There are many ways to meditate and it can seem a bit daunting when you first start out. It’s usually best to pick a simple technique to begin with. For example, I began meditating many years ago using a candle, visualising the light from it flowing through me. Another very simple method is just sitting quietly, putting your hands on your chakras and sending healing thoughts to them.
Mantras, such like words and word phrases, are very supportive when meditating, they focus the mind very well and help to get into a meditation flow. You may use a phrase such as ‘God is Love’ or ‘I’m happy, I’m love, I’m light’ like I do now as I was taught by my Spiritual teacher.
An also very common and easy to use meditation practice is focusing on your breath, watching and guiding the breath flowing in and out and through your body – combining watching and being aware of your breath and using a mantra is a very powerful method.
When I first started out, I was incredibly tense in my body and my mind was very active. Every time I meditated I could feel the benefit, even after a short period of time. As my body and mind began to relax more and more, the tension and the strong recurring headaches I suffered from began to ease.
I have been meditating ever since!
Don’t let the many different methods of meditation put you off, all methods have benefits, however some methods may not be right for you and it may take a little effort to find the one that is best for you.
Finding the right time for meditation is also important. For myself I see a morning meditation as one of the most beneficial ones to prepare me for the day. Closing the working, more active part of the day, with a meditation in the afternoon or evening, might also help to structure the day and give your consciousness the chance to slow down and prepare for the more quiet time of the day, especially the time before going to bed.
If your are a beginner start with a couple of minutes and expand on this. My advise is not to do it longer than 15 minutes in one session for your daily routine. In the morning and in the evening would be perfect, once a day is a great start.
Remember, meditation is a way of you getting in touch with your own inner guidance. Your connection to source. Whilst we are always connected with this guidance as we go about our day, it is easier for us to consciously connect when we sit quietly and listen.
Enjoy meditating, it’s not and shouldn’t be a chore and has the added bonus outcome of bringing more quality time into your life.
See also my article ‘How mediation can help us’ here.
Updated information on this article (updated on April 2016)
regarding the Mediation Mantra God is Love:
The mediation mantra God is Love can still be used in Meditation. Nevertheless with approach of the Aquarian Age/Golden Age the new Mantra which can be used now is:
I am Happy, I am Love, I am Light.
This mantra is very strongly vibrating in all of your chakras when repeating it and will guide you through your daily routines and through this current times.
If you want to start meditation but you don’t know how, or if you would like to learn a new technique, get in contact and I can teach you the method with the Mantra
I’m happy, I’m love, I’m light and if you then want to continue practising it
I can also give you an initiation into this Mantra which helps to establish
the mediation focus much more easily.
For more information about this meditation and the initiation feel free to contact.