SHORT INSTRUCTION TO
THE GOLDEN FLOWER MEDITATION
The Secret of the Golden Flower, Chapter 1, paragraph 7
“What I call perfection of vision is not to look at the other, but to see yourself.”
“Those who overcome others are powerful.
Those who overcome themselves are strong.
Those who know others are wise.
Those who know themselves are enlightened.”
“I am carried in my shadow like a violin in its black case.”
Meditation of the Golden Flower by Peter Todesco
The goal of meditation is to return to our original spiritual nature.
This requires discipline and alertness. The ability and intention to focus attention on a goal requires to control emotions and thoughts. Without this control, we are not aware. Follow the instructions but still relaxed and without great effort. Trust your mind and your skills, even if you can not understand everything right away or transpose. Practice makes the Master. Discipline leads to self-fulfillment, happiness and ecstasy.
Meditation calms the fluctuations of the conscious mind.
Preparation: Sit comfortable upright on a stable surface. Choose a position that allows you to sit 10-15 minutes in complete tranquility with a straight back upright and painless. You can sit on a chair or on the floor and use any kind of cushion or stool to place your buttocks higher so that the legs can lie on the floor without pain. Keep the spine straight and relax your entire body with every fiber and muscle.
Attunement: Feel into your inner body in your back and your abdomen in peace and serenity. Let drop all the weight and all the heaviness into the pelvic floor and anchor yourself there. Connect with all the energies of the universe, get in contact with earth, sky and cosmos. Sit in your force and power. Accept yourself and nurture yourself. Protect and envelop your body with light and energy. Activate Your Inner Smile, your virtues and cultivate thoughts for the benefit of all beings.
Start: Put your tongue on the palate to close the energy cycle. Look on the tip of the nose, eyelids fixed in this position, so that from the outside can still shine in some light, when you lead your attention over the bridge of the nose, forehead and third eye center to the front of the head and secure it there. We see with our inner eye. Lead your attention over the bridge of the nose, the third eye center and to the front of your head, and fix it there. We see with the mind’s eye.
Meditation is subtle listening – subtle seeing.
Let go and relax: We fill our entire inner body with consciousness and light and for that we breathe totally natural, relaxed and calm. Enjoy the liveliness. At the same time we let go even more and try to rid ourselves of all thoughts and concerns of all seriousness and all the pain. Change the seating position until you can sit completely relaxed for a while.
Center yourself in the Inner Space of your Heart: In the Most Holy of your Heart enkindle a golden light and let arise your “Inner Smile“. Expand this Inner Space and dissolve structures of fear, connect beyond your lightbody with the hole creation until you feel one with the hole creation maintaining this connectedness throughout meditation (and as possible in everyday life).
Breath-Rhythmisation: Now we collect our own energies of consciousness, vitality and sexual energy on the navel and combine them with the energies of heaven and earth. From the navel and solar plexus we guide the energy to the genitals and over the relaxed perineum [lower power gate is open] to the back, along the main meridian up to the skull [upper power gate remains closed in this movement]. Then we contract the muscles of the pelvis ground by contracting the perineum [thereby we close the lower energy gate] and direct the energy while breathing out from the crown down to the front of the head to the tongue, down the breast and belly and from the navel into the abdominal cavity, where we collect the energy in a chi ball between navel and lumbar region (large as a tennis or ping pong ball), circle it, condense and refine. This backward-circulating breath we run several times until this sequence is automated. We listen to the unhearable. (Listening/Ears/Ear-Energy)
Light-Mirroring: If the breath is unhearable, we look to the third eye and to the crown at top of the head, there the light of the universe flows in, we breathe in the light through both openings and circle it with the breath in the opposite direction to the rear back along the back down and through the perineum back to the third eye up to store it in the pineal gland (epiphysis cerebri). This light energy we reflect like a mirror throughout the body to strengthen the life energy. In this movement the power gate at the top of the head (fontanelle) is opened, the gate at the perineum remains closed. We look to the invisible. (Seeing/Eyes/Eye-Energy)
Nourishing: We now connect the two elements of: Fire, (Li), ‘seeing’ “Conscious Knowledge” (realization of factuality) »up the back and down the front« and Water, (Kan), ‘hearing’ “Real Knowledge” (realization of fluidity) »down the back and up the front« and bring them to the abdomen to gently simmer the water on the fire (like a water pot on a fire), and let the healing steam of Chi (vital energy) rise in the body.
Controlling: We use “Breath-Rhythmisation“ till the breath is unhearable and no more thoughts appear in this stillness, then we turn the light inwards and use “Light-Mirroring“. When thoughts are coming up again disturbing our awareness and silence, we return to Breath-Rhythmisation. Thus we avoid, losing us in distraction or drowsiness (dullness/inertia)! In the end we just let everything happen in waking awareness.
Reversing the Light: The technique of “reversing” the light” of the Golden Flower Meditation uses the senses turned inwardly, to connect to the “Original Spirit” the thought-free awareness and to bring the “subconscious mind” and our thinking to rest. This technique uses the “perception of energy” to connect directly to the primordial thoughtless mind, without images and thoughts.
Let go: We pay briefly attention to the relaxation of the body and release all tensions again. Then we just let things be done in awake mindfulness, we now control the conscious mind without much effort and forced by continuing to receive our centering of the primal spirit upright.
Closing: Become again aware of your physical body, your breathing and physical senses, and slowly open your eyes. Watch your surroundings for a few minutes in a meditative manner, that means without naming it with your mind, continue to remain centered in your inner body and the original spirit and take this state of silence into your daily life.
Keep a portion of your attention in your inside, this presence of the “now”, even if you pursue an activity.
May this instruction serve all meditators to enlightenment.
More detailed explanations of the Golden Flower Meditation
Complete Instruction of the Golden Flower Meditation
Detailed Instructions for Energy Circulation
Jürgen Scheibe | ottonamenlos.de
Please read for general Introduction to Meditation
Articles and Lectures from Peter Todesco | School of Meditation
We have to bring the whole being to a state of absolute calm. If we can remain vigilant, it is a very simple process and immeasurable transformation is taking place. In a single moment a human being with right understanding , can enter into a special kind of reality. God is not far away, God is within us.
»The Secret of the Golden Flower« used by the mystics in ancient China under the name of »The Book of Life« was passed on as a classical meditation manual. It is in this form a unique textbook and reference work on meditation and its techniques. Students receive a new »transcription« of this text for meditation practice.
For anyone interested who wants to delve deeper into the practical and theoretical background, I set up above under Links and PDF‘s also a more detailed instructions. But despite all efforts, this informations can not replace personal instruction, and therefore I recommend warmly to »contact me personally«.
All instructions of practice for repeated application require support from an experienced teacher who can help you with difficulties to answer the resulting questions and adjust intensity and details of the practices individually.
The effect of these instructions is not to be underestimated! Please read further the 70 percent rule, the training advice of Bruce Frantzis under the site »Informations«. Without prior knowledge in energy work and meditation, I recommend you first to complete an appropriate training before you repeat to exercise these instructions intensively.
For more detailed instructions and explanations please get in touch with me.