A question targeted at Mr Eddie, if that's ok, in regards to some recent discussion. I'd just thought I'd post this as a new question, and it is a bit too simple but I cannot think of any way to tweak it so it sounds original.
I'm just after getting some chat with God or Higher Consciousness as you have heard from me. If he/she is talking and trying to guide us all the time, and the manner being we just cannot 'hear it' due to all the internal chatter, then what specific methods would be encouraged to eliminate the internal chatter? Is the only answer to this just plain straight classical meditation focusing on the breath?
Also, am I able to ask God any question? Such as, "what can I do further to attract my soul mate?" Not only that, but what about seemingly petty question, like "is this bus going to come, or have I missed it and should I start walking?" Of course I can ask these questions, but will I get an answer?
In fact, what are the guidelines and limitations with regards to this subject. Are there limitations?
Thankyou in advance Eddie. Your interactions lately have led me feeling appreciative and supported lately :)
asked 21 Apr '12, 10:23
Hi Nikulas, I appreciate your question more than you will know. I've been away for a while, but the wave encouraged me to stick around for a while to answer your question.
If you feel pulled towards meditation then the fact that you are attracted to it, the fact that it does excite you tells you that it is a process that will help you. If that were not the case, then you wouldn’t feel attracted to it. The excitement tells you that it’s a thread which will lead you to all good things that will benefit you.
Another way is to pay attention to your thoughts by being aware of them. Realize that you cannot necessarily stop your thoughts, but you can choose which thoughts to follow in your mind and which thoughts to disregard. You always have the ability to choose; isn’t that what we’re all doing at all times, choosing what to pay attention to and what to ignore?
When a stubborn thought arises that you don’t want to follow, take it to the extreme and then laugh in the face of it within your mind. Yes, laugh at yourself, in your own imagination. The only power any thought has is the power you give it through your attention to it. By taking the importance away from any thought in this way, you release the emotional charge that you’ve placed upon it.
Yet another way is to be consciously aware of the present moment as much as you’re able to at any time. As you perceive the now moment and give 100% of your attention to it, it takes up all of your conscious awareness, so there’s no room or space for thought to enter.
I’ve used all of these methods to help to bring me to a place where, compared to 20 years ago, very little negative thought arises within me on a daily basis. In all of these methods and any other method you may use, the most important thing to do is to remember to forgive yourself when you fail to do them. Remember: there is no right or wrong outside of your own estimation. Go easy on yourself, be kind to yourself: love yourself and don’t place conditions on yourself.
My higher self once told me: Once someone is in a place of total acceptance of themselves, of who they are in this moment, and they love themselves absolutely and unconditionally. From that place of unconditional love, it will not matter to them that they’re alone, because they know that they have all of the love they need within their own being. And then, as if by magic, from that place of not needing another, they will attract another and then they’ll wonder what all the fuss was about :)
There are no limitations as to what advice, intuition, inspiration and emotional feedback you can provide to you. Don’t take my word for any of this, relax your mind and ask your (higher) self ♥
answered 26 Apr '12, 04:06
(26 Apr '12, 14:33) Satori
@Eddie- People should pay to read your posts, mirror man :) Thankyou for answering this question, even though my thanks is well over due. I'm becoming a fan of your website these days, it's magical.
(12 Jul '12, 09:11) Nikulas
Hi Nikulas, I'm pleased that you got something from my answer. I really appreciate your comments as it's a bit of a feedback desert in the online world :( It seems as though mirror man is leading me in the direction of much shorter answers, I'm glad you like him, I love him :)
(12 Jul '12, 09:28) Eddie
@Eddie : Appreciable attitude :) Would you like to give your thought in my recent question? Or shall I take the answer same as you have mentioned here (it resembles to great extent - but I think I still don't know what is soul ) and my question is: http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/54479/what-is-soul-in-terms-of-experience in this link. I am sorry if I am not supposed to ask question this way!!
(12 Jul '12, 09:59) ZDCobran
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there may be inter-related forces that
is that what you swap for following
answered 21 Apr '12, 18:36
Hi Nikulas, Yes you can ask God any question you like but I wouldn't waste such a precious gift on foolishness like asking if the bus is coming.
It is true all the answers are there already but we don't allways hear them. How to do this? Live in the moment for when you live in the moment it is much easier to communicate with God.
Remember God communicates with us through our intuition and uses all our senses to be able to discern the answer. Maybe you hear or see or get a feeling of the same thing a few days in a row. Take note for that could very well be the answer you were seeking. Maybe something specific happens like a library book falls at your feet or you might think of something or someone and see it/them. There are countless ways but you are the one that has to be aware of this to make sense of the answer.
Syncronicity is one way to know you are on the right track for Gods language is symbolic and that small voice people say they hear is normaly intuition.
Live in the moment dont stress the stuff and your answer will be plain to see.
answered 22 Apr '12, 16:33
Breath keep you attention inward. Make a lot of noise breathing to still thoughts. Try a mantra. If still bombarded by thought use a double mantra. Like Saaaaaaat breath in, Naaaaaaaammm breath out. Repeat 5 minutes straight, later go longer.
answered 25 Apr '12, 20:40
Another answer from me! Work on sense of hearing. Turn off all lights. Hear each sound. Separate each one. Get down to only sound left is you angel talking to you. Next go to another sense. Say try the sense of smell and use the same process in total darkness.
(27 Apr '12, 01:15) Tom
Nikulas, I don't know if you have found my posts since you have been back, but while you were gone, I came up with a new technique for just about everything including and especially quieting the mind. I call it Two Hands Touching.
Press the palms of your hands together and close your eyes. Ask yourself quietly in your mind, "What do my hands feel like?" Then, without naming the feelings, just feel the answer in your hands. Don't try to think or not think, just feel your hands. Feel for the 'heart beat' they create together. Do this for at least 30 seconds and longer if you want/need.
If you want to ask a question with it you can press your hands together, do THT, ask your question, then do THT again. Always completely switch back to THT.
answered 12 Jul '12, 09:28
@Fairy Princess-My sleep is gets broken sometimes,what do you think is best,affirmation or apply THT at the time? Thanks
(12 Jul '12, 16:50) Satori
@Satori for sleep, I position myself for sleep. Then I feel my right hand, then my left hand, then both hands until I fall asleep, which doesn't take long once I get comfortable. I do that every time I wake up in the night, if I remember. I remember more and more, but wake up less in the night too. I hope this helps you.
(12 Jul '12, 17:01) Fairy Princess
@Fairy Princess-I will try that.As you say remembering when your half-asleep is a challenge:).Thank you FP:)
(12 Jul '12, 17:05) Satori
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Having tried a lot of meditation methods, and having also read through a lot of relevant literature, I can highly recommend the book "Opening the Hand of Thought" by zen master Kosho Uchiyama as a means to helping one still the mind. I have found this an effective way to calm things down and "let thoughts go," until after while, the thoughts (which seem like passing clouds) suddenly subside and you reach a place of greater stillness.
I recently also found that if I practice several rounds of Pranayama (about 5 to 7 minutes worth) before I meditate, I will reach that place of stillness much faster. I feel that essentially it can help my mind reach a state of stillness in that time (5-7 min) which would take me 20 or 30 through sitting meditation. (I don't think Pranayama was necessarily intended for that purpose, but it happens to work for me, so I go with it).
answered 12 Jul '12, 16:35
@Lozenge123-Yes some Pranayama techniques are very powerful.One I use sometimes is slow deep breathing through the left nostril only, for 26 breaths, leaves me feeling very relaxed and peaceful.:)
(12 Jul '12, 16:47) Satori
Here is a fast way to still the mind.
Close your eyes and become aware of your thoughts for about (20 seconds.)
Then ask yourself "Where will my next thought come from"? (Then become very aware and watch what happens) 20 seconds
Then ask yourself "What will my next thought be? (Then become very aware and watch what happens) 20 seconds
Keep doing this until your aware of a feeling of Stillness and then focus primarily on that Stillness:)
answered 12 Jul '12, 17:29
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