Disclaimer: It is difficult to say everything I want to say without revealing half of the guided meditation. I do the best I can.
I just went through my first listen of these two SuperChargers included with Alchemist and more than ever before I’d like to get something off my chest.
To begin, I’m no expert at visualizing real things. Meaning that True Social causes me some difficulty because I have a hard time creating those images of me being in that particular social situation.
But these two tracks go beyond that, they dare you to dream big, to explore your limits. So that made it far easier to do for me.
Second, I do like to meditate, so I did set the vibe, dimmed the lights, assumed the position and played with quality headphones on and zero distractions.
So here goes…
This SuperCharger is all about realizing one’s connection to the Universe (or God, or whatever is out there). About becoming one with it.
The background track created an image of a pianist that walks into an empty theater, sits down at the piano and while leaning on one hand uses his other hand to just play with the sounds, improvising, sort of expressing through music what it’s like to be daydreaming. I liked it.
The visualization is similar to one that I use myself. I tend to float up into the stars and become part of the universal center as it expands across all. As Above does it a different way, but it felt quite comfortable to do.
Then came the unexpected part. In my own meditations, I often draw energy in from the Source, but here we pull the whole Universe in. That was something. My whole body started twitching as I had this compressed ball of light inside of me trying to expand again. I knew that unless I kept my focus on it, it would do so.
It wasn’t until the instructions came to the transmutation part where after a bit of effort the twitching ceased and I was greeted with a warm comfortable lightness.
After that, I interpreted the instructions as allowing me to go into a microcosmic meditation, just calmly circulating the energy around. I wasn’t all that bothered by the lead-out and was quite easily able to maintain the state going into the next track.
And what a track it was. Right in the first moment I felt like someone had messed with the volume and my world exploded.
Then the background music came on and I felt like a Khan, overlooking his people dancing wildly around the bonfire. It was awesome!
The visualization called for a different location than the steppes of my Khanate, so I switched to a different native tribe. Still dancing wildly though.
Then came the energy visualization. Whenever we think of energy, we see a bright white light, comprised of all the colors in the spectrum. But that’s a limiting belief by itself. What if you took away all the colors, all the light and was left with only the energy? Pure, raw and unadulterated. Like closing your eyes when your lover slowly runs a feather across your body, you have to depend on your other senses.
I admit a was a bit frightened at first, but then I started to really enjoy the feeling. It was so strong, so powerful. I went into ever greater detail how it would feel like. I was part of it, it was part of me. And there was nothing I couldn’t accomplish.
It was no surprise to me that when asked to transmute it towards my goal, I did not even remotely feel this was about sex. Instead, to me it was about power, success, raw masculinity.
This one really did a number one me, as I’m writing this I still have a half-smile that claims I know something you don’t an I’m enjoying that fact.
Incredible, totally incredible.
Now a review wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t at least try and find some imperfections. I’m one of those people that find it exceptionally hard to give 1 or 5 stars, it’s always 2 or 4 for me.
First, something I remarked to Saint already, I felt like the normalized volume on So Below was louder compared to As Above. Now this might not be true. I was already in a receptive and meditative state and trust me when I tell you So Below comes in like the percussion section of an orchestra.
Still it seemed like the speaker’s voice was a bit louder too, one consonant in particular (if you have other SuperChargers you’ll know which one) became really pronounced.
Nothing disruptive, just a bit of a wake-up call after the gently floating sensation of As Above.
Next, as soon as I went into So Below, all the good stuff from As Above went away. I sort of expected it and would likely not listen to both of them back to back, but rather listen to As Above in the morning as the sun comes up and So Below in a dark room at night.
I do intent to listen to them the other way 'round though. See if it makes a difference.
You may have noticed I did not go for sexual energy with So Below. I think with practice I could, but for now it felt more natural to go with how the energy made me feel, like the world was my playground.
You’ll also notice I didn’t mention the word “aura” until now. My experience was that it wasn’t about cultivating an aura. The aura will come naturally as you learn to guide the energy inside and around you.
I admit I felt a bit nervous at first when doing So Below. It’s easy to think that all good things are basking in bright white light. Just consider that energy itself has no concept of good, it just is. And that makes the visualization of the light more of a crutch. Energy itself doesn’t need it. I think that’s what made So Below so powerful to me.
Finally, I would have loved it if it had gone for the originally planed 20 minutes and spent some more time just basking in the energy. Especially in So Below there was so much more for me to explore about it.
I would like to add a few tiny tips. Some I’ve already stated, like As Above in my opinion is better at the start of the day and So Below better at the end of it. The contrast in the visualization supports it as well.
One simple thing you can do in energy cultivation is to place the tip of your tongue lightly on the ridge right behind your teeth. Don’t put any strain on it, just close the connection. And when you visualize the energy going up and down your body, remember it goes up your spine and down the front. If you can slow down your breathing enough, you can synchronize it with the flow.
So, that’s my initial review. I’ll likely post more if I remember or after listening some more. To me it would be a really cool idea if everybody posted their review of these products in this thread, keeping them all together and easy to find. You can see all the different experiences. So feel free to post your As Above & So Below experiences here, I’d love to read them.
Thanks for reading!