This will  be the last meditation (at least for a while) that pertains to our three centers of being, after this we will turn to other experiential aspects of the Andean Cosmovision. To me, at least, this seems a rather advanced meditation, partly because it builds upon other meditations but also because its effects can sometimes be quite profound. If you haven’t yet, please first read the post The Three Centers of Being (Part 1) so that you will know what the three centers are, where they are located, and how they organize our experience of reality.

I like to prepare myself for this meditation. I often go about it somewhat like this: I go to some place in nature where I am unlikely to be disturbed; when I sit down I do the Touching Pachamama meditation just to get out of my head and into the here-and-now; and then I do the Releasing Hucha meditation to clear my energy. Either before or after releasing my hucha I like to perform a small ritual of ayni (reciprocity) for Nature and the Cosmos; I bring a little tequila with me and I pour a few drops onto the Pachamama, if I’m sitting next to a river I give a few drops to my brother the river, and then I fling some into the sky for the Apus, this is all done with the intent of sharing my gratitude and respect for them and with the desire that they benefit from the energy of the offering. As a final preparatory step for this meditation I usually do the Tuning the Three Centers of Being meditation, to ready the three centers for the following meditation.

Here is the ‘Exploring the Three Centers of Being’ meditation. While it is worth the time to prepare for this meditation (as described above), the meditation itself is really quite simple.

Before you begin this meditation notice your energy, how it feels to be you right now.

Begin by sitting (on the ground or in a chair) with you spine erect. Using your intent (sincere pretending) move your consciousness from your head into your llankay (located three finger widths below your navel and a few inches within your body). I like to do this on an out-breath, I take a slightly fuller than normal breath and as I breathe out I let my consciousness sink down to my llankay. It may seem strange to talk about moving your consciousness to another part of your Being other than your head, but that is the best way I have of describing what you are doing with your intent …play with it and see what happens. Spend some time with your consciousness in your llankay, experiencing what it is like to be connected to and perceiving the world from there.

Then, move your consciousness to your munay (located in your heart). I like to do this on an in-breath, I take a slightly fuller than normal breath and as I breathe in I use my intent to move my consciousness from my llankay up into my munay. Spend some time with your consciousness in your munay, experiencing what it is like to be connected to and perceiving the world from there.

Next, move your consciousness to your yachay (located at the crown of your head). I also like to do this on an in-breath, as I breathe in I use my intent to move my consciousness from my munay up into my yachay. Spend some time with your consciousness in your yachay, experiencing what it is like to be connected to and perceiving the world from there.

The final step is to move your consciousness from your yachay into the profound silence of the Cosmos…

When you are finished exploring what that is like, notice your energy, how you feel now. That is the meaning and effect of the meditation. Give yourself some time to develop this meditation, at first you may have only an inkling of having moved your consciousness to another center and only the slightest taste of how that affects your consciousness. If that is pleasant and intriguing enough to keep you going then return to this meditation from time to time to explore what it has to offer.

Bon appetit waikis.

Waiki’ is an Englishized form of the Quechua word for what a male calls his brother, but Americo uses it as a term of affection and closeness to people of both sexes.

Source of the meditation: Don Americo Yabar

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