B1.2.0 – Meditation.

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The purpose of including meditation in your cranio sacral training is to help you become familiar with your inner state or landscape.

In that way you can begin to differentiate between what you are receiving from the person you are treating and what is just you.

Think of it like this.
You are sitting in front of a big wide screen TV.
The channel keeps changing but that doesn’t matter because you find everything interesting. Behind you there is a small colour TV but you can’t turn around to look at it. You can hear what’s on the small TV but you can’t make it out because the noise from the TV in front of you is obscuring it.

Are you with that image so far? You are facing the big TV with the little TV behind you.

Every now and then, when the screen on the big TV goes dark, you can make out something of the little TV as it reflected in the darkened screen of the big TV.

Let me explain: The big TV is your body – mind etc, your system. The little TV is the patient’s system.

You want to be able to see their system – the show on the little TV – as accurately as you can.

So the obvious thing to do is turn off the big TV, then in the empty screen and without the sound, it is much easier to see what is happening on the little TV as it is reflected on the darkened screen of the big TV.

Learning to meditate is like learning how to turn off your TV. You need to be able to reduce your internal static. What you are left with is a sort of inner silence into which it is easier to hear any ‘noise’ from the person you are working with.

There will be more about meditation later in the course.
For now it is important to develop the habit.

Here is what to do:

  • Set aside 10 minutes morning and evening for meditation practice.
  • Find a secluded spot in a quiet room.
  • Get yourself a timer of some sort and set it to 10 minutes. ( Having a timer gives you one less thing to think about when you are meditating.)
  • Sit in a not too comfortable chair. (if it is too comfortable you may fall asleep. Don’t meditate lying down for the same reason.)
  • Make sure your back is straight and you are not slouching.
  • Close your eyes and take a couple of deep breaths.
  • Starting at your toes check through your body for any tension you may be holding. If you find any let it go.
  • Remember to breath.
  • Turn off any internal conversations, monitoring or narration you might be engaged in.
  • Allow your mental screen to go blank.
  • Remember to breath.
  • Whenever you find yourself thinking turn off any internal conversations, monitoring or narration you might be engaged in.
  • Allow your mental screen to go blank.
  • Remember to breath.
  • Continue like this until you timer goes off.

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