplines of the Holy Quest

 
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Wisdom Teachings

The Lord Christ is responsible for the spiritual evolution of all people, even those who do not revere Him. Within His keeping are the keys for the development of this humanity.

Christian Mysticism Christian Mysticism is simply a method of reverence and devotion to God. It is a path of attainment which leads to the Divine Reality–to first-hand knowing of God. The mystical path stresses the way of Divine union with God through illumination.

The Living Christ The Living Christ is the Lord of Angels and of men and the model of our own becoming. His service is the broadcasting of the Divine Christ Spirit, the light of redemption. His influence awakens in us the Christing of our own natures.

The Angelic Kingdom The Angelic Kingdom consists of beings created by God. They, like mankind, press toward the goal of perfection and union with the Supreme Spirit. Angels are purer and more spiritual than man. Their very spirituality readily makes them mediators between Heaven and Earth.

God in Nature Nature provides healing and enlightenment. When wisely trod, the path to God through nature employs every faculty inherent in man. In nature, beauty shines in all its pristine essence before us. It is for us to newly discover and translate this beauty to our spirits and our senses.

The Way of Discipleship The Way of Discipleship is a way of drawing ever closer to the Divine Presence. It is a voluntary surrender of the entire self to the service of God. It pays great attention to spiritual realities and goals inspiring us toward inner growth.

Meditation and Prayer Meditation and Prayer are the disciplines that most directly draw us Godward and into the inner worlds. During these moments, we consciously purify ourselves of worldly or personal preoccupations and center ourselves wholly upon consciousness of God.

Reincarnation Reincarnation is the realization that life is a school, striving to awaken and quicken the Divinity within us, striving to bring man from primitive stages of unfoldment to that of greater and more glorious awareness.

Prayer by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse

Stretch out my Soul, O God, and make it deep enough for Thee to fill. –Merle Perry

From The Way to the Within Guided Meditation by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse.

Recommended Reading

Gateways Into Light
Gateways Into Light
Insights Into Reality
Insights Into Reality
–Meditation and Prayer
The Journey Upward
The Journey Upward
–Meditation: the Way to Attainment
Disciplines of the Holy Quest
Disciplines of the Holy Quest
–Keys to Creative Meditation
Wellsprings of the Holy Quest
Wellsprings of the Holy Quest
–Creative Meditation
Here Are Your Answers
Here Are Your Answers
–Prayer & Meditation
Songs of Deliverance
Songs of Deliverance
–The Fount of Meditation
–Our Daily Opportunity
–Achieving Stillness
–Creative Meditation
–Prelude to Prayer
The Quest
The Quest
–The Role of Prayer and Meditation
–Meditation and Contemplation
–The Challenge of Meditation
–What Meditation Can Be
–Ways Into God's Presence
The Christward Way
The Christward Way
–Meditation Steps
–Posture During Meditation
–Meditation Viewed Esoterically

Recommended Lectures

Silence and What It Is
Silence and What It Is
–205-1, 11/11/62
Meditation-The Gateway to Life's Highest Goal
Meditation–The Gateway to Life's Highest Goal
–021-2, 4/3/55
Keep This Day Fortified
Keep This Day Fortified
–233-1, 10/13/63

LecturesView lectures by Flower A. Newhouse on Meditation and Prayer.

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