Once you start to become comfortable with your dualities you can begin to associate with the positive (good for you) light and dark traits and abilities. Keeping a positive mindset is extremely important here as you’re pushing your comfort levels to new extremes. We usually lump negativity into the ‘Dark’ category, but having a negative attitude isn’t a positive dark trait. Remember that this is all about developing your own personal mastery. When you give in to negative feelings and emotions then you are giving away your personal power.
Here’s an exercise that I’ve been playing with for awhile now. I won’t say that I invented it because when it comes to meditation there really is nothing new. It’s all been done before. I can say however, that I didn’t learn this from any external source, it’s just something that came to me.
Pick the meditation position that you prefer and take a moment to ground yourself. You do this by letting your energetic roots grow down into the earth and feel the earth energy flow up into you on the inhale, all the way up over your head.
As you exhale release all your stress and tension and let it flow back down into the earth to be recycled. Feel your muscles relax as this stress bleeds out of your body and feel your connection to the earth increase as you draw in each breath. Do this as long as necessary to become relaxed and feel a good connection to the energy.
Now as you inhale, feel the dark earth energy flow up the back side of your body, while simultaneously opening up and feeling the light universal energy flow down through the crown of your head and down the front of your body.
As you exhale see the 2 bands of energy swirl through you and into a yin/yang symbol that encompasses you. Continue at this level til you can do that with one breath comfortably.
The next step is to let loose of your perceptions and become the yin/yang symbol. Feel yourself expand beyond your usual physical boundaries with the light and dark energies swirling through you in perfect balance. If the energy wants to continue spiraling then let it.
Now begin to expand yourself, feeling the connectivity to the light/dark energy in everything around you. It’s all the same energy and the parts of it that are in you are also the parts of you that are in it. Feel your energy expand til it fills (feels) the room, now let it expand to fill your house, your city, your state. Continue expanding out through the solar system, then the universe.
This is the energy that’s all around us all the time. We’re as much a part of it as it’s a part of us, and in reality there’s no difference between it and us. We/it encompass everything and we’re/it’s the basic building blocks for everything that ever was or is.
It’s the proper balance of the light/dark, masculine/feminine, good/bad and positive/negative that holds everything together. “For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction" is not just a good idea, it’s the law.
Take some time here and feel the connections to the universe within and without. Feel the swirl of the galaxies within you and visualize them as tiny yin/yangs all swirling together inside a larger yin/yang which is also just another swirl and realize (make REAL) that the dualities don’t really exist, that they are just perceptions of the same reality.
Now choose one of the swirling yin/yangs at random and let yourself fall into it. This should be easy since (sense?) your connection to everything also gives you unlimited abilities. As you fall into this swirling galaxy you can see that it’s made up of billions of swirling little solar systems all made up of little yin/yangs. Choose one at random and flow into it. See the little yin/yangs rotating around a larger one in the center. Choose one of these at random and flow down to it. When you look more closely at it you can see that it is also made up of billions of swirling, individual yin/yangs. Choose one of these and flow into it.
Now without letting go of your connection to the universe, can you open your eyes and feel the light/dark energies swirling all around you? Did you come back down to the same room and body and mindset that you left? Does it matter?
Play with this as there are infinite possibilities and energies to explore.
© 2006 Robert Morgen. This article may be used by anyone, anywhere as long as the author’s bio and links are included.
“Dealing with Negativity" is an excerpt from Robert Morgen’s book “Kundalini Awakening for Personal Mastery" (ISBN: 0-9773801-0-6)
Robert Morgen is a Reiki Master who holds a Black Belt in Hoshinjutsu and a Brown Belt in Combat Hapkido. He’s founder of the Mystic Village Online Community at http://www.mysticvillage.org
He writes a regular column on subtle (or internal) energy for Fight Times Magazine and a column on Kundalini Awakening at Kundalini Awakening Magazine. He’s the author of 3 books and 4 CDs on meditation and energy work.
He’s a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids as well as the International Bujinkan Dojo Association, Canemasters International and the International Combat Hapkido Federation.
You can learn more about his books, Kundalini and Martial Arts Seminars and free events and newsletters at his website at http://www.mysticwolfpress.com