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OfflineKeepAskingTime
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Meditation Techniques
    #485003 - 12/09/01 02:17 PM (15 years, 4 days ago)

For about a month I have been weakly practicing the techniques outlined in "Nothing...". I thought of this curiousity after reading Tao Shin Li's post about learning meditation techniques, etc. from Arcturians.
So everybody what is your favorite and seemingly most useful and worthwhile meditation technique?

Prying open my THIRD EYE..........and all my other chakras too.

By the way Tao, does this description of the Arcturians seem to fit?
http://www.paoweb.com/gfmarctu.htm


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: KeepAskingTime]
    #485145 - 12/09/01 04:49 PM (15 years, 4 days ago)

Here is the meditation method that I am putting on my webpage...I don't know if I sent this to you or not but here it is for anyone who wishes to use the method.


Simple Meditation Techniques



Simple Meditation

There are many methods of inducing meditation, ranging from focusing on a candle flame or concentrating on a crystal. You may use any method that suits you, but I prefer to develop the meditative concentration using breathing, since our respiration connects us directly to our life energy and gives us a sense of well-being.
For best results this should be done while in a sitting poisiton, preferable in the lotus position with the legs crossed. This type of position should not be seen as the only method, as the lotus position can be very difficult due to lack of practice. Use a position that is comfortable to you so that your attention is not drawn to any bodily discomfort that may distract you during the meditation.
You do not want to be influenced by outside energies or sounds, so try to find a location that is both comfortable and quiet. If you have room, you may want to build a special area in where you are comfortable and not bothered by the outside world. Here you can cleanse your surroundings of negative energies and create an environment where you feel comfortable and relaxed.
It is important that you free yourself from any worldly objects that affects your personality or thoughts, such as jewelry, watches, rings, necklaces. It is suggested to wear no clothing, or loose, comfortable clothing. The objective here is to put you into the most balanced state of mind possible, so that you can bring out the spiritual being that is connected with Creation, and leave the material being and all of its feelings, emotions, and personality behind during the concentration.

The Relaxation

Once you are comfortable, you are ready to relax yourself. The thinking of the day stores its energy in all of the cells of our body. Some are more affected than others. Release this build-up of tension by taking three deep breaths and releasing them slowly. Deep breathing is very good at releasing energy and bringing the body back to a more relaxed state.

Breathing Exercise

The breathing exercise is used to familiarize us with the concept of concentration, so we can learn to control our thinking. The objective here is to observe the natural flow of our respiration, while not influencing it in any way. Do not hold your breath or intentionally subject it to any sort of artificial rhythm. The object is to follow the breathing procedure carefully and calmly during the exercise.

Close your eyes and focus your attention on the sides of your nostrils, and begin to observe your breath as it moves in and out of your nasal passage. Try to keep in a state of observation and do not become involved in the rhythm of your breath. If you catch yourself affecting the flow of your breath, causing it to speed or slow down, just relax and become the observer, not the controller. Simply relax and let your breath find it's own pace, and remember...you have been breathing for years without any help from your conscious mind. Simply become the observer and make no attempt to regulate the flow of your breath.

Observe your breath as it flows up the side of your nostrils and disappears at the tope of your nose. Do not follow it, this would take attention away from your observation spot.
The inhaling and exhaling becomes noticeable as a cool stream of air that keeps moving. As your concentration continues, you will begin to notice exactly where the breath enters the nostrils, where it starts to flow up the sides, and where it disappears. These three spots mark the beginning, middle, and end of the breath, and they become clearer as the concentration continues.

Awareness of Body

If you become very uncomfortable during the exercise, you will not be able to continue and may have to start over. However, if you only become aware of your body, you should simply treat this awareness as an observation which has disturbed the tranquil harmony of the concentration. Simply visualize that respiration exists, completely independant of the intention of the meditation exercise, and discard awareness of your body.

Unwanted Thoughts

As you continue to observe your breath, it is natural that unwanted thoughts will enter your mind. Since we are not trained to control our thinking, our mind is used to racing from one thought to another anytime it wishes. By developing concentration, the ability to focus on only one subject at a time, we are serving a notice to our material consciousness that we are taking charge of our thinking.
As unwanted thoughts jump into your mind, you must order them to disappear and return to the observation mode. It is a good idea before the exercise to tell your conscious self that you intend to concentrate now, and not to bother you with any thoughts. Tell yourself to hold all thoughts until you are through with the meditation.
Our mind is used to manufacturing ideas and images for us all of the time, conforming to the internal wish list provided by the ego and other emotions. If we do not take control of our thinking, our mind will continue to make up all sorts of images while we are trying to concentrate. Learning to concentrate will help us take control over our thinking process, but we must be careful to be honest with ourselves and not allow our ego to manufacture unwanted thoughts and images.

Continue your observation until a deep feeling of well-being and relaxation is obtained. Allow yourself some time to benefit from this enjoyable state of mind. Relish the moment and become familiar with this location in your mind, for you will want to return here often.
The most important objective during this exercise is to learn to concentrate on any one object for a period of time and keep out any unwanted thoughts. This simple exercise alone can begin to restore power to your thinking. By developing the power to concentrate on a single object in meditation, you are also learning how to control your thinking, and can apply this to normal life by being more productive and less influenced by the outside environment.

This is a very simple exercise that can be practiced any time of the day, wherever you are. It's very good to use in a tense or stressful environment to help calm yourself down. Continue this exercise daily until you can concentrate on a single object without any unwanted thoughts for one minute. If you can do this, you will have already dramatically changed your life.

Meditation Using Colors



While the breathing exercise is good and helps you relax and build concentration, you will want to develop this into a deep meditation, where more things are possible. You will probably not want to move onto this step until you feel you have mastered the first breathing exercise.
To achieve this, you can use a method other than observing the breath in your nostrils, instead focusing towards the eyes in such a way as to concentrate on colors which will appear as the immersion into this meditation process.
You begin the meditation with a matter-of-fact attitude. This means your knowledge of the colors is present, but you do not think of them directly. It is enough to just know that they exist. As the meditative immersion continues, the colors will systematically come to your eyes as the depth of the immersion continues. The purpose of the colors is to help you understand the depth of your meditation and the possibilites that you are capable of at any level of meditation.

Before starting, concentrate your thoughts on what you want to accomplish in your meditation. Your first goal is to create the meditative immersion. Your second goal could be to move in time to see the past or future, you can use any goal that you might want to explore. The secondary goal must be decided before starting the meditation. Once you have your goals in mind:

~ Get in a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down, and loosen up the entire body.
~Close your eyes and breath deeply in and out three times.
~With your eyelids closed, direct your attention to the back of your eyelids and observe the light. Concentrate in this manner until the color blue presents itself.

The most commonly used colors are:

BLUE - Represents the color of the presence, the life force, and your existence. This will be the first color to present itself to you and lets you know the immersion has begun. Once the color blue has appeared, allow it to occur three times..this will let you know it is time to focus on your secondary goal determination, the view into the past or future.

GREEN - As the immersion continues and becomes deeper into the spirit, the color green appears. This represents that you are changing from conscious thinking to the subconscious. It can also mean that you are beginning to move in time, from the present into either the past or future. Allow the color green to occur three times also, followed by a deep, inward concentration.

YELLOW - Represents the concluded change from the conscious to the unconscious, as well as the concluded change from the present to the past or future. Depending on the individual, it may take several tries or as long as several years to reach this level, for it requires very good concentration skills. Allow the presence of yellow to occur three times, followed by a deep concentration.

RED - Represents the color of penetration into the unconscious, or penetration into the past or future. It is also the signal that meditative immersion has been attained and now the spiritual subconscious starts to work on its own reference to the secondary goal, which in this case would be time travel into the past or future.


Once the immersion is complete and a good concentration is obtained, the color red will slowly vanish and become a veil of mist, causing the occurence of vague, at first, incoherent forms of dreams images in the waking state that have not been created by yourself. They must appear without having been called by you.
These waking state dreamlike images can be distinguished from the normal daydreams by their extreme clarity and distinct qualities. They remain extremely constant and do not fade away or disappear like sleeping images do, but remain very vivid. At first, they may seem hard to understand, but will gradually become logical and understandable, and hopefully begin to make sense. These images always display events in their natural order, they do not jump around like normal dreams.
These images are usually hard to understand and may take many hours of time to understand them. This is done after you return from the meditative immersion. The spirit will send impulses from the subconscious to help bring the image to a conclususion. Our normal world makes this very difficult, since at any given time there are billions of people thinking on the planet, making it almost impossible to meditate to any great length. If you are serious and wish to continue your meditation beyond this level, it will be neccessary to contruct a pyramid capable of shielding your mind from the thoughts of the world and all outside influences. If you wish to build a pyramid, make it about six feet high and use the same relative specifications as the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

It is important to remember to stay totally honest with yourself during the meditation, and not create these images from your ego. Any thoughts you may have that create these images will be from your own material self and are usually caused by your own emotional problems. Do not proceed any farther unless you can be honest with yourself.

To return from the immersion, simply visualize the same colors that you entered with, but in the reverse order. Envision RED first, then replace with YELLOW, then replace with GREEN, then replace with BLUE.
Once BLUE has appeared, your material consciousness is automatically restored, and you will begin to think in a normal fashion. It's not uncommon to take a few minutes to become fully oriented, and its normal to feel a little sleepy, like you are floating on air.

The meditative immersion is a very powerful tool that allows the individual full access to control over his thinking, as well as to the powers of the spiritual realm. The method described is a simple guideline for the individual to follow and experiment with, it is not set in stone. You may go about the meditation however best suits you, and whatever you feel most comfortable with. Feel free to experiment with this process and even develop your own methods for inducing a deep state of meditation.

Combining meditation practice with modern techniques using sound waves can dramatically increase your results. I would highly recommend Robert Monroe's Hemi Sync series of tapes.


Edited by Anonymous (12/09/01 04:53 PM)


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: KeepAskingTime]
    #485167 - 12/09/01 05:32 PM (15 years, 4 days ago)

That is like them very much, like horse person. They very smart people with much knowledge.
Tao gives meditation to Keepaskingtime - Go within and flow


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: KeepAskingTime]
    #489957 - 12/13/01 05:04 PM (15 years, 8 hours ago)

K.A.T.: I'm assuming your refering to the mercaba meditation in "Nothing in this book is True, But its exactly the way things are"? I have had many awesome experiences with that meditation, especially after smoking marijuana. I remember one time i did short session with my friend in the creek after smoking a few grams. We sat down for maybe 10 minutes and when we got up we were very clear and light. I definately give mercaba meditation my stamp of approval


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: vivid]
    #490254 - 12/13/01 09:10 PM (15 years, 4 hours ago)

Cool, yeah that's what I was refer-reefer-feferring to. I think I'll try your meditation strategy out.


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: Anonymous]
    #8784550 - 08/17/08 12:51 AM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Mr. Anonymous; that was a great post!


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: Euphoria89]
    #8784553 - 08/17/08 12:53 AM (8 years, 3 months ago)

And only six and a half years old :thumbup:


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: Euphoria89]
    #8784571 - 08/17/08 12:58 AM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Yes, and it has hardly aged in 6 years and 8 months! :lol:


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: WhiskeyClone]
    #8784579 - 08/17/08 01:01 AM (8 years, 3 months ago)

I just realized how old this thread was after posting; hahaha:D


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: KeepAskingTime]
    #15559894 - 12/23/11 03:08 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

The best posture for meditation is to sit cross-legged with a straight back.




B-e-c-a-u-s-e?


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #15559927 - 12/23/11 03:23 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

It is necessary if you want to develop enough focus and awareness to notice things such as the age of the threads you are posting in.


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: Grapefruit]
    #15559960 - 12/23/11 03:46 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

You mean like your awareness of to whom you are responding? :rolleyes:


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: OrgoneConclusion]
    #15560161 - 12/23/11 06:34 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

It is something to focus on.

In theory, focus clears other thoughts... then... enlightenment...


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Re: Meditation Techniques [Re: Rose]
    #15560619 - 12/23/11 10:25 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

the good posture is a reminder of what you are doing
it is like the uniforms that wallmartees wear, reminding them who is staff and who are the customers.

being vertical and in a simple pose that involves only minor adjustments that improve relaxation - all helps to remind the meditator to keep meditating (till his shift is over), and to do it in a way that is dignified and which represents the corporation (Buddhism? Yoga? Compassion? spirituality?) in the best light.

In this way, just sitting in public (even if you are the crappiest meditator) is an act of compassion, reminding others of the benefits of quiet reflection.

We are all walking (and sitting) billboards and signposts of our interests, and the Lotus Pose is a Logo for the best to you each morning.


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