In my notes one commonly finds I mention my mnemonics as I access various focus levels. This technique is only briefly mentioned in principal by TMI not taught very strongly as a practice. In my hemi-sync training I focused on creating visual (imaginary) images that I associated with entrance to various focus level states. I did this very methodically so that I could associated a level, or recall that level, via these specific visual mnemonic cues that I am strictly consistent with. For example my mnemonic to focus 42 is an image of my name written cursive w/ the number 42 below that.
After about 400 hours of hemi-sync training I found I was able to access the levels without hemi-sync by invoking these visual images in meditation. Once I clearly grasp the image (mnemonic), I’m ‘in’. In hind-sight I’m sure I could have done this long before 400 hours of practice. I just never thought to try it.
Often the purpose of my meditation sessions is solely the practice of reinforcing these mnemonics. That is I will load up some hemi-sync take-home CD and go practice the visual cue associations with that focus level. To anyone starting out with hemi-sync I strongly recommend this practice. Meditating without hemi-sync, this is what I call a ‘manual mediation’. It is not uncommon for my manual meditations to be more powerful then with hemi-sync.
Another practice is what I call working on the ‘blank slate’. In this practice meditation I also study/observe all thoughts, images, whatever is arriving thus policing front-loads more effective – front loads such as memory loads, self-loads, etc. Everything one encounters is not necessarily authentic and many fall prey to fantasy experiences resulting from stuff they learned from the Internet, read in some book, watched on TV, or just heard from someone; those largely motivated by a very strong desire to have any experience. In focus level one can be very susceptible to suggestion – from anywhere. If one doesn’t get to know the noisy garbage in their own mind they will likely not discern the validity of their own experiences.
Another meditation exercise: “Feel the Stones”