One thing I'm finding is that the love that is initially directed to the feeling of "presence" sometimes begins to eminate of itself in a more open and less object directed way. Maybe not love of everything but a general and undiscriminating feeling of love. I am also getting a better sense of what people mean by "heart" and the importance of heart to meditation and spirituality more generally. ---F
Yes, there is a progression.
Eventually you will feel love like a flowing river, moving from the lower gut area, upwards through the heart, then upwards into the head, face, arms, fingers and spilling outwards into space.
This will gradually transmute until you feel filled with love, and the flowing outwards stops and you identify with love itself. I am love.
Over time, sometimes just a short time, that still, calm love transmutes into total ecstasy. At first of the body, then your whole sense of presence.
Lots more happens.
It is a good opening, but certainly not the whole journey, but it is an energy source for what lies beyond ecstasy.
Back at me:
Other things will happen too. You will begin to understand more and more about consciousness and beyond consciousness.