The process of contracting the attention to improve reception, followed by a period of relaxation for it all to bring fruit:

We have to have a contraction of our attention from the manifested world, to save our energy and create an aim and direction; simplify our life. But at some point the danger is this contraction could become the search in itself and an end in itself rather than just part of the means.  The contraction has to be given up(actually, it’s removed) for a total relaxation, once the contraction has done its work.  In other words, once we find that thinking and planning and doing in our practice have come to a dead end, then we have to give it up once we’ve hit the wall beyond which our mind cannot go, and allow the inner relaxation, so that we can receive.

First, we contract or withdraw our energy and attention to make the machine efficient and gain a vector and direction to get surely headed in the right way. Then, at some point there has to be complete inner relaxation, because the contraction of itself can’t give us the answer, the answer has to come from within through the relaxation. We get out of our own way. We must allow ourselves to receive, once we have improved the receiving mechanism: the intuition.

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the first post of the Mystic Missal blog.

I’ve decided to gather up whatever brain cells remain, and enter the wild world of blogging.  I’ll be posting thoughts and photos every few days, and hope to generate interest and inquiry along the lines of  self-discovery.

As soon as the next Missal Newsletter comes out, hopefully this Friday, I’ll post some musing along the lines of inquiring minds.

Thanks

Bob Fergeson

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