- The Use of
the Elements -
A quick tip for those who may be finding difficulty in maintaining a period of thoughtlessness in their meditations. Very often unbidden thoughts are the result of an over active liver. Actually the Swadisthana Chakra has difficulty looking after the liver, when a person uses his/her energy thinking to much. A 'hot' liver in Sahaja terms can be remedied by placing an ice pack or other cold pack on the liver on the right side of your body during the meditation. You will find this an amazing effective method of improving the meditation in these circumstances. But don't go to extremes. Just see if it helps.
This is an ancient 'cleansing' technique from Islam, used by Sufis to offer negativity or evil to the Mother Earth. It entails drawing a circle on the ground with the index finger and symbolically writing into the circle, something that is of concern. Then removing ones left shoe, the circle is 'hammered' gently with the heel of the shoe.
This in no way presupposes an outcome to the problem, but is a way of surrendering it to Mother Earth, to be dealt with in the best possible way for all concerned.
the Bible Jesus writes in the ground with His finger when asked whether
it is lawful to stone an a women caught in the act of adultery)