Rich). I have been practicing WITH MY EYES SHUT, the L of A on and off for several years, but only during the last 12 months or so with any real commitment.
Physical relaxation is really easy for me, but because I have a hyper-active mind, I've found it very difficult to relax my mind - to clear it of all
thought (Haanel's The Master Key, lesson 2). I'm not bad at it now - although I'm still working on consistency - sometimes I have to mentally bring myself
back from "daydream" mode, and carry on. I've learbned not to get angry with myself when this happens! I practice for 20 - 30 mins a day, MOST days.
Having read Wallace Wattles' book about one's approach to imagery with one's mind, something occurred to me...
When one is instructed to visualise an image of that which one wishes to possess, I kind of assumed this image to be "seen" by my eyes (behind closed
eyelids). In other words, when my eyes are closed I - and everyone else, I cautiously assume - will just see a "speckled" darkness. Now, with adequate
practice, one should be able to see (or rather "create") a perfect image in this "view", "space", call it what you will.
However, that is my question.
Since we are taught to "see" with our MINDS, not our eyes, am I supposed to see the aforementioned imagery with my MIND, not my eyes? i.e. the eyes of my
mind are "THOUGHT", so rather than EYESIGHT per se, maybe I need to THINK this image?
With respect to this, I'm also trying to understand the relationship between my seeing with my eyes and my mind.
I hope I'm making myself understood properly :/ and would welcome any advice and/or questions - in case I've not outlined my considerations well enough.