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“The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you.” – David Lynch
My brother once told me he could hear his daughter’s voice his entire life. She was telling him she needed to be born. I am so glad he listened to this inner voice. He gave the world a beautiful gift because he listened. We all need to listen to our inner voice. This voice is God helping us reach our soul’s purpose.
One way to connect with this inner voice is through prayer and meditation. Prayer is talking to God. Meditation is listening. Meditation is a very effective way of awakening your connection to God. I was recently taught a very simple meditation technique called Jyoti Meditation.
Jyoti Meditation means meditation on the inner light. It is a simple technique taught by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. Click on this link to learn more: http://www.sos.org/faq/faq/index/id/6.html. I learned the technique through introduction to meditation classes at the Science of Spirituality in Naperville, IL: http://www.sos.org.
This meditation technique is simple and basic. Anyone can do it anytime. You do not have to have a special chair, special music, or special incense. You sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes. You focus your attention straight ahead (on the third eye located between the eyebrows) and repeat any word for God with which you are comfortable.
You could also say: Holy Spirit, Love, Peace, etc. Use whatever word makes you feel connected to the Divine. The third eye is known as the window to the soul. It is your spiritual eye.
This form of meditation helps you to close off your physical senses and awaken your spiritual ones. The idea is, as you sit very still and concentrate on God, you close off your 5 senses that keep you connected to this physical world. Yes, you will still hear and smell and sense things that are in this physical world during your meditation. These things will just become less apparent as you focus more on the spiritual realm.
Everyone struggles with stilling their mind. Your mind will wander. The key is to gently bring yourself back to the thought of God or peace. Be easy on yourself. People tend to make meditation too complicated or think they have to do it perfectly. There is no perfection in meditation. Before you meditate, pray to God that your meditation gives you what you need today. Trust that it will. God will reveal to you what you need when you need it.
If you have never meditated before, try it for 5 to 10 minutes a day. If you have meditated before, try 20 to 30 minutes. Make it a habit. I tell myself if I give my clients 50 minutes a day, then God deserves that too. I think of my meditation as my therapy sessions with God.
I have noticed subtle yet drastic changes in my life since I started meditating. My relationship with my husband is better. I am more able to see his point of view, and I do not jump to conclusions as often. I find I am more able to shift my thoughts and emotions to the better. I feel more in control of my life. And of course, I see God more.
God is everywhere. If you are asleep, you will miss him. Meditation wakes you up to the God Sightings all around you. It has caused me to notice things I would not have noticed before. It is as if the universe guides me. I notice the right bumper sticker with the perfect message. I stop to feel the peace and acknowledge the beauty all around me.
Most importantly, as in the quote above, I become more and more me. The more me I become, the more connected to God I become. This only makes sense. From God is where I came, and to God is where I return.
Tell me below about your experiences with meditation or any questions you have! Also, please always post any God Sightings!
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