Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak. – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Feeling overwhelmed by a noisy, busy world that seems to want more than just a piece of you? In fact, it wants the whole enchilada and then some? It’s true that life can feel that way—especially this time of year. I heard a fellow shopper in the convenience store complain about the “storm” of the holidays. Should you batten down the hatches, or perhaps think of a better way to live? Wouldn’t you prefer to step with joy and gratitude into the season of celebration?
What you really long to do is spend your precious time, your sacred days on planet Earth, in a state of peace, tranquility, and happiness. I’m here to tell you that such a state is within your power. But how do you access that peaceful soul space? The tool that I’ve found to be absolutely the most important, effective, and long-lasting is meditation. Meditation is the number one way to change your life, heal yourself, and open yourself to all the world’s good possibilities. And, strange though it may sound, you’re too busy NOT to sit down and “do nothing” once or twice a day.
As an energy healer and spiritual teacher, I have learned that meditation is a practice central to your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It helps you develop clarity and anchor yourself in the present moment. Every culture throughout history has had some form of meditation. The purpose of it is to still the mind, calm, cleanse and refresh the body, and increase the connection to Spirit. And, if enough of us connect to Source and to each other, we will bring about a profound transformation of life on Earth. It’s our chance to build a peaceful world and a healing connection to the Divine for all.
Meditation can help you gain access to your highest spiritual gifts. The best way to learn to meditate is to study with a teacher. Although many people begin with guided meditations, you will soon want to learn more. I can show you how to meditate, help you develop a firm foundation for your practice, and give you your own personal mantra.
Although the benefits of meditation include more joy in the day and better sleep at night, that’s only part of the story. The real intention of meditation is to tune in, to get in touch with what’s inside of you and strengthen your connection to the Divine. The ultimate goal is to reach that state of peace within that so many traditions speak of—the peace that is beyond all understanding.
You may have heard of the discussion within quantum physics that there is a gap between your thoughts. Meditation is a way to get into that gap and extend it. It is in this space, this gap between thoughts, where you will find your entryway to infinite mind. When you’re in that space, that field, you’ll find the true meaning of Oneness. You’ll discover that you, everyone, and everything is connected and to All That Is. You’ll also discover that this field is pure, boundless potential—that you can accomplish anything when you’re tapped into it. You can create, you can heal, you can be the change you want to see. Meditation is the one intentional path that easily and reliably takes you where you want to go.
Thankfully, you don’t need to climb a remote mountain in Tibet to start a meditation practice. All you need is a quiet place to sit for a few minutes a day—along with a practice like the one I teach and the knowledge that you are doing something incredibly valuable for your spirit. Follow these easy steps and soon you will experience the life-changing benefits of your silent retreat:
- Meditate every day.
- Try to meditate first thing in the morning right after you wake up.
- Shelter your meditation space from interruptions and noise.
- Sit comfortably and close your eyes. It’s okay if you fall asleep. Get the rest you need.
- Let thoughts come and go, just keep refocusing on your mantra.
- Don’t set an alarm—just peek at the clock until you develop a sense of when to come back.
Meditation is a gift of the world’s spiritual tradition that you can truly be grateful for this Thanksgiving. If you’d like to learn more about starting a meditation practice or how to apply meditation to improve all areas of your life, I invite you to join me on an Energy Healing Cleanse – this Simon Says Online Course is a great way to stay cool, calm and collected during this holiday season.