reply to post by EagleTalonZ
Hey, there EagleTalonZ,
If you have some experience with meditation I would suggest that you clear your mind and think of nothing.
If you have difficulty with that try to visualize a colour (whatever colour pops into your head when you think the word 'colour').
All you have to do is watch the colour (with your minds eye - your seeing eyes should of course be closed to avoid outside stimulation/influence).
After a few minutes watching the colour ... start to visualize the colour starting to undulate as if it were coloured mist.
Next you should try to visualize this coloured mist gradually thinning and beginning to disperse ... to the point where you can make out shapes
beginning to form on the other side of the mist.
As the last few wisps of mist evaporate you find yourself looking at the scene in front of you.
Note the details - are you inside/outside ... is it an open space or built-up ...
Ask yourself what country this place is that you are viewing
If the name of a country comes into your head ... follow this up by asking what the year is.
(don't be disappointed if you don't get a response ... and don't force it)
Next step back in your minds eye and see the same mist as before beginning to float back in ... slowly until it blocks out the image and objects that
you'd just been observing.
Finally, make yourself aware of your physical surroundings ... the chair you're sitting on ... the room you're in ... open your eyes.
Now this is not a method I use during sessions ... but it might just give you a brief glimpse of something ... and it's a simple unthreatening
exercise that's safe to do on your own if you are a beginner.
It's also a good way to start using your minds eye. If you found this difficult just keep trying the exercise over several days, until you master it.
When you do then you'll be ready for the next step.