Over the years I have learnt that meditation is good for you and your health. It is also an excellent way of contacting your spirit guides and also your loved ones that have passed over to the other side or what ever you call it. Meditating is a good way of calming the nerves as a lot of people suffer from this as well as depression. It is also good if you have any medical conditions as it helps you to cope with the pain and disability. It is good for control breathing too and this helps if you are asthmatic like my daughter. My eldest son who is autistic also meditates as I have shown him to do it. It is the calmer effect on him and he does not get so upset like he used to. He has found it interesting.
I just thought I would tell you a bit about meditating as it is not a medicine but it does help you and it is not a religion either. Meditating has been around for a few thousand years. It has been in the Eastern side longer than in the Western side of the world. Meditation became more popular in the 1960’s as people were more acceptable to things like that and as I called it, the flower power years. Now its the fashion everyone wants to learn how to meditate. The old and the young. There are fascinating stories splashed all over the media about the very young and old doing meditation. Thing is Meditation has been around for a long, long time. Its a pity the Western side of the world had not found meditation a long time a go, then maybe we would not as stressed as we are now.
So I like say people are now finding it fascinating that young folks are meditating as well as the old. As you meditate you begin a new journey that will change your life in a lot of ways as the Doctors are recommending it and all walks of life people are meditating. I learned this while I was at a Spiritualist Church and loved doing it when I was taught how to meditate. It was not easy really as I am partially deaf, however, I have learned how to do it and never looked back. I have had to work harder than the normal person because of my deafness and I have done so and it has inspired me and it has helped me with my autistic sons. My daughter meditates and she burns candles while doing so. What ever makes you feel comfortable and relaxed go for it.
People will go as far as having a meditation room and they will clean it from top to bottom. They will put a Buddha in there and incense too. I would love to do that and have a room for myself or for people who would like to do this. It is great if you can have a few of you meditating if you have images you can tell each other about them. Meditating is wonderful and to be able to do this you can begin to realize how the spirit world and the earth are connected. Not everyone can have a meditation room which is a shame and but we can do meditation anywhere that you feel comfortable and that you will have some quiet time. All you have to do is make sure you have time. Everyone needs some sort of a long time if they can. I know for some people it seems impossible, however, if they look at the things they do I am sure they could spare a few minutes per day. You can meditate anywhere and I understand that some people do it while they are having a bath and burn some candles and incenses too.
I have been meditating for quite a few years and from personal experience, it has been an insight to the spiritual world. I feel that I should share how to meditate and show you how easy it is as some people find it a little complicated as some books make this so difficult and it is really easy to do. Some people just need guidance and the simple way of meditating and also the easy way too.
How to Meditate:
If you are a busy person try and find a place where you can meditate and have no one to disturb you at all and even switch off the telephones, mobiles and tell friends and family not to come at a certain time. You need to be lone but if you have friends and family who are interested in what you are doing, even better. Tell them to come and bring some music that you may be interested. Also see what music that you may like first and then get in a comfortable position that you like if you like being on the floor or a chair, or even a bean bag. Just make yourself so comfortable and loosen some tight clothing and sit there and just relax. That is what you need to learn first is to relax. Sit or lay where ever you want and put on some music and just listen to it and see if you can see some images. If you do not see any images that is fine, do not worry about it. Just listen to the music and you will find that you can cope with the everyday thing that gets you down.
Once you have done that then it is time to control your breathing while meditating. Do not worry if you do not do it properly for the first few times. All you do is breathe in and breathe out slowly. If you really want to at the beginning breath in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth. As you practice this it will calm you and just do it at your own pace. Then start to breathe in and fill up your lungs and everywhere in your body and hold for a few seconds and breath back out slowly. Once you have got the hang of this then you can say that you have controlled breathing exercise. Just practice it when you are done and then it becomes a lot easier for you. When you breathe in makes sure you can feel it in your abdomen and hold it and slowly let your breath out of your mouth. You will start to feel better just doing this sort of thing.
It improves the power of your concentration. Calms you down. It also enables you to know what you want out of life and how to achieve. All you need is 5 minutes of your time per day to meditate. Just remember it can help with pain and it can help with the everyday stresses of life and you can even live a little longer. Life on earth is tough and you have to make decisions and you worry about your partner, children, money or having no confidence to go up and ask some one out. As you meditate you can concentrate on being more confident in yourself and be more assertive too. Remember that humans are a mystery on earth and we are learning how we can connect with the spiritual world and making life a lot easier on earth for ourselves. We have been around for millions of year and we still are learning and evolving. We shall indeed learn how to be at peace with ourselves and with animals too. Life is interesting and will be more so if people realize that life if worth living. You can do anything you want if you put your mind to it. If you want to be more assertive then this is the way to do it and if you want to heal your body, this is also the solution.
So shall we begin a meditation?
Shall we start with a candle meditation? I love candles and it can be any colour but I prefer white as it a purity colour and also it is easier to see in the dark. Make sure that the candle is safe and put on some music that you feel goes with your mood. So you are comfortable and you can see the candle and just concentrate on your breathing and look at the candle and see if you can see anything? Just look for a few minutes. Slowly close your eyes and as you listen to the music and just breathe in and out slowly. Try to imagine that you are sat on a bench at the top of a lovely grassed hill. You look down and there are beautiful flowers of the rainbow and incense of the flowers are so strong. You sit there and breathe in the beautiful aroma. You decide to get up and walk down slowly and while you are doing this you look at all the flower and how big they are. There are all kind of different flowers and smells too. As you walk up to them you see the different shapes of the flowers. You then realise that there is some one at the end of the flowers and you recognise the face and you walk up and realize that it is your spirit guide. You are so happy to meet your spirit guide at last. You can ask your spirit guide questions and if you see images then they are telling you, or if you can hear them talk to you even better. It is wonderful when you meet your spirit guides or Angels.
I shall do more on meditation as there are so many of doing them and it is interesting as it is different experiences each time. I shall be talking about your Chakras and this will help you more and you will understand a lot more about meditating and colours. As colours do bear a strong connection with you and your chakras, and also your life too as you become more aware spiritually and become a person that you want to be.
‘Meditating’ by Cindy Poulson