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Seven day Simple Meditations

Updated on March 5, 2010

Clearing the Path: Simple Meditations

I write only from experience and I write only when I am moved to it. It took me six months to simply go with the flow...this was not as easy as you would think. I am used to a very rigid schedule. I used to plan everything. It turns out that our inner guidance system, when we really listen to it, is infinitely better than the logical thinking mind. But even for me, knowing it intellectually is not enough. I had to experience it. By the experience, your faith is solidified.

One has to experience it. It is not an intellectual exercise. We are not trying to experience the state of bliss. We are simply trying to be in the moment.

You have to both bite and chew the food before you swallow it. Then you will have to digest it. No one else can do it for you.

If you have been meditating for a while, that is wonderful. You may or may not want to do this exercise

This is mostly for beginners who would like to start in the art of listening to their inner voice.

For us to appreciate music, hear the subtleties of the notes and be moved by them to tears of joy, we have to listen to the music in silence.

The same is true with our inner guidance. It is always there. Call it intuition if you will, but it is an inner compass that will tell us the course of action to take. It is never wrong. The logical thinking mind may tell you otherwise but that is exactly its function.

There are so many sounds, inner dialogues that we have to silence for this to happen so we begin the process by doing one meditation/contemplation per day.

Just the attempt to do it is enough. No need to be hard on yourself. If you remember to do the exercise during the day, fine. If not, move on. Do not let this exercise be a part of something you have to do.

So here it goes: I only numbered them for easy reference. I would suggest that you print it out

One Lesson, One for Each day of the Week: Write each lesson on a 3x5 card or any size card that would allow you to carry it and look at it once in a while. Pull one card randomly for the day, then meditate/contemplate on that particular lesson during the day. You do not have to do them in any particular order. It is the remembering to do it sometime during the day that is important.

1. Forgiveness

Thought: Forgiveness

Word: As I forgive, I am also forgiven.

Action: Mentally forgive everyone whom you think has done you wrong in the past. Forgive yourself for what you think you have done wrong unto others.

Better yet, when you have time, write their names on one sheet then shred the sheet or if you can burn the sheet. No one has to see the sheet but you so go all out for it.

2. Release

Thought: Release

Word: "I release every thought pattern, attitude, imprint, behavior, programming, cultural and ancestral beliefs, things and relationships that are longer conducive to my well being on the physical and spiritual level at this point in my path.

I am grateful for them all. I bless them all for at one time or another they were necessary for my growth. May they all be encased in divine light and divine love and returned to the Source."

Action: Take something from your home that you are no longer using and give it away or throw it away.

3. Gratitude

Thought: Gratitude

Word: I am grateful for every breath I take.

Action: Feel happy for anything in your life that makes you happy. A loved one, a pet, your car, a blossom in the garden, your new herb garden...you get the idea.

4. Creativity

Thought: Creativity

Word: I feel highly creative and in tune with the world.

Action: Discover a hidden talent. Do something you have never done before.

5. Boundless Love

Thought: Unconditional Love

Word: As I love unconditionally, so I am loved.

Action: Hug someone you love for a little while longer than normal. Tell them you love them while looking at their eyes and feeling this love between the two of you. It can be your pet.

6. Loving myself

Thought: Loving myself

Word: I am a product of love. The more I access this love for myself the more I am able to love others.

Action: Look at yourself in the mirror, look at your eyes and say the words out loud.

7. Connecting to the Source/God

Thought: God/Source

Word: I am connected to God/Source

Action: Anything that will allow you to connect…

You may create your own and add it to the deck if you feel like it.

At the end of the day, congratulate yourself for at least remembering to do the exercise even if you only did it once during the day.

I wish you love, and I wish you peace.

© 2010 by Melinda M. Sorensson

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      Oh Thanks so much, Tony. I would be interested in your experience.

      Your visit is most appreciated, Tony.

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      This is wonderful, Melinda. A great idea to do one "little" meditation like this every day. I am certainly going to do this!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thank you, Enlydia. What you said can be summarized as "It is wisdom seeking wisdom"

      That which seeks is what you seek. When one realizes this, then one solves all the koans in Zen.

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      Enlydia Listener 7 years ago from trailer in the country

      this hub resonated with me...when you said the inner voice is always right, I agree with you...but it is kind enough to know how to reach you where you are at. I have often wondered about the identity of this inner wisdom...it must be a connection with the Spirit. It reminds me of the bible verse that says "deep calls unto deep".

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thank you, loveofnight for coming by, and for participating.

      Yes, it would be good if we clear it before we retire at night, so that we can sleep without dreams and wake without sorrows.

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      loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      you are so right, it is very important to rid ourselves of all of the toxic things that we sometimes unknowingly carry around.......thx 4 share

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thank you Scott.

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thank you Nell. The key is to try to remember to do it but not add it to your "tasks".

      Please do let me know your results. Thanks again.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, thanks for this, I will certainly give it a try. cheers nell

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thank you creativeone59. Indeed, God bless.

      Wish you a peaceful, fun filled weekend.

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks you msorensson for a great meditation hub, Thank you for sharing it, God bless. creativeone59