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Cultivate Your Neutral Mind

 

In this blog I share with you excerpts from my new book The Power of Neutral – Soul Alchemy in Meditation.

The Power of Neutral by Guru Rattana PhD

Neutral Is Our Power Base

In our usual asleep state, awareness is very limited and often monopolized by random thoughts or spaced out. There is a vast reality within that we are unaware of — our soul, the Infinite, inner peace, universal wisdom, and Divine Love.

As multidimensional beings living in a multidimensional world and universe, we need more than our dualistic mind to experience and compute what is going on. We need our neutral mind, which has access to subtle information from our Soul and the Infinite.

Neutral is not nothing. Neutral is the container for everything. Neutral is the ability to see and perceive reality the way it is, not the way we want it to be.

Our neutral mind is our base. It is our observer station. But rather than being a passive instrument, it is an active witness to our thoughts, emotions, and reactions. Its job is to keep our faculties of consciousness and awareness active and our inner space receptive and expansive.

Neutral Shifts Our Inner Reality

As we learn to access and pay attention to the neutral channel, our mental, emotional, and physical states begin to shift and harmonize.

  • In our neutral channel, we experience a dependable, stable place inside ourselves, where we can relax, let go, and trust.
  • When we have access to the neutral channel, the dual mind can finally be relieved of the stress caused by thinking it has to figure everything out. In the neutral channel we can listen to the wise counsel of our intuition and hear our soul’s voice direct our decisions.
  • The neutral mind is our access route to higher love, peace, harmony, and oneness, all of which are not available in the dualistic mind. From the lighthouse of our neutral mind, we look at life differently.
  • We discover that our identity and our reality extend beyond our current personalities into a non-physical presence and being.
  • As we let go of mental ideas of who we are and how life should be, we begin to experience peace, satisfaction, and fulfillment.

Guidelines to Change Channels, Awaken Neutral Mind, Find Inner Space

The following are the most basic guidelines to awaken and become aware of your neutral mind and inner space.

1. Pay Attention with Sensory Faculties

Our first task in meditation is to pay attention
to ourselves (to our bodies and inside our skin) with our subtle sensory faculties of (1) awareness, (2) listening, and (3) feeling. We train ourselves to use our sensory faculties to focus inside instead of outside ourselves.

Use these faculties to direct your mind to be present to what you are feeling in your body. Get in touch with your physical, mental, and emotional condition. Don’t analyze or think about anything. Deeply listen, feel, and be non-verbally present to your body and breath.

2. Look Inside Your Head

Close your eyes. Look inside your head. Keep looking until you see a dark space. This space can be dark or light, but it is usually simply a dark cave-like space. Whatever you see (dark, space, nothing, empty, etc.) pay attention to that. Use your faculties of awareness and listening to tune in to the neutral space in your mind. The more you look, the more you will realize that this space is vast, pure, open, and totally available for you.

Your primary and ongoing training then is to focus on the space inside your head. Do not get distracted by images, lights, or any other visuals that might appear. Look deeply beyond any thoughts or visuals.

3. Listen Inside Your Head

In addition to looking, engage your faculty of listening to listen inside your head. Listen between your ears, as though you have an inner ear inside your head. Listen deeply underneath any thoughts, until you hear the sound of silence. You will become aware of a “sound” that is always there. This is a constant infinite “sound of silence” that is very soothing and always in the background.

4. Keep Coming Back to Neutral

It is normal that your attention will be diverted by thoughts in the dual mind, which continues to emit thoughts. Allow the thoughts, but don’t pay attention to them. Engage your faculty of listening to pay attention to the sound of silence. Don’t get involved in thinking, evaluating, analyzing, or judging what you are doing. You will notice that when you engage your attention on rational mind activities, you pop out of your neutral channel.

5. Dwell in “My Sacred Space”

We quickly notice that our inner space is always there. We can always return to this place of peace, which is permanently in our psyche. The sound of silence is always present without discussion. This experience of permanency is comforting and reassuring. We begin to trust that we have an inner sanctuary to which we can always return. Think of it as my personal space. No one except me has access to my sacred space of peace.

Our task then is to (1) access, (2) stay in, (3) deepen, and (4) train ourselves to operate from the vantage point of our sacred space in our body. As we do so, we can hold this inner space of stillness and place of peace and equanimity inside ourselves while we carry out our daily activities.

Train yourself to simply (without judgment or frustration) return your attention to your sacred neutral space. The following meditation is a great one to awaken the neutral mind.

Dhrib Dhristi Third Eye Meditation

Silent Meditation to Center and Balance

Sit with a straight spine, hips and shoulders in a line. Lock the tips of the front teeth together. Focus the eyes on the tip of the nose with the tongue touching the upper palate (which should occur automatically within about 1 minute). From the third eye (between the eyebrows) silently project the mantra

SA TA NA MA

Beam it out, creating an internal harmony. Coordinate the mantra with the breath. Usually one or two repetitions of SA TA NA MA are used with each inhale and each exhale. Continue for 31 minutes.

Sit quietly and be aware of a light beaming out from your third eye. Even if you don’t see it, focus and feel the energy consolidate. You will feel very centered.

COMMENTS: “Dhrib Dhristi Lochina Karma Kriya” means “the action of acquiring insight into the future.” This powerful, simple meditation was first taught on the eve of a full moon when the effects are greatest, as the subconscious mind is then fully open to its vibratory action.

Although most meditations require long periods of practice for mastery, it is possible to master this one in a single, or several, sittings because of the wide range of individual differences in practitioners and the uniqueness of the meditation.

Although the meditation should be practiced for at least 31 minutes at a sitting, the minimum (compromise) time is 15 minutes, and to master it you should practice for 1½ hours. Three hours of practice will open up your psychic capacities. But in only 3-11 minutes practice, you can go inside, tune out external distractions, and center yourself. You can do it on the bus or standing in line, or at work when you can’t be alone.

Honestly practice it for the longer times and the following things will happen: Your eyes will have the power to heal anyone. Your words will have the power to penetrate deeply. You will learn to talk inspiringly, and your words will always represent the truth of a given situation (“vacsiddhi”). You will be able to project Light sensations for healing and upliftment. Lastly, you will know the consequences of any sequence before you engage in it.

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