By Colleen Mauro
In the late 80s, I launched Intuition: A Magazine for the Higher Potential of the Mind to introduce readers to the emerging field of intuition development. The magazine, published from 1988-2001, provided how-to information, research, and interviews with leaders in the field. Interest in this subject had started as a trickle and then became a flood. By the year 2000, dozens of books had been published on this topic.
In 2001, I began to study the Ageless Wisdom—also called the esoteric or mystery teachings—and was immediately intrigued by the teaching on spiritual, or soul-to-soul telepathy. This higher form of intuitive perception puts us in direct contact with our souls. I realized that this was the next step, a more advanced level of the work I did with the magazine.
Our personal intuition provides us with guidance about our work, our relationships, and other aspects of our day-to-day lives. The soul knows our higher purpose; it is our divine partner, our purest and most reliable source of direction and guidance. When we make contact with the soul, we have the ability to register thoughts and ideas from an even higher source—the universal, or divine, mind—the storehouse of all wisdom and knowledge.
I have always been very touched—and envious—when reading of those able to communicate with the higher worlds. Joan of Arc, for example, talked to saints and angels, Eileen Caddy received guidance that lead to the founding of the Findhorn community in Scotland, and the botanist George Washington Carver walked in the woods each morning to talk to God. It’s always stirred a longing in me, and I’ve always wondered, is it only special people—people more evolved than I am—who can have these experiences? Is it somehow preordained?
As I studied this topic, it became clear that these experiences are not only possible for all of us, they are, in fact, our evolutionary destiny. Many spiritual leaders tell us that we are poised on the brink of an evolutionary leap, one as profound as our emergence from animal to human. When we make contact with the soul, we take our first steps into the subtle worlds and cross the boundary from human to superhuman development.
Once we contact the soul, a profound shift occurs; we lose our sense of separateness and realize that we are part of one great universal life, the soul of humanity. We find our place within the greater whole and experience our interconnection with all life.
As I became more immersed in this subject, I joined the Arcane School, a multi-year esoteric training program, and wrote Spiritual Telepathy: Ancient Techniques to Access the Wisdom of Your Soul. The book provides both the theory and a step-by-step mind training practice designed help readers access the soul—and through the soul, to the higher worlds. My goal is to make these teachings, often written in dense and arcane language, accessible to a wider audience.
Creative meditation is the tool we use to make contact with the soul. Many meditation practices focus only on quieting the mind. In this type of meditation, we go a step further and actively train our minds to transmit information from the soul to the brain. The information must reach the brain to become part of our conscious awareness.
In the same way that our homes are wired for telephone and internet connection, creative meditation allows us to create the threads and cables that will link us to the higher worlds. We create these cables by projecting our attention upward to the soul, day after day. As we do this, we anchor small threads of energy that will eventually, thread by thread, form a symbolic bridge between the mind, the brain and the soul. This bridge is called the Rainbow Bridge or the Bridge of Light in the Wisdom teachings. It is called the Antahkarana in the Hindu texts and the “strait” or “narrow” gate in the New Testament.
It’s important to note that we don’t do this work alone. When we focus our attention upward, the soul turns its attention downward. The bridge is built through the united effort of both the soul and the human personality. In The New Testament, it is said that we take “heaven by storm.” It is our determination, our day-to-day knocking, that will eventually open the doors to the higher worlds. As we approach the soul, we increasingly come under the influence of its higher vibration, and our own vibratory rate starts to speed up. When the vibratory rate of our mind and brain matches that of the soul, it becomes possible to enter the higher worlds at will.
Those of us who build this bridge are the pioneers who will lead the way to a new civilization. When we build our bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds, we are, literally, bringing heaven down to earth. As more and more of us open to the subtle worlds, we will bring an ever-increasing flow of divine ideas and inspiration to the world. Together, we can usher in a new era of unity, cooperation, and peace.
Colleen Mauro, author of Spiritual Telepathy: Ancient Techniques to Access the Wisdom of Your Soul was the founder and editor-in-chief of Intuition Magazine. She can be reached at spiritualtelepathy.net. Her book is available on Amazon - click here.
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2015 Catalyst, Issue 23: Thanksgiving and Gratitude