Those of you, who see yourselves as seekers may indulge me. I know it is a bit long, but the statements are short. You may discover that I am just a fool, stuck in contrived ways of thinking, or may find some value in this.
The opinions in this post are mine and mine alone. They do not represent a consensus from members of the forum. I’m not some kind of oracle. Just a dude.
Shaking my hand, when your hands are already full, will not work. You’ll need to let go of something.
Reaching out to spirits, when your mind is clutching to your body, will not work. You’ll need to let go.
Working with energy flows or consecrating tools using imaginary energy while your mind is holding your body in a death grip will not work. You’ll need to let go.
It starts as easy as closing your eyes, breathing normally, and knowing that you are holding on to your body. Of course you are! Just acknowledge it. How could man survive by not fully clutching his body? How can you fight wars and hunt for meat when you are not firmly clutching your faculties? We always clutch. We had to in order to survive. Hunter’s vision, Mother’s protective instinct, and warriors reflexes. This is clutching to the nth degree!
Feel you arms, legs, face? Let go, they won’t fly away. There are no tigers stalking you. Try it now. Pick a part of your body, and just let go.
Let go of your arms. These seem the easiest, since we live so much of our lives in them. (For those lucky enough to have at least an arm.)
Let go of all of it. Your neck. That place behind your head. Your anus and mid region.
Let go of your organs, especially your brain.
Do not ‘clear’ you mind, or seek stillness. Just let go. Submit.
What is without, is larger and greater than what is within.
Do not visualize your astral body. Visualization is just another way of clutching.
Just let go. No blue light, no spirits, no voices, no worries, just let go.
You’ll know when it’s right when you suddenly, and momentarily feel like you are falling. You’ll snap back. There’s no danger. You know the feeling already. This is the feeling you are striving for, just don’t strive for it. Again, do not imagine, visualize, conceptualize, or wonder. Just let it all go. You may feel as if your subtle (non-corporeal) limbs are bouncing around, and that is fine. Just don’t imagine it. Imagination is just another way of clutching.
There will be bliss, and/or other feelings, but there will be something different.
That is all. You know the feeling.
You have let go enough to be receptive.
You can now shake my hand.
You may now know the spirits.
You may now consecrate your tools
You may now know true energy
You may now know the Chakras
You may now know Kundalini
You may now know Magick
… you may have also passed a bit of gas in the process. Go on laugh, this is all quite funny. Being too serious is also a way of clutching. Laugh a little, it loosens your grip.
Now when you consecrate your tools, communicate with spirits, or project energy, do not imagine it.
Let go first, and free your hand, so to speak, so that you may truly touch and know.
By releasing your grip on your body, you will be receptive to subtle energies and influences from without.
This is the essence of the third eye.
Let go, and know.
Be warned that the harder you claw, clutch and grasp at things outside of your body, such as forcing a connection between you and your temple, dagger, or spirit, your are only re-enforcing the hold your mind has on your own body. You are stuck in your imagination. Get unstuck, by letting go.
By letting go, and not forcing, you can know all occult matters.
Now I ask you this much more mundane question: Can you force someone to love you? They don’t call it “falling” in love for nothing. When you let go, you may find that people fall towards you.