According to Edgar Cayce, attunement and application are at the heart of spiritual growth. Attunement is the process of awakening to our spiritual nature and our true relationship with God. The most frequently recommended tools for achieving this attunement are the regular practice of prayer and meditation. Cayce believed that prayer was talking to God, while meditation was listening to God. Both prayer and meditation are invaluable at reestablishing a conscious awareness of our spiritual source while inviting God’s will to work through us as a “channel of blessings” to others.
Although meditation has long been an accepted practice in the East, it wasn’t until the 1960s that it gained acceptance in the West. Interestingly enough, Edgar Cayce was recommending meditation in the late 1920s and 1930s. Today, clinical research has proven that meditation has positive effects on an individual’s overall health, and many physicians now recommend it to their patients as a way to combat stress.