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The Middle Pillar Exercise is a powerful meditation technique used in various mystical traditions, including Hermetic Qabalah and the Western Mystery Tradition. In Monastic Jediism, we have adapted this exercise to help practitioners balance and harmonize their connection to the Force, drawing upon the foundational concepts of our faith.
The Monastic Jedi Middle Pillar Exercise combines elements of the Qabalistic Cross, the Eight Pillars of the Force, and the Five Tenets of the Jedi Order. This meditation practice helps to cleanse and fortify the practitioner’s energy system, fostering spiritual growth and self-awareness.
Before beginning the Middle Pillar Exercise, find a quiet space where you can sit or stand comfortably. Take a few deep breaths, allowing your body and mind to relax. Ground yourself in the present moment, letting go of any distractions or concerns. Prepare with the Light Attunement, the Beat of the Force, and or The Breath of Life.
The Monastic Jedi Middle Pillar Exercise ( Still in Testing Phase)
Take a few deep breaths, focusing on your body and your intention for the ritual.
Visualize a brilliant white light above your head. This light represents the divine source of all energy and the first sphere, Kether. Say the following phrase as you connect with this energy:
Kether (Crown) - "अनन्त ब्रह्माण्ड" (Ananta brahmāṇḍa) - Infinite, Ultimate Reality
Draw the white light down through the top of your head to the area at the base of your throat. This is the hidden sphere, Daath. Say the following phrase as you connect with this energy:
Daath (Knowledge) - "ज्ञान बोधि" (Jñāna bōdhi) - Wisdom, Enlightenment
Draw the white light down to your heart center, the sphere of Tiphereth. Say the following phrase as you connect with this energy:
Tiphereth (Beauty) - "हृदय प्रेम" (Hṛdaya prēma) - Heart, Love
Draw the white light down to your pelvic area, the sphere of Yesod. Say the following phrase as you connect with this energy:
Yesod (Foundation) - "आश्रय चैतन्य" (Āśraya caitanya) - Refuge, Consciousness
Finally, draw the white light down through your legs and into the ground, connecting with the sphere of Malkuth. Say the following phrase as you connect with this energy:
Malkuth (Kingdom) - "प्रकृति शेखीना" (Prakr̥ti Śēkhīnā) - Nature, Shekinah(meaning The Divine Presence)
Visualize the brilliant white light connecting all the spheres and flowing throughout your body, creating a pillar of energy that aligns and balances your entire being.
Spend a few moments meditating on this energy and the feeling of balance and harmony it brings.
Next begin to perform again the Beat of the Force. Take an initial inhale to re-connect to the Sphere of the Infinite Divine Above. As you exhale see the shaft of light send a soft pulse of light to the Sphere of Malkuth. As you inhale Visualize and feel a current of light rising from the feet, entering the body at the base of the spine and continuing upwards to the to flower out at the crown of the head. To the Beat of the Force, continue to exhale and follow the energy as it flows down your left shoulder and down your left side and back to your feet and the Sphere of Malkuth as it moves over to the other side, feel the energy rise up the right side of your body in tune with the inhale. Repeat the circulation 3-5 times. Then return your attention to Sphere of the Infinite Divine.
Please note that the initial circulation doesn't stop please continue seeing the waves of energy wrapping around you, and we will be doing the same circulation in the front and back of the body to create an ovular Egg of Light surrounding us with the Force. When the Egg is complete, A Final circulation of the current is from beneath the right foot over to the left foot (Counterclockwise) and then upward in a tight spiral about the entire body up to the center above the head.
To complete the exercise, visualize the energy from the Middle Pillar grounding into the Earth, anchoring you to the planet and the physical world, and the spheres becoming invisible to the eye but still there. Take a few deep breaths and, when you feel ready, open your eyes.
The Monastic Jedi Middle Pillar Exercise is a powerful tool for spiritual development and self-awareness in Monastic Jediism. By regularly practicing this meditation, you can strengthen your connection to the Force, balance your energies, and deepen your understanding of the Eight Pillars and the Five Tenets of the Jedi Order.
Kether (Crown) - "अस्मि ब्रह्माण्ड" (Ananta brahmā Asmi) - infinite ultimate reality, I am
Daath (Knowledge) - "अवबोध ऐक्यता" (Avabōdha aikyatā) - Realization, Unity
Tiphereth (Beauty) - "अशेराह् अनुग्रह" (Aśērāh anugraha) - Asherah, Grace
Yesod (Foundation) - "चैतन्य" (Caitanya) - Consciousness
Malkuth (Kingdom) - "शेखीना" (Śēkhīnā) - Shekinah
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