Reality is a consciousness hologram set in linear time to experience emotions. The brain is an electrochemical machine (computer) that process through experience. The bottom line is ... meditation ... like yoga ... creates balance in brain chemistry, especially for those who suffer from emotional problems and other challenges.
Guided Meditation is simply meditation with the help of a guide. It is one of the easiest ways to enter into a state of deep relaxation and inner stillness, and it is one of the most powerful ways to eliminate stress and bring about positive personal changes. Guided meditations can be experienced either in a class with the help of a meditation teacher, or by listening to a guided meditation recording.
Meditation can be done with or without music, using various breathing techniques, in most environments, at any time of the day or night, alone or in a group, or enhanced during a celestial event.
When we pray we talk to the other side. When we meditate, we receive messages that can be personal or from the collective unconsciousness. As with dream projections, images received in meditation can be in black and white, color, still-frames or animated.
Interpreting the symbology of the images is the key to what your soul or a spirit in higher frequency is trying to convey. This can come easy or with frustration as any image can have multiple meanings given as archetypes. For example - seeing a baby may indicate the birth of a child or something greater, something new. One must continue the meditation to see what the baby does. A female baby often represents the move into higher frequency for human consciousness and a rebirth of the human design. Interpreting imagery is not much different than dream interpretation.
The human chakra system reacts when meditating. It is like feeling motion or a pressure in those energy centers.
Sometimes it is helpful to keep a dated journal of the messages you receive as one would with a dream journal. What makes no sense today, might be understood at a future time. The power of your meditations will increase in time.
The Science of Meditation's Effects on Aging Huffington Post - December 8, 2015
A growing body of research supports the immediate benefits of meditation, such as reduced stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, and enhanced happiness. Studies on mindfulness interventions show these effects are common in as few as eight weeks. While these initial perks may be reason enough for us to practice, meditation's positive impact appears to be even more far-reaching, potentially adding years to our lives and improving cognitive function well into old age.
The Benefits Of Meditation For Children Huffington Post - December 4, 2015
Meditation is quickly becoming an integral part of the classroom, as a way for children to manage stress and increase focus. It is currently being used in over 10,000 schools around the world, and has led to fewer student absences, fewer days lost to suspension and a higher graduation rate.
14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating Huffington Post - February 22, 2015
1. You don't need a mantra (but you can have one if you want).
2. Don't expect your brain to go blank.
3. You do not have to sit cross-legged or hold you hands in any position.
4. Having said that, it's also okay if you do fall asleep.
5. There are many ways to learn.
6. You can meditate for a distinct purpose or for general wellness.
7. Meditation has so many health perks.
8. It can also physically change your brain.
9. Oprah meditates.
10. It's more mainstream than you might think.
11. Mindfulness and meditation are not the same thing.
12. Don't believe yourself when you say you don't have time to meditate.
13. You may not think you're doing it right the first time you meditate.
14. Take a step back.
What Are the Types of Meditation? Live Science - April 23, 2014
The primary benefits of meditation are immediate relaxation and a better understanding of how your body, mind and spirit work together so that you can handle stressful situations. Over time, you will gain greater peace for yourself and those around you. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Most meditation originated in ancient spiritual traditions. There are many types of meditation. How long should you meditate? As long as you like. I find that 15 minutes twice a day has remarkable benefits. During the day I feel more at ease. It takes a lot to get me angry. I worry much less, especially about trivia. I think more clearly and find solutions to problems more easily. The results of meditation seem magical, but there's no magic involved. When you get deeply into meditating, you will rediscover the person you've always been, the one without all the baggage of responsibilities, life roles, grievances, disappointments, fears.
Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation Scientific American - July 30, 2013
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. What passed between these representatives of two distinct intellectual modes of thinking about the world were facts, data - knowledge. That is, knowledge about the more than two-millennia-old Eastern tradition of investigating the mind from the inside, from an interior, subjective point of view, and the much more recent insights provided by empirical Western ways to probe the brain and its behavior using a third-person, reductionist framework. What the former brings to the table are scores of meditation techniques to develop mindfulness, concentration, insight, serenity, wisdom and, it is hoped, in the end, enlightenment. These revolve around a daily practice of quiet yet alert sitting and letting the mind settle before embarking on a specific program, such as focused attention or the objectless practice of generating a state of unconditional loving-kindness and compassion. After years of daily contemplative exercise - nothing comes easily in meditation - practitioners can achieve considerable control over their mind.
Find a quiet place, free of distractions.
Turn off cell phones.
Adjust lighting, room temperature, create ambiance with candles, crystals, incense, or anything else that sets the mood.
Outdoors meditations might include a beach or meadow, anywhere in nature that is quiet and serene.
Loosen clothing, remove eyeglasses, footwear, any restrictive garment.
You may play music or meditate quietly.
Prepare a means of recording what you experience after meditation.
Sit down or lie down. Find a position that is comfortable for you.
You are now ready to begin.
Inhale slowly through your nose.
Hold the breath as is comfortable for you.
Exhale slowly through your mouth.
Repeat two more times or as is comfortable for you.
Relax your body ... starting with your neck, head, jaw, shoulders, arms, back, torso, and legs.
Allow your consciousness to guide your journey.
If you fall asleep, that's okay especially during a long meditation.
You are using meditation as a relaxation to tool to allow your consciousness to detach from physical reality.
There will be times your meditation will be a flood of imagery. On other occasions, you may see nothing.
Suggested places to go during meditation:
meeting your spirit guide
seeing your power or totem animal
a journey with an ascended master or angel
meeting a deceased loved one
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