Step Three

Spiritual Exercises - An Active Meditation

Spiritual Exercises (also called s.e.’s) are an active meditation technique of holding the mind steady and quieting the emotions by using a spiritual tone or vibration– specifically Hu, Ani Hu, or your initiatory tone– to connect to the energy that flows from God throughout all existence. Spiritual Exercises are one of the primary ways that we practice Soul Transcendence and learn to attune to God in MSIA. The time spent doing spiritual exercises is typically divided into periods of chanting and periods of listening. You are listening within for the Sound Current, which is very subtle.
Before you start doing Spiritual Exercises, remember to Call in the Light. Here’s an excerpt from John-Roger, the founder of MSIA, on Spiritual Exercises:

Simple Guide

  1. Prepare your environment
  2. Sit upright, if preferred, and close your eyes
  3. Call yourself forward into the Light for the Highest Good
  4. Chant Hu or Ani-Hu inwardly for about 5 minutes or more, focusing on your third eye area
  5. Now simply listen for 5 minutes, listening for the Sound Current
  6. Begin chanting Hu or Ani-Hu inwardly again for 5 minutes
  7. Listen again for 5 minutes, listening for the Sound Current
  8. Open your eyes whenever you are ready