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Post by Maxx on 30.03.16 20:19

I found I never posted the first week here but put it on another site....personally I am finding these to be fantastic exercises....if you want to do it...they have changed my nightly dreaming in a positive control way.


Week one



Hermetic Principle Exercise

Mentalism



For six consecutive days, meditate twice daily upon the following Hermetic Law. Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each time you reflect upon the following words.  (Recommended, Monday to Saturday)


1. The Law of Mentalism: The Universe is mental. We exist in the mind of the All. That part of us which is deity makes up the world and everything in it.

''The All Is Mind; The Universe Is Mental.''





On the seventh day of the week, refrain from the meditation schedule you followed in the previous six days. The seventh day has been set apart from the other days to mark the completion of one learning phase, and the transition into the next. This first week, you will use your seventh day to contemplate and experience the first Hermetic principle, the Law of Mentalism, as you go about your regular daily activities.

           To understand this concept initially, we will be using a simple analogy. In our dreams, we recognize ourselves as existing within a landscape of mind. Everything in a dream is your mind, and you are the mind dreaming that world. You understand that when you dream by night, you are creating the environment and its inhabitants, as well as all interactions that you have with it. In order to understand the concept of the first principle, we are going to imagine that this is true, even in our waking state. Note: you do not have to accept this as a true belief, but instead will be imagining what it would mean if it were true. It is merely an exercise to help you develop a new understanding that will be of great import for navigating the astral planes effectively.

           From the moment you wake up on this day, open your eyes in the morning and imagine that you are now entering a dream. Literally accept your reality as a waking dream, and imagine that it is just like your nightly dreams. This is a very familiar dream indeed. You have been in this place so many times before. All things are familiar to you: your environment, your name, your relationships, your occupation, and all your personal history. Everything is just the way it should be, all of the detailed memories from your self’s past are in place.

           Throughout the day, notice that just like in a sleeping dream, all aspects of this waking dream are a part of you, and that everything you encounter is an extension of your mind. The concept of experiencing the waking day as a dream may seem difficult at first, as it challenges the conscious mind to shift its fundamental belief structure and perception of reality. It is okay if you are caught up in the reality around you on occasion and forget you are experiencing a dream. That can happen in any dream, just remind yourself when you notice it happening and think about yourself as the dreamer once more. Be clear to yourself and your unconscious that you are not being asked to accept this belief as true. You are simply allowing yourself to perceive the world as if it were a dream for today.

           By doing this accurately, you will begin to comprehend the principle of Mentalism, even if you are not fully conscious of its meaning or value. As you proceed in your day, do not behave strangely or alter any actions. Make the same decisions you would always make. Go about each activity naturally and with confidence, even as you are imagining this day is a dream and your entire creation. Observe all the things you experience and perceive during this day as you maintain the role of the creator. You might even start to notice things you had not expected that seem to correlate to this belief. Or you may just become aware of how experiences around you seem to reflect your internal experiences. Whatever you come to notice, just observe it and accept it as a genuine perception.

           Realize that, as the dreamer, it is your thoughts, emotions, and deepest desires that are ultimately manifesting the reality that appears to be unfolding before your consciousness. It is by your consciousness alone that observation and experience are possible. For without your consciousness, there would be no universe to observe. As you consider those thoughts, notice the world around you and thank yourself for making it so wonderful in so many ways. Experience the joy of being the one who dreams all of this, and notice that the world is just a reflection of your mind. Tomorrow, you can choose to believe as you always have, but today you should celebrate within this wonderful new experience, and enjoy just what it means to you right now.

           At the end of the day as you lie in your bed, make the decision to bring an end to the waking dream you experienced. While maintaining the perspective of the creator, bring closure to this experience in conscious observation. Just before your consciousness drifts off into a light sleep state, send a feeling of gratitude to yourself for having accomplished this awareness exercise, recognizing that it required not only a shift in perception, but also a strong act of will. Sleep well, and when you awake reflect upon your dream.
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Post by Leelahel on 02.05.16 19:08

Thank you for this, I would like to try it at the appropriate time. I will wait until after these five planets come out of retrograde to try this.
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Post by Maxx on 02.05.16 20:52

I have 7 weeks worth for any interested.
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