How Can I Fit Meditation Into Everyday Life?

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

The meditative state is actually a natural state of mind most everyone enters twice a day.  That’s right before falling a sleep and just before waking up.  It’s also called the suspended dream state.

When we sit and meditate, we deliberately create the suspended dream state and extend it for a given period of time.  To master the art takes a bit of practice.  A few minutes of quiet meditation each day can familiarize you with this heighten state of awareness.

Once you learn how to enter your inner world, it can be accessed very quickly.  For some, it only takes a matter of seconds.  Then meditation can happen just about anywhere—at work, at home, or at play.  If it’s practiced enough, the entire fabric of your being will be influenced by the incredible ambience of peace.

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Why are Some People Intimidated by Meditation?

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Kashif Mardani
Tears of Fear
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Some people are intimidated by meditation (especially in the West), due to our conditioning.  From the time we are very young, parents, teachers, religion, society, and the media, train us to look for life’s solutions in the three dimensional physical world.  That’s all on the outside.

Meditation teaches us to look within.  Initially, we may find unpleasant thoughts, memories and emotions lurking on the inside.  It can be daunting to visit such unfamiliar terrain.  However, meditation will not only be the light to shine on those discomforts but will also be the tool to heal them.

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Why is Meditation So Important?

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Question:  Meditation is becoming quite popular in the West these days, almost  to the point of  being main stream.  What’s the big deal?  What’s to gain by going into the zone?

Answer:  First  off, meditation takes you into a deep state of of relaxation.  It’s the original stress reduction remedy.

Second, it opens the doors to another world—namely, the subconscious mind.  When the doors to the subconscious are open, it can facilitate enormous opportunity to heal and release suppressed emotion from the past.  Most of us are governed by those emotions without even realizing it.  When suppressed emotions are gone, so are the repeating patterns of pain and suffering that accompany them.

Third, meditation opens the conduit to the higher part of yourself—the Divine, God, the Universe, the Life Force, Chi or whatever else you want to call it.  When that connection is established and recognized, your life will never be the same again.  Your pathways to creativity, enhanced relationships, and effortless Flow will be forever unlocked.  Then the adventure, to an eternity of personal growth, is forever at your doorstep.

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How to Heal Family Relations During the Holidays

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J3SSL33
Worth a thousand words
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Family Relationships and the Holidays…Ugh!

What is wrong with my family?  Why do they drive me absolutely nuts every holiday season?!?  Or maybe, on the other hand, what’s wrong with me???

Answer:  There is nothing wrong with any of you.  You are all perfect expressions of who you are at this point in time.

P.S.  However, there is always room for growth.

Nothing better illustrates how the subconscious mind works than family difficulties during the holidays.  It’s really a time for the subconscious mind to shine.

Almost everything that happens in your day-to-day existence is an outward expression of what is stored in your subconscious.  Whatever lives within you will be reflected back to you in the events of your life; the good, the bad and everything in between.  If you have feelings of conflict, anger, unworthiness or sadness living inside you, it will show up in the interaction of your relationships.  This happens most readlily in our families.  It’s especially obvious when it’s a repeating pattern during the holidays.

The best way to heal suppressed emotion is to first recognize that relationship difficulties begin inside of you.  If you blame your spouse, parents, children, the government, the economy, or whatever for your problems, you are looking in the wrong place.  Your suffering is never about someone or something else outside of you.  It’s always about what’s going on inside of you.

The next thing to do is release the emotion trapped inside of you, using deep states of meditation.  This will begin to the process of ending charged emotional situations.

Happy Holidays!

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The Art of Shifting Your Reality

 Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

I’m proud to announce the release of my latest article in Conscious Lifestyle Magazine.  Check out the link below.

http://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/subconscious-mind-power/

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Can We Find Balance in an Accelerating iWorld?

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Alfonso Romero – Freeimages

It’s official.  Electricity has finally taken over.

iThis, eThat, social hysteria, video, text, blog, apps, chat, drones, robots.  Who thought ten years ago that if you walked down a busy urban sidewalk, nearly everyone would be looking down at some rectangular illuminated universe.  Does anyone even look up from their ‘smart’ phones anymore?  Apparently, the Millennial that rear-ended my neighbor in an intersection a few days ago didn’t.

What will the next 10 years bring?

I think we were all wishing technology would improve the quality of our lives.  And in many cases it has.  But more often that not, it’s created an instant response mania that resembles a stampede of frenzied lemmings, speeding toward the nearest cliff of no return.

People are working harder and under more stress that ever before, in jobs that follow them around 24/7.  Workers are getting pigeonholed into high tech specializations that will render there skill set obsolete in less than a decade.

Furthermore, because we’re still human beings in a three dimensional world, our relationships and health require time and commitment.  How can we prioritize our limited time budget in a world constantly demanding our electronically controlled attention?  Can we find balance in world where no one can escape the unbridled chaos of technology?

According to an IT friend of mine, the chasm between the ‘knows’ and the ‘knows not’ is also accelerating at breakneck pace.  Apparently, Silicon Valley is deeply engrossed in the process of inventing technology to run our technology.  Things are moving so fast. it seems Generation Y is already teetering on the brink of becoming obsolete.  My generation was rendered irrelevant long ago.  Maybe the entire human race will become outdated.

What are we to do?

Sure, you can take time to meditate, join a yoga class, workout, spend some quality time with your family, and take your wife out on date night.  That stress management approach to life worked fairly well in the late 20th century and early 21st century.  But now, as soon as you step out of your yoga class, the latest iPhone has just been released.  The whizzing wheel of technology, targeted at three to 18-year-olds, took it up a notch while you were in savasana.  And it’s not slowing down.

On the other hand, it’s also clear, we’re in an historical period of unparalleled, collective spiritual growth.  Sufi mystic and author, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, suggests the rapid rate of global acceleration is occurring in order to create a world more directly reflecting spirituality.  Maybe so.  It certainly seems to be out of the hands of any mere mortal’s control.  Wisdom may well be suggesting to turn it all over to a higher power and hang on for the ride.  I think we’re being pushed very hard by a higher intelligence to reach a point where we finally turn to each other to experience love.  In the end, that’s probably all that will really matter.

There’s a part of me that would like to drop-kick the portion of technology that fragments and isolates us.  Instead, my wish for the future would be to help us connect more directly, heart to heart and face to face.  Will it be possible to create a balance of unity and togetherness, in the midst of a techno-driven, obsessed, and distracted iWorld?  I guess we’ll find out soon enough.  But if you ask me, I think we can only pull it off if our united hearts lead the way.

So, next time we meet…

In attempt to achieve a little balance, I’ll put my phone down for a few minutes, if you put down yours.

Side note:  On the very evening I finished writing his article, a wind storm with near-hurricane force blew through my town and knocked the power out in freezing temperatures.  Hundreds of thousands of us were left technology-free for the better part of a week.  On one hand, it was wonderful—our community rallied like never before.  On the other hand, maybe I should be more careful about what I ask for.

So what did I do to appease the Weather Gods?  I went out and bought a new smart phone (no joke).

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Why Doesn’t Talk Therapy Work?

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Jayel Aheram – Flickr CC

I’ve tried and tried to heal my problems with psychotherapy.   It kinda works—but not really.  It feels like I’m hitting a wall.  What gives?

When I first started my work as an energy healer, I thought it was imperative to have a firm psychological grasp on any problem to facilitate healing.  In over two decades of doing this work, my views have reversed about 180 degrees.

Don’t get me wrong, talk therapy can be a valuable tool on the road to healing.  It just plain feels good to talk through and intellectually process life’s challenges.  Hashing out problems can lead to insights and awareness surrounding behavior, family dynamics, self-discovery and spiritual growth.

However, talk therapy is limited to the conscious mind.  It rarely delves into the extent of the subconscious.  People can talk themselves silly and analyze situations to death but never get to the depth of permanent healing.  It feels as if they’re hitting a wall.  And they are.  It’s called the critical faculty of the mind, which is the protective barrier between the conscious and subconscious minds.  Not until we bypass the critical faculty, and enter the depth of the subconscious, is deep and lasting healing likely to occur.

Q:  How is that most easily done?

A:  In deep states of meditation.

When we meditate, the barrier protecting the subconscious mind lets down.  When the subconscious is open, suppressed emotion (most likely created in the past) can be easily released.  When suppressed emotion is released, many of our problems go with them.

So if you’re really serious about permanently healing on a very deep level, learn how to meditate and navigate your internal world.  It’s works like a charm and is not that hard to learn!

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