May 06, 2016

Dhyana Or Meditation Techniques, Silence Yoga, Mouna Yoga, Stages In Meditation; Meditation, Kundalini Awakening, and Samadhi Process; Different types of Samadhis

Q: What is meditation? What are the stages in meditation? Are there any different techniques?
A: Mouna! Just be quiet, still, or silent!
"In Silence, Know the Knower."
"In Silence, Know Thyself"
"In Silence, The Supreme Sound is Heard."
"Be still and know that I am (Aham is/Supreme Sound/Self is) God."

Practice SILENCE, Silence Yoga, Mouna Yoga, Silent Meditation, Meditation on Silence, Focus on Silence, Concentration on Silence, Do Nothing Yoga, Akriya Yoga, No Activity Yoga, No-Thought Yoga, No-Mind Yoga, Amanska Yoga, Mind-Less Yoga, Thought-Less Yoga, Meditate on Thought-lessness, Shoonya Yoga, Shunya Yoga, Akinchan Yoga, Nothing Yoga, Yoga of Nothingness, Void Yoga, Silence Kundalini Yoga, etc.


STAGES IN MEDITATION OR PROCESS OF KUNDALINI AWAKENING:

A) Twilight Consciousness or Absolute Silence: This stage is similar to the one when you are going from wakefulness to sleep or arising from sleep to wakefulness--the intervening state. This is a brief state of indescribable silence as there are no other thoughts apart from just awareness. You can remember it only when you are out of it. This state does not last longer, either you progress to the next stage, come back to the thinking state when you started meditation, or go to sleep. People get frightened at this stage as the mind starts getting concentrated/focused/silent.

B) Takeover or LetGo: This is a stage when the higher Power/a powerful force in you awakens and takes over the control of your body, in which you will have glimpses of the inner Reality. In other words, Prana enters Sushumna or Kundalini awakens. This happens very quickly and the meditator progresses to the next step in a fraction of a second.


C) Intense Spiritual Experience or Samadhi (Sambodhi): This is the stage when you are experiencing something which you had never experienced before. The experiences will be very, very intense. During these experiences, you will be aware of only the experience, and after the experience, you will find yourself to be meditating. However, based on the type of experience (e.g., jerks, jolts, body shakes, etc. ), you may regain your body consciousness and become aware of yourself and the surroundings.

You will experience one of the 2 types of Intense Spiritual Experiences/Samadhis:

1. Jnana Samadhi: Intense Experiences giving an insight and knowledge into your true/real/higher/spiritual nature and the true cosmic nature/cosmic reality.

Jnana Samadhi is also called Nirvikalpa/Nirvichara/Nirvitarka/Asamprajnata Samadhi, etc. These experiences/Samadhis give you true/real SPIRITual knowledge. These Samadhis help you get a direct experiential knowledge about your real Self, Spirit, Soul, Atma, etc. In these experiences, you will not have body consciousness.

In Jnana Samadhi, your spiritual body/senses/mind/consciousness are awakened and start functioning. It is a myth that people with one Nirvikalpa Samadhi experience get enlightened. It is a myth that people can get enlightened instantly with one Kundalini awakening/Samadhi. So if you come across any guru/person who says he/she got enlightened with one experience (usually a long experience, with a variety of twists and enlightening insights/knowledge, seeing and talking to God, with secrets revealed by some divine being/guru, becoming the cosmos/everyone/everything, met God who granted some miraculous powers, etc), that guru/person is #1 FAKE or a Good Hallucinator.

2. Kriya Samadhi: Intense Spiritual Experiences giving an insight into and knowledge about your spiritual nervous system, spiritual nerve currents, awakening of your spiritual body, workings of Kundalini and Prana and their functions, etc.

Kriya Samadhi is also called Savikalpa/Savichara/Savitarka/Samprajnata Samadhi, etc. 
These experiences/Samadhis will start the process of loosening the knots of the spiritual heart:
http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.in/2016/05/spiritual-heart-hritgranthi-bhedana.html

These Samadhis will strengthen your spiritual nervous system and start awakening your spiritual body. In these experiences, you will regain your body consciousness (because you would have gone into a momentary Absolute Silence mode) due to body movements, jerks, shakes, and other Kundalini Kriyas (pranayama, bandha, asana, etc).

During Kriya Samadhi, your body starts performing Kriyas (yogic asana/pranayama and other physical and breathing activities) spontaneously/involuntarily/uncontrollably/without your will. These kriyas are called Kunalini Kriyas/Shakti Kriyas (activities of Kundalini Shakti) or Swabhavika Kriyas/Sahaja Kriyas (natural activities of Kundalini Shakti). Most meditators/spiritual people will have their first REAL Kundalini awakening with a Kriya Samadhi.

If such Kriyas are lesser than 5 seconds or so, then you may not be able to control them, but if they are of longer duration, then you will be able to control them over a period of time. The intensity of these Kriyas will lessen after a couple of experiences. Many Kriyas will stop.

The Kriya Samadhi can happen anytime in the beginning, even when not meditating. This is because as soon as you achieve a momentary silence anytime, you will experience them (when you are relaxing, when you are going to sleep, when you are sitting and travelling, etc.).

Kriya Samadhis are not physical symptoms like tremors, which are due to nervous weakness and neurological conditions. Only ignorant people will think that these are due to underlying medical condition. Difference between shaking/tremors/convulsion/seizure and Kundalini experiences are mentioned in the comment section of the following link:
http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.in/2016/05/kundalini-experiences-mediation.html

As I said, only ignorant people will take shaking, jerks, and other Kriya Samadhi experiences as medical symptoms (tremors, etc) and start thinking that there's something wrong with them and start seeking advice from fake Kriya gurus, fake meditation/spiritual teachers, money-making Kundalini/Chakra/Shaktipat/Pranic/Energy fake healers/QUACKS, ignorant/deluded internet forum advisors/experts, or medical service providers.

I have seen real Kundalini awakened people asking ignorant gurus/internet forum advsiors/experts (who have never had/will never have a real Kundalini awakeningquestions about their real Kundalini experiences and getting nonsense answers/advice.

Secret: Samadhi (unconscious/breathless) happening for hours, days, months, years is a MYTH. Samadhi doesn't mean sitting like a stone, deadwood, crocodile, chameleon, etc.  There will be storm (1000s of Kundalini awakenings/Samadhis) before the calm (Enlightenment, Self-realization, Loosening of all the knots of the spiritual heart).

[NOTE: There are no stages in Samadhi. You can have Kriya Samadhi today, Jnana Samadhi tomorrow, Kriya Samadhi day after tomorrow. THE OBJECTIVE OF ALL SAMADHIS/KUNDALINI AWAKENINGS IS TO LOOSEN THE KNOTS OF THE SPIRITUAL HEART. The link to spiritual heart and heart knots is given above.]

Warning: Nowadays, Sahaja Samadhi has become famous. People/gurus will say that they are always in Sahaja Samadhi (Pure state, BE state, I AM state, I am I AM, BEING/JUST BE, living in the present, and other nonsense state). Getting into Samadhi at will or naturally without one's will due to Kundalini awakening is called Sahaja Samadhi. Any Kriya Samadhi/Jnana Samadhi without meditating is also Sahaja Samadhi.

After loosening all the knots of the spiritual heart (result of 1000s of Kundalini awakenings), slipping into Jnana Samahi (no-body consciousness state) naturally/at will/without one's will is also called as Sahaja Samadhi.

ANY GURU/PERSON THAT SAYS HE IS IN SAHAJA SAMADHI IS A FAKE. In Samadhi, you can't talk or walk. Only when Kundalini drops/Samadhi ends, you can talk or walk.

BEWARE OF PEOPLE WHO WITHOUT EVEN A SINGLE KUNDALINI AWAKENING CLAIM TO BE ENLIGHTENED/SELF-REALIZED/GOD-REALIZED AND IN PERPETUAL SAHAJA SAMADHI STATE/NIRVANA. Sahaja Samadhi has become a tool to delude oneself/others. The myth/corruption of Sahaja Samadhi started recently.

Q: Which is the best meditation technique?
A: After following a number of meditation practices and having had many experiences, I have realized that a single meditation technique cannot suit all; one size can't fit all, all the time. It would be a folly to say that a particular technique is best for all. There is no point in listing meditation techniques that can give you an experience, but whatever technique you are following should lead to these 3 stages:
1. Twilight Consciousness or Absolute Silence,
2. Takeover or LetGo, and
3. Intense Spiritual Experience or Samadhi.

The Samadhi/Intense Spiritual Experiences should be similar to one of these:

Q: How do I know that I am progressing in meditation?
A: No matter what type of meditation technique you practice, whether you really meditated or not or whether you are progressing in your spiritual practice (Sadhana) or not will be known by the experiences you will have in meditation. In fact, meditation cannot be done, it should happen. Your effort ends in stilling the mind or emptying the mind of all thoughts and then you just have to wait in silence for awakening of the higher Power. If you have had any meditation/Kundalini experiences listed in the above link, then know for sure you have progressed/progressing in meditation.


Q: Which Meditation technique do you practice and why?
A: I practice Silence because silence is the first stage as listed above in the meditation process that everyone has to go through for a spiritual awakening. Silence is the simplest, easiest, and the best method which gives no side effects and has no dangers involved.

Silence needs no effort—it is only activities that need effort.

Silence has no reaction because there is no action; action has reaction. SILENCE GIVES NO KARMIC REACTION.

To succeed in spirituality, one should "take the opposite route" (Vipareeta Bhaavana). All the time, a person is indulged in physical and/or mental activities. It is only SILENCE that is the opposite of any activity. When Kundalini is sleeping, there are no spiritual experiences. When Kundalini awakens, there are spiritual experiences. These are the opposites. When Kundalini is sleeping, you are able to do all your activities, but when Kundalini awakens, Kundalini will do all the activities and you will just be a witness to its activities.

Matter is gross and spirit/consciousness is subtle. These are the opposites. The gross outer world is experienced through the active physical body, senses, and mind. The subtle inner world is experienced through Pure Mind or Chit (consciousness) when the body, senses and mind are inactive/silent.

During meditation, when all the physical and mental activities become SILENT, the spiritual and super-conscious activities begin.


Speech (activity) is Silvern, Silence is Golden.

Q: How exactly can I know what Absolute Silence is?
A: Before going to actual sleep in the night or anytime, observe how you are going to sleep. It is your activity every night, again and again for many years. It is your routine every night. So it must be easier to observe your sleeping process. If you do this, you will realize that you indeed have to go through a brief period of Absolute Silence before you sleep. This is the SILENCE which you have to practice during meditation for Kunalini/Spiritual awakening or Samadhi.

Q: If I practice this, won't I lose my sleep by just thinking or observing?
A: It is the technique I follow sometimes. Of course, it should not be done every night as a meditation practice. I do this when I am very tired and am going to fall dead asleep as soon as I hit the bed.

Do not practice this seriously to the point of losing sleep over it. In meditation, always meditate casually, without being too serious about it. You need to casually observe the sleeping process and not with the intention of having Self-realization instantly. Over-observation/over-focusing/over-concentration/mental over-activity/hyper-thinking and losing sleep due to such activities/meditations may cause obsessive compulsive disorder and other psychological/psychiatric problems.


Q: Any other tips?

A: When you are sitting and meditating, try to sleep in meditation (of course without sleeping) or remember your sleep state. This would make the mind a little silent because of the habit of the mind. Remembering sleep leads to silence. Silence (without sleeping) leads to spiritual experience. Self-realization, after all, is remembering your true nature (of course not by thinking or your intelligence but through direct Samadhi experience).

If you still cannot be silent, then does feeling the breath on your upper lip and imitating sleep make you silent? If yes, you can do it but keep in mind that your objective is not to feel the breath or sleep but TO BECOME SILENT.

Without SILENCE, you cannot progress in meditation or spirituality. Meditation is cessation of physical and mental activities, and spirituality is knowing directly your spiritual existence through direct meditation/Kundalini experiences.

Every individual is unique, and you need to devise your own methods and means to achieve SILENCE during meditation for spiritual awakening, making sure that such technique does not harm you either physically or mentally.

If you cannot be silent even after trying your best, then find out what are those thoughts that do not allow you to be silent. Take care of/fix such disturbing thoughts and their causes. The thoughts that come to your mind when you try to be silent are due to your Vasanas and Samskaras (physical and mental conditioning, habits and tendencies), which reveal a lot about how you lived, how you are living, and where you will end up if you continued to live the way you lived and you are living.

When practicing meditation and spirituality, you need to lessen your physical and mental activities as much as possible during your waking period.

Moderate nutritious vegetarian food, good sleep, no sex (at least during meditation/spiritual Sadhana/practice until you experience a single meditation/Kundalini experience), peaceful activities of daily living, harmonious relationships with people and the environment, coming to terms with your past and the present, etc., during your spiritual practice will help you gain mental calmness, which in turn will result in silent meditation, consequently raising your Kundalini, ending in an intense spiritual experience/Samadhi—this will be the beginning of a spiritual life.

You need not necessarily follow one type of meditation technique all the time. According to your mood, surrounding, and circumstances, you can practice different types, again the objective being silencing your mind to have an Intense spiritual experience.

There is no harm in silence. IT IS JUST THAT THE MIND DOES NOT WANT TO BE SILENT. Silence is the mind's enemy.

Everything will be difficult initially, but that's life!

Caution: If you feel any of the instruction above is adversely affecting you, then do not follow it. Devise your own technique. One must follow a meditation technique that is best suited for his/her body and temperament keeping in mind that Silence is a stage (however brief) that one has to go through to have real meditation/spiritual/Kundalini experiences. There is nothing called The Best Meditation Technique or an Universal Meditation Technique.

Words of a Jnaani:
Bhaav bina Bhakti nahi
Bhakti bina Dhyan nahi
Dhyan bina Gyan nahi
Translation: Without a spiritually-inclined mind, you cannot have devotion/dedication toward spirituality.
Without devotion/dedication toward spirituality, you cannot do spiritual meditation.
Without spiritual meditation, you cannot have spiritual experiences which lead to Self-realization.

When a person is interested/indulging in enjoying the worldly objects, pleasures, achievements, ego satisfaction (kama-kanchana-kirti), Kundalini will be looking downward or sleeping. However, when the person gets disinterested in them (worldly objects, pleasures, etc., detached from worldly affairs) for a longer period of time and practices meditation, then Kundalini will surely awaken/start looking upward giving real spiritual/meditation/Kundalini experiences.

"Know Thyself and All Else Will Reveal Itself."

To know why people do not know what Absolute Silence, LetGo, or Samadhi is or to know why people do not progress in meditation or have meditation experiences, click:

For dangers involved in dangerous meditation techniques, click:

http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.com/2016/05/dangers-in-meditation-meditation-or.html

To know about myths surrounding Kundalini and what Kundalini is, click:

WARNING: It's okay if you don’t meet a Brahmajnani (Self-realized seer) or realize yourself in this life, but never ever meet or follow a BHRAMjnaani (fake guru who will make you delusional).  If you do, then you will suffer your entire life.
http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.in/2016/05/bhram-jnana-bhramjnani-brahmajnana.html
SHUBHAMASTU – Let Good Happen to You!

13 comments:

Achintya Idam said...

Meaning of Dhyana or meditation:

Dhi = Thought/intellect/intelligence
Yana = Vehicle/mode/method of arriving or going, journey/travel/marching toward/forward (in spirituality transcending)

Dhi + Yana = Dhyana. Transcending thought/mind/intellect/intelligence is Dhyana.
The journey beyond the mind and intellect is Dhyana.

When you achieve Dhayna or transcend the activities of the mind/intellect, you will experience a momentary Mouna (silence) or Swabhavika Kumbhaka (natural cessation of breath), or you will momentarily become Amanaska (without the activities of the mind/intellect).

Practice Mouna Yoga, Dhyana Yoga, or Amanaska Yoga because these will result in Samadhi (intense spiritual experience). The following are some Samadhi experiences:

http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.in/2016/05/kundalini-experiences-mediation.html

Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Achintya Idam said...

Hi,
You have a SPIRITUAL BODY/MIND/CONSCIOUSNESS!!! This is your real "I," Self, BE+ING.
You can directly experience your spiritual body in meditation within a short period of time. You just need to practice silence for 1 hour a day!!!
If you have any one of the following experiences, then know for sure you will definitely succeed in experiencing your true Supernatural Spiritual Self in this very life.

http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.in/2016/05/kundalini-experiences-mediation.html

Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Shashikant said...

Hi Sir,
I am a spiritual enthusiast. I want to practice Dhyana for the sole purpose of self realization or self awareness. I want your advice regarding Dhyana.
1. I am trying to practice silence meditation as told by you and in addition to this, I thought that, while meditating, feeling to get detached from our own body, mind and material world will lead to better results in Dhyana (I think in Dhyana that I am not this body nor thoughts as per Adi shankaracharya's Nirvanashatakam stotra) so I started practicing like this and it gives me better silent feeling but with that a little fear arises in mind that if I continue feeling of detachment from my body and mind and everything while meditating, will this lead to some kind of unsafe, dangerous state of mind?
Thanks

Enrico Galard said...

Wow what an amazing post. Really thankful to you for sharing this meditation techniques kind of knowledge with us.

shashi118 said...

I practice silent meditation occasionally, during meditation my breath becomes too slow and I do 30-35% of normal breathing, but as breathing speed and quantity decreases my mind becomes, not perfectly, but almost still and sometimes Bahirkumbhak happen spontaneously. are these good signs? does decrease in breathing volume will have bad effect on body? I try observe celibacy,vegetarian. How can I increase time duration of meditatio with quality? Thanks Shashikant

simplyme said...

hi, thanks for nice posts..


I dont do meditation. but i keep chanting and listening religious shloka even if I dont completely understand same.It feels highly soothing and increases my focus and performance at my work too.

i am ardent follower of yoa - asana and pranayam. I do regularly sometime upto 2 hours a day which include pranayam for 1 minutes for last 2 years. and i feel immense calmness and clarity of mind. last 6/7 months have completely transformed me. once higly impuslive person i have changed into more calmer, relaxed and dont react but respond now. feel happy about everything and loving. sometimes my mind becomes blank itself even during the routine work, feel happy and light. My body temperature has permanently increased, given the fact that my body temperature used to be low.

I dont know how to or on what I should attribute all these changes but i was told that may be my chakra got activated.can you please explain how would i know that my chakra got awaken or what is this happening to me.

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Shashi,
Don't think = silence.
Shubhamastu!

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Shashi,
Sit and try to sleep without sleeping. Remember sleep state. Such a practice may eventually lead to silence and maybe Kundalini experience.
Shubhamastu!

Achintya Idam said...

Hi simplyme,
Kundalini awakening leads to Chakra activation. There's no chakra activation without Kundalini awakening.

How do I know if my kundalini is awakened?
The first Kundalini awakening experience is always going to be experiencing death, losing control of your body and/or breath, inability to move the body, or an intense experience (mostly frightening) in which you feel something/someone/some powerful force/power has seized you from the inside. This is how Kundalini reveals its existence.

If you have had such an experience, then know for sure you had a Kundalini awakening experience (chakra activation).

This is how you can identify a fake guru and a real guru. All fake gurus' first experience will be entirely different than what I have mentioned.

Many gurus of the past and the present have passed on the side effects of wrong meditation techniques as spiritual/Kundalini awakening experiences, eg., ringing/buzzing in the ears, pain in Ajna Chakra, swirling/twirling sensations in mooladhara or other Chakra locations, seeing/hearing divine visions/sounds with physical eyes/ears, etc.
Shubhamastu!

Ramakrishnan Krishnamurthy said...

Dear Achintya,

Excellent set of articles. They show that you have really undergone these experiences. I can vouch for this since based on my sadhana I can relate to a lot of nuances that you have shared about the kundalini awakening/experience, samadhi, and so on. I have a few queries which I am sure you will be able to enlighten me on with your mature insights:

1) Which posture to use for formal meditation? I have tried sitting cross-legged on the floor, sitting on a chair, lying on the ground in savasana. Sitting on the floor, though being the best for stability, disturbs samadhi due to body pain, numbness, and aches. Would you recommend lying down in savasana for prolonged periods such as three hours at a stretch for meditation?

2) My consciousness automatically goes to the sahasrara when I close my eyes. And then it goes up beyond this chakra too. There is this constant feeling on the top of my head even when I am not meditating which entices me to get into meditation dropping everything. Is this normal? If not, what is the remedy to overcome this sensation at the crown of my head?

Would be grateful for your inputs that will help me progress on the spiritual path.

Thanks and regards,
Ram

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Ramakrishan,
1) Start with any comfortable sitting position, taking the support of a wall. You can also use 1 foot elevated platform to sit cross legged (feet touching the floor) so that your legs don't get numb. First practice sitting comfortably for at least half an hour without any pain or numbness. Take this as an exercise. If you experience pain, numbness, etc., keep stretching/changing your legs/position at will. Since your consciousness automatically goes to Sahasrara, do not meditate in Shavasana.
2) "There is this constant feeling on the top of my head even when I am not meditating which..."
You have been doing meditation wrongly and have many misconceptions about meditation, religion, Kundalini, chakra, and other spiritual stuffs. Read all the posts of my blog once every week and read my answers in Quora also.
https://www.quora.com/What-is-this-flow-of-energy-sensation-from-the-back-or-crown-of-the-head-after-meditation/answer/Achintya-Idam?srid=uR34w

Understand the dangers involved in activity-based meditation (mantra, focus, concentration, observing, being aware, vipassana, kriya, etc.,):
http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.com/2016/05/dangers-in-meditation-meditation-or.html

Remedy: Don't meditate for 2 months or until you get rid of the constant feeling on top of your head.
Shubhamastu - Let Good Happen To You!

Diego Cosmo said...

Dear Achintya,

Firstly, I must thank for creating this blog, I have a great gratitude for you to take your time and good will to write about your experiences and help a lot of people. I think you should publish a compilation in pdf/book from this blog in case of it doesn't exist anymore in the future.

I believe that I had some involuntary kundalini experiences in the past, sometimes I felt a great fear/desperation during it, some intense sound like a very loud waterfall rising up to the head, white flashes, being unable to get out of it, move the body, very intense experiences. After read your blog I can see that I am not ready to completely embrace it, since I am still living a mundane life, chasing success, am not celibate etc.. and it can warm me, But I have a big itch for spiritual life, and look forward to chase it someday..

1 - My first, question is not about kundalini itself, what is your opinion about sensitive people who see/communicate with spirits, angels, entities, can see people's chakras etc.. Is it ever possible?

2 - Do believe that is possible for someone to remember experiences of past lives on kundalini experiences? can you talk about it?

3 - During your awakened kundaline experiences, can you clearly differentiate your mind thoughts, desires/fears, from the ones coming from the super consciousness?

Thank you,
Cosmo

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Cosmo,
NOBODY CAN HAVE KUNDALINI/SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES UNLESS THEY ARE READY AND DESERVE IT!

People have misconceptions about meditation, Kundalini, gurus, religion, paranormal, spiritual stuffs, etc., because the whole world has been misled/deluded by fake/cunning/shrewd/delusion-mongering people/conspiracy theorists/conspirators/misinformation masters (religious/spiritual masters, monks, priests, rulers, leaders, specialists, rich/famous/powerful/high class/intelligent people in the society, etc). It's like history books/British saying that they civilized or did a favor to many people/countries by ruling them. What they actually did was killing/murdering/looting/plundering/raping many people/countries. It's like muslims killing/murdering/looting/plundering/raping and forcefully converting many people/countries to Islam and saying that it was for their good because Islam is the only real religion and their god is the only one real God. It's like America bombing Syria for the good of Syrians. It's like Whites killing all native Americans and saying it was for their good/they deserved it because they were barbarians/brutes/savages. "Our race/religion/god/views are supreme and since you don't follow ours/you are not us/you don't serve us, you should not live."

Unless you have had real Kundalini/meditation experiences, you will not know which info is correct and which is nonsense. YOU CAN HAVE KUNDALINI/SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES EVEN IF YOU ARE LIVING A MUNDANE LIFE, CHASING SUCCESS, EATING MEAT, NOT A CELIBATE, ETC. DON'T GIVE UP YOUR WORLDLY LIFE BECAUSE THERE'S NO ESCAPE FROM THE WORLD AND ALL SPIRITUAL GURUS/MASTERS/ORGANIZATIONS ARE FAKE. All it requires to experience your spiritual self is to make a little lifestyle changes and meditate now and then, may be once or twice a week.

1 "Spirits, angels...chakras..…." You left God out. I have seen many aura readers looking at the photo/statue of a saint/God and saying that they saw this/that/many color/s around them and the saint/God is really a saint/God and that they communicated with him/her. It's common sense that if you keep staring at an object you will see different colors around the object, sometimes the object vanishes and you will see only whiteness. Check the comment about phosphenes in this post:
http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.in/2016/05/kundalini-experiences-mediation.html

Google "ghostbuster gautam tiwari dies." People claim that since he was a paranormal activist a spirit killed him. See videos like "spirit/ghost caught on camera" "Alien caught on camera" etc. Many smart/cunning/shrewd people make a lot of money by communicating/seeing a God/saint/messenger of God, Being God's agent/interpreter/incarnation/avatar or by being God. Other unfortunate people end up in the mental hospital for communicating/seeing God, being God's incarnation/avatar or being God. Such people, after psychiatric treatment, stop seeing or being Gods.
Reiki people can cure cancer!
Forget all such stuffs and try to have a vision of your own Spiritual Body not with your physical eyes but in Samadhi/Deep meditation.
2. What is the use of past lives. You will NEVER see your past life as a movie/clip.
3. Desires/fears/other emotions happen in Kriya Samadhi as a Reliving and Relieving Process/loosening the knots of the heart. When people are having involuntary body movements (Kriya Samadhi), they will know about their body and surroundings and are also afraid of what's happening to them but they will not have any control over their bodies.
Keep reading my blogposts to know the difference between real and unreal meditation/Kundalini/spiritual experiences.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!