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Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Social Producer
I drink. But hey, that's just me.
Maybe try another location?
Welcome to ATS.
Originally posted by WhiteHat
From my experience there could be one of the two reasons:
1. You are very close to make a breakthrough.
2. Something in your meditation is conflicting with your subconscious, there is a conflict going on.
Either way, keep doing it regularly, even if it's mechanical. Repeat the words or the phases of the meditation like a parrot, if you have to. And pay attention what issues are coming up during your tries. In the end it will work out by itself: either you'll make that breakthrough, or will find out what is keeping you tied.
You are at a crossroad, and is very important not to stop. If you get through this, there will be a whole new level of meditation and insight.
Originally posted by UnlimitedSky
Dear Soul Person,
The mind has been pulling us down for many many lifetimes (centuries, and even millinnea). The mind has gained tremendous stength along the way and the pure soul has been covered by layer upon layer during every lifetime. Its light always diminishing. The most difficult task that the human specie faces is to still the mind and go through the eye of the needle. The mind will play every trick in the book to keep you from 'lift-off' and going within and seeing the inner Light. Remember, we have been getting ourselves deeper and deeper imprisoned for extemely long, and therefore must be patient and persistant with our meditation to undo all those chains and vails.
There comes a level where the mind comes under your total controll. The mind is often described to have the character of a dog. When untamed, it can be your worst enemy. But when brought to your side, tamed, it is man's best friend.
We all go through dry periods when doing meditation. Believe me, they absolutely do pass. But my experience is: do not wait for it to pass! It is as if though we have to go through these dry periods from time to time. If you decide to stop meditating until you start experiencing again, it will never happen. If I may use a methaphor: it is a bit like walking through a landscape, sometimes you come across a dry patch where nothing grows. You will not suddenly wake up and find yourself in a flowery pasture again if you just sit and wait, even if you have seen flowery pastures before, because you have to walk through the dry patch first.
As your attention increases and your journey advances these dry spells occur less and less.
Are you initiated onto a path?
Personally I think your post truly touches on the most valueble subject in the entire creation. Our true purpose on this earth is spiritual growth and that should be our highest priority. Nothing else comes close to it in importance or value. So, thanxxxxx for making my day.
I am also going through a very difficult dry patch at the moment and (just like you, I'm sure) yearn for the state of Grace again. Just keep going, brother or sister! Like in Finding Nimo when Dory said: Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming!!
Ps: I do sometimes wonder if there are not vibes these damn cell towers send out to disturb our inner calm. A form of mind controll. Like blocking the way or something. I really really feel as if there may be some possibility in that. But I have never dared to air this view, already 80 percent of the people in this ox-waegon town finds me a space-cadette!
Dancing as fast as I can!
Wishing you everything that is
Buddha said to his desciples when asked what priciples will help to obtain spiritual growth. He said we should ask ourselves before speaking, acting and even thinking if what we are about to say, do or think answers yes to all there these things: is it true, is it kind, and is it necessary. If you have one no, don't!
Excuse my spelling. not my strong point.
Love and Light to you!
Originally posted by Social Producer
I've thought about meditating in my studio but i the urge to pick up a guitar would probably be too much
Originally posted by Social Producer
It all started off with me trying to find a way of healing the chronic fatigue i have had for the last four years but has since developed into a great desire to connect with ... i'm struggling for the word here, the universe...life...love...meaning. I'm sure you all know what i'm trying to say.