Meditation 101

Meditation 101

Meditation helps to balance the body, mind, and spirit. It allows you to be who you really are — the spiritual being in your body. Consequently, meditation brings various benefits such as improved health, clearer mind, better performance in your personal and career life, and even psychic development.

Sacred Steps: Grounding to Center Oneself

Grounding Exercise

Energy follows thought, affirmation, intention and visualization.

 

Grounding exercises are a way for you to firmly anchor yourself in the present. The following grounding exercises are about using our senses (see, hear, smell, taste, touch) to build our mind and body connection in the present.

If you think, affirm, intend and visualize that you are grounded, then your energy will be grounded.

Close your eyes and imagine that you are standing inside the trunk of a giant redwood tree. You are part of the heartwood, the new wood at the center of the tree evolves from your root chakra (just at the base of your tailbone). Now, visualize the trunk of that tree extending downward, deep into the center of the earth. See the roots of this great redwood encircling the earth’s core, locking itself in and locking you in. Feel your grounding energy flowing freely down the tree’s roots into the center of the earth. Feel the grounding energy of the earth flowing freely up the tree into your body. You have created a two-way grounding connection. The earth takes away energy that is out of harmony with who you are and you receive energy from the earth that is nurturing and protective and in your highest, best interest. 

Nothing quite like Coloring

Nothing quite like Coloring

Do you remember the feeling of enjoyment and peace you felt as a kid when you bellied up to a giant box of fresh Crayola crayons?

I bet you can even drum up the memory of the smell of the wax along with the sensory delight of how creative you suddenly became when you held that squat little colorful inducer.  

Is it Meditation or Profound Relaxation?

Is it Meditation or Profound Relaxation?

 Sometimes it’s because of the associated rules (posture, mantra, breathing technique, etc.), but most often it’s because meditation is frequently taught with a focus on quieting the mind using one’s ego to do so. In effect, that’s no different than placing the inmate in charge of the asylum. Many people give up as it is too difficult for them to learn how to quiet their minds using their minds.