This course is made up of 5 sessions, each session will take approx 30-45 minutes to complete including the meditation practice time. The course is designed to do at your own pace in whatever way works for you. We recommend, however, that you only do one session per day. The break between sessions can be valuable, as it can allow the knowledge, awareness and experiences from the course to digest and settle in your consciousness in a deeper way.
You may find that in your daily life you have thoughts, insights and experiences that relate to the course. Notice them and bring that with you to the next session as you allow yourself to have the full experience of the course.
Important note – you will cover a lot of information in this course, including new concepts and ideas. It is not, however, necessary to mentally “understand” all the information, your experience is what is important. The information is presented to guide you in case you come across certain experiences in your own “inner travels”.
And also, there is no “perfect” or “right” way to do this meditation technique. Allow your experience to be what it is as you learn and grow.
In the course we are going to begin by touching on the basics, and some often overlooked fundamentals of meditation, and then move on to teach you valuable meditation tools and techniques for a deeper, more uplifting, and spiritually connected practice.
The Purpose of Meditation
Meditation has been used for many purposes – from calming and healing physical, emotional, and mental stress to experiencing higher levels of consciousness and achieving self-realisation.
Many people think that to meditate, you must make your mind stop thinking, your emotions stop feeling, and your body still, that you must go blank. And you may have noticed that that’s a little difficult. Even when we sleep, it seems our minds keep on going.
Passive meditation works up to a certain point. You can sit for twenty minutes or for hours, and you might gain some relaxation of your mind, emotions and physical body. You may sense more calm and quiet inside simply by removing yourself from a lot of outer stimulation and demands. But you can sit with a good book, focusing on what you are reading, and have the same experience.
Another Dimension to Meditation
We are teaching another dimension to the meditative process, which changes it from a passive technique of emptying the mind to an active technique of directing the mind and emotions. The purpose of this meditation technique is to help you transcend illusions and limitation and move into the awareness of your true nature – the Soul.
Keeping A Journal
As you practice meditation, you may want to keep track of not only what meditation you did, but how long you did it and also anything you notice both during and after the meditation that seems different than usual for you, and therefore possibly a result of the meditation.
You might note that you saw a spot of colour in your inner vision as you were meditating, and that the spot of colour changed several times. Other than that, you might not have any other experience to report. However, the next morning, you might add that your dreams were extremely vivid, and that you remembered them in more detail than is usual for you. These are just some possibilities from one meditation.
As you meditate you may find some very beautiful poetic thoughts and feelings flowing through your consciousness. Writing these things in your journal creates a beautiful record for you of your progress, and is also an inspiration to read when you need a boost.
Be a scientist when it comes to checking out meditation. How you record your experiences is as individual as the experiences you have on your journey. Find what appeals to you; find the way that works for you, and use it.
To accompany you on this course we have included a printable journal that you can use to guide and record your experience with the meditations. Click here to access your journal.
What To Expect
With the meditation technique we teach, you use a focal point through which to direct the energy of Spirit. As you work with the meditations in this course, you may find that you are working with higher energies than usual. You may feel their intensity and their force in several ways.
You may feel very warm as the spiritual energy comes in; it can increase circulation and cause the sensation of warmth. You may feel a tingling in your hands or feet or head, like small electrical charges. You may notice that your vision shifts or blurs. These techniques are designed to shift your attention into higher dimensions, so don’t be surprised by changes. Things come “back to normal” soon enough.
2. Inner Vision
While you are meditating, you may see colors either inwardly in the inner eye or outwardly. These may be the colours of your own aura being reflected to you. There’s nothing for you to do except recognise that this is happening.
3. Spatial Awareness
As you meditate, you may feel as though your body is changing shape or size. You might feel as though it has become huge, as though it fills the entire room. Or you might feel as though you’re getting smaller and smaller. These shifts indicate that your consciousness is moving within you, out of the confines of the body’s boundaries into greater freedom. Don’t let these sensations frighten you. They’re all steps in your progression into the higher realms of Spirit.
4. Clearing Negativity
As you bring spiritual frequencies into your body, this pure energy usually pushes out the negativity that you have held in your consciousness. So in the midst of meditation you may find yourself thinking ugly, destructive, angry words. Or you may feel your emotions well up inside of you and with them, great turmoil and distress. Or you may see disturbing images.
These are often thoughts, feelings or images that you have blocked or suppressed into the lower levels of your consciousness, and they can surface as you meditate. Don’t be concerned. Don’t try to make these things stop. Just let the words come up. Let the pictures come up. Cry if you want to. It’s your opportunity to clear yourself and move one step closer to your spiritual reality.
So if imbalances come up, you can just look at them, admit that they’re there, bless them, forgive yourself, and let them go.
It also may seem as if nothing is happening for you in your meditation. It’s important to know that, so you don’t place expectations on yourself and then feel a sense of failure or disappointment. It may be that you are simply not able to recognise what is happening on the higher levels yet; it doesn’t mean there is nothing going on.
As you continue to practice this meditation technique you are attuning yourself to the higher realms, and building a bridge of awareness between these high places and the physical world.
The important part of all this is your intention to check the meditation technique out by practicing it to the best of your ability and tracking your experience. Then observe. Give yourself enough time to work with it. Be patient. Be devoted to your own upliftment and unfoldment.