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Meditation Mastery – Developing High Level Elite Meditation

Meditation is the practice of understanding. It is training the mind and the body to observe and gain knowledge about specific energies and aspects of consciousness. As the body and mind becomes familiar with the language of these energies, a communication is realized and formed. This communication is the catalyst to understanding.

Often understanding is perceived to merely mean intellectual realizations. In truth understanding can be defined as ‘knowing.’ It is knowing how ‘cause’ relates to ‘effect,’ and it is also knowing how to influence “cause” and “effect.” Deep understanding means an intrinsic, intuitive knowledge of how to create effect or result. It becomes as basic as simply reaching out and taking a glass of water. No thought, theory or concept needs to be understood to take the water – the ‘knowing’ is so deep and cellular that our body and mind has the perfect coordination and knowledge to simply reach out and take it. This is ability and skill. It may not be recognized for a task such as this, but this is because we have reached a high level of skill. It is simply taken for granted. This is the direction of mastery. It is tuning our abilities to such a high level that ‘intention’ can become ‘reality’ at our will. This level of mastery only occurs through progressive practice.

For many people spiritual practice does not move much deeper than the intellectual level. The intellectual level is the level of thought, concepts, philosophy and theory. This is the level where we make our plans and understand the ‘map’ to creating deeper skill. The fact of the matter is that without deeper practice we do not have the opportunity to control cause and effect. Using the example of taking a glass of water for instance, as babies we were unable to manifest this effect at will. Even through watching and gaining instruction it took practice and time to entrain these abilities into our bodies. It took even more time to develop this ability to the level where we could do it without thought.

The training of the mind and body to coordinate and follow intention in this way is meditation. Mastery of meditation is the development of all the skills required to move, direct and control the mind in all its facets. Where the basic meditation will form fewer aspects of focus and skill, mastery is able to flow from one to another at will. The difference is like needing to think hard about reaching out and taking a glass of water, all the while concentrating intensely – and simply reaching out and taking it.

The speed of ‘thought’ is fast indeed, but it pales in comparison to the speed of knowing. Mastery is the training of our abilities into body and mind so that this deep coordination of consciousness just ‘knows’. ‘Thought’ needs to interpret and process experience, then apply the necessary level of consciousness. ‘Knowing’ simply creates experience directly. The higher the level of ability and skill, the less thought is required. It is like taking the glass of water – we simply reach out and connect. There is no dispute, doubt or argument about the fact that we can simply reach out. We just do it. This is what ability and skill does for us. This is also the reason why intellectualization, concept and theory leaves so much room for arguments, dispute and doubt. None of this however matters when we develop real skill. It becomes completely irrelevant when we develop mastery.

Training towards meditation mastery develops the ability to connect to spiritual experience without requiring intellectual concepts or theory. The experience just happens as a result of the ability and skill. Our understanding of spirit, the Higher Self and metaphysics changes completely, because instead of working with theories and thinking “what if?”, we get to actually try out our ‘what if?’ ideas within the realm of experience.

Where theories would discuss whether spirit of the Higher Self exists, ability demonstrates existence beyond a shadow of a doubt. More than this, experience moves us into a more constructive phase such as viewing discussing methods of evolving with Ascended Masters, astral projecting into mystic libraries of spiritual knowledge and communing with the Higher Self or God force.

Mastery is a path that is created when we dedicate ourselves to developing a high level of skill. Through this path, purpose and meaning are made apparent – empowerment is made apparent. Ideas that were concepts become experiences within our reality. Mastery at this point is no longer simply an idea, dream or ideal. It is refined ability and skill. Correct meditation, the art of understanding and communication is the most direct path of training to bringing these skills of consciousness to mastery.


The Essence of Meditation

Meditation is the practice of realization.

In the beginning it seems that we are developing concentration, objectivity, visualization and certain perceptions – whatever the focus of our meditation is. With practice we come to understand that these states have always been there. There has always been a concentrated mind, an objective mind, a mind capable of perceiving the spiritual dimensions. What we are actually doing is removing the illusions of the mind that prevent us from seeing. It is a transformation of belief that exists in body and mind.

This is why it is called realization. We see what is, with “real-eyes.”

What is actually being developed in meditation is awareness and focus. This is all.

Enlightened states, divinity, bliss, emptiness, no-mind, surrender, God force, universal force, chakra energies – these are inter-dimensional states. They already exist. Awareness and concentration allow us to find the places where they exist and to move our consciousness into them.

The most basic tools of meditation are focus and observation, but since the focused mind and the fully aware mind already exist what are we really developing?

We are developing the ability to move through illusions.

Through practice we can experience a supremely focused mind regardless of the fact that another part of our mind seems weary and unfocused. We can experience an infinitely aware mind even though another part of our mind seems overwhelmed and lacks clarity.

This is the beginning of experiencing an infinite mind. It is a mind which can be very normal, very human and down to earth, while at the same time able to move into universal awareness, great strength and courage, and a deep sense of power. It is a mind that can move through illusion which can move between these states.

The most effective way to understand this for ourselves is to experience it. Work with this exercise:

Observe the feeling of your body.

Be aware of the breath.

Be aware of sound.

Be aware of sensation and thought.

Simply observe all that passes through your senses like watching a movie.

If there is agitation – let it be. If there is thought let it be. If there is sound and emotion – let it be.

Place your hand over your navel area.

Feel for a consciousness which is pure focus and deep, calm strength.

Listen for a consciousness which has mastered inner power – that is unshakable.

Feel it and know it.

It exists here and now – allow yourself to find it.

See and feel it blossoming in you with full strength like a sun.

Feel, see and hear your body infusing with this energy.

Feel it nourishing and energizing you.

As with all meditation practices – do not be concerned with whether or not it is or is not working. Simply keep your mind in this area. Allow your consciousness room to play as it discovers the energy here. In play we learn to discover and explore. In exploration and discovery we understand what works for us and what does not.

The energy at your navel area is called by many names one of which is chakra or “energy wheel” but the name is not as important as the meaning – and the meaning is found by self-observation. Whatever we may know intellectually about chakras is nothing compared to what the chakra will communicate to us itself.

In the beginning the chakra may seem weak or non-existent. This is not the case – it is simply that our minds have only learnt to tune in to the most subtle frequencies of the chakra. With practice it seems like the energy of chakra is increasing – like we are developing it. What is actually happening is that they body and the mind are learning to perceive more of it. It already exists in it’s full power – when we allow our minds to perceive then we experience this. For all intents and purposes perception is like stretching – regular practice brings results. There is no such thing as a quick fix to realization – there are layers upon layers upon layers. As the mind learns to move through each layer the skills and understanding developed here help it to learn how to move through the next layer and so on. We can stand at the bottom of the mountain and peruse the best way to get to the top, but until our hands and feet touch footholds and feel what works we will not truly know how the mountain works.

Meditation is about realization. Whether we choose to use this to connect to universal consciousness, to energize the body, focus the mind, bring love into our hearts and knowledge into our souls is up to us as individuals. The principles underlying all these goals however are the same.

It’s about realization.

Beneath the clay exists the masterpiece – the sculptor merely removes the filter so that the naked eye can perceive it.