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A while back, I posted about using breathing meditation to channel light with your breath into your heart, using it as a philospher’s stone to turn oxygen into gold.  With this technique you can bring greater clarity, insights and healing to your mind, body, and soul. At least, that’s been my experience.

There’s a second level to this meditation for me, which may hold some meaning for you. First, it’s important I remember to breathe the golden light into and through my heart, circulating it throughout my whole self and into a bubble around me. Then, while within this golden egg, I breathe this more sacred air into my heart, where I keep it magnifying with each breath. When I feel my heart filling up with peace and joy, I imagine a hidden chamber in the upper-right corner of my heart, nearest my Heart Chakra.

The Secret Chamber of the Heart neither opens nor remains closed, for there is no door. Both expansive and contained, it receives the full glow of the golden light as soon as I turn my attention to it. And as I allow my attention to dwell within the Secret Chamber of the Heart, I feel myself within its swaddling expansiveness.

I feel tiny. I feel eternal. I feel empty. I feel full.

Most powerfully of all, I feel Love.

And it’s not that I feel loved, though that’s a part of it. It’s not so much that I feel loving, either, though there’s that too. More like, I feel a part of Love Itself, as though the very Force of Love expresses me, rather than me expressing it.

I don’t know if you’ll have quite the same experience, but there’s some pretty broad consistencies among those who have visited their attention within the Secret Chamber of their Heart. There’s a sense of detachment that can feel a bit unsettling, if you’re used to drowning in the immediacy of day-to-day life. There’s also a sense of immediacy, which can feel a little smothering if you’re used to desiccating in the withdrawal from the lives of those around you.

It’s hard to explain. When you feel a sense of peace about the idea, perhaps you can give it a shot, and let me know if you can find better words.

Meanwhile, here’s a penny for your thoughts, that perhaps can be tucked away into your own heart when the time is right.

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I am quite a fan of breathing meditation, particularly ones where you visualize white or golden light entering with your breath.  You then imagine that gold light flowing in through your lungs and to your heart, where it stays for a moment while you hold the breath.  (If you can’t or don’t want to hold your breath for a second or more, it can stay there while you exhale, and then glows more brightly as you add to it another breath.)  Then, as you exhale, the golden light flows to a part of you that needs attention or healing, or even just pumps outward from your heart, mingling with your bloodstream to nourish your whole self.

This is a little meditation that’s worth the practice, and can be done with half a mind while walking, doing dishes, driving, and so on.  The more you do it, the more you’ll find ways it works for you, and helps you better master being in your own skin.

There’s a great healing power in focusing on your breath.  As you bring in more oxygen, your body is nourished.  As you breathe deeply and rhythmically, your emotions are balanced.  As you focus on your breath and your heart, your mind is calmed and more receptive to the answers you need.  In this more-centered space, you’ll find insights if you practice patiently opening yourself to the golden flow of intentional breath.

This is one key to the heart of wisdom.

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