Simply sit in meditation and notice where your point of attention is, i.e. thinking about something, how your feeling etc. Then very consciously extract your attention from what ever its focused on, literally unhook it and instead bring your full attention to the palm of your left hand. Sink all your attention firmly into your left hand, allowing all other senses , thoughts and feelings to dissolve, as your attention sinks more and more into the palm of your left hand.
Just do this for 5 or 10 mins, use all the will and focus you have, to focus on just that point, if you notice your attention drift to something else, immediately extract it and bring it back to the palm of your hand.
Once you've tried your best for the allocated time, then stop focusing and allow yourself to deeply relax and expand your point of attention to normal waking consciousness and the everyday things of life.
Do this for 1 week, then go onto the next task.
This week continue with the same simple concept.
You may have noticed that when you bring your full attention, in the previous task, to your left hand that a certain weight, or gravitas of energy will naturally build at the point of attention i.e. the palm of your left hand. Its important to notice this and bring your full attention to it whilst using your breath to stabilize the small bundle of power that formulates around your focus.
Now this week is very similar, start by bringing all your attention to the palm of your left hand, till all else dissolves, notice the weight of your attention brings and then when your ready simply lift your attention and bundle of power from your left to your right hand and sink your attention as deeply as you can into your right hand and hold it there, using your breath to stabilize your focus and energy. Do this until your ready to stop and then simply relax your attention back into general awareness
As stated before there is a far greater wisdom to these tasks, than the simple tasks i am asking you to explore through this MAGIKALOATH series of experiments. The question being how do you propose to work any kind of magic if you cant focus your attention and its accompanying power.
Do this also for one week
This week we will extend it a little further.
So far you have learnt to focus all your attention in both left and right hands separately, trying your best to block out all other outside perceptions except where your attention is focused.
This week sit comfortably and once again notice where your attention is focused, unhook it and now place it into both of your hands, slightly separated in front of you. Maintain this focus using your breath to stabilize your attention.
Next contemplate a quality of character i.e. Joy, Peace, Energy, Enthusiasm etc. As you do this bring your attention fully to it, breathing into it, until it so expands as to be held in both of your hands, like a bundle of power, of whatever quality you are focused on.
Do this for 5 or 10 Minutes, then slowly relax your attention back to normal consciousness.
Do this also for one week
Ok so here is the fourth and last post on the subject of focused attention.
Hopefully some of you have experimented with your attention following from last previous post's. This week we will culminate both the practice of Attention and Resonance combined
As before sit comfortably and once again notice where your attention is focused, unhook it and now place it into both of your hands, slightly separated in front of you. Maintain this focus using your breath to stabilize your attention.
Next contemplate a quality of character or intention as before i.e. Joy, Peace, Energy, Enthusiasm etc. As you do this bring your attention fully to it, breathing into it, but this time add a resonant tone, to the now building bundle of power, until it so expands as to be vibrating with resonance whilst held in both of your hands.
Then whilst breathing steadily and intoning direct the bundle of power to your preferred target i.e., a Talisman, a person, yourself, a situation, a past or future event etc
Do this for 5 or 10 Minutes, then slowly relax your attention, disperse the bundle of power and come back to normal consciousness.