Spiritual energy is the most important energy in living. It is a power that is entirely scientific but as still defies scientific understanding on Earth.
It can be requested and directed simply by the power of thought – in an easy way that anyone can read and put into use. It can even be physically felt – often with minimum practice and experience!
It brings about a rise in awareness in both the individual who is directing it and the target it is directed to.
Most (if not all) problems on Earth would be solved if there were a mass rise in global awareness. With such a rise, desire could not exist, therefore there would be no poverty. Hatred could not exist since there would be no war. And so on.
Practicing The Twelve Benefits is one of the most powerful ways of directing spiritual energy on Earth – and through changing the world for the better.
What is spiritual energy?
Spiritual energy is prana directed by love.
Prana is known by different names in different cultures. In Japan it is ki; in China, it is qi or ch’i. It is also related to the Greek concept of pneuma; and the Hawaiian idea of mana. In the West, it is sometimes termed “universal life force” – which explains its attributes of being present wherever and being the force of life during creation. The simplest explanation of it is simply: life itself.
It is the force that brings potential into manifestation. Correct use of prana will, therefore, enable us to realize our inner potential, and help others to do the same.
Love is the universal energy of the universe. It is the energy of creation, maintenance, and transmutation. All spiritual goals must be rooted in love to be realized.
Love in this sense is not a personal feeling of love, much less possession. It is almost the exact opposite. It is an actual desire to help all life. The defining feature of true love is sacrifice.
How can we use spiritual energy?
Spiritual energy has to be allowed to flow freely in order to work properly. That is why technique is very important when using this energy.
Try this exercise:
1. Sit still with your eyes closed and your back vertical.
2. Close your mouth and breathe strongly through the nose.
3. Visualize white light entering your body through the noses as you breathe in, and visualize it filling your whole being as you breathe out.
4. When you have done this for a little while, visualize white light reaching down through space and entering the top of your head, then down into your brain, neck, arms, chest and ultimately pouring into the heart chakra – a point in space in front of the breastbone a few lengths in front of the body.
5. Next, visualize the brilliant white light streaming down through your arms and out into your hands.
6. Raise your hands with your palms facing outwards in front of you, roughly at the same height as your shoulders (as in the picture).
7. Visualize the scintillating white light coursing out of the palms and heart chakra – like water flowing in a river.
8. Visualize the light going to a part of the world in dire need, before-mentioned as a warzone.
9. See this area filled with light. Don’t see the place as it is – but preferably as it could be: at peace with the population filled with religious thought.
10. Try to feel empathy for those suffering in this area.
11. Carry on with the visualization for as long as you can.
12. When you have finished, brush your right palm over your left palm away from you. This helps to seal the energy flow.
This practice will be empowered by the activation of a belief in a Divine Source.
What is God?
God is not an old man on a cloud who likes some people and hates others. He does not feel jealous, seeks retribution, smite, or punish. He is not a “he” at all…
God is all. God is the creator of the universe, and the universe itself. God is the essence of all life – including you and me – and is the guiding force behind all life. All-natural laws – whether termed scientific or spiritual – are God.
It does not matter what we call God – Brahma, Divine Father, Jehovah, Great White Spirit, etc. These are all just words expressing the same thing. Likewise, God does not care what religion you are. It is what you do that counts, far more than what you believe or what Service you do or do not go to.
God is the source of prana – universal life force – because God is the source of all things.
What is prayer?
Prayer is noticed as little more than a superstition by many because its true nature has been distorted by those who do not understand it.
In reality, prayer is:
a) a mental request of the Divine Source for prana
b) which the person praying then conditions with love, and
c) expands outwards by intention and visualization to a specific target, e.g. world peace.
To some degree, this process will happen in all people who pray, even if they have no understanding of the metaphysics behind the process. However, a conscious experience of what prayer really is, coupled with the simple technique given above in ‘How can we use spiritual energy?’ will greatly enhance the power of the prayer.
The more effort we put into prayer the greater the number and quality of spiritual energy will be – and therefore the more successful the prayer will be. The more energy that is radiated, the higher will be the result. You cannot fill a tank with a single cup of water and nor can you create world peace by a single prayer. But every request that is said will make a contrast.
How does karma fit into all this?
Karma is a natural law that actions and feelings are opposite and equal. As you sow, so shall you reap. What goes about gets around.
Karma should not ever be regarded as trial. It is exact and indifferent and has but one function: to guide all life through spiritual evolution back to the Divine Source from which it came at the start of creation. This of course takes many lives.
Karma is exact at any given moment but can be changed over time. The more good we do, the more we advance, and the more positive our karmic pattern will be – individually and globally. This means we will learn life’s lessons more quickly, which may not always be easy, but will eventually lead us to understanding.
Radiating spiritual energy – in a purely unselfish way – will bring about very positive karma in your life.
As well as to spiritual workers and the world as a whole, The Twelve Blessings also includes transmitting spiritual energy to great spiritual bits of intelligence, because of all that they have done for us. This will also help to balance and improve personal and global karma.