The process of meditation is such that one discovers the ins and outs of how one thinks, feels and moves. The exercises and techniques used to accomplish these feats are straightforward. The use of them an "Art". I may be able to describe the exercises and the techniques for which to gain a stated purpose, but I am not able to convey the subjective experience of the meditative process. This is best experienced with the master whom has gone before and will allow you to share in their "space". This is best accomplished by meditating with them and following their lead in the meditative process. You will be able to "tune" yourself to their altered state and learn to move yourself there at your will as your practice becomes deeper and more stable.
The author will endeavor to pass on to you the "secrets" which have been learned through the years as a meditator. The techniques which the author has learned to use in the development of consciousness fully. The author will show you how to willfully move your beingness into union with the universal.
Read the entire series of exercises and techniques to gain a background for what you are going to experience. The author will explain, as the description progresses through the stages of integration, what is occuring both subjectively and neurophysiologically. Then next to the escription of the meditations on neural connections (the Crown Chakra and the Limbic-Cerebellar dyad).
The first series of exercises, the walking meditation, is geared to focusing the attention upon what is happening in the moment. Thus, the emphasis on "Be Here Now!". You make the conscious decision to give the forebrain elements the power to organize the reticlar activating system elements and the limbic system elements into a partnership. A partnership now practicing in order to enter into a process of discovery and utilization of skills. You discover the ever increasing subtle aspects of your sensory and motor systems, under conscious and unconscious control. You begin to use your present skills to learn to develop control over those aspects of your unconsciousness which is possible to do so within the limits of your genetic capabilities. This entails the development of new synapses being made and the appropriate stimulation of the newly established pathways. This is accomplished with continued practice and persistent effort. Attainments come in spurts and persistence furthers! Sometimes, just when you are about to give up, you will be able to accomplish your goal. Patience, you will learn patience. The two keywords here are patience and persistence!
As was stated, it is possible to accomplish only what is in your genetic heritage to accomplish. There is no magic. There are no miracles. There is only reality. What you learn to do is to develop your own particular reality to its fullest.
The next stage in the process of learning to meditate is the standing meditation. This meditation should be practiced much the same as the walking meditation. The purpose of the standing meditation is really to examine the emotional and mental content of your thought processes, that accompany everything that you do. Here you also set the stage for allowing the repressed and secret recesses of your mind to bubble to the surface and be dealt with until resolution. There are stages of personal involvement which your conscious beingness allows to be brought to your attention. The easiest to be dealt with always comes up first, i.e., the latest daily normal garbage. What will come up is all that you observed but did not deal with directly in consciousness as it happened. This is called "back-scanning" by some people. You will run your consciousness back to the event and play it again, but this time you will follow it and attempt to decipher meaning from what is remembered. Your ability to do this is in direct proportion to the amount or lack of your focus at the time. Some things you just paid too little attention to and you simply cannot remember. Other things are frought with all kinds of emotional content and your fearful side keeps you from being able to "see" it. Sometimes your mood is foul due to the repressed negative associations that you are not able to get up and out for view.
It is here that you begin to separate the emotional feelings from the mental content. First you feel the emotions that are connected to the thoughts, then you begin to learn to dissociate the two. This dissociation brings us to the sitting meditation.
In the sitting meditation, you begin to understand the course of the events which occured dispassionately, you learn to become an observer. Now you are able to see both sides of the issue, project other possible outcomes and learn from the experience. More importantly, in the sitting meditation you learn to organize your learned experiences in order to bring about the increased possibility for desired outcomes to materialize.