Meditation 101

Meditation 101

If you have meditated before, especially on a regular basis, you know how much the practice can improve your mental fortitude. As a medium, I recognize that it is absolutely critical for me to have a clear and open mind in order to give effective readings. That’s why I do a deep meditation each morning and a brief meditation before each reading.
There are so many ways to meditate. So many places where one can meditate. So many different lengths of time for which one can meditate. You can meditate with your eyes closed, in a church, for an hour. You can meditate watching the waves crash on the beach for twenty minutes. You can meditate by listening to soothing music in bed until you drift asleep. The more you meditate, the more easily you will be able to figure out what works best for you. Meditation will help you clear your mind, reduce stress and receive messages or signs from the world of Spirit.
Here are three tips I would suggest to get started. You can modify it to better fit your mood or lifestyle.
1.) Find yourself a calm, quiet place where you will not be disturbed. “Where you will not be disturbed” is the key. That means to disconnect from everything around you, including your cell phone and computer! That doesn’t mean to turn your phone to silent or vibrate, but off. In fact, don’t even bring it with you. If you’re at home, put it in another room. If you’re at the beach, leave it in your car. If you’re in your car, put it in your trunk or leave it at home. Meditate at a time when your kids or spouse or partner or parent won’t bother you. An interruption during a meditation is like an interruption during a beautiful dream while you’re asleep. It’s aggravating and completely disrupts what you are trying to do.
2.) Focus on your breath while you are meditating. Your breath is what connects you to your higher self, to your intuition, to God, to Spirit, etc. The more in tune you are with your breath, the more in tune you will be with your inner self. Listen to yourself breathe. Feel the rhythm of your breath. Be in control of it. We breathe every second of every day, yet rarely think about it or listen to it unless we’ve done something to lose it, such as strenuous exercise. Meditation is a time to respect our breathing, to understand that it cannot be taken for granted, to realize that when we pay attention to it, it can open up a peaceful, spiritual side of ourselves that we not have known existed.
3.) Let go of your ego and all or your worries. Feel them flow right by you during your meditation. Our earthly concerns are what bog us down and what cause us stress. Meditation is a time to let all of those worries go. You need to cook dinner? Just let it go. You can do it later. You are waiting for a text or phone call from someone? That someone can wait. You have errands to run? There will be plenty of time for those when you’re finished meditation. After you meditate, all of those earthly concerns will not just still be there, but they will be mentally easier to tackle.
Meditation is a time to take control of our lives from a much deeper perspective than just “getting things done.” Carve out time each day to meditate, whether it’s for a few minutes in the morning when you wake up, during your drive into work, or at night before bed. It will help you to become a better you – mentally, physically, and, most importantly, spiritually. It will also help the spirits help you to become a better you because you will be more receptive to receiving their signs. Use these tips to get you started, then adjust your meditation to what you feel works best for you.

About the Author
Bill Philipps is the author of Expect the Unexpected. As a psychic medium who helps the deceased communicate with their loved ones on earth, he has helped countless individuals deal with their grief by bringing through validations, evidential information and beautiful messages that bring a sense of peace. Visit him online at Printed with permission of New World Library.

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