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Meditation

Be in the Now.mp4
breathawareness.mp3
Join in with breath awareness practice

MEDITATION IS FOR EVERYONE. 


WE ARE BORN WITH THE ABILITY TO BE IN MEDITATIVE AWARENESS, LOOK AT A NEW BORN BABY.

MEDITATION IS A RETURN TO THAT NATURAL STATE OF PEACE AND JOY


Meditation is learning to still the mind and overcome the obstacles that cover your essential nature of peace.

Meditiation is a tool for living and can help everyday problems and health concerns, its depth is limitless. Meditation can be life changing - my first book Hidden Path charters my faltering steps and my second book Sowing Seeds builds on what I learnt. Meditation is life changing and life enchancing if you allow it to be. It requires no special place or cost and is available to anyone. It encompasses all religions, focusing on the source and Oneness of all. Get started now with my breath awareness audio.



Stage 1 - breath awareness

slows heart and metabolic rate

calms the mind and its chatter

releases physical/mental/emotional tension

increases subtle energy flow

brings you into the present moment

enhances your subtle awareness

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Become familliar with diaphramatic breathing

proactively utlitising the exhalation to release

on physical, mental and emotional levels. 

Deailing with the stress and strain of everyday living

Learning to let go of worry, fear, anger, guilt etc.

Stage 2 builds on stage 1

Regular practise (abhyasa) is needed

Preferably with the support of a teacher

In the energy field of a group


Learn the ancient technique of Sarvayatra the 61 points

utilising breath, life force and mind in one practice.

Proactively bring deep rest to the body, mind and emotions

Deepening a spiritual understanding

Enhancing health and wellbeing

(all my students attest to its therapetic qualities)



Interiority


Our internal field of awareness is initially accessed through breath awareness. As we are conscious beings by turning our attention inwards we can access our inner space which is called ‘citta’ consciousness.


The ancient seers had the ability to delve deep into this space and thus gain all knowledge about our existence, for it is a creative space that contain everything. You would be lucky if you could dive into it straight away. It is possible but normally the journey inwards takes time and regular practice. Padam padam, step by step; the journey is the walking.


It tends to get ignored that we are conscious beings as well as human beings; whereby we get hooked on the external realm and all its enticements which only give momentary happiness. Deep within there is a well of happiness that you can draw from, that is full of ‘isness’, your true being. It is eternal and unmoving which is in contrast to of flux and change of our lives.


Each night in deep sleep we touch its depths, yet remain unaware of its significance. Meditation allows this connection through our inner subtle awareness by turning our attention inwards. Normally we know of this subtle realm as it is full of our constant thoughts and fluctuating emotions. Yet these are played out of the backward of the consciousness which remains unaffected by all that is played out on it. Just as a cinema screen is after the movie is turned off.


Our breath is the tool for the initial journey inwards as it is tangible, real and easy to follow. Breath awareness has many benefits to the mind and body, both being closely linked with the breath. The mind can be used in a positive way by allowing it to focus on the breath, thereby its chatter is reduced. It soon becomes clear, you are not your mind nor your body; yes you have both but they are not the true you.


We have to be inquisitive to know what lies beyond our physical realm, to which we have become fixated to. There is a universal cry against too much mind chatter in the head, leading to stress, sleep disturbances, fears, worry etc. Thoughts can manifest physical symptoms which are taken as real, instead of looking to the source of the problem. Mental agitation blocks one’s ability for self healing. Resting in silence and stillness is very therapeutic and beneficial for the mind as well as the body. Once you do this you become conscious that you can be aware of your thoughts and your body but are not affected by them. Clearly you cannot be these as you are the observer/witness of both. This witness is beyond both and is of your true nature; that which you were born with. The witness is your friend (suhrt) which facilitates weeding out destructive thought patterns and clearing the space of all that colours it.


Breath awareness leads to meditative awareness which is a steady expansion of your consciousness. In this space you are then able to place the divine resonance of the Sanskrit sutras which do their magic. They are seeds which blossom in your field on consciousness, reaping many benefits. The Bhagavd Gita was for the householder, the man/woman in the street. The Patanjali Sutras are a guide to enlightenment. There is something for everyone; they are universal teachings which embrace all religions. Correct pronunciation is important, for they do what they say. Too often it is thought sanksrit will be too difficult but when it is broken down into small components and their worth explored, it is realised you only need a little.

Meditative awareness is preparation for meditation but first you need to realise you are a conscious being who has all possibilities lying at your feet.

 

 

Beautiful Peace Invokation to learn and recite in these challenging times

by sounding it you invoke what it says, join in the audio below


sa ha nāvavatu                    May that One Being protect us all

saha nau bhunaktu              May that One Being delight in us all.

saha vīryan karavāvahai       May our joining together give rise to the light of                   

                                                                                            intelligence.

tejasvināvadhītam astu        May we grow in strength together.

mā vidviṣāvahai                  May there be no discord between us.

auṁ śāntih, śāntih, śāntih    Peace to physical, subtle and causal realms

 

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Listen to the santi patha of the Yajur Veda here

Ten clearly observable effects of meditation

 

1.   Good physical health and quick recovery in the case of illness.

 

2.  A sense of renunciation of useless things.


3.  A proper sense of proportion in life.


4.  Strengthening of the faculties of experience.


5.  Forgiveness which depends on not letting the mind get excited. 

     (From this kindness and compassion increase naturally into Universal Love).


6.  Loss of sense of separation


7.  Freedom from greed, envy and malice.


8.  Freedom from fear.

 

9.  Increase of self-confidence.

 

10. Gloominess diminishes.  You see the bright side of things.

 

These are the symptoms of bright meditation and these are the qualities that are most difficult to obtain in any other way. 

But with this they come naturally as hunger is naturally satisfied just from eating.

 

If one of these effects is observable, then the initiate is enjoying good meditation.