I felt that some people might really find this valuable.
Dr. Kathryn May talks more about this, and teaches it, on her site.; (as you probably know); although I think it is possible to learn a lot from the videos. She obviously has great skill in it, and can pick up where the blocks or traumas might be, along the optic pathways, and guide the student--having studied with her mentor for many years. I'd love to do a workshop with her. . .
So interesting, today I heard her speaking again about how some people who are very helpful, who want to do good etc. and have (often) experienced abuse or trauma as children, tend to be very far 'forward'. That is, they experience as if they are right up close behind their eyes, and so, often, when they reach out to others, they can be thrown off balance, almost like being pulled out of themselves. Then maybe they have to recuperate from being so 'out there'.
I've experience this--as well as the uncomfortable feeling of being 'trapped in my body', as if pushed right up close behind the eyes. That's a result of some shock.
It's such a huge shift, to pull back, and drop down (into the heart. I think many people study meditation for years!!! to come to that visual centering experience. I'm so thankful I came across this.
People talk about Water Fasting and the emotional and/or spiritual possibilities--and this visual centering seems like such a good companion to wise fasting. :-)
About practising into deafness... yes! very astute observation.
and same goes for 'not wanting to see'. . . which is not to 'blame' anyone. I've heard Kam Yuen talk about people who practise forgetting, "until they perfect alzheimer's. "
This is not something your average person wants to hear, but I see it has relevance. I remembered that vividly, while watching a doc. on Glen Campbell, in which he seems to want to forget some things ( selectively) and one feels there are unresolved separations... and then, we watch him rapidly declining, going deeper into the disease. very sad. And yet, I do not believe such outcomes are inevitable.
It's fascinating, and so inspiring, the genuine potential to be freed of problems.