These instructions for the practice known as "Merging Meditation" were excerpted from Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy by Merilyn Tunneshende.1 Use it to move toward a feeling of oneness.
- This is a beautiful practice used by [energy workers], to become one with the object of their intent. It may be used by lovers or friends also, to become one with one another.
- Begin by being seated at arm's length, directly across from one another. Empty the mind of all thoughts and breathe from the belly, expanding the abdomen in a relaxed manner on the inhale.
- Gaze profoundly and with a silent mind into one another's eyes. Allow yourself to be filled with the other, completely emptying of your self. Don't judge, fear, or cling in any way.
- At a given moment, make room for the other within you. Do this by gently extending your right arm forward. This says to the other energetically “I make room for you within me.”
- Gently retract the arm and place it at your side. This says energetically to your partner “I make room for me within you.”
- The partner responds by doing the same movements at the appropriate moment. Note: This practice will often bring up overwhelming feelings and the eyes may fill with tears. The tears cleanse the window of the eyes. Do not allow yourself to break down and indulge in sobs. In order to hold energy, the vessel must not be cracked. Simply stay with the flood of feelings and breathe. Gaze through the tears.
- The effect of this practice is so profound that it may synchronize your brain waves. You may notice minor telltale signs afterwards, such as slight identical movements shared between you, perhaps even performed at the same moment.
- 1. Bear & Company (2001), p. 177