have the Power of The Universe Within You."
Meditation is a time-honored technique that can take you into infinite dimensions of consciousness. One major principle to meditation is in the ability to completely quiet your mind. Quieting the mind comes as a result of meditating over a long period of time, but any time you are looking within, you are meditating.
There are many meditation methods. Some are passive and others are active -- not in the physical sense, but in the sense that you actually do something during meditation. The meditations that you will find here will help you develop spiritually.
Meditation Plus Class Thursday
- Every Week ( Ongoing) Sept. - May
6:45 pm $5.00 (No Summer Classes)
Group facilitated by various ministers.
This group is designed to teach you basic meditation and metaphysical techniques and how to apply them. Topics in many areas of spiritual development will be discussed including protection, grounding, focusing, light work, mental imagery, breathing, communication with the higher self, and spirit guides. Many varieties of meditation are practiced. This is a great beginners class for those beginning to explore, and a great continuing class for group energy work. Please join us...........
First, find a space to use on a regular basis for your meditations. Doing this, conditions your mind to relax and to ascend. In time, just sitting in your meditation space will immediately relax you.
Your meditation space (sacred space) can be a small area in your home (or anywhere) where you can sit with your eyes closed for at least a few minutes each day. Choose a clean, quiet place away from all distractions where you can sit on a chair or on the floor. If you use a chair, choose one that allows you to keep your back as straight as possible. If you sit on the floor, you may want to lean your back against something so that you can keep it straight.
For a few days just sit quietly in your sacred space for five to ten minutes. This will help establish your energy. Before you sit, you may light a candle or some incense, if you like. Eventually, lighting a candle, using aromatherapy or incense will signal your brain that it's time for meditation.
In the Beginning:
Rest your hands gently in your lap (palms up) and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths. Then just sit. If you have never meditated before, you will probably feel as if your mind is full of thoughts. Don't try to stop the thoughts, just watch them. Imagine that you are on the bank of a river and that your thoughts are the river going by. Don't try to stop the river, just watch it. Within a week, you will see the river begin to slow down. You may become impatient, or even bored. That's okay. If you find yourself complaining, just watch the thoughts pass by. Do this for 5 to 10 minutes.
You may find that you fall asleep because you are so relaxed. That's good because, in many ways, you have begun to let go. Continue at this pace and each day allow just a little more time for yourself to meditate. Doing this allows you to relax and forget about time.
Instant Calming Meditation:
Meditation and mindfulness are great when you have enough control over your time to enjoy them. But what happens when you experience stress and you require immediate relief?
Try this quick method that
minimizes the negative effects of stress the moment the body begins to feel
1. Practice uninterrupted breathing. When stress strikes, immediately focus on your breath and continue breathing smoothly, deeply and evenly.
2. Put on a positive face. Smile so that you can feel it in the corners of your mouth. Recent studies suggest that this process is a two-way street. Smiling can contribute to feelings of happiness, and in a stressful situation, it can help keep you calm. Try this simple test: Smile a broad grin right now. Don't you feel better?
3. Posture. People under stress often look
hunched-over. Maintaining good posture works like smiling. Physical balance
contributes to emotional balance. Keep your head up, chin in, chest high, pelvis
and hips level, back comfortably straight and abdomen free of tension. Imagine
being pulled up from a point at the center of the top of your head.
4. Feel relaxation overcome your body. Consciously sweep a wave of relaxation through your body. Imagine you're standing on a mountain top with the wind blowing away all your tension.
5. Acknowledge your situation. Face your problems head-on. Don't try to deny it or wish that it hadn't happened. Think: "This is real. I can handle it. I'm finding the best possible way to cope "RIGHT NOW."
6. "TAKE CONTROL" Instead of worrying about how the stress has taken control of you, focus on what you can control and take appropriate action. Also, think clear-headed, honest thoughts.
Five Meditation Steps:
1. Sitting comfortably but upright, feel your weight on the chair or floor and relax into it. Imagine breathing in and out through your navel, taking a few deep breaths to settle in. Let your attention gather at a point at the base of your spine, imagine it as a point of energy. Notice what sensations you feel there.
2. Move your attention to the crown of the head, imagine a point of energy there. Notice what sensations you feel. Feel these two points align, connected by a line of light, inside the body near the spine. Allow energy to move freely between these two points. Let your attention come to rest at a point of balance along this line, deep within you, at the center of your being.
3. From this center of your being, imagine the line of light extending downward through your legs and feet, relaxing the toes and sinking into the earth. Breathing out, let all tension and fatigue run down this line into the earth. Breathing in, imagine drawing up, through the soles of your feet, fresh, transformed earth energy. Allow it to fill your whole body from the feet up to the crown of your head, bringing a feeling of being supported and cradled by the solidity of the earth.
4. Return your attention and your breathing to the center of your being. Imagine the line of light rising to the crown of your head and above, out into the clear blue sky, to the heavens. Breathe in fresh air.
5. Allow light and clearness from the heavens to radiate down the line of light to fill the whole body. Breathe into the center of your being and feel the two energies, from the earth and the sky, together. From this center let your attention be on your breath moving in and out. Just breath and relax.
Meditation Crystals and Gemstones:
The techniques of allowing crystals to help in
meditation involve holding a selected crystal in your hand or hands or placing
the stone on the floor or table near you and your mat and allow yourself to
focus on the mineral as you meditate.
In a meditative or yoga group circle, you may place the crystal in the center of the group. Make sure that the intention of the entire group is that of the same intent.
Crystals can allow one to reach higher spiritual levels during meditation. The crystal magnifies one's personal energy by aligning and connecting with universal power.
Crystals and Gemstones
Meditation and Aromatherapy:
The complementary aspect of Aromatherapy only
enhance the power of meditation one step further. It is without a doubt a tried
and true method in assisting in the healing process. Our sense of smell is the
most direct path to our emotions.
Once the Olfactory receptors identify an aroma, nerve cells relay this information directly to the Limbic system of the brain. Here, aromas can trigger memories and influence behavior. Additionally, the Limbic system works in conjunction with the pituitary gland and the Hypothalamus region of the brain to regulate the hormonal activities thus triggering the production of hormones that govern appetite, body temperature, insulin production, overall metabolism, stress levels, sex drive, and conscious thought and reactions. The Limbic system also influences immunity.
Essential oils are utilized in healing meditations. By diffusing essential oils into the air, for example, Lavender essential oil (lavandula officinalis) the Olfactory receptors absorb this aroma and work in healing by lifting depression, calming nerves and lowering blood pressure. All through the power of scent.
Meditation and Music:
Meditation and music are a harmonious combination. Music or sound can be used to create a relaxing "meditative state" in order to transform the meditation to another level or mental plane. It can be used in resonating a higher vibration and "tuning" you into a deeper, more meditative mind set.
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