Archive for the ‘Meditation’ Category
I had been chatting with friends who do, and/or listen to, guided meditations (visualizations) and meditate.
One friend told me that he saw guided meditation (visualization) as external and meditation as internal.
When he said that, I became excited. This is my understanding (watered down version) of the conversation:
Meditation is internal. You go within – working to still the mind and enter the nothingness (aka – void, center, core, stillness, etc.); learn about, and from, self.
Guided meditation (visualization) is external. You are following the instructions and visualizing what you are hearing.
I excitedly told him:
From my pre-teen years up until January 2009, my guides/higher self requested I not participate in meditation or visualization tapes, cd’s, classes, groups; nor attend metaphysical related or healing classes, courses, seminars, etc. They (guides and/or higher self) didn’t tell me I COULDN’T; rather requested I didn’t…so I didn’t.
I did ask, “Why not?”, and was told it would ‘contaminate’ or ‘undo’ what they were teaching me.
However, in January ’09, I was given the ‘all clear’ sign to experiment.
I downloaded “The Daisy Pond” (The American Monk) and began listening to, and following the guided meditation. Then something curious happened.
The narrator’s voice went off to my right ear and then started diminishing in volume – I could no longer understand what he was saying.
My left ear heard nothing. “I” then shifted to the left side of my body and out. I entered the nothingness (stillness) and everything-ness. It’s those moments in meditation where you are in nothingness and, for a brief time, you understand everything.
I then told my friend that this was how I was taught to meditate – enter the stillness and experience knowing everything for that brief time. And my friend knew exactly what I was talking about!
When I was younger and had tried to tell others (who did meditation) about the stillness/nothingness, I was greeted with raised eyebrows and the incredulous sounding, “Uh huuh…” I was speaking nonsense to them. I hadn’t discussed it again, until now.
I cannot tell you that one method is better than another; you need to do what feels right to you.
I do wish you each the experience of nothingness and of perfect understanding within.
April 1, 2009
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Do not do visualization or meditation exercises while driving.
Please shield prior to any energy work, or meditation/visualization; and ground after any energy work or visualization/meditation exercises ( if a grounding exercise was not provided within the exercise).
Please pause the podcast to allow yourself the needed time while doing these exercises – I did not want these to be such large files that downloading would take forever.
I want to thank the following: the music was provided by music.podshow.com and sound effects provided by freesound.org (artists recognized within each podcast). The podcasts are hosted by podbean.com.
I hope you enjoy them.
This is an exercise for you to meet your guide. You will be introduced to the primary levels – however, there is no limit.
The first two levels are to be avoided. These are lost and wandering entities and earthbound – it has a heavy thick darkness around them. Do not use floors one (1) and two (2).
If you do not ‘meet’ anyone the first time, that’s okay. You can go back again anytime.
Please shield first.
(Music by Crystal “Gypsy-Blue Lotus”; sound effects by BristolStories)
Bus Trip Meditation exercise for course.
(Music by Rebirth “True Spirit” – music.podshow.com — Bells/sound effects by BristolStories – freesound.org)
Here is an alternative grounding exercise.
(Music by Sara Ayers; sound effects by BristolStories, freesound.org)