posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Last night (March 11,2011), I. Had (what I called then) a Revelation!
That is exactly what I called; as I told my friend that I FIGURED Out The Lord's Prayer.
Let me explain to you my views on meditation, prayer, different methods and hindrances.
First, I believe that meditation and prayer are practically the same thing.
The ideal goal of both is to put you in a trance-like state so you can receive knowledge from a greater conciousness.
The easiest way to control meditation is to clear your mind, and control your breathing.
The method that works for me, I know it as Buddha breath.
It is this breathing method, that I think is displayed by many Buddha statues.
(This statue symbology is an original idea based in zero evidence)
This buddha breath is a slow inhale through your nose,
and a long exhale through your mouth.
Meditation is about either being able to clear your mind and think of nothing,
Or busying the mind on a mundane task so your subconcious can wander.
This ability to clear my mind was the most difficult thing for me.
Either I caught myself thinking about mundane things during the day,
or I catch myself thinking about my breathing.
BOTH interrupt my meditation
BOTH make me angry.
I become angry at the fact that I was unable to concentrate,
And that I screwed up, all counterproductive thoughts.
So, I stray further away frommy tranquil center at which I needed to be.
I needed a way that I could breath better and not have to concentrate on it.
As I attempted In through nose Out through mouth breath, I caught
Myself having to think about opening my mouth to exhale.
Bringing Concious Thought into the equation will halt my meditation,
So I taught myself a new way of breathing.
I had to teach myself how to inhale through my nose, while my mouth was still open
This was difficult at first, but only took a little muscle control,
And now I do it effortlessly.
To be able to do this, you need to close off your airway with. The back of your throat.
This allows you to breathe through your nose.
There are also two different types of breaths you can take.
I classify these by the area of lungs they fill.
Upper breaths fill the sternum area of the lungs just under your chest.
Lower breaths fill the gut section below the ribs.
The easiest way to practice these breath and meditation techniques is to
Practice the Edgar Cayce method.
Cayce was a devout Christian man whose meditative prowess led him to counsel
several past presidents. He believed that we all have the ability to do this.
Cayce lies on a flat surface, like a flat couch or bed or such,
He crosses this arms across his chest (it is this which I never got full description)
I didn't know if they meant crossed so far that his hands were tucked under opposite armpits.
Regardless, for me, I interlock my fingers across my chest.
This positioning felt uncomfortable, and it would interrupt my meditation
because my filling chest would move my hands and distract me.
So, I had to take long slow breaths that fill the bottom of my lungs.
If you perform the Buddha breath properly, your gut can get quite tremendous.
This is what I think the chunky Buddhas depict.
Yes, he was a. Big guy, but his belly was definitely oversized.
Another meditation technique is repeating something over and over.
Many call these mantras or prayers.
One mantra I learned was
The instructions were to say Be still on inhale and
Know God on exhale. But this mantra didn't work for me.
Not only was it short breaths
(So would I keep saying Be still on a long inhale over and over?)
But I would also get upse with myself saying "No God"
(Even though I knew it was "Know God")!
And again, concious thought ruined my meditation.
A book that my mom read suggested reciting the Lord's Prayer during meditation.
For those that know this by heart, this is a very simpe task
How does reciting something help me meditate?
You busy your active thinking brain on a mundane task, and then we listen.
We listen between our own words, for those that aren't our own,
And then we listen.
If I use Buddha breath and take a super long inhale, I can feel this energy surge up in my body.
This only happens on a very deep long breath, and only at very close to the extreme of my max breath.
I can fell it rush to the base of my skull near my pineal gland.
Hmmm, why does the pope's hat have an acorn on it
It is at the end of each long inhale AND the end of each long exhale that
I get most meditative flow or information.
This is where my Lord's Prayer Revelation came from.
I realized that it was there for me to recite during meditation On a Single breath!
When I thought this, my inner compass rang true, and I was covered in joy.
I was easily able to complete the full prayer during one breath.
And the spiritual happiness that I experienced was amazing.
So, please try and find peace like I have.
And remember that it is too easy to find something to be negative about
And so, its more difficult to find something to be happy about.
One large issue that I struggle with during Meditation is forgiveness.
As I would sit and try to still my mind, I would think of the things that
People did recently to cross me, how they had pissed me off.
It came to a point that I had to decide if I wanted to forgive Everyone or Not.
I mean, how can I forgive Hitler for what he did.
I had been to the concentration camps that still smelt of death.
But, I decided to forgive him.
Now, if I struggle with forgiving anyone, I can use my Nazi Lithmus.
If I can forgive Hitler, then I can surely forgive . . . .
I am sorry for the mass wall of text that I just produced,
It just felt important to me to share my recent experiences and thoughts