Just relax! It’s a well intentioned piece of advice; but not a very effective one if this just adds more pressure for a person to find inner-calmness. With the hustle and bustle of today’s world and technology moving at the speed of light, our minds are overrun with input from the moment we wake up to the moment we try to sleep. The morning news, friends, family, coworkers, social media barrage us with opinions and trends, information and advice. And that’s not all! Background noise such as music and television can bring even more chaos for the mind to sort through. Regular practice of meditation brings about peace of mind, serenity, and allows the mind to be clear of chatter which then opens the door for intuition and psychic development.
Morning meditations offer a peaceful way to start the day. It helps us detach from the worries of what may lay ahead and focus on the here and now. Incredibly, that lovely serenity doesn’t leave us once the meditation is finished. It’s a bit like taking supplements to build your immune system. The morning’s meditation is tucked up in our brains and we carry it with us into the unfolding day. You may notice less anxiety in situations that usually make you crazy. The capacity to deal with certain situations (and people) seems to broaden without sending you into a frenzy. Use meditation to keep your mind open, clear, and calm. With the mind more at ease, our intuitive side can begin to run the show allowing things to fall into place in our lives without our interruption. Then, if you so desire, you may begin to focus on enhancing psychic abilities. Whether you’re drawn to mediumship, tarots, scrying, or clairsentience, meditation is a key component to opening up your inner channeller.
Evening meditation gives you a way to unwind and put aside any frustrations or blockages that may have built up during your day. It helps to rid the mind of negative energies and thoughts. With the whirling, swirling thoughts of the day being gently pushed away, your brain and body can now have a fully restful night’s sleep. This is also a wonderful transition into dream work including lucid dreaming, dream interpretation, or even astral travel.
I don’t have any TIME to meditate! This is a common protest from our busy brains trying to figure out what we’ll have to exclude from our day so we can meditate. After a quick scan, your brain may say “WAIT…just hold it! There is no possible way to fit any more into our crazy schedule!” Don’t panic. We’re not talking about spending hours every morning and evening in deep meditation for it to be effective. In fact, just giving yourself five or ten minutes before turning on the news or hitting the social media pages will give you an effective starting point. Then, give yourself the same gift of time before bed and the results will speak for themselves.
If you’re brand new to meditation, you may not feel that it’s “working” right away. Try to remember that your current thought processes have taken time to develop and become habit. So, it stands to reason that it will take some time to incorporate meditation and reap its benefits as well. Be careful to not criticize or have huge expectations of yourself. It’s not likely that you’ll do five minute meditation tonight before bed and wake up with psychic super powers or the solutions to all worldly problems. Rather, remind yourself that you’re building a new foundation, a new way to process your thoughts. As with anything worth building, it takes time. Explore options, various types of meditation, and find some that suit you. If it resonates with you, you’re far more likely return to it and enjoy the process.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu.
Perhaps your first step is to search the Internet or ask a friend for advice in finding a good meditation technique; or maybe it’s just getting yourself to wake up a few minutes early to allow time for your new practice. Whatever it is that leads you to begin your journey into the mind, take that first step. Then … just relax.