Journal Entry - tosime
Date: December 13
Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
Time: 08:35 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes (open)
Posture: Seated on chair
Body: Eyes closed,
- tongue tip to pallet,
- hands on knees-index finger touching thumb.
Room Condition: Darkened room
- One candle
- Incense - one stick
- Essential Oil - (Dawn+water on burner)
Pre-session: Ring Bell
(Ring out distractions - Ring in peace)
- Sip of water
- Ear plugs
- full body stretch (3 times).
Previous day's influence: Reading my journal post as a receiver
Mind Chatter: Low - Medium.
Waves of bliss: None.
Chant (silent): "...Reaching for the sky just to surrender"
Experience: Good Session.
A Leonard Cohen song kept turning in my mind yesterday so I decided to use
it in my meditation.
The Stranger Song
It's true that all the men you knew were dealers
who said they were through with dealing
Every time you gave them shelter
I know that kind of man
It's hard to hold the hand of anyone
who is reaching for the sky just to surrender,
who is reaching for the sky just to surrender.
And then sweeping up the jokers that he left behind
you find he did not leave you very much
not even laughter
Like any dealer he was watching for the card
that is so high and wild
he'll never need to deal another
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger...
"Reaching for the sky just to surrender"
Just after the start I "felt" the scent of the oil burner. This was more a
tingling sensation in my nose than the scent of the oil burner. I opened my
eyes and looked at the oil burner. I then had the insight that understanding
intuition needs a different sensory organ (i.e. eyes) even though the normal
perception is through thought.
It got a little complex, but I felt that intuition is really the part of you
that creates the world we think we are perceiving. What we see as intuition
is really seeing what we have created before it comes to us through our
normal senses. I did not have a full understanding of this. However it
helped me to see problems as internal conflicts rather than external
After writing this I lost the other insights from this meditation session.