People are mostly conditioned to think that spiritual growth and enlightenment begins with a step up in consciousness, but the way to wisdom is an inner path. Jesus said, "No one comes to the Father but through me." The spirit that lives within each of us is the same spirit that lived in Jesus while he was here on earth. His call to us is to go within and get to know that deeper part of ourselves.
The process of descending with the mind into the heart is an age old practice begun by the Desert Fathers in the first centuries after the birth of Jesus. They often went alone into the desert and lived in caves, some for many years at a time. In meditation, many reported that their process was of taking their conscious mind into the heart and there meeting God.
We, too, must take this journey--it's only about 18"--and sink deeply into our soul...to experience that total integration of head and heart. Through this "Soaking Prayer," we discover the power of God lies within us. With this knowledge, we know the power of the universe in personal terms.
Seek ye the Kingdom of God....the path lies within us!