In the second half of satsang, we meditate together.
Meditation is being, not doing.
You don’t meditate. You allow meditation to happen.
Natural Meditation is simply resting as effortless, choiceless, silent awareness.
Natural Meditation is not difficult or complex. It is a natural, effortless way of being.
Resting means you are not attempting to change or accomplish anything. You are simply resting, allowing everything to be as it is. There are no problems to be solved.
Effortless means you are not trying to be anything or anyone, nor make anything happen or not happen. You accept and welcome everything as it is, including yourself and your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Choiceless means you don’t have to choose one thought, feeling, or experience over another, nor think or figure anything out.
Silent means resting as the silence out of which everything arises and to which everything returns. Silence is the source of all there is. Silence is what is. You are this silence. “Silence is the language of God.” ~ Rumi
Awareness allows everything to be. It is the ultimate context of all and everything. It is the first fact all other facts are predicated upon. You are effortless awareness. This is true under all circumstances. Simply rest as awareness, aware of itself.
WHEN MEDITATING, it is helpful to sit in a comfortable, upright position, with spine, neck, and head in alignment.
Before meditating, we usually do THE BREATH OF FIRE, which is relaxed but rapid abdominal breathing, about three breaths per second. The Breath of Fire charges the body/mind system with the radiant life force, soothes the vagal nerves, opens the Sushumna Nadi, stimulates the Kundalini, and creates a powerful, positive energetic field within and without for meditation.
Sometimes gentle awareness of the natural mantra of your breath, HAMSA, (Hong – Sauh) helps you relax more deeply into meditation. HAMSA is the natural mantra of the breath and Kundalini. It is the spontaneous and all-inclusive awareness of I AM THAT. This awareness is all inclusive. It is the ultimate context of all and everything. You are this effortless awareness. This awareness welcomes everything as it is. This awareness is true (sat) and present in all circumstances and situations.
Notice that you don’t really breathe, as breathing happens by itself. You are being breathed. Without any effort at all, your breath naturally flows in and flows out like gentle ocean waves. Relax into feeling yourself being breathed. Allow your awareness to gently surf the natural flow of your breath.
Feel your breath, mantra, and awareness merge together into one beautiful, flowing, living wave of energy. This wave naturally and effortlessly awakens the Dynamic Intelligence (Kundalini Shakti) within you. As this Dynamic Intelligence unfolds, you no longer make an effort to meditate, as meditation now happens by itself. You are being meditated.
And then just as a pole vaulter has to let go of the pole to go over the top of the bar, so you now let go of all methods and doing.
And SIMPLY REST AS EFFORTLESS, CHOICELESS, SILENT AWARENESS.
And if your attention is hijacked by a thought stream flowing into the past or future, simply notice it and gently return your attention to the awareness of Hong- Sauh flowing effortlessly in your breath. One your attention is fully present, rest as the vast sky of open awareness.
At the end of each session, we focus in our hearts and send Loving Light to all beings everywhere while we chant OM three times, and then Om Shanti Shanti Shanti. Shanti means peace.
Namaste! (The Divine Light within me honors the same Divine Light within you.)