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Focusing Mind for Deeper Meditations, Part I

Wherever you are, in whatever circumstance, let the mind focus quickly within, not waiting for the meditation environment to be perfect. It is helpful to keep the eyes relaxed, quiet, still, in soft focus (if you keep the eyes open or half-closed).

Notice that as you focus the mind inwardly and feel into the area of the eyes, there may be a natural uplift of the eyes in the eye sockets.

There is a subtle point being made here: with too much will/intention to keep the eyes focused at the point between the eyebrows (spiritual eye), as suggested in many meditation techniques, there can be a greater possibility of giving ourselves a headache…at least this was the case for me.

In trying to concentrate my attention at the spiritual eye area, I found myself unwittingly using too much energy and will, resulting in headaches.

I discovered that by by the simple intention to keep the eyes still, relaxed, with intention/prayer to focus upon the overall sensation of the body and spine, the eyes would naturally and automatically be drawn upwards, allowing deeper and deeper attunement with the subtleties of the Life Force, and ultimately with the Bliss Resonance.

The sensation of the uplifting/rising Life Force/Kundalini can be experienced initially by feeling into the meditation posture of the erect spine…but with a slightly exaggerated lifting up and straightening of the spine.

The “trick” is in feeling into the subtlety of the overall sensation. What happens is that as the mind focuses on the subtlety of vibration in the body, a feeling of giddiness may arise, as the energy in the spine builds up to a point of overflow.

The body will adjust to the giddiness naturally, in slight “micro-movements”…if we allow ourselves to relax and surrender to the process, which then becomes a beautiful dance of fine movements. The body will also take up certain postures naturally and automatically.

Outwardly, these fine movements and postures may outwardly appear as a kind of isotonic and isometric contraction/relaxation exercise.

However, what happens inwardly cannot be seen, as the movements are so very subtle…affected by the rise and fall of infinitely fine energetic currents as can be felt in the spine.

An important point to consider here is that the micro movements and postures are guided by how the Life Force/Kundalini wishes to move/dance in the body.

The process is not difficult and does not require strict mental/physical discipline…at least not in the way one might think. Connecting with the Bliss Resonance requires only an intention/prayer to feel where we are in the moment…and then feeling slightly deeper…and then deeper, etc.

Do you understand what is being offered here? The mind might resist the simplicity of this approach, unable to countenance how very close it is to what the soul longs for: the Bliss Resonance!

Alas, for want of feeling just beneath the surface of sensations, what is so very close and accessible (Bliss) remains interminably beyond reach!

Again, do not tarry on the surface of mind! Go deep quickly, relax and feel! The mind will continue to “bounce” around and that’s totally ok. What is important is noticing the fleeting moments, even if for a fraction of a second, when the mind is still, not entertaining memories, desires, distractions, etc.

In noticing those fleeting moments of “no-thought” you then have reference points, entryways into connecting ever-deeper with the subtleties of the Life Force.

Understand the enormity of what previously may have seemed like a “non-event.” Tuning into that “fraction of a second” of finer and finer vibrations/sensations means a vastly different relationship with Life Force…and with sense of Self!

No matter how fleeting the experience of connecting with subtlety is, a permanent entryway is created, to go deeper into subtlety…as well as for longer periods! This “permanent” entryway is simply the feeling experience, the overall sensation/resonance of the moment, as felt in the central core of the body.

When the focus is on subtle sensation, there can be a noticing of how the mind can be, in a sense, “captured” or “held” in place (one-pointed concentration), by the “current” of Life Force.

Here’s what happens: as the mind focuses on the subtle sensations and begins to go deeper, layer by layer, the visceral experience of subtle vibrations creates a kind of “giddiness” in the body (especially the spine). This giddiness can be felt as a “current” or “flow” of energy that is strong enough to “capture” the mind, to “hold” it in one place.

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Listening to the Intuitive Voice, Part VI

[Continued from Part V] Think of it in this way: when first learning to dance, it can be helpful to learn some dance moves, but after the initial “getting familiar” period of learning, it is not satisfying to remain in the superficial levels of technique. Going deeper and deeper into the subtleties of movement and rhythm, technique can be released and one can surrender to the natural power and splendor of how life force wishes to dance in the body.

Similarly, meditation technique is helpful in creating the setting for connecting with the subtleties of the life force, but technique does not necessarily lead to a deeper and deeper release/surrender to the flow of the underlying current.

The inner prompts of life force moving through the body and spinal centers may guide/suggest a very different posture, movement of body and breath, position of eyes, focus of attention, etc. To rigidly adhere to meditation technique during such times can work against the very intention of your meditation practice.

In many instances, I believe the all-important “missing ingredient” of meditation practice is the simple feeling deeper and deeper into the overall sensation of the body, the resonance of all sensations felt as one vibration, one “Hum” of Being.

With this particular approach, the mind maintains a fairly easy focus/concentration…as the very subtlety of the underlying “Hum” of the body and spinal centers have an innately blissful feel…and bliss is very easy to maintain one-pointed attention on!

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Manifesting Abundance – Condensing Energy into Physical Manifestation

How can I coalesce energy into physical manifestation?

All that you experience in the world is a condensation of energy. It is all an energetic sea of consciousness. The relative vibration of your environment, which includes all of your perceptions and beliefs about lack and limitation, is kept in motion by the thoughts and mindset you habitually hold onto.

The mind normally coasts along in a dream zone that maintains certain thoughts and beliefs. It does so out of habit. If you desire to break out of the straight jacket of narrowness, all that is necessary is to drop identification with the egoic mind, but of course, this is a tricky thing to do, as all of humanity and the fiery dramas through history has shown.

The consciousness of the stream of thoughts and the sense of “I-ness” that you entertain in relation to thoughts and desires is an ongoing dream identity that has fairly narrow and strict parameters as far as what is required or desired by the body and ego identity.

The desires of ego are like barbs that thrash you because you do not yet know how to effectively use thoughts and feelings to drop into the frequencies of Spirit, which is unlimited and all-abundant.

The energy of abundance is all around you. The imprint of this frequency can be felt now and there are infinite ways to do this. It can start with imagination, thoughts, or affirmations, but the most important aspect is to feel the vibration of that power, and then to merge into that consciousness, into that river of feeling.

Use the power of rhythm and sound to create the energetic sculpture of abundance that is born through vibration. This “sculpture” may take on many different forms and can instruct you regarding the consciousness of wealth.

Use activities that you enjoy doing as a way to generate momentum and magnetism. For example, your love of playing or listening to music can be used as a way to take you into deep states of focused and relaxed concentration wherein you are close to the creative energies.

Use the power of relaxed concentration! All that you wish for in life is so close at hand if you would use the precious gifts that are already yours. Go to the center of Being and observe thoughts as they come and go. Soon you will realize the Grand Observer behind all that you behold and experience.

Release your worries! Energy can be converted into whatever you focus your attention upon – even money – when you open up to what is freely given. Your power has its foundation in the bedrock of Being! Fall to your center. Feel the movement of energy within. Listen and expand your awareness to receive now!

Struggle happens only when you lose yourself to the dreams of limitation. From the consciousness of Being, from the power of Presence, create and manifest everyday so that what now seems impossible or too difficult to do becomes your natural state of Being!

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