The Falcon's Glance meditation for awakening Consciousness with Saniel
Saniel begins with an explanation of how "the Falcon's Glance" is a metaphor for our direct exploration of consciousness itself, the root-nature of Being. He also introduces the various flutes that he will use throughout the guided meditation to help serve your reception of his transmission of Being-Consciousness through sound.
The guided meditation then progressively welcomes you to explore the realms of external and internal perception, sensation, energy, emotion, mental image and thought, and your core sense of self, "I," or "me," and how each of these are – from the perspective of consciousness itself – objects that the subject-awareness, or consciousness, encounters in its field of experience.
A key emphasis that Saniel brings is the recognition that we tend to imagine consciousness as some cosmic blow-out, rather than the simple, essential "global positioning system" of daily living that is always actively registering all the phenomena of our environments and our lives and making possible all perception, cognition, and action.
Saniel offered a second version of this guided meditation to a workshop on "Living the Conscious Principle" in Calgary, Alberta, in late August 2008. Though it leads you through the same basic exploration, it's different from the first version in a number of ways that some people might appreciate. The introduction is shorter, Saniel only plays one flute, briefly, there's a ten-minute silent meditation at the beginning, and the pace is slower, with more silence. And, he emphasizes different aspects of this investigation of consciousness from those in the other version.