|Posted on 21 October, 2018 at 5:05|
One of the first tools taught to overcome trauma or difficult emotions be it by a Counsellor, Guru or Life coach might be Meditation. So you’ll be surprised to hear me say that Meditation isn’t something I emphasize. Yep you heard right! NO TRADITIONAL MEDITATION!
You see there are so many different types of techniques of meditation out there but until you find one that suits you, you could get disheartened by all the Woo Woo mumbo jumbo out there. If you’ve found one that benefits you that’s great.
Meditation attempts to quieten the Monkey Mind and get you into a receptive state for insight or inspiration to come in. Meditation attempts to get you into what Psychologists call “The Flow” or “The Zone” state. When you are in “the flow” you feel as though time is just standing still and you just feel like the inspiration is flowing into you with joy and ease. Wikipedia’s explanation of Flow : In positive psychology, flow, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does when the egoic mind is silent, resulting loss in one's sense of space and time.
This happens more often than you think, it happens while dancing, while driving, while writing, during exercise, sometimes even while working if you get completely absorbed and enjoy what you do. Children do this when they’re tired or trying to fall asleep. Have you ever seen a child twirling hair or rubbing a pillow, we even tell them to count sheep. These repetitive actions help the mind and body to enter a state of relaxation. It’s calming and soothing which induces a natural meditation. Here we become open and receptive to the next natural step, be it sleep, receiving inspiration and psychic downloads or just simple presence.
So how each person achieves a state of Meditation could be extremely individual based on the things that bring them comfort, relaxation, a sense of calm and joy. If you know what gets you into the flow, what connects you with your inspiration then you are technically already Meditating without any effort at all. You don’t have to sit with legs crossed saying Oms for 2 hours. It could be dancing, driving, talking, writing, tantric sex, gardening or playing an instrument. As you can imagine the options are endless and very individual to you. There's a natural way for you to reach higher consciousness through your own natural gifts and talents.
Can you think of times in your life when you were in the flow? Where you were completely present without the Monkey mind babbling away to get your attention? To get yourself into the flow state try doing repetitive, mostly calming and soothing motions or activities that bring you joy and comfort. Anything rhythmic that your body is doing allows your thoughts to be still and the mind to have moments of inspired downloads. Now you know why it’s right at that moment in bed when you’re switching off and resting that a great idea pops into your head. That state of allowing is natural to being in ‘the Flow”
If you want to practice receiving Psychic downloads from the collective consciousness, inspiration or channeling messages, find your own unique way of getting in to “The Flow”, replicate this feeling and add it to your daily activities. You can add it to your current meditation practice and you'll have a one up on every other traditional Spiritualist. Entering the Flow is also a great way to access your 'subconscious' mind where lots of hidden programming is located in the mind. If you’re wanting to work through past traumas or belief systems this state of mind is very useful for re-training the brain becauser in the Flow is where your open and receptive to change. But lets leave that for another Blog entry shall we