We are living a big part of our lives in an always-on-mode.
Always doing something.
Even when we are relaxing.
How much of your day do you spend in just Being?
All of our thoughts, emotions, experiences, stress, are all a form of Energy.
Energy never ends, only changes form.
So, what happens to all of our stimulation through our days?
It is swirling inside and around us, in our minds, bodies and Aura.
If we don’t take time to re-center ourselves, in ourselves, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed.
For a shorter period of time, this might make us feel alive, running our system on adrenaline.
In the longer run, it might make us feel exhausted, having problems with sleep, anxiety, headaches, and illnesses shows up.
This is our body’s way to signal to us that we need to take a break.
Thankfully, our bodies have several natural ways to re-center, without us having to do anything.
Spending time in nature, walking bare foot on grass, taking a bath or a shower, sleeping.
The only catch is, that if we never stop up, and just Be, it’s harder for our bodies to find their own balance, in the mix of our daily lives.
When our minds are always on, our system has to sort everything in those few hours we are sleeping.
That can be a lot to process.
This is where meditation comes in
There are many forms of meditation; guided, sound, mantra, visual, focused, feeling, and more.
Each with their own benefits.
In this blog post, I want to focus on just Being, and letting go of thoughts.
This is something we all do from time to time.
When we are taking a shower and feel the water running over our bodies, and everything else stops.
Looking at a sunset, and getting lost in it’s Beauty.
Walking in the nature, when we forget our thoughts, and just take in the Majesty.
The benefits of choosing to spend some time every day on meditation, are many.
Feeling more relaxed and calm, increased clarity, your senses become clearer, getting more in touch with your intuition, and less caught up in stress when something happens in your life.
These are just a very few of a very long list.
Try it out for yourselves, and see how it improves your life!
And, it doesn’t have to take hours, 5 minutes here and there do a difference too.
With some time, you might find yourself longing for those 15-30 minutes in silence.
For taking the preferred time of your meditation, there are many apps out there, that are more gentle than the alarm on your phone.
Personally I have found one that is very simple, and is asking for no permissions on my Android phone.
You can download the APK here: Medigong Meditation Timer, Webpage.
Or in Google Play here: Medigong – Meditation Timer.
Of course, you are free to find what works best for You.
How to meditate
◊ Find a quiet place for yourself, where you won’t be disturbed.
Set your timer, if you prefer to have a specific time, and it will notify you when your meditation is up.
◊ Sit with your back straight, or lie down with your hands by the side of your body.
Keep your palms open and facing up.
◊ Start by grounding and balancing your Energy in the Universe and the Earth:
Close your eyes and visualize that your energy goes up and out your head.
Connect to the Universal Light above you.
Take this with you, down into your body, and let it go through your body, down to your feet.
Here let it go out of the soles of your feet, and down into the Earth, like the roots on a tree. Connect to the Center of the Earth, and bring this energy back up through your roots, into your feet, and up your body, until the top of your head.
◊ Put your intention for what you want from the meditation, by saying inside you:
“It is my intention to re-balance my Energy in my Body, Heart, Spirit and Soul in this meditation.”
This is not needed, but I find it beneficial.
◊ Breathe in deeply, and exhale slowly.
Continue to do this throughout your meditation.
◊ Let go of your thoughts.
When a thought comes up, observe the thought and let it pass.
You can imagine yourself standing in front of a railway line, and your thoughts are trains passing by.
You are not running to jump on board, just simply standing where you are.
Or, you can imagine your thoughts like balloons in your hand, and for every thought coming up, you visualize it as a balloon attached to a string you are holding in your hand.
Let go of the string, and see the balloon flying up in the sky.
◊ It’s important to acknowledge all thoughts that come up, and not push them away.
By pushing them away, you resist them, and thereby giving them more strength.
With time, thoughts will become less, and you will find more stillness in your mind.
You are doing everything right, be proud of yourself.
◊ Continue for as long as you feel like, or until your timer give you the signal that you have finished.
Move your arms and legs, and open your eyes.
◊ Now, give yourself 2-3 minutes in silence, before you get back on your phone, interacting with others, and doing stuff in general.
This is to give yourself time to reorganize your energy and come back into your body.
By skipping this step, you might feel shaky, and easier get caught up in the energies around you.
When we meditate, we are opening up our energies to the Universe, and we need to get them back into our space, and let the Energetic Shield around us close up.
There is nothing you need to do here, just relax for a few minutes.
You can also stamp your feet on the ground or floor, and drink some water.
What you might experience
When we start to meditate, we let go of the holding-onto-everything, and let our minds and bodies come back to their natural state of Being.
Thoughts hold Energy, and suppressed thoughts and feelings are stored in our physical bodies.
For an example, every time you hold yourself back from saying your honest opinion, this creates an energy of blockage, and this get stored in your body.
We all do it, without knowing it.
When we are getting freed from the control of our thoughts, we give our bodies a chance to let go of what they are holding on to.
In the beginning, your every day thoughts will flow through.
With some practice, deeper stored feelings might surface.
Just let them go, as you do with your thoughts.
If you feel you need to work more on them, you can read my blog post
How to Release your fears and Heal your emotions.
This release of thoughts, is a releasing of resistance and stress in our system, and can make us feel sleepy, tired, having some kind of headache, restlessness, tingling, pain in our bodies, a sense of air flowing inside of us, needing some time for yourself afterwards, and more.
All of this is absolutely normal, and a sign that your meditation is actually working!
Don’t worry, the above effects are not lasting for too long.
After some time of meditating, you will feel calm, centered, uplifted, more creative, more in sync with everything, having clearer insight on a problem that might arise, you are more present in the moment, you will feel more calm where you would earlier be overly stressed, and your immune system will improve.
If you find that you forget to meditate, or don’t have time, it is perfectly fine.
Just come back the next day.
Or use 2 minutes when you wake up in the morning, or before you fall asleep.
This is nothing to be hard on yourself for, but something to make you feel better.
I hope you will enjoy your time in meditation.