These guided maditations are favourites due to their wonderful energies, but it's useful to try a variety of meditation experiences.
If you are new to the experience don't pressure yourself unnecessarily with unrealistic expectations or long lists of do's & don'ts. It may take weeks to reach a stillness of the mind for some.
Don't worry about technique too much, just be as relaxed as possible & focus your attention on your breathing
The more you practice it the easier & better it begins to work as you train your pathways to peace... Don't TRY hard, just relax & allow.
If you're feeling terribly anxious, angry, or something similar meditation can help, but sometimes it's important to do some forgiveness or clearings first in order to free the path sufficiently.
It is best if you are free of all distractions, abrupt /sharp noises, cell phones & all electronics (but in this case you are tied to your computer... & headphones are awesome. The ultimate meditating experience is in nature with the sounds of birds, brooks, waves or wind to sooth you. Nature provides grounding & it's own energies.
The following includes nature sounds& a stream accompanied by beautiful relaxing music with no guiding narrative -approx. 1hr
This meditation to the left provides a beautiful balanced view of DIVINE abundance. It can assist you in affirming a much healthier & more prolific abundant state. Greater everything with an understanding from the standpoint of beautiful love & worthiness.
It's about doing everything in moderation, free of stress, letting go in order to let the universe provide in love. All in your life needs to be in a perfect balance, but that is not to say that one should get stressed out by trying too hard - it is a balanced daily commitment to gradually surrounding yourself with pure positive energy & love balanced with forgiveness, acceptance & letting go of false beliefs, oaths & all negativity which does not serve you (or your inner truth.
The more you come to understand these powerful truths, the more there is to understand & the more there is to appreciate. This too is balanced in other ways such as giving out of the wisdoms, smiles, love & kindnesses as you have received them... It's a woderful MOMENT when you discover these - it's all good
6 Non-Traditional Places to Meditate
by: Michelle Fondin, The Chopra Centre
ShareThis Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Pinterest EmailThere is power that comes with using meditation in unexpected places. Your meditation practice does not need to be confined to your bedroom or some tranquil space in your home. Your practice is portable and you can take it virtually anywhere in the world.
Here are six examples of places you can meditate that you may not have thought of:
1. Airports and AirplanesEven without the fear of flying, traveling can be stressful. By the time you go through the lines, check in, go through security, and find your gate, you are likely to be exhausted. Airports may be places with lots of noise and bustling activity, but they can be an ideal place to meditate.
Once you find your gate, sit in a spot away from the crowd, secure your belongings, and meditate between 30 minutes and an hour. If the noise is too much, put in headphones without any music to filter out some of the sound.
During flights, you can meditate in a similar fashion, even using an interval method during long flights. Meditating during time zone changes also helps reset your circadian clock, which can reduce jetlag.
2. WorkBelieve it or not, you can meditate at work with a little planning. Using your lunch hour is a great option.
If you have a private office, close the door, and if you don’t, find an empty room where you can sit and meditate between 15 and 45 minutes. You can even eat lunch at your desk before or after to make sure you don’t skip a meal.
3. Parks, Mountains, and Beaches Meditating in nature can be exhilarating. The sounds of birds, the rustling of wind, and the chirping of crickets add to the peaceful state of meditation. Even so, some people may have questions about safety when meditating in open public spaces.
During meditation, your sense of intuition can be heightened, allowing you to sense if someone is approaching or if you are in danger. Of course, use your common sense and secure any belongings you might have. If you feel unsafe at any time, leave the area and find a safe spot to continue your practice.
4. CarsYour car is a great place to meditate when you’re not driving. If you need a quiet place to take a break during the workday, sit in the front seat, keep your keys out of the ignition, and enjoy the silence.
You can also use the universal mantra of the breath so hum out loud while driving. It can help you stay calm and has even been known to help clear traffic.
5. Hospitals and Doctors' OfficesGoing to the doctor’s office or a hospital waiting room can be stressful, but also a great time to meditate.
Long waits can be better managed when you opt for meditation instead of watching the clock. If you’re the patient, you have the added benefit of normalizing your blood pressure and lowering your heart rate before you get checked out.
6. AnywhereIf you don’t have a lot of time, but still need a stress-relieving break, you can practice micro-meditations.
These 2- to 5-minute meditations can help center and calm you at any time in any place—before walking into an interview, between exams, or any other time you might need it.
As you take your meditation practice across the globe, remember to:
This wonderful message (left) chanelled by Melanie from Archangel Michael is slightly more advanced than entry level or introduction. It can be reviewed more as a meditation once you are "in the zone" & it can also be considered as a prayer, for truly all thoughts, questions, & emotions towards God & the universe are a prayer- our human words are woefully inaccurate, incomplete & disappointing as Love is so much more than all we can imagine & attune to... So just enjoy it all however you tune in & drift away as it is all part of this wonderful journey too enlightenment & love. Notice everything & be kind to yourself as you move along the path. Take time to assimilate as you go -give yourself permission & the forgiveness you require, for it is not easy, & you do not yet have the comlpete picture. You are never alone - we are in this together & we are accompanied by the angels.
One step closer - stay in the moment - that's where the love is.
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