>> Now, I feel quite ridiculous making the request below, but I'm still at the very beginning of this way of using "internal expertise" :-), and I don't have lots of points of reference. So I be thankful if somebody could give me a validation of at least some of the answers I got, because they are quite specific in nature and imply elements of theory (such as the meaning of Tiphareth) I don't have yet. <<
It sounds like you're on the right track. :) Assuming that you're not looking for an interpretation from me, I do have a few pointers for you to consider.
#1) Since this one-pointed meditation is occurring within your own mind, all the symbols and answers you get also come from within your own mind. This means that in order to understand their meaning, all you need to do is probe further *within*. It's not a matter of reading up on what Tiphareth means. Instead, it's a matter of further investigating what Tiphareth *already* means to you.
#2) This form of meditation is an Art. The artistry involved is one of opening and closing, expanding and restricting, your focus. For example, with the question of Tiphareth (or when anything comes up that you feel you don't understand fully) you will need to open your focus a bit and see where "Tiphareth/sun" leads you. Let it take you on a ride for a while by opening your focus to whatever arises in your awareness. Then begin restricting your focus again to those things that seem most relevant and important.
#3) After you've spent some time wrestling with the question, spend some more time *resting* with the question. :) By this I mean just rest with the question in your mind without trying to find the answer. Let it just sit there as a question. Sleep on it and then after a day or so, wrestle with it again. During the period of resting with the question, your subconscious mind will be working away on the question without any conscious interference.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
02 Feb 2004