Meditazione

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8 Paths

Basic body energy (Jing) circulates in a network of 8 special channels. Follow the paths with the Mind visualizing a stream of golden light, while listening to the resulting body sensations of fullness and warmth.

1 – With a deep in breath and a clear intention, visualise a stream of energy rising from its base in the perineum, up the spine to the top of the head.

2 – Exhale, Mind and energy flow quietly down the front of the face, neck, chest and abdomen, returning to rest in and around the Base Centre. The mind deepens as it flows down, forget the breathing halfway down.

3 – Inhale, Mind and energy rise up the spine, divide into 2 at the top of the sacrum (Ming Men or 1st gate) then rise, a few centimetres each side of the spine, to the height of the shoulders.

4 – Exhale, Mind and energy flow over the shoulders, down the outside of the arms, across the back of the wrists, hands and middle fingers to form pools of light in the palms. The Mind rests in the pools of light. Breathing is natural.

5 – Inhale, Mind and energy flow across the base of the hands, rise up the inner arms and onto the chest.

6 – Exhale, Mind and energy flow down across the nipples to the waist, forward round the belt channel to join at the navel, then flow down the front of the abdomen to return to the Base Centre.

7 – Inhale, lift the Mind and energy from the perineum up through the centre of the trunk to the solar-plexus.

8 – Exhale, energy drops to the perineum, splits to rise across the inguinal regions, flows down the outside-front of the legs, across the top of the feet and middle toes, to form pools of light in the soles. Rest the Mind in the pools of light.

9 – Inhale, Mind and energy rise via the instep, behind the ankle joint, up the inside-rear of the legs, joining into one at the perineum, then continuing to rise through the central channel to the level of the navel.

10 – Exhale, Mind and energy return to the Base Centre, completing one round of 5 breath cycles. The mind now rests in the cloud of light, connected with the body’s energy field, in and around the Base Centre.

Meditation 1st Level

Personal Energy Sphere

The Personal Energy Sphere (Large Dantian) is centred in the chest and extends to arms-length in all directions. It has 3 levels: The Lower Dantian centred on the abdomen, the Middle Dantian centred on the chest and the Upper Dantian centred on the head. Each level has 3 sub-levels, giving 9 energy clouds.

Deep Body Energy

The body’s energy (Jing) is based in the Lower Dantian – the sphere which extends from the perineum (Hui Yin) up to the navel. During refinement energy grows, upwards and outwards, from the lowest sub-level at the base of the trunk to fill the Personal Energy Sphere.

Close Down – Wake Up

Take a deep breath, draw the Mind to the top of the head. Gently breathe out, close down the outer-mind as if going to sleep. The nervous system de-energises, the muscles de-activate, the body sinks. Listen quietly while expanding the Mind from near to distant sounds, breathing is forgotten.

With a second deep breath, repeat the above process, then withdraw the Mind back inside the body toward the Lower Dantien. Allow the outer awareness to pass away. Sink deeper until a slightly dreamy state appears (disconnect from 5 outer senses). The troubles of outer life are forgotten.

Use a third deep breath to repeat the above process to reach the deep dreamy state, then concentrate the mind strongly in the hands and feet, listening for the deep-body sensations of tingling, fullness and warmth.

Continue the gentle breathing. Each out breath sink deeper while intensifying the fullness and warmth in the hands and feet, allowing that to grow into the arms and legs, spread up into the neck and head, then down through the trunk to rest in and around the perineum (Base Centre).

Take one final deep breath. While breathing out close down a little more, then allow a cloud of light to form in and around the perineum, about 1 fist (4 inches) out in all directions. Intensify the light as the mind gently sinks deeper.

At this stage the superficial-mind (brain consciousness acting through the 5 external senses) has been largely closed down and Deep Mind has begun to awaken. Tingling, fullness and warmth appear due to the energetic stimulation of pain, pressure and heat sensors. In this deep condition visualizing light will help to connect to the reality of the energy field, (whereas in a superficially quiet ‘mindful’ state visualization may merely lead to an imaginary disconnection from reality).

Micro-cosmic Orbit (1st 2 of 8 paths – repeat 3 times)

Basic body energy (Jing) circulates in a network of 8 special channels. Follow the paths with the Mind visualizing a stream of golden light, while listening to the resulting body sensations of fullness and warmth.

  1. With a deep in breath and a clear intention, visualise a stream of energy rising from its base in the perineum, up the spine to the top of the head.
  2. Exhale, Mind and energy flow quietly down the front of the face, neck, chest and abdomen, returning to rest in and around the Base Centre. The mind deepens as it flows down, forget the breathing halfway down.

Spread the Light

Take 3 deep breaths. Each in-breath lift the light from the perineum (Hui Yin) to the solar plexus. Each out-breath the light expands up to fill the sphere of the Middle Dantian, then as the Mind sinks deeper intensify and spread the light out to arms-length in all directions around the body.

Continue to breathe deeply. Each in-breath condense the large sphere a few centimetres towards the centre of the chest – listen for pressure in the chest. Each out-breath re-expand the sphere to arms-length, while the Mind sinks deeper and the light intensifies – warmth may increase.

Allow the breathing to become gentler. Each exhalation the Mind sinks deeper and the light becomes stronger. Then forget the breathing. The Mind gently drifts deeper while the light steadily intensifies until the Mind is lost in the light.