ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Taking Care of Your Spiritual Self; Meditation and Metamusic

Updated on July 9, 2013

When we share out inner most thoughts with a higher power our immune system recives a boost. Chemicals are produced in the brain that are natural mood enhancers.

Spirituality can be an important part of our lives. Often Spirituality is associated with attending church, but it is much broader than that!. Spirituality can be meditation, prayer, reciting mantras, Yoga or even Tai chi. Spirituality is becoming more accepted in the health field. Many have seen the healing powers of prayer. Dr Herbert Benson from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston believes that a belief in a higher power can reduce visits to the Doctor's office from 35 to 50 %. A study by Dr William Strawbridge of the University of California at Berkley did a study on how spirituality affects us. He followed 5000 Californians for 28 years. The results indicated people who were more involved in religious services had lower death rate, had marriages last longer and had more social contacts then those who did not attend religious services.

Did You know there are 72 Medical Schools in the US that offer a course in Spirituality and healing?


How is your Spirit?

If you think your spirit is lacking Chloe Jon Paul, the author of the book, Entering the Age of Elegance, A Rite of Passage and Practical Guide for the Modern Maturing Woman wants you to Try Some of her M&Ms! Nope she is not talking about candy! She is talking about meditation and meta-music.

Let's take a look at meditation first.

Meditation is a process of quiet reflection to help your mind become more calmer and more focused. There are simple steps to meditation:

  • Pick a time of day you can spend 10 minutes in meditation. You want to at least start out with ten minutes and then you can gradually increase your time. Mornings are usually the best time.
  • Make sure you have selected a quite space to do your thought reflecting.
  • You need to make a positive affirmation about the day you want to have. for example you can say "Serenity will surround me throughout the day"
  • Find a comfortable position to sit in. Make sure the position you sit in allows you to focus. Sitting cross legged is recommended. Sitting on a bed or a rug is not!
  • You will no doubt have distracting thoughts crop up when you start out meditating. Do not worry about it as your concentration will increase over time. There are many many techniques to meditation. There will be some links at the end of the article if you would like to check them out!


What is Metamusic? The concept of meta-music was developed by the Monroe Institute. This special type of music uses Hemi Sync technology that uses frequencies in music to alter your brain waves. Now this may sound a little too much like science fiction but there is a science to it. The meta-music sends different frequencies through the music through stereo headphones. Your brain responds to the meta music by producing a sound of it's own. This sound the brain creates is called a binaural beat. The Binaural beat create brainwave activity. The Monroe institute creates CDs that have meta music designed to slow down excess mental activity. Metamusic is ideal for meditation or relaxation. To find out more check out the links below!

For examples of Metamusic listen here

What else can you do to increase your spiritual awareness?

Journaling is a great way to keep yourself focused and to see how far you have come. Journaling allows you to think about and articulate your most innermost thoughts.

Silent retreat. This can be done at home or at a retreat center. It is important to be able to get away and be able to experience total tranquility. Note" if you elect to do this at home you need to turn off the cell phone TV and Computer!

Read! There are several books you can read to encourage your spiritual growth! The books recommended are listed to the right!

Hobbies believe it or not can help you soothe yourself as well. Perhaps you draw, or paint or maybe garden. These can all be relaxing and create an atmosphere to help your spirit. I know when I am creative I feel the best about myself.

Your Spirituality

How to you take care of your spiritual needs?

See results

The information in this hub was taken from excerpts of the book Entering the Age of Elegance, A Rite of Passage and Practical Guide for the Modern Maturing Woman by Chloe Jon Paul. If you liked what you read here please check out her book or her website!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • etherdemon profile image


      7 years ago from somewhere over the rainbow

      Amazing, I did not even know about the Meta-music. Definitely something I will be looking into more deeply, thank you so much for sharing.

    • Ms Chievous profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wv

      And that is such good advice for me right now! Thanks for visiting dragonbear!

    • dragonbear profile image


      8 years ago from Essex UK

      Great hub - it's so important to find time to be at peace and to re-charge emotionally and spiritually.

    • Mystique1957 profile image


      8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Great hub, Ms Chievous!

      I would recommend it! I believe in the power

      of Spirituality, and even though none of the things you mentioned here are unknown to me, believe it or not, this article has given me a boost I needed!

      thanks for sharing!

      Blessings and Light to you,

      kind regards,


    • Ms Chievous profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wv

      Hey Run Down I am gldad you ofund this hub helpful..

      Lita Thanks for picking my link! Now I just have to run thorugh the forums and see what you are talking about! ;)

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      I ran through this hub due to the forum and it's a blessing in disguise. It's a great hub about the importance of enhancing one's spirituality through meditation and metamusic. I'll pick this for the link. Thanks!

    • Run Down Battery profile image

      Run Down Battery 

      8 years ago from UK

      Enjoyed this greatly... I've lately discoverd Reiki which works for me... and ultimately that's what matters... I don't care if it is all in the mind if it helps... great hub!! Thanks

    • Ms Chievous profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Wv

      thank you breakfastpop

    • breakfastpop profile image


      8 years ago

      What a valuable and fascinating hub. Thanks for the information.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)