Thank you Karlie for your interest. Kalie, I don't mind sharing anything that might help in someones progress, spiritually. Of course, I only know from my experience and I am sure there is alot I don't know about but I am happy to share whatever I know with anyone.
I noticed Karlie that you are from Nigeria. I thought I would tell you something I heard
about a man from a part of Africa and the inner Guru.
An African Senior Registrar Doctor, was working in a large American Hospital. He was working long long hours and used meditation in his teas breaks to restore his strength during these long hours of work.
One evening during his meditation, he met his inner Guru who materialized to full size, in front of him. (he was not an expert in meditation and was infact, a beginner) He thought he had a major mental breakdown at first and then realized the Guru was communicating intuitively with him, and didn't go away. The Guru beckoned him to follow him out of the room. The Guru led him to the hospital ward that the Doctor was in charge of. The ward was where accident and emergency patients who are admitted, stay.
As he entered the ward, a woman who was very ill and close to death, had just died.
The Doctor watched her spirit body leave her body on the bed, sit up, and get off the bed, She then looked at him and the Guru and walked through the wall. All the time the Guru was stood there.
The Doctor left his job and spent time researching into why, how, etc etc. He traveled to the east and also and looked at his fathers culture and discovered the Guru is a part of the Ashanti beliefs, and of course, the inner Guru appears to you in the form of the spiritual lineage you come from. Of course this changed his life.
He said the Guru was an Ajante in his pronunciation, I have assumed Ashanti and Ajante are the same? He pronounced it with a J .?? Perhaps I am wrong in this, can you confirm this is right?
One thing I noticed from his story and mine is that he was bodily, extremely tired. I had my experience when I was bodily, exhausted, from digging over my garden. It could be why Buddhists and others pay much attention to relaxing the body and not being distracted by its functions etc. I read a few years ago a book about Buddhism that had a whole chapter devoted to the ITCH. You know, when you are meditating and you get a bodily itch.
Now, I have noticed that I am not easily distracted by my body when I meditate, this must help in achieving a deep meditation. Also if you are easily distracted by bodily irritations, then tire your body out.
I think the way he connects with you is when your mind is happy and empty in meditation and when your body is disconnected as much as possible. Then, when he has materialized, you must follow his lead and maintain a bright happy disposition.
My flaws...i HOPE..to give my inner Guru the attention and devotion that I didn't give him last time. I was too busy, last time. Perhaps with ego orientated issues. So, I am choosing a time when I will have that time to offer him.
I have refrained from sexual activity and thought for the past 11 years, but I have only mastered this in the past 3 years. This was one of my tasks.
I need to refrain from eating meat at any time, this I am still working on...
These were/are my flaws. I am sure I have more, I'm open to finding out.
I feel the formula is simple to meet the inner Guru but more complex to keep him in his active state. I am mastering my flaws to keep him with me.
You put that you are a babe in these matters...I think this is very advantageous in meeting your inner guru. The less you put into your meditation, the better. The more innocent you are, the better. The more simplistic your approach, the better.
Make your body tired unless you are good at ignoring your body.
Choose a happy night, just before the sun sets...Just focus on looking for the little light, in the darkness in the area between the eyebrows, down to the tip of your nose. That is all.
In everyday living, put yourself in second place to everyone else.
Find positivity in all that you do, walk with little in your head but a smile. Remove as many mind irritations about life as you can. Develop your bright happy mind. A bright happy mind deals with everything correctly.
Here is another little story.
A documentary was made about a tribe in Africa. One of the practices of these people was to beat their wives. The documentary was focusing on the young women who were to be married and how some of them were fearing their potential beatings.
The chiefs wife was questioned about her feelings on being beaten. Laughing and smiling, she said that she had never been beaten because of her smile and happiness. She had been given a name that meant the smiling woman.
Of course, the practice of beating women is wrong. But I thought the statement made by the Chiefs wife, was a huge statement in that she knew that her husband could not beat a happy smiling woman. This was a very important statement. The impact that a happy mind has on people is huge. The effect it has on you, is huge and this is what my practice is on an everyday basis plus I use my light emittance from my eyes when I am not facially smiling,or smiling (the two) this has the same effect if not more so.
I don't do anything else other than these few things.
Kind Regards Karlie.. Kareng