THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE
Come, sit with me, close your eyes, hold my hand, let's go far away from this place to the place in which you came from.
The Power of Meditation...
There’s a way to defend anxieties, depression, pain, heartbreak, resentment, and any other deceptacon that's blocking your way. I say blocking your way since all that we experience happens from within. There is a way to clean, rinse, and repeat in resetting your mind, and getting over" it," whatever "it" is.
The first time I sat on the mat years ago I was eager, yet in a mind of wondering would meditation work. I didn't realize that purposefully and consciously watching my mind would change so much about what I thought about, what I was to do, and who I am. Meditation brought me to my truth and continues to show me truths giving me direction.
When I first began meditating, I couldn’t fold my legs to cross them because my body was in excruciating pain from lupus. Inside I was crying out for help because I didn't realize that a body could hurt so much. My body was unbelievably hurting, and I didn't know what to do, I didn't know how to heal. When we are seeking of healing and freeing ourselves, there is a powerful energy that we align with. What we are seeking, placing clues in our path, even thoughts and ideas that come to us come faster and continuously. It's a faucet that never turns off, that is never depleted. What you are seeking is seeking you.
I sat and googled, "how to heal naturally?" On each article, with every search, meditation made the list. I didn't know anything about meditation, it was okay though, because I was determined to learn as much about it as I could. Meditation will have you healing things that you didn't know needed to be healed. Meditation brings you to forgiving. When you tap into the vibrational frequency that you reach during meditation, you know that there is something different for you, much higher experiences.
Meditation is a healer. It digs beneath the surface of your most "protected layers, as it works its way through, grabbing all that needs to heal, pulling it up to the light. It makes you remember that you are the light, and it is not just okay, it's necessary that you let your big light shine. We don't dwell in this experience forever; I live to engulf the taste of each day. And if everyone you love woke up this morning, it is a good day. Because the time comes when one of those people that you love doesn't wake up, the day won't feel good at all.
When I sit for morning meditation, I give gratitude for breathing, we don't live without breathing, yet we underestimate, and ignore the breath, our breath. We never have to think about where our next breath is coming from. We just expect to breathe, and we will all agree that there is an abundance of breaths for us, so we never think about this. We don't worry about our breath; we trust the Infinite gift of breath to take care of our breath.
We are abundant in breathing as everything on this Earth is abundant. Abundance has always been here for us, it's up to us to tap in, and align with the abundance that's here for us. To recognize it and appreciate it as we are aware of its presence in our experiences. I give thanks for my experiences, my life, for feeling safe, for the people that I love and that love me, for having more than I need each day, for feeling good, and for who I am, the list goes on as I bask in this kind of gratitude.
Each time that I have abandoned or put off meditation, I made big decisions out of fear. I couldn't see my way clearly. I was driven by fear because fear was ingrained in my mind as a response to what seemed problematic. You never know how much fear that you're acting off of when doing so is normal for you. Prolonged fear brings imbalance, misalignment, moving us further away from our true nature, and the Supreme power that lives within us. Fear brings near everything that you don't want.
I take no days off from meditation. I stay close to my mind, thinking about what I am thinking, and how I am feeling. I don't do this to judge myself, I do this to be aware of myself, my thoughts, and what's happening inside of me at any given moment. Meditation really happens when you're off the mat. It's easier to be at peace sitting alone with yourself in a peaceful environment, than it is to remain in peace when you are presented with chaotic things.
It is important to not let anything take over or interfere with you getting done, what needs to be done. Stay in the flow of things, aware of where the current is taking you, remembering that out of every experience, there is something for our highest good happening. We have all said, if this didn't happen, that wouldn't have happened, and vice versa. Yet it all happened to elevate our consciousness in some kind of profound manner.
The hand position that I began with many years ago was one of Buddha’s mudras, the “dhyana”. It brings balance to the right and left sides of the body. I went with the mudra that came to my spirit, and I used it for years. I began studying and learning about the power of our hands, and how these mudras aid us in healing. The dhyana is known to bring you more awareness, expanding your consciousness. It spiritually awakes you as it quiets the mind.
With the left hand on the bottom and right hand on top, you connect your thumbs as they touch each other.
(For women left hand on bottom. For men right hand on bottom).
The mudra that I am using in this video is the "gyan" mudra. This mudra is known to increase mental strength, concentration, and improve focus. It aids memory, improving the nervous system, and the pituitary gland function. This particular mudra helps one through the process of meditation. It helps expand your knowledge and calms anxieties. Gyan mudra brings the mind to harmony and deepens your meditation experience. It helps you sleep; you can use this hand position to guide you into sleeping. It gives much more just like they all do.
Mudras connect our fingers to the elements, with each finger representing fire, ether, air, water, and earth. I plan to write more about the power of mudras to you in the future.
Gyan mudra: the tip of your thumb and index finger are touching each other.
Meditation doesn't have to include these hand mudras. Any way you place your hands, just placing them face down or face up on your thighs signify a mudra position and physiological and physical changes in your body. We come here well prepared and well equipped with everything that we need.
You don't have to sit on the floor with your legs crossed, meditation can be done lying down in bed, sitting in a chair, in the shower, just about anywhere. Before I had the courage of sitting on the mat to meditate, I felt like I wouldn't be able to make it through 5 minutes, and I did. I gained my confidence through 1-minute meditations at the top of the hour each day. I started feeling calmer and started looking forward to the next hour. As good as it was working, I knew that I needed more.
If you want to know the answers, to change your vibration, to get rid of a bad habit, to heal, to forgive, to let go, to change the course of your life, to constantly work on you, to be in touch with the inner you, to be kinder to you, truly loving you, meditation is for you.
So much junk can go into our mind, and we don't realize the energies that we pick up during the day. We pick up on thoughts and feelings that don't even belong to us. We have to stand guard of our mind every day. How do you speak to your inner self? What do you say?
You can only be in one place
at a time, so embrace the
Power of your Mind,
it can only be with You in one place
at a time, You cannot leave it
You can go anywhere You want,
and still cannot go away from the Mind.
You show them your mind, they will know what rules you.
The Infinite is chilling within you,
waiting on you to chill too.
Thanks for reading and supporting,
If I don’t clear my mind…. I will be...
Raquel Givens Jones
Dancer, Author, Blogger, Poet, Writer, Radio, Dog Lover, Yogi,
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