“For the Son of Man is not all that he seems, and only with the eyes of the spirit can we see those golden threads which link us with all life everywhere.”-- Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 4
True Meditation is Sacred Awareness; it is coming home to Peace, where the mind resides in clarity and radiance.
It is a process of letting go of illusion, and disconnecting from
the endless stream of mass-conscious thoughtforms.
Set up a space for meditation, dedicated solely to your practice. You may choose to create an altar, with sacred objects of inspiration and devotion. (Keep it simple, sacred clutter is still clutter, and can be a distraction).
Set aside a special time frame for daily sittings, preferably twice a day for around twenty minutes or more.
Be devoted to your practice, it is a most precious gift to give
to your being.
Give away what you receive, what is most dear to you, and you will have it forever. It is auspicious to offer the merits of your practice to the benefit of all beings, in loving service and respect (before and after each session).
Find a comfortable seated posture at a distance as close to the drawing as feels appropriate. Depending on the size of the image, a range of anywhere from 2 to 5 feet is most beneficial. It is important for the head and spine to be upright, rather than looking down at the image. You can mount the Form on a wall or on the back of a chair. The placement of the drawing can have an effect on your meditation.
If your energy level is low, place the drawing at a height where the center point is slightly above eye level, which facilitates a more energizing meditation, if you are feeling restless or over-stimulated, center the image just below eye level to bring about a more calming effect.
The most powerful meditations are often the most simple.
Begin with your eyes gently closed, breathing, releasing tensions and thoughts of past or future.
Let go of expectations, allow yourself to be receptive and humble. Each meditation experience is unique and results will vary.
What happens or does not happen is of no concern to you.
Relax, meditation is not about struggle, enjoy each moment… Smile.
Allow the mouth to be slightly open, relaxing the jaw. If necessary, yawn or stretch the mouth slowly and deeply, in unison with the in-breath.
Turn the mind from outward focus to inward attention. Look Within.
Be present with your breath; become aware of the volume of inner-space within the body.
When you feel ready, gently open the eyes and look at the drawing as if you are looking right thru it. Simply watch with relaxed gaze and remain peacefully aware of your breath flowing in and out. Focus on the center of the image.
Feel the area between the eyes relax…feel the entire body relax…
Breathe into the eyes, allowing the energy to flow in. (You may guide this energy to the brain and heart, or anywhere in the body you feel inclined).
You can shift the focus of your eyes from soft to sharp, exploring the dimensional aspects of your sight.
It may be helpful to realize that you are looking at more than two dimensions. The lines reveal structures, like multifaceted crystals. Circles are actually spheres, while squares can be seen as diamonds.
See not only with the eyes of the body, but observe with the eyes
of your spirit…
You may see colors, or structures flashing in and out, you may feel energy, motion, velocity, and/or experience shifts in the body. This is often where transformation occurs. …
Remain present and relaxed. Be the awareness that breathing is happening, without doing the breathing.
At any point, you may allow the eyes to close while continuing
to breathe in the energy.
If thoughts arise give them no attention, they shall pass. Gently bring your focus back again and again to the center of the Form, back to your breath, retraining the mind.
If emotions arise, allow them to be experienced completely, witness your body, your thoughts and how it all feels. Breathe and release, with no agenda, no judgment, allowing the feelings to run their course as need be... ‘Clouds come and go - the sky remains.’
At the end of your meditation, allow for ample time to remain in
silence and integration, this is often the most important portion
of the session.
Remember to be grateful and walk in loving kindness…
It is recommended to work with each Form in the order that they have been given. The drawings energetically and visually build one upon another, guiding a journey thru many levels of transmission. Each image is a complete initiation on its own, to be revealed and integrated on many levels.
The amount of time spent with the Forms can vary greatly according to individual guidance; you cannot receive too much, as realization is infinite in nature. During retreat, one may spend several hours, days or weeks with a single Form, delving deeper and deeper into Awareness.
The more you meditate, the more your practice will become a way of being, of true seeing, expanding out into every aspect of your life.
Meditation is not something you do in the morning and you are finished with, it is something to go on living every moment of your life.