Beyond the Mystery

Exploring the religions of the old and rediscovering our anncestors.
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterUsergroupsLog in

Share | 
 

 The processes of Nature - growth

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Silver Wind
Aud Mon Ra
avatar

Posts : 1525
Join date : 2007-07-18
Age : 35
Location : The Mists of Avalon

PostSubject: The processes of Nature - growth   Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:48 pm

The meditative technique used here is the same as with number 10, that is, the meditation is divided into two phases, a period when one focusses one's attention outwardly upon some phenomenon, letting one's consciousness fully immerse itself in the phenomenon through the senses, then this is followed by a period, when closing the eyes and withdrawing inward, one bears the essence of the outer experience into the inner world as a subject for meditation. The period of inner digestion through meditation on the outer experience should be followed by a further out-turning of the consciousness into the outer world, and this cycle should be repeated a number of times.

Around us in the summer are many examples of growth and readers should explore those which particularly interest them, but we might just draw attention, as one example, say, to the opening of tree buds. It is not too difficult to find buds at various stages of development in close proximity on the same tree and thus one can explore the cycle of unfolding of the bud. During the inner phase of the meditation, try to grasp in inner picturing the form through which the bud grows, the space into which the substance flows. In some cases this will not be very difficult and after a few cyclings of the exercise, this form will inwardly arise in one's consciousness. As one works with this exercise in this way, eventually one will find that during the outer phase of experiencing the buds, a perception will ultimately arise of the archetypal bud form of the particular species, which will be perceived in consciousness as surrounding the actual physically perceptible bud. This is the beginning of the experience of the etheric form of the bud.

The growth processes we choose for these exercises should be intense with inner growth, budding, germinating seeds, flower forms opening (rather tnan established leaves or slow growing subjects, we seek the intense presence of etheric force). We should try in the meditative phase to picture the space into which the physical substance of the plant grows, the archetypal form of the flower, or leaf, or bud. It is excellent if one can inwardly experience this as a dynamic process in movement, rather than as static frozen stages of the growth process.

In order to perform this exercise properly, as little time as possible should separate the phases (though in time with practice one will be able to allow some time between the outer perception and the inner absorption). It may not be possible in all circumstances to undertake both the outer phase and the inner phase comfortably in the same position, and it might be best to experience the outer process and then quickly find close by a place to relax and undertake the inner phase. It is, however, essential to this exercise that both phases are experienced. There is no point is just working theoretically, one must unite the outer and the inner, and not work purely in the psyche.

http://www.levity.com/alchemy/medit11.html

_________________


There is a place where darkness and beutay meet.
Where romanticism and love are a strength
and were the seemingly delicate shine with thier own
power
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.journalhome.com/silverwynd2/
 
The processes of Nature - growth
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Largest Single Completed Contract Similar In Nature To The Contract To Be Bid
» Nature Spirits in photographs
» How important is nature?
» Citta -- The Mind's Essential Knowing Nature
» Lesson Plan : Back to Nature by Mrs. Kobzili Z.

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Beyond the Mystery :: Mystery Religons :: Alchemy-
Jump to: