In Psychology, there is a technique called “Exposure Therapy”. It involves the exposure of the patient to a feared object or experience in a controlled environment without any danger in order to overcome it. Meditation is basically that except you use your imagination, thoughts, and emotions, heart and mind to create the experience. Along with the breath to open and control the nervous system. Bridging thoughts and emotions, heart and mind together. To create a self-induced episodic relapse, conjuring emotions to be faced and conquered through breathing and self-awareness. Ultimately to have heart, mind, and breath operate as one self-aware constantly refining unit. For the strengthening of will and the purification of spirit. Everything (in this world) has an opposite polarity (good/evil, joy/sadness, pleasure/pain, truth/falseness etc.) including your physical being, emotions, and spirit.
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” – Proverbs 23:7
You’ll attract, create and experience only what your hearts contain can conceive. When falsehood is gone from your heart, it will also be gone in your human experience. This is possible, but you have to be dedicated to process of transmutation above all things. Transmutation or (Spiritual) Alchemy in this context could be described as: Incinerating falsehood within you with the fires of your passion fueled by the breath until nothing but the truth within you is remains.
The soul… the true you (or the seed of God in you) is found in the heart and is trap via the nervous system. Which has been gripped by the vibration of fear due to the matrix shells programming. The body or shell (like all animals) is built upon the first law of nature… survival, also known as fear. You through mindfulness must reprogram the shell to serve the Souls will or God’s will (God’s law) which is love (the golden rule). The breath aids in this process of reprogramming through the expansion and purification the nervous system, the Soul’s pathways of light within you.
Google: Kundalini (Kundalini Fire)
I won’t instruct you on how long breath, just that it should be deep when possible and with the intention to destroy falsehood (I like to imagine burning roots). I will, however, make you aware of this one point. By holding (withhold) your breath during meditation you deny the grip that negative emotions/spirit has over your nervous system/vessel. By threatening the existence of its life within you, at the cost of your own life/breath (to pass on/out). This is how to regain control over your being. It is this fight (or internal struggle) for control of your earthly vessel that begins to strengthen your will, your spirit and eventually your faith in the power of God (the force of love) within you. You already know how to do this naturally, even a child will hold it’s breath when upset or scared. Since you were already born with the skills my advice is to just start. Do not let the ego (the real devil) stall you or keep you from fighting for your own inner-peace and inner-freedom, which is your birthright .. start today! Is your life not worth fighting for it?
I started by taking walks, some people do Yoga but ultimately you should be able to connect heart, mind, and breath (nervous system) while (sitting or lying) still. Once you are aware how thoughts/energies have influence over you. You can begin to delve into the correlating emotions that makes them real to you (have a hold on you) and face them head on within you. You can’t talk, think, act (or financially earn your way) into peace. Earthly goals, wants and attachments which you perceive to be better than your current may satisfy a sense of pride or achievement and provide hope (the will to go on). But even then the ego can never be satisfied and eventually it will crave more earthly goals, wants and attachments (possibly to satisfy the ones you’ve already allowed it to create). Potentially losing yourself, your true self and your souls calling in the process.
Meditation is not for escaping the ills of your human experience. You shouldn’t, for example, meditate to imagine yourself on some Tropical Island paradise. As you have already came from Heaven, and if it was your will to experience pure bliss, complete utter peace and boundless love you would have remained there. You’re here to be stronger, to be wiser and through your suffering to appreciate the love that you once had and that you will have again if it’s your will to endure.
True peace/stillness (mind, body, and spirit) is permanent, unwavering and is only achieved through the transmutation of pain and a higher understanding of life, God and faith experienced as a result. I would argue that only one human being will ever fully achieve this state of consciousness. And that’s why most (and eventually all) people find peace through submission/surrender to the will of higher power/being who brings true and everlasting peace.
Mathew 24:9-13: “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”