This is a question that crosses the minds of a LOT of people, probably all of us in fact. The answer? Bloody well right you do J I know it is difficult in the beginning and it can be quite boring, not to mention when the Ego Self raises its defiant head and says, “Ag man, just do it tomorrow”. However, meditation does not have to be boring.
First off you can do one-pointed meditation, and yes, I know, this can seem extremely monotonous and give you a “throw myself down a pit now” attitude, but if you stick with it, then in a couple months you will see why I said “bloody well right you do”. When your psychic senses start to unfold like a flower, you will be able to See more, understand more, have a much better perception and outlook on life, and if you do any form of magickal practice, you will see an incredible change in your Work. One-pointed is quite simple really, just sit for a period of time, quietly, and breath normally through your nose. Continue breathing in this manner and focus on your breath going into your nostrils and down into your lungs, and extend it down into the pit of your stomach, into your dan dien. Then when you let your breath out watch it as it moves up and out through your nostrils, and just keep doing that. What could be simpler? And you were complaining this would be hard. Ok, I concede, when you first start practicing, it can be difficult as your mind tends to flood with thoughts and you have to keep pulling your attention back to your breath, but keep with it, once or even twice a day and your mind will start to calm down. You will notice that your thoughts do not rush in and out like a train station mulling with hundreds of people in a chaotic frenzy, but will come in one at a time until eventually you can focus on the one thought, that being your breath, i.e. one-pointed meditation. As you continue to practice you will also find that you relax more during the meditation and your breath becomes more and more shallow until eventually it is so shallow that the breath no longer moves down into the lungs, but up into the third eye. More practice on a daily basis and you will start to See, and that continues into other things such as no-breath and then the release of the astral body. Oh by the way the period of time you should sit for can start at 5 or 10 minutes and then build up to longer periods such as half an hour or even an hour. One source I found suggested that you should sit for the period of time equal to your age. I am not sure why but it was an Indian dude J
There is also a more active meditation which you can learn from the video or audio files on my HLMS site. I won’t explain it in detail here as it is quite lengthy to do so, just go to http://hlmagickschool.com and sign up for a free trial membership. What I can tell you is that you go through three distinct exercises incorporating breath technique, also another very important aspect of spiritual and magickal practice. The exercises are slightly Kabbalistic in approach, especially the use of the Mother Breath incorporating the three Hebrew Mother Letters, Aleph, Mem and Shin which relate to the three elements Air, Water and Fire, but you can use them universally and in any path. After the Mother Breath you perform Toning and Tuning the Body which is very active and will get you into a very nice meditative and trance state. Finally you perform pore breathing through the hands and build a ball of energy between them. So you see, meditation practice does not need to be boring, and literally anyone will see immediate effects with this particular practice.
Some people tend to think that there is no need for meditational practice if you work magick ritually. I have to disagree with that. Meditation opens you up to the unseen world, allows your psychic senses to develop and these aspects are very much needed in magickal work. Also, before performing any Working of any kind, it is a good idea to get yourself into a relaxed, centered and trance state so that your magickal Work is more enhanced. Ergo, most important if you ask me.
Well go on then, go meditate, what you waiting for? Ommmmmm mani padme hummmmmm…cough cough.