Meditating is NOT that Complicated. Simple is Powerful.
First off, I would like to emphasize how important meditation is to your spiritual growth and well-being. This is a subtle but important way to become closer with your guides, God and in getting to know yourself once again. Now you can use the submitted visualizations that you see below, or nothing at all.
You can sit in the quiet darkness or not. You can light a candle (though with me the flickering started to bother me, instead of help me), incense and have soft soothing music (preferably no words, since the words will distract you). You can even do movement meditation as I describe in my August 2007 Newsletter. You do not have to do any of these things or you can do them all. You have to do what feels comfortable to you. So take what you like and leave the rest.
In meditation it’s a common practice to visualize a scene. Visualizing is just like Daydreaming, fantasizing, etc. Have you ever played back a past event that happened and maybe even changed what actually happened. Or have you ever tried to “see” how things will go in a future event, like a date, or a baseball game, etc. Have you ever wanted so much to tell someone off, and “daydreamed” that you were doing just that. You are seeing yourself in your “minds eye” doing this. You are using your “minds eye” to create this daydream or fantasy. Come on guys, I know you’ve fantasized about that special person! It’s as simple as that.
Now do not look too much into this. Don’t analyze this to death. Just let the images ‘come’ to you. By looking to hard into this process you are creating a block in itself. What’s easiest is if you have a visualization and/or guided meditation on Tape. So you can listen to the visualization as it goes and see what is explained without having to remember anything. So with the visualization meditations I include in this Meditation section, feel free to record your own voice on tape to make your meditations that much more deep and relaxed. Then create your own details in the image, make it YOUR OWN. This will expand your mind. Help it flow with new images that come to you without you making it happen. Then eventually, you won’t need to use the Tape to visualize what you would like to see.
And (if not right away for some) with practice you will even be able to start seeing “visions” of your own, for symbolic references about yourself and/or others. As well as get feelings about certain things, being able to follow your gut. Becoming more aware of your surroundings. Of all that is happening around you. The good and the bad. As you become awakened and more aware things of light will become brighter to you, and darkness even darker. So always stick with your intuition on all aspects of your life. This is your guide to heading in the right direction on YOUR path. The more your meditate the higher your vibration will become and the less lower vibrational energies will be attracted to you.
Starting to Meditate Basics
To start: Ground yourself! Picture yourself as a Tree. Or visualize cords from your feet going to the center of the Earth and a white light bursting from Earth’s crystal core all the way back up the cords and into your feet, through your body and out your head. Grounding and connecting you.
Then surround white light around you for protection. This sets the stage for a higher vibration so that you will not be susceptible to lower vibrational energies. Just picture a beautiful white light from within grow and grow to totally encompass you and your aura. Like a huge bubble or a cocoon. Feel unconditional love from the Universe in your whole being. Say your invocation of protection, for example:
“I invoke the Light of the Spirit here within, I am a Clear and Perfect Channel, I am Love, I am Light.” Say this 3x!
Start by getting comfortable. Close your eyes and clear your mind (deep breath, exhale slowly)…don’t try, just stop thinking; as you let go of your thoughts and concerns, feel yourself sinking deep into emptiness. Breathe deeply at first, in through the nose, out through the mouth. Positive IN, negative OUT. Just relax and breathe. If you’re sitting up (something I tend to HAVE to do so I don’t fall asleep) just picture and FEEL your body relaxing, from every body part, foot to head. Slowly relaxing. Your breathing should be steady. Feel your body melt and your mind float freely. Slowly but surely getting into that meditative “state”, otherwise called the Alpha State . You are in a neutral place, where there should be no attachment to emotions, people, places or things. This process should be slow and take no more than 10 minutes to feel the full effect.
A thought may come in, just say “cancel” or “go away”, breathe. Then your breathing will be short and hardly noticeable. If you can half sit (like leaning on a bedpost or wall with a pillow comfortably), half lay down, that’s a good position. Now some people, like me in the beginning, like to have a visualization for meditation (like a guided meditation). This can help in the beginning. If you want to receive messages you may need more time after the guided visualization just to sit and receive.
You can create a sacred place where you are always safe to go and connect. Here you can meet your guides or ask to see if you can meet someone else, anyone. What happens here is real. It’s not your imagination. Make it your own place. Sometimes the person you want to be there will not come, or will not come right away. Give it time and talk to whomever does actually show up to talk with you. Again asking that only the highest and best, good are aloud to come. You guides and Angels are there always to protect you. This may seem almost like your imagination, but it is not, it’s real. Again, what happens in this place is real. The more you do this, the more real it becomes. The focus becomes clearer, you can see and hear more and receive longer clearer messages from your spirit guides and/or other beings that come into the picture.
Lately, for me I will sit quietly with or without music hopefully in the dark, half laying down, while getting into that State (after the breathing and relaxing) and I will be able to receive visions (clairvoyance), messages (sometimes clairaudience & clairsentience), etc. Clairaudience is clear-hearing. You hear with your “mind’s” ears. See what happens. See my article section for more information on Psychic Awareness.
If you get out of practice, don’t worry about it. Worrying will only hinder your growth in meditation. This will take away the whole point of meditating. So just get back into meditating when you can. But once starting back again with it, it’s like starting all over (for some). You have to get back into that “state” again. But at first, don’t worry if you can’t get there just yet. You will meditate and nothing spectacular may happen, no visions, no sparks. Just work back at filtering out your thoughts. Once you get back into a regular schedule, or at least do it more often, you can finally filter your thoughts out. Then you will get better with your intuition and your goals on strengthening your connection. But worrying about meditating and making contact right away is not going to help you get there faster, it will only hinder you.
Meditation is the discipline of clearing the mind to explore your inner self. In the meditative state, one has almost completely shut out the outside world and is recovering sensory impute from your subconscious. What you accomplish is not only a way to self-mastery, but are open to all sorts of other things like psychic impressions. Those who meditate regularly, experience higher energy levels, lower blood pressure and reduced stress. Learning this is healthy all around. A focused mind can accomplish tasks more efficiently, because this state causes your mind to work better. During meditation, your brain activity levels (BAL) decrease from beta (everyday; wide awake) to alpha (asleep; drowsy or relaxed). So, the trick is to get yourself there.
Now please use any or all of the meditations submitted to me below. I also have a guided meditation on meeting your spirit guide in my Spirit Guides article. Again, please submit any other ideas, techniques, and/or meditations that you have. I would love to add new ideas and views!!! Enjoy opening yourself up to all that Is.
For Meditation Samples and Exercises click here. These meditations and exercises were submitted to me by you! You will find beautiful meditations such as a Flower Meditation, Candle Meditation, Mind exercise, Staircase Meditation, Increasing the Power Within, Merging Consciousness and more!
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