What is meditation?
Meditation is the act of suspending thought or suspending your identification with thought. If you’re able to suspend thought then you will find a deep interconnectedness with all that is. It is your thoughts that keep you separated from everything and everyone that exists around you. Your linear thought processes, compartmentalizes, files and organizes everything and everyone around you. This level of organization can also be called judgment. This judgment doesn’t allow you to fully connect to the rest of your world and it’s through this connection that your true power can be utilized.
When you separate yourself from the true power (that is made of you and the rest of your universe) through your intellectual thoughts and judgments you’re unable to take advantage of collective, Universal power. You then have only the individual thoughts, feelings and experiences of your singular, earthly existence to draw from.
Meditation gives you an opportunity to connect with the intelligence of all that is. While in meditation you have access to the power and wisdom of every ancestor that has been here before you and every person, place, thing, plant and animal that is currently in existence with you. It is through meditation that you are able to physically and spiritually experience the power and knowledge of infinite intelligence.
How do I use meditation?
Turn off all cell phones and silence all alarms. Dress in comfortable clothing. Find a comfortable quiet place where you feel secure and safe. You may sit down, lie down or choose whatever position is most comfortable for you. Comfort is key.
I prefer little to no light and I use an eye pillow to block out all light but you may enjoy a well-lit environment. Whatever feels most secure and allows you to leave the outside world as you delve into your Universe will serve you best during your meditation.
In your comfortable clothing, positioned in a way that is most favorable to you in a secure, safe environment close your eyes. As the thoughts come, and they will, just accept them without following them to the next thought. Don’t identify yourself with them or try to stop them. Let the thoughts come and then release them, allowing them to come and go without judgment or restriction.
Pay close attention to your breathing. Take a deep breath and hold it for a moment, letting it out slowly. Pay close attention to your chest rising and falling. Listen to the breath entering and leaving your body. Feel your body grounded in your favorite position. Feel a flood of relaxation sweep slowly and thoroughly over every portion of your being. Your head, face and neck muscles will relax. Your shoulders, back and chest will relax. Your buttocks, thighs, legs, feet and toes all fully relax as a feeling of complete security and unconditional love fill the room you’re in and your heart. Your arms and hands may go numb and you may not be able to distinguish between your individual body parts as you continue to focus on your breath. Stay here.
As thoughts pass, other communications will enter. These communications will not come as thought or audible sound but as answers in the form of feelings. You might smile or even be motivated to suddenly open your eyes because of the inspired clarity that suddenly comes in. Or it may seem that nothing significant happens but it has. It’s sort of like working out. Just as your muscles get stronger over time and you’re able to run longer and faster with practice, your ability to connect with Universal oneness will strengthen over time. Don’t rush it. There are many guided meditation and meditation music tracks that can help you master the art of meditation.
Part of the benefit of meditation is to simply enjoy the fact that during your meditation, there is no place to go, nothing to do and no obligation to fulfill. This is your time to replenish and restore yourself. If you don’t take time to give replenishment to yourself you are hindering your ability to function fully in your day to day life, your relationships and your work. Do this exercise daily for at least 15 minutes per day. I promise it will change your life for the better.