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Focusing Mind for Deeper Meditations, Part III

Using will and intention to focus the attention to one-point may have less than satisfactory results, especially if using the mind to focus the mind. I have found that incorporating the feeling/sensation aspect of the body is crucial in “holding” the mind in place.

Oftentimes, our notions about the “focused mind” is very different from the actual visceral experience of the focused mind. There is a sensation/feeling involved…and the feeling is like an energetic “grid” that holds/focuses the mind.

In normal waking consciousness, we focus upon our day-to-day duties and responsibilities and more often than not “float” around with little awareness when not involved in work or duties. The mind defaults to habitual patterns, engaging in what we “like” and moving away from what we do not like.

Sometimes we get “pulled” towards all manner of distractions and desires, losing endless hours, days…lifetimes, unmindful of all the forces, subtle and not-so-subtle at play in our lives!

When mindfully feeling into subtlety, the direction of focus is inwards, to the overall resonance of all that we feel in the moment. Initially the mind will think/say, “So what! Big deal!”

Now, for want of allowing ourselves to go a little below the surface of habitual, familiar patterns of thinking and feeling, we remain disconnected from unexplored realms of breathtaking beauty…

Even when we have an intention to connect with subtlety, even when we have a meditation practice, the mind can remain a formidable gate keeper, preventing us from entering the depths of meditation.

In my experience, even with years and years of regular and long practice of meditation, I found the Divine Subtlety elusive. I had a particular meditation technique and routine that I did my best to follow…but found that I reached a plateau. I found that my mind would inevitably wander into subconscious memories, distractions, sleep, etc.

What happened? Well, in my “practice” of meditation technique, I would keep my body in meditation posture and then practice technique, which called for focusing on certain “currents” in the spine, while inwardly observing the incoming and outgoing breaths.

As mentioned, for the life of me, I could not seem to get beyond a certain depth in my meditations. It wasn’t until leaving the ashram and releasing the tight hold that I had on meditation practice that I came to feel the very fine currents in the spine.

In the ashram, I was practicing technique, but was not allowing myself to feel the very subtle push/pull/play of the “life force” moving delicately in the body and especially in the spine.

What I mean by this is that in holding my body in certain meditation posture, using will to keep it still, I was not tuning into, feeling the subtle play of energies (life force) at play in maintaining the erect posture.

I was also not feeling into the subtle sensations of the incoming and outgoing breaths. In my deep release of the ashram, along with my rigid attachments to meditation techniques, I found the life force automatically adjusting and moving the body in “micro-movements.”

Meditation then became a dance of exquisitely fine sensations, moving so very delicately in the spine, holding the body/mind/psyche as though electrified!

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Medicine Song, Dance of Life Force in the Body, Part V

So many layers/dimensions of sensations! “Music of the Spheres” seems to best describe (at least for me) the infinite complexities/subtleties of the Divine Dance in our bodies.

Feel into the flow of the underlying “Hum” of the body, of which the body, Earth, Cosmos seems to percolate up from, expressing as finest rays, like ethereal violin strings vibrating Cosmic music, sometimes beautiful and sometimes wild/chaotic!

When feeling into the subtle overall sensations of the body, the mind is drawn deeply into the central core of what feels like the area of the physical spine…and the awareness of these delicate sensations have a way of moving/expanding the energy/life force…that then creates a kind of “ants in the pants,” giddy feeling pulsing/dancing through the body… contorting, shaking, teeth clenching, etc…all a delicious dance of what is released from the central core of the body!

Tuning into, following the “giddy feeling” that builds up in the body allows the mind to latch onto, focus upon the more subtle waves of sensations that move deeply in the energetic field of the spine. Please note that I use the term “giddy feelings” because that is a feeling that most people can relate to…it is familiar. I also want to convey here that this particular feeling can be an entry-point to connect with the finer and more delicate sensations of what vibrates side-by-side and just underneath the denser and more familiar giddy feeling. Those feelings/sensations are not as familiar…

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Blissful Energy Moving in the Spine – Kundalini

The radiant and blissful energy (kundalini) that moves in the spine is conscious and creative. The following post is a response from Kundalini regarding the question, “What is this mysterious energy in the body/spine?

I am the radiation of the Universal Current that has been with you since the beginning. You are meant to feel this blissful energy in all of its subtle nuances and intensity. There is no end to what can be accomplished with this conscious power as it is creative in Nature. It is Source energy that intensifies all experiences and allows for the deepest connections with the Divine. Allow this blissful vibration to move and dance through the body and to permeate all thoughts and feelings. You are this energy and can use it to manifest the noblest desires of the heart! It is your link to the Divine.

This energy also seeks out and removes blockages that may reside in the physical and emotional bodies. Undulating, coiling, tensing, relaxing…all impurities are as though squeezed to the surface to be released. The muscles become  lean and the spine begins to feel like an undulating serpent of intense pleasure. The body then becomes like a battery that holds, stores and transmits tremendous amounts of this creative mana.

It is important to allow the energy and breath to work its own way through the bodily postures. Your part is to feel and go deeper into the infinite nuances of the radiant vibration as it moves in wider and deeper regions of the Divine Consciousness. This is also the energy that will guide you through life. Understand that worry and anxiety shuts down the life force!

This is healing energy, loving energy…wise and conscious. There is no limit to the vibratory range you can reach. Go with its flow and you will know no blockage of creativity and abundance. If it is abundance you seek and ask for, allow this energy to immerse you in the radiation of abundance. Make the intention that you are the vibration of Abundance and then feel yourself receiving the bounty of all that you ask for. It is with you now! Make the energetic connection now!

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