Meditation is quieting the mind and putting yourself into a very relaxed and calm state. It’s a moment and time of contemplating and reflecting. You can focus on a particular problem or issue, or just nothing at all, and see what your higher self has to tell you. It is a time to connect with your higher self, with God. Meditation is connecting to your spiritual side, letting go of the ego.
You already have all the answers within.
Anything you ever wanted to know about yourself you can find through meditation. If you are dealing with upsetting emotions, or undecided as to which direction to take, or unsure of a decision, or want to find your life purpose, you can find all your answers that you seek when you connect to your higher self.
As a practice, we all should set aside some time every day just for ourselves to meditate. Whether it be 5 minutes or an hour, it is essential to connect to your higher self to keep yourself in balance. If you live only in the physical world without connecting to your spiritual side, you will become off balance. That’s when all the problems arise. There has to be a balance of the physical world and the spiritual world.
Some people tell me, “I can’t meditate, I can’t get my mind quiet”, or “Every time I try, I keep thinking of everything else I have to do instead of quieting my mind”. At first, it can be a little hard to “get focused”. With practice, each time you meditate, you get better and better at it. Your intent draws you in. It’s where you focus that will determine where you go. It helps to focus on your breathing, or you can focus on the flame of a candle, and when you are relaxed enough, you can then bring up an issue, or nothing at all, and see what messages your higher self reveals. A suggestion… always keep a private journal of your experiences.
There are many ways to meditate. You have to find what feels right for you. You can use meditative music, and/or candles. You can go for a walk and connect with nature. You can go to the beach and meditate while looking at the ocean. You can just sit there staring out the window.
One of my favorite meditations is at the beach… sitting on the sand alone. I sometimes visualize the waves coming in as positive energy filling my entire being, and when the waves go out, I visualize all the negative energy leaving my body and out to the sea, releasing it to God. It leaves you feeling refreshed, renewed, and at peace.
Whichever way you choose, there are powerful realizations, epiphanies, enlightenment, and those “AHA moments” that can occur through meditation.
Visualization is placing a picture in your mind. Everyone has done visualization on many different occasions, and at times without even realizing they were doing it.
If you can picture what you are going to do before you do it, you are visualizing.
If you can picture yourself making coffee, or getting breakfast, or driving to work, all before you are actually doing it, you are visualizing.
If you can picture yourself sitting on the beach while feeling the warmth of the sun, you are visualizing.
If you can picture yourself washing your hands, and can feel the cold or warm water on your hands, you are visualizing.
How important is it to visualize? Very. Visualization helps while meditating on problems or issues, it helps with decision making, as well as what you would like to bring into your life.
Remember, we attract to us what we think about, for good or bad… so practice each day, visualizing positive energy, and what you would like to bring into your life.
Manifestation is allowing what you visualize to come into fruition. Notice the key word… allowing. If you don’t allow it come into fruition, it won’t.
Visualize, Stay Focused, Watch it Manifest
Part of allowing is believing that what you want to come into your life, will. Expectations have to be based on what you want to come into your life to be reasonable and doable. It’s in your belief in something that you remain focused with great intent, with unwavering passion, that you are allowing it to come into your life. It’s clear, evident, and visible.
Visualization and Manifestation go hand in hand. If you visual what you want, if you stay focused on your intent, and when the time is right, you can manifest what you desire. Notice that I said, when the time is right. Sometimes, what we desire can take a long time to come into fruition. Patience is required when seeking out our dreams. Certain things have to fall into place before we can see our dreams come to pass. It has to happen in its divine order.That’s what allowing is… having the patience to wait with total faith that what you desire is realistic and it is on its way. Allowing is staying focused with unwavering belief and passion.
Take some time out today and contemplate your life.
Are you on track? Are you in balance?
Are you living according to God’s plan for your life?
Take some time out today to meditate, visualize what you desire, and allow what you want to manifest into your life.
Enjoy the process my friends, it’s all part of your journey.
Dr. Laura R. Kiray, Msc.D.
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