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i mean i frequently visualize random stuff that I look at. For example if i”m looking at a toy/figurine/statue/sculpture/game-characters or any object the is in a still position I then instantly imagine that it is moving with some backgrounds… like if i look at a fish toy, I’d instantly see it in a bowl or in the ocean… some more examples… if i play a computer game whether it’s a strategy or role-play, I then think about it before i go to sleep and work my mind at how to create my own game…and currently right before I go asleep where my eyes are close, I then concentrate on visualizing my console or PC controller like how many are the buttons/joysticks and etc… when im imagining this things before i go asleep I forget the stuff around me and just focus on what it is that im imagining then BANG! my mind shutdown or asleep.
back then when i was in high-school, i never put an alarm gadget near me as I know that i’m going to wake up the time that I think to wake up… so for example: I want to wake up at 6am, so what I did is just concentrate on waking up at 6am, and this is done while my eyes are close and in a sleeping position in the bed and after minutes BANG! my mind shutdown or went asleep. At the time I wake up, it’s 6AM! and specifically the “seconds” arrow is about to tick 5 seconds before/after 6AM. and what’s more interesting in my opinion is I suddenly feel energetic waking up and not weak(or wanting to go to sleep again).
Now …
for the experience in meditating while lying in bed..
My experience is that when i close my eyes and meditate, i tend to imagine gross/happy/weird stuff…it’s either an old lady-ghost watching me OR a cartoon character that randomly dances in my mind. But i keep “telling” my to forget about this stuff by saying IN my Mind “Piss Off or Get out of my mind” and sometimes it works and sometimes it wont. If it wont work though, I will just stop thinking and SEE what I CAN see while my eyes are close. What I can see though are purple/green/violet thick-cloud/thick-smoke look-alike stuff. It will change color if put my pillow over my face so that it will be more dark and no sunlight-reaction if you know what i mean.
So anyways, my question is… How to meditate/concentrate if I’m an imaginative person?
Do i just leave them be or should I do something?… please reply!~~
I’m asking this question so that I can meditate deeply for spiritual awakening OR to concentrate deeply unto an OBJECT to do Telekinesis…
If u can help me out, I would appreciate it… so thanks in advance!~~
btw I also wna learn telepathy…but that’s another story
so again, my question is… How to meditate/concentrate if I’m an imaginative person?

5 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t know what you expect of a spiritual awakening but if you think you are ever going to telekinesis or telepathy you’re going to be in for a big disappointment, since no one has ever been able to do those things under controlled conditions.
    Having that much imagination must be awesome though, maybe you could channel it to make your own cartoons or videos instead.

  2. I agree with the first answer. You have an active mind — use it in the world, and drop all of your greed for so-called spiritual experiences. Make cartoons or video games, find a girlfriend, and have a good time.

  3. Imagination is not a deterrent to meditation or concentration, but it is the “noise” in our minds that keep many people from truly experiencing their perceptions. In parapsychology, this is called the “signal to noise” ratio, but I’ll leave you to look that up on your own.
    Meditation is an excellent method for quieting the mind and allowing for more focus, but it takes some people more time to adapt to this quieter environment. Here are a couple of things that came to mind when I was reading your post:
    – First, if you meditate in bed, you are more likely to fall asleep than to experience a deep meditative state. Most people familiar with meditation would recommend that you learn to meditate in a sitting or reclined position, but not in bed. That’s not to say that it doesn’t work when you’re in bed. It’s just that you’re more likely to fall asleep rather than achieve a deep meditative state.
    – Second, it sounds like your TV watching, gaming, and visual stimulation in general are continuing to activate the visual aspect of your imagination. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if it is overwhelming your daily thoughts and preventing you from quieting your mind, you may want to take that into consideration. If you plan on meditating at a specific time of the day, you may want to avoid intense visual stimulation for about an hour or more before you meditate. This might help you to find an easier path to deep meditation. It’s a choice you’d have to make concerning whether you’re more interested in learning to meditate or watching a screen.
    – When you work toward meditation, it is important to recognize that it should become effortless and not a chore. Aggressive or evasive thoughts can restrict your ability to completely relax and empty your mind. When you are trying to meditate and an image comes to mind (it doesn’t matter if it’s a cartoon or anything else), rather than chasing it away or seeing it as an interuption, consider it part of the experience. Relax and observe. Allow the image to work its magic and have its time in your mind. At the same time, remember that once that image has passed, you will continue to allow your mind to become clear. One technique is to give the image some time to resolve and then move it off of the “stage” in your mind to allow the next image to appear. There is a form of mediation that involves just sitting and allowing your mind to flow where it will. As an observer of your mind, you will first learn a lot about yourself and how your mind works, but you will also eventually find more quiet once the activity has worked its way through.
    – Finally, and this is most important, stay positive and patient in your approach to meditation. Rather than trying to force things to happen or not to happen, consider a simple and positively formed phrase as a beginning and ending point for your meditation. When you find that you are travelling away from relaxation or getting anxious, repeat the phrase and allow yourself to return to a relaxed and more focused state.
    This is going to take time, and so you must be patient. Concerning learning telepathy or psychokinesis, that’s a more complex question, but meditation is an effective way to help relax, quiet and focus your thoughts, and develop a basis for further mental and spiritual development. Good luck!

  4. Thanks for asking this question. I also would like to know the answer to it myself as I also have a very vivid imagination and my brain is always spinning 1000 mph. I have come up with very clever inventions, book ideas, movie ideas, cartoons, games, everything imaginable. However I have to meditate often to settle my mind and body, but I do not want to lose my imagination.
    Thanks again!

  5. One procedure is calmly to dismiss “stuff;” another is to disinterestedly analyze it; a third is to ignore it.
    Some resources: “Kundalini West,” Ann Ree Colton;
    “Meditation for Beginners,” Jack Kornfield;
    “The Path of the Higher Self,” Mark Prophet.
    Reviews at http://www.amazon.com

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