I love to meditate. It’s something only relatively new to me, maybe only the last 6 months. I like to try and meditate everyday but I seem to go through ebbs and flows with it. When I manage to do it regularly I can really feel the difference. I am happier, I am lighter and I have more faith.
I mean more faith in myself. It grounds me and brings me back to my inner self. It allows me the space to sort out all the chatter in my mind and brings a degree of calm and peaceful emotion over me. It separates the rubbish going around in my head from the real gems, the things I should be thinking and feeling and the actions I should be taking.
For me, I love to sit in my special chair, sit in silence for a while until I feel grounded, grab a deck of tarot or oracle cards and do myself a mini reading and then journal my thoughts. The silence at the start is really my key to unlocking the details I write down later. It never seems to be anything negative just messages of pure love and joy. Sometimes the messages are a mini action plan of what is important to achieve but it is never soured with a negative or full of reasons why it cannot be done.
That’s why I find this activity so incredibly amazing and the single thing that has changed my life for the better and made so many things clear to me.
There are many ways to meditate and sometimes it takes practice to find the one that suits you the most. I know some people prefer to use guided meditations or even attend group classes. It can be as simple as sitting out in nature or just closing your eyes for a few precious moments. It is whatever works for YOU. Really to me I think it is about quieting the mind and focusing on my breath. This creates a sense of calmness to me like no other and allows that mind chatter to diminish. So what ever helps to quiet your mind and bring you back to the amazing energy that you actually are, is the perfect way to meditate for you.
Do you enjoy meditation and how do you do your practice? Is it something you do on a daily basis or when you can fit it in? I do let it slide some days but I know the days I make time for it I am a better person all round and ready to take on the days challenges with more clarity and increased enthusiasm.
So today is the day I pledge I will not let it slip again, today is the day I reaffirm to myself that I am worth it and this practice is one I will make the time for, I hope you will join me.
Photo taken at Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, Mullumbimby, NSW.