Archive for the 'Meditation' Category

Flotation Tank?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Man… I’ve got to get me one of these:

http://www.samadhitank.com/

Herbal Dream Therapy

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

In trying to replicate the dreaming activities that I’ve had before, I am having limited success at present.  I do know that other factors may contribute.

The following site seems to have a wealth of information on different things to try. As always, thinking required:

http://www.erowid.org/

At this point I have experimented with Kava Kava, Passion Flower, Valerian Root, St. John’s Wort, Dark Chocolate, and a variety of B vitamins.

The combination that seems to have worked so far was spaghetti (whole wheat), and spinach the night before and other than that going to bed on a relatively empty stomach, waking up for about an hour, and then going back to sleep feeling “lethargic”.

Over the last couple of days I have tried passion flower and higher doses of Kava tinctures, but without success. My dreams are sometimes vivid, and sometimes I can’t remember over the last few days. The level of “vividness” is not nearly as high as it ever has been.

I’m thinking of trying Holy Basil over the next couple nights.

Here is a larger list that I still have yet to try:

  • Mugwort,
  • Mullein,
  • Dittany of Crete,
  • Calea Zacatechichi,
  • Salvia Divinorum,
  • Scutellaria Indica,
  • Licorice Root,
  • Vervain,
  • Jasmine,
  • Honeysuckle,
  • Datura,
  • Bee Pollen,
  • Catnip,
  • Hops,
  • Scullcap,
  • Mimosa,
  • Lavender,
  • Damiana,
  • Withania Somnifera,
  • Chamomile,
  • Cardamom,
  • Gotu Kola,
  • Ginkgo Biloba,
  • Ibogaine,
  • Verbena,
  • Rose,
  • Cinnamon,
  • Marigold,
  • Nutmeg,
  • Peppermint,
  • Holly,
  • Yarrow, and
  • Anise.

My umm… soul (I think) did point me towards Hawthorn as a treatment for high blood pressure, which seems to have worked. I think it also pointed towards “Kava Kava” for me. I have yet to try Kava Kava in a higher dose by itself.

In other news,  over the last day I’ve seen an interesting pattern. 333 has been popping up like mad today.

Forming a Routine

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Edgar Cayce had what seemed to be a pretty neato meditation routine that I had tried awhile back. Really I didn’t know what I was doing and was sort of flopping around like a baby learning how to walk. I got this from a yahoo group I joined today:
Jyoti (Inner Light) Meditation

“Meditation is the process of withdrawing the attention
from the world outside, and focusing it at the seat of the soul
in the body, behind and between the eyebrows. This point is
known as the inner eye, third eye, the single eye, shiv netra,
tisra til, or the divya chakshu. In order to withdraw our
attention and focus it on this point, mind must be controlled
and stilled.

“Sit in one pose, and move not your head, limbs or eyes. Sit
straight but relaxed with no tension in the body below. Sit
still, please. To be still does not mean moving!”

His arms sweep inward, hands contracting to the point between his eyes.

“Close your eyes as in sleep, and look sweetly, lovingly,
intently into the middle of the darkness lying in front of
you. You will see a dark veil. That which sees the dark veil
within, without the help of your physical eyes, is the inner eye.
Do not put any strain on your physical eyes, nor turn them upwards,
for that will result in headache or heat. Pay no attention to the
breathing process… let it go on naturally.

“There are two currents working in the body; one of motor-currents
or prana or the vital-airs, and the other of surat, or attention,
which gives us the sense of feeling. The Saints do not touch the
prana currents which govern breathing, circulation of blood,
growing of hair and nails. The pranic system of breath-control is
the way of yogis and not that of the Saints. The Saints’ way is
to concentrate surat or attention at the Single or third eye
while mentally repeating the mantra of five charged names which
act as an “open sesame” to the higher planes.

“Those who are initiated, repeat the Five Charged Words**, one by
one, very slowly, mentally, internally, at intervals, so that your
inner eye is not disturbed. Those who have not been initiated,
just sit in sweet remembrance of God… repeating with the tongue
of thought any name of God or Saint which you hold dear.”

(Ram, HU {pronounced “HOOOOO”}, AUM {pronounced “OOOMMM”}, Allah,
Yeshua, Radhaswami {Ra-da-SwaMMM-EEEE}, or some other sacred name)

“As you look within, you will see a sky, or blue sky: If you look
minutely into it, you will find it studded with stars, or you may
see pinpoints of Light. If so, try to locate the big star out of them,
and fix your whole attention on that. Then you may see the inner
sun or moon. If so, focus all your attention into the middle; it
will break into pieces, and you will cross it. Beyond you will
see the radiant form of the Master or his Master… ”

He continues with the esoteric instructions, until everyone is absorbed.

“…Become the eye itself. Go on looking constantly without a break…..
Any effort on your part stands in the way; let yours be an
effortless effort, and you will find that your soul will be
withdrawn from the body…..” (Kirpal Singh)

[**NOTE: The Five Charged Words given at the time of formal Initiation
into Surat Shabd Yoga meditation by a Living Teacher]

A UNIVERSAL PRAYER:

Give us what no eye has seen,
What no ear has heard,
What has never occurred to the human mind.
Lead us from the unreal to the real.
Lead us from darkness to Light.
Lead us from death to immortality.

The weird thing is that I have seen¬† a sort of sky blue light while meditating, but I wasn’t sure what it was. I thought it was just my eyes opening wrong or something and the external light looking sort of masked into my eyes. What I mean, is I thought that the interface into this world (my body, brain, and then eyes) were just opened in a weird way making whatever light was out there look weird. I suppose a real test would be to try this at night, though I didn’ think of that until just now.

Our Deepest Fear

Friday, May 15th, 2009

I’m trying to prepare a meditation routine. One thing I have heard about is starting out with certain feelings and such before hand. One way to trigger these feelings is to read poems or scripture. John Ch 17 may be good.¬† Here is something else:

Our Deepest Fear – Maryanne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Binaural Beats – Meditation

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

I’ve been testing out a number of different meditation tracks. There are programs available from The Monroe Institute, Paul McKenna, Steve G. Jones, Center Point Research, Higher Balance Research, etc.

I have found some of the programs to be useless and some to be quite awesome for my meditation. I had read somewhere once that having metal anywhere (i.e., headphones) near one’s person while meditating would throw off the etheric body though.

As I continue to test these out, I guess I’ll have to put what has worked well for me.

I just tried out the demo track from http://www.project-meditation.org

It is quite good so far – though I am unsure if it is worth $470 that they are proposing.

I found a software package called Sharma which allows one to create custom hypnosis CDs including use of binaural, etc. I’ve looked around for something like this for some time, but this was the only one I could find. It costs about$150. Not too bad I suppose.

sharma


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