A Guided Meditation on Psionic Principles
A principle is a truth, law, or a state by which something is governed. Any well developed practice or art form will have rules or principles which guide the use and practice of it and Psionics is no different. The following meditation is based on some of the simple principles that can be derived from the Dynamic Psi paradigm.
The definition of the word 'meditation' is often varying and flexible, meaning many different things to different people. In this particular case the definition of meditation will be, "Prolonged contemplation about a specific subject", as this is a meditation where thinking is encouraged and guided. In this mediation we will guide our thought processes by thinking about previously selected subjects and ideas and use them as a basis on which to interpret our thoughts. The selected subjects in this meditation will be principles of psionics.
Because a principle is a truth we select very broad and very encompassing principles to consider and compare our thoughts to. This meditation, like any other meditation, is for the purpose of greater understanding of our world and ourselves. This analysis of how our life relates to the most fundamental principles of psionics will also give us a much deeper understanding of the functions and applications of psionics.
Normally, in any other mediation, we prefer not to have thoughts 'pop' into our head as this is a distraction. In this particular meditation we instead will be using these thoughts as ideas for analysis, provided of course that they are worthwhile subjects for analysis. In doing this we also learn to gain some control over these thoughts as well so that when we practice other meditations, void or focal for instance, we are better able to control and quiet our thoughts.
In doing this meditation we first consider a principle of psionics and then we consider the meaning, importance, and applications of it. We then allow our thoughts to go where they may but always keep a focus on the original principle and how it applies to what we are currently thinking about. We allow thoughts to come to us and 'pop' into our head as they normally do.
We allow stray thought to come to us because it is often (but not always) the thoughts and ideas that are most important to us that come to us first. When an important thought comes to us we consider the idea and then how the principle can be applied to the situation beneficially, basing our thoughts on a truth so that we can think about and deal with the situation using reason.
The level of skill of the practitioner, and the depth of the meditation they are currently in, will usually determine exactly how many of these stray thoughts are of any real value, as often times the thoughts that 'pop' into our heads are quite random and useless. A beginning practitioner or someone who's just participated in a stimulating activity (such as seeing a movie) is likely to find that the thoughts that come to them first are of little value for the purpose of analysis under the selected principle. When irrelevant thoughts come to us we do as we normally would in any other meditation, we simply let it pass from our consciousness and continue with the meditation.
To assist in the process of this meditation it is helpful to quiet the mind first with some void or focal meditation as we are at a deeper level of personal understanding when we do this and that is a much better starting point.
Principles of psionics
The following principles are truths about the soul and the world that the author felt were most wide ranging and applicable to varying situations and thoughts;
A soul is neither matter or energy.
Information is available to the soul should we choose to observe it.
A soul can alter and change the physical world.
These are examples (and quite good ones
) that essentially all psionic practices should consider and make use of in some way. These are not the only principles that can be derived about the soul or the world and all practitioners are encouraged to deduce and use their own.
As an example of how this meditation might play out let's consider the first principle, 'A soul is neither matter or energy'. As always it is important to achieve relaxation and a clear mental state before practicing a meditation so some standard void or focal mediation is beneficial to do prior to attempting this meditation.
We consider this principle for a time until we fully understand it just as it is. When we feel comfortable with this be begin to probe and question further, asking questions such as, "How can or does this apply to the physical world?", or "How does this directly affect me?", or "How can I use this in my daily life?". We try to answer these questions based on the chosen principle and we allow thoughts on the subject come to us. As new thoughts come we continue to consider and work through these new thoughts based on the chosen principle.
It can be very helpful (prior to attempting the mediation) to create the expectation that the process will go well, be beneficial, and that relevant knowledge will be taken from the experience.
A meditation such as this is a good way of keeping important psionic concepts on one's mind. It's easy to become distracted with personal issues and problems that arise in our life and when we practice meditations like this it can help us return to a state of focus and clarity.
This is a seemly simple meditation but the understanding about the world and one's life that can be achieved with this meditation should not be overlooked. To deduce the truth in anything you must always start with something you already know to be true.