Saturday, July 25, 2015
Running Heart Energy
There are just a couple of very simple steps involved in running heart energy. The first step is to go outside and look up into the sky. I hope it is a very beautiful day. If it is a very beautiful day ( even if it is not you can still do this), then take some time to notice the blue sky and the clouds but more importantly please take the time to notice how you are looking at the sky. You are not looking for anything in particular you are just looking at the sky to notice what is there, you're not concentrating on any particular thing. Notice how relaxed your gaze is. So remember how you looked at the sky. You will need to remember how you looked at the sky later on in this process.
The next step is to find a quiet comfortable place to sit down where you will not be disturbed. While the next step is very simple it is easy to not understand the instructions because we tend to hear what we expect to hear not what is being said sometimes. After you are seated and comfortable close your eyes. Please notice the space between your eyebrows. We are not concentrating on the space between the eyebrows, doing so may be very uncomfortable. Now we are going to look out thru the space between our eyes into the black infinite space in front of us. Now you and I know that there is no space between the eye and the eye lid yet we can experience what seems to be infinite space when look out into that space. Now remember when you went outside and you looked at the sky? you are now going to look into that seemingly empty space in front of you just as you looked into the sky with a relaxed gaze not looking for anything in particular. Now we are going to do 2 things that can make a big difference.The first thing we are going to do is try to look long into the distance, this with the intention of moving towards your source or your center or your spiritual heart. It is important that you know why you want to move toward your source or center or your spiritual heart and have a desire to do so. The process of looking into the distance seems, for me, to initiate a heart energy response. This should be done without straining or concentrating. The desire to move toward one’s source, center or spiritual heart, seems to provide part of the energy for this process. That desire may be itself part of the source or the spiritual heart. If you find that you have become involved in other thoughts and the energy has stopped flowing and the process has stopped, then again, look in the distance and bring your awareness back to noticing the process.
If you feel that the heart energy has started to flow there are a couple of very important things to know. First of all, do not try to manipulate the energy or the process. I discovered this from my own experience. Manipulating the process or the energy seems to weaken it. Also do not try to analyze your experience just be aware of the process. There Is nothing wrong with analyzing your experience but do this after you are done with meditation. Another thing that I found to be very helpful is to relax into the experience. To understand what I mean, imagine that you get home from working and it has been a very long day and you worked really hard. You go into your bedroom and your beautiful bed is there. You fall on to the bed on your back with arms stretched out and rest. That is what it is like to relax into the process and the more you relax into it the more you feel it.