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Flickering Eyes
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January 7, 2013
3:00 am
Ruby7
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Hi All,

I have started meditation about a month ago. Since then I have felt tingling on my right hand and a bit on my left hand, but since yesterday everytime that I close my eyes and focus on the frontal bone area, my eyes start flickering immediately with white light. Its very uncomfortable and forces me to open my eyes. How can I overcome this stage?

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January 7, 2013
8:57 am
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Dear Ruchay,
Are you doing our online course, or are you practicing some other form of meditation?
The reason I am asking this is that in our course we do not suggest to focus on the frontal bone while meditating, – this might constrict the flow of energy through the 6th energy centre, and, in fact this might be what is putting all this extra strain on your eyes, and causing these uncomfortable sensations. It would be much more helpful for reaching the meditation state to actually bring your attention above the frontal bone into the fontanelle.
If you would like to try this out, there is a blue class navigation strip on the top of the page – start with class one.
Wishing you all the best,
Mar’yana

January 10, 2013
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Hi there,

Thanks for replying so quickly. I was concentrating on the frontanelle bone (sorry all these are new words to me and I got mixed up).
Is it possible to download the music that available on this site, it really helps.

Thanks,

January 10, 2013
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Dear Ruchay,
In that case, try meditating with your eyes open for some time – you can look at the candle light, that should soothe your eyes and help clear out whatever subtle imbalance that is there. Once you feel you have reached the state of meditation, you can close your eyes, and see whether it works better. If not, then just keep meditating with your eyes open until it feels comfortable to have them closed. Which class are you doing right now? Have you had a chance to set up your meditation corner? (That would be especially helpful for meditating with the open eyes…)
Also, try not to force your attention – the more you force it, the more pressure is created, and then the further you are from the real state of meditation. Sahaja yoga is effortless, in the sense that you cannot force it to happen, you can just prepare yourself, make yourself available, but it is your Inner Energy that actually does all the work and brings you into the state of meditation.
Wishing you all the best,
Mar’yana

January 10, 2013
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Hi, I used to have this problem and it was because I was concentrating too hard. Just remember that meditation is a form of relaxation and after practice will be as easy as breathing. It’s about opening our selves up to the energies and accepting it into our bodies, not forcing it in. Hope this helps smile

January 15, 2013
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Hello,

Thanks for the replies. smile
The flickering has stopped now, and I realised that it happened during the few days that I was suffering with a migraine. Maybe this would of caused it?

Mar’yana: I am attending a course. They had closed for a few weeks, for the holidays, and said that we could follow the guided meditation from freemeditation.com to help us reach thoughtlessness – which then led me to this site. I have watched some of the videos here for informational purposes, but havent actually started on the online course, as I am already attending a course and I might confuse myself.

Ruchay

January 15, 2013
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Dear Ruchay,
Good to hear, and feel free to do it (or not to do it) at your own pace :). When is your course starting again?
If you want, then instead of doing the whole online course, you can just use the guided meditations from the first few classes. That might give your meditations a little more support without the mental overload that could be confusing :).
Best,
Mar’yana

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