Taking a walk in nature alone is a form of meditation. You will be able to work through your thoughts and sense your intuition. You will gain clarity and messages regarding your life’s path. Uniting with nature grounds us and brings us into our soul essence again.
When eating a meal, give gratitude to all who participated in placing this food before you. Give thanks to all that is Divine and to Mother Nature for the sustenance this food will provide to you. Be mindful as you take in this nourishment for your body, mind, and spirit.
Saying daily affirmations is another way of meditation. These positive words change the thought patterns within our minds, lifting us to a higher vibrational energy. The higher our energy vibration is, the more self-love we experience and the more love we feel for others.
Get creative! Doing any form of creative expression also creates a meditative state. Whether you paint, draw, art journal, scrapbook, photograph, cook, garden, write, sculpt, design jewelry, sew, etc., you will be using your right brain and opening up a space that eliminates so much mind chatter that derives from the left brain. Creativity flows when you go into this peaceful meditative space of the right brain.
Listening to guided meditations on You Tube is very effective right before bed. Rather than sitting up for this type of meditation, I lie flat on my back with my arms resting by my side. I close my eyes and relax into the guided journey. They slow the racing mind and prepare the breath for a restful sleep. I use my smart phone and my earbuds every night to create this space for myself. You can find vodeos anywhere between 15 minutes and on up. My favorite ones are at least 20 minutes long. When they are done, even if I have dozed off, I come back into the physical space, turn off the video, and go off to a great night’s sleep.
Reiki and Yoga create a time and space for me to meditate. So many messages and so much clarity is received during these special sessions. We receive Divine guidance when one focuses on breathing and the mind slows down. My preferences for yoga meditations are yoga-nidra and Kundalini yoga. You can also find some of these on You Tube, as well as in various books.
Finally, just sit in silence. Being alone in a quiet space, even for only 5 minutes, can slow down a racing mind and heart and create balance. Below I have also placed a link to a very simple and calming meditation by Gabrielle Bernstein. I highly recommend her book, Miracles Now. There are 108 different methods for creating moments of balance and inner peace throughout our day. Watch the video below for a very effective one you can do right now.
Give yourself permission today to find ways to meditate. Take a walk alone, eat a meal alone and in silence, write some daily affirmations for yourself starting with “I AM…”, create something, visit You Tube and subscribe to some of your favorite channels, schedule a Reiki healing session, attend a yoga class or find a yoga meditation online, purchase a book such as Gabrielle Bernstein’s book on basic meditation techniques, or just sit in silence all alone. I use every one of these methods and more, and sprinkle them throughout my day. Any time you feel the tension rising, STOP and remember to take care of you. Breath into balance. Namaste.