Where Do Meditations Take You?

By George A. Boyd © 2016

There are four bands of the mind.

Level of the Mind

What is contained there?

Conscious

Present time experience of movement, sensation, body, feelings, thoughts, and memory • seat of the ego

Subconscious

Storehouse of memory, creative intelligence of the chakras, dreaming and imagination, and sound sleep

Metaconscious

Executive functions of the personality: commitment, social skills and humor,conscience, planning and goal setting, intellect, personal intuition, and will • seat of the Self

Superconscious

Spiritual worlds, archetypes, realms where you encounter spiritual beings, and the different forms of the Divine • realm where the Soul dwells

Different meditations take you to specific levels of the mind.

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Meditations on the Conscious Mind

Meditations that access the Conscious mind, we call Practical Meditation. The levels of the Conscious mind are:

Level of the Conscious Mind

What you experience at this level

Waking state of awareness

You are aware of your brain, the world around your body, and what you are doing in the present time • seat of your attention

Movement awareness center

You gain heightened awareness of your movement and your body’s position in the present time

Sensory center (sensorium)

You gain heightened awareness of your senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch in the present time

Body awareness

You gain heightened awareness of the sensations arising from inside your body—muscles, tendons, bones, organs, glands, nervous system, and your physiological rhythms—in the present time

Feeling awareness

You gain heightened awareness of your emotions that are arising in the present time

Thinking awareness

You gain heightened awareness of your thoughts and the commands you give to your body in the present time

Ego awareness

You gain heightened awareness of the different roles that you play in your life—and your thoughts and feelings you are having in each one—in the present time • the ego is the integration center of the Conscious mind

Preconscious

You gain heightened awareness of the impressions and memories that are entering your Conscious mind in the present time

Subconscious gateway center

You become aware of the doorway that leads to your Subconscious mind

Meditations that enable you to access the centers of the Conscious mind include Mindfulness, Vipassana, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, and concentrating your attention on different centers of the Conscious mind.

Meditations on the Subconscious Mind

Meditations that access the Subconscious mind, we call Liminal Meditation. The levels of the Subconscious mind are:

Level of the Subconscious
Mind

What you experience at this level

Present time in memory

You become aware that you are recording your experience in the present time, fixing it into memory

Life narrative

You become aware of your experiences back to your first conscious memory, when you first felt that you were the actor in your life

Personal unconscious (postnatal)

You become aware of the memories and impressions that occurred before your first conscious memory back to your birth

Personal unconscious (prenatal)

You become aware of your development from a one-celled fertilized egg to a fetus ready to be born—this gives you a glimpse of your embryonic growth

Atom of eternity

You become aware of your entire life from the Soul’s detached vantage point

Subconscious chakras

You become aware of the lotuses of the chakras, the seat of your creative intelligence. Within the system of chakras, you become aware of the seat of the Kundalini, the energy of awareness; your attentional principle, your witnessing consciousness; the doorway to the presence of your loving spirit; and the mirror of your Soul’s spiritual development.

Astral body

You become aware of the astral body’s subtle sensation, its ability to move, and travel to the locations you suggest.

Causal body

You become aware of the transmutation of your life experiences into wisdom and virtue, and the fixing of your experience into long term memory

Toruses of purpose

You become aware of the mirror of your spirit’s development

Meditations that enable you to access the centers of the Subconscious mind include the time travel meditation, meditation on the chakras, learning to astral project and use the astral senses, and concentrating your attention on different centers of the Subconscious mind.

Meditations on the Metaconscious Mind

Meditations that access the Metaconscious mind, we call Centering Meditation. The levels of the Subconscious mind are:

Level of the Metaconscious
Mind

What you experience at this level

Etheric body

You become aware of the master switchboard that connects your Metaconscious mind and your Subconscious mind, which governs habit, ideomotor movement, perceptual frames, and energizing or relaxing your body to respond to circumstances

Desire Body (Body of Commitment)

You become aware of the goals and the people to which you have made a long-term commitment

Persona

You become aware of your ability to use social skills, to personify others, and to express wit and humor

Conscience

You become aware of the values and standards by which you govern your life

Concrete mind

You become aware of your ability to plan, schedule, and set goals

Intellect

You become aware of your ability to use problem solving strategies, and to process information presented in writing, speech, mathematics, and symbols

Personal intuition

You become aware of the activity of the levels of your personality, can enter the experience of others through empathy, appreciate and express through the language of music, and your sense of participation in the larger cosmos

Volition

You become aware of your ability to make choices, and to operate the faculties of your personality

The Self

You become aware of that you are the controller of all personality functions • The Self is the integration center of the entire personality

Being

You become aware of the Voidness of Being, in which you experience peace and being in the flow

Meditations that enable you to access the centers of the Metaconscious mind include introspection, planning and goal setting, learning to unite your attention with the Self, and concentrating your attention on different centers of the Metaconscious mind.

Meditations on the Superconscious Mind

Meditations that access the Superconscious mind, we call Transcendence Meditation. The levels of the Superconscious mind are:

Level of the Superconscious mind

What You Experience at this Level

Subtle The archetypes you encounter as the Soul Spark, and the abilities, love, and wisdom you gain at this level
Planetary The archetypes you encounter as the Soul, and the abilities, love, and wisdom you gain at this level
Transplanetary The archetypes you encounter as the Monad, and the abilities, love, and wisdom you gain at this level
Cosmic The archetypes you encounter as the Astral Soul, and the abilities, love, and wisdom you gain at this level
Supracosmic The archetypes you encounter as the Supracosmic Soul, and the abilities, love, and wisdom you gain at this level
Transcendental The archetypes you encounter as one of eight Transcendental ensouling entities and the spirit on that Path, and the abilities, love, and wisdom you gain at this level

An archetype is a spiritual form that can reveal intuitive knowledge, bestow virtues and love, and grant specific abilities. There are a variety of meditations that access the Superconscious mind, which include:

  • Kundalini Yoga – the awakening of the energy of awareness to activate the forms through which the Soul expresses
  • Nada Yoga – the awakening of the spirit, training it to travel back to its Source on inner channels of light and sound
  • Mantra Yoga – activating seed vibrations that can focus your attention on your spirit, your Soul, or any form within you; specialized mantras called transformational mantras can draw down the Supreme Light to unfold the Soul and its forms
  • Raja Yoga – training the attentional principle to travel through the Superconscious mind to commune with the Soul, spiritual guides, and the Divine
  • Reception of spiritual Light and Grace (Light Immersion or Guru Kripa Yoga) – allowing God and the Masters to minister to you and to speed up your spiritual evolution
  • Jnana Yoga – learning how to access the intuitive knowledge and discernment of your Soul to guide the personality and develop spiritual insight and wisdom
  • Agni Yoga or Attunement Meditation – learning how to invoke or call down the Light to engage in Light ministry to promote healing and purification
  • Kriya Yoga – a method of transformation that uses the breath in a special way bring about spiritual unfoldment
  • Dharma Yoga – a meditation that tunes you into the Soul and allows it to give you guidance as to the correct thing to do; this tunes you into your Soul’s purpose
  • Chanting – Using mantras to lift your attention into communion with spiritual beings
  • Prayer – Communicating your needs and concerns to a spiritual being, and inviting its ministry to you; asking this being for guidance and direction

Mudrashram® teaches you meditations to access the Conscious, Subconscious, and Metaconscious mind in the Introduction to Meditation program, which you can take on-line or with a certified in-person instructor.

Mudrashram® teaches you to awaken your Kundalini, your attentional principle, your spirit and your Soul; trains you in meditations to focus on the Self, and shows you all of the transcendence meditations—except for Kriya Yoga, which is introduced in the Advanced Course—in our intermediate courses, the on-line and by-mail Accelerated Meditation Program, and the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation. In these intermediate courses, you explore the Subtle and Planetary Realms.

Mudrashram® teaches you many advanced meditation practices, including Kriya Yoga and communing with a spiritual guide, in the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.

In the Advanced Course, you explore the Transplanetary, Cosmic, Supracosmic, and Transcendental bands of the Superconscious mind. This course is available on-line as an independent study course, and in a variety of in-person formats (webinar, intensive, and weekly). You are eligible to take this course after you have completed one of the intermediate courses.

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