The fundamental purpose of meditation of any kind is to bring a person into contact with, and eventually in total union with, his or her soul.
Each one of us is a soul, an individualized aspect of one great over soul, which incarnates over and over again, sometimes as a man and sometimes as a woman. In this way the evolution of consciousness takes place. The first stage of this contact is made through meditation; any meditation of whatever kind is a method, more or less scientific, depending upon the meditation, of bringing about soul contact.
Every incarnation allows the individual to magnetically draw to himself or herself more and more matter of a sub-atomic nature, which is light. Gradually that body becomes a body of light. That is the body of the achieved Master, who is then free from the pull of matter forever. This is the magical action of the soul in this long journey of evolution.
One other process contributes to this spiritual achievement and that is the activity call service. It is not possible to come into contact with your soul without desiring to serve, because it is the nature of the soul to serve. That is all it knows. So, meditation and service are the royal roads, the way par excellence, to achieve a growing awareness of your soul and of your purpose—a gradual unification between yourself and the soul.
The Transmission Meditation groups have been formed to act scientifically as kind of bridge between the Hierarchy of Masters, who seeks to carry out the plan of evolution through humanity, and the disciples in the outer field. In this way the energies are stepped down.
A Transmission Meditation group is really a transformer. In electricity you have high voltage—a thousand volts or even 110 volts. If you put your finger into it, you will be electrocuted. But if you put that same voltage through a series of transformers and bring it down to a very harmless 1.5 volts, it will light a little flashlight. With the same theory, the Transmission Meditation Energies are then sent out, not by the group, but by the Masters to wherever they are needed in the world, which might be to avert a war or to create certain conditions. That is the service aspect of Transmission Meditation.
The Transmission Meditation is introduced to the planet Earth by Lord Maitreya, the World Teacher, for the first time in June, 1945. He was allowed to use it as the result of His decision to return to the everyday world, which are now hundreds of such groups all over the world. Transmission Meditation groups form themselves and do an enormous beneficial service to the world. I teach transmission meditation on my Retreats, so you may take back to your world and help others.