WHY AND HOW SHOULD I MEDITATE?
I have been asked about meditation and how to use it properly many times so I decided to address the question this week.
Meditation and the quieting of the mind is a method by which you can listen to and hear what the Universe and the Guides have to tell you. When you pray, you are asking for something. If you pray with intent, gratitude and love you are more likely to receive what you ask for because of the vibrations you put out. But the act of meditation allows you to "just be". It allows you to take in the quiet noise of the music of the Universe. It attunes you to the vibrations of the creative energies of the Universe, the energies from which you came.
That re-connect is what aware, awake humanity strives for and meditation is one way to achieve it. Most who come to me with this question think that quieting ones mind is like flipping a switch and I assure you that it is not like that at all. Just as with any worthwhile pursuit, it is a practiced and learned thing. You must truly want to achieve the ‘quiet’ and practice getting there each day. To attempt it a few times and then give up will gain you nothing.
My suggestions for beginners are to first, determine a time of your day that is the least involved. This will not be the same for every one, this is YOUR schedule. Then turn off all the phones and the louder appliances, darken the room if you can, take off your glasses if you wear them and close your eyes. Breathe deeply and blow it out, letting go of all stress and the ‘stuff’ of your day. You may need to do this several times to get it all out but that is ok.
As you let go of your day, feel yourself sink into being one with the energies around you. This too will require practice so don’t be discouraged. I suggest a mantra to help keep your conscious mind busy so that you can concentrate on what your subconscious mind is telling you. A mantra can be any power word or phrase that is a positive and easy to repeat or it can just be Ohm (the sound of the Universe) you just continue to repeat it as your mind slows down.
You will have what I call busy thoughts such as; what should I fix for dinner, the project is due tomorrow, why am I sitting here…etc. When it happens (it is normal, don’t panic) just let the thoughts pass through, don’t address them or deal with them, just let them go. At first you will feel inundated and a little overwhelmed but as you continue, they will become less and less frequent and demanding. If there seem to be some that just will not leave you alone, write them down to relegate them to ‘later’. By putting them on paper, you let your mind know that the thing is not forgotten but that it (your mind) does not have to hold on to the thought for you. That is what most of your busy thoughts are, your minds attempt to remember everything, writing the events down lets your mind move on to other things.
I have been doing this for many years and, as I become more and more tuned in; I am also becoming able to 'feel' messages form the cosmos as they come to me during the day. This is something you can achieve and the benefits are many.
I wish you well and Bright Blessings, Chessie
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