>> With regard to replenishment of the shield, you state that you can either "keep it connected to its source" ("above") or "disconnect it from its origin and direct it to replenish itself from the universal storehouse of Light", and state the latter as being preferable. My question is: What is actually the difference between these two options? What is the meaning of the term "above"? Where is the Light drawn from, if not the "universal storehouse"? Come to think of it, what exactly is the "universal storehouse"? <<
When I write the term "above", I put it in quotes to signify that it is not meant in the ordinary way. I intend it in the philosophical sense, not the physical sense. Therefore, "above" indicates an idea of superiority, something metaphorically "higher" than one's own self. It is, in this sense, a source separate from the own self; or rather, that is the symbolic relationship into which we are placing this source.
The universal storehouse on the other hand, is not metaphorically superior, nor is it separate in the same way. The universal storehouse includes the entire sequential universe, which means that we are a direct part of it. It constantly surrounds us and is therefore accessible without our conscious attention. The "above" however, requires our focused attention in order to maintain a connection with it. That is simply a natural aspect or feature of normal human consciousness.
Therefore, "above" presents (at least in the beginning) only a temporary source of energy. When we employ it, we must revisit the operation periodically and recharge what we originally charged with the light from "above". However, when we employ the universal storehouse of energy: once we establish the connection (hook into it), we can then turn our attention elsewhere and let nature take care of the rest.
>> I have another question for you on your Shielding technique. The Shield is visualised as rotating as you wrap the Light around the body, drawing it from "above", and as continuing to rotate after this. This makes me wonder: What happens to the Light once it reaches the bottom of the Shield? <<
It then acts as a body of light and rotates continuously *as a whole*.
>> Also, once the Shield is completed, are you supposed to make it continually draw Light (from "above" or from the "universal storehouse") at its top, to rotate around your body? If not, doesn't it just unravel if it keeps rotating? <<
Again, the shield acts as a discrete body of light, not as a swath or ribbon of light. If you are employing the "above" source, then yes, the light continuously enters at the top, but it immediately integrates itself into the discrete body of your shield and circulates *as a whole* around your body. If you are employing the "universal storehouse", then the light enters from every direction and likewise, integrates itself into the rotating body of your shield.
>> Finally, do you visualise anything (such as spheres of Light) at the top and bottom of the Shield, or does it just appear from/disappear into nothing? <<
I don't visualize spheres. Instead, I visualize my shield as an enclosing egg-like, discrete body of circulating light.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
01 Jun 2002