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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I've touched my clairvoyant center

Last month I completed the first part of a 3-part meditation class. I'd planned to continue on, because the classes were interesting and relaxing, and in the end, I've learned a bit about quieting the mind. But, unfortunately, the second and third class in the series are only offered at times that don't easily fit into my schedule, so I've had to pass on them.

That said, about midway through the course things began to click. As part of the meditation, you had to "be" in the center of your head. The instructor explained that that space, right in the center of your head, is your clairvoyant center. It's a non-judgmental space and the center of all things clairvoyant. And it's where we spent our time when meditating.

The process was very visual, and at times I can be stubbornly concrete. So, as the instructor directed us into that space, our clairvoyant centers, I fought it. I could "see" the spot, but couldn't really "be" there. Couldn't center my thoughts there and make observations from that particular vantage.

When I finally did it, around the 4th week of class, it was pretty amazing. It was like one of my mental walls (and I've got a fortress), had fallen away. So I still practice what I've learned, but I have a long way to go before I reach the benefits I'm seeking


The class was held at a place called Psychic Horizons, and beyond meditation, they teach people to become clairvoyants and energy workers. As part of my tuition, I got a free psychic reading and healing by one of the instructors and a student. That experience was pure, unadulterated bullshit. But earnest. I think they really believed they were seeing the things they saw and not just packaging up the information I provided and feeding it back to me with a dollop of surreal imagery.

Ah well...


Charles Gramlich said...

Meditation and focused concentration can be healthful and useful in their own right, without any necessary mumbo jumbo. I find these kinds of exercises interesting and do them myself sometimes.

Clifford said...


I agree. Definitely exploring this avenue for my mental, as well as physical health. I've been plagued by TMJ on and off since I was a Freshman in college. I'm an internalizer, need to protect myself from my own proclivities.

Stewart Sternberg said...

I always respect people who can embrace meditation. I've seen people do some amazing things by putting themselves in an altered state. I also have a strong belief in self induced suggestion.

Clifford said...


So do I. Right now I'm happy to be able to have learned to shut my mind down for a few minutes at a time. It may not be much, but it's a pretty major personal accomplishment. I've got to beys practicing.

If you've considered it, give it a try!

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