The purpose of meditation is to help us realize union with God and our God Self (also called: Monad or Mighty I AM Presence or Eternal Self). The purpose of meditation is to reveal our True Self.

We are one with God – always have been, always will be, and are so right now. We are our God Self, which is our true identity – always have been, always will be, and are so right now.

However, what stands between us and the realization of this grand truth is our lower self desires, thoughts, emotions and consciousness.

This is why a prerequisite for true meditation and union with God is to transcend these lower self energies. We transcend these lower energies by, what is called in Eastern philosophy, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga.

Jnana Yoga is “knowledge of the absolute”. So Jnana Yoga has to do with understanding and mental discipline.

Bhakti Yoga is about lovingly devoting your consciousness and self to God. So Bhakti Yoga engages the emotional body and deals with emotional discipline.

Karma Yoga is called the “discipline of action” and has to do with using physical action as a tool to attain Spiritual growth.

The Integrated Ascended Master realizes that only a disciplined mind, calmed emotional body and actively serving physical body is truly fit for meditation and contemplation. Ponder on this!

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development.

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.
Some of her service projects include:

Planetary World Service:

I AM Tunes – Spiritual Audio Download Library:

I AM YOU Foundation - Charity Project:

Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: