The topic of our last article was the Five Levels of Moksha and how the ultimate goal of human existence is Moksha. In this article we will present the answer to the common question: "how do I actually connect with the subtle mind?" because this connection is fundamental to achieving Moksha.
The answer to this question is to enlist the cooperation of the deva of the body. Everyone is encouraged to establish communication with the deva of their body. The deva of the body is the collective consciousness of all the devas in all of the cells of the body. Each of your 50+ trillion cells has a deva that makes the cell alive and intelligent. This collective deva of the body is completely knowledgeable about the health and needs of the body. This deva also is able to communicate with other devas. Once you have established communication with the deva of your body, a whole new world of help and information will open to you that will allow you to achieve and maintain perfect health. But this is not all, because the deva of your body can serve as a bridge between your physical thinking mind and your silent, subtle mind, providing you with a very useful means of achieving Moksha much sooner.
How can the deva of the body actually help us to achieve Moksha? Everytime you communicate with the deva of the body you are strengthening your connection to your subtle mind. Actually you can only communicate with the deva of the body through your subtle mind. At first, before we have a clear, conscious connection with the subtle mind, we and use a pendulum to provide the deva of the body with a physical communication tool. The deva will cause small movements in the muscles of the hand and arm to move the pendulum in specific patterns in response to your questions. As the conscious connection with your subtle mind increases, you will find that you can dispense with the pendulum and simply feel the responses directly in the body as a gentle swaying movement or pressure. At this stage you will also begin to perceive the answers directly as intuitions in the mind.
Intuitions come from the subtle mind. Eventually when you are witnessing your conscious thinking mind and body activity from the perspective of the subtle mind, you will be in constant intuitive communication with the intelligence of your body, which is the deva of your body.
Another trick you can use is to begin every meditation by connecting with the deva of your body and asking for help with achieving the second level of meditation, known as Dhyana. When you think the mantra, even very effortlessly, you are performing Dharana. Then if you let the mantra go and witness it from your subtle mind so that all of that effortless thinking is not you but instead it is your mind that doing the thinking, and you are simply watching the process from the perspective of your silent, subtle mind, at that point you have transitioned from Dharana to Dhyana. So begin each meditation by consciously asking the deva of the body to help you make this transition and to continue to witness your conscious physical mind throughout the meditation session and beyond into daily activity.
It is very simple to do: close the eyes and become centered, then say in your mind "deva of my body, please help me to quickly transition from Dharana to Dhyana during this meditation, and help me to witness my conscious mind as it thinks the mantra and sutras. Let this witnessing carry over into activity after meditation." Then find that silent part of yourself and notice how expansive it is, how it has no limits, and know that is the real you. From that level of silence, start the mantra and let the mantra go as it continues repeating as a faint idea in the conscious thinking mind. Follow the mantra as it dives deep and keep yourself established in the silent subtle mind.
A common experience that you may have when this is "working" is a brief sort of lucid dream that comes up in the conscious thinking mind. It will be like a movie, and probably it will be colorless, like an old black and white movie. The scene that you witness could be anything. When this comes, you know that you should just stay with your witnessing subtle mind and do not get involved in the movie. Just watch it and let it go, like you have let the mantra go. You will notice that the mantra is also still going on in the mind as well during this time. As you let the movie go you will feel a broad expansion of awareness, your field of vision may become full of light or it may seem like dark clouds swirling around. Your physical body will become effortlessly and noticeably erect. You will feel like you could sit here forever! It is like your physical body is being held up, sort of floating in sea water, and very bouyant.
When this happens, you are transcending into the pranamaya kosha realm or also called the Astral Plane. The colorless movie at first is when you pass through the Etheric Realm. This is the lower part of the Astral Plane where you can actually see the physical world from this suble realm. The physical world seems colorless, black and white, when viewed from this level. Some report that is seems like sort of a drawing. The movie can be quite dramatic, for example you may find yourself viewing the entire physical universe as the movie unfolds, or it can be a limited scene. The important thing is to not get caught up in the movie, just observe it from your subtle mind and do not hold on to it. Let it go and you will go deeper into the Astral Plane and that is when your body begins to feel bouyant.
Do not meditate sitting back on your sofa or easy chair or laying back against a pillow in bed! You must be sitting up straight and without back support if you are to ever have this experience. If you are in a chair, sit up straight with both feet flat on the floor and your hands in your lap or on your knees. Even better is to sit in padmasana. This asana is ideal for deep meditation. Be sure to do it correctly and take your time. Practice it a few minutes each day until you can sit comfortably in padmasana for your entire meditation. This will pay big dividends in your experiences.
You can ask the deva of your body for help with your meditation posture. Ask for help cultivating the padmasana then practice the pose for a few minutes every day. If your back hurts or becomes tired during meditation, ask the deva of your body to give you energy and clear away the pain.
It is important that your physical body be fully rested and in perfect health and balance to achieve the fastest progress and most divine experiences on your quest of Moksha. First let's look at rest.
Be sure your physical body is getting enough rest so that your body is not carrying a sleep debt. The typical human body needs 5 sleep cycles in each 24 hours period, preferably continuous and at night because taken together, the cycles will change throughout the night and the result is a fully rested physical body. A sleep cycle is 90 minutes in duration and consists of a combination of the following aspects:
- Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep - characterized by rapid and random eye movement, high frequency (theta, alpha and even beta) brain waves similar to those during wakefulness, there is muscle paralysis or atonia and frequent and vivid dreams, this is where Lucid Dreams occur
- Non REM stage 1 - little or no eye movement occurs and dreams are possible but relatively rare. sleep is very light and easily disrupted, between wakefulness and sleep proper, characterized by alpha and theta brain waves and may be punctuated by sudden twitches or hypnic jerks
- Non REM stage 2 - most time is spent in this stage, characterized by theta waves with occasional higher voltage sleep spindles
- Non REM stage 3 - the deepest state of non-REM sleep during which the sleeper is largely unaware of and unresponsive to the outside environment, characterized by delta waves along with some sleep spindles. Out of body experiences happen during this stage.
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Deeper experiences are easiest when you meditate with others. You can meditate in the same room or thousands of miles away. The very best experiences are when you are in the same room, but you will notice the deeper experiences just by sychronizing your meditation time with one or more other people located anywhere on the planet. At the Goloka Sanctuary Community in New Mexico we offer group meditations with 2 or more other people at the following times (all in the MST time zone):
- 6:40 am
- 7:40 am
- 9:10 am
- 10:10 am
- 11:10 am
- 12:10 pm
- 1:10 pm
- 3:10 pm
- 4:10 pm
- 6:10 pm
- 9:25 pm
If you want to join us, just begin your meditation at one of the listed times.
For the very best experiences, you should enroll in the Satyug Kaya Kalpa Programme and enjoy a Limitedless Life. This is a comprehensive collection of techniques that will stop and reverse the aging process and help you to establish a youthful, vital physical body. We have an entire website devoted to this: https://www.satyugkayakalpa.org/ so be sure to check it out.