One of the most common questions I am asked as a spiritual intuitive coach is “how do I meditate?” Following that is usually, “how do I make time to meditate?” I find myself saying the same thing, meditation is not meant to be separate from your daily routine and it is not something that you have to learn how to do with carefully written steps or outlines to follow.
Simply put, meditation is taking a minute, possibly several, to be in the moment with ourselves. It is connecting with our body, using our mind to focus our attention, and deliberately breathing to acknowledge the space and time that we are in as we work to align ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Meditation is self preservation at its finest.
SO, let’s elaborate on the HOW. As I suggested before, many people that are beginning this journey have an impression that meditation is something that we have to plan into our day. Maybe we sit in a folded stance, humming, palms open, with background music. Now, I am not trying to say this is not an approach to meditation, but this is not the ONLY approach.
I find that I meditate at least 20 times a day. Crazy right! But this is true, here are some of the ways that I go about meditating.
Stretch with intention to focus, connect, and breathe.
Send thanks out to the Holy Spirit and guides for guidance and ask for continued support.
Go on brisk focused walks and send out positive intentions with every step.
Sit quietly in my own space and take 3 deep breaths.
Take in the sweet fragrance of a favorite essential oil like peppermint or lilac.
Channel my emotions if I feel ungrounded by excess outside stimuli.
Send thanks out to the universe for providing for me before consuming food.
Take 3 deep breaths with intention to refocus my thoughts.
Reflect on a daily affirmation.
Respond to others carefully with conscious awareness of my surroundings, thoughts, breathing, and emotions.
Write down my thoughts, feelings, needs, fears, ideas...
Some other more common types of meditation that I participate in…
10 minute guided meditation
Color or draw while listening to Tibetan singing bowls
Sit in a quiet space, breathe with intent, calling in light, love, and healing.
I hope that I have set your table with ideas that you can use as you take on meditation. The biggest and most important element is living in the moment with yourself. It is about becoming aware of your ‘different’ aspects, parts, systems, and connecting each of them. Through breathing and careful, mindful work we can manifest these connections.
Are there other ways that YOU meditate? We want to hear from you!!
Blessings my fellow kernels!!