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    Meditation 103: Energy Raising

    *Note: this thread is third in a series on meditation for the beginning practitioner. It is meant to be used as the next step after the instructions in "meditation 101" http://indigosociety.com/meditation-101-t5979.html and "meditation 102" http://indigosociety.com/meditation-...meditation+102

    As I said in the first article I do not have any degrees or certifications. I am, however, a long-time practitioner of meditation and have successfully taught a number of individuals (including my own daughters - ages 12 & 17) how to meditate.

    It is not the purpose of this article to explain the workings of the Chakras, nor to go into depth regarding Kundalini energy, merely to introduce the practitioner to the concept of energy raising. The subjects of Chakras and/or Kundalini energy will be discussed in more detail in further threads (or can be researched using the links listed at the end of the post)

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    "What" many people ask, "is the purpose of meditation?"

    Well, in addition to clearing one's head and channeling excess energy (or emotions) as discussed in the last two segments, there is a type of meditation that can actualy raise your energy; provide you with the tools to tap into the resevoir of energy that each person has deep inside of them.

    Each of us has had moments of crystal clarity - when for an instant everything snaps into place and the whole world makes sense and suddenly you feel as if you could do anything. Unfortunately these moments do not usually last long. The type of meditation listed below can help you to achieve this clarity quicker and keep it longer.


    ENERGY RAISING MEDITATION

    Sit comfortably, preferably with your back straight (use a straight-backed chair or sit against a wall for maximum effect), hands loose in your lap.

    Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing for several minutes; or until you feel relaxed.

    1: Imagine a wheel (or mass) of red at the base of your spine (tailbone) looking something like this:

    imagine it pulsing slowly, hot like embers (not flames, just low, glowing embers). Feel it moving around and around, stirring up energy until


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    2: Above it - about two-three inches below your belly-button - another wheel (or mass), this one Orange - begins rotating and pulsing. This one is warmer, more like lava, its pulsing is hotter, intenser, and it isn not long until:

    3: Just below the solar plexus a third wheel starts to rotate. This wheel is yellow, and is made of actual flames - flames that are burning and heating up until:

    4: Alongside the heart - but in the middle of the chest - a fourth wheel begins to turn. This one (you would think) would be hotter still, but instead it is a warm green, because it is cooled slightly by:

    5: The fifth wheel, in the hollow of the throat, which is cool and blue (you can imagine it as being liquid - like water). The water is chilled by:

    6: The sixth wheel, in the center of the head - just behind and slightly above your eyes. This wheel is a deep-purple. As you feel this wheel turn you begin feeling tingles in your scalp and face until suddenly the tingles concentrate at the crown of your head:

    7: The seventh wheel - at the crown of your head - opens to allow a bright white light (imagine it like a laser beam) to decend from above you - straight down through the already rotating chakras (which are sending energy up) and connect you with the ground upon which you are sitting. This white light is known as the "divine" light and if it makes it easier, you can imagine it twining with the rising energy to create a sort of helix (energy coming, energy going it might make it easier to visualize).

    At this point - the two-way energy should be causing your breathing to increase slightly, your spine to straighten as the energy rises up your spine to meet the energy that is, in turn, cascading down it.

    This two-way helix is self-generating in that the decending "divine" light/energy feeds the kundalini that is rising and the Kundalini rises to meet the "divine" energy.

    If you open your eyes at this point, you will notice an increased clarity and focus. With practice you will be able to maintain this focus and clarity for longer and longer intervals.


    http://www.biologyofkundalini.com/
    http://www.iloveulove.com/spirituali...akratantra.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra
    http://www.anandgholap.net/Chakras-CWL.htm

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    This will probably piss some people off, but the greatest thing I've ever found for assisting with this type of meditation is marijuana.

    Worked very well for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calibas View Post
    This will probably piss some people off, but the greatest thing I've ever found for assisting with this type of meditation is marijuana.

    Worked very well for me.
    heh - I could see where it would help with the visualization

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    Bump, these meditations are excellent for beginners.
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    how many time it take approximatly between the moment you start and the 7.- ? =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by h0bby1 View Post
    how many time it take approximatly between the moment you start and the 7.- ? =)
    That depends entirely on the person and their experience with meditation. For some (like my daughters when they were starting out with this) it can take upwards to 20-30 minutes because they have to keep re-focusing their attention on the centers.

    Once you've gone through the steps a few times it can be done fairly quickly - usually this part of my morning meditation takes no more than 5 minutes (10 if I get distracted by the cat).

    In theory, you should be able to do one chakra center per breath cycle (Red - breathe in and out - Orange - breath in and out, etc).

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    can I just ask, when in meditation, do get the impression of your chakra rotation ?

    without, visualization, just you feel a certain chakra and it's direction of spin, quite often I get the impression of my heart chakra, but sometimes it shifts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patryc View Post
    can I just ask, when in meditation, do get the impression of your chakra rotation ?

    without, visualization, just you feel a certain chakra and it's direction of spin, quite often I get the impression of my heart chakra, but sometimes it shifts
    Yes - the more aware you become of the chakra system and its effects on your physical body - the more in tune with them you will become.

    A properly working/open chakra spins clockwise, a blocked or slugish chakra will spin counterclockwise. (also, as to speed, the upper Chakras - those above the heart chakra spin faster than those below the heart chakra.

    Sometimes you can tell just by pausing - as to which ones are blocked - spinning properly etc.

    (there is some argument on the perspective of clockwise/counterclockwise - an easy way to guage....put your hand on your heart chakra and move it down and to the right - circle it up and to your left - over and around - this is the correct direction).


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    my own intuit does seem to think that clockwise is the correct direction

    it feels good when in that direction and anticlockwise makes me feel sleepy quite often. In Falun Dafa they mention that clockwise you are drawing in energy and anti-clockwise you are emanating energy which makes sense to me. Falun actually means chakra.
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    I think I can tell my heart most often as that is where my mind intent is at, I don't pick up the other chakras nearly as often but my mind intent does seem to shift sometimes

    it's been at the navel and at the head, the Dafa exercises actually work on shifting that intent through the whole chakra system also which is similar to what you have mentioned about I think, but there is no visualization, you just assume the mindset of tranquility and let your subconscious take over
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    maybe heart chakra is linked with breathing and heart beat thing, when energy start to flow here, it can disturb the breathing/heart beat thing ?

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    the heart beat seems to slow

    which is not bad thing in terms of longevity

    I have a slow resting heart rate anyways (45 BPM) - I should test it some time after the meditation
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    Quote Originally Posted by h0bby1 View Post
    maybe heart chakra is linked with breathing and heart beat thing, when energy start to flow here, it can disturb the breathing/heart beat thing ?
    The natural Chakra rythm is based on a person's resting heartbeat
    http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1...kra-rhythm.htm
    There is also some discussion that the Chakra rythm can be controlled by drumming
    http://healing.about.com/od/drums/a/drum_chakras_2.htm

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    could look like this :



    i guess you can find better illustration on the web

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    45 BPM !! it is really slow

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    ya they have a medical term for it bradycardia but I think it may be like that for other reasons
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    i think when i get around 60 i'm calm

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    it's definitely not normal - normal is about 72 bpm, they say that athletes have a low heart rate but I am definitely not an athlete, it has always been like that since I was born

    I am curious now to find out what it is when I meditate

    must be that time
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    i had some friend who were into sport at rather high level, like to be sport teacher or thing like that they were around 45 too =) yes supposed to be good sign for sport aerobic performance, and longevity

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