posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 07:03 PM
This is my view on meditation... take from it what you will and release the rest in the wind...
Prayer is when we communicate with God (or our higher power, the universe, however u wish to view it)...
Meditation is when we allow ourselves to be communicated to, by God.
There is no reason to fear meditation. I meditate on a regular basis and this process has helped me to grow spiritually and has help my mind to open
up to possibilities that prviously I had been closed to. First I would like to say that you do not have to follow any given "rules" that you do not
feel comfortable with. Like prayer, meditation is a very personal thing. Just as indivisuals pray differently to suit their belief systems, so
should one meditate in the same manner. In other words try a few different ways that can coicide with your personal belief system until you find the
way of doing it that best suits you personally.
I should also note that meditation takes awhile to get used to and one should work on it a little at a time until you find what works for you. Do not
give up after just a few trys. You will be doing yourelf a diservice. As you practice meditation it will become more comfortable and you will slowly
begin to recieve what it is you desire from the experience.
I would suggest that you start off with small frequent quantities ( like 10 minutes, 3 or 4 days a week).
Following is just a little example of how I began my meditating, perhaps it will help you.
1st, try to clear your mind of all preconcieved thoughts on what you think meditation should be. The only thing that you should think of when it
comes to meditation is that you want to open yourself up to God (or the universe or higher power ect.) and hear/recieve instruction from the source of
I always begin with prayer. I pray that God will protect me from all harm and state that i shall only recieve from source that will aid in my well
being. I also ask that Ministering spirits and angels protect and help me. Then I thank God and have faith that the prayer I prayed will indeed
Then I simply find myself a quiet, comfortable space. I sit or lay down ( and dont worry if you fall asleep the first few times, you can recieve
through dreams as well). I allow myself to accept the darkness behind my closed eyes and embrace this darkness... In doing this, your mind will be
less likely to start filling itself with images, words ect that our brains naturally want to do.
I imagine myself being swept away into this darkness and know that there is nothing to fear... I allow it to embrace me into itself... all of this
does take you actually seeking it mentally and helping yourself along...
Start by purposfully relaxing your neck... feel the tention and physical stresses leave your neck, then do the same with your sholders, then your
spine and one after the other down your intire body. Once you have done this then slowly allow your mind to quiet itself... seek nothing, expecting
nothing. Just "BE" ... almost like u are floating in space as an observer in a new place. Do this with a heart of recieving.
Your first experiences will probly be nothing more than getting used to this process of embracing and releasing. However most likely at the very
least you will come away with a feeling of relaxation.
After practicing mediation in this way, after mastering this first few steps... things will begin to happen for you.
Personally, I have had visions... experienced astrial projection... recieved messages of great inward/spititual revalation... recieved healing
(physical, spiritual and emotional)... recieved messages for others... as well as many other different wonderful things.
I always conclude my meditation with a prayer of thankfullness.
One more quick note: Tho not required, I like to "clear the air" before I meditate. I do this by striking a Tibetian Singing bowl, and anointing
myself with oil... I also conclude in the same manner.
I hope this helps you.