Insight through Meditation

Balancing Subtle Energy of the Body, Mind and Emotions


By Alisa Battaglia, BD, CHT, EFT

Ecology of the Spirit Ascension Series


Introduction

The Transformative Power of Meditation

Walking the spiritual path is a very subtle process; it is not something to jump into naively. There are numerous sidetracks which lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually when instead we are strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques.

~Chogyam Trungpa


Insight Meditation-Balancing Subtle Energy of the Body, Mind & Emotions provides simple and powerful keys to understand the inner workings of your true self. Through various forms of meditation and contemplative modes you become aware of the patterns that drive your actions, the beliefs at your emotional core and the mentally circuitous thoughts that cause personal dramas to repeat. This cognitive dissonance is experienced from unharmonized personal energy with Source, which is the root of the basic opposition within and in the world. Unharmonized energy is the underlying causation of what is called the influence of evil. Evil is rebellion with Spirit, divergent from the stream of “The One Life,” whose quality underlies all existence. Rebellion is seen in the destructive material influences that pull and gain the upper hand to interrupt and divert you from your Souls potential. The essence of all evil denies the freedom and individuality of every Soul which creates a form of paralysis on all levels of being through the constant misdirection of Source's energy. This bondage unto lower influences creates a separateness of consciousness with the Mind of Unity.

The antidote to misdirectedness, the delusions and inner rebellion that leads us astray from the true purpose of life is found in Meditation techniques that help to fuse the inherent opposites within and in relation to another. Meditation assists in reflection so that personal energy can be redirected away from conflict and onto optimal ways to meet any challenge.

Meditation stills the personality and moves you away from distraction to look within. This awakens and engages the other side of your being, the Soul that is more immediately connected to the spiritual world where you begin to see that you are not separate, but an integral part of the whole. The spiritual plan includes you. It has always involved every energy, every hand, every head, and every heart of this world.

So, with consistent meditative practice your perceptions deepen, your awareness awakens and your consciousness rises to align the creative mind of your Soul under free will with the higher Will of Source. As your personality opens to its real mission real connections are seen between the physical and the spiritual world. This deepens the meaning of all that happens, which makes life more interesting day by day.

Using a combination of various forms of hand and body gestures, meditations, neuro-respiratory exercises, affirmative prayer and vocal harmonics supported by the wisdom of Universal Law you begin to clarify your life. As your inner dichotomies are revealed and bridged a greater awareness of the Self unlocks.

Self-awareness is very good medicine. In fact, self-awareness is transformative. These energy health techniques are subtly powerful having the ability to align and integrate your personality into individuation-to establish an authentic existence along the convoluted path in acquisition of authentic truth. Meditation takes you to direct experience so that you can know for yourself.

Applying these transformative techniques with practice and self-discipline you learn how to tune your own instrument in creative alignment with the Greater Rhythm, to trust the intuition of your inner compass, voice the truth of your deepest Self and finally to express your Inner Light within the world with Grace.

Many Blessings on Your Path to Authentic Self

In Service I AM,
Rev. Alisa Battaglia




TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: The Transformative Power of Meditation …………………………...…........1

Part 1
Chapter One: The Journey Home……………………………………………………………..........3
• Self Awareness…………………………………………………………………………………........... 4
• The Stages of Spiritual Progress………………………………………………………..…...........4
• Multidimensional Reality……………………………………………………………….…….............5
• Eight Simple Ways to Begin Your Inner Journey……………………………….…................6

Chapter Two: Meditation Basics……………………………………….………………….............7
• Discovering the Key to Happiness…………………………………………………………............8
• Relaxation…………………………………………………………………………………….................9
• Concentration………………………………………………………………………………….............12
• Expansion……………………………………………………………………………………….............12
• Keeping Your Eye on the Tiger: Ego Identification in Practice………………….............13

Part 2
Returning Divinity to Breath
• Neurorespiratory Exercises………………………………………………………………..............15
• Mental Balance Breathing …………………………………………………………………............17
• Infinity Nostril Breathing…………………………………………………………………...............18
• Mood Elevation Breath……………………………………………………………………...............19
• Calming and Centering Breath…………………………………………………………............…20
• Insight Breathing Meditation……………………………………………………………...............21
• Kosmic Tree Breathing……………………………………………………………………..............21

Part 3
Multidimensional Anatomy
Chapter One: Understanding Your Multidimensional Anatomy……………………………....23
• Systems within Systems…………………………………………………………….……..............23
• Physical-Etheric Vehicle…………………..……………………………………………..…............24
• Kosmic Synthesis…………….……………………………………………………………….............25
• Grounding Spirit into Matter…………………….………………………………………..............25
• Your Evolving Character: Personality & Soul…………………………….………….............26

Chapter Two: Introduction to the Chakra System for Transformation…………..........27
• Diagram: Chakra Integrations…………………………..……………………………..…...........28
• The Seven Categories of Vibration…………………..…………………………………............29
• The Chakra Pairs & Multi-Dimensional Planes of Consciousness…….…………...........30
• Diagram: Central Energy Channels Up-spiraling through the Seven Chakras...........36
• Chart: Evolution of the Chakras………………………………………………………….............37
• Energy Currents……………………………………………………………………………...............38
• Diagram : Energy Currents………………………………………………………………..............38
• The Meridian System……………………………………………………………………….............40
• Diagram: The Energetic Points and Pathways of the Body…………………….…...........40
• Function of the Auric Envelop…………………………………………………………….............41
• Shedding the Sheaths of the Auric Envelop………………………………………….............41
• The Three Personal Sheaths/Bodies……………………………………………………............42
• The Four Spiritual Sheaths/Bodies………………………………………………………...........43
• Diagram: The Seven Auric Layers……………………………………………………..…..........44


Part 4
Ground, Center & Expand

Chapter One: Grounding Life through the Feet………………………………………….........46
• Activating the Feet Chakras……………………………………………………………….............47
• Centering into Your Heart………………………………………………………………….............48
• Heart Cord Colors…………………………………………………………………………….............49
• Tapping into Your Inner Oracle………………………………………………………….............50
• Expanding Your View~ An Exercise of Mind………………………………………….............51
• Choice through Free Will…………………………………………………………………..............51
• What You Take In…………………………………………………………………………….............52
• Expansion……………………………………………………………………………………................52
• Expansion Meditation………………………………………………………………………..............53
• Spinning………………………………………………………………………………………...............53


Part 5
A System of Physio-Psycho-Etheric Activations

Chapter One: Four Foundational Poses…………………………………………………...........55
• Harnessing the Mind………………………………………………………………………...............56
• Tongue Lock…………………………………………………………………………………...............58
• Body Locks……………………………………………………………………………………..............59
• Psycho-Etheric Activation of Physical Regeneration and Sexual Creativity….............60
• Exercise: Foundation One: The Root lock………………………………………….............…60
• Diagram: The Pelvic Floor…………………………………………………………………............61
• Psycho-Etheric Activation of Heart Consciousness…………………………………............62
• Exercise: Foundation Two: The Diaphragmatic Lock………………………………...........62
• Psycho-Etheric Activation of the Truth Chakra…………………………………….…...........63
• Exercise: Foundation Three: The Neck Lock…………………………………………............63
• Psycho-etheric Activation of Synthesis………………………………………………...............63
• Etheric: Foundation Four: The Great Lock……………………………………………............63
• Finger Locks…………………………………………………………………………………...............64
• Symbols for Deeper Meaning…………………………………………………………................64
• Hand Massage…………………………………………………………………………………............67
• Finger Wrapping Mudra to Control the Emotions…………………………………...........…67
• DIAGRAM: Element/Organ/Emotion…………………………………………………….............67

Chapter Two: Gesture, Meditations & Universal Law………………………………………...68
• Sitting Triangle Pose………………………………………………………………………..............68
• Gesture of Intuitive Knowledge…………………………………………………………..............69
• Universal Law: The Law of One Life……………………………………………………............70
• Gesture of Patience………………………………………………………………………….............71
• Universal Law: Law of Higher Will and Law of Process……………………………...........72
• Gesture of Letting Go To Let In …………….…………………………………………............…73
• Body Inventory………………………………………………………………………………..............75
• Exercise: Body Awareness ……………………………………………………………….............75
• Universal Law: Law of Magnetic Attraction and Law of Forgiveness…………............76
• Cultivating the Heart………………………………………………………………………...............77
• Exercise: Expanding Your Heart………………………………………………………….............77
• Exercise: Cultivating Goodwill…………………………………………………………….............78
• Attitude of Divine Heart…………………………………………………………………….............79
• Universal Law: Law of Right Human Relations & Goodwill………………………............80
• Universal Law: Law of Unconditional Love……………………………………………............80
• Gesture of Intuitive Communication …..……………………………………………….............81
• Universal Law: Law of Intuition……………..…………………………………………..............81
• Closing the Gates to the Soul………………………………………………………….…............82
• Universal Law: Law of Polarity……………..……………………………………………............82
• Facing Inward, Acupuncture Rejuvenation Treatment……………………………............83
• Universal Law: The Law of Correspondence…………………………………………............84
• Insight Meditation…………………………………………………………………………….............85
• Gesture of Insight ……………..…………………………………………………………….............86
• Universal Law: Law of Honesty…………………………………………………………..............87
• Walking Insight Meditation………………………………………………………………..............88
• Universal Law: Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy....................................89

Chapter Three: Communion with Spirit……………………………………………………….….90
• Exercise: Co-Creative Mastery……………………………………………………………............92
• Living from the Heart………………………………………………………………………............93
• Sample Long Distance Healing Invocation…………………………………………….............93
• Calling upon the Rays of Healing Light…………………………………………………............93
• Universal Law: Law of Higher Will………………………………………………………............94
• Attitude of Grace……………………………………………………………………………..............95
• Affirmative Prayer Part 1 & 2…………………………………………………………................96
• Universal Law: Law of Perfection and Law of Faith…………………………………...........98

Part 6
Vocal Harmonics

Chapter One: The Sacred Sound Chain……………………………………………………...…100
• Clearing the Chakras through Sound…………………………………………………............101
• Exercise: Sounds Proper………………………………………….……………………..............101
• Exercise: Moving Sound through Seven Points of Contact……………………...........…102
• Riding The Sound Current……………………………………………………………….............105
• Exercise: Inner Sound Meditation……………………………………………………..............105
• Exercise: Sound Feelings…………………………………………………………………............106

Products ......………………………………………………………………………………………......107

© 2nd Edition, 2006, Alisa Battaglia