I have been practicing eye gazing a lot lately. Yesterday I did a session for an hour. I have been practicing with both men and women. Each experience has been beautiful and profound. This simple practice cuts though all illusion and opens the doors to Truth. If this was the only Tantric practice you ever did I believe you could reach enlightenment. While it is usually done with a partner it can also be done solo in a mirror. I discovered the mirror gazing when I was 13. Give it a try and let me know what you discover.
Seated across from one another, begin with a heart salutation. Palms are together in prayer position, pointed to the earth. Bring them up to the heart as you inhale, looking into your partner’s eyes and acknowledging the divine in each other. Next, bow as you exhale, connecting Third Eyes in a “Tantric Kiss”. Straighten back into a sitting position as you inhale. Finally, allow your hands to move from your heart back towards the earth as you exhale.
Ground and Breathe
Close your eyes place your hands on your belly. Take slow deep breaths into your belly. Allow your body to relax. Feel your connection to the Earth. As you inhale breathe in life force. As you exhale let go of anything that no longer serves you. When you are ready open your eyes and begin the practice.
Eye Gazing Practice
Begin by gazing into the other person’s left eye. Use a soft gaze. This is not a staring contest. Don’t try to look into both eyes at once. It is ok to change eyes if you feel called too. Just relax, breathe and allow the experience to unfold. Notice what arises without judging it. Do this for as long as you want. (I often suggest beginning with five minutes and extending the time as you get more comfortable with the process.) This is a great way to discover how open you are and to see where resistance arises. See if you can move beyond resistance. How does it feel to be seen and to see deeply into another person? This is a great practice for deepening heart connections. End with a Heart Salutation.