Saturday, June 25, 2011
Have You Meditated Lately?
You've likely heard me say the 'M' word, better known as meditation, numerous times on Conversations with Christopher http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepsychic) and the reason why I am such a meditation advocate is I know first hand how very important meditation has been for me throughout my entire life and most important during my endless spiritual journey and lifelong mission to reach and help others.
It really all begins with meditation. Once you are able to center yourself and align yourself properly with the divine energies around you and settle your thoughts and concentrate, you'll find yourself in a very peaceful meditational zone of spiritual oneness.
I remember one of the very first times I meditated as a child and was dumbstruck by the powerful results. Almost immediately, I could feel more positive energy reach within the very depths of my soul and I recall vividly how the meditations serenaded my Spirit and gave me so much additional energy and an overall state of spiritual well-being, and it still does the same thing today!
When I began utilizing meditation each day, if only for a few minutes, I noticed rather immediate results, and when I began meditating before doing readings, I noticed it helped take my connection to an entirely higher level and my accuracy rate increased substancially and it helped me to connect much stronger and I became more grounded than ever before. I was certainly amazed, to say the least, and I never knew such a simple routine could make one's spiritual journey even more brighter and powerful.
And how much does meditation cost? Not a darn penny. Well, at least not at the moment, but who knows if the government may put a 'spiritual tax' in motion at some point in future. *smiles*
So many of us live very busy lives and often do not have the 30-60 minutes a day to do meditation, but this is where the biggest meditation misconception comes from and why most people try and eventually give up on their meditations, and that misconception is that one must meditate for hours a day to achieve spiritual oneness. This is not true, friends. Simple meditations (even the 5-10 minute ones) are most helpful, and let's face it, who really has an extra hour these days? Especially when a full hour is not needed for proper and successful meditations.
Relax your mind and Spirit before going into a meditation, and try to ask your Guides to help you remove any useless energy that you don't need, this helps to wipe out alot of stress that may have been experienced earlier in the day, and gives you an even better chance of a successful meditation. This is what I call 'Meditate Before You Meditate', clearing and cleansing one's Spirit before going into a meditation helps strengthen your connection to the universe and The Other Side. It helps to remove the veil and can help open your spiritual portal as well.
Here is a favorite meditation exercise of mine that I'd like to share with you:
It's a relaxing exercise you can do either in meditation at home or in real time particularly if you have a sandy beach close by.
For meditating at home: In your meditative Sanctuary of the Mind see yourself sitting on the sand. Imagine you can feel the presence of the water, the blue sky with a few fluffy white clouds. Breathe in slowly and allow the aroma of the beach to fill your lungs. After several breaths, allow your fingers to feel the texture of the sand. Know that this sand has been on the Planet since time immemorial in various shapes.
When you feel comfortable start to build a sandcastle. Imagine you have a child’s small bucket and spade, and work with these. Create a building in whatever shape feels best for you. As you meditate you may well hear voices from your past and memories from another age. Allow yourself to progress with the building. It can be any shape that you desire. Once you have completed it, sit back and survey your project and review the memories that have come up.
Visiting a sandy beach: If you can visit a real sandy beach in real time do exactly the same thing. Spend some time breathing and relaxing. Then become conscious of the place, the beach, the water, the sun and the sky and the air. Next observe your feelings, how you are sitting or kneeling. Note any thoughts that may come up. When you feel comfortable, start building your sandcastle. Feel your fingers touching the sand. Work on the castle and allow it to develop. You may well feel foolish. Observe such feelings without judgment and they will fade away. You may well have someone come by and ask what you are doing. If you feel so inclined, ask them to join you. You may well find your activity triggers the creation of a sandcastle-building club. Discuss with each other how you feel. It can be quite a learning experience.
Meditation is available for all of us to use, and it's worthwhile to take part in it, especially if you are wanting to strengthen your spirituality, abilities and gifts, as well as enjoying a more positive spiritual journey where stress can be eliminated and removed simply by meditation. Meditation isnt for everyone, but it sure has been a livesaver for me! Meditation helps us not sweat the small stuff and gears our focus more towards our priorites!
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Wishing you a wonderful rest of your summer and I hope you enjoy the season of warmer temperatures, immaculate beach weather, and most importantly, spending time with those you love.
Until next time,