“The essence of spiritual exploration is learning to fold your attention inward instead of outward.The inward journey is the experience of higher states of consciousness. These states exist beyond, waking, dreaming and sleeping. It is a journey into the transcendent. Hence, an experience of awareness and existence outside of time. When you are ready it may also include a journey into other realms, and landscapes. This is the Shamanic Journey. ” — Guru Tua ✫*¨`*✶♪.¸¸.✻ღ
Learning to Fold Your Attention Inward
This concept is the basis for all internal techniques. Learning to fold your attention inward is what makes meditation possible. However, when we close the eyes our natural tendency is to fall asleep. So, we must employ one of two basic techniques to keep this from happening. First, we can sit up. When the spine is erect we have more of a tendency to remain awake and alert. Another method we can use when laying down is to engage the mind with sound and imagination. This is the essence of the Shaman Journey, or what has been re-branded as “Guided Meditation.”
The above two techniques are the essence of “learning to fold your attention inward.” Also, you can learn basic Mindfulness Meditation techniques. These are both seated and moving meditation practices which help your mind get comfortable with focusing your attention in different ways. It’s all about expanding awareness.
If this article resonates, there are more on our blog. Also, you may be interested in learning about our blended learning process. This is our curriculum which we use to teach several mind-expanding tools. It also aligns the Hero’s Journey. This is the term Joseph Campbell gave the pattern of consciousness development. Our learning process is available in two forms. You can take part in the virtual learning module or in our workshops.
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