Thanks for another great session.
I found the meditation advice in this session very interesting as I have been meditating in a similar fashion to what is being described here. I have found EE to be tremendously helpful but would often notice the tendency to "drift". A couple of months ago I was in quite a relaxed state and found myself staring at a single point on a table I was sitting at. As I continued to look at this single point, I found that I was not actually able to keep my gazed fixed upon this point for long and kept having to redirect my focus upon this point. After a while I found that my brain felt very tired, akin to how you feel after working out your muscles.
I have been performing this drill of simply fixating on a certain point without being distracted about once a week. I find that my vision will sometimes go in and out of focus, saccadic motions may occur, and visual abnormalities may even appear such as wavy lines and discolorations, but if I am able to acknowledge these phenomena and stay fixated upon the single point that I am looking at, I progress into a deeper meditative state.
Over the last couple of months of doing this exercise I have noticed improved memory and concentration, although on days that this is done I can have quite a bit of mental fatigue following this exercise.
I am wondering if in the way that I have been practicing this, the point that I am staring at is the "seed" mentioned by the C's?
If this is the case, I think it has been effective for me because I am quite strongly visually orientated and find that I am able to now spend large amounts of "time" really working the mind by concentrating on a single thing.
Since reading this session I have begun experimenting with using an internal phrase related to the Prayer of the Soul as the seed and will see how this goes.