NON-DUAL MEDITATIONS

Download your MP3 guided non-dual enlightenment serving guided meditations or live stream them. Whenever a new meditation is recorded, it will be added here. You are welcome to use this page as a resource to support your spiritual path. 

After the mp3 meditation list is a guide to how to meditate. 

Guided Meditations to support your Enlightened Apple Tree.

The Apple Tree is my symbol for the true self. The Enlightened Apple Tree is the symbol for a self-realised mind and soul. These meditations support mindfulness of the true self.

There are walking meditations, teachings on self-realisation and even meditations for waking and sleeping. 

How to Meditate for spiritual growth, self realisation and enlightenment?

Meditation can be used for many purposes. For relaxation, escape and even to worship the ego separate self.

Meditation can even be coerced by the ego and separate self to keep you from knowing your true self.

Be clear on your intention and reason to meditate.

If you are interested in meditation that is focused on helping yourself in a non-dual inspired way, in times of suffering, towards self-enquiry and seeking, spiritual awakening, and enlightenmentin other words in knowing and embodying the true self, then this meditation teaching is in service to you.

What is meditation?

Meditation is whatever you want to be.
It serves what you serve.

If you serve the ego, meditation will serve the ego. If you are seeking truth it can be used to assist in the serve for truth.

The meditation that the Enlightened Apple Tree (E.A.T) work focuses on, is in service to you, the true self. And in that way, E.A.T. meditation work ultimately eliminates the idea of a meditator, of a subject and object of meditation.

How to meditate?

There are many wonderful ways to meditate, but if your focus is on self-realization, enlightenment or establishing clarity on the nature of your true self, then meditation becomes very simple.

Here is a short guide to the foundation Enlightened Apple Tree (E.A.T.) meditation method.

The E.A.T. natural meditation method.

Drawing from years of experience and from some of the most effective techniques used in the world, here is an easy-to-use meditation method.

  1. Intention and Attention
  2. Relaxation
  3. Experience
  4. Truth
  5. Applications
  6. Integration 

#1 Intention and Attention

The foundation of successful meditation is in essence, INTENTION and ATTENTION. Intentionis being clear on the reason for your meditation.

Ask yourself, and contemplate an honest, felt and known answer, “Why do I want to meditate?”.

Here are some examples of possible intentions for a meditation practice, that are orientation towards enlightenment:

  • To realize the true nature of the self
  • To deepen the embodiment of the truth
  • To rest as the self

Set a broad based intention for the general purpose of your meditation practice. The bigger the WHY, (the reason) and the more important it is to you, the more energy and focus you’ll have for your meditation.

We focus on what feels important to us, so establish your most important, honest reasons to meditate.

Now that you have a broad intention for meditation, it is helpful to approach each meditation sitting with the spontaneous intention for that moment.

Ask yourself as you sit or prepare to meditate, “Why is this meditation important to me?” or “What is my core intention for this particular intention?”

Here are some examples of possible intentions for a meditation sitting, that are orientation towards enlightenment:

  • To bring truth to a belief or limited thinking pattern, or a thought stream that is causing suffering
  • As Ramana Marishi the Advaita saint said, to simple “Abide as the self”
  • To discern the difference between the subject (you) and the objects that arise in you. The apparent form and the formless.
  • To contemplate your existence and true nature
  • To experience as the self without the filter of the mind
  • To experience objects as the self

Now that you have an INTENTION for your meditation practice and for your mediation sitting, let’s look at ATTENTION which is essential to understand if you are going to meditate well and achieve the purpose for your meditation.

I’ve meditated in the way that I’m outlining here for you, for over 20 years, and I’ve studied various common meditation techniques.

Mediation evolves, as it should, to match your needs and evolution. But no matter whether you are a beginner meditator or advanced with years of experience, ATTENTION is still the common denominator for all effective meditation techniques.

So let’s look at ATTENTION in meditation.

Attention could be called a mediation technique in itself, but it’s actually the most important tool for all types of meditations, from guided visualization style meditation, to body awareness meditation, to self enquiry style meditations.

It comes down to this:

  • Noticing where your attention is.
  • Become conscious of attention itself.
  • Learn to consciously move and direct attention with intention.

Most people live totally oblivious about where their attention is. Attention is drawn to what grabs it.

This could be sights, sounds, tastes, feelings that are dominant. This is why people are not aware of the subtle streams of data available to us. Like intuition, which is a subtle stream of data.

  • Attention determines what data/information is available to your consciousness.
  • Attention with Intention directs your focus – what I call your Focal Awareness Point.
  • Your Focal Awareness Point or FAP can contract or expand like an aperture.
  • Your FAP is used to ‘tune in’ to the knowledge/information of objects (people, places, things, memories, feelings, etc.)
  • Your FAP can be directed to anything you intend. It’s beyond the domain of space and time, and therefore you can, with intention learn to tune in to anything.

Ultimately with practice, you could learn to direct your attention, your FAP consciously and tune in to what’s helpful or interesting to you.

 

Should you schedule meditation time?

It’s best to find what works for you, truly.

Some of my students love the disciplined approach of setting a morning or evening meditation routine. Others find that any form of disciplined schedule causes them to rebel and break their promise to themselves. Work out what works best for you, based on your nature.

I’ve never keep a meditation schedule and I don’t meditate as a discipline. What worked extremely well for me, was to meditate intuitively, when drawn to it.

Once my mind realized the benefits of meditation, I didn’t need to drag myself into meditation anymore.

I fell in love with the silence and the spontaneous wisdom that arose in deep meditation.

After a few years, the meditative state seemed to permeate my daily waking state, and soon life and living became meditation.

How long should you meditate for?

As long as you’re not hurting your spine, and making sure to drink water and eat according to your bodies needs, you could meditate for as short or as long as you like.

I vary my meditative practice, from a quick 5 minutes to up to 3 hours straight. It all depends on the purpose of the meditation, how quickly I can settle my mind and body. Some days you’ll find it might take longer to settle into meditation than others.

I would suggest following your own inner intuitive sense of things, and being flexible in your meditation experience.

May your meditations be natural. May living become a meditation, where attention rests in the self helping the body, mind and heart to radiate the essence of the self which is love, peace and joy,

With love,

Colleen-Joy

 

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