Samadhi – Guided Meditation #3 – “Prana”

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As with all of the Samadhi meditations
there’s no ‘doing’ in this meditation. There’s nothing to figure out with the
mind. But instead we will come to recognize what the mind is already doing,
and to practice dropping its various unconscious activities as they become
more conscious. The purpose of meditation 1 & 2 in this
series is to help you cultivate two specific skills needed for meditation.
These skills are: single pointed concentration, and the ability to
surrender to whatever arises without reaction. If in your meditation you’re able to
remain relatively equanimous and nonreactive to whatever arises for more
prolonged periods you may naturally find yourself directly experiencing prana or
inner energy which is the field of change underlying the mind and senses. Samadhi is the transcending of opposites-
the transcending of the duality of the mind Samadhi is the transcending of the
duality of microcosm and macrocosm, of male and female, conscious and
unconscious, self and not self, in-breath and out-breath, and of individual and God. The separation is an illusion created by
a false identification with the egoic self or limited mind. The less the mind
controls or mediates our experience the more we experience reality as it
actually is. The more your consciousness is disentangled from the mind and its
preferences and redirected uninterruptedly towards the meditation
object, the more the mind loses momentum and comes to stillness. The understanding of this process of
redirection is not merely intellectual. It must be experienced. You realize or
fully become that which you are, that which you always have been but which has
been obscured through the entanglement of consciousness and thought. The mind
does not know and cannot know the great mystery of our true nature, the mystery
of what we are. You can’t imagine what Samadhi is with the limited egoic mind
just as you can’t describe to a blind person what color is. Your mind can’t
know. It can’t manufacture it. The mind is simply a reducing valve or limiting
filter. A tool for interacting with physical reality in a certain way. It is
the very coming into being of mind that is the creation of physical reality. The mind’s existence is not a problem. On the contrary the error or aberration of human perception is that we identify
ourselves with it. This illusion that we are the limited
self is Maya. The yogic teachings say that to realize
Samadhi one must observe the meditation object until it disappears- until you
disappear into it or it into you. Subject-object duality collapses. Observe the expansion and contraction of
all phenomena until all merges into one. No more breather and no more breath.
No more observer and observed. This may take hours days weeks or years of
single-pointed determined practice depending on where you are on your
journey. Samadhi is not about the determination of
the mind to achieve some sort of goal. It’s about higher will it’s about
determination to surrender the minds activity completely- to let go of
everything that’s known. In quantum physics a photon or light
particle behaves like a solid thing when it’s observed, and it behaves like a wave
when there’s no observer. Similarly the breath is more wave-like
as the observer starts to let go, as the observer begins to disappear. Even if we feel like we’re allowing the
breath to flow naturally there may be deep unconscious aspects of the self
that are exerting influence. For example there may be a contraction
or restriction in the belly, or the heart may be closed
blocking the pulsation of the breath in the chest area. You may be energetically
holding on to a sense of self in the third eye area where your inner energy
flows to. The unconscious
manipulation exerted by the self structure can manifest in many ways in the body
and through practice we learned to make these unconscious elements conscious.
When there is less self or ego controlling the breath then there is
more prana or conscious energy flow. Prana or inner energy is your inner aliveness- what you experience when the mind and senses are
in an open state or a state of non-clinging; not discriminating any idea of
this or that. It is counterproductive to try to make
anything happen in meditation by using your mind.
Do not look for prana or energy inside of you because the
activity of looking for something will keep the egoic self active. As we have said all along, simply let
everything be as it is without resistance to whatever arises. Observe
the control that the mind is already exercising. Penetrate into its
unconscious activity. View all arising sensations as an invitation or doorway
to this exploration. Meditation is nothing but a letting go
of deeper and deeper aspects of the controlling self. The mind does not
actually die or disappear but becomes a servant to the true self that is beyond
name and form. Not my will but divine will be done. To meditate is an act of love- to
surrender the mind to the very heart of your being. Start by being okay with what is in this
moment. Just sit. Sitting is just happening. There is a
body sitting and breathing. Observe the natural breath. The breath simply is. Breathing is
happening. Don’t get involved, just let it happen. This pulsation of expansion
and contraction inside the body exists. It’s as real as it gets in this moment.
You can’t deny its existence. Observe what is. Allow what is. Now with a wide or panoramic awareness
simultaneously notice as many particular aspects of the breath as you can. Such
as the rise and fall of the belly, the air going in and out of your nostrils or
the air going in and out of your lungs. Notice if your breath is deep or shallow. Notice if your in-breath is long or your
out-breath is long. Notice if your in-breath is short or
your out-breath is short. Notice the gap or pause
after the in-breath. Notice the gap or pause
after the out-breath. Note as many particular aspects of the
natural breath as you can at once without letting the mind get involved. In the gaps between the in and out
breath, notice where the impulse to breathe is coming from. Are you taking a
breath or are you letting it happen. Are you breathing or are you being
breathed. Don’t hold the question
in the mind or try to answer it. Find out what these words point towards within
the framework of the body. As your breath expands in and out be
aware of the entire field of change, the contours and forms of the waves of
breath as they arise and pass away. Like a wave forming and dissolving on
the ocean, observe the wave, observe the ocean- without labeling, without
discriminating one or the other. Your breath is literally reaching every
cell in the body. Allow your awareness of the field of change to expand to include
the entire body and even beyond. If you start to get lost observing the
expanded breadth then go back to observing the narrow breath at any time. Feel the field of change washing over
the body, animating the body, passing through the body into the deepest
recesses of your being, permeating your thoughts and sensations. As you observed the whole body breathing
or being breathed, notice if there is any resistance anywhere in the body. Simply
be aware of any resistance or egoic control. The letting go happens by itself simply
by witnessing with equanimity whatever sensations arise. Just observe with
equanimity. Do not judge any sensation
as good or bad. Let everything be as it is. Don’t try to control the meditation
in any way with your mind. Now as you observe, let go of any idea or
preconception you have about what the breath is. let go of the label
or idea of breath, so that there is no knowing what the breath is. No
expectations. Simply observe and allow the phenomena of expansion and
contraction itself at the most subtle level of awareness that you can. You are taking in more phenomena,
becoming conscious of the sensory data being taken in by the body, which is
prior to the filtering activity of the mind. We want to keep our whole awareness
fixed on one thing: the field of changing phenomena at the root level of awareness. You keep your awareness on sensation
without preference without discriminating, without labeling and
without perceiving any ‘thing’. Do not miss any sensation or any
subtlety within the field of change. Be aware of any new sensation or quality
that arises, but do not look for anything in particular.
Don’t try to manufacture some phenomena with the mind. Observe reality as it is. Penetrate deeper. Surrender deeper. Always be aware, always be surrendering. Your attention should be like an
unbroken stream of oil being poured from a container onto the meditation object. The hindrances may arise. Penetrate them,
permeate them, suffuse them with your consciousness. Keep your awareness sharp. The experience of the inner energy should be vivid and alive. Don’t try to have a still mind because
the act of trying creates movement Stay within the field of change. Just
being, letting go of all doing, and stillness reveals itself. With practice the sensations become a
uniform phenomena, a uniform field of change, and they lose their individual
characteristics. The one thing that does not change is
the reality that everything is changing. Who is aware of that? Any pain any emotion any bliss or any
phenomena is experienced as indistinguishable- simply as changing
energy. Prana is recognized as the constantly changing pulse of expansion
and contraction of absolutely everything. The Sanskrit term for this constantly changing energy is Annica. Your ability to remain aware of Annica may come and go. The moment-by-moment capacity for
observing change itself is changeable. Even if your equanimity comes and goes
be equanimous with that. Be equanimous with what is.

 

64 Responses

  1. leonor coni

    November 13, 2017 10:41 pm

    Porque has desactivado los subtitulos en Español? Debo pagar para escucharte? Gracias de todas maneras, la ayuda que das no debe cobrarse…..13.11.207

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  2. VAIBHAV AGARWAL

    November 14, 2017 6:53 am

    This is the ultimate aim of all religions…..to know….to become aware who you actually are……U have never lost yourself….you have just created a false identity……know yourself….know god

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  3. Никита Небо

    November 14, 2017 7:27 am

    Amazing inner-journey travel experience in every step you do, so thank you. In my imagination your love will help to change the world really fast.
    I have may be the strange question, but it goes from the heart. Short story: I used to listen to your meditations for a while, they become extremely close to my fool journey. On this journey to the Self it seemed you get even some progress. You can feel yourself high, wisdom inside and open to love, and you feel like you are really awakening – noticing synchronicity happens, you feel life hidden poetry. But oneday (yesterday) I realized that I lived ego totally, it became so thin, changeable and adaptive to "new" experience. So I ask for advice – how to continue moving to the One and not to get lost in ego games. For now I have a fear of it, this doubts seems to stop me – it is complicated to live for two worlds. In both i feel truth that is waiting for me. And one more question – is the meditation process has some culmination destination clear state-point for no doubts IT IS?

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  4. albert smith

    November 14, 2017 5:20 pm

    your work is amazing… been to OU and OWA in India but as a Floridian the cold in Canada would be tough to stay in state with all the shivering till I got to the center of hot and cold… lol
    moving from i consciousness to one consciousness is easy using your work! Bless you! Namaste

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  5. VAIBHAV AGARWAL

    November 15, 2017 2:47 am

    Can i ask you one question…….have you experienced deeper level of consciousness?? Thanks for reply

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  6. van vo

    December 8, 2017 1:25 am

    thank you, Tibet empowerment can give me high state that I am deeply thankful to, problem is language difficulty, so that I have to be on my own all the hindrance, so your film help a lot

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  7. sementepooper

    December 31, 2017 9:07 am

    I'm kinda new to this, dropped at 45 minutes after feeling some brutal waves of energy flowing trough all my body.
    Idk if it was a good experience or a bad one

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  8. R Mares

    January 16, 2018 4:57 am

    I have a question. Are we to drop the breath as the meditation object and focus all our awareness on the field of change so that it becomes the mediation object? Thank you.

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  9. Indi Fernandez

    February 1, 2018 7:08 am

    Well this awareness has already seen through this illusion. This is not real or truth. I saw everything shifting about, disorientating, nothing still but moving. It is a field, God is everywhere, even in parked cars, when you see it. I did not really want a God either. There is pull, towards other things, not as distinctly separate. There is a distortion in the plasma field at the top of this reality, AI (simulation theory), creating a controlled unreality and separation consciousness. I can loose the plot after 2 hours, but these are superb. I know I have the tools now, I just do the work, let the continual holding hold. You get to think it thinks it cannot let go. You know you want to, more than anything you ever wanted. Thank you so much for all this work. If everyone did these, another war would not happen. Which is why you do this. This also fits in nicely with the Biology of belief. Everyone is turning on there own genes and changing their biology and brain wiring, without noticing. Continually creating what they don't actually want at all. It seems insane."Until you make the unconcious conscious, it will rule your life and you will call it fate. Carl Jung.

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  10. Arnaud De Mey

    February 2, 2018 9:54 pm

    Hi! I really appreciate what you're doing. I often find myself stuck in situations where I doubt myself (or my ego) I start to realize that when I have a problem, it is most of the time created by my ego cause it want's to control the situation and it is really frustrated when it isn't able to do so. Now I see that you can't control it, you can just go with it and accept it.

    The thing is that I understand this, and even felt it, but I only feel it temporary.. I started to meditate, so that maybe I could maintain this blissful feeling. But when I breathe in, I feel alot of pressure in my back and chest at the height of my hearth. I feel that my body isn't ready to meditate deeply. So what can I do to overcome this? Just go through with meditation until the pressure is gone, or should I start with some yoga exercices or something to relieve the pressure? I would be very grateful for your reply

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  11. WinterSpell

    March 14, 2018 1:18 pm

    There is no enough words to express my thanks to everyone behind this channel, you have been a great part of my journey for years, with lots of meditation styles that we could do and and with all these different meditation videos on the internet, I do feel that this is the way to attain samadhi/nirvana and the way buddha did meditation. No hypnosis, no affirmations etc. just pure being.

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  12. Jeff Shore

    March 20, 2018 10:02 pm

    This is a wealth of valuable information, thank you for all of this.

    Being new to meditation I have a question. Is it ok to do this meditation whilst listening to binaural beats and tranquil music?? I have sometimes noisy neighbours and it helps to block out any outside distractions…thank you.

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  13. SKY BIRD'S STUDIO

    May 21, 2018 12:29 pm

    I just added this to my play list. The guided meditations that you have created, are nicely streamlined. Thank you♥
    Namaste

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  14. Ricky Iceman

    June 10, 2018 8:02 am

    I know this may be a dumb question but what if me meditating is just egoic behaviour? Should I stop or keep going? I'm highly aware that this is nothing more than a "desire" for me to achieve something or feel some type of bliss.

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  15. Ricky Iceman

    June 11, 2018 4:33 pm

    Thank you for the advice. I assume going the middle way would be acknowledging that this is egoic behaviour, but not pushing it away nor playing into it? Alan watts talked about this type of thing as " biting an iron bull".

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  16. Tim Callanan

    June 13, 2018 4:18 am

    I am grateful that you have given us these meditations, and delivered them to the world. Thank you for this act of unconditional love, and helping us to drop those things that are not our true Self. All your work has deeply resonated within me. It's as if I knew and understood it all when I was 6 or7 years old. It is how I thought our reality actually worked. But who would listen to a kid. Now I'm 45 and have come back to the feeling and drive for emptiness, and for stillness. What a gift. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Blessings!!!

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  17. Ricky Iceman

    June 15, 2018 3:34 pm

    Hello again Daniel. When I put focus on the breath I seem to automatically start controlling it and for some reason can't stop. To avoid frustration I just go with the flow. After some research I found putting my attention on lets say a sound, and then returning to the breath I seem to stop controlling it. Is this acceptable?

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  18. einemailadressenbesitzer einemailadressenbesitzer

    September 28, 2018 3:26 pm

    Wow that was trippy. It was a rollercoaster ride between equanimity and imbalance, pain in the back, unconsciousness, consciousness, crazy fantasies with demon-like beings and crazy metaphors, round breathing, standing behind myself, breathing and being breathed. When the saliva flowed out of my mouth, I had to swallow, I could not resist. The best advice in this video was to forget what even breathing is by that i just felt the breathing but lost myself very soon in unconsciousness came back again to consciousness repeatedly. This short phantasie about the deamons was strange, there were three demons, they seemed to have managed to step behind the world, behind appearances. When I consciously perceived them, they themselves were unsure whether they were real or whether I was real. I think I was between dreaming and very rarlely meditating and being conscious, it was a back and forth.

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  19. Coen Pieters

    October 19, 2018 10:17 am

    Dear, wise kindhearted and beautifull person that is responsible for the movies, but especially and precisely this guided meditation.
    I thank you with all my heart. I hope you are able to feel the ammout that you have helped me find ourselves.

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  20. lol

    November 24, 2018 9:04 pm

    Can anyone help me out here, I think im getting the hang of it but… once I focus on my breath for a while and I lose sense of my body, my thoughts disappear but then I freak out because it feels like I'm going to this point of no return feeling and I snap back.

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  21. Raj Gupta

    January 9, 2019 4:08 am

    AwakenTheWorldFilm – Truly appreciate all your efforts. Your movies and guided meditations have changed my life. As I get deep into meditation and observe the field of change, I am able to sense and feel energy flowing through all the veins connected to my brain. It felt like I was able to sense brain structure and connected veins with blood flowing through it. After a point, it scared me a little bit not knowing if I am going in right direction. It would be really helpful if others had this experience and can comment on this.

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  22. Johnny Aingel

    February 18, 2019 11:20 am

    My first time on here i LOVE it and i know about PRANA the LIFE Force are universal energy in its many forms and also i know about AKASHA as well as COSMIC consciousness and energy vibration and so forth

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  23. Franco Guidone

    June 10, 2019 8:37 pm

    I would LOVE to hear more guided meditations from you. The 4 you've released are my all time favorites! Thank you so much for everything you do 💜🙏🕉️

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  24. Denise DeStefanis

    August 8, 2019 4:18 pm

    My deepest appreciation and gratitude and love to everyone connected to these beautiful videos!
    NAMASTE!🙏

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