How can you learn to be still and silent, to quiet the voice in your head that’s always chattering away – even more so when you want to be still and silent!
All the people you hear talking about meditating, the serenity they have during and after, yet when you try and do it, those chattering voices – yes sometimes they seem to multiply the more you try and quieten them!
I have a friend, who, whenever she has a big decision to make, always says “Let me sit on it” by this she means she’s going to sit in silence and meditate and let the thoughts flow until she reaches a decision she is happy with.
If you’re unsure where to start or how to start, below are my guidelines for meditation. The important thing to remember is that ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day”, you’re not going to become an expert at meditation in your first attempt, it takes discipline and practice. If your willing and ready, then here we go:
Sit on a straight chair, or in a cross—legged position on a firm surface. Keep the spine straight and the chin parallel to the floor. With eyes closed, gently focus your gaze and concentrate your attention at the point between the eyebrows. This is the seat of concentration, and of the spiritual eye, or divine perception, in man. With the attention fixed at this center of calmness and concentration, practice the mediation you have chosen. Audibly or mentally repeat the words slowly, concentrating on them intently until you become absorbed in the inner meaning. Meditate until you feel that the concept on which you are meditating has become a part of your own consciousness.
The first proof of Universe’s presence is an ineffable peace. This evolves into joy humanly inconceivable. Once you have touched the Source of truth and life, all nature will respond to you. Finding your soul within, you will find it in all people and all conditions.
Close your eyes and allow yourself to breathe in deeply and slowly. Notice how wonderful it feel to simply let go and allow your body to relax. As you breathe in, imagine being filled with a golden white light of divine love. As you exhale, allow yourself to remember who you really are – a divine being, made in the image and likeness of God.
Bringing this full power of creative expression to your conscious mind, affirm the following truths about yourself:
I am a spiritual channel for creative expression
My subconscious mind supports fully my deepest desires and dreams.
My imagination is limitless, supplying all the ways to embody my dreams.
I willingly let go of all contrary attachments, obstacles, and thoughts.
I am fully receptive to my higher wisdom and spiritual guidance.
I choose clarity and intelligent ways to bring about my dream.
I surrender my personal will to channel Divine will through my awareness.
I speak with integrity, intention, and power as I build my dream in physical plane.
I synthesize all my efforts into a graceful creative process.
I rightfully receive all that I possibly imagine. So be it!
Keep doing this every day, if you can for 30 days or 1-2 times a week for 3 months and write down your experiences, challenges and thoughts that you have each time you do it. At the end of the time, look back at your notes and see the difference and how much easier it is for you at the end than it was in the beginning.
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