360 DEGREES MEDITATION
Why 360 DEGREES guided meditation?
When we shift our awareness to the spine and to 360 degrees, the impact of the events in our daily life will be greatly reduced. We are able to maintain equanimity with deep gratitude and with the awareness that nothing happens by accident. Practicing to maintain that awareness helps us shift to that level easily and at will, facilitating our spiritual evolution.
Longer gaps in the spoken guidance during this meditation are intentional. It is normal for the mind to initially object to the silence and disturb the meditation with unnecessary chatter. Usually during the first half of the meditation there is more such mental chatter because of the cleansing of the painful inner impressions.
Serious, dedicated seekers will persevere and then get to enjoy the well-deserved, beautiful benefits of this transformative meditation.
Every human being operates in 120 degrees of frontal awareness which is just enough to operate in daily life. But what about the 240 degrees behind us?
This is important – in the higher, expanded states of consciousness, 360 degrees awareness is natural. Until that is experienced, deep inside we remain incomplete. We normally don’t tap into this expanded awareness because we get caught up in daily life. That is why keeping our awareness on the spine is important.
Ideally, one should sit with the spine straight. If one has back issues, the lying position is fine while remaining in the waking state.