Centering is a skill that brings all of your spiritual energy to the center of your being. All this energy gathers in a place called the solar plexus energy center also referred to as, and correlates to the lower dan tien from Chinese medicine, and philosophy, and it’s also connected to the manipura chakra in tantric practices, and philosophy. Centering is a very important skill to learn, because it is one of the most fundamental skills. Centering has to be done before grounding, and these two skills are usually done before every type of spiritual practice, even if they are not referred to as such. Through centering we bring our energy, intent, and, thoughts inward, so that we can align with ourselves. This brings on a state of peace, tranquility, and harmony within the practitioner, so that they can be locked in this moment, and focus upon their work, and not be distracted by the outside world. Centering also allows us to begin our trance like process allowing us to start easing into an altered state of consciousness. There are many techniques for centering but in this post I will be teaching you a very basic one, but you should be aware that there are more, and they may not always be called centering.
How to center:
1) The first thing you are going to need to do is stand, sit, or lay in a comfortable position, and then close your eyes.
2) Next in your mind’s eye you’re going to want to envision light blue mist all around you. You will come to know this as your spiritual energy. See this blue mist being gradually sucked into your body, where it will form a ball of blue bright energy in the solar plexus.
3) Focus on this ball of energy. See it as clearly as you can in your mind’s eye. Feel how you feel in this moment. if you are centered you will feel incredibly focused. balanced, mindful, aware, and calm. Stay in the state as long as you would like. Once you’re ready to move on move on to the next step.
4) Once you’re done centering you would usually ground, but for the sake of this step by step to come out of a centering all you need to do is open your eyes, and carry on with your day. This nice feeling of being centered should stay with you for quite a while afterwards.