I had an epiphany after many years of meditation. Learning to quiet my mind has never been as difficult for me as for some of my clients. Even so, I have discovered an even easier way than ever before. I’m floating in the ethers in minutes now. I want to share this process with my followers on Facebook, Instagram and on “Finding Authentic You Blog.”
- First, I always say a prayer of protection. I believe that the subconscious is always a bit frightened of the unknown. So, saying a prayer that allows you to acquiesce your fears to your highest power is always a good start to ease your mind and body from undiscovered fears. I recite this in mind or aloud:
“There is only one Presence, One Power, One Love active in my mind and body, present in this room, and present in all of the universes: God the Good. This presence is surrounding me now in Love and Light, allowing no negativity to be present, and always surrounding me with angels, light-bringers, insight, and truth. In love and light.”
- Once I say this prayer, I sit in my recliner so that my back is fairly erect, perhaps a little reclined, but not too much, and make sure that my body is in a place that I can totally relax and let go of my humanness. This aspect is so important. If you expect to get to a spiritual place while you sit in pain, you are not going to get there very easily.
- Once I’m comfortable, I begin to check what parts of my body are active (basically, what parts of my body I can still feel). I focus on merging these body parts with the one perfect peace all around me. [just a note: relaxation is a practice. I’ve been doing yoga for 28 years. I can relax very quickly. I’m highly aware of my body and every internal part of my body. I recommend doing yoga to help with this process, if relaxing is hard to do.] [One other note: if you have caffeinated drinks or sugary snacks or drinks before you intend to meditate, this will also be a detriment (this is unless you are ADHD, because ADHD people tend to react the opposite with stimulants).
- As my body presence and feeling, dissipates, I begin to think of one thing and one thing only: My soul becoming a deep blue or purple lake—calm and wave free, no movement whatsoever. I image that my Mind (that part of me that can observe myself and my thoughts and also create imagination) is observing this still lake.
Here is the thought behind this metaphor:
The more still your mind becomes, the more like a still lake it can reflect the sky. The sky reflects the messages of the universe off of your soul. Though the universe may constantly be sending you messages, there is no way for you to hear or see these messages, unless the water beneath is calm.
The sky doesn’t reflect off of a lake that is full of waves. However, when the lake is still, you can magically see everything around it and above it in that still lake. So, this idea has helped me sit still and observe, as if I’m watching a very interesting movie on the lake, waiting for the plot to unfold slowly and beautifully crafted. Keep your mind fixed on the lake, whether you see something or nothing. If you see nothing, think about the freedom of your mind feeling and seeing “0.” How does it feel to have nothing in your mind?
- Then, like magic, your physical eyes stop working and your inner eyes open to a world of dreamy images, while your mind is awake enough to observe them.
- When you first begin to meditate, download the App: “The Insight Timer” that rings a gong or bell every few minutes. This interim bell or gong will keep your conscious brain awake, if it decides to nod off or fall asleep. Remember, sleep isn’t the worst that can happen during this process, but the object of meditation is to stay conscious while the body is asleep, so that you can “download” information from Spirit and the Positives angels and beings helping you in the universe.
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