Article by Keith McGregor
We always wonder if we are meditating correctly when we are following guided meditations . Sometimes we feel it is not working because we hear noises from outside and around us. What we don’t realise is on a normal day our brain is working so fast that it does not even notice those noises, like the dog barking across the road; but when you are meditating you are making your mind and thoughts slow down so your mind does take notice of the usual noises that you normally suppress. As your spiritual growth increases so you learn to ignore the noises. Just like all things in life, the more you do it the better you will get. Think of it as ” meditation exercises “. Gym workout for the mind.
Here are some more tips for you to keep in mind:
Always sit up straight when following a spiritual development meditation.
The idea is to allow your body to relax completely yet keeping your mind awake. If you meditate lying down, it is quite likely you may fall asleep and you will not gain any active spiritual development. Also it is difficult to “ground” and protect yourself.
Be comfortable when doing meditation exercises.
Again the idea is to let your BODY go to sleep and let your mind enter into its psychic growth. Uncomfortable clothes or shoes keep irritating the body so you cannot relax enough
Try to find a warm place to meditate.
If your body is working overtime trying to keep your temperature up, it will not be able to relax.
Do not cross your legs, ankles or arms.
This inhibits the flow of energy around in and out of your chakras and around your body. The pressure of one limb touching another also reminds the body to stay alert. Also, crossing your limbs stops the flow of blood around the body.
When meditating, don’t try too hard
Many people see wonderful pictures in the mind whilst others struggle to see anything. “Go with the flow”, just relax. If at first you don’t succeed, keep trying and you will soon see clear images. So me peopl e start by seeing only colours, others see pictures straight away. With practise the pictures will improve.
Do not use these meditations to help you fall asleep.
These meditations are specifically designed for spiritual growth and not for stress relief and relaxation. They will make you feel good after you have meditated and you may wish to meditate before going to bed to put you in a more relaxed frame of mind.
If you feel drowsy or “spaced-out” after meditating.
You have not grounded or earthed yourself properly. You should have had your feet firmly on the floor when meditating. To correct the problem visualise roots growing out of the bottom of your feet going deep down into the ground. When you start to walk, visualise the roots staying in the ground and breaking off with each step you take.
Breathing during your guided meditation is essential
When you start your spiritual meditation you must breathe slightly deeper than normal and then allow normal breath all the way through you meditation. We want to be sure we have loads of oxygen in our blood to allow our brain to function at its highest vibration.
Spiritual growth meditations are specially designed to link you closer to spirit by increasing your vibration. Just this, in itself, is a huge healing process because we increase our vibration and shake off old stubborn emotions and energy blockages in our body’s energy systems. Meditate It is fun and it gives your brain a vacation
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Keith McGregor is a partner of Strawberrysoup, a web design agency with offices in Chichester and Bournemouth. Strawberrysoup specialise in creative web design, content managed websites, search engine optimisation, search engine marketing and graphic design
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