When we seek to develop or create anything in our lives, whether it be something in the material world or an internal state of being, the power of the mind is a powerful factor. That being the case it behooves us to learn to use that power effectively.
The mind needs to be trained. Left to its own devices it has been likened to a drunken monkey! It tends to run in many directions scattering energy as it lurches from one topic to another. A direction that it is particularly fond of is the circle. Mental energy is has a frequency that is more light and rapid and jumps from place to place quite easily!
When I first began meditating I thought, as many do, that the goal was to silence the mind. In fact there is a silence that emerges as a result of meditation, but it is an uncovering of what is already there through releasing preoccupation with thought, feeling or memories.
One form of meditation is actually to allow thought. As we allow thoughts to arise simply observing them, they begin to slow down, clear mind-space is freed up, and we eventually can establish ourselves more firmly in that place referred to as the Silent Witness. Our authentic self is always present behind the clouds of our inner turmoil and preoccupations. It is our job to clear the clouds so we may experience the bright, open and loving “sky” of our transcendent Being-ness.
This same technique is also helpful with emotions or bodily sensations that arise in meditation or anytime really. The inner ability to release is an important one for many reasons and simply practicing it with what arises in meditation can strengthen this ability so it is strongly in place when we really need it.
Developing the Silent Witness aspect of your nature through allowance and releasing has the beautiful result of opening up channels of energy that allow power to surge through your system and become available for creating what you truly desire in your life! Conversely, developing your energy system helps to reach the observer or witness, develops focus and capacity for flowing energy toward your intentions or goals. An investment worth making and persevering with!