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week two of the exercises.

Post by Maxx on 27.03.16 18:25

Week Two
Hermetic Principle Exercise
Correspondence
 
For six consecutive days, meditate twice daily upon the following Hermetic Law. Meditate for at least 15 to 30 minutes each time you reflect upon the following words.(Recommended, Monday to Saturday)
 
2. The Law of Correspondence: We exist in all planes, astral as well as physical. Or rather planes independent of the physical.  
''As Above, So Below;As Below, So Above."
 
We have already discussed a great many concepts related to the law of correspondence earlier in this work, but it is still difficult to grasp the concept. While we may recognize, cognitively, the holographic paradigm of the universe, in which every piece is equivalent to the whole, it does not mean we are able to recognize it as true in our actual experience. This week, however, the initiate is asked to engage in an experience, which will allow a much fuller and more direct interaction with this concept. Again, as in the first week, it is not required that one believes in the reality of the concept, it is merely an exercise designed to familiarize the mind with a particular type of experience. Even more, these exercises allow the mind to gain a facility with new experiences of the world, which is an important consideration when beginning your astral journey. Realize that there will be many new perceptions, and that the realities you are beginning to encounter in your meditative practice will present experiences well outside the paradigm of ordinary experience. It is, as you may have begun to realize, worthwhile to prepare your mind for encounters with experiences outside the realm of your typical paradigm. This exercise will allow you to begin opening your mind to a new dimension of experience, even while you remain within the familiar settings and experiences of your everyday reality. It is not about adopting a new belief, nor about changing permanently to a new way of thinking; instead it is about allowing yourself the freedom to experience your world in a new way, which engages a perspective of the world useful in the non-physical realities of astral experience.
            On the final day of this week, you will forgo your ordinary meditative practice to engage in an experiment, which will encourage you to perceive the world through the lens of the Principle of Correspondence. For the whole of the day, whenever you experience a strong emotion, idea, or other internal energy, take a moment to notice that energy inside yourself. Once you are familiar with that energy, ask yourself, "Where in the universe outside my body does this energy manifest?"  As well, when you encounter a particularly striking or powerful experience in your external reality, notice it and think about where that same experience is manifesting inside yourself. This may seem less than obvious, at first, so it might be useful to break this down into a more explicit process. Whenever you encounter a particularly experience, either within or outside of yourself, consider what energy you would associate with that experience. For example, you might feel an emotion, and might imagine that emotion as energy inside your body. You might see a particularly striking image as you walk down the street and might ask yourself what energy in the world that image associates with. Next, imagine that energy and notice where it exists both inside and outside of you. This makes the process far simpler to understand, and will help cultivate an experience of the universe that is extremely educational for those seeking to enter the deeper mysteries of astral experience and non-physical reality. You are not being asked to adopt this belief, but are encouraged to exercise your mind to see the world this way, if only for just one day. The experience itself will teach you many things, and will enable capacities in your mind you may never have noticed before.
            As your day continues, you should not be too surprised to notice that this process of noticing the energy you encounter as both inside yourself and outside in the world becomes almost automatic. As this happens, allow yourself to notice that both the outside and the inside contain all the same elements, and you may even begin to experience the recognition that they can be seen as one thing from two perspectives. Throughout this experience, you are reminded to maintain your normal daily schedule, and to be yourself as always. You will find, as you go through the day this way, that you encounter each person as being an entire universe, just as you are, and being a representation of a specific energy as well, just as you are to others. Over the course of your day, pay attention to what you begin to notice. More important than the specifics of what energy goes where, is the recognition of the experience of connecting with those correlations. As you gain experience with this process, you will start to notice that you experience a duality, where you are experiencing the energy outside yourself and inside yourself at once, and yet they are not separate experiences. As you experience this, relax and recognize that it is only one way of looking at things, and that it can be useful. Thank yourself for taking the opportunity to view the world in this new way, and let the experience teach you. Have gratitude to your mind for letting you have such a new experience, and enjoy the unique perspective that comes with that experience. As well, notice that you gain a new level of detail in connection with every experience. Your memories this day may be particularly vivid, as each detail becomes enhanced with additional layers. The depth of these details comes from the fact that they reflect both internal and external experiences, not merely one or the other.
            Of course, this particular way of looking at the world is not always the way every one of us likes to experience the world all the time, so, as your day ends, and you prepare for bed, take a few moments to reflect back on your day from this new perspective. Notice anything you have learnt. Are there any learning’s you have gained that would be impossible to communicate from outside this particular viewpoint?  Make sure to take the time to understand your experience, to make note of any particularly striking observations you wish to take with you, and to thank yourself for the experience, not only as a whole, but also in terms of any specific portions of your day that were especially impactful for you. Once you have done that and are in your bed, ready for sleep, close your eyes and allow yourself to hold on to this unique experience until you drift from conscious awareness. Know that in the morning, you will have the choice to use this new perspective when you wish, but will be able to experience the world as you always have as well. Allow yourself to dream beautiful dreams, and let yourself awaken refreshed and prepared to begin yet another exciting, beautiful day.
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Post by Maxx on 27.03.16 18:45

This is from the Light Body Travelers Society....failed to post credit to them
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Post by Maxx on 28.03.16 20:23

this was very interesting for me.  This first day I found 4 different locations of energy outside and inside my body depending on the type of thought that I became aware of.  It would reappear in the same location if there was a similar type of thought or incident that would come into my path.  There seems to be different locations that are connected to different types of thoughts.  I have never heard of this before but this has me looking at things from another view.  One might say similar to another dimension.
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