Seeing With Your Eyes Closed

December 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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Seeing with your eyes closed is an innate ability.  And although you are born with this knowing it is more commonly seen as coincidence when you "know" something that you can't be sure why you know it.  It is also called intuition. There are ways to cultivate this knowing.  It helps if you are able to meditate.  But if you have "monkey mind" that jumps around from one subject to another, you really should consider some exercises to regain your power of the mind.  One simple exercise is to place a candle on a table in front of you.  Stare at the flame.  Just be an observer.: looking only, no thoughts about the flame.  When any thoughts come to you, acknowledge the thoughts and send them away with gentle statements as if talking to a small child.  You might only be able to get a small window of time, (as small as seconds) when you are not thinking.  Rejoice in any amount of time you get.  The time will increase with practice.  After you have looked at the flame, do one more thing before you go back to other activities in your day.  Close your eyes, and place the palms of your hands over the eyes.  In your mind's eye the flame will be created or it may only appear as a point of light.  Again just observe it.  Sometimes it moves and flickers but just keep looking for it.  It can disappear but if you remain calm, it will sometimes come back.  Make a practice of doing this a few times a week and you will begin to see progress.  This practice will help you to calm your mind.  It will help you to then be able to meditate.  And meditation helps not only the mind but the connection of mind to body.  The book "30 Day Yoga Meditation Plan" by Richard Hittleman is a completely illustrated day-by-day plan for experiencing the benefits of meditation.  In addition, you can also learn to calm the mind using the body by practicing Yoga.  If you are a self study I would recommend another Richard Hittleman book, "Yoga 28 Day Exercise Plan".  That is where the candle exercise was introduced to me.  The author had a T.V. show in the 70's which cultivated my curiosity and prompted me to buy the book, but I did not retain a daily practice until twenty years later in the 90's. I have now learned that when you can visualize a rose you can ask yourself questions and the way the rose looks and "acts" helps to reveal answers. I'll write more about this in a later post. 


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