Two people sitting in front of each other and looking at each other, or one person looking at oneself in the mirror
This is a technique that can be applied by almost everyone, except when one really has problems concentrating, when there are too many thoughts, feelings or images coming up in your mind that you can’t break free from. Then first try to apply the technique of making sentences, and listen to the sound and music videos as much as possible. And try again later.
This technique will perhaps mainly appeal to people who are familiar with meditation and who have been taking time out for it. A disadvantage of the technique is that you have to be with two people, but an advantage is that it is more powerful for peeling off subconscious negative material than other meditation techniques. So if you have someone else around you who also meditates like you, then you can use this technique together instead of, or in alternation with, your normal meditation. Otherwise, if there are two of you interested in techniques for personal growth, you can use this method.
Two people have to sit in front of each other, at a metre up to one and a halve metres distance from each other. Make sure that you are relaxed and simply look at the other person. This is the only thing you have to do. It may feel a little awkward at first. It may be difficult to look at the other person, or to look the other person in the eye, or you might have to laugh. Just let this pass by and then try again to look at the person in front of you in a calm and relaxed way. After some time, you will usually succeed in doing this.
When applying this technique, thoughts, feelings or images may come to your mind. These are usual, everyday thoughts. Try to pay as little attention to them as possible, and again try to concentrate on the person in front of you.
If you succeed fairly well to keep your attention focused on the other person, for example for half an hour to an hour, subconscious material will have been peeled off in that period of time. This method is more powerful than many other meditation techniques, more subconscious material is peeled off in the same time than with ordinary meditation. I know this because I can perceive the amount of subconscious material that is being peeled off when I apply this technique myself in comparison with the amount of subconscious material that is being peeled off when I apply a meditation technique myself.
When I apply this technique, I can see that subconscious material is activated around me and around the other person. I then see the subtle matter (pieces of 50 cm to 2 metres in size) of subconscious material appearing around both of us. After a while I see one of those pieces being broken off, and then another piece and so on. The pieces of subconscious material that are activated are larger than the pieces that are activated in ordinary meditation (5-10 cm in size) and the breaking down of the pieces is faster (every few minutes to every 5 minutes) than in ordinary meditation, where only every 10 to 20 minutes a small piece is broken down. Ordinary meditation may have other benefits, but it is not the best technique for peeling off subconscious negative material. However, the next technique (5. A valuable meditation technique for peeling off pieces of subconscious negative material) is a description of a meditation technique that is nevertheless valuable for peeling off subconscious material.
If you are alone, you can also apply this technique on your own, while sitting in front of the mirror and continuing to look at yourself in the mirror. This is less powerful than when two people are doing it together, but still worthwhile.
While applying this technique, you might feel light sensations in your body, or emotions, memories, images (different from your usual, everyday thoughts) may come up that usually disappear again. Examples of physical sensations are: tingling, prickling, a light pressure, a light pain, a rumbling in your stomach, the feeling that something is pulling out of your body.
You may also see images of other faces on the face of the other person. Simply let this go by, and continue to aim your attention on the other person.