A Mind Focusing on a Gentle Reed
A Mind Focusing on a Gentle Reed Isis through Beverley Bright Star
Hello, everyone. This is Isis of Thebes and Karnak. I want to speak to you this day about something that we have talked about before: the subject of your spiritual disciplines. I do mean this in a very positive sense, although there can sometimes be a negative energy attached to it for some of you. However, I mean it in the best and most sincere sense, in a way that will help your spiritual progress in this life the most. Here are some of my suggestions for all of you that you can use on an everyday basis along with your other practices, as will be the most prudent and practical for you.
Going into the Temple of the Mind
For going into the temple of your mind, I always used to teach my students to use each moment of their meditation as if it were a focus on a certain aspect of the mind. And I call it "a mind focusing on a gentle reed," as in those days in Egypt, the temple buildings were always surrounded by many marshes. The reeds were something that everyone was very familiar with then. And in that day and time, I always wanted to use things that the students were very familiar with in order to make it the easiest that it could be for them to remember.
But you can use something else that you are all much more familiar with in this time, such as, say, a roadside sign that you pass every day. Or if you live in a part of the country where you have a big yard, perhaps you could use something like your back gate, or even an image of a particular plant or flower that you love might be nice.