Meditation & Awareness – 15 Tips to Get More From Your Spiritual Discipline
Meditation is one of the most important spiritual disciplines. The benefits of regular meditation are numerous, too many to list, yet peace of mind is one of the greatest.
Here are some of the meditation tips we recommend in our Psychic/Meditative State Script.
*Try meditating on an empty stomach or at a different time of day.
*Try it after a hot bath or shower.
*Try it after exercise.
*Try it after sex or instead of sex when in the mood.
*Try relaxing music. Experiment with different kinds to test which works best for you.
*Try no music.
*Try listening to our Let Go recording which utilizes brain-mind technology to effortlessly guide you into a meditative state.
*Try aromatherapy. Open a window when burning incense or candles indoors to vent any toxic fumes. Try rubbing a dab of pure scented oil on the back of your hands or on your neck. The scent will relax you and help you focus.
*Avoid all drugs. Even "just" marijuana "only once in a while" hinders intuition and clouds your mind for weeks afterwards.
*Try meditating with someone you love or with a group of friends. The combined energy will help you go deeper.
*You may be sensitive to something you're eating or drinking. Pick a day and eat lightly, perhaps about half of what you usually do. Consume what you know will be easy to digest, such as lightly steamed vegetables.
You should be able to focus more easily provided you feel lighter and more alert.
*Avoid sugar, including fruit sugar if you have sugar sensitivities.
*Watch the caffeine. Don't go without it if you know you'll have withdrawal symptoms, but don't overdo it either.
*Certain supplements, herbs, and medications, especially if they affect your mood, may be disagreeing with your system and causing you to be scattered. Ask your doctor or health professional for alternative recommendations or if you can do without them for a while.
*Try deep breathing rapidly in and out through your mouth or nose for at least five minutes. Ten is better.
*Roll your closed eyes up to your third eye area, between and just above your eyes. Keep them focused there at a comfortable position without straining them. This position can automatically induce an altered state.
*Alternatively, with your eyes closed, try focusing your attention on your chest plate. If your attention starts to wander, begin counting at 1 and imagine each number appearing on your chest plate, as if you are painting them with an invisible paint brush.
*Close your eyes, breathe gently, and fantasize about your dreams and goals. What would your life be like if your dreams came true? These fantasies will help you become relaxed and may allow you to focus more.
Patience and practice are important. Sooner or later something will click.
*Ask for help. If you keep asking God or your guides or angels of the Light how you can be more successful with meditation, you'll eventually become aware of effective ways to go deeper and focus better. You'll be a pro in no time.
*If you're still having trouble perceiving anything, jump start the process by using your imagination. Tell yourself you'll perceive the first image, thought, or feeling, in response to any of the questions or instructions in the script, on the count of three. Then count one, two, three and provide a picture or thought from your imagination or memory. Continue this process until other images that feel more related to the issue you are exploring start filtering into your mind.
*If you have tried everything and you still can't seem gain any insight, there may be two other reasons: First, your expectations may be interfering. You may be expecting to see something when you might be more successful perceiving in a different way, such as sound or feeling. Try not to think during the process. Stay open and try visualizing white light around you. Second, you may be blocked emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Keep asking for help, continue practicing while utilizing the white light, and stay open for clues.
*It will also help you to realize that meditation is best approached as a long-term discipline, one that offers invaluable benefits for those willing to commit to it.
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