Awareness is the ninth bead on the blessing cord. This is the blessing of air in Yesod. Yesod is the sphere of the moon and associated with the astral foundation of the world of form that we live in. It is also the storehouse of every image and thought that has ever been. It can be an overwhelming place on the tree because not all that is thought of or visualized is necessarily true. This is the place within the tree of life that most associated with psychic awareness. This is why I bring up the blessing of awareness in this bead.
Here in the physical world we use only a small fraction of the awareness we have. We are constantly bombarded in our physical bodies by all the five senses and information is always flowing toward us. We learn to tune out that which doesn’t need to be in our conscious focus. We learn to focus our awareness to the thing we are thinking about. This ability to tune out things helps us focus in the physical world but it doesn’t have to be a hard line of just physical awareness.
Our body is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to awareness because we are more then just our body. We are a soul, a spiritual being that just happens to be incarnated in a body. Our spirit transcends the physical body and is part of and connected to the great spirit. The awareness our spirit can give us is the mass of the iceberg under the surface of the water. With the blended awareness of our spirit we can become aware of anything in the universe or on a different frequency from our own. It gives us a different view of what we are because we can blend our awareness with anything in the universe.
I first learned about how to do this from a great book on the psychic senses called You Are Psychic: The Free Soul Method by Pete A. Sanders. The book has an interesting premise: that we have areas of our bodies more sensitive to psychic information and by focusing our awareness and relaxed attention on these psychic areas we can experience clearer psychic information. Close to the end of the book the author talks about using your soul to expand your awareness beyond your physical self.
The area of soul-shifting is at the back of the head around where it meets with the neck. This area is associated with the visions of holy people who seem to have illumination or spiritual energy around the head. It is also the place associated with the doorway to spirits to overshadow, be channeled through, and possess a person. In my healing work it is always a strong spot for those who do trance mediumship. It is a place where parasitic spirits sometimes attach. It is a powerful part of the body where spirit can be channeled, but it is also a strong spot for the spirit to expand from. I use a slightly different method in this meditation because I want us to feel what it is like to be in body first, then what it is like to expand beyond.
Meditation of Awareness
Hold the ninth bead of the blessing cord. The bead of awareness, the blessing of air in Yesod.
Count yourself down into a meditative state.
Allow the screen of your mind to expand until it is a sphere around you. Feel a sensation of rising as your sphere begins to fill with a purple misty light. Resonate the God name of Yesod: Sha-dai El-chai.
Now that you have set the space, begin to feel where your awareness is centered in your body. Allow it to contract to this spot. Gently move your awareness down into your pelvic bowl. Feel what it is like to be in this rooted place within just your body. Feel your energies. Relax your focus and allow it to start to flow up your spine. Up your back into your neck and to the back of the head where it seems to spread out like a spoon or the hood of a cobra behind the head. Relax your focus even more, allowing it to expand. The key is relaxed awareness. From this place of relaxed awareness, feel your body and your aura. Allow your awareness to expand to be within the chair in which you are sitting. What is it feel like to be the chair resting on the floor?
Let your awareness expand to encompass the room. What does it feel like to be your room?
Allow your awareness to expand gently again to the entire house or building. What does it feel like? What images do you see? Are there any parts where you feel tension in the building? Allow your awareness to gently unfold more, encompassing your neighborhood and town. Gently be aware of any information coming to you. Relax and expand your awareness to your country and then even more to the world. What do you sense about the world?
Allow yourself to expand out into the solar system. What do you sense?
Expand to the very limits of the stars. Do you feel the peace in the whirling of the galaxies? In oneness with the all?
When you feel ready begin to contract your awareness. From the stars, to the solar system, to the planet, to the country, to the town, to the neighborhood, to the building, to the room, to the chair, and finally to the body.
Become aware again of your screen sphere. Feel a gentle decent as the purple light begins to fade.
Count your self up to waking consciousness.
Make sure to give yourself clearance and balance and definitely ground.
This meditation method of expansion can be used to get remote viewing information, to astral travel, to commune with the Great Spirit and to broadcast a thought out into the universe. When you get good at it you can even have a bilocated awareness of body and spirit.
If you can blend your consciousness with all that surrounds you, where is the limit of what is “you”? Is there even a limit? Why do we limit who we “are”?