posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 09:02 AM
I meditate fairly often and use a number of different techniques, i also do self-hypnosis and there is a difference between the two. I sometimes use
the beginning part of self-hypnosis in meditation to get me into a relaxed state but from there i will focus on the meditation. Self-hypnosis is more
about bringing out the subconscious so that it can be re-programmed and influenced by suggestions and affirmations. The hemi-sync and holo-sync MP3's
are awesome, I remember ordering a free sample tape that lasted about 30 mins, and after trying it, I was in a deep calm state of mind for at least an
hour afterwards. I often use binaural beats and some other good meditation tracks but it depends on the technique im trying. Sometimes i would also
just prefer to meditate in quietness without any sound. A good way to still the mind is to actually try to listen with your ears to the sound of
quietness. Often when people are having a conversation or listening to music, they're innervoice will go silent because it is concentrating more on
the incoming sense of sound through the ears, so if you actively try to listen to the sound of nothingness, to the sound of quietness it will still
your mind. As for the OP's question, I don't think that meditation technique will break any mental barriers for you, when you imagine energy it is
more of a spiritual thing, not a mental one. It may indeed clear blockages in your energetic body and allow for more energy to flow through it, and
you could see subtle effects in your daily life, like better health, luck and good fortune and opportunities but i think you should try hypnosis if
you want to rid yourself of mental barriers.
Jams, thanx for that meditation technique sounds neat I will definately try it sometime. I was wondering though with the last bit where you imagine
your self floating upwards? do you imagine it happening to your self or the 2 selfs above you or all 3? and also after you have closed each self off,
do you still imagine it hovering there or do you imagine it disappearing?
I will leave you all with my own personal favourite meditation technique: (it is best practised sitting upright but can also be done laying down)
1.) close eyes, get comfortable and relaxed, etc.
2.) visualise a cord extending from the base of your spine going deep into the earth's core. Ask mother earth for its permission to access its energy
(or rather warn her you are about to), then begin visualising energy travelling up through this cord and into your body. Imagine it like the root
system of a tree sucking up all the etherical nutrients from mother earth. Do this with every in-breath and bring this energy up through your body and
have it come out the top of your head. Now ask the holy spirit for its permission to access its energy (or rather warn it you are about to) and begin
imagining your crown chakra opening up and allowing the energy of the holy spirit to enter through it. Try to bring the energy in from the sky above
you, and bring it down through your body, down through the cord at the base of your spine and into the earth. Do this with every out-breath. So now
you should be bringing energy up with every in-breath then down with every out-breath. Really try to visualise and feel the energy, after about 10
minutes of visualising this you should feel the energy coming up from the earth and down from the sky. If you can't, then try to make yourself feel
it, strive for that feeling. There is also a variation of this where instead of just imaging the energy going up and down your body, you imagine it
going through each one of your chakra's as it passes through. And as it passes through each chakra they light up and spin faster and faster, drawing
in more and more energy. It is best to imagine white or golden light when imagining this energy, and when imagining the chakra's imagine the colour
they are supposed to be. You can also silently in your head say the name of whatever god you believe in so if you believe in shiva you could say
"shi-" with every inbreath and "-va" with every outbreath, or "Je-" with every inbreath and "-sus" with every outbreath. What I find works
best is the name Heru pronounced Hay-Roo.
3.) Once you are able to feel this energy passing through you, connect with the source/god's energy. The first time you do this it can be quite hard,
but once you remember the feeling of god's energy inside you and all around you it is quite easy to make it happen again, and the more you do it the
easier it is for god's energy to be in your presence. So the first time you do this, all you have to do is imagine a path infront of you that leads
over a hill, you are walking down this path over the hill and behind the hill is the source/god, it is this big source of energy that shines like a
bright light, as you approach the top of the hill it becomes more visible and starts moving towards you, you are now both moving towards each other
and as you get closer and closer you begin to feel its presence. Once you are in its presence you imagine yourself being absorbed by it and just
standing in the centre of this bright orb of light. You should feel a tingly sensation all over your body that feels almost orgasmic, the kind of
feeling you get when you get chills up your spine from listening to some really good music. You need to be doing the visualisation in step 2 the
entire time, even whilst doing this step.
4.) once you have had enough, thank mother earth, the holy spirit and the source/god for sharing their energy with you, then stop the visualisation
and bring your awareness back to the room, then open your eyes when you feel ready.