Often times when people start on the path to meditation or self improvement, they seem to get burned out or some strange psychic experience happens- that stops them after only a few weeks or a month or so, leaving some with a feeling of burnt fingers, fear or panic... for no apparent reason.
Life can be viewed as an old vinyl 78 music record...the flat circular shape with the groves where the needle rides to pick up the sound.
Imagine living in this groove and every time you attempt to get out of the groove, you slide back down...unable to get out, you stay stuck in the rut. With persistent effort you can succeed in climbing up the steep grooves.
When we do the same thing everyday we create strong magnetic paths (habits) in our daily life and when we attempt to change paths, the strong magnetic currents pull us back. Persistence is needed to create a new magnetic path and change our life and future.
How many times have you heard the expression...." Stuck in a rut"..."Same old- same old"..."Same as always"..."Nothing new"
Our thoughts, actions, and deeds are in our magnetic aura and that is what we first become aware of when we start to meditate (or make a change in life).
Much of a persons life,
feelings and emotions are locked in a magnetic aura surrounding the individual...and
when we start on the path of improvement of any kind, especially spiritual,
the first things we are forced to face is the environment we have built (through
our lifetime) in the aura around us. Many of the things we experience are not
very pleasant - and some are pleasant.
Things we have created in the past, that we would now like to forget are at our door wanting back in. We cannot keep these things out because they are a part us. We must confront these thoughts, admit and accept what we have done in the past.
WHEN WE HAVE ADMITTED TO OUR PAST ACTIONS, THERE IS NO BURNING IN HELL- AND OPENS THE WAY FOR THE NEW TO COME IN...............the past is now truly the past
Before doing our meditation we should admit to any mistakes or faults we may have made that day or the past, accept full responsibility for our actions and any reaction that may come from it. This being done takes away any finger pointing awaiting us (we already admitted) at the gateway of meditation.
Time to laugh and breath deeply
Someone calling our name, deceased loved ones, popping , hissing and many other sounds and sights are seen when first starting to meditate. These should be ignored, just take a deep breath and continue your meditation.
We can think of ourselves as listening to a radio in meditation and when we have tuned to the frequency we want, we receive the music we like and sometimes things we don't like. Concentrating on the things we like, helps us to overcome or neutralize what we don't like.
We also need to remember, everything has an opposite, and if we receive the good- we also receive the opposite. Concentrating on the good, eliminates any influence from the opposite. If unpleasant things come to mind, just observe and let them go.
*more to be added later