Originally posted by GUICE2
reply to post by menguard
Menguard....do you know what my aura color is man?
My name is giuseppe if it helps at all...
Also...i want to stregnthen my ability to meditate but i always have a problem of completely isolating my thoughts. Is there some trick to the whole
thing to clear your mind? Something i should be focusing on?
A good technique of ridding your mind of distracting thoughts is to really pretend like they are of NO use to you, and they shouldn't be there,
they're not helping you... kinda repeat that thought/action. As well:
In this book I got it says to think of them as being loathesome.
an example: food - its so good right.. we think about it a lot... think about how gross the action of eating really is, visualise it, picture the
sight, the feel, the smell.. I find its easy with meat because I think about how gross it is..cutting the flesh off an animal and eating it.. I try to
compare it to eating my own raw, hairy, sweaty arm in the middle of the summer. Thats a gross thought. haha
but you know what... I won't think
about food after that.
Sex - thats on our mind a lot, thats easy to gross yourself out with..
And heres one, love:
... love for an individual anyway... I concentrate on universal unconditional love EVERY time I meditate, its just my prefered
way. But anyways, if its a particular person... well... every person has their flaws... it seems kind of judgemental and rediculous but I find it
helps for me to think of their flaws I find dis-tasteful, or make up flaws based on like nothing... Whatever I can do to make that love for that
person not a primary thought. I find it helps also for me to think about how choked I sometimes feel when I'm in a relationship with one person, how
uncomfortable it can be at times. That ones easy for me because I got that problem myself.
Well, it all seems really petty, but you know what... it works, and you're left to focus on your primary thought because you dont' want to, or even
feel the need to think about anything else.
As well, it takes a while for those thoughts to dissapear, just be patient, you HAVE to be patient. It might take like 45 minutes to get your mind
Start off meditating by relaxing, breathing in and out...deep breathes, picture the air as light/love/energy entering each one of your energy centeres
per inhale and on the exhale picture negative energy leaving that energy center out through your mouth or something.. And picture balancing and
sync'ing all your energy centeres together..
At this point I count down from 10, picturing each number in my head visually.. when I get to 7 I think of as being red..6 = orange, 5 = yellow, 4 =
green, 3 = blue, 2 = violet, 1=white, .0 is just nothing. Usually after doing this 2 or 3 times in a row it somehow clears my mind so well.. I think
because it takes more effort then you think to associate colours with numbers...WHILE breathing (i dont focus on the timing when doing the numbers
thoogh because I feel it screws me up).. well anyways thats an excercise my freind recommends to get yourself into ALPHA mode. So just like that
your starting to get things going..
NOW, after all that... pick an object of focus to clear your mind.. For me I think of white sphere, I picture it in my mind and kinda internally
chant to myself "white, light, godly power" and I throw in "love" here and there... I'm just trying to focus on the love and knowledge and power
of god, the universe, and the same power that is within me. Its good to have different meditation objects of focus as it affects the meditation.
When you start to get to the point where its like... you forget what you were focusing on, and disturbing thoughts aren't as frequent, you know your
going further.. keep focusing on the object until you have no focus on anything and you are aware that your thought pattern is hightened and
disciplined. At this point you're totally un-aware of any bodily feelings unless you acknowledge them.. its a wierd and awesome state. Just keep
focused. At any point you can change the focus of meditation... like do what you can to get to the point where you can focus on one or few thoughts
and then think...ok now to figure out my confidence problem or something.. And just see where your mind takes it. Visions are strong the higher you
go, and they appear more random. At lower concentration it feels like everything you visualise is something you made an effort to make-up, just for
the sake of having visions. Here's an example.. I was like 2 hours into meditation, my mind was pretty clear and concentrated... I thought "TRUE
SELF" and the first image that came to mind was like a chunk of spiraling energy, like a piece of DNA, it had a wierd shape but I just remember
thinking whoaaaaaah thats me... Perhaps its like the DNA of god, the universe, the chunk of pattern that defines me as an individual? Whatever the
case its up to you to decide what to make of it.
Theres also good visualisation techniques that you can do during meditation. Like heres a great one, it feels really really silly at first, but I
have utmost respect for it.
Once your thoughts are reasonably straight..maybe 30 - 45 minutes into meditation for you, or however long it takes to get focused on meditating,
forgetting the problems of the outside world... Picture yourself floating down into a forest, see the trees, feel the temperature, breathe the air,
smell it.. See a tower infront of you.. what does it look like? Enter the tower, climb the stairs, there is a door... there is a symbol on the
door.. what is the symbol? (This should occur randomly without effort, you'd be suprised... does that symbol have a colour, is there a progression
in which it is formed, how do you feel about it? What do you think it is/means?, put those thoughts aside for a minute and open the door the symbol
is on... Quick... there is animal there... what animal is it?
This is your totem animal. I go to it for answers, it basically just growls at me like the "bear" it is and without saying anything I know I have
to solve my own problems.. Its wierd, I some how created like a "proving grounds" outside the tower. I thought of a dark swamp and I had to fight
things, like fears and stuff and return to the bear..*NEXT*