Since you are new to meditation, you need to practice your focusing skills. I recommend focusing on the breath as a good introductory technique. First
breathe in to a 5 count, hold for a 5 count then breathe out to a 5 count. Visualize breathing in positive energy, and visualize it looping down the
front of your body and up the spine and over the head as you breath it into your nose if you are a male or the opposite if you are female.
Proper breathing also helps, and I use a full breath technique wherein I breathe out as far as is natural, then use my diaphragm to push out all the
air in my lungs until they are completely empty. Then I slowly fill my lungs as far as is natural, then square your shoulders back and pull your head
back and you can fill your lungs full all the way to the top, holding as long as is comfortable, then repeat. I said a 5 count, but once you practice
it can easily become a 30 count as you learn to control your breath.
I can slow my heartbeat by counting a little slower than my heart is beating, and my heart comes to conform to the cadence of my count if I am having
anxiety or anger over something.
If you are familiar with your chakras visualize this energy charging them up and opening them, focusing on each one for the space of a few breaths.
If you are not familiar with your chakras, they correspond to the colors of a rainbow, starting with red in the base chakra located in your gonads,
then orange located in your lower belly, then yellow in your center a couple inches above your belly button, green in your heart, blue in your throat,
indigo or purple in your 3rd eye area, and brilliant white at your crown.
Some schools of thought use 9 or even more, but being a simple creature I tend to focus on 7. Visualize a flow of energy looping up your back and
visualize all 7 of these chakras being energized and opened. Each one corresponds with a different glandular system in your body and awakening them
will result in a better balanced and healthier body.
Don't focus on just your 3rd eye and pinneal gland, as spending all your time on one chakra can have detrimental effects and leave you out of balance
Binaural beats can be a very strange thing to experiment with once you get the focusing practice down. I really didn't get much effect from them
before I did meditation regularly for a while, but after I practiced finding that trance state naturally, whoa, they were very interesting and had a
big effect on my dreamstates in particular.
I believe that indeed you can find these spirit worlds through meditation, and as Mysterious Stranger said, you may find yourself in the lower worlds
if you are in a dark mindset when you go into these trance states. I believe as the hawaiian hunas do that we are a trinity of spirit ourselves and
that your lower self is the nagging voice in your head that keeps people in an addictive state or makes them overeat and feeds depressive states also,
and that we have a higher self or spirit that can help to change and quiet that inner voice and help you if you find a negative entity that has been
drawn to you.
Sometimes that lower voice is influenced by an attached entity, and if you at some point in your practice find yourself entertaining thoughts that you
normally would not, be very aware that this could be an outside influence or attached entity causing this. I believe that the more you build your own
chi and energize your aura or personal energy field that you may attract the attention of other entities, wanted or not, so learning to deal with
those attachments should be a part of this practice.
You can find higher influences also and if you focus on the positive things you will attract these to your life as we are powerful creators in our own
right. Whatever we are focusing on becomes our reality sooner or later. Just the focus on the breath and energy circulation will result in some
interesting things happening to your brain and body and is the beginning of basic Chi kung.
I started this as a method of relaxing and sleeping better, and in the process brought kundalini energy into my life, which changed everything. Look
into muscle testing to make sure you are circulating the energy in the correct manner as doing it wrong can produce negative instead of positive
effects. You can test it as easily as locking your fingers and thumbs together in the classic OK fashion and them pulling them apart while trying to
resist doing so.
If the process gets stronger with your circulation work it is positive, if it gets weaker it is negative. If you have a partner to practice this with
extend your arm out and hold it straight at shoulder height and have your partner push it down as you resist, again stronger is better weaker is not.
Chi psychosis is a real phenomenon and anyone going into this practice should be aware of it and use your muscle testing to make sure this is not
detrimental. Hope this helps you get started, and have fun!
edit on 25-12-2012 by Coopdog because: typos