He can open his eyes whenever he wants, but he would prefer to keep them closed and continue to enjoy the feeling of lightness over his head. This is one of the preliminary stages of meditation which will progressively deepen as the meditator continues his practice. However, this meditation purifies and charges him every day and enhances the quality of his life immensely. His sense of awareness is extremely sharp and his efficiency at work is greatly increased. A task that would have taken him two hours earlier is completed in ten minutes. He feels very cheerful, resilient, creative and exudes vitality and confidence all the time.
My friend, these are some of the wonderful states we experience during meditation. The more you meditate, the more you will understand that meditation is not an extraordinary state as most people believe. It is your ordinary and natural state. It is the state in which you should always be established. As you meditate with commitment every day, you move progressively from one state to another tasting its sweetness. However, all of us need not necessarily experience all these states. You may go through one or two states and then become established in the one that is most appropriate for you. As we flow with the flow, our Soul which regulates the whole process decides how and when this happens and what is best for us. So, my friend, let go of all anxiety, insecurity and the need to control the process. Flow with your Soul and take each day as it comes because it will always bring you something new, something beautiful and something joyful. Enjoy every moment of your journey; cherish it and relish it.
Visualisation, activation and motivation
My dear friend, you have understood some of the basic states of meditation that occur as we flow with the flow. However, as we meditate, along with these different states we also have different kinds of experiences which vary from one person to another. Today let us understand how these experiences are categorized, why they occur and how they influence us. However, before we do this we must first understand how our inner world is organised and what it contains. Basically, each time we meditate, we are accessing these three layers inside:  the subconscious layer which contains the memories of all our past lives  the conscious layer from which we operate everyday in our waking life  the super conscious layer which consists of our Soul and all the divine powers gathered around it. Our Soul also links us to the super conscious realms of the gods, demi-gods and enlightened beings.
Let us look at these three layers one by one. Our subconscious layer contains memories which include all the experiences, knowledge, skills, talents and qualities that we have accumulated both in this lifetime as well as our past lifetimes. These may be good or bad, positive or negative, beneficial or detrimental. Till the subconscious is emptied by taking only the distilled essence of whatever we need and discarding the rest, a good part of each meditation session is nothing but a cleansing process. This can be compared to the cleaning of our loft, basement or attic at home. In most of our houses there is a dumping spot for all the things that we do not need immediately, but think we will require later. This spot attracts junk like a magnet and the heap keeps growing bigger and bigger. As we keep dumping things here day after day, we forget what we stored there earlier or cannot remember exactly where we put it. When this heap has no space to expand any more, we begin a cleaning spree and bring out all the storage boxes and bags one by one.