It is best to practice body sensing guided meditation exercise with clear intention. Energy follows intention. I call this practice of clear intention, “Companioning YOUR Greatness.” (Taken from These are the Clouds by W. B. Yeats).
Let it be your intention that you invite yourself to trust the inner guidance and KNOWING available from embodied intelligence rather than cerebral intelligence. This requires that you create a sense of Sanctuary.
If, like many people in today’s age of communication, are experiencing F. O. M. O. then you may well find the idea and practice of creating an inner Sanctuary challenging.
The acronym F.O.M.O. stands for:-
- F – Fear.
- O – Off
- M – Missing
- O – Out.
Many people today are addicted to their mobile phones. This is a symptom of how their minds work. There is attachment and there is the inability to turn the off switch on.
Sanctuary is a place you learn to create within yourself.
It is a boundary you create in order to allow for the experience of the Boundless. This is when you might KNOW, as W. B. Yeats knew, that “For twenty minutes more or less, so great my happiness that I was blessed and could bless.”
This happens for no reason because you get out of your head.
Trade logic for bewilderment – Rumi.
Rumi invites you to trade knowledge for not knowing (bewilderment) which is the gateway to inner KNOWING through the body. As the modern mystic Eckhart Tolle writing in The Power of Now – A Guide to Enlightenment says:-
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I wish so many spiritual seekers would make this statement their embodied mantra rather than the practice of disembodied transcendence.
The challenge of any method of body sensing exercise includes:-
If you only practice body sensing guided meditation irregularly, then don’t expect to get much out of it. It is a singular way of focusing your attention. This practice is part of what it means to follow the spiritual instruction of becoming a little child.
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:3 KJV
A little child is totally embodied. They haven’t yet become Mr. Duffy who lives some distance from his body through over-identification with thought. They have as yet not felt the shades of the prison-house that is the sense of the personal ego-self.
They are still a pure flow of sensation and they are as anyone with a heart can recognize sensational beings. You are still that sensation of being but you have forgotten.
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