Forgiveness Meditation: Clearing the Ties that Bind

Forgiveness Meditation: Clearing the Ties that Bind

When I began to study Huna in 1982, the first subject we dealt with was forgiveness, for good reason: it cleared the way for a larger current of energy to flow through us. It takes effort to hold on to old guilt, grief, and pain, just as grudges and gripes contribute to stress. Forgiveness is releasing rather than accepting. It frees up energy that has been holding stressful...,

Awareness Tune-Up: Meditation and Telepathy Exercises

Awareness Tune-Up: Meditation and Telepathy Exercises

There have been many books written on spiritual unfoldment and developing one's awareness. I recommend that you research and experiment to find out what really works for you. The following techniques have worked for me and have...

Meditation: It Is Good To Be Alive

Meditation: It Is Good To Be Alive

Problems do not limit your aliveness or happiness. They are simply challenges that give you opportunities to make choices and grow. As you increasingly open to yourself, happiness wells up from deep inside you. Feel it. Find yourself being completely peaceful. Feel well-being coming from the deepest part of you, filling your entire being...

The Inner Advisor Technique: How To Connect with the Inner Healer

The Inner Advisor Technique: How To Connect with the Inner Healer

The technique of the "Inner Advisor" brings forth an image that represents wisdom, love, support, and safety. This image can be anything. Inner advisors can be guardian angels, imaginary friends, or simple intuition -- that important small voice within.

A Simple Meditation To Start Your Day: The Shepherd’s Psalm

A Simple Meditation To Start Your Day: The Shepherd’s Psalm
There is a brief text which is one of the most universal, ecumenical texts in the world spiritual literature. Be you a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew, follower of shamanist practices, this text speaks to any open heart. The reason is that it is pure poetry, being composed solely of metaphors.

Meditating 101 Do's and Dont's: Simple, Quick, Easy

Meditating 101: Simple, Quick, Easy Do's and Dont's
I am probably the last person that should be saying how, when, and where to meditate. I have set a goal of daily meditation at least a hundred times, and I haven't succeeded for more than three consecutive days. It isn't a matter of not liking to meditate. I do..

Active Meditation: Focusing on the Moment

Active Meditation
If you watch carefully, you will notice that the best figure skaters are those who just let go and focus completely on the present state of their body. Other top athletes must also exercise this same type of meditation in order to compete at the peak of their abilities. They may not call it meditation, but that's what it is.

Attain A Peaceful and Relaxed Mind Through This Simple Breathing Technique

A Simple Breathing Technique To Attain A Peaceful And Relaxed Mind
A peaceful and relaxed mind is a prerequisite to meaningful meditation. Breathing techniques as they are taught in Tibetan tradition are millennia-old methods with great contemporary appeal because they harmonize body and soul quickly and effectively. Breathing brings about life!

Three Questions For Reflecting On All Relationships

All About You: Three Questions For Reflecting On All Relationships
What have I received from_______? What have I given to_______? What troubles and difficulties have I caused? _______. These questions provide a foundation for reflecting on all relationships, including those with parents, friends, teachers, siblings, work associates, children, and partners.

Breathing Exercise To Increase Your Vitality and Stability

Breathing Exercise To Increase Your Vitality and Stability
Breathing is synonymous with being alive. If we stop breathing we stop living, and if we breathe well we can increase our vitality and stability. Most meditation practices, yoga, and the martial arts encourage breathing from the...

Eating and Drinking Consciously: Out of Your Head and Into Your Senses

Eating and Drinking Consciously: Out of Your Head and Into Your Senses
We eat very unconsciously, automatically, robot-like. If the taste is not lived, you are just stuffing. Go slow, and be aware of the taste. Do not just go on swallowing things. Taste them unhurriedly and become the taste. When you feel sweetness, become that sweetness....

Empowering Yourself by Choosing Your Underlying Attitude Toward Life

Empowering Your Life by Choosing Your Underlying Attitude Toward Life
To empower your life, you have to seize responsibility for it. You cannot wait and hope that God or yet another 'miracle pill' will somehow solve the problems of pain, dissatisfaction, and depression. You will not change your state by doing nothing about it or by blaming other people for your pain.

PTSD/Meditation Breakthrough: Forgiving Myself and Forgiving God

PTSD/Meditation Breakthrough: Forgiving Myself and Forgiving God
I began the final day of the meditation workshop with a strange, unexpected intention: to forgive myself, and to forgive God. James and Ken told us that no matter what happened, we were supposed to keep our eyes closed, keep breathing, and keep going.

How to Change with Joy and with Ease

How to Change with Joy and with Ease
All the theory in the world is useless unless we know how to apply it and make a change. Sometimes when we try to release a pattern, the whole situation seems to get worse for a while. This is not a bad thing. It is a sign that the situation is beginning to move. Our affirmations are working, and we need to keep going.

Effortless Meditation To Go From Fear Into Courage and Intuition

Effortless Meditation to Move From Fear Into Love
Fold your hands together in your lap, with the right hand underneath the left hand -- the position is important because the right hand is joined with the left brain, and fear always comes from the left brain. The left hand is joined with the right brain, and courage comes from the right side.

Be One with the Earth

Be One with the Earth
Whenever you have the opportunity, lie down on the earth -- in a meadow, in the forest, on the bank of the river... Just lie down on the earth and feel one with it. That will give you much energy, fresh energy.

Do You Really Need to Meditate?

Do You Really Need to Meditate?
You do not come into earth to meditate. You come into earth to think, feel, act, and do. Thus, the primary impulse from your soul is not to meditate, but to love, to create harmony and goodness, and to heal. Now, the forces of God will love you no matter what you do, whether you meditate or not, whether you...

A Love and Compassion Meditation That Even A 3-Year-Old Can Do

Love and Compassion Meditation That Even A 3-Year-Old Can Do
Loving-kindness and compassion are of utmost importance at this time for humanity. Love and compassion for one an­other, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, and gender, need to take precedence over ideology and our superficial differ­ences. We must come together and cooperate with one an­other in order to survive the global challenges facing us.

Can Meditation Change The World?

Can Meditation Change The World?
The film The Portal follows six individuals who undergo a personal transformation from trauma and struggle to calmness, self-acceptance, and compassion towards others.

Where Are Your Answers? Listen to Your Heart

Where Are Your Answers? Listen to Your Heart
When I was little, my mother used to ask me if I would jump out the window just because my friends were doing it. The question made me mad, but she was trying to teach me an important lesson about life. Learn to think for yourself and listen to your heart, or you're likely to get into trouble.

In The Space Within, You Can Hear the Mind of God

In The Space Within, You Can Hear the Mind of God
Meditation is not another “thing” to do, it’s an expression of who you are. Like all authentic spiritual practices it makes life easier by removing the barriers that keep you from being the person you came here to be.

Meditation Is What Happens When...

Meditation Is What Happens When...
Exhaustive research has shown that meditation is an excellent antidote against stress, hyperactivity, and fear related themes. It has been found to increase your energy, as well as lower blood pressure and heart rate. Meditation can also be used as a successful tool to accompany many medical, psychological and alternative healing therapies...

Thinking Is Not Good or Bad: A Positive Relationship With Thinking

Thinking Is Not Good or Bad: A Positive Relationship With Thinking
When most of us are introduced to the practice of meditation and mindfulness, usually our opinion is that thinking is bad. After all, we reason, our thinking and ideas have become a layer between the present moment and ourselves. Our mind has convinced us that we are isolated. At least, that is how we often perceive the situation.

Developing A Compassionate Heart

Developing A Compassionate Heart Is The Art Of Happiness
Certainly there are injustices to be named in this world, and hate-filled situations to be changed, and inequities to be remedied. There is appropriate treatment to be demanded, without prejudice or fear. But can we do these things without destroying ourselves through anger?

Basic Heart Activation: Living From Your Heart

09 08 basic heart activation living from your heart center
Practiced daily, this basic activation exercise enables you to gradually shift the center of your being to your heart. The ideal is to start your day with it, but you can do it at any other time, including just before going to sleep.

How To Attain Peace of Mind and Understanding

How To Attain Peace of Mind and Understanding
The purpose of meditation is to slow down so that we can see clearly into the nature of the mind, making it possible for us to become fully present in each moment, to gain understanding of the way things truly are. It can give rise to the deep sense of calm that comes from really knowing something for yourself.

Meditation: The Path and The Goal Are The Same

What Is Meditation For, If Not About Attaining Results
We all start out as a closet case. We have a secret life with secret pain that we keep under wraps in this closet. We bolt the door and hide the key, keeping our dark side hidden away, and we work very hard to function over the top of that pain, fear and anguish and go on somehow with our lives, perhaps thinking we are the only ones with secret pain.

Establishing A Meditation Habit: You Can Try This At Home!

Establishing A Meditation Habit: You Can Try This At Home!
For many of us, the idea of sitting quietly is painful. Many of us like being busy. In our American culture, we are applauded for checking as many items as we can off our to-do lists. It makes us feel we have accom­plished much, that we’re going places fast. But many of us are running on empty. We are just whirling, twirling.

I Am Love – A Meditation or Prayer On Identity

I Am Love – A Meditation or Prayer On Identity
If I had to mention one single thing which I believe the most important by very very far, for not only the survival but the harmonious evolution of mankind, it is simply LOVE. And the best place to find it might be in ourselves!

Active Daydreaming Techniques for Tapping into Nature

Active Daydreaming Techniques for Tapping into Nature
We are born into this life to give it shape and to be powerful. Whether you’re simply fixing lunch or dreaming of leading a self-sufficient life in the country, these are all ideas waiting to be put into practice in the best possible way.

Nurturing Silence and Finding Moments of Solitude

Nurturing Silence and Finding Moments of Solitude
Although we may feel like we have no real say about how we spend our time, a careful and honest examination reveals this cannot literally be true. We make choices each day that explicitly reflect our personal values and individual priorities. When...

Meditation Is Only The First Step

Meditation Is Only The First Step
A Benedictine monk had used almost exactly the same words as a Hindu ascetic – Swami Ambikananda had also mentioned that we could meditate for 22 hours a day but that during those two remaining hours all kinds of un-enlightened selfish actions were possible. (It also brought to mind a prisoner I’d met who told me that he had been a Buddhist for years and meditated daily – but was nevertheless in prison for recently committing a violent armed robbery.)

How To Breathe in Relaxation, Confidence, and Better Health

How To Breathe in Relaxation, Confidence, and Better HealthHow you breathe reflects your self-esteem. How you breathe directly correlates to your enjoyment and satisfaction in life. If you breathe deeply, you imbibe of life and what it has to offer. If you are a shallow breather, perhaps you are not confident and feeling safe.

How To Be Patient and Tame The Monkey-Mind

How To Be Patient and Tame The Monkey-MindAlthough there are many different approaches to meditation, all meditation methods share some basic characteristics and work in similar ways. The fundamental requirement in meditation is that we find some way to manage the monkey mind so that we can start training it.

Meditation For Mental Balance and Grounding

This 17 minute guided meditation welcomes balance and clarity to your mental and emotional self. Practice regularly to connect brain to body for mental health and optimal physical wellbeing. This practice

The Perfect Teacher Who Is Always With Us

The Perfect Teacher Who Is Always With UsGenerally speaking, we regard discomfort in any form as bad news. But for practitioners or spiritual warriors — people who have a certain hunger to know what is true — feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad...

How We Can Stop Projecting Our Hate and Our Love Onto Others

How We Can Stop Projecting Our Hate and Our Love Onto Others
If hate arises for someone or against someone, or love arises for someone, what do we do? We project it on the person. You project your love or hate or whatsoever. You forget completely the inner center of your being; the other becomes the center.

Seven Myths and Seven Facts About Meditation

Seven Myths and Seven Facts About Meditation
For the secularized mind, meditation fills a spiritual vacuum; it brings the hope of a better, happier individual and the ideal of a peaceful world. That meditation was primarily designed not to make us happier but to destroy our sense of individual self – who we feel and think we are most of the time – is often overlooked in the science and media stories.

How To Practice Silence: Be Quiet and Listen Carefully

How To Practice Silence: Be Quiet and Listen Carefully
From TV sets and radios to sirens, jet aircraft, horns, and the constant yammer of too many people with too much to say, our world is filled with noise. When we are not engaged in listening to something or someone, we are usually yapping away ourselves, either externally or at least in our own heads.

Send Love Ahead and Make Your Dream Come True

Send Love Ahead and Make Your Dream Come True
Before you start any action toward your Dream—a call, meeting, class, exam, presentation, creative session, difficult situ­ation—use this visualization technique: Send Love Ahead. I learned this most precious method from a study group in A Course in Miracles. Here’s how it works...

Meditation: Surpassing the Rational, Logical Mind

Meditation: Surpassing the Rational, Logical Mind
I began meditating at the young age of 20, when meditation was not com­mon in the United States, and I took very much to heart my guru’s instruc­tions to develop a regular and committed meditation practice. Over the years I found an intuitive faculty developing, a way of knowing that surpasses the rational, logical mind.

I Allow Myself to Feel Good and Be A Source of Joy to Others

I Allow Myself to Feel Good and Be A Source of Joy to OthersI allow myself to feel good right now. I feel my soul all around me, sending me its joy. I open to receive my soul's joy. Joy is flowing into me. Joy is streaming into my cells and atoms. As joy flows into me I expand. I feel free.

Mudras: Let Your Fingers Do The Meditating

Mudras: Let Your Fingers Do The MeditatingMeditation, as I understand and practice it, has become an indispensable aid in my life. I recharge my inner batteries and solve my problems, make decisions, get advice and comfort, refine my character traits, mobilize my immune forces, develop visions for the future -- and seek my connection with the Divine. We can use meditation for everything.

Presence Meditation: Awareness of Thought and Breath

Presence Meditation: Thought and BreathOver the years I have practiced a number of Buddhist meditation techniques, including Mindfulness of Breathing, Loving Kindness, and Anapanasati on a daily basis. Whilst learning about Eckhart Tolle’s teachings, I developed a meditation technique to directly cultivate Presence.

Sacred Messengers Meditation: Bighearted Love and Compassion with Giraffe

Sacred Messengers Meditation: Bighearted Love and Compassion with Giraffe
The animals and the natural world are relaying messages to guide and support humanity during this time of great change on the planet. The four-leggeds, winged ones, creepy crawlers, and more are coming to assist in this evolution of consciousness. As we release the self-imposed barriers between us and them, we are able to transcend the illusionary veil between us and hear their language. We are given the gift of their wisdom when we connect in love and respect and cross through the barriers that separate us.

What Is Tonglin and Why Does It Increase Compassion?

What Is Tonglin Practice and Why Does It Increase Compassion?
Tonglin practice is rooted in the breath. If you can breathe in and out, you can practice tonglin. The essence of the practice is to breathe in the suffering of another person and to breathe out loving-kindness, compassion, and healing. As we breathe that healing out, we are making the greatest gift we...

Meditation for Busy People

Meditation for Busy People: Just Sit Silently
Meditation for Busy People: Whenever you have time, just sit silently with closed eyes. It will help. It will help you to be more at ease with yourself.

Personal Empowerment Through Mantra: From Monkey Mind to Clear Mind

Personal Empowerment Through Mantra: From Monkey Mind to Clear Mind
The word mantra means ‘mind protection’ in Sanskrit. A mantra carries a vibration and frequency that extends beyond the simple meaning of its words. In the highest sense, mantras carry thought waves that can energize the prana through constant repetition and they can reach deep into the subconscious mind to access the collective consciousness. More simply, using mantra can help overcome mental chatter, and prepare the way for an expansion of consciousness.

How Exercise And Meditation Rein In Negative Thoughts

How Exercise And Meditation Rein In Negative ThoughtsScientists have known for a while that both of these activities alone can help with depression," says Tracey Shors. "But this study suggests that when done together, there is a striking improvement in depressive symptoms along with increases in synchronized brain activity.

How To Get in Touch with Childhood, Pre-Natal, and Past Life Memories

How To Get in Touch with Childhood, Pre-Natal, and Past Life Memories
Most of us do not remember our past lives, however it is possible to access some information through a guided past life session. People have different experiences in a past life session. A friend of mine found themselves speaking in a foreign language! Others may have flashbacks or wonder how they knew about something.

How 10 Minutes A Day Can Improve Your Cognitive Function

How 10 Minutes A Day Can Improve Your Cognitive Function

Practising mindfulness meditation for ten minutes a day improves concentration and the ability to keep information active in one’s mind, a function known as “working memory”. The brain achieves this by becoming more efficient, literally requiring fewer brain resources to do these tasks.

Be a Witness to Your Thoughts: Watch The Movie On Your Mind's Screen

Be a Witness to Your Thoughts
Meditation needs great work. It is arduous, it is an uphill task. To remain non-meditative is easy in a way. You have not to do anything about it, you are already non-meditative, everybody is born non-meditative. But to become meditative really needs great courage, great determination, great patience, because to go beyond the mind is the most complicated phenomenon.

How To Access More Energy and Mind Power

How To Access More Energy and Mind Power
You are made of energy that is constantly vibrating. This energy is changeable and transformative. It is amazing how our body, mind and soul has the ability to heal and change. Watching people change, heal and transform has been one of the most humbling and exciting experiences of my life.

The Heart Chakra: Where Matter and Spirit Meet

The Heart Chakra Encompasses Lungs, Arms, Hands, Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
The heart chakra is where matter and spirit meet. It marks the halfway point, with three chakras below and three above. This is a very important chakra indeed, as it’s our center of love and connection. Here you move into a greater awareness and love flows from you. You are peaceful, joyful, and compassionate. Your actions are no longer self-serving but are motivated by helping others overcome suffering.

It's Not All In Your Mind: How Meditation Affects The Brain To Help You Stress Less

It's Not All In Your Mind: How Meditation Affects The Brain To Help You Stress Less

In Australia, about one in six adults practise meditation, while one in ten practise yoga. People often turn to yoga or meditation as a way to to take time out and manage the stress of their day-to-day lives. Stress is common, and ongoing stress can contribute to the onset of a range of psychological issues, such as depression and anxiety. Meditation and yoga have been shown to reduce people’s self-reported levels of stress. This is likely due, at least in part, to the effects that meditation and yoga have on the brain’s stress response system.

It's Time To Awaken The Higher Brain

It's Time To AwakenThe Higher Brain
The old lower reptilian brain is designed to keep you from being eaten by a tiger. The higher brain does the opposite, it turns on your body’s ability to rejuvenate and feel a sense of inner calm and meaning. That feeling of well-being is meant to be your natural state. 

Cultivating Inner Silence Through The Practice Of Daily Meditation

Cultivating Inner Silence Through Daily Meditation
Despite the seeming explosion of meditation in modern culture, there seems to be a lot of confusion about what it is, being used interchangeably for thinking, daydreaming or contemplating on a particular issue. With lack of a cohesive understanding about what meditation is, it can naturally lead to confusion about how to practice it and what it is really supposed to do.

The Many Benefits Of Meditation In The Classroom

The Many Benefits Of Meditation In The Classroom
Preliminary findings from a study conducted with business students at Simon Fraser University show that even 10 minutes of classroom meditation can gradually increase students’ levels of physical, mental and emotional awareness.

Are You Holding Your Breath? What Takes Your Breath Away?

Are You Holding Your Breath? What Takes Your Breath Away?
The word spirit, from the Latin spiritus, means “breath” and is also associated with “light.” Anything that interrupts the breath weakens the life force, diminishing our light. When we hold our breath, we obstruct our ability to see, be, and respond to life. Our spirit, our breath, and our light are inseparable.

How To Develop Genuine Universal Love and Compassion

How To Develop Genuine Universal Love and Compassion
When you do a meditation on compassion, reflect upon the manner in which sentient beings undergo the experience of suffering. First, in order to have a very strong force of compassion, visualize a being undergoing active sufferings. For example, you could vividly and clearly visualize...

Do You Have To Sit To Meditate? What About A Walking Meditation?

Do You Have To Sit To Meditate? What About A Walking Meditation?
We usually think that meditation is done sitting, but it can also be beneficial to practice walking meditation. In this case, walking with the eyes open, one is more mindful of the outside world. The purpose of a walking meditation is to cultivate awareness, and to use the very act of walking as a focus of your concentration thereby allowing you to have a wakeful presence.

6 Common Misconceptions About Meditation

6 Common Misconceptions About MeditationMeditation has been hailed as a way to boost mental health, help chronic pain, reduce stress and build a new appreciation for the world around us.

You Cannot Serve From An Empty Vessel

You Cannot Serve From An Empty Vessel
Stress is part of life, especially when you have a career, family, and other responsibilities. But we can’t let it control our lives. We have to preserve ourselves if we want to accomplish everything and maintain balance.

Putting Visualization to Work: The Visiting Room Meditation

Putting Visualization to Work: The Visiting Room Meditation
Visualizing, that is, creating pictures or images in your mind, works effectively on three aspects of our being: our physical bodies, our emotions, and our spiritual or soul level. Your body will believe the images that your mind focuses on, and here’s why...

Enter the Silence and Discover Freedom and Paradise

Enter the Silence: Discover Freedom and Paradise
Deep within you is a place of infinite calm, an oasis of peace, love, wisdom, power, healing. All you need lies within you, surrounds you and enfolds you. Fulfillment far beyond your human desire is there, awaiting your recognition and acceptance. There within your reach — moments away — lay freedom and paradise...

Developing Meditation Muscles From Light Weight to Super

meditation muscle
When we first go to the gym to develop physical fitness, we start with light weights and gradually increase these weights over time as our muscles develop. It is the same with meditation...

The Practice of Yoga Nidra: The Ultimate Surrender

The Practice of Yoga Nidra: The Ultimate Surrender“It is necessary to be awake all day long, in order to sleep well,” Nietzsche wrote in Thus Spake Zarathustra. In the context of Yoga Nidra, this affirmation takes on a new meaning and is a teaching of great importance. And we can also add that it is up to us to sleep well at night, in order to be truly awake.

Meditation Through Dance Has Long-Lasting Effects

Meditation Through Dance Has Long-Lasting EffectsDance as liturgy or ritual has always been a way to honor the sacred, the mystery, turning into the spiral of life and the universal, the ever-present flow of the Divine force. It has profound implications for healing, psychotherapy, spiritual growth, and the full unfolding of human potential.

There Is No "Should" in Meditation

There Is No "Should" in MeditationMany people have misconceptions about meditation and these can sabotage your ability to enjoy the benefits of it. The biggest misconception is that you “should” be able to clear your mind. You are not expected to clear your mind. What you will do is find you’re getting better at ignoring the thoughts...

Meditation: Learning to Be Quiet Inside

Meditation: Learning to Be Quiet InsideEvents are going to happen to us on account of actions committed in the past. But the good news is that through our present responses, we mold our future — constantly, moment to moment to moment. The choice is...

What To Do When You See A Trauma Scene

God Bless Us, Every OneWhen you see a trauma scene, or when you hear emergency vehicles, say, “I wish you well” or “God bless you, every one.” Be aware of these people in need, people who started an ordinary day...

How To Unplug from the "Eleventh Problem"

How To Unplug from the "Eleventh Problem"For the ten problems of life — family troubles, work problems and money worries, finding your way in the world — I have no solution. But you have an eleventh problem. For that one I have help...

I Don’t Have Time To Meditate and Be Spiritual

I Don’t Have Time To Be SpiritualOver mild wine with a friend, I steered the conversation to one of my favorite topics, spirituality. After my second eloquent sentence, she burst out, “Oh, I don’t have time to be spiritual!” I started to clarify but she changed the subject to her impossible office job.

Let The Real You Live, Experience, and Enjoy

Let The Real You Live, Experience, and EnjoyLife is to be lived, experienced, enjoyed. Fun, happiness, and new experiences should be consistent throughout your life, and it is up to you to make sure they are!

Dealing with Stress: Give Your Mind a Break with Meditation

Dealing with Stress: Give Your Mind a Break with MeditationMeditation is the only way the mind can rest. All day long we think, emote, and react. All night long we dream. This most beautiful and valuable of all tools, our own mind, never gets a moment’s rest. The only way it can get a rest is when we sit down and concentrate on a meditation subject.

Steps to Follow to Attain a State of Inner Listening

Steps to Follow to Attain a State of Meditative ListeningWhat is meditation? Here is a good definition: Meditation is listening. It is listening not only with the ear, but with the soul—not only to sound, but to the silent language of inspiration. "Listening" itself, as I use the word here, entails much more than listening with the ears. It means, among other things...

How To Use Your Emotions As A Doorway to Peace

Emotions: A Doorway to PeaceEmotions are the entryway into the infinite. They are your route back to your self, and they provide an easy access to the peace that is already there, calling you into your very essence. You might like to start by finding a quiet space where you can sit without interruption...

Out of Your Body Visualization in Active, Focused Meditation

Out of This World Visualization in Active, Focused MeditationThis type of meditation is different from most meditation. Our approach to meditation is patterned after that of the Western shamanic spirit walkers or dream walkers and Hindu samadhi mystics. Samadhi mystics go into deep meditative states to leave the body...

How To Meditate A Little Happiness

How To Meditate A Little HappinessNotice your emotions. What color or colors are they? What shapes do they make? Notice your thoughts. Again, what colors are they? What shapes do they have? Notice your emotions....

Yes You Can Stop the World with Meditation

How To Stop the World with MeditationStopping the world to enter a meditation state of blissful peace and out-of-body timelessness is not easy for many of us. Many people find it difficult to tune out external distractions. To do this, you must control your physical senses. We can tell ourselves not to be distracted by...

Setting Yourself Free With Creative Visualization

Setting Yourself Free With Creative VisualizationIn the process of becoming all you can become, it is sometimes expeditious to have special help in cutting old bonds. Here is an excellent exercise in Creative Visualization.

Making Yoga Practice into a Meditation of Insight

Making Yoga Practice into a Meditation of InsightDedicated to the precise and dynamic performance of often challenging asanas, the hatha yoga developed by B. K. S. Iyengar seemed particularly ill-suited for being made into a spiritual practice, let alone into the eightfold path of liberation...

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