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It seems there are some of us interested in meditating, so I thought I would post a simple way to accomplish or at least begin the process. This is only one meditation. There are so many different ones; I just find this to be very simple and the one that works for me.
Personally, I don’t meditate very much any more, but because I spent so much time learning and practicing meditation in the past four years, I am able to call upon the skill when I feel the need for it. I find myself relying on what I learned about meditation to help relax me when nothing else works. This can be in the middle of a busy, hectic, disturbing type day, or at night when no matter what you try, your mind and thoughts will not let sleep come easily.
It is quite a good alternative to drinking or drugs for those who feel the need to alter their mind or physical state. Meditation can accomplish both, but it does take practice. It is also a very useful tool for getting more in touch with your instincts.
I always start with protecting and surrounding myself with white light. You don’t have to do anything, just say it in your mind and imagine yourself surrounded and enclosed in white light. This is the part that works even during the day, while you are active and busy. It is a way of taking a step back before reacting to something negative that might be thrown at you.
Anything further, I usually only apply at night, before I sleep, but only because that is the only time I have quiet. Meditation is not something that has any set of rules. It can be done anywhere, anytime. This seemed to work best for me lying on my back, in a darkened room, with my eyes closed. Again, not a necessity, but as a beginner, it might help. Lay very still. Slow breathing may help to get you to this point. Take each step slowly.
After surrounding yourself with white light, picture a cloud of light (I like to use blue) descending slowly from above and planting itself on the back of your neck. Imagine the back of your neck as a window, which you can open any time you are ready. Try to feel the cloud of light touching the back of your neck. Eventually, you will be able to.
Open the window in the back of your neck and let some of the light in. Let it go all the way to your toes. Fill your toes and feet with this light. Your body is now an empty vessel, which only the light can fill. Close the window again in your mind if you have to, but let the light stay only in your feet, until you can feel the light there. Try to feel your feet – this helps.
Once you can feel the light in your feet, open the window again and let the light pour in some more to fill your legs – up to your knees. You get the idea – you want to let the light in slowly. As you fill each section, the light still remains at the back of your neck. Next, let the light fill your thighs, then your hips, up to your waist. Take a moment to feel the bottom half of your body filled.
Now continue with the upper part of your body. Fill your torso and let the light spill into your arms, right down to your finger tips. Once your arms are filled, let the light fill your throat and slowly begin to fill your face and head. I always find relaxing the eyebrows and forehead to be the hardest part. It takes time to be able to imagine all this by focusing, rather than concentrating.
Once you are completely filled with light, let some of the light seep through your pours to create an aura. So now you are completely filled and surrounded by light.
Now the challenge is to sustain this state that you have gotten yourself to. I find the easiest way is, of course, not to move, but also to stay focused on keeping the eyebrows and forehead relaxed. For some reason, this helps to keep thoughts from intruding. I also focus on the third eye, even with eyes closed; you can keep your eyes still and focused on the center of your forehead….but keep the eyes and eyebrows relaxed.
Now that this post is already way too long, I’ll stop here. That’s really all it takes to begin meditating. What happens after this point is different for everyone. I find if I can get to this point without falling asleep, I’ve accomplished something! At the very least, it will probably relax you enough so that you can sleep……and your sleep may be a sounder one.
Good luck to all who are attempting this!
It must take amazing discipline to get to this point. As for myself, my head is filled with images all of the time and racing along. One color of light would turn into a lava lamp of swirling shades. Quiet is hard enough for me to sustain. Best of to those who master this.
Thank you for this....
"Be the person your dog thinks you are.."
Something I saw on a t-shirt.
Breathing is very important also.
If you breathe in thru the nose and then out thru the mouth this will help you to relax quicker.
Concentrate on your breath, with each breath in visualize white light cleaning out your body and as you breath out imagine a grey air leaving your body (stress,negativity)
The more you meditate the less thoughts will race around your head but like anything you have to keep at it.
Meditation and (yoga) clears your communication channel to the creator,your spirit guides and friends and family and others that are trying to help you.
It also helps you to see the bigger picture.
Cargo of diamonds as you are: nothing more valuable, nothing more tough.
She's an equal opportunity offender, a societal wildcard. You can't control her, only hope to contain her, even then she refuses to be possessed. If she were a coin, you would spend her, unwillingly. If she were an animal, you'd free her to the wilderness.
Well,,Here again today, I learn something new....I've always medetated, but, never have I studied others methods....In my personal unguided meditation I've come to being basked in pure white light...And it's always kind of scared me..because of the shear power and realness of it....It's so fascinating to hear someone talk about the bright pure light that I thought I was alone with knowing of.....
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I remember this post. It was one of the many things I admired so much about Amy.
I've been meditating more lately because I really was on the edge these past few months. I downloaded a bunch of guided meditation podcasts. Some of them are really wonderful. I feel calmer these days and more able to function.
Thanks for the meditation Amy and thanks Jack for bringing it back to our attention.