Position the yantra so its center is at eye level and a comfortable distance away from you. Sit with your spine straight. If this isn’t possible, find a comfortable position in which you can remain alert. Breathe in and out slowly until your breath flows naturally. Begin with your eyes open, simply gazing at the yantra. It’s necessary to look only at the center of the sacred geometry yantra, focusing on the dot in the middle of the symbol, trying not to blink or to blink as little as possible. Gaze at the center for 15 minutes. The key is to maintain receptive, in an alert frame of mind, without drawing any conclusions, and to be free of concepts or thoughts. We simply gaze at the center with innocent, wonder-filled eyes. When we focus solely on the dot at the center of the yantra, and not pay attention to anything outside of this, our awareness deepens instead of flying off in different directions. The more we gaze, the more we tend to feel weightless and unburdened.
As you look at the center of the image, simultaneously observe the “witness” in you that is seeing you seeing the sacred geometry yantra. As you watch, you may find thoughts arising. We cannot control the mind and its thoughts; we can only let go of our thoughts. Allow any thoughts that arise to simply come and go withoutattaching your awareness to them. By not becoming attached, you will be able to enter into relaxation. You don’t have to create this relaxed state; it will just come on its own.
As you feel yourself gathering consciousness, allow yourself to flow with the momentum of thisconsciousness. In doing so, you will first experience an awakening to the forms and shapes around you. Secondly, you will experience an awareness of your body. Thirdly, you will experience an inner awakening to your thoughts and emotions. Finally, you will experience the one who is experiencing. In other words, you will become aware of your awareness. You will find yourself leaving behind all your experiences and merging with the infinite consciousness of your One Self.
When your awareness begins to shift inward, close your eyes. Now watch the yantra imprinted in your mind’s eye, allowing it to gradually guide you from within. As the imprint absorbs your awareness, you won’t be able to tell whether the symbol is in you or whether you are within the symbol. Watch with relaxed attentiveness and alertness. Any thoughts that arise will dissolve. As this happens, you will become aware of your inner perceptions of reality, but don’t try to hold onto these perceptions. It’s important not to evaluate what comes up, but just to allow. The yantras are experiential and require no analysis. They don’t tell us the truth but are pointers towards truth. Truth is an experience, not a belief—and the experience always takes place in the now. All that’s required is for us to remain empty and receptive. The truth that lies within us can then surface, because our own being, which is part of infinite consciousness, is the truth.
With our eyes still closed, we will continue to see colors because they are easier to experience than forms. Seeing forms is a more complicated process of perception and the most abstract. What we perceive as a form is actually light. However, pure light is too intense for us, so it has to be separated into colors. The colors and forms of the sacred geometry images reflect something essential inside us. The way we perceive the colors is subjective because colors are associated with emotion and linked with the mind. Consequently, everyone associates different emotional and subjective values with different colors.
Just as a prism divides white light into separate colors, the mind divides colors into emotional, mental, and bodily aspects through its patterned reactions and memory, never allowing us to see the whole. During the yantra meditation, this heals. Slowly, the yantra colors, shapes, and forms we perceive with our inner eye disappear, and we enter into a state of detached awareness which there is nothing to see and nothing to search for, just the bliss of infinite consciousness to be enjoyed.
In watchfulness, there is no commentary, evaluation, or judgment, just total relaxation. In this relaxed mode, watch the watcher and witness the witnessing. By watching the watcher, the watcher expands and becomes divine. You will experience a divine silence slowly descending upon you. Do nothing, and you will find yourself participating in pure consciousness without the mind defining it. In other words, you will feel no need to tell yourself such things as “this is the experience I have been seeking” or “this is what people mean when they talk about enlightenment.”
Forget about looking for results as you meditate. When we are in this meditative process, not a single vibration moves into the future. In this conscious state, causes and consequences aren’t two separate things—in the same way that the chicken and the egg aren’t separate realities, but the egg is the chicken and the chicken is the egg. Meditation brings us to a place of sensitivity wherein we experience a great interconnectedness with All That Is. This sensitivity generates a loving intimacy with everything we see, smell, touch, taste, hear, and intuit. Be aware, and you will be sensitive to the whole of reality. Be sensitive, and you will be aware of everything.
Meditation doesn’t bring joy, but joy comes when we are meditative. If we aren’t joyful, it’s because wearen’t in a meditative state, since joy is our intrinsic nature.
It’s possible to learn meditation, but it’s impossible to learn joy: it just is.
To be joyous requires a drastic shift in our perception of reality and a drastic change in our way of life. When this occurs, we are born again and sensitivity pours innocently from our “empty” heart. This is an experience that isn’t either physical or psychological but transcends both. This is authentic spirituality.
When you are ready, you may wish to take a deep breath, begin to move your fingers and toes, open your eyes, and become aware of your surroundings once again.