Category: Meditation Video

CREATING A LIFE WORTH LIVING SERIES, by Bo Sebastian #6

Simple Steps to Meditation

Find a secure and comfortable place in which you can relax every part of your body. Objectively, lying prone is not recommended. It easily induces sleep. A recliner is my favorite place for meditation, especially the electric recliners that can place you in a position of comfort and keep you there when your body shifts position.

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My days of sitting in the lotus position, holding my back erect for an hour or more are over. After twenty-five years of studying and practicing meditation, I do not feel that mastering meditation takes twisting your knees in a position that feels as if they will break.

Even more nouveau riche than my sage predecessors, I use a cell phone application called Insight Timer. I set the cell phone for the total amount of time I want to meditate. For example: one hour.

The Insight Timer allows me to create an interval bell for every few minutes. I program the bell to ring three times every five minutes.

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You can regulate the volume of the interval bells, so that you do not have to worry about the bell disturbing your meditation. Set it loud enough to keep you aware, but not too loud to frighten you.

The goal of the interval bell is to keep your conscious mind awake, without waking your physical body. Keeping the body asleep and the mind awake is the direct path to enter into the observer mind or the awakened mind, which is where all creative thought abides.

In this place you can learn to reach out from the finite and use your God-given creative energy to change the mainframe of your mind. You can recreate a world that has power, truth, prosperity, love, and voluminous amounts of joy.

You can also use this observer mind to set in motion new ideas from your thoughts and dreams, like seeds being planted into the earth. (I will introduce this theory, in depth, as we learn to use Creative Thought, moving forward) .

Once you have all of your meditation space set up and your Insight Timer ready, begin your meditation.

 

Set an Intention

Before you begin to relax your body, set a divine intention. Some examples of intentions are listed below. (Notice that all intentions are written or spoken in the present tense.) You can write your own intentions, once you understand the concept. Below are a few examples:

  • As Wisdom, I am already directed to truth in this meditation;
  • Spirit God is all wholeness, strength, and abundance. I recognize all of these attributes in myself now;
  • Divine Mind works inevitably through me to will and to do that which I am thankful to contribute to the world through my talents; and
  • All of my negative feelings show me my human fears, so that I can resolve my disbelief and walk toward oneness with God.

Going Deeper into Meditation

After you speak your initial intention aloud, make sure that you have a shorter, more concise version of that same intention to repeat to yourself when the interval bell rings on the Insight Timer. Repeat the shorter version, internally, without speaking aloud, as not to awaken your body.

As, your thoughts wander during the first and second interval bells, you may want to have this shorter affirmation memorized to repeat to yourself when the bells ring.

Some examples of shorter affirmations are below:

  • I am successful and prosperous now.
  • Divine love draws together and holds together those who belong together.
  • I am one with all attributes of God.
  • I am a mirror of the Divine now.

This is one very simple and effective way to meditate. Everything in this meditation is completely mapped out. You really cannot do this incorrectly.

 

Using Meditation to Answer Questions

Another option for meditation is to take an issue or a problem and ask yourself these questions, before you get quiet and meditate:

  • How do I feel when I consider what just happened to me?
  • Do I believe that I should try to let go of this feeling?
  • Could a delicate gift exist in the recognition and reparation of this feeling or problem?

Progressive Relaxation

As you move deeper into your meditation, relax your body. Feel as if your skin is melting into the chair! This may take five minutes, about the same time you have set for the first interval bell.

When you hear the first bell, stop controlling your body and your breath completely. Sit or lie as still as you are able to and wait for your body to breathe on its own volition. As you do so, you automatically begin entry into the observer mind.

Release from controlling your legs, arms, feet, hands, and even your eyelids. Begin to let each part of your body feel disconnected from your brain. As you do this, you move deeper into the observer side of the brain, which is the pathway to the Divine, Infinite Mind.

Once there, your intention is to sit in the silence between between your breaths, waiting for answers, insights, and a metaphoric download of spiritual wisdom.

The Subconscious Speaks in Pictures

The brain speaks in pictures, not in words. You will find it easier to create a dynamic picture of what you want to manifest during these silent moments between the breath.

So, if you want to settle your mind on a beautiful scene of the beach, or imagine yourself painting a picture, singing a song in the shower, taking a walk in a forest—any of these images will keep your human brain quiet, during the space between the interval bells.

A Simple Trick: Keeping the human brain from talking to you is no easy feat. One way to keep your brain from chattering is to imagine that everything that you hear in your brain gently becomes an image, as if you are watching yourself or your thoughts on a movie screen.

So, you may hear yourself think, “I have to get to the grocery store tomorrow to buy milk!” Instead of focusing in on the whys and hows of that chore, simply imagine standing inside of a store. Create the clearest image of buying milk at the grocery store, as if your dream were on a movie screen in your mind.

The idea, here, is to take what is the actual human thinking process—the words themselves—and move them to the dreaming side of the brain by substituting images for words.

Seeing anything manifest as a picture from a thought uses the observer mind. So, you automatically move back into meditation, simply by taking the words in your brain and changing them to pictures.

Meditation is the ability to release your thinking from the body, by slowly letting go of the control of every instinctive movement, even breathing. Your body lets go of your finite brain and releases into the Infinite Mind in these moments.

Guided Meditation or Self-Hypnosis

Many people use guided meditations narrated by adept yogis or masters of hypnosis to help move toward a meditative place. If you decide to begin with a recorded, guided meditation to start your work, I would recommend using the same set up as I have described above. Even use the Insight Timer, because most beginners will fall asleep during a guided meditation.

Just remember, if you choose to begin with a prerecorded, guided meditation, this is just one way of meditating. You may want to experience the other kinds of meditation that change your mind and life through creating your own dreams.

 

Awakening

In the moments just as your mind regains consciousness is the time when you may receive important insights. You may get clear pictures of what you need to do as the next step toward changing your current story. During this time before awakening—just before the last bell chimes on your Insight Timer, you will have the most clarity in mind and thought.

 

Visions

You, also, may see a vision or imagine an idea during, or after, a meditation. Visions simply manifest as dreams while you are awake enough to experience and remember them. These dreams, sometimes, will be pertinent, and, sometimes, do not appear to have any basis in reality.

However, just because you do not understand what you saw in a dream, does not mean that you will not, someday, know why you saw that particular vision.

So, write down in a journal what is pertinent to you when you awaken from a clear dream. Journalling is an auspicious way to reflect on intentions that you have set. Then, you may gain perspective on those effects with the aid of discernment and possibly from the help of someone more adept in the practice of interpreting dreams.

 

Synchronicity

Sometimes, after a meditation you may be led to go somewhere that you do not usually go. You may have a thought about someone you need to call. You may get a desire to eat a certain kind of food, which would lead you to a different grocery store or restaurant than you would normally attend.

You may find, as you move through your day listening to the voice of your inclinations, that you are in the middle of what spiritual people call a Synchronistic Event. This is when Spirit seems to create an auspicious experience where two or more people’s energies collide at the same time, giving way to insight and paradox.

Continue with me in this series or go back to the beginning on this blog. You can also go to my books on Amazon, BoSebastian.com, my vegan blog or my YouTube Channel for meditations and further instruction.

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CREATING A LIFE WORTH LIVING SERIES, by Bo Sebastian #5

The Three Voices of Thoughts

I have been a trained clinical hypnotist for over twenty years. Because of this training directed to help people change old patterns in their lives, I see the thought process as having three distinct parts:

  1. The voice of the body, expressing as physical desires: pleasure, sensuality, lust, food cravings, fear, physical cravings, anxiety, thirst, fun, and some addictive behaviors;
  2. The voice of the deductive and inductive brain, expressing as the problem solver. Anything you do in life that requires your thinking brain uses the deductive 0r inductive brain; and
  3. The voice of the creative mind. This place in the Infinite Mind of God is available to all. This is where you meditate, create art, imagine, dream, and, most importantly, connect with Source. The Mind—NOT THE HUMAN BRAIN—is the creative substance from which we affect change in all areas of our lives.

Gaining a New Perspective

When you self-reflect, you must observe yourself as if you are another person looking at your own behavior and thoughts. The simplest way to do this successfully is through meditation.

When I mention meditation, most people immediately say to me, “I cannot do that. I’ve tried. My thoughts will not shut off.”

Fortunately, the definition of meditation is not STOPPING YOUR THOUGHTS, at all.

The definition for meditation, even to the adept master yogi is to rise above one’s own thoughts. This self-reflective part of your brain, in turn, becomes your Observer Mind.

Continue with me in this series or go back to the beginning on this blog. You can also go to my books on Amazon, BoSebastian.com, my vegan blog or my YouTube Channel for meditations and further instruction.

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CREATING A LIFE WORTH LIVING Series, by Bo Sebastian #2

Releasing the Old

You can put periods at the end of sentences in your life. You can edit what you may. You can sift through all that you have collected. You can throw out or give away that which no longer serves you. But, in the end, what surfaces in your consciousness is what needs your greatest attention and most likely needs to be released.

Moving to a new home is one of the most terrifying changes anyone can face in life. Moving is even harder than divorce and facing a death of a loved one. Moving changes everything in your life. Every single thing!

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During the days prior to my move to Florida, my heart, sometimes, felt as if the world had tromped on it and given it back to me to be revived. I had been travelling the road of moving for three months, and every day seemed to get more difficult.

One day, however, I decided, the difficulty that I had been perceiving must change NOW! Here’s what I did to make this change happen:

  1. I went through every room in my house and put aside, in a pile, every article of clothing, every kitchen gadget, electronic gismo, and beautiful thing I owned.
  2. I made three piles. One pile to give to someone who was in need, one pile to sell, and one pile to store in a place other than my home.
  3. I took down every piece of artwork and released all gifts that were from any exes in my life and sold them to the highest bidder.
  4. Lastly, I asked some friends for help.

Asking for help was probably the hardest part for me. We all must have our rocks that we lean on, once in a while. Three friends came to my aid the next morning to help me move the rest of the large articles.

What this process did was that it got rid of my extra weight that I had been trying to take with me on my move. So much of what I had gathered in my life was no longer needed or even served me. These articles were simply heavy weight that I needed to purge.

This process was ritualistic and wonderful. I laughed. I cried. Mostly, though, I released feelings and emotions I did not know that had been buried into the simple framework of my nostalgic things.

 Don’t Look Back

When all of my belongings were on the truck, my car had been hooked up to the moving trailer, and every last paper had been finalized for the sale of my house, my soul finally let go.

I got on a plane and headed for Fort Lauderdale International.

The following day, the moving truck arrived at my new home in Florida. My family helped me move into my apartment. I have not looked back since.

Life is amazing every day. I want it to stay this way—totally present, exotically rare, and perfectly wonderful.

I meditate every morning and also pray with fervor. I feel the guidance of Spirit with me 95% of the time. During the times of resistance or fear, I use simple affirmations to get me back on track.

In the following chapter, I will give you definitions and guidance as to the simplest ways to pray and the most effective directions to use the Laws of the Universe to benefit your unique life. Always moving you forward, never backward and with the knowledge of God Principles, you will inevitably surge toward your—individual—perfect path.

THIS SERIES WILL CONTINUE EVERY DAY. I WILL PUBLISH IT AT 10 AM EVERY MORNING FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND LET THEM KNOW IT IS A SERIES THAT WILL CHANGE THEIR LIVES AS IT WILL YOURS.

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Your Friend,

Bo

 

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