“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ C.G. Jung
Meditation is the foundation for experiencing true inner peace. When you can quiet the mind, your heart will naturally open to Divinity and you’ll discover an infinite ocean of peace within yourself.
Abide each day in this peace and your outer world then becomes a living reflection of this awesome healing state. When your inner world is completely healed everyone in your outer world will feel that, turn inwards to find that same connection within themselves until they too are free from suffering.
These great rewards of practicing meditation do not come instantly. They show up after you face and embrace your deepest darkest pain inside. When you can accept your own dark side, and find compassion for it, the greatest peace will follow.
Usually, you won’t see how much spiritual progress you’ve made until you stop meditating. Buddha sat for 7 years practicing meditation and experiencing tremendous suffering. When he saw the truth, he gave it up he stepped into 5D Consciousness and became enlightened.
Meditation empowers us to respond more consciously to life and be less reactive to it. We can then become more responsible for our power and see how everything is happening for us, instead of to us.
When meditation becomes the center of your life, you become more attractive, magnetic for your dreams to manifest, and can focus our attention in one direction longer. This creates a much deeper and more enlightened experience of life.The deeper you can dive inside yourself, the more surprising rewards you’ll discover.
The First Step – Increase the amount of time you’re capable of holding a one-pointed focused awareness in a single direction. If you can keep your attention focused soley on a candle flame for 60 seconds, you’re twice as advanced as someone who can only hold it for only 30 seconds.
As often as you can, hold your focus in one unwavering direction. Imagine you’re pouring coconut oil from one giant glass jar into a small jar without spilling a drop. You must focus your mind intensely, yet relax your body deeply. Your physical form must remain open, soft and free from all tension to pour the oil consistently and continuously for long periods of time.
This first step is the essential training ground so that you may calm the mind down enough to enter a state of true meditation.
Respect the body, it is the base and foundation of your experience. It is very helpful to do a juicing cleanse, eat raw, do a fast, daily yoga and cardio exercises to prepare your energetic body to receive the higher states of meditation like Samadhi. Your body needs to be pure and strong enough to handle the higher frequency state of 5D Consciousness buried deeper inside you.
The Second Step – Learn how to stop focusing the mind. Let go of all focusing of the mind in any direction and remain in a state of being open, unfocused and connecting with your infinite presence (consciousness).
The ability to keep the mind unfocused is the entire first step of training the mind. Once your mind can remain focused in one single direction for enough time, it can transcend the ocean of unconscious thoughts bubbling up within it.
By being unfocused in a state of non-efforting for long periods of time you will experience your own Divinity. This is a highly enlightened state and what true meditation is all about.
Non-efforting is witnessing, watching, being, and is soooo divinely blissful. You will know you’re on the right path when you catch a tiny glimpse of it. The entire experience comes down to learning how to relax deeper and deeper opening into this sacred sweet blissful Presence which you already are.
The Final Step – There’s nothing you actually ‘need’ to do to meditate. Just relax and let everything be as it is. In this state of ‘pure being’, you will come to the natural realization that you are the God Source who is creating reality through every thought you believe to be true or not true. You will experience directly that you are not separate from the Universe and at ONE with everything.
Give 100% devotion to your experience. Merge the split parts of your mind, let them fall back into the heart. This naturally occurs with a constant flow of self-love. Being gentle and kind with you, will allow your crazy mind to relax and heal any trauma that arises.
Surrender is the key. Let go and fall into stillness in times of chaos. The more you surrender, the more magnetic you become. You’ll soon able to attract all the love and abundance you want into your life.
Perhaps the greatest advice I’d give you on this sacred inner journey is over time, hold the intention to cultivate a persistent and a calm self-loving patience with yourself. Always congratulate yourself whenever even a tiny bit of patience, peace or joy bubbles up for no reason during your day.
Positive reinforcement breeds confidence and furthers your practice. The secret to living a life of peace comes from quieting the mind. It’s not about controlling it, yet learning how to relax into yourself enough to let your greatest love in.
“Your actual self is not a separate and lonely part of the world, but the real you is the world itself, everything that there is, expressing itself as this particular organism here and now. We are all tits on the same sow and rays from the same Sun.” -Alan Watts
There are basically 2 approaches to Meditation
Traditional and Non-Traditional
Traditional meditation techniques would include the repetition of an affirmation such as chanting a mantra, or perhaps following your breath, gazing into a candle flame etc. These are done for the sole purpose of training the mind so that it just GIVES UP and falls into the present moment.
These techniques use a fixed experience inside or outside the body, such as a thought or idea, to center and still the mind. With the non-traditional approach, anything and everything you do can become a meditation. Walking to the bus stop, making dinner, washing your clothes, eating, etc.
These everyday experiences become meditative when you bring mindfulness and the fullness of your being into your experience. How much consciousness and presence can you have while you’re washing the dishes? Feeling the warm water run across your hands, the sound of scrubbing the pot, this too is meditation.
7 Practical Steps for a Profound Meditation Experience
“Spill the oil lamp. Set this dry boring place on fire! If you have ever made wanton love with God, then you have ignited that brilliant light inside that every person needs. ~ Hafiz
#1 Wherever you are, practice relaxing your body. Watch the body and notice all the tension it carries. Don’t judge it. Just be with the tight holding patterns and let them go. There is deep emotional patterns of pain and control in this egoic tension. Let this go and you’ll have nothing stopping you from entering the state of pure bliss.
If you can relax every muscle and tension in your body for 2 minutes one day, then 3 minutes the next day. Add on 1 minute a day until you reach day 48 and if you can sit still for 48 minutes, you will find peace within yourself. A great mantra to help you relax is to repeat, ‘Relaxed body (focus at your base), Open Heart (focus at your heart), Relaxed Mind (focus at your head).’ It’s good to bring the mind back to the body, otherwise, the desiring ego takes over and it just wanders everywhere…
#2 Practice laying down and going as deep as possible into yourself while keeping awake. Lying on your bed after a nap in the late afternoon is easier than late at night. Practice being with the breath and release any tension in your body from head to toe. Imagine your body is filled with the most relaxing healing energy that instantly pushes out ANY tension that is held inside and breathe. It’s also useful to listen to a Guided Meditation to ‘hold your hand’ and take you deeper inside yourself
#3 Sit up and find your vertical center. Whenever sitting upright, keep your spine vertical, aligned with perfect balance yet totally relaxed.Your body has a center to it, that runs from the top of your head, down the spinal cord, and into the base of your spine. This is your vertical center. Don’t force the mind to stay here, just allow your mind to relax into this space within. Eventually, everything will come into it, and all mental effort will cease.
Relax into the “vertical center” within you. Imagine your spine is a balanced stack of golden coins, and let your shoulders fall, your back open and hands rest comfortably wherever they are. Keep your neck and head perfectly level and relaxed. Breathe into this perfect alignment and open up your body to whatever sensations it wants to experience. The secret to a relaxed body is enjoying how GOOD it feels to let go, trust the Universe, and let the body breathe for you.
#4 Practice sitting very still and explore the greatest stillness inside. When you are practicing meditation, do not move. The body will breathe for you, yet do not allow yourself to move at all. Be like a statue, completely still and unmoving. This statue is relaxed however, not rigid and full of tension for your ultimate goal is to relax. When your entire body is totally still, notice what is already quiet inside you. There is a silence already there. It may help to pretend you are a statue that just happens to breathe on its own. Don’t do anything but allow the stillness and silence to penetrate you.
#5 Practice letting go of the busy achieving ‘thinking’ mind. Be the Watcher When thoughts arise, just watch them. They come and they go. Notice how you release them as quickly as they come. Watch and notice your thoughts without getting caught in them. Whatever distractions that arise, just give them space. Practice being unfocused pure presence. You are simply being completely empty, quiet, and free.
The state of pure unbounded consciousness is your natural state. The greatest guidance I’ve found in learning how to meditate happened when I discovered how to allow all my mind’s attention to rest, be unfocused, and relax inside. There is no effort to relax, that would be redundant.
The ‘goal’ is effortlessness on all levels of the mind. If the mind cannot stay present to being unfocused always come back to the breath. Focus on the sensation of air passing in and out of your nostrils you can learn how to calm the mind.
#6 Practice exploring the limits to your own Divine Presence. Just resting into you, the center of your being, you are experiencing your own presence. This is the fastest most direct way to transcend the mind. If your mind needs to focus on something, focus it on the breath, or on being unfocused while experiencing your own presence. You can even go back and forth between these two worlds until the mind gives up and falls into bliss. This can be a very complicated practice, yet the mind loves a good challenge! Be extra patient with taming your mind. Any results from meditation practice may take from 3 days to 3 months to notice any shifts at all.
#7 Be Gentle with Yourself and Judging any ‘Progress’. Maybe you have been on a focusing path and have been “meditating” for years, yet you still feel that you’re not getting any benefit from it. Be gentle. This is the greatest achievement of any human being on the planet, to teach the mind how to let go. It’s a massive divine process of letting go of ALL egoic effort to get somewhere better. You can tell the mind to just to relax and listen, yet it will do whatever it wants. It is like a dozen jungle monkey’s on LSD!
Being gentle means you are practicing being gentle with whatever you’re doing in your life as well. Wherever you are, is a moment to practice being gentle with you. This gentleness is needed to drop into being present to the most sacred sweet divine stillness that resides at your innermost core.
The mind is used to always focusing on something, so it’s not going to listen to you right away. The only way to stop the mind from constantly wandering here and there is through gentleness. Then it will soften and fall into a state of allowing itself to relax and be deeply unfocused. Unfocusness is the quality of simply being present to your BEING and the gateless gate into “enlightenment“.
To become the master of your life, you will need to learn how to master your mind. The mind only knows how to wonder and wander, and will need some structure if you wish to train it to relax and rest in stillness.
Stillness of mind is mastery of the mind. This feels like death to the ego and on some level it is the end of the ego as well as the beginning of your spiritual journey.
It may take you months and even years to learn how to meditate without the proper guide. If you have the right guidance you can experience AMAZING results fast.
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Even More Meditation Techniques to Master your Mind and Your Life!
1. Follow your breath. Don’t try to control or change it, simply watch it. Surrender to it. Let the Universe breathe you.
2. Repeat one sound for 15 minutes so that it vibrates all throughout your body. A sound like AUM or HUM or HU will do.
3. Look directly into your another persons eyes for 15 minutes, gaze into the center of their eyes and dissolve.
5. Do the same thing yet with your eyes in a mirror.
6. Visualize a flower of light opening in each of your 7 main chakras. Imagine a brilliant fountain of golden light going up the spine and showering out the top of your head.
7. Practice holding your attention on the space between your thoughts (pure nothing-ness)
8. Practice surrendering to what is here now. Bring your attention to God, the Universe, Consciousness etc…)
9. At night, focus on the space between the stars. Let yourself FEEL what is there. Become that empty space.
10. Focus on a brilliant golden light in your heart shining from an eternal source all throughout the day.
11. Listen to the silence between your heartbeats.
12. No matter what happens, always remember inner peace is a choice…