The purpose of this thread is to promote individuals to express their personal experiences. I would enjoy hearing what people feel in regards to this
topic. First I will give a run down as to who I am, and what brings this topic to mind.
My name is Wally, I am both a teacher, and a student of meditation. It seems that no matter how long I practice, I am always learning new things.
The greatest lesson that I have learned is to be humble, and to be open to new concepts. I can only hope that those responding to this thread will do
The focus of this topic is in regards to where we feel our consciousness resides. Many of us refer to our consciousness existing within our brains.
Scientists are still baffled by this concept, they have not made the link between consciousness and the brain. Yet it seems that's where people feel
their consciousness sits.
During one of my meditations I stumbled across something. A friend of mine always told me to breathe into the "dantien" (inner flame, sacral chakra,
etc). In the past my ego would flare and I would force the energy to course through this area. I have found that simply relaxing allows the energy
to flow freely without the impedance of emotions. During the meditation the energy flowed very smoothly through my dantien, and then something
interesting happened. My consciousness moved from my brain, to my dantien. I began to see things through my stomach (if that makes any sense). It
was as if there was a cavern within me, and a version of me sat there meditating, controlling the body from within. I soon realized the importance of
this, although I am not quite sure what applications it has.
I have often been told to "quit the brain", I had never known how this was possible. My mind is always active, constantly thinking, constantly
planning. Whether it is analyzing a dream, or understanding the current state, it never stops. When my consciousness shifted to my dantien I felt a
very strong grounding sensation. My brain now felt more a tool than a place for my consciousness to reside. I began to realize that I could use the
brain to serve the soul, rather than the soul serving the brain. Suddenly the wisdom of my friend made sense, and for the first time in my life, I
quit my brain. It was a beautiful experience, allowing me a perspective I never held before. It brought clarity and a reinforcing strength within
Now that I have explained myself, I would love to hear what others have to say. Hopefully the ego within, dosen't exude itself upon the
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