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The Sacred Breath – Ancient Meditation

The Sacred Breath

The Sacred Breath was the most guarded meditation secret of the Children of the Law of One. It was never taught, or written down. In fact, a teacher did not even reveal it to a student, until the student developed a basic awareness of it, and then asked about it.

The Sacred Breath is a “staple” meditation of a true teacher. It becomes so natural, so much of a second nature, that they just do it automatically from time to time, without even thinking about it. When a teacher is doing this meditation, it doesn’t “show” very much. There is a little breathing that can be mistaken as a sigh, and a subtle shift in energy. It takes keen awareness and observation for an elder student to perceive that their teacher is doing “something”. But nevertheless, this meditation was only passed on when the student noticed “something”, and asked their teacher what they were doing. Then the student was ready to learn the Sacred Breath. But as I mentioned in part one, it is time for these things to now be revealed openly.

The Sacred Breath involves several aspects of meditation: Active, conscious breath control; The “little death” of lingering during the period after exhalation, and prior to inhalation; The taking in of Universal Life Energy through the breath into the Solar Plexus; And concentration.

Start by inhaling, then exhaling deeply and completely (like a deep sigh). Now here’s where it’s tricky: You want to begin inhaling, but so subtly, slowly and minutely that you can’t even tell you are inhaling – but you want to make sure you are inhaling. I guess you could say that is the paradox or Zen quality to this meditation. You don’t want to think of your subtle inhalation, as an inhalation. You want to completely visualize that you are just inhaling the prana, the Universal Life Energy, right into your solar plexus.
Now, when you start to feel that you need to take a breath, go ahead and take one – then again, exhale fully and deeply as if you were sighing. Repeat this for as long as you have time for.

You can also do this throughout your day anytime you think about it, in order to bring your consciousness back to true reality (to break the illusion of the day to day reality most people think is more real).


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