This article explains how awareness may be utilized differently during meditation practice when compared with the Goenka reported Vipassana Meditation doctrine.

This is the one choice, which is before us all. When part knowledge is presented as whole knowledge; this will lead to an inevitable set of consequences. Any individual who presents the wisdom of direct experience outside the official part knowledge doctrine is branded a heretic and exiled from the official group. As a natural consequence of this, the group controllers maintain their ego’s in positions of power over others keeping themselves and their students enslaved in perpetual ignorance.
Only those meditators who come to see clearly the wider view by accident or outside influence will then move on outside the official doctrine or program to eventually achieve enlightenment.
The Vipassana meditation program is perfect when it is applied as directed to achieve the start of conscious awareness for soul energy flow within the body.
However my direct experience has been that after 9 courses over a 14 month period that the quality and depth of meditation practice with underlying spiritual understanding for most assistant teachers is weak. This is basically because most officially appointed teachers parrot the official part knowledge as whole knowledge maintaining an ignorant limited perspective over their sphere of influence.
The simple truth remains that awareness can be used differently within meditation practice to gain better and more timely results.
Personally I see the official protocol presented for the direction of awareness within meditation practice as the long method. An alternative approach or protocol in the direction of awareness is to focus on soul energy flow. This is to facilitate the breaking through of blockages or restrictions in the main energy channels in particular, leading to a faster build up of soul energy voltage within the body, which then leads to the achievement of those very qualities, which we are all striving to achieve.
In passing I will mention that a Sri Lankan assistant teacher explained to me that you may focus your awareness on the sensations rather than the blind area’s to achieve the same end results; to which I replied, this is what I am already doing. To focus on sensations is to focus on soul energy flow.
As you hold your awareness on a sensation the flow of soul energy will increase to that location leading to stronger more expansive sensations. The next step then is to hold your awareness on the locations in the body, which will lead to the greatest freeing up or release of soul energy. In the beginning in most cases you will need to observe the flow of energy around blockages; then eventually through the blockages with the piecing, penetrating, dissolving action.
Yes there may be discomfort or even pain in the early stages, which is because you are creating a pressure to expand, which your channels may not be open enough to accommodate properly yet. This is the whole point as you are forcing open these channels.
It is an individual choice as to how much discomfort you are prepared to put up with in order to facilitate your own maturity in meditation practice. In my own case I experienced a thumping headache for some months, which never deterred me at all because I knew exactly what I was doing and why. It is important to realize that this is a passing phase, because as the channels open up properly all discomfort will disappear.

Certainly after clearing all the major blockages or restrictions to soul energy flow within the body you can then go back to the official protocol to clear out all the remaining Sankhara’s. Only this time your practice will have far greater soul energy power driving it, which will then lead you to achieve far better results. Increased soul energy flow is a natural consequence of increased soul energy voltage with increased electricity current flow.
This naturally leads to increased and improved metabolic functions within the body with stronger auric emanations or subtle sensations.
This is the fulfilling of the first aspect of soul, which is the purification of the three vehicles of the personality [Mental body, Emotional body, Physical body]. Any individual with the capability for advanced or deep meditation will always demonstrate the laser mind of the soul infused mind, which is how these individuals are always easily identified.
Mr. Goenka’s comment that everyone needs to work out the path for their own salvation is 100% correct. This includes how awareness is utilized within meditation practice to facilitate the melting and removal of all the crystalline structures created by the ego.
For all those people who are unable to see the wisdom of direct experience contained within this article I feel only compassion because you will remain trapped in the illusion of your own ego for some significant period into your future.
In the peace of understanding may we all dwell.

Author's Bio: 

My professional qualification is Veterinary Science. Over the years I have studied a number of other subjects as well, which includes Naturopathy, Homeopathy, acupuncture, kinesiology, clinical hypnosis and nutrition. For the Grass Roots Magazine number 186 April/May edition I wrote an article titled "Nutrition for Dogs and cats". All of this information is no where near as important as the spiritual knowledge. It is true to say that a person may survive a life with or without any particular area of knowledge.

However it is only the correct understanding with application of the spiritual or timeless knowledge that will enable a person to create a totally successful life! Sadly most of average humanity is so focused on chasing the sensational delights that they will not sit still long enough to learn some basic spiritual laws. In this way humanity would gain the ability to live life so much simpler and easier with far less pain and suffering experience!

There are only two paths in life. This is either running around in circles chasing the illusion or sitting still escaping the illusion. Eventually even the best chasers of the illusion will run out of stream and stop by default. How many lifetimes will you take before you stop to sit and meditate????

Insight meditation practiced correctly by anyone will speed up spiritual evolution. In the event that you may be experiencing some difficulties with Insight [Vipassana] meditation then it is highly recommended that you read the following articles "Immoral Action or Enlightenment", “Electrical Basis of Meditation” and “Meditation Secrets”.

For a number of years I studied with the Peacock Group in far North Queensland
Currently I am a Meditation Teacher / Insight Healer at the “Energy Healing Centre” in Margate, Queensland, Australia.
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