The art of meditation lies within the very heart of each individual.
Each experience is as unique as the colors that permeate existence; each meditation experience lies solely on the focus and underlying intent of the individual. Yet, what we all share in common is the fact that breathing plays a major role in inducing altered states of consciousness or deepening the experience.
Understanding Your Breath
Whether we want to expand our awareness or are in search of inner peace, concentration on the breathe is key, for it connects us to existence and existence back to us. In many religions, it has been referred to as the holy spirit, and others as the very essence or presence of Source, God or Chi. The breathe can be infused with intent and manifest as our reality. For example, if one breathes empowering thoughts of love, bliss, peace, or joy they immediately get into that state. When one is constantly on negative thoughts and always breathing in those thoughts, they become that state (like sick, angry, frustrated, stressed). So breath work is absolutely essential at the beginning of any type of meditation,because it releases what does not serve you and puts you in a meditative state. You are now focusing on the intent being infused in your breath.
Simple breath meditation connects you to universal Love and Bliss.
Follow the steps below:
- Breathe in to the count of four, pause to the count of four and breathe out to the count of eight.
- Breathe in to the count of four, pause to the count of four and as you breathe out to the count of eight release all worries, anxieties, stress and attachments to results from your heart center (chest).
- Breathe in to the count of four, pause to the count of four and as you breathe out to the count of eight, let go of all tension and feel all your muscles relax in your face, shoulders, cheeks, eyes, fingers and all of your body
- Say out loud: “In the name of Divine Love I Connect to the ALL” (take a deep breath and listen to your feelings, and any sensations, movements and messages you might receive for the next 1-2 minutes).
- Try as much as possible to cultivate the feeling that you are inhaling and feel it engulf you as you take the pause.
- Breathe in JOY to the count of four, pause to the count of four and breathe out LOVE to the count of eight.
- Breathe in PEACE to the count of four, pause to the count of four and breathe out LOVE to the count of eight.
- Breathe in GRATITUDE and APPRECIATION for all life to the count of four, pause to the count of four and breathe out LOVE to the count of eight.
- Sit in a meditative pause for 3-5 minutes as you listen to your feelings, report or journal any sensations, feelings or messages you received during this experience.
Meditation = Life
Life can be summed up as a series of meditations because each experience came about through focus, intent, and awareness. One’s whole life is a meditation, from waking up in the morning, walking in the streets as we bringing awareness, love and peace into each step, feeling, sounds, to doing your work, service and chores, something as simple as washing dishes, a car, clothes can be meditated upon by bringing awareness to the activity. If you are doing dishes, think of the water, its softness, warmth and uniqueness, feel as it touches your skin and the science behind its cleaning effects. Meditating upon an experience changes the very experience from norm or boring to spiritual and profound, we learn to appreciate each experience, individual, walk, tree, our breath. We bring joy, love and peace into each experience through meditation.
Be Aware of Everything
Let meditation be part of who you are. Let your waking be a meditation take a deep breath in and bring awareness into your body gently while giving thanks to a brand new dawn.
Let your conversations be meditative, present, and cultivate good listening skills.
Let your walk be a meditation, take each step with peaceful loving thoughts and vibrations.
Meditate as you eat your food and infuse love with each bite and swallow.
Meditate as you do your work and chores.
Bring Love, Joy, Peace and bliss into every aspect of your life.
Be aware of thy thoughts, let go and embrace the moment and watch as your new awareness pays you back in confidence.
Have an Omsome Life!
About the Author
Deinah M. Khasaka is a spiritualist, blogger, and nutritionist. You can follow her through musings on live at Evolutionary School of Bio-Energetic Consciousness and Return of The Goddess, or on Facebook Deinah Khakasa. She says, ”I love to chat and I am always open to everyone.” Her quarterly E-zine, Natu-Raw Magazine is available for free.
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