(continued from previous post)
There is meditation of ego consciousness. This meditation is not best done in a quiet space, unlike the awareness meditation. It is analogous to a meditation on the inner parent consciousness. It is actually best done while partaking in your everyday activities.
During this meditation, you watch your ego, as you go about your activities of daily living. You watch yourself eat breakfast, you watch yourself read the news, you watch yourself watch TV, you watch yourself go to work. In this way, you become very aware of your ego, and as you become more aware, you naturally align yourself more with your higher self, your witness consciousness.
This can become very automatic, and is a great meditation to perform every day. Most people know about sitting down or lying to meditate, but do not practice this type of waking, day-to-day meditation, and, therefore, their sitting or lying meditation is confined to the meditation cushion instead of filling their daily lives.
In this way, you can perform sitting or lying meditation for years with little to no change. Incorporate waking walking meditation into your life, consistently, every day, for a huge shift in consciousness.
It is important to note that the parent consciousness often does not accept the animal consciousness (inner child), or the adult consciousness (witness consciousness). It is often the source of criticism, prejudices, and strife, both inwardly and outwardly. Also, by not accepting its other parts, its keeps us stressed and limits our spiritual growth.
It is important to note that the parent consciousness (ego) is rooted in fear, and its biggest fear is losing control. It sees accepting the adult and child consciousness as losing control, and this is why it is constantly at war with them.
There is also a meditation of the animal consciousness, or what is known as the “inner child.” This mediation is best done by watching what happens when you are stressed, upset, want something, and so on. It is the part of you that wants what it wants, when it wants it, and if doesn’t get it, it will pout, be outwardly aggressive, inwardly aggressive, or passive aggressive.
It is important to watch this part of your consciousness when it arises, and not take action on its behalf. Taking action based on the feelings of the inner child will most often result in unwanted repercussions later on or immediately in life. This is also the most difficult meditation to perform. To watch your animal consciousness in the heat of an argument is a very difficult and advanced thing to do.
So, as you can see, all three meditations bring you back to the ultimate meditation, the meditation of consciousness. Perform the inner adult (witness) meditation during times of peace, the inner parent (ego) meditation during your daily life, and the inner child (animal consciousness) meditation during times of stress.
All three will strengthen your higher self, or witness consciousness, and ultimately allow for a more peaceful, happier life.