Meditation, meditation, meditation. It’s everywhere. Everyone is talking about it. You’ve heard them say how wonderful it is. You want to give it a try, but it seems a little mysterious and “out there” to you, and you don’t know where to begin, or why you even should.
Let’s start with what it is. Meditation could be defined as a process: At first, it is the act of focused attention on a single subject. Eventually (and I do mean eventually), it is merging with the Infinite. You only need to be concerned with the first part, which is the discipline itself.
Before you jump into the discipline, it is important to know why you are doing it. What are the benefits of meditation? Surely they are innumerable, and outcomes can be different for you than your friend who meditates. You are a unique soul that will receive unique benefits from your practice!
There are, however, a few given benefits from a consistent meditation practice:
1. Meditation builds the channel for your intuition.
2. You get to practice watching the multitude of thoughts that go through your mind. This is called being the Observer of self.
3. Meditation is an exercise in focusing and stilling the mind.
4. Meditation raises your vibration, which can put you in a better mood than when you began.
5. It helps you learn to discern the truth about yourself from the false beliefs and thoughts that move in and out of your awareness.
6. During meditation, you are “downloaded” with new information, and are able to see things in a new way.
7. It helps you see everyday situations from a spiritual perspective.
8. Meditation helps to detoxify the mind and body from stress.
9. It begins the process of awakening you to greater spiritual gifts and understanding.
10. Meditation helps you hold the light for yourself throughout the day.
11. Your higher vibration from your meditation practice blesses all those around you!
Does it sound worth it now? Excellent! In my next post, I’ll walk you through some steps and methods to support your meditation practice. In the meantime, explore some times of day that would work best for your meditation practice. Look into a space in your home that would serve as a spiritual refuge for you. Get ready to commit to your soul!