When you first hear the word meditation, the first thing that may pop into mind is "eastern" and you may think, it's not for me because I'm not eastern. Or the word "ancient" might pop into your head and you think, "It's not relevant to me". Or finally you might think that it's only for advanced people because it's hard and that it's not for the average, normal person. None of these things are true. It doesn't matter if you're from the west, it doesn't matter that it's old (in fact that should give it a good rep because it speaks volumes about it's credibility, otherwise it wouldn't have stuck around for so long!), and it doesn't matter if you consider yourself average. Meditation is for everyone.
What is meditation? Meditation is a practice that trains the attention and awareness, stills the mind, and creates a calm emotional state. Attention is controlled and awareness is heightened during meditation.
Everything is energy. You are energy. The world around you is energy. We are interacting with energy every moment on a day-to-day basis. Our mind connects our body to the external field of energy. When our mind is in chaos, our world is in chaos. Meditation is the way to clear and calm your mind.
Now before we get into the types of meditation, it's important to understand why you would want to get into this. Why meditate? Isn't it just hard work? Is it really worth it? Here are the answers.
This is a simple basic recipe for beginners:
1.) In order to meditate, simply find a comfortable place to sit or lay down.
2.) Close your eyes, and bring your attention to your breath. Your goal is to focus all your attention and awareness onto your breath.
3.) Observe your inhalation and exhalation. Observe your breath moving into your stomach, your thoracic area, and your chest.
4.) If your mind wanders, gently bring your attention back to the breath.
Once you feel comfortable with this process, you can add these advanced techniques to your meditation, however I recommend simply sticking with the basic recipe for awhile to notice how often your mind wonders so you can practice bringing it back.
This builds resiliency and will strengthen your attention span and ability to focus and concentrate.
Advanced technique #1: Notice if your breath makes it into each of the three areas, your stomach, your thoracic area, and your chest. If not, consciously breathe into each of those areas, starting with the stomach, filling it up, letting it fill the thoracic area, and then finally the chest. Upon the exhale, let go gradually. Repeat.
Advanced technique #2: Notice if you feel any "gaps" or "pockets" in these three areas that are not being breathed into. These areas are where you have stuck energy and emotion. They could be where you hold negative beliefs or threads of worry and grief, or even anger. Simply place your fingers on the area and focus on pushing back by breathing into that area. Do this a few times with a strong exhalation, and continue with the normal breathing. Notice if the area gets breathed into. If not, repeat the process and keep and eye on the area during future meditations.
1.) Breath observation
2.) Mindfulness meditation
3.) Transcendental Meditation
4.) Zen Meditation
5.) Concentration Meditation
6.) Loving-Kindness Meditation
7.) Moving Meditation
8.) Chakra Meditation
9.) Pranic Breathing Meditation
10.) Mer-Ka-Ba Meditation
When beginning, it is recommended to meditate for 5-10 minutes per day. That is a simple amount that anyone can squeeze into their daily habit. Once you feel you've nailed 5-10 minutes, it is recommended that you increase it to 20 minutes, yet it's important to remember that anything you can do is good.
*Twenty minutes of meditation is proven to change your brain chemistry by shrinking the amygdala (the part of the brain that controls emotions such as anger, fear and sadness).
You will feel the benefits of mediation immediately. Over the coming days, you might notice that you have more space between your thoughts, that they are fewer and more far between. Within a couple weeks, you will notice that you are able to concentrate better, and benefit in the ways listed above. Within months, you will be a different person.
Meditation changed my life forever. I started with a ten-minute chakra meditation, just like the one I created here., and I never looked back. I can't recommend it enough. Check out my Chakra Healing & Balancing Meditation.
Hello lovely friend 🙂
It’s not often that I spontaneously record my thoughts, although today I did, and I wanted to share them with you. I was inspired to record in the form of a meditative audio while driving back home from dropping my husband off at work. 🙂
In this recording, I talk on about the multiverse, manifesting and creating your dreams, intention, spiritual law, the new paradigm of health and energy, and a little spurt on clean & and water.
The original intention for this audio was to bridge the gaps of many thoughts into one coherent understanding.
I think it came full circle quite nicely. However, by the time I pulled up to where I live, I “paused” the audio and although I resumed once I was inside for another 5 minutes or so and said it was recording, it failed to retain that section. SO sorry about that, so I will attempt to sum up what was said at the end in pure text. I will be honest though- I was a little upset about it because it was the best section of audio full of all the main points (of course it comes out easier when I’m sitting still) but oh well. There was obviously a HUGE glitch in the technology because it said it was still recording. But I’ll digress…
Listen to the recording here, and then continue reading afterwards (to hold the original format of ideas).
Side Note from the Audio:
*Obviously we travel via our bodies as well, but it all starts with the mind. It’s important to maintain the mind-body connection!
So basically the final details of the main idea I wanted to portray was not recorded, although we started on it in the beginning. One thing led to another, which led to another, which… you get the idea. That is how it goes sometimes, stream of consciousness style where your thoughts keep expanding and growing and then eventually come full circle.
So here it goes…
The Final Details of the Big Main Idea (that a technical glitch cut off)
Ultimately, when it comes to manifesting, you can create anything. And it begins with your thoughts. Imagine if you were to have 5 different colored threads all strung onto one big purple needle. Each thread represents something different and you weave this needle consciously through time and space to manifest your particular grand vision:
One thread is ruby red and represents your intention.
One is orange and represents your attention.
One is gold and represents your will.
One is sage green and represents your consistency.
And one is sapphire blue which represents your tenacity.
While holding, balancing, and weaving your threads and needle, you must be able to navigate and discern through:
2.) those calling for your attention that actually deserve your attention and
3.) effectively communicating with the world around you.
But this is real life, and it’s not always as easy as simply knotting 5 threads together and then never having to worry about it again. Not to mention the 3 aspects to navigate through above are absolutely necessary. Sometimes your attention drifts. Or sometimes your will shifts. Sometimes your energy needs to replenish and rest and your intention changes. And it takes time, effort, and practice to build tenacity and to gain consistency. So when one slips, it has the potential to change everything in that one instant. And it’s up to YOU to recognize what slipped, and to reset it’s “path of orbit” in order to complete your big idea/big vision.
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