Friday, November 7, 2014

5 Steps to Finding the Ground of Being

**Disclaimer: This should not be viewed as something you need to "achieve". It is simply your natural state of being and is truly only available through surrender.**

This process is a basic guideline to finding what mystics might call the Ground of Being, the Self, the Source, what have you. It is not a strict set of rules you need to follow in order to get there (here). It will not "work" if you think of it that way. Simply, if you let the moment you are currently having evolve on its own while being completely with your body and your extended-body (your environment), it will naturally do this on its own. So really, you don't have to do anything. This is, however, the natural and unintentional process I went through whilst meditating to do so.

Before you begin, I would like to add that for each step, be completely and totally present with your current thought-narrative going on "inside" you during the process. All you have to do is watch it, no need to toy with it. See how the thoughts you have and everything else in your present experience go together. See how there is no separation between the two. 

Let's begin...


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Step 1. Stop everything you are doing and begin slow rhythmic breathing. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Repeat this until you are fully relaxed. Take as much time as needed.


Step 2. Slowly, bring your awareness to relatively the middle part of your brain, near the pineal gland (or what some would call the third-eye). Keep breathing while doing so and focus all of your energy in this particular area of the body. This may take a while. Eventually, you will begin to feel a tingling sensation coming from this area.

Step 3. Hone in on the feeling you are experiencing. Intensify it as best as you can simply by observing/feeling it. Try to find out every little detail about it through your direct felt presence. See how it ripples and flows like some watery energy.

Remember... take your time. Don't rush anything.

Step 4. When the sensation has intensified to a certain point, keep your awareness focused on it, and slowly open up that awareness to your heart. It should almost feel like an energetic sphere inside you with focal points at the heart and the pineal gland. Keep doing this until you feel "it". Once again, this could take a long time. 

Step 5: Let it naturally connect with the rest of your body and follow the sensation deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole, into the deepest levels of your consciousness. Do not imagine this, just feel it. It will go deeper on its own the more awareness you place upon it. Surrender to the Void that is you. Eventually, you will feel it. This cannot truly be described but you will be at the fundamental Self, the Void, the Ground of Being, the Source; whatever you want to call it. And if not, do it longer. My first time it took me around two hours of deep meditation. 

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What is felt is indescribable, as is any (the) moment, however I will do my best to share what I experienced. I saw/felt a still pond that was at the "bottom" (although there in no bottom) of what I'll call my inner self (the thing below the surface realm of existence). This pond was a source, the Source that was connected with the sensation I was referring to earlier. This "pond" that encompassed everything would occasionally ripple from the production of "my" thoughts. Although, they were no longer "mine" for there was no "I" or person to claim them. For a duration of time I was no longer identified with anything. I was for the first time in my life free. Everything in the Universe, everything in my direct felt experience rippled from this source. And I realized I have always been here, and so have you, we are just lost in the ripples.














(The use of an entheogen is recommend but not needed for this process)

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