Following my course in energy manipulation ("You and your body"), I have received some requests for an advanced course in that field. However, I have been reluctant to write one for various reasons, of which the foremost now is the risk that the interest in energy manipulation will divert your attention from the bigger picture, as is the case with any engagements. Energy manipulation is indeed a good eye-opener and tool, but you shouldn't get stuck in it; there is more to learn, which I will attempt to show you. The course in energy manipulation that I have written deals only with the body, and now it's time to add another dimension to that. And our chosen method will be meditation. Thus, here is my basic course in meditation.
There will be a bit more theory than in my previous course, but feel free to skip to the exercises if that's not your cup of tea. The overall goal of the meditations in this course is to start opening up the crown chakra, ultimately in order to access what I call the spiritual realm. The expected time frame for this course is about 6-12 months. I recommend that you practice at least once every three days, and if it becomes too monotonous working on just one exercise you can take a break from that and experiment with what you've already learned for a while and then eventually get back to doing the exercise again.
PREREQUISITES & CONSIDERATIONS
It will likely help a lot if you have mastered my course in energy manipulation, as you will need the acquired concentration and understanding of energy. It's also my duty to issue a fair warning for the inexperienced: The exercises in this course will bring about a sizeable and difficult-to-reverse change in your world view as well as your body, so proceed with that in mind. Take this warning seriously and proceed only if you're willing to have radically new experiences and insights. Throughout the course it's quite likely that you will start having new experiences, such as seeing visions or sensing the presence of spiritual beings. In case you feel doubtful about the realness of these experiences, I advise you to always trust your senses even though you might misinterpret them due to lack of experience. I believe that it's better to risk being wrong about your conclusions from time to time than to doubt your senses, if for no other reason than keeping your peace of mind.
Doubting your senses can lead down a nasty road that is not helpful towards developing your spirituality.
If you have an unpleasant sensation during an exercise that seems directly related to it, for example an intense sensation in your forehead, shift your focus from the meditation to the sensation, give it your full attention and allow it to be transformed, ride it out. Once it feels like the transformation is finished or at least gone far enough, you may go back to the exercise you were doing. This process might take quite some time so don't rush it.
WHAT IS MEDITATION?
People use the word "meditation" in many different ways, so I will explain here what I mean with meditation in this course.
Meditation is a branch of energy manipulation (conscious control of metaphysical manifestation) that has a temporally static form, which means that the activity ideally remains exactly the same throughout its duration, no matter what experiences you have during the meditation. The value of meditation can be intrinsic and/or instrumental. An example of a meditation exercise with solely intrinsic value is when you make/maintain a certain state of being only for the experience that it brings. The goal is then identical with the means, whereas in a meditation exercise with solely instrumental value the goal is not identical with the means but is brought about by it.
One well-known difficulty with meditation is attention-craving distractions. Such distractions can be for example thoughts that come up or uncomfortable sensations due to your seating position. When these enter your field of awareness it can become very tempting to divert your attention from the meditation to the distraction, to get caught up in them. This is because meditation can be extremely boring due to its temporally static nature; there's no variation in the activity during its duration. Depending on the rate of novelty you're used to, the degree of difficulty these distractions pose can range from virtually non-existent to a roaring chaos. But as the degree of difficulty depends on what you're normally experiencing, it gets better with practice. A way to ease the difficulty of distractions is to use a point of focus, for example the breath. Since the breath is dynamic by nature, it is a grateful point of focus as your desire for novelty is then at least somewhat appeased, and thus the difficulty of distractions is reduced. Deep, full breathing is also very calming and refines your energy. So whenever the distractions become too much, you can switch over to a breathing exercise for a little while and then switch back to the meditation once you feel more balanced again. It's important to differ between these distractions, which are unrelated to the meditation itself, and unpleasant sensations that are directly related to it (which we covered earlier) and to deal with each accordingly.
All of these exercises can be carried out in a variety of positions, but I recommend you using the full lotus position for reasons that will not be apparent in this basic course but will be disclosed later or at request. If you're not able to sit in that position, choose a position of your own where your back is straight and it's easy to keep your balance, for example the normal cross-legged position. You can also sit on a chair if you prefer that.
EXERCISE 1: Breathing exercise
This first exercise is designed to make you accustomed to sitting still and focusing on one single activity. You can also use this in the future whenever you're having too much trouble with distractions during meditation. What I want you to do is to simply take slow, full breaths. First breathe in and then hold it for a little while before you breathe out. Try to fill your body with air but not so much that it becomes uncomfortable. While you do this, put as much of your attention as you can into the experience, only saving a little in the back of your mind for the administration of the breaths. Do this exercise as long as comfortable. When you're able to do it for about 40 minutes at a time without getting too restless, you're ready to move on to the next exercise.
EXERCISE 2: Eye-looking-up meditation
Now it's time for our first real meditation! Focus your attention upwards inside your head, as if you had an eye in the center of your skull that you're looking upwards with. Maintain that state of being throughout the whole duration. Do this as long as comfortable. With practice you should eventually feel a slight stirring at the top of your head. When you feel that, you may proceed to the next exercise.
EXERCISE 3: Static crown chakra meditation
What I want you to do now is to simply be aware of the area at the top of your head where you have felt the stirring during the previous meditation. Do nothing except being completely attentive of inside that area and the sensations you feel within it. When you feel that the two-dimensional horizontal stirring has developed into a three-dimensional shape, you may proceed to the next exercise.
EXERCISE 4: Tapping the crown chakra
By now you should be able to feel the crown chakra as some sort of three-dimensional shape at the top of your head. Now, in this exercise you're going to "tap" it from below, continously but irregularly, sort of like Chinese water torture but faster. During this exercise you need to keep it on its toes all the time, giving it a tap every time it starts to relax. What you're aiming for is the experience of increased sensitivity in the chakra. When it feels like it's quite sensitive, put your awareness inside the chakra and experience it much like you did in Exercise 3. You should feel a rush of energy. Then after some time, switch back to the tapping exercise again and so on. This should make the chakra feel more alive.
EXERCISE 5: Experiments of your own choice
Now you have reached a level that touches the ceiling of this basic course in meditation, so the final exercise will be to experiment for yourself with something involving the crown chakra. It may be a variation of a previous exercise or it may be something you've come up with by yourself. Group meditations can be quite interesting, for example. This phase is for gathering experience and having fun, as well as reflection. What is your world-view like now compared to before you started with this course?
In the next, advanced course in meditation, we will finish opening up the crown chakra and establish a firm connection with the spiritual realm. Happy spiritualizing until then!
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