Tips for Meditation

Meditation is the art of focusing 100 percent of your intention and attention in one area.  Although a significant number of people try to meditate at some points in their lives, only a small percentage of people meditate long term.  I would like to give you some practical tips on meditation: 


  1. Make it a formal practice. You can only get to your next level of meditation by setting a specific time during the day. We don't care when - midnight, six in the morning, ten in the morning,  or three in the afternoon.  Meditation is the process of all the questions you have ever asked the angels, all the questions your soul knows, and answers your soul knows.  It is the process of being still and making space for things you do not yet know, for energies you have not yet received, and for answers.   


  1. Start with breath. How many metaphysical, spiritual classes begin with breathe this, breath through one nostril, breathe through both nostrils, hold your breath, long breaths, short breaths. Breath is simple, it is always there.  Start with your breath. 


  1. Stretch a little bit first. Loosen the muscles and make those energies that you were hanging on to fly out of you.  Do a little bit of stretching just before you start. 


  1. Meditate with a purpose. The art of focusing your attention to a single point is hard work, whether your purpose is to blank screen or to receive an answer. To stay with that purpose enhances your meditation. 


  1. Notice that frustration will creep up on you. It is very common for the beginners to think, "Hey, what am I doing here, this is so boring!" " I can't keep the voice in my head quiet."  Focus on your breath, listen to your breath because it never speaks.  It is okay to get frustrated, just get passed it. 


  1. Experiment. There are all sorts of things you can do.  You can sit cross-legged in front of a bonsai tree, in front of a candle, a crystal skull, or a painting.  There are many ways for you to have a point of focus. One or two of them will hold you, but not all. 


  1. Feel your body parts. Great practice for beginning meditators is to take notice of the body when the meditative state takes hold.  Pay attention to your fingers, your feet.  Pay attention to what body part is speaking. 


  1. Pick a specific room and specific chair to meditate in. You will create that grid, create that energy, and it will be easily repeatable.  It is okay when you are traveling to have other places. 


  1. Practice, practice, practice.