The Word: The Power of Inner Connection Through Different Levels of Meditation and Contemplation

Meditation develops “inner sight,” which is an exploration into the world of the spirit, of self-knowledge, of the energies of divine light and love, of life and death, of consciousness … One does not begin to look inward at the world of spirit with one’s flesh eyes open and looking at the material world.

Psalm 19:14.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight.

Proverbs 23:7.

As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

What is “Christian Meditation”?

This is a valid concern or question … within the context of this post. Do your own research or soul-searching. As a starting point, I give you http://rcg.org/articles/mtmt.html as a reference — and this from http://www.instepwithjesus.org/closerwalk2-3a:

“What is meditation, and how does Christian meditation differ from the world’s counterfeits? The Bible’s answer may surprise you. We’ll go into it in some detail, so that you can know everything the Bible says about it. Study for yourself.”

This is a well-written and referenced article, and I suggest you read it in its entirety and draw your own conclusions …

“Here is the central point in this conversation: To be afraid to meditate properly, because some others do it inappropriately (or even dangerously), is like being afraid to use the telephone in case you might get a wrong number. Meditation is an essential part of a balanced Christian life. ‘Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.’ (James 4:8). It’s a promise.”

“The principle is crystal clear. Meditation connects you with somebody. You might want to be certain with whom you are connecting! Every one of the {Biblical} texts {referenced in this article} commands that we are to meditate upon God, His law (the Bible), and His works.”

Thanks for much of what follows goes to a great genius of the Spiritual World … willing to share his ideas … for teaching me this … and (yes,) it is not only OK, according to The Word, to meditate, but it is spoken of {without even any reference to the “lost books”}, and is actually part of the woof and warp {woven into the fabric} of The Word.

There are different levels of meditation and contemplation {Italics of biblical citations mine}.

Different Levels of Meditation and Contemplation

Level 1. Daman level (meaning “to cease or be silent”) Meditate within your heart on your bed and be still (Hebrew – “daman”).

Psalm 4:4.

Tremble, and do not sin. Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

This is the beginning when all the noise of the thoughts of the mind and the emotional noises of our affections have been silenced and stilled.

Level 2. Raphah level (meaning “to let go”) Be still (Hebrew – “raphah”) and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10. Be still, and know that I am God.

This is the level where you begin to let go. It is moving into “spirit consciousness” … One moves from soul consciousness to spirit consciousness.

Level 3. Demamah level (meaning “calm, silence”) And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still (Hebrew – “demamah”) small voice.

1 Kings 19:12. After the earthquake a fire passed; but Yahweh was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

It is at this level that one begins to hear the still, small voice of God in one’s own heart and spirit.

Level 4. Qavah level (meaning “bound together with the Lord”) But those who wait (Hebrew – “qavah”) on the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings like eagles.

Isaiah 40:31. Same Hebrew word used in Genesis 1:9 where God caused the water to “be gathered together” (Hebrew – “qavah”) or more accurately translated “bound together.” Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.

At this stage there is union with the Lord (John 15:5). The Lord is abiding in us and we in the Lord. It is a tremendous sense of being in oneness with the Lord – God in us and we in Him. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Level 5. Chakah level – the earnest, expectant, agape love level of the deep things of God. For since the beginning of the world, men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who acts for the one who waits (Hebrew – “chakah”) for Him.

Isaiah 64:4. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Paul repeats this Scripture and spoke from his understanding of what this verse means by replacing the word “wait” with the word “love” (1 Corinthians 2:9). But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

At this level, one begins to see the mysteries of God and the deep things of God. Things which eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor entered into the heart of men.

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“Before I am a man, I am a human being; before I am a human being, I am a spirit” ... who chooses to move toward those who naturally emanate love and light ... and away from toxic, fear-based thought-forms or religions ... Awakening to healing myself and allowing the grace that others need to flow through me from spirit ... And so I am guided to write in the spirit of a Blue Ray ...

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